By Newgate Productions, Apr 1 2012 12:00PM

Episode two of The Monster Hunters, The Heir of the Dog is now available from iTunes and here at Roy and Lorrimer travel to the isolated Devonshire home of Tony Hands, England's richest man, to investigate sightings of a werewolf. But can even the most sophisticated security system protect our heroes from the wolf-based horror that threatens them? And just who is the mysterious Madeline Lockheart?

The Heir of the Dog was written by and stars Peter Davis and Matthew Woodcock as Lorrimer Chesterfield and Roy Steel, with Panny Skrivanos as Tony Hands and Laura Marshall as Madeline Lockheart.

By Newgate Productions, Mar 29 2012 08:00AM

Recording has now finished on The Heir of the Dog, episode two of The Monster Hunters, and it was a chance for everyone to get their teeth into some new material.

‘While episode one adapted some of our stage material, episode two was completely new.’ said co-writer Matthew Woodcock, who plays Roy Steel. ‘It was exciting and a bit of a challenge to come up with an entirely new adventure, but I think what we’ve got is great fun and in keeping with what had gone before. We’ve also got a great new character in Madeline Lockheart, and it’s fun to play with the roles the Hunters usually take, as well as their reaction to her.‘

Episode 2 sees the Monster Hunters come to the aid of England’s Richest Man, Tony Hands, when his Devonshire home is attacked by a werewolf. It takes in elements from Hammer’s The Hound of the Baskervilles as well as Amicus’ classic 1974 film The Beast Must Die. ‘It’s a perfect film for us because it’s a great mix of classic gothic horror with a huge slice of early seventies pop culture rammed into it.’ said Matthew. ‘It’s also got a pretty starry cast, with the likes of Peter Cushing and Michael Gambon. And it has a very funny werewolf, but the less said about that the better.’

The Heir of the Dog also took the Hunters into new territory – recording on location. The teaser for this month’s episode is set in a car, so where better than a car to record it? Panny Skrivanos, playing Tony Hands, and Laura Marshall playing Madeline, were dispatched to a Denmark Hill carpark to record their first scene together.

The Heir of the Dog is released for download and streaming on 1st April.

By Newgate Productions, Mar 15 2012 09:00AM

The Monster Hunters get their claws into a terrifying mystery this April, as the team travels to

Devonshire on the trail of a werewolf.

In The Heir of the Dog, The Monster Hunters are summoned by Tony Hands, England’s Richest Man, to his stately home, where not even his high tech golden security system can protect the team from a beast stalking the moors, killing people and breaking fences without remorse. As night falls and the evil prepares to strike again, the situation is complicated by the mysterious and beautiful Madeline Lockheart.

Joining Peter Davis and Matthew Woodcock are Monster Hunters regular Laura Marshall as Madeline and Panny Skrivanos as Tony Hands, making this episode something of a re-union for all involved. The whole cast had previously worked together in Sherlock Holmes Strikes Back! for award winning audio producers The Wireless Theatre Company. ‘It was only a matter of time before we got the gang back together, it was just a question of finding the right parts.’ said co-writer Peter Davis. Panny has previously appeared with Louis De Bernieres in Sunday Morning at the End of the World

at the Southwark Playhouse and is no stranger to horror, having performed in Grand Guignol for

Theatre of the Damned.

The Heir of the Dog will be an important episode for Lorrimer Chesterfield. ‘Lorrimer isn’t good around women, and this is the first time a woman has been interested in him who doesn’t want to drink his blood.’ Peter said. ‘But just what caused Lorrimer’s fear of women will have to wait until episode three…’

You can hear Sherlock Holmes Strikes Back! for free at the Wireless Theatre Company’s website, where it is still one of the company’s top five downloads following its release in September 2011. The Heir of the Dog will be available on iTunes and here at the Monster Hunters website on the 1st April.

Panny Skrivanos, joining The Monster Hunters this April
Panny Skrivanos, joining The Monster Hunters this April
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