Follow ups to titles from the first wave? Spin-offs? More originals?
A musical would be loads of fun, or something soap opera-y. ATA Girl followed the stories of different people rather than the same protagonist across all of the stories, and Dark Shadows has given plenty of experience in writing interlinked soap opera storylines.
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I think Cicero proved that they can do pretty stellar Roman stuff. Top of my wish list is Cicero series 2, but I'd also love to see them do a royal court series that adapts and dramatizes Tacitus & Suetonius's histories of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.
My wishlist: I'd like to see a superhero series. Just to see how they'd pull off an action heavy series on audio and what kind of things they'd come up with. A fairytale series to fill the now fantasy-less void that Pathfinder left. Something along the lines of the flashback segments of Once Upon a Time or Into the Woods where the stories intersect and what happens in one story heavily influences another in a way you don't expect. I'm always here for a space opera. Are we getting a police procedural in this wave? That'd be fun. ATA Girl Series 2 is something I'd buy in a heartbeat A medieval political drama set in a fictional nation so you can go all out. Instead of Cicero volume 2, I'd like to see them do a wide range of original dramas centered around famous historical people.
Honestly i thought Cicero over rated am eager for the Next Shilling and Sixpence am still not on Jeremiah Bourne yet. But i would be more eager if they at least proposed they would produce second series of these shows and then at least i would know it is continuing. I think i would be more interested in a second lot of Drama Showcase,little compact individual stories.I avoided them at first but in the end when i bough i thought they were all fantastic.Am sure Cody Schell and Rob Morris and Mr Phipps even Nigel Fairs and Katy have great stories in them not to mention Geoffrey Beevers,that are individual and one off
The thing I'd like most is the thing we've already been told we're not going to get: ATA Girl 2
I thought the series was outstanding in every way and although I get that it was written as a later-life journey for Amelia as well as her memoires, there were several more stories practically "trailed" which would have made a great second set:
Daphne's story, part 2: What happened after she came down over occupied Belgium? Her plane was found and from later hints it seems she survived, but what happened? Was Flying Officer Coyne captured and then freed by the advancing Allies? Did she stay free and hide or escape across the lines with the help of the Resistance? It would make a great story either way, or some other option the ingenious writers might no doubt think of!
Susan's story: We learned that despite (as the story put it) getting married while very young, Susan de Winter went on to have 'quite an illustrious career.' There's an episode right there.
Commander Gower's story: The 'ATA Girls' were famously at the forefront of equal pay for equal work, but it had to be fought for by their Commander. I'd love a 'corridors of power' episode telling the story of how Commander Gower made her case in wartime Whitehall - and won. Who backed her, who opposed her, what really happened? (The actual government papers must be there so this could be a very factually-based episode.)
Finally I'd have liked a technical solo 'flying from A to B' episode of "the mission from hell" where everything went wrong - bad weather, aircraft faults, enemy action, even 'friendly fire' - and the pilot came through it all, showing her expert flying and navigational skills - and incredible courage. Encapsulating in one dramatised story what the amazing real-life 'ATA girls' did day after day.
If there is to be a wave two, then I simply want to see the quality of wave one (currently released) maintained.
Agreed. I'd be up for more of anything we've heard so far (particularly Jeremiah Bourne) but I hate to start lobbing wish lists at this range since that's been a lot of the fun to just be able to say, "Go ahead, surprise me".
Ata-Girl was utterly brilliant!!!!Its quite clear to me that everyone at BF associated with this,put their heart and soul into it!!!And maybe the fact we are not getting another one,preserves the standard,and perpetuates the myth. "Cicero" I have'nt listened to yet,the same with "Jerimiah Bourne in time" "Shilling and Sixpence" was better than good it was fantastic!!! Eleven out of ten!!! "Blind Terror: The Gods of Frost" You just know that this will be exceptional as well!!! Quite obviously there are a hard-core of "Doctor Who only" listeners (not a criticism,but a fact!!I love my DW fix as well!!)So it might be a question of whether any of these decide to come aboard the "BF Originals" train.We might not get anymore!I hope this is not the case.The fact that these all seem destined to end up on "Audible" Is this a good or bad sign??