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Stingray audio drama Operation Icecap now available to pre-order!

Anderson Entertainment are releasing two new audiobooks which will be distributed digitally by Big Finish.

The first story, due at the end of July 2021, is Five Star Five: John Lovell and the Zargon Threat, adapted by Richard James from an unmade 1978 film script. Read by Robbie Stevens (New Captain Scarlet, Bernice Summerfield), this epic audiobook adventure takes place on the planet Kestra, where peace is threatened by Zargon forces – and only one team can save them…



The peaceful planet of Kestra is under threat. The evil Zargon forces are preparing to launch a devastating attack from an asteroid fortress. With the whole Kestran system in the Zargons’ sights, Colonel Zana looks to one man to save them.  

Except one man isn’t enough.  

Gathering a crack team around him including a talking chimpanzee, a marauding robot and a mystic monk, John Lovell must infiltrate the enemy base and save Kestra from the Zargons! 

Five Star Five: John Lovell and the Zargon Threat is now available to preorder as a digital download at £16.99, exclusively from the Big Finish website.

And due for release in August 2021, Stingray: Operation Icecap is a brand-new full-cast audio adaptation by Ben Page, based on the 1965 John Theydon novel Stingray. Featuring music from Benji Clifford (Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who: Stranded) and with a cast including Marc Silk (Thunderbirds Are Go, Scooby-Doo), Jules de Jongh (Space: 1999, Thomas and Friends), Wayne Forester (First Action Bureau, Horrid Henry) and Nicholas Briggs (Doctor Who), this audio adventure stays true to the style and spirit of the 1964 TV series.

The Stingray crew discover an ancient diving bell that leads them on an expeditionary voyage through the freezing waters of Antarctica to the land of a lost civilisation. Close on the heels of Troy Tempest and the pride of the World Aquanaut Security Patrol is the evil undersea ruler Titan. Ahead of them are strange creatures who inhabit underground waterways, and an otherworldly force with hidden powers strong enough to overwhelm even Stingray’s defences.  

Stingray: Operation Icecap is now available to preorder as a digital download at £16.99, exclusively from the Big Finish website.

Executive producer of Anderson Entertainment Jamie Anderson said: “It’s great that we’re able to bring these two very different projects to life through the glorious medium of audio, and there’s no better digital partner for us than Big Finish. Both releases share the Anderson magic despite their genesis being separated by 15 years. I can’t wait for Anderson fans, and brand-new listeners, to enjoy these new sci-fi extravaganzas!”

Five Star Five: John Lovell and the Zargon Threat and Stingray: Operation Icecap are also available to pre-order on CD and as hardback books, exclusively from the Gerry Anderson Store.

Stingray: Operation Icecap hardback book [Official & Exclusive]

Stingray: Operation Icecap CD Set [Official & Exclusive]

Written by
Chris Dale

Writer, editor & voice actor on Big Finish's Doctor Who, Terrahawks, Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet audio ranges. Host of the Randomiser on the Gerry Anderson Podcast.

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