I was catching up on the Big Finish podcasts, and came across this one that I’d missed from the end of last month: Big Finish April 004 2011
At the 12-minute mark, Nick Briggs provides a thoughtful, heartfelt, and moving tribute to Elisabeth Sladen. When I think of highlights from her Big Finish work, I particularly recall that moving speech at the beginning of her first Sarah Jane Smith audio Comeback. I was mesmerised when I heard it recorded. I had the pleasure of meeting Lis in the Big Finish studios for the recording of that first series of audios, on the day when the majority of my audio (Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre) was recorded.
Nick chose that Comeback speech for the podcast. As he says when introducing it, some people may think it an odd clip for him to pick, because it’s about the death of a loved one. I think it is perfect. It’s not something that everyone may have had the chance to hear before; it shows Lis at her best; and it unexpectedly speaks to the feelings that many of us have for her.
Thank you for that, Nick.