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The Scarifyers: The Nazad Conspiracy Radio/TV Program

The Scarifyers: The Nazad Conspiracy

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Publisher's Summary

The Scarifyers is a series of rip-roaring tales of comedic supernatural intrigue set in 1930s Britain, distilling the likes of Dick Barton, The Avengers, The Devil Rides Out and Quatermass into cracking new audio adventures. The Scarifyers is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and has been described as 'rollicking good fun', 'a slice of audio perfection', 'the smartest and most enjoyable thing on British radio' and 'like Tintin but with the lights out.'

This is the first Scarifyers adventure.Christmas 1936. Ghost story writer Professor Dunning (Terry Molloy) doesn't believe in the supernatural.

So he's more than surprised when an invisible winged demon appears in his drawing room.The Metropolitan Police's longest-serving officer, Inspector Lionheart (Nicholas Courtney), doesn't believe in the supernatural either, wings or no wings.

So he's less than impressed when Russian emigres begin dying impossible deaths all over London.Together, Lionheart and Dunning must face quarrelsome Generals, sinister clowns and Russian demons as they unravel The Nazad Conspiracy.

©2006 Cosmic Hobo Productions; 2013 Bafflegab Productions (P)2006 Cosmic Hobo Productions

What the Critics Say

"Rollicking good fun" (Radio Times)

"Quite simply the smartest and most enjoyable thing on British radio." (TV Zone)

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  • James
    Audubon, NJ, United States
    30/09/16
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    "Excellent first story."

    I like this as the first story in the Scarifyer series. Very funny and imaginative.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Curious
    Atlanta, GA, United States
    24/05/16
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    "Entertaining in a fluffy frosting sort of way"

    This was a fun little story. More music filler than I prefer. Solving supernatural crimes in 1936 England. Delightful idea with the right mix of skepticism and the unexplainable. I'll probably listen to another to see if the get their feet under them and keep delivering interesting stories that don't require your full attention. Perfect for falling asleep to as they're not long and if you have the timer set, easy to pick up from your starting bookmark and catch up to where you fell asleep.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Suz
    UK
    10/09/16
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    "found the music in the middle a bit irritating."

    overall good light listening. Try to buy it on offer though because I think it was a bit expensive full price.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adrian
    Hitchin, United Kingdom
    14/08/16
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    "What a ripping yarn"

    Very silly and very funny a total rest from the world. The performances were excellent I particularly liked the relationship between the inspector and the professor. I would recommend this audio book to anyone who likes the ridiculous. I will be getting the next in the series. In the meantime look out for things that go bump in the night!y

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heather Coe
    Hull, England
    27/04/16
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    "Nazareth"

    I loved every minute of it, well done everybody on it, great actors in it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Philip
    HATFIELD, United Kingdom
    22/06/15
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    "Tremendous Fun"
    Where does The Scarifyers: The Nazad Conspiracy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    There is nothing quite like the Scarifyers. Comparisons could be made to The Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy or Andy Hamilton's wonderfully comic Harry's Game, but in truth, The Scarifyers stands alongside them in its own unique brilliance.

    Fans of MR James and HP Lovecraft will pick up the loving references immediately, but others who don't take their turn of the century horror and weird fiction quite so seriously will still be amused by the frantic goings on of Dunning and Lionheart as they stumbled from one supernatural terror to the next.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Made to the very highest standards of BBC drama, the show provides fine performances, excellent script and the very best sound effects on radio.

    The plots are knowingly over the top, but they work!


    Have you listened to any of Nicholas Courtney and Terry Molloy ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I have now listened to five Scarifyers and loved them all. They are quite independent of each other, but I would still recommend starting at the beginning. So far, there has been little to discriminate between them — if you love (or hate) the first programme, you are likely to feel the same about the rest (up to and including the fifth anyway).


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Quite simply, everything works together to make this a very enjoyable show.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sheena
    20/06/14
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    "Very silly and good fun"
    If you could sum up The Scarifyers: The Nazad Conspiracy in three words, what would they be?

    Funny quirky horror


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I'd have changed the ending slightly - while silliness is part of the book's charm, the ending is a bit TOO nonsensical.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Lionheart and Dunning's visit to Alistair Crowley. Or possibly their introduction to Warlock.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to later 'Scarifyers' stories on Radio 4 - 'The Nazad Conspiracy' is thoroughly enjoyable but it's not the best of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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