From the wonderful mind of Robin Evans is his the last book in the series of his infamous comedy space graphic novel, Venna’s Planet. The last book in the series, Peril in Prime City sees Venna continuing her quest of finding a place called ‘Prime City’. Of course, skullduggery, passion, murder, comedy, redemption, romance, evil science, interplanetary conflict are all the normal things to expect out of a Venna’s Planet book. However, you never know what will happen at the turn of a page in a Venna’s Planet book. Buy your copy of Venna’s Planet now!
First-seen in print, AUK Studios are proud to announce a brand-new Venna’s Planet audio drama, coming soon! Prepare to be taken through a whirlwind of adventures as Venna battles curious creates on strange and bizarre planets. With a confirmed cast including Bond actress Caroline Munro as Venna’s personal nemesis Jylda, Emmerdale’s favourite Sally Knyvette and Amelia Tyler playing the starring lead, Venna.
Venna’s Planet is produced by Helen Quigley (The Space Race & Greenborne) and directed by Andrew Mark Sewell (I Robot, Blake’s 7, Dan Dare). Prepare to have Venna’s Planet come to life in a brand-new 10-part audio series coming soon!
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Robin Grenville Evans
Words: Colleen Considine
If you’ve been lucky enough to grab yourself a copy of the fantastic space trilogy, Venna’s Planet, then you’ll know exactly who Robin Evans is. Robin Evans is the creator of Venna’s Planet, an illustrator who created an intergalactic space heroine who battles strange creatures on bizarre and curious planets. Someone whose choice of weapon is a space pistol; you don’t want to mess with Venna. Venna’s planet is a three-part series, with the final book in the trilogy now available to buy!
Robin Evans is an English-based artist who has been a comic strip artist since the seventies and eighties. His work has been featured in newspapers and magazines including, Space Doubt, Pimania and The Glasgow Evening Times. And for over 21 years Robin’s longest running strip is Great Moments in Computing, scripted by the brilliant Mel Croucher.
His most popular graphic novel series Venna’s Planet is set to turn into a brand-new audio drama. With the fantastic actress Amelia Tyler voicing Venna, you may know Amelia from voicing popular video games such as Battlefront II, Assassins Creed, Pathfinder: Kingmaker and many more. Misha Crosby who you may know from American Horror Story, Hollyoaks, Two Tribes and Unsinkable is playing Clayton. Caroline Munro from James Bond, Dracula A.D. and Vampire Hunter plays Venna’s nemesis Jylda. And Sally Knyvette from Blakes 7, Emmerdale and EastEnders plays Countess Galo.
Robin Evans Venna’s Planet is different to the endless fetishized female characters, she is the heroine in the story and her bi-sexuality is normalised. The first two graphic novels have been immensely popular and they show the fantastic work of Evans in full. So don’t forget to check out Venna’s Planet the graphic novel and stay tuned for the audio drama!
Amelia Tyler: Venna
Venna is being turned into a space reality with actress Amelia Tyler, Amelia is a popular video game voice actor. She is known for previously voicing iconic characters in games such as Battlefield, Baldur’s Gate, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, and Divinity: Original Sin. Amelia Tyler has been in a range of exciting independent films, Arjun & Alison, Soulmate, Superman: Requiem, Nativity and much much more. She turns a character into reality and transports you into the story, enthralling you in the action-packed narratives.
Amelia Tyler instantly identified with Venna: “We both have a very can-do attitude, throwing ourselves into all manner of scrapes with reckless enthusiasm and making up solutions on the fly, neither of us take any sh*t and are fiercely protective of the people we care about… but the biggest similarity is our sense of humour. Whether she’s in a shootout, getting attacked by a horrifying alien creature or covered in some kind of disgusting goo, Venna always has time for a wry quip and I’m very much the same.”
Caroline Munro: Jylda
Caroline Munro is an English actress who is known for her modelling and acting work in horror, science fiction and action films of the 70s and 80s. She also appeared in Casino Royale, 1967 and Where’s Jack, 1969. However, her career started in modelling, she began modelling for Vogue magazine at 17 and moved to London to pursue modelling work and became a cover girl for fashion and TV advertisements. It was Hammer horror films that signed Munro for a year and this seemed to be the turning point in her career. With Hammer Films she acted in Dracula A.D. 1972, Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter, 1974 where she played the barefoot gypsy girl Carla. Munro was also cast in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, playing the slave girl in 1973.
Throughout the 70s and 80s Munro continued to work in a range of horror and science fiction films such as Starcrash in 1978 with David Hasselhoff, Christopher Plummer and Marjoe Gortner. She also appeared in William Lustig’s production, Maniac in 1980 and was soon followed by The Last Horror Film in 1982, which went on to be a multi-award-winning film that was shot during the Cannes Film Festival. As well as being in films, she has also appeared in music videos, namely for Adam Ant’s ‘Goody Two Shoes’ and Meat Loaf’s ‘If You Really Want To’.
Since the 1990s Munro continued performing in cameo roles, in Night Owl she appeared as herself and in To Die For in 1994 she played Mrs. Pignon. It was in 2018 when Munro teamed up again with her Dracula A.D. 1972 co-star Christopher Neame to appear in the horror film House of the Grogon. You can now find Munro in the brand-new Venna’s Planet audio drama where she is set to play Venna’s arch nemesis Jylda.
Sally Knyvette: Countess Galo
Sally Knyvette is an English actress and director, she is best known for her role as Jenna Stannis in the first two seasons of the British sci-fi series Blake’s 7. You may also know Knyvette for playing Kate Sugden in the soap opera Emmerdale and Nurse Rowland in the medical soap series General Hospital. She has also appeared in The Sweeney, Z-Cars, The Bill, Casualty, EastEnders and Coronation Street. Knyvette is also known for voicing Doctorman Allan in the Doctor Who audio adventure Square Parts and Carmilla in the video game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and its sequel. Sally Knyvette stars as Venna’s senior officer, Countess Galo in the upcoming official Venna’s Planet audio drama!
Misha Crosby: Clayton
Misha Crosby, well-known for starring in Hollyoaks, American Horror Story: 1984, Green Rush, stars as Clayton, a character by Venna’s side, joining her on all her wacky space adventures. On starring in Venna’s Planet, Misha says, “It’s genuinely been a joy to be a part of Venna. The writing is so much fun; the production and cast have had me laughing at a time when I think most people could really do with it. Radio’s a wonderful thing – with Clayton it’s the first time I’ve been able to get chiselled abs without having to workout.”
Julie-Ann-Dean: Shelly 3211
Julie-Ann Dean is a voiceover actress who has played the lead of BOOM in the BBC series, The Little Vampire. She has voiced and dubbed over 35 children’s films and series over the course of 26 years, including versions of Max and Ruby, Paw Patrol and much more. In the last decade Julie has ventured further into the world of video games, having worked for Blizzard Entertainments and LEGO Harry Potter. Julie has also on-stage credits, having played the leading role of Rita in 2015 at the Talisman Theatre for the stage production of the classic film Educating Rita. Having been nominated for 16 voice acting awards over the last decade, but it was at the SOVAS Voice Award in LA where she won her first award in 2019. More recently in 2019 Julie has played Kyra in Sue Moore’s production of Skylight.
Andrew James Spooner: Geezur
Andrew James Spooner is a voiceover actor, puppeteer and actor who has worked on Alien III for Audible, Spellforce III: Soul Harvest, two Big Finish audio productions: Doctor Who and Star Cops. Andrew is also best-known for his work on Muppet Treasure Island (1996), Muppet Most Wanted (2014) and Passport to Oblivion (2019). Andrew has also appeared as an actor in The Bill, The Knock and Inspector Morse. In Venna’s Planet: the audio production, you can expect to listen to Andrew playing Geezur.
Andrew Mark Sewell
Andrew Mark Sewell is a former senior BBC executive and now multi award-winning independent filmmaker and radio drama producer/director.
Winner of the prestigious NYC International Radio Program ‘Best Director’ Award for Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot (BBC Radio 4) and nominated as ‘Best Drama Producer’ at the Audio Production Awards (2015 & 2017), Sewell’s name has become synonymous with some of the best science-fiction audio drama produced in the last decade.
Notable drama productions for BBC Radio 4 include Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles, cult BBC sci-fi series Blake’s 7, Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot and the acclaimed Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures series (inspired by the 1950s Eagle comic). Series for Audible Original’s include the docudrama The Space Race and upcoming psychological sci-fi thriller, The Effect. Most recently Sewell co-created and directed Greenborne, a new, post-Covid radio soap opera launched across the UK.
Future projects include audio sci-fi thriller, Pilgrim; a podcast drama series based on Robin Evans’ graphic novel trilogy Venna’s Planet starring Sally Knyvette, Caroline Munro and Misha Crosby and 1940s wartime naval drama Unsinkable starring Brian Cox, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Nathalie Emmanuel and John Malkovich.
Other credits include Ghostwatch Live (credited as the first live paranormal investigation on television), Echoes of the Past, Tomorrow’s World+, Sonnet 155 and acclaimed feature films Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, Exit Thread andThe Colour of Spring
(Producer) has nearly twenty years’ experience in producing audio for broadcast. As a producer, her work includes network radio trails for the BBC’s flagship TV programming, including Industry, Line of Duty, The Apprentice and Blue Planet II. Commercial production work includes mastering for Fresh Air Production’s The Big Steal and campaigns for Digital Radio UK.
Her audio drama credits for B7 Media include Eleanor of Aquitaine: Mother of the Pride, Dilation, The Space Race, Greenborne, Venna’s Planet and the upcoming Audible Original psychological thriller series, The Effect.
Previously she was a Continuity Announcer and Producer for Comedy Central UK, working with up-and-coming comedians who are now far too famous to call her any more. She also launched Robin Ince and Josie Long on their first forays into podcasting as Producer of Robin Ince’s Show and Tell and Utter Shambles.
As a Voiceover Artist, she records in a variety of styles – from corporate to comic – supplied from her home studio to clients worldwide. She is best known for the worldwide viral hit, Porn Sex Vs Real Sex: The Differences Explained with Food, viewed more than 18 million times on YouTube.
Since joining B7 Media as Head of Production (2018) she has produced numerous audiobooks; Marriage Bureau, Ray’s Game, The Afterlives of Doctor Gachet, Bad Seed, Comic Book Babylon, Victorian Anthologies and John Altman’s biography In the Nick of Time.
Helen loves sci-fi, gin, musicals and any excuse to listen to good audio.