A while back I had the idea of reinterpreting some of the recent Big Finish audio dramas in the style of the 1960s Paperback Library Dark Shadows novels. I love those old covers, with their unmistakeable olive green 'gold' jackets and brash, flowery typography. Back when I was first discovering Dark Shadows, those musty books offered a distinctive oval window into the world of Collinwood. I was fascinated by the glimpses of the studio sets and the supporting cast they featured alongside Barnabas and Quentin in the cover photographs. Like a snapshot of a faraway place, those mysterious graphics sum up Dark Shadows in a very potent way for me even now.
But that's enough nostalgia. So, from a more innocent time, here are some alternative versions of The Night Whispers and London's Burning.