Continuing on from Aliens Among Us 1, the Torchwood Series 5 regulars – led by Captain Jack (John Barrowman), Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) and Andy Davidson (Tom Price) – square off against old foe Bilis Manger (Murray Melvin) in this 4CD set.
The post-Miracle Day adventures continue with terror threats, luxury apartments, sinister tech start-ups and police shootings. And with stories ripped from the headlines and given a Torchwood twist, Aliens Among Us continues to be a very grounded sci-fi series. The return of Bilis Manger, last seen fleeing the son of the Beast at the end of Series 1, provides a link from Torchwood present to Torchwood past.
Torchwood Series 5 has begun with this special 4CD set. Jack (John Barrowman), Gwen (Eve Myles), Rhys (Kai Owen) and Andy (Tom Price) are back, and ready to lead Torchwood into a new age.
Torchwood has returned from the dead, but Cardiff is a changed city. When fear grips the population, the new Torchwood will have to go to extreme lengths just to ensure their survival… With new characters and scenarios co-created by original showrunner Russell T Davies, writers James Goss (Ghost Mission), Juno Dawson (The Dollhouse) and AK Benedict (The Victorian Age) are ready to take Torchwood into a new era.
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD starring Simon Russell Beale (Penny Dreadful, Spooks) as the mysterious M LeDuc.
In German-occupied Paris, inside a hidden room, the Third Reich are about to learn the secrets of Torchwood… By populating this intriguing period drama with all-new characters, writer Lizzie Hopley has raised the stakes as no-one is safe from being killed off. The current run of single-disc Torchwood plays hasn’t been afraid to try new things, and this concluding instalment looks to close the season off in appropriately dramatic style.
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD starring Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones.
There are stories about a strange empty office building in Cardiff. An office with flickering lights and faces pressed against the glass. An office that calls out for one Ianto Jones… Ianto is typically vulnerable when under pressure, so putting him through a spookfest provides some interesting character material. Sublime scribe James Goss has no trouble capturing Ianto’s voice, having already penned the critically acclaimed Fall To Earth.
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD starring Naoko Mori as Toshiko Sato.
Internet piracy. It’s harmless, right? But what if the download doesn’t quite work and you end up with a corrupted file? Worse, what if the file was hiding something malicious, like a virus? Worse still, what if a download could kill you…? Writer Scott Handcock serves up a proper modern sci-fi tale, dealing with the implications of everyday technology. Tosh’s technical background makes her the ideal lead character for a story like this, with the subject matter promising both an unconventional narrative and a highly distinctive sound design.
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD, starring Burn Gorman as Dr Owen Harper (deceased) and Tom Price as PC Andy.
Once in a blue moon, Cardiff police teams up with Torchwood to work on an unsolved case. Andy is looking forward to an exciting day, whilst Owen expects nothing more than the usual. One of them is right… This script from acclaimed author James Goss (Fall To Earth) takes a look at the underexplored chalk-and-cheese combination of Andy and Owen: one of them full of life, the other an undead cynic.
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD starring Laila Pyne, Kelly-Anne Lyons and Ajja Awad as Torchwood LA operatives Marlow Sweet, Charley Du Bujeau and Gabi Martinez.
One upon a time, there were three very different little girls, who grew up to fight aliens on the West Coast of the US. They’re brilliant, they’re beautiful, and they work for Torchwood… Torchwood goes stateside for this unorthodox adventure from award-winning YA writer Juno Dawson. An homage to Charlie’s Angels, complete with a 1970s setting, this could be the boldest and most out-there Torchwood release yet.
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD starring Kai Owen as Rhys Williams, guest-starring Nerys Hughes as Brenda Williams.
Rhys is visiting his Mum in hospital – she’s just had her hip done. Nothing serious, nothing life threatening. Or at least it shouldn’t be… The unconventional decision to return to the character of Brenda demonstrates that the Torchwood range is not afraid of taking risks. This mother-and-son team have all the makings of a fine double act: as two of the most down-to-earth Torchwood characters, their reactions to the fantastical situation they find themselves in should be a treat.
A Full Cast miniseries in a 3CD boxset, set prior to Children of Earth. Starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper and Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones, with Kai Owen as Rhys Williams, Tom Price as PC Andy and Samuel Barnett as Norton Folgate.
When a medical trial goes wrong, a virus begins to spread through the streets of Cardiff. It isn’t long before an infection of madness swarms the population, and the government have the city locked down. But Jack knows there’s something more to this virus than first meets the eye – he’s encountered it before, and he knows it’s alien… Where previous Torchwood releases have had one or two main characters to focus on, the ensemble approach allows for a different emphasis to come forth from the drama, with a greater scope for action and the ability to tell stories on a much larger scale. This medical thriller in three parts should test the format well.
A Full Cast miniseries in a 3CD boxset, set prior to the Battle of Canary Wharf. Starring Tracy-Ann Oberman as Yvonne Hartman and Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones, and introducing Sophia Winkleman as Rachel Allan.
Yvonne Hartman is Torchwood’s golden girl who can do no wrong – until one day, she makes a mistake that just might plunge planet Earth into an interstellar war… Despite a few mishaps, the Torchwood Three team are basically the good guys. It’s not so clear cut with Torchwood One, who are decidedly more militaristic than their Cardiff cousins. This box set allows some exploration of that moral ambiguity, along with revealing hitherto unknown aspects of Ianto’s pre-Torchwood Three life and viewing the whole organisation through the eyes of a newcomer.
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a double CD starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones, Naoko Mori as Toshiko Sato, Indira Varma as Suzie Costello, Kai Owen as Rhys Williams, Tom Price as Andy Davidson, Tracy-Ann Oberman as Yvonne Hartman, Rowena Cooper as Queen Victoria, Samuel Barnett as Norton Folgate and more!
The last vestige of the Torchwood Institute lies forgotten on a distant asteroid. Jeremiah Bash Henderson has come to unlock its secrets, but holograms of long-dead personnel weren’t the welcoming committee he expected… To mark the 10th anniversary of Torchwood, Big Finish has thrown everything and the kitchen sink in to this celebratory tale, stitching together an epic narrative from a multitude of vignettes featuring Torchwood characters great and small and addressing some ongoing plot threads from past audios at the same time!
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD starring Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, guest-starring Matthew Gravelle (Broadchurch) as Darkness.
Those who visit the seaside town of Talmouth never seem to come back. It could be simple disappearances, or aliens, or that shadowy presence in the corner of your eye. It’s time Gwen Cooper paid a visit… Having largely focused on character-driven pieces so far, this release sees the Torchwood range go for full-blooded psychological horror. Prepare for something intimate, chilling and very Torchwood.
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack and Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto.
Ianto is at his lowest point following the death of his girlfriend Lisa. Lost, he goes to somewhere he can feel safe – his local pub. But when Jack turns up, everything changes… Gareth and John have already been back for Big Finish, but this is the first production to feature the pair of them in years. The tale promises to show the journey from Ianto’s disgust with his boss in Cyberwoman to his open flirtatiousness later in the first season, but can it live up to the hype?
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD starring Indira Varma as Suzie Costello, guest starring Naomi McDonald as Alex.
The planet Earth is frozen in time. Only target specimens remain active. The hunt is on, but can Suzie save the last woman standing from getting caught in the crosshairs? Or even save herself? Having been killed off in Torchwood’s opening episode, the character of Suzie remains ripe for exploration. What set her down the path that resulted in her betrayal? What sort of qualities did Jack see in her when he recruited her? She must have been a good person once. Mustn’t she?
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD starring Tom Price as Sergeant Andy, guest starring Samuel Barnett as Assessor Norton.
Andy gets a chance to prove whether he has what it takes to join Torchwood, but it won’t be an easy interview – his assessor is decidedly stricter, and more spectral, than most. The comedic double act of Price and Barnett make delightful work of a script from the perennially witty James Goss.
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD starring Naoko Mori as Toshiko Sato, guest starring Krystian Godlewski (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Geoffrey Breton (The Diary of Anne Frank).
The Pulse is a mysterious signal that has baffled the world’s scientific community for decades, and Toshiko Sato has cracked it. Now she knows what she must do – she must travel to Russia, to Zone 10, to the place where an intergalactic war was fought many years ago. There, she strikes up an unlikely alliance with the KVI – Russia’s answer to Torchwood. With writer David Llewellyn (Torchwood: The Conspiracy, Torchwood: Uncanny Valley) on board, expect a tense mood, a strong storyline and very strong characters.
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, guest starring Rowena Cooper as Queen Victoria, with Louise Jameson, Youssef Kerkour and Aaron Neil.
It’s Torchwood: The Early Years as Jack is joined on an alien hunt by a certain royal visitor. Showcasing a hidden era of Torchwood that was barely touched in the TV programme, new writer AK Benedict offers a romp on the streets of London, though it’s not without those character moments that have typified the high quality of the series thus far.
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD starring Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, with Richard Nichols as Roger Pugh and a special guest performance from Tom Price as Sergeant Andy.
It’s a fairly ordinary day for Robert Pugh, Planning Officer of Cardiff City Council, until one Gwen Cooper walks in to his life… This stirring finale goes for the unexpected, shying away from explosive action and instead delivering an intimate character piece. Veteran author Guy Adams plays to his strengths, using the character of Robert Pugh to give a new perspective on Gwen’s bizarre world of alien technology and temporal incursions. Far from being an end, there are hints that this play, set post-Miracle Day, may be setting up a new beginning for Torchwood.
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, guest starring Steven Cree (Outlander) as Neil Redmond.
Jack comes face to face with a distinctly unusual android in this tale of reclusive billionaires and dark, hidden forces. It’s the penultimate tale in the first series of Torchwood ala Big Finish, hinting at further details about the shadowy Committee.
An original Audio Adventure on a single CD starring Tracy-Ann Oberman as Yvonne Hartman, guest starring Dan Starkey as Ross and Catrin Stewart as Meredith.
Searching for an alien artefact, Yvonne Hartman comes to a Cardiff in crisis – the mayor is dead, and a murderous alien stalks the streets. It’s only a matter of time before Yvonne finds herself caught up in bloodthirsty conflict… Big Finish and Torchwood veteran Joseph Lidster here shines a light on the cold, duty-bound Yvonne Hartman – an unusual yet inspired choice of character – proving that Big Finish are willing to go out on a limb so early on in their run of Torchwood plays. Tracy-Ann Oberman’s turn as the charismatic, in-over-her-head antihero is enthralling.