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Big Finish have announced that Captain Jack will be starring in a brand new Torchwood audio drama series.
Big Finish proudly presents John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood – an all new series of audio dramas based on the fantastic Doctor Who spin-off series.
Torchwood, the intrepid team of alien investigators, returns in a series of six audio productions, as part of a licensing deal with BBC Worldwide.
Once again, the Torchwood team will be led by the irrepressible Captain Jack, as played by John Barrowman – who broke the news of the series return on his radio show on Sunday evening.
Conceived as a spin-off from Doctor Who, Torchwood was created by Russell T Davies (Doctor Who, Cucumber, Banana, Queer as Folk) and made its debut on television in 2006. The top secret organisation Torchwood saved Cardiff (and often the world) from alien menaces and terrifying forces, trying to keep the city safe from the inter-dimensional rift that ran through it. In charge of Torchwood was Captain Jack, a man who has been called: “A companion to the Doctor, a rogue Time Agent, an immortal, a dangerous con-man, and very good at parties.” Captain Jack can’t be exterminated or trusted, and there’s just no stopping him.
The new series of audio dramas will each focus on different members of the Torchwood team, exploring the impact that a mysterious event has on them. Starting off the range will be John Barrowman, who stars in The Conspiracy, a deadly thriller by David Llewellyn, which is released September 2015.
Torchwood creator Russell T Davies says: “Torchwood has been to the Moon, and America, and the Himalayas, but now I think it’s finally coming home, to the brilliance of Big Finish.”
“What’s great about Torchwood is that it is as unstoppable as Captain Jack and just as persuasive,” says producer James Goss. “Torchwood has been a ratings success on nearly every BBC channel, and it’s one of the few UK series to translate to America. It’s already been a series of iPlayer-topping audio plays, and we are thrilled to continue it. It’s just so exciting to be starting off the range with a drama starring John Barrowman – he leapt at the chance to display a whole new side to Captain Jack.”
Executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery says: “It’s fantastic that we will be bringing Captain Jack back to life (for perhaps the thousandth time!) with Big Finish. There are many new Torchwood tales to be told and I can’t wait for Jack and his team to defend the Earth once again. I am very grateful for the continuing faith that both the BBC and Russell T Davies have shown in us and very excited to enter into a new world for Big Finish.”
Executive producer Nicholas Briggs says: “Torchwood is something we’ve wanted to do for ages. It has great characters and there are many stories to be told. Our mission is to bring a whole new series of dramatic adventures to life. We’re starting off with these more intimate, focused releases and will then move on to bigger casts and even wider scope. We’re very much looking forward to working with all the cast and it’s been such a pleasure liaising with Russell T Davies about this. He couldn’t have been more supportive and helpful. Our Torchwood producer, James Goss, has really hit the ground running and his tangible enthusiasm is already proving rather an inspiration to us.”
Additional cast members for the series will be revealed later.
Torchwood: The Conspiracy will be released in September 2015, with the remaining five instalments following monthly from January 2016.
You can pre-order all six release now, both individually, or as part of a subscription.
he BBC should stop making all entertainment programmes, Nigel Farage said today triggering a row about the future of hit shows like Dr Who and Strictly Come Dancing.
The Ukip leader said the Corporation should stop making entertainment shows, in a move branded 'terrible' by Lib Dem Nick Clegg.
Mr Farage, who has said he is boycotting the BBC over its coverage of his election campaign, used an interview on BBC One to demand curbs on its power and a cut in the licence fee.
Despite saying 'the BBC does not need to be doing all of these things' when discussing Doctor Who, the Ukip leader later rushed out a statement insisting it was actually makeover and dating shows he had a problem with.
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Tom Baker is to return as the Doctor for a set of BBC Radio 4 Extra audio dramas.
The six-part series, which was produced by Big Finish Productions and recorded in 2012, will be broadcast for the first time later this month.
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Tom Baker as the Doctor
Featuring a full voice cast, the first episode is titled 'Destination: Nerva', and sees the Doctor and Leela (played by Tenko's Louise Jameson) investigating an alien distress call that appears to be coming from Victorian England.
Their journey through time and space takes them to the newly built Space Dock Nerva, and sets in motion a homecoming that could put an end to the human race.
Nerva served as a location in the 1975 Doctor Who television episode 'Ark in Space', which inspired writer and director Nicholas Briggs to explore the setting further.
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The BBC has also teased further adventures in the audio series, including a TARDIS trip to a museum of everything, a possible encounter with Boudica and a visit to London that takes place during a future energy crisis.
The series is said to conclude with "a showdown with some old enemies" - could we perhaps be hearing the infamous cry of "Exterminate!" ringing out across the airwaves?
The production marks the first time Baker has played the current Doctor since he left the television series back in 1981.
The new series of Doctor Who will air on BBC One this autumn.
Lewis Moon has confirmed the name of his second full story for the series. The name of the episode is called Lost. He said, "I had this idea in my head for a long time, and it is rather like a movie in some respects. There are moments in it when you think, 'Oh, I have a good idea.' But this time it is not just a moment when you have an idea and it does not work, this time, as I hope, my idea will work."
Star of the episode, Peter Wisholow, who shares his premiere for the show with many other stars said "I know we are about to do the filming. We are very excited as when I went to the readthrough the other day I had no idea of who I was playing. And when I picked up the script I thought 'What? That should not have happened.'
The episode after Lost is called Jungle, written by executive producer and writer of Awakenning of the sea devils, Daddy Cool. On this he commented, "I have almost splurted out the title, and I am pleased that there is one less title to keep secret. Of course, I have two more stories this series and I hope you enjoy them both."
Lewis Moon commented on this news "It is a great atmosphere to the story. There is a lot of new characters that we get to see and there are new story arcs that are taking place. I think, overall, this is one of the best episode we have had in the show.
Filming commences on Saturday.
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