The return of Captain John

Another TV returnee to the Big Finish Torchwood range, this time James Masters is back as Captain John. The story is the wonderfully titled The Death of Captain Jack. David Llewellyn has tackled everything Torchwood in this story, and we are promised Ianto Jones, Norton Folgate, Rhys Williams, Queen Victoria ann PC Andy! The news item is: CAPTAIN JOHN IS BACK IN TORCHWOOD.

The Death of Captain Jack

I get a Wonderful Life vibe when I read the synopsis:

Captain Jack is finally dying, and it’s time for his oldest friend to visit his deathbed. King John has come to tell him a story. The story of the life he should have had.

It’s the story of Alexander the Great, sinking ships, falling empires, robot dinosaurs, and alien invasions. It’s a story of love, royal weddings, murder, mass murder, genocide, and very tight trousers.

It’s the story of the life of Captain John and it’s the story of Torchwood. Be careful what you wish for.

James Goss tells us more:

“The Death of Captain Jack is just naughty!” producer James Goss tells us. “It was a joy to get James Marsters back in, and, once again, Captain John romps through Torchwood like a demented clown. David Llewellyn has given us a peek into a world we really shouldn’t see – one where John steals Jack’s timeline and creates havoc.

“If you’ve ever wondered what Torchwood would be like with Captain John at the helm, wonder no more. Nothing from the world of Torchwood emerges unspoiled – and that includes Queen Victoria, and Ianto’s dress sense!

It’s out in March 2018. It looks like one hell of a story!

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