Torchwood Sargasso review

Sargasso by Christopher Cooper was the June 2019 Torchwood release from Big Finish. Its main character is Rhys Williams (Kai Owen), who finds himself on a container ship stranded in waters he’d rather not be in. The cover gives a lot away, but that’s just the invitation to the party, assuming your idea of a…

Captain Jack 2.3: Driving Miss Wells review

So, The Lives of Captain Jack Volume 02 ends the way it began, with a James Goss story. This is Driving Miss Wells, only slightly along the lines of Driving Miss Daisy in which Jack is chauffeur to newsreader Trinity Wells. This one is a Torchwood story escaping from the range into this boxset. How…

Torchwood: Sync review

Lisa McMullins takes an interesting point in Torchwood history and puts a stake in the ground, adding to the continuity and (first and foremost) telling a good story, Sync. The cover tells us a lot. It’s Inidira Varma back as Suzie Costello (cheer) and Annette Badland as Slitheen Margaret Blaine (OK, cheer as well, though…

Torchwood: The Green Life review

Continuing the curious yet rather fascinating run of Torchwood meets Doctor Who monsters is the wonderful The Green Life. It’s got Captain Jack, it’s got giant maggots, it’s got Jo Jones (Grant as was). Do you need to know more? Well it’s rather splendid and another David Llewellyn triumph. More? Well, let’s cover some ground…

Torchwood: Night of the Fendahl review

The 2019 Torchwood meets Doctor Who monsters season began with the April release, Night of the Fendahl. Perhaps not the most obvious of classic monsters to revisit, in the hands of writer Tim Foley it’s a superb listen (and let’s not forget the sound work of Mark Hendrick.)

Torchwood: Deadbeat Escape review

Between Deadbeat Escape and Goodbye Piccadilly there’s a vast difference in style and together they provide just a glimpse into the versatility of writer (and range producer) James Goss. This time we have a dark, brooding tale of rain and strange hotels. It also puts Billis Manger (Murray Melvin) centre stage.