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.)
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.
Writer James Goss is in fine form in Goodbye Piccadily weaving a historical tale into Torchwood and bringing back Big Finish’s own Norton Folgate (Samuel Barnett) alongside Sgt Andy (Tom Price). It starts as it means to go on, and it’s all Andy can do to hang on for the ride…
Big Finish has announced another boxset for Captain John Hart (played by James Marsters). To be released in January 2020 it will be four stories written by David Llewellyn, and will also feature Captain Jack (John Barrowman). There’s also zombies, mad scientists, Oliver Cromwell’s head and bath tubs – something for everyone!
Big Finish rounds up 2018 with yet another announcement: The Sins of Captain John. Yes, a whole boxset for James Marsters, and all four stories written by David Llewellyn. It follows on from his triumphant if raucous entry into the Big Finish Torchwood range in The Death of Captain Jack. News item: CAPTAIN JOHN RETURNS.
Just a few days before Big Finish Day 2018 (so what’s announced then?!) is an intriguing set of details about the 2019-20 run of Torchwood monthly titles from Big Finish. The covers give away some details of the first four releases: each is a crossover with a monster from Doctor Who!
Pencil Tip Publishing has announced a fan-sourced book of essays on Torchwood (TV episodes only). If you want to be part of it, there’s lots of titles available (as of October 2018). Details: SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR WHAT THE FANS THINK. +++ Message Ends +++