The Worlds of Big Finish

Audio ‐ June 18, 2018
The Worlds of Big Finish

Released May 2015

As part of its fifteenth anniversary of releasing Doctor Who audios, Big Finish released the monumental crossover release The Worlds of Doctor Who that incorporated four interlinked stories featuring the worlds of Jago & Litefoot, Counter-Measures, UNIT, and Gallifrey. Now, to celebrate its ranges both related to Doctor Who and not with characters not subject to copyright, Big Finish now compiles six half-hour stories spanning from …

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Wildthyme Reloaded

Audio ‐ June 16, 2018
Wildthyme Reloaded

Released August 2015

Foregoing the sombre air of conviction that ended the fourth series of Iris Wildthyme as Iris and Panda realised the stakes and what had to be done to set history right, the famed transtemporal adventuress returns with a new theme song and new companion- Captain Turner played by Geoffrey Breton- in eight half-hour stories comprising the aptly-titled Wildthyme Reloaded.

James Goss opens the set with ‘Comeback …

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End of Days

Episode ‐ June 15, 2018
End of Days

Aired 01 January 2007

With the Rift open because of Owen’s actions and all of time and space cascading into Cardiff at once, Chris Chibnall looks to close out the first series of Torchwood on a high with ‘End of Days, opening with the spectacularly impressive sights of Roman soldiers in the streets and UFOs hovering over the Taj Mahal. Naturally, the public believe this to be a publicity …

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Captain Jack Harkness

Episode ‐ June 15, 2018
Captain Jack Harkness

Aired 01 January 2007

Following in the footsteps of the modern run of Doctor Who, the first series of Torchwood ends with a two-part serial, the first tasked with setting the scene and delving into the characters before the second deals with the true effects and aftermath of a catastrophic event. Returning after the wonderful ‘Out of Time,’ Catherine Tregenna pens ‘Captain Jack Harkness’ and continues the fascinating arc …

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Combat

Episode ‐ June 13, 2018
Combat

Aired 24 December 2006

The second half of the first series of Torchwood has increasingly relied on human emotion to fuel its stories with science fiction elements incorporated more as framing or background devices rather than as the main narrative centrepiece, and the episodes have certainly been all the stronger for it. Doctor Who companion actor Noel Clarke continues that trend to some extent in ‘Combat’ as Owen once …

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Iris Wildthyme Series 04

Audio ‐ June 12, 2018
Iris Wildthyme Series 04

Released August 2013

The third series of Iris Wildthyme began to experiment more with placing the bombastically eccentric presence of the eponymous transtemporal adventuress and her firm companion Panda into more traditional storylines, making well-worn tropes all the more powerful by accentuating the duo’s particular means of experiencing and resolving problems both big and small. Intriguingly ending with a version of Iris from the future in hot pursuit of …

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Out of Time

Audio ‐ June 11, 2018
Out of Time

Aired 17 December 2006

A plane named Sky Gypsy that went missing during a flight in the 1950s lands in modern Cardiff after passing through the rift, and the three occupants’ attempts at reorientation and reintegration into a society that has changed so much become deeply intertwined with the lives of Torchwood Three’s members in ‘Out of Time’ by Catherine Tregenna.

Unsurprisingly, the story takes something of a three-pronged approach …

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Random Shoes

Audio ‐ June 10, 2018
Random Shoes

Aired 10 December 2006

Russell T Davies’s tenure on Doctor Who is famed for, among so many other things, establishing the recurring notion of an entire serial with limited appearances from the Doctor and/or companion in order to ease production schedules. In ‘Random Shoes’ by Jacquetta May, the majority of the Torchwood Three team is sidelined to focus Gwen Cooper’s independent investigation into the hit-and-run death of Eugene Jones …

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Jenny – The Doctor’s Daughter

Audio ‐ June 09, 2018
Jenny – The Doctor’s Daughter

Released June 2018
SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

Georgia Moffett made an instant impact as Jenny in the aptly-titled Tenth Doctor serial ‘The Doctor’s Daughter,’ playing the artificial creation of the progenation machine destined for military achievement with a brilliance, flirtatiousness, and lust for life and adventure that evoked the spirit of her unwitting father, the Doctor, so incredibly well. Originally slated to die at the end of her one televised appearance …

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They Keep Killing Suzie

Episode ‐ June 08, 2018
They Keep Killing Suzie

Aired 03 December 2006

The ultimate fate of Suzie Costello in Torchwood’s premiere has easily been one of the most shocking moments of the series so far, proving that nobody is safe or immune to the infnluence of emotions and temptations in the dangerous world in which the organisation that proclaims itself to be outside the government and beyond the police treads. Surprisingly or not given her affinity for …

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