Iron Bright

Audio ‐ June 28, 2018
Iron Bright

Released June 2018
SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

With 2016’s Fifth Doctor anthology tale ‘The Memory Bank’ and 2017’s feature-length Sixth Doctor story ‘The Middle’ to his credit, Chris Chapman has quickly established himself as yet another Big Finish writer with an incredible imagination and firm grasp of character and plot that should be watched for great things going forward. With ‘Iron Bright,’ Chapman once more returns to the Colin Baker era- albeit here with no companions or continuity restraints- as the Doctor visits 1828 London as the …

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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Episode ‐ June 27, 2018
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Aired 16 January 2008

Over a year after the broadcast of the finale of its first series in which Captain Jack Harkness saved the world and then left his team to pursue the Tenth Doctor to the very end of the universe, Torchwood returns for its second series with ‘Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang’ by Chris Chibnall, a story that aptly tries to deliver a kiss to the past as well as a bang with a confident new direction and purpose.

It’s no secret that Jack isn’t …

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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 the streets of Edwardian London to a near-infinite library in the distant future as one book …

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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 of the Scorchies’ as 1980s one-hit wonder Brian Bonamy is back and wowing the crowds in …

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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 stunt or joke, and even Owen plays it off as nothing to be concerned about as …

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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 of Owen Harper following Diane’s departure while finally giving a much-needed look into Torchwood Three’s leader’s …

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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 more takes to the spotlight, in the process expanding the mythos behind the mysterious and fearsome …

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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 the pair, the scene was instantly set for what promises to be yet another riveting sequence …

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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 as it follows pilot Diane Holmes, merchant John Ellis, and Emma-Louise Cowell who must live in …

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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 and to follow Eugene himself as he watches the investigation while unseen and tries to regain …

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