Greeks Bearing Gifts

Episode ‐ June 07, 2018
Greeks Bearing Gifts

Aired 26 November 2006

With varying degrees of success and finesse, each of the Torchwood Three team members except Toshiko Sato has prominently featured in one or more of the early run of episodes. ‘Greeks Bearing Gifts’ rectifies that situation and tells the tale of Tosh giving in to temptation and using a mysterious pendant to listen to other peoples’ thoughts while her team tries to uncover the truth …

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Countrycide

Episode ‐ June 06, 2018
Countrycide

Aired 19 November 2006

It’s easy for a science fiction show to use aliens and their technology to create parables about the strengths, weaknesses, and evils of humanity, but much less rarely are contemporary humans without enhanced measures the true culprit of any meaningful conflict or evil within these programmes. After a series of up and down episodes, however, Torchwood explores the darker potential of humanity with what is …

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Iris Wildthyme Series 03

Audio ‐ June 05, 2018
Iris Wildthyme Series 03

Released August 2012

Iris Wildthyme is unquestionably one of the most singularly unique properties within the Big Finish catalogue, using wildly varied tones that are unafraid to tread into pantomime and farcical territory but never foregoing a genuine sense of empathy and emotion beneath Iris’s gaudy façade. Katy Manning has epitomised everything that this outlandish but well-intentioned woman should be and has completely made the series and character her …

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Small Worlds

Episode ‐ June 05, 2018
Small Worlds

Aired 12 November 2006

The first four episodes of Torchwood have varied dramatically in terms of plotting and characterisation, leaving the leads as fairly unknown quantities who have yet to develop a true chemistry. Opening quite stunningly with an elderly woman quietly walking through a forest at night to avoid waking an unknown group of beings shown first as glimmering lights accompanied by soft string music before their true …

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Cyberwoman

Episode ‐ June 04, 2018
Cyberwoman

Aired 05 November 2006

It’s only natural that a spin-off series should want to explicitly ground itself within the world and events of its parent franchise even given the wholly distinct tones and stylings of Torchwood and Doctor Who. Using the fall of Torchwood One in London during the events of ‘Army of Ghosts’ and ‘Doomsday’ as its precursor, ‘Cyberwoman’ allows Ianto Jones and his past in London to …

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Iris Wildthyme Series 02 and Iris Wildthyme and the Claws of Santa

Audio ‐ June 04, 2018
Iris Wildthyme Series 02 and Iris Wildthyme and the Claws of Santa

Released February – November 2009

The mysterious and transtemporal adventuress Iris Wildthyme returns for a four-story second series of adventures aboard the Number 22 to Putney Common after a brief but rocky first series that only hinted at the true comedic, outlandish, but also emotional potential of this brashly unique character and the worlds in which she lives.

With Tom having departed the double-decker bus at some point between the …

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Ghost Machine

Audio ‐ June 02, 2018
Ghost Machine

Aired 29 October 2016

Following a shaky second episode that missed the mark with the execution of its central concept and characterisation of its leads, Torchwood delivers a much more confident and well-balanced outing in ‘Ghost Machine’ by Helen Raynor as the driftwood always coming through Cardiff’s rift once more comes into focus. Although no character that has received any significant screentime so far has been classically likable, Owen’s …

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Day One

Audio ‐ June 01, 2018
Day One

Aired 22 October 2006

Following an exciting premiere that unashamedly introduced Gwen Cooper to the moral greyness of Cardiff’s Torchwood Three and its operatives in a world secretly filled with alien beings and technology, ‘Day One’ by Chris Chibnall follows Gwen on her first mission while becoming the first episode in the expanded Doctor Who universe to explicitly centre around sex.

Notably, Gwen suggests to Rhys that her new job …

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Iris Wildthyme Series 01

Audio ‐ May 30, 2018
Iris Wildthyme Series 01

Released November – December 2005

Iris Wildthyme, that self-proclaimed transtemporal adventuress and “righter-of-wrongs, wronger-of-rights, meddler, artist, writer, glamourpuss, occasional Time’s champion, and very old flame of the Doctor” has been a recurring fixture in the Doctor Who spin-off media since her bold audio and written debuts in 1998. With intriguingly conflicting pasts and a brash personality hiding a fierce kindness and vulnerability, she made an instant impact both with …

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Everything Changes

Audio ‐ May 29, 2018
Everything Changes

Aired 22 October 2006

Doctor Who triumphantly returned to television screens in March 2005, spectacularly immersing viewers in the flashy, dramatic, and emotional world of a Time Lord ridden with survivor’s guilt continuing his eternal quest to right wrongs and show others a better way of life. With an instant popularity that would soon surge across British borders and into the world at large, it’s perhaps no surprise that …

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