Big Finish Productions is continuing the popular Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood on audio, with the latest instalment, Torchwood Among Us. The new series reunites the modern Torchwood team with some familiar faces, both expected and unexpected. Murray Melvin returns as the time-travelling anti-villain Bilis Manger, Tracy-Ann Oberman as Doomsday’s Torchwood leader Yvonne Hartman, and Andy Davison as erstwhile Cardiff PC, who has gone on to become a travelling companion of the Eighth Doctor. Even Gareth David-Lloyd returns, years after his character Ianto Jones died in Children of Earth.
Big Finish’s familiar Torchwood team, first assembled by Gwen in Aliens Among Us, also returns. Paul Clayton as the grumpy but sophisticated former special forces officer Mr Colchester, Samantha Béart as the shape-changing Orr, Alexandria Riley as Ng, and Jonny Green as ex-tabloid journalist Tyler Steele all make a comeback. Additionally, Nathaniel Curtis makes a special appearance as new character Vijay.
The cast has been speaking about the appeal of returning to these Torchwood characters once more, with one member describing the group as “a lovely group of people.”
Paul Clayton said: “It’s fascinating for me when I get these fantastic scripts that reveal a little more of the enigma that is St John Colchester. There’s a rich story behind him and it’s what makes him interesting to encounter.”
Tracy-Ann Oberman added: “Yvonne is the person you want in the world – she’s always ahead of the game. The writers really know this world and have invested in it. Everything has a logic and meaning so there’s a pay-off later.”
Torchwood Among Us 2
Torchwood are on the run. As the world puts itself back together, Torchwood are there to pick up the pieces. And they find something nasty hiding in them.
Orr’s on a mercy mission to a doomed city. Sgt Andy is visiting an old flame in prison. Bilis Manger spends a night in the Torchwood Hub. Mr Colchester has to keep the most hated man in Britain alive for one more day.
“I know where you are now. And I know what I will do next.”
Propaganda by Ash Darby
Orr is desperate to get to Voloshnik. The city’s sealed off in the middle of a war the world’s forgotten. There has to be someone left to save.
At Her Majesty’s Pleasure by Tim Foley
Yvonne Hartman is in a very special prison. And there’s absolutely no way out of it. So why is she convinced she’s escaped?
Cuckoo by Tim Foley
A group of urban explorers break into the Torchwood Hub. They disturb Bilis Manger who has his own plans for the evening.
Pariahs by James Goss
We’ve all spent the last two years sticking our DNA in jars and sending it off in the post. What happened to it? Two people know the secrets of the Phlobos Scandal, and Torchwood have to keep them alive.
Torchwood Among Us 2 is available to pre-order for just £27.99 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £19.99 (digital download only) here. Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering all three volumes of Among Us together in a bundle for just £75 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) £59 (download only).
Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.