Best Big Finish Torchwood audios

Are you a fan of the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood? If so, you’re in for a treat. Big Finish Productions has been producing some of the best audio dramas for years, and their Torchwood series is no exception. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the best Torchwood audios produced by Big Finish. So, grab your headphones and get ready to immerse yourself in the world of Torchwood!

  1. Torchwood: Aliens Among Us – This series picks up where the TV show left off and introduces a whole new set of characters. The story follows the new Torchwood team as they try to protect Cardiff from an alien invasion. The writing is sharp, the acting is superb, and the sound design is top-notch. If you’re a fan of the TV show, this is a must-listen.
  2. Torchwood: The Death of Captain-As Captain Jack lies on his deathbed, his oldest friend King John comes to visit him. John has a story to tell – the story of the life Jack could have had, had things gone differently. It’s a tale of epic proportions, spanning the ages from Alexander the Great to robot dinosaurs and alien invasions. There are love stories, royal weddings, and dark deeds like murder, mass murder, and genocide. The writing is incredible and James Marsters puts in an excellent appearance as Captain John.
  3. Torchwood: Outbreak – Set between series 2 and Children of Earth. This story, sees Cardiff hit by a deadly virus, it’s up to the Torchwood team to find a cure. The writing is tense, and the sound design is excellent. The story also explores the relationships between the Torchwood team members, making it a must-listen for fans of the show.
  4. Torchwood: The Torchwood Archive – This audio drama is a love letter to Torchwood fans. The story takes place in the Torchwood Archive and features appearances from characters from throughout the series. The writing is clever, and the acting is top-notch.
  5. Torchwood: Believe – Set during the events of series 2. This story sees the team investigates a church group called ‘the outsiders’ who believe mankind is about to evolve. This is a tense and atmospheric drama, which showcases the talent and chemistry of the cast.

Whether you’re a die-hard Torchwood fan or just looking for some great audio dramas to listen to, these Big Finish productions are sure to please. So, grab your headphones, and immerse yourself in the world of Torchwood!

5 reasons why Doctor Who fans should watch Torchwood

Doctor Who has been one of the most popular science fiction TV shows in the world for decades. With its time-traveling adventures and quirky characters, it has captured the hearts of fans of all ages. However, many fans of the Doctor may not be aware of another amazing show set in the same universe: Torchwood.

Torchwood is a spin-off from Doctor Who that first aired in 2006. The show takes place in Cardiff, Wales and follows a team of investigators who work for the Torchwood Institute, a secret organisation that investigates extraterrestrial phenomena and defends the Earth against alien threats. The team is led by Captain Jack Harkness, a charming and enigmatic time-traveler who first appeared in Doctor Who.

For Doctor Who fans who haven’t yet given Torchwood a chance, here are a few reasons why you should:

  1. Torchwood expands on the Doctor Who universe

One of the best things about Torchwood is that it explores the Doctor Who universe in more depth. While Doctor Who focuses on the adventures of the Doctor, Torchwood takes a closer look at the impact of the Doctor’s actions on the world around him. The show also introduces new creatures and technologies that haven’t been seen in Doctor Who before.

  1. Torchwood is more mature and darker than Doctor Who

Doctor Who is known for its family-friendly tone, but Torchwood takes a darker turn. The show tackles more mature themes like sex, death, and politics, making it more suitable for an older audience. Torchwood also isn’t afraid to take risks, with unexpected plot twists and character developments that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

  1. Torchwood has a diverse and dynamic cast

The Torchwood team is made up of a diverse group of characters, each with their own unique personalities and backgrounds. Captain Jack is a pansexual time-traveler who can’t die, while Gwen Cooper is a former police officer who becomes embroiled in the world of Torchwood. The team also includes Toshiko Sato, a brilliant scientist, and Ianto Jones, a former coffee boy who becomes an integral part of the team.

  1. Torchwood has some of the best writing and acting on TV

The writing, although there are some clunkers in series 1, and acting on Torchwood are mostly top-notch. The show’s writers weren’t afraid to tackle complex and controversial issues, and the actors bring their characters to life with nuance and depth. John Barrowman’s performance as Captain Jack is particularly noteworthy, as he brings a sense of humour, charm and a real darkness to the role while also portraying the character’s emotional depth.

In conclusion, Torchwood is a must-watch for any Doctor Who fan. The show expands on the Doctor Who universe, takes a darker and more mature tone, has a diverse and dynamic cast.

Here are some outstanding Torchwood episodes:

  1. “Countrycide” (Season 1, Episode 6) – The team investigates a series of brutal murders in a rural village and soon realises that the culprits are not human.
  2. “Children of Earth” (Season 3, Episodes 1-5) – In this five-part miniseries, an alien race demands that Earth gives them 10% of its children or face annihilation. The Torchwood team must make impossible choices to save the world.
  3. “Adrift” (Season 2, Episode 11) – Gwen investigates the disappearance of people who have been snatched by the Rift and discovers the heartbreaking truth about what happens to them.
  4. “Captain Jack Harkness” (Season 1, Episode 12) – Captain Jack and Tosh find themselves stranded in 1941 during the London Blitz and must find a way back to the present.
  5. “Exit Wounds” (Season 2, Episode 13) – The Torchwood team faces their deadliest enemy yet as Captain John Hart (played by James Marsters) returns with a plan to destroy the team and the entire city of Cardiff.

These episodes showcase the diverse themes and storytelling that make Torchwood such a standout series in the Doctor Who universe.

Steven Moffat to cast a new Captain Jack?

It’s been rumoured and I stress rumoured that during series 8 of Doctor Who, we will see a younger, recast Captain Jack. I’m extremely sceptical that Moffat would go down this route, seeing as we’ve just had the Doctor and River Song storyline.

But, With John Barrowman’s profile rising stateside a recast would certainly make sense. He has just been cast as a series regular in CW’s ‘Arrow’ so, his availability would play a huge factor in him returning as Captain Jack. Going with a younger Jack would also make it easier for the writers of Doctor Who and Torchwood, to keep track of the continuity, when/if Torchwood ever returns.

When Jack first met the 9th Doctor, he told him that he had two years of his life missing, Moffat could certainly answer that open plot thread by introducing a younger captain Jack.

But, who would be capable of playing a part played so perfectly by John Barrowman. For me, it’s an easy answer. Beau Mirchoff (pictured above). Now, Mirchoff is not a household name but he does bear an uncanny resemblance to John Barrowman. Beau is probably best known for playing the son, of Barrowman’s character in Desperate Housewives.