Big Finish has today announced a new exciting addition to their Torchwood line. And a huge celebration of the shows 10th anniversary.
‘The Torchwood Archive’ reunites some of the show’s original stars John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Lloyd, Naoko Mori, Indira Varma, Kai Owen and Tom Price in a brand new story from writer James Goss.
“Welcome, visitor. The Torchwood Archive provides a complete history of our Institute from its distant beginnings to the present day. When we founded our great enterprise in the year of our Lord 1879, we decreed that there should be a record of this achievement, stored at the very furthest limits of the British Empire. By visiting you are spreading that legacy, perhaps out through the skies. For now, I shall bid you a good day and welcome you to the Torchwood Archive. Do, please look around.”
The Torchwood Archive is a forgotten asteroid in the centre of a great war. Jeremiah is its first visitor in many centuries. He’s come to learn something very important. And the ghosts of Torchwood are waiting for him.
Back to the Begining
With Torchwood off our screens now for so long. It has been up to Big Finish to keep it alive with great new stories keeping the show fresh in our imaginations. Even though this is a new adventure writer James Goss is taking us all the way back to the very beginning…..
Goss explains: “The Torchwood Archive is a celebration of 10 years of Torchwood. It features scenes with characters from the beginning of Torchwood to what may be its very end – from Queen Victoria through to Jeremiah Bash Henderson. It’s an excuse to gather together literally everyone we could get our hands on. It’s an unusual release – part anthology, part giddy epic, and mostly just a shameless excuse to hopefully make the fans ridiculously happy.”
But it’s not just the 10th anniversary that is being celebrated as the the story’s director, Scott Handcock, adds:
“It’s a year since our first Torchwood release and we’ve been discussing the tenth anniversary since the very beginning! The Torchwood Archive is a celebration of all things Torchwood. We’ve spent over a year pulling it together. It’s intricate, epic, insane and tells the story of Torchwood in a way we’ve never experienced before. Fans are in for a treat!”
The 2 disc The Torchwood Archive comes out in October exclusive to Big Finish, and is available for pre-order at £11.99 on Download and £13.99 on CD (instantly unlocking a download version on release), with the pre-release prices ending at the end of the year with the story’s general release.
Written By: James Goss
Directed By: Scott Handcock
John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Naoko Mori (Toshiko Sato), Indira Varma (Suzie Costello), Kai Owen (Rhys Williams), Tom Price (Andy Davidson), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Yvonne Hartman), Richie Campbell (Jeremiah Bash Henderson), Rowena Cooper (Queen Victoria), Julian Lewis Jones (Alex Hopkins), Samuel Barnett(Norton Folgate), David Warner (The Committee), Emma Reeves (Miss Trent),Krystian Godlewski (Maxim Ivanov), Guy Adams (Archie), Geoffrey Breton(Bartender), Lisa Bowerman (Miss Mitford), Laura Doddington (Delilah), Aaron Neil(Mandrake), Kerry Gooderson (Little Girl), Ryan Sampson (Ivan Putin), Damian Lynch (Kieran Frost), Paul Clayton (Mr Colchester)
Produced by James Goss
Script edited by Steve Tribe
Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs