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Torchwood Series 5 Confirmed as an Audio Drama

Written By: Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes

Good news Who-verse fans, Torchwood is coming back in the form of an audio drama produced by Big Finish.  The show aired for three series on BBC, until shifting to a BBC One/Starz co-production for it’s fourth and last television series.  The Audio drama has been titled Torchwood: Aliens among us.   Captain Jack, Gwen and Rhys will be joined by two characters created by series creator Russell T. Davis.  This new season will take place after the events of Torchwood: Miracle Day, and finds the team back in Cardiff.  Jack and Gwen have re-opened the Torchwood institute, but they now face a new threat that is making Cardiff increasingly darker, and they must learn to adapt to this new challenge.

The new season will be released in three box sets.  The first box set, 5.1, will be arriving in August.  The episode titles for Series 5.1 are: Changes Everything, Aliens & Sex & Chips & Gravy, Orr, and Superiority Complex 

Torchwood is a spin-off of the relaunched Doctor Who series, and premiered in 2006.  It centers on the Cardiff Branch of the Torchwood institute and is much darker in tone compared to it’s parent series.  Torchwood often touched on darker and more mature themes than Doctor Who, and was focused on the present.

What do you think of Torchwood coming back as an audio drama? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.

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1 comment on “Torchwood Series 5 Confirmed as an Audio Drama

  1. I have nothing against audio drama per se, but the televised Torchwood had such a visual component, it seems almost criminal that the renowned Russell T. Davies consigned Torchwood ‘s addicted multitude of fans to a visual limbo. Back in the day, when Magnum PI owned its night and timeslot on CBS, viewers did not tune in for the show’s clever plot lines and riveting dialogue. It was the physical appeal of Tom Selleck that sold the show. Likewise on Torchwood, eye-poppingly handsome John Barrowman’s portrayal of the charismatic Captain Jack Harkness sealed the viewership deal for both women and men.
    Audio drama allows one to hear Torchwood, but television allows viewers
    a more satisfying and fuller experience. We need Torchwood back on TV with new episodes, and it can’t happen soon enough.

    WordPress.com / Gravatar.com credentials can be used.I have nothing against audio drama per se, but the televised Torchwood had such a visual component, it seems almost criminal that the renowned Russell T. Davies consigned Torchwood ‘s addicted multitude of fans to a visual limbo. Back in the day, when Magnum PI owned its night and timeslot on CBS, viewers did not tune in for the show’s clever plot lines and riveting dialogue. It was the physical appeal of Tom Selleck that sold the show. Likewise on Torchwood, eye-poppingly handsome John Barrowman’s portrayal of the charismatic Captain Jack Harkness sealed the viewership deal for both women and men.
    Audio drama allows one to hear Torchwood, but television allows viewers
    a more satisfying and fuller experience. We need Torchwood back on TV with new episodes, and it can’t happen soon enough.

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