With the excitement over Class, it’s important we don’t forget that today marks the 10th anniversary of Torchwood. And to celebrate, Big Finish has released The Torchwood Archive, a special audio adventure with an absolutely massive cast.
Written by James Goss, the two-hour story stars all the main cast members apart from Burn Gorman, so is your first chance since Miracle Day in 2011 to hear Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper, and co. together again. Here’s the synopsis:
“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.
Headlining the story are, of course, John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones, Naoko Mori as Toshiko Sato, Indira Varma as Suzie Costello, Kai Owen as Rhys Williams, and Tom Price as Andy Davidson.
In addition to them, The Torchwood Archive boasts loads of guest stars: Tracy-Ann Oberman as Yvonne Hartman, Richie Campbell as Jeremiah Bash Henderson, Rowena Cooper as Queen Victoria, Julian Lewis Jones as Alex Hopkins, Samuel Barnett as Norton Folgate, David Warner as The Committee, Emma Reeves as Miss Trent, Krystian Godlewski as Maxim Ivanov, Guy Adams as Archie, Geoffrey Breton as Bartender, Lisa Bowerman as Miss Mitford, Laura Doddington as Delilah, Aaron Neil as Mandrake, Kerry Gooderson as Little Girl, Ryan Sampson as Ivan Putin, Damian Lynch as Kieran Frost, and Paul Clayton as Mr Colchester.
Very impressive, I’m sure you’ll agree!
Director, Scott Handcock says:
“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 Torchwood Archive is out now, priced £13.99 on CD or £11.99 as a download, exclusively from the Big Finish website. The price will rise when it goes on general sale at the end of this year.