The latest Torchwood audio adventure from Big Finish explores the darkest case in Torchwood history. The story also stars an acting legend: Dame Siân Phillips (Dune; I, Claudius)!
Phillips stars alongside Burn Gorman (Owen Harper) and Tom Price (PC Andy Davidson) in The Hope, written by James Goss. Here’s the synopsis:
Megwyn Jones is one of the most hated women in Britain. She used to run a home for troubled children in an isolated part of Snowdonia called The Hope. For a long time there were rumours about what was happening there, and then one day it was realised that the children had gone missing.
Ever since, Megwyn’s kept her peace. Is she innocent? Is she guilty? Where are the bodies?
The years have been long and hard on Megwyn and on the families of the children. But now Megwyn’s dying, and she’s agreed to go back to The Hope, to reveal the horrible secret she’s kept all these years.
Director, Scott Handcock says:
“Torchwood is such an unashamedly Welsh series, and Dame Siân Phillips is a national icon and acting powerhouse. It’s been a dream of mine for a long while to bring the two together and it was just a matter of waiting for the perfect role to come along… The Hope offered just that role.
“It’s a chilling script, and Siân’s performance as Megwyn Jones is perfectly judged. Everything in this story happens because of her, and she’s a fantastic foil for the rest of our cast as a result, with everyone bringing their A-game.”