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Sophie Aldred Returns as Ace in Big Finish’s Torchwood: Death in Venice

Ace is returning to the world of Doctor Who — or more specifically, the world of its spin-off, Torchwood, in a Big Finish audio adventure due out in September 2022.

Ahead of her highly-anticipated TV appearance in the BBC Centenary Doctor Who special this autumn, Sophie Aldred returns to voice the classic companion in Torchwood: Death In Venice. Ace is once again seeking help from Torchwood Three’s Mr Colchester, played by Paul Clayton (Peep Show, Him & Her), having previously encountered him in last year’s The Red List.

Here’s the synopsis:

Dorothy McShane once travelled with the Doctor. She misses those days. Sure, she still saves the world, but less by beating up Daleks and catapulting Cybermen and more through running a massively successful charity.

Only, she’s on the run for her life and her charity is in trouble. Someone wants Dorothy dead.  And Torchwood are coming to the rescue. Can Mr Colchester keep her safe on the magical streets of Venice?

Sophie Aldred said:

“You cannot imagine just how much fun it is to be returning not only to the best job of my life at Doctor Who, but also to branch out once more into Torchwood with the incomparable Paul Clayton. I could quite happily listen to him all day… wait, there, I did! Lucky me.”

Paul Clayton added:

“It’s always a huge treat when a new Big Finish script drops into my inbox. The writers are so clever at creating new and exciting adventures for familiar characters.  

“To find that Mr Colchester was going to have more adventures teamed with Ace was absolutely magical. Sophie is just the most gorgeous actress to work with and there’s a beautiful, simple truth about her work. In the space of barely two stories Colchester and Ace have created a magical chemistry. It’s a joy to be part of.”  

Torchwood: Death In Venice, written by James Goss, is available to pre-order for £10.99 (on CD and download) or £8.99 (digital download only), exclusively from Big Finish. 

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Sophie Aldred Returns as Ace in Big Finish’s Torchwood: Death in Venice

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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