The Doctor Who Companion

Get your daily fix of news, reviews, and features with the Doctor Who Companion!

Big Finish Announces The Empire Man, a Special Festive Torchwood, Out Next Month

Big Finish Productions is set to release a special festive edition of Torchwood, starring Rowena Cooper returning as Queen Victoria. And this time, she’s sharing a spooky Christmas tradition with us all…

What is it with Christmastime and ghost stories?! Of course, Queen Victoria popularised many Christmas traditions, so this audio sounds perfect for the cold wintery evenings…

Here’s the synopsis for next month’s installment in the Torchwood Monthly Range:

Christmas Eve, and in a secret library underneath Buckingham Palace, Queen Victoria has invited her new prime minister to a very private tradition. 

At one hour to midnight, the monarch insists on the telling of ghost stories. Stories of the supernatural, the alien, and the unsettling. Only this year, something else has got in. 

We are not alone.

Writer Jonathan Barnes said:

“It’s a Torchwood ghost story for Christmas! The Empire Man contains three linked ghost stories which have an unexpected conclusion, with Queen Victoria as the master of ceremonies.”

Poirot star, Hugh Fraser joins the haunting tale as devoted palace footman, Castringham. Richard David-Caine (Horrible Histories) also appears as a Prime Minister with a secret, alongside West End star Patience Tomlinson as Queen Victoria’s former nanny, Mrs Wickmere.

Torchwood: The Empire Man is now available to pre-order for £10.99 (as a CD and download) or £8.99 (digital download only) from Big Finish. This month’s Torchwood, The Lincolnshire Poacher starring Gareth David-Lloyd, is also available to pre-order now.

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.

Big Finish Announces The Empire Man, a Special Festive Torchwood, Out Next Month

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
%d bloggers like this: