Torchwood / Doctor Who’s Captain Jack has own Series.

John Barrowman / Lives of Captain Jack

John Barrowman / Lives of Captain Jack
John Barrowman / Lives of Captain Jack
John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow) returns to the Doctor Who universe as Captain Jack Harkness in The Lives of Captain Jack, a set of four full cast audio adventures from Big Finish, made under licence from BBC Worldwide.

The four adventures in this full cast series from Big Finish provide some of the answers. Starring John Barrowman, and guest starring Russell Tovey (Grabbers), Camille Coduri (Doctor Who, Him & Her), Alexander Vlahos (Merlin, Versailles, The Confessions of Dorian Gray), Sarah Douglas (Superman I, Superman II, Space 1999, V, Strippers vs Werewolves)….

==SciFind rant==
What Big Finish, seriously. Your press release cited Sarah Douglas being associated with Strippers vs Werewolves? Now I love Sarah Douglas in everything I have seen here in, and I actually really rate SvW but it is not something I would list her as being in on a press release. I would probably have just used Superman II and possibly V.
On the subject of V when is Big Finish going to look at licencing audios in the V universe? Would love to hear what was going on the the UK during the 1980s visits.
==rant over==

Scott Haran (Wizards vs Aliens), Aaron Neil (Class) and Katy Manning (Doctor Who) the four adventures see Captain Jack in different times and on different planets, doing battle with a variety of strange and horrible enemies, from Mother Nothing to the Council Of Three.

“I find it really easy to slip into Captain Jack,” laughs John Barrowman. “There’s a bit of Jack in John and vice versa. What’s great about these stories is that they’re the kind of episode we didn’t have time for on TV – exploring aspects of Jack that you’ve never seen before in a timey-wimey way. And getting to work with Camille was amazing. If you’re a fan of Captain Jack, or Torchwood or Doctor Who, then I say get them.”

Released in June 2017, The Lives of Captain Jack is written by Guy Adams and James Goss.
The stories include:
THE YEAR AFTER I DIED: Set in the year 200,101, on an Earth ravaged by the Daleks, we see Jack struggling to save humanity from its oldest enemy.
WEDNESDAYS FOR BEGINNERS: Jack and Jackie Tyler (Camille Coduri) must unite to rescue the Powell Estate from a force whose name Jackie can never say.
ONE ENCHANTED EVENING: Captain Jack and Alonso Frame (Russell Tovey) have only just met. But why did the Doctor want them to be together?
MONTH 25: He’s the young star of the Time Agency, and his whole life is about to fall apart. But that’s not going to stop him winning.

The Lives of Captain Jack is released in June 2017 and is available to pre-order from
www.bigfinish.com

Torchwood Returns in New Six Part Series

Torchwood was the breakout series from Doctor Who that firmly introduced swearing, sex and bloody violence into the Doctor Who universe.

Created by then Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies TORCHWOOD originally ran from 2006 to 2011 over 4 series.

Torchwood: The Conspiracy will start September 2015!

Torchwood: Conspiracy
Torchwood: Conspiracy
TORCHWOOD RETURNS ON AUDIO
SIX NEW STORIES FROM BIG FINISH PRODUCTIONS?

Big Finish Productions is delighted to announce a new series of Torchwood audio productions, in a licensing deal with BBC Worldwide. The six stories will be performed by members of the television cast, and the range will be launched in September with the return of John Barrowman as the irrepressible Captain Jack Harkness.

Conceived as a spin-off from Doctor Who, Torchwood was created by Russell T Davies (Doctor Who, Cucumber, Banana, Queer as Folk) and made its debut on television in
2006. The top secret organisation Torchwood saved Cardiff (and often the world) from alien menaces and terrible forces, trying to keep the city safe from the inter-dimensional rift that ran through it. In charge of Torchwood was Captain Jack, a man who has been called: “A companion to the Doctor, a rogue Time Agent, an immortal, a dangerous con-man, and very good at parties.” Captain Jack can’t be exterminated or trusted, and there’s just no stopping him.

The new series of audio dramas will each focus on different members of the Torchwood team, exploring the impact that a mysterious event has on them. Starting off the range will be John Barrowman, who stars in The Conspiracy, a deadly thriller by David Llewellyn.

Torchwood creator Russell T Davies says: “Torchwood has been to the Moon, and America, and the Himalayas, but now I think it’s finally coming home, to the brilliance of Big Finish.”

“What’s great about Torchwood is that it is as unstoppable as Captain Jack and just as persuasive,” says producer James Goss. “Torchwood has been a ratings success on nearly every BBC channel, and it’s one of the few UK series to translate to America. It’s already been a series of iPlayer-topping audio plays, and we are thrilled to continue it. It’s

just so exciting to be starting off the range with a drama starring John Barrowman – he leapt at the chance to display a whole new side to Captain Jack.”

Executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery says: “It’s fantastic that we will be bringing Captain Jack back to life (for perhaps the thousandth time!) with Big Finish. There are many new Torchwood tales to be told and I can’t wait for Jack and his team to defend the Earth once again. I am very grateful for the continuing faith that both the BBC and Russell T Davies has shown in us and very excited to enter into a new world for Big Finish.”

Executive producer Nicholas Briggs says: “Torchwood is something we’ve wanted to do for ages. It has great characters and there are many stories to be told. Our mission is to bring a whole new series of dramatic adventures to life. We’re starting off with these more intimate, focused releases and will then move on to bigger casts and even wider scope. We’re very much looking forward to working with all the cast and it’s been such a pleasure liaising with
Russell T Davies about this. He couldn’t have been more supportive and helpful. Our Torchwood producer, James Goss, has really hit the ground running and his tangible enthusiasm is already proving rather an inspiration to us.”??

Additional cast members for the series will be revealed later. Torchwood: The Conspiracy will be released in September 2015, with the remaining five installments following monthly from January 2016. For many more details, watch this space over the coming months.

New Torchwood Following From Miracle Day

Torchwood Red Skies

An exciting and exclusive new TORCHWOOD audio adventure, based on the hit TV series and set after the conclusion of Miracle Day.

Torchwood Red Skies, featuring Captain Jack as played on screen by John Barrowman, is written by Joseph Lidster and read by John Telfer. It is one of four audio original titles to be published by AudioGO in Spring 2012.

Jack Harness is in need of a holiday. He wants to get away from Torchwood, away from the human race ? and where better to get completely away from it all than Cotter Paluni?s World, a planet surrounded by deadly scarlet lightning and cut off from the entire universe?

But there are some shocks in store for Jack: the ?Devil?s World? might be completely isolated and inaccessible, but its inhabitants worship Torchwood. And before he can find out why, or how this is even possible, he finds himself arrested for murder.

It looks as if someone on the planet knows who Jack is ? and they?re out to get him…

Format: Download and 1 CD

Duration: 1 hour approx.

New Torchwood – 2012

Torchwood Army of One
March sees the release of a brand new original, exclusive Torchwood audio adventure, Army of One. Specially written by Ian Edginton, this exciting story is set in Washington D.C. after the conclusion of the most recent TV series, Miracle Day, and finds Gwen Cooper and her husband Rhys Williams battling a deadly alien creature. It is read by Kai Owen, who plays Rhys in the hit BBC television series.

Washington D.C., post-Miracle. The city has been hit by a spate of very unusual serial killings.
The victims are different ages and genders and the locations vary, but each body has one thing in common ? it has been reduced to a dried-up, desiccated husk.

Special Agent Lucas Avery has dealt with some tricky puzzles in his time, but this is stranger than anything he has ever encountered. His one lead is a pair of names: ?Gwen? and ?Rhys?…

For Gwen Cooper and Rhys Williams, still recovering from the recent, traumatic events that shook the world, life is about to get difficult and dangerous again. For it?s not just Homeland Security on their trail, but something else ? something alien, terrifying and deadly…

Published: CD – 8th March 2012
/ download – 1st March
Author: AudioGO
Reader: Kai Owen

No. of CDs: 1
Playing time: 1 hour approx

CD RRP: ?10.20
CD ISBN: 9781445871929

Download RRP: ?6.79
Download ISBN: 9781445871936

Torchwood Miracle Day DVD / Blu Ray

Torchwood is Russell T Davies spin off series from Doctor Who

Torchwood Miracle Day is what we Brits would actually call series 4, but unlike the first 2 series this is one story told over 10 episodes.

I am personally not sure that this is the best way forward. It worked with the previous multi story season Torchwood Children of Earth, as it weighed in at just 5 episodes. At ten episodes long this tends towards the ‘half season’ US format, but falls far short of the sucess of series such as LOST or HEROES.

The first 2 series of Torchwood were excellent. Episode based with an underling story arc. The 10 part single story format seemed to come with a lot of filler. The idea is an interesting high concept one and there is much to explore, but the humour and snappy ness of the first two series has gone.

Evolution in a series should not be discouraged though, but the mix here doesn’t quite sit right.

Summary would be enjoyable and great to watch on DVD so you can skip scenes (episodes) that are plain filler

Synopsis

One day, nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep ageing – they get hurt and sick – but they never die. The result: a population boom, overnight.

With all the extra people, resources are finite. It?s said that in four month’s time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can?t be a natural event ? someone?s got to be behind it. It?s a race against time as C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy. The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking ?What is Torchwood?” he?s drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human, forever.

Torchwood Miracle Day DVD / Blu Ray Special Features

* Magical FX on Miracle Day Special
* Behind the Scenes
* Motion Comic
* Art Dept Tour
* Audio Nav & Description

Top 10 Crossover Episodes?

Everyone loves a good old TV mash-up between their favourite shows, especially when they result in some intriguing plot lines and cross-cultural references, not to mention adding a romantic twist to a well-loved series. With a nod to the seminal science fiction boundary breakers and a firm tongue-in-cheek approach, we celebrate the release of Warehouse 13 Season Two and A Town Called Eureka Season 4.0 on 19th September 2011 with the greatest in crossover episodes… with a few surprises. Here?s our TOP TEN!

10) Buffy The Vampire Slayer ? Angel

    ?City Of?, the first ever episode of Angel – the spin-off show from the creators of Buffy the Vampire Slayer – was enticingly weaved into the plot of the first episode of Season 4 of Buffy, entitled ?The Freshman?. The two episodes, aired consecutively, gave viewers a glimpse of the continuing romance between the star-crossed lovers Buffy and Angel, with references to their respective worlds and friends. Also look out for ?I Will Remember You?, episode 8 of Angel, where the pair reunites with explosive consequences…

    9) Doctor Who & Torchwood

      Doctor Who favourite Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and his hardy team of alien-hunters have made several cameo appearances back in the world of the Tardis, perhaps most memorably in ?Journey?s End? (series 4 episode 13), where the Time Lord and Captain Jack?s team joined forces once again to combat the Daleks? plans for world domination. However the close links between all the shows in the ?Whoniverse? has so far only worked in one direction – Russell T Davies has ruled out the possibility of the Doctor making an appearance in Torchwood… but we?ll let the Tardis decide that…

      8) Stargate Universe / Stargate Atlantis: ?Seizure?

        For fans of the space exploration team franchise, and its exploits in a far off galaxy, the episode ?Seizure? in the second season of SGU provided a treat cameo in the form of Atlantis? Dr Rodney McKay (David Hewlett). He proved he can solve any problem, particularly when teamed up with Robert Carlyle?s mad genius Dr Nicholas Rush. The episode also gave us a taster of the upcoming movie Stargate: Extinction, delighting sci-fi fans everywhere.

        7) X-Files and Millenium

          Aliens are Enemy Number One in both these sci-fi shows, created by Chris Carter; and what better way to fight alien domination than with a combined force of Mulder, Scully and Frank Black (no relation to the Pixies singer) in the episode entitled ?MIllenium?. Frank, the former head of the MIllenium group, is in hiding in a mental institution, and our two alien fighters seek his help in uncovering a conspiracy theory surrounding the millennium apocalypse. This is a seminal episode, topped off by the long-awaited first kiss between Mulder and Scully as they celebrate the year 2000, reminding us all of the seemingly all too real threat of the millennium bug back in the day…

          6) CSI trilogy

            The three CSI cities joined forces in what can only be described as triple the fun when Las Vegas? head forensics honcho Roy Langston (Laurence Fishburne) goes on a road trip to Miami and New York to investigate the dark underworld of human trafficking and prostitution, unveiling plenty of murders and severed limbs on his way. The episodes, entitled ?Bone Voyage?, ?Hammerdown?, and ?The Lost Girls? demonstrated the unstoppable combined brainpower of lead characters Horatio, Mac and Roy, resulting in the ultimate in CSI episodes.

            5) ER & THIRD WATCH

              ER?s Dr Chloe Lewis (Kathleen Wilhoite) rushes over to NYC to search for her missing sister and niece, and is helped by the Third Watch police officers, in the combined episodes of ?Brothers and Sisters? (ER) and ?Unleashed? (Third Watch). Who wouldn?t be excited at the thought of doctors, nurses, policemen AND firefighters in one episode? It?s almost too much uniform to handle. Nevertheless, it remains on our top ten, not least as an inventive way to get those poor overworked doctors to New York and out of Chicago for a few days.

              4) Magnum PI and Murder She Wrote

                Jessica Fletcher, the lady-author and casual murder investigator, is summoned to Hawaii to probe a suspected murder attempt in this episode of Magnum PI. All well and good, except for poor old Magnum, ignored and dismissed as usual, who would have been happy to take on the job. However the two sleuths eventually join forces to crack the mystery, proving that two heads are better than one (or too many cooks spoil the broth?).

                3) Grey?s Anatomy / Private Practice

                  Private Practice, a spin off show from the hugely successful Grey?s, was born from the idea that viewers simply cannot get enough of the heady combination of hot professionals saving lives. In this ?pilot? episode of Grey?s (the Season One Finale) we meet McDreamy?s ex, Addison Montgomery, who has returned to Seattle to ask her estranged husband for help with her ailing brother… no need to mention that Meredith is not happy about her arrival. Although strictly a spin off rather than a crossover, this had to be included for sheer cliffhanger value, and for paving the way for the new series of Private Practice, based in LA.

                  2) The Colbert Report and Daily Show with Jon Stewart

                    After a long and drawn out mock feud, regarding who was responsible for the political success of presidential candidate Mick Huckabee, with each comedian mocking the other on their respective programmes, Colbert and Stewart came up trumps with a hilarious and ludicrous crossover, presenting each other?s shows and generally behaving like lunatics. Part inspired by the writer?s strikes in Hollywood, the comedians released inspiring statements such as: ?We just hope the kids out there learned that sometimes the best way to resolve a conflict is with violence?. We?re not sure a similar stunt on British TV would work as well… can you imagine David Dimbleby and Alan Carr switching chat shows? Nonetheless, the ?in-joke? was a huge success and garnered both comedians a new following. The same can?t quite be said for Huckabee unfortunately…

                    1) And the winner is… Warehouse 13 & Eureka

                      The two hit SyFy shows, Warehouse 13 and Eureka, have joined forces in a double crossover whammy to delight fans of both shows and newcomers alike. The first appearance of a ?Eurekan? in Warehouse 13 (Episode 13.1) is none other than Douglas Fargo, sent over to the South Dakotan desert to fix the computer system, which backfires with life-threatening consequences… Star Wars fans are even treated to some lightsaber action during the episode, which blends its traditional narrative with several knowing nods to sci-fi pop culture. And to return the favour, Fargo?s potential love interest Claudia Donovan pays a reciprocal visit to Eureka, where the sudden arrival of mysterious objects puts everyone?s lives in danger…

                      The mash-up episodes have been described as legendary, prompting fans to speculate over future crossovers and collaborations between the two shows, and setting the bar very high for future pretenders to the crossover-throne in TV!

                      Warehouse 13 Season Two and A Town Called Eureka Season 4.0 are out on DVD 19th September 2011.

                      Guest Post By Jenni

                      New Torchwood Audio

                      The fantastic people at AudioGO (BBC Audiobooks) are releasing two totally original and exclusive Torchwood audio stories in March 2011.

                      Ghost Train and Department X are written by James Goss, author of many Torchwood and Doctor Who novels including the award-winning Dead Air. Set before Children of Earth, both stories feature Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones, as played by John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd in the hit series from BBC Television. They are read by Kai Owen, who plays Rhys.

                      Torchwood: Ghost Train by James Goss

                      Torchwood: Ghost Train - Read by Kai Owew

                      Ghost Train sees Rhys investigating his very own mystery, for once. OK, it starts off being about missing fridges. But it leads to a midnight train pulling into an abandoned platform at Cardiff Station. What is the mysterious cargo that Rhys is unloading? Where’s it going? And what can be behind it?

                      Format: Download or 2CDs
                      Duration: 2 hours
                      SRP: ?13.27
                      ISBN: 9781 4084 66667
                      Release Date: 03 March 2011

                      Buy at Amazon

                      Torchwood: Department X

                      Torchwood: Department X

                      Department X finds the Torchwood team going undercover in Cardiff department store G. R. Owen, the last of Cardiff’s old department stores. Times are hard and the ancient firm has gone into administration. But who are the Administrators? What goes on behind the shutters at night? And why are customers disappearing? Jack is determined to find out, before the store closes forever.

                      Format: Download or 2CDs
                      Duration:2 hours
                      SRP: ?13.25
                      ISBN: 97814 0846 6650
                      Release Date:03 March 2011

                      Buy from Amazon


                      Being Human Series 2 Video and Images

                      Being Human stars Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey and Aidan Turner as three apparent twenty-something characters sharing a house in Bristol, trying to live a normal social life, despite being a ghost, a werewolf and a vampire respectively.

                      The prequel clip introduces 2 brand-new characters ? Daisy and Ivan – the two latest vampires to enter the Being Human world. There is also a link to a downloadable gallery of 10 images from the new series below ? including some great werewolf shots.

                      Picture shows: A model of George as a werewolf.
                      Picture shows: A model of George as a werewolf.
                      George as a werewolf. Episode 1. Series 2 Being Human
                      George as a werewolf. Episode 1. Series 2 Being Human
                      Picture shows: (l-r) SINEAD KEENAN as Nina, RUSSELL TOVEY as George. Episode 1.
                      Picture shows: (l-r) SINEAD KEENAN as Nina, RUSSELL TOVEY as George. Episode 1.
                       Picture shows: (l-r) AIDAN TURNER as Mitchell, RUSSELL TOVEY as George. Episode 1.
                      Picture shows: (l-r) AIDAN TURNER as Mitchell, RUSSELL TOVEY as George. Episode 1.

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                      There is also a mysterious new site that has appeared called CenSSA (The Centre for the Study of Supernatural Activity) ? I imagine more will be revealed as time goes on… http://www.censsa.co.uk/

                      See Being Human Series 2 First!!!

                      An exclusive screening of episode one of the new series of Being Human is being organised… and YOU could be there!
                      Aidan Turner who plays Mitchell (the vampire) has recorded a special video message about it for the Being Human blog (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/beinghuman) which you can check out below.

                      The screening will take place at a London cinema on the evening of January 7th, 2010 and BBC Three are giving away free tickets to you guys, the fans, to claim on a first-come-first-served basis.
                      The tickets will be available from 10am on Thursday 10th December – just head to www.bbc.co.uk/tickets.
                      This will be, without doubt, the hottest Being Human event of the year. Those who manage to get their hands on a pair of tickets (yes you even get to bring a friend) will get to see episode one of the new series before it’s released on TV. And there might even be a few ‘special guests’ to surprise you on the evening.
                      But hold your horses because they’re not letting go of these tickets just yet… you’ll have to wait until Thursday 10am to get them.

                      Being Human Series 2 Poster
                      Being Human Series 2 Poster

                      Gareth David-Lloyd Signing

                      Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce a signing by Gareth David-Lloyd. He will be launching the exciting new web thriller GIRL NUMBER 9 at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Tuesday 27th October from 5:30 ? 6:30pm.

                      Girl Number 9, starring Gareth David-Lloyd (Torchwood), Joe Absolom (Personal Affairs, Eastenders) and Tracy-Ann Oberman (Doctor Who, Eastenders).

                      Torchwood/Doctor Who writer James Moran has created a 6 x 5 minute web thriller, with feature director Dan Turner

                      Vincent Boylan (Joe Absolom) has just been arrested, suspected of being behind the brutal murder of seven girls, but the team only have a limited time to get a confession out of him. If they cant make him talk, he could slip through their fingers. Detective Matheson (Gareth David-Lloyd), who led the investigation, is sent in to try and get some answers. But things soon take a horrifying turn for the worse, as Matheson and his boss Lyndon (Tracy-Ann Oberman) are about to find out all is not what it seems.

                      Girl Number 9 is premiering on 30th October at 9pm GMT, exclusively on www.canyousaveher.com

                      Being Human – 8 Part Second Series Announced!

                      Being Human - Image (c) BBC/Todd Antony
                      Being Human - Image (c) BBC/Todd Antony
                      Good news everyone! Being Human series 2 will happen. Missed series 1 – well you have really missed out. Catch it on DVD. (Being Human Series 1 DVD)

                      Being Human is the the critically acclaimed hit BBC Three drama (yes BBC three Drama – and it is really good!), chronicling the somewhat complicated lives of a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost living in modern-day Bristol, made by Touchpaper Television, part of the RDF Media Group, has been recommissioned for another eight-part series. The writeup like this makes it seem bad, but it is a quality 5/5 scifi drama series

                      The first series ends (dramatically) this Sunday (1st March).

                      Starring Russell Tovey (Little Dorrit, Doctor Who, The History Boys) Lenora Crichlow (Sugar Rush, Doctor Who) and Aidan Turner (The Clinic (strangely not Doctor Who)), Being Human attracted a high of over one million viewers and rave reviews. If they put it on BBC1 this could be a big mainstream hit!

                      Being Human has also enjoyed multiplatform success, being the most watched programme on BBC iPlayer for its first two episodes, as well becoming one of the best performing BBC websites.

                      Danny Cohen, Controller BBC Three, says: “I’m thrilled that we are recommissioning Being Human. It’s hugely popular with young viewers and earned great critical acclaim at the same time.

                      “It’s also a very important staging-post in the successful development of home-grown young drama on BBC Three.” Being Human is written by Toby Whithouse (Torchwood, Doctor Who), produced by Matthew Bouch (The Sarah Jane Adventures, Being Human pilot), directed by Toby Haynes (M.I. High, Spooks Code 9), Alex Pillai (Wire In The Blood) and Colin Teague (Torchwood, Doctor Who), and executive produced by Rob Pursey, Touchpaper Television (City Of Vice, Sold) and Julie Gardner, Head of Drama for BBC Wales.

                      Congratulations to them all – they deserve it.