Original Torchwood stars John Barrowman and Gareth David-Lloyd are teaming up again for a brand new Torchwood story this summer.
Based on the Doctor Who spin-off series, the penultimate instalment of Big Finish’s second season of Torchwood audio stories will delve into the life of loyal administrator Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd).
‘Broken’, written by Joseph Lidster, takes place soon after the terrible events of ‘Cyberwoman’ and explores Ianto’s complicated relationship with team leader Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman).
‘Cyberwoman’ aired in the first TV season of Torchwood in November 2006 and was written by new Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall.
Producer James Goss commented: “Joe Lidster came up the with idea. ‘He’d spotted that something interesting happens midway through Series 1 of Torchwood on television, and he really wanted to investigate it. I’m afraid to say I just went, ‘Yes, yes yes. But John and Gareth together? Imagine how happy the fans will be!’ Both the actors fell on the script, and director Scott Handcock’s got some great performances out of it.”
The official synopsis reads: “Whenever Ianto Jones has a tough day at work, he has somewhere he can hide. And, for Ianto Jones, it’s always a tough day at work.
“His girlfriend is dead, his colleagues don’t trust him, and his boss… his boss is something else. With no friends in the world, and his life in danger every day, is it any wonder that at night, Ianto Jones goes to the pub?
“Ianto’s local becomes somewhere where he feels safe. Safe from his demons, safe from his life, safe from Torchwood. Until one evening, Captain Jack Harkness walks into a bar….”
Joining John Barrowman and Gareth David-Lloyd in the ‘Broken’ are Melanie Walters, Eiry Thomas and Ross Ford.
Season 2 will conclude in August.
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