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Torchwood: Iceberg review

Hospitals and medical facilities have become regular ‘go to’ locations in Big Finish’s monthly Torchwood audio range. With patients beholden to the doctors treating them, there’s always the potential for that power imbalance to lead to unexpected outcomes. Latest release “Iceberg” takes that kind of clinical concept and injects a dose of mystery and suspense … >

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Torchwood: Tropical Beach Sounds and Other Relaxing Seascapes #4

Torchwood: Tropical Beach Sounds and Other Relaxing Seascapes #4 review

The self-help industry in the UK is thriving, a beneficiary of increasingly uncertain times. The personal self-help recording, voiced by pop psychologists or celebrities, has long been a key platform for the distribution of behavioural advice. It is something that has brought solace, reassurance and encouragement to countless listeners. Yet, for sceptics of “guided audio … >

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Torchwood: Dissected

Torchwood: Dissected review

An urgent autopsy for a young man who’s suffered a suspicious death provides a stressful context for an overdue reunion, as Gwen Cooper meets up with former colleague Dr Martha Jones in the latest Torchwood monthly audio release from Big Finish. Dissected is a skilful two-hander character-piece brought to life (in the midst of death) … >

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Torchwood - Fortitude

Torchwood: Fortitude review

Things are all sea once again in the latest monthly Torchwood audio release Fortitude. Members of the Torchwood family last took to the waves back in July’s offering Sargasso. In that Doctor Who-monster themed story, Rhys battled the Nestene Consciousness aboard a drifting container ship. In sharp contrast Fortitude shifts the timeline from the present … >

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Torchwood - Big Finish - Expectant

Torchwood: Expectant review

The always popular pairing of Jack Harkness and Ianto Jones makes a welcome return in Torchwood: Expectant, an entertaining sci-fi yarn and the December offering in the monthly release range. But their interactions take second place to the main character dynamic of the piece. And that’s the fraught relationship between the pregnant Harkness and his … >

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Torchwood: Dead Man’s Switch review

November’s monthly Torchwood story pulls the spotlight away from the main Hub crew to push the focus back in the direction of the malevolent, machiavellian manipulator Bilis Manger. Last heard of in the deliciously dark Deadbeat Escape back in August 2018, Manger has lost none of his nefarious charms by the time the events of … >

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Torchwood: Smashed review

The latest monthly Torchwood release from Big Finish returns the spotlight to the character of Gwen Cooper, who was last heard from in the richly atmospheric standalone story Night of the Fendahl released back in April. That return to the mythos of the Fendahl made for a creepy and unnerving tale. Smashed has an altogether … >

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Torchwood One: Latter Days

Torchwood One: Latter Days review

This latest Torchwood One audio boxset offers a trilogy of tales shaped by different reflections on a common theme: the challenges that come from the ageing process, as the clichés of the “mid-life crisis” are gradually displaced by the personal upsets that can follow the end of a working life, the onset of illness and … >

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Torchwood: The Vigil review

Thrown together through the luck-of-the-draw of the Torchwood recruitment process, this pair of newbie investigators could hardly be more ill-matched. Toshiko Sato is diligent, attentive, meticulous and aims to excel in everything she’s asked to do. Her fellow recruit Sebastian Vaughan is something else entirely. Born into a family of wealth and privilege, Sebastian is … >

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Torchwood: The Hope review

Reunited from May 2017’s dark, disturbing and deeply funny ‘Corpse Day’, the latest Torchwood monthly release features Owen Harper (Burn Gorman) and PC Andy Davidson (Tom Price) working undercover. The story begins with Owen delivering a fatal cancer diagnosis to a prison inmate. Andy is on the case too, as a prison warden, with the … >

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