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April 14th, 2016
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Following on from the ongoing success of Big Finish’s new Torchwood audios, Titan have announced that they’ll also be reuniting Jack and Gwen in a brand new comic series.

The debut issue has been written by the man himself, John Barrowman, alongside his sister Carole E. Barrowman, and sees his alter ego return to Cardiff where a dark technology from a forgotten species has been claimed by a conspiratorial power. Torchwood #1, featuring illustrations by Antonio Fuso and Pasquale Qualano, will go on sale 6th July 2016, with five variant covers – below – to collect.

Browse the latest Doctor Who products on sale now in our merchandise section…

Thanks to Titan Comics.

June 4th, 2015
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John Barrowman has revealed that he still remains hopeful that Captain Jack will return to Doctor Who one day.

The character was last seen in the series in The End of Time, Part Two and has been off our screens altogether since 2011 when Miracle Day, the fourth series of his popular spin off Torchwood, was aired to mixed reviews. Despite the hiatus, though, he is adamant that the BBC would be “very silly not to bring him back”. “I would be more than happy to go back if they asked me,” he told the Ipswich Star. “But I never have been, and I don’t know if I will be.”

He added: “The popularity of Jack hasn’t decreased. It keeps growing and one person who is keeping him alive is me, because I’m constantly promoting him. One day, he will return.”

The actor will star in a new Torchwood audio series which Big Finish will release this year.

May 4th, 2015
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Torchwood will be returning to the airwaves in the form of a brand new audio series, it has been announced.

Big Finish will be overseeing the new production which will consist of six original adventures exploring the impact that a mysterious event has on the team. As always, the festivities will be led by Captain Jack Harkness, as portrayed by John Barrowman who previously confirmed earlier this year that the audio plays were in development.

Part one, The Conspiracy, will be released in September.

“Torchwood has been to the Moon, and America, and the Himalayas,” Torchwood’s creator and former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies said. “Now, it’s finally coming home.”

Additional cast members are to be finalised. The remaining five instalments will be released monthly from January 2016. Are you glad that Torchwood is finally returning? Let us know!

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The TV series has been “in limbo” since its fourth series, Miracle Day, was aired in 2011.

April 21st, 2015
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John Barrowman has described working on Doctor Who as “the job of a lifetime”.

The actor, who says joining the show has been the highlight of his career, was introduced as Captain Jack Harkness in Series 1 and accompanied the Doctor on various adventures before heading off to helm his own series in Torchwood. He was last seen in the parent show in The End of Time while the spin off has been “in limbo” since its fourth series, Miracle Day, was met with mixed reviews in 2011. It was recently confirmed that new Torchwood radio plays are on the way.

“I was overwhelmed when I was offered the part,” he told the Nottingham Post. “I never thought I would get to join the TARDIS and be part of the Doctor Who family. It’s a dream.”

Next month John will embark on a UK tour with his eighth studio album, You Raise Me Up.

March 11th, 2015

Two popular figures from the Doctor Who universes are celebrating their birthdays today.

John Barrowman, who plays Captain Jack Harkness in the main series and its spin off, Torchwood, turns 48 today, while Alex Kingston, known for her portrayal of River Song, is 52.

We hope they both have a great day and enjoy their respective celebrations. Leave your wishes for them in the comments section below. So… are we any closer to getting this Jack and River spin off, then?!

January 14th, 2015
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Great news for Torchwood fans – the show will be returning (sort of) in the form of “three or four” new radio plays, its leading man has confirmed!

John Barrowman, who plays the programme’s protagonist Captain Jack Harkness, announced the news during a recent press conference for his latest project Arrow. “We’re doing three or four radio plays for the BBC,” he elaborated. “My sister and I are discussing the possibility of writing one of them and whether or not that leads to something new on TV, nobody knows. It’s whether or not the BBC want to do it.”

The Doctor Who spin off was last on our screens in 2011 but it’s been “in limbo” since its ill-fated fourth series Miracle Day which was met with largely unfavourable reviews. Fans and critics alike panned the show for abandoning its Welsh roots by relocating to America.

Full details about the new radio plays are unknown but John did suggest they’ll be a mix of “character based” stories and ones that “bring the team back together”, though just which members of the ‘team’ he’s referring to remains to be seen. Stick with us for all the latest!

September 10th, 2014

Rose Tyler has reigned supreme in an online popularilty poll to determine the greatest Doctor Who companion of all time.

The shop girl turned Earth defender – who travelled with the Ninth and Tenth Doctors – was portrayed by Billie Piper and made her most recent appearance in the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, last November.

The survey was conducted by Radio Times and received over 2.3 million votes. The runner up was Jack Harkness, played by John Barrowman in the series and its spin off Torchwood.

Do you agree with the result? If not, who is your ultimate companion? Let us know below…

April 19th, 2014
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John Barrowman has revealed that he hopes to return to his most famous role as he thinks “there’s a lot more to tell”.

The actor’s told NerdB*stards that there will always be life left in Jack Harkness (and not just because he is immortal!), despite the fact he hasn’t been seen on screen since the last series of Torchwood, Miracle Day, back in 2011.

“It’s not my decision, it’s a decision for the BBC,” he said. “I go to conventions and see the huge following we have.”

He continued: “There’s still a real hunger for Torchwood and there’s a lot more out there too. There are those missing years that Jack talked about and how he becomes the Face of Boe. But it’s never up to me. It is up to Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner and the BBC.”

And like the rest of us, John is extremely excited to see the TARDIS adventures of Peter Capaldi who he has previously worked alongside on Torchwood: Children of Earth. “I think Peter’s a brilliant actor,” John affirmed. “It’s a very interesting step to have taken.”

Would you like to see a comeback for the Captain!? Let us know in the comment below…

March 11th, 2014

Join us as we raise our glasses to wish everyone’s favourite Captain, John Barrowman, a very happy birthday!

The actor, singer and all-round entertainer is 47 today, and we hope he enjoys his celebrations.

While John has admitted he felt “really upset” to miss out of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary festivities, he’s got his “fingers crossed” that he’ll be able to reprise his popular role as Jack in a new series of Torchwood.

Feel free to post your messages for John below. What are your favourite Jack moments?

October 20th, 2013

John Barrowman has revealed he’s “absolutely proud” of the role model status that Captain Jack has achieved.

The actor’s told Radio Times that his Doctor Who alter ago helped to break barriers for the series when he became the first male character to kiss the Doctor on screen.

“It is great to be a hero who doesn’t care who he kisses,” he explained. “It blew over everyone’s head. It wasn’t until five episodes later that everybody went ‘Oh my God!’”

He continued: “There’s young teens in school being bullied because of the sexuality they are just discovering. They write to me all the time to say Captain Jack’s helped them be strong and more positive about themselves, rather than hiding and being embarrassed.”

And with the future of Jack’s spin off series Torchwood “in limbo” the star confirmed he would always be willing to reprise the role in the main series. “I was disappointed to not be asked back for the 50th,” he admitted. “But things have to move on. It is going to be a great anniversary show and I’ll be watching like everybody else. Whether Jack returns in the future is up to the producers. Doctor Who changed my life, so of course I’d do it.”

Would you like to see Jack back with the Doctor? Have your say in the comments below!

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