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May 28th, 2016
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Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones will be back together in a brand new Torchwood audio adventure, Big Finish has announced.

Set before the events of Children of Earth, Outbreak is a 3-part mini-series in which the test subject of a medical trial gone wrong becomes loose on the streets of Cardiff. While the government tries to control the outbreak, the team finds itself on a mission to uncover the alien hiding within it, however they soon realise that they’ll have to save something even more important than the human race.

Written by Guy Adams, Emma Reeves and AK Benedict and directed by Scott Handcock, Outbreak will co-star Torchwood regulars Kai Owen and Tom Price, reprising their roles as Rhys Williams and Tom Price, respectively. It is will be available to buy and download in November 2016 and can be pre-ordered here, priced £20. Let us know if you’re excited!

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May 20th, 2016
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John Barrowman and Camille Coduri have been reunited in Cardiff this week at the recording session of a secret Doctor Who audio project.

Never one to opt against sharing a tantalising teaser or five, the Captain Jack actor has been keeping his Twitter followers up to date with the intriguing developments as he returned to Doctor Who’s homeland (as promised!) to work on what we can assume is a new Big Finish adventure co-starring Jackie Tyler herself. And there’s also been some exciting news for Torchwood fans, too.

On Wednesday he shared this pic of everybody’s favourite tea boy turned Earth defender Gareth David-Lloyd, so it looks like there’s plenty of Jack and Ianto action to come. Hurrah! Let’s not forget that Big Finish recently had their license extended until 2025, so there are definitely good times ahead. Let us know what you think it all means in the comments!

May 10th, 2016
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John Barrowman has sent Whovians into a frenzy (we know, so unlike him!) by revealing that he’ll be returning to Cardiff “in about a week and a half”.

While the actor remained tight-lipped about what’s bringing him back to Doctor Who’s homeland, his cryptic tease in a recent Facebook video has inevitably led fans to speculate that he’ll be reprising his role as Captain Jack Harkness in Series 10, which begins filming this month. His popular character was last seen on screen in 2011 in the fourth series of Torchwood.

So, is Jack back? Only time will tell, of course, and it might just turn out that John’s taking a trip to the Doctor Who Experience. He is certainly being secretive for a reason, though…

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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.

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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
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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
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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…

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