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May 7th, 2017
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Christmas came early for Torchwood fans this weekend when it was announced that they’ll finally be getting the fifth series they’ve been waiting for.

Well, sort of. Although Jack and Gwen will be reuniting for new adventures, they won’t be making an actual televisual comeback just yet, as their return will be helmed by the audio awesomeness that is Big Finish Productions. Still, it’s the first time we’ll have canonically seen – erm, heard – them since Miracle Day, so it will still be pretty damn exciting to find out what they’ve been up to since their Stateside shenanigans.

And that’s not all! Producer James Goss has teased that – as well as a brand spanking new team - Aliens Among Us will include “an appearance by someone who just has to be, has to be dead”, which begs the question… who?! The show certainly boasts a back catalogue of deceased characters, so the possibilities are seemingly endless, but who would you like to see – again, make that hear – come back from the dead? Let us know in the comments!

May 7th, 2017
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It has been confirmed that Torchwood will be returning for a fifth series in the form of a Big Finish audio range overseen by its original creator, Russell T Davies.

Aliens Along Us will pick up where Series 4 – Miracle Day – left off back in 2011, with John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Kai Owen reprising their respective roles as Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Rhys Williams. Tom Price will also be back as PC Andy, alongside an ensemble of new characters including Mr. Colchester, Tyler, Ng and Orr, as played by Paul Clayton, Jonny Green, Alexandria Riley and Sam Béart.

Series 5 – launching this August - will be released in three boxsets and will see Jack and Gwen restarting Torchwood in Cardiff. But with something terrible happening to the city, do they need a new approach? And can they save Cardiff from an invasion that’s already lost?

James Goss, producer, said: “This is an ambitious series for Big Finish, which Russell has been wonderfully involved in. There are familiar old faces, of course, but there will also be a few surprises, including an appearance by someone who just has to be, has to be dead…”

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April 14th, 2017
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Eve Myles will be fronting a brand new BBC Wales drama, Keeping Faith, it has been confirmed.

The 8-part series has been described as a “domestic noir thriller” and will star the Torchwood actress as its titular character Faith, a lawyer, wife and mother who fights to discover the truth behind her husband’s disappearance.

Written by Matthew Hall, the series will premiere on S4 as Un Bore Mercher this autumn, followed by an English speaking version on BBC One in early 2018.

Are you looking forward to seeing Eve in her latest project? Let us know in the comments…

March 11th, 2017
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John Barrowman recently caught up with the Doctor Who Fan Show to talk about his return as Captain Jack in a new Big Finish audio range.

The conversation inevitably turned to Doctor Who, as the actor admitted that he’d love to see how his on screen alter ego would react to the Twelfth Doctor. “I’d like to see Peter’s Doctor meet Jack,” he said. “The Doctor is a little bit older now, so it would be perfect. Plus, Jack has matured a little bit. Would that spark still be there? Would Jack still feel the same way about him?”

Speculation surrounding Jack’s return to Doctor Who is always ongoing, as are rumours regarding Torchwood’s televisual comeback. Last year, he revealed that he was in talks to end its prolonged hiatus, however plans have yet to develop any further. He explained: “I travel around the world and see how much Torchwood is still loved and how much people want it back. I’m really trying to push for it, but Big Finish is a great way to keep it alive.”

January 19th, 2017
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A trailer for Billie Piper (Rose Tyler)’s new film, City of Tiny Lights, has now appeared online for our viewing pleasure.

Directed by Pete Travis, the film is set in the multicultural metropolis of modern-day London and revolves around a seemingly straightforward missing person case which launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue.

The film not only stars Piper, but also actress Cush Jumbo who played Lois Habiba in Series 3 of Torchwood.

Another familiar face is Danny Webb who guest starred as Mr Jefferson in the Series 2 two-parter The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit. It’s released in cinemas on 7th April 2017.

What do you think of the trailer? Are you looking forward to seeing Billie on screen again?

October 22nd, 2016
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While we all celebrate the arrival of Class today, let’s not forget that this date - 22nd October – also marks the anniversary of another Doctor Who spin off.

It was on this day back in 2006 that everything changed when Jack Harkness returned to our screens as the star of his very own series, Torchwood. The show broke ratings records with its premiere on BBC Three, so much so that it was upgraded to BBC Two, and then BBC One, and went on to run for four successful series (or three successful series and Miracle Day, depending on your personal views…).

Whether or not you loved or loathed its last televised adventure, it’s still safe to say that Torchwood took us an epic journey to become a fully-fledged franchise in its own right. It still lives on in the form of audiobook and comic adventures, however we’ll just have to wait and see to find out if the gang (or what remains of it) will ever make it back to the screen, where they belong. It’s been one hell of a decade, though, with Torchwood giving us some of the bravest and more powerful storytelling that the sci-fi world has ever known.

To commemorate the landmark, share with us your cherished Torchwood memories below, and let us know if you’ll be watching any episodes to honour the occasion. Fans can rest assured that John Barrowman is working his little socks off to get Torchwood back on the air, so hopefully it’s only just a matter of time. After all, there’s life in the immortal dog yet!

October 15th, 2016
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The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine is just around the corner and this month they’re going back to Torchwood in honour of the spin off’s 10th anniversary.

To commemorate the historic landmark (its first episode, Everything Changes, aired on BBC Three on 22nd October 2006), the star of the show – and basically just about everything else – is Mr John Barrowman himself, otherwise known as Captain Jack Harkness. Inside Issue #505, the actor reflects on the last decade and reveals his secret plan to resurrect his alter ego once more.

All of that plus a round up of the latest Series 10 developments, reviews, competitions and more, as well as an exclusive preview of Class as yet another shining chapter in the hall of Whoniversal spin offs begins. DWM #505 is out on Thursday 20th October 2016.

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October 9th, 2016
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The Doctor Who Experience will be installing a temporary Torchwood exhibition to mark the show’s 10th anniversary later this month, it has been confirmed.

The spin off first aired on BBC Three on 22nd October 2006 (yes, nearly a whole decade ago!) and the Experience will be commemorating the landmark with a special display featuring an array of props and costumes from the show. In addition, the popular Filming Locations Tour – which has recently been extended until the end of October – will be adding some popular Torchwood stops as part of the celebrations.

Torchwood has been “in limbo” since 2011, surviving in the form of audio dramas and comics, however its star John Barrowman has recently teased its televisual comeback.

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July 24th, 2016
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John Barrowman has suggested that he is currently in talks to step back into the shoes of Captain Jack Harkness in a new TV series of Torchwood.

The Doctor Who spin off – which has been “in limbo” since its fourth series, Miracle Day, was aired to mixed reviews back in 2011 – currently survives in the form of its ongoing comic and audio adventures, which its leading star urges are “like a Kickstarter” to ensuring its televisual comeback. “If you buy the comics, you will be showing your support,” he said at San Diego Comic Con this weekend.

Never one to shy away from a cryptic tease or two (this is Barrowman we’re talking about, after all!), the actor also revealed that he had “a phone conversation on Monday” to discuss bringing it back to the small screen, something which his co-star Eve Myles has also continously expressed an interest in. Back in 2013, the Gwen Cooper actress affirmed that she keeps her “fingers crossed” for a fifth series. Do you agree? Cast your votes…

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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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