Review: Torchwood – Goodbye Piccadilly

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)

PC Andy (Tom Price) wakes up in the 1950’s naked, chained to a bed (don’t you just hate when that happens!); when he finds he is joined by (and was brought there by) Folgate (Samuel Barnett) things go from the ridiculous to the sublime.As you’d expect when you see these two characters & actors together, fun is afoot! These guys are such a match made in heaven. Andy with his uptight reserve and bashful side and Folgate, the hedonist who could give Jack a run for his money. The story is fairly simple, which is what is called for in such a characterful piece by James Goss. Our main guest star in Lucy Sheen as the wonderfully named “Fat Kim” is perfectly mean and gives our leads something great to work against and as you can tell from the interviews on this release they have a lot of fun. Superb direction by Scott Handcock too.

This release just shows the diversity of types of Torchwood you get with Big a Finish. Yes, you get the epic, huge story releases with everyone ever in a Torchwood involved and a great new Torchwood crew. But sometimes you just want a fun romp of a chase story through the streets of 50’s London. You get this here. 9/10.

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  1. […] Norton Folgate (Samuel Barnett) leads the Torchwood team aboard a plane containing a mysterious artefact stuck in a time loop. But when they get as stuck as the plane, it turns out Norton may have his own reasons to want this plane freed.This is a very dynamic start to the series. Norton joining the Torchwood team in the present day for a whole set was actually Russell T Davies idea, as revealed in the extras and it’s an inspired one. He is a character which is so seductive and engaging you want to route for him even when he isn’t always clearly on the side of right. This makes him the perfect Torchwood agent. They also make the clever decision to do a time loop but not have us reliving the loop with the cast. Instead we get one loop and find out more about what had happened as we go; making this more original than your usual time loop story. Sergeant Andy (Tom Price) and Yvonne being the ones stuck with Norton also makes for a great story. Yvonne is constantly trying to control and the relationship between her and Andy and Andy and Norton gives great fuel for the fire. […]


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