The full Torchwood team – Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Owen Harper and Toshiko Sato – are reunited in this new full-cast drama!
Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)
When The Torchwood Archive was released I was happy. It was a good feature-length story that brought in all incarnations of Torchwood from it’s timeline together in one story. But it was lacking in giving us a full team Torchwood adventure; jumping around time as it did and mainly focusing on a few characters at a time.
This isn’t to slate that great story mind; but I am glad we now have Torchwood: Outbreak as well.
This evening we were invited as press for the 25th annual British Academy Cymru Awards.
The awards honour excellence in broadcasting and production within film and television in Wales and over the years have celebrated some of the greatest talent in Wales.
The ceremony was hosted once again by BBC Radio 1 presenter, Huw Stephens, at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, where presenters included BAFTA-winning actress Sian Phillips, Michael Palin and Torchwood star Eve Myles.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, has today (26th September) revealed the names of some of the nominees, presenters and other special guest attendees for this Sunday’s British Academy Cymru Awards, which is taking place at the St David’s Hall in Cardiff, Wales on Sunday 2nd October.
To celebrate Torchwood’s tenth anniversary in October, Big Finish have announced an extra-special new release Torchwood – The Torchwood Archive; a two-disc special release coming in October from Big Finish, celebrating ten years of the massively popular Doctor Who spin-off by bringing together a host of familiar faces in a brand new adventure from writer and producer James Goss:
Review by Doctor Squee (Head Reviewer & Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)
Time for a round-up of the latest Big Finish Torchwood releases and my first review since Indie Mac User became an official reviewer for Big Finish (fanfare and bunting released!).
First up we have the long awaited Broken. Exploring the gap between Ianto saying goodbye to his Cyber girlfriend and really stepping into the thick of the action as a full member of the Torchwood team. In a recent panel hosted by yours truly, I got to ask Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto himself) about this adventure…
‘That’s a question quite a lot of fans ask, what happens between Yanto hiding a cyberwoman in the basement and suddenly being promoted to a fully-fledged member of the team. That sort of arc wasn’t really investigated in the show but this is an audio piece that really delves into that and answers a lot of question the fans might have had.’
South Wales newest film/TV & comic convention debuted at St Davids Hall, Cardiff on 16th & 17th January 2016.
The event filled most floors of the venue’s foyer with a variety of stalls selling comics, crafts & film/TV merchandise as well as exhibits, talks, celebrity guests, autographs, cosplay & photo sessions. Offering low entry fee’s the event was well attended both days by people of all ages.
Celebrity guests included Colin Baker (Doctor Who), Nicola Bryant (Doctor Who), Ian McNeice (Doc Martin), Gareth David-Lloyd (Torchwood), Norman Lovett (Red Dwarf), Arti Shah (Star Wars), Pam Rose (Star Wars), Virginia Hey (Farscape) and many more! Continue reading
Written by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)
Torchwood was a slow grower for me. You always knew it had the potential to be a great show, but it needed to find itself first. It started by feeling the need to prove it wasn’t Doctor Who by swearing every other word, talking extremely frankly about sex and pretty much having everyone wanting to do it with everyone else. It quickly calmed down, toned down the swearing and to a lesser degree the sex and slowly became the show it was capable of being. Yes it was for adults, but it didn’t feel the need to overdo it to prove it. The height of its success was being turned into a mini-series in Children of Earth; which gave us a great story with a heart-breaking end. So when I heard that Big Finish were bringing the show back in Audio form my interest, to say the least, was peaked. Continue reading