Torchwood on the Radio

Here’s the details of the three Torchwood radio plays airing on BBC Radio 4 this week Wednesday to Friday at 2.15pm.

Each episode takes place before Children of Earth, and stars John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd…


(Weds @ 2:15pm)
Written by Anita Sullivan, directed by Kate McAll.

When PC Andy arrests a teenager for shoplifting, he thinks it is going to be a routine case. Then he sees the weapon she is carrying and decides to call in the Torchwood team. Under questioning from Gwen, the girl remembers her name but little else, and when she speaks it is in a strange mix of English and Scandinavian, but with a Cardiff accent. Then the girl’s blood tests come through and the team is faced with a dilemma.

Additional cast:
PC Andy …… Tom Price
Freda …… Erin Richards
Security Guard …… Matthew Gravelle
Policewoman …… Sara McGaughey
Dog Walker …… Dick Bradnum
Girl …… Isabel Lewis

Golden Age

(Thursday @ 2:15pm)
Written by James Goss, directed by Kate McAll.

The Torchwood team are led to Delhi on the trail of a dangerous energy field. As the field grows, they witness the simultaneous disappearance of hundreds of people. Jack discovers that the field centres on an old colonial mansion, Torchwood India. Shocked to find that Torchwood India is still going strong after he shut it down himself over 80 years ago, he is even more surprised to find that its members, including his old flame the Duchess, haven’t aged a day.

Additional cast:
The Duchess …… Jasmine Hyde
Mr Daz …… Amerjit Dew
Mahajan …… Ravin J Ganatra
Gissing …… Richard Mitchley

The Dead Line

(Friday @ 2:15pm)
Written by Phil Ford, directed by Kate McAll.

When a Cardiff hospital is inundated with patients who have fallen into coma -like trances, Torchwood move in to investigate. The trances appear to have been triggered by phone calls, all received on retro phones and made from a number that hadn’t been active for over 30 years. Determined to find out who has been calling the unfortunate victims, Jack rings the mysterious number, but the line is dead. But then it calls Jack back.

Additional cast:
Rhys …… Kai Owen
Stella …… Dona Croll
Jan …… Eiry Thomas
Bob …… Matthew Gravelle
Tyler …… Brendan Charleson

These all look great dramas and will make a superb addition to an already distinguished set of plays on Radio 4’s Afternoon Play series.

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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