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Published on January 6th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

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Torchwood The Musical!?

No, really! A musical version of Torchwood was planned by the BBC, according to excerpts from the new edition of Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook’s The Writer’s Tale – with ABBA’s Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus on board to write songs!

The new release of the book – which features an additional 300 pages covering the last 18 months of Davies’ reign as Doctor Who showrunner – also includes clarification of the rumour that Prince Charles was asked to appear in Voyage of the Damned.

On the matter of Torchwood: The Musical, it seems Davies may have been as incredulous as we are:

Russell T Davies reveals that he was asked about the concept and told:

“They have the two chaps from Abba on board.”

Davies said after he had finished laughing he asked for clarification.

He was told: “Yep. Bjorn and Benny love Torchwood.”

The new edition of The Writer’s Tale is out next week, and is available from Amazon now for just £11.98!

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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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