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 Â£11.98!