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November 6th, 2017 8 comments

Big Finish Torchwood 5 – Aliens Among Us 3

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Big Finish picks up the events after Miracle Day with Torchwood: Aliens Among Us…

Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper have restarted Torchwood. But it’s in a very different Cardiff. Something terrible’s happened to the city. With every day getting darker, will a new arrival prove to be the ally Torchwood needs?

5.9 Poker Face by Tim Foley

Torchwood are in trouble. Terrorist attacks are rocking the city. Control of the police has been ceded to Cardiff’s alien masters. And it looks like it’s all been arranged by Captain Jack Harkness. Worse, there’s a dead woman in the cells who says that Torchwood will be hers by dawn.

5.10 Tagged by Joseph Lidster

“I know what you’ve done. I know what you’ll do.” The phrase starts appearing everywhere around Cardiff. On posters. On the internet. It’s just a prank, isn’t it? Only a wave of vigilante crime spreads through the city. People are taking revenge. Suddenly everyone knows what you’ve done. And they know what you’ll do.

5.11 Escape Room by Helen Goldwyn

Gwen Cooper, Rhys Williams, and the Colchester-Prices go to try out an escape room. They’ve heard a lot about them. Especially this one. People keep going into the game and not coming out. But Torchwood will be fine. After all – partners can trust each other. Can’t they?

5.12 Herald Of The Dawn by James Goss

It all starts normally enough. A car park full of ramblers is incinerated by a thunderbolt. But the next day it’s clear there’s something very wrong. Something’s changed. Something’s coming. It’s the end of the world. And that’s what Torchwood are best at.

Written By: Tim Foley, Joseph Lidster, Helen Goldwyn, James Goss
Directed By: Scott Handcock


John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Alexandria Riley (Ng), Paul Clayton (Mr Colchester), Samantha Béart (Orr), Jonny Green (Tyler Steele), Kai Owen (Rhys Williams), Tom Price (Sgt. Andy Davidson), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Rachel Atkins (Ro-Jedda), Ramon Tikaram (Colin Colchester-Price), Terence Hardiman (Escape), Sanee Raval (Xander), Kezrena James (Serena), Laura Dalgleish (Newsreader), Kerry Joy Stewart (Waitress), Garnon Davies (Rory), Joseph Tweedale (Assassin), Richard Elfyn (Inspector Bernstein), Aly Cruickshank (God Botherer), Marilyn Le Conte (Sue), Rick Yale (Darren), Luke Williams (Hywel), Charlotte O’Leary (News Reporter)

Further cast details to be confirmed

Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners

Produced by James Goss
Script edited by Scott Handcock
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, Torchwood


  • Dalekparadigm2

    November 7th, 2017 - 5:42pm

    Just finished the first box set and I’m loving Mr Colchester. He’d be awesome on tv I think. The storyline is fantastic and I love the subtle nods to other things like Xhildren of Earth and even the comics. Can’t wait to go onto set 2

  • Tom

    November 6th, 2017 - 11:02pm

    Much as the writing’s on the wall regarding Torchwood’s future thanks to BF gaining the licence, remember that BF also gained the rights to DW in the late 1990s, at which point we assumed the TV Movie would serve as the show’s televised swansong and the Eighth Doctor’s adventures would continue only in audio form. Turns out that we were right on the latter front, but judging by DW having reached its eleventh modern season with the Ninth-Thirteenth Doctors, it’s safe to say there are ways by which TW could return without confusing newcomers. Were the Beeb to commission a new run, they could essentially brand it as Season One as they did with DW in 2005, then allow BF and Titan Comics to explain why characters like Mr Colchester, Tyler Steel et al don’t feature in the revived show (though they’ve made such a great impact in the audios that I wouldn’t mind their return via some introductory lines of dialogue at all).

    • R1ch1e

      November 7th, 2017 - 7:37am

      Quite right Tom

  • Doctor Stu

    November 6th, 2017 - 9:19pm

    I kind of don’t like that they’ve done this as it sort of officially kills off TV Torchwood as any future TV resurrection would mean you need to listen to a bunch of audio dramas in order to catch up. It’s so sad moffatt never tried to push Torchwood back to television he sort of abandoned jack and the team

    • Alex

      November 6th, 2017 - 10:26pm

      It’s not really Moffat’s fault. Moffat doesn’t run the BBC, he ran Doctor Who. The Rights to Torchwood belong to Russell T Davies, and he really wouldn’t have much part in a decision to bring Torchwood back, no more than Russell T Davies would have a right to do stuff with Sherlock.

    • Pip

      November 6th, 2017 - 10:37pm

      I don’t think Torchwood was ever coming back to be honest. If the BBC had any intention at all then they wouldn’t have licensed this.

    • JacksonLake1

      November 6th, 2017 - 11:31pm

      People thought that when Moffat took over, he also took over Torchwood and SJA, but the spin-offs were still in RTD’s control…lol

    • DoctorSong2016

      November 7th, 2017 - 7:12am

      This is how RTD wanted to continue Torchwood so it’s safe to say that it was never coming back.

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