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August 2nd, 2017 30 comments

Big Finish Torchwood 5 – Aliens Among Us 1

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

5.1 Changes Everything by James Goss

Tyler Steele has washed up in Cardiff looking for a fresh start. A disgraced journalist, he’s looking into the Red Doors movement – are they really behind the terrorist attacks on immigrants? Who is stirring up the racism and hatred in the city, and what does outsourcing contractor 3Sol have to do with it? Tyler finds out that Torchwood – a secret organisation that everyone thought long gone – is back in business. Tyler realises that this is the second chance he’s been looking for, and he’ll do anything to be a part of it.

5.2 Aliens & Sex & Chips & Gravy by James Goss

Has Cardiff really been invaded by aliens? Tyler thinks he’s found a lead – the daughter of the mysterious Ro-Jedda is getting married and has booked a private party. If Torchwood can infiltrate it, there’s a chance they’ll end up closer to the truth. Free bar, canapés, and the chance to find out what’s really going on. What could possibly go wrong? Soon Torchwood are on the run for their lives, and learning more than they ever wanted to about alien life.

5.3 Orr by Juno Dawson

Vincent Parry is the most successful property developer in Cardiff. A while ago he made an agreement with the mysterious Ro-Jedda, and it is an arrangement he has come to bitterly regret. Something has to be done – but it’s going to cost him everything he loves. With time running out for Cardiff, Torchwood encounter an alien who knows them only too well.

5.4 Superiority Complex by AK Benedict

Poverty and homelessness are on the rise in Cardiff. The streets are full of the desperate and the dispossessed. So, of course, it’s the right time to open a 7-star luxury, all-inclusive hotel. And, naturally, the hotel is for aliens only. As the humans stand outside the gates and look hungrily in, there’s one thing that makes them smile. Someone is murdering the guests.

Starring John Barrowman, Paul Clayton, Alexandria Riley, Jonny Green, Sam Béart, Kai Owen and Eve Myles, with writers James Goss, Juno Dawson and AK Benedict, directed by Scott Handcock and produced by James Goss

Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, Torchwood


  • Doctor Who Big Finish Reviewer

    August 13th, 2017 - 4:42pm

    This box set is one of the worst things Big Finish has produced. The characterization is dull, the action is forced and the plots are poorly written.

    • whofan44

      August 14th, 2017 - 2:39pm

      I disagree. in my opinion there are much worst audios they have done but this does not come close to being anywhere near as bad as them. I enjoyed this set a lot. like the new characters and the old ones. only thing I would have made me like it more is Rhys and Andy were in it more

    • itzPrew

      August 15th, 2017 - 11:40pm

      I half agree. I enjoyed most scenes but the set got worse as it went on. By the last I was bored out of my mind. I would’ve preferred more Gwen and Jack moments together, they were never in a scene together. Although (SPOILERS BTW) I really enjoyed the “What’s up with Gwen” situation and can’t wait to see how they resolve it. I was thinking it could turn out to be Zygons but Big Finish don’t have the rights to do that, I don’t think. All in all it was alright but I think Rhys and Andy should’ve been in more/altogether, I did enjoy the references espessially the Ice Maiden one in Episode Two.

  • itzPrew

    August 2nd, 2017 - 3:53pm

    Bit annoyed that the cover isn’t really anything new. I hope that the CD covers have individual artwork for the story (Like Dark Eyes) and not like the usual TW Box set releases with subtle changes, but I doubt it

  • Sascha

    May 7th, 2017 - 5:19pm

    -> UNIT
    -> War Doctor
    -> Classic Doctors – New Monsters
    -> Churchill Years
    -> Diary of River Song
    -> Tenth Doctor Adventures
    -> Doctor Chronicles
    > Torchwood
    -> Torchwood Special Releases
    -> Torchwood Titan (which ties in)

    I so far have bought from New Who: all Titan Comics; the bbc Audios; The annuals; The NSA; the quick reads; The Story Books; the IDW Comics; the DWM Grapic Novels; THe Who Magazine essentials; and the torchwood Novels + bbc Audio…

    I Would like To Start Big Finish but Way to Many releases

    • Who?

      August 4th, 2017 - 5:52pm

      Just buy the ones you like the sound of most. They’re all (by and large!) excellent.

  • 100,000BC

    May 7th, 2017 - 1:02pm

    The one thing that could make this even better would be broadcast on BBC radio like BF’s original Eighth Doctor series (and previous Torchwood audio dramas by the BBC)


    May 7th, 2017 - 9:08am

    I would prefer them to come in single releases and be released weekly or monthly.


    May 7th, 2017 - 9:06am

    Why are they so expensive?

    • 100,000BC

      May 7th, 2017 - 1:07pm

      Big Finish are a small company with a relatively small paying audience who still have to pay actors, sound designers and the like. It’s a credit to their brilliant work that actors of such fame and regard want to take part in their productions at all, given that they probably pay less money than such actors are used to.

    • TARDIS H

      May 7th, 2017 - 1:12pm

      I meant compared to the other doctor who and torchwood box sets

    • 100,000BC

      May 7th, 2017 - 1:48pm

      The previous Torchwood box sets were 3 parts, this one is 4.
      Also I imagine that this set is more ambitious than most, we already have eight main cast members announced without any mention of who will be playing minor guest roles in the individual episodes.

    • TARDIS H

      May 7th, 2017 - 7:29pm

      Doom Coalition and similar box sets are £23 to pre order

    • platon29

      August 2nd, 2017 - 6:05pm

      It’s only £5 more. Hardly a drastic change.

  • Rich1e

    May 7th, 2017 - 6:08am

    God Bless you Big Finish for finally giving us a proper Torchwood sequel

  • Dalekparadigm2

    May 7th, 2017 - 2:07am

    I want this to be fresh, so no references to things that have happened elsewhere in the other releases. No Norton Folgate, no Comittee…just something new. Super excited though!!

    • Scorpiolo

      May 7th, 2017 - 11:27pm

      Don’t think this is tying into the other torchwood big finish stuff, this is set long after most of that following after miracle day, so may tie into that as it had a bit of a cliffhanger

    • Dalekparadigm2

      May 8th, 2017 - 12:29am

      In which case, Rex needs to be in this.

  • Joshua B

    May 6th, 2017 - 10:56pm

    Hope we get some explanations to the unresolved cliffhangers, and I’m hoping one of the doctors will finally show up in these audiobooks

  • TheWarDoctor

    May 6th, 2017 - 9:53pm

    in response to many on here, such as The Dalek Whovian, or LastOfTheSonics. Torchwood IS on audio now. Accept that. It will never come back to TV especially given it would have to either rewrite and decanonise all big finish or work around it. Big Finish has made Torchwood so much better in many aspects. I for one, adore it on BF and hope it never leaves.

    • The Dalek Whovian

      May 7th, 2017 - 10:06am

      It doesn’t have to leave BF to be on TV again

    • Scorpiolo

      May 7th, 2017 - 11:28pm

      Yes it’s not coming back to TV anytime soon, but they wouldn’t not do that because of the audios, but this followup likely indicates they have no plans

  • Anonymous

    May 6th, 2017 - 9:30pm

    I it just me or does that look like Bill in the backround, wearing her spacesuit from ‘Oxygen’?

    • DoctorSong2016

      May 7th, 2017 - 11:29am

      It’s Ng played by Alexandria Riley by the looks of it. Also it looks nothing like Bill.

  • LastOfTheSonics

    May 6th, 2017 - 8:54pm

    Well I suppose a fifth series in some form is better than no series. Although I am still holding out for a fifth one.


    May 6th, 2017 - 6:47pm

    OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A whole new series 5 of Torchwood in audio form!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Dalek Whovian

    May 6th, 2017 - 3:27pm

    This is properly the closest thing we will get to Series 5 (Unless Chibnall plans to revive Torchwood) but any continuation is awesome

    • JacksonLake

      May 6th, 2017 - 5:05pm

      Don’t think Chibnall has the rights to revive Torchwood. Moffat said the same thing before – that he has no control over it either, its simply down to the fact if both RTD and BBC say yes to a fifth series.

    • The Dalek Whovian

      May 6th, 2017 - 5:59pm

      Ah that explains a lot, I’m sure John Borrowman will persuade the BBC or RTD one day.

    • The Outcast

      May 7th, 2017 - 10:41am

      RTD was involved in the creation of this (It says in the press release), so he’s not blocking it, so I assume its the BBC based on your comments. Saying that, I wouldn’t know, cause I’m not a fan of Torchwood and MA stuff in general.

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