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February 12th, 2020 6 comments

Big Finish Torchwood 37 Tropical Beach Sounds

Sir Michael Palin joins Torchwood

April’s audio adventure with the Torchwood team takes the form of a spoken word relaxation tape. But the last thing it will do is provide release from stress or anxiety. In a remarkable change to Big Finish’s regular Torchwood adventures, legendary comedian, actor, broadcaster and globetrotter Sir Michael Palin provides sole narration as The Voice of the tape.

Torchwood: Tropical Beach Sounds and Other Relaxing Seascapes #4 is now available for pre-order as a collector’s edition CD at £9.99 or on download from the Big Finish website at £7.99.

You are listening to a self-help tape. You are hearing a soothing voice. You have always wanted to do something with your life, haven’t you? Oh, how you’ve ached to be a better person. Well now. This is your chance. Go on. Sit back. Close your eyes. Relax. You’re going to learn all about Captain Jack Harkness. You’re going to learn all about Torchwood. You’re going to change the world.

Producer, James Goss, said: “Our director, Scott Handcock, had the idea of telling a story entirely through a haunted self-help tape, and we immediately suggested it to Tim Foley, the master of the unusual dramatic style (if you’ve not heard his podcast, The North West Footwear Database, you’re in for a treat). We were only too delighted when Scott secured the services of a national treasure to play the self-help tape. This really is a release to listen to in a darkened room”. Narrator, Sir Michael Palin, added: “I don’t normally get offered something like this. I’m used to doing The Clangers. It definitely attracted me because there’s an awful lot to it. It’s such a complex piece -from larky-jokey to very, very violent. It’s quite an adventurefor me. “I didn’t do it because it was Torchwood. I haven’t seen a lot of it. But I did a bit of research –I don’t watch much television. Mainly Match Of The Day. I did it because it was a rather fascinating piece of writing.”

Please note that Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.

Torchwood: Tropical Beach Sounds and Other Relaxing Seascapes #4is now available for pre-order as a collector’s edition CD at £9.99 or on download from the Big Finish website at £7.99. Subscribers to the Big Finish Torchwood range can save money by pre-ordering a bundle of forthcoming stories. A six-release bundle is £50 on CD or £45 on download, or you can save even more money by ordering all twelve Torchwood releases together at £90 on CD or £84 on download.

Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, Torchwood


  • Daz

    February 14th, 2020 - 11:14am

    Michael Palin wow that’s pretty cool

  • Doctor Mysterio

    February 12th, 2020 - 11:42pm

    Let’s hope Sir Michael can be tempted to do more! Can’t wait to hear this.

  • Bobby Davros

    February 12th, 2020 - 10:55pm

    That title sounds like the product of a random word generator app.

    • Anonymous

      February 13th, 2020 - 5:33pm

      It’s mean to be a self help style title

    • Anonymous

      February 13th, 2020 - 5:40pm

      Just another example of Bobby’s humour…

  • Anonymous

    February 12th, 2020 - 6:00pm



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