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May 3rd, 2015 29 comments

Big Finish Audio Torchwood 1.1. The Conspiracy

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Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) returns in Torchwood, all new audio adventures based on the popular Doctor Who spin off series.

Torchwood – a clandestine organisation outside the government, beyond the police. An elite team of operatives defending Cardiff and the world from alien menaces and terrible forces, keeping the city safe from the interdimensional rift that runs through it.

Led by the irrespressible Captain Jack Harkness, former Time Agent and companion to the Doctor, this new series of stories find the Torchwood team caught up in a dangerous event which will impact their lives forever.

The series begins with The Conspiracy, released in September 2015 – and the story will continue in five further releases beginning Janurary 2016.


Big Finish proudly presents John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood – an all new series of audio dramas based on the fantastic Doctor Who spin-off series.

Torchwood, the intrepid team of alien investigators, returns in a series of six audio productions, as part of a licensing deal with BBC Worldwide.

Once again, the Torchwood team will be led by the irrepressible Captain Jack, as played by John Barrowman – who broke the news of the series return on his radio show on Sunday evening.

Conceived as a spin-off from Doctor Who, Torchwood was created by Russell T Davies (Doctor Who, Cucumber, Banana, Queer as Folk) and made its debut on television in 2006. The top secret organisation Torchwood saved Cardiff (and often the world) from alien menaces and terrifying forces, trying to keep the city safe from the inter-dimensional rift that ran through it. In charge of Torchwood was Captain Jack, a man who has been called: “A companion to the Doctor, a rogue Time Agent, an immortal, a dangerous con-man, and very good at parties.” Captain Jack can’t be exterminated or trusted, and there’s just no stopping him.

The new series of audio dramas will each focus on different members of the Torchwood team, exploring the impact that a mysterious event has on them. Starting off the range will be John Barrowman, who stars in The Conspiracy, a deadly thriller by David Llewellyn, which is released September 2015.

Torchwood creator Russell T Davies says: “Torchwood has been to the Moon, and America, and the Himalayas, but now I think it’s finally coming home, to the brilliance of Big Finish.”

“What’s great about Torchwood is that it is as unstoppable as Captain Jack and just as persuasive,” says producer James Goss. “Torchwood has been a ratings success on nearly every BBC channel, and it’s one of the few UK series to translate to America. It’s already been a series of iPlayer-topping audio plays, and we are thrilled to continue it. It’s just so exciting to be starting off the range with a drama starring John Barrowman – he leapt at the chance to display a whole new side to Captain Jack.”

Executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery says: “It’s fantastic that we will be bringing Captain Jack back to life (for perhaps the thousandth time!) with Big Finish. There are many new Torchwood tales to be told and I can’t wait for Jack and his team to defend the Earth once again. I am very grateful for the continuing faith that both the BBC and Russell T Davies have shown in us and very excited to enter into a new world for Big Finish.”

Executive producer Nicholas Briggs says: “Torchwood is something we’ve wanted to do for ages. It has great characters and there are many stories to be told. Our mission is to bring a whole new series of dramatic adventures to life. We’re starting off with these more intimate, focused releases and will then move on to bigger casts and even wider scope. We’re very much looking forward to working with all the cast and it’s been such a pleasure liaising with Russell T Davies about this. He couldn’t have been more supportive and helpful. Our Torchwood producer, James Goss, has really hit the ground running and his tangible enthusiasm is already proving rather an inspiration to us.”

Additional cast members for the series will be revealed later.

Torchwood: The Conspiracy will be released in September 2015, with the remaining five instalments following monthly from January 2016.

You can pre-order all six release now, both individually, or as part of a subscription.


John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), John Sessions (Wilson), Sarah Ovens (Kate), Dan Bottomley (Sam)

Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, Torchwood


  • DoctorRiverTARDIS

    October 10th, 2015 - 2:31pm

    Booboo, I ordered the CD of this on the morning of Sunday the 4th, When can I expect it to arrive?

    • booboo

      October 10th, 2015 - 2:56pm

      They take up to 28 days I think

  • whotoys

    May 9th, 2015 - 12:46pm

    I hope this is set after what happened in miracle day

  • Stike

    May 5th, 2015 - 6:20pm



    May 4th, 2015 - 10:09am

    really looking forward to this as a relatively new torchwood fan

  • Joe

    May 4th, 2015 - 9:21am

    First UNIT: Extinction now this I have a feeling we’ll get a NuWho announcement before years out

  • 100000BC

    May 4th, 2015 - 8:03am

    They now have permission for Kate Stewart, Jack Harkness and possibly other new series characters and monsters related to UNIT.

    Along with this, Eccleston’s recent announcement that he has “nothing against the character or the show” and that he just “clashed” with some BBC people bring new hope to my ideas about another announcement. His Doctor is 10 years old now, and the BBC have already given permission for one of his companions…

  • SixthDoctorFan200

    May 3rd, 2015 - 11:07pm

    Yes!!!! More Torchwood !!! 🙂

  • Doctor Stu

    May 3rd, 2015 - 9:50pm

    Ok I might be asking a really dumb question but……. Are these books AND audio dramas or are they just audio I don’t really know a lot about big finish

    • booboo

      May 3rd, 2015 - 10:12pm

      Just audio dramas

    • Doctor Stu

      May 3rd, 2015 - 11:24pm

      Ok thank you

  • The Silent Silent

    May 3rd, 2015 - 9:45pm

    Has there been any full cast Audio Dramas of Torchwood before ??

    • The Monitor

      May 3rd, 2015 - 10:01pm

      Yes. The BBC did a number of audio Torchwood products at least 7 of which were full cast dramas. They are available as two box sets (4 and 3 respectively)

  • CJ

    May 3rd, 2015 - 9:02pm

    Sounds good!

  • StetsonDoctor

    May 3rd, 2015 - 8:28pm

    Not bought any Big Finish CDs before, but I think I’m going to have to get this one! 🙂

    • Doctor Rules

      May 3rd, 2015 - 9:39pm

      Get some! They take you on a mind blowing Doctor Who voyage! I enjoy them just as much perhaps more than the official series!

    • Anonymous

      May 3rd, 2015 - 11:04pm

      Some of their Tom Baker stories are going out on Radio 4 Extra later this month, keep an eye out for them if you want a taster before diving in (although definitely dive in after).

  • 76 Totters Lane

    May 3rd, 2015 - 8:26pm

    Hopefully, they’ll include Gwen, Ianto, Tosh, Owen and Rhys or PC Andy as each one is focusing on a specific character.

  • Anonymous

    May 3rd, 2015 - 8:16pm

    Well, if anyone can rescue this show after the awful 4th TV series, it is Big Finish.

  • Some bloke

    May 3rd, 2015 - 7:45pm

    First UNIT: Extinction and now Torchwood…seems we’re quickly heading towards possible New Who (Eccleston, Tennant, and maybe Smith and even less likely Hurt) from Big Finish…LOVE YOU BIG FINISH!!!

  • 76 Totters Lane

    May 3rd, 2015 - 7:16pm

    New Torchwood audio book. He doesn’t know when it’s gonna be available.

  • The Silent Silent

    May 3rd, 2015 - 6:58pm

    Whats going on ??

    • booboo

      May 3rd, 2015 - 6:59pm

      Big Finish Torchwwod audios i believe, just waiting for the official announcement

    • 76 Totters Lane

      May 3rd, 2015 - 7:00pm

      No idea, mate.

  • 76 Totters Lane

    May 3rd, 2015 - 6:52pm

    Just mentioned the Torchwood audio he did concerning the Large Haddon Collider and how CERN asked him to visit them.

    • 76 Totters Lane

      May 3rd, 2015 - 6:57pm


    • booboo

      May 3rd, 2015 - 6:57pm

      well he’s not giving any hints so far if its him who is doing the announcing

  • 76 Totters Lane

    May 3rd, 2015 - 6:38pm

    Nothing on the John Barrowman show yet. His listening figures have certainly gone up though.

    • booboo

      May 3rd, 2015 - 6:39pm


      whatever it is it seems to be relatively major

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