Gareth David-Lloyd returns as Ianto Jonesin brand-new full-cast audio adventure Torchwood: Ex Machina, out now from Big Finish Productions.
In Torchwood: Ex Machina, Ianto Jones is Torchwood. Gareth David-Lloyd takes the lead in this latest instalment of Big Finish’s monthly series of Torchwood stories, as Ianto finds himself the last man standing against paranormal activity in the ghost city of Cardiff. Starring alongside him is Laura Aikman (Waterloo Road, 4 O’Clock Club) as a girl who comes to Ianto with a mystery to solve.
Torchwood: Ex Machina also stars Jacob Dudman as Luke, with Misha Malcolm as Fran, Joshua Manning as The Absence, and Kerry Joy Stewart as Mrs Evans.
Producer and Script Editor James Goss has said, “What if Ianto was in charge of Torchwood? What if, one better, Ianto was Torchwood? Sworn to protect Cardiff from aliens and dedicated to vengeance against those who killed the love of his life?
“It’s a chance to experience Gareth David-Lloyd create Ianto as we’ve never experienced him before – less Escape from New York, more Escape From Cardiff.
“Alfie Shaw has given us an amoral gunslinger who still makes great coffee.”
Writer Alfie Shaw added, “Ianto’s an interesting figure in Torchwood for me. He’s got all this experience from Torchwood One, yet when we first meet him in Torchwood Three, he’s this backroom guy. It’s only as the series goes on that he gets to leave the Hub a bit more. In this, we isolate Ianto and get to show him being brilliant on his own. Although, Cardiff couldn’t ask for a better defender! I mean, the suit, the coffee-making skills…
“It has been such a great time working on this with James Goss; he’s been so supportive and insightful with his notes. I can’t wait to hear the whole thing brought to life!”
Actor Gareth David-Lloyd has also said, “I loved it initially because Ianto’s in the Hub on his own. I thought: what a great idea. The stories get more and more original and they haven’t yet got any more unbelievable.”
Torchwood: Ex Machina is available to purchase now as a collector’s edition CD (priced at £10.99) or as a download (priced at £8.99) from the Big Finish website.
Ianto Jones is Torchwood. Ianto Jones is the defender of a deserted city, a lone crusader who keeps the empty streets safe.
One day he meets one of the few survivors. She needs his help – because she’s being chased by a darkness. A darkness which says it loves her.
Duration: 75 minutes approx.
Director: Scott Handcock
Producer / Script Editor: James Goss
Senior Producer: David Richardson
Written by: Alfie Shaw
Executive Producers: Nicholas Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery
Please note: Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.