Story details and cover artwork are today revealed for a brand-new full-cast audio adventure, Torchwood: Launch Date, due for release in April from Big Finish Productions.

In this Torchwood rom-com, Launch Date, there’s an alien threat looming and the only way to defeat it is unusual, to say the least. Ianto Jones (Gareth David Lloyd) adopts the meddling matchmaking skills of Jane Austen’s Emma… but a happily ever after may not be in store!

Gareth David Lloyd said: “There’s always been a manipulative side to Ianto. He gets his own way using underhanded tactics and there’s a lot of that in this one. How far do you go before you become the monster?


Geraint (Jonathan Hawkins) fails to notice Chrissie (Gemma Knight Jones) flirting with him. Too late to go back. That’s the story of Geraint’s life. A lot of missed opportunities.

Geraint’s fed up of it all – his dead-end job and his dead-end life. So, he asks his best mate for help. Sort his life out. And Ianto Jones is only too happy to help.

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

Torchwood: Launch Date (c) Big Finish

Torchwood: Launch Date, written by Aaron Lamont, is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition 1-disc CD (+ download for just £10.99) or as a digital download only (for just £8.99), exclusively from

Big Finish listeners can save money long-term by pre-ordering Launch Date as part of a six-release Torchwood bundle for just £60 (collector’s edition CD + download) or £50 (download only). A 12-release Torchwood bundle is also available for just £110 (collector’s edition CD + download) or £96 (download only).

Praise for the previous Ianto-centric tale, Torchwood: The Lincolnshire Poacher:

The Lincolnshire Poacher is an all-engrossing masterpiece – a fever dream made real, a terrifying and towering achievement.” – Doctor Who Magazine

A complex story that reaches back to Classic Who and classic espionage, while evoking its scares through atmosphere and character interplay.” – Warped Factor

The Lincolnshire Poacher is yet another in Torchwood’s startlingly good run of stories and honestly you should pay close attention to anything any member of this team put out, it’s all this good.” – Sci-Fi Bulletin

Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.


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