Police Sergeant Andy Davidson swaps the streets of Cardiff for London, and the 2020s for the 1950s, in Torchwood: Soho
Big Finish have revealed the cover to the first volume of Torchwood: Soho, Parasite. Due in August it teams Torchwood mainstay Tom Price as Andy Davidson with the flirtatious and irrepressible Torchwood agent Norton Folgate (Samuel Barnet). And this time the mismatched duo are taking to the streets of Norton’s patch – London’s Soho area in the 1950s. They’re joined on their hunt for Nazi secrets by a stellar cast. The boxset co-stars Joe Shire (as Gideon Lyme), Dervla Kerwan (as Lizbeth Hayhoe), David Troughton (as Rigsby) and Franchi Webb (as Belle Epoch).
Including six brand new full cast audio adventures Torchwood: Soho – Parasite is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD box set at £19.99 or on download from the Big Finish website at £16.99. Big Finish has now re-opened its warehouse and commenced the shipping of back-orders. The mailout of collector’s edition CDs will still be delayed, but purchases of these CD titles will unlock a digital copy that can be downloaded or played on the Big Finish app immediately from the release date.
- The Man from Room 13
- Meet Mr Lyme
- The Mould
- The Spread
- The Dead Hand
- The Liberty of Norton Folgate
Part Idiot’s Lantern, part Quatermass. All Torchwood.
Writer and producer, James Goss described the appeal of turning Torchwood’s clock back to the 1950s. “The fabulous thing about Torchwood as a franchise is that it spans a huge period, and there are chunks of it that are just worth exploring. We vaguely glimpsed 1950s Torchwood in the Doctor Who TV episode, The Idiot’s Lantern, and this new release is a real peep under the murky, awful bonnet.
“As it’s set in the 1950s, it was obvious to follow the rhythm of the Quatermass serials – so there are six half-hour episodes. And, in the tradition of Quatermass, we start out in an office and end with the world in peril.”
Director Scott Handcock added: “The 50s is a fascinating period. Yes, you have a bit more Received Pronunciation – especially with Norton, who throws in a dash of Polari every so often – but there’s a lovely mix of characters in this script, covering various classes and backgrounds.
“As always with James’s scripts, the humour is contrasted with some genuine horror and drama. It’s a really strong character piece and, for a director, has some fantastic set pieces that test you as you leap around the schedule.”
Torchwood: Soho – Parasite
Enter the world of 1950s Torchwood!
Gangsters are vanishing from the streets of Soho, there’s a deadly Nazi secret on the loose, and something’s moving in the smog. Norton Folgate should be sorting this out, but the Torchwood agent is in disgrace. Who’s going to save London this time?
Torchwood: Soho – Parasite is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD box set at £19.99 or on download from the Big Finish website at £16.99.
Torchwood fans can save money by pre-ordering Torchwood: Soho – Parasite as a bundle with Torchwood One: Latter Days (already released) from just £33.
Please note that Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.
Duration: 180 minutes approx.
Released: August 2020
Director / Script Editor: Scott Handcock
Producer: James Goss
Written by: James Goss
Executive Producers: Nicholas Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery