Big Finish is preparing to mark Torchwood’s 15th Anniversary with a special 50th monthly release!

Amazingly, it’s almost fifteen years since Russell T Davies’ Torchwood roared onto the screens of BBC Three. Now after a decade and a half of standing moodily on the rooftops of Cardiff, the Doctor Who spin-off is marking the achievement with some special audio plays from Big Finish. The Big Finish team took up the Torchwood mantle in 2015, exploring untold stories from across the shadowy organization’s history. Tales from Queen Victoria’s early leadership, to the streets of Soho in the 1950s, Yvonne Hartman’s reign over turn of the century Canary Wharf and beyond. Releases have also reunited the original cast for audios set during the first three seasons of the show. They’ve even introduced Jack and Gwen’s new Torchwood team as they rise from the ashes after the events of Miracle Day.

Anniversary celebrations will centre on Big Finish’s 50th release in the Torchwood monthly range in May. Details of Torchwood 50 are under wraps for now, but producer James Goss promises it will be “a real treat. We’re also looking at doing something really lovely to celebrate Torchwood‘s fifteenth anniversary (we’ve been recording it for over a year and are still going!) and there’ll be several other special releases.”

Since 2015, Big Finish have explored Torchwood's past, present and future (c) Big Finish Productions Doctor Who
Since 2015, Big Finish have explored Torchwood’s past, present and future (c) Big Finish Productions

The first Torchwood release of 2021 revisits Seasons 1-3 through the eyes of the Hub’s local cafe

But details of the first three Torchwood adventures for next year have been revealed. And Goss explains that January’s Coffee also reflect the anniversary feel. “We’ve got a lot of joys planned – starting with our January release Coffee which celebrates the first three series of Torchwood from the point-of-view of the owners of a cafe in Cardiff Bay.” Meanwhile, the stories that follow will also be set during the early seasons of the show. “We’ve also got Owen investigating the worst flat share in the world and Tosh teams up with a taxi driver to save the city.

Already confirmed to return are Owen Harper (Burn Gorman), Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd), and Toshiko Sato (Naoko Mori). More special guests will be revealed along the way.

As with the original television show, Torchwood is a more adult sibling to Doctor Who. As such it contains material unsuitable for younger listeners.


The 2021 releases confirmed for the Doctor Who spin-off so far:


#46: Coffee by James Goss


#47: Drive by David Llewelyn


#48: Lease of Life by Aaron Lamont


#49: TBA


#50: TBA


All confirmed Torchwood monthly releases are available for individual pre-order as collector’s edition CDs at £10.99 or on download from the Big Finish website at £8.99.

Followers of the Big Finish Torchwood range can save money by pre-ordering a bundle of stories. A six-release bundle is £60 on CD or £50 on download – or save even more money by ordering all twelve of the latest Torchwood releases together at £110 on CD or £94 on download.


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