Deep in a Welsh coal mine in World War Two, something sinister comes to light in a new Torchwood tale with the sinister Bilis Manger

Torchwood: Curios is out from Big Finish today, featuring another twisted tale of the mysterious and dangerous Bilis Manger. Murray Melvin, who originated the role of the deliciously malevolent Bilis on television returns which also features a captivating cast of Rosie Baker (The Lone Centurion), Matthew Gravelle (Broadchurch, Exile) and Laurie Kynaston (How to Build a Girl, The Feed). This full cast audio adventure of the Doctor Who spin-off finds Manger deep in a disused coal mine. A mine where shadowy secrets await…

James Goss is the writer and producer of Curios, and lays out the story’s premise. “Famously, a lot of national treasures were evacuated during World War II to Welsh mines,” he explains. “What if there was something in there that shouldn’t be? And what if Bilis Manger was looking for it? It seemed like a great setting for a horror story, and it’s always a delight to get Murray Melvin in.”


Torchwood: Curios. Cover by Tom Webster (c) Big Finish Productions Bilis Manger James Goss Murray Melvin Doctor Who
Torchwood: Curios. Cover by Tom Webster (c) Big Finish Productions

Torchwood: Curios

During World War Two, the Torchwood Archive has been stowed away in a Welsh coal mine along with countless other art treasures. Bilis Manger is among them. And there’s something hunting him in the dark.

Jill has been sent to catalogue the collection. She’s on her own, she’s in disgrace and there’s something hunting her on the slopes of the mountain.


Torchwood: Curios is now available as a collector’s edition CD at £10.99 or on download from the Big Finish website at £8.99.

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

Listeners 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.

Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. Factors beyond Big Finish’s control may delay the mail-out of collector’s edition CDs. But all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that listeners can immediately download, or play on the Big Finish app from the release date.


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