Big Finish’s loose ‘romance trilogy’ comes to a close with the release of Torchwood: Launch Date, a brand-new full-cast audio drama starring Gareth David Lloyd
Ianto Jones wants nothing more than a happy ending for Geraint (Jonathan Hawkins) and Chrissie (Gemma Knight Jones) in the latest Torchwood Monthly Range audio adventure from Big Finish. But are his motives entirely pure?
Launch Date writer Aaron Lamont muses on one of the eternal dilemmas of writing for Torchwood’s morally grey world. “One of the tricky things about this script was making Ianto come across as manipulative but not unlikeable,” he reveals. “Obviously, he’s doing it from a place of love but there’s something a bit creepy about it.”
Ianto himself, actor Gareth David-Lloyd, added “Torchwood always saves the day but at some bloody human cost, so in this story Ianto is trying to make the best of a better situation where he’s not hated by his new friends.”
The Torchwood range of monthly adventures returns in August 2023. Meanwhile, the box set series Torchwood Among Us begins next month.
Torchwood: Launch Date
Geraint fails to notice Chrissie 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 is now available to own 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 www.bigfinish.com.
Big Finish listeners can save money by purchasing 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).
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.