This month’s Torchwood adventure is a real grower for Dr Owen Harper

The latest Torchwood adventure from Big Finish is out today. Joining Burn Gorman as Owen in Lease of Life are Rosalie Craig (Company, City of Angels), Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo (The War Master) and Angus Yellowlees (Last Commanders). Together they navigate the houseshare from hell – and what’s that growing up the walls…

Lease of Life is the first Torchwood audio drama written by Aaron Lamont. Prior to joining the Doctor Who universe, he’s scripted several of Big Finish’s Dark Shadows series. Talking about the new release’s squalid setting, he says “It’s the most awful houseshare in the world! I’m sure most people have lived in places that are truly, utterly grotty – mould creeping up the walls, bad plumbing, etc, but for me, it goes beyond the building and more about the people.

“Specifically, it’s about living in shared accommodation. That can be quite dehumanising – living with people you don’t really know, who you might not speak or interact with much, if at all. Lease of Life is set in the middle of a housing crisis so a lot of people are living like this at the moment.

“And what nobody in those circumstances wants is for the Torchwood team to arrive on their doorstep to tell them they’re all going to die…”


Torchwood: Lease of Life. Cover by Lee Binding (c) Big Finish Productions Owen Harper Burn Gorman
Torchwood: Lease of Life. Cover by Lee Binding (c) Big Finish Productions

Torchwood: Lease of Life

3 bed, 1 bath, shared house in a vibrant area with easy access to Cardiff city centre. Has a real lived-in feel.

Note to interested parties: There is a small spreading mould issue, and an investigation is being undertaken on site. Those worried are advised to contact the Council’s Mould Expert, Dr Owen Harper.


Torchwood: Lease of Life is now available as a collector’s edition CD at £10.99. It’s also available as a 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 they’re £110 on CD or £94 on download.


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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