It’s back to the 1950’s in October 2021, as the Torchwood Soho gang reunites once more


Torchwood Soho: Ashenden, the epic full cast audio adventure for the Doctor Who spin-off from Big Finish Productions, features Samuel Barnett’s return to the role of agent Norton Fulgate, as he enlists the help of Sergeant Andy Davidson (Tom Price), his old boss Lizbeth Hayhoe (Dervla Kirwan) and journalist Gideon Lyme (Joe Shire) to fight against a creeping darkness – and to stop it before Norton’s past catches up with him…

The new story is once again written by James Goss, who wrote previous volume Parasite. And his first order of business was finding a way to include Dervla Kirwan’s Lizbeth, despite her dying gruesomely last time around. “I’m so pleased we’re doing a second Torchwood Soho boxset,” he explains, “We obviously had to find a way of bringing the acid-tongued boss of 1950s Torchwood back from the dead as we just couldn’t face doing it without Dervla Kirwan. So, we’ve reunited her with Tom Price, Sam Barnett and Joe Shire in a story that’s about alien invasions and town planning.

“There’s something wrong in the commuter town of Ashenden and the secret to it lies in Torchwood’s past. It’s a tribute to the alien paranoia movies of the period, but it’s also a celebration of how a bunch of unusual outsiders really can save the day.”

On the return of Lizbeth Hayhoe, Dervla Kirwan herself is happy to rise from the grave. “She’s a fabulous character,” she says, “I adore how rude she is. In real life I’m quite a shy person and I’d never say the kind of things she just comes out with without even a thought about the consequences.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever been resurrected and I’m loving it.”


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Torchwood Soho: Ashenden

Welcome to Ashenden. An exciting new town just outside London and also the home of a terrible secret.

London has been infiltrated – a darkness is spreading from the bombsites to the highest ranks of government. A darkness that cannot be stopped. A desperate hunt is on from the man who caused it.

The past has come for Torchwood agent Norton Folgate. This is the hour of the hollow man.

The six episodes are:
  1. Pimlico
  2. O Little Town Of Ashenden
  3. The National Health
  4. Rivers Of Blood
  5. Now Is The Time For All Good Men
  6. The Hour Of The Hollow Man


Torchwood Soho: Ashenden is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD at £19.99 or on download from the Big Finish website at £16.99. Big Finish listeners can also save more by ordering this tale with Torchwood Soho: Parasite as a bundle for £38 on CD and £33 on download.

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

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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