Big Finish has announced the release of a second box set starring Tracy-Ann Oberman as Torchwood One boss Yvonne Hartman, following the release of Torchwood One: Before the Fall earlier this year.
Torchwood One: Machines – out next summer – will see the staff of Torchwood One face three brand new challenges including the return of WOTAN, the First Doctor’s nemesis from 1966’s The War Machines.
Torchwood One – we defend the British Empire. We keep everyone safe. For your own good.
Something’s happened. Something’s twisted its way into Torchwood One. Something old. Something which should have been forgotten, wiped, abandoned. Something which has been waiting. Something which knows how the world should be ruled, how people should be used.
When humanity’s threatened, Yvonne Hartman is required.
The new box set features scripts from Matt Fitton and Tim Foley as well as the first Big Finish script from Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), all directed by Barnaby Edwards:
The Law Machines by Matt Fitton
The Mayor of London is launching her bold new law and order initiative. The capital will be kept safe from crime, from fear, from terrorists.
The Law Machines are launching. What could possibly go wrong?
Blind Summit by Gareth David-Lloyd
Ianto Jones has just moved to London. He’s broke, has no friends, no future. One day he loses the one thing he’s been holding on to, and suddenly people around him are dying.
Could a mysterious woman really offer him salvation?
9 to 5 by Tim Foley
It’s Monday morning. Stacey loves Mondays. Stacey loves every day. Stacey lives to work. She’s a temp and she loves it.
Only there’s a man in the coffee queue who has a terrible warning for her. Stacey is going to die today.
Producer James Goss says of the new audios:
“What do you want to talk about first, the script or the cast? Barnaby Edwards has matched Tracy-Ann Oberman and Gareth David-Lloyd with the greats of stage and screen. Jane Asher (from everything!) plays Yvonne’s nemesis; Adjoa Andoh (Doctor Who, Thunderbirds, Invictus) plays the Mayor of London; and we even have James Wilby (Howard’s End, Poldark, Titanic) playing a biochemist.
“The scripts are just as ambitious. We’ve the debut of Gareth David-Lloyd with a heartbreaking, hilarious story about Ianto’s first(ish) meeting with Yvonne; Tim Foley has written a cruel satire about work; and Matt Fitton has resurrected WOTAN.
“Fans of Doctor Who‘s The War Machines will be delighted to know that the villainous super-computer is back, every bit as menacing as ever. And this time he has wi-fi!”
Torchwood One: Machines is out in July 2018 from Big Finish, and is available to pre-order now at a discounted price on both CD and digital download.
[Source: Big Finish]