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TDP 50: Torchwood Double 2.10 From out of the Rain and 2.11 Adrift

From out of the Rain


Synopsis

After the old cinema "Electro" re-opens, the old scenes of a black and white film are interrupted by mysterious sequences which show a travelling company in the early 20th Century before the age of cinema. The Ghostmaker (the leader of the company) and Pearl ("the mermaid woman"), once captured on film, manage to escape it. Ianto witnesses the escape, noticing that two characters have suddenly disappeared from the film, and informs Captain Jack Harkness.

The escaped characters start roaming the streets of Cardiff. They steal the last breath of innocent people, keeping their breath in a silver flask, leaving the victims only half alive with a heartbeat, but no breath. Torchwood starts investigating the casualties and begins research on these old travelling companies. Jack used to be a member of one of the companies, performing the act of "the man who couldn't die". He tells of the "Night Travellers", who perform only during night, and the mythology surrounding them, saying that 'young children were told to hold their breath while the travelling show passed by'.

The ghosts begin to bring all their other travelling carnival fellows to our reality at the old cinema but, finally, it occurs to Jack that, being filmed again, the loosened entities may be recaptured onto celluloid. Effectively, Jack manages to achieve this with a home movie camera, filming all the phantasmagoric creatures. He exposes the reel to the sun then, vanishing the carnival ghosts for ever. However, for its last act before disappearing, the Ghostmaker throws the open silver flask and, despite Ianto's quick catch, most of the human souls are lost in the air, so the coma-like affected victims of Cardiff die, except for a child. The silver flask ends up being stored by Jack in his safe at Torchwood.

Though the threat of the Night Travellers has been stopped now, Jack speculates that there could be more films with their ghosts trapped inside, confirmed by a scene at a boot-sale where a man and his son purchase an old film reel. The metal case of the film is briefly opened and, back at the Hub, Jack hears a sliver of the Night Traveller's carnival music.

Cast

Cast and credits notes

  • The episodic title credits were missing in the BBC HD broadcast of this episode.
  • Gerard Carey received a closing credit as Greg, a character from the earlier episode, "Meat". Neither the actor nor his character appeared in this episode.
2.10 – "From Out of the Rain"
Torchwood episode

One of the Night Travelers steps out of the film, into reality.
Production
Writer Peter J. Hammond
Director Jonathan Fox Bassett
Script editor Brian Minchin
Producer Richard Stokes
Chris Chibnall (co-producer)
Executive producer(s) Russell T. Davies
Julie Gardner
Production code 2.10
Series Series 2
Length 50 mins
Originally broadcast 12 March 2008
Chronology
? Preceded by Followed by →
"Something Borrowed" "Adrift"
IMDb profile

Adrift


Synopsis

Jonah Bevan is walking home when a bright light appears over him. One second later he is gone. Seven months later, at the instigation of PC Andy Davidson, Gwen is investigating the disappearance of Jonah. Her research reveals there are more cases that resemble Jonah's disappearance. Toshiko discovers that these disappearances happen during a negative spike in the rift activity, which were previously discarded as background noise. Gwen is able to compile a list of all missing persons and informs Jack. However, Jack tells Gwen that nothing can be done and instructs her to stop the investigation, which she refuses.

The investigation slowly turns into an obsession and takes a toll on the relationship between Gwen and Rhys. When Ianto secretly gives Gwen a GPS device with a stored hidden location, Gwen finds a facility on Flat Holm. It harbours 17 of the missing people that the rift took and subsequently brought back, including Jonah, the boy she has been looking for. However, he has aged 40 years and is very deformed. Gwen also finds Jack there, and she demands access to Jonah. Jonah tells how he was stuck on a "burning planet" and how he was taken into a building that was actually a rescue craft, from which he witnessed the burning of a solar system. Afterwards, Jack reveals that he set up the facility when he first took command of Torchwood, in order to care for the victims of the rift, who had previously been locked away in the vaults.

Gwen brings Nikki, Jonah's mother, in to see him. At first she is horrified, believing it to be a cruel joke, but Jonah starts telling her things that only he would know. Nikki calms and they hug for a moment, but one of the staff tells Nikki to get away from him. She resists and says that she can take care of him. However Jonah starts screaming, a scream so horrible that everyone flees. In a voiceover, Gwen reveals that he screams like that for 20 hours a day because he looked into the heart of a Dark Star, which drove him insane.

A week later, Gwen goes to see Nikki, who implores her not to show the island to anyone else. Gwen takes down her notes over the missing and Nikki packs up Jonah's room. At home that night, Gwen prepares a romantic candle-lit dinner for Rhys, who lets her cry into his chest.

Cast

Outside references

  • When Andy is showing Gwen the security camera photos from the night Jonah went missing, he refers to Jack as 'Mulder', from The X-Files.
  • During the first meeting for the missing persons support group, PC Andy quotes the line "If you build it, they will come", from the film Field of Dreams.
  • The prophet Jonah was swallowed and later regurgitated by a large fish; this episode's Jonah is taken and returned by the Rift.
  • When Nikki clears the shelves of video tapes, several book titles are visible including Snap Happy by Fiona Walker, The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum and A Grand Affair by Charlotte Bingham.

2.11 – "Adrift"
Torchwood episode

Gwen has compiled a list of all people that have disappeared during a negative rift spike.
Production
Writer Chris Chibnall
Director Mark Everest
Script editor Lindsey Alford
Producer Richard Stokes
Sophie Fante
Chris Chibnall (co-producer)
Executive producer(s) Russell T. Davies
Julie Gardner
Production code 2.11
Series Series 2
Length 50 mins
Originally broadcast 19 March 2008
Chronology
? Preceded by Followed by →
"From out of the Rain" "Fragments"
IMDb profile

Direct download: 2_10_and_2_11_TW.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:52pm UTC

Date And Time

Date And Time

Series Four premiere details confirmed.

We're delighted to officially announce that Series Four of Doctor Who will commence with Partners In Crime at 6.20pm on Saturday 05 April 2008, BBC One.

Tell all your friends, cancel any prior engagements and settle down for what promises to be the most spectacular series of Doctor Who yet!

As always, Doctor Who Confidential will be going behind-the-scenes with the cast and crew, starting at 7.10pm on BBC Three.

Partners In Crime will be repeated on Sunday 06 April at 8pm on BBC Three. Doctor Who Confidential follows at 8.45pm.

As always, we'll be supporting the show with extensive online coverage, both in the run up to and immediately after each episode.

Category:Information -- posted at: 5:58pm UTC

TDP 49: Torchwood Double 2.8  A Day in the Death & 2.9 Something Borrowed





















A Day in the Death

2.8 – "A Day in the Death"
Torchwood episode

Owen holds on to "the Pulse" as it is about to explode.
Writer Joseph Lidster
Director Andy Goddard
Script editor Gary Russell
Producer Richard Stokes
Chris Chibnall (co-producer)
Executive producer(s) Russell T. Davies
Julie Gardner
Production code 2.8
Series Series 2
Length 50 mins
Originally broadcast February 27, 2008
Chronology
? Preceded by Followed by →
"Dead Man Walking" "Something Borrowed"
IMDb profile

"A Day in the Death" is the eighth episode of the second series of British science fiction television series Torchwood, which was broadcast by BBC Three on February 27, 2008.[1] This episode is the last of three to feature Doctor Who companion, Martha Jones, and also features guest star Richard Briers.

Plot

The opening of the episode is narrated by Owen Harper, who tells of his life and his death, which he is currently living through. Although everyone else believes he is fine, Owen knows that he is not. He is seen on top of an apartment building with a suicidal woman, asking her if she is ready to jump.

After showing the woman his gunshot wound and revealing he is already dead, Owen begins to tell her about the days since his death, shown as a series of flashbacks. Firstly, Captain Jack relieves Owen of his duties as a way of monitoring his condition and keeping him safe. Owen is angry that Martha Jones is taking his position as head medic, and further disheartened when Jack gives him Ianto's old job of making the coffee. He feels useless, conscious that he has always been alone while each one of the Torchwood team has or has had someone in their life (Ianto and Jack, Gwen and Rhys, Martha and her boyfriend, Tosh and Tommy). Ianto challanges him as to whether he is really going to let this problem beat him, after all that he’s been through.

After Martha concludes from her tests that Owen is 100% human yet will not age, the team meets to discuss a series of unusual energy spikes coming from the estate of a reclusive collector of alien artifacts, Henry Parker. Parker hasn’t been seen since 1986, leading the team to wonder what he has inside his house. They devise a plan to find out the origin of the energy spikes, excluding any involvement from Owen.

Back on the roof, Owen recounts suicide statistics to the woman, who asks him who he actually is. Owen replies that he is a ‘bloody brilliant doctor’, which takes us back to the autopsy room, where he is conversing with Martha. As he carelessly toys with a scalpel, Martha tries to reassure him that she does not want his job. While talking, she realizes that he has sliced his hand open with the scalpel - a wound he can't feel, and that won't heal. Owen takes over the stitching, realizing he will need to get used to doing it himself.

As we come back to the roof, the woman chastises Owen for refusing help, and he asks her if her boyfriend dumped her because she was so annoying. In flashback, the effectively unemployed Owen heads home, where he sits around aimlessly and then clears out his fridge - he no longer needs food or drink. Tosh arrives and starts to tell him about her morning, as Owen zones out completely. On the roof, the woman states that Owen and Tosh sound like an old married couple. She tells him about how her husband died, also glimpsed in flashbacks, in a car accident an hour after they were married. She asks Owen if things get better when you die, and we come back to Owen’s apartment, where he is still zoned out. He asks Tosh why she is there, and becomes angry when she says she wants to help, since in reality she can’t. He directs his anger at Tosh, accusing her of wanting someone as screwed up as himself - which he has finally become.

After breaking his finger to show Tosh how ‘broken’ he is, Owen tries to drown himself, but fails because despite his ability to talk, he no longer needs to breathe. At the Hub, the team are discussing the security heat-sensors used at Parker’s estate, making it virtually impossible for them to gain access. When Owen points out that he has no body heat, Jack agrees to let him take on the mission. Tosh returns Owen's apartment keys and carries on with the task at hand.

The woman on the roof can’t get over why Tosh wasn’t angry at him and Owen explains that it was Tosh’s way: always professional. The woman becomes upset and Owen rushes her to the edge, where she pulls back from jumping. She asks him how he got from where he was to the roof...

At the estate, Martha tells Owen not to engage in any physical combat as he will not recover. After breaking security both on the outside and inside the house, Owen reaches Parker who is an old man linked up to many ventilators and medical machines. The man reveals that he has suffered a failed bypass and three heart attacks, but is being kept alive by a glowing object he calls ‘the Pulse’. Owen tells him that the object isn’t doing anything to keep him alive; that it is actually hope that is doing the job. Owen promises to help Parker face his fear of death, but the man soon suffers another heart attack. Unable to draw breath himself, Owen is unable to perform the kiss of life, and Parker dies.

Tosh tells Owen through the earpiece that ‘The Pulse’ is going to explode and there’s nothing they can do about it. Owen holds the object, telling the team he’s going to try to absorb it. They all protest, and Owen begins to say his goodbyes, praising Martha as an ideal replacement, and apologising to Tosh for his behavior. Tosh says she loves him and as the object begins to glow ever so brightly, Owen hugs it.

On the roof, the woman looks at Owen incredulously, asking what had happened next. Owen says that life is sometimes not as bad as we think, and retrieves ‘The Pulse’ from his backpack. The team had falsely identified it as a bomb, whereas in fact it was a reply to one of humanity's satellites, launched in the 1970's, to make contact with alien life. The object produces a beautiful light and Owen answers the woman's earlier question: that it does get better.

In flashback, after the team say their goodbyes to the departing Martha, Tosh makes Owen promise to open up to her in future; to tell her when he’s feeling bad about anything. He agrees, admitting that he’s scared of the darkness, and of becoming trapped. We see him walking along a footpath and pick up a photo of the woman on the roof, which had fallen from a building above. This is what had brought him to her: not to jump himself, but to try and save her.

In the present, Owen tells the woman that if she can really see that there is nothing for her, then she should jump; but that if she can see even a glimmer of hope then it must be worth taking a chance. She tells him that her name is Maggie, and Owen holds her hand as they watch the lightshow.

Cast

Cast notes

Continuity

  • One of Henry Parker's purchases was a Dogon Eye, an item last seen in "Random Shoes". The official website states that he has recently purchased a Cyberman arm and chest unit.
  • In the opening scene, archive footage of Louise Delamere as Diane Holmes, Owen's first series love interest, is shown. Also in the opening montage, clips from episodes such as "Everything Changes", "Ghost Machine", "Out of Time" and "Meat" can be glimpsed.
  • This is the second episode in which Owen is relieved of his duties. He was previously dismissed by Jack after he opened the rift in "End of Days".

[edit] Outside references

  • Owen says that Torchwood filed Henry Parker as "Mostly Harmless," a reference to the book by the same name by Douglas Adams, who used to write for Doctor Who. "Mostly Harmless" was the revised entry for planet Earth in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, also written by Adams. The original entry for Earth was "harmless".
  • Owen criticises Ianto for liking Tintin. Owen thinks Tintin is weird, and reckons "he was shagging the dog" (his pet Snowy). Later in the episode, Owen is given a Tintin T-shirt. Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat is currently writing a screenplay for a forthcoming Tintin movie.
  • In reference to his reclusiveness, Parker is stated to be "a bit Howard Hughes".
  • The symptoms of Owen's death (numbness, inability to heal) have similarities to leprosy, as suffered by the protagonist of Stephen R Donaldson's The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. The alien words spoken by Owen in the "Dead Man Walking" (melenkurion, abatha, duroc, minas, mill and khabaal) were also taken from Donaldson's novels.
  • The song playing in Owen's apartment is "Atlas" by Battles.

Something Borrowed (Torchwood)



2.9 – "Something Borrowed"
Torchwood episode

The female Nostrovite takes the shape of Rhys's mother and holds Gwen's mother hostage.
Writer Phil Ford
Director Ashley Way
Script editor Gary Russell
Producer Richard Stokes
Chris Chibnall (co-producer)
Executive producer(s) Russell T. Davies
Julie Gardner
Production code 2.9
Series Series 2
Length 50 mins
Originally broadcast March 5, 2008
Chronology
? Preceded by Followed by →
"A Day in the Death" "From out of the Rain"
IMDb profile

"Something Borrowed" is the ninth episode of the second series of British science fiction television series Torchwood. It was broadcast by BBC Three on 5 March 2008 and repeated on BBC Two one week later.


Plot

Just hours before her wedding night, Gwen chases down a shape-shifting alien, eventually engaging him in a fight wherein he bites her arm before he is killed by Jack. The next morning they discover that the alien had transferred its eggs into Gwen, which has matured inside her body to the point where she now appears pregnant. Gwen and Rhys, at the insistence of Gwen, decide to have their wedding anyway, with Gwen's condition being explained away as her being pregnant with Rhys's child, as they do not want to have to explain about aliens or Torchwood.

During an autopsy of the alien creature, the team discover that it is a Nostrovite, a race of carnivourous shape shifters who hunt in pairs and mate for life. After fertilisation, the female passes the eggs on to the male, who then transfers them to a host to act as an incubator until the time is right. The female then tracks the host down, and when the egg is ready to hatch she tears the host apart to free the offspring. They realise that the mother must still be out there and that they need to hurry as it is out looking for Gwen.

The female Nostrovite tracks Gwen to the hotel where she is having her wedding. Her presence is soon detected, at which point the team tries to catch her while at the same time minimalise any information leaking out to the public. They decide to use the singularity scalpel to destroy the eggs incubating within Gwen. Rhys and Gwen flee to the stable, where Rhys removes the egg using the scalpel, which infuriates the female Nostrovite that followed them. She attacks Rhys who fends her off with a chainsaw, but it stalls. At that moment, Jack enters and kills the creature.

Rhys and Gwen’s wedding resumes, and the couple are successfully wed. At the reception, and just before Rhys and Gwen leave for their honeymoon, they realise that Jack has retconned the entire wedding party to wipe their memories of the Nostrovite. Jack offers the couple the amnesia pills, and Gwen declines stating that there’d be no secrets in their marriage. They say their goodbyes and leave whilst Jack and the others proceed to clean up. Alone at the Hub, Jack retrieves an old tin box, containing old pictures from his past. He looks at them, reminiscing, and comes across a particular one of him and his bride at his own wedding.

Cast

Cast notes

Continuity

  • On the Torchwood website Jack receives an email from Martha Jones after the events in "A Day in the Death" saying she is sorry for not going to Gwen's wedding implying she was invited to the wedding. The canonicity of the email is unclear.

Direct download: TW2_8_and_9_TDP.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:42pm UTC

TDP 48: Big Finish Recommendations One (sorry about the voice) : Big Finish Recommendations One

Firts off sorry about my voice but I didnt want to let you guys down with no show even if I did do 3 last week... so heres you are.

Notes on 5 of the Best Big Finsh CDs... Ill do more recommendations soon.



34. Doctor Who - Spare Parts - Download


Price: £11.99





Technical Details
Cast:
   
Peter Davison (The Doctor); Sarah Sutton (Nyssa); Sally Knyvette (Doctorman Allan); Pamela Binns (Sisterman Constant); Derren Nesbitt (Thomas Dodd); Paul Copley (Dad); Kathryn Guck (Yvonne Hartley); Jim Hartley (Frank Hartley); Ann Jenkins (Mrs. Ginsberg); Nicholas Briggs (Zheng / Cyber Voices / Radio Announcer / Citizen / Nurse); Alistair Lock (Minister / TV Commentator); Gary Russell (Philpott / Nurse)
Writer:
    Marc Platt    
Recorded:
    26 and 27 March 2002
Director:
    Gary Russell    
Released:
    July 2002
Music:
    Alistair Lock    
No. of Discs:
    2
Sound Design:
    Alistair Lock    
Duration
    Disc 1 (59' 08"); Disc 2 (73' 50")
Cover Art:     Clayton Hickman    
Production Code:
    6C/E
           
ISBN:
    1-903654-72-6
Synopsis

On a dark frozen planet where no planet should be, in a doomed city with a sky of stone, the last denizens of Earth's long-lost twin will pay any price to survive, even if the laser scalpels cost them their love and hate and humanity.

And in the mat-infested streets, round tea-time, the Doctor and Nyssa unearth a black market in second-hand body parts and run the gauntlet of augmented police and their augmented horses.

And just between the tramstop and the picturehouse, their worst suspicions are confirmed: the Cybermen have only just begun, and the Doctor will be, just as he always has been, their saviour...
Chronological Placement
This story takes place between the television adventures, Time-Flight and Arc of Infinity and after the Big Finish audio drama

STORM WARNING

Cast:
    Paul McGann (The Doctor), India Fisher (Charley Pollard); Gareth Thomas (Lord Tamworth); Nicholas Pegg (Lt-Col Frayling); Barnaby Edwards (Rathbone); Hylton Collins (Chief Steward Weeks); Helen Goldwyn (Triskelion); Mark Gatiss (Announcer)
Writer:
    Alan Barnes    
Recorded:
    18 May 2000
Director:
    Gary Russell    
Released:
    January 2001
Music:
    Alistair Lock    
No. of Discs:
    2
Sound Design:
    Alistair Lock    
Duration
    Disc 1 (50' 34"); Disc 2 (67' 11")
Cover Art:     Clayton Hickman    
Production Code:
    8B
           
ISBN:
    1-903654-24-6
Synopsis

October, 1930. His Majesty's Airship, the R1010, sets off on her maiden voyage to the farthest-flung reaches of the British Empire, carrying the brightest lights of the Imperial fleet. Carrying the hopes and dreams of a breathless nation.

Not to mention a ruthless spy with a top-secret mission, a mysterious passenger who appears nowhere on the crew list, a would-be adventuress destined for the Singapore Hilton... and a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey.

There's a storm coming. There's something unspeakble, something with wings, crawling across the stern. Thousands of feet high in the blackening sky, the crew of the R101 brace themselves. When the storm breaks, their lives won't be all that's at stake...

The future of the galaxy will be hanging by a thread.
Chronological Placement
This story takes place after the 1996 TV Movie.


THE ONE DOCTOR

Technical Details
Cast:
   
Colin Baker (The Doctor); Bonnie Langford (Melanie Bush); Christopher Biggins (Banto Zame); Clare Buckfield (Sally-Anne Stubbins); Matt Lucas (Cylinder / The Jelloid); Stephen Fewell (Councillor Potikol / Assembler 2); Nicholas Pegg (Citizen Sokkery / Mentos); Jane Goddard (The Questioner / Queen Elizabeth); Adam Buxton (Assembler 1); Mark Wright (Guard); Alistair Lock (Guard)
Writer:
    Gareth Roberts and
Clayton Hickman    
Recorded:
    28 and 29 April 2001
Director:
    Gary Russell    
Released:
    December 2001
Music:
    Alistair Lock    
No. of Discs:
    2
Sound Design:
    Alistair Lock    
Duration
    Disc 1 (49' 03"); Disc 2 (73' 39")
Cover Art:     Clayton Hickman    
Production Code:
    7C/R
           
ISBN:
    1-903654-56-4
Synopsis
When the evil Skelloids launch an attack upon the seventeen worlds of the Generios system, its peace-loving inhabitants face total destruction.
 
So it's fortunate that the famous traveller in time and space known only as the Doctor is in the area, and doubly lucky that, with the help of his pretty young assistant, Sally-Anne, he manages to defeat the deadly creatures and save the day.
 
But now it looks as though the Doctor¹s luck has run out.
 
Who is the mysterious, curly-haired stranger who insists on causing trouble? What role does the feisty redhead Melanie play in his scheme? And what have they to do with the sinister alien cylinder approaching Generios?
 
One thing is certain: for the Doctor and Sally-Anne, there¹s deadly danger ahead ...
Chronological Placement
This story takes place between the television adventures, The Trial of a Time Lord and Time and the Rani.



KINGMAKER

Technical Details
Cast:
   
Peter Davison (The Doctor); Nicola Bryant (Peri); Caroline Morris (Erimem); Arthur Smith (Clarrie); Michael Fenton-Stevens (Mr Seyton); Stephen Beckett (Richard; Duke of Gloucester); Marcus Hutton (Henry; Duke of Buckingham); John Culshaw (Earl Rivers); Chris Neill (Sir James Tyrell); Katie Wimpenny (Susan); Linzi Matthews (Judith)
Writer:
    Nev Fountain    
Recorded:
    20 and 21 November 2005
Director:
    Gary Russell    
Released:
    April 2006
Music:
    ERS    
No. of Discs:
    2
Sound Design:
    ERS    
Duration
    Disc 1 (69' 57"); Disc 2 (75' 46")
Cover Art:     Stuart Manning    
Production Code:
    6Q/I
         
ISBN:
    1-84435-161-0
Synopsis

Dr Who encounters one of the most notorious characters from the past, as he journeys through time to solve the great Historical Mysteries...

Not surprisingly the Doctor becomes mixed up with Richard the third himself, as he tries to unravel the perplexing problem of who exactly killed the Princes in the Tower.

Peri and Erimem also encounter a suspicious time traveller. Someone from the Doctor's own past. Someone who shouldn't really be there at all.

So who did murder the Princes in the Tower? Perhaps it's best not to ask a question like that.

You might not like the answer...
Chronological Placement
This story takes place between the television adventures, Planet of Fire and The Caves of Androzani and after the Big Finish audio adventure, .


NIGHT THOUGHTS

Technical Details
Cast:
   
Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor); Sophie Aldred (Ace); Philip Olivier (Hex); Bernard Kay (Major Dickens); Joanna McCallum (The Bursar); Andrew Forbes (Dr O'Neil); Lizzie Hopley (Sue); Ann Beach (The Deacon); Duncan Duff (Joe Hartley)
Writer:
    Edward Young    
Recorded:
    7 and 8 November 2005
Director:
    Gary Russell    
Released:
    February 2006
Music:
    ERS    
No. of Discs:
    2
Sound Design:
    ERS    
Duration
    Disc 1 (61' 38"); Disc 2 (63' 51")
Cover Art:     Lee Binding    
Production Code:
    7W/C
         
ISBN:
    1-84435-167-X
Synopsis

I warn you, things could get very nasty here before they get better.'

A remote Scottish mansion. Five bickering academics are haunted by ghosts from their past. Reluctantly they offer shelter to the Doctor and his companions Ace and Hex.

Hex, already troubled by a vivid nightmare, is further disturbed by the nighttime appearance of a whistling, hooded apparition.

Ace tries to befriend the young housemaid, Sue. Sue knows secrets. She knows why the academics have assembled here, and she knows why they are all so afraid. But Sue's lips are sealed, preferring to communicate through her disturbing toy, Happy the Rabbit.

And then the killing begins. Gruesome deaths that lead the Doctor and his friends to discover the grisly truth behind the academics' plans, and ­ as the ghosts of the past become ghosts of the present ­ to recognise that sometimes death can be preferable to life.
Chronological Placement
This story takes place between the television adventures, Survival and the 1996 TV Movie, and after the Big Finish audio adventure, .



Direct download: BIG_FIN_1.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:17pm UTC

hope you enjoyed the anniversary special.

there wont be a cast this week (there were 3 last week) as ive got a cold.

There will be a double Torchwood cast about 2.8 and 2.9 soon too

HOWEVER.

I did get my review copy of Black Orchid yesterday so there will be a show on that and I have started work on a big finish recommendations podcast.

I am thinking of recommending and talking about

The One Doctor
Spareparts
Kingmaker
Project Lazarus
Storm Warning.
Night Thoughts

any thoughts... on those choices? the TDP will return once i've got my voice back 100%

be seeing you...
Category:Information -- posted at: 11:56am UTC

TDP 47: First Birthday Special

TIN DOG INTRO MUSIC

 


To celebrate the first birthday of the Doctor Who TIN DOG Podcast (and my own birthday on March 4th), I present a short episode of Torchwood for your enjoyment.


And thanks for listening to me ramble on for a year.


 


TIN DOG:

This story is meant with the greatest and fondest respect to the works of Oliver Postgate , Peter Firmin, Russel T Davies and everyone else who has kept the blue light flashing. No breach of copyright is meant in any way. Please enjoy this special anniversary story to celebrate the Tin Dog Podcasts first Birthday.

I present a one of Audio story with those lovely people from the popular secret organisation “Torchwood?.

 

NARRATOR:

In the bottom left hand comer of Wales, a meeting is taking place around an ikea table.

Lets listen in…

 

IANTO:

I have been monitoring activity around the hell mouth... er anomaly.. erm... I mean.. Rift and its been surprisingly quiet which means we can re-investigate some of the unsolved Torchwood files.?

 

NARRATOR:

The thin one with the dry whit gets out a file and blows dust off it in the sort of way Eric Morecambe would look at Ernie Wises wallet.

 

GRAMS FX- blow... cough

 

IANTO:

This is one that dates back decades. The winged monsters of Tan-y-gwlch.

 

 

OWEN

you know the rules we do not investigate anything we can't have sex with... apples and pares – queen mother – gawd bless her.

 

IANTO:

ah but.. Monkey boy... but this is season two and we seem to be moving away from pointless sex scenes so I thought we might look at this.

 

GWEN:

BUT this isn’t happening in Cardiff... and you know the only time we leave Cardiff’s in unseen adventures and spin off novels... oh and Audio Books... as a rule we don't ever set foot outside Cardiff... Couldn't we just send UNIT?

 

NARRATOR

said Gwen

 

IANTO:

This IS an Audio adventure which gives us an unlimited travel budget..

I have rang UNIT and they are apparently busy denying any links with the United Nations then they are all booked up recording a spin off story for Big Finish... which only leaves only US... Jack do you want to do the voice over?

 

JACK:

Torchwood. Outside the Government, Beyond the police, Of Junction 21 next door to Comet electrical.

 

IANTO:

Quickly... to the Torchwood Mobile... and on to North Wales.

GRAMS MUSIC: Ivor the engine Music.

 

NARRATOR:

Oh hello ivor..

 

IVOR:

Ba Baaaa!

 

NARRATOR:

Having a busy day

 

IVOR:

Ba Baaaa!

 

NARRATOR:

What are you upto today? Taking coal to grumby town? New shoes for a new hat for Mrs Dinwiddy? Saving sheep from the snow?

 

IVOR:

Ba Baaaa!

 

NARRATOR:

Oh I see... You're off to see your friends Idris and Blodwin the dragons.

 

NARRATOR:

Oh look Ivor... you have visitors...

 

IVOR:

bo bo bbbooooo...

 

NARRATOR:

No there not the English coming to stay in their cottage for one week of the year and drive up house prices... its those pesky Torchwood lot... yes Ivor the famous secret organisation.

 

IVOR:

ba ba

 

JONES THE STEAM:

Oh hello Mister Harkness. Can I ask you a question

 

NARATOR:

asked the hither too silent Jones the Steam

 

JACK:

Sure

 

JONES THE STEAM:

How come you get to walk the streets with a Webly Mark Four on your hip and no one bats an eyelid. This is the Wales after all you know not down town LA or something.

 

 

JACK:

It helps us sell the show to Americans. I mean who would watch a show where the heroes didn’t have a gun and solved things using their intellect and cunning...

 

GRAMS: FX Few bars of Doctor Who music

 

JONES THE STEAM:

Oh I guess you have a point. I just assumed you were over compensating for something.

How can I help you today?

 

GWEN:

Flying Lizards

 

JONES THE STEAM:

Ah you mean the Dragons...

 

IVOR:

Booo Baa Baaa..

 

JONES THE STEAM:

Quite right Ivor...

I mean you mean the non-excitant Dragons on the extinct volcano.

 

IVOR:

Booo Baa Baaa..

 

 

JONES THE STEAM:

Oh you and your fast talking city ways. I obviously mean the non-existent dragons that defiantly don’t live anywhere round here…because they’re not real...

 

JACK:

How are we doing for time Gwen?

 

GWEN:

Well were past over half way through the episode... so I think were just about to come up with a working hypothesis. So I recon that the Dragons are real and that they are in the extinct volcano... the one over there in fact – Boyo.

 

OWEN:

Jack. I hate to be the one to say this but theres been no homosexualist kissing so far...Apples and pairs

 

JONES THE STEAM:

Oh is that what you think? Me and Di station have been doing little Britain “only gay in the village? jokes all morning... mind you I'm sure you lot do those all the time down there in Cardiff... and not you lot are here its just going to become a joke too far if I bring that up again.

 

DI STATION:

Good point Jones.

 

 

JACK:

Lets go to the mountain.

 

IVOR:

Booo Baa Baaa..

 

JONES THE STEAM:

Ivor says he can give you a lift if you want... I must say thats very good of you Ivor.

 

IVOR:

Booo Baa Baaa..

 

JONES THE STEAM:

ah... so you think the plot is flagging and you want to move things along.

 

JACK

Lets leave the Torchwood Mobile here and head out.

 

GRAMS: Ivor travel music.

 

JONES THE STEAM:

Gwen. I have a question for you. “Why doesnt your hair EVER move? Is it a wig? Come on you can tell me...

Oh. look ivor.. were here.

 

GRAMS : steam fx

 

JACK:

Tosh. You’ve been quiet… Oh you have a sore thought and the narrator doest think he is up to doing your voice, well he is butchering any attempt at mine. Anything on the tricorder… I mean non copyright breaching scaning device?..

GRAMS FX – Bleeping

 

JONES THE STEAM:

Do you think its noticed those dragons?

 

GWEN:

What the red heraldic ones spinning meters above us?

 

JACK:

Gwen? What’s that flashing? is it one of those anomalies from primeval?

 

GWEN:

No it’s a tourists camera.

 

JONES THE STEAM:

Ah so you have found out our little secret. Every so often the dragons come out for the tourists and get their photo taken. The pictures are blurred because they move so fast so there’s not actual risk of anyone believing the pictures are real.  Those dragons saved out town.  You’re not going to take them away from us are you Mister Harness?

 

 

 

JACK

No but it is likely that Owen will try and snog one of them

 

OWEN

I’d resent that remark if I hadn’t seen the rest of the story ark.

 

JONES THE STEAM:

Look Mister Harkness one of them wants to ask you a question.

 

IDRIS THE DRAGON: (as sample)

do you know land of my fathers?

 

JACK:

No it’s abide with me or nothing

 

GWEN:

You know that still doesn’t solve the real mystery.

 

JACK:

You mean  how Ivor – a steam engine – speak?

 

IANTO:

oh that’s easy.  Ivor was made from a living  metal that came through the rift at the end of the tea time war.

IANTO:

sorry...

 

JONES THE STEAM:

Did i say too much?  I mean he is magic.

 

GWEN:

Ahhh.

 

JONES THE STEAM:

Tell you what…lets all go home for a nice cup of tea.

 

OWEN:

That’s hardly a satisfying end to the narrative. Can’t we blow something up? or lose a loved one through time.

 

JONES THE STEAM:

if you like

 

IANTO:

will that help with the fan base?

 

JONES THE STEAM:

No not really….  Ill just go and  put the kettle on

 

IVOR:

boo baaaa.

 

MUSIC. (Ivor the engine theme as base under the narrators final speech)

 

NARRATOR:

And so we must leave this quiet corner of Wales and journey back to podcast land

thanks for listening to my pointless ramblings over this last year.

 

Be seeing you

 

MUSIC TDP Closing music





NOTE: Some of you have never seen Ivor the Engine and this wont have helped so here is a youtube First Episode for you to enjoy!



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