TORCHWOOD: BROKEN The Boys Are Back In Town
released OUT NOW! 60 minutes | Cd/download Publisher Big Finish
One of the big puzzles in the first season of Torchwood was Ianto’s change of heart regarding Jack. At the end of “Cyberwoman” he’s filled with hate and rage towards his boss (“One day I’ll have the chance to save you and I’ll watch you suffer and die!”), but by the end of the series they’re in an obvious sexual relationship – so how exactly did Ianto get from A to B? Actor Gareth David-Lloyd says it’s his most-asked question from fans, and now this new audio story explores exactly that. Set in the background of the episodes immediately following “Cyberwoman”, it deals with just how Ianto comes to terms with his loss as well as his developing role in the team.
It’s a job it manages admirably. Big Finish’s Torchwood range is into its second season now, with a range of stories that have focused on different characters at different points of their development, but this bringing together once again of John Barrowman and David-Lloyd as the fan-favourite couple is something particularly special. The two leads settle back into their roles with gusto, and though the plot is entirely subservient to the character development, you really won’t mind. Rhian Drinkwater
Also out: a classic Doctors/new series box set featuring Weeping Angels, Judoon, Sycorax and Sontarans.