TORCHWOOD: BRO­KEN The Boys Are Back In Town

re­leased OUT NOW! 60 min­utes | Cd/down­load Pub­lisher Big Fin­ish

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Reviews -

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.

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