Really enjoyed all the "Torchwood" Boxsets "The Torchwood Archive" "Outbreak" And now "Before the fall" which was a great listen,and certainly did not disappoint.Far from it!!On the strength of these Boxsets I have ordered season 3.Cant wait! And look forward to future Boxsets, as well as "The lives of Captain Jack" (Not strictly Torchwood I know }All downloads of course! I will never qualify for a Christmas Card
Don't count your chickens...
I'm download only and got a card.
That's good to know!!! I am obviously not buying enough. I need to Buck up!!!!!!!!!
I really liked this - to have the outsider experience TW1 for the first time really works. As she gradually finds out more about the madhouse, we do too. There's little to be said about Tracy-Ann Oberman that hasn't already been said but she's a wonderful mix of down-to-earth and ruthless amorality. She's such a great character it's great to have this set while she's on top of her world. I loved her solo ep in Series 1 of the audios but I guess that was her out and about in a rainy night in Cardiff - good to hear her ruling her wee empire.
Really liked a lot of the office staff but the one that stuck out was Thomas from the office was one of BF's best misanthropes in a long time. "Don't talk shite, love. Thora Hird wants her hair back". I'm sure most of us have worked with a moaning faced guy like that in our offices
A lot of great satire about the xenophobia and intolerance of this Torchwood incarnation towards anyone "not like us". Aliens are even called illegal immigrants once or twice just to hammer it home. Much of Yvonne's dialogue, and certainly Tommy's, could be straight from a UKIP candidate's speeches. She even says to Rachel "Remember - Britain First" which I'm not sure anyone not to the right of Genghis Khan would use as their companies vision given the party of the same name.
I'm listening to Disc 2, 'Through the Ruins', and something is niggling at me. The character of Ziggy is very familiar, but I can't quite place the voice. Bless me, it's Simon Hickson, one half of 1980's Saturday morning comedy heroes Trev and Simon! Wonderful!
Loved that so much. I used to idolise Trev and Simon. Worth watching Going Live and Live & Kicking just for them. I still think of "One of the Pogues" when I see "Kylie Minogue" and think "Bzzzzzzzz" when I see Sting on the telly.
And, full circle, who was that young man who presented Live & Kicking alongside Trev, Simon, Andi Peters and Emma Forbes?
Trev used to rip the piss out of John so much right in the middle of sketches. I remember him being seriously OTT playing a gnome, the crew cracking up and Trev struggling to keep a straight face saying "A typically restrained performance from John Barrowman there, boys and girls." When John wasn't in their sketches Trev would excuse him by saying "He had a prior engagement at Overactors Anonymous". John also hosted a show I loved called The Movie Game in the early 90s, a film-based kids game show. If you'd told me that over a decade later Doctor Who would be back with John Barrowman as a central character I'd have never believed it.
Just finished the set. Slightly disappointed that there was no behind the scenes, but I guess we can't have that all the time. It was a great set with enough mysteries and backstabbing to satisfy anyone. In Through the Ruins I was surprised that no one took a pot-shot at Ziggy or Rachel after what they were putting them through.
Finished this today and absolutely loved it. The way the first episode plays with expectations is great fun. Has there been any word on whether Big Finish will continue doing Torchwood One releases? I'd love to hear more of this.
I have to confess, this set was the first time I was disappointed in Big Finish... The new girl ended up going from personal assistant to CEO in less than a month? Wot? Am I missing something? Did she have a mind-control device or something that made that possible? I did nonetheless love the ending, where they reminded you this story had no black-and-white good guys vs bad guys, only winners and losers.
I would probably take a chance on a second Torchwood One set, because I do love the setting and Yvonne's performance, but that would need to be smashingly good for me to then take a chance on a third!
Anyhow, to confirm, no one got the Behind the Scenes? I was worried I'd bought the wrong version; did that once before. Glad to know I'm not missing out!