We’re heading to Cardiff for this month’s book club selection to listen to Sergeant Andy Davidson’s first encounter with Norton Folgate. Torchwood – Ghost Mission is the latest addition to the Big Finish Book Club. Plus we look ahead to Torchwood Series 6 – God Among Us 2.
First released back in May 2016, you can get Torchwood – Ghost Mission throughout this month at the bargain Big Finish Book Club price of just £2.99 on download.
That was so much fun! I'm zero sort of expert on TW continuity so I don't know what was there / not there / hinted at / being misleading at the end and I don't care, it was all brilliant! (And despite what it says upthread I reckon they were the actual Graces from 'The Key to Time 2' and Scott Handcock just hasn't found out yet - you have to have all the pieces to hold the key... )
Sgt. Andy and Norton are a fabulous combination, great writing from James Goss and two stellar, high-energy performances which run straight over into the interview tracks (I have to say I will never be able to listen to Marcus Tullius Cicero being serious and legal in quite the same way ever again... )
David Warner was the icing on the cake and among the raft of one-liners, some more outrageous than others (oh you naughty man Mr. Folgate ) the bit that made me laugh most was 'The Bide-A-Wee Care Home'. For those who aren't such 'Carry On' films fans as me, in their glorious 1966 'Hammer' spoof Carry On Screaming 'Bide-A-Wee' was the name of Dr. Watt's home for the recently undead and Dr. Watt (gettit?, yes of course you do) was played to 110% by the legendary Kenneth Williams - and if there wasn't a bit of him in Norton Folgate, I'm much mistaken.