"During World War Two, the Torchwood Archive has been stowed away in a Welsh coal mine along with countless other art treasures. Bilis Manger is among them. And there's something hunting him in the dark.
Jill has been sent to catalogue the collection. She’s on her own, she’s in disgrace and there’s something hunting her on the slopes of the mountain."
Another strong Bilis story! Lovely pace to it as the story unfolds with a nice sense of mystery as we wonder how exactly is this going to end as we proceed. Very pleased with the Torchwood Soho reference partway through. I won’t tell you any more, you’ll have to listen for yourselves!
Roll on the next Bilis story. Perhaps he could get his own box set one day? I’d be up for that! Or possibly more continuity within his one offs. That would work too.
I loved this! Oh this was soooooo delicious. Both leads performed perfectly. I cannot praise this any more than this. Billis Manger just is such a great character. There is never any doubt he is the most dangerous thing in this story, and he does this while being very pleasant und just a very subtle underlining sense of threat. Just wonderful. And this story just works perfectly on his favor, with the claustrophobic coal mine, the dark, the things looming in the shadows... But I also have to say that Rosie Baker did an equally great job with her character. Really hope we see more of her. Maybe there will be another team up of her and Billis? I am very glad I took the plunge and tried out the Torchwood audios. I am not very much into most of the characters. But I definitely love Andy and especially Billis. Anyways, great story, amazing atmosphere, awesome performance. Maybe listen to this in the dark and not like me in full sunlight on a wonderful afternoon on the balcony. Listening to this in the dark with headphones on.... chills and creepiness guaranteed!
Another great Torchwood monthly story. I thought this was going to go similarly to some other Bilis Manger stories and I was listening to it with a sense of dread. But they completely mixed things up in the end, setting up the potential for perhaps a new series of stories.
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