Loved this as much as the first instalment; not only did it up the stakes, but stuck the landing too. I've long been critical of a Guy Adams story that passes the 60 minute mark, as they seem to fall apart, but this is very much the exception to the rule. A really layered story that manages to be full of political intrigue, insights into how we function as people and includes classic monsters without once losing focus. The entire cast are terrific, but Louise Jameson is on a whole other level; it's unmistakeably her but you get so into the character of Roberta you are carried along.
I am very much an occasional listener of Torchwood, but I would absolutely be up for more of this strand. And if it remains just as a two parter then we are left with something very special indeed. One of those productions where everyone and everything is firing on all cylinders. Fantastic stuff.
I thought this stuck the landing very nicely. The first part had the Autons and Nestene doing very much what we’re used to them doing (not dissimilar to their last appearance in the range back in Sargasso) but this second part actually took them in a new direction I’d never considered. Very nicely done.
The new characters continued to sing, especially Louise Jameson’s Roberta. I really wouldn’t object to more stories in this era.
I listened to Part 1 on Friday and before that I was going to rotate this with a River Song story, but today (Monday) I felt compelled to listen to Part 2.
That was very impressive.
When we got the big reveal I thought that was going to be the end of this subsection of Torchwood, but using what we had learned from Neal2 earlier in the episode they surprised me with an amazing ending there and we may have an opportunity to hear more.
This forum is for fans of audio drama, and is not endorsed by the BBC, Big Finish, or any other organisation discussed within.
Links to our forum from other websites do not indicate our endorsement of, or cooperation with, those sites.