James Marsters is Back as Captain John Hart in ‘Torchwood: The Sins of Captain John’


Twelve years after his tv debut in Torchwood episode “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,” Captain John Hart is back for more adventures in an audio drama produced by Big Finish. Torchwood: The Sins of Captain John is a prequel series box of four brand new adventures. James Marsters (BuffyAngel) and John Barrowman (Doctor WhoArrow) resume their roles of Captain John and Captain Jack Harkness.

The four stories are written by David Llewellyn and directed by Scott Handcock. Christopher Allen (The Archivist), Ayesha Antoine (Caitlin), Rosie Baker (Ilsa Vargosh), and Silas Carson (Sir Thomas Pewsey) are also starring in the audio drama.

Actor James Marsters said, “I’ve missed doing Torchwood so much. Beyond being proud of playing a part in it, the character itself is a blast to play, and those few TV episodes just weren’t enough. I try to be a nice person in real life. The trick of it for me is about not telling you what I’m really thinking. I think that’s true of most people that try to be nice. We don’t inflict our inner monologue on everyone. The great thing about playing Captain John is that he doesn’t bother with that. He just tells you what he’s thinking. So, combine that part of me with really good writing and really funny dialogue, and you get someone that you actually want to spend time with.”

Torchwood is a spin-off of the British tv show Doctor Who, who first aired in 2006. It follows a team of alien hunters based in modern Cardiff, which is home to a rift in time and space. The team is directed by Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), an immortal former Time Agent who was introduced in the season one of the 2005 Doctor Who revivals. The show is composed of the fourth series and was last seen on screens in 2012. It has been since revived in Big Finish audio dramas with most of the original cast resuming their roles and also in a comic book series published by Titan Comics and written by John Barrowman and his sister Carole E. Barrowman.

Check the synopsis below:

Rogue Time Agent Captain John Hart is on a mission. He is ransacking his way through space and time, looking for the Resurrection Gauntlets that have the power to bring the dead back to life. Only they’re broken, and their creator is in an impossible prison, and he’s not the only person looking for the gauntlets.  

And John hasn’t asked himself exactly why his employers want them, which could turn out to be a problem. 

From zombies in Restoration London to Hell gatecrashing a funeral, Torchwood: The Sins of Captain John contains four highly charged episodes, written by David Llewellyn: 

The Restored  

Captain John is in Restoration England. There’s intrigue in the Tower of London, the dead are walking the streets, and the severed head of Oliver Cromwell has a terrible warning. 

Escape from Nebazz 

Captain John is in a wooden space prison that’s under attack by a strange and terrible life form. Also, the catering is truly dreadful, and Dr. Magpie’s latest discovery may have got a little out of hand. 

Peach Blossom Heights 

Captains John and Jack find themselves stranded on a world that may be actual paradise – the weather is pleasant, the people are friendly, and the giant stuffed animals only come out at night. There’s only one thing the world is missing. No-one has ever explained to any of the population about the birds and the bees. Which is unfortunate

Darker Purposes 

Captain John arrives at the funeral of one of the galaxy’s richest men. He died without making a will, and his heirs have some very creative ideas about how this can be put to rights involving murder, necromancy, and seduction. Sadly, Captain John is only too happy to oblige. 

Torchwood: The Sins of Captain John is available to purchase as a cd edition or a download on Big Finish’s website. An app is available on Google Play and on the Apple App Store that allows you to listen to the Big Finish audio dramas on your phone.  

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