Saturday, February 4, 2023

Sir Michael Palin Joins ‘Torchwood’ in New Big Finish Story

CELEBRITIESSir Michael Palin Joins ‘Torchwood’ in New Big Finish Story

Sir Michael Palin from Monty Python is joining Torchwood!

The comedian will be the narrator of a brand new story out in April called Torchwood: Tropical Beach Sounds and Other Relaxing Seascapes #4 as The Voice on The Tape. Tim Foley wrote the story and Scott Handcock directed it. You can read the synopsis here:

You are listening to a self-help tape. You are hearing a soothing voice. You have always wanted to do something with your life, haven’t you? Oh, how you’ve ached to be a better person.
Well now. This is your chance. Go on. Sit back. Close your eyes. Relax. You’re going to learn all about Captain Jack Harkness. You’re going to learn all about ‘Torchwood’.  You’re going to change the world.

Producer James Goss said: “Our director, Scott Handcock, had the idea of telling a story entirely through a haunted self-help tape, and we immediately suggested it to Tim Foley, the master of the unusual dramatic style (if you’ve not heard his podcast, The North West Footwear Database, you’re in for a treat). We were only too delighted when Scott secured the services of a national treasure to play the self-help tape. This really is a release to listen to in a darkened room.”

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Narrator, Sir Michael Palin, added: “I don’t normally get offered something like this. I’m used to doing The Clangers. It definitely attracted me because there’s an awful lot to it. It’s such a complex piece – from larky-jokey to very, very violent. It’s quite an adventure for me. “I didn’t do it because it was ‘Torchwood’. I haven’t seen a lot of it. But I did a bit of research – I don’t watch much television. Mainly ‘Match Of The Day’. I did it because it was a rather fascinating piece of writing.”

Michael Palin, Courtesy of Big Finish.

Torchwood: Tropical Beach Sounds and Other Relaxing Seascapes #4 is part of Torchwood: Monthly Range is available for pre-order as a collector’s edition CD or on download from the Big Finish website. Listeners can save money by subscribing to a 6 or 12 story bundle. 

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