A new Torchwood story is out today!
In this new audio drama, we are heading to Victorian London. Torchwood: Save Our Souls, inspired by Agatha Christie, features Queen Victoria in a story taking place on a mysterious island called Flat Holm Island. Queen Victoria is spending the night on the island with a few people including a Torchwood agent and a psychic. Will they all survive? What are these creepy voices coming from the radio?
Rowena Cooper is back again as Queen Victoria for a fourth installment and is joined by Kingsley Amadi (Samuel Okonjo), Gwyneth Keyworth (Florence), Wayne Forester (Captain Henry) and Gruffud Glyn (Owain Price). Torchwood: Save Our Souls is written by Scott Handcock and directed by Lisa Bowerman. Check the synopsis below:
An experimental radio mast has been set up on a remote island. It has been picking up signals – a voice that claims it knows the future. Five people have come to the island to hear the voice. A scientist, a soldier, a medium, an alienist and the most powerful woman in the world. The voice has something to say to all of them. It starts by saying who will be the first to die.
Director Lisa Bowerman said:
“I think we were incredibly, incredibly lucky with our cast. You really get to know who these characters are, and their relationship with each other. Scott Handcock’s script did a really good job on that front. It’s not just a mystery, it’s about the characters. Kingsley Amadi, who plays Samuel the psychic, had never done audio before and he absolutely nailed the part.”
Writer Scott Handcock added:
“I remember watching the Torchwood TV episode Adrift and being enchanted by Flat Holm Island. When I discovered it had been the location for some of Marconi’s radio experiments in 1897, it seemed an irresistible combination. Of course Torchwood would be across such pioneering science! And being able to throw its founder, Queen Victoria, into the mix was an added joy.”
Torchwood: Save Our Souls is available to purchase as a collector’s edition CD or on download from the Big Finish website.