Big Finish proudly presents John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood - an all new series of audio dramas based on the fantastic Doctor Who spin-off series. Torchwood, the intrepid team of alien investigators, returns in a series of six audio productions, as part of a licensing deal with BBC Worldwide. ’Torchwood is a worldwe’ve wanted to explore for sometime, and it wonderful that our followers have responded so brilliantly to the announcement. I think we’ll be seeing a lot more of the Torchwood Institute in the years to come…’
I love how in the first episode of Torchwood you think that Ianto is so morally good because he’s the only one who doesn’t take alien tech home with him but then you remember that he’s hiding his cyberwoman girlfriend in the basement.
I wanted to do a romantic comedy with Jack and Ianto, and the obstacle between them getting together is a pterodactyl! But Gareth added a wonderful depth to it, when, unseen by Jack, he starts to cry at the end. Obviously, the unspoken thing is that Ianto wants to get in to Torchwood so he can keep his girlfriend Lisa alive, so that’s a beautiful bit of empathising by Gareth that wasn’t in the script. That’s the extraordinary thing about this cast: they never stop creating.
Chris Chibnall on Ianto’s Story in Fragments (Torchwood: The Official Magazine Issue #4)