Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Radio Plays!

Breaking news! John Barrowman has said that Torchwood is coming back in the form of radio plays. Here's the quote, care of Rob Owen of the Community Voices blogs. 
"I do know that we're doing three or four radio plays for the BBC for 'Torchwood,'" Barrowman said. "My sister and I are discussing the possibility of writing one of them and whether or not that leads to something [on TV] ... But I'm full-time with 'Arrow' now. It's not a question of me not wanting to do it, it's a question of the BBC wanting to do it or others wanting to do 'Torchwood.' I know the fans are out there so I think they'd be silly not to."
You can check out that original article here.
As the creators of Arrow are Doctor Who fans; having brought in Barrowman as well as Alex Kingston, it's no surprise that they are more than willing to let Barrowman run off to do a special. According to John, one of the plays will include the Torchwood Team, but it wasn't specified whether that was the season 1 and 2 team or a later version. Fingers crossed that Toshiko, Owen, and Ianto get to come back for an all new story! The other plays will be "character-based" and no further information was given at this time. 
Julie Gardner and Russel T. Davies are both involved in the project. 
John and his sister, Carole, first joined forces to pen John's Autobiography "Anything Goes." Since then they have tackled a second biography, two installments of YA fiction series called Hollow Earth, and a Torchwood novel called Exodus Code. It would be interesting to see what they have to bring to the table for a Torchwood radio play.  
If you haven't read John and Carole's Torchwood book, Exodus Code, check it out at Amazon .
What do you hope to hear in the next batch of Torchwood Radio plays? What old voices can you not wait to have back? Let us know in the comments! 

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