Thursday, September 11, 2008

Review: Torchwood: Lost Souls

BBC Radio 4 celebrated the switching on of CERN's Large Hadron Collider with what it dubbed the Big Bang Day. One of the elements of this was a 44-minute Torchwood audio play featuring the television show's regular cast (John Barrowman as Captain Jack, Eve Myles as Gwen, and Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto) and special guest star Freema Agyeman (reprising her Doctor Who-originated role of Dr. Martha Jones).

Writer Joseph Lidster, who scripted one of the stronger episodes of the second season ("A Day in the Death") and is also a veteran author of Doctor Who audio plays, delivers a solid story set sometime after the second season finale, with Team Torchwood still dealing with the tragedy that befell them. When Dr. Martha Jones from UNIT calls them to Switzerland to help her investigate a mystery, can Team Torchwood save the day once again?

Lost Souls is a satisfying entry in the Torchwood mythos. The voice cast is in good form as their familiar characters (successfully making the transition from television), there are chills to be had for the listeners, and it provides some needed closure after the second season finale.

Torchwood: Lost Souls is available as a free mp3 download until September 17th from here.

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