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Janet Ellis Joins Torchwood!
Full cast and story details are today revealed for the final installment of the full-cast audio drama series, Torchwood: Among Us, due for release in July 2023 from Big Finish Productions.
Returning for the epic conclusion are Tracy-Ann Oberman (as Yvonne Hartman), Samantha Béart (as Orr), Paul Clayton (as Mr Colchester), Jonny Green (as Tyler Steele), Alexandria Riley (as Ng), and Kai Owen (as Rhys Williams).
And in the series finale, legendary Blue Peter presenter, actress and writer, Janet Ellis MBE makes a special appearance as Janet – a TV presenter and national treasure having a truly terrible day.
Janet Ellis said: “In 1979, I played Princess Teka in The Horns of Nimon with Tom Baker and I’ve been a Doctor Who fan ever since. Torchwood is just the most brilliant set of stories and spin-off. It has the same life and vigour and all of the things you need from Doctor Who – a real leap of imagination while also keeping it real.”
Torchwood are on the run. As the world puts itself back together, Torchwood are there to pick up the pieces. And they find something nasty hiding in them.
A forgotten social network is out for revenge. Someone’s killing influencers. Torchwood get into crypto. The world ends tomorrow night at 6pm.
“I know where I am. And I know what I will do next.”
Torchwood: Among Us Part 3 is available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD box set (+ download for just £27.99) or as a digital download only (for just £19.99), exclusively here.
The four climactic adventures in this box set are as follows:
How I Conquered the World by Tim Foley, Ash Darby and James Goss
Hello Friend! You’ve probably all still got an account on Friend. Can you remember what you posted on it? Are you still using the same password? And did you ever say goodbye?
Doomscroll by Ash Darby
Something is killing influencers and Torchwood have to save them. Mr Colchester discovers a whole new world and he doesn’t like it one bit. Don’t forget to like and subscribe.
Heistland by Tim Foley
Deadcoin is an exclusive cryptocurrency used by the world’s governments to do dark deals. The ultimate weapon is for sale and Yvonne Hartman decides the only thing to do is to take Deadcoin down.
The Apocalypse Starts at 6 PM by James Goss
Janet’s Late Teatime is the TV equivalent of a cup of soup and a lapful of kittens. So when Torchwood announce the world will end on tomorrow night’s show – well, what’s Janet going to do?
Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.
Producer and Writer James Goss said: “We were gobsmacked to get Janet Ellis playing the part of Janet. The queen of Blue Peter! The mother of Sophie Ellis-Bextor! Teka from Doctor Who and the Horns of Nimon!
“It turns out that Janet worked with Paul Clayton on Jigsaw and he took her out to lunch and talked her into it. Words cannot describe how starstruck the entire studio was by her and how game she was. I still have samples on my phone that I play to remind myself that it actually happened.”
Torchwood: Among Us Part 3 is available to pre-order for just £27.99 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £19.99 (digital download only) here.
Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering all three volumes of Among Us together in a bundle for just £75 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £59 (download only).
All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.
Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.