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Rowena Cooper reprises her role as Queen Victoria, in a brand new, full-cast audio drama, Torchwood: Fortitude, released today from Big Finish Productions.
The founder of the Torchwood Institute must thwart an off-shore incursion and face up to the impact of British colonialism in this haunting new adventure.
Queen Victoria is stranded with Maharaja Duleep Singh on a mysterious fort in the middle of the ocean.
The fort has been ravaged by storms since it was built. There are ghosts inside and there's something alien outside. It’ll do anything to get its release.
Writer/producer James Goss said: “The early days of Torchwood are fascinating. Queen Victoria's just such a complicated historical figure. This is a woman who decided that she was going to take over pretty much all of Europe and Russia through carefully controlled marriage and treaties, and the East India Company. It's an amazing ambition. She's a monster.
“This story also features the Solent sea-forts, which are real. They were known as Lord Palmerston's Folly, because he ordered them built to stop an invasion from France which never came. The construction of each of them cost about £150m in today's money. Two and a half of them are now quite swanky hotels and, yes, I have stayed in one of them.”
Please note that Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.
Torchwood: Fortitude is available now as a collector’s edition CD at £9.99 or on download at £7.99.
Subscribers to the Big Finish Torchwood range can save more by pre-ordering a bundle of six forthcoming stories.