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It’s a dog’s life for Andy Davidson in a brand-new full-cast audio adventure, Torchwood: Dog Hop, released today from Big Finish Productions.
Tom Price takes the lead in the latest Torchwood monthly adventure, where a canine conundrum is confounding Cardiff’s cleverest copper. This creepy hour-long drama is scripted by the husband and wife pairing of Lauren Mooney & Stewart Pringle.
Andy Davidson has stumbled across the last proper pub on Cardiff Bay. Sticky carpets, cut-glass mirrors, eccentric regulars and absolutely no food. He gets chatting to the bar manager Nia, who has a strange tale to tell. A tale about bizarre experiments on the local dog population, about booze-hounds transplanted into real hounds.
And the weirdest thing is, Andy might be starting to believe her.
Co-writer Stewart Pringle said: “The inspiration for Dog Hop all started when I used to run a small theatre in a pub in Islington and working behind the bar was the very keen Doctor Who fan [and future Big Finish writer], Tim Foley.
“We became friends and one of the jokes we had whilst we were working in this strange place was that we thought that the landlord was swapping places with the pub dog – we would talk about that quite a lot!”
Co-writer Lauren Mooney added: “It was quite a gnarly old pub under the theatre, and quite a sad old dog! And that’s almost exactly the plot for this. Unlike a lot of other things, this one comes from real life and is completely true – they were swapping places, of course!”
Producer James Goss said: “Lauren and Stewart have come up with a literal shaggy-dog story in which a group of regulars in a pub draw Andy into their world of shared fantasies and in-jokes and he starts to wonder if they’re as deluded as they first think.
“It’s a gentle story about gossip and friendship which becomes something very dark indeed. The studio day was actual chaos as we demanded Tom Price brought his dog in for the cover shoot.
“‘Are you sure? She’s A LOT!’ ‘Absolutely’.
“She was A LOT. I’m thrilled that many of the dog noises in the episode were provided by Phoebe.”
Please note: Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.
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