The latest in the Torchwood monthly range, and starring great British talent, try The Dying Room now!
"In this room everyone learns the truth. And neither of us will be quite the same when we leave."
Paris, 1940s. The German-occupied city is in a state of turmoil – a plague ravages the streets, turning people into deformed monsters. The city’s finest hotel is under siege.
SS interrogator Grau has come here to find out the truth. Grau has one night to cure the plague and to unmask the mysterious Madame Berber and who she's really working for. Herr Grau knows all about Project Hermod.And now he's going to find out all about Torchwood.
Director Scott Handcock tells us more: “The Dying Room’s a brilliant script. A Torchwood tale set in Nazi-occupied Paris, written by the wonderful Lizzie Hopley, starring the magnificent Simon Russell Beale as Monsieur LeDuc, an innocent outsider recounting a devastating evening of events to Nazi interrogator Grau, played by Mark Elstob.
“Obviously we were all very excited to have Simon Russell Beale on board. We’d been recording Bernice Summerfield and The Prisoner at the same time as Simon had been recording Bach: The Great Passion for Radio 4; he saw the fun we were having, chatted to us, and said he’d love to do something sci-fi - so naturally we contacted his agent the very next day!
Much like when John Sessions came in to record The Conspiracy, Simon knew nothing at all about Torchwood on screen. He was just very impressed by the quality of the writing and wanted to be a part of it - and we’re thrilled that Torchwood continues to attract such high-profile talent!”
“Lizzie's script is both very clever and very different,” says producer James Goss, “How would Torchwood have been involved in the Second World War? It's set in occupied Paris - a place where everyone is compromised, and everyone has to lie to stay alive. Oddly, the only person who doesn't lie is the SS Interrogator, Herr Grau.
Also, it offered Scott and me the chance to work with Simon Russell Beale, who is, literally, one of the most acclaimed actors working in the UK. He's also utterly lovely, and now he's in Torchwood."
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And as revealed in our recent interview with producer James Goss about Torchwood Series 5 - Aliens Among Us, the next six stories in the Torchwood range (stories 19-24) will be releasing from March 2018, and these are now available to pre-order! Expect more details soon on these exciting adventures in the world of Torchwood.
As producer James Goss tells us “the regular range kicks off again, with a special guest and an old flame returning… Our first release is the funniest, naughtiest, most 18+ thing that Torchwood has ever done. Not to be listened to with children.” Stay tuned!