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It’s time to travel back to the booming era of post-war London, and beyond, in a new six-part audio outing for Torchwood’s most devious member.
We’ve met Norton Folgate (Samuel Barnett) several times over the years from his debut in Torchwood: Ghost Mission before featuring in special releases Outbreak and The Torchwood Archive. He’s met Captain John Hart in an alternative reality and more recently appeared with Torchwood Three in the God Among Us series.
Then, in 2020’s Torchwood Soho: Parasite, Norton was reunited with Sergeant Andy Davidson (Tom Price) in 1950s Soho, to take on the mystery of missing gangsters and killer Nazi mushrooms. Now, alongside Lizbeth Hayhoe (Dervla Kirwan) and Gideon Lyme (Joe Shire), Norton, Andy and the Torchwood Soho gang reunite for six new adventures as the team moves to investigate a new town being built outside of London.
Welcome to Ashenden. An exciting new town just outside London and also the home of a terrible secret.
London has been infiltrated – a darkness is spreading from the bombsites to the highest ranks of government. A darkness that cannot be stopped. A desperate hunt is on from the man who caused it.
The past has come for Torchwood agent Norton Folgate. This is the hour of the hollow man.
Director Scott Handcock said: “It’s always lovely when you hear from the powers-that-be that something’s been particularly well received, and we soon heard that this was the case with Torchwood Soho: Parasite. Writer/producer James Goss has done such a brilliant job of establishing and developing that era of 1950s Torchwood that it’s been a joy to revisit, especially as our Soho family has expanded.”
Writer/Producer James Goss added: “Scott pointed out that we’ve now had five years of Norton Folgate, which is weird! Gawd, if I popped it tomorrow, would he be my legacy? It all started with a joke Scott and I made at the recording of something Tom and Sam were acting in together… and now it’s practically a franchise! I wonder how many Big Finish box sets started out as half-serious jokes? (Don’t answer that one!)”
Big Finish listeners can also save more by ordering this tale with Torchwood Soho: Parasite as a bundle for £38 on CD and £33 on download.
Praise for Torchwood Soho: Parasite:
“Fans of Torchwood be aware: this set is glorious.” – The Digital Fix
“Highly entertaining stuff, and delivered with all of the panache you’d expect.” – Cultbox
“Norton and Andy are the most adorably compatible mismatch in Big Finish canon.” – Sci-Fi Pulse
“A brilliant exploration of the world of 1950s Torchwood.” – Fansided
“Here’s hoping for more of Norton’s adventures in the future! Highly recommended.” – Who Review
Please note that Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.
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