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Torchwood: Torchwood One: I Hate Mondays
Torchwood One

5. Torchwood: Torchwood One: I Hate Mondays

Released May 2024

Written by James Goss Joseph Lidster

 
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This title was released in May 2024. It will be exclusively available to buy from the Big Finish website until 31 July 2024, and on general sale after this date.

Torchwood One faces three of the worst Mondays ever...

Dinner for Yvonne by James Goss, from a story by James Goss and Joseph Lidster
A cloud of psychic plasma is sweeping over Salisbury Plain towards London. Unfortunately, it’s Yvonne’s night off and she’s throwing a dinner party. Will London perish before she can serve the artisanal cheese board?

By Royal Appointment by James Goss
Poppy Greenleaf finds herself appointed the Crown’s royal liaison for Torchwood. What is Torchwood? Who is Yvonne Hartman? Why is the world ending? Poppy finds herself lost in a world of alien invasions, international espionage and intergalactic diplomacy.

Nerves by Joseph Lidster
Another Monday morning, another mission for Torchwood. Ianto and Tommy have to transport a canister of deadly Euphorian nerve agent to an underground bunker in the South Downs. It should be an easy straight-forward job but other forces are gathering...

Recorded on: 3-4 August 2023
Recorded at: The Soundhouse

 

Producer James Goss said: “If you hate the office, you’ll love Torchwood One. What if the people saving the world worked in an office every bit as dysfunctional, bureaucratic and infuriating as the one you work in? And yet, somehow, they manage it anyway?

“Torchwood One knows how awful work is, how terrible your colleagues are, how no-one ever seems to get anything done. But, despite the meetings, the stationery orders and the alien death machines, someone’s got to save the human race.

“Which is why Yvonne Hartman exists. Helped by her PA Ianto and hindered by her head of research Tommy, she’s the last person standing between the planet Earth and total annihilation. She’s amazing, and she’s terrifying.

“You don’t need to know anything about Torchwood One or even Torchwood. These are people you’ll recognise from your workplace. Their problems are just a bit weirder than yours.”

Actor Tracy-Ann Oberman added: “I love Yvonne. I don’t think of her as a villain. I’ve always maintained, having lived with this character and Big Finish now, as the world goes from trauma to more trauma, that Yvonne should be running the whole thing – firm but fair, a benevolent tyrant, with a moral code.”

Gareth David-Lloyd explained Ianto’s role in the box set: “He is trying to keep everything together, like he always does. Dinner for Yvonne is probably the most terrifying mission he’s been on – interrupting Yvonne on her day off is one of the scariest things he’s ever had to do! He’s also got a lot going on – this one’s a tough one for Ianto. He goes through quite a disarmament.”

Reviews

I Hate Mondays is a really strong set from this range...These three stories do something which I always love from this range and show the potential for these emotionally driven tales with small scales and a focus on humanity and the struggles of dealing with the workplace environment.

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  • Product Format: 3-disc CD (jewel case in slipcover)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Duration: 204 minutes
  • Physical Retail ISBN: 978-1-80240-401-2
  • Digital Retail ISBN: 978-1-80240-402-9
  • Production Code: BFPTWONE05CD
Previous release in this range: Torchwood One: By Royal Appointment (excerpt)
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