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The round-up for 'The Return of Doctor Mysterio' is now available, and can be found here.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Torchwood: Ianto Jones will return in October

Big Finish are delighted to announce that fan-favourite actor Gareth David-Lloyd will star as Ianto Jones for the second release in our new series of Torchwood Audio Dramas.

Gareth appeared throughout the first three series of the popular BBC show created by Russell T Davies. A mild-mannered administrator for the Torchwood team, Ianto helped defend Cardiff from the horrors of the rift, and aided the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) in a battle against the Daleks in two episodes of Doctor Who.

Ianto made his final TV appearance in the 2009 mini-series Children of Earth, but his popularity and legacy has stood the test of time, with a special commemorative memorial for the character erected in Cardiff Bay.

“Well, how could we not?” says producer James Goss. “Ianto's such a brilliant character, and if we kept people on tenterhooks any longer, we'd be fools. Of course he's in it and as soon as possible. We recorded with him literally the first day after he finished a theatre tour. Did he want to put his feet up? Nope. He wanted to be Ianto.”

Gareth will return in Torchwood: Fall to Earth, where the team's ongoing investigation into a worldwide conspiracy places Ianto on the first privately-funded spaceflight; just as it's plunging out of the sky! The new release follows on from John Barrowman's return as Captain Jack Harkness in the opening instalment, Torchwood: The Conspiracy.

“Seeing Gareth in studio was an absolute delight,” glowed director Scott Handcock. “He clearly loves the part and had a great time. And can't wait to be back.”

The new story will be released in October, allowing for an unbroken run of stories from September. Four more releases will follow at monthly intervals into 2016.

“There was originally going to be a gap after the first release,” explains James, “but we soon realised that everyone we spoke to was being so helpful, we'd be in studio a lot earlier. Actors, writers, agents, BBC Worldwide have all been amazing - 'Well, since it's Torchwood' everyone kept saying. So it's coming out early. Since it's Torchwood.”

Torchwood: Fall to Earth will be released in October, and can be pre-ordered today. It will be followed by four further stories at monthly intervals, through to February 2016. You can subscribe to all six titles today, starting with September's Torchwood: The Conspiracy.

Monday, 13 July 2015

12th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver Extendable Universal Remote Control

The Wand Company’s all‐new extending Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver universal remote control prop replica.

The new Sonic Screwdriver has not only been updated to reflect the subtle changes in the Twelfth Doctor’s coolest gadget, but now extends with a satisfying flick, just like the real hero prop, and includes a grip­mounted button, press­to­buzz action and the Wand Company’s powerful Any­TV­Off functionality.

Die cast in hand­polished, copper­plated metal, with a new stand that allows the Sonic Screwdriver to be displayed vertically, this sonic is not only a serious prop that will delight collectors but with its host of authentic sonic sounds and a new grip­mounted button to control its functions, it is a cosplayer’s dream come true.

But of course, that’s not all – as you might expect from The Wand Company, this new Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver is also a fully functioning universal remote control. The speech­teach feature makes learning the gestures and programming the Sonic Screwdriver easy, and the intuitive gestures allow the user to make like The Doctor and and quickly take control of their home entertainment equipment – iPod docks, TVs, DVD and Blu­ray players, in fact, pretty much anything that is controlled by an infrared remote control.

The 1:1 scale Sonic Screwdriver can store up to 39 remote control commands, is equipped with 12 authentic sonic screwdriver sound effects, a customizable personal lock code, and has 12 secret Morse coded phrases from the Twelfth Doctor to decipher.

• a highly authentic sounding and feeling flick­to­extend action
• a grip­mounted action button
• The Wand Company’s excellent Any­TV­Off function
• press­and­hold Sonic buzz and tip light in FX Mode
• an ivory coloured handle with subtle fleck, just like the hero prop
• a redesigned copper­plated handle end, accurate to the Series 8 props.
• a crystal­clear Gallifreyan stand for vertical presentation
• 12 new secret Morse coded Twelfth Doctor phrases
• 12 different sonic screwdriver sound effects

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