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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Torchwood: Forgotten Lives - Cover & Details

Big Finish have issued the cover and details of their third Torchwood audio play, featuring the return of Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper and Kai Owen as Rhys Williams:

Big Finish are thrilled to announce the return of Eve Myles and Kai Owen as husband-and-wife team Gwen Cooper and Rhys Williams in the third release in a new series of Torchwood audio dramas.

"Captain Jack’s the poster boy, Ianto’s the style, but Eve and Kai are the heart of Torchwood," says producer James Goss. "Listening to the two of them back together is an utter joy. We pick up their story after Miracle Day. How has life been treating them? It’s a delight to find out."

Eve appeared in all 41 episodes of the popular BBC series, created by Russell T Davies. A dedicated police officer turned Torchwood second in-command, Gwen fought tooth and nail to defend Cardiff and her family from the very worst the Rift had to offer.

Husband Rhys supported her from home, keeping their infant daughter Anwen safe during the worldwide phenomenon known as the Miracle. Eve and Kai return in Forgotten Lives. The couple are plagued by the same alien plot uncovered by Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) in opening story The Conspiracy. Many years later, and Torchwood is just a fond memory for Gwen and Rhys. Then, one day, the phone rings….

Forgotten Lives is written by Emma Reeves who is the co-creator and lead writer of robot drama Eve for CBBC. Other TV credits include The Dumping Ground, Tracy Beaker Returns, Dead Gorgeous, Young Dracula, Spirit Warriors, The Murder of Princess Diana, Doctors and Belonging. She also writes for radio, and for stage, where her work includes the Olivier-nominated
adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather.

"I still can’t believe that I’ve been asked to write a story for the brilliant characters of Gwen and Rhys" says Emma. "I’ve been lucky enough to write for Eve before, on Belonging, and I know that she has a unique gift of imbuing every syllable with the deepest meaning. Getting Eve Myles and Kai Owen, too, is basically like winning the writer lottery."

FORGOTTEN LIVES - written by Emma Reeves, directed by Scott Hancock
It has been four years since the Miracle, and Gwen and Rhys's lives have gone back to normal, very normal. They're raising their daughter (they've got pictures they'd be only too happy to show you), they're living in a nice house, and they're almost on top of the laundry.

Captain Jack Harkness has been missing from the world and their lives for a long time. But late one night the phone rings, and they're summoned to an isolated part of North Wales. The Bryn Offa Nursing Home contains a dark secret, an alien threat, and someone who really shouldn't be there.

Gwen and Rhys are about to discover that Torchwood stays with you for the rest of your life.

Torchwood: Forgotten Lives will be released in November priced £9,99 physically and £7.99 digitally. In other news: the time of broadcast for Doctor Who: The Magician's Apprentice has been finalised as 7:40pm on Saturday 19th September.