Saturday, March 29, 2008

Torchwood special on Radio 4 this summer ... to mark the opening of new particle accelerator (LHC) at CERN

The current series of Torchwood has been a lot stronger than the first, and probably better viewing that Doctor Who (though it’s some kind of heresy to admit this in a public forum).

So greet with interest news that there’s to be a one-off Torchwood special masquerading as Radio 4’s Afternoon Play this summer, to coincide and tie in with the opening of the world’s largest particle accelerator at CERN.

Veteran of penning Torchwood episodes and Doctor Who online material, Joseph Lidster is writing the radio play which will star the usual cast (John Barrowman etc) and the show’s regular production team.

(c) CERN - LHC accelerator

The Large Hadron Collider is a spectacular 27km ring running 100m under the Switzerland/France border outside Geneva. (Workers have to carry their passports at all times in case they have to evacuate the facility into a different country from the one they went down to work in!)

You can apply online to go along to visit LHC on 6 April 2008 if you think you’ll be near Geneva. Regular tours of CERN are available six days a week ... we nearly visited while on honeymoon in Switzerland, except I applied too late - there’s a three or four month waiting list.

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