Friday, May 15, 2009

Torchwood back on Radio 4 | Primeval on the big screen

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Two bits of sci-fi news.

Torchwood popped up with Lost Souls, an Afternoon Play on Radio 4 back in September on the day the Large Hadron Collider was switched on at CERN – shortly before it went offline for unplanned maintenance!

And now there’s news that three more 45-minute radio plays have been recorded for airing on R4 this summer before the show’s third series returns to BBC Three Two One over five consecutive nights.

Asylum by Anita Sullivan. The story of a teen runaway called Freda who is brought to the attention of Torchwood by PC Andy. As Gwen, Jack and Ianto investigate where this troubled girl has come from, Andy finds himself drawn closer than ever before into the world of Torchwood.

Golden Age by James Goss. Torchwood go to India to investigate the disappearance of hundreds of people. The trail leads them to an old colonial club which seems strangely stuck in the past as does its young and beautiful owner, the Duchess.

The Dead Line by Phil Ford. A series of mysterious phone calls lead Jack into danger, and result in 'a very emotional moment for Ianto'.

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Secondly, it’s been announced that the screen rights to ITV’s Saturday evening show Primeval have been picked up Warner Bros. Broadcast magazine explains that Akiva Goldsman will write the screenplay (recently worked on the new Angels and Demons film) while Kerry Foster will produce the movie.

“There is a solid mythology to the series, but the movie has the dinosaur element of Jurassic Park and the time travel element of Lost, and it just feels like the kind of big movie that Warner Bros. does well,” Foster said.

Now all we need is some news about Sky’s revival of Blake’s 7!

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