From next Monday (July 11th), BBC Radio 4 will be airing three brand new Torchwood adventures under the season title Torchwood: The Lost File.
The stories, which star John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper) and Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), take place before 2009’s TV adventure Children of Earth which saw the death of Jones.
The first story is The Devil and Miss Carew which takes place in a retirement home.
When an uncle of Gwen’s husband Rhys (Kai Owen) has a heart attack while listening to the shipping forecast, it seems like another routine death at Ivyday Nursing Home.
But when Rhys and Gwen go to collect the old man’s effects, Gwen’s suspicions are roused by another elderly resident. The conversation is cut short, though, by a fire alarm, one of many consequences of the mysterious power cuts that are sweeping the nation.
Gwen has a hunch that something is wrong and her search leads her to Miss Carew, a suspiciously fit and strong octogenarian who, despite having supposedly terminal heart disease, has left Ivyday and gone back to work at the Computer firm she used to run.
Miss Carew has been offered a deal by Fitzroy, a wandering alien with an aversion to electricity who is looking for a home. It’s a deal that Miss Carew can’t refuse. But the consequences for planet Earth are unthinkable.
Two further stories – Submission and The House of the Dead – air on Tuesday and Wednesday.