Sir Michael Palin to narrate an upcoming Torchwood audio for Big Finish!
Big Finish have announced Torchwood: Tropical Beach Sounds and Other Relaxing Seascapes #4 - a slightly different take on their usual audio output that will see Sir Michael Palin offer his talents to narrate the story of a haunted self-help tape with malevolent intent.
You are listening to a self-help tape. You are hearing a soothing voice. You have always wanted to do something with your life, haven't you? Oh, how you've ached to be a better person.
Well now. This is your chance. Go on. Sit back. Close your eyes. Relax. You're going to learn all about Captain Jack Harkness. You're going to learn all about Torchwood.
You're going to change the world.
Producer, James Goss, said “Our director, Scott Handcock, had the idea of telling a story entirely through a haunted self-help tape, and we immediately suggested it to Tim Foley, the master of the unusual dramatic style (if you've not heard his podcast, The North West Footwear Database, you're in for a treat). We were only too delighted when Scott secured the services of a national treasure to play the self-help tape. This really is a release to listen to in a darkened room.”
Narrator, Sir Michael Palin, added “I don't normally get offered something like this. I'm used to doing The Clangers. It definitely attracted me because there's an awful lot to it. It's such a complex piece - from larky-jokey to very, very violent. It's quite an adventure for me.
“I didn't do it because it was Torchwood. I haven't seen a lot of it. But I did a bit of research – I don't watch much television. Mainly Match Of The Day. I did it because it was a rather fascinating piece of writing.”
Torchwood: Tropical Beach Sounds and Other Relaxing Seascapes #4 is available to pre-order now and will be released via digital download and a collector's CD edition in April.