John Barrowman Returns for THE LIVES OF CAPTAIN JACK

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For fans of Torchwood and John Barrowman, Big Finish has got some rather fantastic news for you!

Having already produced a whole range of stunning audio adventures to accompany the likes of Doctor Who, Torchwood and many, many more, it’s now been revealed that Big Finish will be bringing back John Barrowman’s Captain Jack Harkness for a four-set outing dubbed The Lives of Captain Jack.

The full press release on this upcoming release reads as follows:

John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow) returns to the Doctor Who universe as Captain Jack Harkness in The Lives of Captain Jack, a set of four full cast audio adventures from Big Finish, made under licence from BBC Worldwide.

Captain Jack - an immortal adventurer with a wicked sense of everything - has led an extraordinary set of lives. We all know he travelled with the Doctor, we all know he ran Torchwood - but what else did he get up to?

The four adventures in this full cast series from Big Finish provide some of the answers. Starring John Barrowman, and guest starring Russell Tovey (Doctor Who, Being Human and Looking), Camille Coduri (Doctor Who, Him & Her), Alexander Vlahos (Merlin, Versailles, The Confessions of Dorian Gray), Sarah Douglas (Superman I, Superman II, Space 1999, V, Strippers vs Werewolves), Scott Haran (Wizards vs Aliens), Aaron Neil (Class) and Katy Manning (Doctor Who) the four adventures see Captain Jack in different times and on different planets, doing battle with a variety of strange and horrible enemies, from Mother Nothing to the Council Of Three.

I find it really easy to slip into Captain Jack,” laughs John Barrowman. There’s a bit of Jack in John and vice versa. What’s great about these stories is that they’re the kind of episode we didn’t have time for on TV – exploring aspects of Jack that you’ve never seen before in a timey-wimey way. And getting to work with Camille was amazing. If you’re a fan of Captain Jack, or Torchwood or Doctor Who, then I say get them.”

We love John,” says producer James Goss. He understands Captain Jack like no-one else, and easily provided the various versions of him – having just spent three days playing Torchwood Jack, he suddenly delivered preppy Time Agent Jack, Satellite 5 Jack, End of Time Jack, and effortlessly locked horns with Jackie Tyler. Watching him together in the studio with Camille was genuinely one of the happiest days of my life. We were so lucky to get John, and can’t wait to get him back.”

Released in June 2017, The Lives of Captain Jack is written by Guy Adams and James Goss.

The stories include:

THE YEAR AFTER I DIED: Set in the year 200,101, on an Earth ravaged by the Daleks, we see Jack struggling to save humanity from its oldest enemy.

WEDNESDAYS FOR BEGINNERS: Jack and Jackie Tyler (Camille Coduri) must unite to rescue the Powell Estate from a force whose name Jackie can never say.

ONE ENCHANTED EVENING: Captain Jack and Alonso Frame (Russell Tovey) have only just met. But why did the Doctor want them to be together?

MONTH 25: He’s the young star of the Time Agency, and his whole life is about to fall apart. But that’s not going to stop him winning.

The Lives of Captain Jack is released in June 2017 and is available to pre-order from www.bigfinish.com

Other Doctor Who audio releases from Big Finish include The Tenth Doctor Adventures (starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate), The War Doctor (starring John Hurt), The Diary of River Song (starring Alex Kingston) and UNIT (starring Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver).

John Barrowman has also starred in a number of Torchwood audio adventures, also available from Big Finish…

For further details on all of this, as ever, head over to www.bigfinish.com.

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