John Barrowman returns as Captain Jack Harkness in The Lives of Captain Jack - four brand new full cast audio adventures written by Guy Adams and James Goss. The stories will follow Captain Jack through different times on different planets battling various enemies including Mother Nothing and the Council Of Three.
Barrowman will be joined by former Doctor Who stars Russell Tovey (Alonso Frame), Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler) and Katy Manning (Jo Grant). Other guest stars includeAlexander Vlahos (Merlin, Versailles), Sarah Douglas (Superman I and II, Strippers vs Werewolves), Scott Haran (Wizards vs Aliens) and Aaron Neil (Class).
John Barrowman said of his return:
I find it really easy to slip into Captain Jack. 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.
Producer James Goss added:
We love John. 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.Below are the four stories and their synopsis:
- 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 set will be available on the Big Finish website from June 2017.