Together at last! Captain Jack meets River Song

❉ Fresh from his latest surprise appearance in Doctor Who, Captain Jack is back! And he’s brought along some friends!

“John Barrowman and I get on so well, and whenever we’ve met at conventions, it’s the one request that the fans have come up with more than any other. We have a lot of fun together so it’s something we’ve both been pushing independently for. I was so thrilled to find out that our dream has come true.” – Alex Kingston

He’s back! John Barrowman returns as the irrepressible Captain Jack Harkness, fresh from his latest surprise appearance in Doctor Who, in three new full-cast audio adventures from Big Finish.

And – at last! – Big Finish’s most-requested team-up is finally happening, as River Song and Captain Jack Harkness cross paths for the first time in their zig-zagging timelines. Will the universe ever be the same again? Alex Kingston co-stars along with Camille Coduri, also returning as Jackie Tyler.

The Lives of Captain Jack volume three will be released in March 2020, and is available on pre-order from today from £19.99, exclusively from the Big Finish website.

Actor John Barrowman said: “Alex Kingston and I have talked about this for years. We knew that the fanbase always wanted River and Jack to meet, or to cross timelines, and we just never knew when it would happen. Alex and I were always game for it and, thanks to Big Finish, this is where it’s happening.

“It’s like Jack is the male River and River is the female Jack. There are all sorts of comparisons in their behaviours and how they react; the verve and vivacious passion they have for solving problems; getting to the heart of the action and adventure; the determination to get what they want, but also the sadness behind both of their eyes.”

Co-star Alex Kingston added: “I’ve always imagined that, when River’s not on adventures with the Doctor, she’s somewhere having fun with Captain Jack. I’ve always had that at the back of my head.

“John Barrowman and I get on so well, and whenever we’ve met at conventions, it’s the one request that the fans have come up with more than any other. We have a lot of fun together so it’s something we’ve both been pushing independently for. I was so thrilled to find out that our dream has come true.”

The Lives of Captain Jack volume three features the following rollicking good adventures:

Crush by Guy Adams
Captain Jack takes Mrs Tyler on a luxury cruise in space. 

Mighty & Despair by Tim Foley
On a distant planet in the far future, two travellers have come looking for a mythical hero.

R&J by James Goss
From ancient battles to eternal wars
A pair of time-cross’d lovers take the stars

John Barrowman’s Captain Jack made his first memorable appearance in BBC television’s Doctor Who revival in 2005, inspiring head writer and executive producer, Russell T Davies, to create the spin-off series Torchwood for him. John Barrowman has since appeared in a number of popular Torchwood audio productions for Big Finish. Across the range, Eve Myles, Kai Owen, Naoko Mori, Burn Gorman, Gareth David-Lloyd and Tom Price have all also reprised their Torchwood characters, to great success.

Alex Kingston returns to reprise the River Song character first seen on TV in 2008. Aside from her iconic turn in Doctor Who, Alex Kingston is well known in both the UK and US for her regular roles in ER, Arrow, Upstairs Downstairs, and The Knock.

Alex Kingston and John Barrowman share a birthday: they were both born on 11 March.

THE LIVES OF CAPTAIN JACK VOLUME 3

Duration: 180 minutes approx.
Released: March 2020, exclusively from the Big Finish website.

Director: Scott Handcock
Producer: James Goss
Script Editors: Guy Adams and James Goss
Senior Producer: David Richardson
Written by: Guy Adams, Tim Foley and James Goss
Executive Producers: Nicholas Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery

The Lives of Captain Jack volume three will be released in March 2020, and is available on pre-order from today at £19.99 as a download and £24.99 as a collector’s edition CD box set (which also unlocks a free download version on release). This exclusive Big Finish pre-release price will be held until the set’s general release at the end of May 2020.

❉ Listeners can save money by purchasing all three volumes of The Lives of Captain Jack released to date, as a download bundle for just £66 or as a triple box set of collector’s edition CDs at only £75.


 News source: Big Finish Productions.

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