"Torchwood": The Dead Line, CD-Audio
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


When a Cardiff hospital is inundated with patients that have fallen into coma-like trances, Torchwood move in to investigate.

They find that the trances were triggered by phone calls, all of which were made from a number that hadn't been active for over 30 years.

Determined to find out who's been calling the unfortunate victims, Jack rings the mysterious number - two, zero, five, nine - nothing.

It's a dead line. Until it calls Jack back, he answers - and falls into a deep trance...With the help of one of Jack's old girlfriends, eminent neuroscientist Stella Courtney, the team have to race against time to find the source of the 'infection' and save the patients...Written specially for BBC Radio by Phil Ford, "The Dead Line" stars John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper and Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones.


  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781408426661



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I <i>loved</I> this one. I kinda wish they had made it into an actual episode :) It had an interesting start, build-up, climax and ending. They introduced a new interesting character and I was pleased to hear that Kai Owen (as Rhys) was also a part of it. It also features an iconic Jack/Ianto moment. It felt very much like Torchwood.

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People fall into coma-like trances after answering telephone calls.For the most part the characterization and plot fit well with the standard Torchwood story. However, Ianto's constant fear about Jack being in a trance forever fell flat - after all, Jack has a reset switch. If he died, he would have woken up again.