Torchwood: Asylum CD Cover and Synopsis

BBC Audio have revealed the CD cover and synopsis for the first Torchwood 2009 audio drama, Asylum. This is the first of three audio dramas that will be released in the year and will broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in a few weeks time in preparation to the third series of the show, Children of Earth, which is a five part miniseries which will broadcast in July on BBC One. The cover for the CD of the audio can be seen above and the synopsis for the story can be read below.

When PC Andy Davidson arrests a young girl for shoplifting, he thinks it's going to be a routine case. That is, until he sees that she is carrying a gun. The girl is soaking wet, covered in mud, and the weapon is like nothing he's ever seen before. He knows that this is a case for Torchwood... The team discovers that the girl is called Freda, but can find out nothing else. Yet when she speaks, it's a strange mix of English and Icelandic,but with a Cardiff accent. While Jack and Ianto check out the girl's weapon and her blood sample at the Hub, Gwen and PC Andy take Freda to a safe house. But when Jack calls with the results - and Freda goes on the run - PC Andy finds his world turning upside down.

Torchwood: Asylum is written specially for BBC Radio by Anita Sullivan, and it stars John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones and Tom Price as PC Andy Davidson. The audio drama will be released on CD on the 2nd of July at the recommended retail price of £9.78 in the UK and Ireland. The other two audio dramas Golden Age and Dead Line are expected to be released in August and when the CD covers become available they will be posted here. The BBC Radio 4 broadcast dates for the dramas will also be posted here when they become available.