16th January 2008 - Torchwood, Series 2 (BBC2) at 9pm.
To see an excerpt of the new series, visit the following linkey, http://www.bbc.co.uk/torchwood/sites/episodes/series2/ep01.shtml
The first episode is called "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". Jack is going to meet someone really hot from his past. Captain John (played by Buffy's James Marsters) creates havoc in Cardiff. Interesting first story promising a good series to come.
24th January 2008 - John Barrowman's book is due out on general release. You can pre-order the book from all major stockists. I've done mine through Play.com.
He is going to be in Birmingham City Centre at Waterstones, Signing books from 11am. I'll be there, folks! Check for other venues where John will be signing his books here, http://www.johnbarrowman.com/books/anythinggoessignings.html
4th February 2008 - Audio book version of John Barrowman's book (Anything Goes) is released today. Also, two original stories about Torchwood are being released today! They are £8.99 each. One is called "Everyone Says Hello" and the other one is called "Hidden."
11th February 2008 - John Barrowman will be signing his new book at the National Theatre in London. If anyone wants to travel to this event, let me know. I'd be interested in meeting fellow fans again. Just like Glasgow and Telford ;)
John will be giving a "reflective talk of his career" - wahoo!
14th February 2008, 5.30pm - John Barrowman will be doing a booksigning at Waterstones, West Village, Bluewater, Greenhithe, Kent DA9 9SE (tel 01322 624 831) Be sure to pucker up and give John a big wet one today because *bless* its Valentines Day.
6th March 2008 - Three new Torchwood books are to be released on this date. Find synposis of all three books below, under the linkey. If your interested in what John generally get's up to, then follow the linkey to his online diary, http://www.johnbarrowman.com/calendar/dates.html
8th April 2008 - John Barrowman is doing a tour around the UK. I'm booked in for this one - but have a nose around on his website for anything closer to home.
All synposis are from Play.com. Sound good, don't theh?
"Trace Memory" written by David Llewellyn
Tiger Bay, Cardiff, 1950: A mysterious crate is brought into the docks on a Scandinavian cargo ship. Its destination: the Torchwood Institute. As the crate is offloaded by a group of local dockers, it explodes, killing all but one of them, a young Butetown lad called Michael Bellini. Fifty-eight years later, a radioactive source somewhere inside the Hub leads Torchwood to discover the same Michael Bellini, still young and dressed in his 1950s clothes, cowering in the vaults.They soon realise that each has encountered Michael before - as a child in Osaka, as a junior doctor, as a young police constable, as a new recruit to Torchwood One. But it's Jack who remembers him best of all. Michael's involuntary time-travelling has something to do with a radiation-charged relic held inside the crate. And the Men in Bowler Hats are coming to get it back. Featuring Captain Jack Harkness as played by John Barrowman, with Gwen Cooper, Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato and Ianto Jones as played by Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoki Mori and Gareth David-Lloyd, in the hit series created by Russell T Davies for BBC Television.
"The Twilight Streets" written by Gary Russell
There's a part of the city that no one much goes to, a collection of rundown old houses and gloomy streets. No one stays there long, and no one can explain why - something's not quite right there. Now the Council is renovating the district, and a new company is overseeing the work. There will be street parties and events to show off the newly gentrified neighbourhood: clowns and face-painters for the kids, magicians for the adults - the street entertainers of Cardiff, out in force. None of this is Torchwood's problem. Until Toshiko recognises the sponsor of the street parties: Bilis Manger.Now there is something for Torchwood to investigate. But Captain Jack Harkness has never been able to get into the area; it makes him physically ill to go near it. Without Jack's help, Torchwood must face the darker side of urban Cardiff alone...Featuring Captain Jack Harkness as played by John Barrowman, with Gwen Cooper, Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato and Ianto Jones as played by Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoki Mori and Gareth David-Lloyd, in the hit series created by Russell T Davies for BBC Television.
"Something in the Water" written by Trevor Baxendale
Dr Bob Strong's GP surgery has been treating a lot of coughs and colds recently, far more than is normal for the time of year. Bob thinks there's something up but he can't think what. He seems to have caught it himself, whatever it is - he's starting to cough badly and there are flecks of blood in his hanky. Saskia Harden has been found on a number of occasions submerged in ponds or canals but alive and seemingly none the worse for wear. Saskia is not on any files, except in the medical records at Dr Strong's GP practice. But Torchwood's priorities lie elsewhere: investigating ghostly apparitions in South Wales, they have found a dead body. It's old and in an advanced state of decay. And it is still able to talk. And what it is saying is 'Water hag'...It features Captain Jack Harkness as played by John Barrowman, with Gwen Cooper, Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato and Ianto Jones as played by Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoki Mori and Gareth David-Lloyd, in the hit series created by Russell T Davies for BBC Television.