John Barrowman working on Torchwood radio plays for BBC

The lead of the Doctor Who spin-off hopes it will lead to more TV episodes as the BBC "would be silly not to”

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John Barrowman has revealed that there’s more Torchwood on the way – on the radio.

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“We’re doing three or four radio plays for the BBC for Torchwood,” Barrowman revealed during a press conference for action-adventure series Arrow, in which he plays villainous Malcolm Merlyn.

“My sister and I are discussing the possibility of writing one of them,” he said of the Doctor Who spin-off in which he plays Captain Jack Harkness. It’s understood one play will feature all of the Torchwood team, while the others are set to be character-based.

Asked whether this means there could be more Torchwood coming to TV screens, Barrowman said he knows fans would welcome it.

“I’m full-time with Arrow now. It’s not a question of me not wanting to do it, it’s a question of the BBC wanting to do it, or others wanting to do Torchwood. I know the fans are out there so I think they’d be silly not to.”

Series creator Russell T Davies will not be involved and emphasised it’s early days for the project. 

“It’s been done with my blessing,” he said at a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch today. “But the deal’s not been signed. If it happens it will be a few months.”

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A BBC Worldwide spokesperson said: “This project is not confirmed”.