During World War Two, the Torchwood Archive has been stowed away in a Welsh coal mine along with countless other art treasures. Bilis Manger is among them. And there’s something hunting him in the dark.
Jill has been sent to catalogue the collection. She’s on her own, she’s in disgrace and there’s something hunting her on the slopes of the mountain.
Murray Melvin’s acting is as amazing as ever. However, this is the first Bilis Manger story that didn’t grip me from start to finish.
And I’m not a huge fan of the resolution. It’s definitely a personal preference but I like Bilis scheming and being ten steps ahead of everyone – the conductor of the drama he creates. He felt too passive in this. I guess that it makes for a nice change and character development but, yeah, I find conductor Bilis more fascinating to listen to.
To sum it up, I like this audio. There are some really good lines and the acting from everyone is great. But I didn’t like it as much as the other Bilis Manger stories, which, to be fair, I find amazing.