The Dead Line


4.75 out of 5
(4 reviews)

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Published on: July 3, 2009


When a 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. The team race against time to find the source of the “infection” and save the patients.

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Phil Ford


Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Rhys Williams


Kate McAll

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BBC – Audio dramas


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Series timeline

Between series 2 and 3


Audio drama

4 reviews for The Dead Line

  1. Dina

    By this point, I think it’s safe to say that most of us are familiar with Ianto’s speech. You know… the “blip in time” one? Yeah. Ouch.
    I knew before I listened to this, and I still really, really felt it. The characters are all wonderful, even Jack, who spends the whole time (spoilers?) asleep. There’s also a wonderful look into Jack’s romantic past.
    I’d say this is a must-have!

  2. Louise

    Really good! Great for car rides.
    (Also, for once, it was decided that JACK could get his head fucked with, and not Ianto. Thank you! Why does everyone want to fuck with Ianto’s head so badly? Leave the poor man alone! He has enough trauma already! Sorry for the tangent.)

  3. Alicia Jasmine

    I like that Rhys is in this one! Obviously, the speech Ianto gives is an absolute heartbreaker. Gareth David-LLoyd’s acting (as always) is amazing in this scene. The funny bits of this story made me laugh and I found Jack’s ex interesting. I wish we could have learned more about her but it doesn’t take away from the audio at all.

  4. Xandra73

    Right in the feels and straight through the heart. Sigh. Very highly recommended! Oh and the story was good too! I just LOVE when Rhys shows up, because Torchwood with three people just does not work when two third are not functioning properly. I really, really love this one. <3

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