Torchwood

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Torchwood
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Format Science fiction drama
Created by Russell T Davies
Starring John Barrowman
Eve Myles
Burn Gorman
Naoko Mori
Gareth David-Lloyd
Theme music composer Murray Gold
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 26
Production
Running time about 50 min.
Broadcast
Original channel BBC Three, BBC HD (Series 1)
BBC Two (Series 2)
Original run October 22 2006 – present
Chronology
Related shows Doctor Who
K-9 and Company
The Sarah Jane Adventures
Other websites
Official website

Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme. It is about a secret organisation protecting the Earth from aliens. It has been shown on TV channels in Britain including BBC One, BBC Two, and BBC Three. It can be viewed on Netflix and is sometimes shown on American TV channels including Starz . The show is a spin off of the British television series Doctor Who. It follows the Cardiff, Wales section of a secret group called the Torchwood Institute. The Torchwood Institute examines things that aliens cause to happen on Earth. They also collect alien equipment to use.

The series is set in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales. Series 1 takes place after Doctor Who Series 2. Series 2 takes place in between Doctor Who Series 3 and Series 4. Because the shows are science fiction and some characters live forever, it is hard to track down the exact times in which Doctor Who and Torchwood overlap.

Torchwood stars John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, the leader of the Cardiff Torchwood Institute. Barrowman also played Harkness in Series 1, Series 3 and Series 4 of the current Doctor Who (2005). Eve Myles plays Gwen Cooper, a policewoman who joins the group. Gareth David-Lloyd stars as Ianto Jones, a person who helps out and is a love interest of Jack. Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, and Gwen Cooper are the central cast members. Also, Naoko Mori plays scientist Toshiko Sato. Burn Gorman plays Doctor Owen Harper.

Because the show is set in and around Cardiff, many of the local attractions like the Millennium Centre and Cardiff Bay are shown in the series. Country settings around Glamorgan are also used many times in the series.

The programme is aimed at adults and older teenagers.

The third series is a five part long story named Children of Earth.

List of episodes[change | change source]

Series 1 episodes (2006-2007)[change | change source]

# Episode name Date shown
1 Everything Changes 22 October 2006
2 Day One 22 October 2006
3 Ghost Machine 29 October 2006
4 Cyberwoman 5 November 2006
5 Small Worlds 12 November 2006
6 Countrycide 19 November 2006
7 Greeks Bearing Gifts 26 November 2006
8 They Keep Killing Suzie 3 December 2006
9 Random Shoes 10 December 2006
10 Out Of Time 17 December 2006
11 Combat 24 December 2006
12 Captain Jack Harkness 1 January 2007
13 End of Days 1 January 2007

Series 2 episodes (2008)[change | change source]

# Episode name Date shown
14 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang 16 January 2008
15 Sleeper 23 January 2008
16 To the Last Man 30 January 2008
17 Meat 6 February 2008
18 Adam 13 February 2008
19 Reset 13 February 2008
20 Dead Man Walking 20 February 2008
21 A Day in the Death 27 February 2008
22 Something Borrowed 5 March 2008
23 From Out of the Rain 12 March 2008
24 Adrift 19 March 2008
25 Fragments 21 March 2008
26 Exit Wounds 4 April 2008

Children Of Earth episodes (2009)[change | change source]

# Episode name Date shown
27 Day One 6 July 2009
28 Day Two 7 July 2009
29 Day three 8 July 2009
30 Day Four 9 July 2009
31 Day Five 10 July 2009

Miracle Day Episodes (2011)[change | change source]

# Episode name Date shown
32 The New World 8 July 2011 (US)

14 July 2011 (UK)

33 Rendition 15 July 2011 (US)

21 July 2011 (UK)

34 Dead of Night 22 July 2011 (US)

28 July 2011 (UK)

35 Escape to L.A. 29 July 2011 (US)

4 August 2011 (UK)

36 The Categories of Life 5 August 2011 (US)

11 August 2011 (UK)

37 The Middle Men 12 August 2011 (US)

18 August 2011 (UK)

38 Immortal Sins 19 August 2011 (US)

25 August 2011 (UK)

39 End of the Road 26 August 2011 (US)

1 September 2011 (UK)

40 The Gathering 2 September 2011 (US)

8 September 2011 (UK)

41 The Blood Line 9 September 2011 (US)

15 September 2011 (UK)

Other websites[change | change source]