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Doctor Who #1 (BBC) (1963-66) William Hartnell
 Doctor Who #2 (BBC) (1966-69) Patrick Troughton
Doctor Who #3 (BBC) (1970-74) Jon Pertwee
Doctor Who #4 (BBC) (1974-81) Tom Baker
Doctor Who #5 (BBC) (1982-83) Peter Davidson
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Doctor Who #8 (BBC) (1996) Paul McGann
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Doctor Who #10 (BBC) (2007-09) David Tennant   /  spin-off  Torchwood (BBC) (2006-09)

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Torchwood (2006-2009)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
 references:
Radio Times, British Film Institute, Internet Movie Database

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TORCHWOOD
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BBC Wales Production
Executive Producer/ Creator Russell T. Davies

UK Sci-Fi Series 2006-2009 26 +5 episodes x 50 min
Starring:
John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness (31 episodes, 2006-2009)
Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper (31 episodes, 2006-2009)
Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones (30 episodes, 2006-2009)
With:
Burn Gorman as Owen Harper (26 episodes, 2006-2008)
Naoko Mori as Toshiko Sato (26 episodes, 2006-2008)
Kai Owen as Rhys Williams (22 episodes, 2006-2009)
Paul Kasey as Weevil (13 episodes, 2006-2008)

Spin-Off from "Doctor Who"

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1.1 [--] Torchwood: EVERYTHING CHANGES
22 October 2006

 Police Constable Gwen Cooper comes across the mysterious organization known as Torchwood. While
investigating their world, she finds technology and methods she never imagined.

1.2 [--] Torchwood: DAY ONE
22 October 2006

 Torchwood must stop a sex addicted alien as it leaves a trail of gruesome deaths in its wake.

1.3 [--] Torchwood: GHOST MACHINE
29 October 2006

 When Gwen retrieves an alien object from a fleeing hoodie, she's haunted by a vision of a lonely
young boy, as this action-packed series starring John Barrowman continues. As the team tracks down
the object's owner, the elusive Bernie Harris, Owen experiences an even more terrifying vision and a
long-buried crime resurfaces.

1.4 [--] Torchwood: CYBERWOMAN
5 November 2006

 There's a dark secret in the basement of the Hub. Even Jack is unaware of it, but Ianto knows. And he'll
go to any lengths, sacrifice anything and anyone, to protect what's down there.

1.5 [--] Torchwood: SMALL WORLDS
12 November 2006

 Jasmine is a withdrawn but intelligent child whose new 'friends' exploit her suppressed anger, and while
investigating this, Jack encounters elemental enemies from his past that are determined to harm those
closest to him.

1.6 [--] Torchwood: COUNTRYCIDE
19 November 2006

 Upon entering an apparently deserted village in the Brecon Becons, the Torchwood team is separated. Finding
his people are the prey in a savage game of cat and mouse Jack faces a team of ruthless hunters far more
skilled in surviving outside the confines of the city than he.

1.7 [--] Torchwood: GREEKS BEARING GIFTS
26 November 2006

 Tosh gains the ability to read the minds of those closest to her but as she becomes party to their darkest
secrets, she realises not only is this is a powerful curse, but one impossible to break.

1.8 [--] Torchwood: THEY KEEP KILLING SUZIE
3 December 2006

 When a series of murders are linked to Torchwood, Jack and the crew turn to the one thing that might be able
to help [--] Torchwood: they resurrect Suzie Costello to piece together the puzzle. However, a strange connection between
Gwen and Suzie brings Suzie back to life far longer than the gauntlet's record two minutes. Was this a fluke
or does Suzie have other plans?

1.9 [--] Torchwood: RANDOM SHOES
10 December 2006

 The invisible spirit of a hit-and-run victim tries to convince Gwen to locate the 'alien' who might have been
responsible for his death.

1.10 [--] Torchwood: OUT OF TIME
17 December 2006

 When a 1950's passenger plane arrives in 21st century Cardiff due to the Rift, the Torchwood team try to help
three temporal immigrants adapt a new life in the city.

1.11 [--] Torchwood: COMBAT
24 December 2006

 The team discovers a ring who are kidnapping Weevils - wild alien creatures that have come through the Rift
and are hiding on Earth - which leads Owen down a dark path to confront the future of his own existence.

1.12 [--] Torchwood: CAPTAIN JACK HARKNESS
1 January 2007

Jack and Tosh arrive at an abandoned dance hall to investigate reports of strange music being heard from
within. Jack recognizes the music as from the 1940's, and just as quickly they turn a corner to find themselves
in the 1940's themselves. Tosh quickly learns that 1941 Cardiff can be a scary place to be Japanese, as Captain
Jack Harkness meets a familiar name. Back in 2006, Gwen, Owen and Ianto frantically try to find their missing
friends, though complications arise-- not just from their own inner demons, but also one Mr. Bilis Manger, the
caretaker of this dance hall where nothing is as it seems...

1.13 [--] Torchwood: END OF  DAYS
1 January 2007

 The Rift is splintering - strange phenomena like UFOs and ancient soldiers are falling through time into various
places around the world. These events resemble those in the prophecy of the arrival of Abaddon, the Great Devourer,
who will lead the world into shadow and bring about the End of Days...

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2.1 [--] Torchwood: KISS KISS, BANG BANG
16 January 2008

 A conflicted Torchwood team is surprised to see Captain Jack suddenly return to their lives, and though he tries
to come back as if nothing had happened, Jack soon finds that some things have changed since his disappearance.
There's little time for explanations, though, as a mysterious stranger from Jack's past steps through the rift,
and he's on a mission that only the Torchwood team can help him finish. But it becomes quickly clear that Captain
John Hart is not all he claims to be, and as usual, Captain Jack Harkness has some secrets of his own.

2.2 [--] Torchwood: SLEEPER
23 January 2008

 When a burglary turns into a slaughter, Torchwood suspect alien involvement. Who is Beth, and can she be as
innocent as she seems? However, when the investigation escalates into a city-wide assault, Captain Jack realises
that the whole planet is in danger.

2.3 [--] Torchwood: TO THE LAST MAN
30 January 2008

 Every year since 1918, the team wakes Tommy from cryogenic sleep, because one day they will need his help. But
they don't know which year, or for what. All indications are sealed in a box that will only open at the right
moment.

2.4 [--] Torchwood: MEAT
6 February 2008

 Conflicts abound when a truck owned by Rhys's trucking company is investigated by Torchwood... and Rhys is there
to see it. The meat it carries is tainted, or is it even meat at all? Rhys does a little investigating of his
own, and might have something to contribute to the team this time around. But he's no longer sure who he can
trust anymore. And can Gwen and the team trust him?

2.5 [--] Torchwood: ADAM
13 February 2008

 Adam, an alien in the guise of a personable young man, is a 'memory manipulator' who implants false memories
into the Torchwood team, leading them to believe he is an old friend. Gwen is induced to forget Rhys and Jack
recalls painful memories of his brother before he exposes Adam. The team take tablets to restore their memories,
in the process 'killing' Adam, who fades away.

2.6 [--] Torchwood: RESET
13 February 2008

 Jack persuades Martha Jones to go undercover at the Pharm, a sinister research facility, which is experimenting
in the drug 'Reset', releasing alien parasites into the body to 'reset' it and cure disease. She is exposed by
the Pharm's head, Dr. Copley and injected with Reset before the Torchwood team ride to her rescue.

2.7 [--] Torchwood: DEAD MAN WALKING
20 February 2008

 Jack acquires the other Resurrection Glove to bring Owen momentarily back from the dead. However, Owen does not
become fully dead again - even though his body is physically dead, some unknown force keeps him reanimated.
And he's becoming less human...

2.8 [--] Torchwood: A DAY IN THE DEATH
27 February 2008

 Owen's been dead for three days and finds it unbearable. He meets a woman contemplating jumping off a roof and
reveals that there is nothing after death. He then tells the woman how he ended up coming to the roof.

2.9 [--] Torchwood: SOMETHING BORROWED
5 March 2008

 Friday night [--] Torchwood: Gwen's late for her own bachelorette's party. This is because she's been chasing a man-eating
shape-shifter, which bites her before Jack shoots it. Saturday morning  Torchwood: Wedding day. Gwen wakes up heavily
pregnant...

2.10 [--] Torchwood: FROM OUT OF THE RAIN
12 March 2008

 An old movie theatre, The Electro, has been restored and is opening as a museum. Ianto used to go there as a
child and invites Owen and Gwen to the opening. Jack hears faint music, like pipe organ, at Torchwood. Then
the movie projector somehow plays a different film than the one on the reel. Ianto sees Jack in the movie,
in a traveling show. Then the projector stops. Two characters from the movie disappear into the night...

2.11 [--] Torchwood: ADRIFT
19 March 2008

 When a local teenager disappears Gwen is drawn into an investigation that reveals a darker side of Torchwood.
Hundreds of people have disappeared without trace, but why is Jack obstructing attempts to find them? The answer
seems to lie in the rift, and as Gwen follows the trail she makes a shocking discovery.

2.12 [--] Torchwood: FRAGMENTS
21 March 2008

 As the team is trapped in the rubble of a building, their paths to joining Torchwood are revealed.

2.13 [--] Torchwood: EXIT WOUNDS
4 April 2008

 When the villainous Captain John Hart returns to abduct Captain Jack Harkness whilst unleashing a wave of
destruction and terror upon an unsuspecting Cardiff, it's up to Gwen, Ianto, Owen and Tosh to save the day.
Meanwhile, Captain Jack Harkness is forced to face some demons from his past.


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3.1 [--] Torchwood: CHILDREN OF THE EARTH : Day One
6 July 2009

 At 8.45am, every child in the world suddenly stops, chanting the words "we are coming" again and again.
Whilst investigating, the remaining Torchwood team face greater personal and professional challenges than
ever before, having to work with their numbers depleted.

3.2 [--] Torchwood: CHILDREN OF THE EARTH : Day Two
7 July 2009

 The bomb explodes, blowing up Torchwood. Gwen escapes and goes on the run with husband Rhys, with an army
detachment under tough female Captain Johnson in pursuit. Dekker gives Frobisher cryptic written plans
for a mysterious edifice the aliens - the 456 - want building though not even the P.M. knows what it is.
Lois, Frobisher's new temp, accidentally finds secret information on Torchwood in her computer and is
curious but Frobisher tells her Jack was the terrorist who caused the explosion.Gwen and Rhys hide in
a lorry bound for London, where she discloses her pregnancy. She is keen to get an explanation from
Frobisher,unaware that he is out to kill her. Ianto escapes separately, seeking help from his sister,
whom he meets in a park where children chant "We are coming. Tomorrow." Clem, on the streets, takes up
the chant. Lois, now mistrustful of her boss, takes a call from Gwen and Rhys, meeting them secretly to
tip them off that they are in danger. They infiltrate a 'funeral',saving Jack, whose body has regenerated,
and are in turn rescued by Ianto. Frobisher and Dekker, having obeyed instructions, await the aliens.

3.3 [--] Torchwood: CHILDREN OF THE EARTH : Day Three
8 July 2009

 The team hide out in a former Torchwood holding facility, stealing to survive. Gwen meets with Lois,
giving her a laptop and special contact lenses to report back to her. Gwen also has Clem, arrested for
an affray, released and safe with the team. Ms. Johnson locates and captures Alice and her son after
Alice has tried to ring Jack, soon after which children state that 'We' have arrived and a pillar of
fire turns into green ooze as the alien leader communes with Frobisher, watched by the Torchwood team,
thanks to Lois. Everything is bound up with the events of 1965,as the alien voice tells Frobisher and
Jack also comes to realize. The aliens want ten per cent of the world's children to go with them
whilst Clem recalls Jack as one who allowed the alien abduction in Scotland, which Jack cannot deny.

3.4 [--] Torchwood: CHILDREN OF THE EARTH : Day Four
9 July 2009

 Jack is forced to confess how he helped broker a deal in 1965 when the 456 aliens offered an antidote
against a deadly universal flu virus in exchange for twelve children who would 'live forever.' Clem
and the team watch via Lois's laptop as the aliens tell Frobisher they will 'wipe out the human species'
if their request is not met, and a camera reveals the apparently zombic Scots victims, said by the
aliens to be unharmed. Frobisher rejects Jack's offer of help in return for Alice and her son's release.
He attends a Cabinet meeting which agrees that the Cabinet's children will be spared and that lower-class
kids should be sacrificed instead. This is recorded by Lois and sent to safety with Rhys, giving Ianto
and Jack leverage to talk to the aliens but the latter's' response is to unleash a virus which kills
dozens, including Clem and, seemingly, Ianto. The government feels forced to capitulate.

3.5 [--] Torchwood: CHILDREN OF THE EARTH : Day Five
10 July 2009

 Ianto is dead, and whilst Alice and her son Steven are released,Jack and
Lois are arrested and Rhys gives up the tape of the cabinet meeting. U.N. colonel Oduya asks the 456
what will they use the children for; thinking they were to be used as a life support system. However
the children turn out to produce chemicals which make the 456 "feel good". The P.M. appears on television,
announcing that next day all British children will be inoculated, the cover for their abduction and
delivery to the aliens. Frobisher's children are to be included, so he kills himself and his family.
Gwen and Rhys return to Wales, hiding Ianto's nephews and nieces and their friends as the military abduct
lower class kids from the streets. Alice persuades Ms. Johnson to release Jack,who communes with the
aliens, using Steven as a supersonic transmitter, which wipes them out,though,sadly Steven dies too from
the pressure. Frobisher's devoted secretary, Miss Spears, visits Lois in jail and finds out about the
lenses, which she uses to secure Lois's release and blackmail the P.M.to resign. Jack, guilt-ridden that
he needed to kill his grandson to save the other children, gives Gwen and Rhys his best wishes, disbanding
Torchwood and returning to time travel.

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