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Torchwood’s always been a strange programme. Fittingly described by Charlie Brooker as being like “a hitherto secret episode of Postman Pat in which Pat runs down fifteen villagers while masturbating at the wheel of his van” it began life desperately trying to distance itself from its mother programme Doctor Who by being sexy and violent. It started life on BBC3 and BBC2 for its first two series, eventually graduating to BBC One in 2009 for the critically acclaimed five part miniseries Torchwood: Children Of Earth. After that, the series more or less fell off the radar with plans for an American remake on Fox luckily being axed. Then came the news that there would be a Series Four.

Co-financed by American cable network Starz, Torchwood: The New World (its initial title) was promoted as a globe-trotting ten part thriller set in a world where suddenly, nobody is able to die, »

- James T. Cornish

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