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The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.
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 Captain Jack Harkness / ... (41 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Gwen Cooper (41 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Rhys Williams (35 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Ianto Jones (30 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Owen Harper (26 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Toshiko Sato (26 episodes, 2006-2008)
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Captain Jack Harkness, the former Time Agent and con man from the 51st century last seen traveling with the Doctor, ventures to early 21st century Cardiff. There, he becomes a member of Torchwood Institute, a renegade criminal investigation group founded by Queen Victoria to battle hostile extraterrestrial and supernatural threats. Written by rmlohner

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Two of the regular characters - Jack Harkness, and Toshiko Sato - originally appeared on the parent series, Doctor Who (2005). Toshiko (Naoko Mori) was the government forensic pathologist called in to perform the autopsy on the alien corpse in Doctor Who: Aliens of London (2005). Jack (John Barrowman) first appeared in Doctor Who: The Empty Child (2005) and became one of the Doctor's companions. He was last seen in Doctor Who: Journey's End (2008). Eve Myles played a similarly named character on the parent series in the episode, Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead (2005). It was heavily suggested that the two are related in Doctor Who: The Stolen Earth (2008) when the Doctor and Rose Tyler mention that she resembles the earlier character and she confirms that her family has lived in Cardiff since the 1800s. Freema Agyeman was a series regular in series three of Doctor Who (2005), as the Doctor's companion 'Martha Jones'. Agyeman later appeared in Torchwood: Reset (2008) and the two following episodes as the same character. Peter Capaldi plays 'John Frobisher' in the Children of Earth specials, and also played 'Caecillius' in Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii (2008), as well as the Twelfth Doctor from 2013 onwards. Also in Children of Earth, Torchwood: Children of Earth: Day Four (2009). Nicholas Briggs plays Rick Yates. Nicholas is the voice of the Daleks and the Cybermen in Doctor Who (2005) See more »

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Captain Jack Harkness: [voiceover during second season opening] Torchwood: outside the government, beyond the police. Fighting for the future on behalf of the human race. The 21st Century is when everything changes -- and Torchwood is ready.
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Don't expect Doctor Who, expect Spooks on speed.
1 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Those who expect this to be another doctor who, don't expect to much, it's clearly a low budget BBC production, but it is excellent in the entertaining aspect.

The problem with the voting on this series is that it's going to be driven by Doctor Who viewers which will expect something completely different, I for one dislike Doctor Who but love Torchwood, why? because it's far more like Spooks than Doctor Who.

Really not suitable for children, full of sex references and the odd scene of the dirty deed itself. It does show a good example of modern Britain with not just it's main characters but also it's extra's (bar the actually bad guys), it shows the drinking culture, the equality we now see in every aspect of life and sadly the growing chav culture.


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