Torchwood: Season 1, Episode 5

Small Worlds (12 Nov. 2006)

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Jasmine is a withdrawn but intelligent child whose new 'friends' exploit her suppressed anger, and while investigating this, Jack encounters elemental enemies from his past that are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



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eve Pearce ...
Lara Phillipart ...
Jasmine Pierce
Adrienne O'Sullivan ...
Lynn Pierce
William Travis ...
Roger Barclay ...
Heledd Baskerville ...
Ffion Wilkins ...
Nathan Sussex ...
Custody Sergeant
Paul Jones ...
Man in Street
Sophie Davies ...


Jack introduces Gwen to his good friend, the elderly Estelle who believes in faeries and thinks she has the photographs to prove it. Estelle likes Jack and tells Gwen that she and Jack's father had a love affair during World War II. Gwen quickly realizes that it was with Jack that she had the affair and sees a wonderful chemistry between the of them. Jack and Gwen soon come to believe that the faeries are not the benign beautiful creatures Estelle believes them to be and when a young girl, Jasmine Pierce, becomes the object of their attention, Torchwood sets out to protect her. Written by garykmcd

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This episode is the Torchwood (2006) take on the famous Cottingley fairies. In Victorian times, two little girls professed to have discovered real fairies at the bottom of their garden and had photographic evidence to prove it. Only when they were old ladies did they reveal that it was all an elaborate hoax. Two 1997 films delved into the same subject: FairyTale: A True Story (1997) and Photographing Fairies (1997). See more »


Towards the end, Jasmine climbs through a hole in the garden fence to get to the forest. The hole she climbs through was made earlier when a fairy broke through, but in the two scenes the holes are a completely different shape. See more »


Gwen Cooper: Where did you and Estelle meet?
Captain Jack Harkness: In London. At the Estoria ballroom. A few weeks before Christmas. She was seventeen years old and she was beautiful. I loved her at first sight. But nothing lasted back then. Promises were always being broken. Estelle... to have to die like that...
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One of the best episodes so far
6 April 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm not a fan of the Doctor Who series that Torchwood is spun off, but I love Torchwood so far. I've only seen season 1 as of this posting, but this is looking to be my favourite episode. Quite creepy, and thought provoking for a television show: especially the ending. Definitely worth a viewing. I've read a few critiques that complain about there being a supernatural element in a sci fi show, but I disagree. The subject matter is only marginally mythical, dealt with fairly scientifically. All the acting is above par, and the characters are largely easy to identify with. Even the lead character's tough decision to make is believable and doesn't reach the predictable conclusion that most shows would have written in.

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