The Torchwood teams meets an arriving aircraft at the airport but it's a flight like no other: it departed on December 18, 1953. For the pilot, Diane Holmes and two passengers, only about half an hour has gone by. Jack Harkness tells them they have traveled through a transcendental porthole, a hole in time and space. The bad news however is that having traveled to the future, they cannot return. Adapting to life in the 21st century is not simple as they get used to their new surroundings and the fact that almost everyone they once knew is now gone. Friendships are formed and not all will survive their new reality. Written by
Did You Know?
The 1950s passenger plane is a De Havilland DH-89A Dragon Rapide 6 with registration number G-AIDL See more
At the end of the episode, when Gwen is waving goodbye to Emma at Cardiff Bus Station, the trees opposite the terminus are fully leaved, and people are walking past in short sleeves. This episode is set at the end of December, but was clearly filmed during the summer. See more
[at the supermarket
Look at all this. We'd just come rationing in '53.
Yeah, sorry. We are a consumer society.
It's bloody fantastic!
References Calamity Jane
I See You Baby
Written by Andrew Cato
, Tod Wooten
and Tom Findlay
Performed by Groove Armada See more