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"Torchwood" Children of Earth: Day Three (2009)

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Original Air Date:
8 July 2009 (Season 3, Episode 3)
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Plot:
The team hide out in a former Torchwood holding facility, stealing to survive. Gwen meets with Lois... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Episode Crew
Directed by
Euros Lyn 
 
Writing credits
Russell T. Davies (creator)

James Moran (written by) and
Russell T. Davies (written by)

Produced by
Peter Bennett .... producer
Russell T. Davies .... executive producer
Catrin Lewis Defis .... associate producer
Julie Gardner .... executive producer
Brian Minchin .... assistant producer
 
Original Music by
Ben Foster 
 
Cinematography by
Rory Taylor (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Gillanders 
 
Casting by
Andy Pryor 
 
Production Design by
Edward Thomas 
 
Set Decoration by
Julian Luxton 
 
Costume Design by
Ray Holman 
 
Makeup Department
Nel Blatt .... makeup artist (as Nel Batt)
Abi Brotherton .... makeup supervisor
Marrie Dorris .... makeup designer (as Marie Doris)
Hannah Proverbs .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Chris Blatchford .... post-production supervisor
Rhys Griffiths .... unit manager
Helen Vallis .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Chalstrey .... third assistant director
James DeHaviland .... second assistant director
Steffan Morris .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Matthew Hywel-Davies .... construction manager
Arwel Jones .... stand-by art director (as Arwel Wyn Jones)
Stephen Nicholas .... supervising art director
Jackson Pope .... stand-by props
Will Pope .... stand-by carpenter
Phil Shellard .... stand-by props (as Phill Shellard)
Stuart Wooddisse .... props master
Ben Morris .... production buyer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Howard Eaves .... sound effects editor
Julian Howarth .... sound recordist
Tim Ricketts .... dubbing mixer
Doug Sinclair .... sound supervisor
Bryn Thomas .... sound assistant
Jeff Welch .... boom operator
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist (uncredited)
Matthew Cox .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Will Everett .... foley editor (uncredited)
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Paul McFadden .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ben Ashmore .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Charlie Bluett .... prosthetics technician (uncredited)
Neill Gorton .... creature effects and prosthetics designer (uncredited)
Martina Hawkins .... creature effects and prosthetics administration manager (uncredited)
Rob Mayor .... creature effects and prosthetics supervisor (uncredited)
Karen Spencer .... creature effects crew (uncredited)
Kate Walshe .... creature effects and prosthetics coordinator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Tim Barter .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Tom Lucy .... stunt coordinator
Dean Forster .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Clive Baldwin .... grip
Jonathan Cox .... electrician
Keith Freeman .... rigger
Ben Griffiths .... electrician
Tom Hartley .... camera assistant
Alwyn Hughes .... camera operator
Mark Hutchings .... gaffer
James Leigh .... camera operator
Steve Rees .... focus puller
Steve Slocombe .... best boy
Jamie Southcott .... focus puller
Jonathan Vidgen .... camera assistant (as Jon Vidgen)
Gareth Williams .... electrician
Steve Hopkins .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Andy Brierley .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lindsay Bonaccorsi .... costume supervisor
Gemma Evans .... costume assistant
Sara Morgan .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Jon Everett .... colorist
Matt Mullins .... on-line editor
Carmen Roberts .... assistant editor (as Carmen Sanchez Roberts)
 
Location Management
Nicky James .... location manager
Gareth Skelding .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
Murray Gold .... composer: title music
Jake Jackson .... score engineer & mixer (uncredited)
Gerry O'Riordan .... music recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Sean Evans .... driver
 
Other crew
Nicola Brown .... runner
Tom Evans .... runner
Non Eleri Hughes .... continuity
Ali Blodwen Jones .... runner (as Alison Jones)
Clare Rutteman .... production coordinator
Julie Scott .... production executive
Claire Thomas .... production secretary
Ceri Tothill .... production accountant
Carole Wakefield .... assistant production accountant
Neil Hodge .... head chef (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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60 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Steven Carter was born on October 4, 1999.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): John Frobisher identifies himself as the Permanent Secretary to the Home Office of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. It should be Permanent Secretary to the Home Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.See more »
Quotes:
456 Voice:You call us 4-5-6.
John Frobisher:That's correct.
456 Voice:Then that is our name.
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Soundtrack:
Torchwood ThemeSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Great Television Science Fiction, 9 July 2009
Author: kevinrobinson100 from United Kingdom

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Torchwood has its ups and downs. It can be outstanding as seen in such episodes as 'Small Worlds' and 'Countricide' or less satisfying with less developed episodes such as 'Combat' but it is always watchable. The experiment of 5 one hour linked shows on consecutive nights is a bold experiment in television that needed a very strong show to support the decision. Children of Earth is just that, it is a good piece of television and an outstanding work of science fiction television. The plot, while admittedly simple, pops along and this is reflected in the pace of the show which has been breakneck so far. The characterisation is good and the continued development of Ianto Jones (portrayed superbly in the performance by Gareth David-Lloyd in a show full of great performances) takes Children of Earth out of good and into great. It is not perfect and there are some moments where it falls back into its previous tendency to become a parody of itself, such as the return of Jacks coat, but these are few and far between. This is science fiction in the true tradition of British writing as seen in the regeneration of Jack which is truly horrific, as is his incarceration. You could point a finger and accuse it of borrowing heavily from Quatermass 2 and The Midwich Cuckoos and it probably does, but this is merely homage and the show stands on its own merits. Wonderful stuff, if you missed it correct your mistake.

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