Torchwood: Season 3, Episode 1

Children of Earth: Day One (20 Jul. 2009)

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At 8.40am, every child in the world suddenly stops, chanting the words "we are coming" again and again. Whilst investigating, the remaining Torchwood team face greater personal and ... See full summary »

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At 8.40am, every child in the world suddenly stops, chanting the words "we are coming" again and again. Whilst investigating, the remaining Torchwood team face greater personal and professional challenges than ever before, having to work with their numbers depleted. Written by Anonymous

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Fliming took place on the set of BBC's Casualty (1986) in Bristol, which doubled for the fictional St. Helen's Hospital in Cardiff. See more »

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During the second takeover of the children, a blond boy in a red school uniform (farthest to the right) briefly glances at the camera when all the other children's eyes are fixed off in the distance. When he notices that he's on camera his eyes quickly dart back to fixed and blank. See more »

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Rhiannon Davies: We got things to talk about
Ianto Jones: What things?
Rhiannon Davies: You've been *seen*.
[she tells Ianto about a friend of hers going out for an anniversary meal at a nice French restaurant in Cardiff]
Rhiannon Davies: And there was you.
Ianto Jones: Sooo?
Rhiannon Davies: There was you having dinner... with a man
Ianto Jones: [Scoffs] So?
Rhiannon Davies: [Curious and Excited] Suzie says he was gorgeous! Like a film star! have you gone bender?
Ianto Jones: Mica's hearing this?
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Shades of "Quatermass" in this modern classic
10 July 2009 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Having grown up with Nigel Kneale's truly haunting "Quatermass" with Sir John Mills, this latest "Torchwood" series brought back many childhood memories as there are shades of the final '70s series in this production. With a most mysterious alien force at work and the earth in true peril, season three of the series has a true emotional resonance with the viewer.

This is a new, revised "Torchwood", aimed at a more mainstream audience but now equipped with a bigger budget and a prime time slot on BBC1. As a result, the series pulls no punches and delivers a more satisfactory experience than many of the recent "Doctor Who" tales.

The pace of this season is perfect and the production team acknowledge the age old adage that what you don't see is far more frightening than what is revealed. With excellent production values, "Children of Earth" is a true treat for dedicated "Torchwood" fans and the more casual viewer who is new to the adventures of Captain Jack and company.


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