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
Did You Know?
Having been set up to do so by the conclusion of her storyline in Doctor Who: Journey's End
(2008), Freema Agyeman
was due to reprise her role as Martha Jones. However she was unable to due to "scheduling issues". Russell T. Davies
explained that Agyeman was cast in Law & Order: UK
(2009) before Children of Earth had been officially commissioned. Because Law & Order offered her 13 episodes a year, she went with that over Torchwood which had been reduced to 5. In response, Davies created the character of Lois Habiba, played by Cush Jumbo
, to be a "kind of a Martha figure", one with added innocence who is out of her depth. See more
The Government Information Network page on Torchwood refers to "HRH Queen Victoria". The Queen is referred to as Her Majesty (HM), not Her Royal Highness (HRH). See more
The thing is we've all seen it now, the past few years - alien life. Even though half the world's still denying it. For me...
. Okay... it's the suicides. The past few years suicide rates have doubled, and that's ever since the first alien. My first case, my first death was a suicide. Do you know why she did it? Because she'd written all these letters, she'd been a Christian all her life, and then alien life appears. She wrote this bit, she said - "It's like science has won."
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