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The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.
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...  Captain Jack Harkness / ... 41 episodes, 2006-2011
...  Gwen Cooper 41 episodes, 2006-2011
...  Rhys Williams 35 episodes, 2006-2011
...  Ianto Jones 30 episodes, 2006-2009
...  Owen Harper 26 episodes, 2006-2008
...  Toshiko Sato 26 episodes, 2006-2008
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Captain Jack Harkness, the former Time Agent and con man from the 51st century last seen traveling with the Doctor, ventures to early 21st century Cardiff. There, he becomes a member of Torchwood Institute, a renegade criminal investigation group founded by Queen Victoria to battle hostile extraterrestrial and supernatural threats. Written by rmlohner

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Alone, they're only human. Together, they're Torchwood (Series 2) See more »


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22 October 2006 (UK)  »

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Torchwood: Children of Earth  »

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Burn Gorman later starred opposite Karen Gillan in In A Valley of Violence (2016). Karen Gillan played Amy Pond, companion of the 11th Doctor in Doctor Who (2005). See more »

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Captain Jack Harkness: [voiceover during second season opening] Torchwood: outside the government, beyond the police. Fighting for the future on behalf of the human race. The 21st Century is when everything changes -- and Torchwood is ready.
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Referenced in A Taste of My Life: John Barrowman (2007) See more »

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Try watching past the first episode before commenting!
21 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

To all the people that voted low, try watching past the first episode before commenting.

In general the first episode or two aren't the best due to time taken for character development. Get past that and you're in for a fun ride.

If you're looking for good feelings and happy endings, or another Dr. Who, this show is not for you.

It takes a sci-fi element and puts it in real life terms. It's a British Area 51, but they don't have all the answers, and you learn as they do. We have always been told that we are kept in the dark to protect ourselves, but this shows that even the protectors are human, with the same weaknesses and curiosities that we would all have. It's Dark and it's good.


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