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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
John Barrowman ...  Captain Jack Harkness / ... 41 episodes, 2006-2011
Eve Myles ...  Gwen Cooper 41 episodes, 2006-2011
Kai Owen ...  Rhys Williams 35 episodes, 2006-2011
Gareth David-Lloyd ...  Ianto Jones 30 episodes, 2006-2009
Burn Gorman ...  Owen Harper 26 episodes, 2006-2008
Naoko Mori ...  Toshiko Sato 26 episodes, 2006-2008
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

BBC [UK] | BBC - Torchwoood.org [UK] | See more »

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UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Torchwood: Miracle Day See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"Torchwood" is an anagram of "Doctor Who". When the first series of Doctor Who (2005) was being made, television pirates were desperate to acquire the preview tapes. One of the people in the office had the idea of labeling the tapes with the anagram "Torchwood" rather than "Doctor Who", as a security measure to disguise the tapes when they were delivered from Cardiff to London. Writer Russell T. Davies liked this idea so much that it later inspired him to use it as a title when creating this spin-off series. See more »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

As this series was released in Spain before Doctor Who, the translation modifies some mayor canon facts in order to make them understandable for the audience. Because of that, the Doctor is always referenced as "Doctor Who" and Cybermen are called Cyborgs. No dubbing actors repeated their roles in both series. Some other modifications were also made when Doctor Who (1963) was first broadcast in Castilian Spanish. See more »

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Good if you understand what it's about
12 March 2008 | by reddishHUESee all my reviews

Torchwood isn't like the good old sci-fi, like Star Wars or Star Trek. I think that's the main source of all the flak it's been receiving. Torchwood is about human nature and homosexuality set against a backdrop of a team hunting aliens in Cardiff.

Give Torchwood a chance. It's not supposed to make you think; just let it wash over you and enjoy the show. Although John Barrowman's acting can come off as cheesy and overly sexed-up at times, there are a few gems. The other members of the team are excellently portrayed by Gareth David-Lloyd, Eve Myles, Naoko Mori, and Burn Gorman.

I'll give Season 1 a 7/10 and Season 2 a 8/10.


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