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Torchwood 

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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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4   3   2   1  
2011   2009   2008   2007   2006  
11 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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

Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Torchwood: Miracle Day See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series is not just about Captain Jack Harkness and the Torchwood team battling hostile extra terrestrials and supernatural threats. The series is also about Gwen Cooper, as she struggles with Torchwood life and keeping it a secret from Rhys and her defiance of Captain Jack Harkness and questions and challenges his leadership. 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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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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Referenced in Doctor Who: School Reunion (2006) See more »

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A favorite gone bad.
16 August 2011 | by olmacSee all my reviews

From November 1963 until recently I have loved all things WHO (the first Doctor Who hit TV the day after JFK was killed). I've enjoyed all the spin-offs, including, and maybe especially, Torchwood (letters of Doctor Who rearranged, as most people realize). Then along comes 2011 and the move to Starz and the U.S. and the whole show goes flat. All the cool stuff is gone; alien jail; alien artifacts (idea stolen by Warehouse 13), Captain Jack's immortality, occasional Dr. Who crossovers, assorted creatures, etc. Each episode was a complete story with a few ongoing tie-ins. Now it's just another soap opera, and an especially bad one at that. We've had Lost, Heros, V, The Event and others. These things just go on and on, sometimes for years, and just fizzle, or just get left in mid-story. Torchwood: Miracle Day has a weak story, a castrated hero and nowhere to go. I hope it goes back to the BBC as soon as possible.


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