7.7/10
37,486
219 user 66 critic

Torchwood 

Trailer
2:02 | Trailer
The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.
Reviews
Popularity
831 ( 18)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



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

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
Learn more

More Like This 

Primeval (2007–2011)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When strange anomalies start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team must track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past and near future.

Stars: Andrew Lee Potts, Hannah Spearritt, Ben Miller
Class (2016)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The sixth formers of Coal Hill Academy all have their own secrets and desires. They have to deal with the stresses of everyday life including friends, parents, school work, sex, and sorrow, but also the horrors that come from time travel.

Stars: Katherine Kelly, Greg Austin, Jordan Renzo
Torchwood Rebirth (TV Series 2019)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A mysterious organisation and a curious stranger, hoping to uncover the truth.

Stars: James Sutton, Molly Reed, Ben Walden
Being Human (2008–2013)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A werewolf, a vampire and a ghost try to live together and get along.

Stars: Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner
Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee
Primeval: New World (2012–2013)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A North American spin-off of the hit U.K. television series, PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD follows a specialized team of animal experts and scientists that investigates the appearance of temporal ... See full summary »

Stars: Niall Matter, Sara Canning, Danny Rahim
Warehouse 13 (2009–2014)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Pete and Myka, U.S Secret Service agents, are deployed in South Dakota's Warehouse 13 with a new assignment from an authority above and outside the government.

Stars: Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek
Torchwood: Reborn (2017–2020)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: William Haylor, Leah Chance, Pierce John
Eureka (2006–2012)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A U.S. Marshall becomes the sheriff of a remote cozy little Northwestern town of Eureka where the best minds in the US have secretly been tucked away to build futuristic inventions for the government which often go disastrously wrong.

Stars: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra
Sanctuary (2008–2011)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Stem cells, gene therapy, transplants, and cloning have changed the definition of "humanity" in the modern world, but the darker side contains monsters that only few are brave enough to face, because the future lies in their hands.

Stars: Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Christopher Heyerdahl
Animation | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A ten episode companion series with events taking place during the Torchwood: Miracle Day series.

Stars: Eve Myles, John Barrowman, Eliza Dushku
Torchwood 2000 (TV Mini-Series 2020)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

In a broken world without a government, police or state - Jaxus and the remains of the Torchwood team must save the world from existential threats.

Stars: Reuben Roper, Alice Kelsey, Will Campbell

Photos

Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

We Are Coming (Series 3) See more »


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Only seven actors have appeared in this and the original Doctor Who (1963) series. They are John Normington, Owen Teale, Richard Briers, Gilbert Wynne, Nerys Hughes, William Thomas and Clare Clifford. 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.
See more »

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 »

Connections

Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Last TV Kisses (2019) See more »

User Reviews

 
The Humanity of Captain Jack
4 September 2009 | by mijbrilSee all my reviews

is what really makes this series. I've watched it a couple of times now, stories are largely good fun, but the self-sacrificing humanity of the deathless man that is Captain Jack is quite heartbreaking at times and so often, it's his own heart that breaks, but something keeps him going (and the series for that matter).

For what was a spin-off then from Dr Who, by focusing on the characters and not the events, it quickly established its own feet as something different and very worthwhile.

The cast is largely fine, each role is stereotypical in a "secret organization", the geek, the streetwise one, the IT guru, the "everyday" police one that we can all identify with, it's just Jack that is out of the ordinary and John Barrowman plays the role perfectly.

Love the show, recommended viewing.


22 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 219 user reviews »

Videos

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

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 »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed