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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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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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We Are Coming (Series 3) See more »


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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: Children of Earth See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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(26 episodes)

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The 1994 film "True Lies" is considered a possible influence behind the recurring storyline of Gwen keeping Torchwood a secret from Rhys. See more »

Quotes

Captain Jack Harkness: [voiceover during first season opening] Torchwood: outside the government, beyond the police. Tracking down alien life on Earth, arming the human race against the future. The twenty-first century is when everything changes. And you gotta be ready.
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Referenced in Doctor Who: Bad Wolf (2005) See more »

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Camp and hammy.
28 October 2006 | by uspattys-1See all my reviews

Am I missing something in Russel T's writing? The scripts are terrible, badly constructed and extremely camp (which is not in itself a problem if done well) very unoriginal and amateurish. The episode I saw was appallingly directed (all those ridiculous helicopter shots) and over art directed. It must have cost a fortune which makes me angry as there are so many talented writers out there who are desperate to get on air. The plot was mystifying. The policewoman and the caretaker walking up to that 'creature' convinced it was a man in a mask had me hooting with laughter. However read the press including Broadcast and everyone is supposed to be raving about it. I must be mad clearly...


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