Torchwood (2006–2011)
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Police Constable Gwen Cooper comes across the mysterious organization known as Torchwood. While investigating their world, she finds technology and methods she never imagined.


Brian Kelly




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Barrowman ... Captain Jack Harkness
Eve Myles ... Gwen Cooper
Burn Gorman ... Owen Harper
Naoko Mori ... Toshiko Sato
Gareth David-Lloyd ... Ianto Jones
Kai Owen ... Rhys Williams
Indira Varma ... Suzie Costello
Guy Lewis ... Young Cop
Tom Price Tom Price ... P.C. Andy
Jason May ... Soco
Rhys Swinburn Rhys Swinburn ... Body
Olwen Medi Olwen Medi ... Yvonne
Gwyn Vaughan Jones Gwyn Vaughan Jones ... D.I. Jacobs (as Gwyn Vaughan-Jones)
Dion M. Davis Dion M. Davis ... Officer (as Dion Davies)
Jâms Thomas Jâms Thomas ... Hospital Porter


After PC Gwen Cooper sees a dead man brought back to life, she sets about investigating. She traces it all to Jack Harkness and Torchwood but when she finally gets there, the Torchwood team have been expecting her. She's amazed with what she sees and learns that Torchwood is a private organization, working outside of government and keeping the world safe from alien beings. She also learns that Jack Harkness is immortal and cannot be killed. She's keen on the solving the murder she saw but Jack doesn't feel that's their business. Gwen perseveres leading her to the killer. Written by garykmcd

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22 October 2006 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


The Hub set is composed of three physical levels. The basement serves as the autopsy area, then the main set is on the second level and Jack's office is on the top level. The rest is filled in by CGI. See more »


As Torchwood resurrects John Tucker, it is raining in Cardiff, soaking everybody outside, including Gwen. When she returns home to her flat in the next scene, both Gwen and her umbrella appear to be completely dry. See more »


Gwen Cooper: But... but they can see the lift! Why aren't they, I mean... we are right out in the open, they can see everything!
Captain Jack Harkness: Do they look like they can see us?
Gwen Cooper: No, but look at us! We couldn't be any more public!
Captain Jack Harkness: [calling to passers-by] Hello! Hey, you there, hello!
[to Gwen]
Captain Jack Harkness: It's called the perception filter. He can sort of see us, but we don't quite register, just like something in the corner of your eye. It only works on this exact spot. Step off... hi! Nice night. Ooh, hello we are perceived.
Gwen Cooper: How does ...
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References CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) See more »


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Torchwood first episode
3 November 2006 | by patrickmunnsSee all my reviews

This is the first and best episode of Torchwood or "Torchy" as I have come to call it. It starts with a murder scene where a young ginger boy has been stabbed in the back. The Torchwood team bring the poor little mite back to life with a magic glove and ask him what he saw. He's all pale and wrinkly but they manage to bring him back and it's like great he's alive, and they say what's your name and he says John Tucker and they say how did you die and he says I don't know and they say what did you see when you died and he says nothing....I SAW NOTHINGGGGGG!!!!! and it's really sad because he seemed like such a nice ginger boy but then he's dead....again. That was the best bit but the rest is good too.

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