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Children of Earth: Day Four 

Jack is forced to confess how he helped broker a deal in 1965 when the 456 aliens offered an antidote against a deadly universal flu virus in exchange for twelve children who would 'live ... See full summary »

Director:

Euros Lyn

Writers:

Russell T. Davies (creator), John Fay
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Barrowman ... Captain Jack
Eve Myles ... Gwen Cooper
Gareth David-Lloyd ... Ianto Jones
Kai Owen ... Rhys Williams
Peter Capaldi ... John Frobisher
Paul Copley ... Clement McDonald
Nicholas Farrell ... Brian Green
Susan Brown ... Bridget Spears
Lucy Cohu ... Alice Carter
Cush Jumbo ... Lois Habiba
Liz May Brice ... Johnson
Ian Gelder ... Mr Dekker
Colin McFarlane ... General Pierce
Deborah Findlay ... Denise Riley (as Deborah Finlay)
Nicholas Briggs ... Rick Yates
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Storyline

Jack is forced to confess how he helped broker a deal in 1965 when the 456 aliens offered an antidote against a deadly universal flu virus in exchange for twelve children who would 'live forever.' Clem and the team watch via Lois's laptop as the aliens tell Frobisher they will 'wipe out the human species' if their request is not met, and a camera reveals the apparently zombic Scots victims, said by the aliens to be unharmed. Frobisher rejects Jack's offer of help in return for Alice and her son's release. He attends a Cabinet meeting which agrees that the Cabinet's children will be spared and that lower-class kids should be sacrificed instead.This is recorded by Lois and sent to safety with Rhys,giving Ianto and Jack leverage to talk to the aliens but the latter's' response is to unleash a virus which kills dozens, including Clem and,seemingly,Ianto. The government feels forced to capitulate. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

23 July 2009 (USA) See more »

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BBC Wales See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

This episode takes place in 1965 and September 2009. See more »

Goofs

When Jack and Ianto are confronting the 456, Ianto is not wearing the jacket that goes with his suit. Later, when Gwen comes to find their bodies, Ianto has a full suit on with jacket included. See more »

Quotes

Captain Jack Harkness: An injury to one is an injury to all.
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Connections

Featured in Torchwood Declassified: Children of Earth (2009) See more »

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Next Time On Torchwood
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Written by Murray Gold
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