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Children of Earth: Day One 

An alien race known as the "456" demand 10% of the Earth's children to be handed over. The chemicals within Earth children brings pleasure to the 456, and the children going to hooked up to... See full summary »

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Euros Lyn

Writers:

Russell T. Davies (creator), Russell T. Davies
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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
Ian Gelder ... Mr Dekker
Cush Jumbo ... Lois Habiba
Liz May Brice ... Johnson
Charles Abomeli ... Colonel Oduya
Rik Makarem ... Rupesh Patanjali
Katy Wix ... Rhiannon Davies
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An alien race known as the "456" demand 10% of the Earth's children to be handed over. The chemicals within Earth children brings pleasure to the 456, and the children going to hooked up to them as recreational drugs to make them "feel good". Consequently Torchwood team are forced to fight against the British government and their attempts to concede to the aliens' demands, to prevent any of Earth's children from being handed over. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2009 (USA) See more »

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BBC Wales See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

This episode features Peter Capaldi, who later becomes the twelfth Doctor in Doctor Who. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is examining the dead Chinese man in the morgue we see his chest expand and contract as he breathes. See more »

Quotes

Rhiannon Davies: We got things to talk about
Ianto Jones: What things?
Rhiannon Davies: You've been *seen*.
[she tells Ianto about a friend of hers going out for an anniversary meal at a nice French restaurant in Cardiff]
Rhiannon Davies: And there was you.
Ianto Jones: Sooo?
Rhiannon Davies: There was you having dinner... with a man
Ianto Jones: [Scoffs] So?
Rhiannon Davies: [Curious and Excited] Suzie says he was gorgeous! Like a film star! have you gone bender?
Ianto Jones: Mica's hearing this?
[...]
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Connections

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

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Intense, and serious as a heart attack
13 April 2018 | by skip-98756See all my reviews

I hadn't seen this is quite a while ,began watching again and felt like leaving a quick review.This is one serious,intense bit of drama! no silly scifi nonsense here...I love the world wide scenario, it affects the planet..the mysterious and horrible truth of what the aliens really want...good stuff here! lots of depth and content thats missing from the usual "aliens are coming to take over the world" shooter up type movies ,that have no elaboration on the alien agenda at all other than they acme and want to fight...silly.....this is a deep and thought provoking experience that will keep you on the edge of ur seat...its heavy, dark , intense, horrifying all in a good way that makes for for a great movie !


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