Torchwood (2006–2011)
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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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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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16:9 HD
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Trivia

In one scene, Rhys is standing in front of a house with a realty sign. The realtors are listed as Frost and Lynch. Mark Frost and David Lynch were the showrunners for the nineties series Twin Peaks. 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

[Gwen has found out she is pregnant]
Captain Jack: Ianto! We're having a baby.
Ianto Jones: Congratulations. Is now a good time to tell you I lost the car?
Captain Jack: You did what?
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Featured in The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2010) See more »

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Shades of "Quatermass" in this modern classic
10 July 2009 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

Having grown up with Nigel Kneale's truly haunting "Quatermass" with Sir John Mills, this latest "Torchwood" series brought back many childhood memories as there are shades of the final '70s series in this production. With a most mysterious alien force at work and the earth in true peril, season three of the series has a true emotional resonance with the viewer.

This is a new, revised "Torchwood", aimed at a more mainstream audience but now equipped with a bigger budget and a prime time slot on BBC1. As a result, the series pulls no punches and delivers a more satisfactory experience than many of the recent "Doctor Who" tales.

The pace of this season is perfect and the production team acknowledge the age old adage that what you don't see is far more frightening than what is revealed. With excellent production values, "Children of Earth" is a true treat for dedicated "Torchwood" fans and the more casual viewer who is new to the adventures of Captain Jack and company.


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