List of Torchwood episodes

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Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. The series is a spin-off from the 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who.

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired Average viewership
(millions)
First aired Last aired
1 13 26 October 2006 1 January 2007 1.42
2 13 16 January 2008 4 April 2008 3.78
3 5 6 July 2009 10 July 2009 6.60
4 10 8 July 2011 (US)
14 July 2011 (UK)
9 September 2011 (US)
15 September 2011 (UK)
1.04 (US)
5.17 (UK)

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2006-07)[edit]

The first two episodes of Series 1 of Torchwood premiered on October 22nd, 2006 on BBC Three and BBC HD, with all subsequent episodes of that series shown at 10:00pm on Sunday evenings.

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
Viewers (millions)[1]
1 1 "Everything Changes" Brian Kelly Russell T Davies 22 October 2006 1.1 2.519
2 2 "Day One" Brian Kelly Chris Chibnall 22 October 2006 1.2 2.498
3 3 "Ghost Machine" Colin Teague Helen Raynor 29 October 2006 1.3 1.767
4 4 "Cyberwoman" James Strong Chris Chibnall 5 November 2006 1.4 1.391
5 5 "Small Worlds" Alice Troughton Peter J. Hammond 12 November 2006 1.5 1.264
6 6 "Countrycide" Andy Goddard Chris Chibnall 19 November 2006 1.6 1.217
7 7 "Greeks Bearing Gifts" Colin Teague Toby Whithouse 26 November 2006 1.7 1.305
8 8 "They Keep Killing Suzie" James Strong Paul Tomalin & Dan McCulloch 3 December 2006 1.8 1.123
9 9 "Random Shoes" James Erskine Jacquetta May 10 December 2006 1.9 1.081
10 10 "Out of Time" Alice Troughton Catherine Tregenna 17 December 2006 1.10 1.031
11 11 "Combat" Andy Goddard Noel Clarke 24 December 2006 1.11 0.826
12 12 "Captain Jack Harkness" Ashley Way Catherine Tregenna 1 January 2007 1.12 1.232
13 13 "End of Days" Ashley Way Chris Chibnall 1 January 2007 1.13 1.232

Series 2 (2008)[edit]

Series 2 of Torchwood was filmed from April to November 2007 for broadcast starting on January 16th, 2008.[2] Due to audience demand, younger fans had the opportunity to watch an edited pre-watershed repeat, aired the next day at an earlier time. The first five episodes of series two were originally shown on BBC Two and BBC HD. Episodes "Reset" to "Fragments" were premiered on BBC Three, to be shown on BBC Two and BBC HD a week later. The final episode "Exit Wounds" was exclusively premiered on BBC Two and BBC HD, not being shown previously on BBC Three. Where there are two viewers figures listed, the first is for the premiere BBC Three airing and the second is for the BBC Two airing. The value in parenthesis is the total (note that this does not necessarily mean unique viewers as some might have watched both broadcasts).

Recurring guest stars in the second series have included returning Doctor Who cast member Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones for three episodes (from "Reset" to "A Day in the Death"), and American actor and Buffy star James Marsters as villain Captain John Hart in the series premiere and its final two episodes. Episodic guest stars have included New Zealand/US TV actor Alan Dale as Aaron Copley ("Reset"),[3] and British actors Richard Briers as Parker ("A Day in the Death"),[4] theatrical actress Nikki Amuka-Bird as Beth ("Sleeper"), Bryan Dick as Adam, Nerys Hughes as Brenda Williams ("Something Borrowed"),[4] and Ruth Jones as Nikki Bevan ("Adrift").[4][5]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
Viewers (millions)[6]
14 1 "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" Ashley Way Chris Chibnall 16 January 2008 2.1 4.219
15 2 "Sleeper" Colin Teague James Moran 23 January 2008 2.2 3.782
16 3 "To the Last Man" Andy Goddard Helen Raynor 30 January 2008 2.3 3.511
17 4 "Meat" Colin Teague Catherine Tregenna 6 February 2008 2.4 3.282
18 5 "Adam" Andy Goddard Catherine Tregenna 13 February 2008 2.5 3.793
19 6 "Reset" Ashley Way J. C. Wilsher 13 February 2008 2.6 4.072
20 7 "Dead Man Walking" Andy Goddard Matt Jones 20 February 2008 2.7 4.317
21 8 "A Day in the Death" Andy Goddard Joseph Lidster 27 February 2008 2.8 4.261
22 9 "Something Borrowed" Ashley Way Phil Ford 5 March 2008 2.9 3.745
23 10 "From Out of the Rain" Jonathan Fox Bassett Peter J. Hammond 12 March 2008 2.10 3.848
24 11 "Adrift" Mark Everest Chris Chibnall 19 March 2008 2.11 3.492
25 12 "Fragments" Jonathan Fox Bassett Chris Chibnall 21 March 2008 2.12 3.693
26 13 "Exit Wounds" Ashley Way Chris Chibnall 4 April 2008 2.13 3.125

Series 3: Children of Earth (2009)[edit]

The third series is a miniseries of five, one-hour episodes under the banner title Children of Earth, and was broadcast over one week from July 6th, 2009 on BBC One,[7] from July 7th, 2009 on UK-TV in Australia, from July 20th, 2009 [8] on BBC America, from July 20th, 2009 on Space in Canada,[9] and from December 28th, 2010 on AXN Sci Fi, with Peter Bennett as the producer.[10][11]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title[7][12] Directed by[13] Written by[14] Original air date[7] Production
code
Viewers (millions)[15]
27 1 "Day One" Euros Lyn Russell T Davies 6 July 2009 3.1 6.472 (SD)
6.601 (HD)
28 2 "Day Two" Euros Lyn John Fay 7 July 2009 3.2 6.136 (SD)
6.248 (HD)
29 3 "Day Three" Euros Lyn Russell T Davies & James Moran 8 July 2009 3.3 6.397 (SD)
6.557 (HD)
30 4 "Day Four" Euros Lyn John Fay 9 July 2009 3.4 6.756 (SD)
6.883 (HD)
31 5 "Day Five" Euros Lyn Russell T Davies 10 July 2009 3.5 6.581 (SD)
6.732 (HD)

Series 4: Miracle Day (2011)[edit]

Series 4 is a ten-episode co-production between BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and U.S. premium entertainment network Starz Entertainment. It premiered in the United States on Starz on July 8th, 2011,[16] in Canada on Space on July 9th,[17] and in the UK on July 14th.[18] Writers for the series were Russell T Davies, John Shiban, Doris Egan, Jane Espenson, John Fay and Ryan Scott.[19][20] The series was initially announced under the banner title Torchwood: The New World,[21] but by January 2011 was changed to Torchwood: Miracle Day.[22] A web-based motion comic titled Web of Lies ties in with the series.[23]

The reported Starz viewership numbers combine the figures for the network's first two broadcasts of each episode.

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title[24] Directed by[20] Written by[25] Original air date [25] Production
code
Viewers (millions)[26]
32 1 "The New World" Bharat Nalluri Russell T Davies 8 July 2011 (US)
14 July 2011 (UK)
101 1.51 (US)[27]
6.59 (UK)
33 2 "Rendition" Billy Gierhart Doris Egan 15 July 2011 (US)
21 July 2011 (UK)
102 0.98 (US)[28]
5.75 (UK)
34 3 "Dead of Night" Billy Gierhart Jane Espenson 22 July 2011 (US)
28 July 2011 (UK)
103 1.02 (US)[28]
5.49 (UK)
35 4 "Escape to L.A." Billy Gierhart Jim Gray (story)
Jim Gray and John Shiban (screenplay)
29 July 2011 (US)
4 August 2011 (UK)
104 0.94 (US)
5.19 (UK)
36 5 "The Categories of Life" Guy Ferland Jane Espenson 5 August 2011 (US)
11 August 2011 (UK)
105 1.02 (US)[29]
5.17 (UK)
37 6 "The Middle Men" Guy Ferland John Shiban 12 August 2011 (US)
18 August 2011 (UK)
106 0.88 (US)
4.60 (UK)
38 7 "Immortal Sins" Gwyneth Horder-Payton Jane Espenson 19 August 2011 (US)
25 August 2011 (UK)
107 0.92 (US)
4.48 (UK)
39 8 "End of the Road" Gwyneth Horder-Payton Ryan Scott (story)
Jane Espenson & Ryan Scott (screenplay)
26 August 2011 (US)
1 September 2011 (UK)
108 1.17 (US)
4.64 (UK)
40 9 "The Gathering" Guy Ferland John Fay 2 September 2011 (US)
8 September 2011 (UK)
109 1.05 (US)
4.63 (UK)
41 10 "The Blood Line" Billy Gierhart[30] Russell T Davies (story)
Russell T Davies & Jane Espenson (screenplay)
9 September 2011 (US)
15 September 2011 (UK)
110 0.95 (US)[31]
5.13 (UK)

Radio plays (2008–present)[edit]

As part of the BBC's Big Bang Day, commemorating the official activation of the Large Hadron Collider, The Afternoon Play on BBC Radio 4 featured a Torchwood audio drama called "Lost Souls" in September 2008. Radio 4 broadcast three further audio dramas in The Afternoon Play slot in July 2009, set during the gap between Series 2 and 3.[32]

Three more radio episodes were recorded in Los Angeles, and broadcast in July 2011.[33][34] They were collectively called The Lost Files. The first two were set between Series 2 and 3 and the third, "The House of the Dead", six months after Series 3.[35][36]

On 14 January 2015, after almost four years, John Barrowman revealed that Torchwood will return with three or four new radio plays in the near future. Both Julie Gardner and Russell T. Davies will be involved in the production.[37]

Title Directed by[38] Written by Original air date
"Lost Souls[39]" Kate McAll Joseph Lidster 10 September 2008
"Asylum[32]" Kate McAll Anita Sullivan 1 July 2009[40]
"Golden Age[32]" Kate McAll James Goss 2 July 2009[41]
"The Dead Line[32]" Kate McAll Phil Ford 3 July 2009[42]
"The Lost Files:[43] The Devil and Miss Carew[30]" Kate McAll Rupert Laight 11 July 2011[44]
"The Lost Files: Submission[30]" Kate McAll Ryan Scott 12 July 2011[45]
"The Lost Files: The House of the Dead[46]" Kate McAll James Goss 13 July 2011[47]

Novels and audio books (2007–12)[edit]

There are 19 Torchwood novels, mostly published in groups of three with matching cover art. The books themselves can be read in any order and share no detailed internal continuity. However, they often reference and foreshadow events in the series.

BBC Audio has released 10 Torchwood audio books, with stories exclusive to that format (and an additional 9 that are abridged adaptations of some of previously published novels, for a total of 19 audio books).

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "'Torchwood' to begin shooting new series". 2007-04-27. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
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  7. ^ a b c "Programme Information – Network TV BBC Week 27: Unplaced 2009" (Press release). UK: BBC. 2009-06-18. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  8. ^ "Torchwood: Children of Earth". BBC. America. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  9. ^ "Torchwood". Space. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
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  13. ^ Torchwood Magazine. August 2008. 
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  16. ^ Torchwood: Miracle Day Premiere Date and Poster Revealed!, TVLine, 2011-3  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  17. ^ "The Immortal Captain Is Back! Space Announces the Premiere of Sci-Fi Thriller" (Press release). Bell Media. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  18. ^ Torchwood: Miracle Day UK airdate confirmed, Den of Geek 
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  20. ^ a b Foster, Chuck. "Torchwood: News Roundup". The Doctor Who News Page. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  21. ^ "Torchwood: The New World is Coming". IGN. 2010-08-07. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
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  23. ^ Torchwood: Web of Lies, The Doctor Who News Page, 2010-05-18 
  24. ^ Torchwood: Miracle Day Episode Titles Revealed, The Doctor Who News Page, 2011-05-12 
  25. ^ a b "Miracle Day Episode-by-Episode". Doctor Who Magazine (437): 18. 2011-08-24 (cover date).  Check date values in: |date= (help)
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  39. ^ "Radio 4". UK: The BBC. 2008-08-07. Retrieved 2008-08-11.  |chapter= ignored (help)
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  41. ^ "Network Radio BBC Week 26: Thursday 2 July 2009". UK: The BBC. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
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  43. ^ "Network Radio BBC Week 28: Monday 11 July 2011". UK: The BBC. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
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See also[edit]