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. But unlike Doctor Who, this programme was to be entertained by only adults seeing as strong language and scary scenes are viewed in each season.

Seasons 1 and 2 were broadcast with 13 episodes each. Season 3, titled Children Of Earth, was broadcast as a mini-series with 5 episodes. Season 4, titled Miracle Day, was broadcast as a mini-series with 10 episodes.

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired DVD release date Blu-ray release date
Series premiere Series finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Region A Region B Region
Free
1 13 22 October 2006 (2006-10-22) 1 January 2007 (2007-01-01) 22 January 2008 (2008-01-22) 19 November 2007 (2007-11-19) 6 February 2008 (2008-02-06) 16 September 2008 (2008-09-16) 30 June 2008 (2008-06-30) 30 June 2008 (2008-06-30)
2 13 16 January 2008 (2008-01-16) 4 April 2008 (2008-04-04) 16 September 2008 (2008-09-16) 30 June 2008 (2008-06-30) 2 October 2008 (2008-10-02) 7 July 2009 (2009-07-07) 22 June 2009 (2009-06-22) 22 June 2009 (2009-06-22)
3 5 6 July 2009 (2009-07-06) 10 July 2009 (2009-07-10) 28 July 2009 (2009-07-28) 13 July 2009 (2009-07-13) 1 October 2009 (2009-10-01) 28 July 2009 (2009-07-28) 13 July 2009 (2009-07-13) N/A
4 10 8 July 2011 (2011-07-08) (US)
14 July 2011 (2011-07-14) (UK)
9 September 2011 (2011-09-09) (US)
15 September 2011 (2011-09-15) (UK)
13 March 2012 (2012-03-13)[1] 14 November 2011 (2011-11-14) 1 December 2011 (2011-12-01) 13 March 2012 (2012-03-13)[1] N/A 14 November 2011 (2011-11-14)

Television series[edit]

Series 1 (2006/07)[edit]

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

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

Series 2 (2008)[edit]

Series 2 of Torchwood was filmed from April to November 2007 for broadcast starting on 16 January 2008.[3] 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 (Neighbours, The O.C., Lost, Ugly Betty) as Aaron Copley ("Reset"),[4] and British actors Richard Briers (The Good Life, Monarch of the Glen) as Parker ("A Day in the Death"),[5] theatrical actress Nikki Amuka-Bird as Beth ("Sleeper"), Bryan Dick as Adam, Nerys Hughes (The Liver Birds) as Brenda Williams ("Something Borrowed"),[5] and Ruth Jones (Little Britain, Gavin and Stacey) as Nikki Bevan ("Adrift").[5][6]

No Title Code Written by Directed by Original airdate Viewers (millions)[7]
14 "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" 2.1 Chris Chibnall Ashley Way 16 January 2008 4.219
15 "Sleeper" 2.2 James Moran Colin Teague 23 January 2008 3.782
16 "To the Last Man" 2.3 Helen Raynor Andy Goddard 30 January 2008 3.511
17 "Meat" 2.4 Catherine Tregenna Colin Teague 6 February 2008 3.282
18 "Adam" 2.5 Catherine Tregenna Andy Goddard 13 February 2008 3.793
19 "Reset" 2.6 J. C. Wilsher Ashley Way 13 February 2008 0.849 / 3.223 (4.072)
20 "Dead Man Walking" 2.7 Matt Jones Andy Goddard 20 February 2008 1.009 / 3.308 (4.317)
21 "A Day in the Death" 2.8 Joseph Lidster Andy Goddard 27 February 2008 1.180 / 3.081 (4.261)
22 "Something Borrowed" 2.9 Phil Ford Ashley Way 5 March 2008 0.980 / 2.765 (3.745)
23 "From Out of the Rain" 2.10 Peter J. Hammond Jonathan Fox Bassett 12 March 2008 0.951 / 2.897 (3.848)
24 "Adrift" 2.11 Chris Chibnall Mark Everest 19 March 2008 0.972 / 2.520 (3.492)
25 "Fragments" 2.12 Chris Chibnall Jonathan Fox Bassett 21 March 2008 0.717 / 2.976 (3.693)
26 "Exit Wounds" 2.13 Chris Chibnall Ashley Way 4 April 2008 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, unlike the other serials, this five parter does not have a name for each episode. Just titled ( (on the list of episodes) This was broadcast over one week from 6 July 2009 on BBC One,[8] from 7 July 2009 on UK-TV in Australia, from 20 July 2009 [9] on BBC America, from 20 July 2009 on Space in Canada,[10] and from 28 December 2010 on AXN Sci Fi, with Peter Bennett as the producer.[11][12]

No Title[8][13] Code Written by[14] Directed by[15] Original airdate[8] Viewers (including HD) in millions[16]
27 "Day One" 3.1 Russell T Davies Euros Lyn 6 July 2009 6.472 (6.601)
28 "Day Two" 3.2 John Fay 7 July 2009 6.136 (6.248)
29 "Day Three" 3.3 Russell T Davies & James Moran 8 July 2009 6.397 (6.557)
30 "Day Four" 3.4 John Fay 9 July 2009 6.756 (6.883)
31 "Day Five" 3.5 Russell T Davies 10 July 2009 6.581 (6.732)

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 8 July 2011,[17] in Canada on Space on 9 July,[18] and in the UK on 14 July.[19] Writers for the series were Russell T Davies, John Shiban, Doris Egan, Jane Espenson, John Fay and Ryan Scott.[20][21] The series was initially announced under the banner title Torchwood: The New World,[22] but by January 2011 was changed to Torchwood: Miracle Day.[23] A web-based motion comic titled Web of Lies ties in with the series.[24]

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

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

Radio plays (2008–2011)[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.[33]

Three more radio episodes were recorded in Los Angeles, and broadcast in July 2011.[34][35] 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.[36][37]

Title Written by Directed by Original airdate
"Lost Souls"[38] Joseph Lidster Kate McAll[39] 10 September 2008
"Asylum"[33] Anita Sullivan 1 July 2009[40]
"Golden Age"[33] James Goss 2 July 2009[41]
"The Dead Line"[33] Phil Ford 3 July 2009[42]
The Lost Files:[43] "The Devil and Miss Carew"[31] Rupert Laight 11 July 2011[44]
The Lost Files:[43] "Submission"[31] Ryan Scott 12 July 2011[45]
The Lost Files:[43] "The House of the Dead"[46] James Goss 13 July 2011[47]

References[edit]

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