List of Torchwood episodes

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Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. A spin-off from the 2005 revival of long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who, Torchwood aired four series between 2006 and 2011. The show shifted its broadcast channel each series to reflect its growing audience, moving from BBC Three to BBC Two to BBC One, and acquiring US financing in its fourth series when it became a co-production of BBC One and Starz. In contrast to Doctor Who, whose target audience includes both adults and children, Torchwood is aimed at an older audience. Over its run, the show explored a number of themes; prominent among these were existentialism, homosexual and bisexual relationships, and explorations of human corruptibility. During the course of the programme, 41 episodes of Torchwood aired over four series.

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 26 October 2006 (2006-10-26) 1 January 2007 (2007-01-01)
2 13 16 January 2008 (2008-01-16) 4 April 2008 (2008-04-04)
3 5 6 July 2009 (2009-07-06) 10 July 2009 (2009-07-10)
4 10 8 July 2011 (2011-07-08)[a] 9 September 2011 (2011-09-09)[a]

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2006–07)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
UK viewers
(millions) [1]
1 1 "Everything Changes" Brian Kelly Russell T Davies 22 October 2006 (2006-10-22) 1.1 2.52
2 2 "Day One" Brian Kelly Chris Chibnall 22 October 2006 (2006-10-22) 1.2 2.50
3 3 "Ghost Machine" Colin Teague Helen Raynor 29 October 2006 (2006-10-29) 1.3 1.77
4 4 "Cyberwoman" James Strong Chris Chibnall 5 November 2006 (2006-11-05) 1.4 1.39
5 5 "Small Worlds" Alice Troughton Peter J. Hammond 12 November 2006 (2006-11-12) 1.5 1.26
6 6 "Countrycide" Andy Goddard Chris Chibnall 19 November 2006 (2006-11-19) 1.6 1.22
7 7 "Greeks Bearing Gifts" Colin Teague Toby Whithouse 26 November 2006 (2006-11-26) 1.7 1.31
8 8 "They Keep Killing Suzie" James Strong Paul Tomalin & Dan McCulloch 3 December 2006 (2006-12-03) 1.8 1.12
9 9 "Random Shoes" James Erskine Jacquetta May 10 December 2006 (2006-12-10) 1.9 1.08
10 10 "Out of Time" Alice Troughton Catherine Tregenna 17 December 2006 (2006-12-17) 1.10 1.03
11 11 "Combat" Andy Goddard Noel Clarke 24 December 2006 (2006-12-24) 1.11 0.83
12 12 "Captain Jack Harkness" Ashley Way Catherine Tregenna 1 January 2007 (2007-01-01) 1.12 1.23
13 13 "End of Days" Ashley Way Chris Chibnall 1 January 2007 (2007-01-01) 1.13 1.23

Series 2 (2008)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
UK viewers
(millions) [2]
14 1 "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" Ashley Way Chris Chibnall 16 January 2008 (2008-01-16) 2.1 4.22
15 2 "Sleeper" Colin Teague James Moran 23 January 2008 (2008-01-23) 2.2 3.78
16 3 "To the Last Man" Andy Goddard Helen Raynor 30 January 2008 (2008-01-30) 2.3 3.51
17 4 "Meat" Colin Teague Catherine Tregenna 6 February 2008 (2008-02-06) 2.4 3.28
18 5 "Adam" Andy Goddard Catherine Tregenna 13 February 2008 (2008-02-13) 2.5 3.79
19 6 "Reset" Ashley Way J. C. Wilsher 13 February 2008 (2008-02-13) 2.6 4.07
20 7 "Dead Man Walking" Andy Goddard Matt Jones 20 February 2008 (2008-02-20) 2.7 4.32
21 8 "A Day in the Death" Andy Goddard Joseph Lidster 27 February 2008 (2008-02-27) 2.8 4.26
22 9 "Something Borrowed" Ashley Way Phil Ford 5 March 2008 (2008-03-05) 2.9 3.75
23 10 "From Out of the Rain" Jonathan Fox Bassett Peter J. Hammond 12 March 2008 (2008-03-12) 2.10 3.85
24 11 "Adrift" Mark Everest Chris Chibnall 19 March 2008 (2008-03-19) 2.11 3.49
25 12 "Fragments" Jonathan Fox Bassett Chris Chibnall 21 March 2008 (2008-03-21) 2.12 3.69
26 13 "Exit Wounds" Ashley Way Chris Chibnall 4 April 2008 (2008-04-04) 2.13 3.13

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

No.
overall
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
UK viewers
(millions) [3]
27 1 "Day One" Euros Lyn Russell T Davies 6 July 2009 (2009-07-06) 3.1 6.47
28 2 "Day Two" Euros Lyn John Fay 7 July 2009 (2009-07-07) 3.2 6.14
29 3 "Day Three" Euros Lyn Russell T Davies & James Moran 8 July 2009 (2009-07-08) 3.3 6.40
30 4 "Day Four" Euros Lyn John Fay 9 July 2009 (2009-07-09) 3.4 6.76
31 5 "Day Five" Euros Lyn Russell T Davies 10 July 2009 (2009-07-10) 3.5 6.58

Series 4: Miracle Day (2011)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original U.S. air
date [a]
Prod.
code
viewers
(millions) [b]
32 1 "The New World" Bharat Nalluri Russell T Davies 8 July 2011 (2011-07-08) 101 1.51 / 6.59
33 2 "Rendition" Billy Gierhart Doris Egan 15 July 2011 (2011-07-15) 102 0.98 / 5.75
34 3 "Dead of Night" Billy Gierhart Jane Espenson 22 July 2011 (2011-07-22) 103 1.02 / 5.49
35 4 "Escape to L.A." Billy Gierhart Jim Gray & John Shiban 29 July 2011 (2011-07-29) 104 0.94 / 5.19
36 5 "The Categories of Life" Guy Ferland Jane Espenson 5 August 2011 (2011-08-05) 105 1.02 / 5.17
37 6 "The Middle Men" Guy Ferland John Shiban 12 August 2011 (2011-08-12) 106 0.88 / 4.60
38 7 "Immortal Sins" Gwyneth Horder-Payton Jane Espenson 19 August 2011 (2011-08-19) 107 0.92 / 4.48
39 8 "End of the Road" Gwyneth Horder-Payton Jane Espenson & Ryan Scott 26 August 2011 (2011-08-26) 108 1.17 / 4.64
40 9 "The Gathering" Guy Ferland John Fay 2 September 2011 (2011-09-02) 109 1.05 / 4.63
41 10 "The Blood Line" Billy Gierhart Russell T Davies & Jane Espenson 9 September 2011 (2011-09-09) 110 0.95 / 5.13

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c All episodes aired in the UK six days after the premiere of the episode in the U.S.
  2. ^ These are the viewers for US / UK airings, in that order.[4]

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