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]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
11322 October 2006 (2006-10-22)1 January 2007 (2007-01-01)
21316 January 2008 (2008-01-16)4 April 2008 (2008-04-04)
356 July 2009 (2009-07-06)10 July 2009 (2009-07-10)
4108 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
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
UK viewers
(millions) [1]
11"Everything Changes"Brian KellyRussell T Davies22 October 2006 (2006-10-22)1.12.52
22"Day One"Brian KellyChris Chibnall22 October 2006 (2006-10-22)1.22.50
33"Ghost Machine"Colin TeagueHelen Raynor29 October 2006 (2006-10-29)1.31.77
44"Cyberwoman"James StrongChris Chibnall5 November 2006 (2006-11-05)1.41.39
55"Small Worlds"Alice TroughtonPeter J. Hammond12 November 2006 (2006-11-12)1.51.26
66"Countrycide"Andy GoddardChris Chibnall19 November 2006 (2006-11-19)1.61.22
77"Greeks Bearing Gifts"Colin TeagueToby Whithouse26 November 2006 (2006-11-26)1.71.31
88"They Keep Killing Suzie"James StrongPaul Tomalin & Dan McCulloch3 December 2006 (2006-12-03)1.81.12
99"Random Shoes"James ErskineJacquetta May10 December 2006 (2006-12-10)1.91.08
1010"Out of Time"Alice TroughtonCatherine Tregenna17 December 2006 (2006-12-17)1.101.03
1111"Combat"Andy GoddardNoel Clarke24 December 2006 (2006-12-24)1.110.83
1212"Captain Jack Harkness"Ashley WayCatherine Tregenna1 January 2007 (2007-01-01)1.121.23
1313"End of Days"Ashley WayChris Chibnall1 January 2007 (2007-01-01)1.131.23

Series 2 (2008)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
UK viewers
(millions) [2]
141"Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang"Ashley WayChris Chibnall16 January 2008 (2008-01-16)2.14.22
152"Sleeper"Colin TeagueJames Moran23 January 2008 (2008-01-23)2.23.78
163"To the Last Man"Andy GoddardHelen Raynor30 January 2008 (2008-01-30)2.33.51
174"Meat"Colin TeagueCatherine Tregenna6 February 2008 (2008-02-06)2.43.28
185"Adam"Andy GoddardCatherine Tregenna13 February 2008 (2008-02-13)2.53.79
196"Reset"Ashley WayJ. C. Wilsher13 February 2008 (2008-02-13)2.64.07
207"Dead Man Walking"Andy GoddardMatt Jones20 February 2008 (2008-02-20)2.74.32
218"A Day in the Death"Andy GoddardJoseph Lidster27 February 2008 (2008-02-27)2.84.26
229"Something Borrowed"Ashley WayPhil Ford5 March 2008 (2008-03-05)2.93.75
2310"From Out of the Rain"Jonathan Fox BassettPeter J. Hammond12 March 2008 (2008-03-12)2.103.85
2411"Adrift"Mark EverestChris Chibnall19 March 2008 (2008-03-19)2.113.49
2512"Fragments"Jonathan Fox BassettChris Chibnall21 March 2008 (2008-03-21)2.123.69
2613"Exit Wounds"Ashley WayChris Chibnall4 April 2008 (2008-04-04)2.133.13

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

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
UK viewers
(millions) [3]
271"Day One"Euros LynRussell T Davies6 July 2009 (2009-07-06)3.16.47
282"Day Two"Euros LynJohn Fay7 July 2009 (2009-07-07)3.26.14
293"Day Three"Euros LynRussell T Davies & James Moran8 July 2009 (2009-07-08)3.36.40
304"Day Four"Euros LynJohn Fay9 July 2009 (2009-07-09)3.46.76
315"Day Five"Euros LynRussell T Davies10 July 2009 (2009-07-10)3.56.58

Series 4: Miracle Day (2011)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
UK viewers
(millions) [a][b]
321"The New World"Bharat NalluriRussell T Davies8 July 2011 (2011-07-08)1011.51 / 6.59
332"Rendition"Billy GierhartDoris Egan15 July 2011 (2011-07-15)1020.98 / 5.75
343"Dead of Night"Billy GierhartJane Espenson22 July 2011 (2011-07-22)1031.02 / 5.49
354"Escape to L.A."Billy GierhartStory by : Jim Gray
Teleplay by : Jim Gray & John Shiban
29 July 2011 (2011-07-29)1040.94 / 5.19
365"The Categories of Life"Guy FerlandJane Espenson5 August 2011 (2011-08-05)1051.02 / 5.17
376"The Middle Men"Guy FerlandJohn Shiban12 August 2011 (2011-08-12)1060.88 / 4.60
387"Immortal Sins"Gwyneth Horder-PaytonJane Espenson19 August 2011 (2011-08-19)1070.92 / 4.48
398"End of the Road"Gwyneth Horder-PaytonStory by : Ryan Scott
Teleplay by : Jane Espenson & Ryan Scott
26 August 2011 (2011-08-26)1081.17 / 4.64
409"The Gathering"Guy FerlandJohn Fay2 September 2011 (2011-09-02)1091.05 / 4.63
4110"The Blood Line"Billy GierhartStory by : Russell T Davies
Teleplay by : Russell T Davies & Jane Espenson
9 September 2011 (2011-09-09)1100.95 / 5.13

Ratings[edit]

Torchwood : U.K. viewers per episode (millions)
SeriesEpisode number
12345678910111213
12.522.501.771.391.261.221.311.121.081.030.831.231.23
24.223.783.513.283.794.074.324.263.753.853.493.693.13
36.476.146.406.766.58N/A
46.595.755.495.195.174.604.484.644.635.13N/A
Audience measurement performed by Broadcasters' Audience Research Board.[citation needed]

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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See also[edit]