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The original Torchwood Institute was founded in 1879 by Queen Victoria, to defend the British Empire against the threats posed to it by alien forces. Torchwood became the theme of series two being mentioned in almost every episode.

The Parting of the Ways

Series 1

The Anne Droid says ‘What ancient building was the cobalt pyramid built on’ the correct answer is Torchwood

The Christmas Invasion

Christmas Special

Harriet Jones takes responsibility for authorising Torchwood to destroy the Sycorax ship

Tooth and Claw

Series 2

Queen Victoria starts the Torchwood Institute to protect the British Empire against alien threats and the Doctor

School Reunion

Series 2

Some websites are blocked by Torchwood

Rise of the Cybermen

Series 2

A broadcast on Rose’s phone refers to a survey by Torchwood, and Pete Tyler asks his friend Stevie about his work at Torchwood

The Idiot’s Lantern

Series 2

Some Police officers worry about Torchwood getting involved

The Satan Pit

Series 2

The crew are representing The Torchwood Archive

Love & Monsters

Series 2

Victor mentions the Torchwood files

Fear Her

Series 2

A commentator can just be heard mentioning Torchwood after the Olympic crowd disappears

Army of Ghosts

Series 2

The Doctor meets Torchwood

The Runaway Bride

Christmas Special

The Empress of the Racnoss uses an old Torchwood buidling

The Sound of Drums

Series 3

Jack reveals to the Doctor that he resurrected Torchwood in his honour

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