Torchwood Series 1

About Torchwood Series 1

Series one of Torchwood aired late 2006 on BBC Three, the first episode was watched by over 2.5 million people. It was the highest audience for BBC Three ever at the time and the highest ratings for a non-sport programme on digital TV.

Everything Changes

Everything Changes

  • Written by Russell T Davies
  • Original broadcast: 22 October 2006
  • Ratings: 2.519 m

When Torchwood arrives on the scene of a brutal murder, WPC Gwen Cooper’s burning curiosity is challenged. Their attitude, their approach and their technology is at odds with everything she believes in. But investigating the investigators leads her into a dark, paranoid world she never imagined existed.

Day One

Day One

  • Written by Chris Chibnall
  • Original broadcast: 22 October 2006
  • Ratings: 2.498 m

An alien addicted to sex is let loose on Cardiff’s nightlife. Torchwood must track down the creature’s new host and in doing so, confront a violent new form of love in the 21st century

Ghost Machine

Ghost Machine

  • Written by Helen Raynor
  • Original broadcast: 29 October 2006
  • Ratings: 1.767 m

Torchwood discovers a machine that allows them to view the ghosts that walk among us. Using it, prompts Owen to investigate an unsolved crime – one that could change all their futures.

Cyberwoman

Cyberwoman

  • Written by Chris Chibnall
  • Original broadcast: 5 November 2006
  • Ratings: 1.391 m

There’s a dark secret in the basement of the Hub. Even Jack is unaware of it, but Ianto knows. And he’ll go to any lengths, sacrifice anything and anyone, to protect what’s down there.

Small Worlds

Small Worlds

  • Written by Peter J. Hammond
  • Original broadcast: 12 November 2006
  • Ratings: 1.264 m

Jasmine is a withdrawn but intelligent child whose new ‘friends’ exploit her suppressed anger, and while investigating this, Jack encounters elemental enemies from his past that are determined to harm those closest to him.

Countrycide

Countrycide

  • Written by Chris Chibnall
  • Original broadcast: 19 November 2006
  • Ratings: 1.217 m

Upon entering an apparently deserted village in the Brecon Becons, the Torchwood team is separated. Finding his people are the prey in a savage game of cat and mouse Jack faces a team of ruthless hunters far more skilled in surviving outside the confines of the city than he.

Greeks Bearing Gifts

Greeks Bearing Gifts

  • Written by Toby Whithouse
  • Original broadcast: 26 November 2006
  • Ratings: 1.305 m

Tosh gains the ability to read the minds of those closest to her but as she becomes party to their darkest secrets, she realises not only is this is a powerful curse, but one impossible to break.

They Keep Killing Suzie

They Keep Killing Suzie

  • Written by Paul Tomalin and Dan McCulloch
  • Original broadcast: 3 December 2006
  • Ratings: 1.123 m

Using alien technology to interrogate the victims of a serial killer, Gwen learns that the common link is dangerously close to home. And the resurrection device has a deadly secret of its own.

Random Shoes

Random Shoes

  • Written by Jacquetta May
  • Original broadcast: 10 December 2006
  • Ratings: 1.081 m

A hit-and-run victim, Eugene, was a bit of a nobody, and always convinced that aliens were coming to Earth, specifically to retrieve technology in his possession. Now Gwen finds herself drawn into his world and realises Eugene may still be helping her locate the ‘aliens’ – despite him being dead.

Out of Time

Out of Time

  • Written by Catherine Tregenna
  • Original broadcast: 17 December 2006
  • Ratings: 1.031 m

A small passenger plane from the 1950′s flies through the rift and lands in Cardiff 2006. Torchwood is drawn into strong personal relationships as they help the three temporal immigrants adapt to contemporary life.

Combat

Combat

  • Written by Noel Clarke
  • Original broadcast: 24 December 2006
  • Ratings: 0.826 m

The team discovers a ring who are kidnapping Weevils – wild alien creatures that have come through the Rift and are hiding on Earth. Torchwood want to know why. Owen is sent undercover to find out who’s behind it and soon befriends the charismatic Mark Lynch. Beneath the veneer of city life, Owen discovers a shocking subculture: can he avoid being sucked in?

Captain Jack Harkness

Captain Jack Harkness

  • Written by Catherine Tregenna
  • Original broadcast: 1 January 2007
  • Ratings: 1.232 m

Investigating reports of ghostly music, Jack and Toshiko find themselves stranded in a packed dance hall – in 1941. As Gwen, Owen and Ianto work to rescue their colleagues, Jack and Toshiko meet a handsome young American squadron leader by the name of… Captain Jack Harkness.

End of Days

End of Days

  • Written by Chris Chibnall
  • Original broadcast: 1 January 2007
  • Ratings: 1.232 m

The rift has been opened – and time is splintering all over the world. As events spiral out of control, the Torchwood team are faced with fragments of their past – and terrifying visions of their future. Jack realises that Torchwood is destined to be drawn into one vast battle that will leave nothing and no one at Torchwood unchanged.

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