Torchwood Series 2

About Torchwood Series 2

After the success of series one Torchwood was recommissioned for a second series. For this series the show was moved to BBC Two. Half way through the series it was moved back to BBC Three following the channel relaunch.

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

  • Written by Chris Chibnall
  • Original broadcast: 16 January 2008
  • Ratings: 4.219 m

In the first episode of the series, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, by co-producer and lead writer Chris Chibnall, Captain Jack is reunited with the Torchwood team as they face a rogue Time Agent. The mysterious Captain John Hart, played by James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), is determined to wreak havoc, and needs to find something hidden on Earth. But with Gwen’s life in danger, and cluster bombs scattered across the city, whose side is Jack on?

Sleeper

Sleeper

  • Written by James Moran
  • Original broadcast: 23 January 2008
  • Ratings: 3.782 m

When a burglary turns into a slaughter, Torchwood suspect alien involvement, as the award-winning drama created by Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies continues. Who is Beth, and can she be as innocent as she seems? However, when the investigation escalates into a city-wide assault, Captain Jack realises that the whole planet is in danger.

To the Last Man

To the Last Man

  • Written by Helen Raynor
  • Original broadcast: 30 January 2008
  • Ratings: 3.511 m

Toshiko falls for a handsome soldier trapped out of his time, who unwittingly holds the key to saving the world, in this week’s instalment of the award-winning drama created by Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies.

With an old hospital haunted by ghosts from 1918, a crisis foreseen by Torchwood 90 years ago is about to reach its climax. Time zones are colliding, but, with life-and-death decisions to be made, will Torchwood be able to stop an explosive end for the city of Cardiff?

Meat

Meat

  • Written by Catherine Tregenna
  • Original broadcast: 6 February 2008
  • Ratings: 3.282 m

Gwen’s fiance, Rhys, discovers the truth about Torchwood and becomes part of the team as they investigate a mysterious alien-meat supply, in this week’s instalment of the award-winning drama created by Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies.

With Rhys in increasing danger, Gwen is under pressure as never before. Will Rhys go too far? Will Captain Jack ask too much of him? And can Torchwood save the alien from being used as cheap meat?

Adam

Adam

  • Written by Catherine Tregenna
  • Original broadcast: 13 February 2008
  • Ratings: 3.793 m

An alien with the power to change memories infiltrates Torchwood, in this week’s instalment of Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies’s award-winning drama. It’s up to the team to save themselves before it’s too late.

With Captain Jack caught up in memories of his lost family, and Gwen struggling to remember Rhys, it takes Jack’s love of Ianto to reveal the truth. But there’s always a price to pay.

Reset

Reset

  • Written by J.C. Wilsher
  • Original broadcast: 13 February 2008
  • Ratings: 0.849 / 3.223 m

Captain Jack calls in Martha Jones to investigate mysterious deaths, as Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies’s award-winning drama continues. When the trail leads to a sinister medical-testing centre, Martha must go undercover. But has Torchwood underestimated how far the testing centre will go to find medical breakthroughs? And how safe are the members of Torchwood?

Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking

  • Written by Matt Jones
  • Original broadcast: 20 February 2008
  • Ratings: 1.009 / 3.308 m

The Torchwood team are in deep shock and must face their darkest hour, as Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies’s award-winning drama continues. In an effort to put things right, however, Captain Jack Harkness unleashes a primal force that uses Torchwood as a conduit to wreck havoc across Earth aided by the Weevils and their newly-appointed King.

A Day in the Death

A Day in the Death

  • Written by Joseph Lidster
  • Original broadcast: 27 February 2008
  • Ratings: 1.180 / 3.081 m

A victim of his new-found circumstances, Owen Harper believes he needs absolution, as Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies’s award-winning drama continues. Will the lonely girl on the rooftop help him, or will it be a mission to retrieve an alien device that is proving more lethal by the second? And how far will Toshiko go to help him?

Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed

  • Written by Phil Ford
  • Original broadcast: 5 March 2008
  • Ratings: 0.980 / 2.765 m

The night before her wedding, Gwen is juggling work with her hen night, but an encounter with an alien shapeshifter leaves her carrying more than she bargained for, as Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies’s award-winning drama continues. As everyone gathers for the ceremony, Jack must destroy her big day, unless one of the three mothers present finds a means to stop him.

From Out of the Rain

From Out of the Rain

  • Written by Peter J. Hammond
  • Original broadcast: 12 March 2008
  • Ratings: 0.951 / 2.897 m

When an old cinema re-opens, past horrors emerge to stalk the streets of Cardiff, as Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies’s award-winning drama continues. As bodies are found, in a state between life and death, Torchwood must act fast. Who are the Night Travellers? And how can Torchwood capture these mysterious killers?

Adrift

Adrift

  • Written by Chris Chibnall
  • Original broadcast: 19 March 2008
  • Ratings: 0.972 / 2.520 m

When a local teenager disappears, Gwen is drawn into an investigation that reveals a darker side of Torchwood, as Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies’s award-winning drama continues. Hundreds of people have disappeared without trace, but Jack is obstructing attempts to find them. The answer seems to lie in the rift – literally – and as Gwen follows the trail, she makes a shocking discovery.

Fragments

Fragments

  • Written by Chris Chibnall
  • Original broadcast: 21 March 2008
  • Ratings: 0.717 / 2.976 m

A booby -trapped building explodes and knocks the team unconscious, as Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies’s award-winning drama continues. As each team member’s life flashes before their eyes, viewers learn how each of them was recruited to Torchwood: Captain Jack was initiated into a shocked Victorian Torchwood in 1899; Toshiko went on a daring mission to trade alien technology for her mother’s life; Ianto wooed Jack with coffee and a flair for alien-catching; and Owen had a medical revelation that changed how he saw the world.

Exit Wounds

Exit Wounds

  • Written by Chris Chibnall
  • Original broadcast: 4 April 2008
  • Ratings: 3.125 m

Captain John Hart returns to have his revenge on Torchwood in the concluding episode of Doctor Who writer Russell Davies’s award-winning drama.

Taking Captain Jack prisoner, he sends him back in time for a long overdue reunion. Without their leader, Torchwood are faced with a city flooded with Weevils, on the brink of destruction. But who is Captain John really working for? Can anyone trust him? And how great a price must Torchwood pay to save the city?

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