Torchwood: Children of Earth

About Torchwood Children of Earth

Torchwood was brought back for an action packed five part story stripped across one week on BBC One

Day One

  • Written by: John Fay
  • Original broadcast: 7 July 2009
  • Ratings: 6.1 m

Synopsis

Torchwood are forced underground, as the government takes swift and brutal action. With members of the team being hunted down, only Lois holds the key to Torchwood’s salvation – but she is helpless as her superiors make plans for the mysterious Floor 13.

Day Two

  • Written by: John Fay
  • Original broadcast: 7 July 2009
  • Ratings: 6.1 m

Synopsis

Torchwood are forced underground, as the government takes swift and brutal action. With members of the team being hunted down, only Lois holds the key to Torchwood’s salvation – but she is helpless as her superiors make plans for the mysterious Floor 13.

Day Three

  • Written by: Russell T Davies and James Moran
  • Original broadcast: 8 July 2009
  • Ratings: 6.4 m

Synopsis

The eyes of the world turn to Britain, as the 456 announce, ‘We are here’. As a pillar of fire descends upon London, the members of Torchwood must battle to protect their own families, as the fight gets personal. But will Clem’s memories destroy everything?

Day Four

  • Written by: John Fay
  • Original broadcast: 9 July 2009
  • Ratings: 6.8 m

Synopsis

Torchwood finally learns the truth about the events of 1965. Britain is in danger of becoming a rogue state, and everything now pivots around John Frobisher, as the ambassador of the 456 destroys its old allegiances and reveals its true intent.

Day Five

  • Written by: Russell T Davies
  • Original broadcast: 10 July 2009
  • Ratings: 6.6 m

Synopsis

Torchwood is defenceless and Gwen Cooper stands alone as the final sanction begins. As violence erupts and the world descends into anarchy, an ordinary council estate becomes a battleground where the future of the human race will be decided.

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