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.

Contents

Series overview

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
1 1322 October 2006 (2006-10-22)1 January 2007 (2007-01-01) BBC Three
2 1316 January 2008 (2008-01-16)4 April 2008 (2008-04-04) BBC Two
3 56 July 2009 (2009-07-06)10 July 2009 (2009-07-10) BBC One
4 108 July 2011 (2011-07-08) [lower-alpha 1] 9 September 2011 (2011-09-09) [lower-alpha 1] Starz / BBC One

Episodes

Series 1 (2006–07)

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
UK viewers
(millions) [1]
11"Everything Changes" Brian Kelly Russell T Davies 22 October 2006 (2006-10-22)1.12.52
22"Day One"Brian Kelly Chris Chibnall 22 October 2006 (2006-10-22)1.22.50
33"Ghost Machine" Colin Teague Helen Raynor 29 October 2006 (2006-10-29)1.31.77
44"Cyberwoman" James Strong Chris Chibnall5 November 2006 (2006-11-05)1.41.39
55"Small Worlds" Alice Troughton Peter J. Hammond 12 November 2006 (2006-11-12)1.51.26
66"Countrycide" Andy Goddard Chris Chibnall19 November 2006 (2006-11-19)1.61.22
77"Greeks Bearing Gifts"Colin Teague Toby Whithouse 26 November 2006 (2006-11-26)1.71.31
88"They Keep Killing Suzie"James Strong Paul Tomalin & Dan McCulloch 3 December 2006 (2006-12-03)1.81.12
99"Random Shoes"James Erskine Jacquetta May 10 December 2006 (2006-12-10)1.91.08
1010"Out of Time"Alice Troughton Catherine Tregenna 17 December 2006 (2006-12-17)1.101.03
1111"Combat"Andy Goddard Noel Clarke 24 December 2006 (2006-12-24)1.110.83
1212"Captain Jack Harkness" Ashley Way Catherine 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)

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 Teague James Moran 23 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 Way J. C. Wilsher 13 February 2008 (2008-02-13)2.64.07
207"Dead Man Walking"Andy Goddard Matt Jones 20 February 2008 (2008-02-20)2.74.32
218"A Day in the Death"Andy Goddard Joseph Lidster 27 February 2008 (2008-02-27)2.84.26
229"Something Borrowed"Ashley Way Phil Ford 5 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)2.123.60
2613"Exit Wounds"Ashley WayChris Chibnall4 April 2008 (2008-04-04)2.133.13

Series 3: Children of Earth (2009)

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
UK viewers
(millions) [3]
271"Day One" Euros Lyn Russell T Davies6 July 2009 (2009-07-06)3.16.47
282"Day Two"Euros Lyn John Fay 7 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)

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byScreenwriter(s)Original U.S. air dateProd.
code
Viewers
(millions) [lower-alpha 1] [lower-alpha 2]
321"The New World" Bharat Nalluri Russell T Davies 8 July 2011 (2011-07-08)1011.51 / 6.59
332"Rendition"Billy Gierhart Doris Egan 15 July 2011 (2011-07-15)1020.98 / 5.75
343"Dead of Night"Billy Gierhart Jane Espenson 22 July 2011 (2011-07-22)1031.02 / 5.49
354"Escape to L.A."Billy GierhartJim 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-PaytonJane Espenson & Ryan Scott26 August 2011 (2011-08-26)1081.17 / 4.64
409"The Gathering"Guy Ferland John Fay 2 September 2011 (2011-09-02)1091.05 / 4.63
4110"The Blood Line"Billy GierhartRussell T Davies & Jane Espenson9 September 2011 (2011-09-09)1100.95 / 5.13

Ratings

Torchwood: UK 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

  1. 1 2 3 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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