Torchwood: Children of Earth
John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Lloyd, Peter Capaldi, Kai Owen
Russell T Davies
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Action, drama, science fiction, thriller
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Torchwood: Children of Earth is a five-episode UK science fiction miniseries that continued the stories of the characters from Torchwood. It was created for BBC One by Russell T Davies.

Series summaryEdit

The Welsh branch of Torchwood, a secret operation that protects Britain from alien incursions, is still dealing with the loss of two of its members when every child around the world becomes possessed by an eerie voice that proclaims, 'We are coming.' The British government, knowing that the event is somehow linked to the long and mysterious past of Torchwood's immortal Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), send a team in to capture him and kill the other two members, Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) and Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd). They fail, and soon the Torchwood team are on the run, trying to work out why the government are after them and what it has to do with the strange alien menace. Meanwhile, a put-upon member of Parliament, John Frobisher (Peter Capaldi), finds himself having to make some very tough decisions indeed.

Westphall connections in Children of EarthEdit

  • Gwen records a message in which she mentions The Doctor, the protagonist of Doctor Who.

Westphall connections to Children of EarthEdit

  • Photographs of the beam of light created when the 456 flee Earth are seen in the CIA's Torchwood file in Torchwood: Miracle Day.

Parent showEdit

  • The Torchwood: Children of Earth miniseries spun out of Torchwood, which was itself a spin-off of Doctor Who.


  • In 2011, the BBC and US network Starz co-produced a 10-episode series called Torchwood: Miracle Day, which was partly set in the US as well as Wales.

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