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Fairchild declared a state of emergency following the Mandragora Helix's attempt to take over Earth. He was telephoned by Professor Brian "Ahab" Melville the night before on a secure line. (PROSE: Beautiful Chaos)
Alternate timeline Edit
In an alternate timeline, the Prime Minister approved the exposure of Torchwood, and was then destroyed by his own policy of disclosure and open government. His administration fell in weeks, and Torchwood acceded to power in days. (PROSE: The Twilight Streets)
Other information Edit
- The Tenth Doctor, when asking about Fairchild, declared that this Prime Minister "clearly makes no impression on history". (PROSE: Beautiful Chaos)
Behind the scenes Edit
Fairchild was not named in his appearances in the Torchwood novel series. Being named in Beautiful Chaos as the Prime Minister following Harold Saxon identifies Fairchild as the Prime Minister through Torchwood's second series.
Alternate draft Edit
Originally, Fairchild was to meet a Dalek saucer descending on Westminster, before being exterminated. Jack Harkness, at Torchwood Three in Cardiff would have urged the Prime Minister not to do it. The scene was dropped at an early draft, partly for time but partly because Russell T Davies thought the Daleks wouldn't be "so diplomatic".