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|end date = [[10 July (releases)|10 July]] 2009
 
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The '''third series''' of ''[[Torchwood (TV series)|Torchwood]]'' aired on [[BBC One]] in [[July (releases)|July]] [[2009 (releases)|2009]]. It consisted of a single, five-episode story arc entitled '''''Torchwood: Children of Earth''''', broadcast over five consecutive nights from [[6 July (releases)|6 July]] to [[10 July (releases)|10 July]] 2009. The series had a new [[producer]], [[Peter Bennett]], and was [[director|directed]] by [[Euros Lyn]], who had considerable experience on the revived ''[[Doctor Who]]''.
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'''Series 3''' of ''[[Torchwood (TV series)|Torchwood]]'', also known under the umbrella title '''''Children of Earth''''', ran between [[6 July (releases)|6 July]] and [[10 July (releases)|10 July]] [[2009 (releases)|2009]]. It starred [[John Barrowman]] as [[Jack Harkness]], [[Eve Myles]] as [[Gwen Cooper]], [[Kai Owen]] as [[Rhys Williams]] and [[Gareth David-Lloyd]] as [[Ianto Jones]]. The series opened with ''[[Children of Earth: Day One (TV story)|Children of Earth: Day One]]'' and concluded with ''[[Children of Earth: Day Five (TV story)|Children of Earth: Day Five]]''.
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== Overview ==
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It consisted of a single, five-episode story arc entitled ''Torchwood: Children of Earth'', broadcast over five consecutive nights . The series had a new [[producer]], [[Peter Bennett]], and was [[director|directed]] by [[Euros Lyn]], who had considerable experience on the revived ''[[Doctor Who]]''.
   
 
The [[Children of Earth: Day One (TV story)|first]] and [[Children of Earth: Day Five (TV story)|final episodes]] were [[Writer|written]] by [[Russell T Davies]], who also wrote the story arc. The [[Children of Earth: Day Three (TV story)|third episode]] was co-written by Davies and [[James Moran]] whilst the [[Children of Earth: Day Two (TV story)|second]] and [[Children of Earth: Day Four (TV story)|fourth]] were by newcomer [[John Fay]], though, according to Moran's blog, all three writers had input into the storyline.
 
The [[Children of Earth: Day One (TV story)|first]] and [[Children of Earth: Day Five (TV story)|final episodes]] were [[Writer|written]] by [[Russell T Davies]], who also wrote the story arc. The [[Children of Earth: Day Three (TV story)|third episode]] was co-written by Davies and [[James Moran]] whilst the [[Children of Earth: Day Two (TV story)|second]] and [[Children of Earth: Day Four (TV story)|fourth]] were by newcomer [[John Fay]], though, according to Moran's blog, all three writers had input into the storyline.
   
[[Freema Agyeman]] and [[Noel Clarke]] were originally scheduled to appear as [[Martha Jones]] and [[Mickey Smith]], Agyeman appearing throughout the story arc and Clarke in the final two episodes. When Agyeman was signed to co-star in {{wi|Law & Order: UK}}, her appearance was whittled down to a one-scene cameo, which was ultimately cut when she became completely unavailable. Clarke was forced to pull out at a later stage due to film commitments. ([[REF]]: ''[[Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale|Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale - The Final Chapter]]'')
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[[Freema Agyeman]] and [[Noel Clarke]] were originally scheduled to appear as [[Martha Jones]] and [[Mickey Smith]], Agyeman appearing throughout the story arc and Clarke in the final two episodes. When Agyeman was signed to co-star in {{wi|Law & Order: UK}}, her appearance was whittled down to a one-scene cameo, which was ultimately cut when she became completely unavailable. Clarke was forced to pull out at a later stage due to film commitments. ([[REF]]: ''[[Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale|Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale - The Final Chapter]]'')
   
 
Also, [[Nicholas Briggs]], who has written and acted in many licensed-by-BBC and unlicensed ''Doctor Who'' franchise spin-offs since the 1980s, and who is the revived ''Doctor Who'' series' resident alien voice-over artist, makes his first on-screen appearance in a televised Who-franchise production.
 
Also, [[Nicholas Briggs]], who has written and acted in many licensed-by-BBC and unlicensed ''Doctor Who'' franchise spin-offs since the 1980s, and who is the revived ''Doctor Who'' series' resident alien voice-over artist, makes his first on-screen appearance in a televised Who-franchise production.
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== Cast ==
 
== Cast ==
=== Recurring ===
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[[File:COEpromotionalposter1.jpg|thumb|A promotional image for the series.]]
[[File:COEpromotionalposter1.jpg|thumb|A promotional image for the series.]]
 
 
* [[Jack Harkness|Captain Jack Harkness]] - [[John Barrowman]]
 
* [[Jack Harkness|Captain Jack Harkness]] - [[John Barrowman]]
 
* [[Gwen Cooper]] - [[Eve Myles]]
 
* [[Gwen Cooper]] - [[Eve Myles]]
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* [[John Frobisher]] - [[Peter Capaldi]]
 
* [[John Frobisher]] - [[Peter Capaldi]]
 
* [[Clem McDonald]] - [[Paul Copley]]
 
* [[Clem McDonald]] - [[Paul Copley]]
* [[Johnson (Children of Earth)|Johnson]] - [[Liz May Brice]]
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* [[Johnson (Children of Earth: Day One)|Johnson]] - [[Liz May Brice]]
 
* [[Rhiannon Davies]] - [[Katy Wix]]
 
* [[Rhiannon Davies]] - [[Katy Wix]]
 
* [[Alice Carter]] - [[Lucy Cohu]]
 
* [[Alice Carter]] - [[Lucy Cohu]]
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* [[Andy Davidson]] - [[Tom Price]]
 
* [[Andy Davidson]] - [[Tom Price]]
 
* Voice of the [[The 456]] - [[Simon Poland]]
 
* Voice of the [[The 456]] - [[Simon Poland]]
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=== Recurring ===
 
* [[Dr]] [[Rupesh Patanjali]] - [[Rik Makarem]]
 
* [[Dr]] [[Rupesh Patanjali]] - [[Rik Makarem]]
 
* [[Denise Riley]] - [[Deborah Findlay]]
 
* [[Denise Riley]] - [[Deborah Findlay]]
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* [[Trinity Wells]] - [[Lachele Carl]]
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* [[French newsreader]] - [[Anthony Debaeck]]
   
 
=== Guest ===
 
=== Guest ===
 
* [[Rick Yates]] - [[Nicholas Briggs]]
 
* [[Rick Yates]] - [[Nicholas Briggs]]
   
== Aliens and enemies ==
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== Episodes ==
* [[The 456]] ambassador
 
* [[John Frobisher]]
 
* [[Brian Green]]
 
* [[Johnson (Children of Earth)|Johnson]]
 
* [[Rupesh Patanjali]]
 
* [[Hitchhiker]]
 
 
== Television stories ==
 
 
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{| {{prettytable}}
|width="50"| '''Episode Number''' || '''Title''' || '''Writer(s)''' || '''Director''' || '''Notes'''
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|1 ||'' [[Children of Earth: Day One (TV story)|Day One]]'' ||[[Russell T Davies]]||[[Euros Lyn]]||First appearance of [[Clement McDonald|Clem]], [[Lois Habiba]], [[John Frobisher]], [[Brian Green]], [[Rhiannon Davies]], [[Johnny Davies]], Mr [[Dekker]], [[Alice Carter]], [[Steven Carter]] and [[Johnson (Children of Earth)|Johnson]]. Gwen has become [[pregnant]]. Destruction of the [[Torchwood Three|Torchwood Hub]]; fates of [[Gray]], [[Janet (Everything Changes)|Janet]], and [[Myfanwy]] become unclear.
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|'' [[Children of Earth: Day One (TV story)|Day One]]''
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|[[Russell T Davies]]
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|rowspan=5|[[Euros Lyn]]
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|First appearance of [[Clement McDonald|Clem]], [[Lois Habiba]], [[John Frobisher]], [[Brian Green]], [[Rhiannon Davies]], [[Johnny Davies]], Mr [[Dekker]], [[Alice Carter]], [[Steven Carter]] and [[Johnson (Children of Earth: Day One)|Johnson]]. Gwen has become [[pregnant]]. Destruction of the [[Torchwood Three|Torchwood Hub]]; fates of [[Gray (Fragments)|Gray]], [[Janet (Everything Changes)|Janet]], and [[Myfanwy]] become unclear.
 
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||2 ||'' [[Children of Earth: Day Two (TV story)|Day Two]]'' ||[[John Fay]]||Euros Lyn||Reveals Jack's [[immortality]] can reconstitute his body.
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|2
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|'' [[Children of Earth: Day Two (TV story)|Day Two]]''
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|[[John Fay]]
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|Reveals Jack's [[immortality]] can reconstitute his body.
 
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|3 ||'' [[Children of Earth: Day Three (TV story)|Day Three]]'' ||Russell T Davies &<br />[[James Moran]]||Euros Lyn||First appearance of [[The 456]]. Establishment of a temporary replacement headquarters for Torchwood Three.
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|3
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|'' [[Children of Earth: Day Three (TV story)|Day Three]]''
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|Russell T Davies, [[James Moran]]
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|First appearance of [[The 456]]. Establishment of a temporary replacement headquarters for Torchwood Three.
 
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|4 ||'' [[Children of Earth: Day Four (TV story)|Day Four]]'' ||John Fay||Euros Lyn|| Deaths of [[Ianto Jones]] and Clem.
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|4
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|'' [[Children of Earth: Day Four (TV story)|Day Four]]''
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|John Fay
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|Deaths of [[Ianto Jones]] and Clem.
 
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|5 ||'' [[Children of Earth: Day Five (TV story)|Day Five]]'' ||Russell T Davies||Euros Lyn|| Final appearance of the 456. Death of Steven Carter and John Frobisher, as well as the Frobisher family. [[Alice Carter]] severs all ties with her father. [[Jack Harkness]] leaves Torchwood. Torchwood Three disbands.
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|5
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|'' [[Children of Earth: Day Five (TV story)|Day Five]]''
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|Russell T Davies
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|Final appearance of the 456. Death of Steven Carter and John Frobisher, as well as the Frobisher family. [[Alice Carter]] severs all ties with her father. [[Jack Harkness]] leaves Torchwood. Torchwood Three disbands.
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== Aliens and enemies ==
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* [[The 456]] ambassador
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* [[John Frobisher]]
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* [[Brian Green]]
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* [[Johnson (Children of Earth: Day One)|Johnson]]
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* [[Rupesh Patanjali]]
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* [[Hitchhiker (species)|Hitchhiker]]
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== Digital availability ==
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Series 3 of ''Torchwood'' is available for purchase and/or as part of a subscription on:
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* [[iTunes]] in [[Australia]], [[Canada]], [[France]], [[Germany]], the UK and [[US]],
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* [[Amazon Video]] in [[Austria]], Germany, the UK and US,
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* [[Netflix]] in 70 countries, which do not include Austria, Canada, France, Germany or the UK.
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* Stan in Australia which includes the rest of the series
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== Radio ==
 
== Radio ==
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Series 3 of Torchwood, also known under the umbrella title Children of Earth, ran between 6 July and 10 July 2009. It starred John Barrowman as Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, Kai Owen as Rhys Williams and Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones. The series opened with Children of Earth: Day One and concluded with Children of Earth: Day Five.

Overview Edit

It consisted of a single, five-episode story arc entitled Torchwood: Children of Earth, broadcast over five consecutive nights . The series had a new producer, Peter Bennett, and was directed by Euros Lyn, who had considerable experience on the revived Doctor Who.

The first and final episodes were written by Russell T Davies, who also wrote the story arc. The third episode was co-written by Davies and James Moran whilst the second and fourth were by newcomer John Fay, though, according to Moran's blog, all three writers had input into the storyline.

Freema Agyeman and Noel Clarke were originally scheduled to appear as Martha Jones and Mickey Smith, Agyeman appearing throughout the story arc and Clarke in the final two episodes. When Agyeman was signed to co-star in Law & Order: UK, her appearance was whittled down to a one-scene cameo, which was ultimately cut when she became completely unavailable. Clarke was forced to pull out at a later stage due to film commitments. (REF: Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale - The Final Chapter)

Also, Nicholas Briggs, who has written and acted in many licensed-by-BBC and unlicensed Doctor Who franchise spin-offs since the 1980s, and who is the revived Doctor Who series' resident alien voice-over artist, makes his first on-screen appearance in a televised Who-franchise production.

Production on this series began in August 2008.

In 2010 the Television Critics Association nominated the series for Best TV Movie, Miniseries and Special.[1] This series starred John Barrowman as Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones (in the first four episodes of the season) and Kai Owen as Rhys Williams.

Cast Edit

COEpromotionalposter1

A promotional image for the series.

Recurring Edit

Guest Edit

Episodes Edit

# Title Writer(s) Director Notes
1 Day One Russell T Davies Euros Lyn First appearance of Clem, Lois Habiba, John Frobisher, Brian Green, Rhiannon Davies, Johnny Davies, Mr Dekker, Alice Carter, Steven Carter and Johnson. Gwen has become pregnant. Destruction of the Torchwood Hub; fates of Gray, Janet, and Myfanwy become unclear.
2 Day Two John Fay Reveals Jack's immortality can reconstitute his body.
3 Day Three Russell T Davies, James Moran First appearance of The 456. Establishment of a temporary replacement headquarters for Torchwood Three.
4 Day Four John Fay Deaths of Ianto Jones and Clem.
5 Day Five Russell T Davies Final appearance of the 456. Death of Steven Carter and John Frobisher, as well as the Frobisher family. Alice Carter severs all ties with her father. Jack Harkness leaves Torchwood. Torchwood Three disbands.

Aliens and enemies Edit

Digital availability Edit

Series 3 of Torchwood is available for purchase and/or as part of a subscription on:

Radio Edit

Notes Edit

  • The audio stories were broadcast in early July on Radio 4 prior to the broadcast of Children of Earth, the CD was later released in September 2009.

External links Edit

Footnotes Edit

  1. Modern Family, Glee, Lost and Clone Wars Get TV Critics Love. IGN (June 5, 2010). Retrieved on 11th February 2012.
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