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This page lists appearances of Owen Harper in the order in which he experienced them. This timeline is based upon observations of the Doctor Who universe and the events that occur during each of these stories. From these observations we have attempted to build a concise timeline. It is assumed that for each novel, comic, audio or television series, their published, broadcast or numbered order is the order they occur in.



Owen joins Torchwood Three.


Gwen is recruited.
Gwen's first day on the job.
Gwen is still inexperienced with weapons. Set 66 years after 1941.
Rhys mentions a co-worker called Lucy who has been on a diet recently, foreshadowing Slow Decay. Gwen has been working for Torchwood for a few weeks now and has experience with weapons, setting this after Ghost Machine.
Ianto keeps something secret in the hub.
Several references are made to the events of Cyberwoman.
Set three months after Everything Changes.
Set in October 2007.
Set 14 years after 1992, can be attributed to rounding.
Captain Jack Harkness places this story in the week ending December 24th.


Owen is visibly upset by the events of Out of Time in this story. He calls off his affair with Gwen.
Continues where Captain Jack Harkness left off. Jack disappears from Torchwood.
Gwen has started taking charge more in Jack's absence, in comparison to Captain Jack Harkness, where Owen was said to be second-in-command. Gwen is now engaged to Rhys.
Occurs on Friday 20th of June, 114 years after 1894. Gwen has her first and only encounter with Tommy Brockless, who is annually defrosted for the last time. Thus, she has been at Torchwood for no longer than exactly one year.
Tosh recalls To the Last Man but Rhys does not yet know about Torchwood, setting this before Meat.
Set in 2008. To the Last Man is referenced and Rhys does not appear to be aware of Torchwood, setting this before Meat.
Set between Meat and Adam.
Continues where Reset left off. Owen is resurrected, but with no lifesigns.


Set three days after Reset.
Set after Owen's undeath and before Gwen's wedding.
Both stories set during the first day after Gwen’s return from honeymoon.
Gwen mentions the Nostrovite, placing this story after Something Borrowed.
Set in 2009, before Exit Wounds.
Continues where Fragments left off. Owen and Tosh die.


Jack, Gwen, Ianto, Owen and Tosh are all present in the hub. Jack and Ianto are in a relationship.