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Welcome to Torchwood was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with the episode Army of Ghosts.

A large amount of footage from this episode would later be re-used in the Torchwood Declassified episode of the same name.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • The origins of the 'Torchwood' name as a cover for the tapes of Series 1, and the various references in Series 2 to the name.
  • Tracy Ann Oberman talks about playing Yvonne, and the challenges of getting used to the technobabble of the show.
  • The complicated nature of making the Ghosts look human enough but not dissimilar to Cybermen.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • Development of the Torchwood spin-off, and one of its first readthroughs.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Standing on the Edge" by Feeder, Album: Echo Park[1]
  • "You Said" by Chikinki
  • "Every Breath You Take" by The Police, Album: Greatest Hits
  • "Time of Your Life" by Paul Oakenfold feat. Perry Farrell, Album: Bunkka
  • "I Like the Way" by BodyRockers, Album: BodyRockers
  • "Seen the Light" by Supergrass, Album: Supergrass is 10: The Best of 1994-2004
  • "She Moves In Her Own Way" by The Kooks, Album: Inside In / Inside Out
  • "Fill My Little World" by The Feeling, Album: Twelve Stops and Home
  • "Secrets" by The Zutons, Album: Tired of Hanging Around
  • "Battle Without Honor or Humanity (from 'Kill Bill Vol. 1')" by Tomoyasu Hotei

These songs were in the music list on the Doctor Who website, but do not feature in the episode:

  • "Bullet in the Gun" by Planet Perfecto, Album: Cream Anthems 2000: Once in a Lifetime
  • "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine" by The Killers, Album: Hot Fuss

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

to be added

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

Doctor Who: The Complete Second Series DVD cover.

The "Cut Down" version of this episode was included on the Doctor Who: The Complete Second Series DVD box set released on 20 November 2006.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Episode 12 : Welcome To Torchwood. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 5 January 2019.
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30 minutes (full length)
12'45" (Cut Down) +