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Torchwood is a British television science fiction and crime drama created by Russell T. Davies
, starring John Barrowman
and Eve Myles
dealing with the machinations and activities of the fictional Torchwood Institute.
An initial 13-part series was commissioned by the BBC as a spin-off from the long-running science fiction series Doctor Who
An in-house BBC Wales production for digital television station BBC Three, it is the first television spin-off of Doctor Who since the undeveloped K-9 and Company series (of which only a 1981 pilot exists) and the first to be commissioned for a full series. The Canadian network CBC is co-producer of the series, with exclusive rights to broadcast the North American premiere of the show.
The title Torchwood is an anagram of Doctor Who. (The name was used as the "codename" for the new series of Who while filming its first few episodes and on the 'rushes' tapes to ensure they were not intercepted. The name was subsequently used in the series, leading to this spin-off).
Series 1 of Torchwood was filmed from May 2006 until November 2006 and the first two episodes premiered in the UK on October 22, 2006 at 9pm on BBC Three. Series 2 aired from 16 January 2008 and edited repeats, suitable for children to view, were shown on BBC Two at 7pm.
The third series, entitled Children of Earth, started shooting on 18 August 2008, and comprised a five-episode mini-series that aired daily at 9pm on BBC One from 6 July 2009 and 9pm on BBC America from 20 July 2009.
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