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Torchwood: Children of Earth Final Ratings

July 24, 2009

tw_coe_final_ratingsFinal viewing ratings have been released by BARB, and they show that all 5 episodes made it into the top 20 programmes for the week. The opening episode, Day One, received a rating of 6.47 million viewers, which placed it 13th in the list, Day Two received 6.14 million making the lowest watched episode of the series, Day Three got 6.4 million, Day Four received 6.76 million viewers making the highest rated episode of the series and Day Five managed 6.58 million. Children of Earth recieved an average of 6.47 million viewers and was beat by the top three soaps and Top Gear, however only on episode of Emmerdale rated higher than Torchwood. Over on BBC HD Torchwood got the top 5 places for the week and three of the five midnight repeats got place 6, 7 and 8. Meanwhile the BBC Three repeats on the same night got places 5-9, with three repeats of Eastenders and one episode of Family Gut got the top 4 places. View the full table over on Gallifrey News Page.

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Torchwood: October Books Synopsis’ and Covers

July 16, 2009

twbooks_oct09BBC Books have revealed the official covers and synopsis’ for the upcoming Torchwood books that are to be released on 1st October this year. Earlier this year, Amazon.com uploaded draft covers to promote the books, but that have now been replaced the correct covers which can be seen on the Planet Who News Gallery, or below, along with the synopsis’ for each book.

The Undertaker’s Gift by Trevor Baxendale
The Hokrala Corp lawyers are back. They’re suing planet Earth for mishandling the twenty-first century, and they won’t tolerate any efforts to repel them. An assassin has been sent to remove Captain Jack Harkness. It’s been a busy week in Cardiff. The Hub’s latest guest is a translucent, amber jelly carrying a lethal electrical charge. Record numbers of aliens have been coming through the Rift, and Torchwood could do without any more problems. But there are reports of an extraordinary funeral cortege in the night-time city, with mysterious pallbearers guarding a rotting cadaver that simply doesn’t want to be buried. Torchwood should be ready for anything – but with Jack the target of an invisible killer, Gwen trapped in a forgotten crypt and Ianto Jones falling desperately ill, could a world of suffering be the Undertaker’s gift to planet Earth?
Risk Assessment by James Goss
‘Are you trying to tell me, Captain Harkness, that the entire staff of Torchwood Cardiff now consists of yourself, a woman in trousers and a tea boy?’
Agnes Havisham is awake, and Jack is worried (and not a little afraid). The Torchwood Assessor is roused from her deep sleep in only the worst of times – it’s happened just four times in the last 100 years. Can the situation really be so bad? Someone, somewhere, is fighting a war, and they’re losing badly. The coffins of the dead are coming through the Rift. With thousands of alien bodies floating in the Bristol Channel, it’s down to Torchwood to round them all up before a lethal plague breaks out.
And now they’ll have to do it by the book. The 1901 edition.
Consequences by James Moran, Joseph Lidster, Andrew Cartmel, Sarah Pinborough and David Llewellyn
Saving the planet, watching over the Rift, preparing the human race for the twenty-first century… Torchwood has been keeping Cardiff safe since the late 1800s. Small teams of heroes, working 24/7, encountering and containing the alien, the bizarre and the inexplicable. But Torchwood do not always see the effects of their actions. What links the Rules and Regulations for replacing a Torchwood leader to the destruction of a supermarket? How does a witness to an alien’s reprisals against Torchwood become caught up in a night of terror in a university library? And why should Gwen and Ianto’s actions at a local publisher’s affect Torchwood more than a century earlier? For Torchwood, the past will always catch up with them. And sometimes the future will catch up with the past.

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Torchwood: Children of Earth Day Five Overnight Ratings

July 12, 2009

tw_coe_overnights_dayfiveThe overnight ratings for the final episode of the third series of Torchwood have been released. The ratings show that Day Five achieved 5.8 million viewers, a drop of 100,000 viewers from the first episode. Torchwood: Children of Earth – Day Five was the fourth highest rated programme of the day, beating Emmerdale, but being beat by Eastenders and Coronation Street. The audience share for Torchwood: Children of Earth – Day Five was 26.7%.

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Torchwood: Children of Earth Day Four Overnight Ratings

July 10, 2009

tw_coe_overnights_dayfourThe overnight ratings for the penultimate episode of the third series of Torchwood have been released. The ratings show that Day Four achieved 6.2 million viewers, the most amount of viewers so far for this series . Torchwood: Children of Earth – Day Four was the second highest rated programme of the day, beating Emmerdale. The audience share for Torchwood: Children of Earth – Day Four was 27%.

Torchwood: Children of Earth – Day Five is on BBC One and BBC HD tonight at 9.00pm, with episode discussion on the forum at 10.00pm

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Torchwood: Children of Earth Day Three Overnight Ratings

July 9, 2009

tw_coe_daythree_overnightsThe overnight ratings for the third episode of the third series of Torchwood have been released. The ratings show that Day Three achieved 5.9 million viewers, the same amount as the first episode, Day One. Torchwood came close in beating Emmerdale, and could beat the programme when final figures are released, the only other programme to beat Day Three was Coronation Street, Torchwood: Children of Earth – Day Three was the third highest rated programme of the day. The audience share for Torchwood: Children of Earth – Day Three was 27.1%.

Torchwood: Children of Earth – Day Four is on BBC One and BBC HD tonight at 9.00pm, with episode discussion on the forum at 10.00pm

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Torchwood: Children of Earth Day Two Overnight Ratings

July 8, 2009

tw_coe_daytwo_ratingThe overnight ratings for the second episode of the third series of Torchwood have been released. The ratings show that Day Two achieved 5.6 million viewers, a drop of 300,000 viewers from Day One. However, due to Eastenders and Emmerdale losing ratings because of the Michael Jackson Memorial, Torchwood: Children of Earth – Day Two was the highest rated programme of the day. The audience share for Torchwood: Children of Earth – Day Two was 24%.

Torchwood: Children of Earth – Day Three is on BBC One and BBC HD tonight at 9.00pm, with episode discussion on the forum at 10.00pm

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Torchwood: Children of Earth Day One Overnight Ratings

July 7, 2009

tw_coe_dayone_ratingThe overnight ratings for the first episode of the third series of Torchwood have been released. The ratings show that Day One achieved 5.9 million viewers being beaten only by the three main soaps, Eastenders, Emmerdale and Coronation Street. Day One was the 5th most watched programme of the day and the second highest on BBC One. The audience share for Torchwood: Children of Earth – Day One was 25.9%.

Torchwood: Children of Earth – Day Two is on BBC One and BBC HD tonight at 9.00pm, with episode discussion on the forum at 10.00pm

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Torchwood: Children of Earth – Day One TONIGHT!

July 6, 2009

discuss_coeTonight sees the highly anticipated return of Torchwood in the 5-part ‘mini’ series, named Children of Earth. After the first episode has aired at 10.00pm the discussion on the first episode can begin on the Planet Who News forum here, and wallpapers can be downloaded from the episode here. The BBC Torchwood site will also be updated with their own wallpapers and the first of six Up-Close videos can be seen, the first being with Eve Myles. Throughout the week the discussions can begin on the forum after the episode has aired and the wallpapers can also be downloaded from here.

TORCHWOOD RETURNS TONIGHT WITH CHILDREN OF EARTH ON BBC ONE AND BBC HD AT 9.00PM

TORCHWOOD IS ALSO REPEATED ON BBC THREE AT 11.45PM AND BBC HD AT 12.00AM

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Discuss Torchwood: The Dead Line

July 3, 2009

discuss_deadlineThe third and last of the three Torchwood radio plays, aired today on BBC Radio 4. You can now discuss the radio play, The Dead Line on the Planet Who News forum here. The synopsis and cover for the play can be seen below.

When a Cardiff Hospital is inundated with patients who have fallen into coma like trances, Torchwood move in to investigate. The trances appear to have been triggered by phone calls, all received on retro phones and made from a number that hasn’t been active for over 30-years. Determined to find out who’s been calling the unfortunate victims, Jack rings the mysterious number – two, oh, five, nine – nothing. It’s a dead line. Until, it calls Jack back…


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Discuss Torchwood: The Golden Age

July 2, 2009

discuss_goldenageThe second of the three Torchwood radio plays, aired today on BBC Radio 4. You can now discuss the radio play, The Golden Age on the Planet Who News forum here. The synopsis and cover for the play can be seen below.

On the trail of a dangerous energy field, Torchwood are led to Delhi. As the energy field grows once more, they witness the simultaneous disappearance of hundreds of people. Jack discovers that the field centres on an old colonial mansion – Torchwood India. Shocked to find that Torchwood India is still going strong – he shut it down himself over 80-years ago – he’s even more surprised to find that its members, including his old flame the Duchess, haven’t aged a day.

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Torchwood: Children of Earth BBC HD Trailer

July 1, 2009

tw_coe_bbchd_trailerBBC HD are now running a trailer on the their channel to promote the third series of Torchwood, named Children of Earth. The trailer is 30 seconds long and is similar to the second BBC One trailer that was released the other day, however there are missing captions and clips. The trailer can be seen here in HD. Torchwood: Children on Earth begins in the UK next Monday at 9.00pm on BBC One and BBC HD.

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Discuss Torchwood: Asylum

July 1, 2009

discuss_asylumThe first of the three Torchwood radio plays, aired today on BBC Radio 4. You can now discuss the radio play, Asylum on the Planet Who News forum here. The synopsis and cover for the play can be seen below.

When PC Andy arrests a teenager for shoplifting, he thinks it’s going to be a routine case. Then he sees the weapon she’s carrying and decides to call in Torchwood. Under questioning from Gwen, the girl remembers her name but little else, and when she speaks, it is in a strange mix of English and Scandinavian, but with a Cardiff accent. Then the girl’s blood tests come through and the team is faced with a dilemma.

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Torchwood: Children of Earth Radio Times Cover

June 30, 2009

tw_rt_coeThe British listings magazine, Radio Times, for the week 4th – 10th July has been released today and features a Torchwood cover. The initial cover (below) shows Captain Jack Harkness and then when opened up the cover features all three Torchwood members and Rhys. The magazine features a two-page article on Torchwood, which features interviews with all the returning cast and show producer Julie Gardener. Radio Times is out now at a price £1.10. Other listing magazines out today that feature Torchwood covers are TV & Satalite week and TV Guide.

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Torchwood: Children of Earth Second BBC One Trailer

June 30, 2009

tw_coe_bbcone_trailer2The official Torchwood BBC site has been updated once again today and they have uploaded a new trailer for the highly anticipated third series, known as Children of Earth. The new trailer takes on a similar format as to the one that was shown the other day, however there are new caption and previously un-seen clips to accompany the series. The trailer is expected to begin airing on BBC One from tonight, but you can currently see the trailer here. Torchwood starts next Monday at 9.00pm on BBC One.

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Torchwood: Children of Earth BBC One Trailer

June 27, 2009

tw_coe_bbcone_trailerThe official BBC Torchwood site was updated early on Wednesday night with new wallpapers, character profiles and video’s. With the video’s came a new trailer and a preview for the web series ‘Up Close’, the trailer that was posted on the website was then ultimately shown after Celebrity Masterchef at 9.00pm on BBC One. The shows captions and clips from the highly anticipated third series of the show. You can see the trailer here and the Up Close preview here on the Planet Who News YouTube channel. Torchwood begins on the 6th July on BBC One at 9.00pm

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Torchwood: Children of Earth Even More Promo Pics

June 27, 2009

tw_coe_promopics5The Australian UKTV website have updated their Torchwood site with a photo gallery, with the gallery, they have uploaded more Children of Earth promo pictures. Some of the pictures have already been used in various magazines to promote the show and some have also been used on the Torchwood Children of Earth press pack that was released the other week. You can see the new promo pictures along with all previously released pictures on the gallery here. Torchwood Children of Earth begins airing in the UK on 6th July at 9pm, in the USA and Canada it begins airing 20th July 9pm and starts in Australia on 7th July 8.30pm.

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Torchwood: Children of Earth CONFIRMED Air Date and Time

June 25, 2009

tw_coe_air_date-updateThe BBC Press office updated their programme information yesterday to fully include Torchwood into the BBC One schedule. The programme information now states that Torchwood: Children of Earth will start airing from Monday 6th July at 9pm and continue for the rest of the week until the last episode on Friday 10th July. Now that we have a fixed air date and time, the BBC should start airing trailer for the epic five part mini series soon, as soon as the BBC do, the trailers will be uploaded to the Planet Who News YouTube channel here.

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Torchwood: Children of Earth More Promo Images

June 25, 2009

tw_coe_promopics4The BBC have released more promo and publicity stills to promote the upcoming third series of Torchwood. The episode stills released are varied and span over all five episodes, showing major spoilers concerning the children on 1965. The promo images released show some previously seen images and some unseen images. You can see all Torchwood Children of Earth promo and publicity images on the Gallery here. Torchwood: Children of Earth will start broadcasting from 6th July at 9pm on BBC One and BBC HD.

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Torchwood: Children of Earth 1 New Promo Image

June 23, 2009

tw_coe_promopics3The BBC have released a new promo image promoting the highly anticipated third series of the hit doctor who spin-off show. The new promo image is of Captain Jack Harkness and has recent been used in the press pack that the BBC released last week. Torchwood Children of Earth is to broadcast in the week 4th-10th July in the UK and on the 20th July in the USA and it has also been recently confirmed that Children of Earth will air the same day in Canada as it does in the USA. When we have a fixed date for Children of Earth in the UK it will posted here as soon as it is known.

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Torchwood: Children of Earth UK Air Date (Sort of)

June 18, 2009

tw_coe_synopsisesEarlier today the BBC updated their progrmme information to include TV Week 27 (4th – 10th July), in the information it shows that Torchwood: Children of Earth is unplaced in that week. This means that the 5-part mini series could air anywhere between Saturday 4th July to Friday 10th July. The programme information states that new series of Hotel Babylon is continue airing at 9pm on Fridays which could mean that Torchwood may start on Sunday 5th July and continue through to Thursday 9th July. Along with the programme information, new synopsis’ have been released for each episode, all 5 can be seen below, but beware of possible spoilers;

Day One
An ordinary day becomes one of terror, as every single child in the world stops. A message is sent to all the governments of Earth: “We are coming.” But, as a trap closes around Captain Jack, the sins of the past are returning and long-forgotten events from 1965 threaten to reveal an awful truth.
Torchwood is forced underground as the government takes swift and brutal action. As members of the team are hunted down, Britain risks becoming a rogue state. Meanwhile, the mysterious and powerful 456 draws ever-closer.
Captain Jack, Gwen and Ianto are helpless as events escalate to such a degree that mankind faces the end of civilisation itself.
Day Two
As the new Torchwood adventure continues, the team is forced underground when the government takes swift and brutal action. With members of the team being hunted down, only Lois holds the key to Torchwood’s salvation. But she is helpless as her superiors make plans for the mysterious Floor 13.
Day Three
The eyes of the world turn to Britain, as the 456 announce: “We are here,” as the new Torchwood adventure continues. As a pillar of fire descends upon London, the members of Torchwood must battle to protect their own families as the fight gets personal. But will Clem’s memories destroy everything?
Day Four
Torchwood finally learns the truth about the events of 1965, as the adventure continues. But Britain is in danger of becoming a rogue state, and everything now pivots around John Frobisher, as the Ambassador of the 456 destroys its old allegiances and reveals its true intent.
Day Five
Torchwood is defenceless and Gwen Cooper stands alone, as the final sanction begins, in the last part of the new Torchwood adventure.
As violence erupts and the world descends into anarchy, an ordinary housing estate becomes a battleground, where the future of the human race will be decided.

The exact air dates will posted as soon as they are released.

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