Sexy, full-blooded and unashamedly Welsh spin-off from Doctor Who.
Creator Russell T Davies' follow-up to Doctor Who centres on a secret organisation which solves crimes with alien technology. The name came from the Doctor Who production team's habit of using an anagram - Torchwood - when sending sensitive tapes between buildings.
The announcement that the show would be adult in nature startled everyone. With the programme's creator mocking the idea of "CSI: Cardiff", no one knew whether to expect a quirky cop show or an adult twist on Doctor Who.
Starring rampant omnisexual Captain Jack (John Barrowman) and ex-policewoman Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles), the show was almost stolen by its location. Torchwood's Cardiff is a foxy and brutal city, infested with aliens, psychopaths and wideboys. Never formulaic, the series moves from sex vampires to fairies, cybernetic girlfriends to cannibals.
Debuting on BBC Three, Torchwood gave the channel its highest-ever audience.
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