Filming under way for new series of Torchwood
Filming for the third series of the smash hit drama Torchwood,
created by Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies, has begun in
Due to transmit in 2009 on BBC One, the series – called Torchwood:
Children Of Earth – sees the team embarking on a single action-packed adventure as they battle for the future of the human race
against the fiercest force they have encountered.
The highly-motivated Torchwood team are John Barrowman as Captain
Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper and Gareth David-Lloyd as
Other regular cast involved in their high-octane
adventure are Kai Owen as Rhys Williams, Gwen's husband, and Tom
Price as PC Andy.
Special guests in the five part series are Peter Capaldi (Doctor
Who, The Thick Of It, Skins), who plays the role of Mr Frobisher –
a civil servant who is hiding a terrible secret; Paul Copely (Coronation Street, The Bill) as Clem – the survivor still haunted
by his past; and Liz May Brice (Bad Girls, The Bill) as Johnson –
the cynical covert government agent determined to expose Torchwood.
Russell T Davies said: "The new series of Torchwood is hugely bold and promises to be
bigger and better than ever – the audience is in for an amazing
"This series is one big serial and the most ambitious story
we've ever made, and we've got plenty of surprises in store."
Julie Gardner, Head of Drama, BBC Wales, said:
"We hope to make Torchwood a gripping and surprising TV event with
storylines that push our team into greater danger and sacrifice.
"Joining our main cast are some fantastic guest artists who will
only add to making this unmissable TV."
The first two series of Torchwood have received global critical
acclaim and the hit drama has been sold to more than 20 countries.
second series of the BBC Wales-produced series, broadcast on BBC
Two earlier this year, attracted audiences of around 3.4 million, peaking
at 4.2 million for the first episode. Including viewers on BBC Three and
BBC iPlayer the consolidated audience was 5.1 million.
When it launched on
BBC Three in October 2006, it attracted the channel's highest
viewing figures, with an audience of 2.5 million for the first episode.
Torchwood is executive produced by Russell T Davies and Julie
Gardner. The producer is Peter Bennett (Doctor Who).
written by Russell T Davies, John Fay (Clocking Off, Coronation
Street, Mobile) and James Moran (Doctor Who, Torchwood) and
directed by Euros Lyn (best director in BAFTA Cymru TV Awards,
Doctor Who, George Gently).
Torchwood is a BBC Wales for BBC Drama Production and was
commissioned by Jane Tranter, BBC Controller of Fiction.
"One of the best programmes on TV." The Observer
"This show has been brilliant." The Sun
"Torchwood lightens up but doesn't dumb down as series two kicks
off in style." London Evening Standard