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Torchwood – Children Of Earth:
Day One Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 6 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE
Captain Jack (John Barrowman), Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) and Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) return for a new Torchwood adventure
Captain Jack (John Barrowman), Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) and Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) return for a new Torchwood adventure

Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones (John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd) return for a new adventure in Torchwood – Children Of Earth, a five-part series for BBC 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.

John Barrowman plays Captain Jack Harkness; Eve Myles plays Gwen Cooper; and Gareth David-Lloyd plays Ianto Jones. Torchwood also stars Kai Owen as Rhys Williams; Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, Skins) as John Frobisher; Paul Copley (Coronation Street, The Bill) as Clem; Liz May Brice (Bad Girls, The Bill) as Johnson, Lucy Cohu (Forgiven) as Alice Carter; Nicholas Farrell (Casualty 1909) as Brian Green; Susan Brown (Brideshead Revisited) as Bridget Spears; and Cush Jumbo (Harley Street) as Lois Habiba.

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Torchwood – Children Of Earth:
Day Two Ep 2/5

New series
Tuesday 7 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE

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.

John Barrowman plays Captain Jack Harkness; Eve Myles plays Gwen Cooper; Gareth David-Lloyd plays Ianto Jones; and Cush Jumbo (Harley Street) plays Lois Habiba. Torchwood also stars Kai Owen as Rhys Williams; Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, Skins) as John Frobisher; Paul Copley (Coronation Street, The Bill) as Clem; Liz May Brice (Bad Girls, The Bill) as Johnson, Lucy Cohu (Forgiven) as Alice Carter; Nicholas Farrell (Casualty 1909) as Brian Green; and Susan Brown (Brideshead Revisited) as Bridget Spears.

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Torchwood – Children Of Earth:
Day Three Ep 3/5

New series
Wednesday 8 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE

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?

John Barrowman plays Captain Jack Harkness; Eve Myles plays Gwen Cooper; and Gareth David-Lloyd plays Ianto Jones. Torchwood also stars Kai Owen as Rhys Williams; Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, Skins) as John Frobisher; Paul Copley (Coronation Street, The Bill) as Clem; Liz May Brice (Bad Girls, The Bill) as Johnson; Lucy Cohu (Forgiven) as Alice Carter; Nicholas Farrell (Casualty 1909) as Brian Green; Susan Brown (Brideshead Revisited) as Bridget Spears; and Cush Jumbo (Harley Street) as Lois Habiba.

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Torchwood – Children Of Earth:
Day Four Ep 4/5

New series
Thursday 9 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE

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.

John Barrowman plays Captain Jack Harkness; Eve Myles plays Gwen Cooper; Gareth David-Lloyd plays Ianto Jones; and Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, Skins) plays John Frobisher. Torchwood also stars Kai Owen as Rhys Williams; Paul Copley (Coronation Street, The Bill) as Clem; Liz May Brice (Bad Girls, The Bill) as Johnson, Lucy Cohu (Forgiven) as Alice Carter; Nicholas Farrell (Casualty 1909) as Brian Green; Susan Brown (Brideshead Revisited) as Bridget Spears; and Cush Jumbo (Harley Street) as Lois Habiba.

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Torchwood – Children Of Earth:
Day Five Ep 5/5

New series
Friday 10 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE

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.

John Barrowman plays Captain Jack Harkness; Eve Myles plays Gwen Cooper; and Gareth David-Lloyd plays Ianto Jones. Torchwood also stars Kai Owen as Rhys Williams; Paul Copley (Coronation Street, The Bill) as Clem; Liz May Brice (Bad Girls, The Bill) as Johnson; Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, Skins) as John Frobisher; Lucy Cohu (Forgiven) as Alice Carter; Nicholas Farrell (Casualty 1909) as Brian Green; Susan Brown (Brideshead Revisited) as Bridget Spears; and Cush Jumbo (Harley Street) as Lois Habiba.

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Dimbleby Lecture

Wednesday 8 July
10.35-11.20pm BBC ONE

The Prince Of Wales delivers the annual Richard Dimbleby Lecture at St James's Palace, the 33rd lecture held in honour of the veteran broadcaster, who died in 1965.

The heir to the throne, who turned 60 last November, has become well known for identifying key issues ahead of mainstream public thinking, such as encouraging organic food production or emphasising the importance of inter-faith dialogue.

He has created over 20 charities and six social enterprises aimed at topics as diverse as promoting youth opportunity, encouraging corporate social responsibility and protecting the natural environment.

In this keynote lecture he will set out some of the serious challenges which the world now faces and explore how some of these issues could be tackled in the years ahead.

Other previous Richard Dimbleby lecturers include Bill Clinton, General Sir Mike Jackson, Dame Stella Rimington and Dr Rowan Williams.

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Taking The Flak – Bigfooting Ep 1/7

New series
Wednesday 8 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO

Martin Jarvis plays senior foreign correspondent David Bradburn in Taking The Flak
Martin Jarvis plays senior foreign correspondent David Bradburn in Taking The Flak

A small African war suddenly becomes the centre of global attention when a team of BBC journalists arrives in Karibu, ready to cover the conflict, as this new comedy drama starring Martin Jarvis begins.

Local "stringer" Harry (Bruce Mackinnon) is hanging on to the bottom of the journalist ladder and thinks the story will be his big break. But he finds himself "bigfooted" when BBC News heavyweights, including senior foreign correspondent David Bradburn (Martin Jarvis), flanked by his production team, and Margaret Hollis (Joanna Brookes) from the World Service, arrive in town.

Football-mad boy soldiers, corrupt car dealers, intestinal discomfort, unexploded landmines, old flames, impromptu hostage situations, YouTube viral videos and colossal egos all combust under the African sun. There is a story to be told in Karibu – but who will get to tell it?

Bruce Mackinnon plays Harry Chambers, Martin Jarvis plays David Bradburn and Joanna Brookes plays Margaret Hollis. Taking The Flak also stars Doon Mackichan as Jane Thomason, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Joyful Sifuri and Lloyd Owen as Jack. Mackenzie Crook guest stars as Nigel Bagwell, with Bill Turnbull, Sian Williams and George Alagiah as themselves.

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