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Torchwood: Seasons and Episode Guide

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In "Torchwood" the organization of the same name protects Great Britain from supernatural powers. You can find all information about the seasons and episode guides here.

In "Torchwood" the secret organization of the same name cares for Great Britain. The members fight underground and save the residents daily from supernatural beings, whereby they also take on natural crimes. Together and with the help of extraterrestrial technology, their ultimate goal is to save the world.

Torchwood: Broadcast dates

The sci-fi series "Torchwood" has been broadcast on German television at regular intervals since 2009. You can find all current broadcast dates below.

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Torchwood: Seasons and Episode Guide

The secret organization Torchwood was founded in 1879 by Queen Victoria. The team, which has developed over the years, consists of Captain Jack Harkness, originally from the 52nd century, the doctor Owen Harper, the computer specialist Toshiko Sato and Ianto Jones, an always helpful young man.

The Torchwood episode guide includes 4 seasons with 41 episodes. You can see the episode list of the individual seasons below.

Tip! A compact episode list for Torchwood can be found below in the article.

Season 4

2011 • 10 episodes

In season four of "Torchwood" appears the phenomenon of immortality.

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  • A new world

    First broadcast: July 8th, 2011

    Torchwood no longer exists. Only Gwen was able to save himself and now lives in the country somewhere in Wales with Rhys and baby Anwen. But when her father has a heart attack and is in the hospital, she returns to Cardiff to see him. Although he is seriously ill, Geraint Cooper survived. He cannot even die because the world is haunted by an eerie phenomenon. People still get sick, injured, have accidents, but they don't die. What is a blessing for some, others see as a threat, because the emergency rooms are overcrowded and the world is overpopulated. One of the first to not die is the child molester and murderer Oswald Danes, whose execution fails spectacularly. He must then be released. Exactly at the time when the last person dies, the CIA received an anonymous mail with the word "Torchwood". This calls on Captain Jack Harkness, who tries to delete the mail and all references to Torchwood in order to protect Gwen. Nevertheless, CIA agent Rex Matheson tracks down Gwen and has Torchwood extradited to the USA.

  • Poisoned

    First broadcast: July 15, 2011

    While Rex tries to get information out of Jack and Gwen on the plane, his hypothermic colleague Lyn is already one step further - she poisoned Jack with arsenic. Fortunately, Rex can reach his doctor Vera Juarez by phone, who also uses her colleagues to feverishly develop an antidote. Oswald Danes begins to develop into a media phenomenon. The mysterious pharmaceutical company Phicorp appears for the first time, in the form of its PR woman Jilly Kitzinger. Vera needs Jilly's connections because she needs to get hold of the pain reliever supplies the US government had originally earmarked for defense to treat the many patients. In the meantime, Esther comes under pressure because of her connection with Rex. She disappears from the CIA office and warns Rex that the extradition is a trap. At the last moment, Rex recognizes the danger and flees in Esther's car - with Jack and Gwen in tow.

  • The unknown enemy

    First broadcast: July 22, 2011

    It becomes clear that Rex was delivered to the knife by his superior Friedkin. But apart from a cell phone, which the mysterious backers can use to reach him, Rex initially has nothing in hand. Together with Esther, Jack and Gwen he continues to investigate. You discover a huge warehouse in which the pharmaceutical company Phicorp has stashed huge amounts of medicines. Obviously, the company knew about the miracle before it happened. Via Jilly Kitzinger, Phicorp approached both Oswald Danes and the doctor Vera Juarez. Vera treats Rex, who suddenly appears at her place, and after a night together Rex can persuade her to spy on Phicorp for him.

  • In the lion's den

    First broadcast: July 29, 2011

    The first camps organized by Phicorp for people who should be dead are starting to fill up. With her "Tot is tot" campaign, a conservative politician threatens to compete with Oswald as a media darling, but she is dumped ice cold. Oswald, on the other hand, is now making himself - paid for by Phicorp - the lawyer for the forgotten and unwanted. Torchwood wants to get to California undetected to take on Phicorp. But Esther's brief visit to her sister leads Phicorp to find out her whereabouts. A killer follows Jack and Gwen into the high-security section of Phicorp, from which they want to steal a server, and threatens to kill both of them.

  • Categories of life

    First broadcast: August 5th, 2011

    Fed up with the brave new world of Phicorp healthcare, Vera joins Torchwood. Governments around the world have set up the new category system and numerous detention centers. Patients are divided into two categories: the injured and the sick represent one category, people who should actually be dead and are only not because of the miracle, the other. Gwen returns to Wales to bring her father home. In California, Esther and Vera infiltrate a camp after Rex smuggled in as a patient. Amazing things are happening in both Wales and California. Obviously, it's all about keeping patients, not treating them. Vera gets into an argument with warehouse manager Maloney, who shoots at her and seriously injures her.

  • Liberation Action

    First broadcast: August 12, 2011

    Jack learned from a Phicorp executive that while the company benefited from the miracle, it failed to bring it about, and that an important term floated through the files before it was erased in the 1990s: "The Source." Gwen and Rhys free Gwen's father from the camp, but before Gwen returns to the United States to continue the fight against the miracle, she blows up the modules of the Welsh camp. After Vera's violent death, Rex filmed a video evidence of what went on in the camps. Although the news is now full of Rex and Gwen's revelations about the camps, it will not be closed. Hardly on American soil, Gwen receives terrible news. Someone has their mother, daughter, and Rhys in their power and demands that Gwen hand Jack over to them.

  • Sins of the past

    First broadcast: August 19, 2011

    Gwen has no choice. In order to save her family, she in turn kidnaps Jack and is determined to extradite him. It boils down to a showdown between Gwen and Jack. But when they meet the blackmailer Olivia in the California desert, Esther and Rex go into action. They were able to locate Gwen by the Eye-Five lenses she was wearing and rescue Gwen and Jack while in Wales, Andy and a special unit rescue Gwen's family at the same time. But the mysterious Olivia still has a trump card in her hand that has to do with Jack's past.

  • The three families

    First broadcast: August 26, 2011

    When Jack (John Barrowman) visits his former lover Angelo (Damiele Favilli), he also approaches the solution. However, Angelo is not responsible for the "miracle", but for the families of three men who once wanted to buy Jack. That these three families still have great power is shown when Rex's (Mekhi Phifer) boss shows up, who is actually on the families' payroll and wants to take Torchwood out of circulation. But Rex can prevent it.

  • The source

    First broadcast: September 2nd, 2011

    Gwen hid her sick father in the basement so the authorities wouldn't find him. In Virginia, Rex is still trying to track down the three families. But every track ends in a dead end. Rex therefore suspects a mole in the CIA. Oswald Danes finally reveals a name, Harry Bosco. A crucial clue that leads Esther on the right track of the "source", namely to Buenos Aires and Shanghai.

  • Immortal blood

    First broadcast: September 09, 2011

    The team is spread across the world. Jack and Gwen land in Shanghai with Oswald in their luggage, and Rex and Esther in Buenos Aires, in contact with the CIA headquarters in Langley, where they are about to uncover the mole. In China and Argentina there is finally a showdown between the Torchwood team and the representatives of the three families.

List of Torchwood episodes

season 1

episodeGerman titleOriginal titleFirst broadcast 
1x1How it all startedEverything changes22.10.2006
1x2day 1Day One22.10.2006
1x3The ghost machineGhost machine29.10.2006
1x4Cyber ​​WomanCyberwoman05.11.2006
1x5From the dark pastSmall Worlds12.11.2006
1x6Harvest timeCountrycide19.11.2006
1x7Timeo DanaosGreeks Bearing Gifts26.11.2006
1x8You killed Suzie again!They Keep Killing Suzie03.12.2006
1x9The sixth eyeRandom Shoes10.12.2006
1x10The strandedOut of time17.12.2006
1x11Law of the thumbCombat24.12.2006
1x12Captain Jack HarknessCaptain Jack Harkness01.01.2007
1x13The end of all daysEnd of Days09.01.2007

season 2

episodeGerman titleOriginal titleFirst broadcast 
2x1Kiss Kiss Bang BangKiss kiss, bang bang16.01.2008
2x3Until the last manTo the Last Man30.01.2008
2x6Side effectsReset13.02.2008
2x7UndeadDead man walking20.02.2008
2x8From the life of a dead manA day in the death27.02.2008
2x9The bride who dreads nothingSomething borrowed05.03.2008
2x10They came out of the rainFrom Out of the Rain12.03.2008
2x13WoundsExit wounds04.04.2008

season 3

episodeGerman titleOriginal titleFirst broadcast 
3x1Children of the earth: day oneDay One06.07.2009
3x2Children of the earth: day twoDay Two07.07.2009
3x3Children of the earth: day threeDay Three08.07.2009
3x4Children of the earth: day fourDay Four09.07.2009
3x5Children of the earth: day fiveDay Five10.07.2009

Season 4

episodeGerman titleOriginal titleFirst broadcast 
4x1A new worldThe New World08.07.2011
4x3The unknown enemyDead of Night22.07.2011
4x4In the lion's denEscape to L.A.29.07.2011
4x5Categories of lifeThe Categories of Life05.08.2011
4x6Liberation ActionThe Middle Men12.08.2011
4x7Sins of the pastImmortal Sins19.08.2011
4x8The three familiesEnd of the road26.08.2011
4x9The sourceThe Gathering02.09.2011
4x10Immortal bloodThe Blood Line09.09.2011

Torchwood: characters and cast

John Barrowman, already known from "Doctor Who", plays the lead role of Captain Jack Harkness in "Torchwood".

At his side are Eve Myles ("Broadchurch") as Gwen Cooper, Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones, Naoko Mori as Toshiko Sato and Burn Gorman ("Game of Thrones") as Dr. See Owen Harper.

In addition, Mekhi Phifer ("Emergency Room") can be seen as Rex Matheson and Bill Pullman ("While you were sleeping", "The Sinner") as Oswald Danes.

Torchwood: production

The idea of ​​the spin-off for the British science fiction series "Doctor Who" came from none other than DW series creator and showrunner Russel T Davies.

The first three seasons of the series were produced entirely in Wales. The fourth season, in turn, was mostly filmed in the US, as it was a co-production of the BBC with the US broadcaster Starz.

Torchwood: Alternatives

If you're in the mood for even more series with supernatural beings, then we recommend "Supernatural", "The X Files - The FBI's Creepy Cases" and "Fringe - Borderline Cases of the FBI".

"Supernatural" is about the Winchester brothers Sam and Dean who protect the world from supernatural beings.

"The X-Files - The Scary FBI Cases" has become a cult series. She tells of the two FBI agents Dana Katherine Scully and Fox William Mulder, who solve paranormal cases.

And in "Fringe - Borderline Cases of the FBI", FBI agent Olivia uncovered a conspiracy involving an elderly scientist.


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genreDrama, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
First broadcast
First broadcast in Germany
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NetworksBBC One, Pixar
production BBC Wales, BBC Worldwide
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