UK TV fastracks Torchwood: Children of Earth

torchwoodFans of Torchwood, get set for a treat.

The third series will screen in Australia just hours after its UK airing, and in high definition.

Torchwood: Children of Earth will premiere at 8:30pm Tuesday July 7th on UK TV and in high def on BBC HD.

Packaged as a ‘mini-series’ event it will screen on five consecutive nights through to Saturday July 11th. The screening is designed to capitalise on creating a “global event” for the science fiction series, though it is significantly ahead of the US screening not due until later in July.

In this adventure, an ordinary day becomes a world 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 (John Barrowman), sins of the past are returning, as long-forgotten events from 1965 threaten to reveal an awful truth.

Fans have been breathless in anticipation for this new series, which looks set to be Torchwood’s greatest adrenalin-fuelled, high octane adventure so far.

Bring. It. On.

Airs: 8:30pm Tuesday July 7 – Saturday July 11 on UK TV and BBC HD.


  1. Ooh Me Plums!

    Nice move, but would have been even better if BBC HD played out Season 2 first. They are currently re-running S1 for some infathomable reason.

  2. I’ll be watching but I agree 5 night in a row is a commitment, I hope it’s on a 2nd time in the 24 hours in case of clashes with other shows, or re-run as a 5 hour block at some point or it will be back to the internet for me.

    We do have the option of UKTV 2+ at 10:30pm I guess…

    Thanks for the news David.

  3. Good on UK TV. 🙂

    Frankly, I think it’s a little silly to air this mini-series over 5 consecutive nights. I’m sure that only a limited number of fans would be able to make that sort of commitment. I suppose the ratings will speak for themselves in good time.

    By the way, are these episodes an hour long or feature lengthed?

  4. All I have to do now is to listen to the new radio plays which takes place before Children of Earth and are on BBC Radio 4 next week before seeing Children of Earth.

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