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Monday 17th October 2005

TWIDW ALERT: "TORCHWOOD" - Coming Summer 2006
(posted 17th Oct 2005, 3:24am - TWIDW post #0346)
TORCHWOOD - BBC Three Summer 2006, 13 Episodes
Doctor Who is preparing to give birth to a bouncing baby spinoff
series. News has been breaking over the last few hours of a show
called "Torchwood" - note that the name is an anagram of Doctor Who.
The BBC Doctor Who homepage has the
name "Torchwood" in the Doctor Who logo. Underneath it says Summer
2006 BBC Three Starring John Barrowman Created by Russell T
Davies. Beneath that is links to the regular Doctor Who website
The Independent Newspaper has the Torchwood series as their top
story. Here it is: . The article
details that the BBC has commissioned Russell T. Davies, the man
behind the current Doctor Who series, to make an adult post-
watershed spinoff for digital channel BBC Three. Torchwood will
feature a team fighting alien related crime in Britain. It will be
led by John Barrowman's character "Captain Jack" - previously seen
in 5 episodes of Series One of the new Doctor Who this year.
Torchwood will have 13 episodes of 45 minutes each. It will
hopefully premiere around the time that the 2006 series of Doctor
Who finishes.
John Barrowman was previously mentioned as not appearing in Series
Two of Doctor Who, though he may be in Series Three.
Outpost Gallifrey and the BBC site should have continuing coverage on
Torchwood in the days, weeks, and months ahead.
Benjamin Elliott
This Week In Doctor Who