Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. The series is a spin-off from Davies' 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who.

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Have Peter Capaldi's previous acting roles in the Doctor Who universe ever been addressed?

Similar to this question posted in August 2014: Has there ever been an actor who has portrayed the Doctor, but was previously featured in the series as another character? Has the fact that Peter ...
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Was PhiCorp using Time Lord technology?

In the episode Dead of Night of Torchwood: Miracle Day, when Jack, Rex and Gwen infiltrate the PhiCorp warehouse, Jack comments that it's "bigger on the inside". Assuming it just doesn't look bigger, ...
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What kind of changes can Jack Harkness undergo?

When Jack died in The Parting of the Ways, Rose brought him back to be a fixed point in time and space. So, if we take a space-time graph and plot a normal person's life on it, we would get something ...
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What race invaded Jack's home world?

In Adam, the episode with the alien Adam who can manipulate memories, Jack is explaining the memory of when he lost his younger brother. He described the invaders of his home world as possibly being ...
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Can there be multiple Jack Harkness'?

In Torchwood Season 3 aka Children Of Earth Day 2 we see that Jack "spawns" from his remains namely an arm, a shoulder and the remains of a head.(After being blown up by a bomb in his stomach) Now, ...
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Why does Gwen need to learn to use a hand gun?

In episode 3 of season 1 of Torchwood, Jack is seen teaching Gwen to fire a gun. You need to learn to use these. I hope you never need to. She's a former police officer. Wouldn't she already ...
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Does Jack Harkness “need” to eat?

We know Jack Harkness cannot die. But does he "need" to eat? Or does anything bad happen to him if he doesn't eat? Does he feel hungry or weak? Would he eventually die of starvation, to be ...
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Is there a relation between Torchwood's glove and Rassilon's glove from Doctor Who?

Is it possible that Rasilon's glove from Doctor Who is connected to the life giving glove from Torchwood? The glove in Torchwood was said to have fallen through time and when it was destroyed, it said ...
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Why Miracle Day is such as problem [in short term]?

I'm currently watch Season 5 and it looks like they make it large problem out of the fact that no one dies. However while I can imagine why it may be problem in long time it was hard to imagine for me ...
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What (if any) is the relationship between Gwyneth and Gwen Cooper?

Watching episode 3, "The Unquiet Dead" of Series 1 of the new Doctor Who, it seemed the parlor maid, Gwyneth, was familiar. A quick Google revealed the actress as Eve Myles, also known for playing ...
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Why did the real Captain Jack Harkness in 1941 kiss Captain Jack Harkness?

I remember Captain Jack Harkness encouraged the real Captain Jack Harkness to savor the moment before the next day (during which he would die.) Then the real Captain Jack Harkness tried to hold hands ...
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Since when do the members of Torchwood know about the existence of the Doctor?

Captain Jack Harkness once show great trust about the Doctor when Gwen Cooper asked in what circumstances would he open the rift of Cardiff and Jack replied :"With the right Doctor." I assume Ianto ...
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Is Ianto gay in Torchwood [closed]

It is pretty clear in the series that Ianto has feelings for Jack, but it seems that Jack never returns the feelings. Jack's romantic stress with Gwen also appears to get in the way of the ...
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Why Don't Newly Immortal Humans React Like Jack Harkness?

In Children of Earth, Jack Harkness is blown up and we see body parts put in a body bag, but before the next day is done, he has regenerated and is alive again, even when his body was barely there. ...
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How should I overlap the viewing of Doctor Who and Torchwood?

Torchwood is a spin off of Doctor Who. I read somewhere there is some relation between some episode of both series. How should I coordinate the viewing of both series?
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Why doesn't the Doctor show up to help Torchwood?

I realise Torchwood was formed partly because the Doctor can't always be there, but sometimes events are so big it is strange that he doesn't turn up (eg Miracle Day). Can anyone suggest why he might ...
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Has the Doctor appeared in Torchwood or The Sarah Jane Adventures?

I'm wondering if the Doctor has appeared in any episodes of Torchwood or The Sarah Jane Adventures. I know that I could look through the IMDB episode list or the Wikipedia pages, but those contain a ...
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Why create Torchwood for a Doctor Who spin-off, instead of using UNIT?

In the Doctor Who universe, the Earth is protected by UNIT, which is a long-established organization that goes back decades of Doctor Who episodes. I'm curious why when Russell T Davies (RTD) et al. ...
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How quickly do telomeres shorten?

During the Torchwood: Miracle Day second episode, one of the experiments that doctors are doing to investigate the lack of death is to monitor some cells. They examine the length of the telomeres, ...
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How did Jack Harkness end up on Earth?

After Captain Jack Harkness was made immortal, The Doctor and Rose left him on Satellite 5 in the year 200,100. Next time we see him, he's on Earth, and has been there waiting to run into The Doctor ...
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How did Captain Jack Harkness become immortal?

In Torchwood (the series), Captain Jack Harkness gives some information on how he became immortal and what it means to him. This may be considered spoily to people who haven't seen Torchwood yet. ...