Today will see the official broadcast of Torchwood: Children of Earth - Part One, written by Russell T Davies, at 9pm on BBC One, plus BBC HD, around the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Torchwood five part miniseries, Torchwood: Children of Earth, features John Barrowman, as Captain Jack, alongside Eve Myles, as Gwen Cooper, and Gareth David-Lloyd, as Ianto Jones, as the Torchwood Cardiff team.
Episodes One and Five of Torchwood: Children of Earth have both been written by Russell T Davies who previously contributed Everything Changes for Torchwood series one. Episodes Two and Four have both been written by English writer John Fay while episode Three has been written by Russell T Davies with James Moran who wrote Sleeper for Torchwood plus The Fires of Pompeii for Doctor Who.
Below is the official synopsis for Torchwood: Children of Earth - Part 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.
Torchwood: Children of Earth - Part Two will receive its debut broadcast tomorrow evening around the United Kingdom and Ireland on BBC One, plus BBC HD, at the same time. Euros Lyn, director of the final two Doctor Who specials featuring David Tennant, directed Torchwood: Children of Earth last Summer around Cardiff and London.