Torchwood 1.8: They Keep Killing Suzie

My Torchwood rewatch has stalled a little, and I’ve neglected to keep the log up to date. I re-watched They Keep Killing Suzie ages ago, and never got around to writing it up! It’s time for Suzie Costello to take centre stage, and that despite being killed already! I was impressed with this episode at…

Torchwood 1.7 Greeks Bearing Gifts

Greeks Bearing Gifts was an episode of Torchwood series 1 I remembered well. I knew it was about Tosh and her relationship with the team, but I’d forgotten just how compelling Daniela Denby-Ashe was as alien Mary. The story has some similar themes to earlier episodes with the exploitation of alien tech for personal ends,…

Torchwood 1.5 Small Worlds

My Torchwood rewatch takes me to Small Worlds by PJ Hammond. I didn’t remember much about it from broadcast but since became quite interested to watch it. Writer PJ Hammond created and wrote most of Sapphire and Steel back in the later ’70s / early ’80s, a great show I’ve just rewatched for the first…

Torchwood 1.4 Cyberwoman

My rewatch of Torchwood has finally drifted into series 1 episode 4, Cyberwoman by Chris Chibnall. I was unsure about it on transmission and I’m still unsure. I will try to explain why.

Torchwood 1.3: Ghost Machine

Another of my occasional looks back at Torchwood series 1 takes me to Ghost Machine. My memory of the original transmission is I liked this story and found it better focused on story than the previous Day One. Now I rewatch it I think it’s absolutely tremendous. I’l try to capture why I think that…

R3 Guide to Torchwood series 1

I’m in the process of (very slowly) going through series 1 of Torchwood on iPlayer. I don’t intend to review every episode but will highlight a few of what (to me) are the more important ones. In this post I’ll either link out to a full review or just put a sentence or two. It’s…

Torchwood 1.1: Everything Changes

To help deal with my CV lockdown (or whatever we call it), I’m taking advantage of the Torchwood boxsets on iPlayer. First up, Everything Changes. I won’t watch them all, just enough to really remind myself what I thought of it all before this blog! Everything Changes (for Gwen Cooper) First impressions are it’s as…

Torchwood back on iPlayer

If you fancy a Torchwood rewatch you’re in luck! All 41 episodes are back on the BBC’s iPlayer! That’s my weekend sorted! +++ Message Ends +++

Torchwood Special (2008)

OK, it’s actually a spoof from the Dead Ringers team but with John Barrowman’s cameo in Fugitive of the Judoon fresh in our minds, I did find this rather amusing. I hope you do too: Torchwood Special – BBC. ((- Message Ends -))

What The Fans Think: Torchwood

Pencil Tip Publishing has announced a fan-sourced book of essays on Torchwood (TV episodes only). If you want to be part of it, there’s lots of titles available (as of October 2018). Details: SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR WHAT THE FANS THINK. +++ Message Ends +++

Doctor Who scripts from the BBC

I may have mentioned it before, but there are some scripts for odd episodes of Doctor Who available from the BBC Writers’ Room. There aren’t many, but do include a few titles including Face the Raven (which was originally to be called Trap Street).

Capitol guests announced

One of the major UK Doctor Who conventions returns in 2017 – it’s The Capitol, the DWAS convention, and this year it’s run with Big Finish! This means the guest list has plenty of interesting names, including Nick Briggs, Andrew Smith, Kai Owen and many more (Katy Manning, Peter Purves, Sarah Sutton, Matthew Waterhouse, Daphne Ashbrook included). No details…