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 on Mars and other 2020 releases

Big Finish has announced details of the most varied selection of new Torchwood titles I can remember since they started. Hold onto your hats! Sgt Andy Davidson is fresh from Baker Street and the Eighth Doctor Stranded range and here he is, back in Torchwood and on Mars! Full details follow…

Doctor Who Stranded 1.3 Must-see TV

The first Eighth Doctor set of Stranded stories continues (from Wild Animals) with Lisa McMullin’s Must-see TV. The Doctor, Liv and Helen are still trapped in London 2020, and we have arrivals in the form of Sgt Andy Davidson (Tom Price) and Mr Bird (Clive Wood). Science fiction is back on the agenda but we’re…

Torchwood Soho — Parasite details released

Big Finish has announced details for upcoming Torchwood boxset — Torchwood Soho — Parasite. It is (of course) more adventures for Sgt Andy Davison, fresh from Baker Street in Doctor Who: Stranded (or maybe before?!) and Norton Folgate. Lots of great actors and a different type of storytelling. Good news is Big Finish still expects…

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…