It has been in a rapid ascendancy. Its first series was shown on BBC Three (and repeated on BBC Two). The second series – which had stronger storylines than Doctor Who at the time - then premiered on BBC Two and was endlessly repeated on BBC Three. (A CERN-based radio play turned up on Radio 4 on Big Bang Day.) And the third series is due on air later in 2009 and will be screened over five nights on BBC One (and no doubt repeated back home on Three).
From 9pm tonight, a minute-long trailer for the third series will be made available on the programme website to promote the “epic story ... Torchwood's greatest adrenalin-fuelled, high octane adventure yet.” Aren’t press releases wonderful!
Torchwood: Children of Earth re-joins Captain Jack (John Barrowman), Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) and Ianto Jones (Gareth David Lloyd) who are still coming to terms with the death of two of their closest friends. Despite their pain, they have a job to do.
This time they are faced with their fiercest threat to date - one which throws the future of Torchwood and the entire human race spiralling into danger. They battle against the odds but do they stand a chance of saving mankind?
Russell T Davies has executive produced the series along with Doctor Who stalwart Julie Gardner, and writing alongside Davies are John Fay and James Moran.
Update - clip should be embedded below: