Torchwood Still Saving The U.K. Before The U.S.

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Just when we thought Torchwood was finally airing the same week in both the U.S. and the U.K., we've been proven wrong. The "Children Of Earth" miniseries hits England July 6, and BBC America July 20. And there are spoilers.

The BBC finally confirmed the airdates for the five-part "Children Of Earth" storyline for this Doctor Who spinoff, which airs over five consecutive nights. And it's appearing July 6 through 10 on the regular BBC, and July 20 through 24 on BBC America. (Actually, the BBC only says "CoE" will appear on the week of July 4, but everyone's assuming that means July 6 through 10.) So we'll probably be recapping the episodes as they appear in the U.K., and then do a special preview post when it goes on the air in the U.S.

Meanwhile, Auntie Beeb also put out plot descriptions for each of the individual five episodes, which include massive spoilers:

Day 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.


Day Two: As the new Torchwood adventure continues, the team is forced underground when the government takes swift and brutal action. With members of the team being hunted down, only Lois holds the key to Torchwood's salvation. But she is helpless as her superiors make plans for the mysterious Floor 13.

Day Three: The eyes of the world turn to Britain, as the 456 announce: "We are here," as the new Torchwood adventure continues. As a pillar of fire descends upon London, the members of Torchwood must battle to protect their own families as the fight gets personal. But will Clem's memories destroy everything?


Day Four: Torchwood finally learns the truth about the events of 1965, as the adventure continues. But Britain is in danger of becoming a rogue state, and everything now pivots around John Frobisher, as the Ambassador of the 456 destroys its old allegiances and reveals its true intent.

Day Five: Torchwood is defenceless and Gwen Cooper stands alone, as the final sanction begins, in the last part of the new Torchwood adventure.


As violence erupts and the world descends into anarchy, an ordinary housing estate becomes a battleground, where the future of the human race will be decided.

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