Torchwood returns to BBC iPlayer
James R | On 21, Feb 2020
Torchwood is returning to BBC iPlayer from today.
The BAFTA award-winning sci-fi series was a spin-off from Doctor Who created by Russell T Davies. First airing in 2006, the show – which took its name from an anagram of “Doctor Who” – featured John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, who first appeared in the 2005 revival of Doctor Who alongside Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor.
The show follows the adventures of Cardiff-based investigators who fight to protect the Earth from extra-terrestrial threats. The secret organisation founded by the British Crown work to solve unusual, strange and supernatural crimes in the underworld of modern-day Cardiff.
Airing in a post-watershed slot, the show portrays themes of morality, sexual fluidity and drug use. As it grew in popularity, it jumped to BBC Two and then BBC One, with a fourth season co-produced with US broadcaster STARZ, and each season became increasingly dark in subject matter.
Alongside Barrowman were Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori and Gareth David-Lloyd, with Freema Agyeman, Peter Capaldi, Bill Pullman and Mekhi Phifer notably joining the cast for different seasons.
The show’s first run broke viewing records on BBC Three, and now, Season 1 to 4 are back in full on BBC iPlayer to give fans the chance to re-visit the award-winning series.
Dan McGolpin, controller of BBC iPlayer, says: “I’m delighted that this thrilling shos are back on BBC iPlayer, giving us all another chance to enjoy it in full. The Torchwood team get into all manner of terrifying adventures as they protect the Earth against extra-terrestrial threats.”
The series’ return to BBC iPlayer follows Jack Harkness’ brief cameo appearance in Season 12 of Doctor Who.
Torchwood: Season 1 to 4 is available on BBC iPlayer until January 2021.