John Barrowman Digital Spy Interview

A new interview has appeared online with John Barrowman, the actor who plays Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and Torchwood. The interview was published yesterday on Digital Spy. In the interview John talks about; the third series of Torchwood, being in Doctor Who, and what he thinks of the actor who will take on the role of the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith. An extract from the interview can be seen below;

What can you tell us about the third series of Torchwood?

"I can tell you that Jack and the team find themselves in a completely different environment to what they're used to. Jack's past comes back to haunt him and the present team. It all sort of backfires on him and he has to clean up the mess that he and the government make."

What do you make of the new format?

"It's a series of five episodes spread over a week. Personally, if it comes back for series four, I'd like to do more episodes. But we had to do something that created an impact when we moved to BBC One. It's like we're always under a test and I wish at some point they'd go 'you're fine! Stay where you are!' and that's what I'm looking forward to. But again, it depends on the audience."

Can we expect to see you back in Doctor Who to bid farewell to David Tennant?

"Jack will always return to the Tardis if the Doctor's in need – to help save the planet or conquer an alien race trying to invade. That's all I can say! You know how secretive we are about all of that. Personally, as John, I would love to go back. If I'm asked, I'll be there in a second."

The full interview can be read on Digital Spy here. Torchwood: Children Of Earth will air on BBC One in either June or July this year, and it stars John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd. John will be appearing in a new entertainment series called "Tonight's The Night" which begins this Saturday on BBC One.