Torchwood: Children of Earth Details

The BBC have now revealed that the long awaited third series of Torchwood, Children of Earth, will begin broadcasting at some point between the 4th and 10th of July. The five part series will broadcast over five consecutive nights in the week and each episode is one hour long and is expected to be shown at 9pm each night, on BBC One and BBC HD. The BBC have also released the synopses for each episode of the series, and you can read all the synopses below.

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.

A new Torchwood trailer is currently airing on UKTV in Australia and it shows a new clip of Gwen talking about the Doctor. This new trailer runs for around one minute and it can be viewed below.

You can read the programme information here. John Barrowman plays Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles plays Gwen Cooper, and Gareth David-Lloyd plays Ianto Jones. Torchwood also stars Kai Owen as Rhys Williams, Peter Capaldi as John Frobisher, Paul Copley as Clem, Liz May Brice as Johnson, Lucy Cohu as Alice Carter, Nicholas Farrell as Brian Green, Susan Brown as Bridget Spears, and Cush Jumbo as Lois Habiba.