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Torchwood: Children of Earth  Day Three (2009)

[Series 3, Episode 3]

Country of Origin: UK
Date of Original Broadcast: 8 July 2009
Episode Running Times: 60m
Length:
Format:
Colour Format: colour
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Sound:


DIRECTION

Directed by: Euros Lyn


CREW

PRODUCTION
Copyright: © BBC MMIX [2009]
Production Company: BBC Wales
Executive Producers: Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner
Produced by: Peter Bennett
Assistant Producer: Brian Minchin
Associate Producer: Catrin Lewis Defis
Production Executive: Julie Scott
Unit Manager: Rhys Griffiths
Production Co-ordinator: Clare Rutteman

SCRIPT
Written by: Russell T Davies and James Moran

DIRECTION
1st Assistant Director: Steffan Morris
2nd Assistant Director: James DeHaviland
3rd Assistant Director: David Chalstrey
Continuity: Non Eleri Hughes

PHOTOGRAPHY
Director of Photography: Rory Taylor
Camera Operators: James Leigh, Alwyn Hughes
Focus Pullers: Steve Rees, Jamie Southcott
Camera Assistants: Tom Hartley, Jon Vidgen
Gaffer: Mark Hutchings
Best Boy: Steve Slocombe
Electricians: Ben Griffiths, Jonathan Cox, Gareth Williams
Grip: Clive Baldwin

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editor: John Gillanders
Assistant Editor: Carmen Sanchez Roberts
Post Production Supervisors: Helen Vallis, Chris Blatchford
On Line Editor: Matt Mullins
Colourist: Jon Everett

MUSIC
Composer: Ben Foster
Title Music: Murray Gold

SOUND
Sound Recordist: Julian Howarth
Boom Operator: Jeff Welch
Sound Assistant: Bryn Thomas
Sound Supervisor: Doug Sinclair
Dubbing Mixer: Tim Ricketts
Sound Effects Editor: Howard Eaves

COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
Costume Designer: Ray Holman
Costume Supervisor: Lindsay Bonaccorsi
Costume Assistants: Sara Morgan, Gemma Evans
Make-up Designer: Marie Doris
Make-up Supervisor: Abi Brotherton
Make-up Artists: Nel Blatt, Hannah Proverbs

SPECIAL MAKE UP EFFECTS
Prosthetics: Millennium FX

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Special Effects: Any Effects

VISUAL EFFECTS
Visual Effects: The Mill

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Production Designer: Edward Thomas
Supervising Art Director: Stephen Nicholas
Standby Art Director: Arwel Wyn Jones
Set Decorator: Julian Luxton
Props Master: Stuart Wooddisse
Standby Props: Phill Shellard, Jackson Pope
Graphics: BBC Wales Graphic Design
Construction Manager: Matthew Hywel-Davies
Standby Carpenter: Will Pope
Rigger: Keith Freeman

OTHER CREW
Production Accountant: Ceri Tothill
Assistant Production Accountant: Carole Wakefield
Production Secretary: Claire Thomas
Runners: Alison Jones, Nicola Brown, Tom Evans
Drivers: Sean Evans, Wynford Finney

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
With thanks to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

LOCATIONS
Location Manager: Nicky James
Assistant Location Manager: Gareth Skelding

STUNTS
Stunt Co-ordinator: Tom Lucy

CASTING
Casting Director: Andy Pryor
Casting Associate: Andy Brierley


CAST

John Barrowman (Captain Jack [Harkness])
Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper)
Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones)
Kai Owen (Rhys Williams)
Peter Capaldi (John Frobisher)
Paul Copley (Clement McDonald)
Nicholas Farrell (Brian Green)
Susan Brown (Bridget Spears)
Lucy Cohu (Alice Carter)
Ian Gelder (Mr Dekker)
Colin McFarlane (General Pierce)
Tom Price (PC Andy)
Cush Jumbo (Lois Habiba)
Liz May Brice (Johnson)
Charles Abomeli (Colonel Oduya)
Katy Wix (Rhiannon Davies)
Rhodri Lewis (Johnny Davies)
Hillary Maclean (Anna Frobisher)
Rachel Ferjani (parliamentary secretary)
Christopher James (press officer)
Ben Loyd-Holmes (operative)
Luke Perry (David Davies)
Aimee Davies (Mica Davies)
Bear McCausland (Stephen Carter)
Julia Joyce (Holly Frobisher)
Madeleine Rakic-Platt (Lilly Frobisher)
Patrice Etienne (sandwich shop man)
Simon Poland (456 voice)
Gregory Ferguson (young Clem)
Louise Minchin (newsreader)
Anthony Debaeck (French newsreader)
Lachele Carl (Trinity Wells)


PLOT SUMMARY

The 456 have arrived and have issued their demands - turn over 10% of the Earth's children or the human race will be wiped out. A reunited Torchwood race against time to stop the 456 and protect their own families as the British government makes plans to acceed to the aliens' demands.


AVAILABILITY

UK
Television Broadcasters: BBC One; BBC Three


TIMELINE

2009
July

8: UK - television broadcast (on BBC One and BBC Three)


REFERENCES

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KEYWORDS

aliens, children, Doctor Who, military, secret agents

 


Last Updated: 12 July, 2009

 

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