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Torchwood: Children of Earth (5)

The government goes ahead with their plan to give 10% of the world's children to the 456. The 456 reveal why they want the children. Jack and Gwen realise that there is nothing they can do to stop what is happening. Jack is held in custody as Gwen is allowed to return to Wales to tell Ianto's family that he is dead.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x5
Production Number: 305
Airdate: Friday July 10th, 2009

Director: Euros Lyn
Writer: Russell T. Davies

Alternate Airdates:

USA Jul 24, 2009
DE (RTL 2) Oct 14, 2009
SE (TV4) Feb 25, 2010

Starring Roles
Kai OwenKai Owen
As Rhys Williams

Guest Stars
Peter CapaldiPeter Capaldi
As John Frobisher
Nicholas FarrellNicholas Farrell
As Brian Green
Susan Brown (1)Susan Brown (1)
As Bridget Spears
Lucy CohuLucy Cohu
As Alice Carter
Ian GelderIan Gelder
As Mr Dekker
Cush JumboCush Jumbo
As Lois Habiba
Liz May BriceLiz May Brice
As Johnson
Colin McFarlaneColin McFarlane
As General Pierce
Deborah FindlayDeborah Findlay
As Denise Riley
Katy WixKaty Wix
As Rhiannon Davies
Rhodri LewisRhodri Lewis
As Johnny Davies
Hilary MacLeanHilary MacLean
As Anna Frobisher
Luke Perry (2)Luke Perry (2)
As David Davies
Aimee DaviesAimee Davies
As Mica Davies
Bear McCauslandBear McCausland
As Steven Carter
Julia JoyceJulia Joyce
As Holly Frobisher
Madeleine Rakic-PlattMadeleine Rakic-Platt
As Lilly Frobisher
Simon PolandSimon Poland
voiced 456
Louise MinchinLouise Minchin
As Newscaster
Lorna BennettLorna Bennett
As Female Teacher

Charles AbomeliCharles Abomeli
As Colonel Oduya
Main Cast
John BarrowmanJohn Barrowman
As Captain Jack Harkness
Eve MylesEve Myles
As Gwen Cooper


Gwen makes a video recording of the last events accompanying the end of the world...

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Episode Quotes
Gwen: There's one thing I always meant to ask Jack. Back in the old days. I wanted to know about about that Doctor of his. The man who appears out of nowhere and saves the world. Except sometimes he doesn't. All those times in history when there was no sign of him. I wanted to know why not. But I don't need to ask anymore. I know the answer now. Sometimes the Doctor must look at this planet and turn away in shame. I'm recording this in case anyone ever finds it, so you can see. You can see how the world ended.

Colonel Oduya: Mr Dekker, I take it. You managed to survive.
Mr Dekker: I just stood back, sir. A strategy that's worked all my life.

Rhys: Hey, she's pregnant.
Gwen: Oh, thank you. Who's she when she's at home?
PC Andy: Bloody hellfire. Who's the father?
Rhys: Oh, I'm slapping you, yeah.

PC Andy: You know Ianto?
Gwen: Mmm-hmm.
PC Andy: Was he gay?
Gwen: Shut up.
PC Andy: They might not know
Gwen: Well, in which case, do not say.
PC Andy: Well, that proves my point.

Gwen: Couldn't have just chosen a pub, could you?
Rhys: It's bloody freezing. My feet.
Jack: Oh, I miss that, the Welsh complaining. You look good.
Gwen: I look huge.
Rhys: She's bloody gorgeous.

Gwen: They died. And I am sorry, Jack, but you cannot just run away. You cannot run away.
Jack: Oh, yes I can. Just watch me.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRussell T. Davies
Executive ProducerJulie Gardner  |  Russell T. Davies
ProducerPeter Bennett (3)
Associate ProducerCatrin Lewis Defis
Production DesignerEdward Thomas
EditorPhilip Kloss
First Assistant DirectorRhidian Evans
Second Assistant DirectorJames Dahaviland
MusicBen Foster (3)
Costume DesignerRay Holman
Make-upHannah Proverbs  |  Nel Batt
GripClive Baldwin
Camera OperatorAlwyn Hughes  |  James Leigh
Set DecoratorJulian Luxton
Location ManagerNicky James
Production CoordinatorClaire Rutteman
Assistant EditorCarmen Sanchez Roberts
Post Production SupervisorHelen Vallis  |  Chris Blatchford
Supervising Sound EditorDoug Sinclair (2)
GafferMark Hutchings
On-Line EditorGeraint Pari Huws  |  Matt Mullins (2)
Director of PhotographyRory Taylor
Stunt CoordinatorTom Lucy
Production SecretaryClaire Thomas
Storyboard ArtistShaun Williams
Production ManagementSteff Morris
Assistant ProducerBrian Minchin
Dubbing MixerTim Ricketts
Sound RecordistJulian Howarth
Third Assistant DirectorDavid Chalstrey
Costume SupervisorLindsay Bonaccorsi
Boom OperatorJeff Welch
Main Title ThemeMurray Gold
Visual Effects SupervisorBarney Curnow
Production AccountantCeri Tothill  |  Carole Wakefield
Camera AssistantJon Vidgen  |  Tom Hartley
Sound AssistantBryn Thomas
Best BoySteve Slocombe
Casting AssociateAndy Brierley
Visual Effects ProducerMarie Jones (3)
Special Effects SupervisorBen Ashmore
Production ExecutiveJulie Scott (2)
Graphic DesignerJames North
Unit ManagerRhys Griffiths
ColoristJon Everett
ContinuityNon Eleri Hughes
Focus PullerJames Southcott  |  Steve Rees
RunnerNicola Brown (2)  |  Tom Evans (2)  |  Alison Jones
Casting DirectorAndy Pryor
Standby Art DirectorArwel Wyn Jones
Construction ManagerMatthew Hywel-Davies
Sound Special Effects EditorHoward Eaves
Make-up DesignerMarie Doris
Assistant Location ManagerGareth Skelding
Make-up SupervisorAbi Brotherton
Chief Supervising Art DirectorStephen Nicholas
Props MasterStuart Wooddisse
Costume AssistantGemma Evans  |  Sara Morgan
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