Torchwood in January!

Torchwood will return mid-January 2008, the BBC has confirmed.

Heroic Captain Jack Harness (John Barrowman), dishonest Gwen (Eve Myles), sleazy-but-best-character-in-it Owen (Burn Gorman), occasionally-interesting Toshiko (Naoko Mori) and dull-fellatio-obsessed-butler Ianto (Gareth Lloyd-Davies) return as the investigators delving into the alien underworld of modern day Cardiff.

Premiering on BBC Two, Torchwood Series 2 will, they say, be bigger and bolder with more fun, adventure and excitement for the alien-fighting team…

Not only that, but with the much loved Captain Jack returning, and Martha Jones popping in for a short while, younger fans will now have the opportunity of watching a specially edited pre-watershed repeat.

BBC Two controller Roly Keating says that:

“We’re delighted that Torchwood is joining BBC Two.

We know from the success and popularity of Heroes that there’s a growing appetite for smart, high-quality, sci-fi drama on the channel so Torchwood is a perfect fit.

I’m also pleased to announce that, due to popular demand from families and younger viewers, we will be showing a special pre-watershed repeat so everyone can enjoy the new series.”

Guest appearances in Series 2 include James Marsters as Captain John. Best known as Spike, the punk-goth vampire in Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel, Marsters shows up in the first episode, with Alan Dale (Neighbours, Ugly Betty, West Wing, Richard Briers, Nerys Hughes and Ruth Jones (Gavin and Stacey), with of course Freema Agyeman showing up as Martha Jones!

The 13-part series is written by Chris Chibnall, Phil Ford, Peter J Hammond, Matt Jones, Joseph Lidster, James Moran, Helen Raynor, Catherine Tregenna and JC Wilsher.

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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