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Published on December 29th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

Torchwood Sells Out

With auspicious origins as an "adult" alternative to Doctor Who – which really meant that Torchwood was watched by midteens and students – Torchwood is about to be reborn as family-friendly drama, with its move to BBC One.

It’s all down to the US market, according to flashing star John Barrowman.

"We’re not swearing or doing anything close to the bone because it’s been a huge success in the US and the networks won’t accept it with all that stuff in it."

"We’re doing everything so it doesn’t have to be heavily edited for the US," Barrowman claimed, before adding: "I’ll still be getting naked and it will still be saucy – but it’s done with taste."

The five-part mini series 3 Torchwood: Children of Earth is likely to be broadcast on consecutive nights during the Spring.

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About the Author

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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