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Published on September 12th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

The Torygraphed Torchwood

Torchwood: Miracle Day SpoilersIf you were sat minding your own business on the web last Friday you might have been unfortunate enough to stumble over the Telegraph’s accidental review of The Blood Lines, the final episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day.

That’s right: in a cock-up of remarkable ineptitude, a review “written” by Gavin Fuller (him again…) revealed various finale related information including whether or not the likely-to-die-thanks-to-his-chest-wound Rex would survive or not.

On the right you can see the entire “review” (Fuller’s not known for his ability in this area, regardless of regular work at the Telegraph) in reduced form. To be able to read it, you will need to click the image and view the linked JPEG, which also features a couple of comments from this very website to the effect of “WHAT?!”

(Note that viewing the article WILL spoil the final episode).

To their credit, the Telegraph eventually removed the offending post, but not after various Twitter comments and feedback left below the article itself had drawn attention to it.

What is more baffling than the fact that the review was published after the penultimate episode (as this piece was described in the heading) is that the Telegraph managed to run it before the episode had even been seen in the USA, where Torchwood is running a week ahead of the UK.

It’s a poor showing from a supposedly “quality” newspaper.

(Just to clarify: now the episode has been aired on Starz, you can find the details of it anywhere online. We’ve linked to a grab of the offending article as an historical record but there is no compulsion to read it.)

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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+.



One Response to The Torygraphed Torchwood

  1. avatar Simon says:

    I’ve never liked Fuller; hopefully someone will eventually fire him, since he obviously can’t keep his mouth shut even in times of common sense.

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