Kiss kiss bang
- BBC Blurb
Torchwood – Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Ep 1/13
The second series of Torchwood, the award-winning drama created by Doctor Who
writer Russell T Davies, premières on BBC Two. This time it's bigger and
bolder, with more fun, adventure and excitement for the alien-fighting team.
John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen, Burn Gorman as
Owen, Naoko Mori as Toshiko and Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto return as the
investigators delving into the alien underworld of modern-day Cardiff.
In the first episode of the series, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, by co-producer and
lead writer Chris Chibnall, Captain Jack is reunited with the Torchwood team
as they face a rogue Time Agent. The mysterious Captain John Hart, played by
James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), is determined to wreak havoc, and
needs to find something hidden on Earth. But with Gwen's life in danger, and
cluster bombs scattered across the city, whose side is Jack on?
During the 13-part series, Torchwood's investigations into alien activity
give the team glimpses of the 51st century and the First World War. In future
episodes they encounter alien sleeper cells; save a stranded creature from
human exploitation; meet a tragic soldier from the First World War; and encounter
a memory thief who exposes long-forgotten secrets among the entire team.
Later in the run, Alan Dale (Ugly Betty, The O.C.) makes a star appearance.
Another familiar face among the special guest stars is Doctor Who's companion
Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman), who appears half way through the series.
Richard Briers, Nerys Hughes and Ruth Jones (Gavin And Stacey) also appear in
There is a specially edited pre-watershed repeat of Torchwood on BBC Two
later in the week.
Following on from that, Torchwood Declassified goes exclusively backstage to
reveal the secrets behind some of the first episode's sensational stunt
sequences and talks to John Barrowman, James Marsters and Russell T Davies.
Review coming soon. This is a collection of references regarding this
It's a comedy adventure and is immediately engaging, especially when a giant
driving blowfish (that dies violently) turns up to add some much needed
Hitchhikers Guide style elements to the series. It's been several months since
End of Days and, after being missing for all that time, Captain Jack Harkness
finally turns up.
Gwen and Rys are engaged. Owen has got over his obsession with the airforce
pilot and other members of the team have dealt with their anxieties.
The rift is more unpredictable than ever and opening it several months ago
really didn't do anyone any favours.
Captain John a sociopath, and one of Jack's Exes, steps through the rift from
the future with a message for Captain Jack.
Jack comes back suddenly, without a word as to where he's been, and finds
that Gwen has been acting team leader for awhile while he was away.
Tosh saves the day with the help of Ianto and his stopwatch
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