20 August 2009.
Articles and features Edit
- Set Report: Torchwood: Children of Earth Day Five
- "Three Heads are Better Than One” Creating the 456 with Millennium FX
- Children of Earth Day-by-Day
- Archivist Andrew Pixley presents the first of Three Day Diaries covering Pre-shoot Day to Day 25 of the 77 Day recording shoot.
- Beyond the Hub: Once Upon a Time (Time Travel) by Kate Lloyd
Interviews / Profiles Edit
- Russell T Davies Creator, Writer and Producer
- RIP Ianto Jones "Stop all the Clocks" with Gareth David-Lloyd
- Paul Chequer Actor who played Eugene Jones
- Paul Copley Actor who played Clem McDonald in Children of Earth
- Close-Call: Kai Owen answers the reader's questions over the phone for Kate Lloyd
Comic strips Edit
- The Last Voyage of Osiris (preview to the new Risk Assessment novel) by James Goss with illustrations by Adrian Salmon
- Closing Time (Part Two) by Andy Lane with illustrations by Mike Dowling
Story Archive Edit
Additional features Edit
- The Hub (News) including Children of Earth Ratings
- T-mail (Readers Letters)
- Children of Earth Survey with a chance to win the new radio drama The Dead Line
- Editor: Simon Hugo
- Deputy Editor: Neil Edwards
- Comics Editors: Martin Eden
- Designers: Philip White
- Admin Assistant: Jen Evans
- At the piano Colin Sell
- Managing Editor: Brian J Robb
Facts included Edit
- All episodes of Children of Earth showed ratings higher than 6 million.
- The Torchwood pet pterodactyl was called Myfanwy
- The working title of Random Shoes was Invisible Eugene. It was changed at the last possible moment and the Radio Times (and other listing titles) got it incorrect.
- The Radio Times also credited Russell T Davies as co-writer, whereas the broadcast itself credited Jaquetta May alone.
- The Bolt gun being examined in Random Shoes was similar to that belonging to the Torchwood Archive and used by Rose Tyler in TV: The Satan Pit.
- Pain travels through the body at 350 feet per second.
Additional details Edit
- This issues contains a number of articles that were held over because the anticipated screening date of Children of Earth was moved back.
- Torchwood: The Official Magazine from Titan Magazines continued to be a bi-monthly title with only six issues a year. Each issue featured 100 pages and cost £4.99 (UK), offering a 15% saving to subscribers.
- Aimed at mature fans of the series, the magazines did not shy away from discussions involving sex and violence, topics integral to the success of this "adult" spin-off series from the BBC's more family-friendly Doctor Who.