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|Cover date:||17 December 2009|
|Format:||100 pages bound|
Articles and features Edit
- 2009 in Review
- "Boom Town" : Danny Hargreaves physical effects maestro discusses with Matt Nicholls his work on Children of Earth
- Archivist Andrew Pixley presents the third of Three Day Diaries covering Pre-shoot Day from Day 51 of the 77 Day recording shoot.
Interviews / Profiles Edit
- Baby Boom!: Eve Myles talks to Simon Hugo
- "Estate of the Nation": Rhodri Lewis and Katy Wix (who played Johnny and Rhiannon Davies) talk to Kate Lloyd
- "Trouble Dekker": Ian Gelder, who played Mr Dekker, talks to Simon Hugo
- "The Beast Master": Murray Melvin, who played Bilis Manger, talks to Sarah Herman
- Close-Call: Tom Price, who played PC Andy, answers the reader's questions over the phone for Simon Hugo
Comic strips Edit
- They Keep Killing Andy by Trevor Baxendale with illustrations by Ben Willsher
- Flotsam and Jetsam by Kate Orman with illustrations by Mike Dowling
Story Archive Edit
- A4 Hub Pin-Up 6: Lois Habiba
- A4 Concept Corner: Early ideas for the 456, designed by Neill Gorton at Millennium FX (2 pages)
Additional features Edit
- The Hub (News) including Series Four...looking positive!
- T-mail (Readers Letters)
- Little Reasons Why We Love Torchwood 5: There's a Christmas Tree in the Hub!
- Children of Earth Reader's Survey Results
- "Prime Minister's Question Time" (Children of Earth Quiz)
- Editor: Simon Hugo
- Deputy Editor: Neil Edwards
- Comics Editors: Martin Eden
- Designers: Philip White
- Ukulele: Eric Clapton
- Managing Editor: Brian J Robb
Facts included Edit
- Torchwood Convention: The Hub 4 is a 3-day event held on 9th-11th April 2010 at the Park Inn Hotel Northampton.
- The magazine's readers voted for composer Ben Foster for the Special Recognition Award for his work on Children of Earth.
- Mickey Smith and Martha Jones, last seen in Doctor Who leaving the TARDIS with Captain Jack Harkness, were intended in early storylines for Children of Earth but prior commitments from the actors made this impossible.
- All episodes of Children of Earth received ratings exceeding 6 million on their first broadcast on BBC One with additional viewers from BBC HD and BBC3 repeats.
- Noel Clarke, best known for playing Mickey Smith in Doctor Who, also wrote Series One's Combat.
- In the episode Combat the internet search engine, Search-wise.net, first seen in Doctor Who's comeback episode Rose, made a reappearance.
Additional details Edit
- Torchwood: The Official Magazine from Titan Magazines continued to be bi-monthly title with now 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.