The Twilight Streets was the sixth release in the BBC Torchwood Novels series.
Publisher's summary Edit
It's the start of a Cardiff autumn - the days are getting shorter, the dark evenings settling in. There's a part of Cardiff that no one goes to much. No crime, no murders, just they stay away. A collection of old rundown houses and gloomy streets. Something's not quite right there, something is off-kilter. Except now, the Council are renovating the area. And a new company have been employed to do this. And look: they're going to organise street parties to show off the gentrified area. Clown and face-painters for the kids, street magicians for the adults. None of this is Torchwood's problem. Except that Tosh recognises the man sponsoring the street parties when she's passing one day: Bilis Manger!
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- Captain Jack Harkness
- Gwen Cooper
- Toshiko Sato
- Owen Harper
- Ianto Jones
- Bilis Manger
- Idris Hopper
- Rhys Williams
- Some past members of the Torchwood team are introduced in this novel: Dr Tilda Brennan, Llinos King, Greg Bishop and Rhydian. Eric Lawson is Torchwood's Head of Logistics in an alternate future.
- Alan Turing made a Rift Predictor for Torchwood Three called The Bronze Goddess.
- Jack reflects that an ancestor of his must be walking about on Earth right now - then realises he's not actually sure if he's descended from humans.
- Bilis Manger states that Jack's evil is Abaddon's good. This is similar to a statement made by Sutekh in TV: Pyramids of Mars.
- This book is also available as an ebook from the Amazon Kindle store.
- The main story takes place between TV: Meat and TV: Reset (Rhys is aware of Torchwood and Owen is alive), although the featured alternate timeline takes place after TV: Reset as Owen is dead and Gwen and Rhys are married.
- The alternate future Rhys and Gwen make reference to his saving her life with the singularity scalpel. (TV: Something Borrowed)
- In the alternate timeline, Gwen and Rhys have a son who they name Jack Ianto Geraint Williams, after Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, and Gwen's father Geraint. In the real timeline, they will have a daughter Anwen (TV: The New World).
- Idris Hopper, Margaret Blaine's secretary in TV: Boom Town is a major character in this novel.
- The main story takes place circa August 2008. Idris and Jack's conversation establishes that it has been 22 months since they last met, and that their last meeting was a month after TV: Boom Town. Boom Town took place circa September 2006, being six months after TV: World War Three.
- Toshiko Sato was responsible for The Toaster Incident, (TV: Exit Wounds) plus Tosh and UNIT "...are not mates". (TV: Fragments)
- An explanation is given that during the events of TV: Boom Town, Captain Jack confined the team to the Hub to stop them meeting his past self and contaminating his timeline.
- Rhys Williams and Gwen Cooper are making the final plans for their wedding. (TV: Something Borrowed)
- The phrase Turn Left (TV: Turn Left) is used frequently to describe the events leading to an alternate future.
- Charlie Gaskell's team is stated to have first discovered and used Torchwood's alien cryo-tech in 1906.
- Bilis Manger predicts Owen's death on a couple of occasions, accompanied by a spectral image of the gun that kills him. (TV: Reset)
- Bilis Manger also appears to predict Ianto's death (TV: Children of Earth: Day Four) while also hinting something about him by asking has anyone ever known who and what he really was.