Saturday, 16 August 2014

News Happy Birthday Gwen Cooper #BringBackTorchwood

Happy Birthday Gwen Cooper

Penblwydd Hapus Gwen Elizabeth Cooper, today the world of social media will celebrate your day with you, from photos, and selfies and moments in time when Torchwood was a name that was more than a mere whisper in close circles. 
You are a born warrior of justice and fight for what you believe in and will defend your family against a world hell bent on destruction, from an invasion of aliens to the Blessing and the End of the World.

On this day in 2002, episode 3 of Real Time was broadcast.  It starred Colin Baker as the Doctor with companion Evelyn Smythe played by Maggie Stables.  It was written and directed by Gary Russell and produced by James Goss and Jason Haigh-Ellery, and produced for BBC Worldwide by Jacqueline Rayner.

The story was originally a webcast for BBCi and was released on CD on 12th December 2002, but originally broadcast in 6 x 10 min episodes between August 2nd – September 6th, 2002.

The story began on the desert planet of Chronos in the 33rd Century.  Survey teams working for a university had vanished amongst the pyramids on the planet.  Amongst those who have disappeared, one is an expert on cybernetics.  It isn’t long before the Doctor and companion Evelyn learn the deadly truth, that the planet is being used as a base for....Cybermen!

Others celebrating today are: Madonna, Steve Carell, Evanna Lynch, James Cameron, Reginald Veljohnson, and Trevor McDonald, to name but a few.


©BBC Doctor Who 1963
Campbell (2000) Doctor Who Pocket Essential
©BBC Torchwood 2006

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