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Farewell to Captain Jack and Co... for now.

Byline: By Claire Hill Western Mail

After scoring the biggest ever UK digital launch and becoming BBC3's most watched programme, Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood will close the doors on its first series tonight. The adult-orientated sci-fi show has been watched weekly by up to four million people on both digital and the BBC2 repeat. As Captain Jack and friends prepare for their second series, the programme's creator Russell T Davies can congratulate himself on another successful television creation.

The launch of the Cardiff-based programme gave BBC3 its highest ever ratings, and the highest ratings of any digital non-sports channel, at 2.519 million viewers.

Featuring everything from sex monsters to a glove that gives people life the show has entertained record audiences for 13 episodes.

The second episode Day One drew in nearly 2.5 million and the series eventually levelled off to around 1.2-1.3 million viewers on BBC3 and sticking around the 2.2-2.3 million region for the BBC2 repeat. Despite the programme's success on digital the second series will be premiered on BBC2, its terrestrial home. BBC2 controller Roly Keating said, 'I'm delighted that its second series will be premiering on the channel.' Filming for the second series is due to start in Cardiff next spring and the programmes will screen later in 2007.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jan 3, 2007
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