Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Preview: Episode Three

What's it called?

"To the Last Man"

Who's it credited to?

Helen Raynor, writer ("Ghost Machine") and Andy Goddard, director ("Countrycide", "Combat")

What do we know?

A WWI soldier, Tommy, has been cryogenically frozen in time - only to be woken up for one day every year. Today is the day of his awakening, and Toshiko Sato better prepare for the date...

Major guest stars?

Anthony Lewis plays "Tommy" and - unless his scenes end up on the cutting room floor again -Kai Owen should be popping up playing his semi-regular role of Rhys Williams.

Reviewing the reviews

Very good! A lot of sources, including the Radio Times, are saying that this is the best episode so far - especially because of its "human" nature. Seems there are an awful lot of softies out there!

When's it on?

Tonight, BBC Two @ 9pm. It's then repeated at 11:00pm over on BBC Three, and again tomorrow (BBC Two) from 7pm.

What about America?

"To the Last Man" airs on BBC America Saturday 9th February, at 9pm. The BBC America schedule can be found here.

You can also catch the episode in High Definition - on HD-Net - February 25th.

Look to the future...

Next week's episode is called "Meat" and features Rhys dicovering the truth about Torchwood... Then - in two weeks time - we meet the latest recruit to Torchwood Three "Adam" - but he's not what he seems. Nothing is as it seems; not anymore...

Excitement level?

*** - Though I liked her 2006 episode "Ghost Machine", Helen Raynor's follow-up Doctor Who script (the dreadful "Daleks in Manhatten" two parter) left a lot to be desired. Hopefully the woman can prove herself with this latest offering?
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