The Torchwood Institute (or " Torchwood " for short) was an organisation founded in 1879 ( TV : The New World ) to protect the British Empire (later Great Britain ) from extraterrestrial threat, to capture the Doctor (whom Queen Victoria regarded as such) in his tenth incarnation and to secure alien technology for Britain. ( TV : Tooth and Claw , Army of Ghosts ) It had branches across the Empire. ( TV : Everything Changes , AUDIO : Golden Age ) Before 2007 , the leading branch was Torchwood One in London . ( TV : Army of Ghosts ) After the Battle of Canary Wharf , leadership moved to Torchwood Three in Cardiff , which already had a more ecumenical agenda of protecting the world since Captain Jack Harkness had taken over in 2000 . ( TV : Doomsday , The Sound of Drums , Everything Changes , Fragments )
Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies . The series is a spin-off from the 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who . The show has shifted its broadcast channel each series to reflect its growing audience, moving from BBC Three to BBC Two to BBC One , and acquiring U.S. financing in its fourth series when it became a co-production of BBC One and Starz .
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