The Torchwood Timeline

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Here is ‘The Torchwood Timeline’.

I’ve referred to

and

to help me put this version of the timeline together.

I’ve included all the TV stories, audios; books; graphic novel/comics and short stories into this list for now.

The (TV) and (Audio) stories are highlighted in RED.

The (Book) stories are to remain un-highlighted for now.

The short stories are highlighted in RED and/or ITALICS; and are CENTRED.

The stories with links to reviews by me on my blog are highlighted in BOLD and RED.

Regarding the (Book) stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows in the KEY below.

KEY
*VNA – Virgin New Adventures
*TWN – Torchwood Novels

Regarding the (Audio) stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows in the KEY below.

KEY
**BAD – BBC Audio Drama
**BAB – BBC Audio Book
**BFAD – Big Finish Audio Drama
**BFAB – Big Finish Audio Book

Please feel free to ask questions about this timeline, as I intend to revisit this and add new stories to the list as time goes on.

I’ve divided the timeline into 15 phases
1. The 1870s
2. The 1880s

3. The 1890s
4. The 1900s
5. The 1910s
6. The 1920s
7. The 1940s
8. The 1950s
9. The 1960s
10. The 1970s
11. The 1980s
12. The 1990s
13. The 2000s
14. The 2010s
15. The 4220s


1. The 1870s

Torchwood’s formation by Queen Victoria in 1879 from ‘Tooth and Claw’ (TV) takes place here.


2. The 1880s

Queen Victoria and Torchwood’s appearance in ‘The Time Machination’ (Comic) takes place here in 1889.


3. The 1890s

The 1897 scene of Archie, head of Torchwood London, beginning the Torchwood Archive from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

Captain Jack joining Torchwood Three in Cardiff in 1899 from ‘Fragments’ (TW) (TV) takes place here.

1. The Victorian Age (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**

Queen Victoria’s recording of a speech for the Torchwood Institute on its 20th anniversary in 1899 from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place after ‘The Victorian Age’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**.

2. The Baby Farmers (from ‘Consequences’ (TW) (Book) – TWN*)


4. The 1900s

Queen’s Victoria’s message of The Committee and the Red Key gift to Torchwood from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here circa 1900.

Captain Jack given the Red Key by Queen Victoria and taking the key back to Torchwood Cardiff from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here circa 1900.

Captain Jack Harkness gets unearthed by Torchwood in 1901 from ‘Exit Wounds’ (TW) (TV).

The 1902 scene of Archie, head of Torchwood London, still archive objects in the Torchwood Archive from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

The two Torchwood agents’ appearance in 1906 during ‘Final Sacrifice’ (Comic) takes place here.

Captain Jack’s 1909 scenes from ‘Small Worlds’ (TW) (TV) take place here.


5. The 1910s

The coming of the Weevils in 1914 from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.


6. The 1920s

Captain Jack’s 1920s scenes from ‘From Out Of The Rain’ (TW) (TV) take place here.

The 1924 scenes of Torchwood India from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

Captain Jack’s scenes with Angelo Colasanto from ‘Miracle Day’ (TW) (TV) take place here.

3. Overture (TW) (Comic)


7. The 1940s

4. The Dying Room (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**


8. The 1950s

The scenes of ‘Ghost Mission’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAB** from Norton Folgate’s point of view occurs here.

The 1953 scenes of Norton Folgate offloading the Red Key onto the Mandrake Organisation from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

The 1955 disastrous trial run of the Good Thinking Virus by Norton Fulgate and Captain Jack Harkness from ‘Outbreak’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.


9. The 1960s

The 1961 scene of Archie (at 100) still archiving the Torchwood Archive from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

Captain Jack’s dealing with the 456 in 1965 from ‘Children of Earth’ (TW) (TV) takes place here.


10. The 1970s

5. The Dollhouse (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**


11. The 1980s

Torchwood’s involvement in ‘Damaged Goods’ (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD** takes place here.


12. The 1990s

Alex Hopkins, head of Torchwood Three (Cardiff) is given the Red Key from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD**. He sees visions of ‘Children of Earth’ (TW) (TV), ‘Miracle Day’ (TW) (TV) and beyond before he kills himself and his team, taking place here before New Year’s Eve 1999 from ‘Fragments’ (TW) (TV).


13. The 2000s

The New Year’s Eve/Day scene from ‘Fragments’ (TW) (TV) where Captain Jack Harkness discovers Alex Hopkins kill his team and himself takes place here.

Toshiko Sato joining Torchwood Three in Cardiff in 2004 from ‘Fragments’ (TW) (TV) takes place here.

The 2004 scenes of Suzie Costello finding The Red Key with Yvonne Hartman and Captain Jack Harkness from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

6. One Rule (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**
7. Torchwood One: Before The Fall (TW) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. New Girl
2. Through The Ruins
3. Uprising

8. Torchwood One: Machines (TW) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. The Law Machines
2. Blind Summit
3. 9 to 5

Owen Harper joining Torchwood Three in Cardiff in 2006 from ‘Fragments’ (TW) (TV) takes place here.

9. Moving Target (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**

Toshiko Sato’s appearance in ‘Aliens of London’ from ‘Aliens of London’/’World War Three’ (TV) takes place here.

  Torchwood’s attack on the Sycorax ship on Christmas Day, 2006 in ‘The Christmas Invasion’ (TV) takes place here.

10. Army of Ghosts/Doomsday (TV)

Ianto Jones given the Red Key at Torchwood One, London from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place during ‘Doomsday’ from ‘Army of Ghosts’/’Doomsday’ (TV).

 Ianto Jones joining Torchwood Three in Cardiff in 2007 from ‘Fragments’ (TW) (TV) takes place here.

11. Everything Changes (TW) (TV)
12. Day One (TW) (TV)
13. Ghost Machine (TW) (TV)
14. Another Life (TW) (Book/Audio) – TWN*+BAB**
15. Border Princes (TW) (Book/Audio) – TWN*+BAB**
16. Slow Decay (TW) (Book/Audio) – TWN*+BAB**
17. Cyberwoman (TW) (TV)
18. Small Worlds (TW) (TV)

‘Mend Me’ (TW) (TWM)

19. Countrycide (TW) (TV)
20. Greeks Bearing Gifts (TW) (TV)
21. Broken (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**
22. They Keep Killing Suzie (TW) (TV)
23. Random Shoes (TW) (TV)
24. Out of Time (TW) (TV)
25. Combat (TW) (TV)
26. Hidden (TW) (Audio) – BAB**

Torchwood’s involvement in ‘The Runaway Bride’ (TV) takes place here.

The 2007 sections from ‘Web of Lies’ (TW) (Webcast) take place here.

27. Captain Jack Harkness (TW) (TV)
28. End of Days (TW) (TV)
29. Kaleidoscope (from ‘Consequences’ (TW) (Book) – TWN*)

Gwen, Owen, Toshiko and Ianto sent on a wild goose chase by the Master to the Himalaya in ‘The Sound of Drums’ from ‘Utopia’/’The Sound of Drums’/’Last of the Time Lords’ (TV) takes place.

30. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (TW) (TV)
31. The Legacy of Torchwood One! (TW) (Comic)
32. Sleeper (TW) (TV)
33. Shrouded (TW) (Comic)
34. To the Last Man (TW) (TV)
35. The Conspiracy (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**

Gwen’s talk with Madeline from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

36. Fall to Earth (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**
37. Uncanny Valley (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**
38. The Office Of Never Was (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**

Eve Trent’s confession to Torchwood about Ovid and their dealings with the Committee from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

Ivan Putin’s, agent of the KVI, complaints about telling some influential people that their lovers are Ovid sex dolls controlled by the Committee from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

39. Something in the Water (TW) (Book) – TWN*
40. Everyone Says Hello (TW) (Audio) – BAB**
41. Zone 10 (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**

Toshiko Sato’s recount of her experiments with the Red Key at a bar before throwing it into an alternate dimension and retconning her and the barman’s memories from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

42. Meat (TW) (TV)

‘Unplugged’ (TW) (TWM)

43. In The Shadows (TW) (Audio)  – BAB**
44. Adam (TW) (TV)
45. Trace Memory (TW) (Book) – TWN*
46. The Twilight Streets (TW) (Book) – TWN*

The 2008 scene of Archie still archiving the Torchwood Archive at Torchwood Two from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

47. Jetsam (TW) (Comic)

‘Harm’s Way’ (TW) (TWM)

48. Rift War (TW) (Comic)

‘Black Water’ (TW) (TWM Yearbook)

Captain Jack’s narration of ‘The Conspiracy’ (Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.

49. The Last Beacon (Audio) – BFAB**

50. Reset (TW) (TV)
51. Dead Man Walking (TW) (TV)
52. A Day in the Death (TW) (TV)
53. Pack Animals (TW) (Book) – TWN*

‘Mrs Acres’ (TW) (TWM Yearbook)
‘The Beauty of Our Weapons’ (TW) (TWM Yearbook)
‘The Book of Jahi’ (TW) (TWM)

54. Something Borrowed (TW) (TV)
55. SkyPoint (TW) (Book) – TWN*

56. Believe (TW) (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Planet Life’ (TW) (TWM Yearbook)

57. From Out of the Rain (TW) (TV)
58. Adrift (TW) (TV)

‘Monster’ (TW) (TWM Yearbook)

59. Corpse Day (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**

The events as depicted in the recording during 58. ‘torchwood_cascade_ CDRip.tor’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAB** take place here.

60. Fragments (TW) (TV)
61. Exit Wounds (TW) (TV)

The framing story of ‘torchwood_cascade_ CDRip.tor’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.

62. The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End (TV)
63. Lost Souls (TW) (Audio) – BAD**
64. Almost Perfect (TW) (Book) – TWN*

‘Who by Fire’ (TW) (TWM)

65. The Selkie (TW) (Comic)

‘Gordian’ (TW) (TWM)

Gwen’s narration of ‘In The Shadows’ (Audio) – BAB** takes place here after the deaths of Owen and Toshiko in ‘Exit Wounds’ (TV).

66. The Sin Eaters (TW) (Audio) – BAB**

‘The Man Who Dreamed Of Stars’ (TW) (TWM)
‘Closing Time’ (TW) (TWM)

67. Into the Silence (TW) (Book) – TWN*
68. Bay of the Dead (TW) (Book) – TWN*
69. The House That Jack Built (TW) (Book) – TWN*

‘The Last Voyage of Osiris’ (TW) (TWM)

70. The Death of Captain Jack (Audio) – BFAB**

71. Risk Assessment (TW) (Book) – TWN*
72. The Undertaker’s Gift (TW) (Book) – TWN*
73. The Wrong Hands (from ‘Consequences’ (TW) (Book) – TWN*)
74. Virus (from ‘Consequences’ (TW) (Book) – TWN*)
75. Consequences (from ‘Consequences’ (TW) (Book) – TWN*)
76. Asylum (TW) (Audio) – BAD**
77. Golden Age (TW) (Audio) – BAD**
78. The Dead Line (TW) (Audio) – BAD**

The 2009 scene where PC Andy Davidson dates a woman and fails to impress with stories of his Torchwood contacts from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

79. Broken (TW) (Comic)

‘Stakes on a Plane’ (TW) (TWM)
‘I May Be Some Time’ (TW) (TWM)
‘They Keep Killing Andy’ (TW) (TWM)
‘Flotsam and Jetsam’ (TW) (TWM)

80. Fated To Pretend (TW) (Comic)

‘Happy New Year’ (TW) (TWM)
‘Photo Finish’ (TW) (TWM)
‘Postcards From The Rift’ (TW) (TWM)
‘Reflections’ (TW) (TWM)
‘The Package’ (TW) (TWM)
‘Ashes to Ashes’ (TW) (TWM)
‘Rift-Raff’ (TW) (TWM)
‘Lockdown’ (TW) (TWM)
‘Rare Earth’ (TW) (TWM)
‘Everything’s True’ (TW) (TWM)

81. Somebody Else’s Problem (TW) (Comic)

‘The Secret of Crow Island’ (TW) (TWM)
‘Red Handed’ (TW) (TWM)
‘Cultural Firsts’ (TW) (TWM)

82. Hell House (TW) (Comic)

‘The Mind’s Eye’ (TW) (TWM)
‘We All Go Through’ (TW) (TWM)

83. The Devil and Miss Carew (TW) (Audio) – BAD**
84. Submission (TW) (Audio) – BAD**

Rhys doing a job for the Committee with shipments of fridge parts coming in from ‘The Torchwood Archive’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

85. Outbreak (TW) (Audio) – BFAD**
86. Ghost Train (TW) (Audio)  – BAB**
87. Department X (TW) (Audio) – BAB** 
88. Children of Earth (TW) (TV)

1. Day One
2. Day Two
3. Day Three
4. Day Four
5. Day Five

89. ‘Long Time Dead’ (TW) (Book/Audio) – TWN*+BAB**  takes place in October 2009, one month after the destruction of the Torchwood Hub in ‘Children of Earth’ (TW) (TV).


14. The 2010s

90. The House of the Dead (TW) (Audio) – BAD**

91. ‘First Born’ (TW) (Book/Audio) – TWN*+BAB** takes place in the winter of 2010/2011, several months after the coda of ‘Children of Earth’ (TW) (TV).

92. ‘The Men Who Sold The World’ (TW) (Book/Audio) – TWN*+BAB** takes place in 2011, prior to the events of ‘Miracle Day’ (TW) (TV).

93. Miracle Day (TW) (TV)

1. The New World

The 2011 sections of Episode 1 of 94. ‘Web of Lies’ (TW) (Webcast) take place after ‘The New World’ in ‘Miracle Day’ (TW) (TV).

2. Rendition

The 2011 sections of Episode 2 of 94. ‘Web of Lies’ (TW) (Webcast) take place after ‘Rendition’ in ‘Miracle Day’ (TW) (TV).

3. Dead of Night

The 2011 sections of Episode 3 of 94. ‘Web of Lies’ (TW) (Webcast) take place after ‘Dead of Night’ in ‘Miracle Day’ (TW) (TV).

4. Escape to L.A.

The 2011 sections of Episode 4 of 94. ‘Web of Lies’ (TW) (Webcast) take place after ‘Escape to L.A.’ in ‘Miracle Day’ (TW) (TV).

5. The Categories of Life

The 2011 sections of Episode 5 of 94. ‘Web of Lies’ (TW) (Webcast) take place after ‘The Categories of Life’ in ‘Miracle Day’ (TW) (TV).

6. The Middle Men

The 2011 sections of Episode 6 of 94. ‘Web of Lies’ (TW) (Webcast) take place after ‘The Middle Men’ in ‘Miracle Day’ (TW) (TV).

7. Immortal Sins

The 2011 sections of Episode 7 of 94. ‘Web of Lies’ (TW) (Webcast) take place after ‘Immortal Sins’ in ‘Miracle Day’ (TW) (TV).

8. End of the Road

The 2011 sections of Episode 8 of 94. ‘Web of Lies’ (TW) (Webcast) take place after ‘End of the Road’ in ‘Miracle Day’ (TW) (TV).

9. The Gathering

The 2011 sections of Episode 9 of 94. ‘Web of Lies’ (TW) (Webcast) take place after ‘The Gathering’ in ‘Miracle Day’ (TW) (TV).

10. The Blood Line

The 2011 sections of Episode 10 of 94. ‘Web of Lies’ (TW) (Webcast) take place after ‘The Blood Line’ in ‘Miracle Day’ (TW) (TV).

95. Army of One (TW) (Audio) – BAB**
96. Fallout (TW) (Audio) – BAB**
97. Red Skies (TW) (Audio) – BAB**
98. Mr. Invincible (TW) (Audio) – BAB**
99. Exodus Code (TW) (Book/Audio) – TWN*+BAB**

100. Forgotten Lives (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**
101. More Than This (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**
102. Ghost Mission (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**
103. Made You Look (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**

104. We Always Get Out Alive (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**

105. Goodbye Piccadilly (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**

106. ‘World Without End’ (TW) (Comic) takes place in 2017. 
107. ‘Station Zero’ (TW) (Comic) takes place in 2017.
108. ‘The Culling’ (TW) (Comic) takes place in 2017.

109. Aliens Among Us (TW) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Changes Everything

106. ‘Visiting Hours’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAB** takes place between ‘Changes Everything’ and ‘Aliens & Sex & Chips & Gravy’ during ‘Aliens Among Us’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD**

2. Aliens & Sex & Chips & Gravy
3. Orr
4. Superiority Complex
5. Love Rat
6. A Kill to a View
7. Zero Hour
8. The Empty Hand
9. Poker Face
10. Tagged
11. Escape Room
12. Herald of the Dawn

110. Gods Among Us (TW) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Future Pain
2. The Man Who Destroyed Torchwood
3. See No Evil
4. Night Watch
5. TBA
6. TBA
7. TBA
8. TBA
9. TBA
10. TBA
11. TBA
12. TBA


15. The 4220s

The Krop-Tor expedition on behalf of the Torchwood Archive during ‘The Impossible Planet’/’The Satan Pit’ (TV) takes place in 4221.

111. The Torchwood Archive (TW) (Audio) – BFAD**

The two Torchwood agents’ appearance in the far future during ‘Final Sacrifice’ (Comic) takes place here.


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6 thoughts on “The Torchwood Timeline

  1. Hi mandigolightly.

    ‘Exodus Code’ is on the ‘Torchwood’ timeline. With the comics, I assume you mean the Titan comics ‘World Without End’ and ‘Station Zero’.

    Thanks for dropping a line.

    Tim. 🙂

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  2. hi there. Great timeline, thanks for doing it. Are you going to update it to include Believe, The Last Beacon, We Always Get Out Alive, The Death of Captain Jack and Goodbye Picadilly? Best wishes, Richard

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    • Hi Richard.

      Thanks for your post. Glad you enjoyed my ‘Torchwood’ timeline.

      I’ve added the latest ‘Torchwood’ stories including ‘God Among Us’ as you suggest. Please forgive me if the placements for these stories are incorrect as I’ve not heard them yet. If you can suggest better placements for these stories on where they go in the timeline, that’ll be much appreciated.

      I’ll add these stories to Captain Jack’s timeline too.

      Tim. 🙂

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      • Hi Tim. Can I ask how you know where to place them if you’ve not heard them? Just curious! As far as I can remember none of them had any clues as to where they should go, so I presume they happen in release order. I think Lives of Captain Jack is tricker though. Cheers

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      • Hi Richard.

        It’s mostly guesswork on my part. I usually rely on sites like eyespider and the Divergent Universe forum to give me suggestions on where the stories can go in any ‘Doctor Who’ timeline. But for this occassion, eyespider didn’t have any placements for the latest Torchwood stories and I’ve no prompting from the DU forum to help suggest where to put these stories yet.

        As I’ve said for most of my ‘Doctor Who’ timelines, they are always subject to change, so the placements I’ve currently put for the latest ‘Torchwood’ stories will remain as they are unless I get some help/suggestions otherwise on their placements.

        I make a guess on where to place the ‘Torchwood’ stories mainly from watching the TV series or from previous placements of other Big Finish stories. For example, I assume ‘Believe’ takes place between ‘Adam’ and ‘Reset’. I’ve placed ‘We Always Get Out Alive’ and ‘Goodbye Picadilly’ where they are in the timeline since previous stories like ‘Forgotten Lives’ and ‘Ghost Mission’ are placed in that part of the timeline too. That change however.

        I’m not denying listening to these stories at some point as I hope I’ll listen to them someday. But if anyone can provide me better placements for these latest ‘Torchwood’ stories and anything ‘Doctor Who’ related, that’ll be much appreciated.

        Tim. 🙂

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