Captain Jack’s Timeline

Here is ‘Captain Jack’s 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 and comics 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
*NSA – New Series 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

Here is a list of abbreviations for some of the (Audio) stories and what they mean.

  • (TLOCJ) – ‘The Lives of Captain Jack

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 9 phases
1. The Beginning of Captain Jack Harkness
2. Captain Jack with the Ninth Doctor and Rose (Series 1b)
3. Torchwood (Series 1)
4. Torchwood (Series 2)
5. Torchwood (Series 3)
6. Torchwood (Series 4)
7. Torchwood (Series 5)
8. Torchwood (Series 6)
9. Captain Jack’s Future/The Face of Boe


1. The Beginning of Captain Jack Harkness

The scenes of Jack as a boy on the Boeshane Peninsula from ‘Adam’ (TW) (TV) take place here.

The childhood scene from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

‘Month 25’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place during Jack’s time as a Time Agent.

The Time Agent scenes from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** take place here.


2. Captain Jack with the Ninth Doctor and Rose (Series 1b)

The con man scene from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place before ‘The Empty Child’ from ‘The Empty Child’/’The Doctor Dances’ whilst he’s in 1940s London.

The Ninth Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack’s appearance in ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.

  • The Deviant Strain (Book/Audio) – NSA*+BAB** 
  • Only Human (Book/Audio)NSA*+BAB**
  • Weapons of Past Destruction (Comic)

The Ninth Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack’s appearance in ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.

  • Doctormania (Comic)
  • The Transformed (Comic)
  • Official Secrets (Comic)
  • Slaver’s Song (Comic)
  • Sin-Eaters (Comic)
  • Secret Agent Man (Comic)
  • The Bidding War (Comic)

The Ninth Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack’s appearance in ‘The Lost Dimension’ (Comic) takes place here.

The two scenes from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** where Captain Jack is a companion, one of which is set during ‘Boom Town’ (TV), takes place here.

The Ninth Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack’s cameo in ‘The Horror of Time’ (Z) takes place during ‘The Child of Death’ (Z).

  • The Stealers of Dreams (Book/Audio) – NSA*+BAB**

‘Return of the Volsci’ from ‘The Many Lives of Doctor Who’ (Comic) takes place here.

‘The Year After I Died’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place after ‘Bad Wolf’/’The Parting of the Ways’ (TV).


3. Torchwood (Series 1)

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

  • The Victorian Age (TW) (Audio) – BFAB**

‘The Baby Farmers’ from ‘Consequences’ (TW) (Book) – TWN* takes place here.

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

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

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

  • Overture (TW) (Comic)

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.

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

The Captain Jack and Melody scene from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** in 1969 before Melody’s regeneration takes place here.

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.

 Captain Jack meeting Toshiko Sato 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.

Captain Jack’s appearance in ‘One Rule’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.

  • Piece of Mind (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Wednesdays For Beginners (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place after ‘The Year After I Died’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** and a long time before ‘Utopia’ from ‘Utopia’/’The Sound of Drums’/’Last of the Time Lords’ (TV), between ‘One Rule’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAB** and Captain Jack meeting Owen in ‘Fragments’ (TW) (TV).

  • Crush (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD**

The Captain Jack and River scene from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** where River attempts to assassinate the Ninth Doctor takes place here during the events of ‘Boom Town’ (TV).

The Captain Jack and River scene from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** where River attends her first lecture at the Luna University to meet Hark Jackness takes place here.

The Captain Jack’s rescue of River from the transport shuttle taking her to Stormcage from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

The Captain Jack and River scene from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** where she confides her husband has gone off to fight in a war (presumably The Battle of Demon’s Run) takes place during ‘A Good Man Goes To War’ (TV).

Captain Jack and River’s visit to Darillium from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** where they meet an older River takes place here.

Captain Jack and River’s visit to the Face of Boe’s funeral from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

 Captain Jack meeting Owen Harper in 2006 from ‘Fragments’ (TW) (TV) takes place here.

Captain Jack meeting Ianto Jones in 2007 from ‘Fragments’ (TW) (TV) takes place here.

Captain Jack narrates ‘A Ghost Story For Christmas’ (Webcast) here.

  • Everything Changes (TW) (TV)
  • Day One (TW) (TV)
  • Ghost Machine (TW) (TV)
  • Another Life (TW) (Book/Audio)  – TWN*+BAB**
  • Border Princes (TW) (Book/Audio) – TWN*+BAB** 
  • Slow Decay (TW) (Book/Audio) – TWN*+BAB** 
  • Cyberwoman (TW) (TV)

The story’s opening scene from ‘Broken’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here shortly after ‘Cyberwoman’ (TW) (TV).

  • Small Worlds (TW) (TV)

‘Mend Me’ (TW) (TWM)

  • Countrycide (TW) (TV)
  • Greeks Bearing Gifts (TW) (TV)

The main story of 34. ‘Broken’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAB** takes place here with the last scene leading into ‘They Keep Killing Suzie’ (TW) (TV).

  • They Keep Killing Suzie (TW) (TV)
  • Random Shoes (TW) (TV)
  • Out of Time (TW) (TV) 
  • Combat (TW) (TV)
  • Hidden (TW) (Audio) – BAB**

The 2007 sections of 40. ‘Web of Lies’ (TW) (Webcast) take place here.

The Year That Never Was scene from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place right before ‘Last of the Time Lords’ from ‘Utopia’/’The Sound of Drums’/’Last of the Time Lords’ (TV).


4. Torchwood (Series 2)

‘Unplugged’ (TW) (TWM)

  • In The Shadows (TW) (Audio) – BAB**
  • Adam (TW) (TV)
  • Trace Memory (TW) (Book) – TWN*
  • The Twilight Streets (TW) (Book) – TWN*
  • Jetsam (TW) (Comic)

‘Harm’s Way’ (TW) (TWM)

  • Rift War (TW) (Comic)

‘Black Water’ (TW) (TWM YB)
Captain Jack’s narration of ‘The Conspiracy’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.

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

‘Planet Life’ (TW) (TWM YB)

‘Monster’ (TW) (TWM YB)


5. Torchwood (Series 3)

  • Almost Perfect (TW) (Book) – TWN*

‘Who by Fire’ (TW) (TWM)

  • The Selkie (TW) (Comic)

‘Gordian’ (TW) (TWM)

  • The Sin Eaters (TW) (Audio) – BAB**

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

  • Into the Silence (TW) (Book) – TWN*
  • Bay of the Dead (TW) (Book) – TWN*
  • The House That Jack Built (TW) (Book) – TWN*

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

  • The Death of Captain Jack (Audio) – BFAB**
  • Risk Assessment (TW) (Book) – TWN*
  • The Undertaker’s Gift (TW) (Book) – TWN*
  • The Wrong Hands (from ‘Consequences’ (TW) (Book) – TWN*)

‘Virus’ from ‘Consequences’ (TW) (Book) – TWN* takes place here.
‘Consequences’ from ‘Consequences’ (TW) (Book) – TWN* takes place here.

  • Asylum (TW) (Audio) – BAD**
  • Golden Age (TW) (Audio) – BAD**
  • The Dead Line (TW) (Audio) – BAD**
  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Somebody Else’s Problem (TW) (Comic)

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

  • Hell House (TW) (Comic)

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

  • The Devil and Miss Carew (TW) (Audio) – BAD** 
  • Submission (TW) (Audio) – BAD**
  • Outbreak (TW) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Ghost Train (TW) (Audio)  – BAB**
  • Department X (TW) (Audio) – BAB**
  • Children of Earth (TW) (TV)

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

  • What Have I Done (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD**

The mourning Ianto scene from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place immediately after ‘What Have I Done?’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD**

Captain Jack’s appearance in ‘The End of Time’ (TV) takes place here.
‘One Enchanted Evening’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place straight after ‘The End of Time’ (TV).
Captain Jack’s cameo appearance in ‘Long Time Dead’ (TW) (Book/Audio) – TWN*+BAB** takes place here.


6. Torchwood (Series 4)

  • The House of the Dead (TW) (Audio) – BAD**
  • First Born (TW) (Book/Audio) – TWN*+BAB** 
  • The Men Who Sold The World (TW) (Book/Audio) – TWN*+BAB** 
  • The Green Life (Audio) (TW) – BFAB**
  • Miracle Day (TW) (TV)

1. The New World
2. Rendition
3. Dead of Night
4. Escape to L.A.
5. The Categories of Life
6. The Middle Men
7. Immortal Sins
8. End of the Road
9. The Gathering
10. The Blood Line

  • Army of One (TW) (Audio) – BAB**
  • Fallout (TW) (Audio) – BAB**
  • Red Skies (TW) (Audio) – BAB**
  • Mr. Invincible (TW) (Audio) – BAB**
  • Exodus Code (TW) (Book/Audio) – TWN*+BAB**

Captain Jack’s ‘appearance’ in ‘Forgotten Lives’ (TW) (Audio) – BFAB** takes place four years after ‘Miracle Day’ (TW) (TV).

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

  • Driving Miss Wells (TCOLJ) (Audio) – BFAD**

7. Torchwood (Series 5)

  • Aliens Among Us (TW) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Changes Everything
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


8. Torchwood (Series 6)

  • God Among Us (TW) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Future Pain
2. The Man Who Destroyed Torchwood
3. See No Evil
4. Night Watch
5. Flight 405
6. Hostile Environment
7. Another Man’s Shoes
8. Eye of the Storm
9. A Mother’s Son 
10. ScrapeJane
11. Day Zero
12. Thoughts and Prayers

‘Top Five Creature Who Just Won’t Quit’ from ‘The Official Annual 2021’ (Book) of ‘Doctor Who’ takes place here. 
Captain Jack’s cameo in ‘Farewell, Sarah Jane’ (SJA) (Webcast) takes place here.


9. Captain Jack’s Future/The Face of Boe

The older Captain Jack scenes from ‘Month 25’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here before he becomes the Face of Boe.

  • Mighty and Despair (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD**

The Face of Boe’s cameo in ‘The Long Game’ (TV) takes place here.

The funeral scene of the Face of Boe from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.


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4 thoughts on “Captain Jack’s Timeline

  1. Nic

    Thanks for this, this is how I’m trying to keep track of Torchwood (Jack’s story basically) and it’s incredibly helpful to see where the books and audio stuff is placed. I truly appreciate the work.

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    Reply
    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      Hi Nic.

      Glad you find my timeline for Captain Jack helpful. Many thanks for using it.

      I’m waiting for info about the placement on the latest stories in ‘The Lives of Captain Jack – Volume 2’. Hopefully I’ll be able to add them to the timeline very soon.

      Tim. 🙂

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