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[02/13/08 - 11:14 AM]
Doctor Who's Freema Agyeman and Ugly Betty's Alan Dale Guest Star on BBC America's Hit Sci-Fi Series, Torchwood
Plus: James Marsters is also set to return while Richard Briers, Ruth Jones and Nerys Hughes will make guest appearances.

[via press release from BBC America]

DOCTOR WHO'S FREEMA AGYEMAN AND UGLY BETTY'S ALAN DALE GUEST STAR ON BBC AMERICA'S HIT SCI-FI SERIES, TORCHWOOD

BBC America's top-rated series, Torchwood, exploded into season two with guest star James Marsters (Buffy) and now episode six brings a highly anticipated cross-over with Doctor Who's Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) and a menacing guest role for Alan Dale (Ugly Betty, The O.C.). Created by Russell T Davies, lead writer on the current Doctor Who, the high-octane second season has taken a stronger Torchwood team through dare-devil action, temptation, heartache - and now they face a life changing event.

Torchwood, season two premieres Saturdays, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Captain Jack (John Barrowman) calls on Martha Jones to join the Torchwood team � Gwen (Eve Myles), Owen (Burn Gorman), Toshiko (Naoko Mori), and Ianto (Gareth David-Lloyd) � to help investigate mysterious deaths. When the trail leads to a sinister medical testing center, Martha must go undercover. But has Torchwood underestimated how far the testing center's director, Professor Copley (Alan Dale) will go to find medical breakthroughs? How safe is the Torchwood team?

Following episode six, the Torchwood team members, deep in shock, have to face their darkest hour. In an effort to put things right, Captain Jack unleashes a primal force that uses Torchwood as a conduit to wreck havoc across Earth, aided by the Weevils and their newly-appointed King. Then the night before her wedding, Gwen is juggling work with her bachelorette party, when an alien shape shifter leaves her carrying more than she bargained for. As everyone gathers for the ceremony, Jack must destroy her big day, unless one of the three mothers present finds a means to stop him.

Before the season ends, James Marsters returns as charismatic-but-psychopathic Captain John Hart, along with guest appearances by Richard Briers (Hamlet, Monarch of the Glen), Ruth Jones (Saxondale, Gavin & Stacey) and Nerys Hughes (The Liver Birds, District Nurse).

Alan Dale on his guest role, "I am thrilled to be working on Torchwood and delighted to be in England again. I am a huge fan of British television drama."

Freema Agyeman on her three episode arc on Torchwood, "It's a huge new challenge and a wonderful opportunity to develop and expand the character of Martha Jones."

BBC America's new Supernatural Saturday line-up kicks off with Doctor Who, season three, on Saturdays 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 PT, followed by an encore episode of Torchwood at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and the U.S. premiere episode at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Beyond the Broadcast

Torchwood: The Complete First Season hit the Top 10 of Amazon.com the week it debuted. In stores now, the 7-disc DVD set includes over 6 hours of bonus features including outtakes and cast interviews.

In addition, the debut issue of Torchwood: The Official Magazine, published every four weeks, hits shelves February 19 at major retailers including Barnes & Noble and Borders. The magazine includes the latest news, exclusive cast and crew interviews, behind-the-scenes features on the show's special effects, a regular column from Torchwood's head writer, and pages of original Torchwood comic-strip fiction.

BBC AMERICA brings audiences a new generation of award-winning television featuring news with a uniquely global perspective, provocative dramas, razor-sharp comedies and life-changing makeovers. BBC AMERICA pushes the boundaries to deliver high quality, highly addictive and eminently watchable programming to viewers who demand more. BBC AMERICA is distributed by Discovery Networks. It is available on digital cable and satellite TV in more than 60 million homes. For up-to-the-minute information on BBC AMERICA, forthcoming U.S. premieres, art work and news from the channel, log on to www.press.bbcamerica.com.

EPISODE SYNOPSES

Episode One "Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang"

Captain Jack returns, as the Torchwood team reunite to fight a rogue Time Agent. The mysterious Captain John Hart is determined to wreak havoc, and needs to find something hidden on Earth. But with Gwen's life in danger, and cluster bombs scattered across the city, whose side is Jack on?

Torchwood, season two premiered Saturday, January 26, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Episode Two "Sleeper"

When a burglary turns into a slaughter, Torchwood suspect alien involvement. Who is Beth, and can she be as innocent as she seems? But when the investigation escalates into a city-wide assault, Jack realizes that the whole planet is in danger.

Episode two premiered Saturday, February 2, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Episode Three "To The Last Man"

Toshiko falls for a handsome soldier, trapped out of his time, who unwittingly holds the key to saving the world. When an old hospital haunted by ghosts from 1918, a crisis foreseen by Torchwood 90 years ago is about to reach its climax. Time zones are colliding and with life and death decisions to be made, will Torchwood be able to stop an explosive end for Cardiff?

Episode three premieres Saturday, February 9, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Episode Four "Meat"

Rhys discovers the truth about Torchwood and becomes part of the team as they investigate a mysterious alien meat supply. With Rhys in increasing danger Gwen is under pressure like never before. Will Rhys go too far? Will Jack ask too much of him? And can Torchwood save the alien from being used as cheap meat?

Episode four premieres Saturday, February 16, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Episode Five "Adam"

An alien with the power to change memories infiltrates Torchwood - can the team save themselves before it's too late? With Captain Jack caught up in memories of his lost family, and Gwen struggling to remember Rhys, it takes Jack's love of Ianto to reveal the truth. But there's always a price to pay.

Episode five premieres Saturday, February 23, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Episode Six "Reset"

Captain Jack calls in Doctor Who's Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) to investigate mysterious deaths. When the trail leads to a sinister medical testing center Martha must go undercover. But have Torchwood underestimated how far the testing center will go to find medical breakthroughs? How safe is the Torchwood team?

Episode six premieres Saturday, March 1, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Episode Seven "Dead Man Walking"

Deep in shock, the Torchwood team have to face their darkest hour. In an effort to put things right, Captain Jack Harkness unleashes a primal force that uses Torchwood as a conduit to wreck havoc across Earth, aided by the Weevils and their newly-appointed King.

Episode seven premieres Saturday, March 8, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Episode Eight "A Day in the Death"

A victim of his newfound circumstances, Owen Harper believes he needs absolution. Will the lonely girl on the rooftop help him, or will it be a mission to the retrieve an alien device that is proving more lethal by the second? And how far will Toshiko go to help him?

Episode eight premieres Saturday, March 15, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Episode Nine "Something Borrowed"

The night before her wedding, Gwen is juggling work with her bachelorette party, when an alien shape shifter leaves her carrying more than she bargained for. As everyone gathers for the ceremony, Jack must destroy her big day, unless one of the three mothers present finds a means to stop him.

Episode nine premieres Saturday, March 22, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Episode Ten "From Out of the Rain"

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Episode ten premieres Saturday, March 29, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Episode Eleven "Adrift"

When a local teenager disappears Gwen is drawn into an investigation that reveals a darker side of Torchwood. Hundreds of people have disappeared without trace, but why is Jack obstructing attempts to find them? The answer seems to lie in the rift. Literally. And as Gwen follows the trail, she makes a shocking discovery.

Episode eleven premieres Saturday, April 5, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Episode Twelve "Fragments"

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Episode twelve premieres Saturday, April 12, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Episode Thirteen "Exit Wounds"

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Episode thirteen premieres Saturday, April 19, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.





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· BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (UPN)
· DOCTOR WHO (BBC AMERICA)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· TORCHWOOD (STARZ)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)





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