Thursday, October 19, 2006


The premiere of a new sci-fi drama, from the same stable as Dr Who, has taken place in Cardiff.
Torchwood - an anagram of Doctor Who - has been created by writer Russell T Davies and will be broadcast on Sunday.
Set in Cardiff, the series stars John Barrowman as Captain Jack - one of the characters from Doctor Who - and Welsh actress Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper.

Torchwood being to Doctor Who as A Welsh Born Icon is to Nicholas Browne (and indeed as The Profit Burglar is to Paul Robert Fright) I must doff my cap.

All hail Swansea's Russell T Davies, hereby elevated to join the elect order of offical Welsh Born Icons that I maintain.

You have to admire the huzpah of the man who previously created 'Queer as Folk' when he announces that his new series will feature "psychotic fairies".

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