Category Archives: Torchwood

John Barrowman’s costume (They Keep Killing Suzie/Out of Time, 2006)

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One of television’s most popular characters Capt. Jack Harkness, played by the incredibly talented John Barrowman, rightly got his own show in 2006, Torchwood. Set in Cardiff, it was a more adult show, something which had not really been seen before and showcased Wales to the world.

IMG_6312Worn by John Barrowman this costume comprises a green cotton shirt, a white Ralph Lauren t-shirt, and brown wool trousers. The label attached by Angels, the costumier used by the production, is inscribed ‘John Barrowman, April ’06‘, demonstrating its authenticityThis costume featured predominately in the Torchwood series 1 episode, ‘They Keep Killing Susie‘ where it was teamed with the red braces but also appeared in a few scenes in ‘Out of Time‘ this time teamed with the light grey braces. It also featured in the pre-title sequence for Series 2 which used two short snippets from ‘They Keep Killing Suzie‘.

IMG_8724It is a rare shirt as the character is more commonly associated with wearing light or dark blue/navy shirts so it is great to have it as part of the exhibition.

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Eve Myles’ costume (End of Days, 2007)

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Worn by Eve Myles throughout the series finale of Torchwood Series 1 ‘End of Days‘ this original part costume consists of a black jacket from Diesel with brass buttons and a purple jersey top which has some subtle detail. The same jacket and top is worn throughout the episode, right up until the final shot of the episode and the series in the Torchwood Hub.

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The series debuted on BBC3 in late October 2006, achieving the highest ratings for the channel at that time. The finale was then broadcast on January 1st 2007 and following it’s successful run the show was recommissioned for a second series the following year.