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Let’s be Brit once again.
For clarity, this post correctly covers the first two series (Brit for “seasons”) of Torchwood. I know for a fact that certain changes were made in series three—where they banner-titled the show Torchwood: Children of Earth—like the removal of the opening narrative. So for now, a separate post for Torchwood: Children of Earth is the plan.
Alright, on to the opening and theme song. The show starts with a monologue by Captain Jack Harkness explaining the premise of the show. Let’s start with that.
The above was taken from series two. The narration changed from series one. See below for the correct narration per series (1 & 2 respectively).
Torchwood: outside the government, beyond the police. Tracking down alien life on Earth, arming the human race against the future. The twenty-first century is when everything changes. And you’ve got to be ready.
Torchwood: outside the government, beyond the police. Fighting for the future on behalf of the human race. The 21st century is when everything changes. And Torchwood is ready.
Now let’s go to the short title that showcases the theme song.
The franchise has released a soundtrack—two already actually, one for Children of Earth—and there is an extended/full version of the theme. Composers for the show are Ben Foster and Murray Gold (their musical scores are featured in the soundtrack), but only Murray Gold is credited for the theme. We know Mr. Gold for the theme from Shameless. In the album, the theme lasts 1:46 and is officially credited as “Torchwood Theme”. Below is the song as it appears in the disc.
I guess that’s pretty much it. Hit the Like button below if this post helped you in any way. Thank you.