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Torchwood - Children of Earth

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Torchwood - Children of Earth
Country UK
Channel BBC One
Genre Sci-Fi
Broadcast 2009
No. of Episodes 5
Main Cast
Character Actor
Captain Jack Harkness John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper Eve Myles
Ianto Jones Gareth David-Lloyd
John Frobisher Peter Capaldi
Rhys Williams Kai Owen
Lois Habiba Cush Jumbo

Torchwood - Children of Earth is the official name of the third season of the series. Unlike previous seasons that relied on "monster of the week" style plot scenarios, a five episodes are linked and form part of a larger story. It follows the actions of Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), and his remaining colleagues Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) and Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) as they investigate an alien force that is demanding the sacrifice of a large percentage of Earths children, whilst also being hunted by the British Government.

The following weapons were used in Season 3 of the television series Torchwood:


Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 4.3

Torchwood agents Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) and Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) continue to carry the Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 4.3, this time after obtaining them from government agents in "Day One". Various other characters including Alice Carter (Lucy Cohu) and Clem MacDonald (Paul Copley) are seen using the pistols throughout the series.

Airsoft Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 4.3
Gwen observes a government operative disguised as a paramedic, who has a pistol holstered IN "Day Two".
Gwen puts down the pistols as she flees from sniper fire in the ambulance in "Day Two".
Gwen:"Who do you work for!"
Operative: "The NHS?"
Gwen holds the operative at gunpoint with the M1911.
Gwen trains her sidearm on Johnson whilst rescuing Jack.
The two pistols stolen by Gwen are seen on the table in the teams hideout in London in "Day Three".
Alice Carter, Jack's daughter, reaches for the sidearm of a soldier she just knocked unconscious. In a continuity error, it was a SIG-Sauer P226 in the previous shot.
Alice aims the stolen pistol at Johnson when she and her son are cornered in "Day Three".
Clem McDonald shoots Jack with Gwen's weapon in "Day Four".
Two of Johnson's soldiers draw their sidearms in "Day Four".
Jack and Ianto enter Thames House with their handguns unloaded in "Day Four". Note the distinctive airsoft pistol magazines.
Ianto holds his pistol on the member of the 456 in Thames House.
Jack and Ianto open fire on the 456 container in "Day Four".

Walther P99

The Walther P99 is carried by Johnson (Liz May Brice) as her personal sidearm. The model used in the series appears to be an airsoft replica.

Walther P99 - 9x19mm
Johnson shoots Harkness with her Walther P99 in "Day One".
Johnson draws her P99 in "Day One".
Johnson lowers her P99 after Gwen threatens to release recordings of the government deciding to give children to the 456 in "Day Five".

Glock 17

The Glock 17 is carried by Dr. Rupesh Patinjali (Rik Makarem) in "Day One", as well as uniformed security officers at MI5 Headquarters, Thames House.

Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Dr. Patinjali shoots Jack in "Day One".
A side view of the Glock 17 in "Day One".

Glock 26 Advance

The fictional Glock 26 Advance (an airsoft pistol manufactured by Tokyo Marui) is seen in the holsters of some of Johnson's troops throughout the series. It contains a built in compensator and extended magazine. UNIT soldiers are also seen carrying them in "Day Five". The pistol is frequently seen as a background weapon in the sister series Doctor Who.

Tokyo Marui "G26 AdVance"
The holstered G26A in "Day One".
A sentry guard with a holstered G26A in "Day Two".
A UNIT solider (right) with a holstered G26A in "Day Five".

SIG-Sauer P226

In "Day Three", one of Johnson's soldiers is seen with a holstered SIG-Sauer P226. In a continuity error it turns into a Tokyo Marui Hi-Capa 4.3 when taken by Alice Carter (Lucy Cohu). In "Day Four", a security guard at Thames House is seen carrying a P226 as his sidearm.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
The operative chases after Alice Carter with his holstered sidearm in "Day Three".
A clear view of the P226 as the operative is knocked down in "Day Three".
The security guard (left) draws his P226 in "Day Four".
The guard aims his pistol at Jack and Ianto in "Day Four".

Browning Hi-Power

A Browning Hi-Power is requisitioned by John Frobisher (Peter Capaldi) in "Day Five".

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9x19mm
Frobisher removes the Hi-Power from the box in "Day Five".
An alternate view as the pistol is loaded in "Day Five".
Frobisher approaches his family in "Day Five".

Submachine Guns

Sterling SMG (L2A3)

In a flashback to 1965 in "Day Four", the Sterling SMG is carried by British Army soldiers assisting Ellen Hunt (Sophie Hunter) and Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman).

Sterling L2A3 (Mk.4) - 9x19mm
The British Army soldiers accompanying Ellen Hunt in 1965 with their L2A3's in "Day Four".
Soldiers with their SMG's during the 1965 handover in "Day Four".

Assault Rifles

Heckler & Koch G36C

The Heckler & Koch G36C is carried by British Army soldiers and armed police officers throughout the series.

Heckler & Koch G36C - 5.56x45mm
BBC promo shot of Ianto Jones with the G36C.
A police Authorised Firearms Officer guards Thames House with a G36C in "Day One".
Thames House security guards with their rifles in "Day Two".
A lobby guard at Thames House aims his G36C at Jack in "Day Four".
UNIT soldiers in Thames House with their rifles in "Day Five".
British soldiers with Heckler & Koch G36Cs in a promotional still for Children of Earth.

M4A1 Carbine

A variant of the M4A1 rifle is carried by soldiers under the command of Johnson (Liz May Brice), including Corporal Kamara (Osi Okerafor). They are fitted with EOtech sights, RIS rails, and Surefire flashlights.

Colt M4A1 with 6 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm
Soldiers with their M4A1 Carbines in "Day One".
A side view of Cpl. Kamara's rifle in "Day Two".
Johnson's operatives aim their rifles at Alice Carter in "Day Three".
A soldier aims his rifle in "Day Four".


ArmaLite AR-15

In "Day Two", a government sniper uses an unidentified AR-15 pattern rifle fitted with a Magpul PRS stock and telescopic sight when attacking Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) and Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd).

M16A4 with carry handle attached - 5.56x45mm
The sniper takes cover from Gwen's gunfire in "Day Two".
The sniper opens fire on Ianto Jones in "Day Two". Note the distinctive cheek rest.

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