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BBC launches 'Doctor Who' for young adults

July 26, 2006 at 7:39 AM   |   Comments

CARDIFF, Wales, July 26 (UPI) -- The BBC is launching a science fiction series based on "Doctor Who" set in Cardiff, Wales, in the current day but still on the lookout for aliens.

The series, "Torchwood," "builds on some of the myths and legends that have been present in Doctor Who," said Jane Tranter, drama chief. But the new show is different, she said, both in terms of tone and the audience it is aiming for, namely young adults, the Telegraph reported.

Aliens are captured and taken to holding cells in Cardiff where "Torchwood" -- an anagram of "Doctor Who" -- is set.

John Barrowman reprises his Captain Jack character who leads of a team of investigators using alien technology to solve crimes committed by both by humans and extraterrestrials.

Although "Torchwood" will not have sex scenes, producers promise a plenty of "blood and snogging," the Telegraph said.

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