The New World
Episode 1 of 10 within Season Four : The New World. Item 32 of 41 overall.
Production number 101.
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One day, nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep ageing – they get hurt and sick, but they never die. The result: a population boom, overnight.

With all the extra people, resources are finite. It’s said that in four month's time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a natural event – someone’s got to be behind it. It’s a race against time as CIA agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy. The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking: "What is Torchwood?", he’s drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human ... for ever.

original airdate-July 08,2011     rating: 1.51 million 

                                                     UK: 6.59 million


Main Enemy: CIA

Main setting: Jacksonville, KY, rural Wales and Langley, VA

18-21 March 2011

Goofs: At the very end of the episode, when Rex is checking his phone, when the camera is facing him, his phone is being held in portrait, but when the camera is over his shoulder, looking at the screen, the phone is in landscape. This is shown twice, when the camera shots switch.

Trivia: Gwen and Rhys's Welsh cottage is called "The Old Rectory" and is owned by the British National Trust. It can be rented as a holiday cottage.


Torchwood. Outside the government, beyond the police. Tracking down alien life on earth and arming the human race against the future. The 21st century is when everything changes... and you've gotta be ready.

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regional titles

The New World
The New World
Le Nouveau Monde
The New World
An Domhan Nua
Il Nuovo Mondo
El nuevo mundo