Captain Jack
Ingrid Fox (custom)
Space Daddy (custom)
The crowd scenes at the "Far Out" include several figures including Brannigan, Kudlak and Primeval's Abby, Stephen, Connor and Claudia.
There are several custom creations including Belinda from New Year's Eve, a 'Mimbari' Rose, a red Lazlo. The club's bouncers are 5" scale Sentienz from The Infinity Program.
Space Daddy is a modified and repainted 10th Doctor. I suspect he'll make a return appearance at some point.

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This episode was posted on 18 Sept 2008

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Why didn't Torchwood arrest the Doctor when he was exiled to Earth in the late 20th Century?
Obviously, in terms of the TV series, Torchwood hadn't been invented when Jon Pertwee was playing UNIT's scientific advisor. But in the universe of the show, Torchwood did exist during the Doctor's exile so how did he escape detection?
It's possible that Torchwood was only looking for the 10th Doctor but it's a tantalising notion that Jack could have been protecting the Doctor and that's what I wanted to explore.
The main inspiration behind Fox Hunt was the new Sarah Jane Adventures villain Ingrid Fox. It quickly became apparent that she would outgrow the Sarah Jane series and also move into Doctor Who so why should Torchwood miss out?
Setting it in 1978 allowed us to show Jack protecting the exiled Doctor as well as negating the need for other Torchwood characters that are not yet available.
The 70s period is evoked by the alien disco. I loved the thought of an underbelly of aliens living in Cardiff but enjoying the music and social life of the time.

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The script was completed on 15 July 08. The story was shot on 18 August 08.
It was shot all in one night, virtually in sequence. The Jack/Ingrid scenes on the roof were shot in front of a window onto the night sky adding to the atmosphere.
The Far Out's dance floor uses coloured paper on a glass table, lit from below. The miniature disco ball adds to the 70s feel.
The Cardiff streets and roof tops are part of a permanent set I have made. Also within this is a Dalek control room, redressed and used as the warehouse interior, and a Torchwood cell seen very briefly (left)

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The edit was fairly straight forward too. Extra panels were added on page one to establish the night club and also on page two to bolster Jack and the Daddy's fight. Something lost from the original script is that Jack and the Daddy, having beaten each other to a pulp, collapse into laughter prompting Jack's "We should do this again sometime."

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Our first Torchwood episode takes place in 1978 long before the TV series began and therefore only features Jack.
UNIT dating is a very wayward affair but this story takes its cue from Sarah Jane's Pyramids of Mars comment that she's from 1980. Certainly, the Doctor is working for UNIT either in his 3rd or 4th incarnation. The picture that Ingrid shows Jack is from Invasion of the Dinosaurs.

It's also the first proper appearance of our ongoing character Ingrid Fox, first seen in last month's Sarah Jane Adventures episode, CONNECTED. The story continues in THE HIDDEN ENEMY.

Ingrid's Torchwood file, created for the composite shot is recreated here.


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