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Torchwood is back - and raunchier

John Barrowman says Torchwood is set to get even raunchier
John Barrowman says Torchwood is set to get even raunchier

Torchwood star John Barrowman has claimed the new series of the sci-fi show is raunchier than ever - with male nudity and steamy sex scenes.

The actor returns as time traveller Captain Jack Harkness in a new, bigger budget version of the BBC One series with a 10-episode run called Torchwood: Miracle Day.

Barrowman said: "I'm naked in one episode - I am full-on naked.

"I am bumping and grinding in this one. I am having man sex. The true die-hard fans know Jack is omnisexual - he likes men and women.

"People who tune into this series will just think Jack is gay, because he just has full-on man sex."

Barrowman, 44, continued: "It was really fun. One day, I get to shoot a helicopter and save the world, and a couple of days later, I get to have sex with a 24-year-old. (It's the most) perfect job in the world."

Joining Barrowman are Eve Myles, returning as Torchwood colleague Gwen Cooper, and Hollywood stars Bill Pullman as a convicted child murderer and Mekhi Phifer - known to TV audiences for his role in ER - as a CIA agent.

The series sees BBC Wales partnering with US entertainment network Starz. And the injection of money from America has allowed for a larger-scale production with a transatlantic cast.

"There is a fair bit of swagger in Miracle Day. We go to Dallas, Los Angeles, Washington as well as Wales," the show's creator and writer, Russell T Davies, said.

Members of the cast attended a taster screening of the new series - in which people stop dying - at the BFI South Bank in London.

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