In the latest TORCHWOOD magazine executive producer JULIE GARDENER confirms the news, reported by BLOGTOR WHO in this post HERE, that SERIES 3 will be shorter and it will be broadcast on BBC1. This series (which starts filming in August) will be one continuous story and last just five episodes, including at least one penned by Russell T. Davies. She says:
"As you know, plans for a third series have been underway for a long time, and we now have a new producer and a new director in place, as well as brand new scripts all ready to go. It's the longest and most ambitious story we have ever made, so be prepared for some shocks and surprises!"