Torchwwod - Miracle Day (part 4) is just hours away as I write this. To be honest I have been watching each episode on edge a bit, not because it had me on the edge of my seat as such, but because I could not until now dare to believe that it would follow in the footsteps of 'Children of Earth'. I say this because, to be honest, I am no fan of the first two series of Torchwood. I occasionally catch then on 'Watch' and whereas I find them fairly enjoyable on repeat viewing, my overall view has not changed.

However what a breath of air 'Children of Earth' was. A well written plotted and thought out story. Well paced, very sound performances with real mystery. And then they almost finished Torchwood off at the end. Now it is back and I have had a nagging doubt that it is going to be more of series 1 and 2 and less of Children of Earth in quality. So far though I have enjoyed every minute. I am not sure about the suddenly cosy relationship between Jack, Gwen and Rex but I am happy to wait and see on that one.

Oswald Danes as played by Bill Pullman is superb. I find the character very believable which is quite an achievement for someone so devoid of any moral fibre and human decency. Furthermore the apparent change of Danes from hated child killer to a public figure held in regard by the unwashed masses is very disturbing and sadly, all too believable. I can see that genuinely happening to a hate figure like Danes in any society under pressure.

And what of the dispossessed? Well I like the masks that's for sure. It may seem odd that people would quickly fall into a cult like that, but in reality I have always been surprised by people's general desire to believe any conspiracy theory going but to disregard the facts under their noses.

Whilst it is clearly fiction, the show is well observed.

I could write for the Daily Mail couldn't I? Just stick in something about house prices in Greater London and I'm there!

And no Doctor Who references yet......