Department X


4.50 out of 5
(2 reviews)

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Published on: March 7, 2011


G.R. Owen is the last of Cardiff’s old department stores. Times are hard and the ancient firm has gone into administration. But who are the Administrators? What goes on behind the shutters at night? And why are customers disappearing? Torchwood are already investigating.

G.R. Owen is the site of their oldest unsolved cases, and Jack is determined to solve it before the store closes forever — which is why Ianto is working undercover in gentlemen’s fashions and Gwen is in handbags.

Are the new managers really aliens? What connection do they have to the mysterious G.R. Owen himself? And is Jack the only one looking for the Department of Curiosities, last seen in 1905?

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James Goss


Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Rhys Williams

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Episode timeline





BBC – Audio stories

Read by

Kai Owen


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Series timeline

Between series 2 and 3


Audio book

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2 reviews for Department X

  1. Louise

    Again, Kai Owen read it, and thus I love this one, too. Also it was super good too, so there’s that.

  2. Xandra73

    Department X is simply a lot of fun! James Goss is one of the best Torchwood writers, he simply knows the characters inside out. And Kai Own has a real gift for narrating. Setting the story in an old department store was something I hadn’t read so far and it was really great to have Gwen and Ianto going undercover there. This story had me laughing so hard, I definitely will listen again soon.

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