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Harriet Derbyshire
Also known as: {{{alias}}}
Race: Human
Home Planet: Earth
Home Era: Early 20th century
Actor: Siobhan Hewlett

Harriet Derbyshire (c.1893-1919) worked for Torchwood's branch in Cardiff in 1918.

Unusually for her time, she had a degree in physics from the University of Oxford. (WEB: Alongside Gerald Carter, her colleague from Torchwood, she investigated "hauntings" (actually time shifts) from the future at St Teilo's Military Hospital in Cardiff. She both escorted Tommy Brockless out of his ward to ensure his cryogenic freezing and returned the "future" Tommy back to his native time so as to ensure that history would take its proper course. She died one year later at the age of 26 while in active serivce. (TW: To the Last Man) She worked alongside Jack Harkness. (TWM: Rift War!)

As a physicist, Derbyshire might have had a hand in the creation of the Rift Manipulator, which is known to be under construction circa 1913.

She asked and received a favour from a British Army officer: she wanted to borrow a tank and travelled to 2008 to use it. (TWM: Rift War!)

Following her death in 1919, Derbysire's body remained in cryogenic suspension in the morgue located in the Hub, in Bay 15. (WEB: [1] Whether her body was destroyed along with the rest of the Hub in 2009 is unknown. (TW: Children of Earth: Day One)

Behind the Scenes

Unintentionally or otherwise, Harriet Derbyshire has the same last name as Delia Derbyshire, the electronic music pioneer associated with Doctor Who.


Torchwood 3 Staff
Gwen Cooper

Martha Jones  • Rhys Williams  • Lois Habiba  • The Doctor  • Andy Davidson  • Vivien Rook  • Tommy Brockless

Emily Holroyd  • Alice Guppy  • Charles Gaskell  • Gerald Carter  • Harriet Derbyshire  • Douglas Caldwell  • Lydia Childs  • Charles Quinn  • Lucia Moretti  • Alex Hopkins  • Suzie Costello  • Adam Smith  • Owen Harper  • Toshiko Sato  • Ianto Jones  • Jack Harkness


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