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"Escape to L.A." is the fourth episode of the fourth series of Torchwood.


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Special Guest Starring

  • Lauren Ambrose (Jilly Kitzinger)
  • Arlene Tur (Vera Juarez)

Guest Starring

  • C. Thomas Howell (The Gentleman)
  • Mare Winningham (Ellis Hartley Monroe)
  • Juanita Jennings as Bisme Katusi
  • Candace Brown as Sarah
  • Kelvin Yu as Nicolas Frumkin
  • Desean Terry as Male Nurse


  • Roger Vernon Burton as Thin Old Man
  • Katsy Chappell as Woman
  • April Clark as Young Mother
  • Anthony Dilio as Lobby Guard
  • David Fofi as Burly Guard
  • Teresa Garza as Spanish Newscaster
  • Roy Lee Jones as Maurice
  • JoNell Kennedy as Veronica
  • Masami Kosaka as Japanese Newscaster
  • Ronobir Lahiri as Simran
  • Michael D. Nye as Sick Man
  • Barbara Mallory as Scared Old Woman
  • Brian Keith Russell as Landlord
  • Christian Svensson as Chauffeur
  • Randa Walker as Candice
  • David Grant Wright as Male Newscaster

Uncredited performers[]

  • Chris Butler as the Cousin (voice only)
  • Kenneth Flanagan as a golden cowboy street performer
  • Adrienne Zi as Nicholas Frumkin's wife
  • Unknown performers as
    • Alice Drummond (voice only)
    • Melanie Drummond (voice only)
    • Anwen Williams


  • Produced by Kelly A Manners
  • Created by Russell T Davies
  • Teleplay by Jim Gray and John Shiban
  • Story by Jim Gray
  • Directed by Billy Gierhart
  • Executive Producers -
    • Russell T Davies
    • Julie Gardner
    • Jane Tranter
  • Co-Executive Producer - John Shiban
  • Co-Executive Producer - Vlad Wolynetz
  • Associate Producer - Skip Schoolnik
  • Casting by John Frank Levery, CSA and Melanie Burgess
  • Director of Photography - Nathaniel Goodman
  • Production Designer - Gregory Melton
  • Edited by Hunter M. Via, A.C.E.
  • Unit Production Manager - Robert D. Nellans
  • First Assistant Director - Polly Mattson
  • Second Assistant Director - Carla Bowen
  • Score by Murray Gold
  • Assistant Composer - Stu Kennedy
  • Costume Designer - Shawna Trpcic
  • Camera Operator - Jeff Greeley
  • Chief Lighting Technician - Don Mosley
  • Key Grip - Isaac Chee
  • Set Designer - Arthur Chadwick
  • Set Decorator - Natali Pope
  • Location Manager - Brad Bemis
  • Transportation Coordinator - Heath Culp
  • Construction Coordinator - Chris Forster
  • Key Make-Up Artist - Todd McIntosh
  • Key Hair Stylist - Susan Boyd
  • Science Advisor - John Sotos, M.D.
  • Property Master - Eric Bates
  • Production Accountant - Vince Robinette
  • Script Supervisor - Anne Melville
  • Production Sound Mixer - Julian Howarth
  • Assistant Editor - Matt Woolley
  • Production Executive - Shelley Stevens
  • Supervising Sound Editor - Walt Newman
  • Co-Supervisor - Ken Young
  • Music Editor - Tom Trafalski
  • Re-Recording Mixers -
    • Dan Hiland
    • Gary Rogers
  • Post Production Supervisor - Kenneth Requa
  • Special Make-Up FX by Greg Nicotero & Howard Berger
  • Computer Graphics by Twisted Media
  • Visual Effects by Lion Visual Effects, Inc.
  • Visual Effects Supervisor - Michael D. Leone
  • High Definition Post Production by Modern Videofilm, Inc.
  • Post Production Sound by Warner Bros.
  • Originally Developed and Produced by BBC Cymru Wales


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