TORCHWOOD THIS WEEK
August 30, 2008 - Vol 2, No 34
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Doctor Who schedule information is in This Week In Doctor Who
Torchwood - "Lost Souls" - will premiere on BBC Radio 4
on 10 September at 2:15PM BST (9:15AM
EDT, 6:15AM PDT) as part of their daylong coverage of the Big Bang
tests at CERN. "Lost Souls" is a 45 minute Torchwood episode starring
the cast following the events of the Series 2 finale "Exit Wounds".
If you have not seen "Exit Wounds", there will be spoilers. "Lost
Souls" is tied into CERN's efforts to recreate the aftershocks
following the Big Bang. The episode will remain available for
listeners around the world at the Radio 4 website for one week and
have a CD release.
Australia - Channel Ten http://www.ten.com.au
Series 2 on TenHD this Monday at 10:30PM. Threre are no plans to air
Series 2 on the main Ten or the regional stations that air Ten
programming at this time.
Canada - SPACE http://www.spacecast.com
is airing Torchwood in 65
minute timeslots. So make sure your recording device is scheduled to
record Torchwood for 1 hour, 5 minutes instead of 1 hour. If you are
in the Central and Mountain Time Zones and also plan to watch Doctor
Who Series 4 on the CBC this fall, check your cable/satellite
provider's channel lineup to make sure you have other regions of CBC.
In those 2 time zones the 65 minute Torchwood broadcast on SPACE will
overlap Doctor Who on CBC (9PM all time zones), and neither show has
a repeat slot. Satellite customers should be fine and it is believed
that most digital cable subscribers have multiple CBCs too, but the
time to check your lineup is now, as opposed to the 19th of September.
Canada - Ztele http://www.ztele.com
will air Torchwood Series 2 in
French many times a week this fall starting 14 October. Until then,
Season 2 of Jericho will air in the same time slots. Ztele's version
of Torchwood will be available in SD and HD versions.
Corrections and updates are welcome at torchwood-
, TWIDW on AIM, and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger.
Torchwood Website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/torchwood
Australian Website - http://www.ten.com.au/ten/tv_torchwood.html
Saturday 10:35AM, Sunday 6:20AM and 2:45PM and 10:35PM, Late Monday
2:30AM CET 2-09 "Un matrimonio memorabile"
Tuesday 9PM, Late Wednesday 1:40AM, Late Thursday 2:55AM, Late Friday
2:15AM, Saturday 6 September 9:55AM, Late 6 September 2:25AM, 7
September 5:30AM and 7:30AM and 3:15PM and 10:40PM, 8 September
9:55PM and 3:35AM CET 2-10 "Intrappolati in un film"
9 September 9PM, Late 10 September 1:40AM, Late 11 September 2:50AM,
Late 12 September 4:05AM, 13 September 9:45AM, 14 September 5:10AM
and 6:35AM and 2:30PM and 10:35PM and 3:55AM, 15 September 9:55PM and
2:55AM CET 2-11 "Alla deriva"
16 September 9PM, Late 17 September 1:40AM, Late 18 September 3AM,
Late 19 September 3:50AM, 20 September 9:45AM, 21 September 7:10AM
and 2:20PM and 10:35PM, Late 22 September 4:10AM, Late 24 September
1:35AM, Late 25 September 2:30AM, 27 September 9:20AM, Late 27
September 2:40AM, 28 September 1:20PM and 9:50PM CET 2-12 "Frammenti"
(lots of airings over 2 weeks intead of 1 - hmm)
30 September 9PM CET 2-13 "La fine e il principio"
TV4 Plus http://www.tv4.se
Sunday 10PM CET 2-09 "Something Borrowed" (65 minutes)
7 September 11:10PM CET 2-10 "From Out Of The Rain" (special time)
16:9 letterbox. Episodes only air once. Beware the episode
descriptions on SPACE, as a big plot twist for Series 2 is revealed.
Friday 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-06 "Reset" (65 minutes)
12 September 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-07 "Dead Man
Walking" (65 minutes)
19 September 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-08 "A Day In The
Death" (65 minutes)
SPACE has rights to Series 2, but does not currently have rights to
Series 1, as they are still held by the CBC.
HD on Ztele HD, Dubbed in French. Series 2 airs Tuesdays 10PM plus
repeats Fall 2008.
Torchwood expected to return after Jericho Season 2, and will have
the same timeslots. Expected start date - Tuesday October 14 10PM EDT.
HD Net Canada http://www.hd.net
Complete, uncut episodes in High Definition (not the same schedule as
HD Net US). It is not known if HD Net Canada will be able to purchase
later series of Torchwood yet. BBC America's exclusive US deal will
not affect Canada.
Monday 7PM and 11PM EDT/4PM and 8PM PDT 1-08 "They Keep Killing Suzie"
8 September 7PM and 11PM EDT/4PM and 8PM PDT 1-09 "Random Shoes"
BBC Radio 4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4
Wednesday 10 September 2:15PM BST (9:15AM EDT, 6:15AM PDT) - "Lost
45 minute audio Torchwood story set after the events of "Exit
Wounds". The scientists at CERN are preparing to recreate the
aftereffects of the Big Bang in a controlled experiment. Events occur
to bring the Torchwood team onto the scene.
Network Ten HD http://www.ten.com.au http://www.sfsa.org.au
Series 2 Australian premiere run.
Monday 10:30PM 2-01 "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang"
There are exclusive interviews and clips on the Ten website as well
as Torchwood De-Classified - as of this writing, you have to be in
Australia to view the clips.
BBC HD Australia http://www.bbchd.com.au/Australia
Source is on Australian Western Time. Adjust for time zone. No
accurate information right now. Episodes believed to air many times a
SciFi Russia http://www.scifichannel.ru
All times Moscow
Saturday 9PM 1-11 "Combat"
Saturday 9:55PM 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
Saturday 10:50PM 1-13 "End Of Days"
Monday 9PM, Tuesday 8:05PM, Wednesday 10:35PM, Thursday 7:15PM, 6
September 10:35PM, 7 September 8:05PM 2-01 "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang"
8 September 9PM, 9 September 8:05PM, 10 September 10:35PM, 11
September 7:15PM, 13 September 10:35PM, 14 September 8:05PM 2-
15 September 9PM, 16 September 8:05PM, 17 September 10:35PM, 18
September 7:15PM, 20 September 10:35PM, 21 September 8:05PM 2-03 "To
The Last Man"
22 September 9PM, 23 September 8:05PM, 24 September 10:35PM, 25
September 7:15PM, 27 September 10:35PM, 28 September 8:05PM 2-
29 September 9PM, 30 September 8:05PM 2-05 "Adam"
NRJ 12 http://www.nrj12.fr
Series 2, episodes dubbed in French, expect slight cuts on bloodshed
5 September 8:45PM CET 1-13 "La Fin Des Temps" (encore)
5 September 9:35PM CET 2-01 "Le Retour De Jack" (new episodes)
5 September 10:25PM CET 2-02 "Alien Mortel"
episodes only seem to be airing once this year - tune in or miss them
BBC Entertainment http://asia.bbcentertainment.com
All times Thailand
Sunday 4:05PM 1-08 "They Keep Killing Suzie"
Monday 7:05PM and 10PM and 2:15AM. Tuesday 7:45AM and 11:20AM, 7
September 4:05PM 1-09 "Random Shoes"
8 September 7:05PM and 9:55PM and 2:20AM, 9 September 8AM and
11:25AM, 14 September 4:10PM 1-10 "Out Of Time"
15 September 7:05PM and 10:05PM and 2:20AM, 16 September 7:45AM and
11:25AM, 21 September 4:05PM 1-11 "Combat"
22 September 7:05PM and 10:05PM and 2:20AM, 23 September 7:55AM and
11:35AM, 28 September 4:05PM 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
TV2 http://www.tvnz.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
Wednesday 10:30PM 1-09 "Random Shoes"
Skai TV http://www.skai.gr
Thursday 11PM EET 1-09 "Random Shoes"(?)
HD Net http://www.hd.net
DirecTV 79 (MPEG-2), 306 (MPEG-4)
Dish 9422 (5510 Alaska and Hawaii only)
High Definition 16:9 format. Uncut, commercial free.
HD Net US will not be able to air Torchwood Series 3, as BBC America
has purchased exclusive US SD and HD rights to the 2009 episodes.
Monday pre-empted by Labor Day Movie Marathon
8 September 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EDT/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PDT 2-
Late Monday 2:20AM EET 1-11 "Combat"
Late Tuesday 1:25AM EET 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
Late Wednesday 1:30AM EET 1-13 "End Of Days"
Monday 10PM EET 1-11 "Combat"
Tuesday 10PM EET 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
Wednesday 10PM EET 1-13 "End Of Days"
end of current run
People + Arts http://www.tudiscovery.com
Series 1 repeats.
Friday 1PM EDT(?) 1-13 "End Of Days"
12 September 1PM EDT TBA
Torchwood has begun airing on the Skylife service. Alas, the English
language website does not do schedules. The Korean language website
is harder to search than KBS (which was hard). I have not found
Torchwood on the schedule. If anybody knows Korean ...
BBC Entertainment http://poland.bbcentertainment.com
The Polish version of BBC Entertainment's website now has a Torchwood
page listing all the Series 1 episodes (in English and Polish). I
cannot find a premiere date yet.
RTL2 has bought Torchwood for the German market. Premiere date
unknown. Looks like Wednesday nights at 10PM or later starting Spring
Stations That Will/Have Aired Torchwood:
UKRAINE - ICTV
TURKEY - TRT
UK - BBC Two http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo http://www.radiotimes.com
Series 2 completed.
BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
Watch (new UK channel from 7 October - repeats of Series 1 and 2)
BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/hd http://www.radiotimes.com
Series 3 will premiere on BBC One in 2009. Currently 5 episodes,
stripped Monday to Friday for a weeklong event.
Israel - Yes Stars 2 http://www.yes.co.il
- Series 1 completed.
SPAIN - Cuatro http://www.cuatro.com
- Series 1 completed.
AUSTRALIA - Southern Cross Ten
(Regional service that carries portions of Network Ten's lineup) -
Series 1 completed.
UKTV Australia http://www.uktv.com.au
No episodes scheduled.
Network Ten HD http://www.ten.com.au http://www.sfsa.org.au
Series 1 repeats on the new HD channel.
Shelved for now. Premiere date TBA.
MEXICO - Canal 22 http://www.canal22.org.mx/main.html
Episodes air as 2 parters. Series 1 completed?
FRANCE - Jimmy http://www.jimmy.fr
- Series 1 completed.
HONG KONG - ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
USA - BBC America http://www.bbcamerica.com
DirecTV 264 Dish 135,879 16:9 Letterbox format. Series 2 Completed.
Has bought Series 3. Next airdate unknown.
BBC America On Demand - available on better digital cable systems
Full length episodes (no cuts for time). Content edits made for BBC
America TV broadcasts (language, violence, nudity) will be present in
this version. - No episodes on schedule.
MILITARY - BFBS http://www.ssvc.com/bfbs/tv/
- Series 2 completed.
FINLAND - TV 2 http://www.yle.fi/tv2
- Series 1 and 2 completed.
NETHERLANDS - SciFi http://www.scifi-tv.nl
- Series 1 repeats
And other countries who I haven't seen identified yet
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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