TORCHWOOD THIS WEEK
October 4, 2008 - Vol 2, No 39
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Doctor Who schedule information is in This Week In Doctor Who
New Zealand - TVNZ's TV2 http://www.tvnz.co.nz
is going straight into
Torchwood series 2 this Wednesday, having finished Series 1 last
Wednesday. Torchwood is still on in New Zealand.
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, 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. The
conflict ends on 24 October when the series 2 finale airs.
SCANDANAVIA - the BBC Press Office http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice
announced Wednesday that Scandanavia will see the launch of a new set
of BBC channels in December. BBC Entertainment Scandanavia will
replace BBC Prime in the country and will likely air Doctor Who and
Torchwood. BBC HD will also launch in Scandanavia and could also air
Torchwood. The BBC will launch the new suite of channels and retire
BBC Prime in all of the Nordic countries - it is not clear if this
will happen simultaneously or if it will be just one Nordic country
at a time. Each country is supposed to get their own version of these
channels. BBC Prime continues for now in other countries, though the
eventual plan is to replace it altogether will lots of localized BBC
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 11:15AM and (late) 2:20AM, Sunday 7:55AM and 1PM, Late
Monday 1:15AM and 4:30AM, Late Wednesday 1:40AM CET 2-13 "La fine e
il principio" (end of the run)
16:9 letterbox. Episodes only air once. Beware the episode
descriptions on SPACE, as big plot twists for Series 2 is revealed.
Friday 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-11 "Adrift" (65
17 October 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-12 "Fragments" (65
24 October 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-13 "Exit Wounds"
SPACE has rights to Series 2, but does not currently have rights to
Series 1, as they are still held by the CBC. They will rest the show
before airing a repeat run.
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 1-13 "End Of Days"
13 October 7PM and 11PM EDT/4PM and 8PM PDT 1-01 "Everything Changes"
(3rd cycle of Series 1 in Canada on this station)
SciFi Russia http://www.scifichannel.ru
All times Moscow
Saturday 10:25PM, Sunday 8:05PM 2-05 "Adam"
Monday 9PM, Late Tuesday Midnight, 11 October 10:30PM, 12 October
8:10PM 2-06 "Reset" (Tuesday and Thursday airings end, Wednesday
moves to later night)
13 October 9PM, Late 15 October 12:10AM, 18 October 10:30PM, 19
October 8:10PM 2-07 "Dead Man Walking"
20 October 9PM, 22 October 11:50PM, 25 October 10:35PM, 26 October
8:10PM 2-08 "A Day In The Death"
27 October 9PM, Late 29 October 12:10AM 2-09 "Something Borrowed"
NRJ 12 http://www.nrj12.fr
Series 2 firstrun, Series 1 repeats, episodes dubbed in French,
expect slight cuts on bloodshed
Sunday 6:05PM CET 2-07 "Le Gant De Resurrection"
Sunday 6:55PM CET 2-08 "La Vie Apres La Mort"
Monday 5:50PM CET 1-01 "Tout Change"
Tuesday 5:50PM CET 1-02 "Premier Jour"
Wednesday 5:50PM CET 1-03 "Machine Fantome"
Thursday 5:50PM CET 1-04 "Femme Cybernetique"
Friday 5:50PM CET 1-05 "Petits Mondes"
Friday 8:45PM CET 2-11 "Envers Et Contres Tous" (new)
Friday 9:35PM, 16 October 5:50PM CET 1-09 "Chausseures En Vrac"
Friday 10:30PM, 14 October 5:50PM CET 1-07 "Cadeau Grec"
12 October 6:05PM CET 2-09 "La Mere Portugese"
12 October 6:55PM CET 2-10 "Le Dernier Souffle"
13 October 5:50PM CET 1-06 "La Recolte"
15 October 5:50PM CET 1-08 "Ils Tuent Encore Suzie"
Network Ten HD http://www.ten.com.au http://www.sfsa.org.au
Series 2 Australian premiere run.
Monday 10:30PM 2-04 "Meat"
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 Entertainment http://asia.bbcentertainment.com
All times Thailand
Sunday 4:10PM 1-13 "End Of Days"
Looks like Torchwood leaves the schedule at this point.
TV2 http://www.tvnz.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
Wednesday 10:30PM 2-01 "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang"
Skai TV http://www.skai.gr
Repeats 7 days a week in a rotation with Doctor Who
Late Saturday 2:15AM EET 1-01 "Everything Changes"
Late Sunday 2:15AM EET 1-02 "Day One"
Late Monday 2:15AM EET 1-03 "Ghost Machine"
Late Tuesday 2:15AM EET 1-04 "Cyberwoman"
Late Wednesday 2:15AM EET 1-05 "Small Worlds"
Late Thursday 2:15AM EET 1-06 "Cyberwoman"
Late Friday 2:!5AM EET 1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
BBC Entertainment http://poland.bbcentertainment.com
dubbed in Polish
Sunday 7:45PM, Wednesday 10PM and 2AM, Thursday 11:05AM CET 1-
03 "Ghost Machine"
Wednesday 11PM and 3AM, Thursday Noon CET 1-04 "Cyberwoman"
Thursday 10:10AM CET 1-02 "Day One"
Wednesday 8:30PM EET 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
Thursday 8:30PM EET 1-13 "End Of Days" (end of current run)
BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/hd http://www.radiotimes.com
Saturday 8PM BST 2-03 "To The Last Man" (pre-watershed version)
11 October 7:05PM BST 2-04 "Meat" (pre-watershed version)
18 October 7:35PM BST 2-05 "Adam" (pre-watershed version)
Watch http://www.uktv.co.uk http://www.justwatch.co.uk
1 November 9PM GMT 1-01 "Everything Changs" (premiere on
cable/satellite channel Watch)
8 November 9PM GMT 1-02 "Day One"
ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
Series 1 repeats
Monday 11:20PM 1-04 "Cyberwoman"
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 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EDT/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PDT 2-08 "A Day
In The Death"
13 October 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EDT/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PDT 2-
09 "Something Borrowed"
MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA/SOUTH AMERICA:
People + Arts http://www.tudiscovery.com
Series 1 repeats.
Friday 1PM EDT 1-04 "Cyberwoman"
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 will
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. Series 2 coming in early 2009.
BBC HD Australia http://www.bbchd.com.au/Australia
The good news - there are finally searchable listings for BBC HD
Australia. The bad news - Torchwood Series 1 has finished airing
there. But we will be ready when Torchwood returns ...
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.
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
CROATIA - HRT1/HRT2 http://www.hrt.hr
- current run finished.
SWEDEN - TV4 Plus http://www.tv4.se
- current run finished
And other countries who I haven't seen identified yet
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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