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Torchwood This Week - October 18, 2006

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    TORCHWOOD THIS WEEK by Benjamin F. Elliott October 18, 2006 Volume 1, Number 1 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/torchwood
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      TORCHWOOD THIS WEEK
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      October 18, 2006
      Volume 1, Number 1
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/torchwood
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho

      Doctor Who's first spinoff to go further than a pilot premieres this
      weekend. Torchwood, the story of the mysterious Torchwood
      organization's Cardiff branch, currently led by Captain Jack
      Harkness, a man with his own secrets. 13 fifty minute episodes are
      being produced for this series, with the potential to make
      additional series in the future. It has roots in Doctor Who but is
      expected to be independent of the parent show.

      Torchwood De-Classified is a documentary tie-in series. We do not
      know how many episodes there are yet. For now they are only airing
      on BBC Three and for UK military forces abroad on BFBS 2 and BFBS
      Navy.

      Torchwood This Week is an effort to keep viewers updated on all
      known broadcasts of Torchwood around the world, much as This Week In
      Doctor Who has done for the senior program for the past 8 years. As
      we learn more about Torchwood, the format may revamp a bit to work
      with the show. If no other stations pick it up before the initial
      broadcasters finish their run, it may stop production briefly until
      Torchwood makes it to other countries. It is only publishing if the
      show is running somewhere.

      The current version of Doctor Who is aimed at "family" audiences,
      while Torchwood is aimed at "adult" audiences after the 9PM UK
      programming watershed. There is every reason to believe that there
      will be more gore, violence, coarser language, and sexual innuendo
      than Doctor Who. If you have children who may be interested in this
      series, pre-screen the episodes first to ensure that the material is
      appropriate. If not, they still have Doctor Who, and The Sarah Jane
      Adventures will be aimed at a younger audience when it arrives in
      2007.

      Enjoy the ride. Here's hoping that Torchwood is a fun, interesting
      show.

      Corrections and updates are welcome at torchwood-
      owner@yahoogroups.com , TWIDW on AIM, and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger.

      Torchwood Website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/torchwood
      *Note* - due to rights issues, all the video content on Torchwood's
      website is protected to only be seen in the UK. There is a link out
      there which currently reveals the full website to everyone, but if
      it is publicized it could be taken down. Do a bit of searching and
      it can be found.

      UK Broadcasts:

      BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
      Sunday 9PM, 27 October 9PM & 12:50AM BST 1-01 "Everything Changes"
      Series Premiere!
      Sunday 9:50PM, 27 October 10:30PM & 1:40AM BST 1-02 "Day One"
      Late Sunday 1-2:40AM, Tuesday 10:30-12:10AM & 1:10-2:55AM BST 1-01/1-
      02 "Everything Changes/Day One" movie broadcast
      Late Sunday 2:40AM, 27 October 9:50PM BST "Torchwood De-Classified"
      ep 1
      John Barrowman is the focus of episode one, looking into the
      character of Jack Harkness.
      Late Sunday 2:55AM, Late 27 October 2:30AM BST "Torchwood De-
      Classified" ep 2
      Eve Myles is the focus of episode two, looking into the character of
      Gwen Cooper.
      29 October 10PM & 12:20AM, 31 October 10:30PM GMT 1-03 "Ghost
      Machine"
      Late 29 October 1:10AM BST "Torchwood De-Classified" ep 3

      BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/hd
      Sunday 9PM BST 1-01 "Everything Changes" Series Premiere in High
      Definition!
      Sunday 9:50PM BST 1-02 "Day One"

      BBC Two http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo http://www.radiotimes.com
      25 October 9-10:40PM** BST 1-01/1-02 "Everything Changes/Day One"
      (UK Terrestial Premiere!)
      **BBC Two Scotland and BBC Two Scotland Digital indicate that they
      will end the premiere at 10:30PM, giving them only 90 minutes to air
      100 minutes of programme.

      MILITARY:

      BFBS 1
      Monday 9:10PM CET 1-01 "Everything Changes"
      Monday 10PM CET 1-02 "Day One"
      BFBS 2
      27 October 10:30PM CET 1-01 "Everything Changes"
      27 October 11:20PM CET 1-02 "Day One"
      Late 27 October 12:15AM CET "Torchwood De-Classified" ep 1
      Late 27 October 12:30AM CET "Torchwood De-Classified" ep 2
      BFBS Navy
      Monday 9:10PM, 28 October 4:30AM CET 1-01 "Everything Changes"
      Monday 10PM, 28 October 5:20AM CET 1-02 "Day One"
      28 October 6:15AM CET "Torchwood De-Classified" ep 1
      28 October 6:30AM CET "Torchwood De-Classified" ep 2

      Future episodes:
      1-04 "The Trouble With Lisa"
      1-05 "Small Worlds"
      1-06 "Countrycide"
      1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
      1-08 "They Keep Killing"
      1-09 "Invisible Eugene"
      1-10 "Combat"
      1-11 "Out Of Time"
      1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
      1-13 "Apocalypse"

      Thanks for reading. See you next week.

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