Torchwood This Week - October 18, 2006
- TORCHWOOD THIS WEEK
by Benjamin F. Elliott
October 18, 2006
Volume 1, Number 1
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
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
Enjoy the ride. Here's hoping that Torchwood is a fun, interesting
Corrections and updates are welcome at torchwood-
firstname.lastname@example.org , 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.
BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
Sunday 9PM, 27 October 9PM & 12:50AM BST 1-01 "Everything Changes"
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"
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
29 October 10PM & 12:20AM, 31 October 10:30PM GMT 1-03 "Ghost
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
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.
Monday 9:10PM CET 1-01 "Everything Changes"
Monday 10PM CET 1-02 "Day One"
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
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
1-04 "The Trouble With Lisa"
1-05 "Small Worlds"
1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
1-08 "They Keep Killing"
1-09 "Invisible Eugene"
1-11 "Out Of Time"
1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
Thanks for reading. See you next week.
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