Torchwood This Week - December 1, 2007
- TORCHWOOD THIS WEEK
December 1, 2007 - Vol 1, No 56
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
BBC America http://www.bbcamerica.com launches Series 2 of Torchwood
on Saturday 26 January 2008 at 9PM Eastern, a date expected to be
very soon after the UK premiere of the new series. The early launch
is due to Torchwood's status as BBC America's most successful show
ever. Series 1 concludes tonight at 9PM and Midnight Eastern (6PM and
9PM Pacific) with End Of Days. BBC America is repeating Series 1 on
Saturdays starting 8 December - 2 episodes per weekend, covering the
7 weeks before the Series 2 launch.
BBC America On Demand will take down the Torchwood Series 1 episodes
from the service on Monday 17 December. Captain Jack Harkness will
only be up for 3 weeks and End Of Days up for 2 weeks, instead of the
usual 4. This is standard with BBC America shows - they leave the on
demand service shortly after the current run of new episodes ends.
Series 2 will likely start going up on Monday 28 January.
UKTV Australia will launch Torchwood on Tuesday 11 December at 8:30PM
AEDT. If you missed Torchwood on Ten or its regional variants, you
get another chance to tune in.
Ten HD (a new version of Ten for high definition TVs that launches in
December) will present Torchwood free to air for high definition TVs
Thursdays at 9:30PM from 20 December. It is part of a Thursday lineup
that deviates from Ten's regular schedule.
BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/hd is officially launching today after
over a year of being in a test phase. Expect an increase in
programming in coming weeks. As a show made in high-definition,
Torchwood Series 2 should air on this station around the same time it
airs on BBC Two. BBC HD aired Torchwood Series 1 several times during
the station's test run.
Doctor Who schedule information is in This Week In Doctor Who
I am trying to find websites and station information for some of the
more elusive Torchwood sales. If you spot it airing or getting ready
to air in your country, and I've missed it, let me know so it gets
into the next edition and more fans get informed.
Corrections and updates are welcome at torchwood-
email@example.com , 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
BBC America http://www.bbcamerica.com
DirecTV 264 Dish 135
16:9 Letterbox format
Saturday 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
*Saturday 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST, Sunday 1PM EST/10AM
PST, Tuesday 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST 1-13 "Out Of Time" (this
week's new episode, 1st Series Finale)
8 December 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST 1-01 "Everything Changes"
8 December 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST, 9 December 1PM
EST/10AM PST 1-02 "Day One"
15 December 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST 1-03 "Ghost Machine"
15 December 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST, 16 December 1PM
EST/10AM PST 1-04 "Cyberwoman"
26 January 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST 2-01 "Title TBA" (2nd
BBC America On Demand (certain digital cable systems, not on
1-09 "Random Shoes" (until 3 December)
1-10 "Out Of Time" (until 10 December)
1-11 "Combat" (until 17 December, all episodes removed that day)
1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness" (until 17 December, all episodes removed
1-13 "End Of Days" (3 December to 17 December, all episodes removed
HD Net http://www.hd.net
Dish 9422 (5510 Alaska and Hawaii only)
High Definition 16:9 format
Monday 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EST/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PST, Wednesday
9PM and Midnight and 3AM EST/6PM and 9PM and Midnight PST 1-
12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
10 December 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EST/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PST, 12
December 9PM and Midnight and 3AM EST/6PM and 9PM and Midnight PST 1-
13 "End Of Days"
CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
HD on CBC HD, 16:9 Letterbox analog, co-producer on Torchwood.
Friday 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) 1-10 "Out Of Time"
14 and 21 December - pre-empted for Christmas movies
28 December 9PM 1-11 "Combat" (could be pulled for Christmas
ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
Thursday 10PM 1-05 "Random Shoes"
update before 1 December
NRJ 12 http://www.nrj12.fr
Series 1 repeats, episodes dubbed in French, expect slight cuts on
Sunday 6:05PM CET 1-01 "Tout Change"
Sunday 6:55PM CET 1-02 "Premier Jour"
Wednesday 10:20PM, Friday 10:25PM CET 1-11 "Combat"
Wednesday 11:10PM CET 1-12 "Capitaine Jack Harkness"
Friday 8:45PM CET 1-10 "Hors Du Temps"
Friday 9:35PM CET 1-09 "Chausseres En Vrac"
9 December 6:05PM CET 1-03 "Machine Fantome"
9 December 6:55PM CET 1-04 "Femme Cybernetique"
BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
Series 1 Repeat Run
Friday 9PM and 2:55AM GMT 1-11 "Combat"
Friday 9:50PM GMT DeClassified 1-11
14 December 9PM GMT 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/hd http://www.radiotimes.com
Series 1 Repeat Run - no episodes scheduled
(Regional service airing Torchwood for the first time)
Wednesday 10:30PM 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
UKTV Australia http://www.uktv.com.au
11 December 8:30PM, 15 December 11PM AEDT 1-01 "Everything Changes"
(start of cable/satellite repeat run)
18 December 8:30PM, 22 December 10:30PM AEDT 1-02 "Day One"
Christmas Day and week afterwards - pre-empted by specials
Network Ten HD http://www.ten.com.au http://www.sfsa.org.au
Series 1 repeats on the new HD channel.
20 December 9:30PM 1-01 "Everything Changes"
Stations That Will/Have Aired Torchwood:
CANADA - Ztele (in French) - not on Fall 2007 schedule, probably
premieres in 2008
NEW ZEALAND - TV2 http://www.tvnz.co.nz - Coming in 2008
UKRAINE - ICTV
TURKEY - TRT
CANADA - Ztele http://www.ztele.com/index.jsp
SOUTH KOREA - KNN
Israel - Yes Stars 2 http://www.yes.co.il - Series 1 completed.
Sweden - TV4 Plus http://www.tv4.se - Series 1 completed.
SPAIN - Cuatro http://www.cuatro.com - Series 1 completed.
AUSTRALIA - Network Ten http://www.ten.com.au http://www.sfsa.org.au -
Series 1 completed.
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.
Southern Cross Ten
(Regional service that carries portions of Network Ten's lineup) -
Series 1 completed.
MEXICO - Canal 22 http://www.canal22.org.mx/main.html
Episodes air as 2 parters. Series 1 completed?
LATIN AMERICA - People + Arts http://www.tupeople.com - Series 1
ITALY - Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it
Dubbed into Italian. Series 1 completed.
And other countries who I haven't seen identified yet
Series 2 - coming early 2008. 13 episodes, premieres on BBC Two.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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