Torchwood This Week - December 15, 2007
- TORCHWOOD THIS WEEK
December 15, 2007 - Vol 1, No 58
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Torchwood Series 2 definitely premieres the week of 12 to 18 January
2008 on BBC Two. Exact day and time still not confirmed.
BBC Entertainmet Poland http://poland.bbcentertainment.com will be
airing Series 1 of Torchwood, based on their launch trailer. Start
date and air times are unknown.
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. BBC America is repeating Series 1 on Saturdays starting 8
December - 2 episodes per weekend, covering the 7 weeks before the
Series 2 launch. HD Net http://www.hd.net airs the uncensored and
unedited Series 1 finale this Monday and Wednesday.
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 launched 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.
Ztele in Canada will air Torchwood Series 1 in French Mondays at 8PM,
Wednesdays at 5PM, and Fridays at 10PM from 7 January. CBC (English
language broadcaster) airs Combat on 4 January, but seems to have
given Torchwood's timeslot to the show "MVP" from 11 January. No
airdate is known for the last 2 Series 1 episodes on CBC.
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-
firstname.lastname@example.org , 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
HD Net http://www.hd.net
Dish 9422 (5510 Alaska and Hawaii only)
High Definition 16:9 format. Series 1 Repeat Run.
Monday 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EST/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PST 1-
01 "Everything Changes"
Christmas Eve 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EST/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PST 1-
02 "Day One"
BBC America http://www.bbcamerica.com
DirecTV 264 Dish 135
16:9 Letterbox format. Series 1 Repeat Run.
Saturday 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST 1-03 "Ghost Machine"
Saturday 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST, Sunday 1PM EST/10AM PST
22 December 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST 1-05 "Small Worlds"
22 December 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST, 23 December 1PM
EST/10AM PST 1-06 "Countrycide"
29 December 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST, 30 December 1PM EST/10AM
PST 1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
29 December 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST 1-08 "They Keep
5 January 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST 1-09 "Random Shoes"
5 January 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST 1-10 "Out Of Time"
12 January 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST 1-11 "Combat"
12 January 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST, 13 January 1PM
EST/10AM PST 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
26 January 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST 2-01 "Kiss Kiss, Bang
Bang" (2nd Series Premiere!)
BBC America On Demand (certain digital cable systems, not on
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" (until 17 December, all episodes removed that day)
CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
HD on CBC HD, 16:9 Letterbox analog, co-producer on Torchwood.
This week and next - pre-empted for Christmas movies
4 January 9PM 1-11 "Combat"
11 January - "MVP" takes the timeslot, airdates for episodes 12 and
HD on Ztele HD, Dubbed in French.
Mondays 8PM, Wednesdays 5PM, Fridays 10PM starting 7 January
ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
Thursday 10PM 1-06 "Countrycide"
Monday 10:05PM EET 1-03 "Ghost Machine"
Christmas Eve 11:20PM EET 1-04 "Cyberwoman"
NRJ 12 http://www.nrj12.fr
Series 1 repeats, episodes dubbed in French, expect slight cuts on
Sunday 6:05PM CET 1-03 "Machine Fantome"
Sunday 6:55PM CET 1-04 "Femme Cybernetique"
Friday 8:45PM CET 1-12 "Capitaine Jack Harkness"
Friday 9:35PM CET 1-13 "La Fin Des Temps"
16 December 6:05PM CET 1-05 "Petits Mondes"
16 December 6:55PM CET 1-06 "La Recolte"
BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
Series 1 Repeat Run
Friday 9PM and 2:40AM GMT 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
21 December 9PM and 2:40AM GMT 1-13 "End Of Days"
21 December 9:46PM GMT DeClassified 1-13 "To The End"
BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/hd http://www.radiotimes.com
Series 1 Repeat Run - no episodes scheduled
BBC Two http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo http://www.radiotimes.com
First broadcaster of Series Two. Pre-watershed episodes are noted
16 January? 9PM GMT 2-01 "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" (2nd Series World
(Regional service airing Torchwood for the first time)
Wednesday 10:30PM 1-13 "End Of Days"
UKTV Australia http://www.uktv.com.au
Tuesday 8:30PM, Saturday 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:
NEW ZEALAND - TV2 http://www.tvnz.co.nz - Coming in 2008
UKRAINE - ICTV
TURKEY - TRT
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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