Torchwood This Week - July 4/5, 2008
- TORCHWOOD THIS WEEK
July 4/5, 2008 - Vol 2, No 26
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Doctor Who schedule information is in This Week In Doctor Who
As everybody probably knows, several Torchwood cast members are in
the Doctor Who episodes The Stolen Earth and Journey's End. Those
episodes' broadcast schedules will be covered in This Week In Doctor
Who. TWIDW and TTW are spoiler-free zones, but it being a Doctor Who
finale, I'm sure the spoilers will be flying in a few hours. Be
We are still awaiting a date for the premiere of the BBC Radio 4
episode of Torchwood. It is assumed the episode will air later this
summer when the reactor that the story ties into is turned on.
ITALY - Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it started airing Torchwood Series
2 on 1 July. Episodes are airing many times per week. Since they are
only just starting Series 3 of Doctor Who now, there may be some odd
continuity moments, as Torchwood and Doctor Who episodes will not be
in synch. Just let them pass and have fun.
CANADA - French language station Ztele http://www.ztele.com will air
Series 2 of Torchwood Tuesdays at 10PM EDT (with same week repeats).
Originally Doctor Who Series 4 was going to air there. It is unclear
if Ztele will eventually air Doctor Who Series 4, though this
schedule is better for Torchwood/Doctor Who continuity (certain
events in Series 2 of Torchwood clearly occur before events in Series
4 of Doctor Who).
ASIA - BBC Entertainment Asia http://asia.bbcentertainment.com
premieres Torchwood on Monday 7 July at 7:05PM, with various repeats
through the week.
New Zealand - TV2 http://www.tvnz.co.nz finally premieres Torchwood
on Wednesday 9 July at 10:30PM. They don't have it on their website,
but various TV listings have uncovered it.
Australia - FOXTEL is launching a BBC HD channel as one of their new
HD services this Sunday. Torchwood will be heavily featured, probably
premiering in the next few days. Wouldn't it be lovely if they had
some sort of schedule somewhere so that the people who had access to
the channel had any clue what shows were airing when? Please - make
this paragraph out of date. Rush some proper information out. Not
just for BBC HD - there does not seem to be information for any of
the new BBC HD channels. It's a week later, and I'm still waiting.
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
ITALY - Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it
Dubbed into Italian.
Saturday 10:15AM, Sunday 2:55PM and 10:40PM CET 2-01 "Il Ritorno"
Tuesday 9PM, Late Wednesday 12:05AM, Saturday 12 July 11:40AM, 13
July 2:55PM and 10:50PM, Late 14 July 2:05AM CET 2-02 "L'agente
15 July 9PM, Late 16 July 12:05AM and 3:30AM, Late 17 July 2:20AM,
Late 18 July 3:05AM, 19 July 11:15AM, 20 July 1:20PM and 10:55PM,
Late 21 July 2:05AM CET 2-03 "Finl All'ultimo Uomo"
22 July 9PM, Late 23 July 12:30AM and 3:55AM, Late 24 July 3:40AM, 26
July 9:35AM, 27 July 2:30PM and 10:40PM, Late 28 July 2AM CET 2-
29 July 9PM, Late 30 July 12:25AM, Late 31 July 3:10AM CET 2-05 "Adam"
Schedule is extrapolated - website does not have usable schedule
SciFi Russia http://www.scifichannel.ru
All times Moscow
Saturday 11PM, Sunday 8:05PM 1-05 "Small Worlds"
Monday 9PM, Tuesday 7:05PM, 12 July 11PM, 13 July 8:05PM 1-
BBC Entertainment http://asia.bbcentertainment.com
All times Thailand
Monday 7:05PM and 10PM and 2:20AM, Tuesday 9:20AM and 1:55PM, 13 July
4:05PM 1-01 "Everything Changes" (premiere!)
14 July 7:05PM and 10PM and 2:25AM, 15 July 9:20PM and 1:50PM, 20
July 4:10PM 1-02 "Day One"
21 July 7:05PM and 10PM and 2:15AM, 22 July 9:20AM and 1:55PM, 27
July 4:05PM 1-03 "Ghost Machine"
28 July 7:05PM and 10PM and 1:45AM, 29 July 9:20AM and 1:50PM 1-
TV2 http://www.tvnz.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
Wednesday 10:30PM 1-01 "Everything Changes" (New Zealand premiere!)
8 August 2-01 "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" (2nd Series Canadian premiere!
HD on Ztele HD, Dubbed in French. Series 2 airs Tuesdays 10PM plus
repeats Fall 2008.
Monday 8AM EDT 1-13 "La Fin Des Temps"
Monday 9PM, Friday 2PM and 11PM, 14 July 8AM EDT 1-01 "Tout Change"
14 July 9PM, 18 July 2PM and 11PM, 21 July 8AM EDT 1-02 "Premier Jour"
21 July 9PM, 25 July 2PM and 11PM, 28 July 8AM EDT 1-03 "Machine a
28 July 9PM, 1 August 2PM and 11PM 1-04 "Femme Cybernetique"
HD Net Canada http://www.hd.net
Complete, uncut episodes in High Definition (not the same schedule as
HD Net US)
Monday 7 and 11PM EDT/4 and 8PM PDT 1-13 "End Of Days"
14 July 7 and 11PM EDT/4 and 8PM PDT 1-01 "Everything Changes"
(repeat run begins)
BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/hd http://www.radiotimes.com
Wednesday 11:45PM BST 2-12 "Fragments" (special later time)
16 July 11:20PM BST 2-13 "Exit Wounds"
Series 3 will premiere on BBC One in 2009. Currently 5 episodes,
stripped Monday to Friday for a weeklong event.
HD Net http://www.hd.net
Dish 9422 (5510 Alaska and Hawaii only)
High Definition 16:9 format. Uncut, commercial free.
Monday 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EST/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PDT 1-09 "Random
14 July 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EST/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PDT 1-10 "Out
Series 1 repeats:
16 July 8:30PM and 11:55PM, 17 July 10:10PM CET 1-01 "Everything
16 July 9:25PM and 12:50AM, 17 July 11:05PM CET 1-02 "Day One"
23 July 8:30PM and 11:50PM, 24 July 10:10PM CET 1-03 "Ghost Machine"
23 July 9:20PM and 12:40AM, 24 July 11PM CET 1-04 "Cyberwoman"
30 July 8:30PM and 11:50PM, 31 July 10:50PM CET 1-05 "Small Worlds"
30 July 9:20PM and 12:40AM, 31 July 11:50PM CET 1-06 "Countrycide"
6 August 8:30PM and 11:55PM CET 1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
(Wednesdays only from this point)
6 August 9:20PM and 12:45AM CET 1-08 "They Keep Killing Suzie"
13 August 8:30PM and 11:50PM CET 1-09 "Random Shoes"
13 August 9:20PM and 12:40AM CET 1-10 "Out Of Time"
20 August 8:30PM and 11:50PM CET 1-11 "Combat"
20 August 9:20PM and 12:40AM CET 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
27 August 8:30PM and 11:50PM CET 1-13 "End Of Days" (end of repeat
BBC HD Australia http://www.bbchd.com.au/Australia
Source is on Australian Western Time. Adjust for time zone.
Sunday 8:30PM and (late) 12:30AM and (late) 4:30AM, Monday 8:30PM and
12:30PM and 4:30PM 1-05 "Small Worlds"
Wednesday 5:30PM and 9:30PM and (late) 1:30AM, Thursday 5:30AM and
9:30AM and 1:30PM, Friday 7:30PM and 11:30PM and (late) 3:30AM,
Saturday 12 July 7:30AM and 11:30AM and 3:30PM 1-06 "Countrycide"
BBC Entertainment http://poland.bbcentertainment.com
The Polish version of BBC Entertainment's website now has a Torchwood
page listing all the Series 1 episodes (in English and Polish). I
cannot find a premiere date yet.
Stations That Will/Have Aired Torchwood:
UKRAINE - ICTV
TURKEY - TRT
SOUTH KOREA - KNN
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
UKTV ? (new channel in September not yet named - repeats of Series 1
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.
UKTV Australia http://www.uktv.com.au
No episodes scheduled.
Network Ten HD http://www.ten.com.au http://www.sfsa.org.au
Series 1 repeats on the new HD channel.
Shelved for now. Premiere date TBA.
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
FRANCE - NRJ 12 http://www.nrj12.fr - Series 1 repeats completed,
episodes dubbed in French, expect slight cuts on bloodshed
Jimmy http://www.jimmy.fr - Series 1 completed.
HONG KONG - ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05 Series 1
USA - BBC America http://www.bbcamerica.com
DirecTV 264 Dish 135,879 16:9 Letterbox format. Series 2 Completed.
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.
And other countries who I haven't seen identified yet
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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