Torchwood This Week - August 9, 2008
- TORCHWOOD THIS WEEK
August 9, 2008 - Vol 2, No 31
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Doctor Who schedule information is in This Week In Doctor Who
Torchwood - "Lost Souls" - will premiere on BBC Radio 4
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 on 10 September at 2:15PM BST (9:15AM
EDT, 6:15AM PDT) as part of their daylong coverage of the Big Bang
tests at CERN. "Lost Souls" is a 45 minute Torchwood episode starring
the cast following the events of the Series 2 finale "Exit Wounds".
If you have not seen "Exit Wounds", there will be spoilers. "Lost
Souls" is tied into CERN's efforts to recreate the aftershocks
following the Big Bang. The episode will remain available for
listeners around the world at the Radio 4 website for one week and
have a CD release.
Canada - SPACE http://www.spacecast.com will give Torchwood Series 2
a two hour premiere on Friday 8 August at 9PM EDT (6PM PDT, 10:30PM
Newfoundland). The regular timeslot will be Fridays at 10PM EDT (7PM
PDT, 11:30PM Newfoundland). Each episode will only air once - see
this thread on their discussion board for details
http://forums.spacecast.com/forums/thread/360197.aspx . SPACE does
not have the English language standard definition rights to Series 1 -
they are still held by CBC TV.
Australia - The South has been told by Channel Ten
http://www.ten.com.au that a story in the Australian press about
their plans for Series 2 is incorrect. Channel Ten told the fan group
that Torchwood Series 2 will air exclusively on their HD channel. The
press report indicated that Channel Ten had announced that they WILL
air Series 2 of Torchwood on the main channel ... eventually. The
press story - http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2008/07/torchwood-
USA - BBC America http://www.bbcamerica.com has purchased Series 3 (5
episodes long) of Torchwood to air in 2009 after the UK broadcast.
This time the rights include HD broadcasts, so HD Net US is unable to
purchase this series. It is not known if HD Net Canada would have
similar trouble airing the show - BBC America's rights would not
automatically cause trouble.
Does anybody know the status of the channel Jimmy in Italy? There are
some reports that the channel may be ceasing to exist in September,
which would be before they finish the current premiere run of
Torchwood (Series 2) and Doctor Who (Series 3). Is the channel going
away? If so, where are the programmes going?
Croatia - HRT2 http://www.hrt.hr is airing Torchwood Saturdays 11PM
EET. Should be the third episode tonight. Cannot get proper schedule
information from HRT2 on the HRT website.
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
Dubbed into Italian. Some readers are reporting that this channel may
cease to exist in September. I do not know what the replacement
station would be or if it would continue airing Torchwood. If anyone
is familiar with the situation, please let me know what is up.
Saturday 11:20AM, Sunday 8AM and 3:45PM and 10:50PM, Late Monday
2:05AM CET 2-06 "Reset"
Tuesday 9PM, Late Wednesday 12:30AM, Late Thursday 2:45AM, Late
Friday 3:30AM, Saturday 16 August 11:35AM, 17 August 7:20AM and
2:55PM and 10:35PM, Late 18 August 2:05AM CET 2-07 "La mietitrice di
19 August 9PM, Late 20 August 12:25AM, Late 21 Augsut 2:55AM, Late 22
August 3:55AM, 23 August 11:15AM, 24 August 7:45AM and 3PM and
10:35PM, Late 25 August 2:05AM CET 2-08 "Tra la vita e la morte"
26 August 9PM, Late 27 August 12:30AM, Late 28 August 2:40AM, Late 29
August 3:30AM, 30 August 10:35AM, 31 August 6:20AM and 2:45PM and
10:35PM CET 2-09 "Un matrimonio memorabile"
TV4 Plus http://www.tv4.se
Sunday 10PM CET 2-06 "Reset"
17 August 10PM CET 2-07 "Dead Man Walking"
16:9 letterbox. Episodes only air once.
Friday 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-03 "To The Last Man"
22 August 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-04 "Meat"
29 August 10PM EDT/7PM PDT 11:30PM Newfoundland 2-05 "Adam"
SPACE has rights to Series 2, but does not currently have rights to
Series 1, as they are still held by the CBC.
HD on Ztele HD, Dubbed in French. Series 2 airs Tuesdays 10PM plus
repeats Fall 2008.
Monday 8AM EDT 1-05 "Petits Mondes"
Monday 9PM, Friday 2PM and 11PM, 18 August 8AM EDT 1-06 "La Recolte"
18 August 9PM, 22 August 2PM and 11PM 1-07 "Cadeaux Grecs"
HD Net Canada http://www.hd.net
Complete, uncut episodes in High Definition (not the same schedule as
HD Net US). It is not known if HD Net Canada will be able to purchase
later series of Torchwood yet. BBC America's exclusive US deal will
not affect Canada.
Monday 7 and 11PM EDT/4 and 8PM PDT 1-05 "Small Worlds"
18 August 7 and 11PM EDT/4 and 8PM PDT 1-06 "Countrycide"
BBC Radio 4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4
Wednesday 10 September 2:15PM BST (9:15AM EDT, 6:15AM PDT) - "Lost
45 minute audio Torchwood story set after the events of "Exit
Wounds". The scientists at CERN are preparing to recreate the
aftereffects of the Big Bang in a controlled experiment. Events occur
to bring the Torchwood team onto the scene.
website out of date - extrapolating from last week's info.
SciFi Russia http://www.scifichannel.ru
All times Moscow
Saturday 11PM, Sunday 8:05PM 1-10 "Out Of Time"
Monday 9PM, Tuesday 7:05PM, 16 August 10PM, 17 August 8:05PM 1-
BBC Entertainment http://asia.bbcentertainment.com
All times Thailand
Sunday 4:10PM 1-05 "Small Worlds"
Monday 7:05PM and 10PM and 2:15AM, Tuesday 9:20AM and 2PM, 17 August
4:10PM 1-06 "Countrycide"
18 August 7:05PM and 10PM and 2:15AM. 19 August 9:20AM and 1:55PM, 24
August 4:05PM 1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
25 August 7:05PM and 10PM and 2:15AM, 26 August 9:20AM and 1:55PM, 31
August 4:05PM 1-08 "They Keep Killing Suzie"
TV2 http://www.tvnz.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
Wednesday 10:30PM 1-06 "Countryside"
Skai TV http://www.skai.gr
Thursday 11PM EET 1-04 "Cyberwoman"(?)
HD Net http://www.hd.net
Dish 9422 (5510 Alaska and Hawaii only)
High Definition 16:9 format. Uncut, commercial free.
HD Net US will not be able to air Torchwood Series 3, as BBC America
has purchased exclusive US SD and HD rights to the 2009 episodes.
Monday 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EDT/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PDT 2-01 "Kiss
Kiss, Bang Bang"
18 August 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EDT/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PDT 2-
Series 1 repeats:
Wednesday 8:30PM and 11:50PM CET 1-09 "Random Shoes"
Wednesday 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. No
accurate information yet, so we will extrapolate. update before 9
Sunday 8:30PM and (late) 12:30AM and (late) 4:30AM, Monday 8:30PM and
12:30PM and 4:30PM 1-09 "Random Shoes"
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 9 August 7:30AM and 11:30AM and 3:30PM 1-10 "Out Of Time"
People + Arts http://www.tudiscovery.com
Series 1 repeats.
Friday 1PM EDT(?) 1-09 "Random Shoes"
22 August 1PM EDT
Torchwood has begun airing on the Skylife service. Alas, the English
language website does not do schedules. The Korean language website
is harder to search than KBS (which was hard). I have not found
Torchwood on the schedule. If anybody knows Korean ...
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.
RTL2 has bought Torchwood for the German market. Premiere date
unknown. Looks like Wednesday nights at 10PM or later starting Spring
Saturday 11PM EET ? 1-03 "Ghost Machine"?
Stations That Will/Have Aired Torchwood:
UKRAINE - ICTV
TURKEY - TRT
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
Watch (new UK channel from 7 October - repeats of Series 1 and 2)
BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/hd http://www.radiotimes.com
Series 3 will premiere on BBC One in 2009. Currently 5 episodes,
stripped Monday to Friday for a weeklong event.
Israel - Yes Stars 2 http://www.yes.co.il - 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?
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.
Has bought Series 3. 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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