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Torchwood This Week - December 27, 2008

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    TORCHWOOD THIS WEEK December 27, 2008 - Vol 2, No 51 The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions. by Benjamin F. Elliott
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      December 27, 2008 - Vol 2, No 51
      The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      Coming in 2009, the 5 episode 3rd series of Torchwood. Premiering
      across one week on BBC One. A week that has not been decided on yet.

      Doctor Who schedule information is in This Week In Doctor Who
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho .

      There will be major changes to This Week In Doctor Who starting with
      the January 3, 2009 edition. I am still considering various tweaks,
      but here is the tentative plan to make everything easier to use in
      2009. I am trying a bit of branding and breaking down information to
      simplify efforts to find what you want. Should be particularly useful
      if you like to clip a bit to forward somewhere else (which does
      happen). Take a look:

      Column 1 - TWIDW: This Week In Doctor Who - the classic column. No
      more Sarah Jane listings. Listings for North and South America
      (essentially the Western Hemisphere) removed. Listings for stations
      with rights to Doctor Who that aren't airing the show right now -

      Column 2 - TWIDW: Western Hemisphere (title may change) - everything
      Doctor Who from North and South America, inclduing almost all the PBS
      listings. Listings for PBS stations that aren't airing the show right
      now - removed.

      Column 3 - TWIDW: The Sarah Jane Schedules (premiere) - The Sarah
      Jane Adventures schedules all together and easy to read. Also - all
      the podcasts. Also - the listings for Doctor Who stations not
      currently airing the show that still have rights (all over the world,
      including PBS). If the K9 series ever gets finished and reaches the
      airwaves, it will be here. Essentially the catch-all column that can
      morph into a proper Sarah Jane column as the show's influence spreads
      around the globe.

      Column 4 - TWIDW: Torchwood This Week - apart from adding the TWIDW
      branding, this column stays the same.

      Corrections and updates are welcome at torchwood-
      owner@yahoogroups.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


      SIC Radical http://sicradical.aeiou.pt
      Series 1 - first run:
      Saturday 2:20PM CET 1-01/1-02 "Everything Changes/Day One"
      Sunday 7PM and 1:45AM, Tuesday 9:25AM and 10:20PM, Late Friday 3AM
      CET 1-03 "Ghost Machine"

      ASIA (Regional Channel):

      BBC Entertainment http://asia.bbcentertainment.com
      All times Thailand - adjust for local time zone. Subtitles available
      in Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
      Series 1 - First Run:
      13 January 7:10PM and 9:55PM and 2:15AM, 14 January 8:30 and 11:45AM,
      18 January 3:20PM 1-01 "Everything Changes"
      20 January 7:10PM and 9:50PM and 2:25AM, 21 January 8:25AM and
      12:10PM, 25 January 3:25PM 1-02 "Day One"
      27 January 7:10PM and 9:50PM and 2:20AM, 28 January 8:35 and 11:55AM
      1-03 "Ghost Machine"


      BBC Entertainment http://india.bbcentertainment.com
      Series 1 - First Run:
      14 January 10:30PM and 2:05AM and 4:15AM, 15 January 7:50PM 1-
      01 "Everything Changes"
      21 January 10:30PM and 2:05AM and 4:15AM, 22 January 7:50PM 1-02 "Day
      28 January 10:30PM and 2:05AM and 4:15AM, 29 January 7:50PM 1-
      03 "Ghost Machine"


      SciFi Russia http://www.scifichannel.ru
      All times Moscow
      Sunday 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-04 "Cyberwoman"
      4 January 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-05 "Small Worlds"
      11 January 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-06 "Countrycide"
      18 January 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
      25 January 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-08 "They Keep Killing Suzie"


      UKTV Australia http://www.uktv.com.au
      Series 2 coming in early 2009. Series 1 repeats. All times 2 hours
      later on UKTV +2.
      Tuesday 9:30PM, 4 January 3PM AEDT 1-09 "Random Shoes"
      6 January 9:30PM and 2:30AM, 11 January 3PM AEDT 1-10 "Out Of Time"
      13 January 9:30PM and 2:30AM, 18 January 3PM AEDT 1-11 "Combat"
      20 January 9:30PM and 2:30AM, 25 January 3PM AEDT 1-12 "Captain Jack
      27 January 9:30PM and 2:30AM, 1 February 3PM AEDT 1-13 "End Of Days"


      Watch http://www.uktv.co.uk http://www.justwatch.co.uk
      One hour later on Watch +1.
      pre-empted over New Years
      3 January 9 and 11:55PM, 6 January 9PM GMT 1-08 "They Keep Killing
      10 January 9 and 11:55PM, 13 January 9PM GMT 1-09 "Random Shoes"
      17 January 9PM and Midnight, 20 January 9PM and Midnight GMT 1-
      10 "Out Of Time"
      24 January 9PM and Midnight, 27 January 9 and 11:55PM GMT 1-
      11 "Combat"
      31 January 9PM and 12:50AM GMT 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"


      NRJ 12 http://www.nrj12.fr
      Series 1 and 2 repeats, episodes dubbed in French, expect slight cuts
      on bloodshed
      Saturday 7:45PM CET 2-09 "Something Borrowed"
      Sunday 7:50PM, Friday 7:40PM CET 2-10 "From Out Of The Rain"
      27 December 7:350PM CET 2-11 "Adrift"
      28 December 7:35PM CET 2-12 "Fragments"


      SPACE http://www.spacecast.com 16:9 letterbox. Episodes only air
      once. Series 2 repeat run. 65 minute time slot.
      Sunday 10PM EST (7PM PST, 11:30PM Newfoundland) 2-09 "Something
      4 January 10PM EST (7PM PST, 11:30PM Newfoundland) 2-10 "From Out Of
      The Rain"
      11 January 10PM EST (7PM PST, 11:30PM Newfoundland) 2-11 "Adrift"

      Ztele http://www.ztele.com/index.jsp
      HD on Ztele HD, Dubbed in French.
      Series 1 Repeats.
      Saturday 7AM EST 1-11 "Combat"
      Saturday 3 January 7AM EST 1-12 "Capitane Jack Harkness" (end of
      current run?)
      Winter 2009 (midseason)
      Mondays 8PM, Tuesdays 9AM and 1PM and 10PM, Wednesdays 5PM, Saturdays

      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 8PM and 11PM EST/5PM and 8PM PST 1-11 "Combat"
      5 January 8PM and 11:10PM EST/5PM and 8:10PM PST 1-12 "Captain Jack


      SciFi http://www.scifi-tv.nl
      Series 1 repeats
      Monday - episodes pre-empted by movies
      5 January 8:30PM and 11:50PM, 7 January 10:10PM CET 1-09 "Random Hoes"
      5 January 9:20PM and 12:40AM, 7 January 11PM CET 1-10 "Out Of Time"
      12 January 8:30PM and 12:40AM, 14 January 10:10PM CET 1-11 "Combat"
      12 January 9:20PM and 1:30AM, 14 January 11PM CET 1-12 "Captain Jack
      12 January 10:10PM and 2:30AM, 14 January 11:50PM CET 1-13 "End Of
      Days" (end of run)


      Cuatro http://www.cuatro.com
      Series 1 and 2 repeats.
      Late Saturday 1AM CET 1-12 "Capitan Jack Harkness"
      Late Saturday 1:50AM CET 1-13 "El Fin Del Mundo"


      TV4 Science Fiction http://tvplaneten.se
      Series 1 repeats now on the dedicated SciFi Channel
      Sunday 9:30PM CET 1-05 "Small Worlds"
      Wednesday - pre-empted for special programming


      TVR3 http://www.tvr.ro
      Series 1 repeats
      Monday pre-empted - next episode should be Greeks Bearing Gifts


      People + Arts http://www.tudiscovery.com
      Series 1 repeats.
      Friday 1PM EST pre-empted, could be ended for now

      BBC Entertainment http://latinamerica.bbcentertainment.com
      (not sure which time zone is being used)
      Saturday 10PM and 1AM, Sunday 6AM, Late 3 January Midnight, 21
      January 7PM, 24 January 5PM 1-11 "Combat"
      Late Saturday Midnight, 20 January 7PM, 24 January 4PM 1-10 "Out Of
      Late Friday Midnight, 3 January 10PM and 1AM, 4 January 6AM, 22
      January 7PM, 24 January 6PM 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
      Late 9 January Midnight, 10 January 10PM and 1AM, 11 January 6AM, 23
      January 7PM, 24 January 7PM 1-13 "End Of Days"
      19 January 7PM, 24 January 3PM 1-09 "Random Shoes"
      24 January 7AM and 11PM and 2AM, 25 January 7AM and (late) 2AM 1-
      01 "Everything Changes"
      24 January 8AM, 31 January 11PM and 2AM, 1 February 7AM 1-02 "Day One"
      24 January 9AM 1-03 "Ghost Machine"
      24 January 10AM 1-04 "Cyberwoman"
      24 January 11AM 1-05 "Small Worlds"
      24 January Noon 1-06 "Countrycide"
      24 January 1PM 1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
      24 January 2PM 1-08 "They Keep Killing Suzie"


      RTL2 http://www.rtl2.de
      RTL2 has bought Torchwood for the German market. Premiere date
      unknown. Looks like Wednesday nights at 10PM or later starting Spring

      Stations That Will/Have Aired Torchwood:

      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
      BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbchd http://www.radiotimes.com - no
      episodes right now
      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.
      AUSTRALIA - Southern Cross Ten
      (Regional service that carries portions of Network Ten's lineup) -
      Series 1 completed.
      BBC HD Australia http://australia.bbchd.com
      The good news - there are finally searchable listings for BBC HD
      Australia. The bad news - Torchwood Series 1 has finished airing
      there. But we will be ready when Torchwood returns ...
      Network Ten HD http://www.ten.com.au http://www.sfsa.org.au
      Series 2 Completed.
      MEXICO - Canal 22 http://www.canal22.org.mx/main.html
      Episodes air as 2 parters. Series 1 completed?
      FRANCE - Jimmy http://www.jimmy.fr - Series 1 completed.
      USA - 1) 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.
      2) HD Net USA http://www.hd.net DirecTV 79 (MPEG-2), 306 (MPEG-4)
      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.
      3) 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.
      CROATIA - HRT1/HRT2 http://www.hrt.hr - current run finished.
      SWEDEN - TV4 Plus http://www.tv4.se - current run finished
      ITALY - Jimmy http://www.jimmy.tv - Series 1 and 2 completed.
      ASIA - BBC Entertainment http://asia.bbcentertainment.com All times
      Thailand - Series 1 completed.
      GREECE: - Skai TV http://www.skai.gr - current run finished.
      NEW ZEALAND - TV2 http://www.tvnz.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
      pulled after "Meat". 9 episodes remain in Series 2. Unknown if TV2
      bought Series 3.
      POLAND - BBC Entertainment http://poland.bbcentertainment.com
      dubbed in Polish. Series 1 completed.
      HONG KONG - ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
      Series 1 repeats completed. Next airdate unknown.

      And other countries who I haven't seen identified yet

      Thanks for reading. Until next year, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2008.
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