Torchwood This Week - January 24, 2009
- Torchwood This Week
January 24, 2009 - Vol 3, No 4
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Quiet week for Torchwood scheduling. There, that line usually results
in interesting stuff happening in the next day or two.
USA - BBC America is planning to premiere Torchwood: Children Of
Earth (Series 3) on the same 5 days that the episodes air on BBC One
in the UK. However, the episodes may premiere in the UK and US as
late as June or July.
Australia - it looks like UKTV Australia will premiere Series 2 on
Tuesday 3 February, using the timeslots where they currently repeat
Series 1. If you were not able to see Series 2 in 2008 because you
could not get Ten's HD station, hopefully it will be a bit easier to
Canada - HD Net Canada http://www.hd.net will begin airing Series 2
episodes uncut on Monday 26 January at 8PM EST/5PM PST/9:30PM
Newfoundland. This is the first HD airing for the episodes in Canada.
The episodes should look just like they did when HD Net in the USA
aired them last year.
Doctor Who schedule information is in This Week In Doctor Who
Corrections and updates are welcome at torchwood-
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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 2PM CET 1-05/1-06 "Small Worlds/Countrycide"
Sunday 7PM and 2:30AM, Tuesday 10PM CET 1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
ASIA (Regional Channel):
BBC Entertainment http://asia.bbcentertainment.com
All times Thailand - adjust for local time zone. Subtitles available
in Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
Sunday 3:20PM 1-02 "Day One"
Tuesday 7:10PM and 9:50PM and 2:20AM, Wednesday 8:35AM and 11:55AM, 1
February 3:20PM 1-03 "Ghost Machine"
3 February 7:10PM and 9:50PM and 2:25AM, 4 February 8:35AM and
12:20PM, 8 February 3:20PM 1-04 "Cyberwoman"
10 February 7:10PM and 9:55PM and 2:15AM, 11 February 8:25AM and
12:10PM, 15 February 3:20PM 1-05 "Small Worlds"
17 February 7:10PM and 9:55PM and 2:15AM, 18 February 8:25AM and
12:10PM, 22 February 3:20PM 1-06 "Countrycide"
24 February 7:10PM and 9:55PM and 2:15AM, 25 February 8:25AM and
12:15PM 1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
BBC Entertainment http://india.bbcentertainment.com
Series 1 - First Run:
Wednesday 10:30PM and 2:05AM and 4:15AM, Thursday 7:50PM 1-03 "Ghost
(Is there a Time Change in India in February?)
4 February 10PM and 1:35AM and 3:45AM, 5 February 7:20PM 1-
11 February 10PM and 1:35AM and 3:45AM, 12 February 7:20PM 1-
05 "Small Worlds"
18 February 10PM and 1:35AM and 3:45AM, 19 February 7:20PM 1-
25 February 10PM and 1:35AM and 3:45AM, 26 February 7:20PM 1-
07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
BBC Entertainment South Africa
Series 1 - First Run:
Sunday 8PM and 1AM CAT 1-02 "Day One"
1 February 8PM and 1AM CAT 1-03 "Ghost Machine"
8 February 8PM and 1AM CAT 1-04 "Cyberwoman"
15 February 8PM and 1AM CAT 1-05 "Small Worlds"
22 February 8PM and 1AM CAT 1-06 "Countrycide"
UKTV Australia http://www.uktv.com.au
Series 1 and Series 2 (new to UKTV). All times 2 hours later on UKTV
+2. Beginning with Series 2, Torchwood Declassified also airs.
Sunday 3:18PM AEDT 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
Tuesday 9:33PM and 2:30AM, 1 February 3PM AEDT 1-13 "End Of Days"
3 February 9:30PM and 2:25AM AEDT 2-01 "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" (Series
2 Premieres!, reaching a larger audience than the TenHD run probably
3 February 10:20PM and 3:15AM AEDT Torchwood Declassified 2.01
SciFi Russia http://www.scifichannel.ru
All times Moscow
Sunday 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-08 "They Keep Killing Suzie"
1 February 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-09 "Random Shoes"
8 February 8:10PM and 1:10AM 1-10 "Out Of Time"
15 February 8:10PM and 2AM 1-11 "Combat"
22 February 8:10PM and 2AM 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
Watch http://www.uktv.co.uk http://www.justwatch.co.uk
One hour later on Watch +1.
Saturday 9PM and 12:20AM, Tuesday 9PM and 11:55PM GMT 1-11 "Combat"
31 January 9PM and 12:50AM, 3 February 9PM GMT 1-12 "Captain Jack
7 February 9PM and 1:30AM, 10 February 9PM and 12:55AM GMT 1-13 "End
14 February 9PM and 12:40AM, 17 February 9PM and 12:55AM GMT ???
21 February 9PM and Midnight, 24 February 9PM and 12:55AM GMT ???
28 February 9PM and Midnight GMT ???
BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbchd http://www.radiotimes.com
Tuesday 11PM GMT 2-03 "To The Last Man"
3 February 11PM GMT 2-04 "Meat"
10 February 11PM GMT 2-05 "Adam"
NRJ 12 http://www.nrj12.fr
Series 1 and 2 repeats, episodes dubbed in French, expect slight cuts
Saturday 7:35PM CET 2-10 "From Out Of The Rain"
Sunday 7:35PM CET 2-11 "Adrift"
Monday 7:35PM CET 2-12 "Fragments"
Tuesday 7:40PM CET 2-13 "Exit Wounds"
Wednesday 7:35PM CET episode unknown
Thursday 7:35PM CET episode unknown
Friday 7:35PM CET episode unknown
31 January 7:35PM CET episode unknown
1 February 7:35PM CET episode unknown
Sci-Fi France http://www.scifitv.fr
Late Saturday 12:05AM, Sunday 7PM, Monday 1:25PM CET 1-04 "Cyberwoman"
Late Saturday 12:55AM, Sunday 7:55PM, Monday 2:15PM CET 1-05 "Small
Late Saturday 1:45AM CET 1-06 "Countrycide"
Sunday 6:10PM CET 1-03 "Ghost Machine"
HD Net Canada http://www.hd.net
Complete, uncut episodes in High Definition (not the same schedule as
HD Net US).
Monday 8 and 11:15PM EST/5 and 8:15PM PST 2-01 "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang"
(start of new to HDNet Canada episodes)
2 February 8 and 11:10PM EST/5 and 8:10PM PST 2-02 "Sleeper"
16:9 letterbox. Episodes only air once. Series 2 repeat run. 65
minute time slot.
Sunday 10PM EST (7PM PST, 11:30PM Newfoundland) 2-13 "Exit Wounds"
1 February pre-empted by movie. Is this just Super Bowl counter-
programming or is Torchwood taking a break from the schedule. The
answer is almost surely in the Space forums, which I cannot get to
because the robotic system for approving new members is glitching.
Strong suggestion to website makers - always make certain there is
*some* way to e-mail a person in case your automated system has bugs.
HD on Ztele HD, Dubbed in French.
Winter 2009 (midseason)
Mondays 8PM, Tuesdays 9AM and 1PM and 10PM, Wednesdays 5PM, Saturdays
TV4 Science Fiction http://tvplaneten.se
Series 1 repeats now on the dedicated SciFi Channel
Sunday 9:30PM CET 1-08 "They Keep Killing Suzie"
Wednesday 9PM, 1 February 9:30PM CET 1-09 "Random Shoes"
MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA/SOUTH AMERICA:
BBC Entertainment http://latinamerica.bbcentertainment.com
(not sure which time zone is being used)
Series 1 encore marathon:
Saturday 7AM and 11PM and 2AM, Sunday 7AM and (late) 2AM 1-
01 "Everything Changes"
Saturday 8AM, 31 January 11PM and 2AM, 1 February 7AM 1-02 "Day One"
Saturday 9AM 1-03 "Ghost Machine"
Saturday 10AM 1-04 "Cyberwoman"
Saturday 11AM 1-05 "Small Worlds"
Saturday Noon 1-06 "Countrycide"
Saturday 1PM 1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
Saturday 2PM 1-08 "They Keep Killing Suzie"
Saturday 3PM 1-09 "Random Shoes"
Saturday 4PM 1-10 "Out Of Time"
Saturday 5PM 1-11 "Combat"
Saturday 6PM 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
Saturday 7PM 1-13 "End Of Days"
German premiere Wednesday 4 March at 11PM CET.
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
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.
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/v3/world/world.html -
Series 1 repeats completed. Next airdate unknown.
SPAIN - Cuatro http://www.cuatro.com - Repeat run completed.
MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA/SOUTH AMERICA - People + Arts
http://www.tudiscovery.com - Series 1 repeats concluded.
NETHERLANDS - SciFi http://www.scifi-tv.nl Series 1 repeats completed.
ROMANIA: - TVR3 http://www.tvr.ro Series 1 completed.
And other countries who I haven't seen identified yet
Thanks for reading. Until next year, take care.
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