Torchwood This Week - December 13, 2006
- Torchwood renewed for 2nd Series! Series 2 episodes will premiere on
TORCHWOOD THIS WEEK
by Benjamin F. Elliott
December 13, 2006
Volume 1, Number 9
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
The BBC Press Office issued a release on Tuesday noting that
Torchwood a) had been renewed for a second series of 13 episodes and
b) would have its first broadcast moved to BBC Two when Series 2
starts in the fall of 2007.
Congratulations to Torchwood on reaching this milestone. For readers
outside the UK, BBC Two can be seen on analogue television as well as
digital television - nearly everyone in the UK can get BBC Two. BBC
Three is a digital terrestrial station - somewhere around 70% of
viewers have BBC Three on Freeview, Cable, Sky, or Freesat. (Analogue
TV cuts off in 2012 - the playing field should be more level then.)
Shows that move from BBC Three to BBC Two (or BBC Two to BBC One) for
their first broadcast typically see ratings increase, as people stick
with the stations they've had longer.
If you're watching Torchwood on the Wednesday BBC 2 broadcast, note
these regional variations.
The 13 and 20 December broadcasts of Torchwood air at 9PM GMT with
the following exceptions:
BBC 2 Wales Digital - 9:10PM start time.
BBC Three will premiere episode 11 (Combat) on Christmas Eve at
9:30PM. BBC Three will premiere the last 2 episodes (Captain Jack
Harkness and Apocalypse) on New Years Day (a Monday airing, all
previous episodes were Sunday) from 9:30PM to 11:05PM. The episodes
will repeat multiple times on BBC Three. Captain Jack Harkness will
air as a standalone episode on 4 January at 9PM and 1AM. Apocalypse
will air as a standalone episode on 5 January at 9PM and 12:30AM.
BBC HD will premiere episode 11 on Christmas Eve at 11:10PM.
BBC Two will premiere episode 11 on Wednesday 27 December at 10PM.
BBC Two will premiere the last 2 episodes on Wednesday 3 January from
9PM to 10:30PM.
Doctor Who and Sarah Jane Adventures schedule information is in This
Week In Doctor Who http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho .
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
*Note* - due to rights issues, all the video content on Torchwood's
website is protected to only be seen in the UK.
BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
Friday 9PM and 12:55AM, Saturday 11:40PM GMT 1-09 "Random Shoes"
Friday 9:50PM, Sunday 7:45PM GMT "Torchwood De-Classified: Dead Man
Walking" ep 9
Saturday 10PM GMT 1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
Saturday 10:50PM GMT 1-08 "They Keep Killing Suzie"
Sunday 10PM and 1:15AM, Tuesday 10:30PM and 1:50AM, 19 December 10PM
and 1:55AM, 30 December 9:45PM and 12:55AM GMT 1-10 "Out Of Time"
Late Sunday 2:05AM, Tuesday 10:50PM GMT "Torchwood De-Classified:
Time Flies" ep 10
Christmas Eve 9:30PM and 3:10AM, Boxing Day 10:30PM and 1:50AM, 29
December 9PM and 1:30AM, 30 December 10:35PM and 1:45AM GMT 1-
Christmas Day 4AM GMT "Torchwood De-Classified" ep 11
New Years Day 9:30-11:05PM and 1:05-2:40AM, 2 January 10:30PM-12:05AM
and 1:35-3:10AM GMT 1-12/1-13 "Captain Jack Harkness/Apocalypse"
(omnibus airing of last 2 episodes)
Late New Years Day 2:40-3AM GMT "Torchwood De-Classified" eps 12+13
omnibus (a 20 minute omnibus)
4 January 9PM and 1AM GMT 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
4 January 9:50PM GMT "Torchwood De-Classified" ep 12
5 January 9PM and 12:30AM GMT 1-13 "Apocalypse"
5 January 9:50PM GMT "Torchwood De-Classified" ep 13
BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/hd
Sunday 10PM GMT 1-10 "Out Of Time"
Christmas Eve 11:10PM GMT 1-11 "Combat"
BBC Two http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo http://www.radiotimes.com
Wednesday 9PM GMT 1-09 "Random Shoes" (except BBC Two Wales Digital)
Wednesday 9:10PM GMT 1-09 "Random Shoes" (BBC Two Wales Digital only)
20 December 9PM GMT 1-10 "Out Of Time" (except BBC Two Wales Digital)
20 December 9:10PM GMT 1-10 "Out Of Time" (BBC Two Wales Digital
27 December 10PM GMT 1-11 "Combat"
3 January 9-10:30PM GMT 1-12/1-13 "Captain Jack Harkness/Apocalypse"
(omnibus airing of last 2 episodes)
Monday 9:10PM CET 1-10 "Out Of Time"
Friday 10:40PM CET 1-09 "Random Shoes"
Monday 10:55PM CET "Torchwood De-Classified: Time Flies" ep 10
21 December 11:35PM CET 1-10 "Out Of Time" (special day and time)
Saturday 4:40 and 10:40AM CET 1-09 "Random Shoes"
Monday 9:10PM, 22 December 5:35AM, 23 December 11:45AM CET 1-10 "Out
Tuesday 4:55AM CET "Torchwood De-Classified: Time Flies" ep 10
Thanks for reading. See you next week.
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