Torchwood This Week - August 23, 2008
- TORCHWOOD THIS WEEK
August 23, 2008 - Vol 2, No 33
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.
Australia - The South Australian Doctor Who Fan Club
http://www.sfsa.org.au has been told by Channel Ten
http://www.ten.com.au that Torchwood Series 2 will premiere on TenHD
in September. There are no plans to air Series 2 on the main Ten at
this time. While Ten told the club that Torchwood would air Mondays
at 10:30PM, it will actually premiere Monday 1 September at 11:35PM.
60 minute timeslot.
Canada - SPACE http://www.spacecast.com is airing Torchwood in 65
minute timeslots. So make sure your recording device is scheduled to
record Torchwood for 1 hour, 5 minutes instead of 1 hour. If you are
in the Central and Mountain Time Zones and also plan to watch Doctor
Who Series 4 on the CBC this fall, check your cable/satellite
provider's channel lineup to make sure you have other regions of CBC.
In those 2 time zones the 65 minute Torchwood broadcast on SPACE will
overlap Doctor Who on CBC (9PM all time zones), and neither show has
a repeat slot. Satellite customers should be fine and it is believed
that most digital cable subscribers have multiple CBCs too, but the
time to check your lineup is now, as opposed to the 19th of September.
Canada - Ztele http://www.ztele.com will air Torchwood Series 2 in
French many times a week this fall starting 14 October. Until then,
Season 2 of Jericho will air in the same time slots. Ztele's version
of Torchwood will be available in SD and HD versions.
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
Saturday 11:15AM, Sunday 7:45AM and 3PM and 10:35PM, Late Monday
2:05AM CET 2-08 "Tra la vita e la morte"
Tuesday 9PM, Late Wednesday 12:30AM, Late Thursday 2:40AM, Friday 29
August 3:30AM, Saturday 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 11PM CET 2-08 "A Day In The Death" (65 minutes, special late
start time due to Heroes marathon)
31 August 10PM CET 2-09 "Something Borrowed" (65 minutes)
16:9 letterbox. Episodes only air once. Beware the episode
descriptions on SPACE, as a big plot twist for Series 2 is revealed.
Friday 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-05 "Adam" (65 minutes)
5 September 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-06 "Reset" (65
12 September 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-07 "Dead Man
Walking" (65 minutes)
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.
Torchwood expected to return after Jericho Season 2, and will have
the same timeslots. Expected start date - Tuesday October 14 10PM EDT.
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.
1 September 7PM and 11PM EDT/4PM and 8PM PDT 1-08 "They Keep Killing
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.
Network Ten HD http://www.ten.com.au http://www.sfsa.org.au
Series 2 Australian premiere run.
1 September 11:35PM 2-01 "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang"
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.
update before 23 August
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 16
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"
SciFi Russia http://www.scifichannel.ru
All times Moscow
Saturday 10:35PM, Sunday 8:05PM 1-13 "End Of Days"
Weeklong primetime encore of Torchwood and Doctor Who.
Monday 9PM 1-01 "Everything Changes"
Monday 9:55PM 1-02 "Day One"
Tuesday 9PM 1-03 "Ghost Machine"
Tuesday 9:55PM 1-04 "Cyberwoman"
Wednesday 9PM 1-05 "Small Worlds"
Wednesday 9:55PM 1-06 "Countrycide"
Thursday 9PM 1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
Thursday 9:55PM 1-08 "They Keep Killing Suzie"
Friday 9PM 1-09 "Random Shoes"
Friday 9:55PM 1-10 "Out Of Time"
30 August 9PM 1-11 "Combat"
30 August 9:55PM 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
30 August 10:50PM 1-13 "End Of Days"
BBC Entertainment http://asia.bbcentertainment.com
All times Thailand
Sunday 4:05PM 1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
Monday 7:05PM and 10PM and 2:15AM. Tuesday 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 1-08 "They Keep Killing Suzie"
Skai TV http://www.skai.gr
Thursday 11PM EET 1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"(?)
HD Net 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.
Monday 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EDT/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PDT 2-03 "To The
1 September pre-empted by Labor Day Movie Marathon
Late Tuesday 1:55AM, Late Wednesday 2:25AM, Late Thursday 2:25AM EET
Tuesday 10:50PM, Wednesday 11:35PM, Thursday 10:50PM EET 1-??
Series 1 repeats:
Wednesday 8:30PM and 11:50PM CET 1-13 "End Of Days" (end of repeat
People + Arts http://www.tudiscovery.com
Series 1 repeats.
Friday 1PM EDT(?) 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
5 September 1PM EDT 1-13 "End Of Days"
NRJ 12 http://www.nrj12.fr
Series 2 premieres!, episodes dubbed in French, expect slight cuts on
5 September Time TBA 2-01 "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang"
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
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 - 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 - 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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