Torchwood This Week - September 13, 2008
- Torchwood radio play - still online until Wednesday
TORCHWOOD THIS WEEK
September 13, 2008 - Vol 2, No 36
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Doctor Who schedule information is in This Week In Doctor Who
Torchwood - "Lost Souls" - premiered on BBC Radio 4
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 this past Wednesday. "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. The episode remains available for
listeners around the world at the Radio 4 website until Wednesday and
there is a CD release. The episode can be downloaded for free, though
it is not clear if the download is permanent or temporary.
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. The conflict ends on 24 October when the series 2 finale
UK - BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/hd begins an encore of the Pre-
Watershed Versions of Series 2 next Saturday at 7:35PM BST. These
episodes have some sex, language, and violence removed, as they were
intended for BBC Two pre-watershed viewing.
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
BBC Radio 4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4
Listen again on Radio 4's website until Wednesday - "Lost Souls"
(world premiere). Looks like there is a download option as well -
also until Wednesday.
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.
Saturday 9:45AM, Sunday 5:10AM and 6:35AM and 2:30PM and 10:35PM and
3:55AM, Monday 9:55PM and 2:55AM CET 2-11 "Alla deriva"
Tuesday 9PM, Late Wednesday 1:40AM, Late Thursday 3AM, Late Friday
3:50AM, Saturday 20 September 9:45AM, 21 September 7:10AM and 2:20PM
and 10:35PM, Late 22 September 4:10AM, Late 24 September 1:35AM, Late
25 September 2:30AM, 27 September 9:20AM, Late 27 September 2:40AM,
28 September 1:20PM and 9:50PM CET 2-12 "Frammenti" (lots of airings
over 2 weeks intead of 1 - hmm)
30 September 9PM CET 2-13 "La fine e il principio"
TV4 Plus http://www.tv4.se
Sunday 11:20PM CET 2-11 "Adrift"
21 September 11:15PM CET 2-12 "Fragments" (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 2-08 "A Day In The
Death" (65 minutes)
26 September 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-09 "Something
Borrowed" (65 minutes)
3 October 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-10 "From Out Of The
Rain" (65 minutes)
10 October 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-11 "Adrift" (65
17 October 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-12 "Fragments" (65
24 October 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-13 "Exit Wounds"
SPACE has rights to Series 2, but does not currently have rights to
Series 1, as they are still held by the CBC. They will rest the show
before airing a repeat run.
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.
Monday 7PM and 11PM EDT/4PM and 8PM PDT 1-10 "Out Of Time"
22 September 7PM and 11PM EDT/4PM and 8PM PDT 1-11 "Combat"
Network Ten HD http://www.ten.com.au http://www.sfsa.org.au
Series 2 Australian premiere run.
Monday 10:30PM 2-03 "To The Last Man"
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.
BBC HD Australia http://www.bbchd.com.au/Australia
Source is on Australian Western Time. Adjust for time zone. No
accurate information right now. Episodes believed to air many times a
SciFi Russia http://www.scifichannel.ru
All times Moscow
Saturday 10:35PM, Sunday 8:05PM 2-02 "Sleeper"
Monday 9PM, Tuesday 8:05PM, Wednesday 10:35PM, Thursday 7:15PM, 20
September 10:35PM, 21 September 8:05PM 2-03 "To The Last Man"
22 September 9PM, 23 September 8:05PM, 24 September 10:35PM, 25
September 7:15PM, 27 September 10:35PM, 28 September 8:05PM 2-
29 September 9PM, 30 September 8:05PM 2-05 "Adam"
NRJ 12 http://www.nrj12.fr
Series 2, episodes dubbed in French, expect slight cuts on bloodshed
Friday 8:45PM CET 2-05 "Adam" (new)
Friday 9:40PM CET 2-06 "Reset" (new)
Friday 10:30PM CET 1-03 "Machine Fantome" (encore)
episodes only seem to be airing once this year - tune in or miss them
BBC Entertainment http://asia.bbcentertainment.com
All times Thailand
Sunday 4:10PM 1-10 "Out Of Time"
Monday 7:05PM and 10:05PM and 2:20AM. Tuesday 7:45AM and 11:25AM, 21
September 4:05PM 1-11 "Combat"
22 September 7:05PM and 10:05PM and 2:20AM, 23 September 7:55AM and
11:35AM, 28 September 4:05PM 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
5 Octpber 4:10PM 1-13 "End Of Days" (probably extra showings - check
closer to broadcast date)
Looks like Torchwood leaves the schedule at this point.
TV2 http://www.tvnz.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
Wednesday 10:30PM 1-11 "Combat"
Skai TV http://www.skai.gr
Late Monday 2:15AM EET 1-08 "They Keep Killing Suzie"
Thursday 11PM EET 1-09 "Random Shoes"
note to SKAI - still don't have the full week's listings up - though
4 days beats 1 1/2 days. Keep working at it.
BBC Entertainment http://poland.bbcentertainment.com
Torchwood premiere week! dubbed in Polish
Wednesday 11PM and 3AM, Thursday Noon CET 1-01 "Everything Changes"
BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/hd http://www.radiotimes.com
20 September 7:35PM BST 2-01 "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" (pre-watershed
27 September 7:35PM BST 2-02 "Sleeper" (pre-watershed version)
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 2-05 "Adam"
22 September 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EDT/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PDT 2-
People + Arts http://www.tudiscovery.com
Series 1 repeats.
Friday 1PM EDT 1-01 "Everything Changes"
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)
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.
NETHERLANDS - SciFi http://www.scifi-tv.nl - Series 1 repeats
CROATIA: HRT1/HRT2 http://www.hrt.hr - current run finished.
And other countries who I haven't seen identified yet
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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