Torchwood This Week - December 6, 2008
- TORCHWOOD THIS WEEK
December 6, 2008 - Vol 2, No 48
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Australia! You made it! Ten HD will air Exit Wounds, and catch up
with the rest of the world. (Then UKTV Australia, which a few more
Australians can actually watch, will get to the episodes early next
year.) Otherwise - well, the Torchwood world is really hibernating.
I'm expecting things to get more interesting after the New Year when
the Doctor Who marathons and Christmas hype is over.
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
SciFi Russia http://www.scifichannel.ru
All times Moscow
Sunday 8:10PM and 11:25PM 1-01 "Everything Changes"
14 December 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-02 "Day One"
21 December 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-03 "Ghost Machine"
28 December 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-04 "Cyberwoman"
Network Ten HD http://www.ten.com.au http://www.sfsa.org.au
Series 2 Australian premiere run.
Monday 10:30PM 2-13 "Exit Wounds" (end of current run and probably
the last time Torchwood will be on Ten)
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.
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 AEDT 1-06 "Countrycide"
16 December 9:30PM AEDT 1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
23 December 9:30PM AEDT 1-08 "They Keep Killing Suzie"
30 December 9:30PM AEDT 1-09 "Random Shoes"
BBC Entertainment http://poland.bbcentertainment.com
dubbed in Polish
Saturday 5PM, Thursday 10:10AM CET 1-11 "Combat"
Saturday 6PM, Sunday 8:30PM, Wednesday 10PM and 2AM, Thursday 11:05AM
CET 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
Wednesday 11PM and 3AM, Thursday Noon, 13 December 5PM, 14 December
8PM CET 1-13 "End Of Days" (end of current run)
BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/hd http://www.radiotimes.com
Saturday 7:25PM GMT 2-12 "Fragments" (pre-watershed version)
13 December 7:10PM GMT 2-13 "Exit Wounds" (pre-watershed version)
Watch http://www.uktv.co.uk http://www.justwatch.co.uk
One hour later on Watch +1.
Saturday 9PM and 11:50PM, Tuesday 9PM GMT 1-06 "Countrycide"
13 December 9PM and 12:20AM, 16 December 9PM GMT 1-07 "Greeks Bearing
pre-empted over Christmas
3 January 9PM and 1:10AM, 6 January 9PM GMT 1-08 "They Keep Killing
10 January 8PM GMT 1-09 "Random Shoes"
NRJ 12 http://www.nrj12.fr
Series 1 and 2 repeats, episodes dubbed in French, expect slight cuts
Saturday 7:45PM CET 2-03 "Le Soldat Thomas"
Sunday 7:45PM, Friday 7:45PM CET 2-04 "Le Moment De Verite"
13 December 7:45PM CET 2-05 "Adam"
14 December 7:45PM CET 2-06 "Reset"
ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
Series 1 repeats
Monday 11:20PM 1-13 "End Of Days"
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) 2-06 "Reset"
14 December 10PM EST (7PM PST, 11:30PM Newfoundland) 2-07 "Dead Man
21 December 10PM EST (7PM PST, 11:30PM Newfoundland) 2-08 "A Day In
HD on Ztele HD, Dubbed in French.
Series 1 Repeats.
Saturday 7AM, Late Saturday 2AM, Late Monday 1AM, Tuesday 2PM EST 1-
08 "Ils Tuent Encore Suzie"
Tuesday 10PM, Thursday 5PM, 13 December 7AM, Late 13 December 2AM, 16
December 2PM EST 1-09 "Chaussures En Vrac"
16 December 10PM EST 1-10 "(Out Of Time)"
27 December 7AM TBA
3 January 7AM TBA
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 11:10PM EST/5PM and 8:10PM PST 1-08 "They Keep Killing
15 December 8PM and Midnight EST/5PM and 9PM PST 1-09 "Random Shoes"
Series 1 repeats
Monday 8:30PM and 11:50PM, Wednesday 10:10PM CET 1-03 "Ghost Machine"
Monday 9:20PM and 12:40AM, Wednesday 11PM CET 1-04 "Cyberwoman"
15 December 8:30PM and 11:50PM, 17 December 10:10PM CET 1-05 "Small
15 December 9:20PM and 12:40AM, 17 December 11PM CET 1-
22 December 8:30PM and 11:55PM, Christmas Eve 10:10PM CET 1-
07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
22 December 9:20PM and 12:45AM, Christmas Eve 11PM CET 1-08 "They
Keep Killing Suzie"
29 December - 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)
Series 1 and 2 repeats.
Late Saturday Midnight CET 1-07 "Regalo Envenenado"
Late Saturday 1AM CET 1-08 "Volver A Matar A Suzie"
TV4 Science Fiction http://tvplaneten.se
Series 1 repeats now on the dedicated SciFi Channel
Sunday 9:30PM CET 1-02 "Day One"
Wednesday 9PM, 14 December 9:30PM CET 1-03 "Ghost Machine"
MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA/SOUTH AMERICA:
People + Arts http://www.tudiscovery.com
Series 1 repeats.
Friday 1PM EST 1-13 "End Of Days"
BBC Entertainment http://latinamerica.bbcentertainment.com
(not sure which time zone is being used - guessing this is Series 1,
but not sure)
Dear BBC Entertainment - I give up. Fix the schedule or I can't
provide the information here. Or are we really supposed to believe
that your station is Brigadoon, will only broadcast 1 day a year, and
you are sportingly telling us what will be on each year/day for the
next decade or so?
(last week's info)
Saturday 11PM and 2AM, Sunday 7AM 1-02 "Day One"
Late Saturday 1AM 1-01 "Everything Changes"
Late Sunday 1AM, Monday 11PM and 2AM, Tuesday 7AM 1-06 "Countrycide"
Monday 6PM and 4AM 1-13 "End Of Days"
Late Monday 1AM 1-05 "Small Worlds"
Late 7 December 1AM, 8 December 11PM and 2AM, 9 December 7PM 1-
10 "Out Of Time"
Late 8 December 1AM 1-09 "Random Shoes"
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 will
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://www.bbchd.com.au/Australia
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 ...
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.
ROMANIA - TVR2 http://www.tvr.ro - 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.
And other countries who I haven't seen identified yet
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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