Torchwood This Week - January 17, 2009
- Torchwood This Week
January 17, 2009 - Vol 3, No 3
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
TWIDW has been taken off the front of the columns. Good experiment,
but it does not work for me, and I'm writing them. Doctor Who
information for Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia remain in the
classic column - This Week In Doctor Who. North and South American
listings - This Week In Doctor Who Western Hemisphere. Sarah Jane,
Podcasts, and Errata - This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs.
South Africa - this Sunday sees the premiere of Torchwood on BBC
Entertainment South Africa. Catch Everything Changes at 8:04PM and
1:01AM Central African Time.
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.
Latin America - BBC Entertainment Latin America is having a Torchwood
marathon next Saturday 24 January. All of Series 1 airs - 7AM to 8PM.
The marathon will probably begin before next week's column can go out.
Doctor Who schedule information is in This Week In Doctor Who
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
SIC Radical http://sicradical.aeiou.pt
Series 1 - first run:
Saturday 1:45PM CET 1-04/1-05 "Cyberwoman/Small Worlds"
Sunday 7PM and 2:15AM, Tuesday 10PM CET 1-06 "Countrycide"
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 1-01 "Everything Changes"
Tuesday 7:10PM and 9:50PM and 2:25AM, Wednesday 8:25AM and 12:10PM,
25 January 3:25PM 1-02 "Day One"
27 January 7:10PM and 9:50PM and 2:20AM, 28 January 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 1-02 "Day
28 January 10:30PM and 2:05AM and 4:15AM, 29 January 7:50PM 1-
03 "Ghost Machine"
(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 8:04PM and 1:01AM CAT 1-01 "Everything Changes" (South African
Premiere!, time approximate after Doctor Who - The Runaway Bride)
25 January 8PM and 1AM CAT 1-02 "Day One"
UKTV Australia http://www.uktv.com.au
Series 1 repeats. All times 2 hours later on UKTV +2.
Sunday 3:23PM AEDT 1-11 "Combat"
Tuesday 9:30PM and 2:30AM, 25 January 3PM AEDT 1-12 "Captain Jack
27 January 9:30PM and 2:30AM, 1 February 3PM AEDT 1-13 "End Of Days"
3 February 9:30PM AEDT 2-01 "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" (Series 2
Premieres!, reaching a larger audience than the TenHD run probably
SciFi Russia http://www.scifichannel.ru
All times Moscow
Sunday 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
25 January 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 Midnight, Tuesday 9PM and Midnight GMT 1-10 "Out Of
24 January 9PM and 12:20AM, 27 January 9 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 ???
BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbchd http://www.radiotimes.com
Tuesday 11PM GMT 2-02 "Sleeper"
Late 27 January 12:05AM GMT 2-03 "To The Last Man"
3 February 11PM GMT 2-04 "Meat"
NRJ 12 http://www.nrj12.fr
Series 1 and 2 repeats, episodes dubbed in French, expect slight cuts
Saturday 7:35PM CET 2-03 "To The Last Man"
Sunday 7:35PM CET 2-04 "Meat"
Monday 7:35PM CET 2-05 "Adam"
Tuesday 7:40PM CET 2-06 "Reset"
Wednesday 7:35PM CET 2-07 "Dead Man Walking"
Thursday 7:35PM CET 2-08 "A Day In The Death"
Friday 7:35PM CET 2-09 "Something Borrowed"
24 January 7:35PM CET 2-10 "From Out Of The Rain"
25 January 7:35PM CET 2-11 "Adrift"
HD Net Canada http://www.hd.net
Complete, uncut episodes in High Definition (not the same schedule as
HD Net US). BBC America's exclusive US deal will not affect Canada.
Monday - pre-empted.
26 January 8 and 11:15PM EST/5 and 8:15PM PST 2-01 "Kiss Kiss, Bang
Bang" (start of new to HDNet Canada episodes)
16:9 letterbox. Episodes only air once. Series 2 repeat run. 65
minute time slot. Space has a new feature filled website that has, at
least temporarily, made it hard to find the TV listings.
Sunday 10PM EST (7PM PST, 11:30PM Newfoundland) 2-12 "Fragments"
25 January 10PM EST (7PM PST, 11:30PM Newfoundland) 2-13 "Exit Wounds"
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 1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
Wednesday 9PM, 25 January 9:30PM CET 1-08 "They Keep Killing Suzie"
MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA/SOUTH AMERICA:
BBC Entertainment http://latinamerica.bbcentertainment.com
(not sure which time zone is being used)
Monday 7PM, 24 January 3PM 1-09 "Random Shoes"
Tuesday 7PM, 24 January 4PM 1-10 "Out Of Time"
Wednesday 7PM, 24 January 5PM 1-11 "Combat"
Thursday 7PM, 24 January 6PM 1-12 "Captain Jack Harkness"
Friday 7PM, 24 January 7PM 1-13 "End Of Days"
Saturday 24 January 7AM and 11PM and 2AM, 25 January 7AM and (late)
2AM 1-01 "Everything Changes"
Saturday 24 January 8AM, 31 January 11PM and 2AM, 1 February 7AM 1-
02 "Day One"
Saturday 24 January 9AM 1-03 "Ghost Machine"
Saturday 24 January 10AM 1-04 "Cyberwoman"
Saturday 24 January 11AM 1-05 "Small Worlds"
24 January Noon 1-06 "Countrycide"
24 January 1PM 1-07 "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
24 January 2PM 1-08 "They Keep Killing Suzie"
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/world/05 -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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