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Saturday 8th September 2007

Torchwood This Week - September 8, 2007
(posted 8th Sep 2007, 8:39am - TWIDW post #0575)
by Benjamin F. Elliott
September 8, 2007
Volume 1, Number 44
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
Torchwood comes to US viewers tonight with the BBC America premiere.
A quick reminder of the viewing options:
A - BBC America
Episodes premiere Saturdays at 9PM and Midnight Eastern (6PM and 9PM Pacific) starting today, with multiple repeats, including at 8PM and 11PM Eastern the following Saturday. First airing of the episodes in the USA. Episodes will be edited to match BBC America's standard commercial load - usually 46 minutes of show and closing credits in 60 minutes of time. (SciFi cuts shows to 44 minutes in the hour, some networks cut further.) Edits will be only based on time, not content. Certain profanities that start in "f" will be silenced - most other profanities will remain intact.
Pros - First broadcaster, part of most digital cable packages, virtually all DirecTV subscriptions, and most mid to upper level Dish Network subscriptions, so "comparitively" easy to get the channel.
Cons - Edits for time, partial profanity edits. (Not a con if you are a parent whose kids are watching - though Torchwood isn't intended for very young viewers.)
B - HD Net (US Schedule)
Episodes premiere Mondays at 7PM, 10PM, and 1AM Eastern (4PM, 7PM, and 10PM Pacific) starting on the 17th, with more repeats during the week. Torchwood is made in High Definition, so HD Net will be showcasing it at the highest quality. Episodes air commercial free with no content cuts at all. Available in high definition packages for DirecTV, Dish Network, and most cable networks (notable exception - Comcast).
Pros - best the episodes will look ever, since no high definition DVD release is currently planned. No edits at all.
Cons - if you want to see the shows unedited first time through, you have to wait 9 days after most of the folks who will watch saw the episodes on BBC America. And you have to pay the money for a high definition programming package.
C - BBC America On Demand
Episodes go on the service the Monday after they air on BBC America. Full versions of episodes - no time edits. The same language edits that occur on {cBBC America occur on the On Demand service. Episodes can be seen for up to 4 weeks, whenever you want. Currently unavailable on DirecTV and Dish Network. Availability on Digital Cable varies depending on where you live.
Pros - full length episodes whenever you want to see them, 1 week before HD Net.
Cons - if you want the full experience, this version still has words removed.
CBC TV Canada has listed the premiere of
Torchwood as Friday October 5 at 9PM all time zones (9:30PM
Newfoundland). Delighted to see it scheduled on the network listed as
the co-producer at the end of the closing credits.
Network Ten Australia finishes Series 1 this late Tuesday at Midnight.
BBC Three begins an encore run of
Series 1 and Torchwood Declassified Friday at 9PM, getting viewers
caught up before BBC Two starts Series 2 in January.
We finally have a proper schedule for Torchwood on People + Arts, a
cable network stretching from Mexico down through Latin and South
America - see exact times in the listings.
Doctor Who schedule information is in This Week In Doctor Who .
I am trying to find websites and station information for some of the
more elusive Torchwood sales. If you spot it airing or getting ready
to air in your country, and I've missed it, let me know so it gets
into the next edition and more fans get informed.
Corrections and updates are welcome at torchwood- , TWIDW on AIM, and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger.
Torchwood Website -
Australian Website -
Network 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.
Late Tuesday Midnight 1-13 End of Days (end of run)
Southern Cross Ten
(Regional service that carries portions of Network Ten's lineup)
Late Tuesday Midnight 1-13 End of Days
Canal 22
Episodes air as 2 parters.
Monday 10:30PM 1-08 They Keep Killing Suzie pt 1?
Wednesday 10:30PM 1-08 They Keep Killing Suzie pt 2?
Canal 22's website is not particularly helpful in determining what
episodes are airing, unfortunately.
BBC America
Saturday 9PM and Midnight EDT/6 and 9PM PDT, Sunday 5PM and 1AM EDT/2 and 10PM PDT, 15 September 3, 8, and 11PM EDT/Noon, 5PM, and 8PM PDT, 22 September 2PM EDT/11AM PDT 1-01 Everything Changes
15 September 9PM and Midnight EDT/6 and 9PM PDT, 22 September 3, 8, and 11PM EDT/Noon, 5, and 8PM PDT, 29 September 2PM EDT/11AM PDT, 30 September 3PM EDT/Noon PDT 1-02 Day One
22 September 9PM and Midnight EDT/6 and 9PM, 29 September 3, 8, and 11PM EDT/Noon, 5, and 8PM PDT, 30 September 4PM EDT/1PM PDT, 6 October 2PM EDT/11AM PDT 1-03 Ghost Machine
29 September 9PM and Midnight EDT/6 and 9PM PDT, 30 September 5PM EDT/2PM PDT, 6 October 3, 8, and 11PM EDT/Noon, 5, and 8PM PDT 1-04 Cyberwoman
6 October 9PM and Midnight EDT/6 and 9PM PDT, Late 7 October 1AM EDT/10PM PDT 1-05 Small Worlds
13 October 9PM and Midnight EDT/6 and 9PM PDT 1-06 Countrycide
20 October 9PM and Midnight EDT/6 and 9PM PDT 1-07 Greeks Bearing Gifts
27 October 9PM and Midnight EDT/6 and 9PM PDT 1-08 {s[TheyKeepKillingSuzie}}
3 November 9PM and Midnight EDT/6 and 9PM PDT 1-09 Random Shoes
10 November 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST 1-10 Out of Time
17 November 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST 1-11 Combat
24 November 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST 1-12 Captain Jack Harkness
1 December 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST 1-13 Out of Time
BBC America On Demand (certain digital cable systems, not on
Now playing:
Preview - Welcome to Torchwood
1-01 Everything Changes (first 35 minutes only)
Starting Monday:
1-01 Everything Changes (full version, BBC America On Demand airs shows unedited for time. Language edits will be the same as on BBC America.)

Starting 17 September:
1-02 Day One
Starting 24 September:
1-03 Ghost Machine
HD Net
17 September 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EDT/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PDT, 19 September 11PM and 3AM EDT/8PM and Midnight PDT 1-01 Everything Changes
People + Arts
Tuesday 10PM, Wednesday 4AM and 4PM, Friday 7PM 1-03 Ghost Machine
Dubbed into Italian
Saturday 4:50PM, Sunday 1:25PM CET 1-01 Tutto Cambia (Italian premiere)
Monday 9:50PM, Tuesday 10:35PM, Wednesday 8:05AM and 10:40AM and 2:50AM (late night), Late Thursday Midnight, Saturday 15 September 5PM, 16 September 1:40PM CET 1-02 Primo Giorno

17 September 9:50PM, 18 September 11:40PM, 19 September 8:20AM and 10:30AM and 3:30AM (late night), 20 September 11:50PM, 22 September 4:50PM, 23 September 12:55PM CET 1-03 La Machina Dei Fantasmi
24 September 9:50PM, Late 25 September 12:35AM, 26 September 8:30AM and 10:40AM, 27 September 4:20AM and 12:15AM (late night), 29 September 4:30PM, 30 September 12:50PM CET 1-04 La Donna Cybernetica
UK Broadcasts:
BBC Three
Series 1 Repeat Run
Friday 9PM and 2:40AM BST 1-01 Everything Changes
Friday 9:50PM BST Declassified 1-01 "Jack's Back"
21 September 9PM BST 1-02 "Day One"
21 September 9:50PM BST Declassified 1-02 "Bad Day At The Office"
No repeats scheduled in next 2 weeks.
HD on CBC HD, 16:9 Letterbox analog, co-producer on Torchwood.
Friday 5 October 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) 1-01 Everything Changes
(Canadian Premiere!)
Stations That Will/Have Aired Torchwood:
CANADA - Ztele (in French) - not on Fall 2007 schedule, probably
premieres in 2008
CANADA - Ztele
Israel - Yes Stars 2 - Series 1 completed.
Sweden - TV4 Plus - Series 1 completed.
SPAIN - Cuatro - Series 1 completed.
And other countries who I haven't seen identified yet
Series 2 - coming early 2008. 13 episodes, premieres on BBC Two.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care. Vote Saxon.
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