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Saturday 1st December 2007

Torchwood This Week - December 1, 2007
(posted 1st Dec 2007, 11:32am - TWIDW post #0615)
December 1, 2007 - Vol 1, No 56
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
BBC America launches Series 2 of Torchwood
on Saturday 26 January 2008 at 9PM Eastern, a date expected to be
very soon after the UK premiere of the new series. The early launch
is due to Torchwood's status as BBC America's most successful show
ever. Series 1 concludes tonight at 9PM and Midnight Eastern (6PM and
9PM Pacific) with End Of Days. BBC America is repeating Series 1 on
Saturdays starting 8 December - 2 episodes per weekend, covering the
7 weeks before the Series 2 launch.
BBC America On Demand will take down the Torchwood Series 1 episodes
from the service on Monday 17 December. Captain Jack Harkness will
only be up for 3 weeks and End Of Days up for 2 weeks, instead of the
usual 4. This is standard with BBC America shows - they leave the on
demand service shortly after the current run of new episodes ends.
Series 2 will likely start going up on Monday 28 January.
UKTV Australia will launch Torchwood on Tuesday 11 December at 8:30PM AEDT. If you missed Torchwood on Ten or its regional variants, you get another chance to tune in.
Ten HD (a new version of Ten for high definition TVs that launches in
December) will present Torchwood free to air for high definition TVs
Thursdays at 9:30PM from 20 December. It is part of a Thursday lineup
that deviates from Ten's regular schedule.
BBC HD is officially launching today after
over a year of being in a test phase. Expect an increase in
programming in coming weeks. As a show made in high-definition,
Torchwood Series 2 should air on this station around the same time it
airs on BBC Two. BBC HD aired Torchwood Series 1 several times during
the station's test run.
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 -
BBC America
DirecTV 264 Dish 135
16:9 Letterbox format
Saturday 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST 1-12 Captain Jack Harkness
*Saturday 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST, Sunday 1PM EST/10AM
PST, Tuesday 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST 1-13 Out of Time (this
week's new episode, 1st Series Finale)
8 December 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST 1-01 Everything Changes
8 December 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST, 9 December 1PM
EST/10AM PST 1-02 "Day One"
15 December 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST 1-03 Ghost Machine
15 December 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST, 16 December 1PM
EST/10AM PST 1-04 Cyberwoman
26 January 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST 2-01 "Title TBA" (2nd
Series Premiere!)
BBC America On Demand (certain digital cable systems, not on
Now playing:
1-09 Random Shoes (until 3 December)
1-10 Out of Time (until 10 December)
1-11 Combat (until 17 December, all episodes removed that day)
1-12 Captain Jack Harkness (until 17 December, all episodes removed
that day)
Coming Soon:
1-13 End of Days (3 December to 17 December, all episodes removed
that day)
HD Net
DirecTV 79
Dish 9422 (5510 Alaska and Hawaii only)
High Definition 16:9 format
Monday 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EST/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PST, Wednesday 9PM and Midnight and 3AM EST/6PM and 9PM and Midnight PST 1-12 Captain Jack Harkness
10 December 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EST/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PST, 12 December 9PM and Midnight and 3AM EST/6PM and 9PM and Midnight PST 1-13 End of Days
HD on CBC HD, 16:9 Letterbox analog, co-producer on Torchwood.
Friday 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) 1-10 Out of Time
14 and 21 December - pre-empted for Christmas movies
28 December 9PM 1-11 Combat (could be pulled for Christmas
ATV World
Thursday 10PM 1-05 Random Shoes
update before 1 December
NRJ 12
Series 1 repeats, episodes dubbed in French, expect slight cuts on bloodshed
Sunday 6:05PM CET 1-01 Tout Change
Sunday 6:55PM CET 1-02 Premier Hour
Wednesday 10:20PM, Friday 10:25PM CET 1-11 Combat
Wednesday 11:10PM CET 1-12 Capitaine Jack Harkness
Friday 8:45PM CET 1-10 Hors Du Temps
Friday 9:35PM CET 1-09 Chausseres En Vrac

9 December 6:05PM CET 1-03 Machine Fantome
9 December 6:55PM CET 1-04 Femme Cybernetique
UK Broadcasts:
BBC Three
Series 1 Repeat Run
Friday 9PM and 2:55AM GMT 1-11 Combat
Friday 9:50PM GMT DeClassified 1-11
14 December 9PM GMT 1-12 Captain Jack Harkness
Series 1 Repeat Run - no episodes scheduled
(Regional service airing Torchwood for the first time)
Wednesday 10:30PM 1-12 Captain Jack Harkness
UKTV Australia
11 December 8:30PM, 15 December 11PM AEDT 1-01 Everything Changes (start of cable/satellite repeat run)
18 December 8:30PM, 22 December 10:30PM AEDT 1-02 Day One
Christmas Day and week afterwards - pre-empted by specials
Network Ten HD
Series 1 repeats on the new HD channel.
20 December 9:30PM 1-01 Everything Changes
Stations That Will/Have Aired Torchwood:
CANADA - Ztele (in French) - not on Fall 2007 schedule, probably premieres in 2008
NEW ZEALAND - TV2 - Coming in 2008
CANADA - Ztele
Israel - Yes Stars 2 - Series 1 completed.
Sweden - TV4 Plus - Series 1 completed.
SPAIN - Cuatro - Series 1 completed.
AUSTRALIA - Network Ten - Series 1 completed. 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.
Southern Cross Ten
(Regional service that carries portions of Network Ten's lineup) - Series 1 completed.
MEXICO - Canal 22
Episodes air as 2 parters. Series 1 completed?
LATIN AMERICA - People + Arts - Series 1 completed.
ITALY - Jimmy torchwood/1">
Dubbed into Italian. 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.
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