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Saturday 8th December 2007

Torchwood This Week - December 8, 2007
(posted 8th Dec 2007, 12:39pm - TWIDW post #0618)
December 8, 2007 - Vol 1, No 57
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
The BBC's Christmas/New Years plans have come out. Torchwood Series 2
is clearly launching in January - either Wednesday at 9PM or Sunday
at 9PM on BBC Two (most of the evidence is for Wednesday). Potential
premiere dates are 16 or 23 January (if a Wednesday), 13 or 20
January (if a Sunday). Wednesday 16 January at 9PM is the most
popular prediction right now. The schedule for 12 to 18 January
should be published this coming Friday, so we may have definitive
news before the next edition of Torchwood This Week comes out. What
we know:
Episodes premiere - BBC Two and BBC HD
Episodes repeat - BBC Three
Torchwood DeClassified - BBC Three
Torchwood Pre-Watershed - BBC Two
The last one is a new twist. Since a large portion of younger Doctor
Who fans will want to see more of Captain Jack and Martha (Freema
Agyeman being in 3 episodes of Torchwood), a slightly edited "pre-
watershed" version of the show will air several days after the
official episodes. "Pre-watershed" is not the same as Family (Doctor
Who's designation) or CBBC (Sarah Jane's designation). But it does
mean that the edited versions of the episodes can air before 9PM.
Edits to sexual content, nudity, language, and violence are expected.
The unedited versions airing at 9PM or later remain the official
Torchwood episodes, and will be the ones sold overseas.
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. BBC America is repeating Series 1 on Saturdays starting 8 December - 2 episodes per weekend, covering the 7 weeks before the Series 2 launch. HD Net airs the uncensored and unedited Series 1 finale this Monday and Wednesday.
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.
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 -
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 1-13 End of Days
17 December 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EST/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PST 1-01 Everything Changes
BBC America
DirecTV 264 Dish 135
16:9 Letterbox format
Saturday 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST 1-01 Everything Changes
Saturday 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST, Sunday 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
22 December 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST 1-05 Small Worlds
22 December 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST, 23 December 1PM
EST/10AM PST 1-06 Countrycide
29 December 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST, 30 December 1PM EST/10AM
PST 1-07 Greeks Bearing Gifts
29 December 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST 1-08 "They Keep
Killing Suzie"
26 January 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST 2-01 "Kiss Kiss, Bang
Bang" (2nd Series Premiere!)
BBC America On Demand (certain digital cable systems, not on
Now playing:
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)
1-13 End of Days (until 17 December, all episodes removed that day)
HD on CBC HD, 16:9 Letterbox analog, co-producer on Torchwood.
This week and next - pre-empted for Christmas movies
28 December 9PM 1-11 Combat (could be pulled for Christmas
ATV World
Thursday 10PM 1-06 Countrycide
NRJ 12
Series 1 repeats, episodes dubbed in French, expect slight cuts on bloodshed
Sunday 6:05PM CET 1-03 Machine Fantome
Sunday 6:55PM CET 1-04 Femme Cybernetique
Friday 8:45PM CET 1-12 Capitaine Jack Harkness
Friday 9:35PM CET 1-13 La Fin Des Temps

16 December 6:05PM CET 1-05 Petits Mondes
16 December 6:55PM CET 1-06 La Racolte
UK Broadcasts:
BBC Three
Series 1 Repeat Run
Friday 9PM and 2:40AM GMT 1-12 Captain Jack Harkness
21 December 9PM GMT 1-13 End of Days
21 December 9:46PM GMT DeClassified 1-13 "To The End"
Series 1 Repeat Run - no episodes scheduled
First broadcaster of Series Two. Pre-watershed episodes are noted
with [pre-watershed].
16 January? 9PM GMT 2-01 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2nd Series World
(Regional service airing Torchwood for the first time)
Wednesday 10:30PM 1-13 End of Days
UKTV Australia
Tuesday 8:30PM, Saturday 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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