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Saturday 22nd December 2007

Torchwood This Week - December 22, 2007
(posted 22nd Dec 2007, 12:53pm - TWIDW post #0624)
December 22, 2007 - Vol 1, No 59
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
UK fans - we have a broadcast day/time for Torchwood Series 2 - Pre-
watershed version. Thursdays at 7PM GMT on BBC Two from 17 January.
Torchwood DeClassified (presumably with the language tamed down from
the Series 1 versions) airs Thursdays at 7:50PM GMT. The Pre-
watershed version will have edits to langauge, violence, and sexual
content as needed. It will not be a *Family* version of the episodes,
merely a version that can be aired at hours when younger viewers are
We do *not* have a finalized day for the main version of Torchwood.
It will be on BBC Two - either Sundays at 9PM starting 13 January or
Wednesdays at 9PM starting 16 January. Most guesses are for
Wednesdays, but there is no confirmation yet. BBC HD will air the
episodes as well, probably at the same time as BBC Two unless a
bigger HD event is airing on BBC One. BBC Three will be repeating the
BBC America launches Series 2 of Torchwood
on Saturday 26 January 2008 at 9PM Eastern. The early launch is due
to Torchwood's status as BBC America's most successful show ever.
Expect BBC America to make their edited version of Torchwood based
off the uncut version of Torchwood on the guidelines that they used
for Series 1. Do not expect the UK's pre-watershed version on BBC
America. Essentially full length (but with some content edits)
versions of the episodes will go on BBC America On Demand a few days
after they air on BBC America.
HD Net will have a New Years Day marathon of Torchwood Series 1. All 13 uncensored and unedited episodes in high definition. 1PM to 2AM Eastern/10AM to 11PM Pacific. HD Net will be airing Series 2, but the start date is unknown (probably at least 9 days after BBC America).
Ten HD (high definition version of Australia's Ten) removed Torchwood
from its lineup shortly before the scheduled premiere. It is instead
airing Journeyman, a US drama removed from the main Ten. Several of
the shows on Ten HD are shows that have not aired yet on Ten, and
these *new* shows probably have priority over *repeats* like
Torchwood, which did air in its entirety on the main Ten (albeit the
last 6 episodes aired at Midnight). Presumably Torchwood will get to
air on Ten HD at a later date. UKTV Australia is still airing
Torchwood, with episodes resuming in January after a Christmas/New
Years break.
Ztele in Canada will air Torchwood Series 1 in French Mondays at 8PM, Wednesdays at 5PM, and Fridays at 10PM from 7 January. Ztele HD will air the episodes in high definition. CBC (English language broadcaster) airs Combat on 4 January, then airs the final 2 episodes (Captain Jack Harkness and End of Days) from 8 to 10PM on Sunday 6 January. CBC has not scheduled Series 2. With their sports committments (Hockey playoffs - April to June, Olympics - August), I would not be surprised if Series 2 of Torchwood aired on CBC in Fall 08 or later.
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 -
UK Broadcasts:
First broadcaster of Series Two. Pre-watershed episodes are noted
with [pre-watershed]. Always assume episodes are post-watershed
unless otherwise noted.
16 January? 9PM GMT 2-01 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2nd Series World
17 January 7PM GMT 2-01 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang [Pre-Watershed Edition]
17 January 7:50PM GMT Torchwood DeClassified 2.01
23 January? 9PM GMT 2-02 Sleeper
24 January 7PM GMT 2-02 Sleeper [Pre-Watershed Edition]
24 January 7:50PM GMT Torchwood DeClassified 2.02
BBC Three
Series 1 Repeat Run Completed. Expected to have same week repeats of
Series 2.
Expected to air Series 2 in HD along with BBC Two.
HD on CBC HD, 16:9 Letterbox analog, co-producer on Torchwood.
This week - pre-empted for Christmas movies
4 January 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) 1-11 Combat
6 January 8PM (8:30PM Newfoundland) 1-12 Captain Jack Harkness
(special day and time)
6 January 9PM (8:30PM Newfoundland) 1-13 End of Days (special day,
end of Series 1)
HD on Ztele HD, Dubbed in French.
Mondays 8PM, Wednesdays 5PM, Fridays 10PM starting 7 January
ATV World
Thursday 10PM 1-08 They Keep Killing Suzie
TV 2
Christmas Eve 11:20PM EET 1-04 Cyberwoman
New Years Eve 10:05PM EET 1-05 Small Worlds
BBC America
DirecTV 264 Dish 135
16:9 Letterbox format. Series 1 Repeat Run.
Saturday 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST 1-05 Small Worlds
Saturday 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST, Sunday 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"
5 January 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST 1-09 Random Shoes
5 January 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST 1-10 Out of Time
12 January 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST 1-11 Combat
12 January 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST, 13 January 1PM
EST/10AM PST 1-12 Captain Jack Harkness
26 January 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST 2-01 "Kiss Kiss, Bang
Bang" (2nd Series Premiere!)
2 February 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST 2-02 Sleeper
HD Net
DirecTV 79
Dish 9422 (5510 Alaska and Hawaii only)
High Definition 16:9 format. Series 1 Repeat Run.
Christmas Eve 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EST/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PST 1-02 Day One
New Years Eve - pre-empted by marathon of HD Net's best concerts of 2007
New Years Day Series 1 Marathon:
1PM EST/10AM PST 1-01 Everything Changes
2PM EST/11AM PST 1-02 Day One
3PM EST/Noon PST 1-03 Ghost Machine
4PM EST/1PM PST 1-04 Cyberwoman
5PM EST/2PM PST 1-05 Small Worlds
6PM EST/3PM PST 1-06 Countrycide
7PM EST/4PM PST 1-07 Greeks Bearing Gifts
8PM EST/5PM PST 1-08 They Keep Killing Suzie
9PM EST/6PM PST 1-09 Random Shoes
10PM EST/7PM PST 1-10 Out of Time
11PM EST/8PM PST 1-11 Combat
Midnight EST/9PM PST 1-12 Captain Jack Harkness
1AM EST/10PM PST 1-13 End of Days
NRJ 12
Series 1 repeats, episodes dubbed in French, expect slight cuts on bloodshed
Sunday 6:50PM CET 1-07 Cadeau Grec
Sunday 7:45PM CET 1-08 Ils Tuent Encore Suzie
Sunday 8:40PM CET 1-09 "Chassures En Vrac"
(looks like the end of current repeat run)
UKTV Australia
Saturday 10:30PM AEDT 1-02 Day One
5 January 10:30PM, 15 January 8:30PM, 19 January 10:30PM AEDT 1-04 Cyberwoman
8 January 8:30PM, 12 January 10:30PM AEDT 1-03 Ghost Machine
22 January 8:30PM, 26 January 10:30PM AEDT 1-05 Small Worlds
29 January 8:30PM AEDT 1-06 Countrycide
Network Ten HD
Series 1 repeats on the new HD channel.
Shelved for now. Premiere date TBA.
Dubbed into Italian. Series 1 repeats.
Late 1 January 1AM, 30 January 9PM and 2:15AM CET 1-02 Primo Giorno
23 January 9PM and 2:05AM, Late 24 January 1:10AM, 26 January 8:35AM and 5:50PM and (late) 2:45AM, 27 January 6:35AM, Late 29 January 1:50AM CET 1-01 Tutto Cambia
Stations That Will/Have Aired Torchwood:
NEW ZEALAND - TV2 - Coming in 2008
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.
(Regional service airing Torchwood) - Series 1 completed.
MEXICO - Canal 22
Episodes air as 2 parters. Series 1 completed?
LATIN AMERICA - People + Arts - 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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