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Saturday 26th January 2008

Torchwood This Week - January 26, 2008
(posted 26th Jan 2008, 2:22pm - TWIDW post #0640)
January 26, 2008 - Vol 2, No 4
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Doctor Who schedule information is in This Week In Doctor Who .
The premiere of Sleeper, Episode 2 of Torchwood Series 2, averaged
3.4 million overnight viewers on BBC Two on 23 January. Top BBC Two
show for the night again.
While it is nice to see Torchwood DeClassified in a fixed time slot
this time around (immediately after the Pre-Watershed showing of
Torchwood on BBC Two - Thursdays approximately 7:48PM), it does seem
like this schedule was not well thought through. DeClassified seems
to be discussing the Post-Watershed version of Torchwood, including
scenes and references that were specifically CUT OUT of the Pre-
Watershed version. Whether the bits are appropriate or not Pre-
Watershed, you largely defeat the purpose of having an edited version
when some of the very stuff you cut is airing on a documentary tie-in
show just minutes later on the exact same channel while most of that
younger audience will still be watching. If you want this to work,
you either need to re-edit Torchwood DeClassified to tie in with the
7PM version of Torchwood (doubt the DeClassified audience wants that)
or run DeClassified where it is not tied in with the Pre-Watershed
version (maybe, say, 9:50PM after the full length version?).
Scotland and Northern Ireland versions of BBC Two are not airing the
Pre-Watershed repeats of Torchwood and Torchwood DeClassified. Both
BBC Two variants are airing regional programming until 8PM on
Thursdays. No evidence so far of a delayed showing on either region
at a later date - will let you know if it happens. Viewers in these
regions who can see a BBC Two from a different region either over the
air, via Sky Digital, or via certain Digital Cable companies will
still be able to see the Pre-Watershed Torchwood and DeClassified.
Just remember to tune to a version of BBC Two that is airing the
programming. All regions and variants are getting the full episodes
on BBC Two and BBC HD and BBC Three on Wednesday nights.
BBC HD has the first 2 Series 2 episodes of
Torchwood scheduled to repeat on Saturday 26 January at 7:55PM and
8:45PM respectively. Since these times are before 9PM (UK Watershed)
and BBC HD did not simulcast the Pre-Watershed showings on BBC Two on
the 23rd and 24th, my guess is that these are Pre-Watershed versions,
just in HD. A repeat of episode 3 airs on Saturday 2 February at
8:10PM GMT.
USA - Torchwood premieres tonight (26 January) if you have BBC
America . The schedule:
Saturdays 8PM and 11PM EST/5PM and 8PM PST - Last week's Torchwood
episode - starts 2 February
Saturdays 9PM and Midnight EST/6PM and 9PM PST - This Week's
Torchwood episode - starts 26 January
Sundays 1PM EST/10AM PST - This Week's Torchwood episode - starts 3
February (2PM EST/11AM PST on 27 January)
with additional sporadic airings
BBC America is expected to edit the episodes to 46 minutes. Certain
language, violence, time, and nudity edits may occur - the same
editing they did in Series 1, which leaves in some content that other
networks would cut. Basically - everything good and everything bad
about their presentation of Series 1. BBC America On Demand aired
full length episodes (content was still edited) during Series 1 - we
do not have a start date for this for Series 2 yet.
USA - HD Net also has rights to air Series 2 in the USA starting Monday 11 February. HD Net will air the episodes in 1080i High Definition (great if you have a high def or at least widescreen TV). More importantly, HD Net is airing the episodes full length, no content edits of any kind, and commercial free. Only a small transparent HD Net bug in the lower right of the screen, no other on screen graffiti. HD Net aired Series 1, and still has repeats of Countrycide (28 January) and Greeks Bearing Gifts (4 February) before Series 2 begins. If you have the channel, you should tune in to see how Torchwood is handled. It starts roughly on time, airs full length including the BBC's next time trailer and legible closing credits. After a commercial for the next show, you see a 90 second HD Net produced trailer for the next Torchwood episode. Episodes air Mondays at 7PM, 10PM, and 1AM EST (4PM, 7PM, and 10PM PST). New episodes might rerun on Wednesdays - this is not yet confirmed. They reran on Wednesdays during Series 1.

To get HD Net, you need to have satellite or digital cable and subscribe to a high definition programming package. Different companies place HD Net in different HD programming tiers. Most Comcast systems do not carry HD Net at all :( . As long as your provider's box can translate the signals to your TV's standard, you do not have to have a high definition TV, but you will have to pay for the high definition level programming as if you did.
Hong Kong - ATV World airs End Of Days on Thursday at 10PM,
completing Series 1 of Torchwood. Hope you have enjoyed the ride and
that ATV World gets Series 2 soon.
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.
Wednesday 9PM GMT 2-03 To the Last Man
Thursday 7PM GMT 2-03 To the Last Man [Pre-Watershed Edition] (NOT
AIRING on BBC Two Scotland or BBC Two Northern Ireland)
Thursday approx7:50PM GMT Torchwood DeClassified 2.03 (NOT AIRING on
BBC Two Scotland or BBC Two Northern Ireland)
6 February 9PM GMT 2-04 Meat
7 February 7PM GMT 2-04 Meat [Pre-Watershed Edition] (NOT AIRING on
BBC Two Scotland or BBC Two Northern Ireland)
7 February approx7:50PM GMT Torchwood DeClassified 2.04
13 February 9PM GMT 2-05 Adam
20 February 2-06 Reset
27 February 2-07 "Death Comes To Torchwood"
5 March 2-08 "Day In The Death Of ..."
12 March 2-09 "Wedding"
19 March 2-10 From Out of the Rain
26 March 2-11 Adrift
2 April 2-12 "Prequel"
9 April 2-13 "Spaceship Under Bay"
Saturday 7:55PM GMT 2-01 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang [Pre-Watershed
Saturday 8:45PM GMT 2-02 Sleeper [Pre-Watershed Edition?]
Wednesday 9PM GMT 2-03 To the Last Man
2 February 8:10PM GMT 2-03 To the Last Man [Pre-Watershed Edition?]
6 February 9PM GMT 2-04 Meat
BBC Three
BBC Three repeats Series Two after episodes air on BBC Two. Full
versions unless otherwise noted.
Wednesday 11PM GMT 2-03 To the Last Man
6 February 11PM GMT 2-04 Meat
Friday 9:10PM CET 2-03 To the Last Man
Thursday 9:25PM CET Torchwood DeClassified 2.02
BFBS Navy:
Late Thursday 3:25AM CET Torchwood DeClassified 2.02
Friday 9:10PM CET 2-03 To the Last Man
BBC America
DirecTV 264 Dish 135
16:9 Letterbox format. Series 2 First Run.
*Saturday 9PM and Midnight and 3AM EST/6 and 9PM and Midnight PST,
Sunday 2PM EST/11AM PST, 2 February 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST, 24
February 3PM EST/Noon PST 2-01 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2nd Series
2 February 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST, 3 February 1PM
EST/10AM PST, 9 February 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST, 24 February
4PM EST/1PM PST 2-02 Sleeper
9 February 9PM and Midnight EST/6 and 9PM PST, 10 February 1PM
EST/10AM PST, 16 February 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM PST, 24 February
5PM EST/2PM PST 2-03 To the Last Man
16 February 9PM and Midnight and 3AM EST/6 and 9PM and Midnight PST,
17 February 1PM EST/10AM PST, 23 February 8 and 11PM EST/5 and 8PM
PST 2-04 Meat
23 February 9PM and Midnight and 3AM EST/6 and 9PM and Midnight PST,
24 February 1PM and 2AM EST/10AM and 11PM PST 2-05 Adam
1 March 9PM EST/6PM PST 2-06 Reset
8 March 9PM EST/6PM PST 2-07 "Death Comes To Torchwood"
15 March 9PM EDT/6PM PDT 2-08 "Day In The Death Of ..."
22 March 9PM EDT/6PM PDT 2-09 "Wedding"
29 March 9PM EDT/6PM PDT 2-10 From Out of the Rain
5 April 9PM EDT/6PM PDT 2-11 Adrift
12 April 9PM EDT/6PM PDT 2-12 "Prequel"
19 April 9PM EDT/6PM PDT 2-13 "Spaceship Under Bay"
BBC America On Demand
Nothing scheduled yet.
HD Net
DirecTV 79
Dish 9422 (5510 Alaska and Hawaii only)
High Definition 16:9 format. Series 1 Repeat Run.
Monday 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EST/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PST 1-06 Countrycide
4 February 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EST/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PST 1-07 Greeks Bearing Gifts
11 February 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EST/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PST 2-01 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2nd Series US HD Premiere)
ATV World
Thursday 10PM 1-13 End of Days
TV 2
Monday - pre-empted
4 February 10:50PM EET 1-09 Random Shoes (new time)
HD on Ztele HD, Dubbed in French.
Monday 8PM, Tuesday 1PM, Wednesday 5PM, Friday 10PM EST 1-04 Femme Cybernetique Premiere
4 February 8PM, 5 February 1PM, 6 February 5PM, 8 February 10PM EST 1-05 Petits Mondes
11 February 8PM, 12 February 1PM, 13 February 5PM, 15 February 10PM EST 1-06 La Recolte
18 February 8PM, 19 February 1PM, 20 February 6AM and 5PM, 22 February 10PM, 23 February 5 and 6AM? EST 1-07 "Cadeaux Grecs"
25 February 8PM, 26 February 1PM, 27 February 6AM and 5PM, 29 February 10PM, 1 March 5 and 6AM? EST 1-08 Ils Tuent Encore Suzie
3 March 8PM, 4 March 1PM, 5 March 6AM and 5PM, 7 March 10PM, 8 March 5 and 6AM? EST 1-09 Chaussures En Vrac
Saturday 10:30PM and 2:10AM, Sunday 8:30PM CET 1-03 Ghost Machine
Tuesday 9:30PM and 1:10AM, 2 February 10:10PM and 1:50AM, 3 February 8:30PM CET 1-04 Cyberwoman

5 February 9:30PM and 1:30AM, 9 February 10:10PM and 1:50AM, 10 February 8:30PM CET 1-05 Small Worlds
12 February 9:30PM and 1:10AM, 16 February 10:10PM and 1:50AM, 17 February 8:30PM CET 1-06 Countrycide
19 February 9:30PM and 1:30AM, 23 February 10:10PM and 1:50AM, 24 February 8:30PM CET 1-07 Greeks Bearing Gifts
26 February 9:30PM and 1:10AM CET 1-08 They Keep Killing Suzie
UKTV Australia
Saturday 10:30PM AEDT 1-05 Small Worlds
Tuesday 8:30PM
, 2 February 10:30PM? AEDT 1-06 Countrycide
5 February 8:30PM? AEDT 1-07 Greeks Bearing Gifts?
Network Ten HD
Series 1 repeats on the new HD channel.
Shelved for now. Premiere date TBA.
Dubbed into Italian. Series 1 repeats.
Saturday 8:35AM and 5:50PM and (late) 2:45AM, Sunday 6:35AM, Late Tuesday 1:50AM CET 1-01 Tutto Cambia
Wednesday 9PM and 2:15AM, Saturday 2 February 10AM and 6:25PM and (late) 2:55AM, 3 February 6:50AM and 1:55PM and (late) 12:50AM, Late 4 February 3:40AM CET 1-02 Primo Giorno

6 February 9PM and 2:10AM, Late 7 February 1AM, Late 8 February 2:10AM, 9 February 10:15AM and 6:25PM and (late) 2:45AM, 10 February 7:30AM and 2:05PM and (late) 1:45AM, Late 11 February 12:50AM, Late 12 February 3:35AM CET 1-03 La Macchina dei fantasmi
13 February 9PM and 2:10AM, Late 14 February 12:55AM, Late 15 February 2:05AM, 16 February 10:20AM and 6:20PM and (late) 1:35AM, 17 February 6:20AM and 1:35PM and (late) 2:25AM, Late 18 February 12:50AM, Late 19 February 4AM CET 1-04 La Donna Cybernetica
20 February 9PM and 3:10AM, Late 21 February 12:55M, Late 22 February 2:55AM, 23 February 11:10AM and 6:25PM and (late) 2:15AM, 24 February 7:10AM and 2:10PM and (late 3:35AM, Late 25 February 12:50AM, Late 26 February 2:25AM CET 1-05 Le Fate Cattive
27 February 9PM, Late 28 February 12:55AM, Late 29 February 1:50AM CET 1-06 Il Villaggio Degli Orrori
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.
FRANCE - NRJ 12 - Series 1 repeats completed, episodes dubbed in French, expect slight cuts on bloodshed
CANADA - CBC TV - HD on CBC HD, 16:9
Letterbox analog, co-producer on Torchwood. Series 1 completed.
And other countries who I haven't seen identified yet
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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