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Saturday 21st June 2008

Torchwood This Week - June 21, 2008
(posted 21st Jun 2008, 11:21am - TWIDW post #0709)
June 21, 2008 - Vol 2, No 24
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Doctor Who schedule information is in This Week In Doctor Who .
The New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club
currently has a discussion on their main forum regarding rumors that
TV2 is finally premiering Torchwood Series 1 on Wednesday 9 July.
Australia - FOXTEL is launching a BBC HD channel as one of their new HD services this Sunday. Torchwood will be heavily featured, probably premiering in the next few days. Wouldn't it be lovely if they had some sort of schedule somewhere so that the people who had access to the channel had any clue what shows were airing when? Please - make this paragraph out of date. Rush some proper information out. Not just for BBC HD - there does not seem to be information for any of the new BBC HD channels.
UK - the UKTV channel suite is getting a makeover. As part of the
changes, a new contemporary drama channel (name not revealed yet)
should launch in September, with Torchwood as part of its lineup.
Canada - SPACE has purchased Torchwood. The Series 2 premiere will be on Friday 8 August (Series 1 already aired on the CBC, in French on Ztele, and is running on HD Net Canada - they assume it has been seen by Canadians already, and it can be rerun later). Thanks to Barrowman Online for breaking the news and Mark Askwith of SPACE for confirming it in the SPACE discussion forum . SPACE has a reputation of airing shows full length and in their proper aspect ratios. Evening/late night airings of programs tend to be uncensored, so in theory these should be the complete episodes. They do not have a high definition channel at this time, so I am hoping that HD Net Canada can rerun Series 2 down the road the way they did Series 1. Time will tell. The purchase by SPACE does resolve any doubt - the CBC has given up on Torchwood. They still have 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 -
TV 2
Monday 10:50PM EET 2-12 Fragments
30 June
Schedule is extrapolated - website does not have usable schedule
SciFi Russia
All times Moscow
Saturday 11PM(10:35PM), Sunday 8:05PM 1-03 Ghost Machine (Cyberwoman)
Monday 9PM, Tuesday 8:05PM, 21(28th!) June 11PM, 22(29th!) June 8:05PM 1-04 Cyberwoman
(Small Worlds)
16:9 letterbox
8 August 2-01 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (Canadian premiere! New station!)
HD on Ztele HD, Dubbed in French.
Monday 8AM EDT 1-11 Combat
Monday 9PM, Friday 2PM and 11PM
, 30 June 8AM EDT 1-12 "Capitaine Jack Harkness"
30 June 9PM, 4 July 2PM and 11PM, 7 July 8AM EDT 1-13 "La Fin Des Temps"
7 July 9PM, 11 July 2PM and 11PM, 14 July 8AM EDT 1-01 "Everything Changes"
14 July 9PM, 18 July 2PM and 11PM EDT 1-02 "Day One"
HD Net Canada
Complete, uncut episodes in High Definition (not the same schedule as HD Net US)
Monday 7 and 11PM EDT/4 and 8PM PDT 1-11 Combat
30 June 7 and 11PM EDT/4 and 8PM PDT 1-12 Captain Jack Harkness
BBC Entertainment
All times Thailand
7 July 7:05PM and 10PM and 2:20AM, 8 July 9:20AM and 1:55PM, 13 July
4:05PM 1-01 Everything Changes (premiere!)
14 July 7:05PM and 10PM and 2:25AM, 15 July 9:20PM and 1:50PM, 20
July 4:10PM 1-02 "Day One"
21 July 7:05PM and 10PM and 2:15AM, 22 July 9:20AM and 1:55PM, 27
July 4:05PM 1-03 Ghost Machine
28 July 7:05PM and 10PM and 1:45AM, 29 July 9:20AM and 1:50PM 1-
04 Cyberwoman
Wednesday 11PM BST 2-11 Adrift
2 July - pre-empted by Wimbledon coverage
Series 3 will premiere on BBC One in 2009. Currently 5 episodes,
stripped Monday to Friday for a weeklong event.
HD Net
DirecTV 79,259
Dish 9422 (5510 Alaska and Hawaii only)
High Definition 16:9 format. Uncut, commercial free.
Monday 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EST/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PDT 1-07 Greeks Bearing Gifts
30 June 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EST/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PDT 1-08 They Keep Killing Suzie
Series 1 repeats:
16 July 8:30PM and 11:55PM, 17 July 10:10PM CET 1-01 Everything Changes
16 July 9:25PM and 12:50AM, 17 July 11:05PM CET 1-02 Day One
23 July 8:30PM and 11:50PM, 24 July 10:10PM CET 1-03 Ghost Machine
23 July 9:20PM and 12:40AM, 24 July 11PM CET 1-04 Cyberwoman
30 July 8:30PM and 11:50PM, 31 July 10:50PM CET 1-05 Small Worlds
30 July 9:20PM and 12:40AM, 31 July 11:50PM CET 1-06 Countrycide
July 2008 premiere
BBC HD Australia

The HD service launches Sunday, and Torchwood could air at any time thereafter.
BBC Entertainment
The Polish version of BBC Entertainment's website now has a Torchwood
page listing all the Series 1 episodes (in English and Polish). I
cannot find a premiere date yet.
Stations That Will/Have Aired Torchwood:
UK - BBC Two -
Series 2 completed.
BBC Three
UKTV ? (new channel in September not yet named - repeats of Series 1
and 2)
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.
UKTV Australia
No episodes scheduled.
Network Ten HD
Series 1 repeats on the new HD channel.
Shelved for now. Premiere date TBA.
MEXICO - Canal 22
Episodes air as 2 parters. Series 1 completed?
LATIN AMERICA - People + Arts - Series 1
FRANCE - NRJ 12 - Series 1 repeats completed,
episodes dubbed in French, expect slight cuts on bloodshed
Jimmy"> - Series 1 completed.
HONG KONG - ATV World Series 1
USA - BBC America
DirecTV 264 Dish 135,879 16:9 Letterbox format. Series 2 Completed.
Next airdate unknown.
BBC America On Demand - available on better digital cable systems
Full length episodes (no cuts for time). Content edits made for BBC
America TV broadcasts (language, violence, nudity) will be present in
this version. - No episodes on schedule.
MILITARY - BFBS - Series 2 completed.
ITALY - Jimmy
Dubbed into Italian. Series 1 repeats completed.
And other countries who I haven't seen identified yet
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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