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Saturday 6th September 2008

Torchwood This Week - September 6, 2008
(posted 6th Sep 2008, 11:27am - TWIDW post #0743)
Torchwood radio play - this Wednesday!!!!!!
September 6, 2008 - Vol 2, No 35
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Doctor Who schedule information is in This Week In Doctor Who .
Torchwood - Lost Souls - will premiere on BBC Radio 4 this Wednesday at 2:15PM BST (9:15AM EDT,
6:15AM PDT) as part of their daylong coverage of the Big Bang tests
at CERN. Lost Souls is a 45 minute Torchwood episode starring the
cast following the events of the Series 2 finale Exit Wounds. If
you have not seen Exit Wounds, there will be spoilers. Lost Souls
is tied into CERN's efforts to recreate the aftershocks following the
Big Bang. The episode will remain available for listeners around the
world at the Radio 4 website for one week and have a CD release on
Thursday 11 September. There are some reports that a free podcast may
be available, but I cannot guarantee this.
Canada - SPACE is airing Torchwood in 65 minute timeslots. So make sure your recording device is scheduled to record Torchwood for 1 hour, 5 minutes instead of 1 hour. If you are in the Central and Mountain Time Zones and also plan to watch Doctor Who Series 4 on the CBC this fall, check your cable/satellite provider's channel lineup to make sure you have other regions of CBC. In those 2 time zones the 65 minute Torchwood broadcast on SPACE will overlap Doctor Who on CBC (9PM all time zones), and neither show has a repeat slot. Satellite customers should be fine and it is believed that most digital cable subscribers have multiple CBCs too, but the time to check your lineup is now, as opposed to the 19th of September.
Canada - Ztele will air Torchwood Series 2 in French many times a week this fall starting 14 October. Until then, Season 2 of Jericho will air in the same time slots. Ztele's version of Torchwood will be available in SD and HD versions.
Corrections and updates are welcome at torchwood- , TWIDW on AIM, and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger.
Torchwood Website -
Australian Website -
BBC Radio 4
Wednesday 2:15PM BST (9:15AM EDT, 6:15AM PDT) - Lost Souls (world
45 minute audio Torchwood story set after the events of "Exit
Wounds". The scientists at CERN are preparing to recreate the
aftereffects of the Big Bang in a controlled experiment. Events occur
to bring the Torchwood team onto the scene.
Saturday 9:55AM, Late Saturday 2:25AM, Sunday 5:30AM and 7:30AM and 3:15PM and 10:40PM, Monday 9:55PM and 3:35AM CET 2-10 Intrappolati in un film
Tuesday 9PM, Late Wednesday 1:40AM, Late Thursday 2:50AM, Late Friday 4:05AM
, Saturday 13 September 9:45AM, 14 September 5:10AM and 6:35AM and 2:30PM and 10:35PM and 3:55AM, 15 September 9:55PM and 2:55AM CET 2-11 Alla deriva
16 September 9PM, Late 17 September 1:40AM, Late 18 September 3AM, Late 19 September 3:50AM, 20 September 9:45AM, 21 September 7:10AM and 2:20PM and 10:35PM, Late 22 September 4:10AM, Late 24 September 1:35AM, Late 25 September 2:30AM, 27 September 9:20AM, Late 27 September 2:40AM, 28 September 1:20PM and 9:50PM CET 2-12 Frammenti
(lots of airings over 2 weeks intead of 1 - hmm)
30 September 9PM CET 2-13 La fine e il principio
TV4 Plus
Sunday 11:10PM CET 2-10 From Out of the Rain (special time)
14 September 11:20PM CET 2-11 Adrift
16:9 letterbox. Episodes only air once. Beware the episode descriptions on SPACE, as a big plot twist for Series 2 is revealed.
Friday 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-07 Dead Man Walking (65 minutes)
19 September 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-08 A Day in the Death (65 minutes)
26 September 10PM EDT/7PM PDT/11:30PM Newfoundland 2-09 Something Borrowed (65 minutes)
SPACE has rights to Series 2, but does not currently have rights to Series 1, as they are still held by the CBC.
HD on Ztele HD, Dubbed in French. Series 2 airs Tuesdays 10PM plus repeats Fall 2008.
Torchwood expected to return after Jericho Season 2, and will have the same timeslots. Expected start date - Tuesday October 14 10PM EDT.
HD Net Canada
Complete, uncut episodes in High Definition (not the same schedule as HD Net US). It is not known if HD Net Canada will be able to purchase later series of Torchwood yet. BBC America's exclusive US deal will not affect Canada.
Monday 7PM and 11PM EDT/4PM and 8PM PDT 1-09 Random Shoes
15 September 7PM and 11PM EDT/4PM and 8PM PDT 1-10 Out of Time
Network Ten HD
Series 2 Australian premiere run.
Monday 10:30PM 2-02 Sleeper
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.
BBC HD Australia

Source is on Australian Western Time. Adjust for time zone. No accurate information right now. Episodes believed to air many times a week.
SciFi Russia
All times Moscow
Saturday 10:35PM, Sunday 8:05PM 2-01 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Monday 9PM, Tuesday 8:05PM, Wednesday 10:35PM, Thursday 7:15PM, 13 September 10:35PM, 14 September 8:05PM 2-02 Sleeper

15 September 9PM, 16 September 8:05PM, 17 September 10:35PM, 18 September 7:15PM, 20 September 10:35PM, 21 September 8:05PM 2-03 To the Last Man
22 September 9PM, 23 September 8:05PM, 24 September 10:35PM, 25 September 7:15PM, 27 September 10:35PM, 28 September 8:05PM 2-04 Meat
29 September 9PM, 30 September 8:05PM 2-05 Adam
NRJ 12
Series 2, episodes dubbed in French, expect slight cuts on bloodshed
Friday 8:45PM CET 2-03 Le Soldat Thomas (new)
Friday 9:35PM CET 2-04 Le Moment De Verite (new)
Friday 10:25PM CET 1-02 Premier Hour (encore)

episodes only seem to be airing once this year - tune in or miss them
BBC Entertainment
All times Thailand
Sunday 4:05PM 1-09 Random Shoes
Monday 7:05PM and 9:55PM and 2:20AM. Tuesday 8AM and 11:25AM, 14
September 4:10PM 1-10 Out of Time
15 September 7:05PM and 10:05PM and 2:20AM, 16 September 7:45AM and
11:25AM, 21 September 4:05PM 1-11 Combat
22 September 7:05PM and 10:05PM and 2:20AM, 23 September 7:55AM and
11:35AM, 28 September 4:05PM 1-12 Captain Jack Harkness
Wednesday 10:30PM 1-10 Out of Time
Skai TV
Thursday 11PM EET 1-08 They Keep Killing Suzie (they must have pre-empted the show two weeks in there - incomplete schedule is not helping me keep this accurate, SKAI)
HD Net
DirecTV 79 (MPEG-2), 306 (MPEG-4)
Dish 9422 (5510 Alaska and Hawaii only)
High Definition 16:9 format. Uncut, commercial free.
HD Net US will not be able to air Torchwood Series 3, as BBC America has purchased exclusive US SD and HD rights to the 2009 episodes.
Monday 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EDT/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PDT 2-04 Meat
15 September 7PM and 10PM and 1AM EDT/4PM and 7PM and 10PM PDT 2-05 Adam
People + Arts
Series 1 repeats.
Friday 1PM EDT(?) 1-13 End of Days
19 September 1PM EDT TBA
Torchwood has begun airing on the Skylife service. Alas, the English
language website does not do schedules. The Korean language website
is harder to search than KBS (which was hard). I have not found
Torchwood on the schedule. If anybody knows Korean ...
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.
RTL2 has bought Torchwood for the German market. Premiere date unknown. Looks like Wednesday nights at 10PM or later starting Spring 2009.
Stations That Will/Have Aired Torchwood:
UK - BBC Two -
Series 2 completed.
BBC Three
Watch (new UK channel from 7 October - repeats of Series 1 and 2)
Series 3 will premiere on BBC One in 2009. Currently 5 episodes,
stripped Monday to Friday for a weeklong event.
Israel - Yes Stars 2 - Series 1 completed.
SPAIN - Cuatro - Series 1 completed.
AUSTRALIA - 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?
FRANCE - 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.
Has bought Series 3. 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.
FINLAND - TV 2 - Series 1 and 2 completed.
NETHERLANDS - SciFi - Series 1 repeats
CROATIA: HRT1/HRT2 - current run finished.
And other countries who I haven't seen identified yet
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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