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Saturday 27th December 2008

Torchwood This Week - December 27, 2008
(posted 27th Dec 2008, 1:23pm - TWIDW post #0792)
December 27, 2008 - Vol 2, No 51
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Coming in 2009, the 5 episode 3rd series of Torchwood. Premiering
across one week on BBC One. A week that has not been decided on yet.
Doctor Who schedule information is in This Week In Doctor Who .
There will be major changes to This Week In Doctor Who starting with
the January 3, 2009 edition. I am still considering various tweaks,
but here is the tentative plan to make everything easier to use in
2009. I am trying a bit of branding and breaking down information to
simplify efforts to find what you want. Should be particularly useful
if you like to clip a bit to forward somewhere else (which does
happen). Take a look:
Column 1 - TWIDW: This Week In Doctor Who - the classic column. No
more Sarah Jane listings. Listings for North and South America
(essentially the Western Hemisphere) removed. Listings for stations
with rights to Doctor Who that aren't airing the show right now -
Column 2 - TWIDW: Western Hemisphere (title may change) - everything
Doctor Who from North and South America, inclduing almost all the PBS
listings. Listings for PBS stations that aren't airing the show right
now - removed.
Column 3 - TWIDW: The Sarah Jane Schedules (premiere) - The Sarah
Jane Adventures schedules all together and easy to read. Also - all
the podcasts. Also - the listings for Doctor Who stations not
currently airing the show that still have rights (all over the world,
including PBS). If the K9 series ever gets finished and reaches the
airwaves, it will be here. Essentially the catch-all column that can
morph into a proper Sarah Jane column as the show's influence spreads
around the globe.
Column 4 - TWIDW: Torchwood This Week - apart from adding the TWIDW
branding, this column stays the same.
Corrections and updates are welcome at torchwood- , TWIDW on AIM, and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger.
Torchwood Website -
Australian Website -
SIC Radical
Series 1 - first run:
Saturday 2:20PM CET 1-01/1-02 "Everything Changes/Day One"
Sunday 7PM and 1:45AM, Tuesday 9:25AM and 10:20PM, Late Friday 3AM
CET 1-03 Ghost Machine
ASIA (Regional Channel):
BBC Entertainment
All times Thailand - adjust for local time zone. Subtitles available
in Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
Series 1 - First Run:
13 January 7:10PM and 9:55PM and 2:15AM, 14 January 8:30 and 11:45AM,
18 January 3:20PM 1-01 Everything Changes
20 January 7:10PM and 9:50PM and 2:25AM, 21 January 8:25AM and
12:10PM, 25 January 3:25PM 1-02 "Day One"
27 January 7:10PM and 9:50PM and 2:20AM, 28 January 8:35 and 11:55AM
1-03 Ghost Machine
BBC Entertainment
Series 1 - First Run:
14 January 10:30PM and 2:05AM and 4:15AM, 15 January 7:50PM 1-
01 Everything Changes
21 January 10:30PM and 2:05AM and 4:15AM, 22 January 7:50PM 1-02 "Day
28 January 10:30PM and 2:05AM and 4:15AM, 29 January 7:50PM 1-
03 Ghost Machine
SciFi Russia
All times Moscow
Sunday 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-04 Cyberwoman
4 January 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-05 Small Worlds
11 January 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-06 Countrycide
18 January 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-07 Greeks Bearing Gifts
25 January 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-08 They Keep Killing Suzie
UKTV Australia
Series 2 coming in early 2009. Series 1 repeats. All times 2 hours later on UKTV +2.
Tuesday 9:30PM, 4 January 3PM AEDT 1-09 Random Shoes
6 January 9:30PM and 2:30AM, 11 January 3PM AEDT 1-10 Out of Time
13 January 9:30PM and 2:30AM, 18 January 3PM AEDT 1-11 Combat
20 January 9:30PM and 2:30AM, 25 January 3PM AEDT 1-12 [s{CaptainJackHarkness}}
27 January 9:30PM and 2:30AM, 1 February 3PM AEDT 1-13 End of Days
One hour later on Watch +1.
pre-empted over New Years
3 January 9 and 11:55PM, 6 January 9PM GMT 1-08 "They Keep Killing
10 January 9 and 11:55PM, 13 January 9PM GMT 1-09 Random Shoes
17 January 9PM and Midnight, 20 January 9PM and Midnight GMT 1-
10 Out of Time
24 January 9PM and Midnight, 27 January 9 and 11:55PM GMT 1-
11 Combat
31 January 9PM and 12:50AM GMT 1-12 Captain Jack Harkness
NRJ 12
Series 1 and 2 repeats, episodes dubbed in French, expect slight cuts on bloodshed
Saturday 7:45PM CET 2-09 Something Borrowed
Sunday 7:50PM, Friday 7:40PM CET 2-10 From Out of the Rain

27 December 7:350PM CET 2-11 Adrift
28 December 7:35PM CET 2-12 Fragments
SPACE 16:9 letterbox. Episodes only air
once. Series 2 repeat run. 65 minute time slot.
Sunday 10PM EST (7PM PST, 11:30PM Newfoundland) 2-09 Something Borrowed
4 January 10PM EST (7PM PST, 11:30PM Newfoundland) 2-10 From Out of the Rain
11 January 10PM EST (7PM PST, 11:30PM Newfoundland) 2-11 Adrift
HD on Ztele HD, Dubbed in French.
Series 1 Repeats.
Saturday 7AM EST 1-11 Combat
Saturday 3 January 7AM EST 1-12 Capitane Jack Harkness (end of current run?)
Winter 2009 (midseason)
Mondays 8PM, Tuesdays 9AM and 1PM and 10PM, Wednesdays 5PM, Saturdays 4PM
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 8PM and 11PM EST/5PM and 8PM PST 1-11 Combat
5 January 8PM and 11:10PM EST/5PM and 8:10PM PST 1-12 Captain Jack Harkness
Series 1 repeats
Monday - episodes pre-empted by movies
5 January 8:30PM and 11:50PM, 7 January 10:10PM CET 1-09 Random Hoes
5 January 9:20PM and 12:40AM, 7 January 11PM CET 1-10 Out of Time
12 January 8:30PM and 12:40AM, 14 January 10:10PM CET 1-11 Combat
12 January 9:20PM and 1:30AM, 14 January 11PM CET 1-12 Captain Jack Harkness
12 January 10:10PM and 2:30AM, 14 January 11:50PM CET 1-13 End of Days (end of run)
Series 1 and 2 repeats.
Late Saturday 1AM CET 1-12 "Capitan Jack Harkness"
Late Saturday 1:50AM CET 1-13 "El Fin Del Mundo"
TV4 Science Fiction
Series 1 repeats now on the dedicated SciFi Channel
Sunday 9:30PM CET 1-05 Small Worlds
Wednesday - pre-empted for special programming
Series 1 repeats
Monday pre-empted - next episode should be Greeks Bearing Gifts
People + Arts
Series 1 repeats.
Friday 1PM EST pre-empted, could be ended for now
BBC Entertainment
(not sure which time zone is being used)
Saturday 10PM and 1AM, Sunday 6AM, Late 3 January Midnight, 21
January 7PM, 24 January 5PM 1-11 Combat
Late Saturday Midnight, 20 January 7PM, 24 January 4PM 1-10 "Out Of
Late Friday Midnight, 3 January 10PM and 1AM, 4 January 6AM, 22
January 7PM, 24 January 6PM 1-12 Captain Jack Harkness
Late 9 January Midnight, 10 January 10PM and 1AM, 11 January 6AM, 23
January 7PM, 24 January 7PM 1-13 End of Days
19 January 7PM, 24 January 3PM 1-09 Random Shoes
24 January 7AM and 11PM and 2AM, 25 January 7AM and (late) 2AM 1-
01 Everything Changes
24 January 8AM, 31 January 11PM and 2AM, 1 February 7AM 1-02 "Day One"
24 January 9AM 1-03 Ghost Machine
24 January 10AM 1-04 Cyberwoman
24 January 11AM 1-05 Small Worlds
24 January Noon 1-06 Countrycide
24 January 1PM 1-07 Greeks Bearing Gifts
24 January 2PM 1-08 They Keep Killing Suzie
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
BBC HD - no
episodes right now
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.
AUSTRALIA - Southern Cross Ten
(Regional service that carries portions of Network Ten's lineup) -
Series 1 completed.
BBC HD Australia
The good news - there are finally searchable listings for BBC HD
Australia. The bad news - Torchwood Series 1 has finished airing
there. But we will be ready when Torchwood returns ...
Network Ten HD
Series 2 Completed.
MEXICO - Canal 22
Episodes air as 2 parters. Series 1 completed?
FRANCE - Jimmy - Series 1 completed.
USA - 1) BBC America
DirecTV 264 Dish 135,879 16:9 Letterbox format. Series 2 Completed.
Has bought Series 3. Next airdate unknown.
2) HD Net USA 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.
3) 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.
CROATIA - HRT1/HRT2 - current run finished.
SWEDEN - TV4 Plus - current run finished
ITALY - Jimmy - Series 1 and 2 completed.
ASIA - BBC Entertainment All times
Thailand - Series 1 completed.
GREECE: - Skai TV - current run finished.
pulled after Meat. 9 episodes remain in Series 2. Unknown if TV2
bought Series 3.
POLAND - BBC Entertainment
dubbed in Polish. Series 1 completed.
Series 1 repeats completed. Next airdate unknown.
And other countries who I haven't seen identified yet
Thanks for reading. Until next year, take care.
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