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Saturday 17th January 2009

Torchwood This Week - January 17, 2009
(posted 17th Jan 2009, 3:26pm - TWIDW post #0806)
Torchwood This Week
January 17, 2009 - Vol 3, No 3
The weekly guide to Torchwood transmissions.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
TWIDW has been taken off the front of the columns. Good experiment,
but it does not work for me, and I'm writing them. Doctor Who
information for Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia remain in the
classic column - This Week In Doctor Who. North and South American
listings - This Week In Doctor Who Western Hemisphere. Sarah Jane,
Podcasts, and Errata - This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs.
South Africa - this Sunday sees the premiere of Torchwood on BBC
Entertainment South Africa. Catch Everything Changes at 8:04PM and
1:01AM Central African Time.
USA - BBC America is planning to premiere Torchwood: Children Of
Earth (Series 3) on the same 5 days that the episodes air on BBC One
in the UK. However, the episodes may premiere in the UK and US as
late as June or July.
Australia - it looks like UKTV Australia will premiere Series 2 on Tuesday 3 February, using the timeslots where they currently repeat Series 1. If you were not able to see Series 2 in 2008 because you could not get Ten's HD station, hopefully it will be a bit easier to get UKTV.
Canada - HD Net Canada will begin airing Series 2 episodes uncut on Monday 26 January at 8PM EST/5PM PST/9:30PM Newfoundland. This is the first HD airing for the episodes in Canada. The episodes should look just like they did when HD Net in the USA aired them last year.
Latin America - BBC Entertainment Latin America is having a Torchwood
marathon next Saturday 24 January. All of Series 1 airs - 7AM to 8PM.
The marathon will probably begin before next week's column can go out.
Doctor Who schedule information is in This Week In Doctor Who .
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 1:45PM CET 1-04/1-05 "Cyberwoman/Small Worlds"
Sunday 7PM and 2:15AM, Tuesday 10PM CET 1-06 Countrycide
ASIA (Regional Channel):
BBC Entertainment
All times Thailand - adjust for local time zone. Subtitles available
in Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
Sunday 3:20PM 1-01 Everything Changes
Tuesday 7:10PM and 9:50PM and 2:25AM, Wednesday 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 8:35AM and
11:55AM, 1 February 3:20PM 1-03 Ghost Machine
3 February 7:10PM and 9:50PM and 2:25AM, 4 February 8:35AM and
12:20PM, 8 February 3:20PM 1-04 Cyberwoman
10 February 7:10PM and 9:55PM and 2:15AM, 11 February 8:25AM and
12:10PM, 15 February 3:20PM 1-05 Small Worlds
17 February 7:10PM and 9:55PM and 2:15AM, 18 February 8:25AM and
12:10PM, 22 February 3:20PM 1-06 Countrycide
24 February 7:10PM and 9:55PM and 2:15AM, 25 February 8:25AM and
12:15PM 1-07 Greeks Bearing Gifts
BBC Entertainment
Series 1 - First Run:
Wednesday 10:30PM and 2:05AM and 4:15AM, Thursday 7:50PM 1-02 "Day
28 January 10:30PM and 2:05AM and 4:15AM, 29 January 7:50PM 1-
03 Ghost Machine
(Is there a Time Change in India in February?)
4 February 10PM and 1:35AM and 3:45AM, 5 February 7:20PM 1-
04 Cyberwoman
11 February 10PM and 1:35AM and 3:45AM, 12 February 7:20PM 1-
05 Small Worlds
18 February 10PM and 1:35AM and 3:45AM, 19 February 7:20PM 1-
06 Countrycide
25 February 10PM and 1:35AM and 3:45AM, 26 February 7:20PM 1-
07 Greeks Bearing Gifts
BBC Entertainment South Africa
Series 1 - First Run:
Sunday 8:04PM and 1:01AM CAT 1-01 Everything Changes (South African
Premiere!, time approximate after Doctor Who - The Runaway Bride)
25 January 8PM and 1AM CAT 1-02 "Day One"
UKTV Australia
Series 1 repeats. All times 2 hours later on UKTV +2.
Sunday 3:23PM AEDT 1-11 Combat
Tuesday 9:30PM and 2:30AM
, 25 January 3PM AEDT 1-12 Captain Jack Harkness
27 January 9:30PM and 2:30AM, 1 February 3PM AEDT 1-13 End of Days
3 February 9:30PM AEDT 2-01 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (Series 2 Premieres!, reaching a larger audience than the TenHD run probably did)
SciFi Russia
All times Moscow
Sunday 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-07 Greeks Bearing Gifts
25 January 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-08 They Keep Killing Suzie
1 February 8:10PM and 11:30PM 1-09 Random Shoes
8 February 8:10PM and 1:10AM 1-10 Out of Time
15 February 8:10PM and 2AM 1-11 Combat
22 February 8:10PM and 2AM 1-12 Captain Jack Harkness
One hour later on Watch +1.
Saturday 9PM and Midnight, Tuesday 9PM and Midnight GMT 1-10 "Out Of
24 January 9PM and 12:20AM, 27 January 9 and 11:55PM GMT 1-11 Combat
31 January 9PM and 12:50AM, 3 February 9PM GMT 1-12 "Captain Jack
7 February 9PM and 1:30AM, 10 February 9PM and 12:55AM GMT 1-13 "End
Of Days"
14 February 9PM and 12:40AM, 17 February 9PM and 12:55AM GMT ???
21 February 9PM and Midnight, 24 February 9PM and 12:55AM GMT ???
Tuesday 11PM GMT 2-02 Sleeper
Late 27 January 12:05AM GMT 2-03 To the Last Man
3 February 11PM GMT 2-04 Meat
NRJ 12
Series 1 and 2 repeats, episodes dubbed in French, expect slight cuts on bloodshed
Saturday 7:35PM CET 2-03 To the Last Man
Sunday 7:35PM CET 2-04 Meat
Monday 7:35PM CET 2-05 Adam
Tuesday 7:40PM CET 2-06 Reset
Wednesday 7:35PM CET 2-07 Dead Man Walking
Thursday 7:35PM CET 2-08 A Day in the Death
Friday 7:35PM CET 2-09 Something Borrowed

24 January 7:35PM CET 2-10 From Out of the Rain
25 January 7:35PM CET 2-11 Adrift
HD Net Canada
Complete, uncut episodes in High Definition (not the same schedule as HD Net US). BBC America's exclusive US deal will not affect Canada.
Monday - pre-empted.
26 January 8 and 11:15PM EST/5 and 8:15PM PST 2-01 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (start of new to HDNet Canada episodes)
16:9 letterbox. Episodes only air once. Series 2 repeat run. 65 minute time slot. Space has a new feature filled website that has, at least temporarily, made it hard to find the TV listings.
Sunday 10PM EST (7PM PST, 11:30PM Newfoundland) 2-12 Fragments
25 January 10PM EST (7PM PST, 11:30PM Newfoundland) 2-13 Exit Wounds
HD on Ztele HD, Dubbed in French.
Winter 2009 (midseason)
Mondays 8PM, Tuesdays 9AM and 1PM and 10PM, Wednesdays 5PM, Saturdays 4PM
TV4 Science Fiction
Series 1 repeats now on the dedicated SciFi Channel
Sunday 9:30PM CET 1-07 Greeks Bearing Gifts
Wednesday 9PM, 25 January 9:30PM CET 1-08 They Keep Killing Suzie
BBC Entertainment
(not sure which time zone is being used)
Monday 7PM, 24 January 3PM 1-09 Random Shoes
Tuesday 7PM, 24 January 4PM 1-10 Out of Time
Wednesday 7PM, 24 January 5PM 1-11 Combat
Thursday 7PM, 24 January 6PM 1-12 Captain Jack Harkness
Friday 7PM, 24 January 7PM 1-13 End of Days
Saturday 24 January 7AM and 11PM and 2AM, 25 January 7AM and (late)
2AM 1-01 Everything Changes
Saturday 24 January 8AM, 31 January 11PM and 2AM, 1 February 7AM 1-
02 "Day One"
Saturday 24 January 9AM 1-03 Ghost Machine
Saturday 24 January 10AM 1-04 Cyberwoman
Saturday 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
German premiere Wednesday 4 March at 11PM CET. (actually 11 March)
Stations That Will/Have Aired Torchwood:
UK - BBC Two -
Series 2 completed.
BBC Three
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.
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.
HONG KONG - ATV World -Series 1 repeats
completed. Next airdate unknown.
SPAIN - Cuatro - Repeat run completed.
MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA/SOUTH AMERICA - People + Arts - Series 1 repeats concluded.
NETHERLANDS - SciFi Series 1 repeats completed.
ROMANIA: - TVR3 Series 1 completed.
And other countries who I haven't seen identified yet
Thanks for reading. Until next year, take care.
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