We are mere hours - hours! - away from the new series of Torchwood tomorrow, so here’s a quick rundown of the schedules:
The new episodes are on Wednesday nights, BBC2, 9pm. The pre-watershed repeats are the next day, Thursday, at 7pm on BBC2. Torchwood Declassified is on right after the pre-watershed version, at 7.50pm. *Except* this week – the pre-watershed and Declassified aren't on until next Wednesday at 7pm and 7.50pm, because of extreme knitting (or whatever sporting event is currently on). The Wednesday 9pm originals are repeated the same night at 11.30pm on BBC3.
If I have managed to totally confuse the issue, then here’s a simple list of the first three episodes and times:
Episode 1: Wednesday 16th, 9pm, BBC2.
Episode 1: Wednesday 16th, 11.30pm, BBC3.
Episode 1 (pre-watershed version): Wednesday 23rd, 7pm BBC2.
Torchwood Declassified 1: Wednesday 23rd, 7.50pm, BBC2.
Episode 2: Wednesday 23rd, 9pm BBC2.
Episode 2: Wednesday 23rd, 11.30pm, BBC3.
Episode 2 (pre-watershed version): Thursday 24th, 7pm BBC2.
Torchwood Declassified 2: Thursday 24th, 7.50pm, BBC2.
Episode 3: Wednesday 30th, 9pm BBC2.
Episode 3: Wednesday 30th, 11.30pm, BBC3.
Episode 3 (pre-watershed version): Thursday 31st, 7pm BBC2.
Torchwood Declassified 3: Thursday 31st, 7.50pm, BBC2.
Episode 2 is my one, it’s called Sleeper. For people worried about the pre-watershed versions, that we’ve watered it down or something, don't worry. We didn't even know about it while we were writing. All they're doing is editing a version which is suitable to watch before the watershed, which means no swearing or excessive blood/gore. And that's it. For example, if someone gets shot in the head and there's a blood splash, they'll just trim or remove the blood splash - but the person still gets shot in the head, so it's not making it "kiddie-friendly" or anything. It just means it can be shown before 9pm.
I haven't seen the pre-watershed version of mine yet, but I can't imagine it being that much different. Except for one particular word, which will definitely need to be snipped out. See if you can figure out which one that is, when you watch. I'm still amazed that it stayed in, and I think it may even be the first occurrence of it on TV. It was everyone's favourite line in the readthrough and script meetings, too. And no, I don't mean the C-word, it's sort of a swearword combo. But you'll have to watch the 9pm version to hear it. Yes, I'm very proud...