Finally, after dithering about and causing panic and confusion amongst the UK Torchwood fans that made the series a success in the first place, BBC have got round to revealing the UK air date for Torchwood: Miracle Day. And it’s the 14th of July 2011 at 9pm on BBC1.
You see how easy that was Beeb? You give us the date. We report the date. Done job. And i hope someone stomped on the toes and stole all the jelly babies from the idiot reporter that decided to say Torchwood would air ‘later in the Summer’ rather than ‘later in July’, or even ‘the following week’ in the article posted on the BBC website…
I know there will be some people out there that still have issues with us getting it after the US, but that was always likely. Starz part funded the show – to exactly what percentage, we don’t currently know, but i suspect it was a sizable chunk. And if it aired on the BBC on the 8th, the same as on Starz, that would mean the BBC would get it first due to time differences. Starz is a commercial channel reliant on advertising, so if the 2 channels are partners, it make more sense for Starz to get first airing of it, as the BBC isn’t affected by advertising revenue. Having said that however, it is slightly annoying that we’ll still have to spend 6 days dodging spoilers online between the US and UK air dates… Still at least it’s back!
Torchwood: Miracle Day airs 14th of July 2011 at 9pm on BBC1.