Doctor Who continues to deal with a socially isolated world with more lockdown watch-alongs in the pipeline. And now Torchwood is on board, too. Here’s what we know is coming this week.
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BBC America has announced a lockdown watch-along for today Wednesday 1 April at 2pm ET (7pm UK time).
— Doctor Who on BBC America (@DoctorWho_BBCA) March 30, 2020
The Master Himself, Sacha Dhawan, will be tweeting along using the hashtag #Spymaster
— Sacha Dhawan (@sacha_dhawan) April 1, 2020
Torchwood: Captain Jack Harkness
John Barrowman announced on Instagram that he’ll be reliving Torchwood episode Captain Jack Harkness’ on Thursday 2nd April as part of RadioTimes.com’s #RTWatch online simulcast of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood after counting thousands of fan votes to choose which episode.
Fans around the world should press play on series one, episode 12 at 8pm BST (that’s 3pm ET and 12pm PT) and use the hashtags #RTWatch, #Torchwood and #CaptainJackHarkness to join in the conversation. John Barrowman plans to stream live on Instagram and share behind-the-scenes commentary on Twitter during the show.
All four seasons of Torchwood are currently available on BBC iPlayer. If you’re outside the UK, watch Torchwood on Amazon Prime Video, buy the digital box set on Sky, or the full DVD box set for seasons 1-4 is available too. You can also buy episodes on iTunes.
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How to join me live for our Torchwood watch-along simulcast read everything below. Also check @radiotimes The fans have cast their votes, and we’ll all be reliving Torchwood episode ‘Captain Jack Harkness’ on Thursday 2nd April It’s not long until RadioTimes.com’s #RTWatch online simulcast of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, and after counting thousands of fan votes, we now know which episode we’ll all be watching along with series star John Barrowman on Thursday 2nd April. After it took a significant portion of the vote, we can reveal the chosen episode is series one’s critically-acclaimed ‘Captain Jack Harkness’, an episode which saw Torchwood leader Jack and Tosh (Naoko Mori) trapped in the 1940s where they meet a man with ties to Jack’s past. And if you’re wondering how to take part, it’s simple. On Thursday 2nd April, fans around the world will press play on series one, episode 12 at 8pm BST (that’s 3pm ET and 12pm PT), whether that’s via BBC iPlayer in the UK or on a DVD or another streaming service (a full list of where Torchwood is available can be found below). Advertisement As the episode airs, fans can tweet along using the hashtags #RTWatch, #Torchwood and #CaptainJackHarkness to join in the conversation, while series star John Barrowman streams live on Instagram and shares behind-the-scenes commentary on Twitter during the show After the episode has concluded, John will join us for a live Q&A hosted on RadioTimes.com and our YouTube channel, where we’ll be delving into the episode’s production, Torchwood as a whole and asking questions submitted by fans. So there you have it – all you have to do to join in is have access to the episode, follow along with the hashtags and John Barrowman’s social media feed and then check back here for the Q&A. Simple! And if you’re wondering where to view the episode, all four seasons of Torchwood are currently available on BBC iPlayer. If you’re outside the UK, watch Torchwood on Amazon Prime Video, buy the digital box set on Sky, or the full DVD box set for seasons 1-4 is available too. You can also buy episodes on iTunes. We look forward to hearing from you on Thursday !
The Eleventh Hour
One of, if not the, best opening episodes for a new Doctor, The Eleveth Hour gets its Twitter re-watch this Friday, 3 April at 7pm UK time.
Organised by Doctor Who Managzine’s Emily Cook (@Emily_Rosina on Twitter) and using the hashtag #Fishcustard (we love you, Emily!).
— Emily Cook #FishCustard (@Emily_Rosina) March 30, 2020
Confirmed to join in on Friday are the man himself Steven Moffat and costume designer Ray Holman on a day that is, coincidentally, National Tweed Day.
This follows the two wildly successful Lockdown Who watch-alongs organised by Emily for Doctor Who episodes Rose and Vincent and the Doctor.
If you haven’t already joined in with a watch-along, let me tell you they are a thing of great joy and a truly lovely way of bringing the Doctor Who community together at what is a genuinely anxious and fearful time for many.
In the world we find ourselves in, it is wonderful that the Doctor Who community, both professional and fan, is pulling together more than ever before. From production teams past and present, to Doctor Who Magazine and Big Finish, people are uniting behind the Doctor’s creed. Never cruel, never cowardly. But never give in. Never give up.
And don’t forget, as well bringing a little light into everyone’s secluded living rooms, it’s all to aid the Film and Television Charity. The charity supports actors and other creative and production staff and is never more needed than now, with many freelancers in the industry out of work for the foreseeable future. You can donate through the Doctor Who: Lockdown! campaign below. So give it a thought it you’re enjoying the live tweet events.