Is it possible to download only some files contained within a torrent ?
Eg. A torrent which contains a entire series of TV episodes as separate files, can just a couple of episodes be downloaded if only they are needed ?
Clearly in an attempt to same time etc.
No, not possible. Torrent files are a combination of many small files. The mechanism downloads small chunks from different sources and creates a single file at the end. I think you need to find solo torrent files to download single series or shows.