THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO
January 19, 2005 - Vol 8, No 3
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
The cable portion of the TCA Press Tour in the USA did not reveal if
any networks have picked up the new series in that country. The
broadcast network portion of the Tour runs through the rest of this
week, but no broadcast networks were expected to buy the show. It
would have been nice if a network had announced a deal then.
Instead, the waiting game continues. No additional countries had
picked up the series anywhere as of publication time.
Happy Birthday to Tom Baker. 76 years old on 20 January 2005.
I think the hammer is dropping on the last over the air Doctor Who
broadcasts in the US ...
Cincinnati Doctor Who affiliate WCET 48 http://cetconnect.org
pulled the Doctor Who broadcast for January 29 (episodes 1 and 2 of
The Daemons). Next week their February schedules will be up and we
will be able to confirm if this was the end of their contract, or if
it will air a little longer. If this is the end, then Doctor Who on
WCET ends January 22 at 11PM with the final 2 episodes of Colony In
Urbana, IL Doctor Who affiliate WILL 12 http://www.will.uiuc.edu
only has advanced listings for the rest of this month (including
part 4 of Terminus on January 29 at 11:38PM). But
has been listing episodes of Enlightenment for
the first 2 weeks of February. These advanced listings are now gone.
Again, it will be next week till we know the situation for sure.
Philadelphia Doctor Who affiliate WYBE 35 http://www.wybe.org
the last 2 episodes of Survival on January 15. Doctor Who is
scheduled for the next 2 Saturdays, but it is unclear what episodes
will air. WYBE was trying to get permission to air "season 1" -
unclear what their definition was. Presumably WYBE will air the
first story that they still have on hand.
Iowa Public TV http://www.iptv.org
and KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
have episodes scheduled through February.
Maryland Public TV http://www.mpt.org
has a new PBS supplied program
guide somewhat inferior to their previous homegrown one that gives
no information past the end of January.
Future airings of Doctor Who (1996 TV Movie) on the Starz!
Friday January 21 3:05PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Friday January 21 11:20PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Tuesday January 25 8:40AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Friday January 21 4:05PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Late Friday January 21 12:20AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
These are the final scheduled airings before March or later. Last
chances to see it.
Corrections and updates are welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
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Messenger. The listings:
2005 AND BEYOND:
Doctor: Christopher Eccleston
Rose Tyler: Billie Piper
Mickey Smith: Noel Clarke
Jackie Tyler: Camille Coduri
Rabbit Of Montreal: Rob Lowe
Written by: Russell T. Davies (8 episodes), Steven Moffatt (2
episodes), Paul Cornell (1 episode), Rob Shearman (1 episode), Mark
Gattiss (1 episode)
Original Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Total episodes for first series: 13
45 minute episodes
First broadcaster - BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone
1) CBC Canada http://www.cbc.ca/television
2) Prime TV New Zealand http://www.primetv.co.nz
Tie-In Series - Doctor Who Confidential - weekly on BBC Three right
after each episode's premiere on BBC One.
"Shada" - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. Remake of the classic
unfinished Douglas Adams story. 6 episodes long.
"The Scream Of The Shalka" - starring Richard E. Grant as The
Doctor. 6 episode story. The Shalka prepare to conquer the Earth
from below. Unfortunately for them, the Doctor is back.
"Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen. 6 episode
illustrated audio tale. The Doctor and Evelyn Smythe research a
temple that has been yanking scientists out of time. The secrets of
the temple threaten the future and past of two species.
American Who http://www.americanwho.net
Encore interview with Barry Letts. Branded "The Greatest Generation
of Doctor Who Part One".
Current plan is for monthly episodes with the previous episode
staying online for a bit after the new show go up.
Confirmed Future Episodes:
1/20 - Terrance Dicks (new interview - part 2 of "The Greatest
Generation of Doctor Who" theme)
2/15 - Jon Pertwee tribute (abridged encore)
3/15 - Patrick Troughton tribute (new, he's 85 that month)
4/15 - Jessica Carney, 30 years after the passing of her grandfather
William Hartnell (new)
5/15 - John Nathan-Turner tribute (encore)
Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
on Business Talk Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net
Saturday 8-11PM EST (5-8PM PST) http://www.krradio.com
previous week's episode, online audio stream)
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-5AM EST (11PM-2AM PST, 7-10AM GMT, 6-9PM AEDT)
Live Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
Hour 1 - News & Comment. Hour 2 - Terry Ronin of "Students Of The
Unusual", charity mini-film fest at MegaCon for comics down on their
luck, connected with ACTOR. Hour 3 - Jim McLauchlin of Top Cow
Productions and ACTOR, discussing the fundraising efforts at MegaCon.
Doctor Who archives:
Overdrive celebrates Doctor Who's 41st anniversary, hour 1 (repeat).
Peter Purves and Anneke Wills, compiled from American Who
interviews. Goes offline January 24.
Overdrive celebrates Doctor Who's 41st anniversary, hour 2 (repeat).
Robert Shearman, compiled from American Who interview. Goes offline
Overdrive celebrates Doctor Who's 41st anniversary, hour 3 (repeat).
Arnold T. Blumberg reflects on 41 years of Doctor Who. Goes offline
THE FIRST 8 DOCTORS:
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Saturday 7-9AM GMT "Planet Of Evil" movie
Series 13, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
There is a realm at the edge of understanding. A planet on the
boundary between what we know and a universe quite unlike our own.
When the 4th Doctor and Sarah land on the planet, they find
themselves the prime suspects in mysterious disappearances and side
effects of the boundary.
Sunday 7-9AM GMT "The Brain Of Morbius" movie
Series 13, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
UK Gold skips 2 more stories and goes to this tale of technological
Frankenstein. Professor Solon needs a head for a special project -
and thinks the Doctor's will fit perfectly.
Thursday 6:03PM "The Hand Of Fear" pt 4 of 4
Series 14, Episode 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
On Eldrad's home world, the truth comes out. The future of silicon
life hangs in the balance. Should Eldrad be allowed to revive his
species? Final episode with Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah) as a regular.
Monday 6:05PM "The Deadly Assassin" pt 1 of 4
Tuesday 6:03PM "The Deadly Assassin" pt 2 of 4
Wednesday 6:04PM "The Deadly Assassin" pt 3 of 4
Series 14, Episodes 9 through 11. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Alone and worried, the Doctor races back to Gallifrey to try to stop
a tragedy. This action may cause the evil he wishes to avoid.
31 January - "The Face Of Evil" begins
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
7 Days A Week 2AM EST (11PM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories
Wednesday "The Pirate Planet" pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday "The Pirate Planet" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 16, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
A vampiric world scoops down and sucks out innocent planets. This
world has now eliminated the only clue to the location of the 2nd
segment of the Key To Time, complicating matters for the Doctor,
Romana, and K9.
Friday "The Stones Of Blood" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 16, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Romana's first visit to Earth is marred by a blood cult and the
power of the one who is hiding the 3rd segment of the Key To Time.
Saturday & Sunday - pre-empted, marathons
Monday "The Stones Of Blood" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 16, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Tuesday "The Androids Of Tara" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 16, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Romana is mistaken for an android duplicate who has been mistaken
for the Princess of Tara, due to be wed in a ceremony that will
determine the fate of their world. Mary Tamm in at least a triple
27 January - "The Power Of Kroll"
29 January - "Snakedance"
30 January - "Mawdryn Undead"
31 January - "The Armageddon Factor"
3 February - "Destiny Of The Daleks"
5 February - "Terminus"
6 February - "Enlightenment"
7 February - "City Of Death"
9 February - "The Creature From The Pit"
11 February - "Nightmare Of Eden"
12 February - "The King's Demons"
13 February - "Warriors Of The Deep"
"Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
Friday 3:05PM & 11:20PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Tuesday January 25 8:40AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
December 31, 1999. A critically wounded man is brought before Dr.
Grace Holloway for immediate surgery. When the surgery goes wrong,
she finds herself pulled into a war between two ageless aliens. If
the wrong one wins this battle, the Earth will be destroyed right in
the middle of New Years celebrations. Paul McGann, Daphne Ashbrook,
Eric Roberts, and Sylvester McCoy star.
"Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
Friday January 21 4:05PM & 12:20AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EST "TBA" 2 pts
Presumably WYBE will air the first 2 episodes of the earliest story
they have on hand, with the conclusion airing next week.
29 January - "TBA"
February - unknown
MPT Maryland http://www.mpt.org
analog 22, 67, 31, 28, 62, 36
digital 22-2 (42-2), 67-2 (29-2), 31-2 (44-2), 28-2 (56-2), 62-2 (28-
DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
Baltimore Dish 22,8736
Late Saturday Midnight-2:30AM EST "The Sea Devils" movie
Series 9, Episodes 9 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Start time approximate - pledge marathon earlier in day. The 3rd
Doctor and Jo visit the Master's island prison. Nearby, rigs are
being sunk by a suspiciously familiar looking foe. Is the Master up
to no good from prison?
29 January - "The Mutants" movie
February - unknown
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 11PM EST "Colony In Space" eps 5+6 of 6
Series 8, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
To save Jo, the Doctor must help the Master discover the secret of
the oddly barren planet. Doing so could incur the wrath of the
natives, who sacrifice nuisances to their furnace of their god.
Doctor Who was pulled from the January 29th schedule. This could be
the last week.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign DirecTV 12
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CST "Terminus" pt 3 of 4
Series 20, Episode 15. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Nyssa undergoes a dangerous medical trial to battle her disease. The
Doctor tries to avert the destruction of Terminus.
29 January - "Terminus" pt 4 (11:38PM)
?5 February - "Enlightenment" pt 1
?12 February - "Enlightenment" pt 2
The February episodes have disappeared from Zap2it's advance
schedule. Status TBA.
IPTV Iowa http://www.sffn.com/ http://www.iptv.org
analog 11, 32, 27, 12, 21, 24, 32, 36, 36
digital 11-2 (50-2), 32-2 (35-2), 27-2 (28-2), 45, 25, 18, 33, 35, 34
Des Moines DirecTV 11,474
Des Moines Dish 11,9116
Cedar Rapids DirecTV 12
Cedar Rapids Dish 12,9161
Omaha DirecTV 32
Omaha Dish 32,9146
Sioux City Dish 27,7195
Quad Cities DirecTV 36
Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
Saturday 11:35PM CST "Black Orchid" pts 1+2 of 2
Series 19, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
At a dinner party, the Doctor finds himself accused of murder, and
Nyssa finds a double.
29 January - "Earthshock" pts 1+2
5 February - "Earthshock" pts 3+4
12 February - "Time-Flight" pts 1+2
19 February - "Time-Flight" pts 3+4
26 February - "Arc Of Infinity" pts 1+2
KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/Richfield, UT
digital 7-1 (42-1), 18-1, 19-1
Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
Saturday 11:30PM MST "Logopolis" pt 4 of 4
Series 18, Episode 28. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Doctor and the Master strike a desperate bargain to save the
universe when Logopolis disintegrates and all CVEs close. Tom
Baker's last episode.
29 January - "Castrovalva" pt 1
5 February - "Castrovalva" pt 2
12 February - "Castrovalva" pt 3
19 February - "Castrovalva" pt 4
26 February - "Four To Doomsday" pt 1
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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