THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - South Korean Premiere Week!
June 1, 2005 - Vol 8, No 22
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
South Korean premiere. Denmark, Hungary, and 4 Airlines will get the
show. Canadian repeat run. Salt Lake City - Who's over.
Saturday 4 June:
BBC One - 7PM - Doctor Who: Boom Town
ABC Australia - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead
BBC Three - 7:45PM + 1:05AM - Doctor Who Confidential: Unsung Heroes
And Violent Death
BBC Three - 12:20AM - Doctor Who: Boom Town
Sunday 5 June:
BBC Three - 7PM - Doctor Who: Boom Town
BBC Three - 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down: Unsung
Heroes And Violent Death
KBS 2 - 11:15PM - Doctor Who: Rose/The End Of The World (South
Tuesday 7 June:
CBC - 8PM - Doctor Who: The Doctor Dances
UK Overnight Ratings:
BBC 1 28 May - Doctor Who: The Doctor Dances - 6.17 million average
viewers (35.9% share) - most watched show on TV that day!!!
BBC 3 28 May 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential: The Weird Science Of
Doctor Who - 356,500 average viewers (3% share)
BBC 3 28 May 12:15AM - Doctor Who: The Doctor Dances - 235,800
average viewers (5.8% share)
BBC 3 28 May 1AM - Doctor Who Confidential: The Weird Science Of
Doctor Who - 81,000 average viewers (2.8% share)
BBC 3 29 May - Doctor Who: The Doctor Dances - 474,000 average
viewers (4.2% share)
BBC 3 29 May - Doctor Who Confidential: The Weird Science Of Doctor
Who - 257,600 average viewers (2.1% share)
UK Final Ratings:
BBC 1 14 May - Doctor Who: Father's Day - 8.06 million viewers
CBC Canada Ratings:
24 May - Doctor Who: Father's Day - 809,000 viewers. #2 in time slot.
ABC Australia Ratings:
28 May - Doctor Who: The End Of The World - 1.051 million viewers.
4th highest rated ABC show of the week. 48th highest rated show on
A new BBC press release highlights a list of countries that have
bought Doctor Who:
Interestingly, it reveals that Doctor Who has been bought in Denmark
and Hungary, which is new and welcome news. No broadcasters are
named, so the digging to find who has Who has begun.
News article on South Korean pickup of Doctor Who series.
Doctor Who will be dubbed and air 2 episodes per week (Sundays
11:15PM) on KBS2 starting this weekend. It is the first BBC drama to
be sold to South Korea, so this will be a new audience for the
series. The English language version of the KBS website doesn't give
TV listings for the main channels. The main Korean version
only updates the TV schedule once a week, so if
there are any repeats during the week before the next episodes air
on 12 June we won't know until 6 June. The site is somewhat
difficult to read if, like I, you can't read Korean, so I might miss
fine details that someone who can read Korean might catch.
The Telegraph article also mentions that 4 airlines (Virgin
Atlantic, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Air New Zealand)
have bought the rights to air Doctor Who on their airplanes
beginning in June. So if you do any flying on one of those airlines,
it'd be interesting to know how many episodes are available at one
time and when they switch episodes. And I guess this means that the
New Zealand and Singapore premieres of the series will be in the
air, not on a TV station. Thomsonfly Airlines has had Doctor Who for
a month, though there have been no reports on how many episodes they
air or when they update.
C21Media also has a press release on the KBS2 South Korean pickup:
This one has a quote by Jungwon Lee, executive director at KBS
Media: "We are excited to launch Doctor Who on our network. For the
first time in a primetime weekend slot, we are bringing the latest
hit BBC drama to our Korean audience and anticipate a great reaction
from all age groups."
Both articles point out that the Korean word for Dalek
catchphrase "Exterminate!" is "Pagishikinda!"
CBC Canada http://www.cbc.ca/television
has officially scheduled
repeats of Doctor Who starting Sunday June 19 at 7PM (7:30PM
Newfoundland). The Sunday run (which begins shortly before the
episodes finish on Tuesdays) will have all 13 episodes. If you
missed any episodes, or want to see them again, or want to introduce
new fans to the show, this is a great opportunity. It marks the
first regular repeats of the series outside of BBC Three in the UK.
Based on the CBC's website, repeats will also air in the Tuesday 8PM
slot starting 5 July.
The CBC.CA documentary Planet Of The Doctor
has seen its 3rd episode "The
Adventures Of Doctor Who" go online.
The CBC mysteriously cut 15 seconds from "The Empty Child" on the 31
May broadcast. Expect the Doctor Who Information Network
to have details shortly, as they put up a
description of the scene of World War Three that the CBC omitted a
few weeks back.
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT http://www.kued.org
has replaced Doctor
Who on its schedule. Starting June 11, Fawlty Towers will air there.
This leaves 2 US stations who have not finished their contracts to
air the old episodes - Maryland Public TV http://www.mpt.org
Iowa Public TV http://www.iptv.org
Doctor Who (1996) TV Movie back on the US Encore Mystery channel
Wednesday July 6 - 9:40AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Wednesday July 6 - 6:30PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Sunday July 10 - 9:30AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Friday July 22 - 5:30AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Friday July 22 - 3:05PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Friday July 22 - 11:10PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Friday July 22 - 6:30AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Friday July 22 - 4:05PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Friday July 22 - 12:10AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
New broadcast sales for Doctor Who will frequently be at the BBC
Press Office http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice
first. When they bother to run a press
Corrections and updates are welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
, TWIDW on AOL IM , and thebfe on Yahoo
Messenger. The listings:
BROADCASTS RELATED TO NEW SERIES:
New Series General Information:
BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone http://www.radiotimes.com
Saturday 7PM BST Doctor Who 1-11 "Boom Town"
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Future Doctor Who Episodes:
11 June - 1-12 "Bad Wolf"
18 June - 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways"
BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree
Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential/
Saturday 7:45PM & 1:05AM BST DrWho Confidential 1-11 "Unsung Heroes
And Violent Death"
Late Saturday 12:20AM, Sunday 7PM BST Doctor Who 1-11 "Boom Town"
Sunday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential Cut Down 1-11 "Unsung Heroes
And Violent Death" 15 minutes
Further Doctor Who Confidential Episodes:
11 June - 1-12 "The World Of Who"
18 June - 1-13 "The Last Battle"
Doctor Who series repeats air late Saturdays 12ishAM and Sundays 7PM
after their BBC One premieres.
BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho
Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential
1-01 "Back From The Future"
1-02 "Aliens: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
1-03 "TARDIS Tales"
1-04 "I Get A Side-Kick Out Of You"
1-05 "Life On Earth"
1-07 "The Dark Side"
1-08 "A Time And A Place"
1-10 "The Weird Science Of Doctor Who"
1-11 "Unsung Heroes And Violent Death" - online after BBC Three
Various Video Diaries and trailers.
CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
Tuesday 8PM (8:30PM Newfoundland) Doctor Who 1-10 "The Doctor Dances"
16:9 Widescreen Digital, 16:9 Letterbox Analog
14 June - 1-11 "Boom Town"
19 June - 1-01 "Rose" (Sunday repeat season begins)
21 June - 1-12 "Bad Wolf"
26 June - 1-02 "The End Of The World" (repeat)
28 June - 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways"
3 July - 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead" (all repeats now)
5 July (and further Tuesdays in July) - episodes TBA
10 July - 1-04 "Aliens Of London"
17 July - 1-05 "World War Three"
24 July - 1-06 "Dalek"
31 July - 1-07 "The Long Game"
7 August - 1-08 "Father's Day"
14 August - 1-09 "The Empty Child"
21 August - 1-10 "The Doctor Dances"
28 August - 1-11 "Boom Town"
4 September - 1-12 "Bad Wolf"
11 September - 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways"
"The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive 6 part CBC.CA documentary
1 - "Who Is The Doctor?" 10 minute episode online
2 - "Fandemonium" 13 minute episode online
3 - "The Adventures Of Doctor Who" 9 minute episode online
4 - "Time Travel" coming soon
5 - "The Influence Of Doctor Who" coming soon
6 - "Conclusion" coming soon
Saturday 7:30PM Doctor Who 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
16:9 Widescreen Digital; 14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
11 June - 1-04 "Aliens Of London"
18 June - 1-05 "World War Three"
25 June - 1-06 "Dalek"
KBS 2 http://www.kbs.co.kr
(English language site)
Sunday 11:15PM Doctor Who 1-01 "Rose"
Late Sunday 12:05AM Doctor Who 1-02 "The End Of The World"
Aspect ratio unknown. Episodes dubbed into Korean. Korean versions
of episode titles unknown. Episodes might be repeated during the
week - we don't know yet.
"Rose" on all in-flight movie systems
Virgin Atlantic Airlines, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, and
Air New Zealand
"Doctor Who" premieres in June. Air schedule unknown. If you fly one
of these airlines, check the in-flight movie/TV selection and get in
OTHER TV/RADIO/INTERNET BROADCASTS:
BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/classic.shtml
"Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen. 6 episodes. The
Doctor and Evelyn Smythe research a temple that has been yanking
scientists out of time, bringing them face to face with the future
of the Cybermen.
"Shada" - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. 6 episodes. A retired
Time Lord in Cambridge needs the Doctor's help to recover a Time
Lord book before the scientist Skagra can find it.
"The Scream Of The Shalka" - starring Richard E. Grant. 6 episode
story. The Shalka prepare to conquer the Earth from below. Can the
Doctor be convinced to save the day one last time?
BBC 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
"The Ghosts Of N-Space" pt 6 of 6
Listen Again - realplayer format, available until Sunday
Jon Pertwee's 2nd and final Doctor Who radio drama. Ghostly
appearances at a castle owned by the Brigadier's eccentric uncle
draw the attention of the 3rd Doctor, Sarah, and Jeremy. Last chance
to hear the conclusion.
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Saturday 7:05-9AM BST "Snakedance" movie
Series 20, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Mara returns to torment Tegan once again. The 5th Doctor and
Nyssa return to the Mara's home planet to save her once and for all.
If you like seeing lots of Tegan, and like seeing Evil Tegan, this
is the story for you.
Sunday 7-8:55AM BST "Mawdryn Undead" movie
Series 20, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Retired and teaching at a Boys School in 1977, Brigadier Lethbridge-
Stewart is approached by companions of the Doctor who need his help
to save the Doctor. Retired and teaching at a Boys School in 1983,
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart is approached by the Doctor, and has no
clue who he is.
11 June "Terminus" (7:05AM)
12 June "Enlightenment" (7AM)
18 June "The King's Demons" (8AM)
19 June "Warriors Of The Deep" (7:05AM)
25 June "The Awakening" (8AM)
26 June "Frontios" (7AM)
2 July "Planet Of Fire" (7:05AM)
3 July "The Caves Of Androzani" (7AM)
9 July "The Twin Dilemma" (7:05AM)
10 July "Attack Of The Cybermen" (7AM)
16 July "Vengeance On Varos" (7:05AM)
17 July "The Mark Of The Rani" (7AM)
23 July "The Two Doctors" (6:05AM)
24 July "Timelash" (7:05AM)
30 July "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet" (7:05AM)
31 July "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp" (7:05AM)
Thursday 6:03PM "The Creature From The Pit" pt 2 of 4
Monday 6:04PM "The Creature From The Pit" pt 3 of 4
Tuesday 6:04PM "The Creature From The Pit" pt 4 of 4
Season 17, Episodes 10 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Lady Adrasta decides to feed the Doctor to the Creature she keeps in
her pit. This is the biggest mistake she could make. The Doctor
wants to trust the Creature. This is the biggest mistake he could
Wednesday 6:03PM "Nightmare Of Eden" pt 1 of 4
Season 17, Episode 13. Doctor: Tom Baker.
A traffic accident in space creates a mess. The Doctor and Romana
offer to help clean up.
11 June "Aliens Of London" (see new series)
15 June "The Horns Of Nimon"
18 June "World War Three" (see new series)
22 June "The Leisure Hive"
25 June "Dalek" (see new series)
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
Daily 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
Wednesday "Kinda" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 19, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The situation gets kinda dangerous when the Old Woman's health
deteriorates, Tegan finds the power of the Mara growing in her mind,
the Doctor gets involved in a bizarre ritual, and Adric takes up
competitive power suit racing.
Thursday "The Visitation" pts 1+2 of 4
Friday "The Visitation" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 19, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Back on Earth, the 5th Doctor, Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan hunt aliens
and an android who have set up shop in rural 17th Century England.
Are the aliens trying to find a place to survive, or a place to
Saturday "The Time Monster" all 6 eps BBC Kids premiere
Season 9, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Visions of the Master cause the Doctor to build a new device. The
device finds the Master and uncovers a new plot - to make contact
with the lost city of Atlantis, home to a crystal that could change
the fate of the world. Or at least change Jo's hairstyle.
Sunday "Carnival Of Monsters" all 4 eps BBC Kids premiere
Season 10, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Due to events in The Three Doctors, the Doctor and Jo can now travel
in time and space again. However, this time they seem to have
arrived on a ship in the Indian Ocean in 1926. Jo believes it. The
Doctor doesn't. And on a strange alien world, purple skinned people
witness the wonders of a Mini-Scope.
Monday "Black Orchid" pts 1+2 of 2
Season 19, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
With a shortage of alien invasions, the 5th Doctor and company
arrive at a country estate where a murder is about to happen. Nyssa
meets a double.
Tuesday "Time-Flight" pts 1+2 of 4
Season 19, Episodes 23 through 24. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Traumatized after Earthshock (which BBC Kids can't air), the TARDIS
crew arrive at Heathrow Airport. While Tegan considers resuming her
career, the Doctor investigates the disappearance of a Concorde. It
seems to have traveled backwards in time.
9 June "Arc Of Infinity"
11 June "The Three Doctors" BBC Kids premiere
12 June "The Green Death" BBC Kids premiere
13 June "Snakedance"
15 June "Mawdryn Undead"
17 June "Terminus"
18 June "The Time Warrior" BBC Kids premiere
19 June "The Monster Of Peladon" BBC Kids premiere
22? June "Enlightenment"
2? June "The King's Demons"
24 June "Warriors Of The Deep"
25 June "Planet Of The Spiders" BBC Kids premiere
26 June "Destiny Of The Daleks"
American Who http://www.americanwho.net
link if the first one isn't working)
Noel Clarke (Mickey in the new Doctor Who episodes) is the subject
of the real season finale of American Who. American Who's first in-
depth interview with a member of the new series' cast.
June (repeat) - John Nathan-Turner memorial special from the
Interstellar Transmissions show (2002).
Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
on Lifestyle Talk Radio (LTR) http://www.lifestyletalkradio.com
and Business Talk Radio (BTR) http://www.businesstalkradio.net
LTR Late Friday Midnight-2AM EDT (9-11PM PDT, 5-7AM BST, 2-4PM AEST)
Live LTR Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14175
BTR Late Sun/Early Mon 1-4AM EDT (10PM-1AM PDT, 6-9AM BST, 3-5PM
Live BTR Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
Saturday 8-11PM EDT (5-8PM PDT) http://www.krradio.com
previous week's episode, online audio stream)
Hour 1 - News & Comment. Hour 2 - TBA. Hour 3 - BTR only. Special
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-
2), 36-2 (54-2)
DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
Baltimore Dish 22,8736
Late Saturday Midnight-2:20AM EDT "The Seeds Of Death" movie
Season 6, Episodes 23 through 28. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
The 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe get involved when the Ice Warriors
take control of the Moon, throwing Earth into threat of famine. Can
a rocket save the world?
11 June - "The War Games" movie, pt 1 of 2 (12:30AM)
18 June - pre-empted by Ed Sullivan pledge special
25 June - "The War Games" movie, pt 2 of 2
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 CDT "The Five Doctors (Special Edition?)" 4 part
version, pts 1+2
Season 20, Episodes 23a through 23b. Doctor: Peter Davison.
While IPTV's website says it's the special edition, I don't think a
4 part edition of that version of the story was made. Whatever
version, the Doctors find themselves yanked out of time and trapped
in the Death Zone on Gallifrey. A traitor is on the loose, and the
only man who can help the Doctor is someone he would never trust.
11 June "The Five Doctors (Special Edition?)" 4 part version, pts 3+4
18 June "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 1+2
25 June "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 3+4
**KUED 7's rights to Doctor Who have expired.**
KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/Richfield, UT
**KUED 7's rights to Doctor Who have expired.**
Starz/Encore July Airings of Doctor Who (1996)
Wednesday July 6 - 9:40AM & 6:30PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Sunday July 10 - 9:30AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Friday July 22 - 5:30AM, 3:05PM, & 11:10PM EDT East Feed / PDT West
Friday July 22 - 6:30AM, 4:05PM, & 12:10AM EDT East Feed / PDT West
Purchased New Series But Not Airing Yet:
Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
Aspect ratio unknown.
Nederland 3 http://portal.omroep.nl/ned3
Doctor Who premiere 2006?
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
DENMARK: Broadcaster TBA.
HUNGARY: Broadcaster TBA.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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