THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO
June 29, 2005 - Vol 8, No 26
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Saturday 2 July:
ABC Australia - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: The Long Game
Sunday 3 July:
CBC - 7PM - Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead (repeat)
KBS 2 South Korea - 11:15PM - Doctor Who: The Empty Child/The Doctor
Thursday 7 July:
Prime TV New Zealand - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: Rose (premiere)
UK Final Ratings:
BBC 1 11 June - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf - 6.81 million viewers
BBC 3 11 June - Doctor Who Confidential: The World Of Who - 656,000
BBC 3 12 June - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf - 662,000 viewers
BBC 3 12 June - Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down: The World Of Who -
BBC 3 18 June - Doctor Who Confidential: The Last Battle - 690,000
BBC 3 19 June - Doctor Who: The Parting Of The Ways - 735,000 viewers
BBC 3 19 June - Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down: The Last Battle -
CBC Canada Ratings:
19 June - Doctor Who: Rose (repeat) - 271,000 viewers
21 June - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf - 614,000 viewers
Doctor Who completed its series on the CBC
last night. Episode 13 (The Parting Of
The Ways) evidently aired uncut, including the notice at the start
of the closing credits that Doctor Who will return in "The Christmas
Invasion". Amusingly, the notice at the end of the Coronation Street
episode right before Doctor Who said that Canadian Antiques Roadshow
was on next. Doctor Who reruns will *not* air on Tuesdays in Canada,
but a repeat season continues Sundays at 7PM on the CBC in all time
zones (7:30PM in Newfoundland).
New Zealand Who broadcaster Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz
issued a press pack on the new Doctor Who series and allowed the New
Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club to host it online at
. Warning, the press pack
contains mild spoilers for some episodes. It also has a comedically
bad description of a Slitheen. Looks like the first 6 episodes at
least will air with no pre-emptions or time changes. You've already
read earlier and will read later in the column that the series
premieres on Thursday 7 July at 7:30PM. Prime is the 5th broadcaster
(excluding airplanes and special showings) to air the series.
Are you flying this summer? Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Air
New Zealand, Singapore Airways, Thompsonfly - all have been reported
this year as purchasers of the series. If you happen to be on one of
these airlines and the in-flight entertainment is running check and
see which episodes (if any) are flying so we can get a more precise
picture of when Doctor Who was airing in various places. If you've
already seen an episode or two on one of these planes, please e-mail
in with the date, which episode(s), the airline, and any unusual
features (anything cut, picture modified, subtitles, etc).
We have a sighting of "Rose", the first episode, on Virgin Atlantic
last weekend on a flight from the US to the UK.
Most of the final BARB ratings for BBC3 broadcasts of Doctor Who on
the 18th/19th June came are in this column this week, but the BBC1
information wasn't out when the column went to press. Outpost
will probably have the final
figures for BBC 1 later today, and all of that weekend's numbers
will be in next week's column.
The BBC Press Office http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice
and C21 Media
often announce when a Doctor Who
international sale occurs. Worth keeping an eye on, just in case.
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 Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho
Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential
The 13 episodes from the BBC Three series all online via Real
Player. Also, numerous video diaries and trailers.
(English language site)
Sunday 11:15PM Doctor Who 1-09 "The Empty Child"
Late Sunday 12:05AM Doctor Who 1-10 "The Doctor Dances"
Aspect ratio unknown. Dubbed into Korean. English on SAP audio.
Saturday 7:30PM Doctor Who 1-07 "The Long Game"
16:9 Widescreen Digital; 14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
9 July "Father's Day"
16 July "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
Sunday 7PM (7:30PM Newfoundland) Doctor Who 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
16:9 Widescreen Digital, 16:9 Letterbox Analog
10 July - 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
17 July - 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
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" pt 1 of 2
21 August - 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
28 August - 1-11 "Boom Town"
4 September - 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
11 September - 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2
"The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular
episodes and 1 special. Approximately 90 minutes.
Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
Doctor Who premieres Thursday 7 July 7:30PM.
Aspect ratio unknown.
7 July - 1-01 "Rose"
14 July - 1-02 "The End Of The World"
21 July - 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
28 July - 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
4 August - 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
11 August - 1-06"Dalek"
"Rose" on all in-flight movie systems?
Virgin Atlantic Airlines
"Rose" airing on flights as of 26 June - only episode playing right
now. If Virgin changes programming the same way they did in 1999 and
2000 then "The End Of The World" should begin Friday 1 July
British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand - supposed to
be showing the series on their flights starting in June
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?
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 "Planet Of Fire" movie
Series 21, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Turlough and Kamelion find themselves unwittingly competing to be
the most troublesome companion for the Doctor, endangering their
future stays in the TARDIS. Especially when a new potential
companion arrives half-drowned.
Sunday 7-9AM BST "The Caves Of Androzani" movie
Series 21, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
It's the end of the 5th Doctor as he knows it, and he feels
poisoned. So does Peri. Another bloodbath story. Enjoy with
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)
6 August "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids" (7AM)
7 August "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe" (7AM)
13 August "Time And The Rani" (7:05AM)
14 August "Paradise Towers" (7AM)
20 August "Delta And The Bannermen" (6:55AM)
21 August "Dragonfire" (6:55AM)
27 August "The Happiness Patrol" (6:55AM)
28 August "Silver Nemesis" (7AM)
Thursday 6:05PM "Meglos" pt 2 of 4
Monday 6:02PM "Meglos" pt 3 of 4
Tuesday 6:05PM "Meglos" pt 4 of 4
Season 18, Episodes 6 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Doctor learns that the being Meglos has impersonated him to
carry off a terrible theft. Alas, no one else seems to be able to
get their heads around the concept - so everyone wants to blame/kill
Wednesday 6:03PM "Full Circle" pt 1 of 4
Season 18, Episode 9. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Romana has been ordered back to Gallifrey, leading to harsh words
and turmoil in the TARDIS. But then the ship hits a CVE, a one way
link between universes that could keep the Doctor and Romana from
ever going where they want to be again.
9 July "Father's Day"
13 July "State Of Decay"
16 July "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
Daily 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
Wednesday "Frontios" pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday "Frontios" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 7 through 10. Doctor: Peter Davison.
At the end of time, humanity's survivors are suffering from meteor
showers which leave them unable to build a new society. Will the
Doctor help, or are the laws of time just a little too strict on
Friday "Planet Of Fire" pts 1+2 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Peter Davison.
See UKTV Gold for story description.
Saturday "Destiny Of The Daleks" all 4 pts
Season 17, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
BBC Kids skips 5 years of Tom Baker episodes that it doesn't have
the rights to air anymore. The Randomizer's first random trip for
the TARDIS takes it to a place it has been before - Skaro. The
Daleks have returned on a mysterious mission. Robotic beings called
Movellans have also arrived. Busy time on a dead planet.
Sunday "City Of Death" all 4 pts
Season 17, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Doctor and Romana go on vacation in Paris. Alas, so have art
thieves, one of whom has as interest in rewinding time. Can time be
saved from certain death? Lots of nice scenes of Paris in this one.
Ghost written by Douglas Adams.
Monday "Planet Of Fire" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tuesday "The Caves Of Androzani" pts 1+2 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
See UKTV Gold for story description. Though at this hour, you're
probably having a late night snack instead of breakfast.
7 July "Destiny Of The Daleks"
9 July "The Creature From The Pit"
10 July "Nightmare Of Eden" (weekend)
11 July "City Of Death"
13 July "The Creature From The Pit"
15 July "Nightmare Of Eden"
16 July "Nightmare Of Eden" (weekend)
17 July "The Horns Of Nimon" (weekend)
19 July "The Horns Of Nimon"
21 July "The Leisure Hive"
23 July "Meglos" (weekend)
24 July "Full Circle" (weekend)
25 July "Meglos"
27 July "Full Circle"
29 July "State Of Decay"
30 July "State Of Decay" (weekend)
31 July "Warriors' Gate" (weekend)
American Who http://www.americanwho.net
link if the first one isn't working)
Noel Clarke (Mickey) is the first new series character to appear on
American Who. The season finale of the show (for real this time).
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)
Holiday weekend. Repeat segments.
Encore Mystery http://www.encoretv.com
Doctor Who (1996) TV Movie show times:
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, 3:05, and 11:10PM EDT East Feed / PDT West
Doctor Who (1996) TV Movie show times:
Friday July 22 - 6:30AM, 4:05PM, & 12:10AM EDT East Feed / PDT West
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-1:32AM EDT "Spearhead From Space" movie
Season 7, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
First color story. Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and new scientific
advisor Liz Shaw find their investigation of meteorites interrupted
when a familiar Police Telephone Box lands in the middle of nowhere.
The man who comes out of the box doesn't look familiar to the
Brigadier at all, but claims to be the Doctor.
9 July "Doctor Who and the Silurians"
16 July "The Ambassadors Of Death"
23 July "Inferno"
30 July "Terror Of The Autons"
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 Awakening" pts 1+2 of 2
Season 21, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tegan, remembering that she has some family, decides to visit her
Grandfather, who is living in the village of Little Hobcombe. But
he's disappeared. And war games have begun in the town, linking 1984
9 July "Frontios" pts 1+2
16 July "Frontios" pts 3+4
23 July "Planet Of Fire" pts 1+2
30 July "Planet Of Fire" pts 3+4
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
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.
BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone http://www.radiotimes.com
Next Episode TBA. Season 2 premiere TBA.
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree
Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential/
Next Episode TBA. Season 2 renewal not confirmed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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