THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - 7 Years And Counting
July 13, 2005 - Vol 8, No 28
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thurday 14 July:
Prime TV New Zealand - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: The End Of The World
Saturday 16 July:
ABC Australia - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: The Empty Child
Sunday 17 July:
BBC Three 7PM - Doctor Who: Rose (repeat)
CBC - 7PM - Doctor Who: World War Three (repeat)
BBC Three 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: Back From The
KBS 2 South Korea - 11:15PM - Doctor Who: The Parting Of The Ways
New Zealand Ratings:
7 July 7:30PM Rose - 151,000 viewers
Sweden - SVT http://www.svt.se
has purchased Doctor Who. Based on on-
air comments during a Christopher Eccleston movie, it is believed
that the show will air Thursdays at 8PM in early 2006. It is unclear
if it will be SVT 1 or SVT 2.
New Zealand - Doctor Who got very good ratings for Prime
on its premiere night. The episode aired
cropped to 4:3 fullscreen (not the 14:9 letterbox crop which the
show was filmed to accommodate - important information is being cut
off). The closing credits aired with no voiceover, allowing viewers
to hear the music without distraction. The Sunday repeat for Rose
was a one time thing - catch future episodes on Thursdays or you're
out of luck till the DVDs come out.
South Korea - KBS 2 http://www.kbs.co.kr
concludes its broadcast of
the 2005 Doctor Who series this Sunday at 11:15PM. There will be no
second Doctor Who episode that night. It is unknown if repeats will
air, or if future series of the show have been purchased.
Russell T. Davies confirmed in a magazine interview that Doctor Who
renewed for a 2nd 13 episode series. This documentary show
frequently led the ratings on non-terrestrial channels, beating UK
premieres for shows like 24 and Enterprise
United Kingdom - The BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree
season begins this weekend. The most recent schedule update looks
Sunday 17 July 7PM "Rose"
Sunday 17 July 7:45PM "Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down episode 1"
Friday 22 July 9PM "Rose"
Friday 22 July 9:45PM "Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down episode 1"
Sunday 24 July 7PM "The End Of The World"
Saturday 24 July 7:45PM "Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down episode 2"
Sci-Fi Overdrive's http://www.scifioverdrive.com
Shannon Patrick Sullivan of A Brief History Of Time (Travel)
may not have aired on the
Lifestyle Talk Radio network - their online archive was for a
different interview when I checked. It did air on the Business Talk
Radio network and is in their archive. It was a review and
conversation about the 2005 series of Doctor Who. If you missed the
broadcast, or it didn't air on your station, click
and tune in. 53
minutes including commercials. LISTENER ADVISORY - while it was a
very good interview (including a slightly mangled quote of mine), it
does have slight spoilers for the first 10 episode of the series,
including the outcome of episode 10 - The Doctor Dances.
BBC Wales has issued press releases hailing their most successful
year ever, led by Doctor Who:
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.
This Week In Doctor Who is 7 years old. The first edition went out
July 13, 1998. How times change. Time to stop for a moment and
reflect on 7 crazy years, especially this last one.
Now back to the column.
Corrections and updates are welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
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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 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2
Only episode airing that night. Unknown if repeats will air or if
KBS is happy with the show - will keep an eye on the KBS website. If
you can read Korean, definitely keep an eye on their website and the
Doctor Who section, just in case.
Aspect ratio unknown. Dubbed into Korean. English on SAP audio.
Saturday 7:30PM Doctor Who 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
16:9 Widescreen Digital; 14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
23 July - 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
30 July - 1-11 "Boom Town"
6 August - 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
Thursday 7:30PM Doctor Who 1-02 "The End Of The World"
4:3 Cropped Fullscreen
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"
CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
Sunday 7PM (7:30PM Newfoundland) Doctor Who 1-05 "World War Three"
pt 2 of 2
16:9 Widescreen Digital, 16:9 Letterbox Analog
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.
BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential/
Sunday 7PM Doctor Who 1-01 "Rose"
Sunday 7:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-01 "Back From The
22 July 9PM - Doctor Who 1-01 "Rose"
22 July 9:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-01 "Back From
24 July - 1-02 "The End Of The World"
31 July - 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
7 August - 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
14 August - 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
21 August - 1-06 "Dalek"
28 August - 1-07 "The Long Game"
4 September - 1-08 "Father's Day"
11 September - 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
18 September - 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
25 September - 1-11 "Boom Town"
2 October - 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
9 October - 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2
"Rose" on all in-flight movie systems
Virgin Atlantic Airways
"The End Of The World" on V-Hot channel. Cropped to 4:3 aspect
ratio. Next Episode caption removed. Otherwise unedited.
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 "Vengeance On Varos" movie
Series 22, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Colin Baker.
The Doctor finds a world where people are made docile by watching
violent TV shows where most of the contestants die. A society where
the government has no incentive to change things, because the people
they oppress will kill them if things are stopped. The 6th Doctor
and Peri decide to intervene themselves.
Sunday 7-8:55AM BST "The Mark Of The Rani" movie
Series 22, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Luddites in 19th Century England are attacking technology at a
higher rate than they should. They're being manipulated and made
ever angrier. Not enough rest. A Time Lord is responsible. Could it
be - The Master? Er, no. It's someone else.
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 6:04PM "State Of Decay" pt 2 of 4
Monday 6:03PM "State Of Decay" pt 3 of 4
Tuesday 6:02PM "State Of Decay" pt 4 of 4
Season 18, Episodes 14 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Vampires rule their little world, wearing it down to nothing, hoping
their master does not awaken. The Doctor hopes it does not awaken
either. Certainly not before it can be killed.
Wednesday 6:05PM "Warriors' Gate" pt 1 of 4
Season 18, Episode 17. Doctor: Tom Baker.
At the doorway between universes, the 4th Doctor, Romana, and K9
have a chance to return to their own universe. And Adric has a
chance to abandon his past forever. But first, there's a cat-looking
man with a problem to deal with.
23 July "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2 (see new series)
27 July "The Keeper Of Traken"
30 July "Boom Town" (see new series)
3 August "Logopolis"
6 August "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2 (see new series)
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
Daily 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
Wednesday "The Creature From The Pit" pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday "The Creature From The Pit" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 17, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Organon sees all. Organon knows a lot. Organon has very little
understanding of the big green blob he share a pit with. He just
knows to stay away. But this Doctor fellow. He doesn't understand.
He wants to investigate. Make trouble. What if he finds something?
What will happen to Organon?
Friday "Nightmare Of Eden" pts 1+2 of 4
Saturday "Nightmare Of Eden" all 4 pts
Season 17, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
C*O*P*S. Intergalactic space cops respond to a space accident.
Evidence of drug activity. Also evidence of con artists pretending
to be insurance adjusters. Could the con man and woman be the drug
dealers? Find out on C*O*P*S - the low budget show that has vowed to
stay on the air forever no matter how desperate we are to find
crooks to exploit.
Sunday "The Horns Of Nimon" all 4 pts
Season 17, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Dr. Soldeedlove, Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying, And Love The
Monday "Nightmare Of Eden" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 17, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Tuesday "The Horns Of Nimon" pts 1+2 of 4
Season 17, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Tom Baker.
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)
2 August "Warriors' Gate"
4 August "The Keeper Of Traken"
6 August "The Keeper Of Traken" (weekend)
7 August "Logopolis" (weekend)
American Who http://www.americanwho.net
Noel Clarke (Mickey) is the first new series character to appear on
American Who. The season finale of the show (for real this time). A
repeat broadcast of the John Nathan-Turner tribute show is expected
online sometime this Summer. The interview with Noel Clarke will go
down at that time, so if you haven't listened to it yet, do so now.
The rest of the column can wait.
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. Shannon
Patrick Sullivan discusses the 2005 Doctor Who series.
- the same
conversation with Shannon Patrick Sullivan - it was a good one.
Encore Mystery http://www.encoretv.com
Doctor Who (1996) TV Movie show times:
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 EDT "The Ambassadors Of Death" movie
Season 7, Episodes 12 through 18. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
When 2 space missions lose contact with Earth, the 3rd Doctor, Liz
Shaw, and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart search for answers. They find
roadblocks at every turn. Black & white version. The movie version
MPT is using and most stations had looks incredibly bad for episode
5 - if you get the story on VHS you'll see it looking much better.
Just the luck of the stations in the US that a poor print was used.
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 "Frontios" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The 5th Doctor, Turlough, and Tegan must save the colony of Terminus
and help humanity survive. Say goodbye to Tegan Jovanka - IPTV
doesn't have the rights to air Resurrection Of The Daleks.
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.
Doctor Who premiere 2006? Thursdays 8PM?
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
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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