THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO
July 26, 2006 - Vol 9, No 30
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thursday 27 July:
Prime TV New Zealand 7:30PM - School Reunion
Friday 28 July:
Cool TV 10:15PM CET - Boom Town
People + Arts (Mexico) 10PM - The Empty Child
Saturday 29 July:
ABC Australia 7:30PM - School Reunion
Ned 3 7PM CET - Father's Day
Tuesday 1 August:
DR1 11:30PM CET - Dalek
Thursday 3 August:
Astro (Malaysia) - Series 2 begins
August Date TBA
BS-2 Japan - Rose
Sunday 10 September:
YLE 2 Finland 8:05PM - Rose (Finland Premiere!)
Monday 9 October:
CBC 8PM - New Earth (Series 2 Premiere!)
Series 2 continues in New Zealand and Australia with "School
Reunion" airing this week.
The BBC is publicizing their fall 2006 plans for their various
channels. Torchwood, Doctor Who's spin-off, is being noted as the
biggest show in BBC Three's fall schedule. The press release (with
some spoilers, and no actual premiere date in case you were curious)
Malaysian Doctor Who fans - the Astro service
is expected to present Series 2 of Doctor
Who in its entirety on the Box Office Events channel from 3 to 9
August. The exact schedule is not on their website yet.
UK and US Doctor Who fans are going to have a hard time finding any
episodes airing on TV for a little while.
No episodes are airing on TV in the UK this week on any channel at
all (BBC7 will present episode 3 of the 2003 version of Shada on the
radio Sunday). The 1996 TV Movie with Paul McGann will air late
Saturday 5 August on UKTV Gold, and that's all the Doctor Who for
the next few weeks.
SciFi US http://www.scifi.com
has no Doctor Who repeats scheduled
through the end of August, so unless you live in the broadcast areas
of Maryland Public TV http://www.mpt.org
, Iowa Public TV
, or KBTC Tacoma, WA http://www.kbtc.org
Doctor Who's gone for at least a month.
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 Series 1 of the BBC Three series all online via
Real Player. Also, numerous video diaries and trailers.
Attack Of The Graske - interactive game available to UK residents
only as part of the trials of the BBC broadband service, starring
David Tennant as the Doctor and you as the companion
Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
Thursday 7:30PM 2-03 "School Reunion"
4:3 cropped pan & scan
3 August 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv http://www.sfsa.org.au
Saturday 7:30PM 2-03 "School Reunion"
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
5 August 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
12 August 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
19 August 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
Cool TV http://www.cooltv.hu
Friday 10:15PM CET 1-11 "Boom Town"
Nederland 3 http://portal.omroep.nl/ned3
Saturday 7PM CET 1-07 "Father's Day"
4:3 pan & scan.
People + Arts http://tupeople.com/_home/index.shtml
(Time zone for listings not apparent - adjust for local time.)
Spanish - cropped to 4:3 pan & scan.
Wednesday 10PM + 3AM 1-08 "Father's Day"
Friday 10PM + 3AM, Saturday 7AM 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
4 August 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
11 August 1-11 "Boom Town"
18 August 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
25 August 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2
DR 1 http://www.dr.dk/tv
Tuesday 11:30PM CET 1-06 "Dalek"
Astro - Box Office Events http://www.astro.com.my/v5
Series 1 Completed. Series 2 begins 3 August 2006.
10 September 8:05PM EET 1-01 "Rose" (Finland Premiere!)
Series 1 Repeats (in French). Cropped 4:3 pan & scan
Saturday 8AM & 3AM EDT 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
Tuesday 8PM, 5 August 8AM & 3AM EDT 1-11 "Boom Town"
CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
Series 1 Repeats (in English).
Late Tuesday Midnight (12:30AM Newfoundland) 1-07 "The Long Game"
16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog
8 August 1-08 "Father's Day"
15 August 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
22 August 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
29 August 1-11 "Boom Town"
Series 2 Start Date 9 October 8PM (8:30PM Newfoundland). Co-producer
on Torchwood. First broadcaster to buy Torchwood.
"The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular
episodes and 1 special. Approximately 90 minutes.
ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
Series 2 premiere date TBA. Series 1 Repeats:
Sunday 1:10PM 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
Thomsonfly Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways,
British Midland Airlines, British Airways, Air New Zealand - various
OTHER TV/RADIO/INTERNET BROADCASTS:
BBC 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
Until Sunday - Shada pt 2 on website via listen again
Sunday 6PM & Midnight BST "Shada" pt 3 of 6
6 August 6PM & Midnight BST "Shada" pt 4 of 6
Audio stories with Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor. First up - Shada -
the Doctor and Romana try to finish an adventure they found
themselves drawn away from - a powerful Time Lord book is in danger
of falling into the hands of a scientist bent on universal mental
Sundays from 27 August - Storm Warning
Sundays from 24 September - Sword Of Orion
Sundays from 22 October - The Stones Of Venice
Sundays from 19 November - Invaders From Mars
Sundays from 17 December - The Chimes Of Midnight
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Late Saturday 5 August 2:30-4:10AM BST "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/index.shtml
"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?
"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.
On Demand Channel C1
All 13 Series 1 (2005) episodes - cropped to 4:3
The Three Doctors - all 4 episodes
The Deadly Assassin - all 4 episodes
The Caves Of Androzani - all 4 episodes
Timelash - 4 part version, all 4 episodes
The Curse Of Fenric - all 4 episodes
First Great Western Railway (Volo TV)
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
BBCK http://www.bbck.ca http://www.bbck.ca/ontv/show_drwho.aspx
Weeknights 2 & 5AM EDT (11PM & 2AM PDT) - 2 episodes daily
Weekends 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - complete stories
Wednesday "The Time Monster" eps 3+4 of 6
Thursday "The Time Monster" eps 5+6 of 6
Season 9, Episodes 23 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Friday "The Three Doctors" eps 1+2 of 4
Season 10, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Saturday "Logopolis" all 4 pts
Season 18, Episodes 25 through 28. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Sunday "Castrovalva" all 4 pts
Season 19, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Monday "The Three Doctors" eps 3+4 of 4
Season 10, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Tuesday "Carnival Of Monsters" eps 1+2 of 4
Season 10, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
3 August "The Green Death"
5 August "Four To Doomsday"
6 August "Kinda"
8 August "The Time Warrior"
10 August "Invasion Of The Dinosaurs"
12 August "The Visitation"
13 August "Black Orchid"
15 August "The Monster Of Peladon"
18 August "Planet Of The Spiders"
19 August "Time-Flight"
20 August "Arc Of Infinity"
23 August "Robot"
25 August "The Ark In Space"
26 August "Snakedance"
27 August "Mawdryn Undead"
29 August "The Sontaran Experiment"
30 August "Revenge Of The Cybermen"
1 September "Terror Of The Zygons"
2 September "Terminus"
3 September "Enlightenment"
American Who http://www.americanwho.net
Patrick Troughton Tribute Special.
Jon Pertwee Tribute Special.
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 EST (9-11PM PST, 5-7AM GMT, 4-6PM AEDT)
Live LTR Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14175
BTR Late Sun/Early Mon 1-4AM EST (10PM-1AM PST, 6-9AM GMT, 3-6PM
Live BTR Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
Monday 7-10PM EST (12-3AM GMT) http://www.cityviberadio.co.uk
Saturday 8-11PM EST (5-8PM PST) http://www.krradio.com
previous week's episode, online audio stream)
In Summer repeats?
Doctor Who: Podshock http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/portal
Weekly chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans done in podcast
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 12:04-2AM EDT "The War Games" movie, pt 1 of 2
Season 6, Episodes 35 through 39. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
Late 5 August 12:30?AM "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), 12-2 (45-2), 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
Saturday 11:35PM CDT "The Seeds Of Doom" pts 3+4 of 6
Season 13, Episodes 23 through 24. Doctor: Tom Baker.
KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA http://www.kbtc.org
analog 28, 15
digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
Seattle DirecTV 28,970
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Saturday 7PM + 12:30AM PDT "Frontier In Space" eps 3+4 of 6
Season 10, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
5 August "Frontier In Space" eps 5+6
Broadband Internet DVR Service
The Aztecs - all 4 eps (The Temple Of Evil, The Warriors Of Death,
The Bride Of Sacrifice, The Day Of Darkness)
Terror Of The Autons - all 4 eps
The Deadly Assassin - all 4 pts
The Talons Of Weng-Chiang - all 6 pts
The Caves Of Androzani - all 4 pts
Timelash - 4 pt version, all 4 pts
The Curse Of Fenric - all 4 pts
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone http://www.radiotimes.com
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Primary broadcaster of Doctor Who.
Series 2 Completed. "The Runaway Bride" comes in December.
BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential/
16:9 Widescreen. Series 2 Completed.
First broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential (immediately after BBC
One Series 2 broadcasts, other repeats)
Time-shifted broadcasts of Series 2 (same weekends as BBC One)
First broadcaster of Torchwood (coming later this year)
"Totally Doctor Who" second broadcaster
Doctor Who premiere 2006.
ProSieben http://www.prosieben.de http://www.drwho.de
Doctor Who premiere 2006. Series 1 & 2 purchased. Dubbed in German.
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
Doctor Who premieres in August!
Doctor Who premiere date TBA
BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com
FAQ page says they will probably get Series 1 in the future, after
it has aired on other networks in the countries BBC Prime services
Series 1 completed. Series 2 premiere date TBA.
France 4 http://www.france4.tv
Series One completed.
Series One completed.
Series One completed on Yes Weekend. Channel renamed since.
BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):
een Network http://www.een.be
Series One completed.
STS TV http://www.ctc-tv.ru http://www.ctc-tv.ru/series/DoctorWho
Series 1 Completed.
Digital Plus http://www.plus.es/codigo/default.asp
People + Arts - Series 1 Completed.
Series 1 completed.
Showtime Arabia http://www.showtimearabia.com
Style UK Series 1 Repeat Run Completed.
BFBS, BFBS 2, & BFBS Navy have finished airing Series 2.
No airings in August.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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