This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
February 28, 2009 - Vol 1, No 9
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other
by Benjamin F. Elliott
There will be a special mini Sarah Jane Adventures episode during
Comic Relief 2009/Red Nose Day on BBC One, BFBS 1, and BFBS Navy
(Friday 13 March 2009 at 7PM GMT). It will star the regular cast.
More details should emerge as the airdate approaches.
Sarah Jane Stations:
CBBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc http://www.bbc.co.uk/sja
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Saturday 1:45PM GMT 9a. "Secrets Of The Stars" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 1:45PM GMT 9b. "Secrets Of The Stars" pt 2 of 2
Wednesday 7:55AM GMT 2a "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 1 of 2
Thursday 8AM GMT 2b. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 2 of 2
Friday 8AM GMT 3a. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 1 of 2
7 March 1:45PM GMT 10a. "Mark Of The Beserker" pt 1 of 2
8 March 1:45PM GMT 10b. "Mark Of The Beserker" pt 2 of 2
9 March 7:55AM GMT 3b. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 2 of 2
10 March 7:55AM GMT 4a. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 1 of 2
11 March 7:55AM GMT 4b. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 2 of 2
12 March 7:55AM GMT 5a. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 1 of 2
13 March 7:55AM GMT 5b. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 2 of 2
14 March 1:45PM GMT 11a. "" pt 1 of 2
15 March 1:45PM GMT 11b. "" pt 2 of 2
16 March 7:55AM GMT 6a. "The Lost Boy" pt 1 of 2
17 March 7:55AM GMT 6b. "The Lost Boy" pt 2 of 2
18 March 7:55AM GMT 7a. "The Last Sontaran" pt 1 of 2
19 March 7:55AM GMT 7b. "The Last Sontaran" pt 2 of 2
20 March 7:55AM GMT 8a. "Day Of The Clown" pt 1 of 2
BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone http://www.radiotimes.com
13 March 7PM GMT "Red Nose Day/Comic Relief 2009" includes a new
special Sarah Jane episode
13 March 7PM GMT "Comic Relief 2009" coverage includes a new special
Sarah Jane episode, simulcast with BBC One
13 March 7PM GMT "Comic Relief 2009" coverage includes a new special
Sarah Jane episode, simulcast with BBC One
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
Classic Doctor Who and exclusive Canadian home of the Sarah Jane
Adventures. We do not know if they have bought Series 2.
Series 1 repeats:
Sunday 9PM and 5AM EST 4a. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 9:30PM and 5:30AM EST 4b. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 2 of 2
8 March 9PM and 5AM EDT 5a. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 1
8 March 9:30PM and 5:30AM EDT 5b. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?"
pt 2 of 2
Nickelodeon Australia http://www.nickelodeon.com.au
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 repeats. Series 2 coming in July.
Monday 6:30PM and 1:30AM AEDT 6b. "The Lost Boy" pt 2 of 2 (end of
K9 - Coming later 2009. Network Ten in Australia will air it. Other
broadcasters unknown. 26 episodes in this first batch.
ONLINE RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS:
This section is looking for currently in production, interesting
podcasts related to Doctor Who. If you think your webcast/podcast (or
somebody else's) belongs in this section, e-mail me. My audio device
used for most of this programming is trying to turn itself into an
expensive paperweight, which is slowing down efforts in
listening/listing any other relevant podcasts. Touch screens don't
work well enough - bring back buttons.
Doctor Who: Podshock http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/portal
Live Talkshoe broadcasts - http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/23358
call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 23358
1) Home to the Weekly-ish chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans
done in podcast format. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Ken Deep, and James
Naughton, with frequent contributions/co-hosting by Dave AC, Mike
Doran, and a cast of many. There is a feed for studio shows and for
2) Also home to the Sonic Newsdriver, Louis Trapani's periodic
rundown of new Doctor Who news.
3) Also home to the Hitch-hiker's Guide To British Sci-Fi, a podcast
covering a mix of shows, including Doctor Who.
Episode 141 - Doctor Who: Podshock at Gallifrey 2009, recorded live
on 15 February.
DWO Whocast http://www.thewhocast.com
Whocast episode 108. Feedback. More from Doctor Who Adventures
magazine. And more.
The Two Doctors http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thetwodoctors
call in number (718) 664-9807
Jim Iaccino and Kenn Gold look at the latest SciFi broadcasts in the
US, with emphasis on fitting in Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica,
Fringe, and the other big scifi shows of the moment. Everything is
based on US premiere dates rather than UK. Approximately 90 minutes
per episode. Show airs live with a text chat and can be downloaded
Next episode - Sunday 9PM PST (Midnight EST, 5AM GMT) - Probably more
Battlestar Galactica, Terminator, and related developments.
Tin Dog Podcast http://www.tin-dog.co.uk
Weekly UK based podcast looking at the latest in Doctor Who,
Torchwood, or Sarah Jane Adventures. New episodes ever 2 weeks or so.
Current episode - 81 - The Rescue and a Big Finish audio starring
William Russell as Ian Chesterson.
CIA - Cultdom In Audio http://ciashock.podomatic.com
Live Talkshoe broadcasts http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/30659
call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 30659
West, Dave AC, Colin, and other Doctor Who fans liked the live Doctor
Who: Podshocks so much that they wanted to keep talking afterwards.
The resulting show covers Doctor Who, anything else sci-fi related,
and can go wildly off in all directions. Chats open 15 minutes before
the scheduled start time.
Current episode - A 2 hour, 15 minute odyssey into the UK Life On
Sunday 2PM EST/11AM PST/7PM GMT - Spoof Movies.
8 March - Firefly/Serenity
15 March - Second Life/PS3 Home
Radio Free Skaro http://radiofreeskaro.wordpress.com
The 3 Canadians get together on Sundays for about an hour or two or
more to discuss the latest in Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Sarah Jane
in a fairly amusing manner.
Skaro Meets Gallifrey - 4 Full Length Episodes (#122, #123, #124, and
#125) covering events at the Gallifrey 2009 Convention day by day.
Also, short podcast interviews with Phil Collinson (producer, Doctor
Who Series 1 through 4), Toby Hadoke (Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf),
and David Howe (Howe's Who, Telos Publishing, many reference guides).
Congratulations guys on the series. (Episode #122 features explicit
language, in case anyone is listening with young children.)
#126 - "The End Of Our Tether" - Radio Free Skaro gets back home and
looks ahead. Hello, Blah.
Special un-numbered episode - "So You Want To Podcast Doctor Who?" -
RFS' recording of the podcasting panel at Gallifrey 2009.
Coming this weekend:
#127 - Episode to be determined.
A Podcast Of Impossible Things
Cardiff-based Doctor Who fans get together to discuss the latest
Doctor Who and do a full length commentary on new Doctor Who episodes.
A short look at The Next Doctor..
A Whovian's Quest http://www.whovianquest.com
Jonathan Rainer is podcasting his experiences as he watches Doctor
Who. In original broadcast order. From 1963. Without a gap. Can he
pull it off?
Current episode - 13 - The Web Planet. Includes an update on the
delays in the interactive website Jonathan is planning.
Bigger On The Inside http://www.earth-2.net
Mike and Dan decide to do their own podcast exploring each Doctor Who
story in broadcast order. It is a very different style from
Jonathan's. Again - can they pull it off? Part of the Earth-2 family
of podcasts. Warning - explicit language (swearing). If your
headphones leak any sound at all - do not listen at work.
Current episode - 7. Planet Of Giants/The Dalek Invasion Of Earth.
Hooe On Who - reviews of recent Doctor Who DVDs. This week - Destiny
Of The Daleks.
Staggering Stories - in the middle of checking out
The Big Finish Podcast http://www.bigfinish.com/podcast
Big Finish podcasts at least once a month to discuss their Doctor Who
and other projects (Sapphire and Steel, Stargate (!), Dark Shadows,
Bernice Summerfield, etc).
Current episode - Big Finish 2009 Doctor Who release schedule special.
Cliff And Stephanie's Doctor Who Fan Podcast http://www.gspn.tv
Current episode - 17 - Review of Midnight, Turn Left, The Stolen
Earth, and Journey's End (free)
Next episode - content unknown
Cliff and Stephanie Ravenscraft review Doctor Who episodes when their
busy schedule of podcasts allows time. This time it is a group review
of the end of Series 4 and their thoughts on Doctor Who's upcoming
break/loss of David Tennant.
GSPN.tv is a network of podcasts on TV shows, daily life, religion,
and other issues that interest the 3 Ravenscrafts. Doctor Who Fan
Podcast becomes one of the pay programs in the network starting with
episode 12. The existing paying audience ranked Doctor Who dead last
in their interests (annoying the hosts who want to do the show but
are living off the revenue from their podcasts). If you subscribe to
their podcasts in order to hear the new Doctor Who episodes, be sure
to alert them that you are doing this. Half the episodes expected to
be free, half paid.
MMM Commentaries http://www.mmmcommentaries.com
Roving Australian podcasting gang. Some episodes are a discussion of
the latest sci-fi news, including Doctor Who. Other episodes are
commentaries on Doctor Who episodes, Star Wars films, some Stargate
stuff, and others.
Current episode - Terror Of The Autons, pt 2.
TV Talk with Shaun O'Mac http://blogtalkradio.com/shaunomacradio
Weeknights 6 to 8PM EST (3 to 5PM PST) [Friday 7PM EST/4PM PST]
Shaun O'Mac (of the Jericho "nuts" campaign) hosts a daily 2 hour
show covering all things TV. Doctor Who is usually discussed in the
2nd hour of the Friday show with Two Doctors co-host Kenn Gold.
Listen and chat live through the website with archives appearing
right after the show finishes.
The Minute Doctor Who Podcast
Video podcast looking at Doctor Who projects. Episodes are usually
under 5 minutes long.
Current episode - 9. Why there has not been a new episode in a while.
Doctor Who Review Today http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/22756
Live editions Late Fridays 1AM EST/10PM PST/6PM GMT
Robert Carrie King reviews Doctor Who topics on this Talkshoe program.
PBS Stations With Doctor Who Rights That Could Air Again:
A - BOUGHT SERIES THREE: (rights expire at date unknown)
1) WTTW Chicago, IL http://www.wttw.com
analog 11 digital .1 -
digital only 6/12/09
Chicago DirecTV 11,965 DirecTVHD 11 Chicago Dish 11,8496
Rockford, IL - cable station only
WTTW also has the right to air Series 1 one more time (but it expires
tonight), Series 2 two more times, and all of their Series 3 rights
(unknown how many cycles stations are getting of Series 3).
A - BOUGHT SERIES TWO: (rights expire March 31, 2010)
1) UNC North Carolina http://www.unctv.org
digital .1 - digital only 6/12/09
Charlotte DirecTV 58,892 Charlotte Dish 4,8662
Greenville, SC DirecTV 33,892 Greenville, SC Dish 4,8190
Norfolk, VA DirecTV 2 Norfolk, VA Dish 2,7271
Florence, SC DirecTV 31 Florence, SC Dish 31,7845
Greenville, NC DirecTV 25 Greenville, NC Dish 19,7737
UNC has the right to air Series 1 for one more cycle (but it expires
tonight) and Series 2 for two more cycles.
2) KCPT 19.1 Kansas City, MO http://www.kcpt.org
Kansas City DirecTV 19 Kansas City Dish 19,8436
KCPT has the right to air Series 2 two more times.
Other stations that are not currently airing Who or Sarah Jane but
may still have rights:
1) HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?) - Cool TV http://www.cooltv.hu
Series 2 completed.
RTL Klub http://www.rtlklub.hu http://doctorwho.gportal.hu
Series 2 Repeat Run halted, it appears.
2) JAPAN - BS-2 http://www.nhk.or.jp/bs
Series 1 and 2 Completed.
NHK 3 http://www.nhk.or.jp
Series 1 and 2 Completed.
3) ISRAEL - Yes Stars http://www.yes.co.il
4) UKRAINE - ICTV
5) BELGIUM - LaDeux http://www.ladeux.be
- all episodes dubbed into
French - Series 3 completed.
6) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 2 http://nederland2.nl
- Series 2
7) DENMARK - DR 1 http://www.dr.dk/tv
Series 1 Repeats Completed.
8) FINLAND - TV2 http://www.yle.fi/tv2
- No additional airdates at
9) NORWAY - NRK3 http://www.nrk.no
Series 1 repeat run completed.
10) SOUTH AFRICA - SABC 2 http://www.sabc2.co.za/portal/site/sabc2
The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - not on schedule.
11) HONG KONG - ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/v3/world/world.html
3rd Series completed.
12) POLAND - TVP1 http://v2.tvp.pl
- Repeat run completed.
BBC Entertainment Poland http://poland.bbcentertainment.com
- Airs as
Doktor Who. Repeat run halted.
13) SWEDEN - SVT 24 and SVT HD http://www.svt.se
14) GREECE - Skai TV http://www.skai.gr
- Between seasons.
15) ICELAND - RUV http://www.ruv.is
- English with Icelandic
subtitles - Series 1 and 2 completed.
16) TURKEY - Cine 5 http://www.cine5.com.tr
17) THAILAND - Channel 7 http://www.ch7.com
18) ITALY - Jimmy http://www.jimmy.tv
Voyage Of The Damned has aired - rest of Series 4 airdates TBA.
RAISAT Smash http://www.smash.raisat.it
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - dubbed into Italian. Pan & scan 4:3
image. completed run?
19) UK - BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/hd
- can air Doctor Who At The
Proms again and all future Doctor Who stories, now that the show is
BBC Radio 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio7
- available via UK digital
radio, UK digital TV, live streaming worldwide via Windows Media
Player and RealPlayer, archived one week via iPlayer (inside the UK)
and RealPlayer (all over the world)
20) NEW ZEALAND - Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz
16:9 digital; 4:3 pan and scan analog.
21) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia http://www.showtimearabia.com
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours earlier on ShowSeries 1 Extra) -
Series 3 Encore completed.
22) DUBAI - Dubai One http://www.dmi.ae/dubaione/default.asp
More info needed. Doctor Who was seen airing on this station over
23) ROMANIA - TVR2 http://www.tvr.ro
- Series 3 completed.
24) FRANCE - France 4 http://www.france4.fr
- Series 4 completed.
25) EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST - BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com
1 and 2; Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down
Adjust for local time, which could vary by several hours
26) SOUTH KOREA - KBS2 http://www.kbs.co.kr
Primary language Korean, English language as secondary audio. 4th
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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