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353This Week In Doctor Who - November 2, 2005

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    Nov 2 4:47 AM
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - French Premiere Week!
      November 2, 2005 - Vol 8, No 44
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      Wednesday 2 November:
      NRK 2 Norway - 8:05PM - Den Siste Dalek
      Saturday 5 November:
      France 4 - 10:25PM - Rose / La Fin Du Monde (series premiere)
      Friday 11 November:
      Jimmy (Italy) - 9PM - Rose (series premiere)

      France 4 http://www.france4.tv premieres Doctor Who (dubbed in
      French) this Saturday night at 10:25PM CET. It's a free digital
      channel that is part of the TNT package. Evidently the channel is
      not as widely distributed as more established French stations, so
      viewers would be advised to find out if they have the channel (or a
      friend has a channel) prior to broadcast time. 2 episodes on
      Saturday nights - episode 1 repeats Monday at 3PM, episode 2 repeats
      Tuesday at 3PM.

      Some dubbed programmes on France 4 later repeat on France 2, which
      is available to more viewers. There is no indication at this time
      that such a situation will happen, though the chances would be
      better if people watch the France 4 broadcasts and the show gets
      good ratings.

      Contrary to previous reports, BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com will
      simulcast the Children In Need http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey telethon
      in its entirety on Friday 18 November. This means that the 15 minute
      Doctor Who "scene" advertised for this special will be available to
      everyone in Europe, Africa, and Asia with the BBC Prime channel.
      Children In Need is not expected to air on BBC America, BBC Canada,
      or BBC Japan.
      BBC One - 7PM GMT
      BBC Prime - 8PM CET / 9PM CAT (adjust for local time)

      BBC Radio 2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2 , home of the "Project: Who"
      documentary that tied in with Series One in March, is preparing
      another Doctor Who feature. "Doctor Who: Regeneration" will air at
      8:33PM GMT on Tuesday 20 December. It explores how Doctor Who became
      the most talked about UK TV show of 2005 and the issues involved in
      having to regenerate the character so soon. David Tennant, Billie
      Piper, Noel Clarke, Camille Coduri, Russell T. Davies, and more are
      being interviewed. The special is timed to be broadcast just a few
      days before "The Christmas Invasion" airs on BBC One. Expected
      length - 1 hour.

      The Italian premiere of Doctor Who on Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it
      is just 9 days away (11 November at 9PM CET). The website is not
      currently showing repeat times yet, though the episode is likely to
      repeat several times in a week.

      BFBS TV, intended for British military forces, put Doctor Who back
      on their schedule a few weeks back. If you have access to BFBS
      channels or have friends who watch them, Doctor Who is currently
      airing on BFBS 2 Saturdays at 5PM Central European Time and BFBS
      Navy late Sundays at 5AM Central European Time.

      ABC Australia http://www.abc.net.au/tv edited part 1 of the 4 part
      version of "The Five Doctors" which aired on 2 November, removing
      the Dalek sequence. The Dalek remained listed in the closing
      credits. This is the first edit made specifically for these
      broadcasts. It has presumably been made due to the uproar in early
      2004 when ABC was unable to air "The War Games" because of a 10
      second Dalek clip in episode 10. ABC was unwilling to edit then, so
      they could not air the story. This time they edited - so the Dalek
      contract remains unresolved in Australia. You should expect the
      remaining Dalek stories (Ressurection, Revelation, Remembrance) to
      be skipped as ABC's run through the series continues.

      It's been well over 2 years. There's new Doctor Who now, with a
      Dalek deal in place that's making everyone lots of money. It is
      ludicrous that the contract with the Daleks in the old series
      remains unresolved. None of us in the general public know at this
      point who is holding this up and devaluing the old series repeats,
      but whoever it is - get over it and solve this mess.

      A reader of this column spotted that UKTV Gold is skipping the Colin
      Baker stories completely this time through the series, going from
      The Caves Of Androzani on 20 November to Time And The Rani on 26
      November. It is believed that UKTV Gold's contract to air classic
      Doctor Who ends next month, in which case the Peter Davison and
      Sylvester McCoy stories now airing will be the last on the channel.
      Whatever happens, it is likely to air the new series repeats for
      some time.

      The BBC Press Office http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice and C21 Media
      http://www.c21media.net often announce when a Doctor Who
      international sale occurs. Worth keeping an eye on, just in case.

      Corrections and updates are welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
      owner@yahoogroups.com , TWIDW on AOL IM , and thebfe on Yahoo
      Messenger. The listings:


      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.


      NRK2 http://www.nrk.no
      Wednesday 8:05PM CET 1-06 "Den Siste Dalek"
      16:9 Widescreen Digital; 16:9 Letterbox Analog
      9 November 1-07 "Er Adam Den Rette?"
      16 November 1-08 "Sjokkartet M√łte Med Fortiden" (8:20PM - Special
      23 November 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1
      30 November 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2


      France 4 http://www.france4.tv
      Saturday 10:25PM & Monday 3PM CET 1-01 "Rose" (series premiere)
      Saturday 11:15PM & Tuesday 3PM CET 1-02 "La Fin Du Monde"
      Dubbed in French.


      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      All shows 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1
      Wednesday 11PM GMT 1-01 "Rose"
      Friday 8PM, Saturday 6PM, Sunday 9PM, Late Sunday 4AM GMT 1-02 "The
      End Of The World"
      14:9 Cropped Letterbox.
      9 November 11PM GMT 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      11 November 8PM GMT 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      12 November 6PM GMT 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      13 November 4:30PM (special time?) & 3:50AM GMT 1-03 "The Unquiet
      16 November 11PM GMT 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      18 November 8PM GMT 1-04 "Aliens Of London"
      19 November 6PM GMT 1-04 "Aliens Of London"
      20 November 9PM GMT 1-04 "Aliens Of London"
      23 November 11PM GMT 1-04 "Aliens Of London"
      25 November 8PM GMT 1-05 "World War Three"
      26 November 6PM GMT 1-05 "World War Three"
      27 November 9PM & 4AM GMT 1-05 "World War Three"
      2 December 8PM GMT 1-06 "Dalek"
      3 December 6PM GMT 1-06 "Dalek"
      4 December 9PM & 3:50AM GMT 1-06 "Dalek"
      7 December 11PM GMT 1-06 "Dalek"
      9 December 8PM GMT 1-07 "The Long Game"
      10 December 6PM GMT 1-07 "The Long Game"
      11 December 9PM & 3:40AM GMT "1-07 "The Long Game"
      14 December 11PM GMT 1-07 "The Long Game"
      16 December 8PM GMT 1-08 "Father's Day"


      Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it
      Doctor Who premieres Friday 11 November 9PM CET. Doctor Who special
      follows premiere episode.


      BFBS http://www.ssvc.com/bfbs/tv/bfbs1listing/Look_Ahead_Frameset.htm
      BFBS 2:
      Saturday 5PM CET "The Long Game"
      BFBS Navy:
      Late Sunday 5AM CET "The Long Game"

      Thomsonfly Airlines
      "Rose" on all in-flight movie systems

      Singapore Airlines
      "Rose" on channel 28 of video on demand service

      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 Midland Airlines, British Airways, Air New Zealand - various



      BBC7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
      Big Finish Doctor Who http://www.doctorwho.co.uk
      Saturday 6:30PM & 12:30AM GMT "Invaders From Mars" pt 2 of 4
      Big Finish Story 32. CD release 2002. Radio premiere. Orson Wells
      begins his radio broadcast. Blackmail continues. The 8th Doctor and
      Glory Bee discover a hidden base.

      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.

      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      (All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
      Wednesday 11PM GMT "Rose"
      Friday 8PM, Saturday 6PM, Sunday 9PM, Late Sunday 4AM GMT "The End
      Of The World"
      Saturday 8-9AM GMT "The King's Demons" movie
      Season 20, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Mistaken for demons, the 5th Doctor and companions are welcomed by
      King John. John is at a remote castle when he is supposed to be off
      signing the Magna Carta. Something is wrong here, and the Doctor
      must find the truth before the peasants kill them all.
      Sunday 7-9AM GMT "Warriors Of The Deep" movie
      Season 21, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      At a seabase in the year 2084, the last frontier of warfare is being
      fought. Alas, Silurians and Sea Devils from Earth's distant past
      arrive to interrupt everything and finish their long term plans of
      wiping out humanity.
      12 November 8-9AM "The Awakening"
      13 November 7-9AM "Frontios"
      19 November 7-8:55AM "Planet Of Fire"
      19 November 4:30-5:15AM "Adventures In Space And Time"
      19 November 5:15-5:45AM "Carnival Of Monsters"
      20 November 7-9AM "The Caves Of Androzani"
      26 November 7-8:55AM "Time And The Rani"
      27 November 7:05-9AM "Paradise Towers"
      3 December 7-8:20AM "Delta And The Bannermen"
      4 December 7-9AM "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy"
      10 December 7-8:55PM "Battlefield"
      11 December 7-8:20PM "Ghostlight"

      Homechoice http://www.homechoice.co.uk
      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)
      Episodes unknown.


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thursday 6:03PM "The Five Doctors" 4 pt version, pt 2
      Monday 6:04PM "The Five Doctors" 4 pt version, pt 3
      Tuesday 6:03PM "The Five Doctors" 4 pt version, pt 4
      Season 20, Episodes 23b through 23d. Doctors: Peter Davison, Jon
      Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Richard Hurndall, and Tom Baker.
      To escape the Death Zone and track down the criminal who brought
      them all here, Doctors, companions, and villains make their way
      towards the Tower of Rassilon, where a shocking secret about the
      birth of the Time Lords lurks.
      Wednesday 6:03PM "Warriors Of The Deep" pt 1 of 4
      Season 21, Episode 1. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      See UKTV Gold for details.
      16 November "The Awakening"
      21 November "Frontios"


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      Weeknights Midnight & 5AM EST (9PM & 2AM PST) - 2 episodes daily
      Weekends 2AM EST (11PM PST) - complete stories
      Wednesday 12&5AM EST "The Time Monster" ep 6 of 6
      Season 9, Episode 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The Master takes control of Atlantis, as his plans move to fruition.
      The Doctor and Jo might not be able to save everyone this time.
      Wednesday 12:30&5:30AM EST "Carnival Of Monsters" ep 1 of 4
      Thursday "Carnival Of Monsters" eps 2+3 of 4
      Friday 12&5AM EST "Carnival Of Monsters" ep 4 of 4
      Season 10, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      After the events of The Three Doctors, Jo and the Doctor travel
      through time and space looking for Metebelis III. When they arrive
      on a British ship in the Indian Ocean in 1926, Jo thinks that the
      TARDIS has gotten the destination wrong again. The Doctor soon
      learns that all is not as it seems, especially not this ship.
      Friday 12:30&5:30AM EST "The Three Doctors" ep 1 of 4
      Season 10, Episode 1. Doctors: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, and
      William Hartnell.
      The Doctor's world is being devastated by a power drain caused by a
      being living in a black hole. In a desperate attempt to fix the
      problem, earlier versions of the Doctor are sent to help the current
      one solve the mystery behind this anti-matter being.
      Saturday "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 5,6,7,+8 of 14 (Mindwarp pts
      Season 23, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Colin Baker. (BBC Kids
      The Valeyard presents more devastating evidence against the Doctor.
      The evidence shows a darker side to the Doctor than previously
      known. Or is it just dementia from having his brain fried? If you
      are unfamiliar with this story, AVOID reading about this segment or
      The Ultimate Foe until they air, as certain plot twists work better
      with no foreknowledge.
      Sunday "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 9,10,11,+12 of 14 (Terror Of
      The Vervoids pts 1,2,3,+4)
      Season 23, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Colin Baker. (BBC Kids
      The Doctor's defense is based on events from his own hypothetical
      future. The Doctor and Mel try to track down killers on the Hyperion
      III space liner before it gets to Earth and more lives are
      Monday "The Three Doctors" eps 2+3 of 4
      Tuesday 12&5AM EST "The Three Doctors" ep 4 of 4
      Season 10, Episodes 2 through 4. Doctors: Jon Pertwee, Patrick
      Troughton, and William Hartnell.
      Tuesday 12:30&5:30AM EST "The Green Death" ep 1 of 6
      Season 10, Episode 21. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Away from Earth for a long time (which you haven't noticed due to
      stories airing in production order and the skipping of Frontier In
      Space and Planet Of The Daleks), Jo is back on Earth. The Doctor
      wants her help on a final mission to reach Metebelis III, but Jo is
      busy on a crusade that brings her against a chemical company. It
      also brings her into the reach of Professor Jones, a man the Doctor
      eyes very suspiciously.
      11 November (12:30AM) "The Time Warrior"
      12 November "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe" (BBC Kids
      13 November "Time And The Rani" (BBC Kids premiere)
      15 November (12:30AM) "The Monster Of Peladon"
      18 November (12:30AM) "Planet Of The Spiders"
      19 November "Paradise Towers" (BBC Kids premiere)
      20 November "Delta And The Bannermen" (BBC Kids premiere)
      26 November "Dragonfire" (BBC Kids premiere)
      27 November "The Happiness Patrol" (BBC Kids premiere)
      3 December "Silver Nemesis" (BBC Kids premiere)
      4 December "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy" (BBC Kids premiere)
      10 December "Battlefield" (BBC Kids premiere)
      11 December "Ghost Light" (BBC Kids premiere)
      17 December "The Curse Of Fenric" (BBC Kids premiere)
      18 December "Survival" (BBC Kids premiere)


      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/index.php (alternate
      Current episode - archive interview with Michael Sheard.
      Upcoming episodes:
      November - Richard Franklin - postponed by Hurricane Wilma, expected
      to be the next episode to go online
      November - Carole Ann Ford
      December - Lalla Ward

      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, 5-7PM
      Live BTR Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
      Saturday 8-11PM EST (5-8PM PST) http://www.krradio.com (repeat of
      previous week's episode, online audio stream)
      Hour 1 - News & Comment; Charles Ryan, brand manager of Dungeons &
      Dragons discusses 2nd annual worldwide D&D day. Hour 2 - Uncle
      John's bathroom reader; Adam-Troy Castro on 1950s Superman season 1
      DVD set and Val Lewton's RKO horror films. Hour 3 - Repeat of last
      week's Hour 2.

      Doctor Who: Podshock http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/portal
      Weekly chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans done in podcast

      Starz/Encore http://www.encoretv.com channels upcoming TV Movie
      Encore Mystery
      Saturday 7:35AM EST/PST "Doctor Who" (1996)
      TV Movie with Sylvester McCoy as the 7th Doctor, Paul McGann as the
      new 8th Doctor, Eric Roberts as the man possessed by the Master, and
      Daphne Ashbrook as Dr. Grace Holloway. On the eve of the year 2000,
      the Earth is in grave danger. Only the Doctor can save it. And he's
      not quite sure who he is.
      Friday Nov 18 4AM, 4:45PM, 11:45PM EST/PST
      Tuesday Nov 22 9:05AM EST/PST
      Friday Nov 18 5AM, 5:45PM, 12:45AM EST/PST

      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-1:50AM EST "Invasion Of The Dinosaurs" movie
      Season 10, Episodes 6 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Episode 1 is in black & white and is not part of the movie version.
      After the clever set up that we won't get to see, the Doctor and
      Sarah try to assist U*N*I*T in their efforts to reclaim London from
      dinosaurs who keep popping up. But there may be forces within
      U*N*I*T trying to stop the Doctor's investigation.
      12 November "Death To The Daleks"
      19 November (12:02AM) "The Monster Of Peladon"
      26 November "Planet Of The Spiders"

      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 (not yet available)
      Saturday 11:35PM CST "The Two Doctors" pts 2a+2b of 3
      Season 22, Episode 8. Doctors: Colin Baker and Patrick Troughton.
      The 6th Doctor, Peri, and Jamie try to figure out where in time and
      space the 2nd Doctor has been taken to.
      12 November "The Two Doctors" pts 3a+3b
      19 November "Timelash" pts 1a+1b
      26 November "Timelash" pts 2a+2b

      Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:


      Nederland 3 http://portal.omroep.nl/ned3
      Doctor Who premiere January 2006.


      TV2 http://www.yle.fi/tv2
      Doctor Who premiere TBA.


      RTLKlub http://rtlklub.hu
      Doctor Who premiere 2006? Thursday 8PM?


      ProSieben (Pro 7) http://www.prosieben.de http://www.drwho.de
      Doctor Who premiere 2006. Series 1 & 2 purchased. Dubbed in German.


      SVT http://www.svt.se
      Doctor Who premiere 2006?

      DENMARK: Broadcaster TBA.


      BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone http://www.radiotimes.com
      December 2005 2-00 "The Christmas Invasion" - airdate TBA
      16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue

      BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
      Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential/
      December 2005 2-00 "The Christmas Invasion" - airdate TBA, sometime
      after BBC One broadcast


      KBS2 http://www.kbs.co.kr
      Series 1 completed.


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Series 1 completed.


      CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
      http://www.cbc.ca/doctorwho http://www.dwin.org
      Monday 26 December Time TBA - 2-00 "The Christmas Invasion" hosted
      by Billie Piper
      "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
      Series 1 completed.

      Coming December 2005 - Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion.
      Coming Early 2006 - Doctor Who: Series Two
      Coming Later 2006 - Torchwood.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2005.