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815This Week In Doctor Who - February 7, 2009

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    Feb 7, 2009
      This Week In Doctor Who
      February 7, 2009 - Vol 12, No 6
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      Upcoming Premiere Broadcasts:
      Saturday 7 February:
      KBS 2 South Korea Late 12:25AM - Forest Of The Dead
      Sunday 8 February:
      KBS 2 South Korea Late 12:25AM - Midnight
      BBC Entertainment South Africa 7PM and Midnight CAT - Gridlock

      Doctor Who is going HD! News broke earlier this week that the
      specials, beginning with Planet Of The Dead, will be made in high
      definition. Doctor Who has been made in 16:9 widescreen since the
      revival began in 2005, but the 56 episodes to date were made in
      standard definition video. The BBC's policy for years has been that
      all new production would be in HD by 2010.

      Expect the new episodes to appear on BBC HD in the UK as well as BBC
      One and BBC Three. Hopefully the HD version will help with
      international sales and maintaining deals with existing broadcasters,
      where more and more of them want HD product.

      Radio - The Toby Hadoke play "Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf" repeats
      this Sunday at 6PM and Midnight GMT on BBC Radio 7
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio7 . You can listen on digital radio in the
      UK, digital TV in the UK, on streaming audio worldwide, and through
      the listen again feature for a week after the broadcast. Toby Hadoke
      will be at the Gallifrey convention in Los Angeles, CA, USA from 13
      to 15 February.

      Ireland - TV3 is starting a repeat run of Doctor Who, over a year
      after their last broadcast of the show. Hopefully the repeats of
      Series 2 (albeit in late night) are a precurser to airing Series 3.
      The repeats start late Thursday 19 February at 1:35AM.

      Gallifrey - Some of the readership will be at the Gallifrey
      Convention http://www.gallifreyone.com in Los Angeles next weekend. I
      had hoped to make it there again (I was there in 2007 and 2008), but
      it will not be possible this time. I am planning to be back next
      year - whether you like it, or not.

      For press releases on Doctor Who, keep an eye on the BBC Press Office
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice and C21 Media
      http://www.c21media.net .

      Listings for North and South America are in This Week In Doctor Who
      Western Hemisphere. Sarah Jane Adventures and Podcasts are in This
      Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs. Torchwood info is in Torchwood This Week.

      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 One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone http://www.radiotimes.com
      16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
      Easter 2009 4-15 "Planet Of The Dead" estimated 60 minute length
      Later 2009/2010 "The other 3 specials - final episodes with David
      Tennant as The Doctor"
      2010 "Series 5 - 13 episodes - starring the person being announced


      France 4 http://www.france4.fr
      some episodes are available on Video On Demand from the France 4
      website. These are geolocked to France.
      Saturday 1:20PM, Sunday 10:25PM, Late Tuesday 1:40AM CET 4-12 "La
      Terre Volee" pt 1 of 2
      Sunday 11:10PM, Late Tuesday 2:25AM CET "La Fin Du Voyage" pt 2 of 2
      (65 minutes, 4th series finale) (end of current run)


      KBS2 http://www.kbs.co.kr
      Primary language Korean, English language as secondary audio
      Late Saturday 12:25AM 4-09 "Forest Of The Dead" pt 2 of 2
      Late Sunday 12:25AM 4-10 "Midnight"
      Late 14 February 12:25AM 4-11 "Turn Left"
      Late 15 February 12:25AM 4-12 "The Stolen Earth" pt 1 of 2


      BBC Entertainment South Africa
      http://southafrica.bbcentertainment.com http://www.dstv.com
      Series 1 and 2 repeats plus Series 3 new
      Sunday 7:03PM and 12:04AM CAT 3-03 "Gridlock" (new)
      (The weekday repeat run was postponed several weeks to make room for
      a dancing competition.)
      15 February 7PM and Midnight CAT 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
      22 February 7PM and Midnight CAT 3-05 "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2
      of 2
      23 February 3:30PM CAT 1-01 "Rose"
      24 February 3:30PM CAT 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      25 February 3:30PM CAT 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      26 February 3:30PM CAT 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      27 February 3:30PM CAT 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2


      HRT2 http://www.hrt.hr
      Saturday 12:55PM EET 3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment"
      Saturday 14 and 21 February - pre-empted



      BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho
      "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. (NOTE - While Real Time is listed on the website, only
      the audio version is working. The video versions are not working at
      this time. Please, someone at the BBC - fix this.)
      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 in the CutDown format used for repeats and the Series 1
      DVDs. Also, numerous video diaries and trailers.

      BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
      Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential
      First broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential.
      Monday 7PM GMT 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      Monday 7:45PM and 5:05AM GMT DWC 2-06 "From Zero To Hero" (15 minutes)
      Tuesday 7PM GMT 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
      Tuesday 7:45PM and 4:40AM GMT DWC 2-07 "The Writer's Tale" (15
      Wednesday 7PM GMT 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
      Wednesday 7:45PM and 4:50AM GMT DWC 2-08 "You've Got The Look" (15
      Thursday 7PM GMT 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2 (50 minutes)
      Thursday 7:50PM and 5:05AM GMT DWC 2-09 "Myths, Heroes, and Legends"
      (10 minutes)
      Friday 8:15PM GMT 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      16 February 7PM GMT 2-11 "Fear Her"
      16 February 7:45PM GMT DWC 2-11 "The Fright Stuff"
      17 February 7PM GMT 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      17 February 7:45PM and 5:05AM GMT DWC 2-12 "Welcome To Torchwod" (15
      20 February 8:15PM GMT 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2
      23 February 7PM GMT 3-01 "Smith And Jones"
      23 February 7:45PM GMT DWC 3-01 "Meet Martha Jones" (15 minutes)
      24 February 7PM GMT 3-02 "The Shakespeare Code"
      24 February 7:45PM GMT DWC 3-02 "Stage Fright" (15 minutes)
      26 February 7PM GMT 3-03 "Gridlock"
      26 February 7:45PM GMT DWC 3-03 "Are We There Yet" (15 minutes)
      27 February 8:15PM GMT 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2

      Watch http://www.uktv.co.uk http://www.justwatch.co.uk
      All times 1 hour later on Watch plus 1.
      Saturday 8PM, Sunday 5:30PM GMT 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      14 February 8PM, 15 February 5PM GMT 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      16 February 4PM GMT 2-01 "New Earth"
      16 February 5PM GMT "Doctor Who - The Ultimate Guide"
      17 February 4PM GMT 2-03 "School Reunion"
      17 February 5PM GMT 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      18 February 4PM GMT 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      18 February 5PM GMT 2-11 "Fear Her"
      19 February 4PM GMT 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      19 February 5PM GMT 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 2 of 2
      20 February 4PM GMT 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      20 February 5PM GMT 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2
      21 February 8PM, 22 February 5PM GMT 1-06 "Dalek"
      28 February 8PM, 1 March 5:30PM GMT 1-07 "The Long Game"
      7 March 8PM, 8 March 4:40PM GMT 1-08 "Father's Day"
      14 March 8PM, 15 March 5PM GMT 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2

      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)
      Sunday 6PM and Midnight GMT "Dalek, I Love You" Tody Hadoke's
      original play - 30 minutes


      BFBS http://www.ssvc.com/bfbs/tv
      BFBS 1:
      Friday 4:25PM GMT 1-06 "Dalek"
      20 February 4:20PM GMT 1-07 "The Long Game"
      BFBS Navy:
      Friday 4:25PM GMT 1-06 "Dalek"


      TV3 http://www.tv3.ie
      Late 19 February 1:25AM GMT 2-01 "New Earth" (repeat run begins)


      SciFi Spain http://www.scifi.es http://www.plus.es
      Series 1 and 2 repeats.
      Monday 10PM, Tuesday 4:20PM, 28 February 8PM CET 2-08 "The Impossible
      Planet" pt 1 of 2
      16 February 10PM, 17 February 4:20PM, 28 February 8:45PM CET 2-
      09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
      23 February 10PM, 24 February 4:20PM CET 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      28 February 7:15PM CET 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"


      SIC Radical http://sicradical.aeiou.pt
      Saturday 8PM CET 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      Sunday 1:15PM CET 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"


      SciFi NL http://www.scifi-tv.nl
      Repeat run.
      4 March 8:30PM, 6 March 10:10PM, 8 March 6:40PM CET 3-01 "Smith And
      11 March 8:30PM, 13 March 10:10PM, 15 March 6:40PM CET 3-02 "The
      Shakespeare Code"
      18 March 8:30PM, 20 March 10:10PM, 22 March 6:40PM CET 3-03 "Gridlock"
      25 March 8:30PM, 27 March 10:10PM CET (Standard Time), 29 March
      6:40PM CET (Daylight Time) 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2


      SciFi Germany http://www.scifi.de
      Series 1 and 2 repeats. Dubbed in German.
      Saturday 1 and 7:25PM CET 1-01 "Rose"
      Sunday 12:10 and 6:35PM CET 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      Sunday 1 and 7:25PM CET 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      14 February 12:10 and 6:35PM CET 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      14 February 1 and 7:25PM CET 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      15 February 12:10 and 6:35PM CET 1-06 "Dalek"
      15 February 1 and 7:25PM CET 1-07 "The Long Game"
      21 February Noon and 6:35PM CET 1-08 "Father's Day"
      21 February 12:50 and 7:25PM CET 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
      22 February Noon and 6:35PM CET 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
      22 February 12:50 and 7:25PM CET 1-11 "Boom Town"
      28 February 12:25 and 6:35PM CET 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
      28 February 1:15 and 7:25PM CET 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2
      of 2
      1 March 11:15AM and 6:20PM CET 2-00 "The Christmas Invasion"
      2 March 12:20 and 7:25PM CET 2-01 "New Earth"
      7 March 12:25 and 6:35PM CET 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
      7 March 1:15 and 7:25PM CET 2-03 "School Reunion"
      8 March 12:10 and 6:35PM CET 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      8 March 1 and 7:25PM CET 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2


      BBC Entertainment Poland http://poland.bbcentertainment.com
      Airs as Doktor Who. Series 1, 2, and Runaway Bride repeats.
      Saturday 6PM CET 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
      Saturday 7PM CET 2-10 "Love And Monsters" (Doctor Who leaves schedule
      at this point - does not return in February)


      TV4 Science Fiction http://www.tv4.se http://www.tvplaneten.se
      Digital SciFi station.
      TV4 - look at the tapes, write down the episode titles, put the
      titles on the listings so we know which episode is which. Guessing is
      clearly not working anymore. This little bit of help will make it
      easier for us all to follow along.
      Monday 1:45PM CET "Episode unknown"
      Monday 2:10PM CET "Episode unknown"
      Monday 5PM, Late Monday 12:05AM and 2:35AM, Tuesday 1:45PM, Saturday
      14 February 11:45AM CET "Episode unknown"
      Monday 5:25PM, Late Monday 12:35AM and 3AM, Tuesday 2:10PM, Saturday
      14 February 12:10PM CET "Episode unknown"
      Tuesday evening/Wednesday afternoon - pre-empted
      Wednesday 5PM, Late Wednesday 12:10AM and 2:30AM, Thursday 1:45PM,
      Saturday 14 February 12:35PM CET "Episode unknown"
      Wednesday 5:25PM, Late Wednesday 12:35AM and 2:55AM, Thursday 2:10PM,
      Saturday 14 February 1PM CET "Episode unknown"
      Thursday 5PM, Late Thursday Midnight and 2:30AM, Friday 1:45PM,
      Saturday 14 February 1:25PM CET "Episode unknown"
      Thursday 5:25PM, Late Thursday 12:30AM and 2:55AM, Friday 2:10PM,
      Saturday 14 February 1:50PM CET "Episode unknown"
      Friday 5PM, Late Friday Midnight and 2:30AM, Saturday 14 February
      2:20PM CET "Episode unknown"
      Friday 5:30PM, Late Friday 12:30AM and 3AM, Saturday 14 February
      2:45PM CET "Episode unknown"
      14 February 9:35-11PM CET "Dr. Who And The Daleks" 1965 feature film
      starring Peter Cushing. Remake of the original Dalek story.


      SCI FI Russia http://www.scifichannel.ru
      All times Moscow
      Saturday 8:10PM, Sunday 12:40PM and 7:20PM 1-10 "The Doctor Dances"
      pt 2 of 2
      14 February 8:10PM, 15 February 12:40PM and 7:20PM 1-11 "Boom Town"
      21 February 8:10PM, 22 February 12:40PM and 7:20PM 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt
      1 of 2
      28 February 8:10PM 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2


      BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com
      Who Series 1 and 2; Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down
      Adjust for local time, which could vary by several hours.
      Sunday 6PM CET 2-11 "Fear Her"
      Sunday 6:45PM CET DWC 2-11 "The Fright Stuff"
      Sunday 7PM CET 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      Sunday 7:45PM CET DWC 2-12 "Welcome To Torchwood"
      15 February 6:10PM CET 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2
      15 February 6:55PM CET DWC 2-13 "Finale"

      ASIA (regional channel):

      BBC Entertainment http://asia.bbcentertainment.com
      All times Thailand - adjust for local time zone. Subtitles available
      in Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
      Monday 11:55AM DWC 2-10 "The New World Of Doctor Who"
      16 February 11:55AM DWC 3-10 "Do You Remember The First Time?"


      ABC1 http://www.abc.net.au/tv http://www.sfsa.org.au
      16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
      Tuesday 8:30PM 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
      Tuesday 9:15PM DWC 2-02 "Fear Factor"
      17 February 8:30PM 2-03 "School Reunion"
      17 February 9:15PM DWC 2-03 "Friends Reunited"
      24 February 8:30PM 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      24 February 9:15PM DWC 2-04 "From Script To Screen"

      UKTV Australia http://www.uktv.com.au http://www.sfsa.org.au
      All times 2 hours later on UKTV + 2. Times listed are Australian
      Eastern. BBC Worldwide has purchased full control in UKTV Australia,
      and it will be one of 5 BBC managed channels on Australian pay TV.
      Tuesday 8:30PM, Wednesday 11:30AM, Saturday 14 February 3PM AEDT 1-
      07 "The Long Game"
      Tuesday 9:20PM, Wednesday 12:20PM, Saturday 14 February 3:50PM AEDT
      DWC 1-07 "The Dark Side"
      17 February 8:30PM, 18 February 11:30AM, 21 February 3PM AEDT 1-
      08 "Father's Day"
      17 February 9:20PM, 18 February 12:20PM, 21 February 3:50PM AEDT DWC
      1-08 "Time Trouble"
      24 February 8:30PM, 25 February 11:30AM, 28 February 3PM AEDT 1-
      09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
      24 February 9:20PM, 25 February 12:20PM, 28 February 3:50PM AEDT DWC
      1-09 "FX"


      UKTV New Zealand http://www.uktv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
      Thursday 7:30PM and 2:20AM, Saturday 14 February 5:40PM 2-06 "The Age
      Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      Thursday 8:20PM and 3:10AM, Saturday 14 February 6:30PM DWC 2-
      06 "From Zero To Hero"
      19 February 7:30PM and 1:55AM, 21 February 5:40PM 2-07 "The Idiot's
      19 February 8:20PM and 2:45AM, 21 February 6:30PM DWC 2-07 "The
      Writer's Tale"
      26 February 7:30PM and 2:20AM, 28 February 5:40PM 2-08 "The
      Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
      26 February 8:20PM and 3:10AM, 28 February 6:30PM DWC 2-08 "You've
      Got The Look"

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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