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This Week In Doctor Who PBS - March 6, 2010

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    This Week In Doctor Who PBS March 6, 2010 by Benjamin F Elliott The public TV stations known to have bought Series 30: Idaho Public TV - currently in first run
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      This Week In Doctor Who PBS
      March 6, 2010
      by Benjamin F Elliott

      The public TV stations known to have bought Series 30:

      Idaho Public TV - currently in first run
      WILL 12 Urbana, IL - currently in first run
      Milwaukee Public TV - currently in first run
      WGVU/WGVK 35,52 Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI - currently in first run
      KERA 13 Dallas, TX - currently in first run
      Iowa Public TV - begins 13 March - pledge special 9PM CDT
      KCPT 19 Kansas City, MO - 2 episodes on March 6 as pledge, regular run from
      27 March

      The public TV stations known to have bought The Runaway Bride and Series 29
      (all of the Series 30 stations fall in this category except KCPT):

      WXXI 21 Rochester, NY
      WTTW 11 Chicago, IL
      WTVP 47 Peoria, IL
      Idaho Public TV
      Wisconsin Public TV
      KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
      OETA Oklahoma
      KLRU 18 Austin, TX
      Alaska Public TV
      WSKG/WSKA 46,30 Binghamton/Elmira, NY
      West Virginia Public Broadcasting - currently in first run

      I am confident that there are more stations with rights to Series 29 and 30
      than that. But these are the stations who have contacted me or scheduled the
      show.

      Series 28 is currently available to public TV stations in an American Public
      TV package until March 31, 2010. For the Series 27 and 28 packages, stations
      bought the rights to cycle through the episodes 4 times. They are not
      required to do so. While no stations have been airing Series 27 regularly
      since the American Public TV package expired, WGBY 57 in Springfield, MA is
      airing one episode from that run as a pledge special on March 13, and if
      they choose to go with Doctor Who regularly they will start with Series 27,
      purchased direct from BBC Worldwide Americas.

      2 Public TV stations currently have rights to air the classic Doctor Who run
      (1963-1989), but not New Who. KBTC 28 Tacoma, WA is airing Colin Baker
      episodes. WHRO 15 Norfolk, VA is airing Tom Baker episodes. These are also
      purchased from BBC Worldwide Americas.

      Some stations are using Doctor Who for pledge purposes in March. This list
      may grow:
      6 March 9:30PM CST - KCPT 19 Kansas City, MO - Partners In Crime and The
      Fires Of Pompeii
      13 March 9:15PM EST - WGBY 57 Springfield, MA - The End Of The World (battle
      with a Doc Martin episode, the winner gets on the schedule)
      13 March 9PM CST - Iowa Public TV - Voyage Of The Damned
      13 March 9:30PM CST - Milwaukee Public TV - Planet Of The Ood (repeats at
      10:50PM)
      20 March 10:10PM CST - WILL 12 Urbana, IL - Voyage Of The Damned

      And now, the listings:

      Public TV Premiere Run:

      Idaho Public TV 4.1, 10.1, 13.1, 26.1 http://idahoptv.org
      Boise DirecTV 4
      Boise Dish 4,7141
      Idaho Falls Dish 10,7746
      Twin Falls Dish 13,8807
      Spokane, WA DirecTV 26
      Spokane, WA Dish 26,9178
      Series 30 - 1st Cycle:
      Saturday 11:15PM MST/PST, 5 June 11PM MDT/PDT S30, Ep 10 "Midnight"
      13 March 11PM MST/PST S30, Ep 11 "Turn Left"
      13 March 11:50PM MST/PST DWC 4-11 "Here Come The Girls"
      20 March 11PM MDT/PDT S30, Ep 12 "The Stolen Earth" pt 1 of 2
      20 March 11:46PM MDT/PDT DWC 4-12 "Friends And Foes"
      27 March 10:56PM MDT/PDT S30, Ep 13 "Journey's End" pt 2 of 2
      3 April 11PM MDT/PDT S30, Ep 01 "Partners In Crime" (start of 2nd cycle)
      10 April 11PM MDT/PDT S30, Ep 02 "The Fires Of Pompeii"
      17 April 11PM MDT/PDT S30, Ep 03 "Planet Of The Ood"
      24 April 11PM MDT/PDT S30, Ep 04 "The Sontaran Stratagem" pt 1 of 2
      1 May 11PM MDT/PDT S30, Ep 05 "The Poison Sky" pt 2 of 2
      8 May 11PM MDT/PDT S30, Ep 06 "The Doctor's Daughter"
      15 May 11PM MDT/PDT S30, Ep 07 "The Unicorn And The Wasp"
      22 May 11PM MDT/PDT S30, Ep 08 "Silence In The Library" pt 1 of 2
      29 May 11PM MDT/PDT S30, Ep 09 "Forest Of The Dead" pt 2 of 2
      Idaho Public TV has the right to air Series 28 one more time before March
      31, 2010. They are also in the middle of their 3rd Cycle of Series 29 - end
      date for Series 29 rights unknown.

      KUHT 8.1 Houston, TX http://www.houstonpbs.org
      Series 30 - 1st Cycle:
      pre-empted Saturday, 13, and 20 March for pledge drives
      27 March 8PM, Late 29 March 2AM CDT S30, Ep 08 "Silence In The Library" pt 1
      of 2
      27 March 8:44PM, Late 29 March 2:43AM CDT DWC 4-08 "Shadow Play"
      3 April 8PM, Late 5 April 2AM CDT S30, Ep 09 "Forest Of The Dead" pt 2 of 2
      3 April 8:46PM, Late 5 April 2:46AM CDT DWC 4-09 "River Runs Deep"
      10 April 8PM, Late 12 April 2AM CDT S30, Ep 10 "Midnight"
      10 April 8:45PM, Late 12 April 2:44AM CDT DWC 4-10 "Look Who's Talking"
      17 April 8PM, Late 19 April 2AM CDT S30, Ep 11 "Turn Left"
      17 April 8:50PM, Late 19 April 2:50AM CDT DWC 4-11 "Here Come The Girls"
      24 April 8PM, Late 26 April 2AM CDT S30, Ep 12 "The Stolen Earth" pt 1 of 2
      24 April 8:46PM, Late 26 April 2:46AM CDT DWC 4-12 "Friends And Foe"

      WILL 12.1 Champaign/Urbana, IL http://will.illinois.edu/tv
      Champaign DirecTV 12
      Chicago Dish 12,7407
      Peoria, IL - cable station
      Series 30 - 1st Cycle:
      Now through 14 March - pre-empted for pledge specials
      20 March 10:10PM CDT S30, Ep 00 "Voyage Of The Damned" presumably shown as a
      pledge special
      27 March 10:30PM, 28 March 6PM CDT S30, Ep 07 "The Unicorn And The Wasp"
      27 March 11:15PM, 28 March 6:45PM CDT DWC 4-07 "Nemesis"
      WILL has aired Series 29 two times, and has the right to additional
      showings.

      KERA 13.1 Dallas, TX http://www.kera.org
      Dallas DirecTV 13,889 DirecTVHD 13
      Dallas, Sherman Dish 13,8406
      Tyler Dish 13,8886
      Series 30 - 1st Cycle:
      Saturday and 13 March - pre-empted for pledge programming
      Late 20 March Midnight CDT S30, Ep 06 "The Doctor's Daughter"
      Late 20 March 12:45AM CDT DWC 4-06 "Sins Of The Father"
      KERA has the right to 2 more showings of Series 28 before March 31, 2010.
      KERA has aired Series 29 once.

      Milwaukee Public TV 10.1 http://www.mptv.org
      Milwaukee DirecTV 10,946
      Milwaukee Dish 10,7076
      Series 30 - 1st Cycle:
      Saturday and 20 March - pre-empted by pledge programming
      13 March 9:30PM CST S30, Ep 03 "Planet Of The Ood" (pledge special, the
      Milwaukee Time Lords will be in the studio to help take pledges)
      13 March 10:50PM CST S30, Ep 03 "Planet Of The Ood" (immediate repeat with
      taped pledge breaks)
      27 March 11PM CDT S30, Ep 04 "The Sontaran Stratagem" pt 1 of 2
      27 March 11:45PM CDT DWC 4-04 "Send In The Clones"
      3 April 11PM CDT S30, Ep 05 "The Poison Sky" pt 2 of 2
      3 April 11:45PM CDT DWC 4-05 "Sontar-Ha!"
      10 April 11PM CDT S30, Ep 06 "The Doctor's Daughter"
      10 April 11:45PM CDT DWC 4-06 "Sins Of The Father"
      17 April 11PM CDT S30, Ep 07 "The Unicorn And The Wasp"
      17 April 11:45PM CDT DWC 4-07 "Nemesis"
      24 April and 1 May - pre-empted by Great TV Auction
      Milwaukee Public TV has the right to air Series 28 one more time before
      March 31, 2010. MPTV has aired Series 29 twice.

      IPTV Iowa 11.1, 32.1, 27.1, 12.1, 36.1, 21.1, 32.1, 24.1, 36.1
      http://www.iptv.org
      Des Moines DirecTV 11,474 DesMoines DirecTVHD 11
      Des Moines Dish 11,9116
      Cedar Rapids DirecTV 12 Cedar Rapids DirecTVHD 12
      Cedar Rapids Dish 11,9161
      Omaha DirecTV 32
      Omaha Dish 11,9146
      Sioux City Dish 27,7195
      Quad Cities DirecTV 36 Quad Cities DirecTVHD 36
      Quad Cities Dish 36,7607
      Rochester, MN DirecTV 24,904
      Rochester, MN Dish 11,8247
      Series 30 - 1st Cycle:
      Saturday and 20 March - pre-empted by pledge programming
      13 March 9PM CST S30, Ep 00 "Voyage Of The Damned" (pledge special, 2 hour
      time slot, premiere of Series 30)
      27 March 10:55PM CDT S30, Ep 01 "Partners In Crime"
      27 March 11:45PM CDT DWC 4-01 "A Noble Return"
      Iowa Public TV has aired Series 29 three times so far. They presumably have
      the right to air it again. IPTV just finished their last cycle of Series 28.

      KCPT 19.1 Kansas City, MO http://www.kcpt.org
      Kansas City DirecTV 19 DirecTVHD 19
      Kansas City Dish 19,8436
      Series 30 - 1st Cycle:
      Saturday 9:30PM CST S30, Ep 01 "Partners In Crime" (pledge night)
      Saturday 10:41PM CST S30, Ep 02 "The Fires Of Pompeii" (pledge night, time
      approximate)
      27 March 10:30PM CDT S30, Ep 03 "Planet Of The Ood"
      3 April 10:30PM CDT S30, Ep 04 "The Sontaran Stratagem" pt 1 of 2

      WGVU/WGVK 35.1, 52.1 Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI http://www.wgvu.org
      Grand Rapids, MI DirecTV 35
      Grand Rapids, MI Dish 35,8716
      Series 30 - 1st Cycle:
      March - pre-empted by pledge specials
      1 April 11PM, 3 April 5PM EDT S30, Ep 01 "Partners In Crime"
      8 April 11PM, 10 April 5PM EDT S30, Ep 02 "The Fires Of Pompeii"
      15 April 11PM, 17 April 5PM EDT S30, Ep 03 "Planet Of The Ood"
      22 April 11PM, 24 April 5PM EDT S30, Ep 04 "The Sontaran Stratagem" pt 1 of
      2
      29 April 11PM EDT S30, Ep 05 "The Poison Sky" pt 2 of 2
      WGVU/WGVK has aired Series 29 twice and may have the right to additional
      airings. WGVU/WGVK has the right to air Series 28 one more time before March
      31, 2010.

      West Virginia Public TV 33.1, 24.1, 42.1, 9.1 http://www.wvpubcast.org
      Charleston DirecTV 33 DirecTV HD 9?
      Charleston Dish 33,7321
      Clarksburg DirecTV 24
      Clarksburg Dish 24,7915
      Series 29 - 1st Cycle:
      Saturday, 13 and 20 March - pre-empted for pledge programming
      27 March 11PM EDT S29, Ep 04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
      Series 28 - 3rd Cycle Completed. Rights expire March 31, 2010.

      WGBY 57 Springfield, MA http://www.wgby.org
      13 March 9:15PM EST S27, Ep 02 "The End Of The World" 75 minute pledge
      broadcast
      WGBY is letting viewers sample an episode of Doc Martin and an episode of
      Doctor Who. The show that makes more money in the pledge drive will join the
      regular schedule.

      Repeats:

      WXXI 21.1 Rochester, NY http://www.wxxi.org
      Rochester DirecTV 21 DirecTVHD 21
      Rochester Dish 21,7640
      Series 29 - 3rd Cycle:
      Saturday, 13 and 20 March - pre-empted for pledge programming
      WXXI has the right to air Series 28 one more time before March 31, 2010.

      WSKG/WSKA 46.1, 30.1 Binghamton/Elmira, NY http://www.wskg.com
      Series 29 - 2nd Cycle:
      Saturday 11PM EST S29, Ep 09 "The Family Of Blood" pt 2 of 2
      Saturday 11:45PM EST DWC 3-09 "Bad Blood"
      13 March - pre-empted by pledge programming
      20 March 11PM EDT S29, Ep 10 "Blink"
      20 March 11:45PM EDT DWC 3-10 "Do You Remember The First Time?"
      27 March 11PM EDT S29, Ep 11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
      27 March 11:45PM EDT DWC 3-11 "'Ello 'Ello 'Ello"

      WHRO 15.1 Norfolk, VA http://www.whro.org
      Norfolk DirecTV 15 DirecTVHD 15
      Norfolk Dish 15,7295
      March - pre-empted for pledge programming
      In April, Doctor Who's Saturday time slot is given to Masterpiece Classic. I
      have not been able to find out yet what Doctor Who's return date or time
      slot will be. The run is currently interrupted 2 episodes into The Brain Of
      Morbius.

      Wisconsin Public TV 28.1, 38.1, 21.1, 31.1, 20.1 http://www.wpt.org
      Green Bay DirecTV 38
      Green Bay Dish 38,9336
      Madison DirecTV 21
      Madison Dish 21,7286
      La Crosse-Eau Claire DirecTV 31 DirecTVHD 31
      La Crosse-Eau Claire Dish 31,7726
      Wassau DirecTV 20
      Wassau Dish 20,7216
      Series 29 - 2nd Cycle:
      Saturday, 13 and 20 March - pre-empted by pledge drives
      Wisconsin Public TV has aired Series 28 three times and has the right to air
      it once more before March 31, 2010.

      WTTW 11.1 Chicago, IL http://www.wttw.com
      Chicago DirecTV 11,965 DirecTVHD 11
      Chicago Dish 11,8496
      Rockford, IL - cable station only
      Series 29 - 2nd Cycle:
      Saturday, Sunday, 13, 14, 20, and 21 March - pre-empted for pledge
      programming
      28 March 11PM CDT S29, Ep 11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3

      WTTW Prime 11.2 Chicago, IL http://www.wttw.com
      Not on DirecTV or Dish Network
      Series 28 - 4th/Final Cycle:
      Monday 9PM and 4AM, Tuesday 9AM CST S28, Ep 10 "Love And Monsters"
      15 March 9PM and 4AM, 16 March 9AM CDT S28, Ep 11 "Fear Her"
      22 March 9PM and 4AM, 23 March 9AM CDT S28, Ep 12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      29 March 9PM and 4AM, 30 March 9AM CDT S28, Ep 13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2

      WTVP 47.1 Peoria, IL http://www.wtvp.org/index.asp
      Peoria DirecTV 47 DirecTVHD 47
      Peoria Dish 47,7756 Peoria DishHD
      Series 28 - 3rd Cycle:
      Saturday 11PM CST S28, Ep 05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      13 and 20 March - pre-empted for pledge programming
      WTVP has aired Series 29 twice.

      Ozark Public TV 21.1, 26.1 Springfield/Joplin, MO http://www.optv.org
      Springfield DirecTV 21 DirecTVHD 21
      Springfield Dish 21,7226
      Joplin Dish 26,7873
      Series 28 - 5th Cycle?:
      Saturday, 13 and 20 March - pre-empted for pledge programming
      Ozark still hasn't aired Series 29, but since the show's back on the air we
      can always hope.

      OETA Oklahoma 13.1, 11.1, 3.1 http://www.oeta.tv
      Oklahoma City, OK DirecTV 13 DirecTVHD 13
      Oklahoma City, OK Dish 13,8896
      Tulsa, OK DirecTV 11
      Tulsa, OK Dish 11,8926
      Series 29 - 3rd Cycle:
      Friday and 19 March - pre-empted by pledge programming
      26 March 10:24PM CDT S29, Ep 07 "42"
      OETA has mentioned in a blog entry on their website that they plan to
      purchase the rights to the "2008 Season", with an estimated air date of May.

      KLRU 18.1 Austin, TX http://www.klru.org
      Austin DirecTV 18,907 DirecTVHD 18
      Austin Dish 18,8256
      Series 29 - 2nd Cycle:
      rest of March - pre-empted for pledge programming
      1 April 10PM, 3 April 11PM CDT S29, Ep 10 "Blink"
      8 April 10PM, 10 April 11PM CDT S29, Ep 11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
      15 April 10PM, 17 April 11PM CDT S29, Ep 12 "The Sound Of Drums" pt 2 of 3
      22 April 10PM, 24 April 11PM CDT S29, Ep 13 "Last Of The Time Lords" pt 3 of
      3
      KLRU has the right to air Series 28 one more time before March 31, 2010.

      KLRU-Q 18.3 Austin, TX http://www.klru.org
      broadcast and digital cable only
      episodes air the week after they appear on 18.1
      next airdate unknown

      KUED 7.1/KUES 19.1/KUEW 18.1 Salt Lake City, UT http://www.kued.org
      Underwritten by Ken Garth Mitsubishi-Hundai.
      Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
      Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
      Series 28 - 3rd Cycle/Series 29 - 3rd Cycle:
      Saturday, 13, and 20 March - pre-empted by pledge programming
      27 March 11:05PM MDT S28, Ep 13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2
      3 April 11:05PM MDT S29, Ep 01 "Smith And Jones" (start of 3rd Cycle)
      10 April 11:05PM MDT S29, Ep 02 "The Shakespeare Code"
      17 April 11:05PM MDT S29, Ep 03 "Gridlock"
      24 April 11:05PM MDT S29, Ep 04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2

      KBTC/KCKA 28.1, 15.1 Tacoma/Centralia, WA http://www.kbtc.org
      Seattle DirecTV 28,970
      Seattle Dish 28,8620
      Saturday 7PM PST S22, Ep 3a "Vengeance On Varos" 4 pt version, pt 1 (due to
      pledge programming, KBTC is only airing one half-hour episode instead of the
      usual 2. And right now, that happens to be in a season of 45 minute episodes
      that got broken up into 25 minute episodes for the US and Canadian markets,
      hence the odd labelling)
      13 March 7PM PST S22, Ep 3b "Vengeance On Varos" 4 pt version, pt 2
      20 March 7PM PDT S22, Ep 4a "Vengeance On Varos" 4 pt version, pt 3
      27 March 7PM PDT S22, Ep 4b "Vengeance On Varos" 4 pt version, pt 4

      Alaska One 9.1, 3.1 http://www.alaskaone.org
      serving most of Alaska - unclear if it reaches Anchorage
      Fairbanks, AK DirecTV 9 DirecTVHD 9
      Fairbanks, AK Dish 7,8297 DishHD 5646
      Juneau, AK DirecTV 3
      Juneau, AK Dish 3,9383 DishHD 5704
      Series 28 - 4th/Final Cycle:
      Sunday 11PM, Thursday 8PM and 2AM S28, Ep 09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
      14 March 11PM, 18 March 8PM and 2AM S28, Ep 10 "Love And Monsters"
      Alaska One has aired Series 29 two times.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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