This Week In Doctor Who - June 12, 2002
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - June 12, 2002
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 5, No 24
Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who on Television.
Big Doctor Who TV news this week is in Poland. Yes, Poland. European
Country - slightly east of Germany. TELE 5, a digital channel in Poland,
recently picked up Polish-dubbed Tom Baker episodes. 2 episodes a weekend,
Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30AM Central European Time (CET). TELE 5's
website is http://www.tele5.pl/ . I'm not sure if you can pick it up over
the air, but it is available unscrambled (in digital) on satellite. ASTRA
(orbital position: 19,2 degrees East) 10.832GHz, horizontal, 27500Bytes
There is apparently a TELE 5 in Germany. Do not get it confused with this
TELE 5 - they are different.
South America - Still need help from someone who has Uniseries
http://www.uniseries.com.ar down there. What Doctor Who episodes are they
USA - The 1996 Doctor Who Movie (starring Paul McGann) is airing on the
Sci-Fi Channel http://www.scifi.com/ on Sunday, June 30 at 5PM Eastern. Use
the schedulebot to adjust for local time.
USA - WLED-DT 48 Littleton, NH joins the ranks of Doctor Who affiliates
broadcasting in digital. It is one of the stations of New Hampshire Public
TV. WENH-DT 57 Durham/Manchester is already on the air, and WEKW-DT 49
Keene, NH will go on the air in the future. At this time, New Hampshire
Public TV's digital schedule is different from its analog schedule, so
Doctor Who is not yet on the digital stations up there.
All the broadcast stations airing Doctor Who in the US are public
broadcasters - public TV stations have until May 2003 before they are
required to have digital signals on the air. Commercial TV stations had till
May 2002 to get digital signals on the air, and hundreds of them missed the
deadline, throwing into serious question the timetable for US TV's
transition to digital broadcasting. On the current timetable, all the analog
TV stations are supposed to be turned off in 2006, provided 85% of TV
viewers can get the digital signals. Then the digital channels are to move
around until they all are between channels 7 and 51. Channels
2,3,4,5,6,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69 are intended
to be taken off the TV band and given to other technologies.
AUSTRALIA - We bid a reluctant goodbye to UKTV in Australia after this
week's edition. After this Sunday's reruns of Survival and Doctor Who
(1996), UKTV is resting the show. UKTV rested the show after its initial
cable run ended in 1998, from late 1999 to early 2000 after a best-of run,
and rested the weeknight airings for a few months early this year when they
got too far ahead of the weekend airings. Therefore, we are confident that
Doctor Who will return to Australia after this break. As always, you can
keep track on the status of Australian Doctor Who at the VAROS website
http://www.varos.com/drwho/uktv/ , run by Jason Fraser. Jason is reporting
on his website that he is working on tracking down Doctor Who's entire
Australian broadcast history, and hopes to post it on his website in the
Additions and corrections are welcome at
firstname.lastname@example.org , bfelliott@... ,
bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:
Fri 7PM EDT (6PM CDT) "Interstellar Transmissions"
WWNN AM1470 Pompano Beach/Boca Raton, FL (Miami/West Palm Beach, FL)
WBYU AM1450 New Orleans, LA http://www.bayou1450.com
Joey Reynolds' weekly radio show for sci-fi news and interviews, broadcast
live over the internet on all 3 websites listed above. This week - Alex
Lubertozzi, author of the Sourcebooks compendium on "The Complete War Of The
Worlds", discusses Orson Welles' infamous 1938 radio broadcast about an
invasion from Mars, which created panic at the time.
The JNT Memorial broadcast archived at
UK Gold http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Sat 7:10-9AM BST "The Hand Of Fear" movie
Sun 7:10-9AM BST "The Deadly Assassin" movie
Video On Demand. Now playing:
"Robot" all 4 pts
"The Ark In Space" all 4 pts
"The Sontaran Experiment" both pts
BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com
Wed Noon CET, Late Fri 12:30AM, Sat 4PM CET "Silver Nemesis" pt 2 of 3
Thu Noon CET, Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET "Silver Nemesis" pt 3 of 3
Wed Noon CET "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy" pt 1 of 4
TELE 5 Poland http://www.tele5.pl
Sat-Sun 9:30AM CET "Genesis Of The Daleks" pts 5 - 6 of 6
Dubbed in Polish. When/if I can find listings which say what these episodes
are being titled in Poland, I will include the Polish titles here.
UKTV http://www.varos.com/drwho/uktv http://www.foxtel.com.au
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST "Survival" pt 3 of 3
Sun 8:30AM, Late Sun 2:30AM AEST "Doctor Who" 1996 movie
UKTV ends its current run of Doctor Who with the final story of the original
series and the movie which almost revived it. Alas, after these broadcasts
UKTV will put Doctor Who on vacation for a while. Here's hoping the show
comes back before very long.
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
Weeknights 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EDT (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PDT)
*Weeknight episodes are NEW to BBC Kids. Weekends are reruns.*
Saturdays 3:30PM, 10PM EDT (12:30PM, 7PM PDT) - complete stories
Sundays 3:30PM, 10PM EDT (12:30PM, 7PM PDT) - complete stories
Wed-Fri "The Sunmakers" pts 2 - 4 of 4
Sat "The Seeds Of Doom" all 6 pts
Sun "The Masque Of Mandragora" all 4 pts
Mon-Tue "Underworld" pts 1 - 2 of 4
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52 http://www.nhptv.org
Late Thu & Late Sat Mid EDT "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 1+2 of 4
Hmm. They skipped over The Five Doctors.
WCNY/W59AU 24,59 Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
Sun 5:30PM EDT "The Ark In Space" pt 4 of 4
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org
DirecTV 13/947 Dish 8136
Late Sat Mid EDT "Earthshock" pt 3 of 4
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
DirecTV 35/909 Dish 8162
Sat 11PM EDT "The Deadly Assassin" pts 1+2 of 4
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67 http://www.mpt.org
Late Sat Mid EDT "The Masque Of Mandragora" movie
Oddly enough, last weekend MPT started on time, even though the schedule
said they were going to start 15 minutes late. Now, out of pledge season,
Doctor Who should air on time every week. Until the next pledge drive starts
6 or 7 weeks from now.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org
DirecTV 48/909 Dish 8356
Sat 11PM EDT "The Visitation" pts 3+4 of 4
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) http://www.chicagowho.com http://www.wyin.tv
Sat 11PM CDT "Terminus" pts 1+2 of 4
WILL 12 Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
Sat 11:16PM CDT "Image Of The Fendahl" pt 3 of 4
KAWE/KAWB 9,22 Bemidji/Brainerd, MN http://www.lakelandptv.org
Sat 8PM, Sun 11PM CDT "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pt 4 of 4
TPT 2 St. Paul, MN http://www.tpt.org
digital 16.5 (2.5) DirecTV 2/891 Dish 8576
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT "State Of Decay" pt 2 of 4
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36 http://www.sffn.com http://www.iptv.org
Sat 11:35PM CDT "Timelash" 4 pt version, pts 3+4
KERA/K24AD 13,24 Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org
digital 14.1 DirecTV 13/889 Dish 8406
Late Fri 12:15AM CDT "Pyramids Of Mars"? movie
KERA has been airing stories in production order, not broadcast order.
Assuming that pattern holds, Pyramids Of Mars will air. If they switch to
broadcast order, it would be Planet Of Evil.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org
DirecTV 12/910 Dish 8211
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT "The Five Doctors" (version unknown)
Sat 11PM MDT "The Awakening" both pts
KUED/KUES 7,39 Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
digital 42 DirecTV 7/982 Dish 8536
Sat 11PM MDT "The Power Of Kroll" pt 4 of 4?
Strange. I thought this episode aired last week. Time approximate due to
pledge drives, and no overnight rerun.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Grays River, WA
DirecTV 12/910 Dish 8620
Sat 7PM PDT "The King's Demons" both pts
*Doctor Who Overnight Pledge Drive*
Late Sat 12:30-2AM PDT "Enlightenment"? pts 3+4 of 4
Since these episodes aired twice last week, it would make more sense to
rerun King's Demons here, so either there is an error in the TV listings or
something odd is going on.
Late Sat 2-5AM PDT "The Five Doctors" 4 pt version
This story only aired once in last week's pledge drive, so rerunning it here
makes more sense.
KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
DirecTV 54/903 Dish 8234
Pre-empted by pledge drives. Next episodes June 23.
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA:
Sun 9:30PM, Mon 4:30AM "" pt 3 of 4?
As of this writing, I can not find any listings that will say which episodes
are airing, or in what language. I'm serious, guys. We need to hear from
people in Argentina or neighboring countries with this channel.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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