THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - August 7, 2002
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 5, No 32
Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who on Television.
UK - To help advertise the new "Real Time" audio story on the BBC's website,
BBC1, BBC2, and BBC Choice have been running a short trailer. Outpost
gave a list of known broadcast
times several days ago. The remaining known times are provided further down.
No one has said if the trailer will be shown in any other parts of the
AUSTRALIA - Night owls get a chance to see Peter Cushing as Dr. Who on their
TV screens. The Nine Network and its regional variations in the Australian
Eastern Time zone will air Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D. late Saturday
Night/early Sunday Morning at 3:15AM. It may not be airing in Western
portions of the country - check your local listings. Thanks to Jason Fraser
for the heads-up.
USA/CANADA - The 2 newest Region 1 DVDs (The Tomb Of The Cybermen and The
Ark In Space) officially went on sale yesterday (August 6). The Ark In
Space, like last year's DVD release of The Robots Of Death, contains the
Howard Da Silva introductions/closings created in 1978 when the first 4 Tom
Baker seasons were syndicated here to help explain the show to
American/Canadian viewers. These segments are an extra on the disc, and not
presented as part of the episodes. If you haven't done so yet, you can read
TWIDW's special feature on the Da Silva extras at
transcript of the Ark In Space introductions at
. If the
people at BBC Worldwide Americas think that the Da Silva extras are
appreciated, they'll keep appearing on the relevant 23 Doctor Who DVD titles
as they come out over time.
CANADA - BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca/
will begin its next set of new (to
them) Doctor Who episodes on Monday 9 September with part 1 of The
Armageddon Factor. I have not seen any announcements on how many episodes
will be in this new set, but Destiny Of The Daleks begins on Tuesday 17
September. Reruns of early Tom Baker stories continue through 6 September
and on the weekends. Weekday airings are at 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, and 4AM
Eastern Time (adjust for local time). Weekend omnibus (complete stories)
airings are at 3:30PM and 10:30PM Eastern Time through Saturday 31 August,
then move to late night at 2AM Eastern.
USA - DISH Network http://www.dishnetwork.com/
has recently added the
Burlington, VT local stations to their local packages. Like the Boston
locals, New Hampshire Public TV (NHPTV) http://www.nhptv.org/
is eligible to
be included in the package, though it currently is not. Should NHPTV get a
usable signal to Dish for either package, NHPTV will probably show up on
both local packages. Dish Network and DirecTV have been adding local station
packages for additional cities in recent weeks again, and we are trying to
keep track. http://www.dishforums.com/
has discussion forums where satellite
viewers chat on these matters.
According to the unofficial Dish Network Channel Chart at
, several other Who stations could appear on
the Dish Network local station packages in coming months - WYIN 56 Gary, IN
on the Chicago package, MPT Maryland http://www.mpt.org/
on the Washington/Hagerstown package and Baltimore (when/if Baltimore locals
go up), and KAWE 9 http://www.lakelandptv.org/
on the Minneapolis/St. Paul
locals - which would give that package 2 Doctor Who stations since they
already have KTCA 2 http://www.tpt.org/
website is harder to use than Dish
Network's, and there isn't an equivalent fan resource to the Echostar site
giving advance word on what DirecTV is doing. So I don't know if any
additional station that air Doctor Who may be coming to their local
packages. If I find out anything, I'll pass it on.
USA - Iowa Public TV http://www.iptv.org/
is now listing KQCT 36 Davenport,
IA in their list of channels in press releases, although they do not yet
have it on their official list of channels. KQCT has been a low power
repeater of WQPT 24 Moline, IL http://www.wqpt.org/
. KQCT 36 will soon go
from low power to full (well, full-ish - 29 mile radius seems a trifle low
to me) and join the IPTV network. So, we are adding the station to our IPTV
information. Instead of 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36 , it will read
While I try to keep the column up to day, I do sometimes miss late changes
to schedules. If you see TWIDW's information getting out of synch with what
your local station is actually airing, let me know ASAP.
Additions and corrections are welcome at
bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:
"Real Time" - Firstrun Doctor Who Audio Drama. Colin Baker, Cybermen.
Episode 1 - still online
Episode 2 - goes online Noon Friday 9 August
Produced by Big Finish. Illustrations by Lee Sullivan for fans with fast
internet connections. Requires version of RealPlayer to see/hear.
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's featured
guest - Don Sweetman discusses the NASA Discover mission Genesis.
Wed 11:06PM, Late Fri 12:52AM BST "Real Time Trailer"
Special Trailer previewing the online Doctor Who story.
BBC Choice http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Late Wed 1:58AM, Thu 8:14PM, Late Fri 1:58AM BST "Real Time Trailer"
UK Gold http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Sat 6:30-9AM BST "The Armageddon Factor" movie
Sun 7:10-9AM BST "Destiny Of The Daleks" 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 12:35AM, Sat 4PM CET "The Curse Of Fenric" pt 4 of 4
Thu Noon CET, Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET "Survival" pt 1 of 3
Wed Noon CET "Survival" pt 2 of 3
TELE 5 Poland http://www.tele5.pl
Sat 8:25AM CET "The Brain Of Morbius" pt 1 of 4
Sun 8:35AM CET "The Brain Of Morbius" pt 2 of 4
Airing in Polish.
Nine Network/WIN Regional Network/NBN Regional Network http://www.varos.net/
Late Sat (Early Sun) 3:15AM AEST "Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D." 1966
Peter Cushing's second (and better) Dr. Who movie, a remake of The Dalek
Invasion Of Earth, gets used as late night movie fodder. The Eastern states
and territories (Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, and Tas) will get to see the movie on
the Nine Network or its regional variations. Some Western areas (SA, WA, NT)
might not have the film - check your local listings, or stay up late to find
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
Weeknights 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EDT (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PDT)
Saturdays 3:30PM, 10:30PM EDT (12:30PM, 7:30PM PDT) - complete stories
Sundays 3:30PM, 10:30PM EDT (12:30PM, 7:30PM PDT) - complete stories
Wed "The Ark In Space" pt 4 of 4
Thu-Fri "The Sontaran Experiment" pts 1 - 2 of 2
Sat "The Androids Of Tara" all 4 pts
Sun "The Power Of Kroll" all 4 pts
Mon-Tue "Genesis Of The Daleks" pts 1 - 2 of 6
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52 http://www.nhptv.org
Late Thu Mid EDT "Planet Of Fire" pts 3+4 of 4
No Saturday repeat due to pledge drives. Due to pledge drives, next Doctor
Who episodes air August 29.
WCNY/W59AU 24,59 Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
Sun 5:30PM EDT "Genesis Of The Daleks" pt 6 of 6
Sun 6PM EDT "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pts 1+2 of 4
Pre-empted by pledges on August 18. Doctor Who returns August 25.
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org
DirecTV 13,947 Dish 8136,13
Late Sat Mid EDT "Arc Of Infinity" pt 3 of 4
Pledge drives pre-empt Doctor Who for the rest of August. Returns in
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
DirecTV 35,909 Dish 8162,35
Sat 11PM EDT "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pts 5+6 of 6
WYBE's website is indicating that pts 4+5 of Talons will air instead of 5+6.
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67 http://www.mpt.org
Late Sat Mid EDT "Image Of The Fendahl" movie
Time approximate after pledge programming - no pledging for Who expected
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org
DirecTV 48,909 Dish 8356,48
Doctor Who pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns August 24.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL) http://www.chicagowho.com http://www.wyin.tv
Doctor Who pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns August 24.
WILL 12 Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
Doctor Who pre-empted by a long episode of Father Ted. Returns August 17.
KAWE/KAWB 9,22 Bemidji/Brainerd, MN http://www.lakelandptv.org
Sun 11PM CDT "Planet Of Evil" pt ? of 4
Sat episode pre-empted by pledges.
TPT 2 St. Paul, MN http://www.tpt.org
digital 16.5 (2.5) DirecTV 2,891 Dish 8576,2
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT "The Keeper Of Traken" pt 2 of 4
Doctor Who will be pre-empted by pledges on August 17.
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36,36 http://www.sffn.com http://www.iptv.org
Sat 11:35PM CDT "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 11+12 of 14 (Terror Of The
Vervoids pts 3+4)
KERA/K44FI 13,44 Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org
digital 14.1 DirecTV 13,889 Dish 8406,13
Late Fri 12:15AM CDT "The Face Of Evil" movie
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org
DirecTV 12,910 Dish 8211,12
Doctor Who pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns August 17.
KUED/KUES 7,39 Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
digital 42 DirecTV 7,982 Dish 8536,7
Doctor Who pre-empted by pledge drive. Doctor Who returns August 24. And
yes, KUED has discontinued the 12:30AM rerun for Doctor Who. All the
overnight comedy reruns have been replaced by other programming when the
pledge season ends.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Grays River, WA
DirecTV 12,910 Dish 8620,28
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT "The Awakening" both pts
KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
DirecTV 54,903 Dish 8234,54
Doctor Who pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns in September.
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA:
Sun 9:30AM, 9:30PM, Mon 4:30AM "" 1 episode
Another adventure for the errant Time Lord.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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