This Week In Doctor Who - April 23, 2003
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - April 23, 2003
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 6, No 17
Sue Cowley of the Doctor Who Restoration Team has issued a report on the
status of Dalek and Terry Nation stories which clarifies recent issues
somewhat. For anyone who hasn't read this on Outpost Gallifrey or related
"As it currently stands, stories written by Terry Nation cannot be screen on
TV anywhere in the world during the latter half of 2003 and beyond. Hence
the situation with PBS, and UK Gold's Dalek special is being run rather
earlier in the year than might have otherwise been anticipated.
"The matter relates specifically to stories and situations penned by Terry
Nation, and it is not restricted to Doctor Who. Neither is it a new or
unexpected "problem". Negotiations are in progress to allow further
transmissions. In my role as Manager of the catalogue for BBC Worldwide TV,
I remain hopeful that this matter can be resolved in the near future. To the
best of my knowledge, this has absolutely no bearing on current or
forthcoming video/DVD releases, which are negotiated and cleared under
Here is the UK Gold Dalek Days schedules, as best we know them at this
Monday 5 May
UK Gold UK Gold 2
7:20AM 6PM* "The Dead Planet" aka "The Daleks" aka "The Mutants"
10:45AM 7:45PM "The Dalek Invasion Of Earth"
1:35PM 10:35PM "The Day Of The Daleks"
3:25PM 12:25AM "Planet Of The Daleks"
6:05PM Not On "Death To The Daleks"
*Might not be complete on UK Gold 2. Either that or the times are wrong.
Monday 26 May
Only UK Gold's info is up so far.
9:50AM BST "Genesis Of The Daleks"
12:35PM BST "Destiny Of The Daleks"
2:30PM BST "Resurrection Of The Daleks"
4:20PM BST "Revelation Of The Daleks"
6:10PM BST "Remembrance Of The Daleks"
WYBE-DT 34 Philadelphia, PA and WCNY-DT 25 Syracuse, NY are now on the air,
and apparently simulcast their schedules of their analog brothers (WYBE 35
and WCNY 24), including Doctor Who. Non-commercial TV stations in the US are
required to have their digital signals on the air by May 1st or have applied
The UK Sci-Fi Channel http://www.uk.scifi.com/ will be airing the 1996
Doctor Who TV Movie on 5 May from 7:20 to 9PM.
The South African Sci-Fi Channel http://www.uk.scifi.com/ - yes, the same
website - will air both the 1996 Doctor Who movie and a new Doctor Who
special in May. The special is part of a series profiling UK Science fiction
shows called "SF:UK". Here's the lineup:
Saturday 3 May 4:25PM "SF:UK - Trips Through Time And Space" (first airing?)
Wednesday 21 May 8PM "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
Wednesday 21 May 9:25PM "SF:UK - Trips Through Time And Space"
Saturday 24 May 6:35PM "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
While I try to keep the column up to date, 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
firstname.lastname@example.org , bfelliott@... ,
bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:
"Shada" - new version of Douglas Adams' TV story left unfinished in 1979.
Now an audio story with illustrations. Stars Paul McGann as the Doctor,
Lalla Ward as Romana, and John Leeson as K9. Begins 2 May 2003.
BBC Radio 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/
Digital radio & TV in UK, live realplayer link on website for worldwide use
Sat 6PM+ Mid BST (7PM+1AM CET, 1+7PM EDT, 10AM+4PM PDT, Sun 3+9AM AEST) "The
Ghosts Of N-Space" pt 2 of 6
Sun 6PM+Mid BST (7PM+1AM CET, 1+7PM EDT, 10AM+4PM PDT, Mon 3+9AM AEST) "The
Ghosts Of N-Space" pt 3 of 6
Fri 7PM EDT "Interstellar Transmissions"
WWNN AM1470 Pompano Beach/Boca Raton, FL (Miami/West Palm Beach, FL)
Joey Reynolds' weekly radio show for sci-fi news and interviews, which can
be heard online worldwide. Doctor Who news usually discussed during the
show. This week - "Comic Book Day, The End". A clip and goodbye show.
Interstellar Transmissions is going off the air as they focus on Sci-Fi
Business Talk Radio Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net/
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EDT (11PM-3AM PDT, 7-11AM BST, 4-8PM AEST ) "Sci-Fi
Overdrive" http://www.scifioverdrive.com/ station list on the scifioverdrive
http://www.businesstalkradio.net/weekday_host/Archives/sfo.shtml - archives
in MP3 format
Live audio link at Business Talk website - requires Windows Media Player.
National version of Interstellar Transmissions, though probably easiest to
hear in timezones outside the USA. Hour 1 - Sci-Fi News & Content. Hour 2 -
TBA. Hour 3 - Mike McCafferty. Hour 4 - TBA.
UK Gold http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Late Fri 12:55-2:55AM, Sat 7:10-9AM BST "Death To The Daleks" movie
Late Sat Mid-2:45AM, Sun 6:30-9AM BST "The Monster Of Peladon" movie
UK Gold + 1
Late Fri 1:55-3:55AM BST "Death To The Daleks" movie
Late Sat 1AM-3:45AM BST "The Monster Of Peladon" movie
Video On Demand. Now playing:
"Robot" all 4 pts
"The Ark In Space" all 4 pts
"The Sontaran Experiment" both pts
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
Weeknights 2 episodes Midnight + 4AM EDT (9PM + 1AM PDT)
Saturday/Sunday complete stories Midnight + 3:30AM EDT (9PM + 12:30AM PDT)
Wed "The Horns Of Nimon" pts 1+2 of 4
Thu "The Horns Of Nimon" pts 3+4 of 4
Fri "The Leisure Hive" pts 1+2 of 4
Sat "The Keeper Of Traken" all 4 pts
Sun "Logopolis" all 4 pts
Mon "The Leisure Hive" pts 3+4 of 4
Tue "Meglos" pts 1+2 of 4
Channel numbers in brackets ( ) indicate a digital station that is not on
the air. Low power stations do not currently have digital assignments.
NHPTV New Hampshire http://www.nhptv.org
digital 57,48,(49) - not on digital schedule yet
Boston Dish Local 8781,11
Sat 11PM EDT "Paradise Towers" pt 3 of 4
Due to special programming, the next episode of Doctor Who (presumably
Paradise Towers pt 4, currently listed as Time And The Rani pt 1) will air
on May 24th. No - I'm not kidding.
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
Sun 5:30PM EDT "The Seeds Of Doom" pt 5 of 6
WSKG Binghamton, NY http://www.wskg.com
digital (42) - under construction
Sat 11:30PM EDT "Pyramids Of Mars" pt 4 of 4
WQED/WQEX Pittsburgh, PA http://www.wqed.org
Pittsburgh DirecTV Local 13,947
Pittsburgh Dish Local 8136,13
Doctor Who didn't air on April 19, and it has been removed from WQED's April
schedule. Doctor Who is not on WQED's May schedule, either. WQED appears to
have canceled the series, and this will be its final appearance in the
listings until further notice.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
Philadelphia DirecTV Local 35,909
Philadelphia Dish Local 8162,35
Sat 11PM EDT "The Horns Of Nimon" pt 4 of 4
Sat 11:30PM EDT "The Leisure Hive" pt 1 of 4
MPT Maryland http://www.mpt.org
digital 42,(29),(62),(44),(28),(56) - simulcast of analog begins in 2003
DC/Hagerstown & Baltimore DirecTV Local 22,980
Late Sat 12:10AM EDT "Frontios" movie
Late start due to an episode of the Independent Eye anthology series. Doctor
Who pre-empted next week for the first time I can remember since 1998, due
to special programming. Doctor Who returns May 10.
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://www.wcet.org
Cincinnati DirecTV Local 48,909
Cincinnati Dish Local 8356,48
Pre-empted by auction. Doctor Who returns May 3.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital (9) - under construction
Sat 11:40PM CDT "The Armageddon Factor" pt 6 of 6
IPTV Iowa http://www.sffn.com http://www.iptv.org
Des Moines Dish Local 9116,11
Omaha, NE Dish Local 9146,32
Cedar Rapids Dish Local 9161,12
Sat 11:35PM CDT "Terror Of The Zygons" pts 3+4 of 4
KERA/K44FI Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX http://www.kera.org
Dallas DirecTV Local 13,889
Dallas Dish Local 8406,13
Late Fri 12:30AM CDT "The Visitation" movie
KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org
digital (38) - under construction
Denver DirecTV Local 12,910
Denver Dish Local 8211,12
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT "Time And The Rani" pts 1+2 of 4
Sat 11PM MDT "Time And The Rani" pts 3+4 of 4
KUED/KUES Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
Salt Lake City DirecTV Local 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish Local 8536,7
Sat 11:30PM MDT "Full Circle" pt 2 of 4
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
digital (27),(19) - under construction
Seattle DirecTV Local 12,910
Seattle Dish Local 8620,28
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT "The Happiness Patrol" pts 1+2 of 3
Until a few days ago, Remembrance Of The Daleks had been scheduled to air
here. It has now been replaced with this story.
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
digital (50),(58) - under construction
San Francisco DirecTV Local 54,903
Salinas Dish Local 9190,25
San Francisco Dish Local 8234,54 - not available to subscribers
Due to situations largely beyond their control, Doctor Who is on hiatus on
KTEH/KCAH. Doctor Who will return ASAP.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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