This Week In Doctor Who - November 5, 2003
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 5, 2003
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 6, No 45
It's November 2003. Doctor Who turns 40 this month. Is anyone
Doctor Who's anniversary month kicked off with a piece of good news
at the Panopticon Convention. Portions of a 1966 BBC TV trailer for
Power Of The Daleks have recently been discovered on the end of
another TV program. Power Of The Daleks was the first Patrick
Troughton Who story, broadcast in November and December 1966. Andrew
Martin at the BBC has been checking telerecordings to find these
little odds and ends of archive TV. The footage includes the 2nd
Doctor, Ben, and Polly's discovery of the Daleks at the end of
episode 1. The trailer will be on the next Patrick Troughton DVD
released in the UK.
Outpost Gallifrey http://www.gallifreyone.com reports that the
current plan for the new Doctor Who series is to make an initial
batch of 12 episodes running 45 minutes each - 6 two parters.
Quick reminder - The Scream Of The Shalka premieres at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/shalka on Thursday 13 November
at 12:30PM GMT. A trailer for the story is at that link right now.
Animated by Cosgrove Hall, Scream introduces Richard E. Grant as the
Ninth Doctor. Episodes will premiere weekly online through 18
December. Before Scream premieres, I'd suggest that anyone who
hasn't already take a listen to Shada
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/shada and Real Time
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/realtime , BBCi's last 2 online
Doctor Who stories. They're rather good.
Quick reminder - "The Story Of Doctor Who", a new documentary on the
series, is being produced to air on BBC1 in December.
Maryland Public TV http://www.mpt.org is definitely airing the
William Hartnell stories in movie format.
The 1996 TV Movie - Future Airings:
22 November? - 9:30AM AEDT UKTV Australia Best Of Run
23 November - 6PM GMT UK Gold Doctor Who & 40 weekend
UKTV Australia's http://www.uktv.com.au Best Of Run
As of publication time, UKTV's November information was incomplete,
and info from 15 November onward is an extrapolation.
8 November - 8AM The Five Doctors
8 November - 9:30AM The Caves Of Androzani
15 November? - 8AM The Two Doctors
15 November? - 10:30AM The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe
22 November? - 8AM Survival
22 November? - 9:30AM Doctor Who 1996 TV Movie
23 November - 8:30PM To Be Announced
UK Gold's http://www.ukgold.tv Doctor Who @ 40 Weekend - 22 and 23
Sat 22 November:
7:15AM Planet Of Fire
9AM The Time Meddler
11AM The Tomb Of The Cybermen
1PM The Daemons
3:30PM The Three Doctors
5:30PM Featurette - Carnival Of Monsters
6PM Pyramids Of Mars
Sun 23 November:
7:15AM The Caves Of Androzani
9AM The Five Doctors
11AM The Caves Of Androzani
1PM Attack Of The Cybermen
4:30PM The Curse Of Fatal Death & featurettes
6PM Doctor Who (1996 movie)
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca issued a press release on October 16
confirming reports of their 40th anniversary marathon. The full
press release is at
10AM EST - The Ark in Space
Noon EST - Genesis Of The Daleks
3PM EST - Pyramids Of Mars
5PM EST - The Deadly Assassin
7PM EST - The Robots Of Death
9PM EST - The Talons Of Weng-Chiang
12AM EST - The Pirate Planet
2AM EST - City Of Death
4AM EST - Logopolis
Corrections and updates are always welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
firstname.lastname@example.org , bfelliott@... , TWIDW on AOL IM ,
and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. Here are the listings:
"The Scream Of The Shalka" - animated story launching November 13
with Richard E Grant as the Ninth Doctor. New episodes online weekly
at 12:30PM GMT. Six 15 minute episodes expected.
"Shada" - starring Paul McGann, Lalla Ward, and Sean Biggerstaff. 6
episodes - 20 to 25 minutes each.
"Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and Maggie Stables. 6 episodes -
10 to 17 minutes each.
American Who http://www.americanwho.net
Dan Harris talks about the Sci-Fi Sea Cruise, a tradition he created
in 1988 which continues today. The most intimate sci-fi conventions
on Earth. Next cruise leaves Miami on December 6.
From Joey's Interstellar Transmissions show in 2002 - an interview
with Eric Luskin, host of several Doctor Who documentaries in the
1980s and an integral part of New Jersey Network programming from
1981 to 1994.
Tentative schedule for rest of 2003:
November 18 - 40th Anniversary special with guest Verity Lambert
December 9 + 23 - split over 2 broadcasts, compilation of a December
1987 radio interview on WINZ-AM Miami with John-Nathan Turner,
Nicola Bryant, and Brian Sloman during the final stop of the Doctor
Who Celebration tour. From the Jay Michaels midday show.
Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
on Business Talk Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EST (11PM-3AM PST, 7-11AM GMT, 6-10PM AEDT)
Live Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
Hour 1 - News & comment. Hour 2 - Chris DiBona of Damage Studios.
Hour 3 - Orson Scott Card. Hour 4 - Don Davis (composer). Next week -
hours 3+4 will feature Arnold T. Blumberg, co-editor of Howe's
Transcendental Toybox, discussing the 40th anniversary of Doctor Who.
Dr. Demento Show http://www.drdemento.com
Weekends of November 9 and 16:
Dr. Demento has a 2 hour weekly variety comedy show - times vary.
Dr. Demento is reporting that he will have 12-15 minute tributes for
Doctor Who's 40th anniversary on his November 9 and 16 programs.
Check the www.krellan.com site for web streams if you want to listen
and you aren't in an area where Demento's show airs.
UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Wed 6PM GMT "The Creature From The Pit" 2 ep version, pt 1
Thu 6PM GMT "The Creature From The Pit" 2 ep version, pt 2
David Brierly joins the cast as the new voice of K9. A political
allegory disguised as a romp on a jungle planet. Free trade versus
protectionism. On the side of protectionism - the Lady Adrasta. On
the side of free trade - a big bulbous blob who insists that he is
unrelated to the killer tomatoes.
Fri 6PM GMT "Nightmare Of Eden" 2 ep version, pt 1
The 4th Doctor and Romana impersonate insurance adjusters to probe
the mystery behind a traffic accident in space and a rash of deaths
Sat 7:20-8:25AM GMT "The Kings' Demons" movie
The 5th Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough investigate why King John isn't
off signing the Magna Carta.
Sat 5PM GMT "Inferno" eps 5+6 of 7
A tragic event throws the alternate universe into chaos. The 3rd
Doctor finds himself in a situation where he might not be able to
save the day.
Sun 7:20-9AM GMT "Warriors Of The Deep" movie
The Silurians and the Sea Devils awaken from hibernation, returning
to make another stab at wiping out humanity. The 5th Doctor has one
final chance to try for peace. If he fails, more drastic steps may
have to be taken.
Mon 6PM GMT "Nightmare Of Eden" 2 ep version, pt 2
A dangerous drug may escape back into the galaxy.
Tue 6PM GMT "The Horns Of Nimon" 2 ep version, pt 1
A black hole in space lures a rickety warship and the TARDIS.
UK Gold + 1
Wed 7PM GMT "The Creature From The Pit" 2 ep version, pt 1
Thu 7PM GMT "The Creature From The Pit" 2 ep version, pt 2
Fri 7PM GMT "Nightmare Of Eden" 2 ep version, pt 1
Sat 6PM GMT "Inferno" eps 5+6 of 7
Mon 7PM GMT "Nightmare Of Eden" 2 ep version, pt 2
Tue 7PM GMT "The Horns Of Nimon" 2 ep version, pt 1
UK Gold 2
Late Sat 3AM GMT "Inferno" eps 5+6 of 7
ABC http://www.varos.net/drwho http://www.abc.net.au/tv
Thu 6PM "Planet Of Giants - Crisis" ep 3 of 3
Barbara's health deteriorates as our diminuative heros try to
discover the secrets of DN-6.
Mon 6PM "The Dalek Invasion Of Earth - World's End" ep 1 of 6
Tue 6PM "The Dalek Invasion Of Earth - The Daleks" ep 2 of 6
Wed 6PM "The Dalek Invasion Of Earth - Day Of Reckoning" ep 3 of 6
The 1st Doctor and company arrive in 22nd Century London. A
terrifying place. Abandoned. Devastated. Conquered - by the Daleks.
Sat 8-9:30AM AEDT "The Five Doctors" 3 pt version
A sinister figure pulls various incarnations of the Doctor, his
friends, and his foes into a deadly zone where survival involves
solving an ancient secret of the Time Lords. Starring Peter Davison,
Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Richard Hurndall, and archival
footage of William Hartnell & Tom Baker.
Sat 9:30-11:10AM AEDT "The Caves Of Androzani" all 4 pts
The 5th Doctor and Peri are mistaken for gun runners on Androzani
Minor, placing them in the middle of a political battle that could
kill everyone. Written by Robert Holmes.
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EST (10PM + 12:30AM PST) - 2 episodes
weekdays, full stories weekends)
Wed "The Invasion Of Time" pts 3+4 of 6
Thu "The Invasion Of Time" pts 5+6 of 6
Gallifrey is invaded. Now is the time for all good Time Lords to
come to the defense of their world. And time for the 4th Doctor to
apparently go insane.
Fri "Destiny Of The Daleks" pts 1+2 of 4
Romana regenerates, and the 4th Doctor suspects that the TARDIS has
landed on Skaro, abandoned homeworld of the Daleks.
Sat "The Invisible Enemy" all 4 pts
A sentient virus invades human minds to build an army of conquest.
Sun "Image Of The Fendahl" all 4 pts
An ancient skull influences scientists to begin experiments which
will destroy the Earth and relaunch a reign of terror.
Mon "Destiny Of The Daleks" pts 3+4 of 4
Daleks vs. Movellans. Who do you root for?
Tue "City Of Death" pts 1+2 of 4
The time travelers vacation in Paris. Another time traveler is
there, plotting to nab the Mona Lisa in a complex scheme.
23 November 10AM - Best Of Marathon
NHPTV New Hampshire http://www.nhptv.org
analog 11, 49, 52
digital 11-2 (57-2), 49-2 (48-2), 52-2 (49-2)
Boston DirecTV 11,955
Boston Dish 11,8781
Sat 11PM EST "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pts 2+3 of 4
A traitor's actions have exposed Nerva Beacon to the prospect of
invasion by the Cybermen, and nearby planet Voga looks vulnerable
Pre-empted by auction next week. Revenge concludes on November 22.
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
analog 24, 59
digital 24-1 (25-1)
Sun 5:30PM EST "Planet Of Evil" pt 1 (?) of 4
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Sat 11PM EST "Snakedance" pts 3+4 of 4
The 5th Doctor learns the secrets of the Mara.
MPT Maryland http://www.mpt.org
analog 22, 67, 31, 28, 62, 36
digital 22-2 (42-2), 67-2 (29-2), 31-2 (44-2), 28-2 (56-2), 28, 54
DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
Baltimore Dish 22,8736 - coming in November
Late Sat Mid EST "The Dead Planet/The Daleks" movie (The Dead
Planet, The Survivors, The Escape, The Ambush, The Expedition, The
Ordeal, The Rescue)
The 1st Doctor and company encounter the Daleks for the first time.
Mutated beings trapped in specialized casings, the Daleks have grown
paranoid and determined to be the only species on Skaro. Woe be to
anyone else who happens to live on the planet.
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Sat 11PM EST "Paradise Towers" pts 1+2 of 4
In the future, good pools have become hard to find. The 7th Doctor
and Mel's quest for a good swimming experience brings them to an
apartment complex in space, where teenage girl gangs roam the
streets, cops are psycho, grannies are overly desirous to invite in
strangers, and deaths are caused and covered up by the cleaning
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Sat 11:41PM CST "Full Circle" pt 3 of 4
Spider-Romana is on the prowl.
IPTV Iowa http://www.sffn.com/ http://www.iptv.org
analog 11, 12, 21, 24, 27, 32, 32, 36, 36
digital 11 (50), 45, 25, 18, 28, 33, 35, 35, 34 - not on air
Des Moines DirecTV 11,474
Des Moines Dish 11,9116
Cedar Rapids Dish 12,9161
Omaha Dish 32,9146
Sat 11:35PM CST "The Invisible Enemy" pts 3+4 of 4
See BBC Kids for details.
KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO http://www.kbdi.org
analog 12, 32
digital 12-1 (38-1)
Denver DirecTV 12,910
Denver Dish 12,8211
Late Fri 12:30AM MST "Doctor Who and the Silurians" ep 7 of 7
The Silurian leader orders the abduction of the Doctor to stop a
cure from being developed for the plague.
Late Fri 1AM MST "The Ambassadors Of Death" ep 1 of 7
Sat 11PM MST "The Ambassadors Of Death" eps 2+3 of 7
The return of astronauts from Mars to Earth is interfered with by a
conspiracy in the government.
KUED/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
digital 7-1 (42-1), 19-1 (19-1)
Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
Sat 11:30PM MST "Kinda" pt 4 of 4
The Mara manifests on the Kinda world.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA http://www.kbtc.org
digital 28-1 (27-1), 19
Seattle DirecTV 28,910
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PST "The Romans - The Slave Traders" ep 1
Sat 7:30PM, Late Sat 1AM PST "The Romans - All Roads Lead To Rome"
ep 2 of 4
An extended vacation in 1st Century Italy is interrupted when slave
traders abduct Ian and Barbara.
Late Sat 1:30AM PST "The Keys Of Marinus - The Velvet Web" ep 2 of 6
KBTC's website indicates that this out of sequence episode is
airing. Possibly one of the earlier broadcasts had technical
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
digital 50,58 - not on air
Next Doctor Who broadcast TBA.
Thanks for reading. See you next time. Take care.
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