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This Week In Doctor Who - November 12, 2003

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 12, 2003 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 6, No 46 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 12 5:18 AM
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 12, 2003
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 6, No 46

      Doctor Who 40th anniversary month keeps on churning. While this
      column covers Doctor Who broadcasts, you'll probably also want to
      read the news pages at http://www.gallifreyone.com and
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho for everything else going on in
      the Who universe. Oh, and http://www.varos.net/drwho for the
      Australian perspective. And http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com for the New
      Zealand perspective. And others I've probably forgotten but will no
      doubt make it in next week.

      BBCi http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/ premieres The Scream Of
      The Shalka tomorrow (13 November) at 12:30PM GMT, introducing the
      world to Richard E. Grant as the Ninth Doctor. BBC7 has aired 3
      stereo trailers for the story, which are now available on the BBCi
      website. Episodes will premiere on Thursdays through 18 December.
      BBCi also now has online the TV trailer for Power Of The Daleks
      recently discovered and shown at Panopticon.

      BBC 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7 will celebrate Doctor Who's
      anniversary by airing all 3 Doctor Who radio stories which they hold
      broadcast rights to. The Jon Pertwee stories "Paradise Of Death"
      and "Ghosts Of N-Space" will air weeknights at 6PM and Midnight GMT
      from Wednesday 19 November through Wednesday 1 December. The Colin
      Baker story "Slipback" will air in 3 installments Saturdays at
      6:40PM and 12:40AM GMT from Saturday 22 November through Saturday 13
      December. BBC 7 is available on digital radio and through digital TV
      setups in the UK, and is simulcast on the internet worldwide. Adjust
      for local time.

      BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/ will have two Doctor Who events on
      Friday 21 November. Doctor Who is going to be featured on Blue Peter
      (5PM) and a Doctor Who version of The Weakest Link will air during
      the Children In Need telethon (7-10PM, 10:35PM-2AM). Anniversary
      documentary "The Story Of Doctor Who" is expected to air around

      I am currently trying to determine how many broadcasters around the
      world air Blue Peter and what the lag time is from UK broadcast to
      other broadcasts, to determine when the Doctor Who show will air in
      other countries.

      KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
      http://www.kbtc.org has now announced that they will celebrate
      Doctor Who's 40th anniversary with a pledge marathon on December 6.
      1 25 minute episode from each of the first seven Doctors, followed
      by the regular 2 episodes in their weekly cycle through the William
      Hartnell stories.

      Dr. Demento http://www.drdemento.com aired the first half of a
      Doctor Who tribute in the second hour of his US nationally
      syndicated comedic musical show. Featured songs were "The Doctor"
      sung by Jim Berl (sp?), "Who Is The Doctor?" sung by Jon
      Pertwee, "Time Traveller" sung by Frazer Hines, "Doctorin' The
      TARDIS", and "Gallifreyan Buccaneer" sung by Colin Baker. Dr.
      Demento gave special recognition to two Who fans for helping dig up
      material - Lea Hays, whose material will likely be on the second
      broadcast, and someone whose name I regrettably didn't catch. If he
      repeats the recognition I'll get your name in next week's column.

      UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv pulled a late schedule change last
      weekend to fit in a retrospective on "Dirty Den" from Eastenders.
      The Saturday afternoon airing of the conclusion of "Inferno" aired
      approximately in the timeslot listed for "The Kings' Demons",
      with "The Kings' Demons" airing afterwards. Beginning this week UK
      Gold +1 will air 24 hours a day, so all UK Gold shows will be on UK
      Gold +1. UK Gold 2 is redoing its lineup with less repetition of UK
      Gold content, so the late Saturday 3AM encores of Pertwee episodes
      are now gone. The schedule for the Doctor Who @ 40 weekend that
      appeared weeks ago now looks suspect, as the marathon begins and
      ends earlier in the day than the earlier notice. As of this writing,
      exact start and end times for marathon programming is unknown.

      UKTV Australia http://www.uktv.com.au goofed up in its broadcast of
      The Five Doctors last weekend. They aired the first three segments
      of a four part version of Five Doctors, leaving viewers hanging on
      the gripping cliffhanger of the Master walking down a flight of
      stairs. Part four did not air, as UKTV went straight into The Caves
      Of Androzani.

      Upcoming marathons:
      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.
      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
      Everything airs 1 hour later on UK Gold +1
      Sat 22 November (7AM-7PM):
      Planet Of Fire
      The Time Meddler
      The Tomb Of The Cybermen
      The Daemons
      The Three Doctors
      Featurette - Carnival Of Monsters
      Pyramids Of Mars
      Sun 23 November (7AM-7PM):
      The Caves Of Androzani (regular rotation)
      The Five Doctors
      The Caves Of Androzani (viewer choice)
      Attack Of The Cybermen
      The Curse Of Fatal Death & featurettes
      Doctor Who (1996 movie)

      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      November 23
      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

      KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA 40 Years Of Doctor Who
      Saturday December 6 - 6PM-1:30AM PST
      An Unearthly Child ep 1
      The War Games ep 9
      The Daemons ep 4
      City Of Death pt 2
      Enlightenment pt 1
      The Trial Of A Time Lord pt 13 (The Ultimate Foe pt 1)
      Silver Nemesis pt 3
      The Web Planet eps 5+6 (regular rotation)

      Corrections and updates are always welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
      owner@yahoogroups.com , bfelliott@... , TWIDW on AOL IM ,
      and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. Here are the listings:


      BBCi http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/shalka "The Scream Of The Shalka"
      Episode 1 goes online 13 November 12:30PM GMT (7:30AM EST, 4:30AM
      PST, 1:30PM CET, 11:30PM AEDT). Richard E. Grant is The Doctor.
      older online dramas:
      "Shada" - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward
      "Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen

      BBC 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
      Weeknights 6PM + Mid GMT - "The Paradise Of Death" - starts
      Wednesday 19 November
      Saturdays 6:40PM + 12:40AM GMT "Slipback" - starts Saturday 22
      Weeknights 6PM + Mid GMT - "The Ghosts Of N-Space" - starts
      Wednesday 26 November

      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      Dan Harris discusses the Sci-Fi Sea Cruise, a sci-fi convention by
      boat that started in 1988. 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 upcoming schedule:
      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.
      January 5, 2004 - Peter Davison gives his thoughts on the return of
      Doctor Who and his involvement in the commentaries on the BBC DVDs
      (The Five Doctors Special Edition, The Caves Of Androzani,
      Resurrection Of The Daleks, Earthshock, The Visitation, to name the
      ones publicly announced).

      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
      Hours 1+2 - Sci-Fi News & Comment. David Durica & Lauren Urban
      discuss "The Matrix Revolutions". Hours 3+4 - Doctor Who's 40th
      anniversary. Joey Donovan chats with Arnold T. Blumberg (Cinescape
      Magazine, Howe's Transcendental Toybox) to present the 40 year
      history of Doctor Who in context to non-fans who may only know of
      Tom Baker. It will include several Doctor Who tunes released over
      the years.

      Dr. Demento Show http://www.drdemento.com
      2nd week of Doctor Who tribute. Airs Saturday or Sunday in most
      markets. It will include several Doctor Who tunes released over the



      UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Wed 6PM GMT "The Horns Of Nimon" 2 ep version, pt 2
      The great journey of life for the Nimon calls for the death of all
      the Skonnons. Can the 4th Doctor, Romana, and K9 save the Skonnon
      empire from the consequences of dreams of conquest? Come to think of
      it - why should the TARDIS crew bother?
      Thu 6PM GMT "The Leisure Hive" 2 ep version, pt 1
      Fri 6PM GMT "The Leisure Hive" 2 ep version, pt 2
      While K9's sidelined, the 4th Doctor and Romana vacation on a world
      where new experimental science is used as a tourist attraction. When
      the science gets out of hand, the 4th Doctor must find the truth,
      before it's too late, or he's too old.
      Sat 7:20-8:25AM GMT "The Awakening" movie
      The search for Tegan's grandfather brings the 5th Doctor to the
      village of Little Hodcombe in 1984. War games are in progress.
      Unusually realistic war games.
      Sat 5PM GMT "Terror Of The Autons" eps 1+2 of 4
      An old friend of the 3rd Doctor has come to Earth on a mission to
      conquer the planet and subjugate the people. It's the first ever
      appearance of The Master (Roger Delgado).
      Sun 7:15-9AM GMT "Frontios" movie
      The TARDIS is forced to land outside the accepted boundaries of time
      travel, leaving the 5th Doctor conflicted on how much he can
      intervene to save humanity this time.
      Mon 6PM GMT "Meglos" 2 ep version, pt 1
      Tue 6PM GMT "Meglos" 2 ep version, pt 2
      Meglos the cactus engages in identity theft, impersonating the 4th
      Doctor in a plan to steal an artifact that can rebuild his

      UK Gold + 1
      UK Gold + 1 now broadcasts 24 hours a day, so the morning omnibuses
      that previously had not been available on UK Gold + 1 will now air.
      Wed 7PM GMT "The Horns Of Nimon" 2 ep version, pt 2
      Thu 7PM GMT "The Leisure Hive" 2 ep version, pt 1
      Fri 7PM GMT "The Leisure Hive" 2 ep version, pt 2
      Sat 8:20-9:25AM GMT "The Awakening" movie
      Sat 6PM GMT "Terror Of The Autons" eps 1+2 of 4
      Sat 8:15-10AM GMT "Frontios" movie
      Mon 7PM GMT "Meglos" 2 ep version, pt 1
      Tue 7PM GMT "Meglos" 2 ep version, pt 2

      UK Gold 2
      UK Gold 2's schedule no longer is a direct replay of UK Gold shows
      from earlier in the day. As a result, Doctor Who is not currently on
      the lineup.


      ABC http://www.varos.net/drwho/australia/tv http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thu 6PM "The Dalek Invasion Of Earth - The End Of Tomorrow" ep 4 of 6
      Mon 6PM "The Dalek Invasion Of Earth - The Waking Ally" ep 5 of 6
      Tue 6PM "The Dalek Invasion Of Earth - Flashpoint" ep 6 of 6
      The Daleks prepare to finish their activities on the Earth. The
      original TARDIS crew works together one final time to try to save
      humanity in the 22nd Century.
      Wed 6PM "The Rescue - The Powerful Enemy" ep 1 of 2
      More tired than usual after the events in 22nd Century Earth, the
      1st Doctor is delighted that the TARDIS has arrived on Dido, a
      planet where the natives are peaceful and friendly. Evidence begins
      to point to the contrary, much to the Doctor's surprise.

      UKTV http://www.uktv.com.au
      Doctor Who 40th Anniversary Best Of Run
      Sat 8AM AEDT "The Two Doctors" all 3 pts (45 minute episodes)
      The 2nd Doctor, on a mission for the Time Lords, disappears in the
      melee when a research station is savagely attacked. The 6th Doctor
      and Peri must reconstruct what happened to the Doctor's earlier
      incarnation and complete the mission, whatever it was.
      Sat 10:30AM AEDT "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 13+14 of 14 (The
      Ultimate Foe all 2 pts)
      The 6th Doctor's trial grinds to a halt when the Master arrives with
      shocking revelations. This could be good news for the Doctor, but it
      may also be bad news for the future of the universe.


      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 "City Of Death" pts 3+4 of 4
      The theft of the Mona Lisa may provide the money to bankroll a
      disastrous trip to rewrite history.
      Thu "The Creature From The Pit" pts 1+2 of 4
      Fri "The Creature From The Pit" pts 3+4 of 4
      The Lady Adrasta runs the planet Chloris in a grip of fear and
      terror. The 4th Doctor and Romana battle wits with the lady in black.
      Sat "The Sun Makers" all 4 pts
      Taxes and bureaucracy leave humanity enslaved and enfeebled on the
      planet Pluto. The 4th Doctor and Leela try to bring the human spirit
      back to humanity.
      Sun "Underworld" all 4 pts
      The stupidest prats ever to get ahold of a spaceship emotionally
      blackmail the 4th Doctor and Leela into searching for the racebank
      that could rebuild their species. Based on the samples of Minyan
      life we see, you quickly find yourself rooting for this race's
      Mon "Nightmare Of Eden" pts 1+2 of 4
      Tue "Nightmare Of Eden" pts 3+4 of 4
      A spaceship accident unleashes wild animals and a dangerous narcotic.
      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
      Pre-empted by auction. Revenge Of The Cybermen concludes 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 2 (?) of 4
      Pre-empted by pledge drives for at least the next 2 weeks.

      WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
      analog 35
      digital 35-1 (34-1)
      Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
      Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
      Sat 11PM EST "Mawdryn Undead" pts 1+2 of 4
      Driven by revenge, the Black Guardian recruits a youth named
      Turlough to infiltrate the TARDIS crew and kill the 5th Doctor once
      and for all. Ok, twice and for all. Three times and for all. Gosh,
      Turlough's not that great an assassin.

      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
      Late Sat Mid EST "The Edge Of Destruction" movie (The Edge Of
      Destruction, The Brink Of Disaster)
      An explosion in the TARDIS leaves the 1st Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and
      Susan with hazy memories and distrust of each other.

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
      Sat 11PM EST "Paradise Towers" pts 3+4 of 4
      The 7th Doctor and Mel must get the factions living in the Towers to
      stop fighting long enough to keep the enemy from the basement from
      killing them all.

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9 - not on air
      Sat 11:40PM CDT "Full Circle" pt 4 of 4
      The Alzarians learn the truth about their past, present, and future.

      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 "Image Of The Fendahl" pts 1+2 of 4
      Scientists stumble across a skull that can unlock the secrets of 5
      million years ago, and destroy the world.

      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 "The Ambassadors Of Death" eps 2+3 of 7
      Sat 11PM MST "The Ambassadors Of Death" eps 4+5 of 7
      As astronauts return to Earth, the 3rd Doctor, Liz Shaw, and UNIT
      battle mysterious forces to learn the truth behind what happened to
      the men on Mars. Have they really come back?

      KUED/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT http://www.kued.org
      analog 7
      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 "The Visitation" pt 1 of 4
      In the 17th Century, the 5th Doctor and company run afoul of alien
      controlled villagers.

      KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA http://www.kbtc.org
      analog 28,15,65
      digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
      Seattle DirecTV 28,910
      Seattle Dish 28,8620
      Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PST "The Romans - Conspiracy" ep 3 of 4
      Sat 7:30PM, Late Sat 1AM PST "The Romans - Inferno" ep 4 of 4
      The 1st Doctor is in Rome, where Nero mistakes him for a famous lyre
      player. A lyre player who apparently had a secret agenda. Whatever
      it is, the Doctor has no plans to take part.
      Doctor Who 40th anniversary marathon December 6.

      KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org
      analog 54,25
      digital 50,58 - not on air
      San Francisco DirecTV 54,903
      San Francisco Dish 54,8234
      Monterey Dish 25,9190
      Next Doctor Who broadcast TBA.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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