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This Week In Doctor Who - November 19, 2003

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    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 19, 2003 by Benjamin F. Elliott Vol 6, No 47 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 19, 2003
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Vol 6, No 47
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
      thisweekindoctorwho-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

      Doctor Who's 40th anniversary is here. A few brief notes before
      going into the full schedules.

      BBC1, BBC2, CBBC, and BBC Prime will be airing a Blue Peter episode
      focusing on Doctor Who's 40th anniversary over the next week or so.
      BBC1 and BBC Prime will also be carrying the annual Children In Need
      fundraiser, which will include a Dead Ringers produced event -
      Doctor Who meets The Weakest Link gameshow. That will air in either
      the 8PM or 11PM GMT half-hour depending on which listings source you
      believe. The telethon airs all evening.

      The UK Gold schedules are tentative. After weeks where no detailed
      info for the anniversary weekend was available (apart from one
      rumored schedule that turned out to be wrong), variants of a final
      schedule have come out. No two variants seem to agree, as there are
      slight differences in start times between them. The big details -
      Planet Of Fire, The Five Doctors, and the Doctor Who TV Movie are
      not airing, though they were mentioned before. The Two Doctors *is*
      airing. The Curse Of Fatal Death is airing on both days, probably in
      4 parts. And when dealing with marathons like this you have to
      assume that shows could start early or late. For the column I am
      using the start times from the UK Gold website, but assuming that
      Curse Of Fatal Death will be 4 parts and putting the 4th part in the
      appropriate spot, while UK Gold's website only notes 3 episodes for
      Fatal Death on either day. UK Gold is planning to run a number of
      specially produced features. I am guessing that those features will
      run in the 5 to 15 minute blocks where UK Gold has no specific
      information, and have labeled those sections "Short Feature".

      UKTV Australia will not air a Doctor Who special at 8:30PM on 23
      November as originally indicated. Their 40th anniversary programming
      will end with the 22 November programmes, which seem to be the end
      of their current Who run.

      The radio National Service in New Zealand will air the Doctor Who
      audio story "Slipback" over the next 6 Sundays at 4:50PM, starting
      on 23 November. There does not appear to be a way to listen to this
      service online, so it'll be a New Zealand only situation. The rest
      of the world can still listen to Slipback edited into 3 episodes on
      BBC7 over the next 3 Saturdays.

      Looking ahead to December, KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA
      http://www.kbtc.org will be celebrating Doctor Who's 40th
      anniversary with a marathon on December 6. Iowa Public TV
      http://www.iptv.org is indicating on their website that they will
      have a Friday pledge night for Doctor Who on December 5. And
      there's "The Story Of Doctor Who", BBC One's 40th anniversary Who
      documentary which does *not* have a scheduled air date yet. I keep
      seeing people in online forums asking when the special will air. If
      the schedulers at BBC One had decided when the special would air
      yet, they'd have announced it already. We'll all know soon enough.

      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:

      RADIO/INTERNET:

      BBCi http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/shalka
      "The Scream Of The Shalka" - episode 1 online now, episode 2
      premieres Thursday 20 November. The Ninth Doctor is reluctantly
      drawn into the plight of a small English village threatened by an
      alien menace. Richard E. Grant is The Doctor.
      older online dramas:
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/shada
      "Shada" - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/realtime
      "Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen

      BBC 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
      Wed - Fri 6PM + Mid GMT "The Paradise Of Death" pts 1 - 3 of 5
      Sat 6:40PM + 12:40AM GMT "Slipback" 3 pt version, pt 1
      Mon - Tue 6PM + Mid GMT "The Paradise Of Death" pts 4 - 5 of 5

      New Zealand Radio (National Service) http://www.radionz.co.nz/nr/f-
      nr.htm
      Sun 4:50PM "Slipback" pt 1 of 6
      The 1985 Colin Baker Doctor Who radio story airs in its original
      episodic format over the next 6 Sundays throughout New Zealand. No
      known internet feed.

      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/who/111703.mp3
      40th Anniversary special. Joey Reynolds' exclusive interview with
      original series producer Verity Lambert, conducted days after the
      announcement of the revival of Doctor Who.
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/who/110403.mp3
      Dan Harris discusses the Sci-Fi Sea Cruise.
      Tentative upcoming schedule:
      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 on the return of Doctor Who and
      doing the DVD commentaries.

      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 - news and comment. Hour 3 - Greg Bear, sci-fi author.
      Hour 4 - Thomas Duxbury, project manager of NASA Stardust.

      TV:

      UK:

      BBC1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone/
      Fri 5PM GMT "Blue Peter" - 21 November 2003
      The Blue Peter show celebrates the 40th anniversary of Doctor Who.
      Includes classic clips, a competition to guess the monster while
      blindfolded, and a previous Doctor testing his knowledge of the
      series against a young fan. Guest starring The Daleks, The Cybermen,
      The Sea Devils, The Silurians, and some Voc Robots, courtesy of Hyde
      Fundraisers.
      Fri 7-10PM, 10:30PM-2AM GMT "Children In Need 2003"
      Annual telethon in the UK. The Dead Ringers team will host a Doctor
      Who version of The Weakest Link in either the 8PM or 11PM half-hour
      (TV listings are contradicting on this point).

      BBC2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo/
      Mon 8:05AM GMT "Blue Peter" - 21 November 2003
      Repeat of the Friday Blue Peter programme.

      CBBC http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/
      Mon 8:30AM GMT "Blue Peter" - 21 November 2003
      Repeat of the Friday Blue Peter programme.

      UK Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      Wed 6PM GMT "Full Circle" 2 ep version, pt 1
      Thu 6PM GMT "Full Circle" 2 ep version, pt 2
      Fri 6PM GMT "State Of Decay" 2 ep version, pt 1
      Doctor Who @ 40 Marathon - Saturday & Sunday
      Sat 7AM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sat 7:05AM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sat 7:15AM GMT "The Tomb Of The Cybermen" movie
      Sat 9:15AM GMT "Doctor Who and the Curse Of Fatal Death" pt 1 of 4
      Sat 9:25AM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sat 9:35AM GMT "The Caves Of Androzani" movie
      Sat 11:35AM GMT "Doctor Who and the Curse Of Fatal Death" pt 2 of 4
      Sat 11:45AM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sat 11:55AM GMT "The Daemons" movie
      Sat 2:25PM GMT "Doctor Who and the Curse Of Fatal Death" pt 3 of 4
      Sat 2:40PM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sat 2:45PM GMT "Adventures In Space And Time" documentary
      Sat 3:40PM GMT "Doctor Who and the Curse Of Fatal Death" pt 4 of 4
      Sat 3:55PM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sat 4PM GMT "The Two Doctors" movie
      Sat 6:45PM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sun 7AM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sun 7:05AM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sun 7:15AM GMT "The Time Meddler" movie (The Watcher, The Meddling
      Monk, A Battle Of Wits, Checkmate)
      Sun 9:15AM GMT "Doctor Who and the Curse Of Fatal Death" pt 1 of 4
      Sun 9:25AM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sun 9:35AM GMT "Dragonfire" movie
      Sun 11AM GMT "Doctor Who and the Curse Of Fatal Death" pt 2 of 4
      Sun 11:10AM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sun 11:20AM GMT "Attack Of The Cybermen" movie
      Sun 1:20PM GMT "Doctor Who and the Curse Of Fatal Death" pt 3 of 4
      Sun 1:30PM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sun 1:35PM GMT "Carnival Of Monsters" 1999 documentary
      Sun 2:15PM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sun 2:25PM GMT "Pyramids Of Mars" movie
      Sun 4:25PM GMT "Doctor Who and the Curse Of Fatal Death" pt 4 of 4
      Sun 4:35PM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sun 4:40PM GMT "The Three Doctors" movie
      Sun 6:50PM GMT "Short Feature"
      Mon 6PM GMT "State Of Decay" 2 ep version, pt 2
      Tue 6PM GMT "Warriors' Gate" 2 ep version, pt 1

      UK Gold + 1
      Wed 7PM GMT "Full Circle" 2 ep version, pt 1
      Thu 7PM GMT "Full Circle" 2 ep version, pt 2
      Fri 7PM GMT "State Of Decay" 2 ep version, pt 1
      Doctor Who @ 40 Marathon - Saturday & Sunday
      Sat 8AM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sat 8:05AM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sat 8:15AM GMT "The Tomb Of The Cybermen" movie
      Sat 10:15AM GMT "Doctor Who and the Curse Of Fatal Death" pt 1 of 4
      Sat 10:25AM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sat 10:35AM GMT "The Caves Of Androzani" movie
      Sat 12:35PM GMT "Doctor Who and the Curse Of Fatal Death" pt 2 of 4
      Sat 12:45PM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sat 12:55PM GMT "The Daemons" movie
      Sat 3:25PM GMT "Doctor Who and the Curse Of Fatal Death" pt 3 of 4
      Sat 3:40PM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sat 3:45PM GMT "Adventures In Space And Time" documentary
      Sat 4:40PM GMT "Doctor Who and the Curse Of Fatal Death" pt 4 of 4
      Sat 4:55PM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sat 5PM GMT "The Two Doctors" movie
      Sat 7:45PM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sun 8AM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sun 8:05AM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sun 8:15AM GMT "The Time Meddler" movie (The Watcher, The Meddling
      Monk, A Battle Of Wits, Checkmate)
      Sun 10:15AM GMT "Doctor Who and the Curse Of Fatal Death" pt 1 of 4
      Sun 10:25AM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sun 10:35AM GMT "Dragonfire" movie
      Sun Noon GMT "Doctor Who and the Curse Of Fatal Death" pt 2 of 4
      Sun 12:10PM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sun 12:20PM GMT "Attack Of The Cybermen" movie
      Sun 2:20PM GMT "Doctor Who and the Curse Of Fatal Death" pt 3 of 4
      Sun 2:30PM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sun 2:35PM GMT "Carnival Of Monsters" 1999 documentary
      Sun 3:15PM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sun 3:25PM GMT "Pyramids Of Mars" movie
      Sun 5:25PM GMT "Doctor Who and the Curse Of Fatal Death" pt 4 of 4
      Sun 5:35PM GMT "Short Feature"
      Sun 5:40PM GMT "The Three Doctors" movie
      Sun 7:45PM GMT "Short Feature"
      Mon 7PM GMT "State Of Decay" 2 ep version, pt 2
      Tue 7PM GMT "Warriors' Gate" 2 ep version, pt 1

      EUROPE/AFRICA/ASIA:

      BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com
      Fri 8-11PM, 11:30PM-2:30AM CET "Children In Need 2003"
      Simulcast of telethon on BBC1, including the Doctor Who Weakest Link
      segment, which will air in either the 9PM or Midnight half-hour,
      depending on which TV listings are right.
      Friday 28 November 8:30AM + 4:05PM CET - the 21 November edition of
      Blue Peter, described above, may have additional airings

      AUSTRALIA:

      ABC http://www.varos.net/drwho/ http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      ABC's website is featuring The Romans as their 40th anniversary
      celebration of Doctor Who.
      Thu 6PM "The Rescue - Desperate Measures" ep 2 of 2
      Mon 6PM "The Romans - The Slave Traders" ep 1 of 4
      Tue 6PM "The Romans - All Roads Lead To Rome" ep 2 of 4
      Wed 6PM "The Romans - Conspiracy" ep 3 of 4

      UKTV http://www.uktv.com.au
      Sat 8AM AEDT "Survival" all 3 pts
      Sat 9:30AM AEDT "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      Sun 8:30PM AEDT (No Doctor Who Special After All)
      This would appear to be the end of the current run of Doctor Who on
      UKTV Australia.

      CANADA/USA:

      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 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 Invasion Of Time" all 6 pts
      3:30AM rerun pre-empted
      Sun 10AM EST/7AM PST "The Ark In Space" all 4 pts
      Sun Noon EST/9AM PST "Genesis Of The Daleks" all 6 pts
      Sun 3PM EST/Noon PST "Pyramids Of Mars" all 4 pts
      Sun 5PM EST/2PM PST "The Deadly Assassin" all 4 pts
      Sun 7PM EST/4PM PST "The Robots Of Death" all 4 pts
      Sun 9PM EST/6PM PST "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" all 6 pts
      Late Sun Mid EST/9PM PST "The Pirate Planet" all 4 pts
      Late Sun 2AM EST/11PM PST "City Of Death" all 4 pts
      Late Sun 4AM EST/1AM PST "Logopolis" all 4 pts
      Mon "The Leisure Hive" pts 3+4 of 4
      Tue "Meglos" pts 1+2 of 4

      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" pt 4 of 4
      Pre-empted by pledge special next week.

      WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY http://www.wcny.org
      analog 24, 59
      digital 24-1 (25-1)
      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 3+4 of 4

      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 Keys Of Marinus" movie (The Sea Of Death, The
      Velvet Web, The Screaming Jungle, The Snows Of Terror, Sentence Of
      Death, The Keys Of Marinus)

      WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
      analog 48
      digital 48-2 (34-2)
      Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
      Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
      Sat 11PM EST "Delta And The Bannermen" pts 1+2 of 3

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9 - not on air
      Sat 11:41PM CDT "State Of Decay" pt 1 of 4

      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 3+4 of 4
      Looks like a Doctor Who pledge event on December 5.

      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" pts 4+5 of 7
      Late Fri 1:30AM, Sat 11PM MST "The Ambassadors Of Death" pts 6+7 of 7
      Pre-empted next week for pledge drive.

      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 2 of 4
      Pre-empted next week for pledge drive.

      KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA http://www.kbtc.org
      analog 28,15,65
      digital 28-1 (27-1), 19
      Seattle DirecTV 28,910
      Seattle Dish 28,8620
      Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PST "The Web Planet - The Web Planet" ep 1
      of 6
      Sat 7:30PM, Late Sat 1AM PST "The Web Planet - The Zarbi" ep 2 of 6
      KBTC will celebrate Doctor Who's 40th anniversary with a marathon on
      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.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2003.
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