This Week In Doctor Who - April 14, 2004
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - April 14, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 15
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts around the world.
Upcoming airings of Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D. on Showtime
Greats in Australia:
All airings Australian Eastern Standard Time:
Late Monday 4 May - 12:10AM
Early Sunday 9 May - 4:45AM
Late Wednesday 12 May - 3:05AM
Early Saturday 22 May - 5:25AM
Late Monday 24 May - 2AM
The South African variant of the Sci-Fi Channel appears to have lost
its web presence. It had been part of the UK Sci-Fi Channel's
website http://www.uk.scifi.com . With the UK version's online
redesign, the South African information has disappeared. It had been
occasionally airing the 1996 TV Movie and a special on 1960s Sci-Fi
with a focus on Doctor Who. If anyone reading the list lives in
South Africa and knows of another source for listings for that
channel, please e-mail. For some reason, there does not seem to be
any online TV listings for countries in Africa (not counting BBC
Prime's info for their own channel).
With the new series coming, I am gradually finding sources for TV
listings for any many portions of the world as possible. Call me
optimistic that the new series will sell to many countries.
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 SECOND 40 YEARS:
Doctor: Christopher Eccleston
Rose Tyler: TBA
Written by: Russell T. Davies (8 episodes), Steven Moffatt (2
episodes), Paul Cornell (1 episode), Rob Shearman (1 episode), Mark
Gattiss (1 episode)
Original Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Premieres: 2005 (date TBA)
Total episodes for first series: 13
First broadcaster - BBC One
45 minute episodes
"The Scream Of The Shalka" - Richard E. Grant is The Doctor in a
fully animated 6 episode story. The Shalka prepare to conquer the
Earth from below. Unfortunately for them, the Doctor is back.
"Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen. 6 episode
illustrated audio tale. The 6th Doctor and Evelyn Smythe research a
temple that has been yanking scientists out of time. The secrets of
the temple threaten the future and past of two species. Viewer
discretion advised for the illustrations of episodes 4 through 6.
American Who http://www.americanwho.net
Next episode airs Monday April 26 at 5AM EDT. Previous episodes:
Two hour Easter special edition. An extended interview with Barry
Letts, along with a few surprises. Barry discusses being producer
from 1970 to 1974, casting Tom Baker, being executive producer, and
Arnold T. Blumberg discusses the casting of Christopher Eccleston as
Charles Martin discusses the writers for the new series.
Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon in the 2nd Doctor stories) remembers
Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
on Business Talk Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EDT (11PM-3AM PDT, 7-11AM BST, 4-8PM AEST)
Live Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
Hour 1 - News & comment. Hour 2 - author R. A. Salvatore. Hour 3 -
authors Tracy and Kaura Hickman. Hour 4 - Phil Platt, the "bad
THE FIRST 40 YEARS:
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Saturday 7-9AM BST "The Robots Of Death" movie
Series 14, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker. Leela seems to
appear out of thin air, as UKTV Gold avoids The Face Of Evil. A
Sandminer on an ore exploration is rapidly losing its crew to grisly
murders. The 4th Doctor suspects that the cuddly sweet robots could
be responsible, so naturally no one believes him.
Sunday 7-10AM BST "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" movie
Series 14, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker. The magical
murdering tour continues as the 4th Doctor and Leela stumble across
a 51st Century war criminal killing people in the 19th Century to
keep himself alive after a scientific experiment goes wrong.
UKTV Gold + 1
Saturday 8-10AM BST "The Robots Of Death" movie
Sunday 8-11AM BST "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" movie
ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv http://www.varos.net/drwho/
Thursday 6:04PM "The Ambassadors Of Death" ep 7 of 7
Series 7, Episode 18. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Black & White version.
General Carrington plans to use the 3 aliens to start a War between
Earth and Mars.
Monday 6:05PM "Inferno" ep 1 of 7
Tuesday 6:05PM "Inferno" ep 2 of 7
Wednesday 6:04PM "Inferno" ep 3 of 7
Series 7, Episodes 19 through 21. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Colour. While
U*N*I*T helps out with security at a top secret drilling project,
the 3rd Doctor takes the opportunity to try to fix the TARDIS
console. His efforts are interrupted when a rift between dimensions
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EST (10PM + 12:30AM PST) - 2 episodes
weekdays, full stories weekends) (EDT and PDT from Sunday)
Wednesday "Mawdryn Undead" pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday "Mawdryn Undead" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 20, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison. Aka The 2
Brigadiers. The 5th Doctor and crew find themselves split between
1977 and 1983. In 1977, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart is a lot of
help. In 1983, less so.
Friday "Terminus" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 20, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Peter Davison. Sabotage
causes the TARDIS' dimensions to break down in deep space. Bailing
out, the 5th Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa, and Turlough find themselves on a
ship headed for the center of the universe.
Saturday "Planet Of Fire" all 4 pts
Series 21, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison. After
Tegan's departure in Resurrection Of The Daleks (not currently
available in the syndication package), the 5th Doctor and Turlough
arrive on a Mediterranean island. An alien artefact grabs the
Doctor's interest, Turlough's horror, and draws the attention of a
girl named Peri.
Sun "The Caves Of Androzani" all 4 pts
Series 21, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison. The 5th
Doctor's final adventure sees him and Peri facing off against gun
runners, a military assault, and a passionate madman. BBC Kids is
cycling back to the first Peter Davison story on 24 April.
Monday "Terminus" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 20, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison. The Garm
holds the key to the future and past of Terminus.
Tuesday "Enlightenment" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 20, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison. A boat
race in space and a mysterious message from the White Guardian begin
to clue the 5th Doctor in that evil is among the TARDIS crew.
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
Saturday 11PM EDT "The Android Invasion" pt 1 of 4
Series 13, Episode 13. Doctor: Tom Baker. The 4th Doctor and Sarah
arrive back on Earth at a cozy English village. So cozy that hardly
anyone's around. Hardly anyone human, at least.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EDT "The Twin Dilemma" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 21, Episodes 23 through 24. Doctor: Colin Baker. The 6th
Doctor's regeneration instability continues to plague him as he
tries to outwit his old friend Azmael. Azmael has handed his world
over to Mestor and his species of ruthless 5 foot tall slugs. Mestor
hopes to conquer the galaxy. And make life slightly inconvenient for
those twins over there.
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 Saturday Mid EDT "Spearhead From Space" movie
Series 7, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The Doctor,
regenerated and roughed over by the Time Lords, lands on Earth in
the middle of an effort by the Nestene Consciousness to invade. The
Nestenes need plastic. Good thing they invaded 30 years ago instead
of now. Look at how much plastic we have now. We wouldn't stand a
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 11PM EDT "Patrick Troughton episodes"
Doctor: Patrick Troughton. Episodes TBA. If WCET's cryptic
description of "Patrick Troughton" is correct, then the first 2
episodes of The Tomb Of The Cybermen would be the most likely to
air. Previously WCET's practice has been to skip the Hartnell and
Troughton stories, going to Spearhead From Space, the first Jon
Pertwee installment. Pre-empted next week by auction.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CDT "Castrovalva" pt 3 of 4
Series 19, Episode 3. Doctor: Peter Davison. The 5th Doctor finds
himself in a city where everything seems to be in four places at
once. And he's forgotten the name of Ad ... A ... who was that
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
Saturday 11:35PM CDT "The Androids Of Tara" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 16, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker. Romana has
been promised a Royal Wedding and a Royal Funeral - possibly on the
same day. Secret passages, dopplegangers, and a very wet robotic dog
in the conclusion of the 4th story in the Key To Time saga.
KBDI Denver, CO http://www.kbdi.org
digital 12-1 (38-1)
Denver DirecTV 12,910
Denver Dish 12,8211
Late Friday 12:30AM MDT "Colony In Space" eps 3+4 of 6
Saturday 11PM MDT "Colony In Space" eps 5+6 of 6
Series 8, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The 3rd
Doctor matches wits with the Master on a planet fought over by
miners and farmers. The Master believes that a weapon lives on the
planet which could offer him ultimate power. But those miners and
farmers won't let the Doctor and the Master have any time to fight
it out. Pre-empted next week for pledge specials.
KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/Richfield, UT
digital 7-1 (42-1), 18-1 (18-1), 19-1 (19-1)
Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
Saturday 11:30PM MDT "Snakedance" pt 1 of 4
Series 20, Episode 5. Doctor: Peter Davison. Tegan suffers a relapse
as the Mara once again tries to invade her mind. The 5th Doctor and
Nyssa seek means to treat her.
KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA http://www.kbtc.org
digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
Seattle DirecTV 28,910
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Saturday 7PM + 12:30AM PDT "The Mind Robber" eps 3,4,+5 of 5
Series 6, Episodes 8 through 10. Doctor: Patrick Troughton. 3
episodes tonight as the 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe seek a way out of
the Land of Fiction. To escape, they must deal with the Master (no,
not that Master). Surreal, wild, and unlike almost any other Doctor
Who TV story.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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