THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - June 16, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 24
BBC Four http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour
has officially put The Web Of
Fear episode 1 on its schedule for June 26. The 1968 Pat Troughton
episode will air at 8:50PM BST. It is part of an evening of
programming looking at sci-fi/fantasy in the 60s. 7:50PM -
Alchemists Of Sound Radiophonic Workshop. 8:50PM - Doctor Who: The
Web Of Fear episode 1. 9:15PM - Time Shift: Fantasy Sixties. 9:55PM -
Adam Adamant Lives: The League Of Uncharitable Ladies. Speculation
about BBC Four's plans had been rife since they mentioned a sci-fi
night for that evening, put up a photo of a Cyberman from "The
Invasion" on their website, the Restoration Team
mentioned that an episode had been
provided to BBC Four for their use, and finally a moderator on the
BBC Four message board mentioned last week that they were trying to
clear The Web Of Fear episode 1 for broadcast. Thanks to those who
contacted me this week.
The Web Of Fear is among the Doctor Who stories that were lost with
the junkings of the 1970s. Only episode 1 survives as of this time.
After the early 70s, the only official appearances of this episode
have been during the BSB satellite channel's Doctor Who weekend in
1990 and in the 2003 VHS boxset of The Reign Of Terror. It stars Pat
Troughton as The Doctor, Frazer Hines as Jamie McCrimmon, Deborah
Watling as Victoria Waterfield, guest starring Jack Watling as
Professor Travers. The Yeti are back, and they're in London.
This marks the first broadcast of a Doctor Who episode on an over
the air BBC channel in the UK since episode 6 of Genesis Of The
Daleks on BBC Two in early 2000. (The Story Of Doctor Who on BBC One
in December 2003 doesn't count - it was a documentary.) It is
unknown if there will be any further Doctor Who repeats on the BBC
channels before the new series launches in 2005.
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
will jump out of the Peter Davison
stories mid-run effective July 5 to return to the start of the Tom
Baker era. BBC Kids jumped out of the Tom Baker stories mid-run for
Davison a few months back. Doctor Who continues to air 7 days a week
at 1AM and 3:30AM EDT (10PM and 12:30AM PDT), 2 episodes on weekdays
and complete stories on weekends.
Upcoming air dates of the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie on the Starz!
Encore Movie Pack:
Friday 18 June 7:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Friday 18 June 8:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - MOVIEplex
Friday 18 June 4:50PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Friday 18 June 5:50PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - MOVIEplex
Friday 18 June 11:10PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Late Friday 18 June 12:10AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - MOVIEplex
Tuesday 29 June 2:40PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed - Mystery
Corrections and updates are always welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
, TWIDW on AOL IM ,
and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. Here are the listings:
THE SECOND 40 YEARS:
Doctor: Christopher Eccleston
Rose Tyler: Billie Piper
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
"Shada" - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. Remake of the classic
unfinished Douglas Adams story. Episodes 1 and 2 now online. Episode
3 returns at Noon BST on June 22.
"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
Now an internet exclusive again. Next episode Friday June 18 - see
website for link at that time. Up first: David Butler, Department Of
Drama at the University of Manchester, on the upcoming
conference "Time And Relative Dimensions In Space: Critical
Perspectives On Doctor Who". Also, the entire Katy Manning interview
which has been delayed a few times. Old episodes:
A look into Billie Piper, companion in the new Doctor Who series.
Also, Katy Manning is interviewed at United Fan Con 2003, pt 1 of 2.
A tribute to Anthony Ainley (1932 - 2004), the Master in the 80s
Doctor Who stories. Paul Vanezis gives his thoughts.
Michael Sheard is the guest.
Week of July 1 - Liz Sladen.
Week of July 15 - Jon Pertwee tribute with brand new material.
Week of July 29 - Lars Pearson of Mad Norwegian Press.
Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
on Business Talk Network http://www.businesstalkradio.net
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-5AM EDT (11PM-2AM PDT, 7-10AM BST, 4-7PM AEST)
Live Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
Hour 1 - Sci-Fi News & Comment. Hour 2 - Guy Gross, composer of the
Farscape soundtrack, discusses the new mini-series. Hour 3 - Eric
Reynolds on "The Complete Peanuts, Volume 1" (postponed from earlier
THE FIRST 40 YEARS:
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
Saturday 7:05-9AM BST "City Of Death" movie
Series 17, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker. Twice before the
Doctor has vacationed in Paris with disastrous results. This will be
the third and last time. The 4th Doctor and Romana cross the path of
Scaroth, a creature desperate to undo a mistake he made millions of
years ago, regardless of the consequences to others.
Sunday 7:05-9AM BST "The Creature From The Pit" movie
Series 17, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker. On a planet
where someone took the words "save the rainforest" just a bit too
literally, the evil Lady Adrasta rules with a velvet glove.
Dissidents can expect to become after dinner snacks to a mysterious
creature that seems to have no business being on this world.
UKTV Gold + 1
Saturday 8:05-10AM BST "City Of Death" movie
Sunday 8:05-10AM BST "The Creature From The Pit" movie
Thursday 6:04PM "The Daemons" ep 1 of 5
Monday 6:04PM "The Daemons" ep 2 of 5
Tuesday 6:04PM "The Daemons" ep 3 of 5
Wednesday 6:03PM "The Daemons" ep 4 of 5
Series 8, Episodes 21 through 24. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Setting
himself up as a Vicar, the Master awaits the rising of Azal, a
Daemon who could give the Master enormous power. Or destroy the
Earth. Really depends on whether he liked his breakfast, I imagine.
Are you in a good mood or a petty mood?
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EDT (10PM + 12:30AM PDT) - 2 episodes
weekdays, full stories weekends)
Wednesday "The Caves Of Androzani" pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday "The Caves Of Androzani" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 21, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison. The 5th
Doctor's era ends on Androzani Minor, where a toxin is killing the
Doctor and Peri.
Friday "Castrovalva" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 19, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Peter Davison. The 5th
Doctor's era begins with a regeneration slowing failing, killing the
Doctor but not Peri. Peri's not around yet.
Saturday "The Caves Of Androzani" all 4 pts
Series 21, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Sunday "Castrovalva" all 4 pts
Monday "Castrovalva" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 19, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tuesday "Four To Doomsday" pts 1+2 of 4
Series 19, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Peter Davison. The 5th
Doctor, Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan arrive on a spaceship bound for
Earth. The inhabitants are highly advanced frogs on a mission of
Coming 5 July, Tom Baker stories return.
STARZ Movie Channels - Mystery http://www.starz.com
"Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
Friday 7:45AM, 4:50PM, + 11:10PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
The remains of the Master hijack the TARDIS, forcing a crash landing
in San Francisco on the eve of Y2K. A confluence of events will give
the Master and the Doctor new identities, while threatening the
destruction of Earth. The Doctor: Paul McGann and Slyvester McCoy.
Doctor Grace: Daphne Ashbrook. "Bruce": Eric Roberts.
STARZ Movie Channels - MOVIEplex http://www.starz.com
"Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
Friday 8:45AM, 5:50PM, + 12:10AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
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 Brain Of Morbius" pt 2 of 4
Series 13, Episode 18. Doctor: Tom Baker. The Sisterhood of Karn
have a cunning plan to keep the 4th Doctor's head from being used to
complete Morbius' body - burn the Doctor to death. An effective
plan, though the Doctor might raise an objection.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EDT "Timelash" 4 ep version, pts 3+4
Series 22, Episodes 11a through 11b. Doctor: Colin Baker. The 6th
Doctor and Herbert find that they must lead the Karfelons in a
revolt against the Borad. Meanwhile, Peri finds herself the victim
of a rather explosive marriage ceremony. Will a Morlox be a victim
of the King Kong trap?
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 "The Curse Of Peladon" movie
Series 9, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The 3rd Doctor
and Jo impersonate the ambassadors from Earth to find out which
delegate(s) are responsible for the death and destruction on Peladon.
WCET Cincinnati, OH http://cetconnect.org
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 11PM EDT "The Mind Robber" eps 4+5 of 5
Series 6, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Pat Troughton. "You can't
rewrite history, not one line!" Unless you're in the land of fiction
and everything that happens is a product of your writing. Then
maybe. Two of the weirdest episodes in the show's history.
WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CDT "Kinda" pt 4 of 4
Series 19, Episode 12. Doctor: Peter Davison. The Mara emerges,
hoping to conquer the Kinda.
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 DirecTV 32
Omaha Dish 32,9146
Sioux City Dish 27,7195
Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
Saturday 11:35PM CDT "City Of Death" pts 3+4 of 4
Series 17, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker. See UKTV Gold
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 "The Curse Of Peladon" eps 3+4 of 4
Series 9, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. See MPT for
Saturday 11PM MDT "The Sea Devils" eps 1+2 of 6
Series 9, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Visiting the
Master in prison, the 3rd Doctor and Jo find themselves caught up in
the mysterious disappearance of oil rigs.
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 "Terminus" pt 2 of 4
Series 20, Episode 14. Doctor: Peter Davison. Turlough and Tegan get
to know each other better. Nyssa's health deteriorates. The 5th
Doctor and the space pirates exchange criticism.
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 "Doctor Who and the Silurians" eps 3+4 of
Series 7, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The 3rd Doctor
tries to make peace between humans and silurians before a war can
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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