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This Week In Doctor Who - February 9, 2005

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO February 9, 2005 - Vol 8, No 6 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. by Benjamin F. Elliott
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 9, 2005
      February 9, 2005 - Vol 8, No 6
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      We don't have a confirmed* date for the UK premiere of Doctor Who
      yet, but we do have confirmation on a radio behind the scenes
      documentary. "Project: Who" will air in 2 hourlong parts on Tuesdays
      22 and 29 March at 8:30PM GMT on BBC Radio 2
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/ . Hosted by veteran actor Patrick
      Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Dune, X-Men), the
      documentary will go behind the scenes of the new series and explore
      why Doctor Who is returning now. How will the show be launched and
      marketed around the world. A "dramatic" mix of clips, interviews,
      archive material, and music. Radio 2 is also promising to have a
      countdown to the new TV series, a mini-site devoted to the new show,
      and expect Doctor Who material on the Steve Wright afternoon show (2
      to 5PM GMT weekdays). Radio 2 can be heard over the airwaves in the
      UK, on UK digital TV, online with a live RealPlayer feed, and shows
      are available for a week via Listen Again (also RealPlayer).

      *Many people - myself included - believe the series will premiere on
      BBC One on 26 March. The speculation is that this documentary is
      being sandwiched for the Tuesday before and after the premiere. But
      until the BBC actually gives a date for the premiere, either in
      published TV listings or an announcement, I can't count it as

      It has come out that Doctor Who Confidential (BBC3's companion show)
      will have individual episode titles. The theme of each episode will
      tie into a theme in the Doctor Who episode that just aired and show
      how that theme has been explored in the original series. The first
      few episode titles for Confidential are now out - "Back From The
      Future", "Aliens - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly", "TARDIS tales".

      Since most of the Doctor Who episode titles seem confirmed at this
      point, we will add them to the column now. TBA = to be announced /
      unclear. Titles can always change before broadcast. This Week In
      Doctor Who does not consider episode titles to be spoilers - if a
      title spoils information, that is the fault of the person on the
      production team who decided on the title.

      WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org is the latest US
      station to announce that they have lost the rights to the original
      series. It is gone effective *March*. WYBE's full statement is at
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho/messages/277 .
      WYBE has aired Doctor Who since March 1999, running the series from
      Tom Baker through Sylvester McCoy twice, and now airing several
      early William Hartnell stories. Suspicion is that the last date will
      be February 26, though that cannot be confirmed unless WYBE does so
      or March listings appear with something else in the time slot.

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

      2005 AND BEYOND:

      DOCTOR WHO http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho
      Doctor: Christopher Eccleston
      Rose Tyler: Billie Piper
      Mickey Smith: Noel Clarke
      Jackie Tyler: Camille Coduri
      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: March?
      Total episodes for first series: 13
      45 minute episodes
      First broadcaster - BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone
      Overseas Sales
      1) CBC Canada http://www.cbc.ca/television
      2) Prime TV New Zealand http://www.primetv.co.nz
      Tie-In Series - Doctor Who Confidential - weekly on BBC Three right
      after each episode's premiere on BBC One.

      Doctor Who Episode Titles:
      1 - Rose
      2 - The End Of The World
      3 - The Unquiet Dead
      4 - Aliens Of London
      5 - 10 Downing Street
      6 - TBA
      7 - The Long Game
      8 - TBA
      9 - The Empty Child
      10 - The Doctor Dances
      11 - TBA
      12 - TBA
      13 - The Parting Of The Ways

      Doctor Who Confidential Episode Titles:
      1) Back From The Future
      2) Aliens: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
      3) TARDIS Tales


      BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho
      "Shada" - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. Remake of the classic
      unfinished Douglas Adams story. 6 episodes long.
      "The Scream Of The Shalka" - starring Richard E. Grant as The
      Doctor. 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 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.

      BBC Radio 2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2
      22 & 29 March - "Project: Who?" - 2 part documentary (1 hour per
      week) hosted by Patrick Stewart (I,Claudius, Dune, Star Trek: The
      Next Generation, The X-Files) going behind the scenes of the new
      Doctor Who series.
      Coming soon - Doctor Who mini-website on Radio 2's website. Radio 2
      is also expected to heavily promote the new series (particularly on
      the Steve Wright show 2PM to 5PM weekdays) - dates for those
      developments not known.

      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      Current Episode:
      Terrance Dicks is interviewed in part 2 of "The Greatest Generation
      of Doctor Who"
      Confirmed Future Episodes:
      2/15 - Jon Pertwee tribute (abridged encore)
      3/15 - Patrick Troughton tribute (new, he would have been 85 that
      4/15 - Jessica Carney, 30 years after the passing of her grandfather
      William Hartnell (new)
      5/15 - John Nathan-Turner tribute (encore)

      Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
      on Lifestyle Talk Radio (LTR) http://www.lifestyletalkradio.com
      and Business Talk Radio (BTR) http://www.businesstalkradio.net
      LTR Late Friday Midnight-2AM EST (9-11PM PST, 5-7AM GMT, 4-6PM AEDT)
      Live LTR Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14175
      BTR Late Sun/Early Mon 1-4AM EST (10PM-1AM PST, 6-9AM GMT, 5-8PM
      Live BTR Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
      Saturday 8-11PM EST (5-8PM PST) http://www.krradio.com (repeat of
      previous week's episode, online audio stream)
      Hour 1 - News & Comment. Hour 2 - Richard Herd (V, Seaquest DSV,
      Voyager); discussion on the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise.
      Hour 3 - BTR only. LiningUp.net's charity work, from Star Wars to
      Gallifrey One; Felix Silla of Buck Rogers and The Addams Family.



      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      (All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
      Saturday 7:05-9AM GMT "The Face Of Evil" movie
      Series 14, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The 4th Doctor's solo adventures may be at an end. There's a savage
      helping him investigate an evil god who looks and sounds just like
      him. This savage looks like she might be staying around for a while.
      Sunday 7:05-9AM GMT "The Robots Of Death" movie
      Series 14, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Robophobia - an irrational fear of robots. Once considered a side
      effect of watching episodes of "Small Wonder", it is now considered
      a genuine mental malady. Having a ship full of robots trying to kill
      you and your crew can make your latent issues come into sharp relief
      very quickly.
      19 February - "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" (6:05-9)
      20 February - "Horror Of Fang Rock" (7-9)
      26 February - "The Invisible Enemy"
      27 February - "Image Of The Fendahl"
      5 March - "The Sun Makers"
      6 March - "Underworld"
      12 March - "The Invasion Of Time"
      13 March - "The Ribos Operation"
      19 March - "The Pirate Planet"
      20 March - "City Of Death"
      26 & 27 March - pre-empted, Carry On movie marathon


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thursday 6:03PM "The Robots Of Death" pt 4 of 4
      Series 14, Episode 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      See UKTV Gold for story details.
      Monday 6:03PM "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pt 1 of 6
      Tuesday 6:03PM "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pt 2 of 6
      Wednesday 6:04PM "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" pt 3 of 6
      Series 14, Episodes 21 through 23. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      It was a dark and foggy night in London. A sense of foreboding and
      dread is about the place. Leela is having to dress formal for a
      night at the Theatre, and she's very annoyed.
      23 February - "Horror Of Fang Rock"


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      Daily 2AM EST (11PM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
      Wednesday "The Creature From The Pit" pts 1+2 of 4
      Thursday "The Creature From The Pit" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 17, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      A distress call brings the Doctor, Romana, and K9 to Chloris, a
      planet overgrown by vegetation. No one admits to sending a distress
      call, but everyone seems to be somewhat alarmed. Meanwhile, the
      Doctor tries to learn Tibetan.
      Friday "Nightmare Of Eden" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 17, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      A space accident traps two ships together, causing instability,
      murders, and a sudden drug outbreak.
      Saturday "The King's Demons" all 2 pts
      Series 20, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The 5th Doctor and his companions are hailed as demons.
      Sunday "Warriors Of The Deep" all 4 pts
      Series 21, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      In the 20th Century, humanity stopped both the Silurians and the Sea
      Devils from reconquesting the Earth. They had the help of the
      Doctor. Now, when both Silurians and Sea Devils turn up again, so
      does the Doctor.
      Monday "Nightmare Of Eden" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 17, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Tuesday "The Horns Of Nimon" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 17, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      A Black Hole in the middle of nowhere draws the attention of the
      TARDIS crew.
      17 February - "The Leisure Hive"
      19 February - "The Awakening"
      20 February - "Frontios"
      21 February - "Meglos"
      23 February - "Full Circle"
      25 February - "State Of Decay"
      26 February - "Planet Of Fire"
      27 February - "The Caves Of Androzani"
      1 March - "Warriors' Gate"
      3 March - "The Keeper Of Traken"
      5 March - "Destiny Of The Daleks" (Weekend stories jump to later Tom
      6 March - "City Of Death"

      WYBE Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org
      analog 35
      digital 35-1 (34-1)
      Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
      Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
      Saturday 11PM EST "The Keys Of Marinus" ep 1 of 6 (The Sea Of Death)
      Saturday 11:30PM EST "The Keys Of Marinus" ep 2 of 6 (The Velvet Web)
      Series 1, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: William Hartnell.
      A desperate guardian traps the 1st Doctor and his crew out of the
      TARDIS. He needs their help to recover keys to operate a machine to
      recreate harmony. No, this isn't The Key To Time - this is many
      seasons earlier.
      19 February - "The Keys Of Marinus" (The Screaming Jungle and The
      Snows Of Terror)
      26 February - "The Keys Of Marinus" (Sentence Of Death and The Keys
      Of Marnius)
      WYBE has to drop Doctor Who as of March, though they have not
      announced a specific final date.

      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), 62-2 (28-
      2), 36-2 (54-2)
      DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
      Baltimore Dish 22,8736
      Late Saturday Midnight-1:35AM EST "The Three Doctors" movie
      Series 10, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Time Lord civilization is brought to its knees by a malevolent power
      operating out of a Black Hole. The 3rd Doctor's help is needed. But
      he may need some additional help. Guest starring Patrick Troughton
      and William Hartnell as the 2nd and 1st incarnations of the Doctor.
      19 February - "Carnival Of Monsters"
      26 February - "Frontier In Space"
      5 March - "The Green Death" (or "Planet Of The Daleks")
      12 March - "The Time Warrior" (or "The Green Death")
      19 March - "Invasion Of The Dinosaurs" (or "The Time Warrior")
      26 March - "Death To The Daleks" (or "Invasion Of The Dinosaurs")

      WILL Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu
      analog 12
      digital 9 - not on air
      Champaign DirecTV 12
      Champaign Dish 12,7407
      Saturday 11:40PM CST "Enlightenment" pt 2 of 4
      Series 20, Episode 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Turlough cracks. The Black Guardian is manipulating the race to
      eliminate some of the ships. Tegan gains an unwanted admirer.
      19 February - "Enlightenment" pt 3
      26 February - "Enlightenment" pt 4 (final episode)

      IPTV Iowa http://www.sffn.com/ http://www.iptv.org
      analog 11, 32, 27, 12, 21, 24, 32, 36, 36
      digital 11-2 (50-2), 32-2 (35-2), 27-2 (28-2), 45, 25, 18, 33, 35, 34
      Des Moines DirecTV 11,474
      Des Moines Dish 11,9116
      Cedar Rapids DirecTV 12
      Cedar Rapids Dish 12,9161
      Omaha DirecTV 32
      Omaha Dish 32,9146
      Sioux City Dish 27,7195
      Quad Cities DirecTV 36
      Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
      Saturday 11:35PM CST "Time-Flight" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 19, Episodes 23 through 24. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Getting to Heathrow Airport was once very important to Tegan. Now
      more of a hollow achievement. The shell-shocked TARDIS crew regroup
      to help the British airplane industry track down a missing Concorde
      and its passengers. Evidence suggests that they may have been taken
      millions of years back in time.
      19 February - "Time-Flight" pts 3+4
      26 February - "Arc Of Infinity" pts 1+2

      KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/Richfield, UT
      analog 7
      digital 7-1 (42-1), 18-1, 19-1
      Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
      Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
      Saturday 11:30PM MST "Castrovalva" pt 3 of 4
      Series 19, Episode 3. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      As the 5th Doctor recovers, he finds that he can't remember the name
      of the male member of the TARDIS crew. There's Nyssa, Tegan, and,
      um, er ...
      19 February - "Castrovalva" pt 4
      26 February - "Four To Doomsday" pt 1

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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