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This Week In Doctor Who - February 23, 2005

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO February 23, 2005 - Vol 8, No 8 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. by Benjamin F. Elliott
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 23, 2005
      February 23, 2005 - Vol 8, No 8
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      The new series inches ever closer. Which is another way to say that
      no news about the series run has come out since the last week's
      column. Rumors of course. Film crews from the BBC and the CBC were
      at the Gallifrey One convention http://www.gallifreyone.com ,
      presumably getting footage for documentaries or features on the new
      show. American Who & Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
      were also at the convention and were expected to focus part of their
      next audio shows on it.

      WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA http://www.wybe.org is saying its goodbyes
      to Doctor Who fans as their rights to the series end after the
      February 26 broadcast. A commercial is airing on the station saying
      how many Doctors and stories they have aired as they bid the show a
      fond farewell. In an e-mail to viewers, they wrote:

      `Thanks for your e-mail. Unfortunately, Dr. Who is scheduled to end
      soon. We no longer have the rights to air it. The BBC has decided to
      shop it around to commercial stations. If they have no success, I'm
      sure they will offer it again to public television and that WYBE
      would be very interested in airing it again.

      `I hope you enjoy Red Dwarf!

      Donna Grims
      Programming Coordinator
      WYBE Public Television'

      Ironically enough, WYBE premiered Doctor Who on Saturday March 6,
      1999. WHYY 12 (the better known PBS station in Philadelphia) decided
      to premiere the first 5 episodes of Red Dwarf VIII in a marathon at
      the same time. Now, Red Dwarf will air 2 episodes on WYBE Saturdays
      as Doctor Who's replacement.

      WILL 12 Urbana, IL http://www.will.uiuc.edu is also saying goodbye
      to Doctor Who on February 26 as previously announced. They have
      aired the series on its current run since November 2000, and also
      had a long run in the 1980s and 90s.

      Maryland Public TV http://www.mpt.org , Iowa Public TV
      http://www.iptv.org , and KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
      http://www.kued.org have Doctor Who scheduled into March, and have
      not announced the end of their runs as of this writing.

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


      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: Saturday 26 March 7:00PM GMT
      Total episodes for first series: 13
      45 minute episodes
      First broadcaster - BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone
      Tie-In Series - Doctor Who Confidential - weekly on BBC Three right
      after each episode's premiere on BBC One - Saturdays 7:45PM GMT?
      Overseas Sales
      1) CBC Canada http://www.cbc.ca/television
      2) Prime TV New Zealand http://www.primetv.co.nz - mid-2005? Prime
      will not be airing Doctor Who Confidential.

      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.

      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 Online 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.

      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 Invisible Enemy" movie
      Series 15, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      A parasite invades human minds in hopes of creating an army for his
      children to live in. When he finds a mind as powerful as the Doctor,
      hope and giddiness jump off the scale. Leela must save the Doctor's
      mind if the Doctor is going to save humanity.
      Sunday 7:05-9AM GMT "Image Of The Fendahl" movie
      Series 15, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      A specialized scanner is being used on Earth to learn the secrets of
      a 12 million year old skull. Alas, this type of scanner has the side
      effect of destroying any world it is used on (rather like the Eye Of
      Harmony and far too many objects that destroy planets as minor side
      effects). The 4th Doctor and Leela get involved to save the Earth
      and battle a menace from the prehistory of the Doctor's race.
      5 March - "The Sun Makers" (7:05AM)
      6 March - "Underworld" (7:05AM)
      12 March - "The Invasion Of Time" (6:05AM)
      13 March - "The Ribos Operation" (7:05AM)
      19 March - "The Pirate Planet" (7:05AM)
      20 March - "City Of Death" (7:05AM)
      26 & 27 March - pre-empted, Carry On movie marathon


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thursday 6:03PM "Horror Of Fang Rock" pt 2 of 4
      Monday 6:05PM "Horror Of Fang Rock" pt 3 of 4
      Tuesday 6:04PM "Horror Of Fang Rock" pt 4 of 4
      Series 15, Episodes 2 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      A lighthouse is threatened by a Rutan. The only one who can save the
      inhabitants is a funny man in a scarf. But he may be too late this
      Wednesday 6:05PM "The Invisible Enemy" pt 1 of 4
      Series 15, Episode 5. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      See UKTV Gold for story details.
      9 March - "Image Of The Fendahl"


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      Daily 2AM EST (11PM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
      Wednesday "Full Circle" pts 1+2 of 4
      Thursday "Full Circle" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 18, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The Time Lords ordered Romana back to Gallifrey. Will the 4th Doctor
      return her or let her escape? He'll have to find a way out of a
      pocket universe before any decision can be made. The deciders are
      having trouble deciding how to protect the people at the coming of
      Mistfall, with everyone boarding a ship that seems unable to fly.
      Friday "State Of Decay" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 18, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The Time Lords ordered ... you already know that. Searching for a
      bright point in this rather dull universe, the 4th Doctor and Romana
      land on a planet where civilization is decaying and vampires rule.
      It all seems dangerously familiar.
      Saturday "Planet Of Fire" all 4 pts
      Series 21, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      After the events of Resurrection Of The Daleks (which BBC Kids
      doesn't have the rights to), the Doctor visits Lanzarote to find
      out ... something or other. Honestly this story never made much
      sense to me. But you get the introduction of Peri and a return
      performance by Kamelion.
      Sunday "The Caves Of Androzani" all 4 pts
      Series 21, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The climatic end of the 5th Doctor's era. A visit to Androzani Minor
      turns tragic. Gun runners, a slightly psychotic robot maker, corrupt
      military, and a more corrupt President all make each other's lives
      very unpleasant. Worse, everyone seems eager to end the Doctor's
      life. But the greatest menace is the one you don't expect. One that
      doesn't think, doesn't feel, doesn't live. And it's about to nail a
      Time Lord and his companion.
      Monday "State Of Decay" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 18, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Tuesday "Warriors' Gate" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 18, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      At the border between universes, the Doctor is looking for a way
      home. Romana is just looking.
      3 March - "The Keeper Of Traken"
      5 March - "Destiny Of The Daleks" (Weekend stories jump to later Tom
      6 March - "City Of Death"
      7 March - "Logopolis"
      9 March - "Castrovalva"
      11 March - "Four To Domsday"
      12 March - "The Creature From The Pit"
      13 March - "Nightmare Of Eden"
      15 March - "Kinda"
      17 March - "The Visitation"
      19 March - "The Horns Of Nimon"
      20 March - "The Leisure Hive"


      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:
      2/24 - 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, 2-4AM GMT, 1-3AM 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)
      Hours 1&2 - News & Comment; Joey discusses this past week's
      Gallifrey One convention in LA http://www.gallifreyone.com ; review
      of the Region 1 DVD of Doctor Who - The Visitation; guests & segment
      order TBA. Hour 3 - BTR only. Nominees for the Nebula, Saturn, and
      Game Developers Choice Awards.

      **Final broadcast on WYBE**
      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 5 of 6 (Sentence Of Death)
      Saturday 11:30PM EST "The Keys Of Marnius" ep 6 of 6 (The Keys Of
      Series 1, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: William Hartnell.
      Since episode 5 aired by accident last week instead of episode 4, it
      remains unclear exactly which episodes will air. WYBE has a long
      proud history of accidentally airing the wrong episodes, and it
      seems oddly appropriate that Doctor Who ends its run in mild
      confusion. But sit back with some popcorn and some friends and cheer
      the Doctor on his final night in the Philadelphia area. And thank
      you to WYBE for 6 years of time travelling sci-fi excitement.
      **Final broadcast on WYBE**

      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 12:30-3AM EST "Frontier In Space" movie
      Series 10, Episodes 9 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Start time approximate after pledge drives. Unlikely to have any
      pledge drives during the show. The 3rd Doctor and Jo find themselves
      accused of being a spy by both sides of an intergalactic war that is
      just begging to get loose and slaughter people. Can the Doctor
      convince everyone that the Ogrons are the aggressors and find the
      mastermind behind it all before the frontier becomes a war zone? And
      what shocking cliffhanger will you never see the end of because the
      next story will be skipped? Stay up late this Saturday and find out!
      5 March - "The Green Death" (12:30AM)
      12 March - "The Time Warrior"
      19 March - "Invasion Of The Dinosaurs"
      26 March - "Death To The Daleks"

      **Final broadcast on WILL**
      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 4 of 4
      Series 20, Episode 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Turlough learns the secret of Enlightenment. The 5th Doctor finally
      meets the foe who has been stalking him for the past 3 stories. An
      air of finality is around, which works just fine - WILL's rights
      have run out. 4 1/4 years of airing Doctor Who this time around in
      addition to runs in their past.
      **Final broadcast on WILL**

      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 "Arc Of Infinity" pts 1+2 of 4
      Series 20, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      In time and space, the 5th Doctor's body is attacked by a being from
      another dimension who wishes to cross over. In Amsterdam, 2 very
      stupid teenagers have disappeared. Fortunately for them, one of them
      has a cousin named Tegan Jovanka.
      Pre-empted 5,12,+ 19 March for Festival pledge drive.
      26 March - "Arc Of Infinity" pts 3+4

      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 "Four To Doomsday" pt 1 of 4
      Series 19, Episode 5. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The 5th Doctor, Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan arrive on a space ship on
      its way to Earth on a mission of peace. It seems that these beings
      have been to Earth before.
      5 March - "Four To Doomsday" pt 2

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2005.
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