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This Week In Doctor Who - Canada Series Premiere Week! - March 30, 2005

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - CANADA SERIES PREMIERE WEEK! March 30, 2005 - Vol 8, No 13 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. by Benjamin F.
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 30, 2005
      March 30, 2005 - Vol 8, No 13
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      Saturday 2 April:
      BBC One - 7PM - Doctor Who: The End Of The World
      BBC Three - 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential - Aliens: The Good, The
      Bad, and The Ugly
      Sunday 3 April:
      BBC Three - 7PM - Doctor Who: The End Of The World
      Tuesday 5 April:
      CBC - 8PM - Doctor Who: Rose (Canadian premiere) (8:30PM

      Congratulations to the new Doctor Who series and all involved. The
      series won its timeslot on BBC One and the programmes on BBC Three
      did very well for them. Ratings in the UK get refined as recordings
      of the show are counted over the next week. Final results will be a
      little higher assuming anyone recorded the show because they
      couldn't see it live. Final numbers should be out from Barb
      http://www.barb.co.uk next week.

      UK Overnight Average Ratings (Premiere Weekend):
      BBC1 26 March - Doctor Who: Rose - 9.9411 million average (43.20%
      BBC1 26 March - Doctor Who - A New Dimension - 4.05670 million
      average (26.08% share)
      BBC3 26 March - Doctor Who Confidential - Back From The Future -
      820,630 thousand average (5.45% share)
      BBC 3 27 March - Doctor Who: Rose - 484,020 (3.51% share)

      Ok, that was under-reacting a bit. The ratings were FANTASTIC!!!!!
      The BBC put up a news article about the ratings
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4385801.stm .
      The BBC's press campaign clearly paid off. 12 episodes to go.

      Digital viewers in the UK noticed momentary sound problems on the
      digital version of the BBC One broadcast, as audio from BBC Three's
      Strictly Dance Fever tie-in show bled through. This was not present
      on the Digital BBC One Scotland feed, as they were using a slightly
      different version of the episode (no next week preview) to get done
      in time for a football match. Analogue viewers apparently had no
      sound problems, and BBC Three's Sunday encore had no problems.

      Now there is the Canadian launch to look forward to. The aspect
      ratio of the show has not been announced yet. Some areas of Canada
      have an HDTV feed - if the CBC were to get the 16:9 widescreen
      version of the show, it will air in full widescreen on this feed,
      with 16:9 letterbox on analogue. Or the CBC might have a 14:9
      version of the show like BBC One Analogue had. Tune in Tuesday to
      the CBC and find out. Many cable and satellite viewers *in Canada*
      have access to multiple time zone versions of the CBC, so hopefully
      no one will miss the show.

      Note: if you are trying to watch the CBC
      http://www.cbc.ca/television from the US to see Doctor Who, be
      advised. 1) Doctor Who is airing at 8PM in each time zone, not the
      8PM Eastern/Pacific, 7PM Central Mountain that US networks like to
      do. So in some areas you have to choose between Doctor Who and
      American Idol, in other areas between Doctor Who and House. 2) Make
      sure your local CBC station is in the same time zone as you - if not
      Doctor Who could air at 7 or 9PM your time and you'd need to watch
      at the right time or miss it. 3) CBC is not on any satellite systems
      you are intended to get in the US - if you attempt to obtain
      Canadian satellite service, you operate at your own risk. 4) If you
      are much beyond the over the air reception range of a CBC station,
      you will be unlikely to get CBC on cable - if you can get CBC over
      the air, the chance of it also being on cable is good. While I
      cannot get CBC here in Virginia, I hope everyone in the border parts
      of the US (Seattle, Detroit, Buffalo, etc) who want to see Doctor
      Who can.

      Italy makes five. The Media Guardian website
      http://www.media.guardian.co.uk reports in an article on upcoming
      Doctor Who toy merchandise that Sky Italia's entertainment channel
      Canal Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it has purchased the series
      (premiere date unknown). This makes the 5th broadcaster to agree to
      air the series to date (BBC One UK, CBC Canada, Prime TV New
      Zealand, Nederland 3 Netherlands, and Jimmy in Italy). It looks like
      the first cable/satellite only network to acquire the show - the
      other 4 broadcast over the air as well.

      Shortly before this week's edition came out, I spotted a mention on
      the Outpost Gallifrey forum that Canal Jimmy also airs in France.
      The French Jimmy is http://www.canaljimmy.fr . The schedule is
      different, so it should not be assumed that Doctor Who will air on
      Jimmy in France just because it'll be on Jimmy
      http://www.jimmy140.it in Italy. We can't count France in
      the "bought Doctor Who" category yet, though at least parts of the
      country can get BBC One and see the show direct from the source.

      As of this date, there has been no Australian sale. There is lots of
      speculation that ABC in Australia will buy the series after they
      have viewed and evaluated all 13 episodes, the latest from the Media
      Guardian article that noted the sale to Canal Jimmy.

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


      New Series General Information:


      BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone
      Saturday 7PM BST Doctor Who 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      16:9 Widescreen Digital
      14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
      The 2nd episode of the new series premieres.
      Future Doctor Who Episodes:
      9 April - 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      16 April - 1-04 "Aliens Of London"
      23 April - 1-05 "World War Three"
      30 April - 1-06 "Dalek"
      7 May - 1-07 "The Long Game"
      14 May - 1-08 "TBA"
      21 May - 1-09 "The Empty Child"
      28 May - 1-10 "The Doctor Dances"
      4 June - 1-11 "Boom Town"
      11 June - 1-12 "TBA"
      18 June - 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways"

      BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree
      Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential/
      Saturday 7:45PM GMT DrWho Confidential 1-02 "Aliens: The Good, the
      Bad and the Ugly"
      Tie-in documentary series continues. Episode will go to the website
      after broadcast.
      Sunday 7PM BST Doctor Who 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      16:9 Widescreen
      Further Doctor Who Confidential Episodes:
      9 April - 1-03 "TARDIS Tales"
      16 April - 1-04 "I Get A Side-Kick Out Of You"
      23 April - 1-05 "Life On Earth"
      30 April - 1-06 "The Daleks"
      7 May - 1-07 "The Dark Side"
      14 May - 1-08 "A Time And A Place"
      21 May - 1-09 "FX"
      28 May - 1-10 "The Weird Science Of Doctor Who"
      4 June - 1-11 "Unsung Heroes And Violent Death"
      11 June - 1-12 "The Cult Of Who"
      18 June - 1-13 "Finale"
      Doctor Who series repeats air Sundays 7PM after their BBC One
      10 April - "Doctor Who Uncovered" 7:45 to 8PM BST
      Outpost Gallifrey http://www.gallifreyone.com notes that this is a
      radio program airing on BBC Three TV after their showing of "The
      Unquiet Dead". There is no word on the content of this program.

      BBC Radio Wales http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/radiowales/
      Saturday 1:06PM Sunday 5:30PM BST "Dr Who Back In Time" pt 2 of 2
      Radio documentary on the return of Doctor Who and its Welsh history,
      from Terry Nation to the present. Should be available on Listen
      Again later.

      BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho
      Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential
      1-01 "Back From The Future"
      1-02 "Aliens: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" - expected online
      after BBC Three broadcast
      "Project: Who" (audio) - both 1 hour episodes
      Various Video Diaries and trailers.


      CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
      Tuesday 8PM (8:30PM Newfoundland) Doctor Who 1-01 "Rose"
      Aspect ratio unknown. Canadian premiere of Doctor Who! Doctor Who
      faces his greatest enemy ever - American Idol.
      12 April - 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      19 April - 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      26 April - 1-04 "Aliens Of London"


      Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
      Doctor Who premiere TBA.
      Aspect ratio unknown.


      Nederland 3 http://portal.omroep.nl/ned3
      Doctor Who premiere 2006?


      Canal Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it
      Doctor Who premiere TBA.



      BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/classic.shtml
      "Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen. 6 episodes. The
      Doctor and Evelyn Smythe research a temple that has been yanking
      scientists out of time, bringing them face to face with the future
      of the Cybermen.
      "Shada" - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. 6 episodes. A retired
      Time Lord in Cambridge needs the Doctor's help to recover a Time
      Lord book before the corrupt scientist Skagra can find it.
      "The Scream Of The Shalka" - starring Richard E. Grant. 6 episode
      story. The Shalka prepare to conquer the Earth from below. Can the
      Doctor be convinced to save the day one last time?

      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 BST "The Creature From The Pit" movie
      Series 17, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      K9 has a new voice and Romana installs a new part in the TARDIS.
      Soon the Doctor must investigate a distress call and a society run
      by an evil woman.
      Sunday 7:05-9AM BST "Nightmare Of Eden" movie
      Series 17, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Doctor Who discovers drugs, space traffic laws, and insurance fraud
      in this classic story.
      9 April "The Horns Of Nimon" (7:20AM)
      10 April "The Leisure Hive" (7:05AM)
      16 April "Meglos" (7:05AM)
      17 April "Full Circle" (7:05AM)
      23 April "State Of Decay" (7:05AM)
      24 April "Warriors' Gate" (7AM)
      30 April "The Keeper Of Traken" (7AM)
      1 May "Logopolis" (7AM)
      7 May "Castrovalva" (7:05AM)
      8 May "Four To Doomsday" (7:05AM)
      14 May "Kinda" (7:05AM)
      15 May "The Visitation" (7:05AM)
      21 May "Black Orchid" (7AM)
      22 May "Earthshock" (7AM)
      28 May "Time-Flight" (7AM)
      29 May "Arc Of Infinity" (7AM)


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thursday 6:03PM "The Invasion Of Time" pt 2 of 6
      Monday 6:03PM "The Invasion Of Time" pt 3 of 6
      Tuesday 6:03PM "The Invasion Of Time" pt 4 of 6
      Wednesday 6:03PM "The Invasion Of Time" pt 5 of 6
      Season 15, Episodes 22 through 25. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The Doctor's presidency on Gallifrey is disrupted by an alien
      invasion, a palace revolt, and the Doctor's seeming insanity.
      11 April "The Ribos Operation"


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      Daily 2AM EST (11PM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
      Changes to Daylight Savings Time Sunday February 3.
      Wednesday "Mawdryn Undead" pts 1+2 of 4
      Thursday "Mawdryn Undead" pts 3+4 of 4
      Season 20, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      A kid at a dead end in his life is offered a new life by a strange
      enigmatic figure who seems timeless. The kid is Turlough. The figure
      is the Black Guardian. The price is the death of the Doctor.
      Includes the return of Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-
      Friday "Terminus" pts 1+2 of 4
      Season 20, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Turlough and Tegan get stuck under a grate.
      Saturday "State Of Decay" all 4 pts
      Season 18, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Vampires, decay, and 1980 technology. The 4th Doctor, Romana, K9,
      and Adric must save a world from a menace from Gallifrey's past.
      Sunday "Warriors' Gate" all 4 pts
      Season 18, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      At the border between universes, the Doctor learns that the best
      form of action can be inaction.
      Monday "Terminus" pts 3+4 of 4
      Season 20, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Tuesday "Enlightenment" pts 1+2 of 4
      Season 20, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      A space race pits Eternals against each other, with human sailors'
      lives in grave danger. Is the Black Guardian behind it all?
      7 April "The King's Demons"
      8 April "Warriors Of The Deep"
      9 April "The Keeper Of Traken"
      10 April "Logopolis"
      12 April "The Awakening"
      13 April "Frontios"
      15 April "Planet Of Fire"
      16 April "Spearhead From Space" BBC Kids premiere
      17 April "Doctor Who and the Silurians" BBC Kids premiere
      19 April "The Caves Of Androzani"
      21 April "Destiny Of The Daleks"
      23 & 24 April Pre-empted by Hitch-hiker's Guide To The Galaxy


      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      Current Episode:
      Patrick Troughton tribute. Interviews with many of the people who
      knew the actor who was the 2nd Doctor.
      Upcoming Episode:
      4/15 - Jessica Carney, 30 years after the passing of her grandfather
      William Hartnell (last new show of season, reruns till September)

      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, 6-8AM BST, 4-6PM AEDT)
      Live LTR Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14175
      BTR Late Sun/Early Mon 1-4AM EDT (10PM-1AM PDT, 6-9AM BST, 3-6PM
      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; reaction to Doctor Who UK premiere and
      upcoming Canadian premiere; the passing of Andre Norton. Hour 2 -
      Leonard David of Space.com. Hour 3 - BTR only. Joseph Pearce, author
      of "Tolkien: A Celebration" and "Tolkien: Man and Myth".

      Starz! Movie Pack - Mystery http://www.starz.com
      "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      Friday 2:45 + 11:05PM EST Eastern Feed / PST Western Feed
      Thursday 14 April 6:50AM EDT Eastern Feed / PDT Western Feed
      Thursday 21 April 7:40AM EDT Eastern Feed / PDT Western Feed
      The Doctor is forced to land in San Francisco when the Master's
      remains damage the TARDIS. Unless he can make repairs, the Earth
      could be destroyed as the year 2000 hits.

      Starz! Movie Pack - MoviePlex
      "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      Friday 3:45PM + 12:05AM EST Eastern Feed / PST Western Feed

      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-2:20AM EST "The Monster Of Peladon" movie
      Season 11, Episodes 15 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The Doctor returns to Peladon 50 years after his last visit. The
      ruler has changed, but the paranoia, strife, and Galactic Federation
      remain much the same.
      9 April "Planet Of The Spiders"
      16 April "The Ribos Operation" (12:05AM)
      23 April "The Pirate Planet" (12:05AM)

      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 "Snakedance" pts 1+2
      Season 20, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The Mara invades Tegan's mind again, forcing the Doctor and Nyssa to
      investigate the Mara's origins to save her.
      9 April "Snakedance" pts 3+4
      16 April "Mawdryn Undead" pts 1+2
      23 April "Mawdryn Undead" pts 3+4
      30 April "Terminus" 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 "Four To Doomsday" pt 4 of 4
      Season 19, Episode 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The Doctor refuses to let Bigons be bygons.
      9 April "Kinda" pt 1
      16 April "Kinda" pt 2
      23 April "Kinda" pt 3
      30 April "Kinda" pt 4

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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