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This Week In Doctor Who - April 27, 2005

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO April 27, 2005 - Vol 8, No 17 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. by Benjamin F. Elliott
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      April 27, 2005 - Vol 8, No 17
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      Saturday 30 April:
      BBC One - 7PM - Doctor Who: Dalek
      BBC Three - 7:45PM + 1AM - Doctor Who Confidential: The Daleks
      BBC Three - 12:15AM - Doctor Who: Dalek
      Sunday 1 May:
      BBC Three - 7PM - Doctor Who: Dalek
      BBC Three - 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential: The Daleks (15 minute
      Tuesday 3 May:
      CBC - 8PM - Doctor Who: World War Three
      Saturday 21 May:
      ABC Australia - 7:30PM - Doctor Who (Adventures In The Human Race):
      Rose (Australian premiere)

      Australian premiere date set! Doctor Who solidly beats new ITV
      competition! Daleks return this week! BBC Three schedule oddities.
      MPT Maryland schedule oddities.

      UK Overnight Ratings:
      BBC 1 23 April - Doctor Who: World War Three - 7.26 million average
      viewers (38.0% share)
      BBC 3 23 April 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential: Life On Earth -
      425,350 average viewers (3.35% share)
      BBC 3 23 April 12:05AM - Doctor Who: World War Three - 168,000
      average viewers
      BBC 3 23 April 12:50AM - Doctor Who Confidential: Life On Earth - no
      ratings information
      BBC 3 24 April - Doctor Who: World War Three (encore) - 477,030
      average viewers (3.50% share)
      BBC 3 24 April - Doctor Who Confidential: Life On Earth (encore) -
      355,500 average viewers (2.34% share)

      UK Final Ratings:
      BBC 1 9 April - Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead - 8.86 million viewers

      CBC Canada Ratings:
      19 April - Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead - 878,000 viewers. #2 in
      time slot.

      ABC Australia http://www.abc.net.au/tv now has Doctor Who's premiere
      on its schedule for Saturday 21 May 2005 at 7:30PM. On the schedule
      for 21 May and the episode description linked from that schedule the
      series has the tag line "Adventures In The Human Race", indicating
      that it may be labeled differently from the earlier 26 years of
      Doctor Who, which air on the same station Mondays through Thursdays
      at around 6PM. Episodes will air in Australia 8 weeks after their UK
      premieres. The 7:30PM Saturday time slot currently features Monarch
      Of The Glen series 6 (co-starring Tom Baker). Very Little Britain
      (abbreviated versions of Little Britain episodes) will air at
      8:15PM. 8:30PM on ABC Saturday is The Bill, a British cop show/soap
      that wins its time slot.

      Thomsonfly Airlines starts airing "Rose" on their flights starting
      this Sunday. If you fly one of their planes, see if there's any
      information on how long Rose will air, and when/if they would cycle
      to later episodes. Better yet, if you work for this airline, and you
      know, please e-mail!

      Overnight UK ratings show that Doctor Who: World War Three won its
      time slot easily, 7.26 million to 3.8 million for the premiere of
      Celebrity Wrestling. Celebrity Wrestling fell noticeably from former
      ITV competitor Ant and Dec Saturday Night Takeaway. This week's
      episode (Dalek) is being heavily trailed, and is expected to win in
      the ratings again. I can only imagine who one of the alien species
      in the episode will be.

      Final numbers for the 16 April broadcast (Aliens Of London) are
      expected today from Barb http://www.barb.co.uk and will reveal if
      Doctor Who or the season finale of Ant and Dec won the time slot
      that night. In the overnight ratings Ant and Dec had won by a slight
      margin (7.12 million to 6.98 million). Video recordings will
      determine who wins in the final tally.

      BBC Three's http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree schedule remains somewhat
      erratic. The late Saturday repeats for "Dalek" and "Doctor Who
      Confidential: The Daleks" will now start at 12:15AM and 1AM
      respectively. The Sunday repeat of Confidential at 7:45PM will be
      abridged to 15 minutes for the premiere of Tiny Tearaways
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/tv/tiny_tearaways/index.shtml . Tiny
      Tearways is a special monthly documentary airing 7 days a week on
      BBC Three. Sundays through Fridays the episodes air at 8PM with
      repeats later in prime time and late night. On Saturdays the
      episodes air at 8:15PM (after Doctor Who Confidential). This is
      likely to affect the late Saturday repeats in May, as either the
      repeats or Tiny Tearaway repeats will have to move on those nights.
      The Radio Times http://www.radiotimes.com indicates "to be
      announced" for most of 7 May on BBC Three.

      No new networks have bought the show since last week. Any sales news
      should appear at the BBC Press Office
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice and C21Media
      http://www.c21media.net . And I'd send out an update. And Outpost
      Gallifrey http://www.gallifreyone.com and many more Who sites would
      publicize it quickly.

      Maryland Public TV http://www.mpt.org is going back to Patrick
      Troughton again. After 3 weeks of Tom Baker stories from the Key To
      Time season, MPT will return to Troughton with The Tomb Of The
      Cybermen on Saturday May 7. A quick check of The Pirate Planet last
      week showed that, instead of airing the traditional movie version,
      MPT had taken a heavily edited episodic version and cut the
      cliffhangers together. This would tie in to reports last year that
      stations were unable to get new prints of stories - MPT was
      experimenting with episodic format the last time they aired the
      later Tom Baker stories, and was probably unable to obtain the movie
      format prints for this abbreviated run.

      BBC7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7 aired the 2003 documentary "My Life
      As A Dalek" several times last Sunday. It will be available through
      their listen again service until Sunday 1 May. If the listen again
      links in the column don't work for you for some reason go to BBC7's
      website to access them directly. BBC7 continues airing the Doctor
      Who radio story "The Ghosts Of N-Space".

      BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com updated their FAQ a few weeks back
      and I keep forgetting to get their info in here. Their current
      information on Doctor Who: "We will be showing the new series of Dr
      Who at some point in the future however, we do not currently hold
      the rights to the series and they are unlikely to be made available
      until the show has been broadcast in the UK. Therefore please keep
      an eye on the website for details of possible future transmissions."

      BBC Prime is available throughout Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia
      as a cable network. Doctor Who is probably going to sell for more
      money in each country if the local broadcasters get to air it first,
      so there is little incentive to air the show on BBC Prime until they
      exhaust local broadcasters who want the show.

      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 1-06 "Dalek"
      16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
      Future Doctor Who Episodes:
      7 May - 1-07 "The Long Game"
      14 May - 1-08 "Father's Day"
      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 & Sunday 7:45PM, Late Saturday 1AM BST DrWho Confidential 1-
      06 "The Daleks" (Sunday broadcast abridged to 15 minutes)
      Late Saturday 12:15AM, Sunday 7PM BST Doctor Who 1-06 "Dalek"
      16:9 Widescreen
      Further Doctor Who Confidential Episodes:
      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 late Saturdays 12ishAM and Sundays 7PM
      after their BBC One premieres.

      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"
      1-03 "TARDIS Tales"
      1-04 "I Get A Side-Kick Out Of You"
      1-05 "Life On Earth"
      1-06 "The Daleks" - online after BBC Three premiere
      Various Video Diaries and trailers.

      BBC Radio Wales http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/radiowales
      Monday Noon BST (7AM EDT, 4AM PDT, 9PM AEST) - "Dr Who Back In Time"
      pt 3 (Dalek Nation)
      3rd and final part of BBC Radio Wales' humorous documentary looking
      at the return of Doctor Who. In the wake of the Daleks' return, new
      fodder for the Welsh history of our favourite time traveler.


      CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
      Tuesday 8PM (8:30PM Newfoundland) Doctor Who 1-05 "World War Three"
      16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog
      10 May - 1-06 "Dalek"
      17 May - 1-07 "The Long Game"
      24 May - 1-08 "Father's Day"
      31 May - 1-09 "The Empty Child"
      7 June - 1-10 "The Doctor Dances"
      14 June - 1-11 "Boom Town"
      "The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive 6 part CBC.CA documentary
      Episode 1 online date TBA The website keeps insisting April, but
      they are running out of month.

      Thomsonfly Airlines:
      "Rose" on in-flight movie systems from 1 May


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Doctor Who (Adventures In The Human Race) premieres 21 May 7:30PM.
      16:9 Digital; Analogue Apsect ratio unknown.



      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?

      BBC 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
      Sunday 6PM & Midnight BST "The Ghosts Of N-Space" pt 2 of 6
      Listen Again - realplayer format, available from Monday
      Jon Pertwee's 2nd and final Doctor Who radio drama. Ghostly
      appearances at a castle owned by the Brigadier's eccentric uncle
      draw the attention of the 3rd Doctor, Sarah, and Jeremy. Part 1 is
      available until Sunday at the same links above.
      "My Life As A Dalek" - 2003 documentary available at the following
      Listen Again streams till Sunday:

      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      (All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
      Saturday 7-9AM BST "The Keeper Of Traken" movie
      Season 18, Episodes 21 through 24. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The Union of Traken is endangered. A Melkur refuses to die and is
      causing feelings of ill-will. But surely happiness must always be
      twinged with sadness? Apparently not on this planet.
      Sunday 7-9AM BST "Logopolis" movie
      Season 18, Episodes 25 through 28. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      A season of foreboding comes to a head. The Master is alive, well,
      and hunting. 1981 England and the planet Logopolis become very
      dangerous places to be - the Master will destroy anything in his
      path to get the Doctor once and for all. But the Master has
      forgotten something. Tom Baker's run as the 4th Doctor ends.
      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)
      4 June "Snakedance" (7:05AM)
      5 June "Mawdryn Undead" (7AM)
      11 June "Terminus" (7:05AM)
      12 June "Enlightenment" (7AM)
      18 June "The King's Demons" (8AM)
      19 June "Warriors Of The Deep" (7:05AM)
      25 June "The Awakening" (8AM)
      26 June "Frontios" (7AM)


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thursday 6:05PM "The Stones Of Blood" pt 4 of 4
      Season 16, Episode 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      On trial for his life, the Doctor has problems convincing people
      that Vivian Fey is the evil mistress mind behind the Stones.
      Monday 6:03PM "The Androids Of Tara" pt 1 of 4
      Tuesday 6:04PM "The Androids Of Tara" pt 2 of 4
      Wednesday 6:04PM "The Androids Of Tara" pt 3 of 4
      Season 16, Episodes 13 through 15. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Romana finds the 4th segment of the Key To Time in minutes, leaving
      she and the Doctor plenty of time for court intrigue, robot doubles,
      a coronation, a wicked wedding, and all the usual things that happen
      on medieval planets when the Doctor turns up.
      9 May "The Power Of Kroll"
      16 May "The Armageddon Factor"
      21 May - New series premieres! See new series section.


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      Daily 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 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
      Season 17, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      A distress call leads the Doctor and Romana to Chloris, a world with
      too much foliage and not enough metal. The Doctor's not the first to
      notice this - that's why the world's in trouble. The cruel Lady
      Adrasta is not the greatest threat to the world. And yes, there is a
      big creature. In a pit. Walk up to him and he'll have you say hello
      on his behalf.
      Friday "Nightmare Of Eden" pts 1+2 of 4
      Season 17, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Two ships passing in the night crash into each other molecularly. As
      the Doctor and Romana try to help, a murderer is busy intoxicating
      people on the main ship, leaving them unwilling to deal with the
      menaces facing them.
      Saturday "Doctor Who and the Silurians" eps 5,6,+7 of 7 BBC Kids
      Season 7, Episodes 9 through 11. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The 3rd Doctor's efforts to make peace with the Silurians are
      hindered by military activities, and particularly the militancy of
      the Young Silurian, who wants to take control of the Triad. The
      Doctor's only prayer to save the Silurians is to keep them from
      unleashing a deadly plague on humanity. The humans might take that
      as an sign of disrespect.
      Sunday "Inferno" eps 1,2+3 of 7 BBC Kids premiere
      Season 7, Episodes 12 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      After the events of The Ambassadors Of Death (which you're not
      getting - if any of you complain about black & white TV - this is
      your fault), the Doctor and U*N*I*T have gotten involved with a
      drilling project that nears completion. Soon Britain will be the
      first to reach the core of the Earth. Experiments with the TARDIS
      console during drilling lead to a very strange adventure for the
      Monday "Nightmare Of Eden" pts 3+4 of 4
      Season 17, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Tuesday "The Horns Of Nimon" pts 1+2 of 4
      Season 17, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      An artificial black hole in space. That can only mean one thing. A
      Nimon with horns is corrupting the mind of the leader of an empire
      to get raw materials for suspicious activity. Can't mean anything
      else, as there aren't any Nimons without horns, are there?
      5 May "The Leisure Hive"
      7 May "Inferno" eps 4,5,6,7 BBC Kids premiere
      8 May "Terror Of The Autons" BBC Kids premiere
      9 May "Meglos"
      11 May "Full Circle"
      13 May "State Of Decay"
      14 May "The Claws Of Axos" BBC Kids premiere
      15 May "Colony In Space" pts 1,2,3,4 BBC Kids premiere


      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:
      Date TBA - Jessica Carney, 30 years after the passing of her
      grandfather William Hartnell (last new show of season, reruns till

      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 EDT (9-11PM PDT, 5-7AM BST, 2-4PM AEST)
      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, 3-5PM
      Live BTR Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
      Saturday 8-11PM EST (5-8PM PDT) http://www.krradio.com (repeat of
      previous week's episode, online audio stream)
      Hour 1 - News & Comment. Hour 2 - Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy from
      MST3K. Hour 3 - BTR only. Sci-Fi Channel's "Upfront" presentation on
      future programming, Charles Martin weighs in on new Doctor Who lead
      David Tennant.

      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 12:01-1:35AM EDT "The Stones Of Blood" movie
      Season 16, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      See ABC Australia for story details. MPT has been using the badly
      edited episodic versions of the Key To Time stories originally
      intended for commercial stations. And they've edited them into movie
      format (probably the traditional movie print were unavailable). It
      is likely (though you can never tell) that the same will happen with
      this story. Meanwhile, you won't get to see the end of the Key To
      Time. Next week it's back to Patrick Troughton's era.
      7 May - "The Tomb Of The Cybermen"
      14 May - "The Dominators"
      21 May - "The Mind Robber"
      28 May - "The Krotons"

      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 CDT "Terminus" pts 1+2
      Season 20, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Terminus. The place leper's go for treatment that is usually fatal.
      The forsaken center of the universe. Naturally, the TARDIS crew find
      themselves headed straight for the spot.
      7 May "Terminus" pts 3+4
      14 May "Enlightenment" pts 1+2
      21 May "Enlightenment" pts 3+4
      28 May "The King's Demons" both pts

      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 MDT "Kinda" pt 4 of 4
      Season 19, Episode 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      There is a new Old Woman. The battle between Mara and Doctor is
      about to begin. And there is a sneaky suspicion that Nyssa could
      wake up soon.
      7 May - "The Visitation" pt 1

      Purchased New Series But Not Airing Yet:


      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?


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

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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