This Week In Doctor Who - June 8, 2005
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO
June 8, 2005 - Vol 8, No 23
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Saturday 11 June:
BBC One - 7PM - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf
ABC Australia - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: Aliens Of London
BBC Three - 7:45PM + 11:40PM - Doctor Who Confidential: The World Of
BBC Three - 10:55PM - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf
Sunday 12 June:
BBC Three - 7PM - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf
BBC Three - 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down: The World Of
KBS South Korea - 11:15PM - Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead/Aliens Of
Tuesday 14 June:
CBC - 8PM - Doctor Who: Boom Town
UK Overnight Ratings:
BBC 1 4 June - Doctor Who: Boom Town - 7,129,150 average viewers
BBC 3 4 June 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential: Unsung Heroes And
Violent Death - 519,800 average viewers (3.9% share)
BBC 3 4 June 12:20AM - Doctor Who: Boom Town - 167,100 average
viewers (3.8% share)
BBC 3 4 June 1:05AM - Doctor Who Confidential: Unsung Heroes And
Violent Death - 56,400 average viewers (1.8% share)
BBC 3 5 June - Doctor Who: Boom Town - 479,900 average viewers (3.6%
BBC 3 5 June - Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down: Unsung Heroes And
Violent Death - 311,600 average viewers (2.2% share)
UK Final Ratings:
BBC 1 21 May - Doctor Who: The Empty Child - 7.11 million viewers
BBC 3 21 May - Doctor Who Confidential: FX - 426,000 viewers
BBC 3 22 May - Doctor Who: The Empty Child - 790,000 viewers
CBC Canada Ratings:
31 May - Doctor Who: The Empty Child - 700,000 viewers
No Australian or South Korean ratings figures were available.
BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone is airing a special 45 minute
compilation of Doctor Who Confidential (normally a BBC Three show)
on Saturday 18 June at 6:15PM BST as the lead-in to the Doctor Who
BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree is having some special
Doctor Who broadcast times over these last 2 weeks of the season.
Saturday 11 June - 7:45PM Doctor Who Confidential ep 12 - as normal
Saturday 11 June - 10:55PM Doctor Who "Bad Wolf" - early start time
Saturday 11 June - 11:40PM Doctor Who Confidential ep 12 - early
Sunday 12 June - 7PM Doctor Who "Bad Wolf" - as normal
Sunday 12 June - 7:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down ep 12 - as
Friday 17 June - 9PM Doctor Who "Bad Wolf" - special broadcast
Friday 17 June - 9:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down ep 12 -
Saturday 18 June - 8PM Doctor Who Confidential ep 13 - special time,
may be only 15 minutes
Saturday 18 June - 10:50PM Doctor Who "The Parting Of The Ways" -
early start time
Saturday 18 June - 11:35PM Doctor Who Confidential ep 13 - early
start time, 30 minutes long
Sunday 19 June - 7PM Doctor Who "The Parting Of The Ways" - as normal
Sunday 19 June - 7:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down ep 13 - as
BBC Three schedules are subject to frequent change. The 8PM start
for the first showing of Confidential on 18 June may be a red
herring. Until Tuesday a Live Aid retrospective was scheduled for
BBC Three from 7 to 8PM, keeping Confidential from starting at
7:45PM. The Live Aid special has disappeared and been replaced by
the immortal words "To Be Announced".
Just think. The UK is only 10 days from the end of the first full
Doctor Who "series" on TV since 1989. 20 days left in Canada.
KBS 2 South Korea http://www.kbs.co.kr is definitely airing 2 Doctor
Who episodes per week in order Sundays at 11:15PM. No repeats. While
the episodes are dubbed into Korean, you can still hear them in
English if you switch to the Secondary Audio Program (SAP) channel.
KBS has also added a Doctor Who homepage
http://www.kbs.co.kr/2tv/enter/doctorwho/index.html in Korean to
help get viewers up to speed on this show that has never aired there
before. Includes a message board. Very nicely done.
CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television has updated their July schedule.
While repeats will continue Sundays at 7PM all Summer, June 28 will
be the final Tuesday broadcast (Canadian premiere of The Parting Of
The Ways - season finale). Tuesdays at 8PM will return to
documentaries through the Summer.
No new networks have purchased the series in the past week.
Frequently (though not always) such information appears first at the
BBC Press Office http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice or C21 Media
Corrections and updates are welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
firstname.lastname@example.org , TWIDW on AOL IM , and thebfe on Yahoo
Messenger. The listings:
BROADCASTS RELATED TO NEW SERIES:
New Series General Information:
BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone http://www.radiotimes.com
Saturday 7PM BST Doctor Who 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
18 June - 6:15PM "Doctor Who Confidential" special? Compilation of
BBC Three series?
18 June - 7PM Doctor Who 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 (season
BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree
Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential/
Saturday 7:45PM & 11:40PM BST DrWho Confidential 1-12 "The World Of
Saturday 10:55PM, Sunday 7PM BST Doctor Who 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential Cut Down 1-12 "The World Of
Who" 15 minutes
17 June 9PM BST Doctor Who 1-12 "Bad Wolf" (special encore) pt 1 of 2
17 June 9:45PM BST DrWho Confidential Cut Down 1-12 "The World Of
Who" 15 minutes (special encore)
Further Doctor Who Confidential Episodes:
18 June - 1-13 "The Last Battle" (8PM?)
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"
1-07 "The Dark Side"
1-08 "A Time And A Place"
1-10 "The Weird Science Of Doctor Who"
1-11 "Unsung Heroes And Violent Death"
1-12 "The World Of Who" - online after BBC Three premiere
Various Video Diaries and trailers.
CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
Tuesday 8PM (8:30PM Newfoundland) Doctor Who 1-11 "Boom Town"
16:9 Widescreen Digital, 16:9 Letterbox Analog
19 June - 1-01 "Rose" (Sunday repeat season begins)
21 June - 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
26 June - 1-02 "The End Of The World" (repeat)
28 June - 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2 (season finale,
final Tuesday broadcast)
3 July - 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead" (all repeats from this point)
10 July - 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
17 July - 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
24 July - 1-06 "Dalek"
31 July - 1-07 "The Long Game"
7 August - 1-08 "Father's Day"
14 August - 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
21 August - 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
28 August - 1-11 "Boom Town"
4 September - 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
11 September - 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2
"The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive 6 part CBC.CA documentary
1 - "Who Is The Doctor?" 10 minute episode online
2 - "Fandemonium" 13 minute episode online
3 - "The Adventures Of Doctor Who" 10 minute episode online
4 - "Time Travel: From Anywhere ... To Anywhen" 11 minute episode
5 - "The Influence Of Doctor Who" coming soon
6 - "Conclusion" coming soon
Saturday 7:30PM Doctor Who 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
16:9 Widescreen Digital; 14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
18 June - 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
25 June - 1-06 "Dalek"
http://english.kbs.co.kr (English language site)
Sunday 11:15PM Doctor Who 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
Late Sunday 12:05AM Doctor Who 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
Aspect ratio unknown. Dubbed into Korean. English on SAP channel.
"Rose" on all in-flight movie systems
Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air New
Zealand - supposed to be showing the series on their flights
starting in June
OTHER TV/RADIO/INTERNET BROADCASTS:
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 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 "Terminus" movie
Series 20, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Turlough finds that working for the Black Guardian is a real drag.
Nyssa learns the importance of dressing appropriately for crisis
situations. The 5th Doctor finds a space ship at the centre of the
universe that seems to be counting down to doom.
Sunday 7-8:55AM BST "Enlightenment" movie
Series 20, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Secrets come out and lives are endangered during a space races
between Immortals duking it out for the ultimate knowledge of
18 June "The King's Demons" (8AM)
19 June "Warriors Of The Deep" (7:05AM)
25 June "The Awakening" (8AM)
26 June "Frontios" (7AM)
2 July "Planet Of Fire" (7:05AM)
3 July "The Caves Of Androzani" (7AM)
9 July "The Twin Dilemma" (7:05AM)
10 July "Attack Of The Cybermen" (7AM)
16 July "Vengeance On Varos" (7:05AM)
17 July "The Mark Of The Rani" (7AM)
23 July "The Two Doctors" (6:05AM)
24 July "Timelash" (7:05AM)
30 July "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet" (7:05AM)
31 July "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp" (7:05AM)
Thursday 6:04PM "Nightmare Of Eden" pt 2 of 4
Monday 6:04PM "Nightmare Of Eden" pt 3 of 4
Tuesday 6:04PM "Nightmare Of Eden" pt 4 of 4
Season 17, Episodes 14 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor and Romana are suspected of drug smuggling. Efforts
to separate the ships continue. Monsters are getting loose on the
passenger ship and killing people.
Wednesday 6:02PM "The Horns Of Nimon" pt 1 of 4
Season 17, Episode 17. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The TARDIS is drawn in by a black hole. The black hole has also
captured a ship belonging to the dying Skonnon Empire. On board the
ship are 7 prisoners on their way to being sacrifices and a sinister
18 June "World War Three" (see new series)
22 June "The Leisure Hive"
25 June "Dalek" (see new series)
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
Daily 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
Wednesday "Time-Flight" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 19, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Peter Davison.
An old enemy is using the crews of the Concordes to unearth the
Xeraphin, a very time-sensitive people.
Thursday "Arc Of Infinity" pts 1+2 of 4
Friday "Arc Of Infinity" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 20, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
A being of anti-matter tries to bond with the Doctor to cross over
into the matter universe and assume the Doctor's identity. Guest
starring Colin Baker as Maxil, a Time Lord guard, before he played
Saturday "The Three Doctors" all 4 eps BBC Kids premiere
Season 10, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
To stop a being of anti-matter from draining all their energy, the
Time Lords unite the Doctor with 2 prior versions of himself
(Patrick Troughton, William Hartnell) and have the Doctors face off
with this powerful foe.
Sunday "The Green Death" all 6 eps BBC Kids premiere
Season 10, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Jo Grant finds herself caught up in the activities of environmental
protestors who distrust the activities of Global Chemicals.
Particularly a professor at the commune who she finds rather
attractive. The Doctor has little time to ponder Jo's mood - people
are turning green and dying.
Monday "Snakedance" pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday "Snakedance" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 20, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Mara returns to invade Tegan's mind again. The 5th Doctor and
Nyssa search for a way to expel the being from Tegan, and the
universe, once and for all.
15 June "Mawdryn Undead"
17 June "Terminus"?
18 June "The Time Warrior" BBC Kids premiere
19 June "The Monster Of Peladon" BBC Kids premiere
20 June "Terminus"?
22 June "Enlightenment"?
24 June "Warriors Of The Deep"
25 June "Planet Of The Spiders" BBC Kids premiere
26 June "Destiny Of The Daleks"
28 June "The Awakening"
29 June "Frontios"
1 July "Planet Of Fire"
2 July "City Of Death"
3 July "The Creature From The Pit"
American Who http://www.americanwho.net
link if the first one isn't working)
Noel Clarke (Mickey) is the first new series character to appear on
American Who. The season finale of the show (for real this time).
Future Episode (tentative): 2002 Interstellar Tranmissions episode -
John Nathan-Turner memorial special.
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 EDT (5-8PM PDT) http://www.krradio.com (repeat of
previous week's episode, online audio stream)
Hour 1 - News & Comment. Hour 2 - "Tune in and find out." - Joey
Donovan. Hour 3 - BTR only. Hour 2 of last week's show.
Encore Mystery http://www.encoretv.com
Doctor Who (1996) TV Movie show times:
Wednesday July 6 - 9:40AM & 6:30PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Sunday July 10 - 9:30AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Friday July 22 - 5:30AM, 3:05, & 11:10PM EDT East Feed / PDT West
Doctor Who (1996) TV Movie show times:
Friday July 22 - 6:30AM, 4:05PM, & 12:10AM EDT East Feed / PDT West
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 12:30-2:32AM EDT "The War Games" movie, pt 1 of 2
Season 6, Episodes 35 through 39. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
Time approximate after pledge specials. The 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and
Zoe find themselves battling wars in multiple time zones that are
sharing the same planet. Who is manipulating human soldiers? Why
does the technology seem very familiar for the Doctor?
18 June - pre-empted by Ed Sullivan special
25 June "The War Games" movie, pt 2 of 2
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 "The Five Doctors (Special Edition)" 4 part
version, pts 3+4
Season 20, Episodes 23c through 23d. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Doctors past and present approach the Dark Tower to outwit the Time
Lord who brought them together on Gallifrey. Old villains and
companions are still hanging around - some doing better than others.
18 June "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 1+2
25 June "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 3+4
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?
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
DENMARK: Broadcaster TBA.
HUNGARY: Broadcaster TBA.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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