This Week In Doctor Who - June 15, 2005
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO
June 15, 2005 - Vol 8, No 24
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Friday 17 June:
BBC Three - 9PM - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf (encore)
BBC Three - 9:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down: The World Of
Saturday 18 June:
BBC One - 6:15PM - Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide (special)
BBC One - 7PM - Doctor Who: The Parting Of The Ways (season finale)
ABC Australia - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: World War Three
BBC Three - 7:45PM + 11:35PM - Doctor Who Confidential: The Last
Battle (season finale)
BBC Three - 10:50PM - Doctor Who: The Parting Of The Ways
Sunday 19 June:
BBC Three - 7PM - Doctor Who: The Parting Of The Ways
CBC - 7PM - Doctor Who: Rose (repeat)
BBC Three - 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down: The Last
KBS 2 South Korea - 11:15PM - Doctor Who: World War Three/Dalek
Tuesday 21 June:
CBC - 8PM - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf
UK Overnight Ratings:
BBC 1 11 June - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf - 6,229,490 million average
viewers (35.91% share)
BBC 3 11 June 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential: The World Of Who -
621,000 average viewers (5% share)
BBC 3 11 June 10:55PM - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf - 247,200 average
viewers (2.5% share)
BBC 3 11 June 11:40PM - Doctor Who Confidential: The World Of Who -
153,400 average viewers (2.1% share)
BBC 3 12 June - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf - 645,700 average viewers (4.7%
BBC 3 12 June - Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down: The World Of Who -
343,400 average viewers (2.4% share)
UK Final Ratings:
BBC 1 28 May - Doctor Who: The Doctor Dances - 6.86 million viewers
BBC 1 4 June - Doctor Who: Boom Town - 7.68 million viewers
CBC Canada Ratings:
7 June - Doctor Who: The Doctor Dances - 544,000 viewers
ABC Australia & KBS 2 South Korea - no ratings info in
Well, the trip of a lifetime is about to finish its first leg in the
UK. The first full season of Doctor Who since 1989 concludes
Saturday on BBC One at 7PM with "The Parting Of The Ways",
after "The Ultimate Guide", a documentary at 6:15PM. At
Three airs the final installment of Doctor Who Confidential. The
BBC's Doctor Who website http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho is
viewers to avoid the internet until Saturday to escape the spoilers
and shocks that are sure to be leaked before the episode actually
airs. See the quick broadcast schedule above or the detailed version
below to catch all the airings of Doctor Who on BBC Three, including
a special repeat of "Bad Wolf" before the Saturday airings.
BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone and BBC Three
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree will definitely not air Doctor Who on
25 June. BBC One will air Only Fools And Horses from 6:10 to 7:35PM.
BBC Three will air Glastonbury 2005 coverage from 7PM to 2AM on
Saturday 25 June and Sunday 26 June.
CBC Canada's http://www.cbc.ca/television begins its repeat run
Doctor Who this weekend (Sunday 19 June 7PM), even though the first
run on Tuesdays at 8PM runs through 28 June. If you've missed
episodes, have friends you want to introduce to the show, or just
want to see it again, here's your chance in Canada. Episode 5 of
Planet Of The Doctor http://www.cbc.ca/planetofthedoctor is now
2 episodes of Doctor Who will air at the 2005 TV & Film Festival
Germany this summer. I wouldn't count this as a broadcaster, but
it's a chance for a new audience to see some of the series. The
photo on the website is from The End Of The World (episode 2). While
the episodes are not listed, Stephen Moffat's name is, indicating
that they are probably The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances
(episodes 9 and 10), which he wrote. Friday 1 July at 10:30PM CET at
Various publications in New Zealand are reporting that Prime TV
http://www.primetv.co.nz will premiere Doctor Who in July. The New
Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com tends to find
out this information first. And it's a neat website to visit
Still keeping an eye on the BBC Press Office
http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice and C21 Media
http://www.c21media.net for further Doctor Who sales. Nothing in the
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 6:15PM BST Doctor Who "The Ultimate Guide"
45 minute special summing up the season made by the Doctor Who
Confidential team leading into the final episode.
Saturday 7PM BST Doctor Who 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt
2 of 2
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree
Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential/
Friday 9PM BST Doctor Who 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
Friday 9:45PM BST DrWho Confidential Cut Down 1-12 "The World Of
Saturday 7:45PM & 11:35PM BST DrWho Confidential 1-13 "The Last
Battle" (season finale!)
Saturday 10:50PM, Sunday 7PM BST Doctor Who 1-13 "The Parting Of
Ways" pt 2 of 2
Sunday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential Cut Down 1-13 "The Last
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"
1-13 "The Last Battle" - online after BBC Three premiere
Various Video Diaries and trailers.
CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
Sunday 7PM (7:30PM Newfoundland) Doctor Who 1-01 "Rose"
Tuesday 8PM (8:30PM Newfoundland) Doctor Who 1-12 "Bad Wolf"
pt 1 of
16:9 Widescreen Digital, 16:9 Letterbox Analog
26 June - 1-02 "The End Of The World" (repeat)
28 June - 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2 (last
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
5 - "Doctor Who And Culture - Part 1" 11 minute episode online
6 - "Conclusion" coming soon
Saturday 7:30PM Doctor Who 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
16:9 Widescreen Digital; 14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
25 June - 1-06 "Dalek"
2 July - 1-07 "The Long Game"
http://english.kbs.co.kr (English language site)
Sunday 11:15PM Doctor Who 1-03 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
Late Sunday 12:05AM Doctor Who 1-06 "Dalek"
Aspect ratio unknown. Dubbed into Korean. English on SAP audio.
"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
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
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
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 8-9:05AM BST "The King's Demons" movie
Series 20, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Doctor and company find themselves heralded as demons by King
John. But it's 1215 - King John's in the wrong place. Why
off signing the Magna Carta?
Sunday 7:05-9AM BST "Warriors Of The Deep" movie
Series 21, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The 5th Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough find a sea base where humans
plot against each other, and monsters from the deep plot against the
humans as a single block.
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"
31 July "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp" (7:05AM)
Thursday 6:03PM "The Horns Of Nimon" pt 2 of 4
Monday 6:04PM "The Horns Of Nimon" pt 3 of 4
Tuesday 6:02PM "The Horns Of Nimon" pt 4 of 4
Season 17, Episodes 18 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Doctor and Romana tangle with the Nimon on Skonnos. The final
episodes broadcast in the Graham Williams era, since Shada wasn't
Wednesday 6:03PM "The Leisure Hive" pt 1 of 4
Season 18, Episode 1. Doctor: Tom Baker.
With K9 out of action and their Brighton holiday ruined, the Doctor
and Romana visit the Leisure Hive, where people vacation and explore
the science of Tachyonics.
25 June "Dalek" (see new series)
29 June "Meglos"
2 July "The Long Game" (see new series)
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
Daily 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
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 student at a Boys School with suspiciously alien knowledge is
recruited by the Black Guardian for treachery and efforts to kill
off the Doctor.
Friday "Terminus" pts 1+2 of 4
Season 20, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Sabotage in the TARDIS leaves the crew stuck on a ship headed for
the center of the Universe. Nyssa gets ill. Tegan and Turlough get
Saturday "The Time Warrior" all 4 pts BBC Kids premiere
Season 11, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The Doctor's investigation into the disappearance of scientists
disrupted by journalist Sarah Jane Smith and a trip to the 11th
Century. An alien is at loose.
Sunday "The Monster Of Peladon" all 6 pts BBC Kids premiere
Season 11, Episodes 15 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
50 years after his last visit, the Doctor returns to Peladon.
Peladon is still in turmoil. The Doctor tries to help again. Mind
you, you'd think they wouldn't want his help after the last
didn't work out. Danger, death, and Aggedor on Peladon.
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.
Turlough and the Black Guardian have a falling out. When one is a
mortal and the other has lots of powers, the mortal tends to suffer.
23 June "The King's Demons"
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"
5 July "The Caves Of Androzani"
7 July "Destiny Of The Daleks"
9 July "Nightmare Of Eden"
10 July "The Horns Of Nimon"
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).
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 & 2 - News & Comment. Hour 3 - BTR only.
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
Doctor Who 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 "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 1+2 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Silurians and Sea Devils get together for party, taking over a
military sea base, and destruction of the human race. These are the
only episodes airing anywhere on a US TV station this weekend.
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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