THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO
June 22, 2005 - Vol 8, No 25
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
7 July 7:30PM - Prime TV New Zealand premiere date/time!
Saturday 25 June:
ABC Australia - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: Dalek
Sunday 26 June:
CBC - 7PM - Doctor Who: The End Of The World (repeat)
KBS 2 South Korea - 11:15PM - Doctor Who: The Long Game/Father's Day
Tuesday 28 June:
CBC - 8PM - Doctor Who: The Parting Of The Ways (season finale)
Thursday 7 July:
Prime TV New Zealand - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: Rose (New Zealand
UK Overnight Ratings:
BBC 3 17 June - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf - 244,300 viewers (1.9% share)
BBC 3 17 June - Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down: The World Of Who -
198,400 viewers (1.5% share)
BBC 1 18 June - Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide - 2,700,000 viewers
*BBC 1 18 June - Doctor Who: The Parting Of The Ways - 6,185,840
viewers (41.77% share) (top rated show on British TV that day)
BBC 3 18 June 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential: The Last Battle -
676,860 viewers (6.8% share)
BBC 3 18 June 10:50PM - Doctor Who: The Parting Of The Ways -
254,670 viewers (2.6% share)
BBC 3 18 June 11:35PM - Doctor Who Confidential: The Last Battle -
175,920 viewers (2.3% share)
BBC 3 19 June - Doctor Who: The Parting Of The Ways - 719,200
viewers (6.3% share)
BBC 3 19 June - Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down: The Last Battle -
455,200 viewers (3.7% share)
UK Final Ratings:
BBC 1 4 June - Doctor Who: Boom Town - 7.68 million viewers
BBC 3 4 June - Doctor Who Confidential: Unsung Heroes And Violent
Death - 541,000 viewers
BBC 3 5 June - Doctor Who: Boom Town - 492,000 viewers
BBC 3 5 June - Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down: Unsung Heroes And
Violent Death - 317,000 viewers
CBC Canada Ratings:
14 June - Doctor Who: Boom Town - 735,000 viewers
Prime TV New Zealand http://www.primetv.co.nz
has scheduled Doctor
Who for Thursdays 7:30PM starting 7 July, putting the series right
against Coronation Street in that country. Prime TV's release about
"Prime Television is thrilled to be bringing Doctor Who to New
Zealand television screens 7th July, 7:30pm. Doctor Who's long
awaited return was a ratings success for the BBC, attracting up to
10.5 million viewers in the UK on its premiere night, a 43% share of
"It has been over 40 years since Doctor Who hit television screens.
The show promises to deliver all the excitement of good drama, with
a hero who never carries a gun. Fans should brace themselves for
some exhilarating experiences and deadly confrontations."
BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone
aired the first series finale of
Doctor Who (episode 13 - The Parting Of The Ways) on Saturday 18
June. While the overnight rating of 6.185 million was the 2nd lowest
of the 13 (beating only The Doctor Dances), it achieved the highest
audience appreciation for Doctor Who ever (89%), the most watched
show of the night, and nearly 42% of the viewing public tuning in on
the hottest June Day in London since 1976. Several organizations
reported on the ratings result from different angles - warning,
links contain details of the episode:
At this time, no repeats of the current Doctor Who series or Doctor
Who Confidential are scheduled on any of the BBC channels in the UK.
Somehow, I expect there will be repeats somewhere soon. In case you
missed last week's column and any Doctor Who news source for the
past week - Doctor Who has been picked up for series 2 and 3, with
13 regular episodes and a Christmas special for each - 28 future
The BBC has been running a Doctor Who trailer on their channels
since the 18th advertising the Christmas 2005 episode (The Christmas
Invasion). It consists of audio from the series finale and a montage
of clips from the 13 episodes, culminating in the final scene and a
note that the Christmas episode airs in December 2005.
The CBC http://www.cbc.ca/television
has put up the 6th and final
segment of their Planet Of The Doctor documentary
. The documentary totals
approximately 70 minutes. They will also be the second broadcaster
to air this series' finale - Tuesday at 8PM (8:30PM Newfoundland).
KBS 2 South Korea http://www.kbs.co.kr
is starting Doctor Who at
11:35PM this Sunday instead of the regular 11:15PM. The 2 episodes
airing (The Long Game and Father's Day) will run to 1:15AM instead
of the regular 12:55AM. Hopefully this is a one time only change. If
you're in South Korea, please set your VCR/DVR accordingly or
prepare to have blurry eyes at work.
The BBC Press Office http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice
and C21 Media
often announce when a Doctor Who
international sale occurs. Worth keeping an eye on, just in case.
Corrections and updates are welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
, TWIDW on AOL IM , and thebfe on Yahoo
Messenger. The listings:
BROADCASTS RELATED TO NEW SERIES:
New Series General Information:
BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho
Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential
The 13 episodes from the BBC Three series all online via Real
Player. Also, numerous video diaries and trailers.
CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
Sunday 7PM (7:30PM Newfoundland) Doctor Who 1-02 "The End Of The
Tuesday 8PM (8:30PM Newfoundland) Doctor Who 1-13 "The Parting Of
The Ways" pt 2 of 2 (season finale, final Tuesday airing)
16:9 Widescreen Digital, 16:9 Letterbox Analog
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 - "Doctor Who And Culture - Part 1" 11 minute episode online
6 - "Doctor Who And Culture - Part 2" 15 minute episode online
(English language site)
Sunday 11:35PM Doctor Who 1-07 "The Long Game"
Late Sunday 12:25AM Doctor Who 1-08 "Father's Day"
Aspect ratio unknown. Dubbed into Korean. English on SAP audio. Late
start time this week.
Saturday 7:30PM Doctor Who 1-06 "Dalek"
16:9 Widescreen Digital; 14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
2 July "The Long Game"
9 July "Father's Day"
Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
Doctor Who premieres Thursday 7 July at 7:30PM.
Aspect ratio unknown.
"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 8-9AM BST "The Awakening" movie
Series 21, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Peter Davison.
See BBC Kids for details.
Sunday 7-9AM BST "Frontios" movie
Series 21, Episodes 7 through 10. Doctor: Peter Davison.
At the end of history, humanity struggles to survive. The TARDIS
crew is forbidden from intervening. However, meteor showers don't
know anything about laws, and the TARDIS soon finds itself forced to
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)
6 August "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids" (7AM)
7 August "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe" (7AM)
13 August "Time And The Rani" (7:05AM)
14 August "Paradise Towers" (7AM)
20 August "Delta And The Bannermen" (6:55AM)
21 August "Dragonfire" (6:55AM)
27 August "The Happiness Patrol" (6:55AM)
28 August "Silver Nemesis" (7AM)
Thursday 6:06PM "The Leisure Hive" pt 2 of 4
Monday 6:05PM "The Leisure Hive" pt 3 of 4
Tuesday 6:06PM "The Leisure Hive" pt 4 of 4
Season 18, Episodes 2 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Doctor finds himself accused of murder and victim of sabotage in
the workings of the Argolin science. Romana must help the Doctor
clear his name and save the Argolins from a technological tragedy.
Wednesday 6:02PM "Meglos" pt 1 of 4
Season 18, Episode 5. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Repairs on K9 are interrupted when the Doctor and Romana are trapped
in a Chronic Hysteresis by Meglos, a cactus intent on Time Lord
2 July "The Long Game" (see new series)
5 July "Full Circle"
9 July "Father's Day" (see new series)
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
Daily 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
Wednesday "Enlightenment" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 20, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Turlough gets a chance at ultimate knowledge. Captain Wrack
continues to wrack havoc on the space race between Immortals. The
Black Guardian gets testy. Surprisingly like his regular emotions.
Thursday "The King's Demons" pts 1+2 of 2
Season 20, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The TARDIS crew arrives in 1215, where King John is apparently in
two places at once. Signing the Magna Carta, and annoying nobles at
the other end of the country. Hmm.
Friday "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 1+2 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Deep sea action with the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough, Silurians, Sea
Devils, villains with dodgy Russian accents, karate, Brits with
lousy sea suits, and a computer that hurts your brain.
Saturday "Planet Of The Spiders" all 6 pts BBC Kids premiere
Season 11, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Last new story for BBC Kids at the moment. The third Doctor finds
his past catching up with him. A crystal he took from Metebelis III
is going haywire. Dark forces from Metebelis are trying to get the
crystal and destroying anyone in their path. The price for stopping
the madness could come at a very high price. First mention of Doris
in the series. Last mention of the Whomobile. Doctor Who meets a
Sunday "Destiny Of The Daleks" all 4 pts
Season 17, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
A cruel reminder of 2 points. One - BBC Kids no longer has the
rights to the first 5 seasons of Tom Baker episodes. Two - their
contracts for newer packages don't include Dalek stories, so this is
the only one you can see right now. The Daleks return to Skaro in
search of a figure from their past who can save their future.
Introducing the oddest Doctor Who aliens yet - the Movellans. Enjoy
the fun. Lalla Ward joins the cast as Romana. No, not that kind of
Monday "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tuesday "The Awakening" pts 1+2 of 2
Season 21, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tegan's Grandfather is missing. As he did not travel anywhere in a
TARDIS, Tegan fears he's been kidnaped. The Doctor and Turlough help
investigate, only to find surprise links between 17th Century and
20th Century Earth..
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"
11 July "City Of Death"
13 July "The Creature From The Pit"
15 July "Nightmare Of Eden"
16 July "The Leisure Hive"
17 July "Meglos"
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
previous week's episode, online audio stream)
Hour 1 - News & Comment. Hour 2 - Thomas Vitale, VP of Sci-Fi on the
next 3 months programming. Hour 3 - BTR only. News & Comment.
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 EDT "The War Games" movie, pt 2 of 2
Season 6, Episodes 40 through 44. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
The 2nd Doctor's era comes to an end. To defeat the War Lord and his
bloodthirsty people, the Doctor may have to call in his own people.
If he does this, he could lose his freedom. Guest starring Phillip
Madoc and some of the most eye-boggling thick bottleglass eyeglasses
of all time.
2 July "Spearhead From Space" movie
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 3+4 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Doctor's efforts to broker peace between the Silurians, the Sea
Devils, and humanity are in danger of failing. The Doctor does not
want to have to stop the Silurians and Sea Devils like he did in the
past. Can he find a Third Way?
2 July "The Awakening" pts 1+2
9 July "Frontios" pts 1+2
16 July "Frontios" pts 3+4
23 July "Planet Of Fire" pts 1+2
30 July "Planet Of Fire" pts 3+4
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Series:
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.
BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone http://www.radiotimes.com
Next Episode Christmas 2005. Series 2 premiere TBA.
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/
Next Episode TBA. Season 2 renewal not confirmed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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