THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO
July 27, 2005 - Vol 8, No 30
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Wednesday 27 July:
BBC Three 8:15PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: Aliens: The
Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (repeat)
Thursday 28 July:
Prime TV New Zealand - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: Aliens Of London
Friday 29 July:
BBC Three - 9PM - Doctor Who: The End Of The World (repeat)
BBC Three - 9:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: Aliens: The
Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (repeat)
Saturday 30 July:
BBC Three - 7:10PM - Doctor Who Confidential: Aliens: The Good, The
Bad, And The Ugly (repeat)
ABC Australia - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: Boom Town
Sunday 31 July:
BBC Three 7PM - Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead (repeat)
CBC - 7PM - Doctor Who: The Long Game (repeat)
BBC Three 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: TARDIS Tales
UK Overnight Ratings:
BBC Three Friday 22 July 9PM - "Rose" - 139,900 viewers (1.0% share)
BBC Three Friday 22 July 9:45PM - Confidential Cut Down "Bringing
Back The Doctor" - 132,300 viewers (.9% share)
has announced the premiere of an
extended series of Doctor Who on their digital radio station. But
the series was made a few years back. 4 full length full cast audio
stories released direct to CD by Big Finish
in 2001 and 2002 are being re-edited to
fit onto BBC7's schedule. The stories feature Paul McGann returning
as the 8th Doctor and India Fisher as companion Charley Pollard. The
Storm Warning (Big Finish #16, 1st 8th Doctor/Charley story)
Sword Of Orion (Big Finish #17, 2nd 8th Doctor/Charley story)
The Stones Of Venice (Big Finish #18, 3rd 8th Doctor/Charley story)
Invaders From Mars (Big Finish #28, 5th 8th Doctor/Charley story)
The 4 stories will be serialized over 16 weeks (1 episode per week).
Stories air Saturdays at 6:30PM and 12:30AM BST from 6 August to 19
November. BBC7 has gotten the rights to these stories after the
success of the 3 BBC Doctor Who stories that have aired on the
channel several times. It is unknown if BBC7 will acquire any more
stories (8th Doctor or other) in the future.
Since Big Finish made their episodes at variable lengths, some will
have to be abridged to fit within BBC7's 29 minute time limits.
Cliffhangers could be moved in some cases to shift material from a
long episode to a short one - but we do not know if that will
happen. One known change will be the removal of Ramsey the Vortisore
from Sword Of Orion and The Stones Of Venice. This change is needed
because Minuet In Hell (#19, 4th 8th Doctor/Charley story) has not
been acquired to air at this time. No reason is given for excluding
Minuet In Hell, though the story over-runs more than other early 8th
Doctor stories. Also, Invaders From Mars has Simon Pegg (Shaun Of
The Dead, the Editor in Doctor Who: The Long Game), Mark Benton
(Clive in Doctor Who: Rose), and was written/directed by Mark Gatiss
(writer of Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead) - it has a lot of
connection with this year's series on BBC One.
Doctor Who fans in the UK without a digital radio, Freeview TV box,
digital cable, or digital satellite - and fans outside the UK - can
hear BBC7 live in RealPlayer or Windows Media Player streams on
their website. For one week after the broadcasts you can hear the
episode in RealPlayer on the Listen Again section of the site. And
if you want the unedited versions, check Big Finish's website or the
other web services that sell Big Finish CDs.
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv
- several developments. 1) The
current run of the stories ends on 24 September with Survival. On 25
September the channel airs Four To Doomsday, so either they are
skipping around or the Tom Baker stories will be bypassed this time
around. 2) The documentaries "Carnival Of Monsters" and "Adventures
In Space And Time" from the 1999 BBC2 Doctor Who Night will air
after Survival on 24 September. 3) Outpost Gallifrey
reports that UKTV Gold will air the 2005
Doctor Who series (Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper) over a week
starting Monday 23 October at 7 and 8PM.
British forces around the world have gotten to see Doctor Who - if
they kept track of the BFBS Navy TV schedule. Doctor Who, Doctor Who
Confidential (full length), and the BBC One Confidential tie in
specials have aired on BFBS Navy TV over the past few months, with
the final scheduled broadcast last Saturday 23 July.
The new series of Doctor Who has begun production. Outpost Gallifrey
and the BBC Doctor Who site http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho
pictures and reports from 25 July, when David Tennant went to work
as the Doctor.
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.
Next week's edition of the column will go out on Tuesday 2 August,
as I'll be traveling a lot without computer access. Editions may be
disrupted throughout August and September if the purchase goes
through and TWIDW headquarters moves.
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.
Saturday 7:30PM Doctor Who 1-11 "Boom Town"
16:9 Widescreen Digital; 14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
6 August - 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
13 August - 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2 (last scheduled
Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
Thursday 7:30PM Doctor Who 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
4:3 Cropped Fullscreen
4 August - 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
11 August - 1-06 "Dalek"
CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
Sunday 7PM (7:30PM Newfoundland) Doctor Who 1-07 "The Long Game"
16:9 Widescreen Digital, 16:9 Letterbox Analog
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 CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular
episodes and 1 special. Approximately 90 minutes.
BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential/
Wednesday 8:15PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-02 "Aliens: The
Good, The Bad, And The Ugly"
Friday 9PM Doctor Who 1-02 "The End Of The World"
Friday 9:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-02 "Aliens: The
Good, The Bad, And The Ugly"
Saturday 7:10PM Doctor Who Confidential (full version) 1-02 "Aliens:
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly"
Sunday 7PM Doctor Who 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
Sunday 7:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-03 "TARDIS Tales"
5 August - 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
7 August - 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
14 August - 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
21 August - 1-06 "Dalek"
28 August - 1-07 "The Long Game"
4 September - 1-08 "Father's Day"
11 September - 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
18 September - 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
25 September - 1-11 "Boom Town"
2 October - 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
9 October - 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2
"Rose" on all in-flight movie systems
Virgin Atlantic Airways
"The End Of The World" on V-Hot channel. Cropped to 4:3 aspect
ratio. Next Episode caption removed. Otherwise unedited.
British Midland Airlines
British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand - supposed to
be showing the series on their flights starting in June
OTHER TV/RADIO/INTERNET BROADCASTS:
Big Finish Doctor Who http://www.doctorwho.co.uk
Saturdays 6:30PM & 12:30AM BST starting 6 August
6 - 27 August "Storm Warning"
3 - 24 September "Sword Of Orion"
1 - 22 October "The Stones Of Venice"
29 October - 19 November "Invaders From Mars"
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 "The Trial Of A Time Lord" movie, pt 1 of 4
(The Mysterious Planet)
Season 23, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Colin Baker.
The 6th Doctor finds himself in a Time Lord court with a faulty
memory and no Peri. Accused of meddling in the affairs of planets,
the Doctor and the court are stuck in a small window story while in
the main feature, a slightly younger 6th Doctor and Peri investigate
the strange planet Ravalox, a world suspiciously similar to Earth.
Sunday 7:05-9AM BST "The Trial Of A Time Lord" movie, pt 2 of 4
Season 23, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Colin Baker.
The Doctor's memory seems ever more faulty, but the new case
presented makes him doubt the court evidence too. In the footage,
the 6th Doctor panics on Thoros Beta, endangering Peri's life and
helping a dangerous experiment in reverse Euthanasia.
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)
3 September "The Happiness Patrol" (8AM)
4 September "Silver Nemesis" (8AM)
10 September "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy" (7AM)
11 September "Battlefield" (7AM)
17 September "Ghost Light" (7AM)
18 September "The Curse Of Fenric" (7AM)
24 September "Survival" (7AM)
24 September "Carnival Of Monsters (1999 documentary)" (8:25AM)
24 September "Adventures In Space And Time (1999 documentary)"
25 September "Four To Doomsday" (7AM)
23 October - the new Doctor Who series reaches UKTV Gold
First Great Western Railway (Volo TV)
Thursday 6:03PM "The Keeper Of Traken" pt 2 of 4
Monday 6:03PM "The Keeper Of Traken" pt 3 of 4
Tuesday 6:03PM "The Keeper Of Traken" pt 4 of 4
Season 18, Episodes 22 through 24. Doctor: Tom Baker.
As the Keeper's power wanes, a Melkur exerts itself over the people
of Traken, turning them against the Doctor and Adric. Only Tremas
and Nyssa seem willing to listen to reason and help. The price for
their help could be high.
Wednesday 6:03PM "Logopolis" pt 1 of 4
Season 18, Episode 25. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The final 4th Doctor story. The Doctor and Adric try to measure the
TARDIS, but someone keeps killing people and messing up the
6 August "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2 (see new series)
10 August "Castrovalva"
13 August "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2 (see new series)
17 August "Four To Doomsday"
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
Daily 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
Wednesday "Full Circle" pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday "Full Circle" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 18, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Adventures in a pocket universe. The world occupying the same place
as Gallifrey is technologically less advanced, but the inhabitants
are just as foolish as the Time Lords portrayed in previous 4th
Doctor stories. Not to worry - the spiders and the marsh people have
a cunning plan.
Friday "State Of Decay" pts 1+2 of 4
Saturday "State Of Decay" all 4 pts
Season 18, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Adventures in a pocket universe. Many years ago, a human space ship
made it into this universe. So did a monster from Gallifreyan
legend. Now a civilization's life is being sucked away by vampires,
and the Doctor has come to cauterize the wound.
Sunday "Warriors' Gate" all 4 pts
Season 18, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Adventures in a pocket universe. You're saying the E-Space universe,
where it was next to impossible to find a CV-E to enter, has a great
big gateway station that people could go through all the time
without even paying a toll?
Monday "State Of Decay" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 18, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Tuesday "Warriors' Gate" pts 1+2 of 4
Season 18, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Tom Baker.
4 August "The Keeper Of Traken"
6 August "The Keeper Of Traken" (weekend)
7 August "Logopolis" (weekend)
8 August "Logopolis"
10 August "Castrovalva"
12 August "Four To Doomsday"
13 August "Castrovalva" (weekend)
14 August "Four To Doomsday" (weekend)
American Who http://www.americanwho.net
Noel Clarke (Mickey) is the first new series character to appear on
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 - Repeat. Hour 3 - BTR only. Repeat.
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-1:30AM EDT "Terror Of The Autons" movie
Season 8, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The Master, an old friend/enemy of the Doctor's, arrives on Earth in
hopes of planetary domination. Alas, he's teamed up with the Autons,
bringing danger to the Doctor and himself.
6 August "The Mind Of Evil"
13 August "The Claws Of Axos"
20 August "Colony In Space"
27 August "The Daemons"
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 "Planet Of Fire" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The fates of 2 of the Doctor's companions are revealed. The Master
plots to regain his dignity once and for all. The planet Sarn seems
6 August "The Caves Of Androzani" pts 1+2
13 August "The Caves Of Androzani" pts 3+4
20 August pre-empted
27 August "The Twin Dilemma" pts 1+2
Not Currently Airing New Who:
Nederland 3 http://portal.omroep.nl/ned3
Doctor Who premiere 2006?
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
Doctor Who premiere 2006? Thursday 8PM?
DENMARK: Broadcaster TBA.
BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone http://www.radiotimes.com
Next Episode TBA. Season 2 premiere TBA.
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Series 1 completed. Next airdate unknown.
BFBS Navy TV
Series 1 completed. Next airdate unknown.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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