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This Week In Doctor Who - October 19, 2005

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO October 19, 2005 - Vol 8, No 42 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. by Benjamin F. Elliott
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      October 19, 2005 - Vol 8, No 42
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      Wednesday 19 October:
      NRK 2 Norway - 8:05PM - Alarm I London pt 1
      Saturday 5 November:
      France 4 - 10:25PM - Rose / La Fin Du Monde (series premiere)
      Friday 11 November:
      Jimmy (Italy) - 9PM - Rose (series premiere)

      TORCHWOOD - On Monday it was revealed that BBC Three
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree had commissioned a new sci-fi thriller
      series from Russell T. Davies. The result will be "Torchwood", a
      spinoff from Doctor Who. The 13 episode series will air after the UK
      watershed to allow the show to cover themes that Doctor Who as a
      family show cannot. Torchwood features a special unit that
      investigates alien activities in Britain and seeks out advanced
      technology. John Barrowman will reprise his role of "Captain Jack",
      seen in Series One of the new Doctor Who series. The word Torchwood
      was used in the episode "Bad Wolf" in what was probably be a blink-
      and-you'll-miss-it piece of foreshadowing. Torchwood is an anagram
      of Doctor Who and was used last year to disguise tapes of Doctor Who
      to limit the information that leaked out on Series One. Torchwood is
      expected to be mentioned in the Christmas Invasion and during Series
      Two of Doctor Who. Episodes will be 45 minutes long. Torchwood will
      air in 2006 at some point after Series Two of Doctor Who. See
      shtml for the BBC's description of the show.

      Torchwood marks only the 2nd TV spinoff from Doctor Who to get
      commissioned for production. K9 & Company had a pilot filmed in
      1981, though it did not lead to any further episodes. No other
      spinoff idea has ever been filmed, though there are a few audio
      spinoff series out there.

      TWIDW will report on Torchwood as it approaches production. I will
      decide before the series begins if its listings should be included
      as part of this column or spun off to another column - my early view
      is to spin it off. There is also a yahoo group for Torchwood at
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/torchwood for discussion/speculation
      on the show. And Outpost Gallifrey http://www.gallifreyone.com will
      doubtless keep track of the show in the same way it keeps track of
      Doctor Who.

      France 4 http://www.france4.tv has announced the start date and
      times for Doctor Who. The series will air dubbed in French, not
      English with subtitles. Dubbing may allow the show to air on more
      popular channels in the company's set, but by no means guarantees
      that could happen. 2 episodes air each Saturday night - first one at
      10:25PM, second one at 11:15PM. The 10:25PM episode repeats Monday
      at 3PM, the 11:15PM episode repeats Tuesday at 3PM. All times are
      Central European Time (CET).

      The BBC press office http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice announced a
      deal with the CBC in Canada regarding Doctor Who. "The Christmas
      Invasion" and Series Two will air in Canada (which I seem to recall
      they already announced). New in this report is that Billie Piper
      will host the Christmas episode, and it will premiere on Monday 26
      December, likely just a few days after its UK premiere (UK airdate
      not yet chosen). There will be a big effort to market Doctor Who
      toys in Canada. And Series One of Doctor Who will be released on DVD
      in Canada (Region 1 NTSC) on Tuesday 14 February in the deluxe
      boxset that the UK gets this November. The last bit seemed odd as
      the distributor had yet to release any Doctor Who content in Canada
      without releasing in the US as well, but Shaun Lyon of Outpost
      Gallifrey confirmed it with BBC Worldwide Americas.

      If you live in the US, this means that you can see Doctor Who on DVD
      without making any modifications to your DVD player. The Doctor Who
      specialist stories (like http://www.whona.com ) will probably get
      this set in. Canadian online stores (like http://www.amazon.ca )
      will have this release. Canadian titles, like titles made for the US
      or both countries, are in NTSC video format and encoded to Region 1,
      so they will work in all US DVD players. Unless a deal is announced
      in a hurry, 14 February 2006 will likely be before the US premiere
      of the series (there currently is no US broadcaster). Now, if you've
      already taken the perfectly legal methods to modify the region code
      on your DVD player (if it can be modified) and ordered the UK or
      Australian boxset, you can still buy that title and get it sooner
      than the Canadian set. Or you can cancel the order and get the set
      that will play on your friends' machines as well, understanding that
      you'll have to wait a couple more months to get it.

      The 13 episodes of the 2005 series move to UKTV Gold in the UK to
      join repeats of the classic series this Sunday with a weeklong
      primetime marathon. Episodes to air weekly in primetime thereafter.

      BBC 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7 premieres another new to radio
      episode of Doctor Who - the conclusion of "The Stones Of Venice",
      the 3rd of the Paul McGann audios with Big Finish - Saturday at
      6:30PM & 12:30AM BST. New to radio episodes continue through 19

      The BBC Press Office http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice and C21 Media
      http://www.c21media.net often announce when a Doctor Who
      international sale occurs. Worth keeping an eye on, just in case.

      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 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.


      NRK2 http://www.nrk.no
      Wednesday 8:05PM CET 1-04 "Alarm I London" pt 1
      16:9 Widescreen Digital; 16:9 Letterbox Analog
      26 October 1-05 "Krig I Vente" pt 2
      2 November 1-06 "Den Siste Dalek"
      9 November 1-07 "The Long Game"
      16 November 1-08 "Father's Day" (8:20PM - Special Time)


      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      All shows 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1
      Sunday 7PM BST 1-01 "Rose"
      Sunday 8PM BST 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      Sunday 9PM & 4:30AM BST 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      Monday 7PM BST 1-04 "Aliens Of London"
      Monday 8PM BST 1-05 "World War Three"
      Tuesday 7PM BST 1-06 "Dalek"
      Tuesday 8PM BST 1-07 "The Long Game"
      Premiere of the new Doctor Who on UKTV Gold. Marathon week before
      settling into regular time slots.
      26 October 1-08 "Father's Day" (7PM)
      26 October 1-09 "The Empty Child" (8PM)
      27 October 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" (7PM)
      27 October 1-11 "Boom Town" (8PM)
      28 October 1-12 "Bad Wolf" (7PM)
      28 October 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" (8PM)
      29 October 1-01 "Rose" (6PM)
      30 October 1-01 "Rose" (9PM)


      France 4 http://www.france4.tv
      Doctor Who premiere 5 November. 2 episodes 10:25PM Saturdays CET.
      Repeats Monday and Tuesday 3PM. Dubbed into French.
      5 November 10:25PM/7 November 3PM 1-01 "Rose"
      5 November 11:15PM/8 November 3PM 1-02 "La Fin Du Monde"


      Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it
      Doctor Who premieres Friday 11 November 9PM CET. Doctor Who special
      follows premiere episode.

      Thomsonfly Airlines
      "Rose" on all in-flight movie systems

      Singapore Airlines
      "Rose" on channel 28 of video on demand service

      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, Air New Zealand - various



      BBC7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
      Big Finish Doctor Who http://www.doctorwho.co.uk
      Saturday 6:30PM & 12:30AM BST "The Stones Of Venice" pt 4 of 4
      Big Finish Story 18. CD release 2001. Radio premiere. Time is up for
      Venice. The 8th Doctor and Charley learn the truth about a long held
      family secret.
      29 October "Invaders From Mars"

      BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/index.shtml
      "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?
      "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.

      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      (All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
      Saturday 7:05-8:55AM BST "Snakedance" movie
      Season 20, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The Mara returns to torment Tegan again and plot its snaky
      ascendance back to power. The Doctor and Nyssa work to defeat the
      monster twice and for all.
      Sunday 7-9AM BST "Mawdryn Undead" movie
      Season 20, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The Black Guardian, furious over what the Doctor did in the Key To
      Time stories which you didn't see because UKTV Gold only skipped
      back to the 5th Doctor's era, recruits a troubled teen for a revenge
      plot. Meanwhile, a space pod causes trouble for the navigation of
      the TARDIS.
      Sunday 23 - Friday 28 October - Doctor Who Series 1 primetime
      marathon - see new series section
      29 October "Terminus" (7:05AM)
      29/30 October "Rose" (6PM Sat/9PM Sun) - new series weekly repeats
      30 October "Enlightenment" (7AM)
      30 October "Adventures In Space And Time (documentary)" (3:40AM)
      30 October "Carnival Of Monsters (documentary)" (4:25AM)

      Homechoice http://www.homechoice.co.uk
      On Demand Channel C1
      All 13 Series 1 (2005) episodes - cropped to 4:3
      The Three Doctors - all 4 episodes
      The Deadly Assassin - all 4 episodes
      The Caves Of Androzani - all 4 episodes
      Timelash - 4 part version, all 4 episodes
      The Curse Of Fenric - all 4 episodes

      First Great Western Railway (Volo TV)
      Episodes unknown.


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thursday 6:03PM "Terminus" pt 4 of 4
      Season 20, Episode 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Everything changes at Terminus.
      Monday 6:04PM "Enlightenment" pt 1 of 4
      Tuesday 6:04PM "Enlightenment" pt 2 of 4
      Wednesday 6:03PM "Enlightenment" pt 3 of 4
      Season 20, Episodes 17 through 19. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      A naval sea race in space run by Immortals is the latest stop for
      the TARDIS crew. Turlough is acting very oddly. Tegan has an
      unlikely suitor. And the price for victory may be too high to allow
      anyone to win.
      31 October "The King's Demons"
      2 November "The Five Doctors"
      9 November "Warriors Of The Deep"


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      Weeknights Midnight & 5AM EDT (9PM & 2AM PDT) - 2 episodes daily
      Weekends 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - complete stories
      Wednesday "The Sea Devils" eps 2+3 of 6
      Thursday "The Sea Devils" eps 4+5 of 6
      Friday 12&5AM EDT "The Sea Devils" ep 6 of 6
      Season 9, Episodes 10 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The Doctor suspects that the Master (in prison) is plotting with
      ancient reptiles known as Sea Devils, beings who like their cousins
      the Silurians a couple of years back want to reconquer the Earth and
      displace Man as the head species.
      Friday 12:30&5:30AM EDT "The Curse Of Peladon" ep 1 of 4
      Season 9, Episode 5. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Time Lord manipulation sends the Doctor and Jo to Peladon, a world
      on the verge of a treaty with the Galactic Federation. Should the
      Doctor and Jo help the treaty efforts, or hinder them?
      Saturday "The Mark Of The Rani" 4 pt version, all 4 pts
      Season 22, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Colin Baker. (BBC Kids
      The TARDIS is diverted from its destination to a village involved in
      the Industrial Revolution. Two renegade Time Lords are at work
      causing trouble in town. But they aren't working together. Has the
      Doctor found a member of his species more callous than the Master?
      Sunday "The Two Doctors" 6 pt version, all 6 pts
      Season 22, Episodes 7 through 9. Doctors: Colin Baker & Patrick
      Troughton. (BBC Kids premiere)
      The 2nd Doctor disappears while investigating dangerous time
      experiments. The Doctor's personal timeline may have been changed.
      When the effects reach the 6th Doctor, he finds himself compelled to
      investigate. Extensive filming in Spain for this story. Jamie:
      Frazer Hines. Peri: Nicola Bryant.
      Monday "The Curse Of Peladon" eps 2+3 of 4
      Tuesday 12&5AM EDT "The Curse Of Peladon" ep 4 of 4
      Season 9, Episodes 6 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Tuesday 12:30&5:30AM EDT "The Mutants" eps 1 of 6
      Season 9, Episode 15. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The Time Lords manipulate the Doctor again, this time sending him to
      Solos, a world on the edge of the Earth Empire. A special package
      must reach a political criminal, who's frankly a bit of a lunatic.
      And he's apparently one of the nice guys on the planet.
      28 October (12:30AM) "The Time Monster"
      29 October "Timelash" (BBC Kids premiere)
      30 October "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet" (BBC
      Kids premiere)
      2 November (12:30AM) "Carnival Of Monsters"
      4 November (12:30AM) "The Three Doctors"
      5 November "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp" (BBC Kids premiere)
      6 November "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids" (BBC
      Kids premiere)
      12 November "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe" (BBC Kids
      13 November "Time And The Rani" (BBC Kids premiere)
      19 November "Paradise Towers" (BBC Kids premiere)
      20 November "Delta And The Bannermen" (BBC Kids premiere)
      26 November "Dragonfire" (BBC Kids premiere)
      27 November "The Happiness Patrol" (BBC Kids premiere)
      3 December "Silver Nemesis" (BBC Kids premiere)
      4 December "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy" (BBC Kids premiere)
      10 December "Battlefield" (BBC Kids premiere)
      11 December "Ghost Light" (BBC Kids premiere)
      17 December "The Curse Of Fenric" (BBC Kids premiere)
      18 December "Survival" (BBC Kids premiere)


      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/index.php (alternate
      Current episode - archive interview with Michael Sheard.
      Upcoming episodes
      October - Richard Franklin (expected online this weekend)
      November - Carole Ann Ford
      December - Lalla Ward

      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, 3-6PM
      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 - Kathryn Leigh Scott (Dark
      Shadows); Adam-Troy Castro on the DVD releases of Alias season 4 and
      the Universal Frankenstein collection. Hour 3 - BTR only. Repeat of
      last week's Hour 2.

      Doctor Who: Podshock http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/portal
      Weekly chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans done in podcast

      Starz/Encore channels in US November TV Movie Airings:
      Encore Mystery
      Saturday Nov 5 7:35AM EST/PST
      Friday Nov 18 4AM, 4:45PM, 11:45PM EST/PST
      Tuesday Nov 22 9:05AM EST/PST
      Friday Nov 18 5AM, 5:45PM, 12:45AM EST/PST

      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-2:30AM EDT "The Green Death" movie
      Season 10, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The Doctor and Jo learn that radioactive sludge is bad, that
      chemical corporations who cover up radioactive sludge are bad, and
      that the Doctor's ability to disguise himself as a woman is bad. Jo
      seeks independence by considering someone far more patronizing than
      the Doctor ever was.
      29 October "The Time Warrior"

      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), 12-2 (45-2), 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 Mark Of The Rani" pts 2a+2b of 2
      Season 22, Episode 6. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      See BBC Kids for details.
      29 October "The Two Doctors" pts 1a+1b
      5 November "The Two Doctors" pts 2a+2b
      12 November "The Two Doctors" pts 3a+3b
      19 November "Timelash" pts 1a+1b
      26 November "Timelash" pts 2a+2b

      Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:


      Nederland 3 http://portal.omroep.nl/ned3
      Doctor Who premiere January 2006.


      TV2 http://www.yle.fi/tv2
      Doctor Who premiere TBA.


      RTLKlub http://rtlklub.hu
      Doctor Who premiere 2006? Thursday 8PM?

      DENMARK: Broadcaster TBA.


      BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone http://www.radiotimes.com
      Series 1 completed. Series 2 premiere TBA.
      16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue

      BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
      Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential/
      Series 1 completed. Series 2 premiere very soon after BBC One.


      KBS2 http://www.kbs.co.kr
      Series 1 completed. Next airdate unknown.

      BFBS Navy
      Series 1 completed. Next airdate unknown.


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Series 1 completed. Next airdate unknown.


      CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
      http://www.cbc.ca/doctorwho http://www.dwin.org
      Monday 26 December Time TBA - 2-00 "The Christmas Invasion" hosted
      by Billie Piper
      "The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular
      episodes and 1 special. Approximately 90 minutes.


      Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
      Series 1 completed. Series 2 premiere TBA.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2005.
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