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This Week In Doctor Who - October 26, 2005

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO October 26, 2005 - Vol 8, No 43 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. by Benjamin F. Elliott
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 26, 2005
      October 26, 2005 - Vol 8, No 43
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      Wednesday 26 October:
      NRK 2 Norway - 8:05PM - Krig I Vente pt 2
      Saturday 5 November:
      France 4 - 10:25PM - Rose / La Fin Du Monde (series premiere)
      Friday 11 November:
      Jimmy (Italy) - 9PM - Rose (series premiere)

      Children In Need http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey will feature some type
      of Doctor Who segment in their annual telethon on 18 November.
      Russell T Davies will write the segment, and the contents are being
      kept secret. Children In Need will air throughout the evening of the
      18th on BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone . It is unknown if the
      Doctor Who segment will be on the BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com
      version of Children In Need, which is apparently running for 80
      minutes from 11:40PM to 1AM Central European Time / 12:40AM to 2AM
      Central African Time on the same night. To my knowledge, Children In
      Need will not air on BBC America, BBC Canada, or BBC Japan.

      Doctor Who has past history with Children In Need. "The Five
      Doctors" had its UK premiere during fundraising efforts for Children
      In Need in 1983. The 1993 special "Dimensions In Time" was specially
      made for Children In Need under conditions that it never be rerun or
      offered on video anywhere.

      Germany - ProSieben (Pro 7) http://www.prosieben.de has purchased
      Series One and Series Two of Doctor Who, bringing the show to the
      largest European market. Doctor Who will begin in 2006, dubbed into
      German. A German language report on this sale
      http://www.quotenmeter.de/index.php?newsid=11651 notes that Doctor
      Who has already been sold to 16 other countries (if true, then there
      are some sales we don't know about yet). The BBC's official press
      release is at

      UK - Not a big surprise, but UKTV Gold is airing the current series
      of Doctor Who in 14:9 Cropped Letterbox, the way they aired on BBC
      One's analogue transmissions. Most of UKTV Gold's programming was
      made in 4:3, so they are trying to make the programming look good
      for 4:3 TVs. The new series is not affecting the schedule of repeats
      for the classic series, which continue in early mornings finishing
      around 9AM on Saturdays and Sundays. With some exceptions, the
      schedule for the Eccleston episodes after this week's marathon will
      Friday 8PM (9PM on UKTV Gold +1)
      Saturday 6PM (7PM on UKTV Gold +1)
      Sunday 9PM (10PM on UKTV Gold +1)
      Late Sunday 4AM approximate (5AM on UKTV Gold +1)
      Wednesday 11PM (12AM on UKTV Gold +1)

      USA - The Starz http://www.starz.com /Encore http://www.encoretv.com
      Movie suite begins another round of broadcasts of the 1996 Doctor
      Who TV Movie. Starz Edge airs "Doctor Who" at 3:15PM Eastern/Pacific
      today, with additional airings Monday (see the detailed listings
      below). Starz Mystery will air the movie a number of times in

      Most of the US, Canada, and Europe changes from Daylight Savings
      Time to Standard Time late Saturday/early Sunday at 2AM. Listeners
      of Sci-Fi Overdrive and the BBC7 Doctor Who broadcasts will need to
      bear this in mind next week if they are not in one of the areas that
      changes time.

      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 1-05 "Krig I Vente" pt 2
      16:9 Widescreen Digital; 16:9 Letterbox Analog
      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)
      23 November 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1


      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      All shows 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1
      Wednesday 7PM BST 1-08 "Father's Day"
      Wednesday 8PM BST 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1
      Thursday 7PM BST 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2
      Thursday 8PM BST 1-11 "Boom Town"
      Friday 7PM BST 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1
      Friday 8PM BST 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2
      Saturday 6PM BST & Sunday 9PM GMT 1-01 "Rose"
      14:9 Cropped Letterbox
      2 November 11PM GMT 1-01 "Rose"
      4 November 8PM GMT 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      5 November 6PM GMT 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      6 November 9PM & 4AM GMT 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      9 November 11PM GMT 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      11 November 8PM GMT 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      12 November 6PM GMT 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      13 November 9PM & 3:50AM GMT 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      16 November 11PM GMT 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      18 November 8PM GMT 1-04 "Aliens Of London"
      19 November 6PM GMT 1-04 "Aliens Of London"
      20 November 9PM GMT 1-04 "Aliens Of London"
      23 November 11PM GMT 1-04 "Aliens Of London"
      25 November 8PM GMT 1-05 "World War Three"
      26 November 6PM GMT 1-05 "World War Three"
      27 November 9PM & 4AM GMT 1-05 "World War Three"


      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 "Invaders From Mars" pt 1 of 4
      Big Finish Story 32. CD release 2002. Radio premiere. October 1938.
      The TARDIS arrives in New York City, as Orson Welles prepares his
      radio adaptation of War Of The Worlds. A murder has occurred, and
      the Doctor willingly involves himself. But all is not as it seems.
      Simon Pegg (Shaun in "Shaun Of The Dead", The Editor in new series
      episode "The Long Game") guest stars. Arguably the best of the
      stories in BBC7's current selection of 8th Doctor adventures - it's
      also the last one in this set so tune in now before it's over.

      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)
      Wednesday 26 - Friday 28 October - Doctor Who Series 1 primetime
      marathon - see new series section
      Saturday 7:05-9AM BST "Terminus" movie
      Season 20, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      A mysterious fault in the TARDIS that looks a wee bit like sabotage
      forces the crew to abandon ship. They find themselves trapped on a
      one way trip to Terminus, the leper colony in the center of the
      Saturday 6PM BST & Sunday 9PM GMT "Rose"
      Sunday 7-9AM GMT "Enlightenment" movie
      Season 20, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      A space race hides a darker purpose. The Doctor suspects the
      Guardians are involved.
      Late Sunday 3:40-4:25AM GMT "Adventures In Space And Time
      Late Sunday 4:25-4:55AM GMT "Carnival Of Monsters (documentary)"
      Another chance to see these documentaries from BBC2's 1999 Doctor
      Who Night.
      5 November 8-9AM GMT "The King's Demons"
      6 November 7-9AM GMT "Warriors Of The Deep"
      12 November 8-9AM GMT "The Awakening"
      13 November 7-9AM GMT "Frontios"
      19 November 7-8:55AM GMT "Planet Of Fire"
      19 November 4:30-5:15AM GMT "Adventures In Space And Time"
      19 November 5:15-5:45AM GMT "Carnival Of Monsters"
      20 November 7-9AM GMT "The Caves Of Androzani"
      26 November 7-8:55AM GMT "Time And The Rani"
      27 November 7:05-9AM GMT "Paradise Towers"

      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 "Enlightenment" pt 4 of 4
      Season 20, Episode 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      See UKTV Gold for story description.
      Monday 6:04PM "The King's Demons" pt 1 of 2
      Tuesday 6:04PM "The King's Demons" pt 2 of 2
      Season 20, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      King John is acting very strangely.
      Wednesday 6:05PM "The Five Doctors" 4 pt version, pt 1
      Season 20, Episode 23a. Doctors: Peter Davison, Jon Pertwee, Patrick
      Troughton, Richard Hurndall, & Tom Baker.
      The Doctor is being yanked out of time at various points in his
      personal history. This puts a strain on the 5th Doctor's health.
      9 November "Warriors Of The Deep"
      16 November "The Awakening"


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      Weeknights Midnight & 5AM EDT (9PM & 2AM PDT) - 2 episodes daily
      Weekends 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - complete stories
      Note - Canada changes from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time on
      Sunday, 30 October.
      Wednesday "The Mutants" eps 2+3 of 6
      Thursday "The Mutants" eps 4+5 of 6
      Friday 12&5AM EDT "The Mutants" ep 6 of 6
      Season 9, Episodes 16 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      A corrupt Earth Empire and an oppressed people who are really
      obnoxious. The Time Lords have given the Doctor a really lousy job
      this time.
      Friday 12:30&5:30AM EDT "The Time Monster" ep 1 of 6
      Season 9, Episode 21. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The Master has taken a teaching position at Cambridge, where his
      scientific experiments attract the attention of the Doctor.
      Saturday "Timelash" 4 pt version, all 4 pts
      Season 22, Episodes 10 through 11. Doctor: Colin Baker. (BBC Kids
      Filmed as if it was a sequel to a Jon Pertwee story. The Doctor and
      Peri arrive on Karfel, a world where the Doctor is a legend, mirrors
      are forbidden, and dissent is a lethal past-time. Oh, and try not to
      look too attractive to the Borad - his dating practices leave a lot
      to be desired.
      Sunday "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 1,2,3,+4 of 14 (The Mysterious
      Planet pts 1,2,3,4)
      Season 23, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Colin Baker. (BBC Kids
      BBC Kids does not have the rights to air Revelation Of The Daleks.
      Taken out of time, the Doctor finds himself on trial for his life.
      The first piece of evidence against him - his activities on the
      planet Ravalox with Peri.
      Monday "The Time Monster" eps 2+3 of 6
      Tuesday "The Time Monster" eps 4+5 of 6
      Season 9, Episodes 22 through 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      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)
      8 November (12:30AM) "The Green Death"
      11 November (12:30AM) "The Time Warrior"
      12 November "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe" (BBC Kids
      13 November "Time And The Rani" (BBC Kids premiere)
      15 November (12:30AM) "The Monster Of Peladon"
      18 November (12:30AM) "Planet Of The Spiders"
      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 - the October episode may have been
      delayed by Hurricane Wilma. Large portions of Florida are without
      power as of this writing and Joey Reynolds (of American Who and Sci-
      Fi Overdrive) may be in the outage areas. The website for both shows
      is still up with their most recent programs.
      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 - TBA. Hour 3 - 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:
      Starz Edge
      Wednesday 3:15PM EDT Eastern/PDT Western
      Monday 10:30AM, 5:10PM, & 12:10AM EST Eastern/PST Western
      "Doctor Who" - A 900 year old time traveller known as The Doctor
      tries to return the remains of his old nemesis to Gallifrey, his
      home planet. When a fault in his time ship forces an emergency
      landing on Earth, the Doctor is accidentally killed. Revived with a
      new body and a faulty memory, he must convince the surgeon who tried
      to save him last night save the planet today. Starring Paul McGann,
      Daphne Ashbrook, Eric Roberts, and Sylvester McCoy.
      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-1:30AM EDT "The Time Warrior" movie
      Season 10, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Time
      approximate after yet another pledge night. Scientists are
      disappearing from a secure facility. When the Doctor investigates,
      he discovers that the scientists are being taken into the past. But
      who would need British scientists in the 13th Century? Introducing
      Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith.
      5 November "Invasion Of The Dinosaurs"?

      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 Two Doctors" pts 1a+1b of 3
      Season 22, Episode 7. Doctors: Colin Baker and Patrick Troughton.
      The 2nd Doctor and Jamie investigate the time experiments of
      Professors Kartz and Reimer, with tragic consequences. Echoes of
      this event haunt the 6th Doctor, who with Peri finds himself
      retracing the steps of his past.
      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?


      ProSieben http://www.prosieben.de http://www.drwho.de
      Doctor Who premiere 2006. Series 1 & 2 purchased. Dubbed in German.


      Doctor Who premiere TBA.

      DENMARK: Broadcaster TBA.


      BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone http://www.radiotimes.com
      December 2005 2-00 "The Christmas Invasion" - airdate 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/
      December 2005 2-00 "The Christmas Invasion" - airdate TBA, sometime
      after BBC One broadcast


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

      BFBS Navy
      Series 1 completed.


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


      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.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2005.
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