This Week In Doctor Who - October 26, 2005
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO
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
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-
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 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.
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"
Doctor Who premieres Friday 11 November 9PM CET. Doctor Who special
follows premiere episode.
"Rose" on all in-flight movie systems
"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
OTHER TV/RADIO/INTERNET BROADCASTS:
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
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"
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)
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
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
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
Current episode - archive interview with Michael Sheard.
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:
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.
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.
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
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
Series 1 completed.
Series 1 completed.
Series 1 completed.
CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
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.
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