THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - French Premiere Week!
November 2, 2005 - Vol 8, No 44
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Wednesday 2 November:
NRK 2 Norway - 8:05PM - Den Siste Dalek
Saturday 5 November:
France 4 - 10:25PM - Rose / La Fin Du Monde (series premiere)
Friday 11 November:
Jimmy (Italy) - 9PM - Rose (series premiere)
France 4 http://www.france4.tv
premieres Doctor Who (dubbed in
French) this Saturday night at 10:25PM CET. It's a free digital
channel that is part of the TNT package. Evidently the channel is
not as widely distributed as more established French stations, so
viewers would be advised to find out if they have the channel (or a
friend has a channel) prior to broadcast time. 2 episodes on
Saturday nights - episode 1 repeats Monday at 3PM, episode 2 repeats
Tuesday at 3PM.
Some dubbed programmes on France 4 later repeat on France 2, which
is available to more viewers. There is no indication at this time
that such a situation will happen, though the chances would be
better if people watch the France 4 broadcasts and the show gets
Contrary to previous reports, BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com
simulcast the Children In Need http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey
in its entirety on Friday 18 November. This means that the 15 minute
Doctor Who "scene" advertised for this special will be available to
everyone in Europe, Africa, and Asia with the BBC Prime channel.
Children In Need is not expected to air on BBC America, BBC Canada,
or BBC Japan.
BBC One - 7PM GMT
BBC Prime - 8PM CET / 9PM CAT (adjust for local time)
BBC Radio 2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2
, home of the "Project: Who"
documentary that tied in with Series One in March, is preparing
another Doctor Who feature. "Doctor Who: Regeneration" will air at
8:33PM GMT on Tuesday 20 December. It explores how Doctor Who became
the most talked about UK TV show of 2005 and the issues involved in
having to regenerate the character so soon. David Tennant, Billie
Piper, Noel Clarke, Camille Coduri, Russell T. Davies, and more are
being interviewed. The special is timed to be broadcast just a few
days before "The Christmas Invasion" airs on BBC One. Expected
length - 1 hour.
The Italian premiere of Doctor Who on Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it
is just 9 days away (11 November at 9PM CET). The website is not
currently showing repeat times yet, though the episode is likely to
repeat several times in a week.
BFBS TV, intended for British military forces, put Doctor Who back
on their schedule a few weeks back. If you have access to BFBS
channels or have friends who watch them, Doctor Who is currently
airing on BFBS 2 Saturdays at 5PM Central European Time and BFBS
Navy late Sundays at 5AM Central European Time.
ABC Australia http://www.abc.net.au/tv
edited part 1 of the 4 part
version of "The Five Doctors" which aired on 2 November, removing
the Dalek sequence. The Dalek remained listed in the closing
credits. This is the first edit made specifically for these
broadcasts. It has presumably been made due to the uproar in early
2004 when ABC was unable to air "The War Games" because of a 10
second Dalek clip in episode 10. ABC was unwilling to edit then, so
they could not air the story. This time they edited - so the Dalek
contract remains unresolved in Australia. You should expect the
remaining Dalek stories (Ressurection, Revelation, Remembrance) to
be skipped as ABC's run through the series continues.
It's been well over 2 years. There's new Doctor Who now, with a
Dalek deal in place that's making everyone lots of money. It is
ludicrous that the contract with the Daleks in the old series
remains unresolved. None of us in the general public know at this
point who is holding this up and devaluing the old series repeats,
but whoever it is - get over it and solve this mess.
A reader of this column spotted that UKTV Gold is skipping the Colin
Baker stories completely this time through the series, going from
The Caves Of Androzani on 20 November to Time And The Rani on 26
November. It is believed that UKTV Gold's contract to air classic
Doctor Who ends next month, in which case the Peter Davison and
Sylvester McCoy stories now airing will be the last on the channel.
Whatever happens, it is likely to air the new series repeats for
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.
Wednesday 8:05PM CET 1-06 "Den Siste Dalek"
16:9 Widescreen Digital; 16:9 Letterbox Analog
9 November 1-07 "Er Adam Den Rette?"
16 November 1-08 "Sjokkartet Møte Med Fortiden" (8:20PM - Special
23 November 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1
30 November 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2
France 4 http://www.france4.tv
Saturday 10:25PM & Monday 3PM CET 1-01 "Rose" (series premiere)
Saturday 11:15PM & Tuesday 3PM CET 1-02 "La Fin Du Monde"
Dubbed in French.
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
All shows 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1
Wednesday 11PM GMT 1-01 "Rose"
Friday 8PM, Saturday 6PM, Sunday 9PM, Late Sunday 4AM GMT 1-02 "The
End Of The World"
14:9 Cropped Letterbox.
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 4:30PM (special time?) & 3:50AM GMT 1-03 "The Unquiet
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"
2 December 8PM GMT 1-06 "Dalek"
3 December 6PM GMT 1-06 "Dalek"
4 December 9PM & 3:50AM GMT 1-06 "Dalek"
7 December 11PM GMT 1-06 "Dalek"
9 December 8PM GMT 1-07 "The Long Game"
10 December 6PM GMT 1-07 "The Long Game"
11 December 9PM & 3:40AM GMT "1-07 "The Long Game"
14 December 11PM GMT 1-07 "The Long Game"
16 December 8PM GMT 1-08 "Father's Day"
Doctor Who premieres Friday 11 November 9PM CET. Doctor Who special
follows premiere episode.
Saturday 5PM CET "The Long Game"
Late Sunday 5AM CET "The Long Game"
"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 GMT "Invaders From Mars" pt 2 of 4
Big Finish Story 32. CD release 2002. Radio premiere. Orson Wells
begins his radio broadcast. Blackmail continues. The 8th Doctor and
Glory Bee discover a hidden base.
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 11PM GMT "Rose"
Friday 8PM, Saturday 6PM, Sunday 9PM, Late Sunday 4AM GMT "The End
Of The World"
Saturday 8-9AM GMT "The King's Demons" movie
Season 20, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Mistaken for demons, the 5th Doctor and companions are welcomed by
King John. John is at a remote castle when he is supposed to be off
signing the Magna Carta. Something is wrong here, and the Doctor
must find the truth before the peasants kill them all.
Sunday 7-9AM GMT "Warriors Of The Deep" movie
Season 21, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
At a seabase in the year 2084, the last frontier of warfare is being
fought. Alas, Silurians and Sea Devils from Earth's distant past
arrive to interrupt everything and finish their long term plans of
wiping out humanity.
12 November 8-9AM "The Awakening"
13 November 7-9AM "Frontios"
19 November 7-8:55AM "Planet Of Fire"
19 November 4:30-5:15AM "Adventures In Space And Time"
19 November 5:15-5:45AM "Carnival Of Monsters"
20 November 7-9AM "The Caves Of Androzani"
26 November 7-8:55AM "Time And The Rani"
27 November 7:05-9AM "Paradise Towers"
3 December 7-8:20AM "Delta And The Bannermen"
4 December 7-9AM "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy"
10 December 7-8:55PM "Battlefield"
11 December 7-8:20PM "Ghostlight"
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 "The Five Doctors" 4 pt version, pt 2
Monday 6:04PM "The Five Doctors" 4 pt version, pt 3
Tuesday 6:03PM "The Five Doctors" 4 pt version, pt 4
Season 20, Episodes 23b through 23d. Doctors: Peter Davison, Jon
Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Richard Hurndall, and Tom Baker.
To escape the Death Zone and track down the criminal who brought
them all here, Doctors, companions, and villains make their way
towards the Tower of Rassilon, where a shocking secret about the
birth of the Time Lords lurks.
Wednesday 6:03PM "Warriors Of The Deep" pt 1 of 4
Season 21, Episode 1. Doctor: Peter Davison.
See UKTV Gold for details.
16 November "The Awakening"
21 November "Frontios"
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
Weeknights Midnight & 5AM EST (9PM & 2AM PST) - 2 episodes daily
Weekends 2AM EST (11PM PST) - complete stories
Wednesday 12&5AM EST "The Time Monster" ep 6 of 6
Season 9, Episode 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The Master takes control of Atlantis, as his plans move to fruition.
The Doctor and Jo might not be able to save everyone this time.
Wednesday 12:30&5:30AM EST "Carnival Of Monsters" ep 1 of 4
Thursday "Carnival Of Monsters" eps 2+3 of 4
Friday 12&5AM EST "Carnival Of Monsters" ep 4 of 4
Season 10, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
After the events of The Three Doctors, Jo and the Doctor travel
through time and space looking for Metebelis III. When they arrive
on a British ship in the Indian Ocean in 1926, Jo thinks that the
TARDIS has gotten the destination wrong again. The Doctor soon
learns that all is not as it seems, especially not this ship.
Friday 12:30&5:30AM EST "The Three Doctors" ep 1 of 4
Season 10, Episode 1. Doctors: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, and
The Doctor's world is being devastated by a power drain caused by a
being living in a black hole. In a desperate attempt to fix the
problem, earlier versions of the Doctor are sent to help the current
one solve the mystery behind this anti-matter being.
Saturday "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 5,6,7,+8 of 14 (Mindwarp pts
Season 23, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Colin Baker. (BBC Kids
The Valeyard presents more devastating evidence against the Doctor.
The evidence shows a darker side to the Doctor than previously
known. Or is it just dementia from having his brain fried? If you
are unfamiliar with this story, AVOID reading about this segment or
The Ultimate Foe until they air, as certain plot twists work better
with no foreknowledge.
Sunday "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 9,10,11,+12 of 14 (Terror Of
The Vervoids pts 1,2,3,+4)
Season 23, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Colin Baker. (BBC Kids
The Doctor's defense is based on events from his own hypothetical
future. The Doctor and Mel try to track down killers on the Hyperion
III space liner before it gets to Earth and more lives are
Monday "The Three Doctors" eps 2+3 of 4
Tuesday 12&5AM EST "The Three Doctors" ep 4 of 4
Season 10, Episodes 2 through 4. Doctors: Jon Pertwee, Patrick
Troughton, and William Hartnell.
Tuesday 12:30&5:30AM EST "The Green Death" ep 1 of 6
Season 10, Episode 21. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Away from Earth for a long time (which you haven't noticed due to
stories airing in production order and the skipping of Frontier In
Space and Planet Of The Daleks), Jo is back on Earth. The Doctor
wants her help on a final mission to reach Metebelis III, but Jo is
busy on a crusade that brings her against a chemical company. It
also brings her into the reach of Professor Jones, a man the Doctor
eyes very suspiciously.
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.
November - Richard Franklin - postponed by Hurricane Wilma, expected
to be the next episode to go online
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 EST (9-11PM PST, 5-7AM GMT, 4-6PM AEDT)
Live LTR Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14175
BTR Late Sun/Early Mon 1-4AM EST (10PM-1AM PST, 6-9AM GMT, 5-7PM
Live BTR Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
Saturday 8-11PM EST (5-8PM PST) http://www.krradio.com
previous week's episode, online audio stream)
Hour 1 - News & Comment; Charles Ryan, brand manager of Dungeons &
Dragons discusses 2nd annual worldwide D&D day. Hour 2 - Uncle
John's bathroom reader; Adam-Troy Castro on 1950s Superman season 1
DVD set and Val Lewton's RKO horror films. 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
channels upcoming TV Movie
Saturday 7:35AM EST/PST "Doctor Who" (1996)
TV Movie with Sylvester McCoy as the 7th Doctor, Paul McGann as the
new 8th Doctor, Eric Roberts as the man possessed by the Master, and
Daphne Ashbrook as Dr. Grace Holloway. On the eve of the year 2000,
the Earth is in grave danger. Only the Doctor can save it. And he's
not quite sure who he is.
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-1:50AM EST "Invasion Of The Dinosaurs" movie
Season 10, Episodes 6 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Episode 1 is in black & white and is not part of the movie version.
After the clever set up that we won't get to see, the Doctor and
Sarah try to assist U*N*I*T in their efforts to reclaim London from
dinosaurs who keep popping up. But there may be forces within
U*N*I*T trying to stop the Doctor's investigation.
12 November "Death To The Daleks"
19 November (12:02AM) "The Monster Of Peladon"
26 November "Planet Of The Spiders"
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 CST "The Two Doctors" pts 2a+2b of 3
Season 22, Episode 8. Doctors: Colin Baker and Patrick Troughton.
The 6th Doctor, Peri, and Jamie try to figure out where in time and
space the 2nd Doctor has been taken to.
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 (Pro 7) http://www.prosieben.de http://www.drwho.de
Doctor Who premiere 2006. Series 1 & 2 purchased. Dubbed in German.
Doctor Who premiere 2006?
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.
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.
Coming December 2005 - Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion.
Coming Early 2006 - Doctor Who: Series Two
Coming Later 2006 - Torchwood.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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