This Week In Doctor Who - November 9, 2005
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - Italian Premiere Week!
November 9, 2005 - Vol 8, No 45
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Wednesday 9 November:
NRK 2 Norway - 8:05PM - Er Adam Den Rette?
Friday 11 November:
Jimmy (Italy) - 9PM - Rose (series premiere)
Jimmy (Italy) - 9:50PM - Speciale Doctor Who (documentary)
Saturday 12 November:
France 4 - 10:20PM - Des Mortes Inassouvies/L'humanité En Péril
Friday 18 November:
BBC One 9PM GMT/BBC Prime/BFBS 1/BFBS Navy live simulcast - Children
In Need Doctor Who sketch 2005
Christmas Day 2005:
BBC One - UK Premiere of The Christmas Invasion! Start of David
Tennant's era as the Doctor!
ITALY - Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it premieres Doctor Who this
Friday at 9PM, followed by a 20 minute Doctor Who documentary with
the imaginative title of "Speciale Doctor Who". Jimmy is airing
Doctor Who 6 times a week (the documentary also gets 6 airings), so
if you have this channel you have no excuse to claim that you missed
the episodes. Let's give Doctor Who a strong premiere in Italy.
Reminder - the Children In Need Doctor Who sketch on 18 November is
expected to air in the 9PM half hour GMT/10PM CET (the schedule is
fluid). In addition to the BBC One and BBC Prime broadcasts, it will
also air on BFBS 1 and BFBS Navy, reaching British military
worldwide. The scene is being kept a closely guarded secret, and
will be fairly short.
The Christmas Invasion (1 hour Doctor Who episode introducing David
Tennant as the 10th Doctor) will premiere on Christmas Day (Sunday
25 December) on BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone . Broadcast time
to be determined. As already known, the CBC in Canada
http://www.cbc.ca/television will air The Christmas Invasion on
Monday 26 December (Boxing Day).
Doctor Who Magazine reports that a mini-episode (not the one airing
with Children In Need) will be available on BBC's interactive TV
services after The Christmas Invasion airs. If you have access to
the red button, press it at that time. If you don't have access to
the red button, hope it comes out on a DVD release.
FRANCE - France 4 http://www.france4.tv is getting very good results
out of Doctor Who, allegedly getting the best ratings of any show on
the channel Tuesday for repeats airing after Midnight. (Repeats I
didn't know about, so did not list them in the column or an update -
sorry.) 2 episodes a week are airing 4 times each. Some shows air on
France 4 and then repeat on France 2, which reaches a larger
audience. It is unknown if Doctor Who will be such a show.
ABC Australia http://www.abc.net.au/tv goes to 2 episodes a day 5
days a week from Monday 28 November. Australia will be entering a
part of the year where ratings are less important, and Doctor Who is
being used as filler rather than waste money on original programming
in the 6:30PM time period. While ABC wants to purchase The Christmas
Invasion and Series Two, it has not been revealed if they plan to
repeat the classic series again when they finish this current run of
Shortly after last week's column went to press, UKTV Gold
http://www.ukgold.tv responded by e-mail to viewer questions about
classic Doctor Who's future on the channel. They claimed that Doctor
Who will continue on the channel in 2006. They report having the
rights to Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, and Sylvester McCoy
stories. Their Pertwee rights are expired, though they might
consider getting them again in the future. Looks like there is no
interest in airing the black & white stories from the 1960s.
UKTV Gold has also made a change in the new series repeat schedule.
The Sunday 9PM repeat has ended. As of 6 November the Sunday airing
of the series was moved to Sunday afternoon, shifting weekly
depending on other programmes. The Friday 8PM, Saturday 6PM, late
Sunday, and Wednesday 11PM airings remain unaffected.
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 1-07 "Er Adam Den Rette?"
16:9 Widescreen Digital; 16:9 Letterbox Analog
16 November 1-08 "Sjokkartet Møte Med Fortiden" (8:20PM - Special
23 November 1-09 "Ny Helt For Rose?" pt 1 of 2
30 November 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
7 December 1-11 "Boom Town"
France 4 http://www.france4.tv
Saturday 8AM CET 1-01 "Rose"
Saturday 8:50AM CET 1-02 "The End Of The World"
Saturday 10:20PM, Monday 2:55PM, Late Tuesday 12:15AM CET 1-03 "Des
Saturday 11:15PM, Tuesday 2:55PM & 1:10AM CET 1-04 "L'humanité En
Péril" pt 1 of 2
Dubbed in French.
19 November 8AM CET 1-03 "Des Mortes Inassouvies"
19 November 8:50AM CET 1-04 "L'humanité En Péril" pt 1
19 November 10:20PM/21 November 3:05PM 1-05 "Troisième Guerre
Mondiale" pt 2
19 November 11:10PM/22 November 2:55PM 1-06 "Dalek"
Friday 9PM, Saturday 1:25PM, Sunday 4:15PM & 3:50AM, Tuesday 11:30PM
CET 1-01 "Rose" (Series Premiere!)
The new Doctor Who series makes it to Italy.
Friday 9:50PM, Saturday 2:15PM, Sunday 5:05PM & 4:40AM, Late Tuesday
12:20AM CET - "Speciale Doctor Who"
A 20 minute exclusive to Jimmy special with cast and crew interviews
introducing the new series to the Italian audience.
17 November 10:50PM 1-01 "Rose"
17 November 11:40PM "Speciale Doctor Who"
18 November 9PM/19 November 2PM/20 November 4:55PM 1-02 "The End Of
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
All shows 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1
Wednesday 11PM GMT 1-02 "The End Of The World"
Friday 8PM, Saturday 6PM, Sunday 4:30PM, Late Sunday 3:50AM GMT 1-
03 "The Unquiet Dead"
14:9 Cropped Letterbox.
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 5:15PM & 4:15AM 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 4:30PM? & 4AM GMT 1-05 "World War Three"
2 December 8PM GMT 1-06 "Dalek"
3 December 6PM GMT 1-06 "Dalek"
4 December 4:30PM? & 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 4:30PM? & 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"
BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone http://www.radiotimes.com
18 November 7PM-10PM, 10:35PM-2AM GMT "Children In Need Telethon"
Doctor Who segment with Billie Piper & David Tennant scheduled for
the 9PM half-hour.
Christmas Day (time TBA) 2-00 "The Christmas Invasion" (1 hour
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Primary broadcaster of Doctor Who. Series Two Saturdays 7PM in 2006
(start date TBA)
BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com
18 November 8PM CET/9PM CAT "Children In Need Telethon"
simulcast of BBC One broadcast. Doctor Who segment expected
approximately 10PM CET/11PM CAT. Adjust for local time zone.
FAQ page says they will probably get Series 1 in the future, after
it has aired on other networks in the countries BBC Prime services
Saturday 6:55PM CET 1-08 "Father's Day" (time approximate after
Monday 6:55AM CET 1-08 "Father's Day" (time approximate after
18 November 8PM CET "Children In Need Telethon"
18 November 8PM CET "Children In Need Telethon"
"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 3 of 4
Big Finish Story 32. CD release 2002. Radio premiere. Orson Welles'
radio broadcast has caused a panic - people believe that aliens have
invaded Earth! Unaware of this, two aliens interrogate humans
searching for a matter of great importance to them.
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 "The End Of The World"
Friday 8PM, Saturday 6PM, Sunday 4:30PM, Late Sunday 3:50AM GMT "The
Saturday 8-9AM GMT "The Awakening" movie
Season 21, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Peter Davison.
When the TARDIS lands the Doctor and companions where they want to
be (for once), Tegan tries to track down her Grandfather. The man
has disappeared, but the situation behind the disappearance brings
the TARDIS crew into danger, as a war from the 17th Century
threatens to escape into the 20th.
Sunday 7-9AM GMT "Frontios" movie
Season 21, Episodes 7 through 10. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The end of history. Beyond the limits. Where even Time Lords aren't
allowed to travel. The Doctor wants to obey this law, but the TARDIS
has other ideas.
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"
3 December 7-8:20AM GMT "Delta And The Bannermen"
4 December 7-9AM GMT "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy"
10 December 7-8:55PM GMT "Battlefield"
11 December 7-8:20PM GMT "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 6:04PM "Warriors Of The Deep" pt 2 of 4
Monday 6:04PM "Warriors Of The Deep" pt 3 of 4
Tuesday 6:04PM "Warriors Of The Deep" pt 4 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 2 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Silurians and Sea Devils plan to wipe out humanity so that they
can rule the world together. The Doctor plans to get them to live
peacefully with humanity. Will anyone get what they want?
Wednesday 6:03PM "The Awakening" pt 1 of 2
Season 21, Episode 5. Doctor: Peter Davison.
See UKTV Gold for story details.
21 November "Frontios"
28 November "Planet Of Fire" (now 2 episodes daily, episodes also
30 November "The Caves Of Androzani"
2 December "The Twin Dilemma"
6 December "Attack Of The Cybermen"
8 December "Vengeance On Varos"
12 December "The Mark Of The Rani"
14 December "The Two Doctors"
19 December "Timelash
21 December "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet"
23 December - pre-empted Christmas weekend
26 December "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp"
28 December "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids"
30 December - pre-empted?
2 January through 6 January - pre-empted for Holman Cup Tennis
coverage like they did in 2004 and 2005
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
Weeknights Midnight & 5AM EST (9PM & 2AM PST) - 2 episodes daily
Weekends 2AM EST (11PM PST) - complete stories
Wednesday "The Green Death" eps 2+3 of 6
Thursday "The Green Death" eps 4+5 of 6
Friday 12&5AM EST "The Green Death" ep 6 of 6
Season 10, Episodes 22 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Jo Grant gets more deeply involved in the commune that is battling
Global Chemicals. The Doctor investigates all parties with deep
suspicion, particularly Professor Jones, who seems more interested
in Jo than the Chemical company.
Friday 12:30&5:30AM EST "The Time Warrior" pt 1 of 4
Season 11, Episode 1. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The Doctor's investigation into the disappearances of scientists
causes him to head back to the 12th Century - with a stowaway.
Saturday "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 13+14 of 14 (The Ultimate
Foe pts 1+2)
Season 23, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Colin Baker. (BBC Kids
New witnesses and an intrusion from an old enemy brings the trial
against the Doctor to the brink of chaos. A traitor is exposed, a
plot is revealed, and the Doctor's mission changes from defending
his own life to a last desperate chance to save the lives of many
Sunday "Time And The Rani" all 4 pts
Season 24, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy. (BBC Kids
The TARDIS is hijacked, causing an injury that regenerates the
Doctor. Short on memory and height, the new 7th Doctor must draw
himself together to outwit the Rani. If only he could figure out
what she was plotting? Surprising special effects that hold up
today, lots of color, and a new alien monster highlight this story.
Monday "The Time Warrior" pts 2+3 of 4
Tuesday 12&5AM EST "The Time Warrior" pt 4 of 4
Season 11, Episodes 2 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Tuesday 12:30&5:30AM EST "The Monster Of Peladon" pt 1 of 6
Season 11, Episode 15. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Skipping over a story with a black & white episode and a Dalek
story, the Doctor and Sarah return to Peladon, where the Doctor
helped out some time back. Membership in the Galactic Federation has
not gone as well as planned. Now a civil war is possible.
18 November (12:30AM) "Planet Of The Spiders"
19 November "Paradise Towers" (BBC Kids premiere)
20 November "Delta And The Bannermen" (BBC Kids premiere)
23 November (12:30AM) "Castrovalva"
25 November (12:30AM) "Four To Doomsday"
26 November "Dragonfire" (BBC Kids premiere)
27 November "The Happiness Patrol" (BBC Kids premiere)
29 November (12:30AM) "Kinda"
1 December (12:30AM) "The Visitation"
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
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 - author Judith Berman; Adam-Troy
Castro on 2005's best horror and fantasy. 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:
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-1:35AM EST "Death To The Daleks" movie
Season 11, Episodes 11 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
We'll see if this airs - it is a Dalek story. A power failure
strands the TARDIS, a human rescue mission, and a Dalek squad on a
planet in the middle of nowhere. Can they work together and save the
galaxy? Or will the status quo prevail?
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 3a+3b of 3
Season 22, Episode 9. Doctors: Colin Baker & Patrick Troughton.
A genetic experiment changes the 2nd Doctor, with bad side effects
for the later version. With the help of Peri and Jamie, a plot to
conquer time and genetic tissue must be thwarted at once.
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 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
Sole broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential (immediately after BBC
One Series 2 broadcasts, other repeats)
Time-shifted broadcasts of Series 2 in 2006 (same weekends as BBC
First broadcaster of Torchwood (coming later in 2006)
Series 1 completed.
Series 1 completed. Expected to buy "The Christmas Invasion" and
CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
Monday 26 December Time TBA - 2-00 "The Christmas Invasion" hosted
by Billie Piper
2006 - Series 2. Start Date TBA.
"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
"The Christmas Invasion" and Series 2 to air in 2006 (June/July
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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