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This Week In Doctor Who - November 9, 2005

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 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-
      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 1-07 "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
      Mortes Inassouvies"
      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"


      Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it
      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
      The World"


      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


      BFBS http://www.ssvc.com/bfbs/tv/bfbs1listing/Look_Ahead_Frameset.htm
      BFBS 2:
      Saturday 6:55PM CET 1-08 "Father's Day" (time approximate after
      International Football)
      BFBS Navy:
      Monday 6:55AM CET 1-08 "Father's Day" (time approximate after
      International Football)
      18 November 8PM CET "Children In Need Telethon"
      BFBS 1:
      18 November 8PM CET "Children In Need Telethon"

      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 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
      Unquiet Dead"
      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"

      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 6:04PM "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
      air Fridays)
      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
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/index.php (alternate
      Current episode - archive interview with Michael Sheard.
      Upcoming episodes
      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:
      Encore Mystery
      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.


      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 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)


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


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Series 1 completed. Expected to buy "The Christmas Invasion" and
      Series 2.


      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
      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.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2005.
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