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This Week In Doctor Who - November 30, 2005

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    Just before TWIDW went to press, Sci-Fi Channel s http://www.scifi.com Sci-Fi Wire broke a news story claiming that the US would get Doctor Who Series One as a
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      Just before TWIDW went to press, Sci-Fi Channel's
      http://www.scifi.com Sci-Fi Wire broke a news story claiming that
      the US would get Doctor Who Series One as a Direct to DVD release on
      February 14, 2006. It would be the same contents as the UK boxset
      and retail at $99.98 (most stores would sell below this price). Sci-
      Fi Wire claims that this release is being done by BBC Worldwide
      Americas "in advance of any plans to license Doctor Who for
      broadcast in the United States". The story is at
      http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire2005/index.php?category=0&id=33462 .

      I note that this is the same date as the previously announced (not
      announced on Sci-Fi Wire) Canadian release of the Series One boxset.
      The original intention had been to release the Series at the same
      time in the US and Canada. BBC Worldwide Americas could have gone
      back to their old plans. The story hasn't made it to reliable
      sources like TVShowsOnDVD http://www.tvshowsondvd.com or Steve
      Manfred's Doctor Who DVD & VHS FAQ http://home.comcast.net/~smanfred
      at this time, which makes the story suspect. $99.98 is the same
      price that HBO has released The Sopranos and Six Feet Under to DVD
      at for 13 episode seasons. Be aware that BBC Worldwide Americas has
      tried to sell Doctor Who to Bravo, Sci-Fi, and a couple of other
      networks - Doctor Who is not on US screens because the networks and
      BBC WA disagree on the show's value, not because it is yet to be
      offered. The problem is unlikely to be resolved soon.

      The truth should be out shortly. If true, then US Doctor Who fans
      will have a much easier time getting the new series, though it would
      be sad to think that a TV broadcast of the series is indefinitely
      delayed. If the story is incorrect, the boxset will still be out in
      Canada on February 14. Specialist shops and online stores in Canada
      will be selling it, as will regular stores in Canada. And the
      Canadian release will play perfectly fine on US DVD players.

      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO
      November 30, 2005 - Vol 8, No 48
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/torchwood

      Wednesday 30 November:
      NRK 2 Norway - 8:05PM - Krigen Forsetter
      Friday 2 December:
      Jimmy (Italy) - 9PM - Aliens Of London
      Saturday 3 December:
      één Network Belgium - 3:35PM - The End Of The World
      France 4 - 10:25PM - Drôle De Mort/Le Docteur Danse
      Christmas Day:
      BBC One 7PM/BBC Three TBD - "The Christmas Invasion"
      Boxing Day:
      CBC Canada 8PM - "The Christmas Invasion"

      Broadcast times for Doctor Who - The Christmas Invasion in the UK
      and Canada have been confirmed. BBC One airs The Christmas Invasion
      on Christmas Day (25 December) at 7PM. Early schedules indicated it
      might start at 6:15PM or 7:15PM - those times were probably correct
      at the time they were published - the schedule wasn't finalized
      then. It is believed that The Christmas Invasion will not be airing
      at the same time as Coronation Street on ITV, but that was still
      unclear at publication time. In Canada, The Christmas Invasion will
      air on Boxing Day (26 December) in a 90 minute slot from 8 to 9:30PM
      in all time zones as previously expected (8:30PM Newfoundland). At
      this time it looks like these will be the only broadcasters to get
      The Christmas Invasion this Christmas. No doubt the BFBS service
      will offer The Christmas Invasion to British soldiers soon
      afterwards.

      BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree will also have Doctor Who
      material on Christmas Day. I suspect it will be a repeat of The
      Christmas Invasion, but we won't know for certain till BBC Three's
      Christmas schedule comes out. It will probably become clear in the
      Christmas edition of the Radio Times http://www.radiotimes.com
      magazine, coming out in the next few days in the UK with a Doctor
      Who Christmas theme cover.

      I would like to issue an apology to KTEH/KCAH in San
      Jose/Watsonville, CA http://www.kteh.org . KTEH has aired sporadic
      Doctor Who related specials even after losing the series in 2003. To
      celebrate the show's 42nd anniversary, KTEH scheduled the
      documentary "Mythmakers: William Hartnell" to air at 7PM on November
      23. And they did notify me in advance. With all the other things
      going on, I did not remember to put it in the column, only realizing
      the error after the special had aired. My apologies to Doctor Who
      fans in the KTEH/KCAH area who were unaware of this broadcast, and
      to Ken Patterson at KTEH. Hopefully most of the Who fans in the area
      caught the broadcast anyway.

      The Children In Need Doctor Who segment (Billie Piper, David
      Tennant, and the console room) remained online until 9:30PM GMT on
      Friday 25 November. It is unknown when/if it will air on television
      again. No plans for including it on a DVD release have been
      announced, but I would be surprised if it wasn't in the Series 2 set.

      BBC7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7 will start airing more new to radio
      Doctor Who next Saturday 10 December, in case you'd forgotten.

      10 December 9AM to Noon, 8 to 11PM, 3 to 6AM - "Shada", the 2003
      remake of the Douglas Adams story. Produced by Big Finish for BBCi.
      Starring Paul McGann as the Doctor, Lalla Ward as Romana, and John
      Leeson as K9. The Shada broadcast will have interviews and a look
      back at the making of the original unfinished story. A trailer for
      Shada is up at
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/sounds/shada.mp3 ,
      highlighting the 8PM broadcast.

      10 December 6:30PM & 12:30AM GMT - "The Chimes Of Midnight".
      Originally released in 2002, this is the 6th Big Finish CD release
      starring Paul McGann as the Doctor and India Fisher as Charley. It
      looks like it'll be serialized over the next few weeks. It is the
      next one in the series after "Invaders In Mars", which recently
      aired on BBC7. It is also set around Christmastime.

      Één Network http://www.een.be in Belgium and the Netherlands seems
      to be using Doctor Who as filler. Last week it premiered at 3:55PM
      CET. This week it will air at 3:35PM. If you are watching or taping
      this broadcast of the series (English with subtitles), you will need
      to check each week for the start time.

      France 4 http://www.france4.tv has put up the tentative broadcast
      schedule for the rest of Doctor Who series 1 on their channel.
      Interestingly, all the episodes except the last (The Parting Of The
      Ways) have French episode titles on the website. I wonder if this is
      just an oversight, or deliberate (ex: the French title being a
      spoiler)? At 2 episodes a week French viewers will know soon - the
      last episode airs between 17 and 24 December.

      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca is getting a bit of attention for
      their upcoming Doctor Who schedule. The Curse Of Fenric, originally
      announced in their press release as airing late Saturday 17 December
      at 2AM EST, now is missing from the schedule. Survival has moved to
      the 17th, with the weekend rotation returning to Pertwee stories on
      18 December. Hopefully this is just an error and The Curse Of Fenric
      will air. But as of press time, Fenric was missing.

      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:

      BROADCASTS RELATED TO NEW SERIES:

      New Series General Information:
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho
      http://www.cbc.ca/doctorwho
      http://www.gallifreyone.com
      http://www.kbs.co.kr/2tv/enter/doctorwho/index.html
      http://www2.nrk.no/program/doktor_who
      http://www.jimmy140.it/contenuti/serie/doctor_who/1
      http://www.france4.tv/prog.php?id_prog=789

      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.

      Belgium (& The Netherlands):

      één Network http://www.een.be
      Saturday 3:35PM CET 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      English with Subtitles.

      NORWAY:

      NRK2 http://www.nrk.no
      http://www2.nrk.no/program/doktor_who
      Wednesday 8:05PM CET 1-10 "Krigen Forsetter" pt 2 of 2
      16:9 Widescreen Digital; 16:9 Letterbox Analog
      7 December 1-11 "Verden I Fare"
      14 December 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
      21 December 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2

      FRANCE:

      France 4 http://www.france4.tv
      http://www.france4.tv/prog.php?id_prog=789
      Saturday 8AM CET 1-07 "Jeu Interminable"
      Saturday 8:50AM CET 1-08 "Fête Des Pères"
      Saturday 10:25PM, Monday 3:15PM, & Late Tuesday 12:05AM CET 1-
      09 "Drôle De Mort" pt 1 of 2
      Saturday 11:15PM, Tuesday 3:10PM & 1AM CET 1-10 "Le Docteur Danse"
      pt 2 of 2
      Dubbed in French.
      10 December 10:20PM, 12 December 3:10PM, 13 December Midnight, 17
      December 8AM 1-11 "L'explosion de Cardiff"
      10 December 11:10PM, 13 December 3:10PM & 12:50AM, 17 December
      8:50AM 1-12 "Le Grand Méchant Loup" pt 1 of 2
      17 December 10:25PM, 19 December 3:15PM, 20 December 12:25AM, 24
      December 8:30AM 1-13 "Not titled yet" pr 2 of 2

      ITALY:

      Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it
      http://www.jimmy140.it/contenuti/serie/doctor_who/1
      Thursday 10:40PM CET 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      Friday 9PM, Saturday 1:55PM, Sunday 4:50PM + 3:45AM, Tuesday 11:50PM
      CET 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      8 December ? 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      9 December 9PM, 10 December 1:30PM, 11 December 4:30PM 1-05 "World
      War Three" pt 2 of 2

      MILITARY:

      BFBS http://www.ssvc.com/bfbs/tv/bfbs1listing/Look_Ahead_Frameset.htm
      BFBS 2:
      Saturday 5PM CET 1-11 "Boom Town"
      BFBS Navy:
      Sunday 5AM CET 1-11 "Boom Town"

      UK Repeats:

      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      All shows 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1
      Friday 8PM, Saturday 6PM, Sunday 4:45PM & 3:50AM GMT 1-06 "Dalek"
      14:9 Cropped Letterbox.
      9 December 8PM GMT 1-07 "The Long Game"
      10 December 6PM GMT 1-07 "The Long Game"
      11 December 3:40PM & 3:40AM GMT "1-07 "The Long Game"
      16 December 8PM GMT 1-08 "Father's Day"
      19 December 10AM GMT 1-01 "Rose"
      20 December 10AM GMT 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      21 December 10AM GMT 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      22 December 10AM GMT 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      23 December 10AM GMT 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      Christmas Eve 10AM GMT 1-06 "Dalek"
      27 December 10AM GMT 1-07 "The Long Game"
      28 December 10AM GMT 1-08 "Father's Day"
      29 December 10AM GMT 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
      30 December 10AM GMT 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
      New Years Eve 10AM GMT 1-11 "Boom Town"

      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
      episodes

      OTHER TV/RADIO/INTERNET BROADCASTS:

      UK:

      BBC7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
      Big Finish Doctor Who http://www.doctorwho.co.uk
      10 December 9AM-Noon, 8-11PM, 3-6AM GMT "Shada (2003)"
      BBCi/Big Finish co-production. Starring Paul McGann as The Doctor
      and Lalla Ward As Romana. Also special BBC7 material about Doctor
      Who.
      10 December 6:30PM & 12:30AM GMT "The Chimes Of Midnight" pt 1 of 4
      Big Finish Audio 29.

      BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/index.shtml
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/webcasts/shada
      "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.
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/webcasts/shalka
      "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?
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/webcasts/realtime
      "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)
      Friday 8PM, Saturday 6PM, Sunday 4:45PM & 3:50AM GMT "Dalek"
      Saturday 7-8:20AM GMT "Delta And The Bannermen" movie
      Season 24, Episodes 9 through 11. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      The Doctor and Mel find a vacation to help recover from the trauma
      of their last vacation. A holiday in Disneyland in 1959. When the
      time travelling tour bus is attacked, the gang of tourists have to
      land in Wales instead. The Doctor and Mel must find out why this
      tour is under attack, who the target is, and how to protect the
      Earth from the fallout. Features lots of 1950s music and a couple of
      dances. Not to mention some bees.
      Sunday 7-9AM GMT "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy" movie
      Season 25, Episodes 11 through 14. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      UKTV Gold skips over more stories whose rights are exhausted in the
      current package. The Doctor and Ace receive an ad for the Psychic
      Circus, the most famous circus in the galaxy. Not to mention the
      most dangerous one to visit.
      10 December 7-8:55PM GMT "Battlefield"
      11 December 7-8:20PM GMT "Ghostlight"
      19-31 December - daily broadcast of New Series at 10AM, pre-empted
      Christmas Day and 26 December.
      Christmas Day 8:20AM GMT "Doctor Who" (1996)

      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)
      http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/atyourservice/volotv.php
      Episodes unknown.

      AUSTRALIA:

      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thursday 6:03PM "The Caves Of Androzani" pts 3+4 of 4
      Season 21, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Suffering the effects of a poison, the 5th Doctor and Peri try to
      outwit gun runners, the military, Sharaz Jek, and a corrupt
      President. The only thing these forces seem to agree on is that
      they'd like the Doctor to die. Everyone except Jek has the same view
      of Peri.
      Friday 6:03PM "The Twin Dilemma" pts 1+2 of 4
      Monday 6:04PM "The Twin Dilemma" pts 3+4 of 4
      Series 21, Episodes 21 through 24. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      The Doctor has regenerated. Peri is unhappy with the result, but
      disappointment turns to fear when the Doctor's grip on reality falls
      apart. The Doctor struggles to bring himself back from the brink
      before he harms anyone. Can the universe get by for a few days
      without the Doctor?
      Tuesday 6:05PM "Attack Of The Cybermen" pts 1a+1b of 2
      Wednesday 6:05PM "Attack Of The Cybermen" pts 2a+2b of 2
      Season 22, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Colin Baker. (The 25 minute
      versions of season 22 are being used.)
      An alien distress signal in London brings the Doctor and Peri into a
      plot to steal a time machine. The Cybermen have sinister plans for
      Earth. Lytton is back. Lytton. From Resurrection Of The Daleks. You
      remember Lytton. Oh. Due to rights issues about Daleks ABC was
      unable to air that story. Nevermind.
      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

      CANADA:

      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      Weeknights Midnight & 5AM EST (9PM & 2AM PST) - 2 episodes daily
      Weekends 2AM EST (11PM PST) - complete stories
      Wednesday "Kinda" pts 2+3 of 4
      Thursday 12&5AM EST"Kinda" pt 4 of 4
      Season 19 Episodes 10 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The Mara hopes to use the mind of Tegan to bring a new reign of
      terror to the world of Kinda. The Doctor is asked to play the Fool.
      Thursday 12:30&5:30AM EST "The Visitation" pt 1 of 4
      Friday "The Visitation" pts 2+3 of 4
      Season 19, Episodes 13 through 15. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Aliens crash land in Heathrow in 1666, come to like the area, and
      decide not to leave. Unfortunately for them, the TARDIS crew come
      with the eviction notice.
      Saturday "Silver Nemesis" all 3 pts
      Season 25, Episodes 8 through 10. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy. (BBC Kids
      premiere)
      An alien invasion, a powerful sentient weapon, survivors from the
      Nazis, and a sorceress from the 17th Century converge on England in
      November 1988 in hopes of ultimate power. Who will outplay, outwit,
      and outlast the others? The 7th Doctor and Ace interfere in the game.
      Sunday "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy" all 4 pts
      Season 25, Episodes 11 through 14. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy. (BBC
      Kids premiere)
      See UKTV Gold for details.
      Monday 12&5AM EST "The Visitation" pt 4 of 4
      Season 19, Episode 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Monday 12:30&5:30AM EST "Black Orchid" pt 1 of 2
      Tuesday 12&5AM EST "Black Orchid" pt 2 of 2
      Season 19, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Mistaken for a respected doctor, the Doctor takes part in a game of
      cricket, infiltrates a rich English family, and gets involved in a
      bizarre case of murder.
      Tuesday 12:30&5:30AM EST "Time-Flight" pt 1 of 4
      Season 19, Episode 23. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Shell shocked from the events of Earthshock, the TARDIS crew arrive
      at Heathrow Airport, where a Concorde has gone missing. As the only
      U*N*I*T alumni available, the Doctor soon finds himself involved in
      the search.
      8 December (12:30AM) "Arc Of Infinity"
      10 December "Battlefield" (BBC Kids premiere)
      11 December "Ghost Light" (BBC Kids premiere)
      12 December (12:30AM) "Snakedance"
      14 December (12:30AM) "Mawdryn Undead"
      16 December (12:30AM) "Terminus"
      (The original press release for the Colin Baker/Sylvester McCoy
      stories included The Curse Of Fenric. It seems to have disappeared
      from the list of stories.)
      17 December "The Curse Of Fenric" (BBC Kids premiere)/"Survival"?
      18 December "Survival" (BBC Kids premiere)/"Spearhead From Space"?
      20 December (12:30AM) "Enlightenment"
      22 December (12:30AM) "The King's Demons"
      23 December (12:30AM) "Warriors Of The Deep"
      24 December pre-empted
      25 December "Doctor Who and the Silurians"
      (There is a hole in the schedule where the 12 and 12:30AM episodes
      should be. The 5 & 5:30AM repeats are still listed.)
      *27 December (12:30AM*) "The Awakening"
      *28 December (12:30AM*) "Frontios"
      *30 December (12:30AM*) "Planet Of Fire"
      1 January "Inferno"

      USA:

      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/index.php (alternate
      link)
      Current episode - new interview with Richard Franklin (Captain Mike
      Yates) on Jon Pertwee, politics, and bow-wows.
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/amwho.mp3
      Upcoming episodes
      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, 3-6PM
      AEDT)
      Live BTR Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
      Monday 7-10PM EST (12-3AM GMT) http://www.cityviberadio.co.uk
      Saturday 8-11PM EST (5-8PM PST) http://www.krradio.com (repeat of
      previous week's episode, online audio stream)
      Hour 1 - Jason Haigh-Ellery of Big Finish Productions, actress
      Maggie Stables (Evelyn Smythe in the Big Finish Doctor Who audios),
      and New Series/Big Finish Doctor Who writer Rob Shearman. Hour 2 -
      Dan Harris on the history of the Sci-Fi Sea Cruise. 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
      format.

      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 12:30-2AM EST "The Tomb Of The Cybermen" movie
      Season 5, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
      Time approximate after a Fawlty Towers pledge special. The
      famous "recovered lost story", missing from the early 1970s to 1992.
      The 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria infiltrate an expedition that
      want to unearth the tomb where the Cybermen slumber away, oblivious
      to time. The Doctor fears the consequences if the tomb is opened.
      Some members of the expedition seem far too eager to open everything
      up.
      10 December "The Dominators"
      17 December "The Mind Robber"
      Christmas Eve "The Krotons"

      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)
      Pre-empted for pledge drive. Doctor Who returns 10 December.
      10 December "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 1+2
      17 December "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 3+4
      Christmas Eve "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 5+6
      New Years Eve - pre-empted for New Years Special

      Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:

      NETHERLANDS:

      Nederland 3 http://portal.omroep.nl/ned3
      Doctor Who premiere January 2006.

      FINLAND:

      TV2 http://www.yle.fi/tv2
      Doctor Who premiere TBA.

      HUNGARY:

      RTLKlub http://rtlklub.hu
      Doctor Who premiere 2006? Thursday 8PM?

      GERMANY:

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

      SWEDEN:

      SVT http://www.svt.se
      Doctor Who premiere TBA.

      DENMARK: Broadcaster TBA.

      UK:

      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
      One)
      First broadcaster of Torchwood (coming later in 2006)

      BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone http://www.radiotimes.com
      16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
      Christmas Day 7PM GMT 2-00 "The Christmas Invasion" (1 hour special)
      Primary broadcaster of Doctor Who. Series Two Saturdays 7PM in 2006
      (start date TBA)

      EUROPE/AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST:

      BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com
      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

      SOUTH KOREA:

      KBS2 http://www.kbs.co.kr
      http://www.kbs.co.kr/2tv/enter/doctorwho/index.html
      Series 1 completed.

      AUSTRALIA:

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

      CANADA:

      CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
      http://www.cbc.ca/doctorwho http://www.dwin.org
      Monday 26 December Time 8-9:30PM (8:30-10PM Newfoundland) 2-00 "The
      Christmas Invasion" hosted by Billie Piper
      2006 - Series 2. Start Date TBA.
      http://www.cbc.ca/planetofthedoctor
      "The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular
      episodes and 1 special. Approximately 90 minutes.

      NEW ZEALAND:

      Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
      "The Christmas Invasion" and Series 2 to air in 2006 (June/July
      start?)

      Christmas Day - "The Christmas Invasion"
      2006 - "Doctor Who Series Two" 13 episodes
      Later 2006 "Torchwood" 13 episodes

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care. Christmas (Invasion)
      is coming.

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