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This Week In Doctor Who - December 7, 2005

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - 18 Days Until Christmas (Invasion) December 7, 2005 - Vol 8, No 49 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. by Benjamin
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 7, 2005
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - 18 Days Until Christmas (Invasion)
      December 7, 2005 - Vol 8, No 49
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      Wednesday 7 December:
      NRK 2 Norway - 8:05PM - Verden I Fare
      Friday 9 December:
      Jimmy (Italy) - 9PM - World War Three
      Saturday 10 December:
      één Network Belgium - 3:55PM - The Unquiet Dead
      France 4 - 10:20PM - L'explosion de Cardiff / Le Grand Méchant Loup
      Tuesday 20 December:
      BBC Radio 2 8:33PM - Regeneration (documentary on the challenge of
      introducing a new Doctor to the British public, and on Doctor Who's
      success in 2005)
      Christmas Day:
      BBC One 7PM - "The Christmas Invasion"
      BBC Interactive 8PM "Attack Of The Graske" (interactive mini-episode)
      Boxing Day:
      CBC Canada 8PM - "The Christmas Invasion"
      Valentines Day 2006:
      Series One available on DVD in the US, first time the episodes are
      legitimately available in that country

      18 days till the big event in the UK, 19 days in Canada. New Doctor,
      special extended episode, and maybe the start of a Christmas

      BBC 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7 has its schedule for this weekend
      up, contradicting earlier information in the Radio Times
      http://www.radiotimes.com . Assuming BBC 7 is correct, "Shada
      (2003)" will only air one time, Saturday from 8 to 10:30PM GMT. "My
      Life As A Dalek" will also only repeat once, at 10:30PM GMT. "The
      Chimes Of Midnight", starring Paul McGann and India Fisher, will NOT
      air episode 1 at 6:30PM and 12:30AM GMT. It will probably premiere
      on 17 December in those time slots after all. The Radio Times
      continues to show lots of Doctor Who (including Chimes) on 10
      December, but lists the 17 December broadcast of Chimes Of Midnight
      as part 1.

      The interactive episode/game on BBC Interactive is now
      titled "Attack Of The Graske". David Tennant has filmed new material
      as the Doctor (in regular costume, not the pajamas). You the viewer
      will have the role of the companion. Unknown how long it will remain
      up after it premieres at 8PM Christmas Day. Just press the red
      button on BBC One or BBC Two (though why would you be on BBC Two -
      you'll have just been watching The Christmas Invasion on BBC One).
      Presumably UK only at this time.

      BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree will air Series One (the
      Eccleston episodes) 2 episodes a night from 7 to 8:30PM starting 26
      December. The first 10 episodes will air through 30 December.
      Episodes 11 and 12 will probably air on New Years Eve with episode
      13 on New Years Day, but I can't verify that yet. BBC Three will
      allegedly repeat "The Christmas Invasion" from 7 to 8PM on 2 January
      2006, which would be the first repeat the episode gets (it's not
      repeating on Christmas Day). Interesting that BBC Three and UKTV
      Gold will wind up repeating the Eccleston episodes at the same time,
      with the possibility of "Boom Town" airing on both UKTV Gold and BBC
      Three on New Years Eve.

      UKTV Gold's Friday Who repeats move to 7PM starting January 6. Late
      Sunday repeat cancelled. The Colin Baker stories, skipped in the run-
      up to Christmas, begin on 14 January. There will be additional pre-
      emptions and special programming between 17 December and 2 January
      for Christmas season programming decisions (the 1996 TV Movie will
      air a few times). See the sections in the new series and earlier
      episodes sections for details.

      Some versions of last week's column noted a report from Sci-Fi Wire
      at the Sci-Fi Channel http://www.scifi.com about the decision to
      release Series One direct to DVD in the US before finding a US
      buyer. I tailored the report with a degree of skepticism, not
      wanting to get people heavily excited without proof that the release
      was happening. The Outpost Gallifrey edition had that report excised
      as in the hours immediately after the column went out BBC Worldwide
      Americas confirmed that series one really will be on DVD in the US
      on February 14. This is the same day (and same DVDs) that were
      previously announced for Canada. The retail price is $99.98 -
      hopefully available for less in most locations.

      Don't forget - BBC Radio 2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2 is airing a
      new one hour Doctor Who documentary (Regeneration) on Tuesday 20
      December at 8:33PM GMT. It will focus on Doctor Who's success in
      2005 and the challenges of coming back with a new leading man. You
      can listen live through Windows Media Player or Realplayer. It will
      then be available through Radio 2's Listen Again feature.

      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.

      Belgium (& The Netherlands):

      één Network http://www.een.be
      Saturday 3:55PM CET 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      English with Subtitles.


      NRK2 http://www.nrk.no
      Wednesday 8:05PM CET 1-11 "Verden I Fare"
      16:9 Widescreen Digital; 16:9 Letterbox Analog
      14 December 1-12 "Fanger Av TV-Program" pt 1 of 2
      21 December 1-13 "Sannhetens Time" pt 2 of 2


      France 4 http://www.france4.tv
      Saturday 8AM CET 1-09 "Drôle De Mort" pt 1 of 2
      Saturday 8:50AM CET 1-10 "Le Docteur Danse" pt 2 of 2
      Saturday 10:20PM, Monday 3:10PM, & Late Tuesday Midnight CET 1-
      11 "L'explosion de Cardiff"
      Saturday 11:10PM, Tuesday 3:10PM & 12:50AM CET 1-12 "Le Grand
      Méchant Loup"
      Dubbed in French.
      17 December 8AM 1-11 "L'explosion de Cardiff"
      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" pt 2 of 2


      Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it
      Thursday - Doctor Who pre-empted on Thursday this week only
      Friday 9PM, Saturday 1:30PM, Sunday 4:30PM + 4:10AM, Tuesday 11:45PM
      CET 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      15 December 10:35PM 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      16 December 9PM, 17 December 2:10PM, 18 December 4:40PM + 3:35AM, 20
      December 11:25PM 1-06 "Dalek"


      BFBS http://www.ssvc.com/bfbs/tv/bfbs1listing/Look_Ahead_Frameset.htm
      BFBS 2:
      Saturday 5PM CET 1-12 "Bad Wolf"
      BFBS Navy:
      Sunday 5AM CET 1-12 "Bad Wolf"

      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 3:40PM & 3:40AM GMT 1-07 "The Long
      14:9 Cropped Letterbox.
      16 December 8PM GMT 1-08 "Father's Day"
      17 December 7PM GMT 1-08 "Father's Day" (special time due to
      Eastenders at Christmas)
      18 December pre-empted by Eastenders at Christmas Weekend
      19 December 10AM GMT 1-01 "Rose" (series 1 Christmas repeat run
      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"
      New Years Day 10AM GMT 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
      2 January 10AM GMT 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2
      6 January 7PM GMT 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2 (new earlier time
      for Friday broadcast)
      7 January 6PM GMT 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
      8 January 4PM GMT 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2 (late Sunday
      broadcast discontinued)
      13 January 7PM GMT 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
      14 January 6PM GMT 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
      15 January 4PM GMT 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
      20 January 7PM GMT 1-11 "Boom Town"
      21 January 6PM GMT 1-11 "Boom Town"
      22 January 4PM GMT 1-11 "Boom Town"
      27 January 7PM GMT 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
      28 January 6PM GMT 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
      29 January 4PM GMT 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2

      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 8-10:30PM GMT "Shada (2003)"
      BBCi/Big Finish co-production. Starring Paul McGann as The Doctor
      and Lalla Ward As Romana. Premiere on the channel. Omnibus
      presentation. Douglas Adams' script is finally completed as the 8th
      Doctor feels driven to finish a matter that his earlier self was
      called away from at a critical moment.
      Saturday 10:30PM GMT "My Life As A Dalek"
      2003 documentary about the Daleks, originally produced for Radio 4.
      Encore performance.
      Beginning Sunday, you can hear the shows again via BBC 7's Listen
      Again feature. They will be up until 17 December.
      17 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
      "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)
      Friday 8PM, Saturday 6PM, Sunday 3:40PM & 3:40AM GMT "The Long Game"
      Saturday 7-8:55AM GMT "Battlefield" movie
      Season 26, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      Sunday 7-8:20AM GMT "Ghostlight" movie
      Season 25, Episodes 5 through 7. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      17 & 18 December - classic series pre-empted by Eastenders Christmas
      19 December-2 January - daily broadcast of New Series at 10AM, pre-
      empted Christmas Day and 26 December.
      Christmas Day 8:20AM GMT "Doctor Who" (1996)
      1 January 11AM GMT "Doctor Who" (1996)
      2 January 7:20AM GMT "Doctor Who" (1996)
      7 January 7:05-9AM GMT "The Curse Of Fenric"
      8 January 7-8:25AM GMT "Survival"
      14 January 7-9AM GMT "The Twin Dilemma"
      15 January 7-9AM GMT "Vengeance On Varos"
      21 January 7-9AM GMT "The Mark Of The Rani"
      22 January 7-9AM GMT "Timelash"
      28 January 7-9AM GMT "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious
      29 January 7-9AM GMT "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp"

      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 "Vengeance On Varos" pts 1a+1b of 2
      Friday 6:05PM "Vengeance On Varos" pts 2a+2b of 2
      Season 22, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      Monday 6:05PM "The Mark Of The Rani" pts 1a+1b of 2
      Tuesday 6:05PM "The Mark Of The Rani" pts 2a+2b of 2
      Season 22, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      Wednesday 6:05PM "The Two Doctors" pts 1a+1b of 3
      Season 22, Episode 7. Doctors: Colin Baker & Pat Troughton.
      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 New Years weekend
      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 "Time-Flight" pts 2+3 of 4
      Thursday 12&5AM EST "Time-Flight" pt 4 of 4
      Season 19 Episodes 24 through 26. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Thursday 12:30&5:30AM EST "Arc Of Infinity" pt 1 of 4
      Friday "Arc Of Infinity" pts 2+3 of 4
      Season 20, Episodes 1 through 3. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Saturday "Battlefield" all 4 pts
      Season 26, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy. (BBC Kids
      Sunday "Ghostlight" all 3 pts
      Season 26, Episodes 5 through 7. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy. (BBC Kids
      Monday 12&5AM EST "Arc Of Infinity" pt 4 of 4
      Season 20, Episode 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Monday 12:30&5:30AM EST "Snakedance" pt 1 of 4
      Tuesday "Snakedance" pts 2+3 of 4
      Season 20, Episodes 5 through 7. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      14 December (12:30AM) "Mawdryn Undead"
      16 December (12:30AM) "Terminus"
      17 December "The Curse Of Fenric" (BBC Kids premiere)
      18 December "Survival" (BBC Kids premiere)
      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 "Spearhead From Space"
      (From 26 to 30 December, the 12/12:30AM airings are pre-empted for
      movies. The 5/5:30AM repeats are still airing.)
      27 December (5:30AM) "The Awakening"
      28 December (5:30AM) "Frontios"
      30 December (5:30AM) "Planet Of Fire"
      31 December "Doctor Who and the Silurians"


      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/index.php (alternate
      Current episode - new interview with Richard Franklin (Captain Mike
      Yates) on Jon Pertwee, politics, and bow-wows. It went online late
      due to a hurricane, so it might not be up long. If you want to tune
      in, tune now.
      Upcoming episodes
      December - Carole Ann Ford
      December/January - 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
      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 - News & Comment. Hour 2 - Adam-Troy Castro on necrology of
      2005 (sci-fi figures who passed away this year); the new King Kong
      movie. 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

      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-2AM EST "The Dominators" movie
      Season 6, Episodes 1 through 5. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
      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)
      Saturday 11:35PM CST "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 1+2 of 14 (The
      Mysterious Planet pts 1+2) 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:


      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.


      SVT http://www.svt.se
      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/
      26 - 30 December 7-8:30PM GMT "90 minute Doctor Who broadcasts"
      Boxing Day 7PM "Rose"
      Boxing Day 7:45PM "The End Of The World"
      27 December 7PM "The Unquiet Dead"
      27 December 7:45PM "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      28 December 7PM "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      28 December 7:45PM "Dalek"
      29 December 7PM "The Long Game"
      29 December 7:45PM "Father's Day"
      30 December 7PM "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
      30 December 7:45PM "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
      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)

      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)


      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


      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 8-9:30PM (8:30-10PM Newfoundland) 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

      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. And Merry Christmas
      (Invasion) to all of you at home!

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