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This Week In Doctor Who - January 25, 2006

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO January 25, 2006 - Vol 9, No 4 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. by Benjamin F. Elliott
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 25, 2006
      January 25, 2006 - Vol 9, No 4
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      Thursday 26 January:
      Style UK 9PM UAE - Boom Town
      People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - The End Of The World
      Friday 27 January:
      Yes Weekend 6:20PM - The End Of The World
      Yes Weekend 7:10PM - The Unquiet Dead
      Style UK 9PM UAE - Bad Wolf
      Jimmy (Italy) - 9PM - Bad Wolf
      Saturday 28 January:
      één Belgium 3:30PM - Father's Day
      Tuesday 31 January:
      Ztélé Canada 8PM - Troisiéme Guerre Mondiale
      Friday 17 March:
      SciFi US 9PM & Midnight EST/PST - Rose (US Premiere!)

      USA - SciFi Channel http://www.scifi.com has a page for a future
      Doctor Who site at http://www.scifi.com/doctorwho - it currently
      gives an error message, but should soon be active. A search of
      SciFi's advance listings also revealed the first broadcast times for
      the new series.
      Regular times - Friday 9PM & Midnight EST East Feed / PST West Feed
      from March 17.
      Special repeats of Rose - Sunday March 19 at 11PM EST, Friday March
      24 at 8PM EST.
      Apart from the extra showings of Rose, no evidence of special
      programming to herald Doctor Who's arrival. Doctor Who will air
      between repeats of Stargate SG-1 (8PM and 11PM) and Stargate
      Atlantis (10PM and 1AM). Battlestar Galactica will move to 2AM
      EST/PST. If you have Cable, you are probably on the East Feed if you
      live in the Eastern and Central Time Zones, and the West Feed in the
      Mountain, Pacific, Alaska, and Hawaii Time Zones (but check to make
      sure beforehand). Satellite subscribers are on the East Feed
      nationwide. SciFi Channel is *not* available in Canada or Mexico
      (unless you are subscribing to DirecTV or Dish Network through Grey
      Market means).

      East Feed:
      EST - 9PM & Midnight
      CST - 8PM & 11PM
      MST - 7PM & 10PM
      PST - 6PM & 9PM
      Alaska - 5PM & 8PM
      Hawaii - 4PM & 7PM (3PM & 6PM once Daylight Savings Time starts on
      the mainland)

      West Feed:
      MST - 10PM & 1AM
      PST - 9PM & Midnight
      Alaska - 8PM & 11PM
      Hawaii - 7PM & 10PM (6PM & 9PM once Daylight Savings Time starts on
      the mainland)
      CST - 11PM & 2AM
      EST - Midnight & 3AM

      UK - Attack Of The Graske (interactive episode/game that aired after
      The Christmas Invasion in the UK via BBCi) is available on the BBC
      Doctor Who website http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho . To watch/play,
      you need a) a broadband connection and b) to be in the UK. Ireland,
      France, Belgium - not close enough. The program notes where your
      computer is from to determine access. Attack Of The Graske is online
      for people who did not have access to it when it first aired and as
      one of a number of tests of the technology behind the BBC's upcoming
      online TV player (letting you watch BBC shows for 7 days after
      broadcast). By restricting it to the UK they are trying to keep this
      for people who pay the annual UK TV licence fee. If the BBC finds a
      way to offer programs in broadband format outside the UK, they will
      probably charge those of us outside the UK for access. Only Attack
      Of The Graske is being restricted on the website, the rest of the
      site is open to people worldwide.

      UK - UKTV Gold has scheduled a Doctor Who Weekend for 18 and 19
      March. All 13 episodes of Series One with Christopher Eccleston and
      Billie Piper will air.

      Israel - Yes Weekend will air 2 Doctor Who episodes a week from this
      weekend (27 January) onwards. Episodes air back to back. Thanks to
      Adi and Daniel for this information and broadcast times - Yes
      Weekend's website is challenging to interpret if you cannot read

      Australia - ABC Australia http://www.abc.net.au/tv has told the SFSA
      Fan Club http://www.sfsa.org.au in the upcoming edition of the SFSA
      fan newsletter The Wall Of Lies #98 that they HAVE purchased The
      Christmas Invasion and Series 2 of the new Doctor Who, and that they
      have the right to repeat Series 1 one time. The repeat for Series 1
      has not yet been scheduled. ABC's online schedule reveals that the
      classic series repeats end for good on 3 February with parts 2 and 3
      of Survival, the last story of the original series run. 10(!)
      magazine shows are starting from 6 February - one for each of the 10
      episodes of Doctor Who that had been airing each week. ABC has no
      plans to repeat the classic episodes at this time after airing
      nearly all the existing stories in the past 29 months. I would keep
      an eye on UKTV Australia http://www.uktv.com.au . They aired Doctor
      Who several times between 1996 and 2003 and might be interested in
      the classic episodes again if ABC no longer holds the rights.

      US - A merger was announced on January 24 between the UPN and WB
      broadcast networks, which will combine to become the CW network.
      This merger will create a bit of chaos on the broadcast side of US
      Television for the rest of this year, and many TV stations will wind
      up without network affiliation this Fall, needing to find
      replacement programming to fill holes in their schedules. As of this
      time, the situation will NOT affect Doctor Who as SciFi is not
      broadcast TV and has no corporate ties to any companies involved in
      the merger or being hurt by the merger. If Doctor Who were to
      perform well enough on SciFi that the decision was made to sell
      repeats of these episodes to local TV stations (as has happened with
      Stargate Atlantis, The Secret Adventures Of Jules Verne, The
      Invisible Man, and other shows on SciFi Friday over the years), then
      it might benefit Doctor Who that many cities will have TV stations
      trying to fill their schedules without any prime time programming
      from a network. What matters for Doctor Who in the US right now is
      the audience finding and supporting the show when it premieres on
      SciFi on March 17.

      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.
      Attack Of The Graske - interactive game available to UK residents
      only as part of the trials of the BBC broadband service, starring
      David Tennant as the Doctor and you as the companion


      Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it
      Friday 9PM, Saturday 1:35PM, Sunday 4:20PM, Tuesday 11:50PM CET 1-
      12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
      Dubbed in Italian.
      2 February 10:50PM CET 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
      3 February 9PM, 4 February 1:40PM, 5 February 3:30PM, 7 February
      11:50PM, 9 February 10:40PM CET 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2
      of 2 (end of current series)

      ARABIA Peninsula/NORTH AFRICA:

      Showtime Arabia http://www.showtimearabia.com
      Style UK
      Thursday 7PM, Friday 11AM & 4PM UAE 1-11 "Boom Town"
      Friday 7PM, Saturday 11AM & 4PM UAE 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
      Adjust for local time.

      BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):

      één Network http://www.een.be
      Saturday 3:30PM CET 1-08 "Father's Day"
      English with Subtitles.

      CANADA (French):

      Ztélé http://www.ztele.com/index.jsp
      Friday 9PM, Saturday 8AM, Sunday 4PM, Tuesday 2PM EST 1-
      04 "L'humanité en péril" pt 1 of 2
      Tuesday 8PM EST 1-05 "Troisiéme Guerre Mondiale" pt 2 of 2
      4:3 cropped pan & scan. Same French dub as France 4.
      3 February 9PM EST (and repeats) 1-05 "Troisiéme Guerre Mondiale" pt
      2 of 2
      7 February 8PM EST (and repeats) 1-06 "Dalek"
      14 February 8PM EST (and repeats) 1-07 "Un Jeu Interminable"


      Digital Plus http://www.plus.es/codigo/default.asp
      People + Arts
      Thursday 10:30PM & 2:30AM, Friday 6:30AM & 3PM, Saturday 6AM, 2 &
      9:30PM CET 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      2 February 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 3 February 6:30AM & 3PM, 4 February
      6AM, 2 & 9:30PM 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      9 February 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 10 February 6:30AM & 3PM, 11 February
      6AM, 2 & 9:30PM 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      16 February 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 17 February 6:30AM & 3PM, 18 February
      6AM, 2 & 9:30PM 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      23 February 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 24 February 6:30AM & 3PM, 25 February
      6AM, 2 & 9:30PM 1-06 "Dalek"


      Yes Weekend http://www.yesweekend.co.il
      Friday 11:50AM 1-01 "Rose"
      Friday 6:20PM & 10:53PM, Saturday 1:56PM 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      Friday 7:10PM & 11:48PM, Saturday 2:46PM 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      2 episodes a week now.
      1 February, 3 February Time TBA - 1-02/1-03 "The End Of The
      World"/"The Unquiet Dead" - additional broadcasts
      If this pattern holds, we will have:
      3 February 1-04/1-05 "Aliens Of London"/"World War Three"
      10 February 1-06/1-07 "Dalek"/"The Long Game"
      17 February 1-08/1-09 "Father's Day"/"The Empty Child"
      24 February 1-10/1-11 "The Doctor Dances"/"Boom Town"
      3 March 1-12/1-13 "Bad Wolf"/"The Parting Of The Ways"


      Sci-Fi http://www.scifi.com
      17 March 9PM & Midnight EST East Feed / PST West Feed - 1-01 "Rose"
      (Series Premiere!)
      19 March 11PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed - 1-01 "Rose"
      24 March 8PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed - 1-01 "Rose"
      24 March 9PM & Midnight EST East Feed / PST West Feed - 1-02 "The
      End Of The World"
      31 March 9PM & Midnight EST East Feed / PST West Feed - 1-03 "The
      Unquiet Dead"
      The early March information is out if you search the Sci-Fi website
      thoroughly enough. Looks like no specials to prep viewers on the
      show, but Rose airs a couple of extra times.

      UK Repeats:

      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      All shows 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1
      Sunday 5:40PM GMT 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
      14:9 Cropped Letterbox.
      5 February 5:35PM GMT 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2
      18 March 11AM-5PM GMT 1-01 through 1-06 "Doctor Who Series One
      Weekend Part One"
      19 March 11AM-6:05PM GMT 1-07 through 1-13 "Doctor Who Series One
      Weekend Part Two"

      Thomsonfly Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways,
      British Midland Airlines, British Airways, Air New Zealand - various



      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)
      Saturday 7-8:50AM GMT "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious
      Planet" movie
      Season 23, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      Sunday 7-8:40AM GMT "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp" movie
      Season 23, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      Sunday 5:40PM GMT 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
      4 February 7:05-9AM GMT "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The
      5 February 7-8:10AM GMT "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe"
      11 February 7-8:25AM GMT "The Happiness Patrol"
      12 February 7-8:20AM GMT "Silver Nemesis"
      18 February 7-9AM GMT "The Face Of Evil"
      19 February 7:05-9AM GMT "Spearhead From Space"
      25 February 6-9:10AM GMT "Doctor Who and the Silurians"
      26 February 6-9AM GMT "The Ambassadors Of Death"
      4 March 6-9:25AM GMT "Inferno"
      5 March 7-8:50AM GMT "Terror Of The Autons"
      11 March 6-9AM GMT "The Mind Of Evil"
      12 March 7-9AM GMT "The Claws Of Axos"
      18 March 6-9AM GMT "Colony In Space"
      19 March 6:35-9AM GMT "The Dæmons"
      25 March 7-9AM GMT "The Curse Of Peladon"
      26 March 6-9AM BST "The Sea Devils"

      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 http://www.sfsa.org.au
      Thursday 6:05PM "Battlefield" pts 1+2 of 4
      Friday 6:05PM "Battlefield" pts 3+4 of 4
      Season 26, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      Monday 6:05PM "Ghostlight" pts 1+2 of 3
      Tuesday 6:05PM "Ghostlight" pt 3 of 3
      Season 26, Episodes 5 through 7. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      Tuesday 6:30PM "The Curse Of Fenric" pt 1 of 4
      Wednesday 6:05PM "The Curse Of Fenric" pts 2+3 of 4
      Season 25, Episodes 8 through 10. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      2 February "Survival" (end of classic Doctor Who on ABC for the
      forseeable future)


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      Weeknights 2 & 5AM EST (11PM & 2AM PST) - 2 episodes daily
      Weekends 2AM EST (11PM PST) - complete stories
      Wednesday "Colony In Space" eps 2+3 of 6
      Thursday "Colony In Space" eps 4+5 of 6
      Friday (2AM) "Colony In Space" ep 6 of 6
      Season 8, Episodes 16 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Friday (2:30AM) "The Dæmons" ep 1 of 5
      Season 8, Episode 21. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Saturday "The Sea Devils" all 6 eps
      Season 9, Episodes 9 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Sunday "The Curse Of Peladon" all 4 eps
      Season 9, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Monday "The Dæmons" eps 2+3 of 5
      Tuesday "The Dæmons" eps 4+5 of 5
      Season 8, Episodes 22 through 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      1 February "The Sea Devils"
      4 February "The Mutants"
      5 February "The Time Monster"
      6 February "The Curse Of Peladon"
      8 February "The Mutants"
      11 February "Carnival Of Monsters"
      12 February "The Three Doctors"
      13 February "The Time Monster"
      16 February "Carnival Of Monsters"
      18 February "The Green Death"?
      19 February "The Time Warrior"?
      20 February "The Three Doctors"
      22 February "The Green Death"


      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/index.php (alternate
      Current episode - Carole Ann Ford on her time in the TARDIS; the top
      5 Doctor Who stories of 2005.
      Upcoming episodes
      January - Barry Letts discusses his friend Robert Sloman (recently
      deceased) and gives his views on the 2005 Series of Doctor Who.
      February - 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 - Rod Pyle, author of
      book "Destination Moon; Adam-Troy Castro on the book "Freaks" and
      the DVD release of "The Time Tunnel season 1 part 1". 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-2:35AM EST "Doctor Who and the Silurians"
      Season 7, Episodes 5 through 11. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      4 February "The Ambassadors Of Death" movie

      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
      Saturday 11:35PM CST "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 13+14 of 14 (The
      Ultimate Foe)
      Season 23, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      4 February "Time And The Rani" pts 1+2
      11 February "Time And The Rani" pts 3+4
      18 February "Paradise Towers" pts 1+2
      25 February "Paradise Towers" pts 3+4

      Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:


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


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


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

      HONG KONG:

      ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
      Doctor Who premieres 19 February.


      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.


      Danmarks Radio
      Doctor Who premiere TBA.

      JAPAN - broadcaster 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 http://www.sfsa.org.au
      "The Christmas Invasion" and Series 2 to air in 2006.


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


      BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone http://www.radiotimes.com
      16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
      Primary broadcaster of Doctor Who. Series Two Saturdays 7PM in 2006
      (start date TBA)
      "Doctor Who Friday" - CBBC magazine show to air with Series Two.

      BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
      Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential/
      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)


      BFBS http://www.ssvc.com/bfbs/tv/bfbs1listing/Look_Ahead_Frameset.htm
      Programming service for UK military. Episodes air shortly after UK


      CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
      http://www.cbc.ca/doctorwho http://www.dwin.org
      2006 - Series 2. Start Date TBA.
      "The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular
      episodes and 1 special. Approximately 90 minutes.


      NRK2 http://www.nrk.no
      Series One completed.


      France 4 http://www.france4.tv
      Series One completed.

      2006 - "Doctor Who Series Two" 13 episodes
      Later 2006 "Torchwood" 13 episodes

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2006.
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