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This Week In Doctor Who - February 8, 2006

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO February 8, 2006 - Vol 9, No 6 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. by Benjamin F. Elliott
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      February 8, 2006 - Vol 9, No 6
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      Thursday 9 February:
      People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - World War Three
      Friday 10 February:
      Yes Weekend - 6:20 & 10:53PM - Dalek/The Long Game
      Saturday 11 February:
      één Belgium 3:55PM - The Doctor Dances
      Tuesday 14 February:
      Ztélé Canada 8PM - Un Jeu Interminable
      Friday 17 March:
      SciFi US 9PM EST/PST - Rose (US Premiere!)

      Radio station BBC7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7 has a surprise Doctor
      Who related premiere this week. "Dalek, I Love You" airs at 6PM &
      Midnight GMT on Saturday 11 February (their 7th Dimension sci-fi
      timeslot). It's a new drama about an obsessed Doctor Who fan who
      meets his own Doctor Who girl. There is no further information about
      this drama - dunno who wrote it, who's starring in it, anything.
      Hopefully it'll be good. Those of us outside the UK can listen live
      via Windows Media Player or RealPlayer, and the Listen Again feature
      (using RealPlayer) should have this program available until 18

      Iowa Public TV http://www.iptv.org is asking viewers to vote with
      their wallets to decide on the next batch of Doctor Who stories for
      their station. On March 11 during their Festival Pledge Drive, The
      Five Doctors will air (probably from 10:30PM to 12:30AM). Viewers
      who call in with pledges to support Doctor Who will be asked which
      of the 7 Doctors from the original 26 year run (William Hartnell,
      Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin
      Baker, Sylvester McCoy) you want IPTV to air next. Presumably the
      winning Doctor's stories would air after the conclusion of the run
      of Sylvester McCoy stories that just began. Members of the Unit-1
      Doctor Who fan group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/unit-1 will be
      among those answering phones.

      IPTV's announcement means that they are able to buy whatever Doctor
      Who stories they want to, which means that there has been a change
      in the status of classic Doctor Who syndication in the US. The
      embargo on public TV stations buying Doctor Who (from 1963 to 1989)
      is over. Any station that wants to buy Doctor Who again can do so as
      soon as they want to, though I imagine that if there are any
      interested stations they will probably wait to see how the new
      series does on Sci-Fi and wait for the next fiscal year when they
      can find room in their budgets for the show. While not stated, it is
      assumed that the contract problems about airing Dalek stories from
      the original 26 year run are still in place.

      Assuming the report that Doctor Who premieres on ATV World
      http://www.hkatv.com/world05 in Hong Kong on the 19th are correct,
      premiere information should appear on their website on 13 February
      Hong Kong time. If you live in Hong Kong or have friends who do,
      they'll want to keep an eye on that site for the premiere details.

      Italian viewers have one more chance to see the 1st Series finale -
      The Parting Of The Ways repeats Thursday at 10:40PM CET on Jimmy.
      Then it's off the schedule for the time being.

      The countdown to the US premiere gets shorter. We are 37 days out
      from Rose airing on SciFi http://www.scifi.com right now. SciFi's
      Doctor Who website http://www.scifi.com/doctorwho still hasn't gone
      online yet, but I suspect it'll be up by the end of the month. If
      you can't wait for SciFi to air the episodes, the Series One boxset
      will be out in Canada on Tuesday the 14th (Valentine's Day) in the
      same video format and region code as all US DVD players - it can be
      ordered online. If you wanted the boxset in PAL format from the UK
      or Australia then you probably bought it by now - if not then you
      will find it in most online stores for those countries. The US
      release of Series One on DVD will be after SciFi premieres the
      episodes - Tuesday, July 4 - US Independence Day. If you bought the
      DVDs from the UK or Canada and don't plan to buy the US set, please
      watch the episodes on SciFi (if you have SciFi) to show your
      support. Doctor Who doesn't need to do quite as well as Stargate SG-
      1, Stargate Atlantis, or Battlestar Galactica to secure a steady
      home in the US - but it does need to have an audience.

      BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree is airing a special repeat
      of "The Christmas Invasion" this Friday at 9PM GMT.

      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
      Thursday 10:40PM CET 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2
      Dubbed in Italian. Last Scheduled broadcast.
      The Joss Whedon sci-fi series "Firefly" takes over Doctor Who's
      timeslots beginning 17 February. The 48th Grammy Awards take Doctor
      Who's slots this week.

      BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):

      één Network http://www.een.be
      Saturday 3:55PM CET 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
      English with Subtitles.

      CANADA (French):

      Ztélé http://www.ztele.com/index.jsp
      Friday 9PM, Saturday 8AM, Sunday 4PM, Tuesday 2PM EST 1-06 "Dalek"
      Tuesday 8PM EST 1-07 "Un Jeu Interminable"
      4:3 cropped pan & scan. Same French dub as France 4.
      17 February 9PM EST (and repeats) 1-07 "Un Jeu Interminable"
      21 February 8PM EST (and repeats) 1-08 "Fête Des Pères"
      28 February 8PM EST (and repeats) 1-09 "Drôle De Mort" pt 1 of 2


      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 1-04 "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
      Wednesday 9:30PM & 12:40AM 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      Friday 6:20 & 10:53PM, Saturday 1:56PM, Tuesday 9:30PM & 12:40AM 1-
      06 "Dalek"
      Friday 7:10 & 11:48PM, Saturday 2:46PM 1-07 "The Long Game"
      2 episodes a week. Time approximate. Tentative future schedule:
      17 February 1-08 "Father's Day"/1-09 "The Empty Child"
      24 February 1-10 "The Doctor Dances"/1-11 "Boom Town"
      3 March 1-12 "Bad Wolf"/1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways"


      Sci-Fi http://www.scifi.com
      17 March 9PM & Midnight EST/PST 1-01 "Rose" (Series Premiere!)
      19 March 11PM, 24 March 8PM EST/PST 1-01 "Rose" (special repeats)
      24 March 9PM & Midnight EST/PST 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      26 March Midnight EST/PST 1-02 "The End Of The World" (special
      31 March 9PM & Midnight EST/PST 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"

      UK Repeats:

      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      All shows 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1
      14:9 Cropped Letterbox.
      18 March 11AM-5PM "New Series Weekend - Episodes 1 through 6"
      19 March 11AM-6:05PM "New Series Weekend - Episodes 7 through 13"

      BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
      Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential/
      Friday 9PM GMT 2-00 "The Christmas Invasion" 60 minutes long
      16:9 widescreen
      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)

      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.

      BBC 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
      Saturday 6PM & Midnight GMT "Dalek, I Love You" 30 minute drama
      World Premiere. Original play about a Doctor Who fan who meets his
      very own Dr. Who girl. Is he imagining, or is this all real? No cast
      information - it'll be a mystery till it airs.
      Available on digital radio and TV in the UK, live online Windows
      Media Player and RealPlayer worldwide, archived on RealPlayer for 1
      week worldwide.

      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      (All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
      Saturday 7-8:25AM GMT "The Happiness Patrol" movie
      Season 25, Episodes 5 through 7. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      Sunday 7-8:20AM GMT "Silver Nemesis" movie
      Season 25, Episodes 8 through 10. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      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.


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      Weeknights 2 & 5AM EST (11PM & 2AM PST) - 2 episodes daily
      Weekends 2AM EST (11PM PST) - complete stories
      Wednesday "The Sea Devils" eps 1+2 of 6
      Thursday "The Sea Devils" eps 3+4 of 6
      Friday "The Sea Devils" eps 5+6 of 6
      Season 9, Episodes 9 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Saturday "Carnival Of Monsters" all 4 eps
      Season 10, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Sunday "The Three Doctors" all 4 eps
      Season 10, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Monday "The Time Monster" eps 1+2 of 6
      Tuesday "The Time Monster" eps 3+4 of 6
      Season 9, Episodes 21 through 24. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      16 February "Carnival Of Monsters"
      18 February "The Time Warrior"
      19 February "The Green Death"
      20 February "The Three Doctors"
      22 February "The Green Death"
      25 February "Carnival Of Monsters"
      26 February "The Monster Of Peladon"
      27 February "The Time Warrior"
      1 March "The Monster Of Peladon"
      4 March "?
      5 March "?
      6 March "Planet Of The Spiders"
      9 March "Castrovalva"
      11 March "?
      12 March "?
      13 March "Four To Doomsday"


      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/index.php (alternate
      Current episode - Barry Letts discusses his friend Robert Sloman
      (recently deceased) and gives his views on the 2005 Series of Doctor
      Who. Dan Harris discusses Gary Downie (recently decased).
      Upcoming episodes
      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 - Billy West (Futurama, Ren &
      Stimpy); Adam-Troy Castro. Hour 3 - Repeat of last week's Hour 2.
      February 25/27 - Thomas Vitale of Sci-Fi Channel in hour 2
      discussing upcoming shows, including Doctor Who.

      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 "Inferno" movie
      Season 7, Episodes 19 through 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      18 February "Terror Of The Autons"
      25 February "The Mind Of Evil"
      4 March "The Claws Of Axos"?
      11 March "Colony In Space"

      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 "Time And The Rani" pts 3+4 of 4
      Season 24, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      18 February "Paradise Towers" pts 1+2
      25 February "Paradise Towers" pts 3+4
      11 March "The Five Doctors" pledge special, contest to decide which
      Doctor IPTV airs next!

      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.


      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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