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This Week In Doctor Who - February 15, 2006

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - Hong Kong Premiere Week February 15, 2006 - Vol 9, No 7 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. by Benjamin F. Elliott
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - Hong Kong Premiere Week
      February 15, 2006 - Vol 9, No 7
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/torchwood

      Thursday 16 February:
      People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - World War Three
      Friday 17 February:
      Yes Weekend - 6:20 & 10:53PM - Father's Day/The Empty Child
      Saturday 18 February:
      één Belgium 4PM - Boom Town
      Sunday 19 February:
      ATV World (Hong Kong) 11:35PM - Rose (Hong Kong Premiere!)
      Tuesday 21 February:
      Ztélé Canada 8PM - Fête Des Pères
      Friday 17 March:
      SciFi US 9PM EST/PST - Rose (US Premiere!)

      Doctor Who premieres this Sunday night (the 19th) at 11:35PM in Hong
      Kong on English language station ATV World, starting with Rose.
      Here's wishing it a long and successful run in that territory.
      Episodes are airing one time with either no or limited commercials -
      the time slot is 11:35PM to 12:25AM. No repeats expected.

      USA - Iowa Public TV http://www.iptv.org viewers should remember
      that the Doctor Who pledge night is March 11, the week before the
      new series premieres on SciFi. When you pledge, you'll get to vote
      on which Doctor you want to see next on IPTV (Hartnell, Troughton,
      Pertwee, Tom Baker, Davison, Colin Baker, McCoy). As of this writing
      it is expected that the winning Doctor will begin airing on IPTV
      right away, displacing Sylvester McCoy after just 2 of his stories
      air (presumably McCoy will be allowed to finish his current run if
      he wins the vote).

      The Gallifrey One Doctor Who convention http://www.gallifreyone.com
      is this weekend (February 17 through 19) in Los Angeles, CA. Much of
      the readership of this column will be there, and I hope it's a great
      time. Hope to make it one of these years when time and money are
      willing. It is produced by Shaun Lyon of the Outpost Gallifrey
      website (same link), which hosts this column online.

      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.scifi.com/doctorwho
      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.
      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

      BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):

      één Network http://www.een.be
      Saturday 4PM CET 1-11 "Boom Town"
      English with Subtitles.

      CANADA (French):

      Ztélé http://www.ztele.com/index.jsp
      Friday 9PM, Saturday 8AM, Sunday 4PM, Tuesday 2PM EST 1-07 "Un Jeu
      Interminable"
      Tuesday 8PM EST 1-08 "Fête Des Pères"
      4:3 cropped pan & scan. Same French dub as France 4.
      24 February 9PM EST (and repeats) 1-08 "Fête Des Pères"
      28 February 8PM EST (and repeats) 1-09 "Drôle De Mort" pt 1 of 2
      7 March 8PM EST (and repeats) 1-10 "Le Docteur Danse" pt 2 of 2

      SPAIN/PORTUGAL:

      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 1-05 "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"
      2 March 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 3 March 6:30AM & 3PM, 4 March 6AM, 2 &
      9:30PM CET 1-07 "The Long Game"
      9 March 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 10 March 6:30AM & 3PM, 11 March 6AM, 2 &
      9:30PM CET 1-08 "Father's Day"
      16 March 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 17 March 6:30AM & 3PM, 18 March 6AM, 2 &
      9:30PM CET 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
      23 March 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 24 March 6:30AM & 3PM, 25 March 6AM, 2 &
      9:30PM CET 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
      30 March 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 31 March 6:30AM & 3PM CET 1-01? "Rose"?
      repeat?

      ISRAEL:

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

      HONG KONG:

      ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
      Sunday 11:35PM 1-01 "Rose" (Hong Kong Series Premiere!)
      Doctor Who comes to a prominent English language station in this
      territory. If you click on the link for Doctor Who from the website
      (look for shows airing in the week of 19 to 25 February), you get a
      nice description of the show's relaunch and success in the UK,
      including final ratings results for all 13 episodes when they aired
      on BBC One. The information is also provided in Chinese.
      26 February 1-02 "The End Of The World"

      USA:

      Sci-Fi http://www.scifi.com
      http://www.scifi.com/doctorwho
      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
      repeat)
      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"

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

      OTHER TV/RADIO/INTERNET BROADCASTS:

      UK:

      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.

      BBC 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
      "Dalek I Love You" 2006 radio drama about the son of a Doctor Who
      fan and a surprising romance. Still available through Saturday's
      Listen Again feature until 18 February.

      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      (All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
      Saturday 7-9AM GMT "The Face Of Evil" movie
      Season 14, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Sunday 7:05-9AM GMT "Spearhead From Space" movie
      Season 7, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      25 February 6-9:10AM GMT "Doctor Who and the Silurians"
      26 February 6-9:30AM 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)
      http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/atyourservice/volotv.php
      Episodes unknown.

      CANADA:

      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 Time Monster" eps 5+6 of 6
      Season 9, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Thursday "Carnival Of Monsters" eps 1+2 of 4
      Friday "Carnival Of Monsters" eps 3+4 of 4
      Season 10, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Saturday "The Time Warrior" all 4 eps
      Season 11, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Sunday "The Green Death" all 6 eps
      Season 10, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Monday "The Three Doctors" eps 1+2 of 4
      Tuesday "The Three Doctors" eps 3+4 of 4
      Season 10, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      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 "Planet Of The Spiders" pt 1 of 2
      5 March "Planet Of The Spiders" pt 2 of 2
      6 March "Planet Of The Spiders"
      9 March "Castrovalva"
      11 March "?
      12 March "?
      13 March "Four To Doomsday"

      USA:

      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/index.php (alternate
      link)
      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). Due to a
      technical error part of this show was not previously online. The
      whole episode is up now.
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/amwho.mp3
      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
      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 - News & Comment. Hour 2 - Bob Andelman on his book on comics
      legend Will Eisner; Butch Patrick (Eddie from "The Munsters")
      remembers actor Al Lewis. Hour 3 - Repeat of last week's Hour 2.
      Next Week - 2 hours of interviews and chat from the Gallifrey One
      Doctor Who convention.
      2 Weeks From Now - 2 hours of interviews and chat from the MegaCon
      convention in Orlando.
      March 3/6 - Thomas Vitale of Sci-Fi Channel in hour 2 discussing
      upcoming programming, including Doctor Who.

      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 Midnight-1:35AM EST "Terror Of The Autons" movie
      Season 8, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      25 February "The Mind Of Evil"
      4 March "The Claws Of Axos"?
      11 March "Colony In Space"
      18 March "The Dæmons"

      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 "Paradise Towers" pts 1+2 of 4
      Season 24, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      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:

      NETHERLANDS:

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

      Danmarks Radio
      Doctor Who premiere TBA.

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

      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?)

      UK:

      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 (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 (same weekends as BBC One)
      First broadcaster of Torchwood (coming later this year)

      MILITARY:

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

      CANADA:

      CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
      http://www.cbc.ca/doctorwho http://www.dwin.org
      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.

      NORWAY:

      NRK2 http://www.nrk.no
      http://www2.nrk.no/program/doktor_who
      Series One completed.

      FRANCE:

      France 4 http://www.france4.tv
      http://www.france4.tv/prog.php?id_prog=789
      Series One completed.

      ITALY:

      Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it
      http://www.jimmy140.it/contenuti/serie/doctor_who/1
      Series One completed.

      Spring "Doctor Who Series Two" 13 episodes
      Later this year "Torchwood" 13 episodes

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2006.
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