This Week In Doctor Who - February 22, 2006
- THIS WEEK IN KI VAGY, DOKI - Doctor Who's premiered in Hungary!
February 22, 2006 - Vol 9, No 8
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thursday 23 February:
People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - Dalek
Friday 24 February:
Yes Weekend - 6:20 & 10:53PM - The Doctor Dances/Boom Town
Saturday 25 February:
één Belgium 4PM - Bad Wolf
Sunday 26 February:
Cool TV (Hungary) 7PM - The End Of The World
ATV World (Hong Kong) 11:35PM - The End Of The World
Tuesday 28 February:
Ztélé Canada 8PM - Drôle De Mort
Friday 17 March:
SciFi US 9PM EST/PST - Rose (US Premiere!)
Hungarian Doctor Who fans got to see the show premiere on channel
Cool TV http://www.cooltv.hu this past Sunday 19 February at 7PM
Central European Time. This premiere escaped attention in last
week's column because we've been waiting for months for the premiere
on RTLKlub http://www.rtlklub.hu , which had previously been
announced as the broadcaster. Also, the show is going under the
name "Ki Vagi, Doki". This translates as "From Outside, The Medic".
Episodes are airing Sundays at 7PM & 2:05AM, with a Saturday repeat
at 7PM. If you missed the premiere because you didn't know about it
either, you can still catch Rose this week on the Saturday repeat.
Unless it's the 26th or later before you read the column, of course.
Canada - BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca has reported that they have
re-acquired the Tom Baker Doctor Who stories and bought Invasion Of
The Dinosaurs for the first time, adding it to the Jon Pertwee
cycle. All 6 episodes of Invasion Of The Dinosaurs will air,
including episode 1, which is titled "Invasion" and only survives in
black & white. This will be the first black & white Doctor Who
episode to air on BBC Kids when they get to the story (it's not on
the schedule at this time). I also believe episode 1 of Invasion Of
The Dinosaurs has never aired on a Canadian TV channel before,
though it may have aired on US TV channels fed into parts of Canada
via cable. BBC Kids now has the rights to Doctor Who from the Jon
Pertwee era through Sylvester McCoy's era and all points in between.
Episodes on BBC Kids continue at 2AM & 5AM Eastern Time (11PM & 2AM
Pacific) late weeknights and 2AM Eastern (11PM Pacific) late weekend
nights. Doctor Who will be pre-empted on 16 March due to a long
movie and 1 April due to the switch to Daylight Savings Time.
Weekend Doctor Who episodes go to Tom Baker beginning 11 March while
weekday episodes go to Peter Davison beginning 9 March.
BBC Kids reports that they do not have the following stories:
The Ambassadors Of Death (not purchased)
The Mind Of Evil (not purchased)
Day Of The Daleks (not available at this time)
Frontier In Space (not available at this time)
Planet Of The Daleks (not available at this time)
Death To The Daleks (not available at this time)
Genesis Of The Daleks (not available at this time)
Destiny Of The Daleks (not available at this time)
Earthshock (not available at this time)
The Five Doctors (not available at this time)
Resurrection Of the Daleks (not available at this time)
Revelation Of The Daleks (not available at this time)
Remembrance Of The Daleks (not available at this time)
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-
firstname.lastname@example.org , TWIDW on AOL IM , and thebfe on Yahoo
Messenger. The listings:
BROADCASTS RELATED TO NEW SERIES:
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
BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):
één Network http://www.een.be
Saturday 4PM CET 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
English with Subtitles.
Friday 9PM, Saturday 8AM, Sunday 4PM, Tuesday 2PM EST 1-08 "Fête Des
Tuesday 8PM EST 1-09 "Drôle De Mort" pt 1 of 2
4:3 cropped pan & scan. Same French dub as France 4.
3 March 9PM 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
14 March 8PM EST (and repeats) 1-11 "L'explosion De Cardiff"
Yes Weekend http://www.yesweekend.co.il
Wednesday 9:30PM & 12:40AM 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
Friday 6:20 & 10:53PM, Saturday 1:56PM, Tuesday 9:30PM & 12:40AM 1-
10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
Friday 7:10 & 11:48PM, Saturday 2:46PM 1-11 "Boom Town"
2 episodes a week. Time approximate. Tentative future schedule:
3 March 1-12 "Bad Wolf"/1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways"
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 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"?
ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
Sunday 11:35PM 1-02 "The End Of The World"
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki - From Outside, The Medic):
Cool TV http://www.cooltv.hu
Saturday 7PM CET 1-01 "Rose"
Sunday 7PM & 2:05AM CET 1-02 "The End Of The World"
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"
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
OTHER TV/RADIO/INTERNET BROADCASTS:
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 6-9:10AM GMT "Doctor Who and the Silurians" movie
Season 7, Episodes 5 through 11. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Note early start time and late end time for this story and
Ambassadors Of Death tomorrow. Recoloured version of the story.
U*N*I*T is called in to find out why scientists are having nervous
breakdowns in an experimental underground nuclear power station.
Since the Doctor has started working for U*N*I*T, he finds he must
go to help out with the investigation.
Sunday 6-9:30AM GMT "The Ambassadors Of Death" movie
Season 7, Episodes 12 through 18. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Not sure whether the colour episodes (1 and 5) will be used or if it
will be all black & white. A space capsule with British astronauts
returns from Mars. The Doctor begins to suspect that there is
communication between Mars and Earth, and some people are in deadly
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"
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)
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 Green Death" eps 1+2 of 6
Thursday "The Green Death" eps 3+4 of 6
Friday "The Green Death" eps 5+6 of 6
Season 10, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Jo Grant gets a vague sense that her contract is running out, so she
gets involved in a political cause and gets to know the lead
scientist/muckraker/political activist a lot better. Maggots burrow
beneath the ground, wishing for the day when they can surface.
Saturday "Carnival Of Monsters" all 4 eps
Season 10, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The TARDIS has apparently landed on a doomed pleasure cruise in
1926. But incongruities lead the Doctor and Jo to think they are
somewhere very different.
Sunday "The Monster Of Peladon" all 6 pts
Season 11, Episodes 15 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Returning to Peladon 50 years after his last visit, the Doctor
learns that the planet hasn't progressed in the way he hoped. The
new leader is struggling with the responsibilities of running a
civilization. Alien delegates are getting antsy. And peacekeepers
may be sent in to keep the peace.
Monday "The Time Warrior" pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday "The Time Warrior" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 11, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The Doctor tries to work solo, searching for missing scientists who
may have been taken to the 11th Century. He gets a stowaway.
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 "Robot" (BBC Kids regains the rights to Tom Baker's
12 March "The Ark In Space?"
13 March "Four To Doomsday"
15 March "Kinda"
16 March pre-empted, long movie
18 March "The Sontaran Experiment?"
19 March "Revenge Of The Cybermen?"
20 March "The Visitation"
22 March "Black Orchid"
23 March "Time-Flight"
25 March "Terror Of The Zygons?"
26 March "Planet Of Evil?"
27 March "Arc Of Infinity"
29 March "Snakedance"
31 March "Mawdryn Undead"
1 April pre-empted, Daylight Savings Time
2 April "Pyramids Of Mars?"
American Who http://www.americanwho.net
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).
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)
2 hours of interviews and chat from the Gallifrey One Doctor Who
convention. Hour 1 - Author John deChancie on pulp science fiction;
filmmaker Anna Wilding (Budda Wild - Monk in a Hut). Hour 2 -
Nicholas Briggs (Dalek and Cybermen voices in "Doctor Who"); Michael
Muhney (Sheriff Lamb in "Veronica Mars"). Hour 3 - repeat of
previous week's hour 2.
Next Week - 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
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-2:30AM EST "The Mind Of Evil" movie
Season 8, Episodes 5 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Black & white, as the color version is lost. May start late due to
pledge programming - allow extra time. The 3rd Doctor investigates a
new machine used to rehabilitate prisoners, while the Brigadier must
dispose of a spare nuclear warhead before anyone can try to steal
it. Unknown to either of them, their problems will merge together to
form a bigger problem, and lives will be lost.
4 March "The Claws Of Axos" (12:30AM)
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 3+4 of 4
Season 24, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Mel dislikes the dinner menu. The Doctor finds a soda machine. The
Chief Caretaker learns the secret of his little pet. The people of
Paradise Towers must work together to save themselves. They're
4 March Midnight "Delta And The Bannermen" pt 1
11 March 11PM "The Five Doctors" pledge special, contest to decide
which Doctor IPTV airs next!
18 March Midnight "Delta And The Bannermen" pt 2
25 March 11:35PM "Delta And The Bannermen" pt 3
25 March Midnight "Dragonfire" pt 1
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
Nederland 3 http://portal.omroep.nl/ned3
Doctor Who premiere 2006.
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
ProSieben http://www.prosieben.de http://www.drwho.de
Doctor Who premiere 2006. Series 1 & 2 purchased. Dubbed in German.
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
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
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 (start
"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)
Programming service for UK military. Episodes air shortly after UK
CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
Series 2 Start Date TBA.
"The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular
episodes and 1 special. Approximately 90 minutes.
Series One completed.
France 4 http://www.france4.tv
Series One completed.
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.