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This Week In Doctor Who - March 8, 2006

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO March 8, 2006 - Vol 9, No 10 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. by Benjamin F. Elliott
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 8, 2006
      March 8, 2006 - Vol 9, No 10
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      9 Days till the new Doctor Who premieres on Sci-Fi Channel. Expect
      big excitement next week!

      Thursday 9 March:
      People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - Father's Day
      Sunday 12 March:
      Cool TV (Hungary) 7PM - Aliens Of London
      ATV World (Hong Kong) 11:20PM - Aliens Of London
      Tuesday 14 March:
      Ztélé Canada 8PM - L'explosion De Cardiff
      Friday 17 March:
      SciFi US 9PM EST/PST - Rose/The End Of The World (US Premiere!)

      The BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho has announced that the
      children's magazine tie-in show (formerly referred to as Doctor Who
      Friday) is now "Totally Doctor Who". The first episode will air on
      BBC Two and apparently future episodes will air on CBBC. CBBC is a
      daytime children's channel sharing time with BBC Three - it is also
      the name of the kids programming blocks on BBC One and BBC Two.
      Totally Doctor Who episodes are expected to air 1 day before the
      relevant Doctor Who episodes air. As the premiere date for Doctor
      Who series 2 has not been announced yet, we do not have a date for
      Totally Doctor Who (or Doctor Who Confidential).

      SciFi http://www.scifi.com in the US has made incremental changes to
      their Doctor Who schedule for Series 1. The Sunday repeat on March
      19th will now air from 11:30PM to 1:30AM EST. The Sunday repeat on
      March 26th will now air from 12:30AM to 1:30AM EST. Sunday repeats
      move to their regular time of 11PM EDT beginning April 2nd. The
      advanced April schedule now has episode titles, but it appears that
      the April information does not take into account the fact that SciFi
      changed the March broadcast schedule. At the moment, they have
      Aliens Of London airing for 2 Fridays in a row (March 31 and April
      7). It will probably be updated within a few days. SciFi has
      unveiled at least one additional ad promoting Doctor Who "on a quest
      to find a good vacation". Expect heavy advertising this weekend
      during Sci-Fi's season finales of Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis,
      and the extended finale of Battlestar Galactica.

      Iowa Public TV http://www.iptv.org has clarified how this "vote for
      the next Doctor" works when you pledge - March 11 from 11PM to 1AM
      CST. Sylvester McCoy's stories continue through April 1 (conclusion
      of Dragonfire - McCoy's 4th story). The winner of the pledge vote
      (all 7 Doctors from the original 26 seasons are available, including
      McCoy) takes over the slot on April 8. The pledge drive is raising
      money to keep Doctor Who on IPTV through at least March 2007. Lars
      Pearson (Mad Norwegian Press, author of the I, Who guides) will be
      at IPTV studios helping with the pledge drive. He is asking Doctor
      Who fans inside and outside Iowa to help this station keep Doctor
      Who on the air. Folks outside IPTV's viewing area can pledge at
      https://www.iptvfriends.org/secured/Pledge/ .

      Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com has an interview with
      Thomas Vitale of Sci-Fi Channel this weekend (hour 2 - see listings
      below). The first segment is discussing that channel's launch of
      Doctor Who in the USA.

      NRK 2 Norway http://www.nrk.no has renewed "Doktor Who" for a 2nd
      Series. No premiere date given. Congratulations, Norwegian fans.
      France 4 http://www.france4.tv has not announced if they have
      renewed Doctor Who, but their dubbed version of Doctor Who (cropped
      to 4:3 format) went on sale in France today as a season set priced
      at 30 Euros. Hopefully that is a good sign for the future of the
      Doctor in France.

      Meanwhile, we wait for word of the Series 2 premiere date for Doctor
      Who in the UK. It will almost certainly premiere in April, but when?
      As with Series 1 and The Christmas Invasion, we will probably know
      as soon as the BBC makes a final decision, and it'll probably be
      just a few weeks before the premiere.

      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

      CANADA (French):

      Ztélé http://www.ztele.com/index.jsp
      Friday 9PM, Saturday 8AM, Sunday 4PM, Tuesday 2PM EST 1-10 "Le
      Docteur Danse" pt 2 of 2
      Tuesday 8PM EST 1-11 "L'explosion De Cardiff"
      4:3 cropped pan & scan. Same French dub as France 4.
      17 March 8PM EST (and repeats) 1-11 "L'explosion De Cardiff"
      21 March 8PM EST (and repeats) 1-12 "Le Grand Méchant Loop" 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 1-08 "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"?

      HONG KONG:

      ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
      Sunday 11:20PM 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      Doctor Who starts a little earlier this week. Don't miss the

      HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):

      Cool TV http://www.cooltv.hu
      Saturday 7PM CET 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      Sunday 7PM & 2:05AM CET 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2


      Sci-Fi http://www.scifi.com
      17 March 9 & 11PM EST/PST 1-01/1-02 "Rose/The End Of The World"
      (Series Premiere, Two Hour Movie Version!)
      19 March 11:30PM EST/PST 1-01/1-02 "Rose/The End Of The World"
      (Movie Version, repeat)
      24 March 8PM EST/PST 1-02 "The End Of The World" (special repeat)
      24 March 9PM & Midnight EST/PST 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      26 March 12:30AM EST/PST 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      31 March 9PM & Midnight EST/PST 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      2 April 11PM EDT/PDT 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      7 April 9PM & Midnight EDT/PDT 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      9 April 11PM EDT/PDT 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      14 April 9PM & Midnight EDT/PDT 1-06 "Dalek"
      16 April 11PM EDT/PDT 1-06 "Dalek"
      21 April 9PM & Midnight EDT/PDT 1-07 "The Long Game"
      23 April 11PM EDT/PDT 1-07 "The Long Game"
      28 April 9PM & Midnight EDT/PDT 1-08 "Father's Day"
      30 April 11PM EDT/PDT 1-08 "Father's Day"

      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.
      8 April 11AM-5PM "New Series Weekend - Episodes 1 through 6"
      9 April 11AM-6PM "New Series Weekend - Episodes 7 through 13"
      Postponed from 18 and 19 March, probably based on speculation on the
      premiere date for series 2 in the UK.

      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 6-9AM GMT "The Mind Of Evil" movie
      Season 8, Episodes 5 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Sunday 7-9AM GMT "The Claws Of Axos" movie
      Season 8, Episodes 11 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      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"
      1 April 6-9AM BST "The Mutants"
      2 April 6:10-9AM BST "The Time Monster"
      8 April 7-9AM BST "The Three Doctors"
      8 & 9 April "Doctor Who 2005 Series 1 Weekend - See New Series
      Section Above"
      9 April 7-9AM BST "Carnival Of Monsters"
      15 April 6-8:45AM BST "Frontier In Space"
      16 April 6-9AM BST "The Green Death"
      22 April 7:10-9AM BST "The Time Warrior"
      23 April 6-9AM BST "Invasion Of The Dinosaurs"
      29 April 6:10-9AM BST "The Monster Of Peladon"
      30 April 6:10-9AM BST "Planet Of The Spiders"

      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 "Planet Of The Spiders" pts 5+6 of 6
      Season 11, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Thursday "Castrovalva" pts 1+2 of 4
      Friday "Castrovalva" pts 3+4 of 4
      Season 19, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Saturday "Robot" all 4 pts
      Season 12, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Sunday "The Ark In Space" all 4 pts
      Season 12, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Monday "Four To Doomsday" pts 1+2 of 4
      Tuesday "Four To Doomsday" pts 3+4 of 4
      Season 19, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      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
      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
      March - Lalla Ward (expected online this week)
      April - Patrick Troughton tribute (repeat)
      May - Jon Pertwee tribute (repeat)

      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 - Thomas Vitale of Sci-Fi Channel on
      upcoming programming. Segment 1 (13 minutes) - Sci-Fi's launch of
      Doctor Who. Hour 3 - repeat of previous week's hour 2, which
      included an interview with Dave Howe of Howe's Who and Telos
      March 17 - (TENTATIVE!) - Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith in Doctor Who)
      in hour 2 of the show.

      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 "Colony In Space" movie
      Season 8, Episodes 15 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Time approximate after pledge specials. Allow extra time.
      18 March "The Dæmons"
      25 March "The Curse Of Peladon"
      1 April "The Sea Devils"?

      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 11PM-1AM CST "The Five Doctors Special Edition" 1995 remix
      of 20th anniversary story
      Season 20, Episode 23. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      IPTV's pledge night for Doctor Who. When you pledge, you vote on who
      the next Doctor will be on IPTV's schedule. The winner gets the
      Doctor Who timeslot on April 8. You can pledge at
      https://www.iptvfriends.org/secured/Pledge/ .
      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
      1 April 11:35PM "Dragonfire" pts 2+3
      8 April "Winner of Pledge Night voting takes the time slot.

      Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:


      Doctor Who premiere 2006. Channel launches 1 April 2006.


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


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


      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 (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)


      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
      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. Series 2 Purchased!


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


      Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it
      Series One completed.


      Yes Stars
      Series One completed on Yes Weekend. Channel renamed since.

      BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):

      één Network http://www.een.be
      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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