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This Week In Doctor Who - March 29, 2006

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO March 29, 2006 - Vol 9, No 13 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. by Benjamin F. Elliott
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 29, 2006
      March 29, 2006 - Vol 9, No 13
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      Wednesday 29 March:
      STS TV (Russia) 4:30PM - The Unquiet Dead
      Thursday 30 March:
      STS TV (Russia) 4:30PM - Aliens Of London
      People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - Rose (repeat)
      Friday 31 March:
      STS TV (Russia) 4:30PM - World War Three
      SciFi US 8PM EST/PST - The Unquiet Dead (special repeat)
      SciFi US 9PM EST/PST - Aliens Of London
      Sunday 2 April:
      Cool TV (Hungary) 7PM - The Long Game
      ATV World (Hong Kong) 11:45PM - The Long Game
      Monday 3 April:
      STS TV (Russia) 4:30PM - Dalek
      Tuesday 4 April:
      STS TV (Russia) 4:30PM - The Long Game
      Thursday 13 April:
      BBC One 5PM BST - Totally Doctor Who - Series Premiere!
      Saturday 15 April:
      CBBC 6:30PM BST - Totally Doctor Who (encore)
      BBC One 7PM BST - New Earth (Series 2 Premiere!)
      BBC Three 7:45PM BST - DrWho Confidential: New New Doctor (Series 2

      Russian channel STS added the new Doctor Who to their weekday
      afternoon lineup on Monday 27 March. At 13 episodes I imagine the
      run will be short or contain repeats. Welcome to Russia as the
      latest Doctor Who country. Doctor Who is being called Doktor Kto,
      which means Doctor Who.

      SKAI TV in Greece, which also bought Doctor Who, goes on the air for
      the first time this Saturday. There do not seem to be any TV
      listings for the station available at this time, so it is too soon
      to tell when Doctor Who will arrive on that channel.

      Series 2 had its press event in Cardiff on Tuesday, and the
      publicity expected to emerge from the event is under an embargo
      until Thursday 30 March. Doctor Who Magazine has officially
      confirmed (widely suspected previously) that the new Doctor Who
      episodes will premiere on BBC One on Saturday 15 April at 7PM. New
      Doctor Who Confidential behind the scenes episodes premiere right
      afterwards on BBC Three. Mark Gatiss (writer of The Unquiet Dead)
      takes over as host of the show in place of Simon Pegg. Totally
      Doctor Who premieres on Thursday 13 April at 5PM on BBC One, with a
      repeat on CBBC on Saturday 15 April at 6:30PM, right before the new
      series starts on BBC One. Details on the exact content of Totally
      Doctor Who should come out in the press info tomorrow. There should
      also be details explaining the "Webisodes" or "Tardisodes" - several
      minutes of exclusive content for each episode that you download to
      your mobile phone.

      In the leadup to the new set of episodes, digital station BBC Four
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour will air the 1973 Jon Pertwee
      story "The Green Death" at 2 episodes per day from 3 to 5 April at
      7:10PM. This also ties in to their themed week of 1973 programming
      as a repeat run of Life On Mars begins on that channel. BBC Three
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree begins a repeat of Series 1 (starring
      Christopher Eccleston) on Thursday 6 April, running 2 episodes on
      weeknights through 14 April. On Sunday 9 April BBC Three is doing a
      3 hour "Doctor Who Night" - content unclear, but since it claims to
      feature David Tennant and Billie Piper we can guess that it is not
      the 1999 Doctor Who Night from BBC Two. UKTV Gold also repeats the
      Christopher Eccleston season on 8 and 9 April.

      SciFi http://www.scifi.com in the US has made revisions to its
      Doctor Who schedule again. As of this writing, last week's episode -
      The Unquiet Dead - will air late tonight at 1AM Eastern, Thursday at
      10AM Eastern, and Friday at 8PM Eastern (right before Aliens Of
      London premieres). A repeat of The End Of The World has been added
      Friday at 3PM Eastern. It is unknown how long these bonus broadcasts
      will pop up on the schedule, but they do sound like a vote of
      confidence in the show. Viewers of Dark Kingdom report seeing a
      trailer for the SciFi drama "Eurekea" stating that it will premiere
      this Summer. Eureka is expected to be part of SciFi Friday. If SciFi
      decides to renew Doctor Who, it now is apparent that Series 2 could
      air no earlier than this Fall, if not 2007.

      Canadian viewers who enjoyed Doctor Who 10 days after the episodes
      aired in the UK last year are in for a disappointment if they
      expected the same this year. CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
      will be airing hockey playoffs through the Spring (the only reason
      they didn't last year is due to the hockey strike). Doctor Who will
      presumably air in the Summer or Fall - probably the Fall due to the
      larger potential pool of viewers and how well it performed for CBC
      in 2005. Time will tell the truth, though.

      The US & Canada will switch to Daylight Savings Time on Sunday 2
      April. If you live in a part of the US that is not switching or
      trying to catch a TV/radio/online program from those countries bear
      the change in mind from that date. At 1AM Sunday it will become 2AM

      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


      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)
      "Totally Doctor Who" - CBBC magazine show to air with Series Two.
      13 April 5PM BST Totally Doctor Who 1-01 - Series Premiere!
      Doctor Who Series 2 Episode Titles:
      15 April 7PM BST 2-01 "New Earth"
      2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
      2-03 "School Reunion"
      2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
      2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
      2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
      2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      2-11 "Fear Her"
      2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2

      CBBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc
      "Totally Doctor Who" CBBC magazine show to air with Series Two.
      15 April 6:30PM BST 1-01 - Channel premiere (encore of Thursday's
      BBC One airing)
      16:9 Widescreen

      CANADA (French):

      Ztélé http://www.ztele.com/index.jsp
      Friday 9PM, Saturday 8AM EST, Sunday 5PM, Tuesday 3PM EDT 1-13 "Á La
      Croisée Des Chemins" pt 2 of 2
      1st Series Finale. End of run on this channel for now.
      4:3 cropped pan & scan. Same French dub as France 4.

      HONG KONG:

      ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
      Sunday 11:45PM 1-07 "The Long Game"

      HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):

      Cool TV http://www.cooltv.hu
      Saturday 7PM CET 1-06 "Dalek"
      Sunday 7PM & 2:05AM CET 1-07 "The Long Game"


      Sci-Fi http://www.scifi.com
      Late Wednesday 1AM, Thursday 10AM, Friday 8PM EST/PST 1-03 "The
      Unquiet Dead"
      Friday 3PM EST/PST 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      Friday 9PM & Midnight EST/PST, Sunday 11PM EDT/PDT 1-04 "Aliens Of
      London" pt 1 of 2
      16:9 Letterbox.
      7 April 9PM & Midnight, 9 April 11PM EDT/PDT 1-05 "World War Three"
      pt 2 of 2
      14 April 9PM & Midnight, 16 April 11PM EDT/PDT 1-06 "Dalek"
      21 April 9PM & Midnight, 23 April 11PM EDT/PDT 1-07 "The Long Game"
      28 April 9PM & Midnight, 30 April 11PM EDT/PDT 1-08 "Father's Day"
      5 May 9PM & Midnight, 7 May 11PM EDT/PDT 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1
      of 2
      12 May 9PM & Midnight, 14 May 11PM EDT/PDT 1-10 "The Doctor Dances"
      pt 2 of 2
      19 May 9PM & Midnight, 21 May Midnight EDT/PDT 1-11 "Boom Town"


      STS TV http://www.ctc-tv.ru http://www.ctc-tv.ru/series/DoctorWho
      Wednesday 4:30PM 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      Thursday 4:30PM 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      Friday 4:30PM 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      Monday 4:30PM 1-06 "Dalek"
      Tuesday 4:30PM 1-07 "The Long Game"
      Next Wednesday 4:30PM 1-08 "Father's Day"

      UK Repeats:

      BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
      Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential/
      6 April 7PM BST 1-01 "Rose"
      6 April 7:45PM BST 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      7 April 7PM BST 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      7 April 7:45PM BST 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      9 April 7-10PM BST "Doctor Who Night"
      10 April 7PM BST 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      10 April 7:45PM BST 1-06 "Dalek"
      11 April 7PM BST 1-07 "The Long Game"
      11 April 7:45PM BST 1-08 "Father's Day"
      12 April 7PM BST 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
      12 April 7:45PM BST 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
      13 April 7PM BST 1-11 "Boom Town"
      13 April 7:45PM BST 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
      14 April 7PM BST 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2
      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)
      Doctor Who Confidential Series 2 Episode Titles:
      2-01 "New New Doctor"
      2-02 "Fear Factor"
      2-03 "Friends Reunited"
      2-04 "From Script To Screen"

      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 BST 1-01 "Rose"
      8 April Noon BST 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      8 April 1PM BST 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      8 April 2PM BST 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      8 April 3PM BST 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      8 April 4PM BST 1-06 "Dalek"
      8 April 5PM, 9 April 11AM BST 1-07 "The Long Game"
      8 April 6PM, 9 April Noon BST 1-08 "Father's Day"
      9 April 1PM BST 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
      9 April 2PM BST 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
      9 April 3PM BST 1-11 "Boom Town"
      9 April 4PM BST 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
      9 April 5PM BST 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 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 1-01 "Rose"
      6 April 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 7 April 6:30AM & 3PM, 8 April 6AM, 2 &
      9:30PM CET 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      13 April 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 14 April 6:30AM & 3PM, 15 April 6AM, 2 &
      9:30PM CET 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      20 April 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 21 April 6:30AM & 3PM, 22 April 6AM, 2 &
      9:30PM CET 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      27 April 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 28 April 6:30AM & 3PM, 29 April 6AM, 2 &
      9:30PM CET 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2

      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 Four http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour
      (Airing as part of 1973 week)
      Monday 7:10PM BST "The Green Death" eps 1+2 of 6
      Tuesday 7:10PM BST "The Green Death" eps 3+4 of 6
      Season 10, Episodes 21 through 24. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Episodes
      might be edited together. BBC Four is listing Monday's episode as
      part 1 of 3 and Tuesday's as part 2 of 3.
      5 April 7:10PM BST "The Green Death" eps 5+6 of 6

      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 Mutants" movie
      Season 9, Episodes 15 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Sunday 6:10-9AM BST "The Time Monster" movie
      Season 9, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      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 "Snakedance" pts 1+2 of 4
      Thursday "Snakedance" pts 3+4 of 4
      Season 20, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Friday "Mawdryn Undead" pts 1+2 of 4
      Season 20, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Saturday pre-empted during switchover to Daylight Savings Time
      Sunday "Pyramids Of Mars" all 4 pts (times are now EDT)
      Season 13, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Monday "Mawdryn Undead" pts 3+4 of 4
      Season 20, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Tuesday "Terminus" pts 1+2 of 4
      Season 20, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      6 April "Enlightenment"
      8 April "The Android Invasion"
      9 April "The Brain Of Morbius"
      10 April "The King's Demons"
      11 April "Warriors Of The Deep"
      13 April "The Awakening"
      14 April "Frontios"
      15 April "The Seeds Of Doom" pts 1,2,3 (2:30AM start)
      16 April "The Seeds Of Doom" pts 4,5,6
      18 April "Planet Of Fire"
      20 April "The Caves Of Androzani"
      22 April "The Masque Of Mandragora" (2:15AM start)
      23 April "The Hand Of Fear"
      24 April "The Twin Dilemma"
      26 April "Attack Of The Cybermen"
      28 April "Vengeance On Varos"
      29 April "The Deadly Assassin"
      30 April "The Face Of Evil"
      2 May "The Mark Of The Rani"
      4 May "The Two Doctors"
      6 May "The Robots Of Death" (2:30AM start)
      7 May "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang"


      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
      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, 6-8AM BST, 4-6PM AEDT?)
      Live LTR Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14175
      BTR Late Sun/Early Mon 1-4AM EDT (10PM-1AM PDT, 6-9AM BST, 3-6PM
      Live BTR Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
      Monday 7-10PM EDT (12-3AM BST) http://www.cityviberadio.co.uk
      Saturday 8-11PM EDT (5-8PM PDT) http://www.krradio.com (repeat of
      previous week's episode, online audio stream)
      Hour 1 - News & Comment, including comments on the deaths of Dan
      Curtis (Dark Shadows) and Stanislaw Lem. Hour 2 - Charles Ross on
      his One Man Star Wars Show; Dan Hastings (Captain Video) on the 50th
      anniversary of "As The World Turns" and "The Edge Of Night"; Adam-
      Troy Castro. Hour 3 (not on Lifestyle Talk Radio) - 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-2:30AM EST "The Sea Devils" movie
      Season 9, Episodes 9 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      8 April "The Mutants"
      15 April "The Time Monster"
      22 April "The Three Doctors"
      29 April "Carnival Of Monsters"

      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 "Dragonfire" pts 2+3 of 3
      Season 24, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      8 April "Robot" pts 1+2 (the winner of the Doctor Who viewers choice
      vote was expected to begin airing on April 8. At last word, the
      winner was Tom Baker.)
      15 April "Robot" pts 3+4
      22 April "The Ark In Space" pts 1+2
      29 April "The Ark In Space" pts 3+4

      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 September 2006.


      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


      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.


      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.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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