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TWIDW Supplemental - March 31, 2006

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    1)KBTC 28/KCKA 15 Tacoma/Seattle, WA http://www.kbtc.org is adding Doctor Who back to their schedule on April 29, 2006. KBTC was one of the TV stations that
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 31, 2006
      1)KBTC 28/KCKA 15 Tacoma/Seattle, WA http://www.kbtc.org is adding
      Doctor Who back to their schedule on April 29, 2006. KBTC was one of
      the TV stations that had to drop Doctor Who while BBC Worldwide
      Americas was trying to shop the new episodes to various networks.
      The return of the Doctor to this station is proof that public TV
      stations can buy the episodes from 1963 to 1989 again. So far KBTC
      is the first and only station to announce the show's return,
      bringing it to 3 US public TV affiliates (Iowa Public TV and
      Maryland Public TV had not finished their contracts when the
      situation changed, so they never had to drop the show).

      First up on KBTC:
      Saturday April 29 - 6:30 to 9PM PDT - The Three Doctors - pledge
      special.
      It is expected that Doctor Who will rejoin the regular lineup in May
      starting with The Time Monster, the first story after The Mutants,
      where the run was halted in late 2004. 2 25 minute episodes will air
      each week. The Three Doctors would likely be skipped as it is airing
      in April. Keep track up of updates with the Emerald City Androgums
      http://www.eskimo.com/~tegan/androgums .

      2) BBC Two is airing "Dr Who and the Daleks", the 1965 theatrical
      movie starring Peter Cushing released to capitalize on the
      popularity of the Daleks in Doctor Who. It is an 80 minute remake of
      the 1st Doctor Who Dalek story. This colour (and hopefully
      widescreen) movie will air on BBC Two on Thursday 13 April from
      11:10AM to 12:30PM in all BBC Regions.

      3) The BBC's press info on their TV schedules for April 15 through
      21 has pictures of Doctor Who and declares that Doctor Who premieres
      in that week. Interestingly, they note that the Day and Time is to
      be announced, even though previous official sources have announced
      the premiere as Saturday 15 April at 7PM.

      The features section is at
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/pdfs/tv/week16/bbctvwk16_hi
      ghs.pdf , has a nice picture of the Doctor and Rose, and says that
      the story Description is under Week 16 Unplaced.

      In Week 16 unplaced -
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/pdfs/tv/week16/bbctvwk16_un
      .pdf you get a slightly spoilery description of the episode "New
      Earth" with cast information and a note that date and time are to be
      determined.

      In the Seven Day Document
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/pdfs/tv/week16/bbctvwk16_da
      ys.pdf Strictly Dance Fever's early Saturday show is scheduled to
      run from 6:15PM to 7:15PM, 15 minutes into the anticipated Doctor
      Who broadcast time. Nothing has been announced for the period from
      7:15PM to 8:50PM, so Doctor Who could air at 7:15PM (before the
      lottery) or 8:05PM (after the lottery). And these documents may be
      out of date, in which case Strictly Dance Fever may have been moved
      back to 6PM to let Doctor Who premiere at the previously mentioned
      7PM.

      Hopefully the BBC will clarify what they have put out in the .pdfs -
      otherwise the online Radio Times http://www.radiotimes.com should
      have the final information on their website on 2 April.
    • JEFFERSON ENG
      Hey all, I hope that many of our American readers were able to enjoy the nice extended weekend for the Memorial Day Holiday and are comfortable settling back
      Message 2 of 2 , May 30, 2006
        Hey all,

        I hope that many of our American readers were able to
        enjoy the nice extended weekend for the Memorial Day
        Holiday and are comfortable settling back into the
        work week. I'm going to try to make this brief and
        hopefully be able to expand on this a little for
        tomorrow's edition.

        First of all, Doctor Who Series 1 (Season 27) with
        Christopher Eccleston is returning to Canadian
        broadcast TV tonight. It'll air beginning at 8PM on
        the French Canadian channel, Canal Z or Ztélé (Cable
        683 on Rogers), dubbed into French with the first
        episode, "Rose". There are same week repeats for
        scheduled for Saturday mornings at 8AM and late
        Sundays at 3AM. Also on the same channel, the 1996 TV
        movie with Paul McGann will make an appearance next
        Saturday at 9PM. I believe this is the first time the
        TV movie will be shown on a exclusively Canadian
        broadcaster.

        Next, Hungarian TV viewers have another chance to see
        series 1 again as Cool TV is now repeating it on
        Fridays at 11:15PM CET. This week's episode is "The
        Unquiet Dead".

        Finally, there's a relatively new US-based internet to
        TV DVR service called Akimbo which requires its own
        special hardware and media center setup. Currently,
        they offer some programming including Doctor Who,
        although it appears they're only offering "The Deadly
        Assassin" (Tom Baker) via their service at this time.
        It's probably worth looking into, if you want to
        integate your TV/sound setup with an internet DVR
        service. More info can be found at
        http://www.akimbo.com and
        http://my.akimbo.com/program.aspx?pid=dc0e56fa17d470b8

        That's it for now.

        Until next time, take care.
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