This Week In Doctor Who - April 5, 2006
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO
April 5, 2006 - Vol 9, No 14
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Wednesday 5 April:
STS TV (Russia) 4:30PM - Father's Day
Thursday 6 April:
STS TV (Russia) 4:30PM - The Empty Child
People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - The End Of The World
Friday 7 April:
STS TV (Russia) 4:30PM - The Doctor Dances
SciFi US 9PM EDT/PDT - World War Three
Sunday 9 April:
Cool TV (Hungary) 7PM - Father's Day
BBC Three 7PM - Doctor Who Confidential Special - One Year On
BBC Three 8PM - The Christmas Invasion (repeat)
BBC Three 9PM - The Story Of Doctor Who (repeat)
ATV World (Hong Kong) Midnight - Father's Day
Monday 10 April:
STS TV (Russia) 4:30PM - Boom Town
Tuesday 11 April:
STS TV (Russia) 4:30PM - Bad Wolf
Thursday 13 April:
BBC One 5PM BST - Totally Doctor Who (Premiere!)
Friday 14 April:
CBBC 6:30PM BST - Totally Doctor Who (Time Slot Premiere)
Saturday 15 April:
BBC One 7:15PM BST - New Earth (Series 2 Premiere!)
BBC Three 8PM BST - New New Doctor (Series 2 Premiere!)
Sunday 16 April:
BBC Three 7PM BST - New Earth
The UK continues to gear up for the Second series of Doctor Who.
1) The Radio Times http://www.radiotimes.com currently has Strictly
Dance Fever scheduled to air from 6:15 to 7:15PM on 15 April with
Doctor Who's exact broadcast time not listed yet. Doctor Who will
probably premiere at 7:15PM that night, as BBC Three now has the
season premiere of Doctor Who Confidential listed at 8PM. BBC Three
currently has the repeat of the 2nd series premiere (New Earth)
listed for Sunday 16 April at 7PM. Final verifications of broadcast
times should come out in the next few days. Doctor Who's start time
is also up in the air on Saturday 22 April, as an FA Cup Semi Final
match between Chelsea and Liverpool starts at 5:15PM and will likely
run past 7PM. After last year's special case where 12 of the 13
episodes premiered at the same time (7PM Saturday), we should assume
that the time will be more fluid this year, like it always was on
Saturdays in the past.
2) The kids magazine show "Totally Doctor Who" will air at least 4
times during the week starting 13 April:
Thursday 5PM - BBC One
Friday 6:30PM - CBBC
Saturday 6:30PM - CBBC
Monday 1PM - CBBC
If you don't know which channel is which, CBBC uses the same
frequency as BBC Three between 6AM & 7PM. Cbeebies uses the same
frequency as BBC Four between 6AM & 7PM.
3) Dr Who & The Daleks (1965 movie starring Peter Cushing and
Roberta Tovey) will air on BBC Two on Thursday 13 April at 11:10AM
as part of the buildup for the new series.
4) BBC Three's http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree Doctor Who Night for
Sunday 9 April consists of a new 1 hour Doctor Who Confidential
Special - "One Year On" - at 7PM, "The Christmas Invasion" at 8PM,
and 2003 classic series documentary "The Story Of Doctor Who" at 9PM.
5) BBC Four http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour concludes their broadcast
of the Jon Pertwee story "The Green Death" tonight at 7:10PM. BBC
Four has edited the 6 episode story into 3 50 minute episodes by
6) BBC Three and UKTV Gold are both running reruns of Series One, as
detailed in the listings below. BBC Three airs 2 episodes per night
weeknights (and one episode on Saturday 8 April) from 6 April to 13
April at 7PM. UKTV Gold is airing the series as daytime marathons on
8 and 9 April.
7) The first of the TARDISodes is online to view or to download to
your cellular/mobile phone. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho for
details. The first one is 41 seconds long and ties into the events
of "New Earth". The second TARDISode should go online on 15 April
previewing "Tooth And Claw".
8) Beginning with "One Year On", Doctor Who Confidential is now
hosted by Mark Gatiss, author of "The Unquiet Dead". "One Year On"
is a one hour special, regular episodes will be 30 minutes long like
UKTV Gold's advance schedule for May shows that classic Doctor Who
is leaving their schedule, at least for the moment. The Twin Dilemma
(first Colin Baker story) will air on 6 May and The Trial Of A Time
Lord: The Ultimate Foe (last Colin Baker episodes) will air on 7
May. And then the show is replaced on the weekend schedule. There
may be a bidding war for the repeats in the UK, as the ratings had
been increasing for UKTV Gold's early Saturday and Sunday
broadcasts. To be continued, no doubt.
Finland - YLE's run of Series One of Doctor Who on channel TV2 is
expected to begin this fall (August/September).
Netherlands - NOS (owner of Ned 3, who have the rights to Series One
of Doctor Who) has purchased Series Two now, expecting to run it in
the Autumn. NOS' Ned 3 has not yet aired Series One - hopefully this
purchase means that Series One will start shortly.
BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com has updated their FAQ information
about Doctor Who for both the Europe/Middle East and the Asia
services. It now states "We have not secured the rights to the new
series but we are hopeful we will later in the year, so please keep
an eye on the listings for details of possible future transmissions".
KBTC/KCKA 28,15 Tacoma/Centralia, WA http://www.kbtc.org is
returning Doctor Who (1963 to 1989) to their schedule and the
Seattle area this month, 16 months after they were unable to renew
their contract during BBC Worldwide America's efforts to sell the
new series to a cable network. The episodes are available to US
stations that want to buy them again. It is expected that KBTC will
air 2 episodes twice on Saturday nights once Doctor Who settles into
a regular schedule. For now, their April listings indicate that they
will relaunch the show with a pledge night on Saturday 29
April. "The Three Doctors" will air from 6:30 to 9PM. When KBTC lost
the rights in December 2004, the last story to air was "The
Mutants". The first regular broadcast this time is expected to be
the following story - "The Time Monster", with the rest* of the
Pertwee stories airing afterwards.
*Certain stories will probably not be available due to Dalek
contract rights from 2003 affecting repeats of the classic series
around the world which STILL have not been worked out. 2 years and 9
months now - it is well past the point of being ridiculous.
As of this writing, SciFi http://www.scifi.com has not scheduled any
additional showings for Aliens Of London (Series 1 Episode 4) beyond
the original 3 planned. This is the first episode not to get extra
showings and a reminder to viewers to catch one of the regularly
scheduled airings, as you can't assume SciFi will throw extra
airings on during the week. Doctor Who Series One continues Fridays
at 9PM & Midnight Eastern, Sundays at 11PM Eastern.
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
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
"Totally Doctor Who" - CBBC magazine show to air with Series Two.
13 April 5PM BST TotallyDrWho 1-01 - first airing of the show.
15 April 7:15?PM BST 2-01 "New Earth"
Future Doctor Who Series 2 Episodes
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
"Totally Doctor Who" second broadcaster
14 April 6:30PM BST TotallyDrWho 1-01
15 April 6:30PM BST TotallyDrWho 1-01
17 April 1PM BST TotallyDrWho 1-01
BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential/
Thursday 7PM BST 1-01 "Rose"
Thursday 7:45PM BST 1-02 "The End Of The World"
Friday 7PM BST 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
Friday 7:45PM BST 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 7:10PM BST 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
Sunday 7-8PM BST DrWho Confidential 2-00 "One Year On" - new
special, part of Doctor Who Night
Sunday 8-9PM BST 2-00 "The Christmas Invasion", part of Doctor Who
Sunday 9-10PM BST "The Story Of Doctor Who" - 2003 documentary, part
of Doctor Who Night
Monday 7PM BST 1-06 "Dalek"
Monday 7:45PM BST 1-07 "The Long Game"
Tuesday 7PM BST 1-08 "Father's Day"
Tuesday 7:45PM BST 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
12 April 7PM BST 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
12 April 7:45PM BST 1-11 "Boom Town"
13 April 7PM BST 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
13 April 7:45PM BST 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2
15 April 8PM BST DrWho Confidential 2-01 "New New Doctor"
16 April 7PM BST DrWho 2-01 "New Earth"
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)
Future Doctor Who Confidential Series 2 Episode Titles:
2-02 "Fear Factor"
2-03 "Friends Reunited"
2-04 "From Script To Screen"
ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
Sunday Midnight 1-08 "Father's Day"
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
Cool TV http://www.cooltv.hu
Saturday 7PM CET 1-07 "The Long Game"
Sunday 7PM & 2:05AM CET 1-08 "Father's Day"
Friday 9PM & Midnight, Sunday 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
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 1-08 "Father's Day"
Thursday 4:30PM 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
Friday 4:30PM 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
Monday 4:30PM 1-11 "Boom Town"
Tuesday 4:30PM 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
Next Wednesday 4:30PM 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2
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.
Saturday 11AM BST 1-01 "Rose"
Saturday Noon BST 1-02 "The End Of The World"
Saturday 1PM BST 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
Saturday 2PM BST 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 3PM BST 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
Saturday 4PM BST 1-06 "Dalek"
Saturday 5PM, Sunday 11AM BST 1-07 "The Long Game"
Saturday 6PM, Sunday Noon BST 1-08 "Father's Day"
Sunday 1PM BST 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 2PM BST 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
Sunday 3PM BST 1-11 "Boom Town"
Sunday 4PM BST 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 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 1-02 "The End Of The World" repeat
13 April 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 14 April 6:30AM & 3PM, 15 April 6AM, 2 &
9:30PM CET 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead" repeat
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 repeat
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 repeat
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.
BBC Two http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo
13 April 11:10AM-12:30PM BST "Dr. Who & The Daleks" 1965 Theatrical
Peter Cushing stars as Dr Who in this movie remake of the first
BBC Four http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour
(Airing as part of 1973 week)
Wednesday 7:10PM BST "The Green Death" 3 pt version, pt 3
Season 10, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
BBC Four compiled the 6 25 minute episodes of The Green Death into 3
50 minute episodes.
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 Three Doctors" movie
Season 10, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Sunday 7-9AM BST "Carnival Of Monsters" movie
Season 10, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
8 & 9 April "Doctor Who 2005 Series 1 Weekend - See New Series
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"
6 May BST "The Twin Dilemma"
7 May BST "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe" - Doctor Who
disappears from schedule after this broadcast.
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 "Terminus" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 20, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Thursday "Enlightenment" pts 1+2 of 4
Friday "Enlightenment" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 20, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Saturday "The Android Invasion" all 4 pts
Season 13, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Sunday "The Brain Of Morbius" all 4 pts
Season 13, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Monday "The King's Demons" pts 1+2 of 2
Season 20, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tuesday "Warriors Of The Deep" pts 1+2 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Peter Davison.
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
March - Lalla Ward on asteroids, acting, and her favorite monster
(not Tom Baker).
January - 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).
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 - Loretta Hildago, co-creator of
Yuri's Night, celebrating the first manned spaceflight; Adam-Troy
Castro. Hour 3 (not on Lifestyle Talk Radio) - repeat of last week's
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 Mutants" movie
Season 9, Episodes 15 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
15 April "The Time Monster"
22 April "The Three Doctors"
29 April "Carnival Of Monsters"
6 May "Frontier In Space"
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 CDT "Robot" pts 1+2 of 4
Season 12, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: 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
6 May "The Sontaran Experiment" pts 1+2
KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA http://www.kbtc.org
digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
Seattle DirecTV 28,970
Seattle Dish 28,8620
29 April 6:30-9PM PDT "The Three Doctors" all 4 eps
Pledge special heralding the return of Doctor Who to this station.
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
Doctor Who premiere 2006.
Nederland 3 http://portal.omroep.nl/ned3
Doctor Who premiere 2006. Series 1 & 2 purchased.
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.
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
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 1 (in French) completed.
Series One completed.
France 4 http://www.france4.tv
Series One completed.
Series One completed.
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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