This Week In Doctor Who - April 26, 2006
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO
April 26, 2006 - Vol 9, No 17
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thursday 27 April:
BBC One 5PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 3
People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - Dalek (repeat)
Friday 28 April:
CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 3
BBC Three 9PM BST - Tooth And Claw (repeat)
SciFi US 9PM EDT/PDT - Father's Day
Saturday 29 April:
CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 3
BBC One 7:20PM BST - School Reunion
BBC Three 8:05PM BST - Friends Reunited
Sunday 30 April:
BBC Three 7PM BST - School Reunion (repeat)
ATV World (Hong Kong) 11:45PM - Boom Town
BBC Three 3:05AM BST - Friends Reunited
Monday 1 May:
CBBC 1PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 3
"Tooth And Claw" averaged 8.9 million overnight viewers on BBC One
on 22 April, dominating the ratings that night. The final numbers
for "New Earth" on 15 April will likely come out today or tomorrow
(overnights were 8.0 million). "School Reunion", with guest stars
Elizabeth Sladen and John Leeson (voicing K9), will air at 7:20PM
this Saturday 29 April. At the moment Doctor Who is expected to
return to a 7PM start time on 6 May.
Doctor Who Confidential's schedule on BBC Three remains erratic.
First airing remains immediately after the new Doctor Who episode
premieres on BBC One. Sunday repeat listed at 3:05AM late Sunday for
the next 2 weeks (subject to change). A 15 minute Confidential
airing at 7:45PM on 30 April appeared and then disappeared from the
schedule. Another 15 minute Confidential has now appeared at 7PM on
"K-9 Adventures" - the robotic companion to the Doctor from 1977 to
1981 is getting the 3rd show spun off Doctor Who characters (K9 &
Company got as far as a pilot in 1981, Torchwood is in production
now). "K-9 Adventures" is a project by K9 creator Bob Baker and is
not connected to the BBC. 26 ½ hour episodes (running time will
presumably include commercials) will be made by Jetix Europe at a
total cost of 3 million pounds. The Doctor is not expected to appear
in this children's show, a comedy-fantasy series set in deep space.
No word on if John Leeson will be asked to reprise the role of K9 in
this version of the show.
KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA http://www.kbtc.org returns Doctor
Who to their schedule this Saturday at 6:30PM with The Three
Doctors. KBTC is the first station to return the 1963-1989 version
of Doctor Who to their regular schedule since ABC Australia in
September 2003. KBTC had to remove Doctor Who from their lineup in
December 2004 when their contract expired while BBC Worldwide
Americas was shopping the new series to cable networks. The
broadcast of The Three Doctors was intended to be a pledge special
and is scheduled for 2 ½ hours, however at last word the studios for
the pledge drive were under renovation and the pledge night was due
to be delayed. KBTC's May schedule is not online yet, so we don't
have a regular day/time for the series at the moment. Stay tuned,
and here's hoping for no delays.
WYBE http://www.wybe.org Philadelphia, PA was at last
word "considering" adding Doctor Who back to their lineup - WYBE was
another station who had to drop the show during the negotiations for
finding a US broadcaster for the new Who. If you live in the
broadcast area of WYBE, you may want to politely contact them
(contact information on their website) and let them know if you'd
watch and help support if they brought the show back. Public TV
stations can buy stories from the first 7 Doctors (1963 to 1989),
and certain stories (mostly Dalek stories) are unavailable to
stations thanks to the ongoing Terry Nation estate contract issue.
Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood is about to enter production, and the
BBC Press office has a report on 2 new cast members - Burn Gorman as
Owen Harper and Naoko Mori as Toshiko Sato. Naoko Mori played
Toshiko Sato in the Doctor Who Series 1 episode "Aliens Of London".
Torchwood is set in Cardiff and follows the members of a secret
organization investigating the use of alien technology by aliens and
humans. The leads are John Barrowman, reprising the role of Captain
Jack Harkness from Series 1 of Doctor Who, and Eve Myles as Gwen.
Torchwood will air on BBC Three later this year with repeats on BBC
One, and is being co-produced by CBC Canada.
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 Series 1 of 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.
"Totally Doctor Who" - CBBC magazine show to air with Series Two.
Thursday 5PM BST Totally DrWho 1-03
Saturday 7:20PM BST 2-03 "School Reunion"
4 May 5PM BST Totally DrWho 1-04
6 May 7PM BST "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
Friday 6:30PM, Saturday 6:30PM, Monday 1PM BST Totally DrWho 1-03 -
5 May 6:30PM, 6 May 6:30PM, 8 May 1PM BST Totally DrWho 1-04 - encore
BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential/
Friday 9PM BST 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
Saturday 8:05PM, Late Sunday 3:05AM BST DrWho Confidential 2-
03 "Friends Reunited"
Sunday 7PM BST 2-03 "School Reunion"
5 May 9PM BST 2-03 "School Reunion"
6 May 7:45PM, Late 7 May 3:05AM BST DrWho Confidential 2-04 "From
Script To Screen"
7 May 7PM BST DrWho Confidential Cut Down 2-04 "From Script To
7 May 7:15PM BST 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
First 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)
BBC Radio Wales http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/radiowales
Saturday 12:31PM, Sunday 4:32PM BST "DrWho Back In Time"
6 May 12:31PM, Sunday 7 May 4:32PM BST "DrWho Back In Time"
Saturday 8:30AM CET Totally DrWho 1-02
Sunday 6:55PM CET 2-03 "School Reunion"
Friday 11:15PM CET 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
Late Friday Midnight CET DrWho Confidential 2-02 "Fear Factor"
5 May 11:15PM CET 2-03 "School Reunion"
Late 5 May Midnight CET DrWho Confidential 2-03 "Friends Reunited"
Saturday 5:15 & 11:15AM CET 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
Saturday 6AM & Noon CET DrWho Confidential 2-02 "Fear Factor"
Sunday 6:55PM, 6 May 5:15 & 11:15AM CET 2-03 "School Reunion"
6 May 6AM & Noon CET DrWho Confidential 2-03 "Friends Reunited"
ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
Sunday 11:45PM 1-11 "Boom Town"
Friday 9PM & Midnight, Easter Sunday 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"
Digital Plus http://www.plus.es/codigo/default.asp
People + Arts
Thursday 10:30PM & 2:30AM, Friday 6:30AM & 3PM, Sunday 11:30PM CET 1-
05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
4 May 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 5 May 6:30AM & 3PM, 7 May 11:30PM CET 1-
11 May 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 12 May 6:30AM & 3PM, 14 May 11:30PM CET 1-
07 "The Long Game"
18 May 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 19 May 6:30AM & 3PM, 21 May 11:30PM CET 1-
08 "Father's Day"
25 May 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 26 May 6:30AM & 3PM, 28 May 11:30PM CET 1-
09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
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 6:10-9AM GMT "The Monster Of Peladon" movie
Season 11, Episodes 15 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Sunday 6:10-9AM BST "Planet Of The Spiders" movie
Season 11, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
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 EDT (11PM & 2AM PDT) - 2 episodes daily
Weekends 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - complete stories
Wednesday "Attack Of The Cybermen" 4 pt version, pts 1+2
Thursday "Attack Of The Cybermen" 4 pt version, pts 3+4
Season 22, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Friday "Vengeance On Varos" 4 pt version, pts 1+2
Season 22, Episode 3. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Saturday "The Deadly Assassin" all 4 pts
Season 14, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Sunday "The Face Of Evil" all 4 pts
Season 14, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Monday "Vengeance On Varos" 4 pt version, pts 3+4
Season 22, Episode 4. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Tuesday "The Mark Of The Rani" 4 pt version, pts 1+2
Season 22, Episode 5. Doctor: Colin Baker.
4 May "The Two Doctors"
6 May "The Robots Of Death" (2:30AM start)
7 May "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang"
9 May "Timelash"
11 May "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet"
13 May "Horror Of Fang Rock" (2:45AM start)
14 May "The Invisible Enemy"
15 May "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp"
17 May "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids"
19 May "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe"
20 May "Image Of The Fendahl" (2:30AM start)
21 May "The Sun Makers"
22 May "Time And The Rani"
24 May "Paradise Towers"
26 May "Delta And The Bannermen"
27 May "Underworld"
28 May "The Invasion Of Time"
29 May "Dragonfire" (2:30AM)
31 May "The Happiness Patrol"
1 June "Silver Nemesis" (2:30AM)
3 June "The Ribos Operation" (2:45AM start)
4 June "The Pirate Planet"
5 June "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy"
7 June "Battlefield"
9 June "Ghostlight"
10 June "The Stones Of Blood"
11 June "The Androids Of Tara"
12 June "The Curse Of Fenric" (2:30AM)
14 June "Survival" (2:30AM)
16 June "Spearhead From Space"
17 June "The Power Of Kroll"
18 June "The Armageddon Factor"
20 June "Doctor Who and the Silurians"
23 June "Inferno" (2:30AM)
24 June "City Of Death"
25 June "The Creature From The Pit"
29 June "Terror Of The Autons"
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 - Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty
Schweickart on a plan to destroy an asteroid heading for Earth in
2015; Adam-Troy Castro. Hour 3 (not on Lifestyle Talk Radio) -
repeat of last week's hour 2. Next week's edition has costume
designer June Hudson (Doctor Who, Blake's 7) in 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-1:35AM EDT "Carnival Of Monsters" movie
Season 10, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
6 May "Frontier In Space"
13 May "The Green Death"
20 May "The Time Warrior"
27 May "Invasion Of The Dinosaurs" (movie version with only the
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 "The Ark In Space" pts 1+2 of 4
Season 12, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Tom Baker.
29 April "The Ark In Space" pts 3+4
6 May "The Sontaran Experiment" pts 1+2
13 May "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pts 1+2
20 May "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pts 3+4
27 May "Terror Of The Zygons" pts 1+2
KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA http://www.kbtc.org
analog 28, 15
digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
Seattle DirecTV 28,970
Seattle Dish 28,8620
29 April 6:30PM PDT "The Three Doctors" all 4 pts
Return of Doctor Who to KBTC's lineup. Airdates after this one have
not yet been revealed by KBTC.
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
CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
Series 2 Start Date TBA. Co-producer on Torchwood. First broadcaster
to buy Torchwood.
"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.
STS TV http://www.ctc-tv.ru http://www.ctc-tv.ru/series/DoctorWho
Series 1 Completed.
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
Cool TV http://www.cooltv.hu
No longer on schedule.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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