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This Week In Doctor Who - May 3, 2006

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO May 3, 2006 - Vol 9, No 18 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. by Benjamin F. Elliott
    Message 1 of 1 , May 3, 2006
      May 3, 2006 - Vol 9, No 18
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      Thursday 4 May:
      BBC One 5PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 4
      People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - The Long Game (repeat)
      Friday 5 May:
      CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 4
      BBC Three 9PM BST - School Reunion (repeat)
      SciFi US 9PM EDT/PDT - The Empty Child
      Saturday 6 May:
      CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 4
      BBC One 7PM BST - The Girl In The Fireplace
      BBC Three 7:45PM BST - From Script To Screen
      Sunday 7 May:
      BBC Three 7PM BST - From Script To Screen (Cut Down)
      BBC Three 7:15PM BST - The Girl In The Fireplace (repeat)
      ATV World (Hong Kong) 11:45PM - Bad Wolf
      BBC Three 3:25AM BST - From Script To Screen
      Monday 8 May:
      CBBC 1PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 4

      School Reunion had overnight ratings of 7.6 million viewers on
      Saturday 29 April, the highest rated show on TV that day. The final
      ratings for New Earth on 15 April were 8.62 million viewers, an
      increase of over 600,000 from its overnight result. Final ratings
      for Tooth and Claw were 9.24 million viewers, an increase of over
      300,000 from its overnight result.

      As of this Saturday (6 May), UK Viewers see Doctor Who on BBC One
      return to its "regular" start time of 7PM Saturdays. (It was
      scheduled for 7:15PM on 15 and 22 April, 7:20PM on 29 April). BBC
      Three's initial airing of Doctor Who Confidential moves to 7:45PM.
      These were the regular start times last year during Series 1, and
      will be the airing times this week and 13 May, at least. Last year
      Eurovision forced Doctor Who to air early - Eurovision is on 20 May
      this year, and we should know Friday if it will move the start time
      for Doctor Who that day.

      BBC Three's repeat schedule is being tweaked again. Cut Down (15
      minute) versions of Doctor Who Confidential will now air Sundays at
      7PM (starting 7 May) and Fridays at 9:45PM (starting 12 May). Doctor
      Who repeats are 7:15PM Sundays and 9PM Fridays. Uncut episodes of
      Doctor Who Confidential are bouncing around in the 3AM hour late
      Sundays/early Mondays (3:25PM late May 7, 3:30AM late May 14). Last
      year BBC Three altered the schedule frequently during the series -
      some of these times will almost certainly change again before the
      current run finishes in July.

      ABC Australia http://www.abc.net.au/tv has scheduled the 6 episode
      drama "Rocket Man" to air Saturdays at 7:30PM starting 27 May. It
      should run through 1 July. At last word ABC had told the SFSA fan
      club that Series 2 (beginning with The Christmas Invasion) would air
      Saturdays at 7:30PM. If so, this would mean that the new Doctor Who
      episodes will not reach Australia until at least 8 July.

      SciFi US http://www.scifi.com has put up schedule information for
      June, though not episode titles for TV shows like Doctor Who. The
      first 2 weeks of June show Doctor Who airing at its regular times
      (Fridays 9PM & Midnight, Sundays 11PM), corresponding with the 2
      episodes that will be left in Series 1 (Bad Wolf and The Parting Of
      The Ways). A seven hour marathon airs on June 16 starting at 8PM.
      Doctor Who is pre-empted on June 23 and 30 to allow other SciFi
      Friday shows to have seven hour marathons. An episode of Doctor Who
      is scheduled on Sunday June 25 at 11PM Eastern - my guess is that
      this will be Rose and the start of a Sunday night repeat airing of
      Series 1. SciFi has not made any announcements on whether they will
      pick up their option for Series Two - Series One has been one of
      their highest rated shows since it launched in March.

      Seattle Doctor Who fans will have noticed that KBTC
      http://www.kbtc.org did *not* air The Three Doctors last Saturday
      evening. It turns out that when they delayed the pledge night for
      the show, they also delayed Doctor Who's relaunch on the station
      (would have been nice if they'd updated their schedule to show this -
      online listings still showed The Three Doctors on April 29 as of
      April 28). Here's hoping for a June relaunch.

      UKTV Gold is halting its Saturday & Sunday morning Doctor Who movies
      after this weekend (The Twin Dilemma and the last 2 episodes of The
      Trial Of A Time Lord). At last word the rights to Doctor Who repeats
      (1963 to 1989) were up in the air, with BBC Four, UKTV Gold, and
      SciFi UK among the parties interested.

      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 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 1-04
      Saturday 7PM BST 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      11 May 5PM BST Totally DrWho 1-05
      13 May 7PM BST "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" second broadcaster
      Friday 6:30PM, Saturday 6:30PM, Monday 1PM BST Totally DrWho 1-04 -
      12 May 6:30PM, 13 May 6:30PM, 15 May 1PM BST Totally DrWho 1-05 -

      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 2-03 "School Reunion"
      Saturday 7:45PM, Late Sunday 3:25AM BST DrWho Confidential 2-
      04 "From Script To Screen"
      Sunday 7PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-04 "From Script To
      Sunday 7:15PM BST 2-04 "The Girl In the Fireplace"
      12 May 9PM BST 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      12 May 9:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-04 "From Script To
      13 May 7:45PM, Late 14 May 3:30AM BST DrWho Confidential 2-
      05 "Cyberman"
      14 May 7PM BST DrWho Confidential Cut Down 2-05 "Cyberman"
      14 May 7:15PM BST 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      16:9 Widescreen.
      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)
      2-06 "Mickey Smith"
      2-07 "The Writer's Tale"

      BBC Radio Wales http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/radiowales
      Saturday 12:31PM, Sunday 4:32PM BST "DrWho Back In Time"


      BFBS http://www.ssvc.com/bfbs/tv/bfbs1listing/Look_Ahead_Frameset.htm
      BFBS 1
      Saturday 8:30AM CET Totally DrWho 1-03
      Sunday 6:55PM CET 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      BFBS 2
      Friday 11:15PM CET 2-03 "School Reunion"
      Late Friday Midnight CET DrWho Confidential 2-03 "Friends Reunited"
      12 May 11:15PM CET 2-04 "The Girl In the Fireplace"
      Late 5 May Midnight CET DrWho Confidential 2-04 "The Girl In The
      BFBS Navy
      Saturday 5:15 & 11:15AM CET 2-03 "School Reunion"
      Saturday 6AM & Noon CET DrWho Confidential 2-03 "Friends Reunited"
      Sunday 6:55PM, 13 May 5:15 & 11:15AM CET 2-04 "The Girl In The
      6 May 6AM & Noon CET DrWho Confidential 2-04 "From Script To Screen"

      HONG KONG:

      ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
      Sunday 11:45PM 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2


      Sci-Fi http://www.scifi.com
      Friday 9PM & Midnight, Sunday 11PM EDT/PDT 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt
      1 of 2
      16:9 Letterbox.
      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"
      2 June 9PM & Midnight, 4 June 11PM EDT/PDT 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
      9 June 9PM & Midnight, 11 June 11PM EDT/PDT 1-13 "The Parting Of The
      Ways" pt 2 of 2
      16 June 8PM EDT/PDT "7 hour Marathon - Episodes TBA"
      25 June 11PM EDT/PDT "Episode TBA"


      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-
      06 "Dalek"
      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



      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 7-9AM GMT "The Twin Dilemma" movie
      Season 21, Episodes 21 through 24. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      Sunday 8:10-9:10AM BST "The Trial Of A Time Lord" movie, pt 4 of 4
      (The Ultimate Foe)
      Season 23, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      Doctor Who disappears from schedule after these broadcasts.

      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 EDT (11PM & 2AM PDT) - 2 episodes daily
      Weekends 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - complete stories
      Wednesday "The Mark Of The Rani" 4 pt version, pts 3+4
      Season 22, Episode 6. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      Thursday "The Two Doctors" 6 pt version, pts 1+2
      Friday "The Two Doctors" 6 pt version, pts 3+4
      Season 22, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      Saturday "The Robots Of Death" all 4 pts (2:30AM start)
      Season 14, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Sunday "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang" all 6 pts
      Season 14, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Monday "The Two Doctors" 6 pt version, pts 5+6
      Season 22, Episode 9. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      Tuesday "Timelash" 4 pt version, pts 1+2
      Season 22, Episode 10. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      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
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/index.php (alternate
      Current episodes:
      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).
      Upcoming episodes
      April - Patrick Troughton tribute (repeat) (not up yet)
      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 - June Hudson, costume designer on
      Doctor Who & Blake's 7; 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 EDT "Frontier In Space" movie
      Season 10, Episodes 9 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      13 May "The Green Death"
      20 May "The Time Warrior"
      27 May "Invasion Of The Dinosaurs" (movie version with only the
      color episodes)
      3 June "Death To The Daleks"?

      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
      Doctor Who did *not* air on April 29, in spite of the TV listings
      showing it scheduled. Premiere postponed till at least June.

      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.


      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


      CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
      http://www.cbc.ca/doctorwho http://www.dwin.org
      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.

      Ztélé http://www.ztele.com/index.jsp
      Series 1 (in French) completed.


      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.


      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.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2006.
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