This Week In Doctor Who - May 17, 2006
- THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO
May 17, 2006 - Vol 9, No 20
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thursday 18 May:
BBC One 5PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 6
People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - The Empty Child (repeat)
Friday 19 May:
CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 6
BBC Three 9PM BST - Rise Of The Cybermen (repeat)
BBC Three 9:45PM BST - Cybermen (Cut Down)
SciFi US 9PM EDT/PDT - Boom Town
Saturday 20 May:
CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 6
BBC One 6:35PM BST - The Age Of Steel
BBC Three 7:25PM BST - Doctor Who Confidential Episode 206
Sunday 21 May:
BBC Three 7PM BST - The Age Of Steel
BBC Three 7:45PM BST - Doctor Who Confidential Episode 206 (Cut Down)
BBC Three 3:25AM BST - Doctor Who Confidential Episode 206
Monday 22 May:
CBBC 1PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 6
BBC Three 7PM BST - The Christmas Invasion (45 minutes?)
BBC Three 7:45PM BST - Doctor Who Confidential Episode 206? (Cut
Tuesday 23 May:
BBC Three 7PM BST - New Earth
BBC Three 7:45PM BST - New New Doctor (Cut Down)
On 13 May episode 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" had its premiere on
BBC One at 7:23PM BST (last minute time change due to a sport match
running long). It had overnight results of approximately 8.6 million
viewers. The story concludes in "The Age Of Steel" this Saturday 20
May at 6:35PM on BBC One (early time due to the Eurovision concert -
remember it's starting early). If you are not a fan of spoilers,
stay away from descriptions of The Age Of Steel until you are able
to see the episode.
The final ratings for the 6 May episode 2-04 "The Girl In The
Fireplace" showed an average of 7.9 million viewers, an increase of
500,000 on the overnight numbers.
There are unconfirmed reports that Netherlands broadcaster Nederland
3 http://portel.omroep.nl/ned3 will finally begin airing Series One
of Doctor Who on Saturday 10 June. No information on their website
at this time.
Hong Kong broadcaster ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
completed its run of Series One on Sunday 14 May. It is unknown if
they will purchase Series Two.
Spain & Portugal Doctor Who fans will get to see the last 3 episodes
of Series One - eventually. Digital Plus channel People + Arts
finishes its repeat of the first 10 episodes on the weekend of 1
through 4 June. Starting 4 June, episodes will repeat at 1:30AM most
nights beginning with Rose. Boom Town will air at 1:30AM late Sunday
18 June. Bad Wolf will air at 1:30AM late Monday 19 June. The
Parting Of The Ways will air at 1:30AM late Tuesday 20 June. The
series will begin repeating again on 21 June. I don't know why they
skipped these last 3 episodes the first 2 times they aired the
BBC Three is having a repeat of the first half of Series Two
beginning Monday 22 May. Episodes air weeknights at 7PM for 1 week.
The Friday 9PM repeat on 26 May will apparently be Rise Of The
Cybermen, when it would normally be The Age Of Steel. The Sunday 7PM
repeat on 28 May will apparently be The Age Of Steel, when it would
normally be The Idiot's Lantern. I would not be surprised if they
made more changes to this schedule shortly.
SciFi http://www.scifi.com in the US will have a mini-marathon of
Doctor Who episodes on Friday June 16, the week after The Parting Of
The Ways airs on the channel. The marathon is from 8PM to 3AM
Eastern, and consists of 4 episodes, 3 of them airing twice.
8PM & Midnight - Aliens Of London
9PM & 1AM - World War Three
10PM & 2AM - Dalek
11PM only - The Long Game
Marathons of other sci-fi shows air on June 23 and 30. Doctor Who
will probably not repeat on Fridays due to the start of a new season
of SciFi Friday programming in July - July schedule information is
not out yet. Father's Day airs on Sunday June 25 at 11PM, suggesting
that SciFi may do a repeat run on Sunday nights this Summer.
As of this writing, no broadcasters outside the UK have revealed the
dates when Series Two will begin airing. It will air around the
world - but patience is needed.
I will be away the next 2 weeks, leaving this column in the capable
hands of Jefferson Eng. Lisa and I are getting married Saturday and
heading off on a Honeymoon! I'll be back with the column on June 7,
probably making some slight tweaks to TWIDW. Jefferson can be
reached at this thisweekindoctorwho-owner e-mail address listed
below. If you have a contact e-mail address for me with
comcast.net , change Comcast to Verizon, as the Comcast account may
no longer work.
Have a great couple of weeks, everyone!
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 1-06
Saturday 6:35PM BST 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
27 May 7PM BST 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 1-06 -
26 May 6:30PM, 27 May 6:30PM, 29 May 1PM BST Totally DrWho 1-07 -
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 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
Friday 9:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-05 "Cybermen"
Saturday 7:25PM, Late Sunday 3:25AM BST DrWho Confidential 2-
06 "Mickey Smith"
Sunday 7PM. 26 May 9PM BST 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
Sunday 7:45PM, Monday 7:45PM 26 May 9:45PM BST DrWho Confidential
CutDown 2-06 "Mickey Smith"
Monday 7PM BST 2-00 "The Christmas Invasion" (45 minutes?)
Tuesday 7PM BST 2-01 "New Earth"
Tuesday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-01 "New New Doctor"
24 May 7PM BST 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
24 May 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-02
25 May 7PM BST 2-03 "School Reunion"
25 May 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-03 "Friends Reunited"
26 May 7PM BST 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
26 May 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-04 "From Script To
26 May 9PM BST 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen"
26 May 9:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-05 "Cybermen"
27 May 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential 2-07 "The Writer's Tale"
28 May 7PM BST 2-06 "The Age Of Steel"?
28 May 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-07 "The Writer's Tale"
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)
2-07 "The Writer's Tale"
Saturday 8:30AM CET Totally DrWho 1-05
Sunday 6:55PM CET 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
Friday 11:25PM CET 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
Late Friday 12:10AM CET DrWho Confidential 2-05 "Cybermen"
26 May 11:15PM CET 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
Late 26 May Midnight CET DrWho Confidential 2-06 "Mickey Smith"
Saturday 5:25 & 11:25AM CET 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 6:10AM & 12:10PM CET DrWho Confidential 2-05 "Cybermen"
Sunday 6:55PM, 27 May 5:15 & 11:15AM CET 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt
2 of 2
27 May 6AM & Noon CET DrWho Confidential 2-06 "Mickey Smith"
Friday 9PM & Midnight, Late Sunday Midnight EDT/PDT 1-11 "Boom Town"
Pre-empted Next Week.
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 & Midnight EDT/PDT 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
16 June 9PM & 1AM EDT/PDT 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
16 June 10PM & 2AM EDT/PDT 1-06 "Dalek"
16 June 11PM EDT/PDT 1-07 "The Long Game"
25 June 11PM EDT/PDT 1-08 "Father's Day"
Digital Plus http://www.plus.es/codigo/default.asp
People + Arts
Thursday May 10:30PM & 2:30AM, Friday May 6:30AM & 3PM, Sunday
11:30PM, Late 13 June 1:30AM CET 1-08 "Father's Day"
25 May 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 26 May 6:30AM & 3PM, 28 May 11:30PM, Late
14 June 1:30AM CET 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
1 June 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 2 June 6:30AM & 3PM, 4 June 11:30PM, Late
15 June 1:30AM CET 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
Late 4 June 1:30AM, Late 21 June 1:30AM CET 1-01 "Rose"
Late 5 June 1:30AM, Late 22 June 1:30AM CET 1-02 "The End Of The
Late 6 June 1:30AM, Late 25 June 1:30AM CET 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
Late 7 June 1:30AM, Late 26 June 1:30AM CET 1-04 "Aliens Of London"
pt 1 of 2
Late 8 June 1:30AM, Late 27 June 1:30AM CET 1-05 "World War Three"
pt 2 of 2
Late 11 June 1:30AM, Late 28 June 1:30AM CET 1-06 "Dalek"
Late 12 June 1:30AM, Late 29 June 1:30AM CET 1-07 "The Long Game"
Late 18 June 1:30AM CET 1-11 "Boom Town" (premiere showing?)
Late 19 June 1:30AM CET 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2 (premiere showing?)
Late 20 June 1:30AM CET 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 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.
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
BBCK http://www.bbck.ca http://www.bbck.ca/ontv/show_drwho.aspx
Weeknights 2 & 5AM EDT (11PM & 2AM PDT) - 2 episodes daily
Weekends 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - complete stories
Wednesday "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 9+10 of 14 (Terror Of The
Vervoids pts 1+2)
Thursday "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 11+12 of 14 (Terror Of The
Vervoids pts 3+4)
Season 23, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Friday "The Trial Of A Time Lord" pts 13+14 of 14 (The Ultimate Foe
Season 23, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Saturday "Image Of The Fendahl" all 4 pts (2:30AM start)
Season 15, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Sunday "The Sun Makers" all 4 pts
Season 15, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Monday "Time And The Rani" pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday "Time And The Rani" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 24, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
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) (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 - Arne Starr previews the Summer
2006 movies. 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-1:35AM EDT "The Time Warrior" movie
Season 11, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
27 May "Invasion Of The Dinosaurs" (movie version with only the
3 June "Death To The Daleks" (1AM)
10 June "The Monster Of Peladon"
17 June "Planet Of The Spiders"
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 "Revenge Of The Cybermen" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 12, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
27 May "Terror Of The Zygons" pts 1+2
3 June "Terror Of The Zygons"? pts 3+4
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 postponed till at least June 10.
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Doctor Who premiere 2006.
Nederland 3 http://portal.omroep.nl/ned3
Doctor Who premiere 10 June 2006?
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.
ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
Series 1 Completed.
Thanks for reading. Until I return, take care.
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