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This Week In Doctor Who - May 17, 2006

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO May 17, 2006 - Vol 9, No 20 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. by Benjamin F. Elliott
    Message 1 of 1 , May 17 5:40 AM
      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-
      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 1-06
      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

      CBBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc
      "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"
      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)
      2-07 "The Writer's Tale"


      BFBS http://www.ssvc.com/bfbs/tv/bfbs1listing/Look_Ahead_Frameset.htm
      BFBS 1
      Saturday 8:30AM CET Totally DrWho 1-05
      Sunday 6:55PM CET 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      BFBS 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"
      BFBS Navy
      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"


      Sci-Fi http://www.scifi.com
      Friday 9PM & Midnight, Late Sunday Midnight EDT/PDT 1-11 "Boom Town"
      16:9 Letterbox.
      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
      (premiere showing?)

      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.

      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
      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
      pts 1+2)
      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
      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 - 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
      color episodes)
      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?


      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.

      HONG KONG:

      ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
      Series 1 Completed.

      Thanks for reading. Until I return, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2006.
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