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  • Jefferson Lee Eng
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO May 24, 2006 - Vol 9, No 21 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. Originally devised and created by Benjamin F. Elliott
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      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO
      May 24, 2006 - Vol 9, No 21
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
      Originally devised and created by Benjamin F. Elliott
      Guest written and edited this week by Jefferson L. Eng
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/torchwood

      Wednesday 24 May:
      BBC Three 7PM BST - School Reunion
      Thursday 25 May:
      BBC One 5PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 7
      BBc Three 7PM BST - The Girl in the Fireplace
      BBC Three 7:45PM BST - Script to Screen (Cut Down)
      People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - The Empty Child (repeat)
      Friday 26 May:
      CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 7
      BBC Three 7PM BST - Rise of the Cybermen
      BBC Three 7:45PM BST - Cybermen (Cut Down)
      BBC Three 9PM BST - The Age of Steel
      BBC Three 9:45PM BST - From Zero to Hero (Cut Down)
      Saturday 27 May:
      CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 7
      BBC One 7PM BST - The Idiot's Lantern
      BBC Three 7:45PM BST - The Writer's Tale
      Sunday 28 May:
      BBC Three 7:10PM BST - The Idiot's Lantern
      BBC Three 7:55PM BST - The Writer's Tale
      Monday 29 May:
      CBBC 1PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 7

      Welcome to the first of two weeks of "This Week in Doctor Who" guest
      edited and written by yours truly. For those who may not remember, the
      last time I did a guest stint for this column, "The Lion", the first
      episode of the William Hartnell serial, "The Crusade", had just been
      recovered and Big Finish had just started their original audio drama
      line for Doctor Who (or was about to, I can't remember anymore) way back
      in 1999. Now, nearly seven years later, a lot has gone on in the
      interim. We're already into the second series of a successful
      television relaunch of Doctor Who and worldwide many more viewers are
      watching.

      And let's not forget to send a hearty congratualations to newlyweds
      Benjamin and Lisa Elliott whose ceremony was held this past Saturday
      during the broadcast of the second half of the two-part Cybermen story,
      "The Age of Steel". This episode's overnight viewing figures show the
      Saturday night broadcast was watched by an average of 6.9 million
      viewers. It was first in the timeslot and second for the day behind
      this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Considering that I have the tune
      by Lithuania's entry into the latter event still running in my head, I'd
      have to say that I'm not very surprised--now, Lordi from Finland on the
      other hand...

      According to
      http://www.radio.nl/2003/home/medianieuws/010.archief/2006/05/106818.html
      -- an article from Radio Netherlands, I believe -- the 2005 series
      (Series One) of Doctor Who starring Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth
      Doctor is set to begin airing on Nederland 3 on Saturday 10 June at 7PM
      CET. Much of the Netherlands already has access to over-the-air
      broadcasts of BBC One and Two but it's probably assumed that Ned3 will
      air the series with subitles or dubbed into the Dutch language.

      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 three 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" ("La alcaldesa de Cardiff" -> "The Mayoress of
      Cardiff") 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" ("La
      despedida" -> "The Goodbye") 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 three episodes the first two times they aired the series.

      BBC Three is currently going through a repeat of the first half of
      Series Two which began two days ago on Monday 22 May. Episodes are
      airing weeknights at 7PM all this week with "Age of Steel" airing as the
      normal repeat broadcast on Friday night at 9PM. The Sunday night repeat
      of "The Idiot's Lantern" will air at a slightly later time on BBC Three
      at 7:10PM with the cut down Confidential repeat immediately following at
      7:55PM. Generally, BBC Three's schedule is very fluid so this could
      change at the last moment.

      SciFi -- http://www.scifi.com -- in the US will have a mini-marathon of
      Doctor Who episodes of on Friday, June 16th, the week after "The Parting
      of the Ways" airs on the channel. The marathon is from 8PM to 3AM
      Eastern, and consists of four episodes, three 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 23rd and 30th. Doctor Who
      will probably not repeat on Fridays due to the start of a new season on
      SciFi Friday programming in July -- July schedule information is not out
      yet. "Father's Day" airs on Sunday, June 25th, 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.

      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.

      Benjamin is away on a honeymoon with his wife this week and next, so any
      comments or corrections in the interim through June 7th can be directed
      to me at thisweekindoctorwho-owner@yahoogroups.com , SnoggerNo1 on AOL
      IM, jeffersonleeeng on Skype, and ICQ UIN: 2352781

      And now, for the listings:

      BROADCASTS RELATED TO NEW SERIES:

      New Series General Information:
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/events/doctorwho
      http://www.cbc.ca/doctorwho
      http://www.gallifreyone.com
      http://www.scifi.com/doctorwho
      http://www.kbs.co.kr/2tv/enter/doctorwho/index.html
      http://www2.nrk.no/program/doktor_who
      http://www.jimmy140.it/contenuti/serie/doctor_who/1
      http://www.france4.tv/prog.php?id_prog=789

      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.

      UK:

      BBC One -- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone | http://www.radiotimes.com
      16:9 Widescreen Digital, 14:9 Cropper Letterbox Analogue
      Primary Broadcaster of Doctor Who
      "Totally Doctor Who" -- CBBC magazine show to air with Series Two.
      Thursday 5PM BST Totally DrWho 1-07
      Saturday 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 1-07 -
      encore
      2 June 6:30PM, 3 June 6:30PM, 5 June 1PM BST Totally DrWho 1-08 -
      encore

      BBC Three -- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree | http://www.radiotimes.com
      Doctor Who Confidential -- http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential
      Wednesday 7PM BST 2-03 "School Reunion"
      Thursday 7PM BST 2-04 "The Girl in the Fireplace"
      Thursday 7:45PM BST 2-04 DrWho Confidential CutDown "Script to Screen"
      Friday 7PM BST 2-05 "Rise of the Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      Friday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-05 "Cybermen"
      Friday 9PM BST 2-06 "Age of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      Friday 9:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-06 "From Zero to Hero"
      Saturday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential 2-07 "The Writer's Tale"
      Sunday 7PM BST 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
      Sunday 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)

      MILITARY:

      BFBS -- http://www.ssvc.com/bfbs/tv/bfbs1listing/Look_Ahead_Frameset.htm
      BFBS 1
      Saturday 8:30AM CET Totally DrWho 1-06
      Sunday 6:55PM? CET 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
      BFBS 2
      Friday 11:15PM CET 2-06 "The Age of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      Late Friday Midnight CET DrWho Confidential 2-06 "From Zero to Hero"
      2 June 11:15PM? CET 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
      Late 2 June Midnight? CET DrWho Confidential 2-07 "The Writer's Tale"
      BFBS Navy
      Saturday 5:15 & 11:15AM CET 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      Saturday 6AM & Noon CET DrWho Confidential 2-06 "From Zero to Hero"
      Sunday 6:55PM?, 3 June 5:15? & 11:15AM? CET 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
      3 June 6AM? & Noon? CET DrWho Confidential 2-07 "The Writer's Tale"

      USA:

      Sci-Fi -- http://www.scifi.com
      http://www.scifi.com/doctorwho
      Pre-empted this week due to Memorial Day weekend movie marathon.
      16:9 Letterbox.
      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"

      SPAIN/PORTUGAL:

      Digital Plus -- http://www.plus.es/codigo/default.asp
      People + Arts
      Thursday 10:30PM & 2:30AM, Friday 6:30AM & 3PM, Sunday 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 World"
      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 13 June 1:30AM CET 1-08 "Father's Day"
      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
      episodes

      OTHER TV/RADIO/INTERNET BROADCASTS:

      UK:

      BBC Online -- http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/index.shtml
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/webcasts/shada
      "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.
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/webcasts/shalka
      "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?
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/webcasts/realtime
      "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)
      http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/atyourservice/volotv.php
      Episodes unknown.

      CANADA:

      BBC Kids -- http://www.bbckids.ca
      BBC K -- 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 "Paradise Towers" pts 1+2 of 4
      Thursday "Paradise Towers" pts 3+4 of 4
      Season 24, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      Friday "Delta And The Bannermen" pts 1+2 of 3
      Season 24, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      Saturday "Underworld" all 4 pts
      Season 15, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Sunday "The Invasion Of Time" all 6 pts
      Season 15, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Monday 2AM "Delta And The Bannermen" pt 3 of 3
      Season 24, Episode 11. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      Monday 2:30AM "Dragonfire" pt 1 of 3
      Tuesday "Dragonfire" pts 2+3 of 3
      Season 24, Episodes 12 through 14. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      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"

      USA:

      American Who -- http://www.americanwho.net
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/index.php (alternate link)
      Current episodes:
      April - Patrick Troughton tribute (repeat)
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/amwhoa - troughton.mp3
      May - Jon Pertwee tribute (repeat)
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/amwhob -pertwee.mp3

      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 AEDT)
      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 - (TBA). 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 format.

      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-2AM EDT "Invasion Of The Dinosaurs" movie
      Season 11, Episodes 6 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      Movie version - black & white episode 1 omitted.
      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 "Terror Of The Zygons" pts 1+2 of 4
      Season 13, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      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:

      UK:

      UKTV Gold -- http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      (All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)

      GREECE:

      SKAI
      Doctor Who premiere 2006.

      NETHERLANDS:

      Nederland 3 -- http://portal.omroep.nl/ned3
      Doctor Who premiere 10 June 2006

      FINLAND:

      TV2 -- http://www.yle.fi/tv2
      Doctor Who premiere September 2006.

      GERMANY:

      ProSieben -- http://www.prosieben.de http://www.drwho.de
      Doctor Who premiere 2006. Series 1 & 2 purchased. Dubbed in German.

      SWEDEN:

      SVT -- http://www.svt.se
      Doctor Who premiere TBA.

      DENMARK:

      Danmarks Radio
      Doctor Who premiere TBA.

      JAPAN - broadcaster TBA.

      EUROPE/AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST:

      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

      SOUTH KOREA:

      KBS2 -- http://www.kbs.co.kr
      http://english.kbs.co.kr
      http://www.kbs.co.kr/2tv/enter/doctorwho/index.html
      Series 1 completed.

      AUSTRALIA:

      ABC -- http://www.abc.net.au/tv | http://www.sfsa.org.au
      "The Christmas Invasion" and Series 2 to air in 2006.

      NEW ZEALAND:

      Prime TV -- http://www.primetv.co.nz | http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
      "The Christmas Invasion" and Series 2 to air in 2006 (June/July start?)

      CANADA:

      CBC TV -- http://www.cbc.ca/television
      http://www.cbc.ca/doctorwho | http://www.dwin.org
      http://www.cbc.ca/planetofthedoctor
      Series 2 Start Date TBA. Co-producer on Torchwood. First broadcaster to
      buy Torchwood.
      http://www.cbc.ca/planetofthedoctor
      "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
      http://www.ztele.com/grille/emission.jsp?programID=1360
      Series 1 (in French) completed.

      NORWAY:

      NRK2 -- http://www.nrk.no
      http://www2.nrk.no/program/doktor_who
      http://www.nrk.no/programmer/sider/doktor_who
      Series One completed.

      FRANCE:

      France 4 -- http://www.france4.tv
      http://www.france4.tv/prog.php?id_prog=789
      Series One completed.

      ITALY:

      Jimmy -- http://www.jimmy140.it
      http://www.jimmy140.it/contenuti/serie/doctor_who/1
      Series One completed.

      ISRAEL:

      Yes Stars -- http://www.yesweekend.co.il | http://www.yesnetwork.co.il
      Series One completed on Yes Weekend. Channel renamed since.

      BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):

      één Network -- http://www.een.be
      Series One completed.

      RUSSIA:

      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 next week, take care.

      Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2006.
    • JEFFERSON ENG
      THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO May 24, 2006 - Vol 9, No 21 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. Originally devised and created by Benjamin F. Elliott
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        THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO
        May 24, 2006 - Vol 9, No 21
        The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
        Originally devised and created by Benjamin F. Elliott
        Guest written and edited this week by Jefferson L. Eng
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/torchwood

        Wednesday 24 May:
        BBC Three 7PM BST - School Reunion
        Thursday 25 May:
        BBC One 5PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 7
        BBc Three 7PM BST - The Girl in the Fireplace
        BBC Three 7:45PM BST - Script to Screen (Cut Down)
        People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - The Empty
        Child (repeat)
        Friday 26 May:
        CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 7
        BBC Three 7PM BST - Rise of the Cybermen
        BBC Three 7:45PM BST - Cybermen (Cut Down)
        BBC Three 9PM BST - The Age of Steel
        BBC Three 9:45PM BST - From Zero to Hero (Cut Down)
        Saturday 27 May:
        CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 7
        BBC One 7PM BST - The Idiot's Lantern
        BBC Three 7:45PM BST - The Writer's Tale
        Sunday 28 May:
        BBC Three 7:10PM BST - The Idiot's Lantern
        BBC Three 7:55PM BST - The Writer's Tale
        Monday 29 May:
        CBBC 1PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 7

        Welcome to the first of two weeks of "This Week in
        Doctor Who" guest edited and written by yours truly.
        For those who may not remember, the last time I did a
        guest stint for this column, "The Lion", the first
        episode of the William Hartnell serial, "The Crusade",
        had just been recovered and Big Finish had just
        started their original audio drama line for Doctor Who
        (or was about to, I can't remember anymore) way back
        in 1999. Now, nearly seven years later, a lot has
        gone on in the interim. We're already into the second
        series of a successful television relaunch of Doctor
        Who and worldwide many more viewers are watching.

        And let's not forget to send a hearty congratualations
        to newlyweds Benjamin and Lisa Elliott whose ceremony
        was held this past Saturday during the broadcast of
        the second half of the two-part Cybermen story, "The
        Age of Steel". This episode's overnight viewing
        figures show the Saturday night broadcast was watched
        by an average of 6.9 million viewers. It was first in
        the timeslot and second for the day behind this year's
        Eurovision Song Contest. Considering that I have the
        tune by Lithuania's entry into the latter event still
        running in my head, I'd have to say that I'm not very
        surprised--now, Lordi from Finland on the other
        hand...

        According to
        http://www.radio.nl/2003/home/medianieuws/010.archief/2006/05/106818.html
        -- an article from Radio Netherlands, I believe -- the
        2005 series (Series One) of Doctor Who starring
        Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor is set to
        begin airing on Nederland 3 on Saturday 10 June at 7PM
        CET. Much of the Netherlands already has access to
        over-the-air broadcasts of BBC One and Two but it's
        probably assumed that Ned3 will air the series with
        subitles or dubbed into the Dutch language.

        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 three 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" ("La
        alcaldesa de Cardiff" -> "The Mayoress of Cardiff")
        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" ("La despedida" -> "The Goodbye") 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 three episodes the first two
        times they aired the series.

        BBC Three is currently going through a repeat of the
        first half of Series Two which began two days ago on
        Monday 22 May. Episodes are airing weeknights at 7PM
        all this week with "Age of Steel" airing as the normal
        repeat broadcast on Friday night at 9PM. The Sunday
        night repeat of "The Idiot's Lantern" will air at a
        slightly later time on BBC Three at 7:10PM with the
        cut down Confidential repeat immediately following at
        7:55PM. Generally, BBC Three's schedule is very fluid
        so this could change at the last moment.

        SciFi -- http://www.scifi.com -- in the US will have a
        mini-marathon of Doctor Who episodes of on Friday,
        June 16th, the week after "The Parting of the Ways"
        airs on the channel. The marathon is from 8PM to 3AM
        Eastern, and consists of four episodes, three 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 23rd and
        30th. Doctor Who will probably not repeat on Fridays
        due to the start of a new season on SciFi Friday
        programming in July -- July schedule information is
        not out yet. "Father's Day" airs on Sunday, June
        25th, 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.

        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.

        Benjamin is away on a honeymoon with his wife this
        week and next, so any comments or corrections in the
        interim through June 7th can be directed to me at
        thisweekindoctorwho-owner@yahoogroups.com , SnoggerNo1
        on AOL IM, jeffersonleeeng on Skype, and ICQ UIN:
        2352781

        And now, for the listings:

        BROADCASTS RELATED TO NEW SERIES:

        New Series General Information:
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/events/doctorwho
        http://www.cbc.ca/doctorwho
        http://www.gallifreyone.com
        http://www.scifi.com/doctorwho
        http://www.kbs.co.kr/2tv/enter/doctorwho/index.html
        http://www2.nrk.no/program/doktor_who
        http://www.jimmy140.it/contenuti/serie/doctor_who/1
        http://www.france4.tv/prog.php?id_prog=789

        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.

        UK:

        BBC One -- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone |
        http://www.radiotimes.com
        16:9 Widescreen Digital, 14:9 Cropper Letterbox
        Analogue
        Primary Broadcaster of Doctor Who
        "Totally Doctor Who" -- CBBC magazine show to air with
        Series Two.
        Thursday 5PM BST Totally DrWho 1-07
        Saturday 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 1-07 -
        encore
        2 June 6:30PM, 3 June 6:30PM, 5 June 1PM BST Totally
        DrWho 1-08 -
        encore

        BBC Three -- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree |
        http://www.radiotimes.com
        Doctor Who Confidential --
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential
        Wednesday 7PM BST 2-03 "School Reunion"
        Thursday 7PM BST 2-04 "The Girl in the Fireplace"
        Thursday 7:45PM BST 2-04 DrWho Confidential CutDown
        "Script to Screen"
        Friday 7PM BST 2-05 "Rise of the Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
        Friday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-05
        "Cybermen"
        Friday 9PM BST 2-06 "Age of Steel" pt 2 of 2
        Friday 9:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-06
        "From Zero to Hero"
        Saturday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential 2-07 "The
        Writer's Tale"
        Sunday 7PM BST 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
        Sunday 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)

        MILITARY:

        BFBS --
        http://www.ssvc.com/bfbs/tv/bfbs1listing/Look_Ahead_Frameset.htm
        BFBS 1
        Saturday 8:30AM CET Totally DrWho 1-06
        Sunday 6:55PM? CET 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
        BFBS 2
        Friday 11:15PM CET 2-06 "The Age of Steel" pt 2 of 2
        Late Friday Midnight CET DrWho Confidential 2-06 "From
        Zero to Hero"
        2 June 11:15PM? CET 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
        Late 2 June Midnight? CET DrWho Confidential 2-07 "The
        Writer's Tale"
        BFBS Navy
        Saturday 5:15 & 11:15AM CET 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt
        2 of 2
        Saturday 6AM & Noon CET DrWho Confidential 2-06 "From
        Zero to Hero"
        Sunday 6:55PM?, 3 June 5:15? & 11:15AM? CET 2-07 "The
        Idiot's Lantern"
        3 June 6AM? & Noon? CET DrWho Confidential 2-07 "The
        Writer's Tale"

        USA:

        Sci-Fi -- http://www.scifi.com
        http://www.scifi.com/doctorwho
        Pre-empted this week due to Memorial Day weekend movie
        marathon.
        16:9 Letterbox.
        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"

        SPAIN/PORTUGAL:

        Digital Plus -- http://www.plus.es/codigo/default.asp
        People + Arts
        Thursday 10:30PM & 2:30AM, Friday 6:30AM & 3PM, Sunday
        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 World"
        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 13 June 1:30AM CET 1-08 "Father's Day"
        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 episodes

        OTHER TV/RADIO/INTERNET BROADCASTS:

        UK:

        BBC Online --
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/index.shtml
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/webcasts/shada
        "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.
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/webcasts/shalka
        "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?
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/webcasts/realtime
        "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)
        http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/atyourservice/volotv.php
        Episodes unknown.

        CANADA:

        BBC Kids -- http://www.bbckids.ca
        BBC K -- 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 "Paradise Towers" pts 1+2 of 4
        Thursday "Paradise Towers" pts 3+4 of 4
        Season 24, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Sylvester
        McCoy.
        Friday "Delta And The Bannermen" pts 1+2 of 3
        Season 24, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Sylvester
        McCoy.
        Saturday "Underworld" all 4 pts
        Season 15, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
        Sunday "The Invasion Of Time" all 6 pts
        Season 15, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
        Monday 2AM "Delta And The Bannermen" pt 3 of 3
        Season 24, Episode 11. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
        Monday 2:30AM "Dragonfire" pt 1 of 3
        Tuesday "Dragonfire" pts 2+3 of 3
        Season 24, Episodes 12 through 14. Doctor: Sylvester
        McCoy.
        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"

        USA:

        American Who -- http://www.americanwho.net
        http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/index.php
        (alternate link)
        Current episodes:
        April - Patrick Troughton tribute (repeat)
        http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/amwhoa
        - troughton.mp3
        May - Jon Pertwee tribute (repeat)
        http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/amwhob
        -pertwee.mp3

        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 AEDT)
        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 - (TBA). 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 format.

        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-2AM EDT "Invasion Of The
        Dinosaurs" movie
        Season 11, Episodes 6 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
        Movie version - black & white episode 1 omitted.
        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 "Terror Of The Zygons" pts 1+2 of
        4
        Season 13, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Tom Baker.
        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:

        UK:

        UKTV Gold -- http://www.ukgold.tv
        http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
        (All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)

        GREECE:

        SKAI
        Doctor Who premiere 2006.

        NETHERLANDS:

        Nederland 3 -- http://portal.omroep.nl/ned3
        Doctor Who premiere 10 June 2006

        FINLAND:

        TV2 -- http://www.yle.fi/tv2
        Doctor Who premiere September 2006.

        GERMANY:

        ProSieben -- http://www.prosieben.de
        http://www.drwho.de
        Doctor Who premiere 2006. Series 1 & 2 purchased.
        Dubbed in German.

        SWEDEN:

        SVT -- http://www.svt.se
        Doctor Who premiere TBA.

        DENMARK:

        Danmarks Radio
        Doctor Who premiere TBA.

        JAPAN - broadcaster TBA.

        EUROPE/AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST:

        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

        SOUTH KOREA:

        KBS2 -- http://www.kbs.co.kr
        http://english.kbs.co.kr
        http://www.kbs.co.kr/2tv/enter/doctorwho/index.html
        Series 1 completed.

        AUSTRALIA:

        ABC -- http://www.abc.net.au/tv |
        http://www.sfsa.org.au
        "The Christmas Invasion" and Series 2 to air in 2006.

        NEW ZEALAND:

        Prime TV -- http://www.primetv.co.nz |
        http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
        "The Christmas Invasion" and Series 2 to air in 2006
        (June/July start?)

        CANADA:

        CBC TV -- http://www.cbc.ca/television
        http://www.cbc.ca/doctorwho | http://www.dwin.org
        http://www.cbc.ca/planetofthedoctor
        Series 2 Start Date TBA. Co-producer on Torchwood.
        First broadcaster to buy Torchwood.
        http://www.cbc.ca/planetofthedoctor
        "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
        http://www.ztele.com/grille/emission.jsp?programID=1360
        Series 1 (in French) completed.

        NORWAY:

        NRK2 -- http://www.nrk.no
        http://www2.nrk.no/program/doktor_who
        http://www.nrk.no/programmer/sider/doktor_who
        Series One completed.

        FRANCE:

        France 4 -- http://www.france4.tv
        http://www.france4.tv/prog.php?id_prog=789
        Series One completed.

        ITALY:

        Jimmy -- http://www.jimmy140.it
        http://www.jimmy140.it/contenuti/serie/doctor_who/1
        Series One completed.

        ISRAEL:

        Yes Stars -- http://www.yesweekend.co.il |
        http://www.yesnetwork.co.il
        Series One completed on Yes Weekend. Channel renamed
        since.

        BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):

        één Network -- http://www.een.be
        Series One completed.

        RUSSIA:

        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 next week, take care.

        Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2006.
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