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This Week in Doctor Who - May 24, 2006

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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
    Message 1 of 2 , May 24, 2006
      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

      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

      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
      -- 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:


      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 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 -
      2 June 6:30PM, 3 June 6:30PM, 5 June 1PM BST Totally DrWho 1-08 -

      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)


      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"


      Sci-Fi -- http://www.scifi.com
      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"


      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
      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



      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
      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"


      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:


      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 start?)


      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 -- 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.


      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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