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This Week In Doctor Who A - June 30, 2007

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    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO June 30, 2007 - Vol 10, No 26 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. by Benjamin F. Elliott
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      June 30, 2007 - Vol 10, No 26
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      Section A - Everything But The PBS Stations

      Upcoming premiere broadcasts:
      Saturday 30 June:
      ABC Australia 7:30PM - Smith And Jones (time slot premiere)
      BBC Two 10:30AM - The Infinite Quest (complete version, first
      Skai TV 3PM - Love And Monsters
      een 4:05PM - The Girl In The Fireplace
      BBC One 7:05PM - Last Of The Time Lords, pt 3 (Series 3 Finale!)
      BBC Three 7:55PM - Doctor Who Confidential (45 minutes) - The Valiant
      TV3 Ireland 8PM - The Long Game
      Sunday 1 July:
      BBC Three 7PM - Last Of The Time Lords, pt 3
      BBC Three 7:55PM - Doctor Who Confidential (10 minutes) - The Valiant
      Friday 6 July:
      SciFi US 8PM + 11:30PM EDT - The Runaway Bride (90 minute slot)
      SciFi US 9:30PM + 1AM EDT - Smith And Jones
      Sunday 8 July:
      CBBC 5PM - The Infinite Quest (complete version, encore)

      Series 3 finishes in the UK tonight, no doubt with big surprises,
      shock twists, and if tradition holds they will reveal the title of
      the 1 hour episode airing at Christmas. If I lived in the UK,
      Ireland, Belgium, certain bits of France, and other spots that have
      access to BBC One I'd probably be bouncing off the walls right now,
      trying to avoid spoilers airing all over the TV, making sure nothing
      got in the way of catching the show live. At least the lag time for
      episodes in the US (and Canada, and by at least a few days in
      Australia) is shorter than last year. Here's to ever shrinking gaps -
      I'd love if we had 20+ broadcasters around the world airing episodes
      within a week of the UK premiere so everyone could keep up and
      experience the first run of Doctor Who together.

      Last Of The Time Lords will run for 51 and a half minutes. Allow
      extra time. If you miss Doctor Who Confidential on BBC Three due to
      making sure you see all of Last Of The Time Lords, the Confidential
      episode is due to repeat complete (not the 10 to 15 minute version)
      on 6 July at 9:20PM.

      Repeats of Series 3 begin on BBC Three on 8 July with The Runaway
      Bride. See listings below for details. The full version of Doctor Who
      Confidential 3-01 airs on 13 July. Hopefully they plan to air all the
      full versions of Confidential for people who want to see them but
      missed installments.

      By the time this column gets out, UK viewers should have gotten to
      see the full version of the animated story The Infinite Quest on BBC
      Two, including the ending section which did not run in Totally Doctor
      Who. Presumably most of the UK readers of this column saw the day and
      time listed in the June 22/23 edition, or heard about it elsewhere.
      But if you missed The Infinite Quest, or if you know someone who
      missed it - do not fret. CBBC Channel will repeat the full 45 minute
      version on Sunday 8 July at 5PM BST. The Infinite Quest stars David
      Tennant as the Doctor, Freema Agyeman as Martha, and Anthony
      (Stewart) Head as The Sourge Of The Galaxy.

      Due to coverage of the Concert For Diana, UK servicemen watching
      Doctor Who on the BFBS channels will have a 1 week interruption
      between Utopia and The Sound Of Drums. While BFBS started out Series
      3 just 1 day behind the UK, it looks like they are on course to have
      Last Of The Time Lords on 15 July, 15 days behind the UK.

      Canadian Who fans get a one week break from new episodes as the CBC
      http://www.cbc.ca/television airs a major sporting match on 2 July.
      Gridlock airs on 9 July. Apparently at least one CBC station in
      British Columbia has scheduled a repeat of The Runaway Bride for 2
      July, as the match should be over by 8PM on the West Coast, but
      information is sketchy at best. If you have access to a West Coast
      CBC station - check that specific station's schedule as opposed to
      the national one.

      The USA premiere of Series 3 on SciFi http://www.scifi.com is this
      Friday July 6 at 8PM EDT (PDT on West Coast Feed).

      Friday July 6:
      8AM Eastern - 8 hour marathon of Series 2 in the Daytime Rotation -
      Rise Of The Cybermen through Doomsday, skipping The Idiot's Lantern.
      8PM and 11:30PM Eastern - The Runaway Bride - Christmas episode with
      Catherine Tate
      9:30PM and 12:30AM Eastern - Smith And Jones - introduction of Martha
      Jones (Freema Agyeman)

      Beginning July 13, SciFi has Doctor Who airing at 9PM and 11PM
      Eastern. On August 10, the first showing moves to 8PM Eastern to
      accomodate the new Flash Gordon series. August 17 sees the second
      airing move to 1AM Eastern. Last Fall SciFi's schedule changed
      repeated during Doctor Who series 2 due to ratings problems in the
      late evening, so do not be surprised if the 2nd airing time moves
      suddenly during the run beyond the already scheduled change.

      For press releases on Doctor Who, keep an eye on the BBC Press Office
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice and C21 Media
      http://www.c21media.net .

      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 One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone http://www.radiotimes.com
      Totally Doctor Who http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/totally
      16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
      Saturday 6:15PM BST "The Weakest Link - Doctor Who Special (2007)"
      encore of the special from March
      Saturday 7:05PM BST 3-13 "Last Of The Time Lords" pt 3 of 3 (51 and a
      half minutes, 3rd Series Finale!)

      BBC Two http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo
      Saturday 10AM BST Totally Doctor Who 2-12 (2nd Series Finale)
      Saturday 10:30AM BST "The Infinite Quest" complete 45 minute version
      of the animated story, starring David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, and
      Anthony Head

      CBBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc http://www.bbc.co.uk/sja
      Saturday 6:30PM BST Totally Doctor Who 2-12, including part 12
      of "The Infinite Quest"

      BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
      Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential
      Saturday 7:55PM, Friday 9:20PM BST DWC 3-13 "The Valiant Quest" (45
      minutes) (3rd Series Finale!)
      Sunday 7PM, Friday 8:25PM BST 3-13 "Last Of The Time Lords" pt 3 of 3
      (50 minutes)
      Sunday 7:55PM and 3:20AM BST DWC 3-13 "The Valiant Quest" (10 minutes)
      9 July 8PM BST 3-00 "The Runaway Bride" (60 minutes)
      13 July 7PM BST 3-01 "Smith And Jones"
      13 July 7:50PM BST DWC 3-01 "Meet Martha Jones" (40 minutes)
      First broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential

      BBC Radio Wales http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/radiowales
      Three new installments of Julian Carey's irregular behind the scenes
      look at Doctor Who, recorded in Wales where Who is made. Episodes
      remain on the BBC Radio Wales' Listen Again page for 1 week after the
      original broadcast.
      Until they take it down - "Back In Time - Interrogation" (1 hour
      BBC Radio Wales takes listener questions from e-mail and interrogates
      David Tennant (The Doctor), Freema Agyeman (Martha), Russell T Davies
      (fellow currently running things), and a Dalek (Exterminatus

      BBC 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
      20 and 27 July Time TBA "Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf" 2 part radio
      adaptation of Toby Hadoke's autobiographical stage play, originally
      presented at the 2006 Edinburgh fringe festival. Includes Louise
      Jameson and Colin Baker in the cast.


      BFBS http://www.ssvc.com/bfbs/tv/bfbs1listing/Look_Ahead_Frameset.htm
      Due to coverage of the Concert for Diana on 1 July, the Doctor Who
      schedule for military servicemen will be shifted back 1 more week.
      BFBS 1:
      Saturday - Totally Doctor Who pre-empted
      Sunday pre-empted
      BFBS 2:
      Saturday 7PM CET 3-11 "Utopia"
      Saturday 7:45PM CET DWC 3-11 "'Ello 'Ello 'Ello" (45 minutes)
      Friday 8:45PM CET DWC 3-11 "'Ello 'Ello 'Ello" (15 minutes)
      BFBS Navy:
      Sunday 7AM CET 3-11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
      Sunday 7:45PM CET DWC 3-11 "'Ello 'Ello 'Ello" (45 minutes)
      Sunday night pre-emptd
      Late Friday 2:45AM, Saturday 7 July 8:45AM DWC 3-
      11 "'Ello 'Ello 'Ello" (15 minutes)


      CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
      http://www.cbc.ca/doctorwho http://www.dwin.org
      16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog
      Monday (Nationally) - pre-empted for sports
      Monday 8PM PDT (some CBC affiliates in British Columbia only, if the
      game is over) - 3-00 "The Runaway Bride" (90 minutes, encore)
      9 July 8PM 3-03 "Gridlock"
      16 July 8PM 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
      23 July 8PM 3-05 "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2
      30 July 8PM 3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment"
      Fall 2007 - Torchwood Series 1
      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.


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv http://www.sfsa.org.au
      16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
      Saturday 7:30PM 3-01 "Smith And Jones"
      Saturday 7 July 7:30PM 3-02 "The Shakespeare Code"
      14 July 7:30PM 3-03 "Gridlock"
      21 July 7:30PM 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2


      SciFi http://www.scifi.com http://www.scifi.com/doctorwho
      16:9 Letterbox. Sporadic repeats in the Daytime Rotation section of
      Friday 8AM EDT/PDT 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      Friday 9AM EDT/PDT 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      Friday 10AM EDT/PDT 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
      Friday 11AM EDT/PDT 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
      Friday Noon EDT/PDT 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      Friday 1PM EDT/PDT 2-11 "Fear Her"
      Friday 2PM EDT/PDT 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      Friday 3PM EDT/PDT 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2
      Friday 8PM + 11:30PM EDT/PDT 3-00 "The Runaway Bride" (3rd Series
      Premiere - 90 minutes)
      Friday 9:30PM + 1AM EDT/PDT 3-01 "Smith And Jones"
      13 July 9PM + 11PM EDT/PDT 3-02 "The Shakespeare Code"
      20 July 9PM + 11PM EDT/PDT 3-03 "Gridlock"
      27 July 9PM + 11PM EDT/PDT 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
      3 August 9PM + 11PM EDT/PDT 3-05 "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2
      10 August 8PM + 11PM EDT/PDT 3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment" (times are
      changing to accomodate the new Flash Gordon series - do not be caught
      off guard!)
      17 August 8AM to 4PM EDT/PDT "Series 1 Daytime Rotation - 8 Episodes"
      17 August 8PM + 1AM EDT/PDT 3-07 "42"
      24 August 8PM + 1AM EDT/PDT 3-08 "Human Nature" pt 1 of 2


      Skai TV http://www.skai.gr
      Saturday 3PM EET 2-10 "Love And Monsters"

      BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):

      een Network http://www.een.be
      Saturday 4:05PM CET 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      7 July 1:55PM CET 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2 (een loves to
      vary the start time)


      TV3 http://www.tv3.ie
      Saturday 8PM, Late Thursday 12:55AM BST 1-07 "The Long Game"
      7 July - pre-empted
      Late 12 July 12:55AM BST 1-08 "Father's Day"



      BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho
      "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.
      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 in the CutDown format used for repeats and the Series 1
      DVDs. Also, numerous video diaries and trailers.
      Also - Attack Of The Graske - interactive game, starring David
      Tennant as the Doctor and you as the companion

      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      (All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1).
      Saturday 12:15PM and 1AM, Sunday 10:15AM BST 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2
      7 July 4PM, 8 July 10AM BST 1-01 "Rose"

      UKTV Drama
      Premiere of Classic and New Doctor Who on this station
      14 July 8AM BST "An Unearthly Child - An Unearthly Child" ep 1 of 4
      Classic Series 1, Episode 1. Doctor: William Hartnell.
      14 July 8:35AM BST "The Chase - The Executioners" ep 1 of 6
      14 July 9:10AM BST "The Chase - The Death Of Doctor Who" ep 5 of 6
      Classic Series 2, Episodes 30 and 34. Doctor: William Hartnell.
      14 July 9:40AM BST "Inferno" ep 1 of 7
      Classic Series 7, Episode 19. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      14 July 10:10AM BST "Inferno" ep 7 of 7
      Classic Series 7, Episode 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      14 July 10:40AM BST "The Caves Of Androzani" all 4 pts or omnibus
      Classic Series 21, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      14 July 12:40PM BST "The Curse Of Fenric" all 4 pts or omnibus
      Classic Series 26, Episodes 8 through 11. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
      14 July 2:30PM BST "The Three Doctors" all 4 eps or omnibus
      Classic Series 10, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      14 July 4:25PM BST "The Deadly Assassin" all 4 pts or omnibus
      Classic Series 14, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      14 July 6PM BST 1-01 "Rose"
      14 July 7PM BST 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
      14 July 8PM BST 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
      15 July 8AM BST "The Chase - The Death Of Doctor Who" ep 5 of 6
      Classic Series 2, Episode 34. Doctor: William Hartnell.
      15 July 8:30AM BST "The Two Doctors" all 3 pts or omnibus
      Classic Series 22, Episodes 7 through 9. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      15 July 11:20AM BST "Attack Of The Cybermen" all 2 pts or omnibus
      Classic Series 22, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Colin Baker.
      15 July 1:15PM BST "Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
      15 July 3PM BST 1-01 "Rose"
      15 July 4PM BST 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2
      15 July 5PM BST 2-01 "New Earth"
      15 July 6PM BST 2-03 "School Reunion"
      15 July 7PM BST 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      15 July 8PM BST 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2


      TVE Clan http://www.rtve.es
      Series 1 repeats - can't verify which episodes are airing when, but
      here are the broadcast times
      Saturday 2:15PM, 8:30PM, and 9:14PM CET 1-??
      Sunday 2:15PM and 9:15PM CET 1-??
      Monday 4PM and 9:15PM and 3:30AM CET 1-??
      Tuesday 4PM and 9:15PM and 3:30AM CET 1-??
      Wednesday 4PM and 9:15PM and 3:30AM CET 1-??
      Thursday 4:25PM and 9:15PM CET 1-??
      Friday 4:55AM CET 1-??
      Saturday 7 July 4:55AM and 2:45PM and 9:30PM and 10PM CET 1-??

      ROMANIA - TVR2 http://www.tvr.ro
      not airing this weekend


      Showtime Arabia http://www.showtimearabia.com
      ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours later on ShowSeries 1 Extra) -
      Series 2 Repeats:
      Thursday 6PM, Friday 7 and 11AM UAE 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2


      UKTV http://www.uktv.com.au http://www.sfsa.org.au
      All times 2 hours later on UKTV + 2. Times listed are Australian
      Eastern Standard.
      50 minute timeslot - no Doctor Who Confidential.
      Tuesday 7:30PM, 8 July 6PM AEST 1-01 "Rose"
      10 July 7:30PM, 15 July 6PM AEST 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      17 July 7:30PM, 22 July 6PM AEST 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      24 July 7:30PM, 29 July 6PM AEST 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      31 July 7:30PM AEST 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2

      ASIA (regional channel):

      BBC Entertainment http://www.bbcentertainment.com
      Series 1 Repeat Run starts in July.
      9 July 8PM 1-01 "Rose"


      Ztele http://www.ztele.com/index.jsp
      Cropped 4:3 pan and scan. Episodes dubbed in French. Series 2 Repeat
      Late Saturday 3AM EDT 2-12 "L'armee Des Ombres" pt 1 of 2
      Monday 9PM, Late 7 July 3AM EDT 2-13 "Adieu Rose" pt 2 of 2
      9 July 9PM, Late 14 July 3AM EDT 2-00 "L'invasion De Noel"

      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      BBCK http://www.bbck.ca http://www.bbck.ca/ontv/show_drwho.aspx
      Late Saturday 2AM EDT/11PM PDT "The Sun Makers" all 4 pts
      Classic Season 14, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Late Sunday 2AM EDT/11PM PDT "Underworld" all 4 pts
      Classic Season 15, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Late 7 July 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 15.06 "The Invasion Of Time" pts
      Late 8 July 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 15.06 "The Invasion Of Time" pts
      Late 14 July 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 16.01 "The Ribos Operation"
      Late 15 July 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 16.02 "The Pirate Planet"
      Late 21 July 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 16.03 "The Stones Of Blood"
      Late 22 July 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 16.04 "The Androids Of Tara"
      Late 28 July 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 16.05 "The Power Of Kroll"
      Late 29 July 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 16.06 "The Armageddon Factor"
      pts 1,2,+3


      BBC America http://www.bbcamerica.com
      16:9 Letterbox. Series 2 in September 2007.
      Saturday 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      Sunday 11AM EDT/8AM PDT, 7 July 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT 1-
      04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      8 July 11AM EDT/8AM PDT, 14 July 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT 1-
      05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      15 July 11AM EDT/8AM PDT, 21 July 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT 1-
      06 "Dalek"
      22 July 11AM EDT/8AM PDT, Late 28 July 2AM EDT/11PM PDT 1-07 "The
      Long Game"
      29 July 11AM EDT/8AM PDT 1-08 "Father's Day"
      8 September - presumed Series 2 start date

      Doctor Who: Podshock http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/portal
      Weekly chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans done in podcast
      format. Episode 86 now online.

      Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:

      1) GERMANY - ProSieben http://www.prosieben.de http://www.drwho.de
      Doctor Who premiere TBA. Series 1 and 2 purchased. Dubbed in German.
      2) RUSSIA - STS TV http://www.ctc-tv.ru http://www.ctc-
      Series 1 Completed.
      3) HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?) - Cool TV http://www.cooltv.hu
      Series 2 completed.
      RTL Klub http://rtlklub.hu http://gportal.hu/portal/doctorwho
      Series 1 completed.
      4) MALAYSIA - Astro - Box Office Events http://www.astro.com.my/v5
      Series 1 and 2 completed. Next air dates to be announced.
      5) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 3 http://nederland3.nl
      Series 1 completed.
      6) DENMARK - DR 1 http://www.dr.dk/tv
      Series 1 completed.
      7) HONG KONG - ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
      Series 2 completed.
      8) NORWAY - NRK2 http://www.nrk.no
      Series 1 repeats completed.
      10) FINLAND - TV2 http://www.yle.fi/tv2
      No longer on schedule.
      11) SOUTH KOREA - KBS2 http://www.kbs.co.kr
      Series 2 completed.
      12) FRANCE - France 4 http://www.france4.tv
      Series Two completed in French and English
      13) NEW ZEALAND - Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz
      4:3 cropped pan and scan. Series 1 Repeats Completed.
      14) JAPAN - BS-2 http://www.nhk.or.jp/bs
      Series 1 and 2 Completed.
      15) ITALY - Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it
      Series 2 completed.
      16) ISRAEL - Yes Stars http://www.yes.co.il
      17) POLAND - TVP1 http://ww6.tvp.pl/2.dzialy
      Off The Schedule.
      18) SWEDEN - SVT 2 http://www.svt.se
      Series 1 completed.
      19) MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA - People + Arts
      http://tupeople.com/dr_who/index.shtml - Series 2 completed.
      20) UKRAINE - ICTV
      21) SPAIN/PORTUGAL - Digital Plus http://www.plus.es
      People + Arts Chanel 27. Series 1 Repeats

      Column continues in Section B ...

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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