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This Week In Doctor Who - September 8, 2007

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO September 8, 2007 - Vol 10, No 36 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. Vote Saxon. by Benjamin F. Elliott
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 8, 2007
      September 8, 2007 - Vol 10, No 36
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. Vote Saxon.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      Section A - Everything But The PBS Stations

      Upcoming premiere broadcasts:

      Saturday 8 September:
      BBC Entertainment 6 and 11PM Thailand Time - The Age Of Steel, pt 2
      ABC Australia 7:30PM - Utopia, pt 1
      een Belgium 3:05PM - The Idiot's Lantern
      BBC Prime 7PM CET/CAT - The End Of The World
      BBC Prime 7:45PM CET/CAT - Confidential Cut Down - Aliens
      Sunday 9 September:
      Prime New Zealand 7:30PM - Gridlock
      Tuesday 11 September:
      Ztele (Canada - French language) 8PM EDT - Gridlock
      Thursday 13 September:
      TV3 Ireland Late 1:30AM - School Reunion
      Friday 14 September:
      SciFi 8PM and 1AM EDT - Blink
      Saturday 15 September:
      Ned 2 7:30PM - New Earth (new channel)
      Monday 24 September:
      BBC One 5PM - Sarah Jane Adventueres - Revenge Of The Slitheen, pt 1
      Christmas 2007:
      BBC One - Voyage Of The Damned (60 minutes)

      The Sarah Jane Adventures' broadcast schedule will be covered as part
      of This Week In Doctor Who. The ten 25 minute episodes will premiere
      on BBC One Mondays at 5PM BST starting 24 September, and repeat on
      the CBBC Channel. Just 16 days till the next Doctor Who spinoff
      begins its weekly run.

      The BBC has announced the future plans for Doctor Who through 2010.

      Previously announced:
      Christmas 2007 - 1 hour episode, starring David Tennant and Kylie
      Spring 2008 - Series 4, 13 episodes, starring David Tennant and
      Catherine Tate (with Freema Agyeman in 5 episodes)

      Newly announced:
      Christmas 2008 - 1 hour episode, starring David Tennant
      2009 - 3 Specials, starring David Tennant
      Spring 2010 - Series 5, 13 episodes

      This announcement guarantees that the current version of Doctor Who
      will continue for at least 3 more years, by which time it will have
      amassed 72 episodes. It guarantees that David Tennant continues as
      the Doctor through at least 2009. It also means that we will see a
      bit less of the Doctor in 2009 only. We do not know when the specials
      will air or how long these episodes will be.

      CBC TV Canada http://www.cbc.ca/television has scheduled a 2 hour
      finale for Doctor Who Series 3. The Sound Of Drums and Last Of The
      Time Lords will air from 8PM to 10PM on Monday 24 September. Last Of
      The Time Lords will probably be the edited international version,
      though hopefully the full 51 1/2 minute version will go on
      http://www.cbc.ca/doctorwho afterwards as part of their streaming
      episodes. BTW - no episode this week only (10 September) due to a
      music awards show.

      Doctor Who is back on een in Belgium today http://www.een.be at
      3:05PM Central European Time. Episodes are airing very sporadically -
      next week it is pre-empted again by sports.

      BBC America http://www.bbcamerica.com begins its Series 2 run this
      Saturday, timed to accompany Torchwood Series 1. Most weeks episodes
      air at 7PM and 2AM Eastern/4PM and 11PM Pacific - with various
      repeats. BBC America gives episodes 46 minutes of time to the hour
      (including closing credits) versus SciFi's 44 minutes including
      credits. As a result, most of these episodes will either be complete
      or significantly more complete than when they aired on SciFi from
      September to December 2006. The one notable exception will be The
      Christmas Invasion. BBC America will air Christmas Invasion (59
      minutes full length) in a regular 1 hour slot, so we can expect about
      13 minutes of edits. While I wish they would have given Christmas
      Invasion an extended timeslot (SciFi managed it), I hope this run
      goes well for BBC America, especially since most of the episodes will
      be more complete.

      BBC7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7 will repeat the Big Finish 8th Doctor
      audios that have previously run on the digital radio station. 2
      episodes weeknights at 6PM and Midnight BST starting this Monday the
      10th. BBC7 has previously aired the 2003 Big Finish remake of Shada,
      5 4 part stories from the Paul McGann/India Fisher run, and 8 50
      minute episodes with Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith early this year.
      Hopefully all these episodes will air. And nobody would object to
      additional Who audio tales reaching BBC7. BBC7 can be heard live
      online through Windows Media Player or Realplayer. Shows can be heard
      through the Listen Again page for 7 days using RealPlayer.

      Torchwood schedule information is included in the Torchwood This Week
      column http://groups.yahoo.com/group/torchwood .

      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
      Sarah Jane Adventures
      24 September 5PM BST 2a "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 1 of 2
      Doctor Who returns on Christmas Day in Voyage Of The Damned.

      CBBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc http://www.bbc.co.uk/sja
      Same week repeats of the Sarah Jane Adventures - start date and time


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv http://www.sfsa.org.au
      16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
      Saturday 7:30PM 3-11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
      15 September 7:30PM 3-12 "The Sound Of Drums" pt 2 of 3
      22 September 7:30PM 3-13 "Last Of The Time Lords" pt 3 of 3 (1 hour
      timeslot, so hopefully the complete version)
      New Tricks gets the time slot on 29 September.


      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 - pre-empted by Canadian Country Music Awards
      17 September 8PM 3-11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
      24 September 8PM 3-12 "The Sound Of Drums" pt 2 of 3
      24 September 9PM 3-13 "Last Of The Time Lords" pt 3 of 3 (special
      Friday 5 October 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) - Torchwood Series 1
      begins - see Torchwood This Week
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/torchwood .
      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.
      Third Series Episodes now online to Canadian viewers. Episodes are
      unedited on the CBC website, while some are edited for time on CBC TV.
      "Human Nature" (comes down on 11 September)
      "The Family Of Blood"
      "Utopia" (available 18 September)
      "The Sound Of Drums" (available 25 September)
      "Last Of The Time Lords" (available 25 September)

      Ztele http://www.ztele.com/index.jsp
      Episodes dubbed in French. Series 3 Begins.
      Saturday 6AM, Late Sunday 1AM, Tuesday 2PM EDT 3-02 "The Shakespeare
      Tuesday 8PM, Thursday 5PM, 15 September 6AM, Late 16 September 1AM,
      18 September 2PM EDT 3-03 "Gridlock"
      18 September 8PM, 20 September 5PM, 22 September 6AM, Late 23
      September 1AM, 25 September 2PM EDT 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1
      of 2
      25 September 8PM, 27 September 5PM, 29 September 6AM, Late 30
      September 1AM, 2 October 2PM EDT 3-05 "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2
      of 2
      2 October 8PM, 4 October 5PM, 6 October 6AM EDT 3-06 "The Lazarus
      Ztele has the French rights to Torchwood in Canada. Not on Fall
      schedule, expected early 2008.


      SciFi http://www.scifi.com http://www.scifi.com/doctorwho
      16:9 Letterbox. Sporadic repeats in the Daytime Rotation section of
      Friday 8PM + 1AM EDT/PDT 3-10 "Blink"
      21 September 8PM + 1AM EDT/PDT 3-11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
      28 September 8PM + 1AM EDT/PDT 3-12 "The Sound Of Drums" pt 2 of 3
      5 October 8PM + 1AM EDT/PDT 3-13 "Last Of The Time Lords" pt 3 of 3
      (edited international version)


      Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
      4:3 cropped pan and scan.
      Sunday 7:30PM 3-03 "Gridlock"

      BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):

      een Network http://www.een.be
      Saturday 3:05PM CET 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
      (Doctor Who returns after several weeks pre-empted by sports.)
      15 September pre-empted by sports

      ASIA (regional channel):

      BBC Entertainment http://www.bbcentertainment.com
      All times Thailand - adjust for local time zone. Subtitles available
      in Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
      Saturday 7:30AM and 12:45PM 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      Saturday 6PM and 11:20PM, Sunday 7:30AM and 11AM, Saturday 15
      September 7:30AM and 12:45PM 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      15 September 6PM and 11:20PM, 16 September 7:30AM and 11AM, 22
      September 7:30AM and 12:35PM 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
      22 September 6PM and 11:20PM, 23 September 7:30AM and 10:55AM 2-
      08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2


      Nederland 2 http://nederland2.nl
      Series 1 and The Christmas Invasion aired on Nederland 3.
      15 September 7:30PM CET 2-01 "New Earth"
      Note - now that the schedule is up on Nederland's website, it shows
      another programme in this time slot for 15 September. Hmm ...


      TV3 http://www.tv3.ie
      Late Thursday 1:30AM BST 2-03 "School Reunion"
      Late 20 September 12:30AM BST 2-04 "School Reunion"


      BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com
      Series 1 and Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down
      Adjust for local time, which could vary by several hours.
      Saturday 7PM, Sunday 4PM CET 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      Saturday 7:45PM, Sunday 4:45PM CET DWC 1-02 "Aliens"
      15 September 7PM, 16 September 4PM CET 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      15 September 7:45PM, 16 September 4:45PM CET DWC 1-03 "TARDIS Tales"
      22 September 7PM, 23 September 4PM CET 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1
      of 2
      22 September 7:45PM, 23 September 4:45PM CET DWC 1-04 "I Get A Side-
      Kick Out Of You"
      29 September 7PM, 30 September 4PM CET 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of
      29 September 7:45PM, 30 September 4:45PM CET DWC 1-05 "Why On Earth?"


      BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com
      Series 1 and Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down
      The African version of BBC Prime has some schedule variations.
      Saturday 7PM and 10:45PM CAT 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      Saturday 7:45PM CAT DWC 1-02 "Aliens"
      15 September 7PM and 10:45PM CAT 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      15 September 7:45PM CAT DWC 1-03 "TARDIS Tales"
      22 September 7PM and 10:45PM CAT 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      22 September 7:45PM CAT DWC 1-04 "I Get A Side-Kick Out Of You"
      29 September 7PM and 10:30PM CAT 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      29 September 7:45PM CAT DWC 1-05 "Why On Earth?"



      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

      BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
      Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential
      BBC Three finishes its nightly run of the best 41 episodes of the New
      Monday 7PM BST 3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment"
      Monday 7:45PM BST DWC 3-06 "Monsters Inc" (15 minutes)
      Tuesday 7PM BST 3-07 "42"
      Tuesday 7:45PM BST DWC 3-07 "Space Craft" (15 minutes)
      Wednesday 7PM BST 3-08 "Human Nature" pt 1 of 2
      Wednesday 7:45PM BST DWC 3-08 "Alter Ego" (15 minutes)
      Thursday 7PM BST 3-09 "The Family Of Blood" pt 2 of 2
      Thursday 7:45PM BST DWC 3-09 "Bad Blood" (15 minutes)
      Friday 7PM BST 3-10 "Blink"
      Friday 7:45PM BST DWC 3-10 "Do You Remember The First Time?" (45
      minutes, directed by David Tennant)
      17 September 7PM BST 3-11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
      17 September 7:45PM BST DWC 3-11 "'Ello 'Ello 'Ello" (15 minutes)
      18 September 7PM BST 3-12 "The Sound Of Drums" pt 2 of 3
      18 September 7:45PM BST DWC 3-12 "The Saxon Mystery" (15 minutes)
      19 September 7PM BST 3-13 "Last Of The Time Lords" pt 3 of 3
      19 September 7:55PM BST DWC 3-13 "The Valiant Quest" (5 minutes) (end
      of weeknight repeat run)
      First broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential

      BBC7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
      Encore of the 8th Doctor Big Finish audios that have aired on BBC7.
      Starring Paul McGann as The Doctor. BBC7 programmes can be heard live
      on the internet with Windows Media Player or Realplayer. They can be
      heard for 7 days afterwards on BBC7's listen again page using
      Monday 6PM and Midnight BST "Shada" pts 1+2 of 6 (remake of the
      unfinished Tom Baker story, with Lalla Ward as Romana and John Leeson
      as K9)
      Tuesday 6PM and Midnight BST "Shada" pts 3+4 of 6
      Wednesday 6PM and Midnight BST "Shada" pts 5+6 of 6
      Thursday 6PM and Midnight BST "Storm Warning" pts 1+2 of 4 (First Big
      Finish 8th Doctor audio, #16 in monthly Big Finish Line, with India
      Fisher as Charley)
      Friday 6PM and Midnight BST "Storm Warning" pts 3+4 of 4
      17 September 6PM and Midnight BST "Sword Of Orion" pts 1+2 of 4 (#17
      in monthy Big Finish Line, with India Fisher as Charley)
      18 September 6PM and Midnight BST "Sword Of Orion" pts 3+4 of 4
      19 September 6PM and Midnight BST "The Stones Of Venice" pts 1+2 of 4
      (#18 in monthly Big Finish Line, with India Fisher as Charley)
      20 September 6PM and Midnight BST "The Stones Of Venice" pts 3+4 of 4
      21 September 6PM and Midnight BST "Invaders From Mars" pts 1+2 of 4
      (#32 in monthly Big Finish Line, with India Fisher as Charley)

      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      (All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1).
      Saturday Noon and 6PM and 1:10AM BST 1-01 "Rose"
      Saturday 1PM and 7PM and 2:05AM BST 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      Saturday 2PM and 8PM and 2:50AM BST 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      Saturday 3PM BST 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      Saturday 4PM BST 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      Saturday 5PM BST 1-06 "Dalek"
      15 September Noon and 6PM BST 1-07 "The Long Game"
      15 September 1PM and 7PM BST 1-08 "Father's Day"
      15 September 2PM and 8PM BST 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
      15 September 3PM and 12:55AM BST 1-10 "The Doctor Dances"
      15 September 4PM and 1:55AM BST 1-11 "Boom Town"
      15 September 5PM BST 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2


      Showtime Arabia http://www.showtimearabia.com
      ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours later on ShowSeries 1 Extra) -
      Series 2 Repeats
      Late Friday 1AM UAE 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"


      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.
      Sunday 6PM AEST 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
      Tuesday 7:30PM, 16 September 6PM AEST 1-11 "Boom Town"
      18 September 7:30PM, 23 September 6PM AEST 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
      25 September 7:30PM, 30 September 6PM AEST 1-13 "The Parting Of The
      Ways" pt 2 of 2


      NHK 3 http://www.nhk.or.jp
      Series 1 and 2 airing. First aired on BS-2.
      Tuesday 7PM 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      BBCK http://www.bbck.ca http://www.bbck.ca/ontv/show_drwho.aspx
      Saturday - pre-empted for Beauty and The Geek (UK) marathon
      Sunday - pre-empted for Little Britain marathon
      Late 15 September 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 18.06 "The Keeper Of
      Late 16 September 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 18.07 "Logopolis"
      Late 22 September 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 19.01 "Castrovalva"
      Late 23 September 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 19.02 "Four To Doomsday"
      Late 29 September 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 19.03 "Kinda"
      Late 30 September 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 19.04 "The Visitation"
      Late 6 October 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 19.05 "Black Orchid"
      Late 7 October 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 19.06 "Earthshock"


      BBC America http://www.bbcamerica.com
      16:9 Letterbox. Series 2's BBC America premiere.
      See Torchwood This Week http://groups.yahoo.com/group/torchwood for
      BBC America's Torchwood schedule.
      Saturday 6PM EDT/3PM PDT 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2
      Saturday 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, Sunday 11AM and 3PM
      EDT/8AM and Noon PDT 2-00 "The Christmas Invasion" (2nd Series
      Premiere, heavily edited to fit time slot)
      Saturday 8PM and 11PM EDT/5PM and 8PM PDT, Sunday Noon and 4PM
      EDT/9AM and 1PM PDT, 15 September 2PM EDT/11AM PDT, 23 September 3PM
      EDT/Noon PDT 2-01 "New Earth"
      15 September 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, 16 September Noon
      EDT/9AM PDT, 23 September 4PM EDT/1PM PDT 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
      22 September 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, 23 September Noon and
      5PM EDT/9AM and 2PM PDT 2-03 "School Reunion"
      29 September 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, 30 September Noon
      EDT/9AM PDT 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      6 October 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, 7 October Noon EDT/9AM
      PDT 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2


      People + Arts http://www.tupeople.com
      Saturday 7PM 2-11 "Temele"
      15 September 7PM 2-12 "El Ejercito De Fantasmas" pt 1 of 2
      22 September 7PM 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2

      Doctor Who: Podshock http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/portal
      Weekly chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans done in podcast
      format. Episode 91 now online.

      American Who http://www.instituteforspacepolitics.org/amwho
      Current episode - interview with Mark Schuster, co-author of "The
      Greatest Show In The Galaxy: The Discerning Fan's Guide To Doctor
      Who". Murray Gold interview is still 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://www.rtlklub.hu http://gportal.hu/portal/doctorwho
      Series 1 completed.
      4) MALAYSIA - Astro - Box Office Events http://www.astro.com.my
      Series 1 and 2 completed. Next air dates to be announced.
      5) DENMARK - DR 1 http://www.dr.dk/tv
      Series 1 completed.
      6) HONG KONG - ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
      Series 2 completed.
      7) NORWAY - NRK2 http://www.nrk.no
      Series 1 repeats completed.
      8) SOUTH KOREA - KBS2 http://www.kbs.co.kr
      Series 2 completed.
      9) FRANCE - France 4 http://www.france4.tv
      Series Two completed in French and English
      10) JAPAN - BS-2 http://www.nhk.or.jp/bs
      Series 1 and 2 Completed.
      11) ITALY - Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it
      Series 2 completed.
      12) ISRAEL - Yes Stars http://www.yes.co.il
      13) POLAND - TVP1 http://ww6.tvp.pl/2.dzialy
      Off The Schedule.
      14) SWEDEN - SVT 2 http://www.svt.se
      Series 1 completed.
      15) UKRAINE - ICTV
      16) SPAIN/PORTUGAL - Digital Plus http://www.plus.es
      People + Arts Chanel 27. Series 1 Repeats Over.
      TVE Clan http://www.rtve.es Series 1 Repeats Over.
      17) GREECE - Skai TV http://www.skai.gr
      Series 2 Completed.
      18) MILITARY - BFBS
      Series 3 Completed.
      19)ROMANIA - TVR2 http://www.tvr.ro
      Current repeat run complete. Next airdate unknown.
      20) FINLAND - TV2 http://www.yle.fi/tv2 - Series 1 Repeat Run

      Column continues in Section B ...

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care. Vote Saxon.

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