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This Week In Doctor Who A - March 1, 2008

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO March 1, 2008 - Vol 11, No 8 The weekly guide to Doctor Who and Sarah Jane broadcasts worldwide. by Benjamin F. Elliott
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 1, 2008
      March 1, 2008 - Vol 11, No 8
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who and Sarah Jane broadcasts worldwide.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      Section A - Everything But The PBS Stations

      Upcoming premiere broadcasts:

      Saturday 1 March:
      SABC2 South Africa 3:28PM CAT - Sarah Jane Adventures - Eye Of The
      Gorgon, pt 2
      BBC Prime Europe/Middle East 7PM CET - The Girl In The Fireplace
      BBC Prime Europe/Middle East 7:45PM CET - DWC Cut Down - From Script
      To Screen
      Sunday 2 March:
      ATV World Hong Kong 6:25PM - Sarah Jane Adventures - Eye Of The
      Gorgon, pt 1
      Monday 3 March:
      TV2 Slovenia 6:55PM - The Empty Child, pt 1
      Thursday 6 March:
      ATV World Hong Kong 10PM - The Infinite Quest, pt 4
      ATV World Hong Kong 10:03PM - Daleks In Manhattan, pt 1
      March or April:
      BBC One Saturdays 7ishPM - Doctor Who Series 4 - World Premiere
      Friday 11 April:
      SciFi USA 7:30PM and 11PM EDT/PDT - Sarah Jane Adventures - Invasion
      Of The Bane (US Premiere, 90 minutes)
      Friday 18 April:
      SciFi USA 8:30PM and 11PM EDT/PDT - Voyage Of The Damned (90 minutes)
      June or July:
      SciFi Germany - Series 1

      USA - SciFi http://www.scifi.com has scheduled The Sarah Jane
      Adventures and Doctor Who. Sarah Jane - starts Friday 11 April at
      7:30PM and 11PM EDT/PDT with a 90 minute broadcast of Invasion Of The
      Bane. Subsequent episodes are listed in half-hour time slots (Fridays
      8PM EDT/PDT). Doctor Who starts with Voyage Of The Damned in a 90
      minute slot - 8:30PM and 11PM EDT/PDT on 18 April. Regular time 9PM
      and 11PM EDT/PDT from 25 April. The Who franchise will have 2 of the
      3 hours in the popular "SciFi Friday" brand, with new Battlestar
      Galactica at 10PM and Midnight EDT/PDT. This may be the best
      scheduling SciFi can ever give new Who - the Doctor and Sarah's best
      chance to win the hearts of the American public. Times are based on
      Cable, where viewers in the Pacific Time Zone see shows at the same
      time as the Eastern Time Zone due to a West Coast Feed. Satellite
      subscribers have the East Coast Feed, so 8PM EDT will be 5PM PDT and
      so on.

      Also in April, SciFi USA will continue the Friday 5AM Doctor Who
      episodes and have an 8 hour Daytime Rotation marathon of Series 2 on
      11 April at 8AM EDT/PDT, the day that Sarah Jane Adventures
      premieres. Series 1 gets an 8 hour Daytime Rotation marathon on 28
      April at 8AM EDT/PDT.

      The US Public TV schedule information is in Section B. 17 stations
      bought The Christmas Invasion so far, and Doctor Who is coming to PBS
      network Alaska One starting 2 March.

      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:


      SABC 2 http://www.sabc2.co.za/portal/site/sabc2
      The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1:
      Saturday 3:28PM CAT 3b "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 2 of 2
      8 March 3:30PM CAT 4a "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 1 of 2

      HONG KONG:

      ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05
      Sunday 6:25PM Sarah Jane Adventures 3a "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 1 of 2
      Thursday 10PM "Doctor Who - The Infinite Quest" pt 4 of 13
      Thursday 10:03PM 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2


      BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com
      Who Series 1 and 2; Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down
      Adjust for local time, which could vary by several hours.
      Saturday 7PM and Midnight, Sunday 4PM CET 2-04 "The Girl In The
      Saturday 7:45PM and 12:45AM, Sunday 4:45PM CET DWC 2-04 "From Script
      To Screen"
      8 March 7PM and Midnight, 9 March 4PM CET 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen"
      pt 1 of 2
      8 March 7:45PM and 12:45AM, 9 March 4:45PM CET DWC 2-05 "Cybermen"


      Monday 6:55PM 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2 (plus repeats)



      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. (NOTE - While Real Time is listed on the website, some
      users are claiming that it is no longer working.)
      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.uktv.co.uk/gold http://www.onthebox.com
      (All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1).
      No episodes scheduled.

      UKTV Drama http://www.uktv.co.uk/drama http://www.radiotimes.com
      (All times 1 hour later on UKTV Drama + 1)
      Tom Baker in episodic form. Episodes air weekdays with complete
      stories on weekends.
      (No weekend episodes on 1 and 2 March - The Seeds Of Doom will not be
      finished yet)
      Monday 5PM GMT "The Seeds Of Doom" pt 5 of 6 (now 5PM only)
      Tuesday 5PM GMT "The Seeds Of Doom" pt 6 of 6
      Classic Season 13, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Wednesday 5PM GMT "The Masque Of Mandragora" pt 1 of 4
      Thursday 5PM GMT "The Masque Of Mandragora" pt 2 of 4
      Friday 5PM GMT "The Masque Of Mandragora" pt 3 of 4
      8 and 9 March - Saturday night omnibus pre-empted.
      10 March 5PM GMT "The Masque Of Mandragora" pt 4 of 4
      Classic Season 14, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      11 March 5PM GMT "The Hand Of Fear" pt 1
      12 March 5PM GMT "The Hand Of Fear" pt 2
      13 March 5PM GMT "The Hand Of Fear" pt 3
      14 March 5PM GMT "The Hand Of Fear" pt 4


      Note to BFBS - you are still showing the January schedule
      information. This may make it difficult for your audience to know
      what is actually airing.
      BFBS http://www.ssvc.com/bfbs/tv/bfbs1listing/Look_Ahead_Frameset.htm
      BFBS 2:
      Saturday 6:15PM CET 3-08 "Human Nature" pt 1 of 2(projected, no
      schedule information up yet)
      BFBS Navy:
      Sunday 6:15AM CET 3-08 "Human Nature" pt 2 of 2(projected)


      SciFi Spain http://www.scifi.es
      Saturday 9:10AM and Midnight CET "Dr Who y Los Daleks" 1965 Peter
      Cushing Dr. Who movie
      16 March 4:35AM and (late) 1:35AM CET "Los Marcianos Invaden La
      Tierra" 1966 Peter Cushing Dr. Who movie


      BBC Entertainment Poland http://poland.bbcentertainment.com
      Airs as Doktor Who
      Saturday 3:10PM, Sunday 5:10AM and 10:25AM, Wednesday 5:20PM,
      Thursday 6AM and 10:35AM CET 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      Saturday 4:05PM, Sunday 11:15AM, Thursday 5:20PM, Friday 6AM and
      10:35AM CET 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      Saturday 5:05PM, Sunday 7:10AM and 12:10PM, Friday 5:20PM, Saturday 8
      March 6AM CET 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      Saturday 6PM CET 1-06 "Dalek"
      Monday 5:20PM, Tuesday 6AM and 10:35AM 1-01 "Rose"
      Tuesday 5:20PM, Wednesday 6AM and 10:35AM CET 1-02 "The End Of The

      ASIA (regional channel):

      BBC Entertainment http://asia.bbcentertainment.com
      All times Thailand - adjust for local time zone. Subtitles available
      in Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
      Series 1 and 2 Repeat Run:
      Sunday 6:45PM and 12:30AM, Saturday 1 March 9:45AM 2-02 "Tooth And
      Tuesday 11:05AM DWC 2-03 "Friends Reunited"
      Thursday 11:55AM and 4:25PM, Friday 4:15PM DWC 2-02 "Fear Factor"
      2 March 6:45PM and 12:30AM, 8 March 9:45AM 2-03 "School Reunion"
      4 March 11:05AM DWC 2-04 "From Script To Screen"
      9 March 6:45PM and 12:30AM, 15 March 9:45AM 2-04 "The Girl In The
      11 March 11:05AM DWC 2-05 "Cybermen"
      16 March 6:45PM and 12:30AM, 22 March 9:45AM 2-05 "Rise Of The
      Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      18 March 11:05AM DWC 2-06 "From Zero To Hero"
      23 March 6:45PM and 12:30AM, 29 March 9:45AM 2-06 "The Age Of Steel"
      pt 2 of 2
      25 March 11:05AM DWC 2-07 "The Writer's Tale"
      30 March 6:45PM and 12:30AM 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"


      NHK 3 http://www.nhk.or.jp
      Series 1 and 2. First aired on BS-2.
      Tuesday 7PM 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2 (could be the final week of the
      current run - this catches up with the BS-2 airings of 2006-2007)


      ABC 2 http://www.abc.net.au/tv http://www.sfsa.org.au
      16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog. Repeat Run
      Friday 8:30PM 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      14 March 8:30PM 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      21 March 8:30PM 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
      First broadcaster of The Sarah Jane Adventures in Canada.
      Late Saturday 2AM EST/11PM PST "The Brain Of Morbius" all 4 pts
      Classic Season 13, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Sunday 9PM and 4AM EST/6PM and 1AM PST Sarah Jane Adventures
      2. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" both pts (90 minutes)
      Late Sunday 2AM EST/11PM PST "The Masque Of Mandragora"
      Classic Season 14, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Late 8 March 2AM EST/11PM PST Classic 14.02 "The Hand Of Fear"
      9 March 9PM and 4AM EDT/6PM and 1AM PDT Sarah Jane Adventures 3. "Eye
      Of The Gorgon" both pts (90 minutes)
      Late 9 March 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 14.03 "The Deadly Assassin"
      Late 15 March 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 14.04 "The Face Of Evil"
      16 March 9PM and 4AM EDT/6PM and 1AM PDT Sarah Jane Adventures
      4. "Warriors Of Kudlak" both pts (90 minutes)
      Late 16 March 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 14.05 "The Robots Of Death"
      Late 22 March 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 14.06 "The Talons Of Weng-
      Chiang" pts 1,2,+3
      23 March 9PM and 4AM EDT/6PM and 1AM PDT Sarah Jane Adventures
      5. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" both pts (90 minutes)
      Late 23 March 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 14.06 "The Talons Of Weng-
      Chiang" pts 4,5,+6
      Late 29 March 2:30AM EDT/11:30PM PDT Classic 15.01 "Horror Of Fang
      30 March 9PM and 4AM EDT/6PM and 1AM PDT Sarah Jane Adventures
      6. "The Lost Boy" both pts (90 minutes)
      Late 30 March 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 15.02 "The Invisible Enemy"
      Late 5 April 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 15.03 "Image Of The Fendahl"
      6 April 9PM and 4AM EDT/6PM and 1AM PDT Sarah Jane Adventures
      1. "Invasion Of The Bane" (90 minutes)
      Late 6 April 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 15.04 "The Sun Makers"


      BBC America http://www.bbcamerica.com
      DirecTV 264 Dish 135 Series 3 is correct 16:9 letterbox ratio
      HD version of channel coming in 2008.
      See Torchwood This Week http://groups.yahoo.com/group/torchwood for
      BBC America's Torchwood schedule.
      Saturday 6PM EST/3PM PST "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2
      *Saturday 7PM EST/4 PST, 2 March 1PM EST/10AM PST, 8 March 6PM
      EST/3PM PST, 9 March 1PM EDT/10AM PDT 3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment"
      (BBC America's new episode)
      8 March 7PM EST/4PM PST, 9 March 2PM EDT/11AM PDT, 15 March 6PM
      EDT/3PM PDT, 16 March 1PM EDT/10AM PDT 3-07 "42"
      15 March 7PM EDT/4PM PDT, 16 March 2PM EDT/11AM PDT, 22 March 6PM
      EDT/3PM PDT 3-08 "Human Nature" pt 1 of 2
      22 March 7PM EDT/4PM PDT 3-09 "The Family Of Blood" pt 2 of 2
      23 March 1PM EDT/10AM PDT 3-08/3-09 "Human Nature/The Family Of
      Blood" 2 hour movie version

      SciFi http://www.scifi.com http://www.scifi.com/doctorwho
      DirecTV 244 DirecTVHD 244 Dish 122 16:9 Letterbox.
      Series 3 - regular repeat run. Series 1 and 2 - sporadic repeats in
      Daytime Rotation.
      Early Friday 5AM EST/PST 3-10 "Blink"
      Early 14 March 5AM EDT/PDT 3-11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
      Early 21 March 5AM EDT/PDT 3-12 "The Sound Of Drums" pt 2 of 3
      Early 28 March 5AM EDT/PDT 3-13 "Last Of The Time Lords" pt 3 of 3
      (Edited International Version)
      4 April 5AM EDT/PDT "Doctor Who"
      11 April 5AM EDT/PDT "Doctor Who"
      11 April 8AM EDT/PDT "8 Hour Doctor Who Series 2 Marathon"
      11 April 8PM and 11PM EDT/PDT Sarah Jane Adventures 1. "Invasion Of
      The Bane" (premiere, 60 minutes)
      18 April 5AM EDT/PDT "Doctor Who"
      18 April 8PM EDT/PDT Sarah Jane Adventures (30 minute episode)
      18 April 8:30PM and 11PM EDT/PDT 4-00 "Voyage Of The Damned" (4th
      Series Premiere, 90 minutes)
      25 April 5AM EDT/PDT "Doctor Who"
      25 April 8PM EDT/PDT Sarah Jane Adventures (30 minute episode)
      25 April 8:30PM EDT/PDT Sarah Jane Adventures (30 minute episode)
      25 April 9PM and 11PM EDT/PDT 4-01
      28 April 8AM EDT/PDT "8 Hour Doctor Who Series 1 Marthon"

      Illusion TV On Demand http://www.illusiontv.com
      Doctor Who Classic Series.
      March ????
      2 Episodes going up per month, it seems. Illusion TV is a service
      providing science fiction On Demand programming to cable providers
      (no deals with satellite companies yet). If your digital cable
      service has Illusion TV, all programming is offered for free with
      commercials. See the website to determine if your provider may offer
      this service. Based on the paucity of information on the episodes
      airing, I guess they want you to get the service before you know what
      you will be seeing.

      Doctor Who: Podshock http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/portal
      Weekly chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans done in podcast
      format. Episode 105 now in the cleaned up Podcast format - Voyage Of
      The Damned. Previously recorded episodes covering the Paul McGann,
      Christopher Eccleston, and David Tennant episodes currently on the
      life feed but still to come to the official cleaned up podcasts. Also
      coming soon - the Gallifrey 2008 episode recorded live on the 17th.
      Next live episode date unknown.

      American Who http://www.instituteforspacepolitics.org/amwho
      New episode expected online in early March Monday. Interviews with
      Lisa Bowermen (head cat woman in Survival, voice of Bernice
      Summerfield in the Big Finish audios) and Gary Russell (script editor
      of "Doctor Who" and "Torchwood", writer for IDW Publishing's "Doctor
      Who" comics range).
      Previous episodes still online:
      October episode - interviews with Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane, "The
      Sarah Jane Adventures) and Carole Bannerman (sister to John "Captain
      Jack" Barrowman)
      August episode - interview with Mark Schuster, co-author of "The
      Greatest Show In The Galaxy: The Discerning Fan's Guide To Doctor
      July episode - relaunch, Murray Gold interview.
      The American Who interview with original Doctor Who series producer
      Verity Lambert will be hour 2 of "That Sci-Fi Show" on the Ad Astra
      Radio service http://www.adastraradio.com . It is either on the 25
      February edition of "That Sci-Fi Show" or 3 March. If 25 February,
      then tune in at 7PM tonight and Sunday Eastern Standard Time or 7AM
      Sunday Eastern Standard Time. If the 3 March edition, then tune in at
      7AM or 7PM Eastern Standard Time between 3 and 9 March. Ad Astra
      Radio is a new SciFi radio service offering shows online and to radio
      stations down the road.

      Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:

      1) RUSSIA - STS TV http://www.ctc-tv.ru http://www.ctc-
      Series 1 Completed.
      2) 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 2 Repeat Run completed.
      3) MALAYSIA - Astro - Box Office Events http://www.astro.com.my
      Series 1 and 2 completed. Next air dates to be announced.
      4) JAPAN - BS-2 http://www.nhk.or.jp/bs
      Series 1 and 2 Completed.
      5) ITALY - Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it
      Series 2 completed.
      6) ISRAEL - Yes Stars http://www.yes.co.il
      7) POLAND - TVP1 http://v2.tvp.pl
      Off The Schedule.
      8) SWEDEN - SVT 2 http://www.svt.se
      Series 1 completed.
      9) UKRAINE - ICTV
      10) 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.
      11)ROMANIA - TVR2 http://www.tvr.ro
      Current repeat run complete. Next airdate unknown.
      12) AUSTRALIA - UKTV http://www.uktv.com.au http://www.sfsa.org.au
      All times 2 hours later on UKTV + 2. Times listed are Australian
      Eastern Daylight.
      13) CANADA - CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
      http://www.cbc.ca/doctorwho http://www.dwin.org
      16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog
      Co-producer on Torchwood.
      "The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular
      episodes and 1 special. Approximately 90 minutes.
      Ztele http://www.ztele.com/index.jsp
      Episodes dubbed in French. Repeat Run completed..
      14) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia http://www.showtimearabia.com
      ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours later on ShowSeries 1 Extra) -
      Series 2 Repeats completed.
      http://www.tupeople.com Series 2 completed.
      16) BELGIUM (& The Netherlands): - een Network http://www.een.be -
      Series 2 completed.
      17) IRELAND - TV3 http://www.tv3.ie Series 1, 2, and Runaway Bride
      have aired.
      18) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 2 http://nederland2.nl - Series 2
      19) NEW ZEALAND - Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz
      4:3 cropped pan and scan. Next airdate unknown
      20) DENMARK - DR 1 http://www.dr.dk/tv
      Series 1 Repeats Completed.
      21) UK - 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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sja
      Series 4 starts in March or April 2008.
      CBBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc http://www.bbc.co.uk/sja
      Sarah Jane Adventures.
      No episodes scheduled
      BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com
      Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential
      First broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential. No repeat run right now.
      22) FINLAND - TV2 http://www.yle.fi/tv2 - No additional airdates at
      23) GREECE - Skai TV http://www.skai.gr
      Series 3 completed. Removed from schedule.
      24) SOUTH KOREA - KBS2 http://www.kbs.co.kr
      http://www.kbs.co.kr/2tv/enter/doctorwho/index.html - Series 3
      25) FRANCE - France 4 http://www.france4.tv - Series 3 French version
      26) GERMANY - Pro 7 http://www.prosieben.de Series 1 and 2 purchased.
      Dubbed in German.
      Removed after 6 episodes due to low ratings.
      27) NORWAY - NRK3 http://www.nrk.no
      Series 1 repeat run completed.
      28) AFRICA - BBC Prime http://www.bbcprime.com
      Who Series 1 and 2; Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down
      The African version of BBC Prime has some schedule variations. For
      instance - no sign of Series 2 yet. Series 1 completed.

      Column continues in Section B ...

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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