This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - January 17, 2009
- This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
January 17, 2009 - Vol 1, No 3
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other
by Benjamin F. Elliott
The new titles of two weeks ago did not work very well, so I went
back to the drawing board. This section is covering all spinoff
matters except Torchwood, hence renaming it to This Week In Doctor
Who Spinoffs. The classic section, covering Europe, Africa, Asia, and
Australia - This Week In Doctor Who. For North and South America -
This Week In Doctor Who Western Hemisphere. For Torchwood - back to
just Torchwood This Week.
All is quiet on the Sarah Jane news front. Hopefully more stations
will pick it up soon, since they know there will be a 3rd series
Sarah Jane Stations:
CBBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc http://www.bbc.co.uk/sja
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Saturday 1:45PM GMT 4a. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 1:45PM GMT 4b. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 2 of 2
24 January 1:45PM GMT 5a. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 1 of 2
25 January 1:45PM GMT 5b. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 2 of 2
31 January 1:45PM GMT 6a. "The Lost Boy" pt 1 of 2
1 February 1:45PM GMT 6b. "The Lost Boy" pt 2 of 2
BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca BBCK http://www.bbck.ca
Classic Doctor Who and exclusive Canadian home of the Sarah Jane
Adventures. We do not know if they have bought Series 2.
Series 1 repeats:
Sunday 9PM and 5AM EST 3a. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 9:30PM and 5:30AM EST 3b. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 2 of 2
25 January 9PM and 5AM EST 4a. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 1 of 2
25 January 9:30PM and 5:30AM EST 4b. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 2 of 2
Nickelodeon Australia http://www.nickelodeon.com.au
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 repeats begin in February. Series 2
coming in July.
ONLINE RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS:
This section is looking for currently in production, interesting
podcasts related to Doctor Who. If you think your webcast/podcast (or
somebody else's) belongs in this section, e-mail me. There may be
some additional podcasts coming on board later this month.
Doctor Who: Podshock http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/portal
Live Talkshoe broadcasts - http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/23358
call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 23358
1) Home to the Weekly-ish chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans
done in podcast format. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Ken Deep, and James
Naughton, with frequent contributions/co-hosting by Dave AC, Mike
Doran, and a cast of many. There is a feed for studio shows and for
2) Also home to the Sonic Newsdriver, Louis Trapani's weekly rundown
of new Doctor Who news.
3) Also home to the Hitch-hiker's Guide To British Sci-Fi, a podcast
covering a mix of shows, including Doctor Who.
Episode 137 - Review of The Next Doctor, part 1 of 2. Cleaned up and
annotated version of the most recent live podcast episode. The second
half will come later. The Podcast team chat live online with the
audience about the Christmas 2008 episode. At this point (December
28, 2008) it was not known that the BBC would announce the new Doctor
in just a few days.
SciFi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
Joey Reynolds guested on the January 9/12 edition of Overdrive,
discussing the announcment of Matt Smith as the Doctor in both hours.
Jarrod Cooper of Hurricane Who was also in hour 2. Lifestyle Talk
Radio aired the episode late Friday January 9 at Midnight EST.
Business Talk Radio will air it late Sunday/early Monday at 2AM EST.
Links to the networks are at SciFi Overdrive. There should be
podcasts of the broadcast available.
American Who http://www.instituteforspacepolitics.org/amwho
Joey Reynolds' monthly online show with Doctor Who interviews and
news. On hiatus. Will resume listing when/if show resumes.
That Sci-Fi Show http://www.adastraradio.com - discontinued. Final
DWO Whocast http://www.thewhocast.com
Whocast episode 103. The history of Matt Smith. The Temptation of
Sarah Jane Smith. The need for more Smiths. These things and more may
have been discussed in the new episode of DWO Smithcast, er, Whocast.
The Two Doctors http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thetwodoctors
call in number (718) 664-9807
Jim Iaccino and Kenn Gold look at the latest SciFi broadcasts in the
US, with emphasis on fitting in Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica,
Fringe, and the other big scifi shows of the moment. Everything is
based on US premiere dates rather than UK. Approximately 90 minutes
per episode. Show airs live with a text chat and can be downloaded
Current episode - The new Doctor, Atlantis' end, and a programming
gremlin limiting the show to an hour.
Next episode - Sunday 9PM PST (Midnight EST, 5AM GMT) - 2 hour
episode planned as they expected the Battlestar Galactica mid-4th
season premiere episode to cause a lot of debate. I have seen the
episode - it will. The recent passings of Ricardo Montalban (Fantasy
Island, "Khan" on Star Trek) plus Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner)
will also likely take up space.
Tin Dog Podcast http://www.tin-dog.co.uk
Weekly UK based podcast looking at the latest in Doctor Who,
Torchwood, or Sarah Jane Adventures. New episodes ever 2 weeks or so.
Current episode - 77, a discussion on Full Circle, the first story in
the E-Space Trilogy.
CIA - Cultdom In Audio http://ciashock.podomatic.com
Live Talkshoe broadcasts http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/30659
call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 30659
West, Dave AC, Colin, and other Doctor Who fans liked the live Doctor
Who: Podshocks so much that they wanted to keep talking afterwards.
The resulting show covers Doctor Who, anything else sci-fi related,
and can go wildly off in all directions. Chats open 15 minutes before
the scheduled start time.
Current episode - Quantum Leaps and Short Trips. Many shows that
traveled in time were mentioned, but the focus was on Quantum Leap.
Sunday 2PM EST/11AM PST/7PM GMT - You Made A Time Machine Out Of A
Delorean? I'm guessing CIA is heading back to the future.
25 January 2PM EST/11AM PST/7PM GMT - I've Got A Bad Feeling About
Radio Free Skaro http://radiofreeskaro.wordpress.com
The 3 Canadians get together on Sundays for about an hour or two or
more to discuss the latest in Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Sarah Jane
in a fairly amusing manner.
Current episode - #117 - Warren is back. You can figure out the rest.
Sunday or Monday - #118 - No stories had been mentioned for
commentaries, so the 3 Canadians will probably be filling their time
discusisng the news of the week. They might mention that HD Net
Canada is going to start airing Series 2 of Torchwood in High
Definition and commerical free for the first time in Canada on 26
January. Or possibly the return of Classic Who to BBC Kids in a
primetime weekday slot on 26 January. Space's improvements making it
hard to surf their website? I'm running out of Canadian ideas here.
A Podcast Of Impossible Things
Cardiff-based Doctor Who fans get together to discuss the latest
Doctor Who and do a full length commentary on new Doctor Who episodes.
Mini episode where Caleb Woodbridge watches the Confidential on first
broadcast and gives his thoughts as the Doctor is announced..
A Whovian's Quest http://www.whovianquest.com
Jonathan Rainer is podcasting his experiences as he watches Doctor
Who. In original broadcast order. From 1963. Without a gap. Can he
pull it off?
Current episode - 13 - The Web Planet. Includes an update on the
delays in the interactive website Jonathan is planning.
Bigger On The Inside http://www.earth-2.net
Mike and Dan decide to do their own podcast exploring each Doctor Who
story in broadcast order. It is a very different style from
Jonathan's. Again - can they pull it off? Part of the Earth-2 family
of podcasts. Warning - explicit language (swearing). If your
headphones leak any sound at all - do not listen at work.
Current episode - 4 - The Keys Of Marinus. Yartek's revenge.
Next episode - 5 - The Aztecs.
The Big Finish Podcast http://www.bigfinish.com/podcast
Big Finish podcasts at least once a month to discuss their Doctor Who
and other projects (Sapphire and Steel, Stargate (!), Dark Shadows,
Bernice Summerfield, etc).
Current episode - Big Finish 2009 Doctor Who release schedule special.
Cliff And Stephanie's Doctor Who Fan Podcast http://www.gspn.tv
Current episode - 17 - Review of Midnight, Turn Left, The Stolen
Earth, and Journey's End (free)
Next episode - content unknown
Cliff and Stephanie Ravenscraft review Doctor Who episodes when their
busy schedule of podcasts allows time. This time it is a group review
of the end of Series 4 and their thoughts on Doctor Who's upcoming
break/loss of David Tennant.
GSPN.tv is a network of podcasts on TV shows, daily life, religion,
and other issues that interest the 3 Ravenscrafts. Doctor Who Fan
Podcast becomes one of the pay programs in the network starting with
episode 12. The existing paying audience ranked Doctor Who dead last
in their interests (annoying the hosts who want to do the show but
are living off the revenue from their podcasts). If you subscribe to
their podcasts in order to hear the new Doctor Who episodes, be sure
to alert them that you are doing this. Half the episodes expected to
be free, half paid.
MMM Commentaries http://www.mmmcommentaries.com
Roving Australian podcasting gang. Some episodes are a discussion of
the latest sci-fi news, including Doctor Who. Other episodes are
commentaries on Doctor Who episodes, Star Wars films, some Stargate
stuff, and others. Currently on a Blake's 7 kick, but recent
commentaries on The Invasion Of Time and The Deadly Assassin are
TV Talk with Shaun O'Mac http://blogtalkradio.com/shaunomacradio
Weeknights 6 to 8PM EST (3 to 5PM PST) [Friday 7PM EST/4PM PST]
Shaun O'Mac (of the Jericho "nuts" campaign) hosts a daily 2 hour
show covering all things TV. Doctor Who is usually discussed in the
2nd hour of the Friday show with Two Doctors co-host Kenn Gold.
Listen and chat live through the website with archives appearing
right after the show finishes.
The Minute Doctor Who Podcast
Video podcast looking at Doctor Who projects. Episodes are usually
under 5 minutes long.
Current episode - The podcast takes part in a major internet
screaming contest. Traditional episodes soon.
Doctor Who Review Today http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/22756
Live editions Late Fridays 1AM EST/10PM PST/6PM GMT
Robert Carrie King reviews Doctor Who topics on this Talkshoe program.
PBS Stations With Doctor Who Rights That Could Air Again:
A - BOUGHT SERIES TWO: (rights expire March 31, 2010)
1) WTTW Chicago, IL http://www.wttw.com analog 11 digital .1
Chicago DirecTV 11,965 DirecTVHD 11 Chicago Dish 11,8496
Rockford, IL - cable station only
WTTW has the right to air Series 1 one more time and Series 2 two
B - BOUGHT SERIES ONE: (rights expire February 28, 2009)
1) New Hampshire Public TV http://www.nhptv.org analog 11,49,52
Boston, MA DirecTV 11,955 Boston, MA Dish 11,8781
Burlington, VT DirecTV 49 Burlington, VT Dish 11,8944
NHPTV has the right to air Series 1 for one more cycle.
2) MPT Maryland http://www.mpt.org analog 22, 67, 31, 62 digital .1,
DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,973 Baltimore DirecTVHD 22 (not
in DC/Hagerstown at this time)
Baltimore Dish 22,8736
MPT has the right to air Series 1 another 2 times.
3) Georgia Public Broadcasting http://www.gpb.org analog 8, 18, 9,
14, 20, 29, 8 digital .1
Atlanta DirecTV 8,981 Atlanta Dish 8,8306 Jacksonville, FL Dish 8,9058
Chattanooga, TN DirecTV 18 Chattanooga, TN Dish 8,7336
Savannah DirecTV 9 Savannah Dish 8,7486
Augusta DirecTV 20 Augusta Dish 8,7706
Macon DirecTV 29 Macon Dish 8,7882 Albany Dish 8,7672
Georgia Public Broadcasting has the right to air Series 1 another 3
4) WEDU Tampa, FL http://www.wedu.org analog 3 digital .1
Tampa DirecTV 3,884 DirecTVHD 3 Tampa Dish 3,8696
WEDU has the right to air Series 1 one more time.
5) WUFT Gainesville, FL http://www.wuft.tv analog 5 digital .1
Gainesville Dish 5,7796
WUFT has the right to air Series 1 another 2 times.
6) WPBT Miami, FL http://www.channel2.org analog 2 digital .1
Miami DirecTV 2,979 DirecTVHD 2 Miami Dish 2,8836
3rd Cycle interrupted. WPBT has the right to finish it and to air
Series 1 one more time.
7) Prairie Public TV North Dakota http://www.prairiepublic.org analog
13,3,6,9,4,19,2 digital .2, 16.2, 25.2
Fargo DirecTV 13 Fargo Dish 13,7418 Bismarck Dish 3,7970
Prairie Public TV has the right to air Series 1 another 2 times.
8) South Dakota Public Broadcasting http://www.sdpb.org analog
2,23,9,11 digital .2
Sioux Falls DirecTV 23 Sioux Falls Dish 23,9236 Rapid City Dish 9,7984
South Dakota Public Broadcasting has the right to air Series 1 one
9) Rocky Mountain PBS (Colorado) http://www.rmpbs.org analog 6,8,18
digital .1, 20.1
Denver DirecTV 6,911 Denver Dish 6,8206
Colorado Springs DirecTV 8 Colorado Springs Dish 8,9071 Grand
Junction Dish 18,7571
Rocky Mountain PBS has the right to air Series 1 another 3 times.
10) KSPS Spokane, WA http://www.ksps.org analog 7 digital .2
Spokane DirecTV 7 Spokane Dish 7,9176
KSPS has the right to air Series 1 another 2 times.
11) Oregon Public Broadcasting http://www.opb.org analog 10,28,13,3,7
Portland DirecTV 10,947 DirecTVHD 10 Portland Dish 10,8676
Eugene DirecTV 28 Eugene Dish 28,7186
Oregon Public broadcasting has the right to air Series 1 one more
12) Southern Oregon (Medford/Klamath Falls) Public TV
http://www.soptv.org analog 8,22 digital .2
Medford DirecTV 8 Medford Dish 8,7650
Southern Oregon Public TV had the right to air Series 1 another 2
13) KVPT Fresno, CA http://www.kvpt.org analog 18 digital .1
Fresno DirecTV 18 Fresno Dish 18,8971
KVPT has the right to air Series 1 one more time.
14) KOCE Huntington, CA http://www.koce.org analog 50 digital .2
Los Angeles DirecTV 50,956 Los Angeles Dish 50,8013
KOCE has the right to air Series 1 one more time.
15) KLCS Los Angeles, CA http://www.klcs.org analog 58 digital .1
Los Angeles DirecTV 58,964 Los Angeles Dish 58,8012
KLCS has the right to air Series 1 for one more cycle.
Other stations that are not currently airing Who or Sarah Jane but
may still have rights:
1) 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 halted, it appears.
2) JAPAN - BS-2 http://www.nhk.or.jp/bs Series 1 and 2 Completed.
NHK 3 http://www.nhk.or.jp Series 1 and 2 Completed.
3) ISRAEL - Yes Stars http://www.yes.co.il
4) UKRAINE - ICTV
5) BELGIUM - LaDeux http://www.ladeux.be - all episodes dubbed into
French - Series 3 completed.
6) IRELAND - TV3 http://www.tv3.ie Series 1, 2, and Runaway Bride
7) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 2 http://nederland2.nl - Series 2
SciFi NL http://www.scifi-tv.nl - Series 3 and Voyage Of The Damned
completed. Rest of Series 4 yet to premiere.
8) DENMARK - DR 1 http://www.dr.dk/tv Series 1 Repeats Completed.
9) FINLAND - TV2 http://www.yle.fi/tv2 - No additional airdates at
10) NORWAY - NRK3 http://www.nrk.no
Series 1 repeat run completed.
11) SOUTH AFRICA - SABC 2 http://www.sabc2.co.za/portal/site/sabc2
The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - not on schedule.
12) HONG KONG - ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/world/05 - 3rd Series
13) POLAND - TVP1 http://v2.tvp.pl - Repeat run completed.
14) SWEDEN - SVT 24 and SVT HD http://www.svt.se
15) GREECE - Skai TV http://www.skai.gr - Between seasons.
16) ICELAND - RUV http://www.ruv.is - English with Icelandic
subtitles - Series 1 and 2 completed.
17) TURKEY - Cine 5 http://www.cine5.com.tr
18) THAILAND - Channel 7 http://www.ch7.com
19) Italy - ITALY - Jimmy http://www.jimmy.tv
Voyage Of The Damned has aired - rest of Series 4 airdates TBA.
RAISAT Smash http://www.smash.raisat.it
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - dubbed into Italian. Pan & scan 4:3
image. completed run?
20) UK - BBC Radio 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio7
available via UK digital radio, UK digital TV, live streaming
worldwide via Windows Media Player and RealPlayer, archived one week
via iPlayer (inside the UK) and RealPlayer (all over the world) -
various Doctor Who radio features on this station from time to time
BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/hd - can air Doctor Who At The Proms
again, and when/if Doctor Who and Sarah Jane go HD, the HD broadcasts
will be here.
21) NEW ZEALAND - Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz
http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com 16:9 digital; 4:3 pan and scan analog.
22) INDIA - BBC Entertainment http://india.bbcentertainment.com
Series 1 to 3 completed.
23) PORTUGAL - SIC Radical http://sicradical.aeiou.pt Series 1 and 2
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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