This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - January 24, 2009
- This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
January 24, 2009 - Vol 1, No 4
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other
by Benjamin F. Elliott
It's a quiet week for Sarah Jane and podcasting. Too quiet. And
where's the K9 show?
Sarah Jane Stations:
CBBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc http://www.bbc.co.uk/sja
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Saturday 1:45PM GMT 5a. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 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 (end of repeat run)
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 4a. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 9:30PM and 5:30AM EST 4b. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 2 of 2
1 February 9PM and 5AM EST 5a. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt
1 of 2
1 February 9:30PM and 5:30AM EST 5b. "Whatever Happened To Sarah
Jane?" 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. My audio device
used for most of this programming is trying to turn itself into an
expensive paperweight, which is slowing down efforts in
listening/listing any other relevant podcasts. Touch screens don't
work well enough - bring back buttons.
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 and 138 - Review of The Next Doctor, both parts. Cleaned
up and annotated version of the most recent live podcast episode,
where the hosts and audience had a live roundtable 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.
DWO Whocast http://www.thewhocast.com
Whocast episode 104. First of 2 episodes covering the history of
Peter Davison as the 5th Doctor. This time - Peter's first 2 seasons
(season 19 in 1982 and season 20 in 1983).
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 - 90 minutes after all. Focused on the Battlestar
Galactica midseason premiere with some other bits thrown in.
Next episode - Sunday 9PM PST (Midnight EST, 5AM GMT) - Knight Rider
might get some attention due to the episode that aired Wednesday (an
episode that NBC should have hyped as it was effectively the new
pilot). The new Galactica will get attention. Given the time they
gave to the Bionic Woman remake when it aired, they may discuss
Michelle Ryan being in the next Doctor Who special.
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 - 78, where The Next Doctor and Doctor Who At The
Proms get examined.
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 - You Made A Time Machine Out Of A Delorean? CIA
discusses the Back To The Future movies and admits the existence of
the animated series.
Sunday 2PM EST/11AM PST/7PM GMT - I've Got A Bad Feeling About This
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 - #118 - By Hook or by Crook. Canadian schedule
announcements, the passing of Patrick McGoohan, and more backstory
about Warren in Egypt, including a mention of Dubai One.
Sunday or Monday - #119 - Content unknown.
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 - 5 - The Aztecs and The Sensorites. Two stories with
little in common, except that they aired next to each other. Note -
the hosts like one of the stories more than the other.
Hooe On Who - reviews of recent Doctor Who DVDs
Staggering Stories - in the middle of checking out
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 THREE: (rights expire at date unknown)
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 also has the right to air Series 1 one more time and Series 2
two more times.
A - BOUGHT SERIES TWO: (rights expire March 31, 2010)
1) UNC North Carolina http://www.unctv.org analog 58,17,30,4,36,33
Charlotte DirecTV 58,892 Charlotte Dish 4,8662
Greenville, SC DirecTV 33,892 Greenville, SC Dish 4,8190
Norfolk, VA DirecTV 2 Norfolk, VA Dish 2,7271
Florence, SC DirecTV 31 Florence, SC Dish 31,7845
Greenville, NC DirecTV 25 Greenville, NC Dish 19,7737
UNC has the right to air Series 1 for one more cycle and Series 2 for
two more cycles.
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, but they will
not use it before the rights expire. Delisting NHPTV from the column.
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, but the February
schedule is out - those rights will not be used. Delisting MPT from
the column - MPT aired Doctor Who from 1983 to 2008.
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, but they will not
use them before the rights expire. Delisting WUFT from the column.
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, but
they will not use them before the rights expire. Delisting RMPBS from
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) 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://doctorwho.gportal.hu
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/v3/world/world.html -
3rd Series completed.
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 - 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
24) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia http://www.showtimearabia.com
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours earlier on ShowSeries 1 Extra) -
Series 3 Encore completed.
25) DUBAI - Dubai One http://www.dmi.ae/dubaione/default.asp
More info needed. Doctor Who was seen airing on this station over
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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