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This Week In Doctor Who - April 25, 2009

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    This Week In Doctor Who April 25, 2009 - Vol 12, No 17 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998. by Benjamin F. Elliott
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 25, 2009
      This Week In Doctor Who
      April 25, 2009 - Vol 12, No 17
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      Upcoming Premiere Broadcasts:
      Sunday 26 April:
      SIC Radical Portugal 6:45PM? CET - The Lazarus Experiment
      Tuesday 28 April:
      Ztele Canada 9PM EDT - Planet Of The Ood (French version)
      Sunday 31 May:
      ABC1 Australia 7:30PM - Planet Of The Dead
      Saturday 20 June:
      SPACE Canada 9:30PM EDT - Planet Of The Dead (Canada covered in This Week In Doctor Who Western Hemisphere)

      Congratulations to Australian Doctor Who fans, as ABC1 has scheduled Planet Of The Dead for Sunday 31 May at 7:30PM, 20 days before the next international broadcaster has scheduled the episode (SPACE in Canada). Hopefully this will be good for the ratings in Australia. If everybody tunes in, it would not hurt.

      I finally got out my open letter to international broadcasters (and well, everyone) regarding the issue of internet downloading that affects Doctor Who (and other shows) on TV. It is a bit rough, but it expresses a lot of thoughts bubbling beneath the surface. And I honestly think that if networks would follow some or all of the ideas I outline, they would be startled to see ratings for imported shows *rise*. If you missed the diatribe, go to http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho/message/860 . I can see the logic for savagely ripping it up and rewriting it, but only if something could be done with it. Feedback is certainly welcome.

      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 .

      Listings for North and South America are in This Week In Doctor Who Western Hemisphere. Sarah Jane Adventures, K9 and Podcasts are in This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs. Torchwood info is in Torchwood This Week.

      Corrections and updates are welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-owner@yahoogroups.com , http://www.twitter.com/bfelliott , TWIDW on AOL IM , and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. The listings:


      New Series General Information:


      HRT2 http://www.hrt.hr
      Saturday 11:40AM EET 3-13 "Last Of The Time Lords" pt 3 of 3 (end of current run)


      update before 25 April - the listing makes no sense. It is too loony.
      3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment should premiere Sunday. Various other repeats are airing. I don't believe the times on the site. Maybe it will all clear up by next week. Aaah!
      SIC Radical http://sicradical.pt
      Series 3 Firstrun:
      Saturday 1PM CET 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
      Saturday 7:45PM CET 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
      Sunday 1:15PM CET 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2
      Sunday 6:45PM, Tuesday 10:05PM CET 3-05 "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2 (new)


      ABC1 http://www.abc.net.au/tv http://www.sfsa.org.au
      16:9 widescreen digital and HD, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
      31 May 7:30PM 4-15 "Planet Of The Dead" (Australian premiere, simulcast in HD)



      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, only the audio version is working. The video versions are not working at this time. Please, someone at the BBC - fix this.)
      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.

      BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone http://www.radiotimes.com http://uk-tv-guide.com
      16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
      Later 2009 4-16 "The Waters Of Mars"
      Still later 2009/2010 "The other 2 specials - final episodes with David Tennant as The Doctor"
      2010 "Series 5 - 13 episodes - starring Matt Smith as The Doctor"

      BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree http://www.radiotimes.com http://uk-tv-guide.com
      Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential
      First broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential.
      Monday 7PM BST 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
      Tuesday 7PM BST 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
      Wednesday 7PM BST 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      Wednesday 7:50PM and 5:05AM BST DWC 2-10 "The New World Of Doctor Who" (15 minutes)
      Thursday 7PM BST 2-11 "Fear Her"
      Thursday 7:45PM and 5:05AM BST DWC 2-11 "The Fright Stuff" (15 minutes)
      4 May 7PM BST 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      5 May 7PM BST 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2
      6 May 7PM BST 3-01 "Smith And Jones"
      6 May 7:45PM BST DWC 3-01 "Meet Martha Jones" (15 minutes)
      7 May 7PM BST 3-02 "The Shakespeare Code"
      7 May 7:45PM BST DWC 3-02 "Stage Fright"
      11 May 7PM BST 3-03 "Gridlock"
      11 May 7:45PM BST DWC 3-03 "Are We There Yet?"
      13 May 7PM BST 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
      13 May 7:45PM BST DWC 3-04 "A New York Story"

      Watch http://www.uktv.co.uk http://www.justwatch.co.uk
      All times 1 hour later on Watch plus 1.
      Saturday 10:15AM BST DWC 2-02 "Fear Factor" (15 minutes)
      Saturday 8PM, Sunday 5PM BST 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
      Saturday 2 May 10:15AM BST DWC 2-03 "Friends Reunited"
      2 May 8PM BST 2-03 "School Reunion"
      9 May 10:15AM BST DWC 2-04 "From Script To Screen" (15 minutes)
      9 May 8PM, 10 May 5PM BST 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      16 May 10:15AM BST DWC "" (15 minutes)
      16 May 7PM BST 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2 (new time?)
      23 through 25 May - Alien Invasion Weekend - mix of Doctor Who, Torchwood, and movies


      BFBS http://www.ssvc.com/bfbs/tv
      BFBS 1:
      Repeat run replaced by Primeval.


      TV3 http://www.tv3.ie
      Repeat run seems to have ended with The Christmas Invasion.


      SciFi NL http://www.scifi-tv.nl
      Repeat run.
      Sunday 6:40PM, 31 May 2:20PM CET 3-08 "Human Nature" pt 1 of 2
      Wednesday 8:30PM, Friday 9:40PM, 31 May 3:10PM CET 3-09 "The Family Of Blood" pt 2 of 2 (3 May pre-empted by marathon)
      Friday 8:20-9:40PM, Late Friday 12:05-1:25AM CET "Doctor Who And The Daleks" 1965 theatrical film starring Peter Cushing, remake of original Dalek serial
      6 May 7:30PM and 10:50PM, 31 May 4PM CET 3-10 "Blink" (8 and 10 May pre-empted by Star Trek marathon)
      13 May 7:30PM, 15 May 9:10PM, 17 May 5:40PM, 31 May 4:50PM CET 3-11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
      20 May 7:30PM, 22 May 9:10PM, 24 May 5:40PM, 31 May 5:40PM CET 3-12 "The Sound Of Drums" pt 2 of 3
      27 May 7:30PM, 29 May 9:10PM, 31 May 6:40PM CET 3-13 "Last Of The Time Lords" pt 3 of 3
      31 May 8:30AM CET 3-01 "Smith And Jones" (start of marathon)
      31 May 9:20AM CET 3-02 "The Shakespeare Code"
      31 May 10:10AM CET 3-03 "Gridlock"
      31 May 11AM CET 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
      31 May 11:50AM CET 3-05 "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2
      31 May 12:40PM CET 3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment"
      31 May 1:30PM CET 3-07 "42"


      TV4 Science Fiction http://www.tv4.se http://www.tvplaneten.se
      Digital SciFi station. 2nd run through Classic Who. Apologies if TV4 skips a story without mentioning it.
      Monday 1:55PM CET "The Space Museum - The Search" ep 3 of 4
      Monday 2:20PM CET "The Space Museum - The Final Phase" ep 4 of 4
      Classic Season 2, Episodes 28 through 29. Doctor: William Hartnell.
      Monday 5:05PM, Late Monday Midnight and 2:20AM, Tuesday 2PM, Saturday 2 May 11:25AM CET "The Chase - The Executioners" ep 1 of 6
      Monday 5:25PM, Late Monday 12:20AM and 2:45AM, Tuesday 2:20PM, Saturday 2 May 11:45AM CET "The Chase - The Death Of Time" ep 2 of 6
      Tuesday 5:05PM, Late Tuesday 12:05AM and 2:25AM, Wednesday 2PM, Saturday 2 May 12:10PM CET "The Chase - Flight Through Eternity" ep 3 of 6
      Tuesday 5:30PM, Late Tuesday 12:30AM and 2:50AM, Wednesday 2:25PM, Saturday 2 May 12:35PM CET "The Chase - Journey Into Terror" ep 4 of 6
      Wednesday 5:05PM, Late Wednesday 12:05AM and 2:20AM, Thursday 2PM, Saturday 2 May 1PM CET "The Chase - The Death Of Doctor Who" ep 5 of 6
      Wednesday 5:25PM, Late Wednesday 12:25AM and 2:45AM, Thursday 2:20PM, Saturday 2 May 1:25PM CET "The Chase - The Planet Of Decision" ep 6 of 6
      Classic Season 2, Episodes 30 through 35. Doctor: William Hartnell.
      Thursday 5:05PM, Late Thursday 12:05AM and 2:25AM, Friday 2:05PM, Saturday 2 May 1:50PM CET "The Time Meddler - The Watcher" ep 1 of 4
      Thursday 5:30PM, Late Thursday 12:30AM and 2:50AM, Friday 2:30PM, Saturday 2 May 2:15PM CET "The Time Meddler - The Meddling Monk" ep 2 of 4
      Late Friday 2:20AM CET "The Time Meddler - A Battle Of Wits" ep 3 of 4 (5PM, Midnight, and Saturday slots taken over by Babylon 5)
      Late Friday 2:45AM CET "The Time Meddler - Checkmate" ep 4 of 4
      Classic Season 2, Episodes 36 through 39. Doctor: William Hartnell.
      Clearly there is a mistake somewhere above, as I find it hard to believe that TV4 Science Fiction will drop 3 of the 5 airing times of the episodes half-way through a story. Probably a Hartnell story got skipped, which would be easier to tell if their website had episode titles.

      SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES (Northern Europe):

      BBC Entertainment http://scandinavia.bbcentertainment.com
      Sunday 7:10PM and 10:15PM CET 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
      Sunday 8PM and 11PM and 4AM, 3 May 7:10PM and 11:20PM and 2:25AM CET 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
      3 May 8PM and 12:05AM and 3:15AM, 10 May 6:10PM and 10:15PM and 1:45AM CET 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
      10 May 7PM and 11PM and 2:30AM CET 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      17 May 7PM and 11:45PM CET 2-11 "Fear Her"
      24 May 6:35PM CET 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      31 May 7PM and 12:30AM CET 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2


      SCI FI Russia http://www.scifichannel.ru
      All times Moscow
      Saturday 8:10PM, Sunday 8:30AM and 2:20PM 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"


      BBC Entertainment South Africa http://southafrica.bbcentertainment.com http://www.dstv.com
      Series 3 Marathon:
      Friday 6:30AM CAT 3-01 "Smith And Jones"
      Friday 7:15AM CAT DWC 3-01 "Meet Martha Jones"
      Friday 7:30AM CAT 3-02 "The Shakespeare Code"
      Friday 8:15AM CAT DWC 3-02 "Stage Fright"
      Friday 8:30AM CAT 3-03 "Gridlock"
      Friday 9:15AM CAT DWC 3-03 "Are We There Yet?"
      Friday 9:30AM CAT 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
      Friday 10:15AM CAT DWC 3-04 "A New York Story"
      Friday 11AM CAT 3-05 "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2
      Friday 11:45AM CAT DWC 3-05 "Making Manhattan"
      Friday Noon CAT 3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment"
      Friday 12:45PM CAT DWC 3-06 "Monsters Inc."
      Friday 1PM CAT 3-07 "42"
      Friday 1:45PM CAT DWC 3-07 "Space Craft"
      Friday 2PM CAT 3-08 "Human Nature" pt 1 of 2
      Friday 2:45PM CAT DWC 3-08 "Alter Ego"
      Friday 3PM CAT 3-09 "The Family Of Blood" pt 2 of 2
      Friday 3:45PM CAT DWC 3-09 "Bad Blood"
      Friday 4PM CAT 3-10 "Blink"
      Friday 4:45PM CAT DWC 3-10 "Do You Remember The First Time?"
      Friday 5PM CAT 3-11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
      Friday 5:45PM CAT DWC 3-11 "'Ello 'Ello 'Ello"
      Friday 6PM CAT 3-12 "The Sound Of Drums" pt 2 of 3
      Friday 6:45PM CAT DWC 3-12 "The Saxon Mystery"
      Friday 7PM CAT 3-13 "Last Of The Time Lords" pt 3 of 3
      Friday 7:50PM CAT DWC 3-13 "The Valiant Quest"
      Doctor Who leaves schedule at this point. Next airdate unknown.


      BBC Entertainment Asia http://asia.bbcentertainment.com
      All times Thailand - adjust for local time zone. Subtitles available in Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
      Early Monday 5:45AM 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2
      Monday 6:35AM DWC 2-13 "Finale"
      Monday 10:20AM and 2:40PM, Early Tuesday 5:45AM 3-01 "Smith And Jones" (The Runaway Bride skipped)
      Monday 11:05AM and 3:25PM, Late Tuesday 2:05AM DWC 3-01 "Meet Martha Jones"
      Tuesday 10:15AM and 2:40PM, Early Wednesday 5:45AM 3-02 "The Shakespeare Code"
      Tuesday 11AM and 3:25PM, Wednesday 6:30AM DWC 3-02 "Stage Fright"
      Wednesday 10:15AM and 2:40PM, Early Thursday 5:45AM 3-03 "Gridlock"
      Wednesday 11AM and 3:25PM, Thursday 6:30AM DWC 3-03 "Are We There Yet?"
      Thursday 10:15AM and 2:40PM 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
      Thursday 11AM and 3:25PM DWC 3-04 "A New York Story"
      Friday ??


      BBC Entertainment http://india.bbcentertainment.com
      Repeat run:
      Sunday 7:30PM and 2AM 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
      Sunday 8:10PM DWC 2-02 "Fear Factor"


      UKTV Australia http://www.uktv.com.au http://www.sfsa.org.au
      All times 2 hours later on UKTV + 2. Times listed are Australian Eastern.
      Tuesday 7:30PM, Wednesday 11:30AM, Saturday 2 May 4PM 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      Tuesday 8:15PM, Wednesday 12:15PM, Saturday 2 May 4:45PM DWC 2-04 "From Script To Screen"
      5 May 7:30PM and 2:30AM, 6 May 11:30AM 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      5 May 8:20PM, 6 May 12:20PM DWC 2-05 "Cybermen"

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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