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This Week In Doctor Who - May 2, 2009

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    This Week In Doctor Who May 2, 2009 - Vol 12, No 18 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998. by Benjamin F. Elliott
    Message 1 of 1 , May 2, 2009
      This Week In Doctor Who
      May 2, 2009 - Vol 12, No 18
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      Upcoming Premiere Broadcasts:
      Tuesday 5 May:
      Ztele Canada 9PM EDT - The Sontaran Stratagem, pt 1 (French version)
      Sunday 24 May:
      BBC Entertainment Poland 7PM and 11:30PM - The Runaway Bride
      Sunday 31 May:
      ABC1 Australia 7:30PM - Planet Of The Dead
      Wednesday 3 June:
      SciFi Netherlands 7:30PM - Voyage Of The Damned
      Saturday 20 June:
      SPACE Canada 9:30PM EDT - Planet Of The Dead (Canada covered in This Week In Doctor Who Western Hemisphere)

      Series 3 comes to Poland this month on BBC Entertainment. Series 4 comes to the Netherlands in June on SciFi NL. And all the usual ongoing new episodes and repeats.

      This paragraph was written for last week's column, but too far behind to re-edit just yet:
      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:


      SIC Radical http://sicradical.pt
      Series 3 Firstrun:
      Saturday 1:45PM, Monday 5:05PM CET 3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment"
      Next episode should be 3-07 "42", but I don't find it on the schedule.


      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)


      SciFi NL http://www.scifi-tv.nl
      Repeat run - May. Series 4 premiere - June.
      Wednesday 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"
      31 May 2:20PM CET 3-08 "Human Nature" pt 1 of 2
      31 May 3:10PM CET 3-09 "The Family Of Blood" pt 2 of 2
      3 June 7:30PM, 5 June 9:10PM, 7 June 6PM CET 4-00 "Voyage Of The Damned" start of new episodes, 80 minute slot
      3 June 8:50PM, 5 June 10:25PM CET "episode unknown" 70 minute slot
      10 June 7:30PM, 12 June 9:10PM, 14 June 5:40PM CET 4-01 "Partners In Crime"
      17 June 7:30PM, 19 June 9:10PM, 21 June 5:40PM CET 4-02 "The Fires Of Pompeii"
      24 June 7:30PM, 26 June 9:10PM, 28 June 5:40PM CET 4-03 "Planet Of The Ood"


      BBC Entertainment Poland http://poland.bbcentertainment.com
      Series 3 - first run:
      17 May 7:10AM and 3AM CET 2-01 "New Earth"
      17 May 8AM and 3:45AM CET 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
      17 May 8:50AM and 4:30AM CET 2-03 "School Reunion"
      17 May 9:40AM, Early 18 May 5:15AM CET 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      17 May 10:30AM, Late 24 May 3AM CET 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      17 May 11:20AM, Late 24 May 3:45AM CET 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      17 May 12:10PM, Late 24 May 4:30AM CET 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
      17 May 1PM, Early 25 May 5:15AM CET 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
      17 May 1:50PM, Late 31 May 3AM CET 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
      17 May 2:40PM, Late 31 May 3:45AM CET 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      17 May 3:30PM, Late 31 May 4:30AM CET 2-11 "Fear Her"
      17 May 4:20PM, Early 1 June 5:15AM CET 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      17 May 5:10PM, 23 May 1:40PM and 4:20AM CET 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2
      17 May 6PM and 11:30PM, 18 May 8:20AM, 23 May 2:40PM, Early 24 May 5:05AM CET 3-00 "The Runaway Bride" (start of new episodes)
      24 May 7PM and 11:30PM, 25 May 8:20AM and 1:45AM, 30 May 2:40PM, Early 31 May 5:05AM CET 3-01 "Smith And Jones"
      31 May 7PM and 11:30PM CET 3-02 "The Shakespeare Code"



      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 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      Tuesday 7PM BST 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2
      Wednesday 7PM BST 3-01 "Smith And Jones"
      Wednesday 7:45PM BST DWC 3-01 "Meet Martha Jones" (15 minutes)
      Thursday 7PM BST 3-02 "The Shakespeare Code"
      Thursday 7:45PM BST DWC 3-02 "Stage Fright" (15 minutes)
      11 May 7PM BST 3-03 "Gridlock"
      13 May 7PM BST 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
      13 May 7:50PM and 5AM BST DWC 3-04 "A New York Story" (10 minutes)
      18 May 7PM BST 3-05 "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2
      19 May 7PM BST 3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment"
      20 May 7PM BST 3-07 "42"
      20 May 7:45PM BST DWC 3-07 "Spacecraft" (15 minutes)
      21 May 7PM BST 3-08 "Human Nature" pt 1 of 2
      21 May 7:45PM BST DWC 3-08 "" (15 minutes)

      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 2-03 "Friends Reunited" (15 minutes)
      Saturday 8PM, 26 May 3PM BST 2-03 "School Reunion"
      Saturday 9 May 10:15AM BST DWC 2-04 "From Script To Screen" (15 minutes)
      Saturday 9 May 1:50PM BST DWC "" (10 minutes)
      9 May 8PM, 10 May 5PM BST 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      16 May 10:15AM BST DWC 2-05 "Cybermen" (15 minutes)
      16 May 7PM BST 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      Late 22 May 2:05AM, Late 30 May 2AM BST 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
      23 May 10:45AM BST DWC 2-06 "From Zero To Hero" (15 minutes)
      23 May 8PM, 24 May 5PM BST 1-06 "Dalek"
      24 May 3:20PM, 25 May 9:20AM BST "Doctor Who And The Daleks" (1965 theatrical film, 100 minute time slot)
      25 May 8PM, 27 May 4PM, 28 May 3PM, 30 May 7PM BST 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      Late 25 May 1AM BST 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
      26 May 4PM, 27 May 3PM BST 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      26 May 8PM BST 1-07 "The Long Game"
      28 May 4PM BST 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      29 May 8AM and 3PM BST 2-11 "Fear Her"


      update before 2 May
      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 2:05PM CET "The Time Meddler - A Battle Of Wits" ep 3 of 4
      Monday 2:30PM CET "The Time Meddler - Checkmate" ep 4 of 4
      Classic Season 2, Episodes 38 through 39. Doctor: William Hartnell.
      Late Monday 2:20AM, Tuesday 2:05PM CET "The Ark - The Steel Sky" ep 1 of 4
      Late Monday 2:45AM, Tuesday 2:25PM CET "The Ark - The Plague" ep 2 of 4
      Late Tuesday 2:15AM, Wednesday 2:05PM CET "The Ark - The Return" ep 3 of 4
      Late Tuesday 2:40AM, Wednesday 2:30PM CET "The Ark - The Bomb" ep 4 of 4
      Classic Season 3, Episodes 26 through 29. Doctor: William Hartnell.
      Late Wednesday 2:15AM, Thursday 2:05PM CET "The Gunfighters - A Holiday For The Doctor" ep 1 of 4
      Late Wednesday 2:40AM, Thursday 2:30PM CET "The Gunfighters - Don't Shoot The Pianist" ep 2 of 4
      Late Thursday 2:15AM, Friday 2:05PM CET "The Gunfighters - Johnny Ringo" ep 3 of 4
      Late Thursday 2:40AM, Friday 2:30PM CET "The Gunfighters - The OK Corral" ep 4 of 4
      Classic Season 3, Episodes 34 through 37. Doctor: William Hartnell.
      Late Friday 2:20AM CET "The War Machines" ep 1 of 4
      Late Friday 2:45AM CET "The War Machines" ep 2 of 4
      Classic Season 3, Episodes 42 through 43. Doctor: William Hartnell.

      SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES (Northern Europe):

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


      SCI FI Russia http://www.scifichannel.ru
      All times Moscow
      Saturday 8:10PM, Sunday 8:30AM and 2:20PM 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
      9 May 8:10PM, 10 May 8:30AM and 2:20PM 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
      16 May 8:10PM, 17 May 8:30AM and 2:20PM 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      23 May 8:10PM, 24 May 8:30AM and 2:20PM 2-11 "Fear Her"
      30 May 8:10PM, 31 May 8:30AM and 2:20PM 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2


      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 3-05 "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2
      Monday 6:35AM DWC 3-05 "Making Manhattan"
      Monday 10:20AM and 2:40PM, Early Tuesday 5:45AM 3-06 "The Lazarus Expeirment"
      Monday 11:05AM and 3:25PM, Tuesday 6:30AM DWC 3-06 "Monsters Inc"
      Tuesday 10:15AM and 2:40PM, Early Wednesday 5:45AM 3-07 "42"
      Tuesday 11AM and 3:30PM and 11:30PM and 2:10AM, Wednesday 6:30AM DWC 3-07 "Spacecraft"
      Wednesday 10:15AM and 2:40PM, Early Thursday 5:45AM 3-08 "Human Nature" pt 1 of 2
      Wednesday 11AM and 3:30PM and 2:05AM DWC 3-08 "Alter Ego"
      Thursday 10:15AM and 2:40PM, Early Friday 5:45AM 3-09 "The Family Of Blood" pt 2 of 2
      Thursday 11AM and 3:25PM and 2:05AM, Friday 6:30AM DWC 3-09 "Bad Blood"
      Friday 10:15AM and 2:40PM, Early 11 May 5:45AM 3-10 "Blink"
      Friday 11AM and 3:25PM, 11 May 6:30AM DWC 3-10 "Do You Remember The First Time?"
      11 May 10:15AM and 2:40PM, Early 12 May 5:45AM 3-11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
      11 May 11AM and 3:25PM DWC 3-11 "'Ello 'Ello 'Ello"
      12 May 10:15AM and 2:40PM, Early 13 May 5:45AM 3-12 "The Sound Of Drums" pt 2 of 3
      12 May 11AM and 3:25PM and 2:05AM DWC 3-12 "The Saxon Mystery"
      13 May 10:15AM and 2:40PM, Early 14 May 5:45AM 3-13 "Last Of The Time Lords" pt 3 of 3
      13 May 11:05AM and 3:30PM and 2:10AM, 14 May 6:35AM and 11:10AM DWC 3-13 "The Valiant Quest"
      15 May 11:05AM, 16 May 9:10AM and 12:45AM DWC 1-01 "Back From The Future" (weekday run of Doctor Who Confidential only)
      18 May 11:05AM DWC 1-02 "Aliens"
      19 May 11:05AM DWC 1-03 "TARDIS Tales"
      20 May 11AM and 3:35PM and 2:10AM DWC 1-04 "I Get A Side-Kick Out Of You"
      21 May 11:05AM DWC 1-05 "Why On Earth?"
      22 May 11:05AM, 23 May 9:10AM DWC 1-06 "The Daleks"
      25 May 11AM and 2:40PM DWC 1-07 "The Long Game"
      26 May 11:05AM DWC 1-08 "Time Trouble"
      27 May 11:05AM and 2:05AM DWC 1-09 "FX"
      28 May 11:05AM DWC 1-10 "Weird Science Of Doctor Who"
      29 May 11:05AM, 30 May 9:10AM DWC 1-11 "Unsung Heroes And Violent Death"


      BBC Entertainment http://india.bbcentertainment.com
      Repeat run:
      Sunday 7:30PM and 2AM 2-03 "School Reunion"
      10 May 7:30PM and 2AM 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      17 May 7:30PM and 2AM 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      24 May 7:30PM and 2AM 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      31 May 7:30PM and 2AM 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"


      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 and 2:30AM, Wednesday 11:30AM, Saturday 9 May 4PM 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      Tuesday 8:20PM, Saturday 9 May 4:50PM DWC 2-05 "Cybermen"
      12 May 7:30PM and 2:30AM, 13 May 11:30AM, 16 May 4PM 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      12 May 8:20PM, 16 May 4:50PM DWC 2-06 "From Zero To Hero"
      19 May 7:30PM and 2:30AM, 20 May 11:30AM, 23 May 4PM 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
      19 May 8:20PM, 23 May 4:50PM DWC 2-07 "The Writer's Tale"
      26 May 7:30PM and 1:30AM, 27 May 11:30AM, 30 May 4PM 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
      26 May 8:20PM, 30 May 4:50PM DWC 2-08 "You've Got The Look"

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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