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This Week In Doctor Who - May 16, 2009

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    This Week In Doctor Who May 16, 2009 - Vol 12, No 20 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998. by Benjamin F. Elliott
    Message 1 of 1 , May 16, 2009
      This Week In Doctor Who
      May 16, 2009 - Vol 12, No 20
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      Upcoming Premiere Broadcasts:
      Tuesday 19 May:
      Ztele Canada 9PM EDT - The Doctor's Daughter (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
      Monday 1 June:
      Prime New Zealand 8:30PM - 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)

      First, as you can see in the upcoming premiere broadcasts, New Zealand Doctor Who fans have a day and time for Planet Of The Dead, the newest Doctor Who episode. It has been mentioned on the NZDWFC forum http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com that Planet is airing 51 days after the UK premiere, the closest an episode has ever aired in New Zealand to the UK premiere.

      The secret is out - on May 9th I took part in a special recording for the DWO Whocast http://www.thewhocast.com along with Chip of the Two Minute Time Lord and the regular Whocast hosts. Listed as Episode 118 of the Whocast, it is the first of two episodes. 119 features the views of various Doctor Who podcasters and should be out before most of you get this column. Why can't Doctor Who air at the same time around the world? Why the delays? It's not technology. These points and more were hashed out among us. It's a good episode. Be aware that we used Skype. Also, due to time issues, Chip and I were doing this at 6AM, and our voices do suffer a bit. Very honored to be involved.

      The show was inspired in part by my recent manifest on Doctor Who and international broadcasting. Find it at http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho/message/860 . I think the issue bugs everybody, and we all are searching for answers in our own way. How do we get the new episodes available at the same time everywhere?

      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 5PM, Friday 1PM CET 3-09 "The Family Of Blood" pt 2 of 2 (new episode?)
      Friday 8AM CET 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2?
      Saturday 23 May 8:15AM CET 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2?


      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)


      Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
      16:9 digital; 4:3 pan and scan analog.
      1 June 8:30PM 4-15 "Planet Of The Dead"


      SciFi NL http://www.scifi-tv.nl
      Repeat run - May. Series 4 premiere - June.
      Sunday 5:40PM, 31 May 4:50PM CET 3-11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
      Wednesday 7:30PM, Friday 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
      31 May 4PM CET 3-10 "Blink" (8 and 10 May pre-empted by Star Trek marathon)
      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:
      Sunday 7:10AM and 3AM CET 2-01 "New Earth"
      Sunday 8AM and 3:45AM CET 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
      Sunday 8:50AM and 4:30AM CET 2-03 "School Reunion"
      Sunday 9:40AM, Early Monday 5:15AM CET 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      Sunday 10:30AM, Late 24 May 3AM CET 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      Sunday 11:20AM, Late 24 May 3:45AM CET 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      Sunday 12:10PM, Late 24 May 4:30AM CET 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
      Sunday 1PM, Early 25 May 5:15AM CET 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
      Sunday 1:50PM, Late 31 May 3AM CET 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
      Sunday 2:40PM, Late 31 May 3:45AM CET 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      Sunday 3:30PM, Late 31 May 4:30AM CET 2-11 "Fear Her"
      Sunday 4:20PM, Early 1 June 5:15AM CET 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      Sunday 5:10PM, 23 May 1:40PM and 4:20AM CET 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2
      Sunday 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"
      11 June 3:10PM CET 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      12 June 3:10PM CET 1-06 "Dalek"



      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 3-05 "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2 (50 minutes)
      Monday 7:50PM and 4:15AM BST DWC 3-05 "Making Manhattan" (10 minutes)
      Tuesday 7PM BST 3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment"
      Wednesday 7PM BST 3-07 "42"
      Wednesday 7:45PM and 3:40AM BST DWC 3-07 "Spacecraft" (15 minutes)
      Thursday 7PM BST 3-08 "Human Nature" pt 1 of 2
      Thursday 7:45PM and 4:10AM BST DWC 3-08 "Alter Ego" (15 minutes)
      Friday 8PM BST 2-00 "The Christmas Invasion" (60 minutes)
      25 May 7PM BST 3-09 "The Family Of Blood" pt 2 of 2
      26 May 7PM BST 3-10 "Blink"
      27 May 7PM BST 3-11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
      27 May 7:45PM and 3:40AM BST DWC 3-11 "'Ello 'Ello 'Ello" (15 minutes)
      28 May 7PM BST 3-12 "The Sound Of Drums" pt 2 of 3 (50 minutes)
      28 May 7:50PM BST DWC 3-12 "The Saxon Mystery" (10 minutes)
      5 June 8PM BST "Episode Unknown, 1 hour time slot"

      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 2-05 "Cybermen" (15 minutes)
      Saturday 7PM BST 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      Late Friday 2:05AM, Late 30 May 2AM BST 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
      Saturday 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)
      23 May 5PM, 24 May 2:20PM, 27 May 4PM, 28 May 3PM, 30 May 7PM, 31 May 5PM, 13 June 8PM BST 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      25 May 8PM BST 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      Late 25 May 1AM, 6 June 8PM BST 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
      26 May 3PM BST 2-03 "School Reunion"
      26 May 4PM, 27 May 3PM BST 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      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 BST 2-11 "Fear Her"
      29 May 4PM BST 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2
      5 June 8:20PM BST 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      7 June 4:40PM, 12 June 8PM BST 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      14 June 5PM BST "episode unknown"

      CBBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc
      26 May 11:30AM BST "Doctor Who - The Infinite Quest" (50 minute animated story, 2007)


      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 2:10PM CET "The Dominators" ep 3 of 5
      Monday 2:30PM CET "The Dominators" ep 4 of 5
      Late Monday 2:15AM, Tuesday 2:10PM CET "The Dominators" ep 5 of 5
      Classic Season 6, Episodes 3 through 5. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
      Late Monday 2:40AM, Tuesday 2:30PM CET "The Mind Robber" ep 1 of 5
      Late Tuesday 2:15AM, Wednesday 2:10PM CET "The Mind Robber" ep 2 of 5
      Late Tuesday 2:40AM, Wednesday 2:35PM CET "The Mind Robber" ep 3 of 5
      Late Wednesday 2:15AM, Thursday 2:10PM CET "The Mind Robber" ep 4 of 5
      Late Wednesday 2:40AM, Thursday 2:35PM CET "The Mind Robber" ep 5 of 5
      Classic Season 6, Episodes 6 through 10. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
      Late Thursday 2:15AM, Friday 2:05PM CET "The Krotons" ep 1 of 4
      Late Thursday 2:40AM, Friday 2:30PM CET "The Krotons" ep 2 of 4
      Late Friday 2:15AM CET "The Krotons" ep 3 of 4
      Late Friday 2:40AM CET "The Krotons" ep 4 of 4
      Classic Season 6, Episodes 19 through 22. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.

      SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES (Northern Europe):

      BBC Entertainment http://scandinavia.bbcentertainment.com
      Sunday 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 2-10 "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 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
      14 June 4:25PM and 11:10PM KSA 1-01 "Rose" (haven't translated to the regular Central European Time yet)
      14 June 5:10PM and 11:55PM KSA DWC 1-01 "Back From The Future"


      BBC Entertainment Asia http://asia.bbcentertainment.com
      All times Thailand - adjust for local time zone. Subtitles available in Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
      Late Saturday 12:45AM DWC 1-01 "Back From The Future"
      Monday 11:05AM DWC 1-02 "Aliens"
      Tuesday 11:05AM DWC 1-03 "TARDIS Tales"
      Wednesday 11AM and 3:35PM and 2:10AM DWC 1-04 "I Get A Side-Kick Out Of You"
      Thursday 11:05AM DWC 1-05 "Why On Earth?"
      Friday 11:05AM, Saturday 16 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 2-05 "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 23 May 4PM 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
      Tuesday 8:20PM, Saturday 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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