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This Week In Doctor Who - July 3/4, 2009

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    This Week In Doctor Who July 3/4, 2009 - Vol 12, No 27 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998. by Benjamin F. Elliott
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      This Week In Doctor Who
      July 3/4, 2009 - Vol 12, No 27
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
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      Upcoming Premiere Broadcasts:

      Sunday 5 July:
      BBC Entertainment Poland 7PM and 11:30PM - The Lazarus Experiment
      Tuesday 7 July:
      Ztele Canada 9PM EDT - Journey's End, pt 2 (French version)
      Wednesday 8 July:
      SciFi Netherlands 7:30PM - The Poison Sky, pt 2
      Saturday 25 July:
      SPACE Canada 9PM EDT/6PM PDT - Planet Of The Dead (see This Week In Doctor Who Western Hemisphere)
      Sunday 26 July:
      BBC America USA 8PM and 11PM and 2AM EDT/5PM and 8PM and 11PM PDT - Planet Of The Dead (see This Week In Doctor Who Western Hemisphere)

      This Week In Doctor Who has been proud to be associated with Outpost Gallifrey in one form or another since July 1998 when this column began. Thanks for all the glorious years.

      Quiet week for Doctor Who (Torchwood gets most of the excitement - see Torchwood This Week). There is an interesting bit of consolidation, though. Remember how BBC Entertainment has spread through the Eastern Hemisphere? Some new territories but also subdividing old BBC Prime ground? With the goal of having the channel tailored with unique schedules in every country? Well, BBC Entertainment India has been shut down, and Indian audiences are now getting merged into BBC Entertainment Asia. They're probably getting a better deal this way (certainly Doctor Who and Torchwood-wise), but it is odd to see this pushback from the slow march to having every country on its own schedule.

      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:

      FIRST RUN BROADCASTS:

      New Series General Information:
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/sja
      http://www.doctorwhonews.com

      NETHERLANDS:

      SciFi NL http://www.scifi-tv.nl
      Series 4 - new episodes.
      Sunday 6:40PM CET 4-04 "The Sontaran Stratagem" pt 1 of 2
      Wednesday 8:30PM, Friday 10:10PM, 12 July 6:40PM CET 4-05 "The Poison Sky" pt 2 of 2
      15 July 8:30PM, 17 July 10:10PM, 19 July 6:40PM CET 4-06 "The Doctor's Daughter"
      22 July 8:30PM, 24 July 10:10PM, 26 July 6:40PM CET 4-07 "The Unicorn And The Wasp"
      29 July 8:30PM, 31 July 10:10PM, 2 August 6:40PM CET 4-08 "Silence In The Library" pt 1 of 2
      5 August 8:30PM, 7 August 10:10PM, 9 August 6:40PM CET 4-09 "Forest Of The Dead" pt 2 of 2
      12 August 8:30PM, 14 August 10:10PM, 16 August 6:40PM CET 4-10 "Midnight"
      19 August 8:30PM, 21 August 10:10PM, 23 August 6:40PM CET 4-11 "Turn Left"
      26 August 8:30PM, 28 August 10:10PM, 30 August 6:40PM CET 4-12 "The Stolen Earth" pt 1 of 2

      POLAND:

      I'm not entirely sure on some of these start times - seem like odd changes during the month
      BBC Entertainment Poland http://poland.bbcentertainment.com
      Series 3 - first run:
      Saturday 1:40PM, Early Sunday 5:05AM CET 3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment"
      Sunday 7PM and 2:10AM, Saturday 11 July 2:40PM, 12 July 5:05AM CET 3-07 "42" (new episode)
      Late Sunday 3:45AM CET 1-11 "Boom Town"
      Late Sunday 4:30AM CET 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
      Early Monday 5:15AM CET 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2
      Late Monday 1:50AM, Thursday 6:30AM, Late 12 July 4:30AM CET 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
      Friday 6:30AM and (late) 3AM, Early 13 July 5:15AM CET 2-03 "School Reunion"
      Friday 7:20AM and (late) 3:50AM, Late 19 July 3:45AM CET 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      12 July 7PM and 2:10AM, 18 July 2:40PM, 19 July 5:05AM CET 3-08 "Human Nature" pt 1 of 2
      Late 12 July 3:45AM CET 2-01 "New Earth"
      13 July 6:30AM and (late) 3AM, Late 19 July 4:30AM CET 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      13 July 7:20AM and (late) 3:50AM, Early 20 July 5:15AM CET 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      14 July 6:30AM and (late) 3AM, Late 26 July 3AM CET 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
      14 July 7:20AM and (late) 3:50AM, Late 26 July 3:45AM CET 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
      15 July 6:30AM and (late) 3AM, Late 26 July 4:30AM CET 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
      15 July 7:20AM and (late) 3:50AM CET 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      16 July 6:30AM and (late) 3AM CET 2-11 "Fear Her"
      16 July 7:20AM and (late) 3:50AM CET 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      17 July 6:30AM and (late) 3AM CET 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2
      17 July 7:20AM and (late) 3:50AM CET 3-00 "The Runaway Bride"
      Beginning with 19 July everything seems to shift 2 hours later without reason. I'm assuming that's an error for now, especially with Primeval episode listings mixed in with Doctor Who.
      19 July 7PM and 2:10AM, 25 July 2:40PM, 26 July 5:05AM CET 3-09 "The Family Of Blood" pt 2 of 2 (recheck time)
      26 July 7PM and 2:10AM CET 3-10 "Blink" (recheck time)

      REPEATS AND OTHER TV/RADIO/INTERNET BROADCASTS:

      UK:

      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 4-11 "Turn Left" (50 minutes)
      Monday 7:50PM and 4:50AM, 17 July 8:05PM BST "Doctor Who Top 5 Christmas Moments" (10 minutes)
      Tuesday 7PM BST 4-12 "The Stolen Earth" pt 1 of 2
      Tuesday 7:46PM and 3:45AM BST DWC 4-12 "Friends And Foe" (14 minutes)
      Wednesday 7PM BST 4-13 "Journey's End" pt 2 of 2 (65 minutes)
      Wednesday 8:05PM BST DWC 4-13 "The End Of An Era" (25 minutes)
      Thursday 7PM BST 4-14 "The Next Doctor" (60 minutes)
      17 July 8:15PM BST 1-01 "Rose" (another weekday repeat of new Who from the beginning seems to have been dropped in favor of a weekly run as lead-in to encores of the third series of Torchwood)

      Watch http://www.uktv.co.uk http://www.justwatch.co.uk
      All times 1 hour later on Watch plus 1.
      Saturday 7PM, 11 July 4:40PM, 12 July 2PM BST 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      Saturday 8PM and 12:20AM, 11 July 5:40PM, 12 July 3PM BST 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2
      11 July 12:40PM, 10 August 6PM BST 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      11 July 1:40PM, 11 August 7PM BST 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      11 July 2:40PM BST 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      11 July 3:40PM, 12 July 1PM BST 2-11 "Fear Her"
      11 July 6:40PM, 12 July 4PM, 26 July 9:55PM BST 3-00 "The Runaway Bride" (80 minutes, start of New to Watch episodes)
      11 July 8PM, 12 July 5:20PM BST 3-01 "Smith And Jones"
      12 July Noon, Late 12 July 1:30AM BST 2-01 "New Earth"
      18 July 8PM, 19 July 5PM BST 3-02 "The Shakespeare Code"
      25 July 8PM and 11:50PM BST 3-03 "Gridlock"
      27 July 6PM BST 1-01 "Rose"
      28 July 6PM BST 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"
      29 July 6PM BST 1-06 "Dalek"
      30 July 6PM BST 1-07 "The Long Game"
      31 July 6PM BST 1-08 "Father's Day"
      1 August 6PM and 11:45PM BST 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1 of 2
      1 August 8PM BST Series 3
      2 August 4PM BST Series 3
      2 August 6PM and 9:45PM BST 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2 of 2
      3 August 6PM BST 1-11 "Boom Town"
      4 August 6PM BST 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1 of 2
      5 August 6PM BST 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2
      6 August 6PM BST 2-01 "New Earth"
      7 August 6PM and 12:10AM BST 2-03 "School Reunion"
      8 August 8PM BST Series 3 - 2 hours?
      9 August 5PM BST Series 3

      I am going to get time to explore the site again, BBC Online. Are these features still available? Tune in next week.
      BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/webcasts/shada
      "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.
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/webcasts/shalka
      "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?
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/webcasts/realtime
      "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 HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbchd http://www.radiotimes.com
      The BBC's UK station for HD programming - no episodes scheduled

      MILITARY:

      BFBS http://bfbs-tv.com
      BFBS 2:
      Saturday 6PM, Sunday 6AM CET 3-01 "Smith And Jones" (The Runaway Bride is skipped)
      Saturday 6:45PM, Sunday 6:45AM CET 3-02 "The Shakespeare Code"
      11 July 6PM, 5 July 6AM CET 3-03 "Gridlock"
      11 July 6:45PM, 5 July 6:45AM CET 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2

      PORTUGAL:

      SIC Radical http://sicradical.pt - website is a tad hard to follow
      Series 2 Repeats:
      Saturday 8:15AM CET 2-11 "Fear Her"
      Saturday 11 July 8:15AM CET 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2

      ITALY:

      Jimmy http://www.jimmy.tv
      Series 3 Repeat Run:
      27 July 8:35AM and 3:30PM and (late) 3:10AM, 28 July 7:05AM and (late) 2:20AM CET 3-00 "The Runaway Bride"
      as of this writing, Jimmy's schedule for July wasn't fully filled in, so the above is tentative

      SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES (Northern Europe):

      BBC Entertainment http://scandinavia.bbcentertainment.com
      22 July 8:15AM CET 2-01 "New Earth" (weekday morning double feature run)
      22 July 9AM, 23 July 8:15AM CET 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
      23 July 9AM, 24 July 8:15AM CET 2-03 "School Reunion"
      24 July 9AM, 27 July 8:15AM CET 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      27 July 9AM, 28 July 8:15AM CET 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      28 July 9AM, 29 July 8:15AM CET 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      29 July 9AM, 30 July 8:15AM CET 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
      30 July 9AM, 31 July 8:35AM CET 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
      31 July 9:20AM, 3 August 8:15AM CET 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
      2 August 7:15PM and Midnight, 7 August 6:55PM and 11:55PM and 3:55AM, 8 August 5:15PM, 9 August 6:15PM CET 3-00 "The Runaway Bride" (start of new episodes)
      3 August 9AM, 4 August 8:15AM CET 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      4 August 9AM, 5 August 8:15AM CET 2-11 "Fear Her"
      5 August 9AM, 6 August 8:15AM CET 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      6 August 9AM, 7 August 8:20AM CET 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2
      9 August 7:15PM and 11:45PM and 4:15AM, 14 August 7:15PM and 11:50PM and 3:25AM, 15 August 5:30PM, 16 August 6:30PM and 11:45PM CET 3-01 "Smith And Jones"
      16 August 7:15PM and 12:30AM, 21 August 7:15PM and 11:50PM and 2:55AM, 22 August 5:30PM, 23 August 6:30PM and 11:45PM CET 3-02 "The Shakespeare Code"
      23 August 7:15PM and 12:30AM, 28 August 7:15PM and 3:30AM, 29 August 5:30PM, 30 August 6:30PM and 12:55AM CET 3-03 "Gridlock"
      30 August 7:15PM and 1:40AM CET 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2

      SWEDEN:

      TV4 Science Fiction http://tvplaneten.se
      11 July 9:30PM, 12 July 9:55AM CET "Dr. Who and the Daleks" 1965 feature film with Peter Cushing as the British scientist Dr. Who - 80 minutes

      EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST:

      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
      Sunday 3:25PM and 10:05PM CET 1-04 "Aliens Of London" pt 1 of 2
      Sunday 4:10PM and 10:50PM CET DWC 1-04 "I Get A Side-Kick Out Of You"
      12 July 3:25PM and 10:10PM CET 1-05 "World War Three" pt 2 of 2
      12 July 4:10PM and 10:55PM CET DWC 1-05 "Why on Earth?"
      19 July 3:25PM and 10:05PM CET 1-06 "Dalek"
      19 July 4:10PM and 10:50PM CET DWC 1-06 "The Daleks"
      26 July 3:10PM and 9:55PM CET 1-07 "The Long Game"
      26 July 3:55PM and 10:40PM CET DWC 1-07 "The Dark Side"

      ASIA:

      BBC Entertainment Asia http://asia.bbcentertainment.com
      All times Korea - adjust for local time zone. Subtitles available in various local languages. If you were following BBC Entertainment India, you are now following this channel.
      Late Saturday 4:20AM DWC 2-07 "The Writer's Tale"
      Sunday 10:20PM DWC 2-08 "You've Got The Look"
      Late Monday 1:20AM, 11 July 10:20PM DWC 2-09 "Myths, Heroes, And Legends"
      Late 11 July 4:15AM, 14 July 5:30AM and 2:20PM DWC 2-10 "The New World Of Doctor Who"
      14 July 9:05PM and 12:45AM and 4:50AM, 15 July 10AM and 1:45PM, 19 July 5:20PM 2-01 "New Earth"
      14 July 9:50PM, 19 July 6:05PM DWC 2-01 "New New Doctor"
      19 July 10:20PM, 28 July 5:35AM DWC 2-12 "Welcome To Torchwood"
      21 July 5:30AM, 26 July 6:05PM DWC 2-02 "Fear Factor"
      21 July 9:10PM and 12:45AM and 4:55AM, 22 July 10AM and 1:45PM, 26 July 5:20PM 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
      26 July 10:15PM and 4:20AM 2-11 "The Fright Stuff"
      28 July 9:10PM and 12:45AM and 4:55AM, 29 July 10AM and 1:45PM 2-03 "School Reunion"

      INDIA:

      BBC Entertainment http://india.bbcentertainment.com
      Merged into BBC Entertainment Asia

      HONG KONG:

      ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/v3/world/world.html
      Saturday 11 July 9PM 3-09 "The Family Of Blood" pt 2 of 2

      AUSTRALIA:

      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.
      Monday 7:30PM and 2:30AM, Tuesday 10:30AM 3-00 "The Runaway Bride" (60 minutes) (special week of repeats paired with the new Torchwood episodes)
      Tuesday 7:30PM and 2:30AM, Wednesday 10:30AM 3-01 "Smith And Jones"
      Wednesday 7:30PM and 2:30AM, Thursday 10:30AM 3-02 "The Shakespeare Code"
      Thursday 7:30PM and 2:30AM, Friday 10:30AM 3-03 "Gridlock"
      Friday 7:30PM and 2:30AM, Saturday 11 July 4PM 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
      Saturday 11 July 4:50PM DWC 3-04 "A New York Story"
      14 July 7:30PM, 15 July 11:30AM, 18 July 4PM 3-05 "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2
      14 July 8:20PM, 18 July 4:50PM DWC 3-05 "Making Manhattan"
      21 July 7:30PM, 22 July 11:30AM, 25 July 4PM 3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment"
      21 July 8:20PM, 25 July 4:50PM DWC 3-06 "Monsters Inc."
      28 July 7:30PM, 29 July 11:30AM, 1 August 4PM 3-07 "42"
      28 July 8:20PM, 1 August 4:50PM DWC 3-07 "Spacecraft"

      ABC2 http://www.abc.net.au/tv http://www.sfsa.org.au
      Series 2 repeat run (began on ABC1 earlier this year) resumes on ABC2.
      Monday 9:30PM 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
      Monday 10:16PM DWC 2-08 "You've Got The Look"
      13 July 9:30PM 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
      13 July 10:17PM DWC 2-09 "Myths, Heroes, And Legends"
      20 July 9:30PM 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      20 July 10:15PM DWC 2-10 "The New World Of Doctor Who"

      New Zealand:

      UKTV New Zealand http://www.uktv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
      Thursday 7:30PM and 2:15AM, Saturday 11 July 3:55PM 3-00 "The Runaway Bride" (60 minutes, start of new to UKTV New Zealand episodes)
      16 July 7:30PM and 2:15AM, 18 July 4PM 3-01 "Smith And Jones"
      16 July 8:15PM and 3AM, 18 July 4:45PM DWC 3-01 "Meet Martha Jones"
      23 July 7:30PM and 2:15AM, 25 July 4PM 3-02 "The Shakespeare Code"
      23 July 8:15PM and 3AM, 25 July 4:45PM DWC 3-02 "Stage Fright"
      30 July 7:30PM and 2:15AM, 1 August 4PM 3-03 "Gridlock"
      30 July 8:15PM and 3AM, 1 August 4:45PM DWC 3-03 "Are We There Yet?"

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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