This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
August 29, 2009 - Volume 1, Number 33
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Adventures and K9 broadcasts, plus any extra matters.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
I have reorganized This Week In Doctor Who a bit. The Podcasts have moved to the second section, which has been renamed PBS and Podcasts. All Doctor Who schedules except for the PBS stations are now in the first section, which is still traditional This Week In Doctor Who. This section will seem a little shorter for now, at least until K9 starts appearing on TV stations around the world. A surge in Sarah Jane stations would also fill this section up.
Sarah Jane's current status:
UK - Series 3 will be on BBC One and CBBC this fall. No start date yet, but starting in late September like Series 1 and 2 would be the easiest way to do it.
USA - Since Syfy has not purchased Series 2 or 3 of Sarah Jane, we have no idea when or if the episodes will reach our TV screens. No network has mentioned that they are buying the show yet. Yes, BBC America has been sent e-mails and twitters asking if they'll step forward.
CANADA - BBC Kids has not mentioned any plans to pick up Sarah Jane Series 2. Instead they've been getting themselves dropped from some cable systems. No other network has mentioned if they want Sarah Jane in Canada.
USA and CANADA - Sarah Jane Series 2 will actually premiere in these two countries on DVD, barring last minute surprises. The DVD release is Tuesday November 10th.
Sarah Jane Stations:
CBBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc http://www.bbc.co.uk/sja
Monday 9AM and 2:50PM BST 1. "Invasion Of The Bane" (60 minutes)
Monday 10AM BST 2a. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 1 of 2
Monday 10:30AM BST 2b. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 2 of 2
Monday 11AM BST 3a. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 1 of 2
Monday 11:30AM BST 3b. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 2 of 2
Monday Noon BST 4a. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 1 of 2
Monday 12:30PM BST 4b. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 2 of 2
Monday 1PM BST 5a. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 1 of 2
Monday 1:30PM BST 5b. "Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?" pt 2 of 2
Monday 2PM BST 6a. "The Lost Boy" pt 1 of 2
Monday 2:30PM BST 6b. "The Lost Boy" pt 2 of 2
Thursday 4:30PM BST 7a. "The Last Sontaran" pt 1 of 2
Thursday 5:15PM BST 7b. "The Last Sontaran" pt 2 of 2
Friday 4:30PM, Saturday 5 September Noon BST 8a. "Day Of The Clown" pt 1 of 2
Friday 5:15PM, Saturday 5 September 12:30PM BST 8b. "Day Of The Clown" pt 2 of 2
10 September 5:15PM BST 9a. "Secrets Of The Stars" pt 1 of 2
11 September 5:15PM BST 9b. "Secrets Of The Stars" pt 2 of 2
12 September Noon BST episode unknown
12 September 12:30PM BST episode unknown
17 September 5:15PM BST episode unknown
Nickelodeon Australia http://www.nickelodeon.com.au http://www.foxtel.tv
All times Australian Eastern.
Sunday 7:30PM 3b. "Eye Of The Gorgon" pt 2 of 2
6 September 7:30PM 4a. "Warriors Of Kudlak" pt 1 of 2
BFBS 3 Kids:
Sunday 6AM CET 11a. "The Temptation Of Sarah Jane Smith" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 6:30AM CET 11b. "The Temptation Of Sarah Jane Smith" pt 2 of 2
Monday 8:05AM, Saturday 5 September 6AM CET 12a. "Enemy Of The Bane" pt 1 of 2
Monday 8:35AM, Saturday 5 September 6:30AM CET 12b. "Enemy Of The Bane" pt 2 of 2
5 September 1PM CET 7a. "The Last Sontaran" pt 1 of 2
5 September 1:30PM CET 7b. "The Last Sontaran" pt 2 of 2
K9 - Coming later 2009 (or early 2010, by some reports). Network Ten in Australia and DisneyXD in the UK will air it. Other broadcasters unknown. 26 episodes in this first batch. Starring John Leeson as the voice of K9. A launch trailer for DisneyXD in the UK included K9 clips. If a bunch of Disney XD branded channels start airing K9, this section will get very busy very quickly.
PBS Stations With Doctor Who Rights That Could Air Again:
A - BOUGHT SERIES THREE: (rights expire at date unknown)
B - BOUGHT SERIES TWO: (rights expire March 31, 2010)
1) UNC North Carolina 58.1,17.1,30.1,4.1,36.1,33.1 http://www.unctv.org
Some regions are now being carried in HD on DirecTV. Will update this - probably when the main channel schedules Doctor Who again.
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 2 for one additional cycle before March 31, 2010.
2) KCPT 19.1 Kansas City, MO http://www.kcpt.org
Kansas City DirecTV 19 DirecTVHD 19 Kansas City Dish 19,8436
KCPT has the right to air Series 2 two more times.
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) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 2 http://nederland2.nl
- Series 2 completed.
6) DENMARK - DR 1 http://www.dr.dk/tv
Series 1 Repeats Completed.
7) FINLAND - TV2 http://www.yle.fi/tv2
- No additional airdates at present
8) NORWAY - NRK3 http://www.nrk.no http://www.nrk.no/programmer/sider/doktor_who
Series 1 repeat run completed.
9) SOUTH AFRICA - SABC 2 http://www.sabc2.co.za/portal/site/sabc2
The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - not on schedule.
10) SWEDEN - SVT 24 and SVT HD http://www.svt.se
TV4 Science Fiction http://www.tv4.se http://www.tvplaneten.se
Digital SciFi station. Classic Who completed for now.
11) GREECE - Skai TV http://www.skai.gr
- Between seasons.
12) ICELAND - RUV http://www.ruv.is
- English with Icelandic subtitles - Series 1 and 2 completed.
13) TURKEY - Cine 5 http://www.cine5.com.tr
14) THAILAND - Channel 7 http://www.ch7.com
15) ITALY - RAISAT Smash http://www.smash.raisat.it
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - dubbed into Italian. Pan & scan 4:3 image. completed run?
- No repeats or new episodes scheduled at the moment.
16) NEW ZEALAND - Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
16:9 digital; 4:3 pan and scan analog.
The Waters Of Mars and the 2 part finale - airdate unknown, but the episodes have been purchased.
17) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia http://www.showtimearabia.com
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours earlier on ShowSeries 1 Extra) - Series 3 Encore completed.
18) DUBAI - Dubai One http://www.dmi.ae/dubaione/default.asp
More info needed. Doctor Who was seen airing on this station over Christmas.
19) ROMANIA - TVR2 http://www.tvr.ro
- Series 3 completed.
20) SOUTH KOREA - KBS2 http://www.kbs.co.kr http://www.kbs.co.kr/2tv/enter/doctorwho/index.html
Primary language Korean, English language as secondary audio. 4th series completed.
21) CANADA - Ztele http://www.ztele.com/index.jsp
- Doctor Who episodes dubbed in French. Series 4 completed.
SPACE http://www.spacecast.com http://www.dwin.org
SPACE has the 2009 specials and Series 5. Repeats of the Eccleston/Tennant episodes coming in 2010. Next airdate unknown.
22) 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) - next show airdate unknown
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
23) CROATIA - HRT2 http://www.hrt.hr
- Series 3 completed.
24) IRELAND - TV3 http://www.tv3.ie
- Has previously aired Series 1, 2, and The Runaway Bride.
25) MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA/SOUTH AMERICA - People + Arts http://www.tudiscovery.com
Series 3 Repeat Run completed.
26) HONG KONG - ATV World http://www.hkatv.com/v3/world/world.html
- Doctor Who Series 3 and Sarah Jane Series 1 repeats completed. Next airdate for either show unknown.
27) POLAND - TVP1 http://www.tvp.pl
- repeat run completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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