This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - November 7, 2009
- This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
November 7, 2009 - Volume 1, Number 41
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Adventures and K9 broadcasts, plus any extra matters.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
New Sarah Jane episodes are still airing in the UK, as visible in the listings.
An illness cancelled last week's edition of the column, keeping me from reporting on the special premiere preview of K-9 on DisneyXD in the UK. The pilot episode of the K-9 show aired on 31 October at 6PM GMT. No evidence of a repeat scheduled, but the full 26 episode series will be airing in Australia, the UK, and other countries in 2010. K-9 is made by Bob Baker, one of the writers who developed K-9 as a Doctor Who character in the 1970s. Since this is not a BBC production, it is unlikely to make any direct Doctor Who references and vie for any "canon" titles. But the K-9 in this series is believed to be the first K-9 from the 1977-1978 Doctor Who episodes at some later point in its life.
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. That's this Tuesday. Time for the North American continent to get (almost) caught up.
Sarah Jane Stations:
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
Thursday 4:35PM GMT 17a. "Mona Lisa's Revenge" pt 1 of 2
Friday 4:35PM GMT 17b. "Mona Lisa's Revenge" pt 2 of 2
19 November 4:35PM GMT 18a. "The Gift" pt 1 of 2
20 November 4:35PM GMT 18b. "The Gift" pt 2 of 2 (last new episode for now)
BBC HD http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbchd http://www.radiotimes.com
The BBC's UK station for HD programming. New episodes.
Saturday 4:40PM GMT 15a. "The Wedding Of Sarah Jane Smith" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 5:10PM GMT 15b. "The Wedding Of Sarah Jane Smith" pt 2 of 2
Thursday 4:35PM GMT 17a. "Mona Lisa's Revenge" pt 1 of 2 (new, simulcast with BBC One)
Friday 4:35PM GMT 17b. "Mona Lisa's Revenge" pt 2 of 2 (new, simulcast with BBC One)
19 November 4:35PM GMT 18a. "The Gift" pt 1 of 2 (new, simulcast with BBC One)
20 November 4:35PM GMT 18b. "The Gift" pt 2 of 2 (new, simulcast with BBC One)
CBBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc http://www.bbc.co.uk/sja
Saturday 11:55AM and 5:15PM, Sunday 8AM GMT 16a. "The Eternity Trap" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 12:25PM and 5:45PM, Sunday 8:30AM GMT 16b. "The Eternity Trap" pt 2 of 2
Saturday 14 November 11:55AM and 5:15PM, 15 November 8AM GMT 17a. "Mona Lisa's Revenge" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 14 November 12:25PM and 5:45PM, 15 November 8:30AM GMT 17b. "Mona Lisa's Revenge" pt 2 of 2
21 November 11:55AM and 5:15PM, 22 November 8AM GMT 18a. "The Gift" pt 1 of 2
21 November 12:25PM and 5:45PM, 22 November 8:30AM GMT 18b. "The Gift" pt 2 of 2
BFBS 3 Kids:
Saturday 12:55PM CET 16a. "The Eternity Trap" pt 1 of 2
Saturday 1:25PM CET 16b. "The Eternity Trap" pt 2 of 2
Thursday 5:35PM, 14 November 12:55PM CET 17a. "Mona Lisa's Revenge" pt 1 of 2
Friday 5:35PM, 14 November 1:25PM CET 17b. "Mona Lisa's Revenge" pt 2 of 2
19 November 5:35PM CET 18a. "The Gift" pt 1 of 2
20 November 5:35PM CET 18b. "The Gift" pt 2 of 2
Nickelodeon Australia http://www.nickelodeon.com.au http://www.foxtel.tv
All times Australian Eastern.
Sunday 7:30PM 8b. "The Day Of The Clown" pt 2 of 2
15 November 7:30PM 9a. "Secrets Of The Stars" pt 1 of 2
18 November 7:30PM 1a. "Invasion Of The Bane" (61 minutes, weeknight run begins)
19 November 7:30PM 2a. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 1 of 2
20 November 7:30PM 2b. "Revenge Of The Slitheen" pt 2 of 2
Coming in 2010. 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)
1) WTVP 47.1 Peoria, IL http://www.wtvp.org/index.asp
Peoria DirecTV 47 DirecTVHD 47
Peoria Dish 47,7756
WTVP has the right to air Series 2 two more times before March 31, 2010. They have aired Series 3 twice.
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.
3) KTEH/KQED.DT2/KQET.DT2 54.1, 9.2, 25.2 San Jose/San Francisco/Monterey, CA http://www.kteh.org
http://blogs.kteh.org/doctorwho San Francisco DirecTV 54,903 San Francisco Dish 54,8234
Series 2 - 4th/Final Cycle completed: Doctor Who is off the schedule. I have not received any word over whether KTEH has purchased Series 3 or not. KTEH's website has it noted as Doctor Who leaving the schedule.
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. No episodes scheduled.
SVTB - Has rights to Sarah Jane Adventures in Sweden.
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?
Jimmy http://www.jimmy.tv - 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) DUBAI - Dubai One http://www.dmi.ae/dubaione/default.asp
More info needed. Doctor Who was seen airing on this station over Christmas.
18) ROMANIA - TVR2 http://www.tvr.ro - Series 3 completed.
19) 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.
20) CANADA - Ztele http://www.ztele.com/index.jsp - Doctor Who episodes dubbed in French. Series 4 completed.
CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television http://www.cbc.ca/doctorwho http://www.dwin.org
CBC's over the air network was encoring the last set of episodes they bought. No episodes scheduled.
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.
21) CROATIA - HRT2 http://www.hrt.hr - Series 3 completed.
22) IRELAND - TV3 http://www.tv3.ie - Has previously aired Series 1, 2, and The Runaway Bride.
23) MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA/SOUTH AMERICA - People + Arts http://www.tudiscovery.com Series 3 Repeat Run completed.
24) 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.
25) POLAND - TVP1 http://www.tvp.pl - repeat run completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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