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This Week In Doctor Who PBS and Podcasts - December 26, 2009

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    This Week In Doctor Who PBS and Podcasts December 26, 2009 - Vol 1, No 48 All the Public TV Listings And Podcast Pronouncements by Benjamin F. Elliott
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      This Week In Doctor Who PBS and Podcasts
      December 26, 2009 - Vol 1, No 48
      All the Public TV Listings And Podcast Pronouncements
      by Benjamin F. Elliott
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      Kansas City fans with KCPT 19 will get at least one more run through the 2006 Doctor Who episodes. New Earth through Rise Of The Cybermen will air in a marathon on Saturday 2 January starting at 8PM CST (unfortunately the same night that The End Of Time, Part Two premieres on BBC America). The remaining 8 episodes air weekly from 9 January at 10:30PM CST (1 episode per week).

      Also in Missouri, Ozark Public TV (Springfield and Joplin) will begin a 5th (?) cycle of Series 2 on Saturday 2 January at 9:30PM CST. 1 episode per week.

      San Jose/San Francisco fans - the phantom listings of Doctor Who on KTEH's website seem to have stopped. KTEH used all their Series 1 rights. They used all their Series 2 rights. There has been no sign of Series 3 or 4 coming to the station. I have to assume that Doctor Who is gone for now, and the station will be fully removed from the listings next week as I clean some things up. When/if Doctor Who returns to KTEH, KTEH returns to TWIDW.

      USA - Doctor Who - Series 3 (The Runaway Bride and the 13 episode 2007 series with Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones) are now distributed to Public TV stations by BBC Worldwide Americas, not American Public TV. Series 4 is becoming available by January - a PBS station has put it on the schedule. (Maybe it should be Series 4 part 1, as I doubt The Next Doctor onwards are included with it yet.) BBC Worldwide Americas also distributes classic Doctor Who to stations.

      If you're a PBS station airing Doctor Who and I don't have you listed - contact me. If you're watching Doctor Who on a PBS station that's not on this list - contact me AND tell me the day, time, and episode that aired so I can track things down (some stations have websites where schedule information is - lacking).

      The public TV stations known to have bought Series 4:
      Idaho Public TV - starts 2 January
      Milwaukee Public TV - starts 13 February

      The public TV stations known to have bought The Runaway Bride and Series 3:
      WXXI 21 Rochester, NY
      WTTW 11 Chicago, IL
      WGVU/WGVK 35,52 Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI
      WILL 12 Urbana, IL
      WTVP 47 Peoria, IL
      Iowa Public TV
      Idaho Public TV
      Wisconsin Public TV
      KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
      OETA Oklahoma
      KLRU 18 Austin, TX
      Alaska Public TV
      WSKG/WSKA 46,30 Binghamton/Elmira, NY
      KERA 13 Dallas, TX (currently in first run)

      Now, I am confident that there are more stations with rights to Series 3 and 4 than that. But these are the stations who have contacted me or scheduled the show. Unlike with the Series 1 and 2 deals, we are in the dark till a station comes forward or new Who appears in their schedules.

      Series 2 is currently available to public TV stations in an American Public TV package until March 31, 2010. For the Series 1 and 2 packages, stations have bought the rights to cycle through the episodes 4 times. They are not required to do so. American Public TV is no longer offering Series 1 - I do not know if BBC Worldwide Americas will offer those stations to public TV stations now or not.

      2 Public TV stations currently have rights to air the classic Doctor Who run (1963-1989), but not New Who. KBTC 28 Tacoma, WA is airing Peter Davison episodes. WHRO 15 Norfolk, VA is airing Tom Baker episodes.

      And now, the listings:

      Public TV Premiere Run:

      KERA 13.1 Dallas, TX http://www.kera.org
      Dallas DirecTV 13,889 DirecTVHD 13
      Dallas, Sherman Dish 13,8406
      Tyler Dish 13,8886
      Series 3 - 1st Cycle:
      Saturday - pre-empted by pledge programming
      Late 2 January Midnight CST 3-12 "The Sound Of Drums" pt 2 of 3 (postponed from 12 December)
      Late 2 January 12:46AM CST DWC 3-12 "The Saxon Mystery"
      Late 9 January Midnight CST 3-13 "Last Of The Time Lords" pt 3 of 3 (edited International Version)
      Late 9 January 12:47AM CST DWC 3-13 "The Valiant Quest"
      KERA has the right to 2 more showings of Series 2 before March 31, 2010.

      Idaho Public TV 4.1, 10.1, 13.1, 26.1 http://idahoptv.org
      Boise DirecTV 4
      Boise Dish 4,7141
      Idaho Falls Dish 10,7746
      Twin Falls Dish 13,8807
      Spokane, WA DirecTV 26
      Spokane, WA Dish 26,9178
      Series 3 - 3rd Cycle/Series 4 - 1st Cycle:
      Saturday 11PM MST/PST 3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment"
      2 January 11PM MST/PST 4-01 "Partners In Crime" (Series 4 PBS Premiere!)
      2 January 11:50PM MST/PST DWC 4-01 "A Noble Return"
      9 January 11PM MST/PST 4-02 "The Fires Of Pompeii"
      16 January 11PM MST/PST 4-03 "Planet Of The Ood"
      23 January 11PM MST/PST 4-04 "The Sontaran Stratagem" pt 1 of 2
      30 January 11PM MST/PST 4-05 "The Poison Sky" pt 2 of 2
      6 February 11PM MST/PST 4-06 "The Doctor's Daughter"
      13 February 11PM MST/PST 4-07 "The Unicorn And The Wasp"
      20 February 11PM MST/PST 4-08 "Silence In The Library" pt 1 of 2
      27 February 11PM MST/PST 4-09 "Forest Of The Dead" pt 2 of 2
      6 March 11:15PM MST/PST 4-10 "Midnight"
      Idaho Public TV has the right to air Series 2 one more time before March 31, 2010.

      Milwaukee Public TV 10.1 http://www.mptv.org
      Milwaukee DirecTV 10,946
      Milwaukee Dish 10,7076
      Series 3 - 2nd Cycle/Series 4 - 1st Cycle:
      Saturday 11PM CST 3-07 "42"
      Saturday 11:45PM CST DWC 3-07 "Spacecraft"
      2 January 11PM CST 3-08 "Human Nature" pt 1 of 2
      2 January 11:45PM CST DWC 3-08 "Alter Ego"
      9 January 11PM CST 3-09 "The Family Of Blood" pt 2 of 2
      9 January 11:45PM CST DWC 3-09 "Bad Blood"
      16 January 11PM CST 3-10 "Blink"
      16 January 11:45PM CST DWC 3-10 "Do You Remember The First Time?"
      23 January 11PM CST 3-11 "Utopia" pt 1 of 3
      23 January 11:45PM CST DWC 3-11 "'Ello 'Ello 'Ello"
      30 January 11PM CST 3-12 "The Sound Of Drums" pt 2 of 3
      30 January 11:46PM CST DWC 3-12 "The Saxon Mystery"
      6 February 11PM CST 3-13 "Last Of The Time Lords" pt 3 of 3 (Edited International Version)
      6 February 11:47PM CST DWC 3-13 "The Valiant Quest"
      13 February 11PM CST 4-00 "Voyage Of The Damned" (72 minutes, full version)
      20 February 11PM CST 4-01 "Partners In Crime"
      20 February 11:50PM CST DWC 4-01 "A Noble Return"
      27 February 11PM CST 4-02 "The Fires Of Pompeii"
      27 February 11:50PM CST DWC 4-02 "The Italian Job"
      Milwaukee Public TV has the right to air Series 2 one more time before March 31, 2010.

      Repeats:

      WXXI 21.1 Rochester, NY http://www.wxxi.org
      Rochester DirecTV 21 DirecTVHD 21
      Rochester Dish 21,7640
      Series 2 - 3rd Cycle/Series 3 - 3rd Cycle:
      Saturday 11PM EST 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2
      Saturday 11:46PM EST DWC 2-13 "Finale"
      2 January 11PM EST 3-00 "The Runaway Bride" 61 minutes
      9 January 11PM EST 3-01 "Smith And Jones"
      9 January 11:45PM EST DWC 3-01 ""

      WSKG/WSKA 46.1, 30.1 Binghamton/Elmira, NY http://www.wskg.com
      Series 2 - 4th/Final Cycle:
      Saturday 11PM EST 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2 (end of Series 2 rights)
      Saturday 11:46PM EST DWC 2-13 "Finale"
      2 January 11PM EST episode unknown
      9 January 11PM EST episode unknown
      WSKG has aired Series 3 once and may have additional rights to those episodes.

      WHRO 15.1 Norfolk, VA http://www.whro.org
      Norfolk DirecTV 15 DirecTVHD 15
      Norfolk Dish 15,7295
      Saturday 11:51PM and 5:05AM EST "Pyramids Of Mars" pt 1
      2 January 11:55PM and 5:13AM EST "Pyramids Of Mars" pt 2
      9 January 11:55PM and 5:13AM EST "Pyramids Of Mars" pt 3
      16 January 11:31PM and 4:31AM EST "Pyramids Of Mars" pt 4
      23 January 11:31PM and 4:31AM EST "The Android Invasion" pt 1
      30 January 11:30PM and 4:30AM EST "The Android Invasion" pt 2

      West Virginia Public TV 33.1, 24.1, 42.1, 9.1 http://www.wvpubcast.org
      Charleston DirecTV 33
      Charleston Dish 33,7321
      Clarksburg DirecTV 24
      Clarksburg Dish 24,7915
      Series 2 - 3rd Cycle Completed - Unknown if the 4th Cycle will air, no sign of Series 3 yet.

      WGVU/WGVK 35.1, 52.1 Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI http://www.wgvu.org
      Grand Rapids, MI DirecTV 35
      Grand Rapids, MI Dish 35,8716
      Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
      All of December - pre-empted by pledge drives
      7 January 11PM, 9 January 5PM EST 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
      14 January 11PM, 16 January 5PM EST 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
      21 January 11PM, 23 January 5PM EST 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      28 January 11PM, 30 January 5PM EST 2-11 "Fear Her"
      WGVU/WGVK has aired Series 3 twice and may have the right to additional airings.

      Wisconsin Public TV 28.1, 38.1, 21.1, 31.1, 20.1 http://www.wpt.org
      Green Bay DirecTV 38
      Green Bay Dish 38,9336
      Madison DirecTV 21
      Madison Dish 21,7286
      La Crosse-Eau Claire DirecTV 31 DirecTVHD 31
      La Crosse-Eau Claire Dish 31,7726
      Wassau DirecTV 20
      Wassau Dish 20,7216
      Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
      Saturday 9:40PM CST 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      2 January 9:50PM CST 2-11 "Fear Her"
      9 January 10:35PM CST 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      Wisconsin Public TV has aired Series 3 one time and has an unknown number of repeat rights..

      WTTW 11.1 Chicago, IL http://www.wttw.com
      Chicago DirecTV 11,965 DirecTVHD 11
      Chicago Dish 11,8496
      Rockford, IL - cable station only
      Series 3 - 2nd Cycle:
      Late Saturday 12:29AM CST 3-00 "The Runaway Bride" (start of 2nd Cycle)
      Sunday 10PM, Late 2 January Midnight CST 3-01 "Smith And Jones"
      3 January 11PM, Late 9 January 1AM CST 3-02 "The Shakespeare Code" (new time)

      WTTW Prime 11.2 Chicago, IL http://www.wttw.com
      Not on DirecTV or Dish Network
      Series 2 - 4th/Final Cycle:
      Monday 9PM and 4AM, Tuesday 9AM, New Years Day 7AM CST 2-00 "The Christmas Invasion" (first time on WTTW's Prime subchannel)
      4 January 9PM and 4AM, 5 January 9AM CST 2-01 "New Earth"

      WILL 12.1 Champaign/Urbana, IL http://will.illinois.edu/tv
      Champaign DirecTV 12
      Chicago Dish 12,7407
      Peoria, IL - cable station
      Series 2 - 4th/Final Cycle:
      Two Weeks of Christmas Episodes:
      Saturday 10:29PM, Sunday 5:59PM CST 3-00 "The Runaway Bride" (61 minutes)
      2 January 10:30PM CST 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      2 January 11:15PM CST DWC 2-10 "The New World Of Doctor Who"
      3 January 6PM, 9 January 10:30PM CST 2-11 "Fear Her"
      3 January 6:45PM, 9 January 11:15PM CST DWC 2-11 "The Fright Stuff"
      10 January 6PM CST 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      10 January 6:45PM CST DWC 2-12 "Welcome To Torchwood"
      WILL has aired Series 3 two times, and presumably has the right to additional showings.

      IPTV Iowa 11.1, 32.1, 27.1, 12.1, 36.1, 21.1, 32.1, 24.1, 36.1 http://www.iptv.org
      Des Moines DirecTV 11,474 DesMoines DirecTVHD 11
      Des Moines Dish 11,9116
      Cedar Rapids DirecTV 12 Cedar Rapids DirecTVHD 12
      Cedar Rapids Dish 11,9161
      Omaha DirecTV 32
      Omaha Dish 11,9146
      Sioux City Dish 27,7195
      Quad Cities DirecTV 36 Quad Cities DirecTVHD 36
      Quad Cities Dish 36,7607
      Rochester, MN DirecTV 24,904
      Rochester, MN Dish 11,8247
      Series 2 - 4th Cycle:
      Saturday 11:05PM CST 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      Saturday 11:49PM CST DWC 2-05 "Cybermen"
      2 January 11PM CST 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      2 January 11:45PM CST DWC 2-06 "From Zero To Hero"
      9 January 11PM CST 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
      9 January 11:45PM CST DWC 2-07 "The Writer's Tale"
      16 January 11PM CST 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
      16 January 11:45PM CST DWC 2-08 "You've Got The Look"
      23 January 11PM CST 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
      23 January 11:47PM CST DWC 2-09 "Myths, Heroes, And Legends"
      30 January 11PM CST 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      30 January 11:45PM CST DWC 2-10 "The New World Of Doctor Who"
      Iowa Public TV has aired Series 3 three times so far. They presumably have the right to air it again.

      Ozark Public TV 21.1, 26.1 Springfield/Joplin, MO http://www.optv.org
      Springfield DirecTV 21 DirecTVHD 21
      Springfield Dish 21,7226
      Joplin Dish 26,7873
      Series 2 - 5th Cycle?:
      2 January 9:30PM CST 2-01 "New Earth"
      9 January 9:30PM CST 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
      Ozark still hasn't aired Series 3, but since the show's back on the air we can always hope.

      KCPT 19.1 Kansas City, MO http://www.kcpt.org
      Kansas City DirecTV 19 DirecTVHD 19 Kansas City Dish 19,8436
      Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
      2 January 8PM CST 2-01 "New Earth" 5 episode marathon - wonderful, if perhaps badly timed, being up against the US premiere of The End Of Time, Part Two on BBC America
      2 January 8:45PM CST 2-02 "Tooth And Claw"
      2 January 9:30PM CST 2-03 "School Reunion"
      2 January 10:15PM CST 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      2 January 11PM CST 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      9 January 10:30PM CST 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      16 January 10:30PM CST 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
      23 January 10:30PM CST 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
      30 January 10:30PM CST 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2

      OETA Oklahoma 13.1, 11.1, 3.1 http://www.oeta.tv
      Oklahoma City, OK DirecTV 13 DirecTVHD 13
      Oklahoma City, OK Dish 13,8896
      Tulsa, OK DirecTV 11
      Tulsa, OK Dish 11,8926
      Series 2 - 4th Cycle:
      New Years Day 10:15PM CST 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      8 January 10:22PM CST 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2 (end of Series 2 rights)
      OETA has aired Series 3 twice and can air it an unknown additional number of times.

      KLRU 18.1 Austin, TX http://www.klru.org
      Austin DirecTV 18,907 DirecTVHD 18
      Austin Dish 18,8256
      Series 3 - 2nd Cycle:
      Saturday 10:59PM CST 3-00 "The Runaway Bride" (61 minutes, start of Series 3 2nd Cycle)
      New Years Eve and 2 January - pre-empted for New Years programming
      7 January 10PM, 9 January 11PM CST 3-01 "Smith And Jones"
      14 January 10PM, 16 January 11PM CST 3-02 "The Shakespeare Code"
      21 January 10PM, 23 January 11PM CST 3-03 "Gridlock"
      28 January 10PM, 30 January 11PM CST 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
      4 February 10PM, 6 February 11PM CST 3-05 "Evolution Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2
      11 February 10PM, 13 February 11PM CST 3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment"
      18 February 10PM, 20 February 11PM CST 3-07 "42"
      KLRU has the right to air Series 2 one more time before March 31, 2010.

      KLRU-Q 18.3 Austin, TX http://www.klru.org
      broadcast and digital cable only
      episodes air the week after they appear on 18.1
      Wednesday 9:59PM and 1:59AM CST 3-00 "The Runaway Bride" (61 minutes)
      13 January 10PM and 2AM CST 3-01 "Smith And Jones"
      20 January 10PM and 2AM CST 3-02 "The Shakespeare Code"
      27 January 10PM and 2AM CST 3-03 "Gridlock"
      3 February 10PM and 2AM CST 3-04 "Daleks In Manhattan" pt 1 of 2

      KUED 7.1/KUES 19.1/KUEW 18.1 Salt Lake City/St. George, UT http://www.kued.org
      Underwritten by Ken Garth Mitsubishi-Hundai.
      Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
      Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
      Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
      Saturday 11PM MST 2-03 "School Reunion"
      2 January 11PM MST 2-04 "The Girl In The Fireplace"
      9 January 11PM MST 2-05 "Rise Of The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
      16 January 11PM MST 2-06 "The Age Of Steel" pt 2 of 2
      23 January 11PM MST 2-07 "The Idiot's Lantern"
      30 January 11PM MST 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
      6 February 11:01PM MST 2-09 "The Satan Pit" pt 2 of 2
      13 February 11PM MST 2-10 "Love And Monsters"
      20 February 11:05PM MST 2-11 "Fear Her"
      27 February 11PM MST 2-12 "Army Of Ghosts" pt 1 of 2
      6 March 11PM MST 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2
      KUED has aired Series 3 twice.

      KBTC/KCKA 28.1, 15.1 Tacoma/Centralia, WA http://www.kbtc.org
      Seattle DirecTV 28,970
      Seattle Dish 28,8620
      all of December - pre-empted by pledge programming
      2 January 7PM PST "Planet Of Fire" pts 1 and 2 of 4
      9 January 7PM PST "Planet Of Fire" pts 3 and 4 of 4
      23 Janaury - Doctor Who pledge drive?

      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
      Doctor Who phantom listing disappeared again. At this point, KTEH has used up all their rights to Series 1 and 2 of Doctor Who. There is no evidence that they bought Series 3, as it would have appeared on the schedule by now. KTEH will leave the listings at this time. If Doctor Who returns, so will the listing.

      KVCR 24.1 San Bernadino, CA http://www.kvcr.org
      Los Angeles DirecTV 24
      Los Angeles Dish 24,8014
      While KVCR's main viewing area is east of the Los Angeles area, it is considered in the LA Designated Market Area and both satellite services carry it as a Los Angeles local station.
      Series 2 - 3rd Cycle:
      Sunday 10PM PST 2-13 "Doomsday" pt 2 of 2 (if this is correct, KVCR is skipping 5 episodes, leaves schedule and replaced by Steven Fry drama Kingdom next week)

      Alaska One 9.1, 3.1 http://www.alaskaone.org
      serving most of Alaska - unclear if it reaches Anchorage
      Fairbanks, AK DirecTV 9 DirecTVHD 9
      Fairbanks, AK Dish 7,8297 DishHD 5646
      Juneau, AK DirecTV 3
      Juneau, AK Dish 3,9383 DishHD 5704
      Series 3 - 2nd Cycle/Series 2 - 4th Cycle:
      Sunday 11PM, New Years Eve 8PM and 2AM 3-13 "Last Of The Time Lords" pt 3 of 3 (edited international version)
      3 January 11PM, 7 January 8PM and 2AM 2-00 "The Christmas Invasion" (start of 4th/Final Cycle)

      ONLINE RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS:

      Two weeks of podcasts noted here because I couldn't update this section for December 19th.

      This section is always open to discovering new Doctor Who/Sarah Jane/K9/Torchwood material of note. If you think your webcast/podcast (or somebody else's) belongs in this section, e-mail me. To those who contacted me in the last week, I will get back to you soon.

      Doctor Who: Podshock http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/vortex
      Live Talkshoe broadcasts - http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/23358
      call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 23358
      1) Home to the longest continuously running weekly-ish international Doctor Who chat show done in podcast format. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Ken Deep, and James Naughton, with frequent contributions/co-hosting by Dave AC, Mike Doran, and a cast of many. There is a feed for studio shows and a feed for live shows.
      2) Also home to the Sonic Newsdriver, Louis Trapani's periodic rundown of new Doctor Who news.
      3) Also home to the Hitch-hiker's Guide To British Sci-Fi, a podcast covering a mix of shows, including Doctor Who.
      Current episodes:
      -173 - Interviews from Chicago TARDIS. Part 1 of conversations with 8th Doctor Paul McGann and human female Daphne Ashbrook. A review of The Twin Dilemma. And other fun.
      -174 - Cleaned up version of the Podshock Live broadcast from 6 December. Dreamland - the public chat!
      Coming Soon - regular episodes, and:
      Sunday 5PM EST (2PM PST, 8PM GMT) - Live Show on The End Of Time, Part One, which will have aired in the UK and USA.
      Sunday 3 January 5PM EST (2PM PST, 8PM GMT) - Live Show on The End Of Time, Part Two, which will have aired in the UK and USA and Canada.

      Radio Free Skaro http://www.radiofreeskaro.com
      The 3 Canadians (Warren, Steven, Chris) get together on the weekends for about an hour or more to discuss the latest in Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Sarah Jane in a fairly amusing manner. When one is away, the 4th Canadian (Katrina) will play.
      Current Episodes:
      -172 - Hats Off To (Graeme) Harper. The last adventure of the current Miniscope, and a look at the radio documentary "Shelved", particularly regarding the cancellation of Shada. Somehow, they did not feel the need to spend lots of time discussing Secret Army and The Professionals' dropped episodes, leaving those chats for Radio Free France and Radio Pay Per Punch.
      -173 - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and The Waters Of Mars. BBC Kids finally starts airing Series 2 of Sarah Jane Adventures, but tries to hide it from everybody, including their viewers. Radio Free Skaro's reaction - meh. Meanwhile, the commentary of The Waters Of Mars unleashes itself, picks up the morning paper, puts some teeth marks in the morning paper, delivers it to the breakfast table, puts it down feeling proud, and dribbles all over the paper.
      Coming soon:
      -174 - Five Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes. How do you measure the length of a Gap Year? Radio Free Skaro gives their views of The End Of Time, Part One and Mr. Dalek And The Year Of The Gap. Actually, they might only review one of these stories. Expect major spoilers.

      DWO Whocast http://www.thewhocast.com
      Trevor from Australia and Marty from the UK talk Doctor Who with themselves, others, and teddy bears dressed as doctors. Now with a rock version of the opening theme, the Whocast continues to ask the questions that pop in to their heads. Regular correspondent - James. Frequent guest - Michael of the Tin Dog podcast.
      Current episodes:
      #151 - Trevor misses an episode for the first time since becoming a co-host in #67. Marty and James do news coverage.
      #152 - Recorded immediately after 151, so Trevor is still missing. Marty interviews Cavan Scott and Mark Wright, who discuss their new Iris Wildthyme CD for Big Finish - The Claws of Santa. Note - while this interview itself manages (just) to stay on the line of family friendly, The Claws Of Santa is apparently not appropriate for children, and listener discretion is advised.
      #153 - Trevor is back with Marty and James to discuss the week's news in the first of a 3 episode week of Whocast.
      #154 - Trevor and Marty discuss the David Tennant/Bernard Cribbins episode of "Never Mind The Buzzcocks", along with the Radio 4 documentary "Shelved".
      #155 - The DWO Whocast does a Christmas episode. Not listened to it yet, but expect surprises, revelations, and maybe they'll explain the sudden rush of episodes. Come to think of it, it seems like Doctor Who: Podshock and Radio Free Skaro have been in a race to get to 200 episodes, and DWO Whocast seems to have joined in the race now.

      Tin Dog Podcast http://www.tin-dog.co.uk
      UK based podcast looking at the latest in Doctor Who, Torchwood, or Sarah Jane Adventures. New episodes ever 2 weeks or so.
      Current episode:
      #108. RPG and The Earthly Child. For the first time in a Doctor Who podcast, a review of the new Doctor Who Role Playing Game. Not just that, but an explanation of the Role Playing Games from 1984 and 1991. Not just that, but you might even be able to play a role playing game after listening to this. And to top it off, the first podcast review of the 8th Doctor story The Earthly Child, where the 8th Doctor returns to 22nd Century Earth to (spoiler ... though the audio's title and every single bit of publicity for the story effectively give the game away - it is what you think it is).

      The Cultdom Collective http://www.cultdom.com
      Live Talkshoe Broadcasts http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/54821
      call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 54821
      Doctor Who (and other) fans get together to discuss anything that is unusual, odd, or otherwise not normal. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere - until somebody mentions the quality control of Talkshoe's service. Chats open 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.
      Current episode:
      20. "Sarah Jane Adventures Series 3 - A Look Back"
      21. "Loving New Who". SFX Magazine has a list of 27 things they love about Doctor Who (2005 to present). First of two parts.
      Upcoming:
      Sunday 3PM EST/Noon PST/8PM GMT -
      3 January 3PM EST/Noon PST/8PM GMT -

      CIA - Cultdom In Audio http://ciashock.podomatic.com
      Live Talkshoe broadcasts http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/30659
      call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 30659
      West and other Doctor Who fans liked the live Doctor Who: Podshocks so much that they wanted to keep talking afterwards. The resulting show covers Doctor Who, anything else sci-fi related, and can go wildly off in all directions.
      Current Episode. 102. "DVD Double Dipping With Geekweek" - West unveils this classic episode of Geek Week, his original podcast that came to an end as CIA began.

      Two Minute Time Lord http://twominutetimelord.com
      A bite-sized commentary and revew show. Host Chip's interest was rekindled by the 2005 revival. He believes in balancing old fandom and new viewers, respect for the past and breaking the rules. He tries to keep his pontifications to 120 seconds, because we're ALL in a hurry these days.
      Current Episodes:
      #86. Foreshadowing The Waters Of Mars. A spoiler free speculation on The Waters Of Mars, done shortly before the episode aired on BBC America and SPACE.
      #87. Fleeing From Regeneration. Chip wonders why the Tenth Doctor is only the 2nd Doctor ever to actively fear and avoid his regeneration, with the 2nd Doctor as the first one.
      #88. Ready for The End Of Time. Chip thinks he is prepared for the final episodes of the Tenth Doctor.
      #89. Every RTA Era Episode Reviewed! Remember the Reduced Shakespeare Theatre. Now, imagine doing everything in under 5 minutes. Here's Chip doing that with the modern Doctor Who era to date.

      Staggering Stories http://www.staggeringstories.net
      A wild, wandering podcast with Doctor Who and the other flavours of the moment winding together roughly once every 2 weeks. The website's main focus is on stories collected through the years.
      Current:
      "Mr Dalek and the Year Of The Gap". Benjamin F Elliott's first Mr. Dalek tale has been turned into an audio play. Narrated by Tony Gallichan with comments by Adam J Purcell. In the Earth year 2008, Mr Dalek got a bit bored, and made a devil's bargain. When events turn against him, how far will Staggering Stories' favorite Dalek go to regain his place of power? A tale of loss, redemption, and an utter disregard for the fabric of time. Hang on, this Benjamin fellow sounds familiar ...
      Episode 61 - "A Very Tennant Christmas". The 5 regulars (including Fake Keith) gather together for Christmas treats and merriment. News. A review of The Horns Of Nimon - well, their opinion of Horns is more negative than my opinion. More comedy. And the gang heads off to enjoy their Christmases, not to return till 2010.
      Note - the Mr Dalek story and Episode 61 were released simultaneously. If you hear these shows via iTunes, the default setting is to just download the newest episode. Some people may have only downladed Episode 61, and not Mr Dalek. There is a similar note on The Flashing Blade Podcast, for reasons that will be obvious.

      The Flashing Blade Podcast http://www.flashingblade.org.uk
      Tony Gallichan. Jo! One man, one woman. One with decades of Doctor Who fan experience. Another who turns on the show when it airs on TV. One has lots of cats. Another can say the word "news" in various amusing ways. Together they unite for a weekly look into the worlds of Doctor Who, hoping to make a TV show for the brain. Can you get feedback in on their latest episode before they record their next one - good luck with that.
      Current episodes:
      -28. Peter Davison in a towel? Tony interviews rising musical star Danny Stewart about his Doctor Who remixes and other music matters.
      -29. Christmas 2009. A movie length episode, where Tony and Jo! look at "K9 And Company: A Girl's Best Friend". The first segment of "Ask Professor Dave" premieres. Feedback from Chinn and Wyn. Did you know that the Virgin Doctor Who New Adventures had their own Christmas Carol? Also, an announcement of a partial format change for 2010. And more.
      -Dalek Empire VII: Mr Dalek Invades Trumptonshire. Originally released in 2006 under the Staggering Stories label. Written, narrated, and had the music arranged by Tony Gallichan. Mr Dalek discovers the English toy village of Trumptonshire, and decides to do what Daleks do - exterminate everything in sight. What is to become of this beloved Children's haunt?
      -Dalek Empire IX: Mr Dalek and the Year Of The Gap. Benjamin F Elliott's first Mr. Dalek tale - well, it is the story from the Staggering Stories website and feed. Tony claims that there is a difference between the two versions.
      -Interview Special I: Glen McCoy. Tony interviews Glen McCoy (writer of Timelash) at the Whooverville convention in 2009.
      Note - Tony mentioned that Mr Dalek and the Year Of The Gap was getting more downloads than his Christmas episode on the Flashing Blade feed. First - to the audience, thanks! YAY!!!! However, I doubt it is solely because people liked the story I wrote, as the story was also on the Staggering Stories feed, so logically people would pick one version to listen to, and neither one would be as popular on a feed as material exclusive to that feed. Still, as I mentioned on the Staggering Stories note above - when shows come out at the same time, iTunes defaults to just downloading the most recent one, ie the one the uploader uploaded last. Tony released Flashing Blade 29, then Trumptonshire, then Year Of The Gap. Nearly simultaneous, but my short story came out last, and was the default download till the Glen McCoy interview came out. As people realize that there was a Christmas podcast (or maybe just read this paragraph), they'll go back and download the episode they missed, and the Flashing episode will get its actual number of downloads. Only then will we know for certain which segment was more popular. :)

      Bridging The Rift http://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com
      Katrina (Radio Free Skaro) and Nat bring the worlds of Doctor Who fandom, Torchwood fandom, Sarah Jane Adventures fandom, K-9 fandom, and other areas together. Episodes come out roughly once every two weeks. Each episode has a special guest co-host.
      14. A Christmas Invasion. Erik returns to the show for the Christmas movie length special.

      The Minute Doctor Who Podcast http://web.mac.com/backintheussr6/The_Minute_Doctor_Who_Podcast/Podcast/Podcast.html
      Video (sometimes just audio) podcast looking at Doctor Who projects. Episodes are usually under 5 minutes long.
      Current episode:
      28. Christmas 2009. Luke delivers a video Christmas message to us all.

      Doctor Who Review Today http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/22756
      call in number (724) 444-7444 talkshoe id 22756
      Live editions Late Fridays 1AM EDT/10PM PDT/6AM BST every couple of weeks
      Robert Carrie King reviews Doctor Who topics (DVDs and news, mostly) on this Talkshoe program. Frequent cast member on the Cultdom Collective.
      50. The War Games and The Next Doctor. Benjamin F Elliott pops up on this episode and helps review The War Games, the epic 10 episode story that ended the 2nd Doctor's era and black and white Who TV. Also, The Next Doctor. Benjamin controversially suggests that the concept of what the aliens were doing to the humans in The War Games was remarkably similar to the premise of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse. Either Joss or Eliza Dushku must have seen this story in the past and thought - imagine what could be done with modern TV and a bit of sex.
      50.5. Happy Holidays. Christmas greetings from Robert. Haven't gotten to hear this one yet. Looking forward to it.

      The Tennantcast http://tennantcast.com
      Kelsey, Kari, Flossie, and friends get together to dish on the latest David Tennant news.
      29.2. "My Darling Darlek". Episode 29 failed to record, and the girls mourn its passing. What will Kari do to learn more about Rex Is Not Your Lawyer?
      30. "I'll Sign Your Autograph When I Have A Free Hand". Christmas special. David Tennant's doing a lot of Christmas stuff, which the ladies discuss. Recorded before the broadcast of The End Of Time, Part One.

      The Wailing Fangirl http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/22228
      Samantha (Romana 2) explores Doctor Who and fandom in Australia, sometimes with the aid of the ladies of the Gallifreyan Time Love Brigade. Frequent cast member on The Cultdom Collective and CIA: Cultdom In Audio.
      Current episodes:
      19a. "Last Of The Time Lords - Review"
      19b. "Last Of The Time Lords - Audio Commentary"
      Merry Christmas - short Christmas greeting from the gang
      20a. "The Christmas Invasion - Review". Well, tries to be, but wanders off onto the countdown to The End Of Time at times.
      20b. "The Christmas Invasion - Audio Commentary". Much more on the topic.
      Note on these splits - if you have, say, iTunes, and it is set to download the newest episode, you might just get the commentary and not the review, as they come out at the same time. Manually check to see if you got all the episodes you wanted to listen to.
      Coming when it comes:
      Reviews and commentaries of all of Steven Moffat's episodes so far.
      The inevitable episodes looking at David Tennant's final stories.

      A Podcast Of Impossible Things http://podcastofimpossiblethings.blogspot.com
      Cardiff-based Doctor Who fans get together to discuss the latest Doctor Who and do a full length commentary on new Doctor Who episodes.
      Current episode:
      Doctor Who - The Waters Of Mars - the Cardiff gang do a commentary. Not the production team Cardiff gang. Rather, it's Swethin, Caleb, and ... the one who you can remember without knowing his name.

      Bigger On The Inside http://www.earth-2.net
      Mike and Dan decide to do their own podcast exploring each Doctor Who story in broadcast order. It is a very different style from Jonathan's. Again - can they pull it off? Part of the Earth-2 family of podcasts. Warning - explicit language (swearing). If your headphones leak any sound at all - do not listen at work.
      Current episodes
      28. The Seeds Of Death and The Space Pirates. Will this be the podcast to reveal the exciting bits of The Space Pirates and try to rehabilitate its position in fandom? No.
      Coming soon - 29. The War Games.

      Hoo On Who http://hooonwho.com
      Fan reviews of recent Doctor Who DVDs by David Hooie, frequently with a guest co-host.
      Current episode:
      #17. Mindwarp. Graeme Sheridan pops in and helps review Mindwarp, aka parts 5 to 8 of The Trial Of A Time Lord, where things get worse and worse for the Doctor.

      The Cloister Room http://thecloisterroom.com
      Tom Dickinson begins a solo Doctor Who podcast effort with short shows on short subject that get to the point, bulldoze through the point, back up to ground the point down some more, then flee the scene before the police arrive.
      Current episode - 5. The Great Genre Panic. Why does it seem like Sci-Fi/Fantasy programming is on the rise in the UK and on the decline in the USA?

      Tim's Take On ...
      Tim Drury's podcast on various issues. Available on iTunes.

      The Big Finish Podcast http://www.bigfinish.com/podcast
      Big Finish podcasts at least once a month to discuss their Doctor Who and other projects (Sapphire and Steel, Stargate (!), Dark Shadows, Bernice Summerfield, etc).
      Current episode:
      Winter Preview Podcast - Nicholas Briggs and the gang get us up to date on upcoming Doctor Who audios, surprises, and more details on the Sherlock Holmes range.

      Tachyon TV http://www.tachyon-tv.co.uk
      Irregular and irreverant podcast looking at the world of Doctor Who with a funhouse mirror and coming out the other side holding a plush toy that wasn't really the one you wanted but you'll keep it anyway because you can give it to your girlfriend to impress her. It's that kind of show.
      Current episode:
      Tachyon TV Christmas Episode 2009. The gang swear a bit and reveal what they did during the gap year. They even appeared on a radio station. Will this be the last Tachyon podcast of 2009? Probably.

      MMM Commentaries/Fantragic http://www.mmmcommentaries.com
      Roving Australian podcasting gang, including Trevor from the DWO Whocast. Commentaries on Doctor Who episodes, Star Wars films, some Stargate stuff, and others. The Frantragic episodes look at Doctor Who and other sci-fi news. Fantragic episodes are on a different iTunes feed from MMM Commentary episodes.
      Current Doctor Who episode - Journey's End. If the description in the iTunes tag is anything to go by, this running commentary on the Doctor Who Series 4 finale will not have a happy ending.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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