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This Week in Doctor Who


Week 51: 19-25 Dec 2015 - USA

Data last updated 02 January 2017

Saturday 19 December

Show broadcasts for UNC-MX
 
4:00pm EST
The Runaway Bride

Show broadcasts for WGVU Michigan
 
4:00pm EST
Dark Water

The Doctor is faced with an impossible decision, as plans are drawn in the mysterious world of the Nethersphere.


Show broadcasts for UNC-MX
 
5:00pm EST
Pertwee Movies: Time Monster - Part 3 Of 3
(Repeated: Fri 12:00pm EST)

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
6:00pm EST
The Ribos Operation: Part Three

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
6:30pm EST
The Ribos Operation: Part Four

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:00pm EST
The Pirate Planet: Part One

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:30pm EST
The Pirate Planet: Part Two

Show broadcasts for KRWG
 
7:00pm MST
Terror of the Zygons: Part Two
(Repeated: Sun 1:00am MST)

Show broadcasts for Wisconsin Public Television
 
9:00pm CST
Flatline
(Repeated: Sun 3:00am CST)

Clara goes against an enemy that exists beyond human perception.


Pre-empted in previous weeks by Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries


Show broadcasts for KPTS
 
9:00pm CST
The Talons of Weng-Chiang: Part Three

The Talons of Weng-Chiang,” Part 3. Leela is captured by the phantom of the Palace Theatre. Dr. Who: Tom Baker. Li H'sen Chang: John Bennett. Weng-Chiang: Michael Spice. Litefoot: Trevor Baxter.


Episode was pre-empted over the previous weeks due to pledge season, including Starlight Ballroom (12th).


Show broadcasts for OETA DT2
 
9:00pm CST
Into the Dalek

A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, and the Doctor is the only one who can help.


PBS billed this as Rise of the Cybermen.


Show broadcasts for WILL
 
9:59pm CST
The Time of the Doctor

Show broadcasts for UNC-TV
 
11:00pm EST
The Doctor's Daughter
(Repeated: Mon 4:00am EST)

Show broadcasts for West Virginia Public Broadcasting
 
11:00pm EST
Kill The Moon

Pre-empted at the beginning of December by Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia (5th) and Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks (12th).


Show broadcasts for WXXI
 
11:00pm EST
The Time of the Doctor

The Doctor must sacrifice everything to save a town called Christmas from the Time Lord's greatest enemies. Includes bonus content and interviews presented by YouTube personality Hannah Hart.


Show broadcasts for UNC-TV
 
11:45pm EST
Sins of the Fathers (Factual)
(Repeated: Mon 4:45am EST)

Show broadcasts for Iowa Public TV
 
11:00pm CST
Death in Heaven

With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies, and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role. Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won.


Show broadcasts for KLRU
 
11:00pm CST
Dark Water

In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming… “Death is not an end” promises the sinister organization known only as 3W – but, as the Doctor and Clara discover, you might wish it was.


The episode was pre-empted during the first part of December with Rick Steves’ Europe – Austin Special (5th Dec), and a Viewer's Choice event (12th Dec).


Show broadcasts for KCPT (Kansas City)
 
11:00pm CST
Dark Water

Pre-empted in previous weeks by The Pain Prescription with Dr Michael Yass (28th), Australian Beegees (5th) and Ed Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classics - The 60s (12th).


Show broadcasts for WMVS/MPTV (Milwaukee) HD 10.1/36.2
 
11:00pm CST
The Caretaker

The terrifying Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity. What could be worse? Any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet.


Pre-empted in previous weeks by Music VoyagerPueblo, Co (28th), John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind (My Music) (5th), and Brit Floyd: Space & Time Live In Amsterdam (12th).


Show broadcasts for Idaho Public Television
 
11:00pm MST
Robot Of Sherwood

In the sun dappled forest, the Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars and strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood. With Nottingham at stake, the Doctor must decide who is real and who is fake.


Show broadcasts for KBTC
 
11:00pm PST
The Mark of the Rani: Part One (4 part version)
(Repeated: Sun 4:00am PST)

Show broadcasts for KBTC
 
11:30pm PST
The Mark of the Rani: Part Two (4 part version)
(Repeated: Sun 4:30am PST)

Sunday 20 December

Show broadcasts for EBRU
 
11:00am EST
The Empty Child

The Doctor and Rose travel back to London in 1941, at the height of the Blitz. A mysterious cylinder is being guarded by the Army, while homeless children (living on the bombsites) are being terrorised by an unearthly child. Rose meets the dashing Captain Jack Harkness – has she found a hero even better than the Doctor?


Show broadcasts for EBRU
 
12:00pm EST
The Doctor Dances

The Child’s plague is spreading throughout the wartime London, and its zombie army is on the march. The Doctor and Rose form an alliance with intergalactic con-man Captain Jack, but find themselves trapped in the abandoned hospital. The answer lies at the bombsite, but time is running out…


Show broadcasts for KUAC
 
10:00pm AKST
Listen
(Repeated: Mon 4:00am AKST)

Monday 21 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
10:00am EST
New Earth
(Repeated: Wed 3:00am EST)

The Doctor and Rose board the Tardis and visit mankind's new home but they find gruesome secrets in a luxury hospital.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
11:00am EST
Tooth and Claw
(Repeated: Wed 4:00am EST)

The Doctor and Rose travel back to 1879, but an encounter in the Scottish Highlands with Queen Victoria and a band of warrior monks reveals a deadly trap.


Show broadcasts for WGVU Life Michigan
 
8:00pm EST
Dark Water

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
10:00pm EST
The Seeds of Doom: Part Five

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
10:30pm EST
The Seeds of Doom: Part Six

Tuesday 22 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:00am EST
Love & Monsters

A man named Elton is plunged into a world of living nightmares when he becomes obsessed with the Doctor, Rose and their mysterious blue box.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
7:00am EST
Fear Her

The Doctor plans to show Rose the London Olympics in 2012; a mother hides her daughter's unearthly powers.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:00am EST
Army of Ghosts

The human race rejoices as ghosts of loved ones return home; an invasion force threatens modern day Earth.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:00am EST
Doomsday

Two mighty armies wage war across the Earth; terror emerges from beneath Torchwood Tower; the Doctor faces a dilemma.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
10:00am EST
Smith and Jones

The Doctor and Martha are transported into danger.


Originally scheduled as Into the Dalek


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
11:00am EST
The Shakespeare Code

Witches cast a spell on the Doctor and Martha.


Originally scheduled as Robot Of Sherwood


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
12:00pm EST
Gridlock

The Doctor takes Martha to the planet New Earth in the future where the streets are ruled by sinister pharmacists.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:00pm EST
Daleks in Manhattan

Part 1. The TARDIS lands in 1930s New York, where people are disappearing from the streets.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
2:00pm EST
Evolution of the Daleks

Part 2. The Doctor forms a deadly alliance to save humanity.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
3:00pm EST
The Lazarus Experiment

Turning back the clock has consequences.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
4:00pm EST
42

As a spaceship hurtles towards the sun, the Doctor and Martha have just 42 minutes to save the day.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:00pm EST
Human Nature

Part 1. The Doctor finds an unusual hiding place.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:00pm EST
The Family of Blood

Part 2. Smith and Jones are under siege.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
7:00pm EST
Blink

When people start to disappear, a young woman finds cryptic messages bleeding through from a mysterious stranger called the Doctor.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:00pm EST
Utopia

Capt. Jack storms back into the Doctor's life; the Tardis travels to the end of the universe.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:00pm EST
The Sound of Drums

Part 1. Harry Saxon becomes Prime Minister, but has dark ambitions.


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
10:00pm EST
The Masque of Mandragora: Part One

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
10:00pm EST
Last of the Time Lords

Part 2. With The Doctor imprisoned by The Master, Martha endeavors to save the world.


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
10:30pm EST
The Masque of Mandragora: Part Two

Show broadcasts for WGVU Michigan
 
11:00pm EST
Death in Heaven

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
11:00pm EST
Midnight
(Repeated: Wed 3:00pm EST)

The Doctor is trapped, powerless and terrified, on the planet Midnight, as a knocking on the wall begins.


Show broadcasts for KLRU Q
 
10:35pm CST
Dark Water
(Repeated: Wed 3:05am CST)

In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming… “Death is not an end” promises the sinister organization known only as 3W – but, as the Doctor and Clara discover, you might wish it was.

Wednesday 23 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
12:00am EST
Turn Left
(Repeated: Wed 4:00pm EST)

Donna gets help from a mysterious blond woman.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:00am EST
The Stolen Earth
(Repeated: Wed 5:00pm EST)

Part 1. Earth's greatest heroes assemble to fight the New Dalek Empire, but a fearsome old enemy waits in the shadows.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
2:00am EST
Journey's End
(Repeated: Wed 6:00pm EST)

Part 2. As Davros and the Daleks threaten the entire universe, the Doctor's companions join forces. However, the prophecy declares that one of them will die.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:00am EST
School Reunion

The Doctor investigates a haunted London school and runs into an old friend.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:00am EST
Partners in Crime

Donna is determined to find the Doctor, even if it means braving Miss Foster and her hordes of Adipose.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
7:00am EST
The Fires of Pompeii

The Doctor and Donna visit Pompeii in AD 79, on the eve of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:00am EST
Planet of the Ood

The Doctor takes Donna to her first alien world, but the Ood-Sphere reveals some terrible truths about the human race.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:00am EST
The Sontaran Stratagem

Part 1. Sontaran warriors set their sights on the Earth and its inhabitants


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
10:00am EST
The Poison Sky

Part 2. As poison gas suffocates the Earth's population, the Doctor and UNIT team members work to eliminate the threat.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
11:00am EST
The Doctor's Daughter

The Doctor meets the most important woman of his life.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
12:00pm EST
The Unicorn and the Wasp

Agatha Christie's 10-day disappearance in 1926 may have been the result of amnesia, a nervous breakdown, or a giant alien wasp.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:00pm EST
Silence in the Library

Part 1. The Doctor and Donna must uncover the truth behind the Nodes and the Data Ghost to uncover the library's secret.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
2:00pm EST
Forest of the Dead

Part 2 . As the shadows rise, the Doctor forges an alliance with the mysterious River Song.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
7:00pm EST
The Christmas Invasion
(Repeated: Thu 11:30am EST)

BBC America listed this as The Runaway Bride.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:00pm EST
The Runaway Bride
(Repeated: Thu 12:30pm EST)

No sooner has the Doctor said a tear-stained farewell to Rose Tyler than he finds himself face-to-face with a woman dressed in a fluffy white wedding frock. Who is she? Who is she supposed to be marrying? And how did she get on board the TARDIS?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:00pm EST
A Christmas Carol
(Repeated: Thu 4:20pm EST)

Amy and Rory are trapped on a crashing space liner, and the only way The Doctor can rescue them is to save the soul of a lonely old miser. But is Kazran Sardick, the richest man in Sardicktown, beyond redemption? And what is lurking in the fogs?


Show broadcasts for WTTW Prime Chicago
 
9:00pm CST
Dark Water

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
10:00pm EST
The Masque of Mandragora: Part Three

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
10:20pm EST
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe
(Repeated: Thu 5:40pm EST)

BBC America listed this as The Impossible Astronaut


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
10:30pm EST
The Masque of Mandragora: Part Four

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
11:40pm EST
The Next Doctor
(Repeated: Thu 3:00pm EST)

BBC America listed this as The Waters of Mars with the description for The End of Time!

Thursday 24 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:00am EST
Deep Breath
(Repeated: Thu 10:00am EST)

Clara is alone in Victorian London with a man she doesn't know, a dinosaur in the Thames, and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions. The Doctor has changed. It's time you knew him.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
2:30am EST
Into the Dalek

A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, and only the Doctor can help them now...


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
3:30am EST
Robot Of Sherwood

When Robots threaten Sherwood forest, the Doctor must join forces with Robin Hood to stop the evil reign of the Sheriff of Nottingham.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
4:30am EST
Listen

When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, the Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:30am EST
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest: The World Tour (Factual)

The special follows stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on Doctor Who: The World Tour, which sees them visiting seven cities across five continents in 12 days to publicize the upcoming season.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:00am EST
The Caretaker

The terrifying Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity - and worse, any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
7:00am EST
Kill The Moon

The Doctor and Clara crash land on the Moon to find a world of horror: a mining base full of corpses, vicious spider-like creatures poised to attack, and a terrible dilemma.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:00am EST
Mummy On The Orient Express

The Doctor and Clara are on the most beautiful train in history but a deadly creature is stalking the passengers. The Doctor must race against the clock to defeat the terrifying Mummy.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:00am EST
Flatline
(Repeated: Fri 3:00am EST)

Separated from the Doctor, Clara discovers a new menace from another dimension. But how do you hide when even the walls are no protection? With people to save and the Doctor trapped, Clara comes up against an enemy that exists beyond human perception.


Show broadcasts for UNC-MX
 
12:00pm EST
The Doctor's Daughter

Show broadcasts for UNC-MX
 
12:45pm EST
Sins of the Fathers (Factual)

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:30pm EST
Voyage of the Damned

Kylie Minogue joins Doctor Who to play Astrid, a waitress on a doomed spaceship that eerily resembles the Titanic. When a meteor hits, Astrid and The Doctor must protect the survivors from and prevent the whole ship from crashing to Earth.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
7:00pm EST
The Snowmen
(Repeated: Thu 11:00pm EST)

Christmas Eve 1892 and a chilling menace threatens humankind - but with the Doctor in mourning, it takes old friends and an unorthodox young governess to get him fighting to save the world again.


Show broadcasts for EBRU
 
8:00pm EST
Boom Town

When the Tardis crew take a holiday,The Doctor encounters an enemy he thought long since dead. It soon transpires that plans to build a nuclear power station in Cardiff city are disguising an alien plot to rip the world apart.And when the Doctor dines with monsters, he discovers traps within traps.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:20pm EST
The Time of the Doctor
(Repeated: Fri 12:20am EST)

Show broadcasts for EBRU
 
9:00pm EST
Bad Wolf

The Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack have to fight for their lives on board the Game Station, but a far more dangerous threat is lurking – just out of sight. The Doctor realises that the entire human race has been blinded to the threat on its doorstep, and Armageddon is fast approaching.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:45pm EST
Last Christmas

The Twelfth Doctor makes his debut in BBC America's time-honored Doctor Who Christmas special. Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and guest star Nick Frost strap in for a dangerous sleigh ride through space and time in the Steven Moffat helmed special.


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
10:00pm EST
The Hand Of Fear: Part One

Show broadcasts for EBRU
 
10:00pm EST
The Parting of the Ways

Rose Tyler has faced danger and seen wonders alongside The Doctor, but now their friendship is put to the test as Earth plunges into an epic war. With the human race being slaughtered,The Doctor is forced into terrible action.Will the time-travellers ever be reunited?


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
10:30pm EST
The Hand Of Fear: Part Two

Show broadcasts for KUAC
 
7:00pm AKST
Time Heist
(Repeated: Fri 1:00am AKST)

Friday 25 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
4:00am EST
In The Forest Of The Night

One morning in every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to face the most surprising invasion yet. Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:00am EST
Dark Water

In the world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming. "Death is not an end" promises the sinister 3W but, as the Doctor and Clara discover, you might wish it was.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:00am EST
Death in Heaven

With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role. Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:30am EST
The Magician's Apprentice

Part 1. "Where is the Doctor?" When the skies of Earth are frozen by a mysterious alien force, Clara needs her friend. But where is the Doctor, and what is he hiding from? As past deeds come back to haunt him, old enemies will come face-to-face.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:30am EST
The Witch's Familiar

Part 2. Trapped and alone in a terrifying Dalek city, the Doctor is at the heart of an evil Empire; no sonic, no TARDIS, nobody to help. With his greatest temptation before him, can the Doctor resist? And will there be mercy?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
10:30am EST
Under the Lake

Part 1. When an Underwater Base comes under attack, the Doctor and Clara must save the frightened crew and defeat an impossible threat. But what is behind these terrifying events? And can they really be haunted by Ghosts?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
11:30am EST
Before The Flood

Part 2. On a remote Army outpost, a fearsome alien warlord, the Fisher King, sets in motion a twisted plan to ensure his own survival. The ripples will be felt around the universe. Is this chain of events inevitable? And can the Doctor do the unthinkable?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
12:30pm EST
The Girl Who Died

Part 1. Captured by Vikings, the Doctor and Clara must help protect their village from Space Warriors from the future; the Mire. Outnumbered and outgunned their fate seems inevitable. So why is the Doctor preoccupied with a single Viking girl?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:30pm EST
The Woman Who Lived

Part 2. England, 1651. The deadly Highwayman 'The Knightmare' and his sidekick stalk the dark streets of London. But when they find loot that's not of this world, they come face to face with the Doctor. Can the Doctor avoid the hangman's noose?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
2:30pm EST
The Zygon Invasion

Part 1. The Zygons, a race of shapeshifting aliens, have been living in secret amongst us on Earth, unseen until now! When Osgood is kidnapped by a gang of Zygons, the Doctor, Clara and UNIT must scatter across the world in a bid to set her free.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
3:30pm EST
The Zygon Inversion

Part 2. Shapeshifting Zygons are everywhere in the UK, and there is no way of knowing who to trust. With UNIT neutralized, only the Doctor stands in their way. But how do you stop a war? And what can the Doctor do to save his friends?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
4:30pm EST
Sleep No More

This terrifying story is assembled from footage discovered in the wreckage of Le Verrier Space Station.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:30pm EST
Face The Raven

The Doctor and Clara, with their old friend Rigsy, find themselves in a magical alien world, hidden on a street in the heart of London. Sheltered within are some of the most fearsome creatures of the universe and Ashildr (Maisie Williams)!


Show broadcasts for EBRU
 
6:00pm EST
The Christmas Invasion

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:30pm EST
Heaven Sent

Part 1. Trapped in a world unlike any other he has seen, the Doctor faces the greatest challenge of his many lives. One final test. And he must face it alone. Pursued by the fearsome creature known only as the Veil, he must attempt the impossible.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
7:45pm EST
Hell Bent

Part 2. If you took everything from him, betrayed him, trapped him, and broke both his hearts, how far might the Doctor go? Returning to Gallifrey, the Doctor faces the Time Lords in a struggle that will take him to the end of time itself.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
Premiere
 
9:00pm EST
The Husbands of River Song

It's Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor, he finds himself recruited into River Song's squad and into a chase across the galaxy.


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
10:00pm EST
The Hand Of Fear: Part Three

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
10:15pm EST
The Day of The Doctor

Listed on BBC America as The Snowmen.


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
10:30pm EST
The Hand Of Fear: Part Four

Show broadcasts for OETA
 
11:00pm CST
Robot Of Sherwood

Show broadcasts for KMOS Missouri
 
11:30pm CST
The Edge of Destruction: The Brink of Disaster