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This Week in Doctor Who


Week 50: 17-23 Dec 2016 - USA

Data last updated 01 March 2017

Saturday 17 December

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
6:00pm EST
An Unearthly Child: The Firemaker

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
6:30pm EST
The Daleks: The Dead Planet

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:00pm EST
The Daleks: The Survivors

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:30pm EST
The Daleks: The Escape

Show broadcasts for KRWG
 
7:00pm MST
Genesis of the Daleks: Part Six
(Repeated: Sun 1:00am MST)

The Daleks revolt against Davros (Michael Wisher). Tom Baker. Sarah: Elisabeth Sladen. Gharman: Dennis Chinnery. Harry Sullivan: Ian Marter.


Listings called this episode five.


Show broadcasts for WFWA
 
9:30pm EST
Tom Baker Movies: The Arrmageddon Factor - Part 1 of 2

The final segment of theKey is traced to the planet Atrios, engaged in a long war withthe Zeons.


Pre-empted during pledge period by Rocktopia Live in Budapest: A Classical Evolution (26th Nov), Last of the Breed (3rd Dec), and The Best of PBS39's December Pledge (10th Dec).


Show broadcasts for WXXI
 
10:00pm EST
Tom Baker Movies: Horror of Fang Rock

The TARDIS lands on a small island off the English coast at the start of the 20th century; and the Doctor and Leela seek refuge at the lighthouse, which is home to the island's only inhabitants.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
Premiere
 
~11:00pm EST
The Power of the Daleks: Episode Five (animation)

Show broadcasts for West Virginia Public Broadcasting
 
11:00pm EST
Tom Baker Movies: Pyramids Of Mars

The TARDIS materialises on Earth in the year 1911 inside an old priory owned by Egyptologist Marcus Scarman. Scarman has been possessed by Sutekh, last survivor of the god-like Osirans, who is held prisoner inside a pyramid in Egypt by a signal transmitted from one on Mars. Sutekh desires his freedom and instructs Scarman to construct servicer robots - which look like Egyptian mummies - to build a missile with which to destroy the Martian pyramid. The Doctor foils this plan by blowing up the missile.


Pre-empted by The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum on the 26th November, Doc Martin - Seven Grumpy Seasons on 3rd December, and Doc Martin: Revealed on 10th December.


Show broadcasts for WILL
 
10:00pm CST
Tom Baker Movies: Robot

A newly regenerated Doctor joins UNIT in an investigation into the theft of top secret plans and equipment from supposedly secure premises. Sarah discovers that the raids have been carried out by a robot invented by scientist Professor Kettlewell while he was working for Think Tank, a body involved in developing emerging technologies.


Pre-empted by Downton Abbey, Season 5 on 26th November, The Last Waltz on 3rd December and Rocktopia Live In Budapest: A Classical Revolution on 10th December.


Show broadcasts for WSRE
 
10:00pm CST
Tom Baker Movies: City of Death

The Doctor and Romana are enjoying a holiday in Paris, 1979, when they become aware of a fracture in time. During a visit to the Louvre to see da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the Doctor purloins from a stranger, Countess Scarlioni, a bracelet that is actually an alien scanner device.


Pre-empted by Get Down Tonight - The Disco Explosion on 26th November, (unknown) on 3rd December, and Joe Bonamassa:: Live at the Greek Theatre on 10th December.


Show broadcasts for WYCC
 
10:00pm CST
Tom Baker Movies: Meglos

The Doctor meets his match when he is summoned to Tigella, a planet whose energy source has become unstable. Tom Baker, Lalla Ward. Earthling: Christopher Owen. Zastor: Edward Underdown. Caris: Collette Gleeson. Brotodac: Frederick Treves.


Show broadcasts for Iowa Public TV
 
10:30pm CST
Tom Baker Movies:The Invisible Enemy

The TARDIS is infiltrated by the Swarm - a space-borne intelligence that wishes to spread itself across the universe - and the Doctor is infected by its nucleus. The ship then materialises on Titan, one of the moons of Saturn, where the human occupants of a refuelling station have also been taken over.


Show broadcasts for KERA
 
11:00pm CST
Tom Baker Movies: The Invasion of Time - Part 1 of 2

After a meeting in space with a group of unseen aliens the Doctor returns to Gallifrey and claims the presidency of the Time Lords. Leela meanwhile tries to work out why he is behaving out of character. At his induction, the Doctor is 'crowned' with a device giving him access to the Matrix. He then arranges for the transduction barriers around Gallifrey to be put out of action by K9. When this is done, his alien 'friends' materialise. They are telepathic invaders called Vardans.


Pre-empted by The Last Waltz on 26th November, The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum on 3rd December, and Last of the Breed on 10th December.


Show broadcasts for WMVS/MPTV (Milwaukee) HD 10.1/36.2
 
11:00pm CST
Pertwee Movies: Planet of the Daleks - Part 1 of 2

Injured by an Orgron gun, the Doctor asks the Time Lords to send the TARDIS after the Daleks. Leaving him asleep, Jo goes to explore the planet Spirodon.


Pre-empted during pledge period by Santana IV on 26th November, Van Morrison: Live at the Rainbow on 3rd December, Last of the Breed/Legends of the Lake on 10th December.


Show broadcasts for WMVS/MPTV (Milwaukee) HD 10.1/36.2
 
11:54pm CST
Pertwee Movies: Planet of the Daleks - Part 2 of 2

Injured by an Orgron gun, the Doctor asks the Time Lords to send the TARDIS after the Daleks. Leaving him asleep, Jo goes to explore the planet Spirodon.


Show broadcasts for Idaho Public Television
 
11:00pm MST
Tom Baker Movies: Creature From The Pit

The Doctor and Romana receive a distress signal and arrive on Chloris, a lush and verdant world that has only small quantities of metals, all of which are controlled by its ruler, Lady Adrasta. Adrasta keeps order with the aid of her Huntsman and his wolfweeds - mobile balls of vegetation - while a band of scruffy thieves, led by Torvin, organize raids on her palace to steal whatever metal they can.

Sunday 18 December

Show broadcasts for KERA
 
12:35am CST
Tom Baker Movies: The Invasion of Time - Part 2 of 2

After a meeting in space with a group of unseen aliens the Doctor returns to Gallifrey and claims the presidency of the Time Lords. Leela meanwhile tries to work out why he is behaving out of character. At his induction, the Doctor is 'crowned' with a device giving him access to the Matrix. He then arranges for the transduction barriers around Gallifrey to be put out of action by K9. When this is done, his alien 'friends' materialise. They are telepathic invaders called Vardans.

Saturday 17 December

Sunday 18 December

Show broadcasts for EBRU
 
11:00am EST
Doctor Who
(the actual episode broadcast is unknown)
(Repeated: Sun 12:00pm EST)

Show broadcasts for WETA-UK
 
11:00pm EST
Colin Baker Movies: Attack of the Cybermen
(Repeated: Tue 2:30am EST)

The TARDIS is hijacked by Cybermen and taken to Telos, where the Doctor (Colin Baker) learns of the aliens' plan to invade Earth. Peri: Nicola Bryant. Lytton: Maurice Colbourne. Griffiths: Brian Glover. Russell: Terry Malloy.


Cropped 16:9 format.

Originally listed as The Time Monster part 2 (eps 3+4): "The Master plans to transport himself to Atlantis to capture the Crystal of Kronos."

Monday 19 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:00am EST
Amy's Choice
(Repeated: Thu 5:00am EST)

The Doctor returns to Amy on the night before her first child is born.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
10:00am EST
The Hungry Earth
(Repeated: Thu 7:00am EST)

Part 1. Scientists discover something isn't right beneath Earth's crust while drilling.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
11:00am EST
Cold Blood
(Repeated: Thu 8:00am EST)

Part 2. Scientists discover something isn't right beneath Earth's crust while drilling.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
~5:00pm EST - BBCA App / On-Demand
Doctor Who Specials: Episode 4 - City of Death

The Doctor and Romana visit Paris for a holiday. When the Mona Lisa is stolen, the Doctor comes upon evidence of sinister time experiments being carried out by a wealthy Count, Scarlioni.


Only available via the BBCA or On-Demand between 19th December 2016 and 2nd January 2017.


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:00pm EST
Image of the Fendahl: Part Two

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:30pm EST
Image of the Fendahl: Part Three

Tuesday 20 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:00am EST
New Earth

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
 
7:00am EST
Tooth and Claw

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 BBC America
 
8:00am EST
School Reunion

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


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:00am EST
The Girl in the Fireplace
(Repeated: Tue 7:00pm EST)

Madame de Pompadour finds the court at Versailles under attack by sinister clockwork killers and her only hope of salvation lies with the Doctor.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
10:00am EST
Rise of the Cybermen

Part 1. Rose discovers that her father is still alive on a parallel Earth.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
11:00am EST
The Age of Steel

Part 2. The Cybermen take control of London and start converting the populace; Jackie falls under Lumic's control; the Doctor, Rose and Mickey are reduced to fugitives.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
12:00pm EST
The Idiot's Lantern

It is 1953 and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II is taking place, but beneath the celebrations there are rumours of monsters on the streets.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:00pm EST
The Impossible Planet

Part 1. Rose is trapped in the orbit of a black hole; something ancient beneath the planet's surface begins to awaken.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
2:00pm EST
The Satan Pit

Part 2. As Rose battles the murderous Ood, the Doctor finds his every belief being challenged to the core as the Pit beckons.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
3:00pm 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
 
4:00pm 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
 
5:00pm 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
 
6:00pm EST
Doomsday

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


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:00pm EST
Image of the Fendahl: Part Four

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:30pm EST
The Sun Makers: Part One

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:00pm EST
The Christmas Invasion

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:00pm EST
The Runaway Bride

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
 
10:00pm EST
Voyage of the Damned
(Repeated: Wed 4:30am EST)

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
 
11:30pm EST
Smith and Jones

The Doctor and Martha are transported into danger.

Wednesday 21 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
12:30am EST
The Shakespeare Code

Witches cast a spell on the Doctor and Martha.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:30am 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
 
2:30am 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
 
3:30am EST
Evolution of the Daleks

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


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:00am EST
The Lazarus Experiment

Turning back the clock has consequences.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
7:00am 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
 
8:00am EST
Human Nature

Part 1. The Doctor finds an unusual hiding place.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:00am EST
The Family of Blood

Part 2. Smith and Jones are under siege.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
10:00am 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
 
11:00am 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
 
12:00pm EST
Midnight

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


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:00pm EST
Turn Left

Donna gets help from a mysterious blond woman.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
2:00pm EST
The Stolen Earth

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
 
3:00pm EST
Journey's End

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
 
4:00pm EST
The Next Doctor

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:20pm EST
Planet of the Dead

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:40pm EST
The Waters of Mars

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:00pm EST
The Sun Makers: Part Two

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:30pm EST
The Sun Makers: Part Three

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:00pm EST
The End of Time: Parts 1 & 2

Part 1 & 2. It's the Tenth Doctor's final journey - but his nemesis, The Master, has been reborn. A terrible shadow falls across the Universe as great danger approaches, and the Doctor faces the end of his life as the Master's plans hurtle out of control.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
11:00pm EST
The Eleventh Hour
(Repeated: Thu 6:00am EST)

The newly regenerated Doctor and Amy Pond must save the world in less than 20 minutes from galactic policemen known as the Atraxi.

Thursday 22 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
12:00am EST
The Beast Below

The Doctor and Amy travel to Britain of the future, where people live in a giant spaceship; Amy comes across the terrifying Smilers.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:00am EST
Victory of the Daleks

The Doctor and Amy meet Winston Churchill during a trip back to World War II, where they also encounter the Daleks.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
2:00am EST
The Time of Angels

Part 1. The Doctor hunts the last of the Weeping Angels through the Maze of the Dead; the mysterious River Song is back in the Doctor's life, but he doesn't know if he can trust her.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
3:00am EST
Flesh and Stone

Part 2. The Doctor and his friends are forced to escape through the forest vault after they are surrounded by the Weeping Angels.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
4:00am EST
The Vampires of Venice

The Doctor suspects something isn't quite right with the daughters of the family that protects the streets of Venice.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:00am EST
Vincent and the Doctor

Amy battles an alien in France with Vincent Van Gogh.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
10:00am EST
The Lodger

The Doctor investigates a mysterious staircase in a building where people can go up, but never down.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
11:00am EST
The Pandorica Opens

Part 1. A message on a cliff; a puzzle box that opens from the inside; the fates draw closer for the TARDIS.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
12:00pm EST
The Big Bang

Part 2. The fates draw close around the TARDIS.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:00pm EST
The Impossible Astronaut

Part 1. The Doctor, Amy and Rory receive a secret summons that leads them to the Oval Office in 1969. Enlisting the help of a former FBI agent and the irrepressible River Song, the Doctor promises to assist the President.


Listed as The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe but with The Impossible Astronaut description.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
2:00pm EST
Day of the Moon

Part 2. The Doctor is locked in the perfect prison. Amy, Rory and River Song are being hunted down by the FBI. But, with the help of President Nixon and Neil Armstrong, the Doctor is able to mount a rebellion against an alien invasion.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
3:00pm EST
The Curse of the Black Spot

The TARDIS is marooned onboard a 17th-century pirate ship whose crew is being attacked by a mysterious and beautiful sea creature. Becalmed and beset by cabin fever, the pirates have numerous superstitious explanations for the Siren's appearance.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
4:00pm EST
The Doctor's Wife

By following a Time Lord distress signal, the Doctor puts Amy, Rory and his beloved TARDIS in grave danger.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:00pm EST
The Rebel Flesh

Part 1. A solar tsunami liberates doppelgangers from their human 'originals' in a futuristic factory. Can the Doctor prevent all out civil war?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:00pm EST
The Almost People

Part 2. The Doctor must convince terrified factory-workers to work with their doppelgangers to overcome a monster of their own making.


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:00pm EST
The Sun Makers: Part Four

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
7:00pm EST
A Good Man Goes to War
(Repeated: Fri 6:00am EST)

The Doctor assembles an army to face the Battle of Demons Run - and River Song has something to tell him.


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:30pm EST
Underworld: Part One

Show broadcasts for EBRU
 
8:00pm EST
Doctor Who
(the actual episode broadcast is unknown)

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:00pm EST
Let's Kill Hitler
(Repeated: Fri 7:00am EST)

The TARDIS crash lands in 1930's Berlin, bringing the Doctor face to face with the greatest war criminal in the Universe. And Hitler.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:00pm EST
A Christmas Carol
(Repeated: Thu 11:40pm 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 BBC America
 
10:20pm EST
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe

Had the description for TheImpossibleAstronaut

Friday 23 December

Show broadcasts for EBRU
 
12:00am EST
Doctor Who
(the actual episode broadcast is unknown)

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:00am EST
Night Terrors

Every child is scared of monsters, but George's terrified pleas for help reach the Doctor. Because George's monsters are real.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
2:00am EST
The Girl Who Waited

Amy is trapped in a quarantine facility for victims of an alien plague. Can Rory save her before she is killed by kindness?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
3:00am EST
The God Complex

The TARDIS lands in a hotel where every visitor's room contains their deepest, darkest fears. What lies in wait in the Doctor's room?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
4:00am EST
Closing Time

The Doctor's final days are upon him - but when he drops in on an old friend, the Cybermen are waiting.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:00am EST
The Wedding of River Song

By the shores of Lake Silencio, in Utah, all of time and space hang in the balance - because this is the day the Doctor dies.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:00am EST
Asylum of the Daleks

Kidnapped by his oldest foe, the Doctor is forced on an impossible mission - to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter...


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:00am EST
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

An unmanned spaceship hurtles towards certain destruction - unless the Doctor can save it, and its impossible cargo... of dinosaurs!


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
10:00am EST
A Town Called Mercy

The Doctor gets a Stetson and a gun, and finds himself the reluctant Sheriff of a Western town under siege by a relentless cyborg.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
11:00am EST
The Power Of Three

The Doctor and the Ponds puzzle an unlikely invasion of Earth, as millions of sinister black cubes fall from the sky overnight...


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
12:00pm EST
The Angels Take Manhattan

The Doctor's heart-breaking farewell to Amy and Rory - a race against time through the streets of Manhattan, as New York's statues come to life around them....


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:00pm EST
The Bells of Saint John

The Doctor's search for Clara brings him to London, where Wi-Fi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a Wi-Fi soup but something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them...


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
2:00pm EST
The Rings of Akhaten

On the rings of the planet Akhaten, the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the Queen of Years but something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
3:00pm EST
Cold War

The Doctor and Clara land on a submarine in 1983 as it spirals into the ocean depths with an alien creature loose. With tempers flaring and nuclear weapons on board, the whole of humanity is at stake!


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
4:00pm EST
Hide

The Doctor and Clara travel to the haunted Caliburn House. Within its walls, a ghost hunting Professor and a psychic search for the Witch of the Well. Her apparition appears, but is she really a ghost?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:00pm EST
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

The TARDIS has crashed, Clara is lost inside, and the Doctor has 30 minutes before his ship explodes!


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:00pm EST
The Crimson Horror

Something ghastly is afoot in Victorian Yorkshire, as bodies are found with their skin a waxy, glowing red.


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:00pm EST
Underworld: Part Two

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
7:00pm EST
Nightmare in Silver

Hedgewick's World of Wonders: the perfect theme park day out. And ground zero for a deadly silver resurrection.


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:30pm EST
Underworld: Part Three

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:00pm EST
The Name of the Doctor

The Doctor has a secret he will take to his grave. And it is discovered.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:00pm EST
The Snowmen

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 BBC America
 
10:20pm EST
The Time of the Doctor

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
11:40pm EST
Deep Breath

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.