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This Week in Doctor Who


Week 51: 24-30 Dec 2016 - USA

Data last updated 03 May 2017

Saturday 24 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:20am 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
 
2:25am 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
 
3:30am 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
 
4:30am EST
Time Heist

The Doctor turns bank robber when he attempts to break into the most dangerous bank in the Cosmos.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:30am EST
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest (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 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?


This might be The Christmas Invasion.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
7:00am EST
The Day of The Doctor
(Repeated: Sun 10:30pm 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 BBC America
 
8:00am 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
 
9:00am 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
 
10:00am 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
 
11:00am EST
Flatline

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 BBC America
 
12:00pm 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
 
1:00pm 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
 
2:00pm 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
 
3:00pm EST
The Magician's Apprentice
(Repeated: Sun 1:00am EST)

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
 
4:00pm EST
The Witch's Familiar
(Repeated: Sun 2:00am EST)

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
 
5:00pm EST
Under the Lake
(Repeated: Sun 3:00am EST)

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 Retro TV
 
6:00pm EST
The Daleks: The Ambush

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:00pm EST
Before The Flood
(Repeated: Sun 4:00am EST)

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 Retro TV
 
6:30pm EST
The Daleks: The Expedition

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

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
7:00pm EST
The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe

This is most likely The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe based on time-slot, but had the description for TheImpossibleAstronaut: "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."


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

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:20pm 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 BBC America
 
9:40pm EST
The Husbands of River Song
(Repeated: Sun 7:15am EST)

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 BBC America
Premiere
 
11:00pm EST
The Power of the Daleks: Episode Six (animation)

As the battle rages between the rebels and loyalists, the Daleks begin their attack. The only chance of survival for the Earth colony rests with the Doctor.


Show broadcasts for WSRE
 
10:00pm CST
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.


Show broadcasts for West Virginia Public Broadcasting
 
11:00pm EST
Tom Baker Movies: Planet of Evil

The TARDIS picks up a distress call and the Doctor and Sarah arrive on the planet Zeta Minor. There they discover that a Morestran geological expedition has fallen prey to an unseen killer and only the leader, Professor Sorenson, remains alive.


Show broadcasts for KERA
 
10:30pm CST
Tom Baker Movies: The Ribos Operation

The White Guardian gives the Doctor a quest to find the six disguised segments of the Key to Time which, when assembled, will be used to restore the balance of the cosmos. To aid him he is given a new companion, a female Time Lord called Romana, and a tracer device.2016-12-24 23:00:00


Show broadcasts for Iowa Public TV
 
10:30pm CST
Tom Baker Movies: Horror of Fang Rock

The TARDIS arrives on Fang Rock, a small island off the English coast, around the start of the 20th Century. The Doctor and Leela seek shelter at a lighthouse where the island's only inhabitants - Ben, Vince and Reuben - operate the recently-installed electric lamp to warn ships off the treacherous rocks.


Show broadcasts for Idaho Public Television
 
11:00pm MST
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.


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.

Sunday 25 December

Show broadcasts for KERA
 
12:05am CST
Tom Baker Movies: The Pirate Planet

The tracer detects the second segment on the planet Calufrax. The TARDIS makes a bumpy landing, and the Doctor and Romana soon discover that they are not on Calufrax at all. They are in fact on Zanak, a planet that has been hollowed out and fitted with engines so that it can transmat through space and materialise around others - such as Calufrax - to plunder their mineral wealth, leaving them as shrunken husks held by gravitational forces in a "trophy room".

Saturday 24 December

Sunday 25 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:00am EST
The Christmas Invasion

Show broadcasts for BBC America
Premiere
 
8:30am EST
The Power of the Daleks: Episode One (color animation)

The TARDIS brings the new Doctor and his companions Polly and Ben to an Earth colony on planet Vulcan where a murder has been committed.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
Premiere
 
9:05am EST
The Power of the Daleks: Episode Two (color animation)

Posing as an official Examiner from Earth summoned to investigate a space capsule, the Doctor warns the scientist, Lesterson, of the dire consequences of reactivating the dormant Daleks.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
Premiere
 
9:40am EST
The Power of the Daleks: Episode Three (color animation)

Polly is taken prisoner by the rebels who intend to use the Daleks to take control of the Earth colony. The Doctor discovers that all three Daleks have now been reactivated.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
Premiere
 
10:15am EST
The Power of the Daleks: Episode Four (color animation)

Scientist Lesterson is driven insane when he discovers that the Daleks are reproducing themselves and preparing to seize control of the Earth colony.


Show broadcasts for Miscellaneous PBS Channels
 
10:30am EST
PBS39 Explore 39.4: Science Goes to the Movies: Dr. Who: Quantum Physicist (Factual)

The overlap between quantum reality and science fiction is discussed.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
Premiere
 
10:50am EST
The Power of the Daleks: Episode Five (color animation)

Bragen, head of security for the Earth colony, leads the rebellion and takes control, while the Daleks are also ready to make their final move.


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

Show broadcasts for BBC America
Premiere
 
11:25am EST
The Power of the Daleks: Episode Six (color animation)

As the battle rages between the rebels and loyalists, the Daleks begin their attack. The only chance of survival for the Earth colony rests with the Doctor.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
12:00pm EST
The Girl Who Died
(Repeated: Mon 3:00am EST)

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
 
1:00pm EST
The Woman Who Lived
(Repeated: Mon 4:00am EST)

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
 
2:00pm EST
The Zygon Invasion
(Repeated: Mon 5:00am EST)

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
 
3:05pm EST
The Zygon Inversion
(Repeated: Mon 6:00am EST)

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
 
4:10pm 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
 
5:15pm 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 BBC America
 
6:20pm 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
 
7:35pm 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 Return Of Doctor Mysterio
(Repeated: Mon 12:15am EST)

The Doctor join forces with a masked Superhero for an epic New York adventure. With brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious figure known only as The Ghost.


Show broadcasts for WETA-UK
 
10:58pm EST
Colin Baker Movies: Mark of the Rani
(Repeated: Tue 2:27am EST)

The Doctor battles the Master and a renegade Time Lady named Rani, who are wreaking havoc on a 19th-century mining community. The Master: Anthony Ainley. Peri: Nicola Bryant. Jack Ward: Peter Childs.


Cropped 16:9 format.

Monday 26 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
7:00am 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 Retro TV
 
7:00pm EST
Underworld: Part Four

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:30pm EST
The Invasion of Time: Part One

Tuesday 27 December

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:00pm EST
The Invasion of Time: Part Two

Show broadcasts for US Cinema
Premiere
 
7:00pm EST
The Return Of Doctor Mysterio
(Repeated: Thu 7:00pm EST)

The Doctor is back on the big screen this holiday season for a special two- night event featuring two exciting bonus programs, The Doctor: A New Kind of Hero, which asks the question what exactly is it about the Doctor that makes him so heroic, and Doctor Who Christmas Extra, looking back at the making of the The Return of Doctor Mysterio, both featuring appearances by stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, showrunner Steven Moffat, and many more.

The Doctor Who Christmas Special has long been a holiday tradition, and now for the second year in a row, Fathom Events and BBC Worldwide invite you participate in that tradition with a very special two-night presentation of Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio in select cinemas nationwide on Tuesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 29.


Shown at various affiliated theaters across the United States (local time 7:30pm)


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:30pm EST
The Invasion of Time: Part Three

Wednesday 28 December

Thursday 29 December

Friday 30 December