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Friday 4th June 1999

By Benjamin F. Elliott
June 4th, 1999 - The Harried Guest Writer Strikes Again
This introduction would have been by Benjamin himself since he came back earlier this week, but unfortunately, I haven't received anything from him so I have to do all the writing and researching. Fortunately for this time around, this week's column, aside from a few minor quibbles, is complete and on time. As an aside, the UK Gold stories are correct to the best of my knowledge, but I did not have access to the exact air times. Benjamin has the times, but due to late hour I'm putting the finishing touches on this column, I will not be able to display them here. That's about it for the introduction. No news has cropped up so I'll just move on the times and synopses.
UK Gold
Late Friday BST An Unearthly Child (or '100,000 BC') movie version, part 1 of 2
Sunday from < Exact Time Unknown > Image of the Fendahl movie version

UK Gold's late Friday night showings of Doctor Who goes back to where it all began when two innocent public school teachers discover a strange police box in a junkyard and head off to adventure with a bunch of savage cavemen. Then, on Sunday morning, the Doctor has to defeat a menace from the Time Lord's past. Will he and Leela be able to defeat the Fendahl and save Earth in time?

UK Gold Classics
Sunday at 6PM BST Image of the Fendahl movie version
Same as UK Gold, but at a more convenient hour for people with this station.
BBC Prime
Late Friday at 1:05AM CET The Pirate Planet episode 3 of 4
Saturday at 9:35AM and 6PM CET The Pirate Planet episode 4 of 4

The Doctor and Romana enlist the aid of the powerful Mentiads to attack the Captain after they discover his terrible secret.
Saturday at 1PM, Sunday at 2 and 8AM The Green Death all 4 episodes
Monday and Tuesday at 11:30PM The Hand Of Fear episodes 3 and 4 of 4
Wednesday through Friday at 11:30PM Invasion of Time episodes 1 through 3 of 6

Companions leaving is the theme for this batch of Who Files on UKTV. This weekend starts out with The Green Death where Jo and the Doctor investigate Global Chemicals in Wales and discover some rather horrific giant maggots in the process. Then, on Monday, Sarah Jane and the Doctor must avoid death on the planet Kastria. And rounding out the work week, the Doctor returns to Gallifrey to claim his right as President, but what are his true motives? Find out this week on Foxtel.
Canada and the United States:
SPACE: The Imagination Station and
Saturday through Tuesday at 7:30AM EDT Spearhead From Space episodes 1 through 4 of 4
Wednesday through Friday at 7:30AM EDT Doctor Who And The Silurians episodes 1 through 3 of 7

The Pertwee era begins on Space when strange pods land in England. The newly regenerated Doctor teams up with UNIT to stop an invasion force. Then, the Doctor must go deep into a network of caves to discover creatures that lived during the time of the dinosaurs.
MPBC Maine 10, 10, 12, 13, 26
Saturday at 11:30PM EDT The Hand Of Fear episode 3 of 4
Eldrad must live and she does after feeding off the energies of a nuclear blast. Yet Eldrad's request to the Doctor comes with a price.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11, 49, 52
Sunday at 3PM EDT The Sea Devils episodes 2 and 3 of 6
The Master is up to his old tricks again, even though he's in prison, but what about the prehistoric monsters that live beneath the sea?
WQED / WQEX 13, 16 Pittsburgh, PA
No Doctor Who this week. Red Dwarf Series 8 special.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Saturday at 11PM EDT Planet of Evil episodes 1 and 2 of 4
Watch the story that came before the one aired last week on WYBE. The TARDIS lands on Zeta Minor where one by one, the members of a Morestran expediton are dying. Can the Doctor be able to stop whatever's casing the deaths in time?
MPT Maryland 22, 28, 31, 36, 62, 67
Late Friday and Saturday at Midnight EDT The Mutants movie version
If you ever need an intergalatic postman, the Doctor's the one to rely upon just like the Time Lords did. The Doctor has to deliver an important package to a certain Solonian that may be able to change the evolution of a whole race, but there are powers in authority that will do anything to prevent the package from being delivered by the Doctor
WUFT 5 Gainesville, FL
Saturday at 5PM EDT Survival movie version
The final televised Doctor Who story before the 1996 Telemovie. The Doctor takes Ace to present day Perivale, her hometown, but idle curiosity draws the Doctor and some of the teen populace into trouble. And we all know what happened between curiosity and the cat.
WUSF 16 Tampa, FL
Saturday at 11:30PM EDT Enlightenment episode 3 of 4
Turlough discovers Captain Wrack's plans in winning the race while Tegan is lured into a trap.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Saturday at 11:30PM EDT The Dæmons episodes 4 and 5 of 5
Azal makes his appearance in Devil's End as if on schedule, but the Brigadier and the rest of UNIT are trapped outside the town limits. Before you can say "five rounds rapid" watch the exciting conclusion to The Dæmons.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Saturday at 10PM CDT Genesis of the Daleks episode 2 of 6
The Doctor meets the creator of the daleks, Davros, while Sarah devises a plan to escape captivity from the Thals.
IPTV Iowa 11, 12, 27, 32 and
"Friday at 11:05PM CDT The Curse of Peladon episodes 2 and 3 of 4
Are the Ice Warriors behind the deadly shenannigans affecting Peladon? Jo thinks so and she's going to put her life on the line to find out. Meanwhile, the Doctor stumbles into a trap of sorts and comes a little closer to unravelling the mystery.
PPTV North Dakota 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 13, 19
Friday at 10:30PM CDT The Pyramids Of Mars episode 4 of 4
The Doctor must prevent the freedom of Sutekh the Destroyer in time or the Earth will be destroyed. Will he make it in time?
KBDI 12 Denver, CO
No broadcast this week. Pledge programming.
KNME 5 Albequerque, NM
Saturday at 11:10PM MDT Terror of the Zygons movie version
When is Scotland not Scotland in Doctor Who? In Terror of the Zygons, of course. The Doctor come back to Earth at the request of the Brigadier and things look to be amiss when the Loch Ness monster begins to attack some oil rigs. But is it really Nessie that's the trouble or is there some other alien power at work?
KSPS 7 Spokane, WA
Saturday at 10:30PM PDT Castrovalva movie version
The Doctor suffers from his most traumatic regeneration to date and the placidness of Castrovalva is only place to help him recover. Or is it a trick by an old enemy?
KBTC / KCKA 28, 15 Tacoma, WA (Seattle)
Saturday at 7PM and 2:30AM PDT Inferno episode 7 of 7
Saturday at 7:30PM and 3AM PDT Terror of the Autons episode 1 of 4

The Doctor returns to his dimension and tries to prevent destruction he saw as he escaped the parallel dimension. Then, with a new companion, the Doctor must battle with another of his own kind and face a returning enemy in the process.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sunday at 11:22PM PDT The Deadly Assassin all 4 episodes
Immediately afterwards - Mythmakers: Jon Pertwee After receiving a call to return to Gallifrey, the Doctor becomes imbroiled in the biggest assassination plot in all Time Lord history. Then afterwards, watch an interview with the late Jon Pertwee from the Mythmakers series.
BBC America
Saturday at 5PM EDT, Sunday at 8AM EDT Robot movie version, part 1 of 2
BBC America returns to where it all began with Tom Baker, the 4th Doctor's first story. After his regeneration, the Doctor helps UNIT investigate some strange going-ons while Sarah encounters a robot with some rather interesting growing pains.
Central / South America:
Friday at 3:15PM Argentina Time (1:15PM Mexico City Time) DOCTOR WHO the 1996 movie
This is the English language version with Spanish subtitles that the main HBO-OLE aired a few months ago. The 7th Doctor attempts to return the Master's remains to Gallifrey. But a mysterious substance resembling Flubber forces the TARDIS to land in San Francisco on December 30, 1999. The Doctor tries to investigate and winds up in the hospital, clinging to life, while his oldest enemy plots to destroy Earth and regain all he has lost. This is the last airing until the 19th of the Telemovie.

That's it for now. Next week, Benjamin Elliott returns and I can actually get some rest. Until then, take care. - Jefferson Eng