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Friday 24th March 2000

THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - March 24, 2000
by Benjamin F. Elliott

I would like to thank Jefferson Eng for watching over the column last week while I was exploring England and Scotland.

It seems that a number of stations decided to do bizarre things while I was gone.
UKTV in Australia originally scheduled The Myth Makers and The Massacre to air in April. As the 8 episodes comprising those 2 stories are officially lost, with hardly even a clip in the BBC's archives, it would be quite a feat if UKTV actually aired those stories. But UKTV was relying on inaccurate information. Those two stories have now been removed from UKTV's schedule and replaced by stories that are actually known to exist. On the bright side, they will be airing The Time Meddler in April, a 1st Doctor story which they forgot to show in either their first run through the series or their year-long Who Files.
WQED 13 in Pittsburgh, PA surprised TV listings with Doctor Who specials March 4 at 11PM and March 11 at 11:30PM. Hopefully the specials did well for the station.
Jefferson mentioned WYBE Philadelphia's power outage and WYIN Gary, Indiana's surprise basketball game (both on March 11) in the last column.
1) WYBE aired the pre-empted episodes on March 18, and shifted back the rest of the schedule so that all the episodes air.
2) WYIN seems to be insane. The scheduled episode for March 11 (Deadly Assassin 4) aired on March 18. But Deadly Assassin 3 has not aired yet. The episode planned for March 18 (Face Of Evil 1) has been rescheduled for April 1. So what will air this weekend on March 25? Not only do they have Deadly Assassin 3, but apparently they skipped an episode or two of The Masque of Mandragora in February. Or maybe they'll just air episode 1 of The Face of Evil anyway.
Some timezones are changing for seasonal reasons this weekend. On Sunday morning, most European Countries are going from Standard Time to Daylight Savings Time, and Australia is going from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time. Remember to bear the time changes into account when trying to see the show, particularly if the time zones aren't changing where you live, but are changing where the station is. Most of the US and Canada will go to Daylight Savings Time next week..
Additions and corrections are welcome. And now, the listings:

Tue-Thu 6PM BST The Sea Devils eps 1 - 3 of 6
UK Gold
Sun 9:05-10:50AM BST Vengeance on Varos movie

UK Gold Classic
Sun 6-7:45PM BST Vengeance on Varos movie
BBC Prime
Late Fri 1AM CET (Not Africa), Sat 5PM CET The Leisure Hive ep 3 of 4
Sun+Mon 11:30AM CET The Leisure Hive ep 4 of 4
Sun 7AM+1AM AEST The Web Planet all 6 eps (The Web Planet, The Zarbi, Escape To Danger, Crater Of Needles, Invasion, The Centre)
Mon-Tue 11:30PM AEST The Space Museum eps 3 - 4 of 4 (The Search, The Final Phase)
Wed-Fri 11:30PM AEST The Chase eps 1 - 3 of 6 (The Executioners, The Death Of Time, Flight Through Eternity)
(some stations seen in parts of Canada)
BBC America
The Robots of Death movie, pt 1 of 2
Sat 7AM, Sun 10AM+5PM EST Eastern Time (PST Pacific Time)

Note: Next week, the Saturday broadcast moves to 6AM and the 1st Sunday broadcast moves to 8AM.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11, 49, 52
No episodes. Doctor Who returns April 2.
WQED/WQEX 13, 16 Pittsburgh, PA
No episode. Doctor Who returns April 1.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 9PM EST The Androids of Tara eps 3+4 of 4
Sat 10PM EST The Power of Kroll all 4 eps
MPT Maryland 22, 28, 31, 36, 62, 67
Late Sat Mid EST City of Death all 4 eps
WUSF 16 Tampa, FL
Sat 11:30PM EST Vengeance on Varos 4 part version, ep 4
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11:30PM EST Robot ep 4 of 4
Sat 11:58PM EST The Ark In Space ep 1 of 4
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 10PM CST "?"
(The most likely episode to air would be either The Deadly Assassin 3 or The Face of Evil 1, but I'm not prepared to guess with this station.)
KTCA 2 St. Paul, MN
Sat 11:30PM CST The Masque of Mandragora ep 4 of 4
IPTV Iowa 11, 12, 21, 24, 27, 32, 32, 36
Fri 11:35PM CST Genesis of the Daleks eps 2,3,+4 of 6
PPTV North Dakota 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 13, 19
Fri 10:30PM CST (9:30PM MST) The Talons of Weng-Chiang ep 2 of 6
KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Late Fri 12:30AM MST The Face of Evil all 4 eps
Sat 10PM MST The Robots of Death eps 1+2 of 4
KNME 5 Albuquerque, NM
Sat 10:30PM MST The Invisible Enemy movie
KNME is airing the stories in production order, not broadcast order. So if you were expecting Horror of Fang Rock, you didn't miss it. It'll be on next week.
KRWG 22 Las Cruces, NM (El Paso, TX)
Sat 10:30PM MST The Face of Evil movie
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
Sat 11PM+12:30AM MST Genesis of the Daleks ep 2 of 6
KSPS 7 Spokane, WA
No episodes this week. Returns April 1.
ยป It was confirmed the following week that Battlefield was shown this weekend.
KBTC/KCKA 28, 15 Tacoma/Centralia, WA
Sat 7PM+12:30AM PST Death to the Daleks eps 1+2 of 4
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 11PM PST The Visitation all 4 eps

Until next week, take care.