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Friday 28th April 2000

THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - Fri, 28 Apr 2000
by Benjamin F. Elliott
It's been a quiet week for most of the Doctor Who TV world. Just 2 quick notes.
TG4 in Ireland opted to go back to the beginning of Jon Pertwee's era on 25 April and run selected repeats (my apologies for listing The Time Monster, which did not air).
In New Zealand, the New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club at has put up the complete history of Doctor Who's TV run in New Zealand from 1964 to 1999, first run episodes and reruns. They have also adapted the schedule table from Jason Fraser's UKTV Australia site for PrimeTV's Doctor Who airings this year. The New Zealand Fan Club pages are maintained by Alden Bates, and the Doctor Who history in New Zealand was compiled by Paul Scoones.
Additions and corrections are welcome. And now, the listings:

Cable Radio/Real Audio:

BCB Radio
Tue approx. 1PM BST (8AM EDT, 5AM PDT) The Who Review (actually Thu at 7:10PM BST)
30 minute monthly overview of Doctor Who in UK


Tue 6PM BST Spearhead From Space ep 4 of 4
Liz and the Doctor face disaster at dawn when the Autons decide to make an appearance.
Wed-Thu 6PM BST Inferno eps 1 - 2 of 7
The Doctor's moved in at an experimental drilling site, where he hopes to use the excess power to restart his TARDIS.
UK Gold
Sun 9:25-11:15AM BST The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet movie, pt 1 of 4
Yanked out of time, the 6th Doctor is accused of interference in places he doesn't belong. Exhibit A - his excursion to the planet Ravalox, where he proceeded to unravelox a complicated scheme.

UK Gold 2/Classic
Sun 6-7:50PM BST The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet movie, pt 1 of 4
Time-shifted from UK Gold, which actually fits into the plot.
BBC Prime
Late Fri 1AM* CET, Sat 5PM CET Meglos ep 4 of 4
Note to villains who impersonate good guys - it runs both ways.
Sun+Mon 11:30AM CET Full Circle ep 1 of 4
Obeying a Time Lord order, the Doctor sets course for Gallifrey against Romana's wishes. But a Charged Vacuum Emboitement has other plans ...

*This broadcast not seen on the African version of BBC Prime.
UKTV Australia
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST The Gunfighters all 4 eps (A Holiday For The Doctor, Don't Shoot The Pianist, Johnny Ringo, The OK Corral)
The 1st Doctor's search for a dentist gets him trapped in the most famous gunfight in the Old American West. Everyone thinks he's Doc Holliday!
Mon-Wed 11:30PM AEST The Tomb of the Cybermen eps 2 - 4 of 4
When the archaeologists' curiosity threatens to reawaken the Cybermen, the 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria must ensure that the galactic silver nemesis never makes it out of the deep freeze.
Thu-Fri 11:30PM AEST The Dominators eps 1 - 2 of 5
Looking for a vacation, the 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe land on Dulkis. The bad news is they've landed on an island that was riddled by radiation. The good news is that the radiation has just disappeared. The bad news is the people who took the radiation aren't through taking things yet.
PrimeTV New Zealand
Weekdays airings at 6:25PM beginning 15 May, starting with the first episode.
(some border stations reach parts of Canada)
BBC America
Genesis of the Daleks eps 5+6 of 6
Sat 6AM, Sun 8AM+5PM EDT Eastern Feed (PDT Pacific Feed)

Davros learns crucial information that could make the Daleks invincible. But first he must stop his own people from destroying them. To save history, should Davros be allowed to win?
NHPTV New Hampshire 11, 49, 52
Sun 3PM EDT Revenge of the Cybermen eps 1+2 of 4
Back on Nerva Beacon, the Doctor and co. discover that all the humans on board are dying from a nasty literate plague that sabotages subspace logs. The Doctor thinks it's something more dangerous than a space plague. Meanwhile, a ship approaches from deep space ...
WQED/WQEX 13, 16 Pittsburgh, PA
Sat 11:30PM EDT The Talons of Weng-Chiang ep 1 of 6
Sacrilege! The 4th Doctor appears in a story without his scarf! And it could have been appropriate in 19th Century London.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 11PM EDT Destiny of the Daleks eps 3+4 of 4
The Movellans prove to have ulterior motives, and the Doctor may have to protect Davros from their malevolent clutches. Meanwhile, the Daleks are still around, and they're annoyed.
MPT Maryland 22, 28, 31, 36, 62, 67
Late Sat Mid EDT Meglos all 4 eps
Identity theft. A growing problem in modern society. With the right equipment, someone else can take over your identity. This time it has happened to the Doctor.
WUSF 16 Tampa, FL
Sat 11:30PM EDT The Two Doctors 6 pt version, ep 1
The 2nd Doctor and Jamie make a discovery which could destabilize the balance of power in the galaxy. In another part of the galaxy, the 6th Doctor takes a fishing vacation, blissfully unaware of the threat to his past.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11:30PM EDT The Sontaran Experiment ep 2 of 2
The 4th Doctor challenges the Sontaran to single combat over the fate of,the Earth.
Sat 11:55PM EDT Genesis of the Daleks ep 1 of 6
Intercepted by a Time Lord, the Doctor must investigate the circumstances that created the Daleks, and whether the Daleks should be prevented from ever existing.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 10PM CDT The Robots of Death ep 1 of 4
ยป next edition reported that this was actually Robot: Part One!
A mining ship searches for rare ore on a desert planet. On board the ship is a skeleton human crew and many service robots. This is the Robots' story.
KTCA 2 St. Paul, MN
Sat 11:30PM CDT The Deadly Assassin ep 1 of 4
(Beginning next week, episodes will rerun at 5:30AM Early Sunday.)
Answering an emergency summons, the Doctor returns home trying to foil a murder that hasn't happened yet. Life on Gallifrey will never be the same again.
IPTV Iowa 11, 12, 21, 24, 27, 32, 32, 36
Fri 11:35PM CDT Pyramids of Mars all 4 eps
Sutekh. Destroyer of worlds. Murderer. Utter evil waiting for humanity to release him from his prison. Fashion consultant to Hollywood. And all-around evil guy. Steer clear of him at all costs.
PPTV North Dakota 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 13, 19
Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) Horror of Fang Rock ep 1 of 4
An unexpected fog renders a lighthouse impotent, allowing a devil in the dark to move unseen.
KBDI/K32EO 12, 32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Pledge specials this week. Doctor Who returns next week.
KNME 5 Albuquerque, NM
Sat 10:30PM MDT Horror of Fang Rock movie
(Stories are in production order. The Sun Makers airs next week.)
The Doctor and Leela discover a lighthouse full of people being terrorized by an unknown foe. No matter what they do, the number of people alive continues to fall.
*Goodbye, KRWG.*
KRWG 22 Las Cruces, NM (El Paso, TX)
Sat 10:30PM MDT Image of the Fendahl movie
Foolhardy scientists set Earth on twin paths to imminent destruction. If it doesn't go up in a poof of smoke, all the people will die when they see the image of the Fendahl. *Last scheduled episode. Replaced by I, Claudius beginning next week.*
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT Revenge of the Cybermen ep 1 of 4
The Doctor, Sarah, and Harry return to Nerva Beacon, finding death and desolation are going on at an alarming rate.
KSPS 7 Spokane, WA
Off schedule through May. Decision on renewal had not been made at last word.
KBTC/KCKA 28, 15 Tacoma/Centralia, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT Planet of the Spiders eps 1+2 of 6
Mike Yates asks Sarah to help him investigate an order of monks which has developed a desire to bring malevolent beings over to Earth in the 20th Century. The Doctor gets a wedding gift rejection.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 11PM PDT Snakedance all 4 eps
The Mara comes for revenge, leaving Tegan's brain in deadly peril.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.