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Friday 16th June 2000

by Benjamin F. Elliott
"`Apprehended'? Why can't he say `caught'?"
Channel 4 in the UK reran the Peter Cushing Dr. Who film Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150AD within the last few weeks. Channel 4 has aired both Cushing films periodically for years, and this column has yet to find out about such a showing before it actually occurs.
Addendum to last week's BBC America news. After the 5AM weekday reruns begin on June 26, the weekend showings are being replaced by other programming (Antiques Roadshow, Chronicles Of Narnia, etc).
A slight correction - NHPTV New Hampshire aired episodes 1 and 2 of Pyramids of Mars, not episodes 3 and 4 of Planet of Evil as I listed. And The Face of Evil and Planet of Evil are not the same story.
Other than that, nothing much seems to have happened this week. Very quiet.
Additions and corrections are welcome at . And now, the listings:

Sat-Sun 5:05PM BST Colony In Space eps 5 - 6 of 6
The IMC steps up their efforts to remove the colonists. The Master wants the Doctor to show him the "Primitive City", even though visitors are threatened with certain death.
UK Gold
Sun 9:35-11:10AM BST Dragonfire movie
Week four of the Summer of Syl. The Doctor and Mel visit an icy space station, where the station's owner obsesses over the recovery of a "treasure" protected by a dragon.

UK Gold 2
Sun 6-7:35PM BST Dragonfire movie
Same day replay of UK Gold.
BBC Prime
Late Fri 1AM*, Sat 5PM CET State of Decay ep 3 of 4
Sun+Mon 11:30AM CET State of Decay ep 4 of 4

*Not seen in Africa.
The Doctor and Romana learn that they have to tidy up for a mess that the great Rassilon didn't bother to deal with when he had the chance.
UKTV Australia
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST The War Games eps 1,2,3,4,+5 of 10
The 2nd Doctor lands in the middle of World War I, just down the street from the War Between The States, with a Roman Legion nearby. You don't suppose there could be something fishy going on, do you?
Mon-Tue 11:30PM AEST Spearhead From Space eps 3 - 4 of 4
The Nestene prepares to take control of the Earth by activating an Auton army. Liz Shaw discovers that the Doctor can be a rather eccentric character at times.
Wed-Fri 11:30PM AEST Doctor Who And The Silurians eps 1 - 3 of 7
Black & White version. UNIT takes control of an experimental nuclear power base suffering from power failures and mental breakdowns. The Doctor's investigations are disrupted by Doctor Quinn (not played by Jane Seymour).
Prime TV New Zealand
Sun-Mon 6:25PM The Sensorites eps 5 - 6 of 6 (Kidnap, A Desperate Venture)
Never before seen in New Zealand. The Doctor searches for the source of the poisoned water, uncovering conspiracies and hidden information on the way.
Tue-Thu 6:25PM Planet of Giants eps 1 - 3 of 3 (Planet Of Giants, Dangerous Journey, Crisis)
Last seen in New Zealand in 1968. Good news - the TARDIS is on Earth. Bad news - it's tiny, and it's shrunk everyone to scale. Impressive visual work for the era.
Fri 6:25PM The Dale Invasion Of Earth - World's End ep 1 of 6
Last seen in New Zealand in 1991. The TARDIS makes it to London, which is now deserted and in ruins.
BBC America
The Robots of Death eps 1+2 of 4
Sat 6AM, Sun 8AM+5PM EDT Eastern Feed (PDT Pacific Feed)

Weekend reruns end June 25. Weekday early morning reruns begin June 26. The Doctor and Leela encounter a society where Robots have taken over all the onerous tasks of society, leaving humans to do easier things like make money, design in art deco, and die horribly.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11, 49, 52
Sun 3PM EDT Pyramids of Mars eps 3+4 of 4
Sarah utters the infamous line "I'm from 1980!" Sutekh thinks that the Doctor may be the key to his freedom.
WQED/WQEX 13, 16 Pittsburgh, PA
Sat 11:31PM EDT The Talons of Weng-Chiang ep 1 of 6
(The start time's not a typo - the Red Dwarf episode is longer than usual.)
The Doctor and Leela go for a night at the theatre. But the drama is in the streets of London instead of on the stage.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 11PM EDT The Horns of Nimon eps 1+2 of 4
The Doctor's repairs to the TARDIS leaves the ship defenseless when a gravity well forms nearby.
MPT Maryland 22, 28, 31, 36, 62, 67
Late Sat Mid EDT Four To Doomsday all 4 eps
Personal log - Monarch. Thursday - keep track on Time Lord visitor and friends. Examine for potential use. Feed fish, then feed on fish. Talk to Adric. See Inca cultural celebration. Develop questions for when I meet myself. Friday - ask the scriptwriter why the story's called Four To Doomday when Persuasion, Enlightenment, and myself add up to only three well-bred doom- bringers.
WUSF 16 Tampa, FL
Sat 11:30PM EDT Timelash 4 pt version, ep 2
Blackmailed into bringing the TARDIS to Loch Ness in 1885, the 6th Doctor encounters an annoying man named Herbert who's saving grace is that he is less annoying than the woman he's supposed to retrieve.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11:30PM EDT Terror of the Zygons ep 4 of 4
The Loch Ness Monster discovers that the tasty Doctor snack has come to London as well. Maybe there'll be another chance to get "acquainted".
Sat 11:55PM EDT Planet of Evil ep 1 of 4
It's the border between matter and anti-matter. Two incompatible universes, interacting with each other on a planet of the doomed. So the Doctor and Sarah go for a walk there.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN
Sat 10PM CDT The Talons of Weng-Chiang ep 1 of 6 (more likely episode 2)
See WQED for a description.
TPT 2 St. Paul, MN
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT The Face of Evil ep 4 of 4
Xoanon the computer, convinced it is also the Doctor, decides to kill the humanoid who claims to be the Doctor by whatever means necessary.
IPTV Iowa 11, 12, 21, 24, 27, 32, 32, 36
Fri 11:35PM CDT The Deadly Assassin all 4 eps
The Doctor becomes a pawn in a scheme to destroy Gallifrey and help a forgotten evil cheat death.
PPTV North Dakota 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 13, 19
Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) The Invisible Enemy ep 4 of 4
The Doctor beckons a prawn in a scheme to save humanity and wipe out a virus that has dreams above its station.
KBDI/K32EO 12, 32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT Image of the Fendahl all 4 eps
A Time Scanner is inadvertently driving Earth towards destruction. It is being used in a way that will inadvertently revive the Fendahl, a fate that makes destruction seem very desirable.
Sat 10PM MDT The Sun Makers eps 1+2 of 4
The 4th Doctor, Leela, and K9 battle a great evil - an out of control tax code!
KNME 5 Albuquerque, NM
Sat 10:30PM MDT The Stones of Blood movie
The 3rd segment of the Key To Time brings Romana to Earth for the first time. A stone circle seems innocent enough, except that the number of the stones keeps changing.
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT Terror of the Zygons ep 4 of 4
See WCET for a description. Next advertised story is Underworld, which would mean skipping over many Tom Baker stories.
KBTC/KCKA 28, 15 Tacoma/Centralia, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT Genesis of the Daleks eps 1+2 of 6
Mission: Undesirable. The Doctor's mission, whether or not he chooses to accept it, is to infiltrate the Kaled race on the planet Skaro, where the Daleks are about to be created. To save the future, he must destroy established history.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 11PM PDT The Awakening both eps
Tegan's grandfather is supposed to live in Little Hobcome. But where is he?

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