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Wednesday 22nd November 2000

THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 22/23, 2000
by Benjamin F. Elliott
An Early Edition.
Welcome to the weekly digest of all known Doctor Who broadcasts around the world. Due to Thanksgiving in the USA, the column is going out a little early this week. To all of you going to visit relatives, going to conventions, or both, travel safely. Amusingly, Doctor Who's 37th anniversary falls exactly on the US Thanksgiving Day. Happy Birthday to the series. Let's have it back in first-run weekly episodes in time for the 38th anniversary, okay?
AUSTRALIA - An advance alert to people watching Doctor Who on UKTV on the FOXTEL Cable and Satellite systems. FOXTEL is reorganizing its channel lineup on 2 December. FOXTEL Cable is moving UKTV from Channel 5 to Channel 20. FOXTEL Satellite is moving UKTV from Channel 36 to Channel 20. Doctor Who does not air on UKTV on 2 December, but it will air on 3 December, so if you don't want to miss any episodes, be ready for the channel change. People watching UKTV on Austar will experience no changes.
USA - The Nationwide Doctor Who Night aired on WCET Cincinnati last weekend, the second station to air it. As of publication time, I do not yet know how well the special did there. We'll know in time for next week's column. The 3 hour special (with Sylvester McCoy in the studio and Remembrance of the Daleks as the story) will next air on December 2nd on MPT in Maryland, KBTC in Tacoma, Washington, and a second showing on WCET.
Additions and corrections are welcome at, , or bfelliott3 on AOL IM. And now, the listings:


BBC Radio 4
Realplayer stream
Dead Ringers ep 302
First showing - Fri 6:30PM GMT (1:30PM EST, 10:30AM PST, Sat 7:30AM AEDT)
Second showing - Sat 12:30PM GMT (7:30AM EST, 4:30AM PST, 11:30PM AEDT)

Comedy show parodying past, present, and future celebrities in Britain, and Doctor Who.


UK Gold
Sun 8:40-10:45AM GMT The Three Doctors movie
With Gallifrey on the brink of collapse, the only person who can help the Time Lords is exiled on a small blue-green planet in the Milky Way galaxy. But the mysterious threat is after him too. With no other Time Lords available to help, the dangerous decision is contemplated to bring earlier incarnations of himself forward in time to improve the odds. But this would contravene the sacred laws if it was done.

UK Gold 2
Sun 6-8:05PM GMT The Three Doctors movie
Time-shifted from UK Gold. The 10th anniversary story for the 37th anniversary weekend.
BBC Prime
Late Fri 1:10AM*, Sat 3:30PM CET Kinda ep 2 of 4
Sun 11:30AM, Late Thu 12:30AM CET Kinda ep 3 of 4
*Not seen in all regions. Hindle is going insane, which with the jungle people agitated and an evil fear-feeding monster is preparing to strike, is a bad thing.
UKTV Australia
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEDT Death to the Daleks all 4 eps
To save humanity from a space plague, the 3rd Doctor may have to make an alliance - with the Daleks.
Mon-Fri 11:30PM AEDT The Monster of Peladon eps 2 - 6 of 6
As conditions worsen on the planet of Peladon, Alpha Centauri considers calling in for special help. This would be a fatal mistake.
Prime TV New Zealand
Sun-Tue 6:30PM The Curse of Peladon eps 2 - 4 of 4
Only previous broadcast in 1985. One of the delegates is trying to kill the others in the hopes of keeping Peladon out of the Galactic Federation. Why? And how come the Ice Warriors are being so reasonable?
Wed-Fri 6:30PM The Sea Devils eps 1 - 3 of 6
Only previous broadcast in 1985. A visit to the Master in prison gives the Doctor thoughts of what might have been. Meanwhile, a cutting beam against the supports for oil rigs give them thoughts of toppling over into the murkey sea. The Royal Navy helped produce this story.
SPACE: The Imagination Station
Sat 2PM EST (11AM PST) Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. Peter Cushing movie
1966 colour movie remake of the 1964 story TheDalekInvasionOfEarth. Dr. Who, Susan, Louise, and a policeman named Tom travel to the year 2150, where they discover that Daleks have taken over the planet. Now they have found themselves in the unlikely place of helping lead the human resistance, while humanity still exists. (SPACE previously aired this movie in January, while they still ran the early episodes of the TV series daily at 7:30AM Eastern Time.)
BBC America
Mon-Thu 8AM EST (5AM PST), reruns following weekday 5AM EST (2AM PST) - 2 episodes per broadcast
Mon/Tue The Ark In Space eps 3+4 of 4

As Noah slowly becomes something different from human, the Doctor and Vira must organize a way to get the rest of the humans off the ark before the Wirrn over-run the sleeping chamber.
Tue-Thu/Wed-Fri Genesis of the Daleks eps 1 - 6 of 6
The Doctor is sent back to the dawn of the Daleks to either wipe them out of history or make them less dangerous to the universe. The fact that this would alter history and possibly wipe out all previous events of the Doctor's life does not matter.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Sun 3PM EST Horror of Fang Rock eps 1+2 of 4
A mysterious fog masks the arrival of the Doctor, Leela, a ship of fools, and a green killer. Could make for a lively night at the lighthouse.
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
Sat 11:30PM EST The Invasion of Time eps 5+6 of 6
Time approximate from pledge drives. The Vardans are gone, but the Sontarans have invaded Gallifrey in their wake. This was not part of the Doctor's plan.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 11PM EST Black Orchid both eps
In 1925, the 5th Doctor, Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan find themselves invited to a wealthy family's cricket match and party. But things start to go awry when Nyssa meets someone who looks just like her, and two mysterious figures prowl around the secret passages of the mansion.
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
Sat 11:30PM EST MarkOfTheRani 90 min movie
Time approximate from pledge drives. The TARDIS is misdirected to an English village where 19th Century inventors intend to have a conference. But something is turning the local mine workers violent, endangering the course of the Industrial Revolution. The 6th Doctor and Peri have to deal with two conflicting evils at once - one they know all too well, the other making her first appearance in the series.
WUSF 16 Tampa, FL
Sat 11:30PM EST Time and the Rani ep 2 of 4
Mel has trouble believing that this is the new Doctor.
ยป this was confirmed to actually have been Time and the Rani: Part One
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11:30PM EST The Robots of Death ep 4 of 4
Taran Capel orders the deaths of all remaining humans. Poul has lost his mind. What can possibly save the day? Helium.
Sat 11:55PM EST The Talons of Weng-Chiang ep 1 of 6
Three years ago they came ... hold on, that was the Taelons. The Doctor and Leela go to a theatre, unaware that the establishment holds a dangerous connection to the disappearance of young women and a gang of Chinese thugs.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 10PM CST Underworld ep 2 of 4
The ship crashes into a newly-formed planet, which the P7E is hiding within.
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:20PM CST Robot ep 2 of 4
"Her journalistic instincts aroused..Sarah returns to the research center, her suspicions are confirmed, when she comes face to face with Kettlewell's invention. The Robot has not unfortunately, been dismantled." - adapted from Howard DaSilva's narration in 1978, transcribed by TJ Lubinsky.
TPT 2 St. Paul, MN
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CST The Sun Makers ep 1 of 4
An attempted suicide goes awry when the 4th Doctor interferes. As a result, the Doctor and Leela now have to find out how to overthrow an oppressive tax regime/company which has all of humanity in slavery on the planet Pluto.
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36
Fri 11:05PM CST The Armageddon Factor eps 3+4 of 6
See KBDI for description.
PPTV North Dakota 2,3,4,6,9,13,19
Fri 10:30PM CST (9:30PM MST) The Ribos Operation ep 3 of 4
The Graff Vynda-K takes the Doctor and Romana prisoner. Unstoffe meets a forgotten, broken man named Binro.
***Coming December 2nd***
KERA 13 Dallas, TX
Saturday airings of Jon Pertwee episodes
***Coming December 2nd***
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Late Fri 12:30AM MST The Armageddon Factor eps 3+4 of 6
Late Fri 1:30AM, Sat 10PM MST The Armageddon Factor eps 5+6 of 6

The search for the final key turns nasty as friends are turned into enemies, and a flimsy time loop is the only thing keeping Atrios and Zeos from Mutually Assured Destruction.
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MST The Masque of Mandragora ep 1 of 4
Pure evil. Matter and energy distilled into utter hate. It is energy from the Mandragora Helix. It must never be allowed to reach a planet. And it has just hitched a ride to Earth aboard the TARDIS.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PST The Deadly Assassin eps 3+4 of 4
Within the APC Net, the assassin and the Doctor battle it out in a mental fight for the future of Gallifrey. Without the APC Net, the real villain prepares to come out of his hiding place.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 11:15PM PST Silver Nemesis all 3 eps
The 25th anniversary story for the 37th anniversary weekend. A gifted witch and her huntsman travel forward in time to 1988 to steal the statue Nemesis and get revenge on the Doctor, who caused her grief in her own era.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.