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Friday 15th December 2000

THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - December 15, 2000
I would like to begin with a big correction from last week. WYIN 56 in Gary, IN did not air the National Doctor Who Night on December 2nd, even though they claimed they did on their website. All 4 episodes of The Pirate Planet aired instead. Maybe WYIN will actually air the special the next time pledge season comes around for them - in March.
Due to assorted calamities, I did not have time to write descriptions for most of the episodes airing. Regular service of this week to return next week.

Additions and corrections are welcome at , , or bfelliott3 on AOL IM. And now, the listings:


BBC Radio 4
Realplayer or
Dead Ringers ep 305
Fri 6:30PM GMT (1:30PM EST, 10:30AM PST, Sat 5:30AM AEDT); Sat 12:30PM (7:30AM EST, 4:30AM PST, 11:30PM AEDT)

Season-ending cliffhanger.
WPBR 1340 AM West Palm Beach, FL
Sun 11:05PM EST Interstellar Transmissions Radio Program ep 4
Next episode airs January 7. The long link given above takes you to an online archive of previous broadcasts of Joey's show. You may need to retype it in your browser. From this point, there will likely be weekly updates on Doctor Who news, but no more Doctor Who themed shows in the immediate future


UK Gold
Sun 8:20-11AM GMT Planet of the Daleks movie
The Time Lords send the TARDIS to Spirodon at the Doctor's request to track down a Dalek army. But the aftereffects of the bullet wound throws him into a coma, forcing Jo to take drastic measures to save him. Unlike the movie version in the US, this version *should* include episode 3, which survives only in Black & White.

UK Gold 2
Pre-empted for a second week. I hope this doesn't mean that UK Gold 2 intends to pre-empt every single Doctor Who broadcast that goes on for 6 episodes.
BBC Prime
Late Fri 1AM*, Sat 3:30PM CET The Visitation ep 1 of 4
Sun 11:30AM, Late Thu 12:30AM CET The Visitation ep 2 of 4
*Not seen in all regions. In 1664, a village in the vicinity of the future Heathrow Airport is taken over by reptillian aliens. In spite of the potential to have a huge windfall in a few centuries, they show no interest in purchasing the land cheap as speculators.
UKTV Australia
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEDT Robot all 4 eps
Benton's promotion to RSM gets less notice than it would normally merit, as the Doctor has just regenerated and the plans to a powerful weapon have been stolen.
Mon-Wed The Ark In Space eps 2 - 4 of 4
The good news - the giant wasp that cut off the Ark's alarm system has been found dead in a broom cupboard. The bad news - there's evidence that an egg sac hatched. And there's no time to revive the humans before the baby wasps come of age.
Thu-Fri The Sontaran Experiment eps 1 - 2 of 2
Earth has recovered from being attacked by Solar Flares. But is it safe for the human race to return? The Doctor plans to find out.
Prime TV New Zealand
Sun-Tue 6:30PM The Time Monster eps 4 - 6 of 6
Only previous airing in 1986. The Master plans to travel back to when Atlantis existed, to steal the crystal that can control Kronos. Alas, he did not research enough to find out why Atlantis is gone. Blatant contradiction of The Underwater Menace, but that story's currently lost, so it doesn't matter.
Wed-Fri 6:30PM The Three Doctors eps 1 - 3 of 4
Last rerun in 1986.
BBC America
Mon-Thu 8AM EST (5AM PST); reruns Tue-Fri 5AM EST (2AM PST) - 2 episodes per day
Mon-Tue/Tue-Wed Pyramids of Mars eps 1 - 4 of 4
Wed-Thu/Thu-Fri The Brain of Morbius eps 1 - 4 of 4
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Sun 3PM EST Horror of Fang Rock eps 3+4 of 4
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
Sat 11:30PM EST The Ribos Operation eps 1+2 of 4
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 11PM EST Time-Flight eps 1+2 of 4
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
Sat 11:30PM EST Revelation of the Daleks movie
WUSF 16 Tampa, FL
Sat 11:30PM EST Time and the Rani ep 4 of 4
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11:30PM EST The Talons of Weng-Chiang eps 2+3 of 6
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 10PM CST ""
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:30PM CST Robot ep 4 of 4
TPT 2 St. Paul, MN
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CST Underworld ep 1 of 4
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36
Fri 11:05PM CST Destiny of the Daleks eps 1+2 of 4
PPTV North Dakota 2,3,4,6,9,13,19
Fri 10:30PM CST (9:30PM MST) The Pirate Planet ep 1 of 4
KERA 13 Dallas, TX
Sat 10PM-2AM CST Doctor Who And The Silurians all 7 eps
Doctor Who will return in March, when KERA will schedule 2 Jon Pertwee episodes each Saturday night. (actually June 2001)

» episode four was broadcast in black and white
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Sat 10PM-1AM MST National Doctor Who Night
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MST The Masque of Mandragora ep 2 of 4
» it was reported that this could be The Masque of Mandragora: Part One again instead!
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PST The Robots of Death eps 1+2 of 4
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 11PM PST Ghost Light all 3 eps

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
Benjamin F. Elliott