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Friday 22nd June 2001

This Week In Doctor Who - June 22, 2001
(posted 22nd Jun 2001, 10:16am - TWIDW post #0020)
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 4, No 25
BBC America has pulled Doctor Who slightly earlier than the July date mentioned on their FAQ. It looks like the final broadcast was at 5AM Eastern Time (2AM Pacific) today, June 22nd - the final portion of The Seeds of Doom. For many Americans with digital Cable or Satellite TV, this means the end of Doctor Who on their TVs. At least until the Sci-Fi Channel airs the 1996 Paul McGann movie on July 15th.
Speaking of that, the Sci-Fi Channel's early listings for August seem to indicate that the movie will not get a rerun for at least several weeks after it airs. So, fans will want to make sure they see the movie the first time, or have whoever tapes it get it right the first time. Sci-Fi has 2 broadcast feeds, so you will need to know which feed your cable/satellite system uses before July 15thcomes along. Those of us in the Eastern and Central Time Zones are only offered the East Coast Feed, while viewers in the Mountain Time Zone and westward will need to pay more attention. Since the movie is airing at 9PM Eastern Time, here's the conversion for the time zones. Save this if you might forget:

East Coast Feed:
Eastern Daylight Time - 9 to 11PM
Central Daylight Time - 8 to 10PM
Mountain Daylight Time - 7 to 9PM
Pacific Daylight Time - 6 to 8PM
Alaska Time - 5 to 7PM
Hawaii Time - 3 to 5PM

West Coast Feed:
Mountain Daylight Time - 10PM to Midnight
Pacific Daylight Time - 9 to 11PM
Alaska Time - 8 to 10PM
Hawaii Time - 6 to 8PM
My apologies to Australian readers. I missed the notice on Jason Fraser's site about UKTV pre-empting its regular programming on the 10th and 11th of June for a comedy marathon. As a result, the Australia information was inaccurate in the past 2 columns. It should be right this time.
Also, I made a typo on the BBC's Doctor Who website last week. That site should be . The trailer for the Death Comes To Time episode is now online there, and the Death Comes To Time Doctor Who episode will premiere there in 6 real audio files on July 13th, the third anniversary of this column. The BBC will be counting the number of downloads, giving them their most accurate count ever on how many people have tuned into a Doctor Who story. The more of us who listen, the better.
The story descriptions were not written this week due to time constraints and multiple technical problems.
Additions and corrections are welcome at bfelliott@... , bfelliott@... , or bfelliott3 on AOL IM . And now, the listings:


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UK Gold
Sun 8:05-10AM BST The Sun Makers movie
BBC Prime
Late Fri 1AM*, Sat 3:30PM, Sun 11:30AM CET Enlightenment ep 2 of 4
Late Thu 12:30AM CET Enlightenment ep 3 of 4
*Not seen in all regions.
UKTV Australia
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST The Pirate Planet all 4 eps
Mon-Tue 11:30PM AEST The Creature from the Pit eps 3 - 4 of 4
Wed-Fri 11:30PM AEST Nightmare of Eden eps 1 - 3 of 4
SCI-FI Channel
Doctor Who 1996 movie with Paul McGann - coming July 15th!
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Late Sat Mid EDT The Armageddon Factor eps 3+4 of 6
Late Thu Mid EDT The Armageddon Factor eps 5+6 of 6
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
Sat 11:30PM EDT Nightmare of Eden eps 1+2 of 4
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
Sat 4AM Planet of Fire eps 3+4 of 4
Sat 11PM EDT The Caves of Androzani eps 1+2 of 4
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
Late Sat Mid EDT The Romans 95 minute movie (The Slave-Traders, All Roads Lead To Rome, Conspiracy, Inferno)
WUSF 16 Tampa, FL
Sat 11:30PM EDT Battlefield ep 3 of 4
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11:30PM EDT The Pirate Planet ep 4 of 4
Sat 11:55PM EDT The Stones of Blood ep 1 of 4
WYIN 56 Gary, IN
Sat 10PM CDT The Creature from the Pit eps 1+2 of 4
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:35PM CDT Pyramids of Mars ep 4 of 4
TPT St. Paul, MN
analog KTCA 2, digital KTCI-DT 16 (2.5)
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT The Androids of Tara ep 3 of 4
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36
Fri 11:05PM CDT Castrovalva eps 3+4 of 4
Pre-empted next week due to Gormenghast.
PPTV North Dakota 2,3,4,6,9,13,19
Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) Destiny of the Daleks ep 3 of 4
KERA 13 Dallas, TX
Late Fri Mid CDT Doctor Who And The Silurians eps 3+4 of 7
Color-restored version.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
No Friday broadcast.
Sat 11PM MDT Warriors' Gate eps 1+2 of 4
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT The Invisible Enemy ep 1 of 4
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT The Power of Kroll eps 3+4 of 4
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sat 11PM PDT The War Games movie, pt 2 of 2
Final airing in movie format, and final time KTEH will air a complete story for a while. Beginning July 1, KTEH will air 2 episodes a week for a while.
BBC America
BBC America has apparently aired its final Doctor Who broadcast. It is being removed from the column effective now.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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