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Friday 31st August 2001

This Week In Doctor Who - August 31, 2001
(posted 31st Aug 2001, 11:55am - TWIDW post #0036)
This Week In Doctor Who - August 31, 2001
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 4, No 35
Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who<,/span> broadcasts around the world.
Canadians, rejoice! Word broke on Outpost Gallifrey Tuesday that BBC Kids, one of two digital BBC channels launching this fall, has added Doctor Who to its lineup. BBC Kids will go on the air in November - 2 months after most of the new channels, including BBC Canada. To get the station, you need to be subscribed to either digital cable or a satellite system, and your cable/satellite provider has to decide to pick the station up. It is unknown at this time which Doctor BBC Kids will start with, or what time the show will air. When the website for BBC Kids is up, it will be .
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay - guess what, you've got Doctor Who as well, starting in October! Imagen Satelital, a Latin America broadcaster, has bought the rights to air Doctor Who on one of their TV stations, which will air in the 5 above named countries. Looking over the stations mentioned on their website , I believe that Uniseries is the most likely home for Doctor Who, because it is the only one that is focusing on new and old TV shows. TV listings information for down there is very sketchy, so hopefully there are some readers left from when HBO OLE aired the TV movie down there multiple times in 1999 who might know where to go for accurate listings in that part of the world. Imagen Satelital's pickup of Doctor Who was first announced on Outpost Gallifrey at the same time the BBC Canada news came out. Good week for the Western Hemisphere.
Death Comes To Time again. In yet another scoop, Outpost Gallifrey got a press release from the BBC regarding the Death Comes To Time audio drama. The BBC had previously decided to record the remaining 5 episodes of this Doctor Who story, with Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor and Sophie Aldred as Ace. Now they have decided where to release the episodes - at , where episode 1 came out in July. The 5 new episodes will come online in real audio format at the rate of 1 episode per week in 2002 (start date not on the BBC's release). Like episode 1, the episodes will have colour illustrations by Lee Sullivan. Episode 1 is still online for people to listen to right now.
Dallas, TX - KERA 13 will be offered to Dallas area viewers on Direct TV come January 2002. More and more stations are being offered in local satellite packages in major markets. PBS stations have lagged behind major network affiliates, but are expected to go up eventually. KERA is the first Doctor Who airing station known to have announced that they will be on a satellite service.
Additions and corrections are welcome at bfelliott@... , bfelliott@... , bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo! Messenger. And now, the listings:
Story descriptions are off on vacation, but I have told them to send postcards next week to make up for it.


UK Gold
Sat 9:05-11AM BST Warriors' Gate movie
Sun 9:05-11AM BST The Keeper of Traken movie
BBC Prime
Late Fri 1AM*, Sat 3:30PM, Sun 11:30AM CET The Awakening ep 2 of 2
*Not seen in all regions.
Late Thu 12:30AM CET Frontios ep 1 of 4
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST The Leisure Hive all 4 eps
Mon-Thu 11:30PM AEST The Visitation all 4 eps
Fri 11:30PM AEST Black Orchid ep 1 of 2
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Late Sat Mid EDT The Horns of Nimon eps 1+2 of 4
Late Thu Mid EDT The Horns of Nimon eps 3+4 of 4
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
Sat 11:30PM EDT Meglos eps 3+4 of 4
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
(5:30PM airing pre-empted this week.)
Sat 4AM EDT Delta and the Bannermen ep 3 of 3
Sat 4:30AM EDT Dragonfire ep 1 of 3
Sat 11PM EDT Dragonfire eps 2+3 of 3
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
Late Sat Mid EDT The Mind Robber movie
(Start time moves to 12:15AM next week.)
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11PM EDT The Armageddon Factor eps 4+5 of 6
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 10PM CDT Meglos eps 1+2 of 4
ยป it was reported in October that one week was pre-empted, so these episodes might be The Leisure Hive eps 3+4 from last week, or these postponed to next week instead.
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:41PM CDT The Seeds of Doom ep 2 of 6
TPT St. Paul, MN
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT The Armageddon Factor ep 4 of 6
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36
Fri 11:05PM CDT Earthshock eps 1+2 of 4
PPTV North Dakota 2,3,4,6,9,13,19
Fri 10:30PM CDT (9:30PM MDT) The Creature from the Pit ep 3 of 4
KERA 13 Dallas, TX
Late Fri Mid CDT Inferno ep 7 of 7
Late Fri 12:25AM CDT Terror of the Autons ep 1 of 4
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT Castrovalva eps 1+2 of 4
Sat 11PM MDT Castrovalva eps 3+4 of 4
KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT The Sun Makers ep 2 of 4
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT Nightmare of Eden eps 1+2 of 4
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA
Sun 11PM PDT The Ambassadors of Death eps 6+7 of 7

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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