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Thursday 14th February 2002

This Week In Doctor Who - February 14/15, 2002
(posted 14th Feb 2002, 1:48pm - TWIDW post #0075)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - February 14/15, 2002
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 5, No 7
Welcome to a special Thursday edition of This Week In Doctor Who. This is the weekend of the big GallifreyOne convention in Los Angeles, which some of the readership will be attending, so hopefully this edition will get out before most people leave for the convention.
Episode 2 of Death Comes To Time, the BBC Doctor Who online drama, is now online. Well, the first section of it, anyway. BBC Online is dividing each of the remaining 4 episodes up into 3 parts, releasing one part a week over the next 12 weeks. Beginning next week, each section will come out on Fridays. Like episode 1, you need some version of RealAudio/RealPlayer/RealOne to listen to it, and if you have a faster browser you'll probably want the Enhanced Version with illustrations. Anthony Stewart Head (aka "Giles" on Buffy The Vampire Slayer) is among the guest cast. Consider it the BBC's Valentine's Day gift to female Doctor Who fans.
USA - WYIN 56 Gary, IN is back on the air after temporarily losing their transmitter due to winter storms. They finally aired episodes 1+2 of Four To Doomsday on February 9, two weeks after airing episodes 3+4.
CANADA - BBC Kids has gone back to the beginning of the Tom Baker episodes. They had only purchased the first 3 Baker seasons (Robot through The Talons of Weng-Chiang), to see how good the show did in the ratings. As BBC Kids is a digital cable channel, most Canadians can't get it, and ratings for the Canadian digital channels have been poor in general. We'll see if they buy more episodes, or if they even stay on the air.
Additions and corrections are welcome at bfelliott@... , bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:
No story descriptions again this week. Alas.


BBC Online Death Comes To Time 5 episode online radio drama w/Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred as the 7th Doctor and Ace. Episode 1 (the pilot episode) came out in July, breaking BBC download records. The 7th Doctor and Antigone, a new companion, investigate a new threat to time itself. Meanwhile, Ace is having an adventure of her own. The remaining four episodes are being released starting February 14. Each episode will be broken up over 3 weeks. New parts will come out on Fridays starting February 22nd. Some version of RealAudio/RealPlayer/RealOne required to listen to the story. If you have a faster internet connection, click the enhanced version to see the story illustrated. Earlier episodes remain online as new episodes go up.
This week:
Episode 2A - Planet Of Blood, part 1 of 3 - now online. Special guest star Anthony Stewart Head.


UK Gold
Sat 6-9AM GMT The Ambassadors of Death movie
Sun 6-9AM GMT Inferno movie
BBC Prime
Late Fri 12:30AM, Sat 4PM CET The Trial Of A Time Lord (The Mysterious Planet) ep 3 of 14 (The Mysterious Planet ep 3)
Sat 4:30PM, Late Sun 12:35AM CET The Trial Of A Time Lord (The Mysterious Planet) ep 4 of 14 (The Mysterious Planet ep 4)
Wed Noon CET The Trial Of A Time Lord (Mindwarp) ep 5 of 14 (Mindwarp ep 1)
Thu Noon CET The Trial Of A Time Lord (Mindwarp) ep 6 of 14 (Mindwarp ep 2)
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEDT The Twin Dilemma all 4 eps
BBC Kids
Weekdays 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EST (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PST)
Fri Robot ep 3 of 4
Mon Robot ep 4 of 4
Tue-Fri The Ark In Space eps 1 - 4 of 4
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Dish Network Boston Local 8781 - not yet offered
Late Sat Mid EST Black Orchid both eps
Late Thu Mid EST Earthshock eps 1+2 of 4
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
DirecTV Pittsburgh Local 13/947
Dish Network Pittsburgh Local 8136
Late Sat Mid EST Kinda ep 3 of 4
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
DirecTV Philadelphia Local 35/909
Dish Network Pittsburgh Local 8162
Sat 4AM+5:30PM EST Revenge of the Cybermen eps 1+2 of 4
Sat 11PM EST Revenge of the Cybermen eps 3+4 of 4
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
DirecTV DC & Baltimore Local 22/980
Dish Network DC Local 8083 - not yet offered
Dish Network Pittsburgh Local 8141 - not yet offered
Dish Network Baltimore Local 8736 - Baltimore locals not yet offered
Late Sat 12:01AM EST The Time Warrior movie
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
DirecTV Cincinnati Local 48/909
Dish Network Cincinnati Local 8356
Sat 11PM EST The Keeper of Traken eps 2+3 of 4
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Dish Network Chicago Local 8502 - coming soon
Sat 11PM CST Kinda eps 1+2 of 4
ยป Reported as Four To Doomsday eps 3+4
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:30PM CST The Robots of Death ep 4 of 4
TPT St. Paul, MN
analog KTCA 2, digital KTCI-DT 16.5 (2.5)
DirecTV Minneapolis Local 2/891
Dish Network Minneapolis Local 8576
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CST The Horns of Nimon ep 4 of 4
Sat 11:35PM CST Resurrection of the Daleks 4 pt version, eps 3+4
KERA/K24AD Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX
analog 13,24 digital KERA-DT 14.1 Dallas, TX
DirecTV Dallas Local 13/889
Dish Network Dallas Local 8406
Late Fri 12:15AM CST The Three Doctors all 4 eps
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
DirecTV Denver Local 12/910
Dish Network Denver Local 8211
Late Fri 12:30AM MST Mawdryn Undead eps 1+2 of 4 (actually eps 3+4)
Sat 11PM MST Mawdryn Undead eps 3+4 of 4 (actually Terminus eps 1+2)
KUED/KUES Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
analog 7,39 digital KUED-DT 42 Salt Lake City, UT
DirecTV Salt Lake City Local 7/982
Dish Network Salt Lake City Local 8536
*Pre-empted during February. Returns in March.*
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
DirecTV Seattle Local 28/970
Dish Network Seattle Local 8620
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PST The Visitation eps 1+2 of 4
KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Centralia, CA
DirecTV San Francisco Local 54/903
Dish Network San Francisco Local 8234
Sun 11PM PST The Mutants eps 3+4 of 6
Pledge season begins next week, and Doctor Who will be off the air for 4 weeks. The Mutants will conclude on March 24.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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