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Friday 15th March 2002

This Week In Doctor Who - March 15, 2002
(posted 15th Mar 2002, 1:13pm - TWIDW post #0081)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - March 15, 2002
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 5, No 11
Yet another short edition. Between pledge season pre-empting Doctor Who on a number of PBS stations and a new job shaking up my routine, the column has been a bit on the back burner. Hopefully things will return a bit to normal next week, and subscribers of the twidwtalk list should start seeing it get livelier too.
Since this is a column about Doctor Who on TV, let us have a moment of silence for Donald Wilson. In 1963, Mr. Wilson was the head of the BBC Script Department. He greenlighted the pitch from producer Sydney Newman which became Doctor Who. Donald Wilson was heavily involved in British TV from the 1950s to the 1980s. He died March 11, at age 91. (details from )
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Additions and corrections are welcome at , bfelliott@... , bfelliott3 on AIM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:


Death Comes To Time
Episode 3B The Child, part 2 of 3 now online
Episode 3C goes online March 22. All previous installments still online.
Requires some version of Realplayer to listen to. My advice - do NOT upgrade to Real One if you can help it - the older RealPlayer is better, and I haven't found a way to switch back to the old one yet.
WSBR AM740 West Palm Beach, FL
Fri 11PM EST Interstellar Transmissions
Sci-fi news talk show with periodic Doctor Who references. This week's guest - Lloyd Kaufman. The redesigned website is now saying that Windows Media Player is required to listen to the show, so you might want to visit around and check before broadcast time if you're planning to listen. I will recheck the links before next week. Maybe they've discovered the horrors of "Real One", too.


UK Gold
Sat 7:10-9AM GMT The Curse of Peladon movie
Sun 6:15-9AM GMT The Sea Devils movie

Well, it seems official. UK Gold wasn't airing restored versions of Doctor Who stories after all. The final piece of evidence was when UK Gold aired
their "unique" version of The Dæmons again. In the restored version, episodes 1,2,3,+5 are restored to colour by combining a color US off-air recording with a black & white master print, while episode 4 is the original 625 line PAL colour VT. UK Gold airs the first 4 episodes in black & white, then presents the recoloured episode 5. This unusual version previously aired in the UK in 1998 and 2000/2001, with at least one report that it was used in 1997. In the mid 1990s, UK Gold aired the correct colour version.
BBC Prime
Late Fri 12:30AM, Sat 4PM CET The Trial Of A Time Lord (Terror of the Vervoids) pt 11 of 14 (Terror Of The Vervoids pt 3)
Sat 4:30PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET The Trial Of A Time Lord (Terror of the Vervoids) pt 12 of 14 (Terror Of The Vervoids pt 4)
Wed Noon CET The Trial Of A Time Lord (The Ultimate Foe) pt 13 of 14 (The Ultimate Foe pt 1)
Thu Noon CET The Trial Of A Time Lord (The Ultimate Foe) pt 14 of 14 (The Ultimate Foe pt 2)
The final adventures of the 6th Doctor.
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEDT The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 1,2,3,+4 of 14 (The Mysterious Planet all 4 pts)
Mon-Tue 11:30PM AEDT Attack of the Cybermen pts 1 - 2 of 2 (45 minute episodes)
Wed-Fri 11:30PM AEDT The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 1 - 3 of 14 (The Mysterious Planet pts 1 - 3 of 4)
The return of weeknight broadcasts to UKTV!
BBC Kids
Weekdays 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EST (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PST)
Fri Terror of the Zygons pt 3 of 4
Mon Terror of the Zygons pt 4 of 4
Tue-Fri Planet of Evil pts 1 - 4 of 4
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Late Sat 12:05AM EST Time-Flight pts 3+4 of 4
Late Thu Mid EST Arc of Infinity pts 1+2 of 4
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
DirecTV 13/947 Dish 8136
Pledge season. Doctor Who returns March 30.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
DirecTV 35/909 Dish 8162
Sat 11PM EST Planet of Evil pts 3+4 of 4
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
DirecTV 22/980
Late Sat 12:15AM EST The Monster of Peladon movie
Time approximate after pledge drives, but will not be interrupted for pledge drives.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
DirecTV 48/909 Dish 8356
Pledge season. Doctor Who returns March 23.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 11PM CST The Visitation pts 3+4 of 4
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:30PM CST The Talons of Weng-Chiang pt 4 of 6
(moves to 11:20PM next week)
TPT 2 St. Paul, MN
digital 16.5 (2.5) DirecTV 2/891 Dish 8576
Pledge season. Doctor Who returns March 23.
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36
digital 50
Pledge season. Doctor Who returns March 23.
KERA/K24AD 13,24 Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX
digital 14.1 DirecTV 13/889 Dish 8406
Sat 10PM-Mid CST "Dr. Who Pledge Event"
Special night and time. No details available as of pledge time. Doctor Who returns to late Friday nights next week.

» this was clarified as The Five Doctors special edition
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
DirecTV 12/910 Dish 8211
Pledge season. Doctor Who returns March 23.
KUED/KUES 7,19 Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
digital 42 DirecTV 7/982 Dish 8536
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MST The Pirate Planet pt 3 of 4
{C[18=KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA}}
DirecTV 28/970 Dish 8620
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PST Earthshock pts 3+4 of 4
KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA
DirecTV 54/903 Dish 8234
Pledge season. Doctor Who returns March 24.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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