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Wednesday 22nd May 2002

This Week In Doctor Who - May 22, 2002
(posted 22nd May 2002, 11:51am - TWIDW post #0097)
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 5, No 21
Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who on Television. Yes, May 22 is a Wednesday. This Week is now going out on Wednesdays.
Last week's column (the final Friday edition) may have confused a few people. It was the second edition in a row to be called Vol 5, No 19 (should have been Vol 5, No 20 - forgot to check that). And, in an effort to save time and declutter the column a little, I tried removing http:// from the web links. Guess what - in some places the links worked, in some they didn't. On the Yahoo Group or at the Varos site , most of the links still worked. On Outpost Gallifrey , the links didn't work. http:// is back in front of all web links to ensure that the largest number of computer systems can recognize the links.
Australia - Jason Fraser of the Varos site has now confirmed the ending dates for Doctor Who's current run on UKTV. The weekday run ends with Survival episode 3 on Thursday, 6 June, with Doctor Who (1996) airing from 11:30PM to 1AM on 7 June. The usual Sunday reruns on 9 June will be pre-empted by an Only Fools Or Horses marathon. On 16 June, Survival will air at 7AM and 1AM, with Doctor Who (1996) at 8:30AM and 2:30AM, ending the weekend run. UKTV took time off from airing Doctor Who after their first run through the series in 1998, and again after a best-of run finished in late 1999. One assumes that UKTV is going to take another break of a few months, and then bring the show back again. As always, time will tell.
South America - Still need help from someone who has Uniseries down there. What Doctor Who episodes are they airing?
USA - The 1996 Doctor Who Movie (starring Paul McGann) is airing on the Sci-Fi Channel on Sunday, June 30 at 5PM Eastern. Use the schedulebot to adjust for local time.
USA - My apologies for doubting WCNY/W59AU Syracuse, Utica - they actually are airing the Tom Baker episodes in the right order. Since a number of stations have gotten confused on the order to air episodes in, and WCNY seems unwilling to actually say which episodes are airing on their website, or let TV Guide online or know, I have to be suspicious. So, where the last two columns had "The Ark In Space/The Sontaran Experiment listed, WCNY was actually airing The Ark In Space.
Canada - BBC Kids will start airing new to them episodes of Doctor Who on Friday, May 24, beginning with Horror of Fang Rock. If you've stopped watching Doctor Who on BBC Kids, you can start again.
Radio/Internet - You can read it right below here, but in case anyone stops reading at the Additions and Corrections line - the Interstellar Transmissions radio show is devoting their May 24th show to John Nathan-Turner (1947-2002), the longtime Doctor Who producer. Since it will be broadcast via Media Player on the web as well as on 2 US radio stations, you should be able to tune in if you want to. Friday 7PM Eastern/6PM Central. For other time zones: 5PM Mountain 4PM Pacific 3PM Alaska 1PM Hawaii 8PM Atlantic 8:30PM Newfoundland Midnight UK 1AM Central Europe Sat 11AM New Zealand Sat 9AM Australia Eastern Standard Sat 7AM Perth Australia If you live in another time zone, use these to figure out when it is airing in your local time. I have verified that all the times listed above are correct.
Additions and corrections are welcome at , bfelliott@... , bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:


(Editor's note - the web links for Interstellar Transmissions have confused a number of readers. WWNN's link in particular is causing confusion. Click on it, and you get pictures of a bunch of apples, one of them stirring applesauce, along with a spiel about how the radio station is devoted to health. No reference to Joey's show at all. There's also no reference to Interstellar Transmissions on WBYU's website. Joey's show is classified as "brokered time" - he purchases the rights to use the hour. Since he is paying the stations instead of the stations paying him, the stations don't bother to mention his show on their websites. But it is airing on the stations, and you can hear it on the Media Player streaming audio.)

Fri 7PM EDT (6PM CDT) Interstellar Transmissions
WWNN AM1470 Pompano Beach/Boca Raton, FL (Miami/West Palm Beach, FL)
WBYU AM1450 New Orleans, LA
Joey Reynolds' weekly radio show for sci-fi news and interviews, broadcast live over the internet on all 3 websites listed above (different feeds, so if one doesn't work try another one). This week - a memorial of John Nathan-Turner. Expect an interview with Eric Luskin, the host of several 1980s US Doctor Who documentaries, including Doctor Who's Who's Who and Doctor Who: Then And Now. Also a panel discussion on JNT, with Dan Harris, Charles Martin, Benjamin Elliott, and others taking part. And more.

(Editor's note 2 - not all computers work with all webstreams. If you are interested in listening to the Interstellar Transmissions show on the internet I strongly advise you to visit all 3 websites listed above at some point before the show airs. Check each site's audio stream. Find out which one sounds and works best on your machine. You'll thank yourself Friday night/afternoon/Saturday morning - whatever time it is where you are when the show airs.)


UK Gold
Sat 7:15-9AM BST Planet of Evil movie
Sun 7:15-9AM BST Pyramids of Mars movie
Video On Demand. Now playing:
Robot all 4 pts
The Ark In Space all 4 pts
The Sontaran Experiment both pts
BBC Prime
Wed Noon CET, Late Fri 12:30AM, Sat 4PM CET Remembrance of the Daleks pt 3 of 4
Thu Noon CET, Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET Remembrance of the Daleks pt 4 of 4
Wed Noon CET The Happiness Patrol pt 1 of 3
Thu 11:30PM AEST Battlefield pt 4 of 4
Fri 11:30PM AEST Ghost Light pt 1 of 3
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST Battlefield all 4 pts
Mon-Tue 11:30PM AEST Ghost Light pts 2 - 3 of 3
Wed 11:30PM AEST The Curse of Fenric pt 1 of 4
BBC Kids
Weeknights 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EDT (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PDT)
Saturdays 3:30PM, 10PM EDT (12:30PM, 7PM PDT) - complete stories
Sundays 3:30PM, 10PM EDT (12:30PM, 7PM PDT) - complete stories
Wed-Thu The Talons of Weng-Chiang pts 5 - 6 of 6
Fri Horror of Fang Rock pt 1 of 4
First episode of the new batch of stories for BBC Kids.
Sat Revenge of the Cybermen all 4 pts
Sun The Android Invasion all 4 pts

No, that's not a typo. For some reason, BBC Kids has scheduled The Android Invasion where Terror of the Zygons should run. The stories then run as normal on weekends, with The Android Invasion being skipped where it would normally air.
Mon-Tue Horror of Fang Rock pts 2 - 3 of 4
New to BBC Kids.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Late Thu + Late Sat Mid EDT Enlightenment pts 3+4 of 4
WCNY/W59AU 24,59 Syracuse/Utica, NY
Sun 5:30PM EDT The Ark In Space pt 3 of 4
Doctor Who will be pre-empted by pledges on June 2.
WQED 13 Pittsburgh, PA
DirecTV 13/947 Dish 8136
Late Sat Mid EDT Earthshock pt 2 of 4
Doctor Who will be pre-empted by pledges on June 1 and 8. At press time WQEX 16 is still off the air.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
DirecTV 35/909 Dish 8162
Sat 11PM EDT The Masque of Mandragora pts 3+4 of 4
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
DirecTV 22/980
Late Sat 12:21AM EDT The Android Invasion movie
Time approximate after Independent Eye.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
DirecTV 48/909 Dish 8356
Sat 11PM EDT Kinda pts 3+4 of 4
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 11PM CDT Mawdryn Undead pts 1+2 of 4
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:15PM CDT The Invisible Enemy pt 4 of 4
KAWE/KAWB 9,22 Bemidji/Brainerd, MN
Sat 8PM, Sun 11PM CDT Revenge of the Cybermen pt 1 of 4
TPT 2 St. Paul, MN
digital 16.5 (2.5) DirecTV 2/891 Dish 8576
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT Full Circle pt 4 of 4
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36
digital 50
Sat 11:35PM CDT The Two Doctors 6 pt version, pts 3+4
KERA/K24AD 13,24 Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX
digital 14.1 DirecTV 13/889 Dish 8406
Late Fri 12:15AM CDT Genesis of the Daleks movie
KERA is airing stories in production order. Terror of the Zygons airs next week.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
DirecTV 12/910 Dish 8211
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT Resurrection of the Daleks 4 pt version, pts 1+2
Late Fri 1:30AM, Sat 11PM MDT Resurrection of the Daleks 4 pt version, pts 3+4
Next week, pledge season hits KBDI (again). Unlike most pledge drives for KBDI, they actually will pledge Doctor Who. The Five Doctors (presumably the Special Edition) will air twice on June 1, at 11PM and 1AM.
KUED/KUES 7,39 Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
digital 42 DirecTV 7/982 Dish 8536
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT The Power of Kroll pt 2 of 4 (actually pt 1)
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Grays River, WA
DirecTV 12/910 Dish 8620
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT Terminus pts 3+4 of 4
KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA
DirecTV 54/903 Dish 8234
Sun 11PM PDT Carnival Of Monsters eps 3+4 of 4
Pledge season begins next week. Doctor Who won't air again until June 23.
Sun 9:30PM "" pt 4 of 4?
As of this writing, I can not find any listings that will say which episodes are airing, or in what language.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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