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Wednesday 12th June 2002

This Week In Doctor Who - June 12, 2002
(posted 12th Jun 2002, 12:09pm - TWIDW post #0102)
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 5, No 24
Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who on Television.
Big Doctor Who TV news this week is in Poland. Yes, Poland. European Country - slightly east of Germany. TELE 5, a digital channel in Poland, recently picked up Polish-dubbed Tom Baker episodes. 2 episodes a weekend, Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30AM Central European Time (CET). TELE 5's website is . I'm not sure if you can pick it up over the air, but it is available unscrambled (in digital) on satellite. ASTRA (orbital position: 19,2 degrees East) 10.832GHz, horizontal, 27500Bytes

There is apparently a TELE 5 in Germany. Do not get it confused with this TELE 5 - they are different.
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 - WLED-DT 48 Littleton, NH joins the ranks of Doctor Who affiliates broadcasting in digital. It is one of the stations of New Hampshire Public TV. WENH-DT 57 Durham/Manchester is already on the air, and WEKW-DT 49 Keene, NH will go on the air in the future. At this time, New Hampshire Public TV's digital schedule is different from its analog schedule, so Doctor Who is not yet on the digital stations up there.
All the broadcast stations airing Doctor Who in the US are public broadcasters - public TV stations have until May 2003 before they are required to have digital signals on the air. Commercial TV stations had till May 2002 to get digital signals on the air, and hundreds of them missed the deadline, throwing into serious question the timetable for US TV's transition to digital broadcasting. On the current timetable, all the analog TV stations are supposed to be turned off in 2006, provided 85% of TV viewers can get the digital signals. Then the digital channels are to move around until they all are between channels 7 and 51. Channels 2,3,4,5,6,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69 are intended to be taken off the TV band and given to other technologies.
AUSTRALIA - We bid a reluctant goodbye to UKTV in Australia after this week's edition. After this Sunday's reruns of Survival and Doctor Who (1996), UKTV is resting the show. UKTV rested the show after its initial cable run ended in 1998, from late 1999 to early 2000 after a best-of run, and rested the weeknight airings for a few months early this year when they got too far ahead of the weekend airings. Therefore, we are confident that Doctor Who will return to Australia after this break. As always, you can keep track on the status of Australian Doctor Who at the VAROS website , run by Jason Fraser. Jason is reporting on his website that he is working on tracking down Doctor Who's entire Australian broadcast history, and hopes to post it on his website in the coming months.
Additions and corrections are welcome at , bfelliott@... , bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:


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. This week - Alex Lubertozzi, author of the Sourcebooks compendium on The Complete War Of The Worlds, discusses Orson Welles' infamous 1938 radio broadcast about an invasion from Mars, which created panic at the time. The JNT Memorial broadcast archived at


UK Gold
Sat 7:10-9AM BST The Hand Of Fear movie
Sun 7:10-9AM BST The Deadly Assassin 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 Silver Nemesis pt 2 of 3
Thu Noon CET, Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET Silver Nemesis pt 3 of 3
Wed Noon CET The Greatest Show in the Galaxy pt 1 of 4
TELE 5 Poland
Sat-Sun 9:30AM CET Genesis of the Daleks pts 5 - 6 of 6
Dubbed in Polish. When/if I can find listings which say what these episodes are being titled in Poland, I will include the Polish titles here.
» later reported as Terror of the Zygons 1+2
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST Survival pt 3 of 3 (actually all three parts)
Sun 8:30AM, Late Sun 2:30AM AEST Doctor Who 1996 movie
UKTV ends its current run of Doctor Who with the final story of the original series and the movie which almost revived it. Alas, after these broadcasts UKTV will put Doctor Who on vacation for a while. Here's hoping the show comes back before very long.
BBC Kids
Weeknights 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EDT (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PDT)
*Weeknight episodes are NEW to BBC Kids. Weekends are reruns.*
Saturdays 3:30PM, 10PM EDT (12:30PM, 7PM PDT) - complete stories
Sundays 3:30PM, 10PM EDT (12:30PM, 7PM PDT) - complete stories
Wed-Fri The Sun Makers pts 2 - 4 of 4
Sat The Seeds of Doom all 6 pts
Sun The Masque of Mandragora all 4 pts
Mon-Tue Underworld pts 1 - 2 of 4
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Late Thu & Late Sat Mid EDT Warriors of the Deep pts 1+2 of 4
Hmm. They skipped over The Five Doctors.
WCNY/W59AU 24,59 Syracuse/Utica, NY
Sun 5:30PM EDT The Ark In Space pt 4 of 4
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
DirecTV 13/947 Dish 8136
Late Sat Mid EDT Earthshock pt 3 of 4
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
DirecTV 35/909 Dish 8162
Sat 11PM EDT The Deadly Assassin pts 1+2 of 4
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
DirecTV 22/980
Late Sat Mid EDT The Masque of Mandragora movie
Oddly enough, last weekend MPT started on time, even though the schedule said they were going to start 15 minutes late. Now, out of pledge season, Doctor Who should air on time every week. Until the next pledge drive starts 6 or 7 weeks from now.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
DirecTV 48/909 Dish 8356
Sat 11PM EDT The Visitation pts 3+4 of 4
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 11PM CDT Terminus pts 1+2 of 4
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:16PM CDT Image of the Fendahl pt 3 of 4
KAWE/KAWB 9,22 Bemidji/Brainerd, MN
Sat 8PM, Sun 11PM CDT Revenge of the Cybermen pt 4 of 4
TPT 2 St. Paul, MN
digital 16.5 (2.5) DirecTV 2/891 Dish 8576
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT State of Decay pt 2 of 4
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36
digital 50
Sat 11:35PM CDT Timelash 4 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 Pyramids of Mars? movie
KERA has been airing stories in production order, not broadcast order. Assuming that pattern holds, {p[PyramidsOfMars}} will air. If they switch to broadcast order, it would be Planet of Evil.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
DirecTV 12/910 Dish 8211
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT The Five Doctors (version unknown)
Sat 11PM MDT The Awakening both pts
KUED/KUES 7,39 Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
digital 42 DirecTV 7/982 Dish 8536
Sat 11PM MDT The Power of Kroll pt 4 of 4?
Strange. I thought this episode aired last week. Time approximate due to pledge drives, and no overnight rerun.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Grays River, WA
DirecTV 12/910 Dish 8620

Sat 7PM PDT The King's Demons both pts
*Doctor Who Overnight Pledge Drive*
Late Sat 12:30-2AM PDT Enlightenment? pts 3+4 of 4
Since these episodes aired twice last week, it would make more sense to rerun King's Demons here, so either there is an error in the TV listings or something odd is going on.
» it seems likely this was indeed The King's Demons

Late Sat 2-5AM PDT The Five Doctors 4 pt version
This story only aired once in last week's pledge drive, so rerunning it here makes more sense.
KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA
DirecTV 54/903 Dish 8234
Pre-empted by pledge drives. Next episodes June 23.
Sun 9:30PM, Mon 4:30AM "" pt 3 of 4?
As of this writing, I can not find any listings that will say which episodes are airing, or in what language. I'm serious, guys. We need to hear from people in Argentina or neighboring countries with this channel.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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