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Wednesday 3rd July 2002

This Week In Doctor Who - July 3, 2002
(posted 3rd Jul 2002, 11:51am - TWIDW post #0105)
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 5, No 27
Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who on Television.
CANADA - Fans of Doctor Who on BBC Kids , take note. Beginning Saturday, 6 July, the weekend omnibus Doctor Who broadcast times will change slightly. Stories will still air at 3:30PM Saturdays and Sundays, but the repeats will move to 10:30PM instead of 10PM. Weekday airing times remain unaffected.
South America - Still need help from someone who has Uniseries down there. What Doctor Who episodes are they airing? And starting 7 July, Doctor Who will also air Sunday mornings, bringing it to 3 weekly broadcasts.
USA - A couple of weeks ago, Dish Network began giving some of its receivers the ability to display local TV channels on their local channel numbers. Most Dish Network subscribers are still getting their local channels in the 8000 block. We are listing both channel numbers now, like we do for DirecTV.
AUSTRALIA - Jason Fraser, administrator of the Varos Doctor Who website in Australia, has redesigned it a bit. The new website is at . His site now has a complete history of UKTV's Doctor Who broadcasts from 1996 to the present. Coming soon is a complete broadcast history of Doctor Who on Australian Television from the 1960s on. There is still a mirror of my column on the site.
Additions and corrections are welcome at , bfelliott@... , bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:


BBCi "Doctor Who Censor Clips"
Requires RealPlayer
Recently recovered clips from The Web of Fear episodes 2,4,+5 and The Wheel In Space episode 5. The clips were cut from the original New Zealand broadcasts of these stories in 1970/1971, and right now the clips survive, while the episodes are still missing.
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 - another edition of the show.


UK Gold
Sat 7:10-9AM BST The Invisible Enemy movie
The 4th Doctor's mind is invaded by a virus, which hopes to use him and humanity to grow a galactic empire within the mind.
Sun 7:15-9AM BST Image of the Fendahl movie
The humans are misusing a Time Scanner, which could destroy the planet Earth. As the Doctor and Leela investigate, they uncover secrets millions of years old.
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 Battlefield pt 1 of 4
Thu Noon CET, Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET Battlefield pt 2 of 4
Wed Noon CET Battlefield pt 3 of 4

Season 26 begins with the first real U*N*I*T story in a long time. You could almost call this one "The Two Brigadiers". To help Brigadier Bambera cope with the 7th Doctor and soldiers from another dimension, ex-Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart arrives to give advice. Jean Marsh (Upstairs, Downstairs, The House Of Eliot, Sara Kingdom from The Daleks' Master Plan) guest stars.
TELE 5 Poland
Sat-Sun 9:30AM CET Pyramids of Mars pts 3 - 4 of 4
Unless the 4th Doctor and Sarah defeat Sutekh in 1911, the Earth of 1980 will be a dead wasteland.
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, 10:30PM EDT (12:30PM, 7:30PM PDT) - complete stories
Sundays 3:30PM, 10:30PM EDT (12:30PM, 7:30PM PDT) - complete stories
Wed-Thu The Ribos Operation pts 3 - 4 of 4
Jethryk, Jethryk, who's got the Jethryk? The con men want it for the cash. The superstitious government wants it for their Crown Jewels. The insane Graff Vynda-K wants it to finance his army. And the 4th Doctor, Romana, and K9 need it, as it happens to be the first segment of the Key To Time.
Fri The Pirate Planet pt 1 of 4
Romana takes a scandalous course of action that leaves the Doctor stunned in horror - she lands the TARDIS without his help.
Sat The Talons of Weng-Chiang all 6 pts
Note the new later start time for the evening weekend airings. Magic, Chinatown, murder, a clever coroner, and a cowardly stage manager lead to an exciting outing for the 4th Doctor and Leela in 19th Century London. The Doctor exchanges his regular outfit for a very Sherlock Holmes-like cape of essentially the same colors, just for this story.
Sun Horror of Fang Rock all 4 pts
Lost in the fog, the TARDIS brings the 4th Doctor and Leela to a lighthouse where an alien bodysnatching invasion is underway. One by one the humans die, and only the Doctor can figure out why.
Mon-Tue The Pirate Planet pts 2 - 3 of 4
Romana and the 4th Doctor can't find the 2nd segment of the Key To Time. It appears it was on the planet Calufrax. But another planet has destroyed Calufrax and stolen its place in the galaxy.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Late Thu & Late Sat Mid EDT Frontios pts 1+2 of 4
In the far future, at the far end of the universe, the 5th Doctor and company observe the last colony of humanity. They are forbidden from getting involved in this time period. But what can you do when the TARDIS is forced to crash land?
WCNY/W59AU 24,59 Syracuse/Utica, NY
Sun 5:30PM EDT Genesis of the Daleks pt 1 of 6
Before the 4th Doctor can get back to Nerva, a Time Lord wants him to carry out a mission to change the history of the Daleks.
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
DirecTV 13,947 Dish 8136,13
Late Sat Mid EDT Time-Flight pt 2 of 4
Today - Heathrow is one of the biggest airports on Earth, a hub for the whole world. 140 Million Years ago - Heathrow is the headquarters of a plot to channel the power of aliens. Popular spot, Heathrow is.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
DirecTV 35,909 Dish 8162,35
Sat 11PM EDT The Face of Evil pts 3+4 of 4
The 4th Doctor faces a twisted guise of his past and must help Leela's people realize their future.
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
DirecTV 22,980
Late Sat Mid EDT The Face of Evil movie
See WYBE for details.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
DirecTV 48,909 Dish 8356,48
Sat 11PM EDT Earthshock pts 3+4 of 4
The 5th Doctor and company have to deal with the second attempt by the Cybermen to destroy Earth in the same day. The price of the Cybermen's persistence could be the dissolution of the current TARDIS crew. Nyssa - Sarah Sutton. Adric - Matthew Waterhouse. Tegan - Janet Fielding.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 11PM CDT Enlightenment pts 3+4 of 4
Turlough takes matters into his own hand, trying to join the crew of the evil Eternal who is disrupting the space race.
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:15PM CDT The Sun Makers pt 2 of 4
The 4th Doctor is arrested, so Leela and K9 prepare a plan to break him out.
KAWE/KAWB 9,22 Bemidji/Brainerd, MN
Sat 8PM, Sun 11PM CDT Terror of the Zygons pt 3 of 4
The 4th Doctor winds up on the run from the Loch Ness Monster. The monster is cute, friendly, and very eager to eat living people.
TPT 2 St. Paul, MN
digital 16.5 (2.5) DirecTV 2,891 Dish 8576,2
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT Warriors' Gate pt 1 of 4
K9's circuitry is damaged (again) when the TARDIS arrives at a gateway between universes. Have the 4th Doctor and Romana finally found a way back to the real universe?
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36
digital 50
Sat 11:35PM CDT The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 1+2 of 14 (The Mysterious Planet pts 1+2)
The 6th Doctor, suffering from partial memory loss, is yanked out of time and space by a Time Lord kangaroo court. Accused of interfering in the affairs of other worlds, the Doctor winds up watching his past adventures shown on screen for the Court to see. First, the Doctor's activities on the planet Ravalox, a world Peri finds disturbingly familiar.
KERA/K24AD 13,24 Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX
digital 14.1 DirecTV 13,889 Dish 8406,13
Late Fri 12:15AM CDT The Brain of Morbius movie
The 4th Doctor and Sarah run afoul of a mad scientist and a tribe of female priests. Both sides want to kill them, but the scientist wants to save the Doctor's head for a sinister purpose.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
DirecTV 12,910 Dish 8211,12
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT Planet of Fire pts 3+4 of 4
Turlough's destiny is revealed. Kamelion makes a decision on his future. The Master plots to regain his size. And the planet prepares to disintegrate into a molten lava mess.
Sat 10PM MDT The Caves of Androzani all 4 pts
Earlier start time than normal - hooray. The 5th Doctor and Peri arrive on *another* hot planet, where they run afoul of the military, gun runners, and a lunatic in a mask. A poisonous substance in the caves could render that all academic, however - if the Doctor and Peri are infected, they will die. Pre-empted by KBDI's seemingly monthly pledge drives next week. See you July 20.
KUED/KUES 7,39 Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
digital 42 DirecTV 7,982 Dish 8536,7
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT The Armageddon Factor pt 3 of 6
The Shadow continues his manipulation of everyone. The 4th Doctor and Romana run out of time - so they use a time loop to steal some more.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Grays River, WA
DirecTV 12,910 Dish 8620,28
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT The King's Demons both pts
Not a typo - KBTC has seriously scheduled this story again. They also have The Five Doctors coming up again. In 1215, the 5th Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough find King John causing trouble for a nobleman and his castle when John should be off in London signing the Magna Carta. The red-headed, red-bearded man may hold the answers.
KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA
DirecTV 54,903 Dish 8234,54
Sun 11PM PDT Frontier In Space eps 5+6 of 6
The 3rd Doctor and Jo finally manage to convince some of the Humans and Draconians that the Master is responsible for the attacks between the worlds. But enough anger has been stirred up that it may be too late - both worlds prepare for war.
Sun 9:30AM, 9:30PM, Mon 4:30AM "" 1
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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