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Wednesday 24th July 2002

This Week In Doctor Who - July 24, 2002
(posted 24th Jul 2002, 12:20pm - TWIDW post #0108)
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 5, No 30
Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who on Television.
BBCI has announced a schedule for webcasting another new Doctor Who story. Real Time, a 6th Doctor story guest-starring the Cybermen, will air as 6 10 minute episodes starting Friday 2 August. 1 episode will go online each Friday. Each episode will be available illustrated for people with faster internet connections, like Death Comes To Time was. Real Time is produced by Big Finish, the company that makes 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Doctor audios for CD release, along with Bernice Summerfield and Sarah Jane Smith CDs. Colin Baker will be playing the 6th Doctor.
Pittsburgh Doctor Who fans - take note. The WQED/WQEX simulcast will be ending soon after close to 5 years. WQED 13 has finally gotten permission from the FCC to sell WQEX 16 to a commercial broadcaster. WQEX will probably change its call letters and start its own schedule later this year. So, if you have chosen to watch Doctor Who on WQEX 16, you will soon need to remember to tune in to WQED 13. If you always watch the show on WQED 13 anyway, you won't notice a change.
While I try to keep the column up to day, I do sometimes miss late changes to schedules. If you see TWIDW's information getting out of synch with what your local station is actually airing, let me know ASAP.
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's featured guest - Tony Amendola, aka "Bra'tac" from the hit series Stargate: SG-1.


UK Gold
Sat 7:10-9AM BST The Pirate Planet movie
Written by Douglas Adams. The search for the 2nd segment of the Key To Time leads the 4th Doctor, Romana, and K9 to the right place, but the wrong planet. What happened to Callufrax?
Sun 7:10-9AM BST The Stones of Blood movie
The Black Guardian's sabotage breeds distrust while the 4th Doctor and Romana look for the 3rd segment of the Key To Time on a forgotten backwater called Earth. The search brings them in contact with a controversial stone circle and a headstrong female scientist.
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 12:35AM, Sat 4PM CET Ghost Light pt 3 of 3
The 7th Doctor unleashes Light, in hopes of resolving the mysterious of the Gabriel Chase mansion. Considering what happens next, maybe he should have let sitting mysteries lie.
Thu Noon CET, Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET The Curse of Fenric pt 1 of 4
Wed Noon CET The Curse of Fenric pt 2 of 4
During World War II, code breakers in rural England sought to break the German codes to help the Allies know what the Axis powers were planning. However, one of these code breaker groups is being used for a different, much more sinister purpose. The 7th Doctor and Ace may be the only force between the Sins of the Past, the Desires of the Present, and the Price of the Future.
TELE 5 Poland
Sat-Sun 8:35AM CET The Android Invasion pts 1 - 2 of 4
Airing in Polish, and in production order. Start time seems to have changed. The 4th Doctor and Sarah return to Earth, but find it mostly absent of people. BBC budget cuts again, or an alien takeover? You be the judge.
BBC Kids
Weeknights 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EDT (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PDT)
*Weeknight episodes are NEW to BBC Kids through 26 July. 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-Fri The Power of Kroll pts 2 - 4 of 4
The 5th segment of the Key To Time will have to wait - the 4th Doctor and Romana have to escape the clutches of Swamp people who want them dead, and avoid methane miners who want them dead. And it seems that someone has awakened Kroll, a sea creature of incredible size, who doesn't care if you're dead or alive, as long as he can eat you. BBC Kids ends the current batch of new episodes with a bit of a cliffhanger - they aren't airing The Armageddon Factor, which concludes the Key To Time season. Maybe next time.
Sat The Invasion of Time all 6 pts
The 4th Doctor becomes President of Gallifrey just in time for an alien invasion. Leela discovers love. K9 discovers a love for blowing things up. And Borusa develops a brain. Take the telephone off the hook, turn off any instant messenger programs on your computer, and sit back for Doctor Who.
Sun The Ribos Operation all 4 pts
After some strong-arming by the White Guardian, the 4th Doctor and new companion Romana begin a quest for the segments of the Key To Time. The first segment is hidden on the planet Ribos, where two rogues are engaged in a daring plot to make money selling a planet they don't own to an insane military commander.
Mon-Tue Robot pts 1 - 2 of 4
Newly regenerated, the 4th Doctor (Tom Baker) is a man whose identity is still in flux. But mysterious robberies and murders will not wait - UNIT needs the Doctor, whether he likes it or not.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Late Thu & Late Sat Mid EDT Resurrection of the Daleks 4 pt version, pts 3+4
Davros and the Daleks begin to distrust each other, with scheming and counter plots. Meanwhile, the 5th Doctor has a chance to rid the universe of Davros once and for all, if he's willing to use it.
WCNY/W59AU 24,59 Syracuse/Utica, NY
Sun 5:30PM EDT Genesis of the Daleks pt 4? of 6
The Thals discover that the Daleks are more dangerous than the Kaleds were, as the Daleks begin their first ever invasion.
WQED/WQEX 13,16 Pittsburgh, PA
DirecTV 13,947 Dish 8136,13
Late Sat Mid EDT Arc of Infinity pt 1 of 4
The 5th Doctor's future is imperiled when a being from an anti-matter universe tries to bond with him.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
DirecTV 35,909 Dish 8162,35
Sat 11PM EDT The Talons of Weng-Chiang pts 1+2 of 6
The 4th Doctor and Leela go to a show in 19th Century London, where murder, Chinese, and magic are on the playbill.
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
DirecTV 22,980
Late Sat Mid EDT Horror of Fang Rock movie
Lost in the fog, the TARDIS brings the 4th doctor and Leela to a Lighthouse where a shipwrecked crew are dying, one by one.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
DirecTV 48,909 Dish 8356,48
Sat 11PM EDT Arc of Infinity pts 1+2 of 4
See WQED for details.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 11PM CDT The Five Doctors 4 pt version, pts 1+2
Doctors and companions are kidnapped from their time streams and dropped off in a Death Zone on Gallifrey, to risk their lives for the amusement of a man in black and solve a mystery.
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:40PM CDT Underworld pt 1 of 4
Timeslot changed in the last few weeks. Now has been corrected. The 4th Doctor, Leela, and K9 find a ship carrying the last of the Minyans, a race of whiners with very long lives, very big egos, and very powerful weapons.
KAWE/KAWB 9,22 Bemidji/Brainerd, MN
Sat 8PM, Sun 11PM CDT Terror of the Zygons pt 4 of 4 (actually Planet of Evil: Part Two)
Broton prepares to go to London to officially announce his takeover of the world. The 4th Doctor engages in sabotage on the Zygon spaceship.
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 4 of 4
The Gateway is collapsing on itself, but the 4th Doctor and Romana must "do nothing". When it is over, not everyone will be leaving in the TARDIS. Adric: Matthew Waterhouse. K9: John Leeson. Romana: Lalla Ward.
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36
digital 50
Sat 11:40PM CDT The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 7+8 of 14 (Mindwarp pts 3+4)
*Special start time.* The 6th Doctor is convinced that the evidence has been tampered with, but has no memory of events himself. In the trial evidence, the Doctor seems to have lost his mind and sided with the enemy. This could be very bad news for Peri. Peri: Nicola Bryant. Sil: Nabil Shaban. Ycarnos: Brian Blessed.
KERA/K44FI 13,44 Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX
digital 14.1 DirecTV 13,889 Dish 8406,13
Late Fri 12:15AM CDT The Hand Of Fear movie
Injured in a quarry explosion, Sarah finds herself under the control of a crystallized hand millions of years old. The secrets of the hand could affect both Earth and a world called Kastria.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
DirecTV 12,910 Dish 8211,12
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT The Twin Dilemma pts 1+2 of 4
Sat 11PM MDT The Twin Dilemma pts 3+4 of 4
Newly regenerated, the 6th Doctor (Colin Baker) suffers a nervous breakdown, endangering Peri's life and complicating efforts to find twins who have been kidnapped for a dark purpose.
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 6 of 6
To complete the Key To Time, save the universe, and prevent the devastation of Atrios and Zeos, the 4th Doctor and Romana must commit murder. I knew I didn't trust the White Guardian one little bit. The explosive conclusion to the Key To Time saga.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Grays River, WA
DirecTV 12,910 Dish 8620,28
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT Warriors of the Deep pts 1+2 of 4

The Silurians and the Sea Devils decide to return from exile and gain revenge on the humans who tried to wipe them out in the 20th Century. The 3rd Doctor tried to bring peace with these species in the past - now the 5th Doctor wants to do the same, before massive death occurs.
KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA
DirecTV 54,903 Dish 8234,54
Sun 11PM PDT Planet of the Daleks eps 3+4 of 6
Episode 3 is in black & white, as that is the version of the episode which survives. The 3rd Doctor, trapped in the Dalek city, prepares a break out. The Thal forces learn the truth about the Dalek plans. Jo remains in perpetual trouble.
Sun 9:30AM, 9:30PM, Mon 4:30AM "" 1 episode
Another adventure for the errant Time Lord.

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