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Wednesday 6th November 2002

This Week In Doctor Who - November 6, 2002
(posted 6th Nov 2002, 12:38pm - TWIDW post #0128)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 6, 2002
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 5, No 45
Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts around the world.
Some extra airings of the Doctor Who TV Movie have popped up in December.
Sci-Fi Channel (South Africa) airings of the 1996 Doctor Who Movie:
Fri 27 December 6:30-8PM CAT
Sun 29 December 1:20-2:50PM CAT
Tue 31 December 5-6:30PM CAT
Sci-Fi Channel (UK) airing of the 1996 Doctor Who Movie:
Thu 26 December 8-9:40PM GMT
Sci-Fi Channel (US) airing of the 1996 Doctor Who Movie:
EAST & SATELLITE FEED - Late Sun December 15 3-5AM EST
WEST FEED - Late Sun December 15 3-5AM PST
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA will have its semi-annual Doctor Who pledge drive on December 7th to help raise money for Doctor Who and other sci-fi shows. This time they'll be toasting the Daleks with The Dalek Invasion of Earth as the main feature. Their pledge goal is $15,000, though they're willing to accept more.
Iowa Public TV has announced plans to have a special pledge night for its sci-fi programming on December 7th. Only the sci-fi programming will be pledged. Red Dwarf is already renewed for 2003-2004. In an interesting twist, they are handling other sci-fi shows (including Doctor Who) the way the show Survivor handles contestants. When people pledge on December 7th, they'll be asked to vote for a sci-fi program (Doctor Who, The Prisoner, sci-fi movies). Be warned. You are voting for the show that you want IPTV not to air in 2003-2004. More details at the fan site .
KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA is having its own prime-time Doctor Who night on Sunday, November 24th, with selected Tom Baker episodes. If more Doctor Who pledge drives pop up in the next few weeks, TWIDW will keep you apprised of them.
WCNY 24 Syracuse, NY is indicating through the schedules on their website that their digital channel WCNY-DT 25 is now on the air, although they do not explicitly say that it is on the air. WYBE-DT 34 Philadelphia, PA may be going on the air November 15th, as that is the current date for a "digital launch" ceremony at WYBE. Full power non-commercial stations in the US are currently required to get their digital stations on the air by May 1, 2003. At the present time, all of the stations in the US airing Doctor Who (apart from Sci-Fi with the 1996 Movie) are non-commercial.
UK Gold skipped The Five Doctors this past weekend, in spite of what was listed in TWIDW.
While I try to keep the column up to date, 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:

Real Time - Firstrun Doctor Who Audio Drama. Colin Baker, Cybermen.
6 episode story produced by Big Finish. Illustrations by Lee Sullivan for fans with fast internet connections. Requires version of RealPlayer to see/hear.
Fri 7PM EST Interstellar Transmissions
WWNN AM1470 Pompano Beach/Boca Raton, FL (Miami/West Palm Beach, FL)
Joey Reynolds' weekly radio show for sci-fi news and interviews, which can usually be heard online worldwide. WBYU AM1450 in New Orleans has been listed as a channel for the show in the past, but with the format flip to Radio Disney earlier this week it is unlikely that the show is still airing there. Doctor Who news usually discussed during the broadcast. Lalla Ward (Romana) is listed for November 22nd, as is Lars Pearson, the author of I Who, 3.


UK Gold
Late Fri 1:55-2:55AM, Sat 8-9(?)AM GMT The Awakening movie
Late Sat 1-2:50AM, Sun 7:10-9AM GMT Frontios
Video On Demand. Now playing:
Robot all 4 pts
The Ark In Space all 4 pts
The Sontaran Experiment both pts
Sat-Sun 8:30?AM CET "" pts ? - ? of 4
English with a Polish narrator "explaining" the episodes.
BBC Kids
Weeknights 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EST (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PST)
Wed-Thu Warriors' Gate pts 3 - 4 of 4
Fri The Keeper of Traken pt 1 of 4
Late Sat 2AM EST (1AM CST, Mid MST, 11PM PST, 3AM AST, 3:30AM Newfoundland) Planet of Evil all 4 pts
Late Sun 2AM EST (1AM CST, Mid MST, 11PM PST, 3AM AST, 3:30AM Newfoundland) Pyramids of Mars all 4 pts
Mon-Tue The Keeper of Traken pts 2 - 3 of 4
Channel numbers in brackets ( ) indicate a digital station that is not on the air. Low power stations do not currently have digital assignments.
NHPTV New Hampshire
analog 11,49,52
digital 57,48,(49) - not on digital schedule yet
Late Thu Mid, Late Sat 1AM EST The Two Doctors 6 pt version, pts 1+2
Late start on both nights due to special programming. While Two Doctors is airing out of order, it is airing in the place that most PBS stations have aired it in the series.
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY
analog 24,59
digital 25-1
Sun 5:30PM EST Pyramids of Mars pt 2 of 4
WCNY's website indicates that their digital station is now on the air and simulcasting their analog schedule.
WSKG Binghamton, NY
analog 46
digital (42) - under construction
Sat 11:30PM EST The Sontaran Experiment pt 2 of 2
Episodes are airing in production order, so The Ark In Space part 1 will air next week.
WQED/WQEX Pittsburgh, PA
analog 13,16
digital 38-1,(26)
DirecTV 13,947 Dish 8136,13
Late Sat Mid EST Mawdryn Undead pt 2 of 4
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital (34) - coming November 2002
DirecTV 35,909 Dish 8162,35
Sat 11PM EST The Invasion of Time pts 4+5 of 6
MPT Maryland
analog 22,67,28,31,62,36
digital 42,(29),(62),(44),(28),(56) - simulcast of analog begins in 2003
DirecTV 22,980
Late Sat Mid EST Nightmare of Eden movie
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital (34) - under construction
DirecTV 48,909 Dish 8356,48
Sat 11PM EST The Five Doctors 4 pt version, pts 1+2
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital (33) - under construction
Sat 11:41PM CST The Pirate Planet pt 1 of 4
KAWE/KAWB Bemidji/Brainerd, MN
analog 9,22
digital (18),(28) - under construction
Sat 8PM, Sun 11PM CST The Seeds of Doom pt 5 of 6
analog 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36,36
digital 50-1,(45),(25),(18),(28),(33),(35),(35),(34)
Sat 11:35PM CST The Happiness Patrol pt 3 of 3
Late Sat Mid CST Silver Nemesis pt 1 of 3
KERA/K44FI Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX
analog 13,44
digital 14-1
DirecTV 13,889 Dish 8406,13
Late Fri 12:20AM CST The Power of Kroll movie
KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
analog 12,32
digital (38) - under construction
DirecTV 12,910 Dish 8211,12
Late Fri 12:30AM MST The Mark of the Rani 4 pt version, pts 3+4
Sat 11PM MST Timelash 4 pt version, pts 1+2
KUED/KUES Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
analog 7,19
digital 42-1,(19)
DirecTV 7,982 Dish 8536,7
Sat 11PM MST Nightmare of Eden pt 1 of 4
Last week Destiny of the Daleks ended. Now we've skipped to Nightmare of Eden. That's because the episodes are airing in production order. City of Death and The Creature from the Pit have already aired.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
analog 28,15,65
digital (27),(19) - under construction
DirecTV 12,910 Dish 8620,28
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PST Vengeance on Varos 4 pt version, pts 1+2
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA
analog 54,25
digital (50),(58) - under construction
DirecTV 54,903
Sun 11:30PM PST Death to the Daleks pts 1+2 of 4
Sun 9:30PM, Mon 4:30AM "" 1 episode
The 4th Doctor and Leela are in action. English with Spanish subtitles.

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