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Wednesday 18th December 2002

This Week In Doctor Who - December 18, 2002
(posted 18th Dec 2002, 12:55pm - TWIDW post #0134)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - December 18, 2002
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 5, No 51
Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who TV & radio broadcasts worldwide.
Only real news to note - KAWE/KAWB 9,22 Bemidji/Brainerd, MN is taking Doctor Who off its schedule after next weekend's episode. It looks like they have dropped the series.
Next week's edition will come out on Thursday, December 26.
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:


BBC Radio 7
Realplayer link on website
Digital radio station, also available through UK digital TV.
Classic British Sci-Fi programming 7 days a week at 6PM and Midnight GMT.
Doctor Who will air - not yet scheduled.
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 be heard online worldwide. Doctor Who news usually discussed during the show. This week's guests - The Brothers Hildebrandt and Daniel Grotta in a Lord Of The Rings themed broadcast.


UK Gold
Late Fri 1:40-3:30AM, Sat 7:10-9AM GMT The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp movie
Late Sat 1-2:50AM, Sun 7:10-9AM GMT The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids movie

UK Gold +1
Late Fri 2:40-4:30AM GMT The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp movie
Late Sat 2-3:50AM GMT The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids movie
Video On Demand. Now playing:
Robot all 4 pts
The Ark In Space all 4 pts
The Sontaran Experiment both pts
BBC Kids
Weeknights 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EST (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PST)
Wed-Fri Terror of the Zygons pts 1 - 3 of 4
Late Sat 1:30AM EST (12:30AM CST, 11:30PM MST, 10:30PM PST, 2:30AM AST, 3AM Newfoundland) The Ribos Operation all 4 pts
Late Sun 1:30AM EST (12:30AM CST, 11:30PM MST, 10:30PM PST, 2:30AM AST, 3AM Newfoundland) The Pirate Planet all 4 pts
Late Mon 1:30AM EST (12:30AM CST, 11:30PM MST, 10:30PM PST, 2:30AM AST, 3AM Newfoundland) The Stones of Blood all 4 pts
Late Tue 1:30AM EST (12:30AM CST, 11:30PM MST, 10:30PM PST, 2:30AM AST, 3AM Newfoundland)
The Androids of Tara all 4 pts
(could be The Android Invasion instead)
Late Wed 1:30AM EST (12:30AM CST, 11:30PM MST, 10:30PM PST, 2:30AM AST, 3AM Newfoundland) The Power of Kroll all 4 pts
BBC Kids is airing special programming over the Christmas/New Years period, with complete Doctor Who stories airing in late night. I've looked ahead on the schedule into January - part 4 of Terror of the Zygons will not be airing.
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 Sat 12:31AM EST The Mark of the Rani 4 pt version, pts 3+4.
Doctor Who's start time seems to bump around week to week. The Thursday airings return on January 5.
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY
analog 24,59
digital 25-1
Pre-empted by pledge specials. Doctor Who returns December 29.
WSKG Binghamton, NY
analog 46
digital (42) - under construction
Sat 11:30PM EST Genesis of the Daleks pt 1 of 6
WQED/WQEX Pittsburgh, PA
analog 13,16
digital 38-1,(26)
Pittsburgh DirecTV Local 13,947
Pittsburgh Dish Local 8136,13
Late Sat Mid EST Mawdryn Undead? pt 4? of 4
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital (34) - coming December 2002?
Philadelphia DirecTV Local 35,909
Philadelphia Dish Local 8162,35
Sat 11PM EST The Stones of Blood pts 2+3 of 4
MPT Maryland
analog 22,67,28,31,62,36
digital 42,(29),(62),(44),(28),(56) - simulcast of analog begins in 2003
DC/Hagerstown & Baltimore DirecTV Local 22,980
Late Sat Mid EST Warriors' Gate movie
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 34-1
Cincinnati DirecTV Local 48,909
Cincinnati Dish Local 8356,48
Sat 11PM EST Warriors of the Deep pts 1+2 of 4
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital (33) - under construction
Pre-empted by pledge special. Next episode airs December 28.
KAWE/KAWB Bemidji/Brainerd, MN
analog 9,22
digital (18),(28) - under construction
Pre-empted by special programming. Part 4 of The Masque of Mandragora airs next week in the regular time slots. It will be the last episode to air on KAWE/KAWB - they've canceled the series, after a total of 50 episodes.
analog 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36,36
digital 50-1,(45),(25),(18),(28),(33),(35),(35),(34)
Des Moines Dish Local 9116,11
Omaha, NE Dish Local 9146,32(?) - coming soon
Sat 11:35PM CST Battlefield pts 3+4 of 4
Doctor Who has been renewed on IPTV for 2003.
KERA/K44FI Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX
analog 13,44
digital 14-1
Dallas DirecTV Local 13,889
Dallas Dish Local 8406,13
Late Fri 12:20AM CST Destiny of the Daleks movie
Stories are airing in production order. Next week - Nightmare of Eden.
KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
analog 12,32
digital (38) - under construction
Denver DirecTV Local 12,910
Denver Dish Local 8211,12
Late Fri 12:30AM MST Revelation of the Daleks 4 pt version, all 4 pts
Sat 11PM MST The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 1+2 of 14 (The Mysterious Planet pts 1+2)
KUED/KUES Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
analog 7,19
digital 42-1,(19)
Salt Lake City DirecTV Local 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish Local 8536,7
Sat 11PM MST The Horns of Nimon pt 2 of 4
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
analog 28,15,65
digital (27),(19) - under construction
Seattle DirecTV Local 12,910
Seattle Dish Local 8620,28
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PST The Two Doctors 6 pt version, pts 5+6
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA
analog 54,25
digital (50),(58) - under construction
San Francisco DirecTV Local 54,903
Sun 11PM PST The Monster of Peladon pts 1+2 of 6
Sun 9:30PM, Mon 4:30AM "" 1 episode
The 4th Doctor and Leela are in action. English with Spanish subtitles.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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