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Wednesday 22nd January 2003

This Week In Doctor Who - January 22, 2003
(posted 22nd Jan 2003, 12:33pm - TWIDW post #0139)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - January 22, 2003
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 6, No 4
As this week begins, BBC Radio 7 is running the second of 2 Jon Pertwee Doctor Who audio stories made for BBC Radio 4 in the early 1990s, and anyone with an internet connection and realplayer software can tune in. In Britain, Radio 7 is a digital radio station, available on digital radios and digital TVs. It is not immediately clear if Radio 7 will air more Doctor Who programming in the near future. Sci-fi themed programming airs 7 days a week at 6PM and Midnight British Time.
The South African variant of the UK Sci-Fi Channel airs the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie one more time this month on Sunday 26 January at 4PM. As of this writing, the UK and South African Sci-Fi Channels do not have any airings of the movie scheduled for February, nor does the US Sci-Fi Channel.
UK Gold will be finishing its current run of Doctor Who stories in February (probably Saturday 8 February). I am not aware of any schedule information for UK Gold beyond that date. UK Gold has not said what they will do with the show, but a few months ago it was announced that the rights were up for renewal in early 2003, and that UK Gold was buying rights to the complete series (including Hartnell/Troughton). We'll see what happens.
Iowa Public TV in Iowa is also completing their run of Doctor Who stories in February with Survival on February 1st. They went all the way from the 1st Doctor through the 7th. This time around, they're going to the start of the 4th Doctor's era, and Robot will begin on February 8th.
KTEH/KCAH Doctor Who fans in San Jose/Watsonville, CA - don't panic. A combination of pledge nights and burnoffs of airings of shows with expiring rights will keep Doctor Who off the air for February and possibly all of March. This weekend's airing of the last 2 episodes of Planet of the Spiders will be the last airing before this brief hiatus. Doctor Who will return to KTEH/KCAH with the 4th Doctor era in either late March or April. A KTEH special with Peter Davison (5th Doctor) will air on February 16th.
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
digital radio station, simulcast online in RealPlayer and Windows Media Player in the Sci-Fi time slot (6PM and Midnight GMT)
Wed The Ghosts of N Space pt 3 of 6
Thu The Ghosts of N Space pt 4 of 6
Fri The Ghosts of N Space pt 5 of 6
Mon The Ghosts of N Space pt 6 of 6

1990s Radio play with Jon Pertwee as the 3rd Doctor.
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.


UK Gold
Late Fri 1:45-3:30AM, Sat 7:10-9AM GMT The Greatest Show in the Galaxy movie
Sat 11:40-1:30AM, Sun 7:10-9AM GMT Battlefield movie

UK Gold + 1
Late Fri 2:45-4:30AM GMT The Greatest Show in the Galaxy movie
Late Sat 12:40-2:30AM GMT Battlefield movie
Video On Demand. Now playing:
Robot all 4 pts
The Ark In Space all 4 pts
The Sontaran Experiment both pts
SA Sci-Fi Channel
Sun 4-5:30PM Doctor Who 1996 TV Movie
BBC Kids
Weeknights 2 episodes Midnight + 4AM EST (9PM + 1AM PST)
Saturday/Sunday complete stories Midnight + 3:30AM EST (9PM + 12:30AM PST)
Wed Genesis of the Daleks pts 1+2 of 6
Thu Genesis of the Daleks pts 3+4 of 6
Fri Genesis of the Daleks pts 5+6 of 6
Sat The Deadly Assassin all 4 pts
Sun The Face of Evil all 4 pts
Mon Revenge of the Cybermen pts 1+2 of 4
Tue Revenge of the Cybermen pts 3+4 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 12:30AM EST Revelation of the Daleks 4 pt version, pts 3+4
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY
analog 24,59
digital 25-1
Sun 5:30PM EST The Brain of Morbius pt 1 of 4
WSKG Binghamton, NY
analog 46
digital (42) - under construction
Sat 11:30PM EST Genesis of the Daleks pt 6 of 6
Stories are airing in production order - Terror of the Zygons starts next week.
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 Terminus pt 4 of 4
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital (34) - coming 2003
Philadelphia DirecTV Local 35,909
Philadelphia Dish Local 8162,35
Sat 11PM EST The Power of Kroll pt 4 of 4
Sat 11:30PM EST The Armageddon Factor pt 1 of 6
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 Kinda movie
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 34-1
Cincinnati DirecTV Local 48,909
Cincinnati Dish Local 8356,48
Pre-empted by pledge programming. Doctor Who returns February 1.
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital (33) - under construction
Sat 11:40PM CST The Androids of Tara pt 2 of 4
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
Cedar Rapids Dish Local 916?,12 - coming January 31
Sat 11:35PM CST The Curse of Fenric pt 4 of 4
Late Sat Mid CST Survival pt 1 of 3
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 Meglos movie
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 The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 7+8 of 14 (Mindwarp pts 3+4)
Sat 11PM MST The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 9+10 of 14 (Terror Of The Vervoids 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 11:30PM MST The Leisure Hive pt 3 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 Trial Of A Time Lord pts 3+4 of 14 (The Mysterious Planet pts 3+4)
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA
analog 54,25
digital (50),(58) - under construction
San Francisco DirecTV Local 54,903
Sun 11PM PST Planet of the Spiders pts 5+6 of 6
Doctor Who is going on hiatus until either late March or April 13, when the Tom Baker era will begin. Pledge specials and burnoffs of programs whose rights are expiring will fill the slot until then. A KTEH produced special with Peter Davison (5th Doctor) will air February 16.

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