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Wednesday 5th March 2003

This Week In Doctor Who - March 5, 2003
(posted 5th Mar 2003, 12:11pm - TWIDW post #0145)
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 6, No 10
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African Sci-Fi Channel is rerunning the 1996 Doctor Who movie two more times this week. There are no more airings for the movie scheduled for March or April on this channel, so see it now or never. The UK Sci-Fi Channel will be airing both the 1996 Movie and the special Dalekmania on Easter - 20 April.
CANADA - Early warning for readers with BBC Kids. From Monday 10 March through Friday 14 March, the Midnight Eastern Time Doctor Who broadcasts will be pre-empted and replaced by American Kids movies from the 1990s. Free Willy, Free Willy 2, Dennis The Menace, etc. The 4AM airings of Doctor Who continue that week. Doctor Who returns to Midnight weeknight airings on Monday 17 March.
Pledge season continues in the US on most PBS stations, resulting in lots of pre-emptions for Doctor Who in favor of big pledge events. Most other programming on those stations are being pre-empted as well.
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:


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.
Business Talk Radio Network
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EST (11PM-3AM PST, 7-11AM GMT, 6-10PM AEDT ) Sci-Fi Overdrive station list on the scifioverdrive website
Live audio link at Business Talk website - requires Windows Media Player.
Archives expected soon.
National version of Interstellar Transmissions, though probably easiest to hear in timezones outside the USA.


UK Gold
Late Fri 1:15-3:55AM, Sat 6:30-9AM GMT Colony In Space movie
Late Sat 12:35-2:55AM, Sun 6:40-9AM GMT The Dæmons movie

UK Gold + 1
Late Fri 2:15-4:55AM GMT Colony In Space movie
Late Sat 1:35-3:55AM GMT The Dæmons 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
Late Fri 12:35-2:05AM, Sat 6:30-8PM Doctor Who 1996 movie
BBC Kids
Weeknights 2 episodes Midnight + 4AM EST (9PM + 1AM PST)
(The Midnight EST showings only are pre-empted from 10 March through 14 March)
Saturday/Sunday complete stories Midnight + 3:30AM EST (9PM + 12:30AM PST)
Wed The Talons of Weng-Chiang pts 5+6 of 6
Thu Horror of Fang Rock pts 1+2 of 4
Fri Horror of Fang Rock pts 3+4 of 4
Sat The Stones of Blood all 4 pts
Sun The Androids of Tara all 4 pts
Mon The Invisible Enemy pts 1+2 of 4
Tue The Invisible Enemy 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
Boston Dish Local 8781,11
Late Sat 12:30AM EST The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 9+10 of 14 (Terror Of The Vervoids pts 1+2)
Late start time due to pledge drives.
» it was later reported that episode 9 was shown twice, so episode 10 was shown the following weekend.
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY
analog 24,59
digital 25-1
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns March 30.
WSKG Binghamton, NY
analog 46
digital (42) - under construction
Sat 11:30PM EST Planet of Evil pt 3(?) of 4
WQED/WQEX Pittsburgh, PA
analog 13,16
digital 38-1,(26)
Pittsburgh DirecTV Local 13,947
Pittsburgh Dish Local 8136,13
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns March 29.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital (34) - coming 2003
Philadelphia DirecTV Local 35,909
Philadelphia Dish Local 8162,35
Sat 11PM EST City of Death 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-2AM EST Snakedance movie
Time approximate after pledge programming. May be pledged itself - it's unclear.
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 34-1
Cincinnati DirecTV Local 48,909
Cincinnati Dish Local 8356,48
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns March 22.
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital (33) - under construction
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns March 15.
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 9161,12
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns March 22.
KERA/K44FI Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX
analog 13,44
digital 14-1
Dallas DirecTV Local 13,889
Dallas Dish Local 8406,13
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Next air date of Doctor Who unknown.
KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
analog 12,32
digital (38) - under construction
Denver DirecTV Local 12,910
Denver Dish Local 8211,12
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns March 22.
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
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Returns March 15.
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 Time and the Rani pts 1+2 of 4
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA
analog 54,25
digital (50),(58) - under construction
San Francisco DirecTV Local 54,903
Salinas Dish Local 9190,25
San Francisco Dish Local 8234,54 - not available to subscribers
On hiatus. Tentatively set to return in May.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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