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Wednesday 26th March 2003

This Week In Doctor Who - March 26, 2003
(posted 26th Mar 2003, 12:29pm - TWIDW post #0149)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - March 26, 2003
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 6, No 12
Welcome to the weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
Slipback, the 1985 radio story with Colin Baker as the 6th Doctor, will make its first appearance in This Week In Doctor Who since the column began in 1998. On 29 and 30 March, BBC Radio 7 will air a 2 part version of Slipback in the Science Fiction timeslot. Slipback originally aired as 6 10 minute episodes. Part 1 will air at 6PM and Midnight UK Time on 29 March, while Part 2 will air at 6PM and Midnight UK Time on 30 March. BBC Radio 7 can be heard on digital radios and TVs in the UK, while the rest of the world can listen in RealAudio on the BBC's website. Warning - the UK and much of Europe switches to Daylight Savings Time on 30 March, and much of the Southern Hemisphere switches from Daylight to Standard Time. The US and Canada don't switch till 6 April. If you want to listen to Slipback and you are not in a part of the world that switches to Daylight Savings Time on 30 March, you'll have to pay attention to the time change to make sure you know when to tune in for part 2.
Dallas, TX Doctor Who fans will be pleased to know that KERA 13/K44FI 44 has Doctor Who back on their schedule Late Fridays at 12:30AM effective Friday April 11, with the Peter Davison stories airing in movie format.
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
UK Digital Radio & TV, live Realplayer stream on BBC website
(It is vital to note whether you live in a part of the world where the time changes this weekend, and which way it changes. Some parts of the world switch this weekend, other parts switch next weekend, and some don't switch at all.)
Sat 6PM+Mid GMT Slipback omnibus version, pt 1 of 2
(7PM+1AM Standard CET, 1+7PM EST, 10AM+4PM PST, Sun 5+11AM AEST Australia)
Sun 6PM+Mid BST Slipback omnibus version, pt 2 of 2
(7PM+1AM Daylight CET, Noon+6PM EST, 9AM+3PM PST, Mon 4+10AM AEST Australia)

An original audio drama featuring the Sixth Doctor and Peri. Originally aired on the radio in 6 10 minute episodes in 1985.

The TARDIS has arrived on a spacecraft with a manic depressive personality. The captain of the spaceship is up to evil business and has poor hygene. A killer stalks the ducting. And two policemen are acting strangely.

The Doctor and Peri team up with an apparent thief to solve a dangerous riddle. Little does he know how high the price of success could be.

This adventure takes place between the television stories Revelation of the Daleks and Trial Of A Time Lord. This is the first time Slipback is known to have been rerun since This Week In Doctor Who began in 1998.
Fri 7PM EST InterstellarTransmissions
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 - the Oscars, the Razzies, and Farscape's final episode.
Business Talk Radio Network
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EST (11PM-3AM PST, 8AM-Noon BST, 5-9PM AEST ) Sci-Fi Overdrive station list on the scifioverdrive website - archives in MP3 format
Live audio link at Business Talk website - requires Windows Media Player.
National version of Interstellar Transmissions, though probably easiest to hear in timezones outside the USA. This week - hour 1, news and comment; hour 2, Kathy Garver; hour 3, astronauts Scott Carpenter & Walt Cunningham; hour 4, Ray Bradbury.


UK Gold
Late Fri 1:15-3:50AM, Sat 6:30-9AM GMT The Time Monster movie
The Master may finally have found true love while on a quest to take control of an Atlantean Crystal which alters the fabric of time. Slight problem - she's married to a King. And I don't think the 3rd Doctor and Jo would be willing to be witnesses at a marriage ceremony anyway. Fans of Sgt. Benton - this is the story where he finally gets the drop on a villain. Prepare to cheer, if only for a moment.
Late Sat 2:45-4:25AM BST (1:45-3:25AM GMT), Sun 7:15-9AM BST The Three Doctors movie
Gallifrey has been crippled by a powerful force emanating from a Black Hole. Only one Time Lord can be called upon to help. Unfortunately, the Time Lords erased part of his memory and trapped him on an intergalactic backwater with no working TARDIS. And the same force is out to get him. But what if The Time Lords could get help from another version of the man from before they messed with his mind? Patrick Troughton and William Hartnell (in his final acting appearance) return to launch the 10th series of Doctor Who.

UK Gold + 1
Late Fri 2:15-4:50AM GMT The Time Monster movie
Late Sat 3:45-5:25AM BST (2:45-4:25AM GMT) The Three Doctors 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 2 episodes Midnight + 4AM EST (9PM + 1AM PST)
Saturday/Sunday complete stories Midnight + 3:30AM EST (9PM + 12:30AM PST)
Wed The Ribos Operation pts 3+4 of 4
Thu The Pirate Planet pts 1+2 of 4
Fri The Pirate Planet pts 3+4 of 4
Sat The Creature from the Pit all 4 pts
Sun Nightmare of Eden all 4 pts
Mon The Stones of Blood pts 1+2 of 4
Tue The Stones of Blood 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
Sat 11PM EST The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 13+14 of 14 (The Ultimate Foe pts 1+2)
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY
analog 24,59
digital 25-1
Sun 5:30PM EST The Seeds of Doom pt 1 of 6
WSKG Binghamton, NY
analog 46
digital (42) - under construction
Sat 11:30PM EST Pyramids of Mars pt 2 of 4
Pre-empted by auction. Part 3 episode airs April 19.
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 The Five Doctors 4 pt version, pt 1 of 4
ยป last minute pre-emption by a Doo Wop special, so was shown the following week.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital (34) - coming 2003
Philadelphia DirecTV Local 35,909
Philadelphia Dish Local 8162,35
Sat 11PM EST The Creature from the Pit pt 4 of 4
See BBC Kids for details.
Sat 11:30PM EST Nightmare of Eden pt 1 of 4
See BBC Kids for details.
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 Enlightenment movie
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 34-1
Cincinnati DirecTV Local 48,909
Cincinnati Dish Local 8356,48
Sat 11PM EST The Caves of Androzani pts 3+4 of 4
The Five Doctors (probably special edition) airs out of order next week before WCET enters the Colin Baker era.
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital (33) - under construction
Sat 11:40PM CST The Armageddon Factor pt 2 of 6
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
Sat 11:35PM CST The Sontaran Experiment pts 1+2 of 2
IPTV is skipping Genesis of the Daleks next week, and it is unknown when/if
IPTV will air that story.
KERA/K44FI Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX
analog 13,44
digital 14-1
Dallas DirecTV Local 13,889
Dallas Dish Local 8406,13
Pre-empted again. Doctor Who returns Late Friday April 11 at 12:30AM.
KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
analog 12,32
digital (38) - under construction
Denver DirecTV Local 12,910
Denver Dish Local 8211,12
No Friday episodes this week.
Late Fri 12:30AM MST Delta and the Bannermen pts 1+2 of 3
Late Fri 1:30AM MST, Sat 11PM MST Delta and the Bannermen pt 3 of 3
Sat 11:30PM MST Dragonfire pt 1 of 3
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 Meglos 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 Paradise Towers pts 3+4 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
Due to situations largely beyond their control, Doctor Who is on hiatus on KTEH/KCAH. Doctor Who will return ASAP.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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