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Wednesday 23rd July 2003

This Week In Doctor Who - July 23, 2003
(TWIDW post #0167 and also #0168)
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 6, No 30
Not much new this week, but for those of you who missed it:
As of July 23, it is 26 days until The Airzone Solution and Auton have their US broadcast premieres on KTEH 54 San Jose/KCAH 25 Watsonville, CA . If they pledge well, KTEH has the option to air the BBV videos and sell them to other public TV stations. BBV's website is .
Richard E. Grant (Withnail & I, the Horatio Hornblower movies, 10th Doctor in The Curse Of Fatal Death) will be the BBC's official Ninth Doctor in a fully animated webcast on BBCi's website in November, the month of Doctor Who's 40th anniversary. Check out for more details.
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:


Shada - new 6 episode version of Douglas Adams' TV story. Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor. The 3rd story produced for BBCi.
Real Time - the 6th Doctor battles the Cybermen in this illustrated audio story first produced in 2002. The 2nd story produced for BBCi.
And Coming In November ...
The Scream Of The Shalka - Richard E. Grant as the 9th Doctor in a fully-animated story for the 40th Anniversary. The 4th story produced for BBCi, and the first one to have full animation instead of illustrations.
American Who
No new episode to enable listeners to have more time to hear the interview
with Paul Cornell.
This Week - Paul Cornell gives Joey Reynolds 20 minutes and discusses some details of the upcoming 9th Doctor story on BBCi this November. Also, Charles Martin tries to clarify and calm the fears involved when new chapters in one's favorite saga comes along. Remember when we heard about new Star Wars films and new Star Trek shows? The future of Doctor Who on the next American Who. - Arnold T. Blumberg
An interview with Arnold T. Blumberg, co-author of Howe's Transcendental Toybox, a guide to Doctor Who merchandise over the decades.
Business Talk Radio Network
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EDT (11PM-3AM PDT, 7-11AM BST, 4-8PM 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 sci-fi radio talk show, sometimes with Doctor Who content. Easiest to hear in timezones outside the USA. Hour 1 - Sci-Fi News, Sky-Fi with Stuart Goldman. Hour 2 - Bill Plympton (Mutant Aliens). 3 - Gen Con CEO Peter Adkison. Hour 4 - Jane Lindskold (Through The Wolf's Eyes).


UK Gold
Sat 7:10-9AM BST The Ribos Operation movie
Late Sat 12:40-2:40AM, Sun 7:15-9AM BST The Pirate Planet movie

The UK Gold website still has the poll for their 40th anniversary Doctor Who weekend (22 and 23 November). Viewers can vote for 1 story for each Doctor.

UK Gold + 1
Late Sat 1:40-3:40AM BST The Pirate Planet movie
TELE 5 Poland
Weekdays 7PM CET
The 12th series (Robot through Revenge of the Cybermen) is currently airing dubbed in Polish, apparently in order. Their TV listings are still unusable for people who don't read Polish, and I doubt they're much better for people who do speak Polish.
BBC Kids
Weeknights 2 episodes Midnight + 4AM EDT (9PM + 1AM PDT)
Saturday/Sunday complete stories Midnight + 3:30AM EDT (9PM + 12:30AM PDT)
Wed The Ribos Operation pts 1+2 of 4
Thu The Ribos Operation pts 3+4 of 4
Fri The Pirate Planet pts 1+2 of 4
Sat Meglos all 4 pts
Sun Full Circle all 4 pts
Mon The Pirate Planet pts 3+4 of 4
Tue The Stones of Blood pts 1+2 of 4
Channel numbers in brackets ( ) indicate a digital station that is not on the air. All stations currently airing Doctor Who that do not have digital transmitters on the air have received wavers from the FCC giving them till November 1, 2003 to go on the air. Low power stations do not currently have digital assignments.
NHPTV New Hampshire
analog 11,49,52
digital 57-2,48-2,49-2 - simulcast currently ends before Doctor Who starts
Boston DirecTV Local 11,955
Boston Dish Local 11,8781
Sat 11PM EDT Robot pt 2 of 4
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY
analog 24,59
digital 25-1
Sun 5:30PM EDT The Sontaran Experiment pt 1 of 2
WSKG Binghamton, NY
analog 46
digital (42) - coming September 2003
Sat 11:30PM EDT The Masque of Mandragora pt 1 of 4
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital 34-1
Philadelphia DirecTV Local 35,909
Philadelphia Dish Local 35,8162
Sat 11PM EDT Castrovalva pts 3+4 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 EDT The Trial Of A Time Lord movie, pt 3 of 4 (The Terror Of The Vervoids)
In two weeks, the Hartnell stories and episode format begin. see note)
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 34-2
Cincinnati DirecTV Local 48,909
Cincinnati Dish Local 48,8356
Sat 11PM EDT Timelash 4 pt version, pts 3+4
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital (9)
Sat 11:40PM CDT Nightmare of Eden pt 4 of 4
analog 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36,36
digital 50,(45),(25),(18),(28),(33),(35),(35),(34) - simulcast of analog
begins in 2003?
Des Moines DirecTV Local 11,474
Des Moines Dish Local 11,9116
Cedar Rapids Dish Local 12,9161
Omaha, NE Dish Local 32,9146
Sat 11:35PM CDT The Hand Of Fear pts 3+4 of 4
KERA/K44FI Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX
analog 13,44
digital 14-1
Dallas DirecTV Local 13,889
Dallas Dish Local 13,8406
Late Fri 12:30AM CDT The Awakening movie
Note - KERA aired The Five Doctors Special Edition last week by mistake, so they might air Warriors of the Deep here. The Awakening's movie version is just under 50 minutes long, while Warriors of the Deep is about 90 minutes.
ยป it was The Awakening
KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
analog 12,32
digital (38)
Denver DirecTV Local 12,910
Denver Dish Local 12,8211
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT Ghost Light pts 1+2 of 3
Late Fri 1:30AM, Sat 11PM MDT Ghost Light pt 3 of 3
Sat 11:30PM MDT Survival pt 1 of 3
KBDI is skipping The Curse of Fenric. Hopefully it'll air in August.
KUED/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
analog 7 (and 80+ translators all over Utah)
digital 42-1,19-1
Salt Lake City DirecTV Local 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish Local 7,8536
Sat 11:30PM MDT Logopolis pt 3 of 4
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
analog 28,15,65
digital 27-1,(19)
Seattle DirecTV Local 12,910
Seattle Dish Local 28,8620
Late Sat 12:30AM PDT An Unearthly Child: The Forest of Fear ep 3 of 4
Late Sat 1AM PDT An Unearthly Child: The Firemaker ep 4 of 4
The 7PM showing is pre-empted by a concert this week. Early bird viewers should have tuned in last week when all 4 episodes were shown. KBTC will air The Edge of Destruction next week.
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA
analog 54,25
digital (50),(58)
San Francisco DirecTV Local 54,903
Monterey Dish Local 25,9190
Coming August 17th at 8PM PDT ...
BBV Comes to US TV with the first known American TV broadcasts
The Airzone Solution - starring Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, and Peter Davison
Auton - starring, well, it's kinda obvious

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next week, take care.

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