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Wednesday 27th August 2003

This Week In Doctor Who - August 27, 2003
(posted 27th Aug 2003, 11:50am - TWIDW post #0173)
WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - August 27, 2003
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 6, No 35
Brief-ish column today before the wackiness of an autumn with Doctor Who's 40th anniversary and the 9th Doctor.
KTEH 54 San Jose, CA has aired The Airzone Solution and Auton, the 2 advertised BBV stories. They were noted here in the column for over a month, so if you missed them, you're out of luck.
UNLESS, you can get to Iowa. Iowa Public TV will air Airzone & Auton to help celebrate Doctor Who's 40th Anniversary. The special prime-time broadcast of the two stories is Saturday September 27 at 9PM.
KERA 13 Dallas, TX - what to do with you? First you list Resurrection of the Daleks to air and pull it at the last minute after the column goes out. Then you schedule a pledge night for The Caves of Androzani and pull it at the last moment too. The website was not updated as of this writing, but TVGuide and Zap2it now list Caves in the regular timeslot this week with no room for a pledge drive.
Richard E. Grant (Withnail & I, 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.
Upcoming airings of the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie:
Wednesday 10 September 8 to 9:35PM UK Sci-Fi Channel
Sunday 14 September 2 to 3:35PM UK Sci-Fi Channel
Monday 15 September 11AM to 12:35PM UK Sci-Fi Channel
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 thisweekindoctorwho- , bfelliott@... , bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:


BBC Radio 4
My Life As A Dalek still archived on the website. 30 minute story of the history of the Daleks.
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
Jean-Marc Lofficier.
In depth interview with Colin Baker (6th Doctor) conducted by Charles Martin at Gallifrey 2003. Colin's career, his family, fighting to eliminate cot death, and thoughts on some UK legislation.
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.


UK Gold
Wed 6PM BST Pyramids of Mars 2 pt version, ep 1
Thu 6PM BST Pyramids of Mars 2 pt version, ep 2
Fri 6PM BST The Android Invasion 2 pt version, ep 1
Late Fri 12:20-3AM BST The Armageddon Factor movie
Sat 7:15-9AM, Late Sat 12:55-2:40AMBST The Horns of Nimon movie
Sat 5PM BST Spearhead From Space 2 pt version, ep 2
Sun 7:20-9AM BST The Leisure Hive movie
Mon 6PM BST The Android Invasion 2 pt version, ep 2
Tue 6PM BST The Braid Of Morbius 2 pt version, ep 1

UK Gold + 1
Wed 7PM BST Pyramids of Mars 2 pt version, ep 1
Thu 7PM BST Pyramids of Mars 2 pt version, ep 2
Fri 7PM BST The Android Invasion 2 pt version, ep 1
Late Fri 1:20-4AM BST The Armageddon Factor movie
Sat 6PM BST Spearhead From Space 2 pt version, ep 2
Late Sat 1:55-3:40AM BST The Horns of Nimon movie
Mon 7PM BST The Android Invasion 2 pt version, ep 2
Tue 7PM BST The Brain of Morbius 2 pt version, ep 1

UK Gold 2
Late Sat 3AM BST Spearhead From Space 2 pt version, ep 2
ABC Australia
Monday through Thursday at 6PM AEST, starting 15 September
BBC Kids
Weeknights 2 episodes Midnight + 4AM EDT (9PM + 1AM PDT) - through Aug 29
Saturday/Sunday complete stories Midnight + 3:30AM EDT (9PM + 12:30AM PDT)
Weeknights 2 episodes 1AM + 3:30AM EDT (10PM + 12:30AM PDT) - from Sep 1
Wed Meglos pts 1+2 of 4
Thu Meglos pts 3+4 of 4
Fri Full Circle pts 1+2 of 4
Sat Revenge of the Cybermen all 4 pts
Sun Terror of the Zygons all 4 pts
Mon Robot pts 1+2 of 4
Tue Robot pts 3+4 of 4

BBC Kids jumps back to the start of the Tom Baker stories, if you believe their website. Guess Full Circle will not be finished this time.
Channel numbers with a * indicated that the digital signal is not on the air. The ( ) indicate that the actual broadcast frequency, which most TVs will remap to match the analog channel.
NHPTV New Hampshire
analog 11, 49, 52
digital 11-2 (57-2), 49-2 (48-2), 52-2 (49-2) - simulcast currently ends before Doctor Who starts
Boston DirecTV Local 11,955
Boston Dish Local 11,8781
Sat 11PM EDT Robot pt 4 of 4
Doctor Who airs at 11:30PM next week due to special programming.
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY
analog 24,59
digital 24-1 (25-1)
Sun 5:30PM EDT Genesis of the Daleks pt 4 of 6
WSKG Binghamton, NY
analog 46
digital 42* - coming September 2003
Sat 11:30PM EDT The Hand Of Fear pt 2 of 4
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV Local 35,909
Philadelphia Dish Local 36,8162 (on 61.5 satellite)
Philadelphia Dish Local 35,8171 (on 129 satellite) - mirror of
Philadelphia channels on 129 satellite to be discontinued 9/30/2003 - WYBE will still be on the 61.5 satellite
Sat 11PM EDT The Visitation pts 1+2 of 4
MPT Maryland
analog 22, 67, 62, 28, 31, 36
digital 22-2 (42-2), 67-1 (29-1), 28*, 56*, 44*, 54* - simulcast of analog begins in 2003?
DC/Hagerstown & Baltimore DirecTV Local 22,980
Late Sat Mid EDT Dragonfire movie
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV Local 48,909
Cincinnati Dish Local 48,8356
Sat 11PM EDT The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 5+6 of 14 (Mindwarp pts 1+2)
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital 9*
Sat 11:45PM CDT The Leisure Hive pt 1 of 4
analog 11, 12, 21, 24, 27, 32, 32, 36, 36
digital 11 (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 Deadly Assassin pts 1+2 of 4
IPTV's Doctor Who Celebration with the BBV stories Arizone Solution and Auton air from 9 to 11:30PM on Saturday September 27. 31 days from now.
ยป actually The Robots of Death 1+2
KERA/K44FI Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX
analog 13, 44
digital 13-1 (14-1)
Dallas DirecTV Local 13,889
Dallas Dish Local 13,8406
Late Fri 12:30AM CDT The Caves of Androzani movie
The online TV listings currently have this story scheduled in Doctor Who's regular time slot, postponed from last week. If you believe the listings, Caves will not have a pledge drive, which it was going to have had it aired last week as originally advertised.
KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
analog 12, 32
digital 38*
Denver DirecTV Local 12,910
Denver Dish Local 12,8211
Sat 11PM MDT The Curse of Fenric pts 1+2 of 4
KUED/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
analog 7 (and 80+ translators all over Utah)
digital 7-1 (42-1), 19-1
Salt Lake City DirecTV Local 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish Local 7,8536
Sat 11:30PM MDT Castrovalva pt 3 of 4
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
analog 28, 15, 65
digital 28-1 (27-1), 19*
Seattle DirecTV Local 12,910
Seattle Dish Local 28,8620
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT The Aztecs: The Temple of Evil ep 1 of 4
Sat 7:30PM, Late Sat 1AM PDT The Aztecs: The Warriors of Death ep 2 of 4
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA
analog 54, 25
digital 50*, 58*
San Francisco DirecTV Local 54,903
San Francisco Dish Local 54,8234
Monterey Dish Local 25,9190
Next Doctor Who broadcast TBA.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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