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Wednesday 17th March 2004

This Week In Doctor Who - March 17, 2004
(posted 17th Mar 2004, 1:20pm - TWIDW post #0214)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - March 17, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 11
Since 1998, the weekly guide to known Doctor Who TV/radio/online
broadcasts worldwide.
Iowa Public TV reportedly made their fund raising goal and more last Saturday during their broadcast of the BBV Documentary The Doctors. Congratulations to Iowan (and nearby) Who fans.
For anyone surprised by ABC Australia skipping The War Games to go to Spearhead From Space and the colour era of Doctor Who, there was a Dalek cameo in episode 10. The {p[Terry Nation}} contract still being renegotiated covers Terry Nation stories and Dalek appearances after The Chase. ABC would have had to excise the Dalek scene to screen the story.
UKTV in Australia isn't airing Doctor Who/span> right now, but the next time they do viewers will have additional chances to see the episodes that air. Foxtel's digital service is adding time-shifted versions of various channels (including UKTV). UKTV will spawn UKTV + 2. UKTV in Australia most recently aired Doctor Who in a best of run in October/November 2003.
Advance notice - the US Sci-Fi Channel will encore the 1996 Doctor
Who TV Movie late Sunday/early Monday April 11/12 at 3AM Eastern
Time on the East Coast/Satellite Feed and 3AM Pacific Time on the
West Coast Feed.
Corrections and updates are always welcome at thisweekindoctorwho- , bfelliott@... , TWIDW on AOL IM ,
and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. Here are the listings:


The Scream Of The Shalka - Richard E Grant is The Doctor in a fully animated 6 episode story. The Shalka prepare to conquer the Earth from below. Unfortunately for them, the Doctor is back.
Real Time - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen. 6 episode illustrated audio tale. The 6th Doctor and Evelyn Smythe research a temple that has been yanking scientists out of time. The secrets of the temple threaten the future and past of two species. Viewer discretion advised for the illustrations of episodes 4 through 6.
American Who
Next new episode airs March 29. Currently online:
Davies. Cornell. Gattis. Shearman. Moffatt. The writers for the new
Doctor Who series have been announced. Charles Martin and Joey
discuss the new writers and what we know/don't know about the return
of Doctor Who.
Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon in the 2nd Doctor stories) remembers
Patrick Troughton.
Joey interviews India Fisher (Charley in the Big Finish 8th Doctor
audio dramas), recorded at the 2003 Chicago TARDIS convention.
Shaun Lyon of Outpost Gallifrey is the
featured guest in the latest edition of American Who. The Gallifrey
One convention and other topics are discussed.
Interviews with the 5th Doctor (Peter Davison) and Jason Haigh-
Ellery of Big Finish Productions (the ongoing original Who audio
Conclusion of a 1987 radio interview with John-Nathan Turner, Nicola
Bryant, and Brian Sloman, conducted at the end of the Doctor Who
Celebration tour. Also, Charles Martin reviews the year in Doctor
Sci-Fi Overdrive
on Business Talk Network
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EST (11PM-3AM PST, 7-11AM GMT, 6-10PM AEDT)
Live Stream
Schedule not yet announced at publication time.


UK Gold
Sat 7-9AM GMT The Brain of Morbius movie
The Android Invasion will not be seen, due to the expiration of the current contract for Terry Nation stories. After dealing with that matter which you won't see, the 4th Doctor and Sarah arrive on a desolate planet where the brain of a Time Lord traitor is preserved, kept alive in hopes of being restored to a body.
Sunday - pre-empted for special programming

UK Gold + 1
Sat 8-10AM GMT The Brain of Morbius movie
Thu 6:05PM Spearhead From Space ep 2 of 4
Mon 6:05PM Spearhead From Space ep 3 of 4
Tue 6:04PM Spearhead From Space ep 4 of 4

The 1st colour story sees the new 3rd Doctor (Jon Pertwee) teaming up with U*N*I*T to stop the Nestene Intelligence from using plastic to wipe out humanity.
Wed 6:05PM Doctor Who And The Silurians ep 1 of 7
Black & white version. Power losses and mental breakdowns at an experimental nuclear station brings the 3rd Doctor and U*N*I*T to investigate. Are there monsters in the caves?
BBC Kids
7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EST (10PM + 12:30AM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends)
Wed Frontios pts 3+4 of 4
First time on BBC Kids. The underground Tractators continue burrowing and plotting to kill off the last humans at the end of time. Turlough's memory may be needed to save the day.
Thu Planet of Fire pts 1+2 of 4
Fri Planet of Fire pts 3+4 of 4

First time on BBC Kids. Following the events of Resurrection of the Daleks (unavailable due to the Terry Nation contract negotiations), the 5th Doctor and Turlough are drawn into the mystery of a dying world that faces manipulation by the Master. Introduces Nicola Bryant as Peri.
Sat Snakedance all 4 pts
The return of the Mara. Tegan's in danger and may become a danger should the Mara resurface. The answers lie on the world the Mara was banished from 500 years ago.
Sun Mawdryn Undead all 4 pts
When the Doctor disposed of The Key To Time, he thwarted the plans of the evil Black Guardian. The Black Guardian swore revenge. Now he means to take it. The TARDIS crew find themselves split between 1977 and 1983. The common link - Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.
Mon The Caves of Androzani pts 1+2 of 4
Tue The Caves of Androzani pts 3+4 of 4

First time on BBC Kids.
The final chapter in the 5th Doctor saga. Gun runners, androids, a maniacal military, an evil politician, and the sinister Sharaz Jek all come together to give the Doctor a challenge he may not be able to outwit.
On Wednesday, March 24, BBC Kids returns to the start of the Peter Davison era.
NHPTV New Hampshire
analog 11, 49, 52
digital 11-2 (57-2), 49-2 (48-2), 52-2 (49-2)
Boston DirecTV 11,955
Boston Dish 11,8781
??Sat 11PM EST Pyramids of Mars pt 2 of 4
Professor Scarman has returned to his estate to take charge. Well, his reanimated body has returned to his estate to take charge. Sutekh wants to return to Earth as the first stop on his reign of destruction.
NHPTV does not have a schedule listed for the evening in question. indicates that viewer chosen programming will air. Next week's listings for both NHPTV and Zap2it indicate that part 3 of Pyramids will air then. If so, then either episode 2 airs here, aired previously without notice, or will not be airing.
WCNY/W59AU Syracuse/Utica, NY
analog 24, 59
digital 24-1 (25-1)
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Doctor Who returns March 28.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Sat 11PM EST Planet of Fire pts 3+4 of 4
See BBC Kids for details.
MPT Maryland
analog 22, 67, 31, 28, 62, 36
digital 22-2 (42-2), 67-2 (29-2), 31-2 (44-2), 28-2 (56-2), 28, 54
DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
Baltimore Dish 22,8736
Late Sat Mid EST The Krotons movie
Time approximate after pledge drive. Peaceful robots find their efforts to escape the primitive planet of the Gonds threatened by a meddlesome Doctor and his companions Jamie and Zoe. The Doctor seems to think that channeling the intelligence of primitive natives and testing/eliminating the smartest ones to serve the higher needs of Kroton-kind is evil. The nerve of him - meddling in our robotic business. He must be eliminated.
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Sat 11PM EST The Curse of Fenric pts 3+4 of 4
Fenric is unleashed, bringing vampires and mass death to the village. Fenric wants to finish a chess game with the 7th Doctor - a game that may determine whether humanity lives on or ceases to exist in 1943.
ยป this ended up being postponed until next week.
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Doctor Who returns March 27.
analog 11, 12, 21, 24, 27, 32, 32, 36, 36
digital 11 (50), 45, 25, 18, 28, 33, 35, 35, 34 - not on air
Des Moines DirecTV 11,474
Des Moines Dish 11,9116
Cedar Rapids Dish 12,9161
Omaha Dish 32,9146
Pre-empted by pledge drive. Doctor Who returns March 27.
KBDI/K32EO Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
analog 12, 32
digital 12-1 (38-1)
Denver DirecTV 12,910
Denver Dish 12,8211
Pre-empted by pledge drive.
KUED/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
analog 7
digital 7-1 (42-1), 18-1 (18-1), 19-1 (19-1)
Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
Sat 11:30PM MST Arc of Infinity pt 1 of 4
A breach between dimensions allows a mysterious being to merge with the 5th Doctor's identity, bringing the Doctor's loyalties under suspicion by the Time Lords.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
analog 28,15,65
digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
Seattle DirecTV 28,910
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Sat 7PM + 12:30AM PST The Tomb of the Cybermen eps 3+4 of 4
The Cybermen emerge from their tombs, weak but desirous of resuming their conquering ways. If allowed to escape Telos, the galaxy may be in danger once again. Featuring Patrick Troughton as the 2nd Doctor.
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA
analog 54,25
digital 50,58 - not on air
San Francisco DirecTV 54,903
San Francisco Dish 54,8234
Monterey Dish 25,9190
Patrick Troughton special April 3.
US Sci-Fi Channel
Late Sunday April 11 - Doctor Who1996 TV Movie
3AM EDT East Feed, 3AM PDT West Feed
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