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Wednesday 28th April 2004

This Week In Doctor Who - April 28, 2004
(posted 28th Apr 2004, 11:14am - TWIDW post #0221)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - April 28, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 17
The weekly guide to known Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA is airing a Doctor Who pledge drive on May 15 from 8PM to Midnight. The second half of Vengeance on Varos and all of The Two Doctors will be included. Thanks to Xanta and others for the news.
Upcoming airings of Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D. on Showtime
Greats in Australia:
All airings Australian Eastern Standard Time:
Late Tuesday 4 May - 12:10AM
Early Sunday 9 May - 4:45AM
Late Wednesday 12 May - 3:05AM
Early Saturday 22 May - 5:25AM
Late Monday 24 May - 2AM
Corrections and updates are always welcome at thisweekindoctorwho- , bfelliott@... , TWIDW on AOL IM ,
and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. Here are the listings:
Doctor: Christopher Eccleston
Rose Tyler: TBA
Written by: Russell T. Davies (8 episodes), Steven Moffatt (2
episodes), Paul Cornell (1 episode), Rob Shearman (1 episode), Mark
Gattiss (1 episode)
Original Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Premieres: 2005 (date TBA)
Total episodes for first series: 13
First broadcaster - BBC One
45 minute episodes


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 episode May 3 at 5AM EDT. Existing episodes:
Doctor Who news and an interview with Colin Baker.
Two Hour Easter Special Edition. An extended interview with Barry
Letts, along with a few surprises. Barry discusses being producer
from 1970 to 1974, casting Tom Baker, being executive producer, and
Arnold T. Blumberg discusses the casting of Christopher Eccleston as
The Doctor.
Charles Martin discusses the writers for the new series.
Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon in the 2nd Doctor stories) remembers
Patrick Troughton.
Sci-Fi Overdrive
on Business Talk Network
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-6AM EDT (11PM-3AM PDT, 7-11AM BST, 4-8PM AEST)
Live Stream
Hour 1 - news & comment. Hour 2 - news & comment/Hugo Nominations.
Hour 3 - Donna Shirley, Director of Science Fiction Museum & Hall Of
Fame. Hour 4 - Maurice LaMarche (Tipping The Rift) and the producers
of Scare Tactics - rerun.
Pre-empted for another Carry On movie marathon. Doctor Who returns May 8.

UKTV Gold + 1
Pre-empted on a one hour delay.
Thursday 6:04PM Terror of the Autons ep 1 of 4
Monday 6:04PM Terror of the Autons ep 2 of 4
Tuesday 6:06PM Terror of the Autons ep 3 of 4
Wednesday 6:06PM Terror of the Autons ep 4 of 4

Series 8, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The Master, an old rival of the Doctor, comes to Earth and allies with the Autons in hopes of conquest. This sounds like the beginning of a beautiful rivalry. With Roger Delgado as The Master, Katy Manning as Jo Grant, and Richard Franklin as Capt. Mike Yates. ABC will not air colourized material (regardless of the circumstance) at this time, so these episodes are in black & white.
Showtime Greats
Late Tuesday 12:10AM AEST "Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D." 1966
Remake of The Dalek Invasion of Earth. Dr. Who's eccentric TARDIS
takes his family (and a dazed policeman) to Earth in the 22nd
Century, when the Daleks have conquered humanity. Showtime Greats
will air the movie several times this month.
BBC Kids
7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EST (10PM + 12:30AM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends) (EDT and PDT from Sunday)
Wednesday Frontios pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday Frontios pts 3+4 of 4

Series 21, Episodes 7 through 10. Doctor: Peter Davison. At the end of the universe, the 5th Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough find the survivors of humanity cowering in caves, facing meteor storms from above and body snatching from below.
Friday Planet of Fire pts 1+2 of 4
Series 21, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Peter Davison. Perpeguillium Brown's vacation takes a downward turn when her stepdad takes her money, she gets inadvertently shanghaied by aliens, and a psycho robot impersonates both her stepfather and an evil bearded man who insists on being called Master.
Saturday Kinda all 4 pts
Series 19, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison. Nyssa's recuperation leaves the 5th Doctor, Tegan, and Adric without their sensitive mediator when they finally land on a planet where one would do them some good. The human colonists are cracking up, the natives seem perpetually cracked, and a sinister force plans to conquer the planet through the mind of Tegan.
Sunday The Visitation all 4 pts
Series 19, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison. The TARDIS makes it to Heathrow Airport in time for Tegan's flight. Well, about 317 years early, give or take an hour. Three Terrileptils have taken over the minds of villagers, setting the stage for an invasion force.
Monday Planet of Fire pts 3+4 of 4
Series 21, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison. Kamelion and Turlough make fateful choices regarding their futures. Meanwhile, the planet Sarn hangs on the brink of destruction.
Tuesday The Caves of Androzani pts 1+2 of 4
Series 21, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison. The 5th Doctor and Peri land on another unstable planet, where gun runners battle androids in a grudge fight over the precious mineral Spectrox.
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
Saturday 11PM EDT The Android Invasion pt 3 of 4
Series 13, Episode 15. Doctor: Tom Baker. The 4th Doctor tries to find the real Sarah and the real Earth before the Kraals can eliminate both. The Kraals prepare their invasion force. Pre-empted by auction next two weeks. The Android Invasion concludes May 22nd at Midnight.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EDT Attack of the Cybermen 4 ep version, pts 3+4
Series 22, Episodes 2a through 2b. Doctor: Colin Baker. The 6th Doctor and company travel to Telos, current base of the Cybermen. The Cybermen plan to conquer time with a stolen timeship and the Doctor's TARDIS. But they haven't bargained on the machinations of Commander Lytton. And coming May 15th - a Doctor Who pledge marathon from 8PM to Midnight.
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 Saturday Mid EDT The Ambassadors of Death movie
Series 7, Episodes 12 through 18. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The black & white version. The 3rd Doctor and U*N*I*T help the British space program. Contact with astronauts returning to Earth has been lost. Evidence of an alien threat is being leaked. The Doctor smells a conspiracy.
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Pre-empted by auction. Doctor Who returns on May 8 with the conclusion of The Tomb of the Cybermen.
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CDT Four To Doomsday pt 1 of 4
Series 19, Episode 5. Doctor: Peter Davison. The 5th Doctor and company arrive on a spaceship run by a super-intelligent race of frogs.
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
Saturday 11:35PM CDT The Power of Kroll pts 3+4 of 4
Series 16, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker. Kroll has been awakened, and he's both angry & hungry. Will the refinery make a tasty snack? Is the Doctor indigestible?
KBDI Denver, CO
analog 12
digital 12-1 (38-1)
Denver DirecTV 12,910
Denver Dish 12,8211
Late Friday 12:30AM MDT Colony In Space eps 5+6 of 6
Series 8, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The Master plans to steal the Doomsday Machine, while the IMC miners hope to eliminate all the farmers.
Saturday 10:30PM MDT The Dæmons eps 1,2,+3 of 5
Series 8, Episodes 21 through 23. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Early start time. A white witch's prophecies of doom are ignored until the Devil's End mound is opened, revealing a Demon, magic, and the Master. Could be color or black & white - both versions are available to stations. Episode 1 features a reference to BBC 3, which would not officially exist until 2003.
KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/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
Saturday 11:30PM MDT Snakedance pt 3 of 4
Series 20, Episode 7. Doctor: Peter Davison. The 5th Doctor finds himself prime suspect of the government - as usual.
KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA
analog 28,15
digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
Seattle DirecTV 28,910
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Saturday 7PM + 12:30AM PDT The Krotons eps 3+4 of 4
Series 6, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Patrick Troughton. The 2nd Doctor and Zoe impersonate Gonds to infiltrate the palace of the Krotons.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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