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Wednesday 5th May 2004

This Week In Doctor Who - May 5, 2004
(posted 5th May 2004, 11:53am - TWIDW post #0224)
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 18
BBC 7 will encore the Jon Pertwee audio
drama The Paradise Of Death in the 7th Dimension time slots weekdays
beginning Monday 17 May. BBC 7 typically airs The Ghosts Of N-Space
(Pertwee) and Slipback (Colin Baker) shortly after airing Paradise.
BBC 7 now archives programmes for 6 days after broadcast. Thanks
Sky One Mix (sister channel to Sky One) aired Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D. on Monday 3 May. I take this as evidence that Sky may have the rights to air this movie on occasion now (it has aired in recent years on Channel 4). A reader of this column who subscribes to Digiguide reports that neither Sky One nor Sky One Mix have the movie scheduled to air again before the end of June.
UKTV Gold & UKTV Gold + 1 will pre-empt Doctor Who again on the weekend of 29 and 30 May for a 3rd marathon of movies from the Carry On series. This would be the third holiday weekend that UKTV Gold has pre-empted Doctor Who, and for the same movie series.
Sky News, one of the major cable/satellite news services in the UK,
is claiming that the BBC has decided to run the first episode of the
new Doctor Who series on Christmas Day 2004. The same story is
featured on Yahoo UK's home page. They site the `Daily Express' as
their source. No author is listed and the Daily Express' web site
does not give access to the original report. The story must be
considered speculation at this time. I wonder what was so much more
compelling about this story than previous claims to get both Sky
News and Yahoo to pick it up. For those interested: - Yahoo article,,30500-13079635,00.html - Sky
News article
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 the first two-thirds of The Two Doctors will be included.
Upcoming airings of Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150A.D. on Showtime
Greats in Australia:
All airings Australian Eastern Standard Time:
Early Sunday 9 May - 4:45AM
Late Wednesday 12 May - 3:05AM
Early Saturday 22 May - 5:25AM
Late Monday 24 May - 2AM
Late night radio listeners recently got a surprise taste of Colin
Baker. During the second hour of the May 2/3 edition of Sci-Fi
Overdrive, the tape broke down around 45 minutes into the hour.
After a bit of silence, Doctor Who music began and the American Who
interview with Colin Baker began. They broke out of the segment for
a commercial break, then ran a different segment from that program
which also got cut off when the hour ended. The network's
programming ran properly from then onwards. If you're into radio, it
was a fascinating example of what happens when tape machines melt
down in the middle of the night. is the link. See
American Who below to hear the Colin Baker show properly without
technical glitches.
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
Monday 5AM EDT (2AM PDT, 10AM BST, 7PM AEST)
Michael Sheard, guest star in 6 Doctor Who stories from 1966 to
1989. In November 2003 he went to Chicago TARDIS, where a radio host
named Joey ran into him ...
A look at Colin Baker, including an interview with the actor
recorded at the 2003 Chicago TARDIS convention. This is the complete
version of the program.
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 - Sci Fi News & comment. Hours 2+3 - TBA. Hour 4 - American
Sat 7:10-9AM BST Image of the Fendahl movie
Series 15, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker. A skull manipulates a team of scientists into running a machine that will destroy Earth. What does the Doctor know about the skull?
Sun 7-9AM BST The Sun Makers movie
Series 15, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker. The 4th Doctor, Leela, and K9 face a world gone mad in taxes and regulation. Can the Doctor rouse humanity to fight back?

UKTV Gold + 1
Sat 8:10-10AM BST Image of the Fendahl movie
Sun 8-10AM BST The Sun Makers movie
Thursday 6:04PM The Mind of Evil ep 1 of 6
Monday 6:04PM The Mind of Evil ep 2 of 6
Tuesday 6:04PM The Mind of Evil ep 3 of 6
Wednesday 6:04PM The Mind of Evil ep 4 of 6

Series 8, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Black & white - no colour version of this story currently survives. If you happen to have The Mind of Evil in colour, please visit http://www.restoration- and e-mail the folks at the BBC. For the rest of us, a tense tale where U*N*I*T must dispose of a Nuclear Warhead while managing a World Peace Conference. The Doctor won't help - he's busy investigating a suspicious new device to cleanse the minds of serial killers. It's all connected, of course. Watch and find out how.
Showtime Greats
Early Sunday 4:45AM + Late Wednesday 3:05AM AEDT "Daleks: Invasion
Earth 2150A.D." 1966 feature film
Two more chances to see Peter Cushing as Dr. Who in this colour
remake of The Dalek Invasion Of Earth.
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 The Caves of Androzani pts 3+4 of 4
Series 21, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison. End of the 5th Doctor's era. Dying of spectrox, the Doctor and Peri try to escape the fury of Morgus, the lunacy of the troops, the cold death of the androids, the tortured love of Sharaz Jek, and the ever- present lethal mud bursts.
Thursday Castrovalva pts 1+2 of 4
Friday Castrovalva pts 3+4 of 4

Series 19, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison. The new 5th Doctor suffers from regeneration trauma. The TARDIS Index File tells of a world called Castrovalva where Time Lords can recuperate. A paradise ... of death.
Saturday Black Orchid all 2 pts
Series 19, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison. A murderer gets loose at the Cranleigh manor, spoiling a perfectly nice dinner party the 5th Doctor and company are attending.
Sun Timeflight all 4 pts
Series 19, Episodes 23 through 26. Doctor: Peter Davison. Stunned by the events in Earthshock (which was unavailable to BBC Kids), the TARDIS crew finally makes it to Heathrow Airport. To save the world, they must fly the friendly skies - to 400 Million Years BC.
Monday Four To Doomsday pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday Four To Doomsday pts 3+4 of 4

Series 19, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison. The froglike crew of a spaceship headed for Earth promise to bring peace and knowledge. Unfortunately, aliens promising this are usually planning to conquer the place, probably wiping out all humanity. Can these aliens be different - break the cycle of terror?
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
Pre-empted by auction this week and next. The Android Invasion concludes late Saturday May 22 at Midnight.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EDT Vengeance on Varos 4 ep version, pts 1+2
Series 22, Episodes 3a through 3b. Doctor: Colin Baker. The TARDIS loses its ability to travel through time and space due to the lack of Zeiton 7 ore. To get the ore, the Doctor and Peri land on Varos, a prison planet where torture and psychological pain are the basis of prime time entertainment. Wheras we just edit it into highlights and air it as Fear Factor.
Next week - 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 Inferno movie
Series 7, Episodes 19 through 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The 3rd Doctor shifts between two Earths. On both Earths, Professor Stahlmann's team is about to break through the world's crust. What will be the consequences if they do? A story where the cliffhangers are really important - unless you're watching this movie version and the cliffhangers are cut out.
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Sat 11PM EDT The Tomb of the Cybermen eps 3+4 of 4
Series 5, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Pat Troughton. The Cybermen are awake, but not yet fully functional. The 2nd Doctor and company must neutralize the revived menace before Cyber soldiers and insects unleash themselves on the galaxy much more.
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CDT Four To Doomsday pt 2 of 4
Series 19, Episode 6. Doctor: Peter Davison. Monarch befriends Adric. Bigon befriends the 5th Doctor. Tegan smells a rat.
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 Armageddon Factor pts 1+2 of 6
Series 16, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Tom Baker. The 4th Doctor and Romana come across the grim dark side of interplanetary nuclear war.
KBDI Denver, CO
analog 12
digital 12-1 (38-1)
Denver DirecTV 12,910
Denver Dish 12,8211
Late Friday 12:30AM MDT The Dæmons eps 1,2,+3 of 5
Saturday 11PM MDT The Dæmons eps 4+5 of 5
Series 8, Episodes 21 through 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. A village is cut off from the rest of the world when an archaeological dig unleashes an ancient Daemon. This is good news for the village's new vicar, a man who looks suspiciously like The Master.
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 4 of 4
Series 20, Episode 8. Doctor: Peter Davison. The 5th Doctor risks his life in the Snakedance to find the key to save Tegan and the corrupt Manussan civilization.
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 Seeds of Death eps 1+2 of 6
Series 6, Episodes 23 through 24. Doctor: Patrick Troughton. The Moon is taken over by Ice Warriors, who hope to use the T-Mat transportation system to conquer the Earth. The only way to get to the Moon now is by rocket. But rockets have been retired. Fortunately, 3 people with space experience have just arrived - the 2nd Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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