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Wednesday 29th December 2004

This Week In Doctor Who - December 29, 2004
(posted 29th Dec 2004, 12:47pm - TWIDW post #0268)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - December 29, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts
Vol 7, No 52
Have a happy New Year. Relax. 2005 should be busy enough.
Future airings of Doctor Who (1996 TV Movie) on the Starz! movie pack:
Wednesday January 5 9:15AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Monday January 17 1:35PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Friday January 21 3:05PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Friday January 21 11:20PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Tuesday January 25 8:40AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Friday January 21 4:05PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Late Friday January 21 12:20AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Corrections and updates are welcome at thisweekindoctorwho- , TWIDW on AOL IM , and thebfe on Yahoo
Messenger. The listings:
Doctor: Christopher Eccleston
Rose Tyler: Billie Piper
Mickey Smith: Noel Clarke
Jackie Tyler: Camille Coduri
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: March 2005?
Total episodes for first series: 13
45 minute episodes
First broadcaster - BBC One
Overseas Sales
1) CBC Canada
2) Prime TV New Zealand
Tie-In Series - Doctor Who Confidential - weekly on BBC Three right after each episode's premiere on BBC One.


Shada - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. Remake of the classic
unfinished Douglas Adams story. 6 episodes long.
"The Scream Of The Shalka" - starring Richard E. Grant as The
Doctor. 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 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.
Digital radio station in UK. Can be heard live online with
RealPlayer or Windows Media Player. Archives on RealPlayer online.
"The Paradise Of Death" pt 4 of 5 - archived online until Sunday 2
Sunday 6PM & Midnight GMT "The Paradise Of Death" pt 5 of 5
5th episode of Jon Pertwee's audio Doctor Who story from 1993. Time
for a little revolution. From Monday 3 January this episode can be
heard at the same links currently used for episode 4.
American Who
Current Episode:
Joey Reynolds notes 41 years of Doctor Who. Main feature - KTEH 54's 1983 interview with Tom Baker about his life and Doctor Who.
Future Episodes:
12/29 - Barry Letts (encore broadcast) (delayed by technical
problems, hopes to be online by January 1)
1/15 - Terrance Dicks interview (new!)
February - Jon Pertwee tribute (abridged repeat)
Sci-Fi Overdrive
on Business Talk Network
Saturday 8-11PM EST (5-8PM PST) (repeat of
previous week's episode, online audio stream)
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-5AM EST (11PM-2AM PST, 7-10AM GMT, 6-9PM AEDT)
Live Stream
Hour 1 - News & comment. Hour 2 - Alexander Phillippe, director on
Klingon documentary "Earthlings". Hour 3 - Ray Harryhausen (repeat).
Doctor Who archives: - Sci-Fi
Overdrive celebrates Doctor Who's 41st anniversary, hour 1 (repeat).
Peter Purves and Anneke Wills, compiled from American Who
interviews. Goes offline January 24. - Sci-Fi
Overdrive celebrates Doctor Who's 41st anniversary, hour 2 (repeat).
Robert Shearman, compiled from American Who interview. Goes offline
January 24. - Sci-Fi
Overdrive celebrates Doctor Who's 41st anniversary, hour 3 (repeat).
Arnold T. Blumberg reflects on 41 years of Doctor Who. Goes offline
January 24.
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
New Years Day, 2 January - pre-empted for special programming
8 January - Robot movie
9 January - The Ark In Space movie
Thursday 6:05PM The Seeds of Doom pt 6 of 6
Series 13, Episode 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Krynoid prepares to spawn and seed death around the world. The Doctor, Sarah, and psychopath Scorby are the only ones between the more psychopathic Harrison Chase and a lonely plant's dreams of genocide.
3 through 6 January - pre-empted by Hopman Cup Tennis Tournament
10 January - The Masque of Mandragora begins
17 January - The Hand Of Fear begins
24 January - The Deadly Assassin begins
BBC Kids
7 Days A Week 2AM EST (11PM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
29 December through 2 January - pre-empted for New Years programming
Monday The Invisible Enemy pts 3+4 of 4
Series 15, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Genetic copies of the Doctor and Leela enter the Doctor's mind to try to free him from the influence of the Nucleus before the Swarm can unleash its galactic fury.
Tuesday Image of the Fendahl pts 1+2 of 4
Series 15, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Tom Baker.
A scientist has developed a research microscope that has the unfortunate side effect of destroying whatever world it is operating on. The Doctor, Leela, and a field of cows to the rescue. Well, ok, the cows don't actually contribute very much. They actually do nothing. They're cows, not action stars.
6 January - The Sun Makers
8 & 9 January - pre-empted, marathons
10 January - Underworld
12 January - The Invasion of Time
15 & 16 January - pre-empted, marathons
17 January - The Ribos Operation
19 January - The Pirate Planet
21 January - The Stones of Blood
22 & 23 January - pre-empted, marathons
25 January - The Androids of Tara
27 January - The Power of Kroll
29 January - Snakedance
30 January - Mawdryn Undead
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EST The Curse of Fenric pts 2+3 of 4
Series 26, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Vampires are springing up and killing the locals. Fenric's curse is growing. The 7th Doctor tries to keep one step ahead of the game.
8 January - The Curse of Fenric pt 4 / Survival pt 1
15 January - Survival pts 2+3
I'd suggest checking out WYBE's website after the new year starts. It'll probably be updated by Monday, including TV listings. I don't know if WYBE will continue airing Doctor Who after Survival, but the January listings will tell the tale.
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), 62-2 (28-2), 54
DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
Baltimore Dish 22,8736
Late Saturday Midnight-2:30AM EST Colony In Space movie
Series 8, Episodes 15 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
MPT is repeating the story they aired last weekend. All the listings agree. If for some reason they are wrong, The Daemons would presumably air in this spot.
8 January - The Dæmons movie
15 January - The Curse of Peladon movie
22 January - The Sea Devils movie
29 January - The Mutants movie
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 11PM EST The Claws of Axos eps 3+4 of 4
Series 8, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Axos wants to destroy the Earth. For once, the Master seems opposed to the idea. But the Doctor's views on the matter shock U*N*I*T and Jo Grant.
8 January - Colony In Space eps 1+2
15 January - Colony In Space eps 3+4
22 January - Colony In Space eps 5+6
29 January - The Dæmons eps 1+2
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign DirecTV 12
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CST Mawdryn Undead pt 4 of 4
Series 20, Episode 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
No greater love hath a man than when he layeth down his lives for his friends.
8 January - Terminus pt 1
15 January - Terminus pt 2
22 January - Terminus pt 3
analog 11, 32, 27, 12, 21, 24, 32, 36, 36
digital 11-2 (50-2), 32-2 (35-2), 27-2 (28-2), 45, 25, 18, 33, 35, 34
Des Moines DirecTV 11,474
Des Moines Dish 11,9116
Cedar Rapids DirecTV 12
Cedar Rapids Dish 12,9161
Omaha DirecTV 32
Omaha Dish 32,9146
Sioux City Dish 27,7195
Quad Cities DirecTV 36
Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
Saturday 11:35PM CST Kinda pts 3+4 of 4
Series 19, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tegan's possessed. Adric gets possession moments. The 5th Doctor gets into a trance. Nyssa's out of it. And some of the humans are in trances. My gosh - nobody's in their right mind.
8 January - The Visitation pts 1+2
15 January - The Visitation pts 3+4
22 January - Black Orchid pts 1+2
29 January - Earthshock pts 1+2
KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/Richfield, UT
analog 7
digital 7-1 (42-1), 18-1, 19-1
Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
Pre-empted this week by New Years programming.
8 January - Logopolis pt 2
15 January - Logopolis pt 3
22 January - Logopolis pt 4
29 January - Castrovalva pt 1
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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