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Wednesday 19th January 2005

This Week In Doctor Who - January 19, 2005
(posted 19th Jan 2005, 12:49pm - TWIDW post #0271)
January 19, 2005 - Vol 8, No 3
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
The cable portion of the TCA Press Tour in the USA did not reveal if
any networks have picked up the new series in that country. The
broadcast network portion of the Tour runs through the rest of this
week, but no broadcast networks were expected to buy the show. It
would have been nice if a network had announced a deal then.
Instead, the waiting game continues. No additional countries had
picked up the series anywhere as of publication time.
Happy Birthday to Tom Baker. 76 years old on 20 January 2005.
I think the hammer is dropping on the last over the air Doctor Who
broadcasts in the US ...
Cincinnati Doctor Who affiliate WCET 48 has pulled the Doctor Who broadcast for January 29 (episodes 1 and 2 of The Dæmons). Next week their February schedules will be up and we will be able to confirm if this was the end of their contract, or if it will air a little longer. If this is the end, then Doctor Who on WCET ends January 22 at 11PM with the final 2 episodes of Colony In Space.
Urbana, IL Doctor Who affiliate WILL 12 only has advanced listings for the rest of this month (including part 4 of Terminus on January 29 at 11:38PM). But has been listing episodes of Enlightenment for the first 2 weeks of February. These advanced listings are now gone. Again, it will be next week till we know the situation for sure.
Philadelphia Doctor Who affiliate WYBE 35 aired the last 2 episodes of Survival on January 15. Doctor Who is scheduled for the next 2 Saturdays, but it is unclear what episodes will air. WYBE was trying to get permission to air "season 1" - unclear what their definition was. Presumably WYBE will air the first story that they still have on hand.
Iowa Public TV and KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT have episodes scheduled through February. Maryland Public TV has a new PBS supplied program guide somewhat inferior to their previous homegrown one that gives no information past the end of January.
Future airings of Doctor Who (1996 TV Movie) on the Starz! movie pack:
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
These are the final scheduled airings before March or later. Last
chances to see it.
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
Rabbit Of Montreal: Rob Lowe
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?
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.
American Who
Current Episode:
Encore interview with Barry Letts. Branded "The Greatest Generation
of Doctor Who Part One".
Current plan is for monthly episodes with the previous episode
staying online for a bit after the new show go up.
Confirmed Future Episodes:
1/20 - Terrance Dicks (new interview - part 2 of "The Greatest
Generation of Doctor Who" theme)
2/15 - Jon Pertwee tribute (abridged encore)
3/15 - Patrick Troughton tribute (new, he's 85 that month)
4/15 - Jessica Carney, 30 years after the passing of her grandfather
William Hartnell (new)
5/15 - John Nathan-Turner tribute (encore)
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 - Terry Ronin of "Students Of The
Unusual", charity mini-film fest at MegaCon for comics down on their
luck, connected with ACTOR. Hour 3 - Jim McLauchlin of Top Cow
Productions and ACTOR, discussing the fundraising efforts at MegaCon.
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)
Saturday 7-9AM GMT Planet of Evil movie
Series 13, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker. There is a realm at the edge of understanding. A planet on the boundary between what we know and a universe quite unlike our own. When the 4th Doctor and Sarah land on the planet, they find themselves the prime suspects in mysterious disappearances and side effects of the boundary.
Sunday 7-9AM GMT The Brain of Morbius movie
Series 13, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker. UK Gold skips 2 more stories and goes to this tale of technological Frankenstein. Professor Solon needs a head for a special project - and thinks the Doctor's will fit perfectly.
Thursday 6:03PM The Hand Of Fear pt 4 of 4
Series 14, Episode 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
On Eldrad's home world, the truth comes out. The future of silicon life hangs in the balance. Should Eldrad be allowed to revive his species? Final episode with Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah) as a regular.
Monday 6:05PM The Deadly Assassin pt 1 of 4
Tuesday 6:03PM The Deadly Assassin pt 2 of 4
Wednesday 6:04PM The Deadly Assassin pt 3 of 4

Series 14, Episodes 9 through 11. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Alone and worried, the Doctor races back to Gallifrey to try to stop a tragedy. This action may cause the evil he wishes to avoid.
31 January - The Face of Evil begins
BBC Kids
7 Days A Week 2AM EST (11PM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
Wednesday The Pirate Planet pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday The Pirate Planet pts 3+4 of 4

Series 16, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
A vampiric world scoops down and sucks out innocent planets. This world has now eliminated the only clue to the location of the 2nd segment of the Key To Time, complicating matters for the Doctor, Romana, and K9.
Friday The Stones of Blood pts 1+2 of 4
Series 16, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Romana's first visit to Earth is marred by a blood cult and the power of the one who is hiding the 3rd segment of the Key To Time.
Saturday & Sunday - pre-empted, marathons
Monday The Stones of Blood pts 3+4 of 4
Series 16, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Tuesday The Androids of Tara pts 1+2 of 4
Series 16, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Romana is mistaken for an android duplicate who has been mistaken for the Princess of Tara, due to be wed in a ceremony that will determine the fate of their world. Mary Tamm in at least a triple role.
27 January - The Power of Kroll
29 January - Snakedance
30 January - Mawdryn Undead
31 January - The Armageddon Factor
3 February - Destiny of the Daleks
5 February - Terminus
6 February - Enlightenment
7 February - City of Death
9 February - The Creature from the Pit
11 February - Nightmare of Eden
12 February - The King's Demons
13 February - Warriors of the Deep
"Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
Friday 3:05PM & 11:20PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Tuesday January 25 8:40AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
December 31, 1999. A critically wounded man is brought before Dr.
Grace Holloway for immediate surgery. When the surgery goes wrong,
she finds herself pulled into a war between two ageless aliens. If
the wrong one wins this battle, the Earth will be destroyed right in
the middle of New Years celebrations. Paul McGann, Daphne Ashbrook,
Eric Roberts, and Sylvester McCoy star.
"Doctor Who" 1996 TV Movie
Friday January 21 4:05PM & 12:20AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EST "TBA" 2 pts (confirmed as An Unearthly Child pts 1+2)
Presumably WYBE will air the first 2 episodes of the earliest story they have on hand, with the conclusion airing next week.
29 January - "TBA"
February - unknown
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 The Sea Devils movie
Series 9, Episodes 9 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Start time approximate - pledge marathon earlier in day. The 3rd Doctor and Jo visit the Master's island prison. Nearby, rigs are being sunk by a suspiciously familiar looking foe. Is the Master up to no good from prison?
29 January - The Mutants movie
February - unknown
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 11PM EST Colony In Space eps 5+6 of 6
Series 8, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. To save Jo, the Doctor must help the Master discover the secret of the oddly barren planet. Doing so could incur the wrath of the natives, who sacrifice nuisances to their furnace of their god. Doctor Who was pulled from the January 29th schedule. This could be the last week.
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign DirecTV 12
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CST Terminus pt 3 of 4
Series 20, Episode 15. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Nyssa undergoes a dangerous medical trial to battle her disease. The Doctor tries to avert the destruction of Terminus.
29 January - Terminus pt 4 (11:38PM)
?5 February - Enlightenment pt 1
?12 February - Enlightenment pt 2
The February episodes have disappeared from Zap2it's advance schedule. Status TBA.
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 Black Orchid pts 1+2 of 2
Series 19, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
At a dinner party, the Doctor finds himself accused of murder, and Nyssa finds a double.
29 January - Earthshock pts 1+2
5 February - Earthshock pts 3+4
12 February - Time-Flight pts 1+2
19 February - Time-Flight pts 3+4
26 February - Arc of Infinity 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
Saturday 11:30PM MST Logopolis pt 4 of 4
Series 18, Episode 28. Doctor: Tom Baker. The Doctor and the Master strike a desperate bargain to save the universe when Logopolis disintegrates and all CVEs close. Tom Baker's last episode.
29 January - Castrovalva pt 1
5 February - Castrovalva pt 2
12 February - Castrovalva pt 3
19 February - Castrovalva pt 4
26 February - Four To Doomsday pt 1
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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