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Wednesday 2nd February 2005

This Week In Doctor Who - February 2, 2005
(posted 2nd Feb 2005, 12:31pm - TWIDW post #0276)
February 2, 2005 - Vol 8, No 5
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
No additional networks have added the new Doctor Who series as of
this writing. The waiting game for TV information continues.
Angela Myers, Viewing Services Coordinator at Maryland Public TV , sent out this update about the status of Doctor Who on their station:

I'm afraid I'll not be able to shed much light on the recent "Dr. Who" developments which have affected our programming. We've had the rights pulled for most of the episodes that we used to be able to air and are allowed to air only the 30 episodes in the last package we'd obtained from the BBC. We are in a "holding pattern" until whatever is going on concludes and some determination is made, by the BBC about the old and new series and rights and what we can air.

We currently have our programming schedule set through the end of March, and as of the end of March Dr. Who is still in the MPT line- up. If we're going to be disallowed from showing the programs we have, we've not yet been notified. Like I said, we're in a "holding pattern" waiting for information ourselves.
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?
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:
New interview with Terrance Dicks, part 2 of "The Greatest
Generation Of Doctor Who" theme.
Confirmed Future Episodes:
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 Lifestyle Talk Radio (LTR)
and Business Talk Radio (BTR)
LTR Late Friday Midnight-2AM EST (9-11PM PST, 2-4AM GMT, 1-3AM AEDT)
Live LTR Stream
BTR Late Sun/Early Mon 1-4AM EST (10PM-1AM PST, 6-9AM GMT, 5-8PM
Live BTR Stream
Saturday 8-11PM EST (5-8PM PST) (repeat of
previous week's episode, online audio stream)
Hour 1 - News & Comment. Hour 2 -'s charity work, from
Star Wars to Gallifrey One; Felix Silla of Buck Rogers and The
Addams Family. Hour 3 - BTR only. Richard Hatch (both Battlestar
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Saturday 6-8AM GMT The Hand Of Fear movie (new time)
Series 14, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker. A quarry blast reveals an ancient living hand that wants to regenerate its identity, its life, and its homeworld. Alas, this hand seems bent on destroying everything in its path - and the Doctor can't allow that.
Sunday 6-7:55AM GMT The Deadly Assassin movie
Series 14, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker. A portent of doom brings the Doctor back to Gallifrey. The President's life is in danger. In a story that looks suspiciously like the plotline of the first quarter of season 1 of "24" (but made 25 years earlier), the Doctor risks everything for a world that doesn't want him.
12 February - The Face of Evil
13 February - The Robots of Death
19 February - The Talons of Weng-Chiang
20 February - Horror of Fang Rock
26 February - The Invisible Enemy
27 February - Image of the Fendahl
5 March - The Sun Makers
6 March - Underworld
12 March - The Invasion of Time
13 March - The Ribos Operation
19 March - The Pirate Planet
20 March - City of Death
26 & 27 March - pre-empted, Carry On Movie marathon
Thursday 6:04PM The Face of Evil pt 4 of 4
Series 14, Episode 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Doctor matches wits with a computer that believes that IT is the Doctor.
Monday 6:03PM The Robots of Death pt 1 of 4
Tuesday 6:03PM The Robots of Death pt 2 of 4
Wednesday 6:04PM The Robots of Death pt 3 of 4

Series 14, Episodes 17 through 19. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Murder and mayhem on a Sandminer chugging away in a desert world. The Doctor suspects that the Robot members of the crew are trying to kill the Human members. But the robots might not be the true masterminds behind this evil.
14 February - The Talons of Weng-Chiang
BBC Kids
Daily 2AM EST (11PM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
Wednesday The Armageddon Factor pts 5+6 of 6
Series 16, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Shadow battles the Doctor for control of the final segment of the Key To Time. A disintegrating time loop brings Atrios and Zeos closer to nuclear annihilation. Romana fears that their quest may carry too high a price.
Thursday Destiny of the Daleks pts 1+2 of 4
Friday Destiny of the Daleks pts 3+4 of 4

Series 17, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The TARDIS lands on Skaro, home planet of the Daleks. The Daleks have arrived with a slave labour force. They seem frantic to find something they lost. Before the other aliens can get it ...
Saturday Terminus all 4 pts
Series 20, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The TARDIS is sabotaged, forcing the crew to bail onto a plague ship en route to the dark centre of the Universe. Oddly enough, this action by the Black Guardian and his agent creates the chance to save the universe from total destruction. Which would imply that the bad guy was either off his game, or pulling a fast one on everybody.
Sunday Enlightenment all 4 pts
Series 20, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Fed up at Turlough's lack of eagerness to kill the Doctor, the Black Guardian drives Turlough around the bend. With the TARDIS crew pre- occupied on a space ship engaged in a sailing race between Immortals, will anyone notice?
Monday City of Death pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday City of Death pts 3+4 of 4

Series 17, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
A vacation in Paris brings the Doctor and Romana into a plot to develop a time travel machine. Time could pay a dear price if this device is finished. So could a famous piece of art in the Louvre.
9 February - The Creature from the Pit
11 February - Nightmare of Eden
12 February - The King's Demons
13 February - Warriors of the Deep
15 February - The Horns of Nimon
17 February - The Leisure Hive
19 February - The Awakening
20 February - Frontios
21 February - Meglos
23 February - Full Circle
25 February - State of Decay
26 February - Planet of Fire
27 February - The Caves of Androzani
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EST The Edge of Destruction ep 1 of 7 (The Edge Of Destruction)
Saturday 11:30PM EST The Edge of Destruction: The Brink of Disaster ep 2 of 7 (The Brink Of Disaster)

Series 1, Episodes 12 through 13. Doctor: William Hartnell.
Aka "Inside The Spaceship" or "Beyond The Sun". After dealing with the Dalek menace (in a story that's being skipped), the Doctor tries to get the TARDIS to return in time to 1963. But something goes wrong, causing an explosion. The crew awaken with partial memory loss and a deep sense of paranoia about each other.
12 February - 2 William Hartnell episodes
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), 36-2 (54-2)
DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
Baltimore Dish 22,8736
Late Saturday Midnight-2:30AM EST The Time Monster movie
Series 9, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The Master's research at Cambridge unlocks a gateway to the lost city of Atlantis, and gives the Master the chance to grab for ultimate power over the universe.
12 February - The Three Doctors
19 February - Carnival Of Monster
26 February - Frontier In Space
5 March - The Green Death (or Planet of the Daleks)
12 March - The Time Warrior (or The Green Death)
19 March - Invasion of the Dinosaurs (or The Time Warrior)
26 March - Death to the Daleks (or Invasion of the Dinosaurs)
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign DirecTV 12
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CST Enlightenment pt 1 of 4
Series 20, Episode 17. Doctor: Peter Davison.
See BBC Kids for details.
12 February - Enlightenment pt 2
19 February - Enlightenment pt 3
26 February - Enlightenment pt 4 (final episode)
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 Earthshock pts 3+4 of 4
Series 19, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Cybermen take control of the freighter, which is still on course to Earth. Events spiral out of the Doctor's control.
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 Castrovalva pt 2 of 4
Series 19, Episode 2. Doctor: Tom Baker. To help the Doctor recover, Nyssa and Tegan search out the city of Castrovalva, a place of healing.
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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