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Wednesday 29th June 2005

This Week In Doctor Who - June 29, 2005
(posted 29th Jun 2005, 11:49am - TWIDW post #0317)
June 29, 2005 - Vol 8, No 26
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Saturday 2 July:
ABC Australia - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: The Long Game
Sunday 3 July:
CBC - 7PM - Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead (repeat)
KBS 2 South Korea - 11:15PM - Doctor Who: The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
Thursday 7 July:
Prime TV New Zealand - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: Rose (premiere)
UK Final Ratings:
BBC 1 11 June - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf - 6.81 million viewers
BBC 3 11 June - Doctor Who Confidential: The World Of Who - 656,000
BBC 3 12 June - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf - 662,000 viewers
BBC 3 12 June - Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down: The World Of Who -
347,000 viewers
BBC 3 18 June - Doctor Who Confidential: The Last Battle - 690,000
BBC 3 19 June - Doctor Who: The Parting Of The Ways - 735,000 viewers
BBC 3 19 June - Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down: The Last Battle -
421,000 viewers
CBC Canada Ratings:
19 June - Doctor Who: Rose (repeat) - 271,000 viewers
21 June - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf - 614,000 viewers
Doctor Who completed its series on the CBC last night. Episode 13 (The Parting Of
The Ways) evidently aired uncut, including the notice at the start
of the closing credits that Doctor Who will return in "The Christmas
Invasion". Amusingly, the notice at the end of the Coronation Street
episode right before Doctor Who said that Canadian Antiques Roadshow
was on next. Doctor Who reruns will *not* air on Tuesdays in Canada,
but a repeat season continues Sundays at 7PM on the CBC in all time
zones (7:30PM in Newfoundland).
New Zealand Who broadcaster Prime TV has issued a press pack on the new Doctor Who series and allowed the New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club to host it online at . Warning, the press pack contains mild spoilers for some episodes. It also has a comedically bad description of a Slitheen. Looks like the first 6 episodes at least will air with no pre-emptions or time changes. You've already read earlier and will read later in the column that the series premieres on Thursday 7 July at 7:30PM. Prime is the 5th broadcaster (excluding airplanes and special showings) to air the series.
Are you flying this summer? Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Air
New Zealand, Singapore Airways, Thompsonfly - all have been reported
this year as purchasers of the series. If you happen to be on one of
these airlines and the in-flight entertainment is running check and
see which episodes (if any) are flying so we can get a more precise
picture of when Doctor Who was airing in various places. If you've
already seen an episode or two on one of these planes, please e-mail
in with the date, which episode(s), the airline, and any unusual
features (anything cut, picture modified, subtitles, etc).
We have a sighting of Rose, the first episode, on Virgin Atlantic
last weekend on a flight from the US to the UK.
Most of the final BARB ratings for BBC3 broadcasts of Doctor Who on
the 18th/19th June came are in this column this week, but the BBC1
information wasn't out when the column went to press. Outpost
Gallifrey will probably have the final
figures for BBC 1 later today, and all of that weekend's numbers
will be in next week's column.
The BBC Press Office and C21 Media often announce when a Doctor Who
international sale occurs. Worth keeping an eye on, just in case.
Corrections and updates are welcome at thisweekindoctorwho- , TWIDW on AOL IM , and thebfe on Yahoo
Messenger. The listings:
New Series General Information:
BBC Online
Doctor Who Confidential
The 13 episodes from the BBC Three series all online via Real
Player. Also, numerous video diaries and trailers.
KBS2 (English language site)
Sunday 11:15PM Doctor Who 1-09 The Empty Child
Late Sunday 12:05AM Doctor Who 1-10 The Doctor Dances

Aspect ratio unknown. Dubbed into Korean. English on SAP audio.
Saturday 7:30PM Doctor Who 1-07 The Long Game
16:9 Widescreen Digital; 14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
9 July Father's Day
16 July The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
Sunday 7PM (7:30PM Newfoundland) Doctor Who 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
16:9 Widescreen Digital, 16:9 Letterbox Analog
10 July - 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
17 July - 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
24 July - 1-06 Dalek
31 July - 1-07 The Long Game
7 August - 1-08 Father's Day
14 August - 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
21 August - 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
28 August - 1-11 Boom Town
4 September - 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
11 September - 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
"The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular
episodes and 1 special. Approximately 90 minutes.
Prime TV
Doctor Who premieres Thursday 7 July 7:30PM.
Aspect ratio unknown.
7 July - 1-01 Rose
14 July - 1-02 The End Of The World
21 July - 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
28 July - 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
4 August - 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
11 August - 1-06Dalek
Thomsonfly Airlines
Rose on all in-flight movie systems?
Virgin Atlantic Airlines
Rose airing on flights as of 26 June - only episode playing right
now. If Virgin changes programming the same way they did in 1999 and
2000 then The End Of The World should begin Friday 1 July
British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand - supposed to
be showing the series on their flights starting in June
BBC Online
"Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen. 6 episodes. The
Doctor and Evelyn Smythe research a temple that has been yanking
scientists out of time, bringing them face to face with the future
of the Cybermen.
Shada - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. 6 episodes. A retired
Time Lord in Cambridge needs the Doctor's help to recover a Time
Lord book before the scientist Skagra can find it.
"The Scream Of The Shalka" - starring Richard E. Grant. 6 episode
story. The Shalka prepare to conquer the Earth from below. Can the
Doctor be convinced to save the day one last time?
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Saturday 7:05-9AM BST Planet of Fire movie
Series 21, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison. Turlough and Kamelion find themselves unwittingly competing to be the most troublesome companion for the Doctor, endangering their future stays in the TARDIS. Especially when a new potential companion arrives half-drowned.
Sunday 7-9AM BST The Caves of Androzani movie
Series 21, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison. It's the end of the 5th Doctor as he knows it, and he feels poisoned. So does Peri. Another bloodbath story. Enjoy with breakfast.
9 July The Twin Dilemma (7:05AM)
10 July Attack of the Cybermen (7AM)
16 July Vengeance on Varos (7:05AM)
17 July The Mark of the Rani (7AM)
23 July The Two Doctors (6:05AM)
24 July Timelash (7:05AM)
30 July The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet (7:05AM)
31 July The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp (7:05AM)
6 August The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids (7AM)
7 August The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe (7AM)
13 August Time and the Rani (7:05AM)
14 August Paradise Towers (7AM)
20 August Delta and the Bannermen (6:55AM)
21 August Dragonfire (6:55AM)
27 August The Happiness Patrol (6:55AM)
28 August Silver Nemesis (7AM)
Thursday 6:05PM Meglos pt 2 of 4
Monday 6:02PM Meglos pt 3 of 4
Tuesday 6:05PM Meglos pt 4 of 4

Season 18, Episodes 6 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Doctor learns that the being Meglos has impersonated him to carry off a terrible theft. Alas, no one else seems to be able to get their heads around the concept - so everyone wants to blame/kill him.
Wednesday 6:03PM Full Circle pt 1 of 4
Season 18, Episode 9. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Romana has been ordered back to Gallifrey, leading to harsh words and turmoil in the TARDIS. But then the ship hits a CVE, a one way link between universes that could keep the Doctor and Romana from ever going where they want to be again.
9 July Father's Day
13 July State of Decay
16 July The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
BBC Kids
Daily 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
Wednesday Frontios pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday Frontios pts 3+4 of 4

Season 21, Episodes 7 through 10. Doctor: Peter Davison. At the end of time, humanity's survivors are suffering from meteor showers which leave them unable to build a new society. Will the Doctor help, or are the laws of time just a little too strict on these matters?
Friday Planet of Fire pts 1+2 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Peter Davison. See UKTV Gold for story description.
Saturday Destiny of the Daleks all 4 pts
Season 17, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker. BBC Kids skips 5 years of Tom Baker episodes that it doesn't have the rights to air anymore. The Randomizer's first random trip for the TARDIS takes it to a place it has been before - Skaro. The Daleks have returned on a mysterious mission. Robotic beings called Movellans have also arrived. Busy time on a dead planet.
Sunday City of Death all 4 pts
Season 17, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker. The Doctor and Romana go on vacation in Paris. Alas, so have art thieves, one of whom has as interest in rewinding time. Can time be saved from certain death? Lots of nice scenes of Paris in this one. Ghost written by Douglas Adams.
Monday Planet of Fire pts 3+4 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tuesday The Caves of Androzani pts 1+2 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison. See UKTV Gold for story description. Though at this hour, you're probably having a late night snack instead of breakfast.
7 July Destiny of the Daleks
9 July The Creature from the Pit
10 July Nightmare of Eden (weekend)
11 July City of Death
13 July The Creature from the Pit
15 July Nightmare of Eden
16 July Nightmare of Eden (weekend)
17 July The Horns of Nimon (weekend)
19 July The Horns of Nimon
21 July The Leisure Hive
23 July Meglos (weekend)
24 July Full Circle (weekend)
25 July Meglos
27 July Full Circle
29 July State of Decay
30 July State of Decay (weekend)
31 July Warriors' Gate (weekend)
American Who (alternate
link if the first one isn't working)
Current Episode:
Noel Clarke (Mickey) is the first new series character to appear on
American Who. The season finale of the show (for real this time).
Sci-Fi Overdrive
on Lifestyle Talk Radio (LTR)
and Business Talk Radio (BTR)
LTR Late Friday Midnight-2AM EDT (9-11PM PDT, 5-7AM BST, 2-4PM AEST)
Live LTR Stream
BTR Late Sun/Early Mon 1-4AM EDT (10PM-1AM PDT, 6-9AM BST, 3-5PM
Live BTR Stream
Saturday 8-11PM EDT (5-8PM PDT) (repeat of
previous week's episode, online audio stream)
Holiday weekend. Repeat segments.
Encore Mystery
Doctor Who (1996) TV Movie show times:
Wednesday July 6 - 9:40AM & 6:30PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Sunday July 10 - 9:30AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Friday July 22 - 5:30AM, 3:05, and 11:10PM EDT East Feed / PDT West
Encore MoviePlex
Doctor Who (1996) TV Movie show times:
Friday July 22 - 6:30AM, 4:05PM, & 12:10AM EDT East Feed / PDT West
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-1:32AM EDT Spearhead From Space movie
Season 7, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
First color story. Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and new scientific advisor Liz Shaw find their investigation of meteorites interrupted when a familiar Police Telephone Box lands in the middle of nowhere. The man who comes out of the box doesn't look familiar to the Brigadier at all, but claims to be the Doctor.
9 July Doctor Who And The Silurians
16 July The Ambassadors of Death
23 July Inferno
30 July Terror of the Autons
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 CDT The Awakening pts 1+2 of 2
Season 21, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tegan, remembering that she has some family, decides to visit her Grandfather, who is living in the village of Little Hobcombe. But he's disappeared. And war games have begun in the town, linking 1984 with 1643.
9 July Frontios pts 1+2
16 July Frontios pts 3+4
23 July Planet of Fire pts 1+2
30 July Planet of Fire pts 3+4
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
Nederland 3
Doctor Who premiere 2006?
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
DENMARK: Broadcaster TBA.
HUNGARY: Broadcaster TBA.
Next Episode TBA. Season 2 premiere TBA.
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
Next Episode TBA. Season 2 renewal not confirmed.
16:9 Widescreen
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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