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Wednesday 6th July 2005

This Week In Doctor Who - July 6, 2005
(posted 6th Jul 2005, 11:33am - TWIDW post #0320)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - New Zealand Premiere Week!
July 6, 2005 - Vol 8, No 27
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thurday 7 July:
Prime TV New Zealand - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: Rose (premiere)
Saturday 9 July:
ABC Australia - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: Father's Day
Sunday 10 July:
CBC - 7PM - Doctor Who: Aliens Of London (repeat)
Prime TV New Zealand - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: Rose (repeat)
KBS 2 South Korea - 11:15PM - Doctor Who: Boom Town/Bad Wolf
Sunday 17 July:
BBC Three 7PM - Doctor Who: Rose (repeat - start of repeat season)
BBC Three 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: Back From The
Future (repeat)
UK Final Ratings:
BBC 3 17 June - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf - not publically announced
BBC 3 17 June - Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down: The World Of Who -
not publicly announced
BBC 1 18 June - Doctor Who: The Parting Of The Ways - 6.91 million
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:
28 June - Doctor Who: The Parting Of The Ways - not publicly
New Zealand - Prime TV has scheduled Rose (first episode) twice this week - Thursday and Sunday at 7:30PM. It was not clear as of publication time if the Sunday repeat was a one time special event or a regular weekly repeat. There is an advertising blitz for the show in New Zealand right now, including ads on the buses . The long wait is over. Doctor Who's on Prime. Time to thank the station by tuning in.
UK - A repeat season of the Christopher Eccleston episodes is on the
way! BBC Three has Doctor Who back on
the upcoming schedule. The Doctor Who website has this
"Missed an episode? BBC Three will repeat the series on Sundays at
7PM, with a cut down Confidential at 7:45PM. Initially, there will
also be a repeat, uh, repeat on Fridays at 9PM - but this slot's not
been confirmed for all 13 episodes. ... Please note - like the
weather, schedules can change at a moment's notice."
*Note - the TWIDW Update sent out this past weekend on the BBC Three
repeat run was based on Digiguide and Radio
Times . At the time those sources showed
that the repeat run would be Saturdays at 7:45PM with repeats
Wednesdays at 8:15PM. Schedules have updated to reflect the
information on the BBC website. BBC Three frequently changes their
schedules, so don't be surprised if the repeats move again at short
The CBC officially purchased the 2nd
series of Doctor Who and the Christmas Special, to air very shortly
after their UK premieres. The press releases:
Thanks for the information received about Doctor Who on Virgin
Atlantic flights (column updated to reflect that). I'm still looking
for information on Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, and British
Airways. Also, while the BBC has announced sales of the series to
Denmark and Hungary they haven't said who bought the show in those
countries. If you know, or if you were the broadcaster, please get
in contact so we can add the information and cover your broadcasts
like the rest of the world.
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 1-11 Boom Town
Late Sunday 12:05AM Doctor Who 1-12 Bad Wolf

Aspect ratio unknown. Dubbed into Korean. English on SAP audio.
Saturday 7:30PM Doctor Who 1-08 Father's Day
16:9 Widescreen Digital; 14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
16 July The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
23 July The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
30 July Boom Town
Prime TV
Thursday 7:30PM Doctor Who 1-01 Rose (New Zealand series premiere!)
Sunday 7:30PM Doctor Who 1-01 Rose (repeat)
Aspect ratio unknown.
14 July The End Of The World
21 July The Unquiet Dead
28 July Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
4 August World War Three pt 2 of 2
11 August Dalek
Sunday 7PM (7:30PM Newfoundland) Doctor Who 1-04 Aliens of London
pt 1 of 2 (repeat)
16:9 Widescreen Digital, 16:9 Letterbox Analog
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.
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
16:9 Widescreen
17 July 7PM Doctor Who 1-01 Rose
17 July 7:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-01 "Back From The
22 July 9PM Doctor Who 1-01 Rose
24 July 1-02 The End Of The World
31 July 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
7 August 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
14 August 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
21 August 1-06 Dalek
28 August 1-07 The Long Game
4 September 1-08 Father's Day
11 September 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
18 September 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
25 September 1-11 Boom Town
2 October 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
9 October 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
Thomsonfly Airlines
Rose on all in-flight movie systems
Virgin Atlantic Airways
The End Of The World on V-Hot channel. Cropped to 4:3 aspect
ratio. Next Episode caption removed. Otherwise unedited.
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 The Twin Dilemma movie
Season 21, Episodes 21 through 24. Doctor: Colin Baker. The Doctor's traumatic regeneration leaves him unstable and a trifle violent. With the Doctor sidelined and Peri trying to pick up the pieces, an intergalactic kidnaping occurs. Twin teenagers are recruited to solve a mathematics problem that could enable a new empire for a slug species to unfold.
Sunday 7-9AM BST Attack of the Cybermen movie
Season 22, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Colin Baker. In Resurrection of the Daleks, which you didn't see this time due to contract issues, Commander Lytton lead a Dalek task force and ran interference while the Daleks tried to manipulate and copy the Doctor. Now, stranded on Earth, he's been sending off a rescue signal. Wouldn't you know it, the Cybermen answered. And Earth may be in danger once again. But the Cybermen may be in danger too.
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 6:04PM Full Circle pt 2 of 4
Monday 6:05PM Full Circle pt 3 of 4
Tuesday 6:04PM Full Circle pt 4 of 4

Season 18, Episodes 10 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Doctor learns why the Starliner crew have never been able to leave Alzarius, in spite of the danger they are in by staying. Romana gets a new facial look. Teen math whiz Adric finds the TARDIS crew very different from regular Alzarians at a time when he's looking for different.
Wednesday 6:05PM State of Decay pt 1 of 4
Season 18, Episode 13. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The TARDIS brings the 4th Doctor, Romana, and K9 to a world where the civilization is decaying. It's also brought a stowaway along.
16 July The Empty Child pt 1 of 2 (see new series)
20 July Warriors' Gate
23 July The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2 (see new series)
27 July The Keeper of Traken
30 July Boom Town (see new series)
BBC Kids
Daily 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
Wednesday The Caves of Androzani pts 3+4 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The 5th Doctor goes out in a blaze of glory. The Doctor and Peri are dying. Gun runners want to kill them. The government wants to kill them. Sharaz Jek would like to kill the Doctor, but only if he can find an excuse that won't annoy Peri. And the planet of Androzani Minor seems determined to kill everyone.
Thursday Destiny of the Daleks pts 1+2 of 4
Friday Destiny of the Daleks pts 3+4 of 4

Season 17, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The first 5 Tom Baker seasons are not currently available to BBC Kids. For now, this is the ONLY Dalek story available to BBC Kids. So tune in. Why have the Daleks returned to Skaro? What did they forget the last time they left this forsaken rock? And what is the real objective of the Movellan race?
Saturday The Creature from the Pit all 4 pts
Season 17, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The weekend schedule looks suspicious. If you believe it, a classic 4th Doctor story will air. A creature in a pit will want out. An astrologer will finally find the answers he seeks. And a new voice for K9 will emerge. K9: David Brierly.
Sunday Nightmare of Eden all 4 pts
Season 17, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
A traffic accident in space fuses two ships inside each other. The Doctor and Romana impersonate insurance adjusters to investigate. This was their first mistake. They weren't nearly suspicious enough of people to be convincing insurance adjusters.
Monday City of Death pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday City of Death pts 3+4 of 4

Season 17, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor and Romana find their vacation threatened by Count Scarlioni and his time experiments. His attempts to steal the Mona Lisa also keep people busy. And Scarlioni seems to have been busy throughout history. Like an evil inheritance passed from Father to Son. Or the same man.
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
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)
Hour 1 - News & Comment. Hour 2 - Shannon Patrick Sullivan, creator
of the Doctor Who website "A Brief History Of Time (Travel)" , discusses the recently
completed 2005 Doctor Who series. Hour 3 - BTR only. Best of Sci-Fi
Encore Mystery
Doctor Who (1996) TV Movie show times:
Wednesday 9:40AM & 6:30PM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Sunday 9:30AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Pilot for a hoped TV series that didn't emerge. Sylvester McCoy
returns as the 7th Doctor, who meets a tragic end trying to bring
the Master's remains home to Gallifrey. The new Doctor (Paul McGann)
must now stop the Master (Eric Roberts) before he rips the world
apart at the stroke of Midnight January 1, 2000 (Pacific Standard
Time). With Daphne Ashbrook as Dr. Grace Holloway. See the movie
that proved Doctor Who could be big budget. Ponder why the rights
holder hasn't bothered releasing it on DVD in the US & Canada yet.
And remember - until someone in the US buys the rights for the new
episodes, this is the latest Doctor Who story to air here.
Also playing:
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-2:35AM EDT Doctor Who And The Silurians movie
Season 7, Episodes 5 through 11. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
A nuclear power planet built into caves suffers from odd power outages and personnel having nervous breakdowns. Suspicious, U*N*I*T investigates, headed by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Doctor "John Smith", and Liz Shaw. Doctor Smith begins to suspect that prehistoric creatures live in the caves. The others are suspicious, until more evidence emerges.
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 Frontios pts 1+2 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Earth is believed destroyed. A ragtag fugitive fleet have had worse luck than the Battlestar Galactica. Crash landed on a barren planet. Under near constant attack by meteors. And beings from below are hunting them. Turlough is scared - he's seen this before.
16 July Frontios pts 3+4
23 July Planet of Fire pts 1+2
30 July Planet of Fire pts 3+4
Bought Show But Not Airing Yet Or Between Series:
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
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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