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Wednesday 13th July 2005

This Week In Doctor Who - July 13, 2005
(posted 13th Jul 2005, 11:31am - TWIDW post #0322)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - 7 Years And Counting
July 13, 2005 - Vol 8, No 28
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thurday 14 July:
Prime TV New Zealand - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: The End Of The World
Saturday 16 July:
ABC Australia - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: The Empty Child
Sunday 17 July:
BBC Three 7PM - Doctor Who: Rose (repeat)
CBC - 7PM - Doctor Who: World War Three (repeat)
BBC Three 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: Back From The Future (repeat)
KBS 2 South Korea - 11:15PM - Doctor Who: The Parting of the Ways
New Zealand Ratings:
7 July 7:30PM Rose - 151,000 viewers
Sweden - SVT has purchased Doctor Who. Based on on- air comments during a Christopher Eccleston movie, it is believed that the show will air Thursdays at 8PM in early 2006. It is unclear if it will be SVT 1 or SVT 2.
New Zealand - Doctor Who got very good ratings for Prime on its premiere night. The episode aired
cropped to 4:3 fullscreen (not the 14:9 letterbox crop which the
show was filmed to accommodate - important information is being cut
off). The closing credits aired with no voiceover, allowing viewers
to hear the music without distraction. The Sunday repeat for Rose
was a one time thing - catch future episodes on Thursdays or you're
out of luck till the DVDs come out.
South Korea - KBS 2 concludes its broadcast of the 2005 Doctor Who series this Sunday at 11:15PM. There will be no second Doctor Who episode that night. It is unknown if repeats will air, or if future series of the show have been purchased.
Russell T. Davies confirmed in a magazine interview that Doctor Who
Confidential has been
renewed for a 2nd 13 episode series. This documentary show
frequently led the ratings on non-terrestrial channels, beating UK
premieres for shows like 24 and Enterprise
United Kingdom - The BBC Three repeat
season begins this weekend. The most recent schedule update looks
like this:
Sunday 17 July 7PM Rose
Sunday 17 July 7:45PM "Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down episode 1"
Friday 22 July 9PM Rose
Friday 22 July 9:45PM "Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down episode 1"
Sunday 24 July 7PM The End Of The World
Saturday 24 July 7:45PM "Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down episode 2"
Sci-Fi Overdrive's interview with
Shannon Patrick Sullivan of A Brief History Of Time (Travel) may not have aired on the
Lifestyle Talk Radio network - their online archive was for a
different interview when I checked. It did air on the Business Talk
Radio network and is in their archive. It was a review and
conversation about the 2005 series of Doctor Who. If you missed the
broadcast, or it didn't air on your station, click and tune in. 53
minutes including commercials. LISTENER ADVISORY - while it was a
very good interview (including a slightly mangled quote of mine), it
does have slight spoilers for the first 10 episode of the series,
including the outcome of episode 10 - The Doctor Dances.
BBC Wales has issued press releases hailing their most successful
year ever, led by Doctor Who:
The BBC Press Office and C21 Media often announce when a Doctor Who
international sale occurs. Worth keeping an eye on, just in case.
This Week In Doctor Who is 7 years old. The first edition went out
July 13, 1998. How times change. Time to stop for a moment and
reflect on 7 crazy years, especially this last one.
Now back to the column.
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 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
Only episode airing that night. Unknown if repeats will air or if KBS is happy with the show - will keep an eye on the KBS website. If you can read Korean, definitely keep an eye on their website and the Doctor Who section, just in case.
Aspect ratio unknown. Dubbed into Korean. English on SAP audio.
Saturday 7:30PM Doctor Who 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
16:9 Widescreen Digital; 14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
23 July - 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
30 July - 1-11 Boom Town
6 August - 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
Prime TV
Thursday 7:30PM Doctor Who 1-02 The End Of The World
4:3 Cropped Fullscreen
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 - 1-06 Dalek
Sunday 7PM (7:30PM Newfoundland) Doctor Who 1-05 World War Three
pt 2 of 2
16:9 Widescreen Digital, 16:9 Letterbox Analog
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
Sunday 7PM Doctor Who 1-01 Rose
Sunday 7:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-01 "Back From The
16:9 Widescreen
22 July 9PM - Doctor Who 1-01 Rose
22 July 9:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-01 "Back From
The Future"
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 Vengeance on Varos movie
Series 22, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Colin Baker. The Doctor finds a world where people are made docile by watching violent TV shows where most of the contestants die. A society where the government has no incentive to change things, because the people they oppress will kill them if things are stopped. The 6th Doctor and Peri decide to intervene themselves.
Sunday 7-8:55AM BST The Mark of the Rani movie
Series 22, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Colin Baker. Luddites in 19th Century England are attacking technology at a higher rate than they should. They're being manipulated and made ever angrier. Not enough rest. A Time Lord is responsible. Could it be - The Master? Er, no. It's someone else.
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 State of Decay pt 2 of 4
Monday 6:03PM State of Decay pt 3 of 4
Tuesday 6:02PM State of Decay pt 4 of 4

Season 18, Episodes 14 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Vampires rule their little world, wearing it down to nothing, hoping their master does not awaken. The Doctor hopes it does not awaken either. Certainly not before it can be killed.
Wednesday 6:05PM Warriors' Gate pt 1 of 4
Season 18, Episode 17. Doctor: Tom Baker.
At the doorway between universes, the 4th Doctor, Romana, and K9 have a chance to return to their own universe. And Adric has a chance to abandon his past forever. But first, there's a cat-looking man with a problem to deal with.
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)
3 August Logopolis
6 August Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2 (see new series)
BBC Kids
Daily 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
Wednesday The Creature from the Pit pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday The Creature from the Pit pts 3+4 of 4

Season 17, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Organon sees all. Organon knows a lot. Organon has very little understanding of the big green blob he share a pit with. He just knows to stay away. But this Doctor fellow. He doesn't understand. He wants to investigate. Make trouble. What if he finds something? What will happen to Organon?
Friday Nightmare of Eden pts 1+2 of 4
Saturday Nightmare of Eden all 4 pts

Season 17, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
C*O*P*S. Intergalactic space cops respond to a space accident. Evidence of drug activity. Also evidence of con artists pretending to be insurance adjusters. Could the con man and woman be the drug dealers? Find out on C*O*P*S - the low budget show that has vowed to stay on the air forever no matter how desperate we are to find crooks to exploit.
Sunday The Horns of Nimon all 4 pts
Season 17, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Dr. Soldeedlove, Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying, And Love The Nimon.
Monday Nightmare of Eden pts 3+4 of 4
Season 17, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Tuesday The Horns of Nimon pts 1+2 of 4
Season 17, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Tom Baker.
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)
2 August Warriors' Gate
4 August The Keeper of Traken
6 August The Keeper of Traken (weekend)
7 August Logopolis (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). A
repeat broadcast of the John Nathan-Turner tribute show is expected
online sometime this Summer. The interview with Noel Clarke will go
down at that time, so if you haven't listened to it yet, do so now.
The rest of the column can wait.
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 - TBA. Hour 3 - BTR only. Shannon
Patrick Sullivan discusses the 2005 Doctor Who series. - the same
conversation with Shannon Patrick Sullivan - it was a good one.
Encore Mystery
Doctor Who (1996) TV Movie show times:
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 EDT The Ambassadors of Death movie
Season 7, Episodes 12 through 18. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
When 2 space missions lose contact with Earth, the 3rd Doctor, Liz Shaw, and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart search for answers. They find roadblocks at every turn. Black & white version. The movie version MPT is using and most stations had looks incredibly bad for episode 5 - if you get the story on VHS you'll see it looking much better. Just the luck of the stations in the US that a poor print was used.
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 3+4 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The 5th Doctor, Turlough, and Tegan must save the colony of Terminus and help humanity survive. Say goodbye to Tegan Jovanka - IPTV doesn't have the rights to air Resurrection of the Daleks.
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.
Doctor Who premiere 2006? Thursdays 8PM?
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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