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Wednesday 17th August 2005

This Week In Doctor Who - August 17, 2005
(posted 17th Aug 2005, 11:28am - TWIDW post #0333)
August 17, 2005 - Vol 8, No 33
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Wednesday 17 August:
BBC Three 8:15PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: Why On Earth?
Thursday 18 August:
Prime TV New Zealand - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: The Long Game
Friday 19 August:
BBC Three - 9PM - Doctor Who: World War Three (repeat)
BBC Three - 9:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: Why On Earth?
Saturday 20 August:
BBC Three - 7:05PM - Doctor Who Confidential: Why On Earth? (repeat)
Sunday 21 August:
BBC Three 7PM - Doctor Who: Dalek (repeat)
CBC - 7PM - Doctor Who: The Doctor Dances (repeat)
BBC Three 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: The Daleks (repeat)
A new Doctor Who internet talk show has launched as a podcast. The
Gallifreyan Embassy
website now has a weekly radio show (Doctor Who: Podshock) offered
through the internet. Episode 1 went online August 10. Episode 2
will presumably go up shortly. The show's format features Doctor Who
fans on 2 continents (Ken Deep, Louis Trapani US, James Naughton UK)
discussing the show from the US and UK perspective. I can't speak
for the quality of the podcast audio as I was unable to get it to
work - the MP3 version of the audio was soft but held together. They
discuss the current news and gossip about the series and speculate
on its present and future. It'll be interesting to see how the show
progresses in future weeks. It sounds promising.
Viewer advisory - the CBC in Canada is
being affected by a strike. As of this writing the Doctor Who
repeats will air in their regular 7PM slot with no additional
airings or pre-emptions. But most of the CBC website, including the
Doctor Who sections, are closed till the strike is resolved. If like
me you haven't seen all of The Planet Of The Doctor yet, you're
going to have to wait a while.
BBC Kids in Canada is redoing their schedule effective Monday 29 August, and on weeknights most Doctor Who fans benefit. 2 airings a night instead of 1. Midnight and 5AM Eastern Time. Aka 11PM and 4AM Central Time. Aka 10PM and 3AM Mountain Time. Aka 9PM and 2AM Pacific Time. Aka 1AM and 6AM Atlantic Time. Aka 1:30AM and 6:30AM Newfoundland. If you preferred the old 2AM Eastern / 11PM Pacific Time - weekend complete story broadcasts will remain at those times.
BBC7 gives the radio premiere of episode 3
of Paul McGann audio "Storm Warning" this weekend, the 3rd of 16
weeks of new to radio Doctor Who courtesy of a deal with Big Finish .
ABC Australia completed its run of series 1 of Doctor Who last Saturday. It is off the air now (though older episodes continue airing 4 days a week around 6PM). When ABC or another broadcaster buys the Christmas Invasion and Series 2, the news should spread fast.
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.
Prime TV
Thursday 7:30PM 1-07 The Long Game
4:3 Cropped Fullscreen
25 August 1-08 Father's Day
1 September 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1
8 September 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2
15 September 1-11 Boom Town
22 September 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1
29 September 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2
**VIEWER ADVISORY: As of publication time, there is a strike at the
CBC which has stopped production on most of its home based
programming and closed most of the website - including all Doctor
Who sections. Links remain here in case the strike is resolved and
the website reopens. As of this writing Doctor Who remains in its
regular time slot, with no additional airings or pre-emptions.**
Sunday 7PM (7:30PM Newfoundland) 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2
16:9 Widescreen Digital, 16:9 Letterbox Analog
28 August - 1-11 Boom Town
4 September - 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1
11 September - 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2
"The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular
episodes and 1 special. Approximately 90 minutes.
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
Wednesday 8:15PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-05 "Why On
Friday 9PM Doctor Who 1-05 World War Three pt 2
Friday 9:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-05 Why on Earth?
Saturday 7:05PM Doctor Who Confidential (full version) 1-05 "Why On
Sunday 7PM Doctor Who 1-06 Dalek
Sunday 7:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-06 The Daleks
16:9 Widescreen
26 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
18 September - 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2
25 September - 1-11 Boom Town
2 October - 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1
9 October - 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2
Thomsonfly Airlines
Rose on all in-flight movie systems
Singapore Airlines
Rose on the 747 flights. Channel 28 of video-on-demand service.
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 Midland Airlines
Episode unknown.
British Airways, Air New Zealand - supposed to be showing the series
on their flights
Big Finish Doctor Who
Saturday 6:30PM & 12:30AM BST "Storm Warning" pt 3 of 4
Big Finish Story 16. CD release 2001. Radio premiere.
This episode will likely be edited, as it is about 40 minutes long
and has to fit in a 29 minute timeslot. The R-101 docks with a
spaceship, and man makes first contact with an alien race. Will it
be last contact?
3 September "Sword Of Orion"
1 October "The Stones Of Venice"
29 October "Invaders From Mars"
BBC Online
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?
"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.
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Saturday 6:55-8:20AM BST Delta and the Bannermen movie
Season 24, Episodes 9 through 11. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy. The 7th Doctor and Mel take a welcome vacation to 1950s Earth. Unfortunately, the last survivor of an alien race and the army hunting her down take the same vacation, turning a holiday camp in Wales into a war zone. Bee careful, Doctor.
Sunday 6:55-8:20AM BST Dragonfire movie
Season 24, Episodes 12 through 14. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy. Sabalom Glitz tries to get the Doctor's help to search for hidden treasure on an ice planet. The forces who run the planet, who should frown on such behaviour, seem strangely eager for Glitz' search to continue.
27 August The Happiness Patrol (6:55AM)
28 August Silver Nemesis (7AM)
?3 September The Happiness Patrol (8AM)
?4 September Silver Nemesis (8AM)
10 September The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (7AM)
11 September Battlefield (7AM)
17 September Ghost Light (7AM)
18 September The Curse of Fenric (7AM)
24 September Survival (7AM)
24 September Carnival of Monsters (documentary) (8:25AM)
24 September Adventures in Space and Time (documentary) (9:05AM)
25 September Four To Doomsday (7AM)
23 October "2005 Doctor Who Series Reaches UKTV Gold"
First Great Western Railway (Volo TV)
Episodes unknown.
Thursday 6:04PM Four To Doomsday pt 2 of 4
Monday 6:04PM Four To Doomsday pt 3 of 4
Tuesday 6:03PM Four To Doomsday pt 4 of 4

Season 19, Episodes 6 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Doctor begins to suspect that Monarch the Urbankan has nefarious intents in mind for Earth. Monarch does his best to divide up the Doctor's companions and give them different destinies.
Wednesday 6:03PM Kinda pt 1 of 4
Season 19, Episode 9. Doctor: Peter Davison.
On a world of tranquility, Tegan finds a nightmare, while the Doctor and Adric find a situation of tribal people and human explorers that could lead to war.
31 August The Visitation
7 September Black Orchid
BBC Kids
Daily 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
Wednesday Kinda pts 3+4 of 4
Season 19, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Mara's influence through Tegan is felt to a grand degree.
Thursday The Visitation pts 1+2 of 4
Friday The Visitation pts 3+4 of 4

Season 19, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Arriving 315 years too early for Tegan's flight, the Doctor and company investigate an alien landing in rural England. An old friend of the Doctor will not survive.
Saturday Kinda all 4 pts
Season 19, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Sunday The Visitation all 4 pts
Season 19, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Monday Black Orchid pts 1+2 of 2
Season 19, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
1925 England. Slightly closer to Tegan's time. The Doctor finds a cricket game. Nyssa finds a doppleganger. Tegan finds the ability to smile. And Adric finds food.
Tuesday Time-Flight pts 1+2 of 4
Season 19, Episodes 23 through 24. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Another time through the cycle, another time Earthshock skipped. The TARDIS crew finally make it to Heathrow Airport. Tegan has a career choice to make. The Doctor investigates missing aircraft - aircraft stolen through time.
25 August Arc of Infinity
27 August Black Orchid (weekend)
28 August Time-Flight (weekend)
Starting 29 August, Weeknight airings are Midnight and 5AM EDT (9PM and 2AM PDT), Weekend airings remain the same
29 August Snakedance
31 August Mawdryn Undead
2 September Terminus
3 September Arc of Infinity (weekend)
4 September Snakedance (weekend)
American Who (alternate
Current Episode:
Noel Clarke (Mickey) is the first new series character to appear on
American Who. New episodes resume this fall.
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 - Best of segment. Hour 3 - BTR
only. Best of.
Doctor Who: Podshock
Pilot episode still online as of publication time. Roughly 51
minutes long. Episode 2 expected online soon. Podcast and MP3 audio
format. Imagine you and your friends had the nerve to do a radio
talk show giving your views on Doctor Who. These friends in the US
and UK are doing it.
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-2:20AM EDT Colony In Space movie
Season 8, Episodes 15 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee
The 3rd Doctor and Jo take their first trip through time and space. A colony threatened by famine and a mining company looks to the Doctor for help. When he doesn't deliver fast enough they turn to someone else for help. Someone far more sinister.
27 August The Dæmons
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)
Pre-empted by State Fair Coverage.
27 August The Twin Dilemma pts 1+2
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
Doctor Who premiere September 2005?
Nederland 3
Doctor Who premiere 2006?
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
Doctor Who premiere 2006? Thursday 8PM?
DENMARK: Broadcaster TBA.
Next Episode TBA. Season 2 premiere TBA.
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Series 1 completed. Next airdate unknown.
Series 1 completed. Next airdate unknown.
Series 1 completed. Next airdate unknown.
16:9 Widescreen Digital; 14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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