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Wednesday 24th August 2005

This Week In Doctor Who - August 24, 2005
(posted 24th Aug 2005, 11:39am - TWIDW post #0334)
August 24, 2005 - Vol 8, No 34
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Wednesday 24 August:
BBC Three 8:15PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: The Daleks
Thursday 25 August:
Prime TV New Zealand - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: Father's Day
Friday 26 August:
BBC Three - 9PM - Doctor Who: Dalek (repeat)
BBC Three - 9:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: The Daleks
Saturday 27 August:
BBC Three - 7:05PM - Doctor Who Confidential: The Daleks (repeat)
Sunday 28 August:
BBC Three 7PM - Doctor Who: The Long Game (repeat)
CBC - 7PM - Doctor Who: Boom Town (repeat)
BBC Three 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: The Dark Side (repeat)
A Doctor Who story is being offered to mobile phone subscribers as
part of a new video on demand service (ROK media player). "The Five
Doctors" (1983 20th anniversary special) is being offered with 3 Red
Dwarf episodes. The full press releases on this new distribution:
BBC Kids issued a press release Tuesday on their acquisition of the Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy stories to air on the station this fall. Broadcast dates are in the BBC Kids section of the column. As has typically been the case for the last 20 years for North American broadcasters, The Mark of the Rani (4th Sixth Doctor story) and The Two Doctors (5th Sixth Doctor story) will air in the reverse order.
"As before, I wanted to pass on some exciting information - BBC Kids has acquired the The Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) & The Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) stories!
"Canadian fans of the classic Doctor Who can watch the program this fall On BBC Kids, with two episodes every Monday through Friday at 12AM, repeating at 5AM ET. BBC Kids also airs complete stories every Saturday and Sunday at 2AM ET.
"On Saturday, October 8 at 2AM ET on BBC Kids, Canadian viewers will be able to watch The Caves of Androzani - closing out the life of the Fifth Doctor as he regenerates into Colin Baker's bombastic Sixth Doctor.
"Then, beginning Sunday, October 9 at 2AM with `The Twin Dilemma',
and continuing each Saturday and Sunday thereafter, viewers can
watch the Sixth Doctor's stories continuing through to the
conclusion of the epic `The Trial of a Timelord'.
"Beginning Sunday, November 13th at 2AM, and after a terrifying trip
through the vortex, the Sylvester McCoy era begins with `Time and
the Rani', with the Seventh Doctor's adventures continuing
thereafter. ...
"As with previous purchases of `Doctor Who', some stories from these
eras are unavailable:
-Revelation of the Daleks
-Remembrance of the Daleks
"Fans of the Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) serials should note that
this era will begin transmitting on weekdays with "Spearhead From
Space" beginning on Thursday, September 22 at both 12:00 midnight
and 5:00AM, and continuing thereafter.
Peter Hill
Program Manager
BBC Canada, BBC Kids, & Discovery Health Channel
As a result of the CBC , most of their
website is still down and their broadcast schedule is disrupted -
Doctor Who is still airing at its scheduled time. One interesting
side effect - the closing credits are not being squished to put in
ads for more shows. You can see/hear the full credits.
The link to Doctor Who: Podshock had a typo last week - it should be . A second episode went up
last week - this one appears to be available as a podcast only.
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 1-08 Father's Day
4:3 Cropped Fullscreen
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
(Due to the CBC strike, the Doctor Who portions of the CBC website
are closed down for the time being.)
Sunday 7PM (7:30PM Newfoundland) 1-11 Boom Town
16:9 Widescreen Digital, 16:9 Letterbox Analog
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 1-06 The Daleks
Friday 9PM Doctor Who 1-06 Dalek
Friday 9:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-06 The Daleks
Saturday 7:05PM Doctor Who Confidential (full version) 1-06 "The
Sunday 7PM Doctor Who 1-07 The Long Game
Sunday 7:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-07 The Dark Side
16:9 Widescreen
2 September - 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 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, British Airways, Air New Zealand
Episode unknown.
Big Finish Doctor Who
Saturday 6:30PM & 12:30AM BST "Storm Warning" pt 4 of 4
Big Finish Story 16. CD release 2001. Radio premiere.
The 8th Doctor and Charley work to stop a war between the Triskali
and Earth in 1930. But time is still against the airship R-101 - it
has a date with history.
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 The Happiness Patrol movie
Season 25, Episodes 5 through 7. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Sunday 7-8:25AM BST Silver Nemesis movie
Season 25, Episodes 8 through 10. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
3 September Carnival of Monsters (documentary) (8AM)
4 September Adventures in Space and Time (documentary) (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 6:03PM Kinda pt 2 of 4
Monday 6:04PM Kinda pt 3 of 4
Tuesday 6:03PM Kinda pt 4 of 4

Season 19, Episodes 10 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Wednesday 6:04PM The Visitation pt 1 of 4
Season 19, Episode 13. Doctor: Peter Davison.
7 September Black Orchid
12 September Earthshock
BBC Kids
Daily 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
Effective Monday 29 August, changes to Late Weeknights Midnight and 5PM EDT (9PM and 2AM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays
Wednesday Time-Flight pts 3+4 of 4
Season 19, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Thursday Arc of Infinity pts 1+2 of 4
Friday Arc of Infinity pts 3+4 of 4

Season 20, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Saturday Black Orchid all 2 pts
Season 19, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Sunday Time-Flight all 4 pts
Season 19, Episodes 23 through 26. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Monday Snakedance pts 1+2 of 4 (new airing times)
Tuesday Snakedance pts 3+4 of 4

Season 20, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
31 August Mawdryn Undead
2 September Terminus
3 September Arc of Infinity
4 September Snakedance
6 September Enlightenment
8 September The King's Demons
9 September Warriors of the Deep
10 September Mawdryn Undead
11 September Terminus
13 September The Awakening
14 September Frontios
16 September Planet of Fire
17 September Enlightenment
18 September The King's Demons
20 September The Caves of Androzani
22 September Spearhead From Space
24 September Warriors of the Deep
25 September The Awakening
26 September Doctor Who And The Silurians
1 October Frontios
2 October Planet of Fire
8 October The Caves of Androzani
9 October The Twin Dilemma (BBC Kids premiere)
15 October Attack of the Cybermen (BBC Kids premiere)
16 October Vengeance on Varos (BBC Kids premiere)
22 October The Two Doctors (BBC Kids premiere)
23 October The Mark of the Rani (BBC Kids premiere)
29 October Timelash (BBC Kids premiere)
30 October The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet (BBC Kids premiere)
5 November The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp (BBC Kids premiere)
6 November The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids (BBC Kids premiere)
12 November The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe BBC Kids premiere)
13 November Time and the Rani (BBC Kids premiere)
19 November Paradise Towers (BBC Kids premiere)
20 November Delta and the Bannermen (BBC Kids premiere)
26 November Dragonfire (BBC Kids premiere)
27 November The Happiness Patrol (BBC Kids premiere)
3 December Silver Nemesis (BBC Kids premiere)
4 December The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (BBC Kids premiere)
10 December Battlefield (BBC Kids premiere)
11 December Ghost Light (BBC Kids premiere)
17 December The Curse of Fenric (BBC Kids premiere)
18 December Survival (BBC Kids premiere)
American Who (alternate
Current Episode:
Noel Clarke (Mickey) is the first new series character to appear on
American Who.
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)
Hours 1&2 - Best Of Programming. New episodes September 9. Hour 3 -
BTR only. Best of.
Doctor Who: Podshock
US and UK Doctor Who fans discuss new developments in the series in
audio podcast format. Episodes 1+2 online.
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 12:02-2AM EDT The Dæmons movie
Season 8, Episodes 21 through 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee
3 September Day of the Daleks?
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 Twin Dilemma pts 1+2 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Colin Baker.
The 6th Doctor's era begins with a troubled regeneration and a reluctant rescue mission.
3 September The Twin Dilemma pts 3+4
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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