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Wednesday 21st September 2005

This Week In Doctor Who - September 21, 2005
(posted 21st Sep 2005, 11:12am - TWIDW post #0340)
September 21, 2005 - Vol 8, No 38
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thursday 22 September:
Prime TV New Zealand - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf
Friday 23 September:
BBC Three - 9PM - Doctor Who: The Doctor Dances (repeat)
BBC Three - 9:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: Weird Science Of Doctor Who (repeat)
Saturday 24 September:
BBC Three - 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: Weird Science Of Doctor Who (repeat)
Sunday 25 September:
BBC Three 7PM - Doctor Who: The Parting Of The Ways (repeat)
BBC Three 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: The Last Battle (repeat)
Wednesday 28 September:
NRK 2 Norway - 8:05PM - Doktor Who: Rose (premiere)
NRK in Norway presents widescreen programmes in their full widescreen ratios in analog and digital (letterbox on analog). Doctor Who is likely to be subtitled in Norwegian rather than dubbed when it airs on NRK 2. Just 7 days till Doktor Who premieres in Norway.
Another new to radio episode of Doctor Who on BBC7 this Saturday night at 6:30PM & 12:30AM
BST. Conclusion of the 2nd 8th Doctor audio in the Big Finish line
(Sword Of Orion).
BBC Three returns Doctor Who to 7PM
this Sunday for the final Sunday repeat (Friday repeats are behind
and continue for the next few weeks). It appears at this point that
BBC Three is no longer airing any complete versions of Doctor Who
Confidential, with only Cut Down versions scheduled for the next 2
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 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1
4:3 Cropped Fullscreen
29 September 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
Friday 9PM Doctor Who 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2
Friday 9:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-10 "Weird Science
Of Doctor Who"
Saturday 7:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-10 "Weird Science
Of Doctor Who"
Sunday 7PM Doctor Who 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 (last
scheduled Sunday repeat)
Sunday 7:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-13 The Last Battle
16:9 Widescreen
30 September - 1-11 Boom Town
7 October - 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1
14 October - 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2
23 October 1-01 Rose (7PM)
23 October 1-02 The End Of The World (8PM)
23 October 1-03 The Unquiet Dead (9PM. 4:30AM)
24 October 1-04 Aliens of London (7PM) pt 1
24 October 1-05 World War Three (8PM) pt 2
25 October 1-06 Dalek (7PM)
25 October 1-07 The Long Game (8PM)
26 October 1-08 Father's Day (7PM)
26 October 1-09 The Empty Child (8PM) pt 1
27 October 1-10 The Doctor Dances (7PM) pt 2
27 October 1-11 Boom Town (8PM)
28 October 1-12 Bad Wolf (7PM) pt 1
28 October 1-13 The Parting of the Ways (8PM) pt 2
29 October 1-01 Rose (6PM)
30 October 1-01 Rose (9PM)
28 September 8:05PM CET 1-01 Rose Norwegian premiere
5 October 1-02 The End Of The World
12 October 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
19 October 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1
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 "Sword Of Orion" pt 4 of 4
Big Finish Story 17. CD release 2001. Radio premiere.
An exciting climax is reached.
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 7-8:25AM BST Survival
Season 26, Episodes 12 through 14. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy. In the final story of the original TV series, the 7th Doctor brings Ace back to Perivale to visit old friends. The friends are missing, and stray cats seem to be menacing the populace. In the battle of survival, two old friends of the Doctor will find themselves permanently altered.
Saturday 8:25-9:05AM BST Carnival of Monsters
1999 documentary. Originally aired as part of the BBC 2 Doctor Who night, looking at the pantheon of monstrous villains from 1963 to 1989.
Saturday 9:05-10AM BST Adventures in Space and Time
1999 documentary. Originally aired as part of the BBC 2 Doctor Who night, helping show how the series was made.
Sunday 7-8:50AM BST Four To Doomsday
Season19, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison. UKTV Gold cycles back to the earliest Doctor Who story they still have rights to air, which is only back to the 5th Doctor this time. The Doctor and company arrive on a ship that makes periodic trips to Earth, sampling its culture and people. As the ship returns to stay, the TARDIS crew must find out if the inhabitants are out to help humanity, or need to be stopped.
1 October Kinda (7AM)
2 October The Visitation (7AM)
8 October Black Orchid (8AM)
9 October Earthshock (7AM)
15 October Time-Flight (7AM)
16 October Arc of Infinity (7AM)
16 October Adventures in Space and Time (documentary) (4AM)
16 October Carnival of Monsters (documentary) (4:45AM)
22 October Snakedance (7:05AM)
23 October Mawdryn Undead (7AM)
23-28 October - Doctor Who Series 1 repeats primetime marathon - see new series section
29 October Terminus (7:05AM)
29/30 October Rose (6PM Sat/9PM Sun) - new series weekly repeats
30 October Enlightenment (7AM)
30 October Adventures in Space and Time (documentary)" (3:40AM)
30 October Carnival of Monsters (documentary) (4:25AM)
First Great Western Railway (Volo TV)
Episodes unknown.
Thursday 6:04PM Time-Flight pt 4 of 4
Season 19, Episode 26. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Xeraphin must choose between good and evil. Tegan must choose between career and the TARDIS. The Master must choose an escape plan, just in case the Doctor wins, as he has an alarming tendency to do.
Monday 6:03PM Arc of Infinity pt 1 of 4
Tuesday 6:03PM Arc of Infinity pt 2 of 4
Wednesday 6:03PM Arc of Infinity pt 3 of 4

Season 20, Episodes 1 through 3. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The 5th Doctor finds himself in the position of scapegoat when the Time Lords want to stop an anti-matter being from using the Doctor's identity to enter the matter universe.
3 October Snakedance
10 October Mawdryn Undead
BBC Kids
Weeknights Midnight & 5AM EDT (9PM & 2AM PDT) - 2 episodes daily
Weekends 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - complete stories
Wednesday The Caves of Androzani pts 3+4 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Dying, the 5th Doctor and Peri try to evade Sharaz Jek, the military, gun runners, the manipulations of Morgus, and the volcanic mud flows that are threatening to consume the planet. Time's running out, and the Doctor is low on plans.
Thursday Spearhead From Space eps 1+2 of 4
Friday Spearhead From Space eps 3+4 of 4

Season 7, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
First weekday showing of the Jon Pertwee era. BBC Kids is skipping stories that are completely or partially in black & white. BBC Kids is also skipping stories tied in with the Daleks, as the multi-year long rights problems with repeats of old Dalek stories continue. With a faulty memory and no ability to fly the TARDIS, the Doctor is stuck on Earth. U*N*I*T needs his help to stop a plastic attack on the population of Britain. The first colour Doctor Who story, tense, funny, and epic.
Saturday Warriors of the Deep all 4 pts
Season 21, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Silurians, annoyed over the events in Doctor Who And The Silurians (even though it was their fault), team up with the Sea Devils, who are annoyed over the events in The Sea Devils (which were their own fault too). They seek revenge on humanity, using a sea base to plot their strategy. Does the Doctor have one last chance to make peace between the species, or will history repeat itself - again?
Sunday The Awakening all 2 pts
Season 21, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The village of Little Hobcombe has a psychic link between events in 1644 and 1983. If the link is allowed to remain, an alien evil from the 17th Century could wreak havoc all over Earth in the 20th Century.
Monday Doctor Who And The Silurians eps 1+2 of 7
Tuesday Doctor Who And The Silurians eps 3+4 of 7

Season 7, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, The Doctor, and Liz Shaw are invited to figure out why a nuclear power station is experiencing power failures and employee breakdowns. At first, the Doctor's theory of intelligent life forms is dismissed. But then people start to die and get scared ...
29 September Inferno
1 October Frontios
2 October Planet of Fire
5 October Terror of the Autons
7 October The Claws of Axos
8 October The Caves of Androzani
9 October The Twin Dilemma (BBC Kids premiere)
11 October Colony In Space
14 October The Dæmons
15 October Attack of the Cybermen (BBC Kids premiere)
16 October Vengeance on Varos (BBC Kids premiere)
22 October The Mark of the Rani (BBC Kids premiere)
23 October The Two Doctors (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 - interview with Michael Sheard.
Upcoming episodes
October - Richard Franklin
November - Carole Ann Ford
December - Lalla Ward
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, 3-6PM
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 - Brian Pluckett, author "Kindred
Spirits: Flesh and Blood"; Adam-Troy Castro discusses the 1925
silent movie version of "The Wizard Of Oz". Hour 3 - BTR only.
Apollo 7 astronaut Walter Cunningham; Adam-Troy Castro on books and
Doctor Who: Podshock
Weekly chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans done in podcast
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-2:30AM EDT The Time Monster movie
Season 9, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The Master (in disguise) becomes a tenured professor at Cambridge, where his theories on Interstitial Time fall on sympathetic if disbelieving ears. Alas, just as his experiments begin to bear fruit, the Doctor and Jo arrive to complicate things. A major showcase story for Sgt. Benton.
2 October (12:30AM) The Three Doctors
analog 11, 32, 27, 12, 21, 24, 32, 36, 36
digital 11-2 (50-2), 32-2 (35-2), 27-2 (28-2), 12-2 (45-2), 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 Vengeance on Varos pts 1a+1b of 2
Season 22, Episodes 3a through 3b. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Varos is a world where executions are the most popular evening entertainment and everyone from the lowest of the low to the highest of the high is a prisoner in constant fear of death. It's also the only available source for an ore needed to fix the TARDIS. Danger ensues for the TARDIS two.
2 October pre-empted pledge special
9 October Vengeance on Varos pts 2a+2b
16 October The Mark of the Rani pts 1a+1b
23 October The Mark of the Rani pts 2a+2b
30 October The Two Doctors pts 1a+1b
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
Nederland 3
Doctor Who premiere January 2006.
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
Doctor Who premiere 2006? Thursday 8PM?
DENMARK: Broadcaster TBA.
Series 1 completed. Series 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
Series 1 completed. Series 2 premiere TBA.
"The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular
episodes and 1 special. Approximately 90 minutes.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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