This Week in Doctor WhoThis Week in Doctor Who

This Week in Doctor Who: Print Archive

Wednesday 5th October 2005

This Week In Doctor Who - October 5, 2005
(posted 5th Oct 2005, 11:44am - TWIDW post #0343)
October 5, 2005 - Vol 8, No 40
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Wednesday 5 October:
NRK 2 Norway - 8:05PM - Doktor Who: Hett Møtt Med Fremtiden
Friday 7 October:
BBC Three - 9PM - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf (repeat)
BBC Three - 9:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: The World Of Who (repeat)
Saturday 8 October:
BBC Three - 8:30PM - Doctor Who Confidential (full length): The World Of Who (repeat)
The latest broadcaster to buy Doctor Who is a digital network in France. France 4 is tentatively expected to begin airing the Christopher Eccleston episodes in November. Expect Doctor Who on Saturday nights.
The Homechoice TV service in the UK has
put a selection of Doctor Who on their on demand services.
Homechoice previously offered a selection of The Sontaran
Experiment, Genesis Of The Daleks, and Revenge Of The Cybermen
several years ago. Subscribers note that the new package is on
channel C1. At the moment it consists of the following stories:
The Three Doctors (4 episodes) (Jon Pertwee era)
The Deadly Assassin (4 episodes, end of episode 3 is the edited less
violent version) (Tom Baker era)
The Caves Of Androzani (4 episodes) (Peter Davison era)
Timelash (4 episode version) (Colin Baker era)
The Curse Of Fenric (original 4 episode version) (Sylvester McCoy
Rose, The End Of The World, The Unquiet Dead, Aliens Of London,
World War Three, Dalek, The Long Game, Father's Day, The Empty
Child, The Doctor Dances, Boom Town, Bad Wolf, and The Parting Of
The Ways (cropped to 4:3 ratio) (Christopher Eccleston era)
NRK 2 Norway is translating the titles of the episodes on their web listings. Currently they have them for the first 4 episodes. Until a Norwegian translation is assigned I will use the English language title. Episode 1 (Rose) was titled Tidenes Utflukt.
The Starz/Encore movie channels in the US have several airings of
the 1996 Doctor Who movie scheduled for November:
Encore Mystery
Saturday Nov 5 7:35AM EST/PST
Friday Nov 18 4AM, 4:45PM, 11:45PM EST/PST
Tuesday Nov 22 9:05AM EST/PST
Friday Nov 18 5AM, 5:45PM, 12:45AM EST/PST
BBC Kids has another case of production versus broadcast order coming up on their Doctor Who schedule. This time it involves the Jon Pertwee stories. The October schedule has the 12th Pertwee story (The Sea Devils) airing before the 11th (The Curse of Peladon). This particular switch won't cause many problems for viewers as those stories have no connection to each other. The production versus broadcast order will cause more confusion later. For those interested, here is the difference between the intended broadcast and the order of production.
Broadcast Order Production Order Spearhead From Space Spearhead From Space
Silurians Silurians
Ambassadors Of Death Ambassadors Of Death
Inferno Inferno
Terror of the Autons Terror of the Autons
The Mind of Evil The Mind of Evil
The Claws of Axos The Claws of Axos
Colony In Space Colony In Space
The Dæmons The Dæmons
Day of the Daleks Day of the Daleks
The Curse of Peladon The Sea Devils
The Sea Devils The Curse of Peladon
The Mutants The Mutants
The Time Monster The Time Monster
The Three Doctors Carnival Of Monsters
Carnival Of Monsters Frontier In Space
Frontier In Space The Three Doctors
Planet of the Daleks Planet of the Daleks
The Green Death The Green Death
The Time Warrior The Time Warrior
Invasion Of The Dinos Invasion Of The Dinos
Death to the Daleks Death to the Daleks
The Monster of Peladon The Monster of Peladon
Planet of the Spiders Planet of the Spiders
BBC Kids airs the first Colin Baker story (The Twin Dilemma) this Sunday night at 2AM Eastern, the first in a batch of stories making their premiere on the channel.
TWIDW would like to welcome back readers of the rec.arts.drwho and
rec.arts.drwho.moderated newsgroups. Due to a recent change in
internet providers I am able to supply the column to the newsgroups,
where it began back in 1998.
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.
Wednesday 8:05PM CET 1-02 Hett Møtt Med Fremtiden Premiere
16:9 Widescreen Digital; 16:9 Letterbox Analog
12 October 1-03 Tilbake Til Fortiden
19 October 1-04 Alarm I London pt 1
26 October 1-05 World War Three pt 2
2 November 1-06 Dalek
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
Friday 9PM Doctor Who 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1
Friday 9:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-12 "The World Of
Saturday 7:45?PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-12 "The World Of
16:9 Widescreen
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)
24 October 1-05 World War Three (8PM)
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)
27 October 1-10 The Doctor Dances (7PM)
27 October 1-11 Boom Town (8PM)
28 October 1-12 Bad Wolf (7PM)
28 October 1-13 The Parting of the Ways (8PM)
29 October 1-01 Rose (6PM)
30 October 1-01 Rose (9PM)
Doctor Who premieres Friday 11 November 9PM CET. Doctor Who special follows premiere episode.
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 "The Stones Of Venice" pt 2 of 4
Big Finish Story 18. CD release 2001. Radio premiere. Charley finds
herself "invited" into a revolutionary plot. The 8th Doctor mixes
with the court 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 8-9AM BST Black Orchid
Season 19, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison. A murder at a country estate leaves the Doctor as prime suspect. Nyssa finds a double.
Sunday 7-8:50AM BST Earthshock
Season19, Episodes 19 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
An alien race that the Doctor knows of old plans to wreak havoc on Earth to make it unable to mount a defense against that species.
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 6:03PM Snakedance pt 4 of 4
Season 20, Episode 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
To save Tegan (and a rather mediocre world that the Doctor probably wouldn't be saving if Tegan wasn't in trouble), the Doctor makes the snakedance.
Monday 6:04PM Mawdryn Undead pt 1 of 4
Tuesday 6:03PM Mawdryn Undead pt 2 of 4
Wednesday 6:03PM Mawdryn Undead pt 3 of 4

Season 20, Episodes 9 through 11. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The TARDIS crew gets split between 1977 and 1983. A spacecraft and its inhabitant lure them into an undying mystery. It also ensnares Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart in both time zones.
17 October Terminus
BBC Kids
Weeknights Midnight & 5AM EDT (9PM & 2AM PDT) - 2 episodes daily
Weekends 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - complete stories
Wednesday Terror of the Autons eps 1+2 of 4
Thursday Terror of the Autons eps 3+4 of 4

Season 8, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The Master, an old acquaintance of the Doctor, comes to Earth in hopes of ruling or destroying the planet, whichever is easier.
Friday The Claws of Axos eps 1+2 of 4
Season 8, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The search for the Master is paused when an alien race makes First Contact with Earth. The Axons offer peace, new technology, and the solution to all food supply problems. The Doctor is dubious, though not entirely certain of bad intent.
Saturday The Caves of Androzani all 4 pts
Season 21, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The 5th Doctor's era ends in a hail of bullets, a volley of volcanic explosions, a battle for love, a battle for revenge, and a fast acting poison.
Sunday The Twin Dilemma all 4 pts
Season 21, Episodes 21 through 24. Doctor: Colin Baker. BBC Kids premiere)
A new Doctor emerges from the crisis in the previous story. His companion Peri soon learns that regeneration can make drastic changes in a Time Lord's personality. But when people are in trouble, surely the Doctor will come through. Hopefully. Maybe.
Monday The Claws of Axos eps 3+4 of 4
Season 8, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Tuesday Colony In Space eps 1+2 of 6
Season 8, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The Time Lords manipulate the Doctor and the TARDIS into their first trip through time in a while. A farming world is being threatened by possible mining development.
14 October The Dæmons
15 October Attack of the Cybermen (BBC Kids premiere)
16 October Vengeance on Varos (BBC Kids premiere)
18 October (12:30AM) The Sea Devils
21 October (12:30AM) The Curse of Peladon
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 - archive 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 - author Simon R. Green & Adam Troy-
Castro. Hour 3 - BTR only. Repeat of last week's Hour 2.
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
Saturday 11:59PM-1:35AM EDT Carnival Of Monsters movie
Season 10, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Note that Doctor Who begins *before* Midnight. Set timers accordingly. The Doctor and Jo land on a british sailing ship that seems to be stuck in a loop of time.
15 October Frontier In Space
22 October The Green Death
29 October The Time Warrior
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 2a+2b of 2
Season 22, Episode 4. Doctor: Colin Baker.
The Governor questions his role in Varos' violent society. But if he resists, he will probably be killed by a public vote.
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 2006? Thursday 8PM?
DENMARK: Broadcaster TBA.
France 4
Doctor Who premiere November? Saturdays?
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.
Prime TV
Series 1 completed. Series 2 premiere TBA.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2005.