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Wednesday 12th October 2005

This Week In Doctor Who - October 12, 2005
(posted 12th Oct 2005, 11:28am - TWIDW post #0344)
October 12, 2005 - Vol 8, No 41
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Wednesday 12 October:
NRK 2 Norway - 8:05PM - Doktor Who: Tilbake Til Fortiden
Friday 14 October:
BBC Three - 9PM - Doctor Who: The Parting Of The Ways (repeat)
BBC Three - 9:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: The Last Battle (repeat)
Saturday 15 October:
BBC Three - 8:35PM - Doctor Who Confidential (full length): The Last Battle (repeat)
A quiet week as we wait for November schedules to emerge for France 4 and Canal Jimmy in Italy. Schedules that should have the premiere of the new Doctor Who in those countries, bringing it to new fans. If your network has bought the new series and is not represented in this column, please let me know ASAP.
KTEH 54 in San Jose, CA has purchased the Mythmakers documentary Mythmakers: William Hartnell to air on November 23 at 7PM PST to celebrate Doctor Who's 42nd anniversary. Right now Doctor Who is not being offered to public TV stations, and only remains on the 2 stations (MPT and IPTV ) whose contracts have not expired. I have a bad feeling that BBC Worldwide Americas will not try to sell the original series again until they have a deal on the new series. Whenever that is.
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 1-03 Tilbake Til Fortiden Premiere
16:9 Widescreen Digital; 16:9 Letterbox Analog
19 October 1-04 Alarm I London pt 1
26 October 1-05 Krig I Vente pt 2
2 November 1-06 Dalek
9 November 1-07 The Long Game
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
Friday 9PM Doctor Who 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2
Friday 9:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-13 The Last Battle
Saturday 8:35PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-13 The Last Battle
16:9 Widescreen - Last airings on BBC Three for now - Doctor Who 2005 moves to UKTV Gold.
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 - various
Big Finish Doctor Who
Saturday 6:30PM & 12:30AM BST "The Stones Of Venice" pt 3 of 4
Big Finish Story 18. CD release 2001. Radio premiere. Venice is
sinking fast. Charley is in great danger. And a dead body is missing.
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 7-8:55AM BST Time-Flight
Season 19, Episodes 23 through 26. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tegan finally makes it to Heathrow Airport. The Doctor finds himself involved in the search for a missing Concorde aircraft. 140,000,000 years ago, a strange being laughs at the Doctor's plans.
Sunday 7-9AM BST Arc of Infinity
Season 20, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Doctor's identity is copied by a being of anti-matter who wants to cross over into our Universe. The Time Lords want to stop this crossing, by any means required. Even means harmful to the Doctor. Commander Maxil: Colin Baker.
Late Sunday 4-4:45AM BST Adventures in Space and Time (documentary)
Late Sunday 4:45-5:15AM BST Carnival of Monsters (documentary)
Two humorous documentaries from BBC 2's Doctor Who Night in November 1999. Most viewers will probably choose to set a timer on their VCR or DVR for these instead of watching live.
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)
On Demand Channel C1
All 13 Series 1 (2005) episodes - cropped to 4:3
The Three Doctors - all 4 episodes
The Deadly Assassin - all 4 episodes
The Caves of Androzani - all 4 episodes
Timelash - 4 part version, all 4 episodes
The Curse of Fenric - all 4 episodes
First Great Western Railway (Volo TV)
Episodes unknown.
Thursday 6:03PM Mawdryn Undead pt 4 of 4
Season 20, Episode 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Black Guardian, the Doctor, and Turlough share the same objective - keep two different timestreams of Brigadier Lethbridge- Stewart from meeting and setting off an explosion. But nothing will stop old Alaistair when he puts his minds to something.
Monday 6:03PM Terminus pt 1 of 4
Tuesday 6:03PM Terminus pt 2 of 4
Wednesday 6:03PM Terminus pt 3 of 4

Season 20, Episodes 13 through 15. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Terminus. Center of the universe. The place where those with Lazaar's Disease go for "treatment". And the Doctor suspects the place holds a secret from the distant past.
24 October Enlightenment
31 October The King's Demons
2 November The Five Doctors
BBC Kids
Weeknights Midnight & 5AM EDT (9PM & 2AM PDT) - 2 episodes daily
Weekends 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - complete stories
Wednesday Colony In Space eps 3+4 of 6
Thursday Colony In Space eps 5+6 of 6

Season 8, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The Master arrives. No one will believe the Doctor when he claims the Master is bad news. While the farmers and miners battle over the ground, a bigger threat is lurking underground.
Friday The Dæmons eps 1+2 of 5
Season 8, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
A White Witch, the Master, a dig, an ancient alien unleashed, heat barriers, the end of the world - I always knew the month of April was trouble.
Saturday Attack of the Cybermen 4 pt version, all 4 pts
Season 22, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Colin Baker. BBC Kids premiere)
Due to events in a Dalek adventure that BBC Kids doesn't have the rights to show, an alien soldier named Lytton got stuck on Earth. This is the story of how he got off Earth and wound up involving the Doctor in a violent adventure that threatens to destroy the world in 1985.
Sunday Vengeance on Varos 4 pt version, all 4 pts
Season 22, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Colin Baker. BBC Kids premiere)
In search of a rare element to fix the TARDIS, the Doctor and Peri land on Varos, a forgotten penal world where the only thing more grisly than watching the entertainment is starring in the entertainment.
Monday The Dæmons eps 3+4 of 5
Tuesday 12&5AM EDT The Dæmons ep 5 of 5
Season 8, Episodes 23 through 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Tuesday 12:30&5:30AM EDT The Sea Devils eps 1 of 6
Season 9, Episode 9. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Back on Earth after The Curse Of Peladon (which BBC Kids will air later), the Doctor and Jo pay a visit to the Master to make sure he's not doing anything dangerous. But there are strange goings on near the Master's new "home".
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)
25 October (12:30AM) The Mutants
28 October (12:30AM) The Time Monster
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, with full coverage of UNICEF's very brief,
violent, lethal revival of the Smurfs. Hour 2 - PN Elrond, author
of "Song In The Dark", a novel of the Vampire Files; Adam-Troy
Castro on East German science fiction movies. 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
Starz/Encore channels in US November 1996 TV Movie Airings:
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
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 Frontier In Space movie
Season 10, Episodes 9 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The Doctor and Jo find themselves suspected by two empires, Earth and Draconia. Earth believes they are Draconian spies - Draconia believes they are Earth spies. The Doctor must clear their names and make people listen before the two worlds are drawn into a devastating war. A story that culminates in a link to the next adventure - which due to contract problems, MPT will not be allowed to air.
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 The Mark of the Rani pts 1a+1b of 2
Season 22, Episode 5. Doctor: Colin Baker.
The Master is operating on Earth in the 19th Century. But as the Doctor is about to learn, the Master's not the only shady Time Lord interfering in the middle of the Industrial Revolution.
22 October The Mark of the Rani pts 2a+2b
29 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.
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.
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