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Wednesday 9th November 2005

This Week In Doctor Who - November 9, 2005
(posted 9th Nov 2005, 12:38pm - TWIDW post #0355)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - Italian Premiere Week!
November 9, 2005 - Vol 8, No 45
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Wednesday 9 November:
NRK 2 Norway - 8:05PM - Er Adam Den Rette?
Friday 11 November:
Jimmy (Italy) - 9PM - Rose (series premiere)
Jimmy (Italy) - 9:50PM - Speciale Doctor Who (documentary)
Saturday 12 November:
France 4 - 10:20PM - Des Mortes Inassouvies/L'humanité En Péril
Friday 18 November:
BBC One 9PM GMT/BBC Prime/BFBS 1/BFBS Navy live simulcast - Children In Need Doctor Who sketch 2005
Christmas Day 2005:
BBC One - UK Premiere of The Christmas Invasion! Start of David Tennant's era as the Doctor!
ITALY - Jimmy premieres Doctor Who this Friday at 9PM, followed by a 20 minute Doctor Who documentary with the imaginative title of "Speciale Doctor Who". Jimmy is airing Doctor Who 6 times a week (the documentary also gets 6 airings), so if you have this channel you have no excuse to claim that you missed the episodes. Let's give Doctor Who a strong premiere in Italy.
Reminder - the Children In Need Doctor Who sketch on 18 November is expected to air in the 9PM half hour GMT/10PM CET (the schedule is fluid). In addition to the BBC One and BBC Prime broadcasts, it will also air on BFBS 1 and BFBS Navy, reaching British military worldwide. The scene is being kept a closely guarded secret, and
will be fairly short.
The Christmas Invasion (1 hour Doctor Who episode introducing David
Tennant as the 10th Doctor) will premiere on Christmas Day (Sunday
25 December) on BBC One . Broadcast time
to be determined. As already known, the CBC in Canada will air The Christmas Invasion on
Monday 26 December (Boxing Day).
Doctor Who Magazine reports that a mini-episode (not the one airing
with Children In Need) will be available on BBC's interactive TV
services after The Christmas Invasion airs. If you have access to
the red button, press it at that time. If you don't have access to
the red button, hope it comes out on a DVD release.
FRANCE - France 4 is getting very good results out of Doctor Who, allegedly getting the best ratings of any show on the channel Tuesday for repeats airing after Midnight. (Repeats I didn't know about, so did not list them in the column or an update - sorry.) 2 episodes a week are airing 4 times each. Some shows air on France 4 and then repeat on France 2, which reaches a larger audience. It is unknown if Doctor Who will be such a show.
ABC Australia goes to 2 episodes a day 5 days a week from Monday 28 November. Australia will be entering a part of the year where ratings are less important, and Doctor Who is being used as filler rather than waste money on original programming in the 6:30PM time period. While ABC wants to purchase The Christmas Invasion and Series Two, it has not been revealed if they plan to repeat the classic series again when they finish this current run of stories.
Shortly after last week's column went to press, UKTV Gold responded by e-mail to viewer questions about classic Doctor Who's future on the channel. They claimed that Doctor Who will continue on the channel in 2006. They report having the rights to Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, and Sylvester McCoy stories. Their Pertwee rights are expired, though they might consider getting them again in the future. Looks like there is no interest in airing the black & white stories from the 1960s.

UKTV Gold has also made a change in the new series repeat schedule. The Sunday 9PM repeat has ended. As of 6 November the Sunday airing of the series was moved to Sunday afternoon, shifting weekly depending on other programmes. The Friday 8PM, Saturday 6PM, late Sunday, and Wednesday 11PM airings remain unaffected.
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 1-07 Er Adam Den Rette? Premiere
16:9 Widescreen Digital; 16:9 Letterbox Analog
16 November 1-08 Sjokkartet Møte Med Fortiden (8:20PM - Special Time)
23 November 1-09 Ny Helt For Rose? pt 1 of 2
30 November 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
7 December 1-11 Boom Town
France 4
Saturday 8AM CET 1-01 Rose
Saturday 8:50AM CET 1-02 The End Of The World
Saturday 10:20PM, Monday 2:55PM, Late Tuesday 12:15AM CET 1-03 Des Mortes Inassouvies Premiere
Saturday 11:15PM, Tuesday 2:55PM & 1:10AM CET 1-04 L'humanité En Péril pt 1 of 2 Premiere

Dubbed in French.
19 November 8AM CET 1-03 Des Mortes Inassouvies
19 November 8:50AM CET 1-04 L'humanité En Péril pt 1
19 November 10:20PM/21 November 3:05PM 1-05 Troisième Guerre Mondiale pt 2
19 November 11:10PM/22 November 2:55PM 1-06 Dalek
Friday 9PM, Saturday 1:25PM, Sunday 4:15PM & 3:50AM, Tuesday 11:30PM CET 1-01 Rose (Series Premiere!)
The new Doctor Who series makes it to Italy.
Friday 9:50PM, Saturday 2:15PM, Sunday 5:05PM & 4:40AM, Late Tuesday 12:20AM CET - Italy: Speciale Doctor Who
A 20 minute exclusive to Jimmy special with cast and crew interviews introducing the new series to the Italian audience.
17 November 10:50PM 1-01 Rose
17 November 11:40PM Italy: Speciale Doctor Who
18 November 9PM/19 November 2PM/20 November 4:55PM 1-02 The End Of The World
All shows 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1
Wednesday 11PM GMT 1-02 The End Of The World
Friday 8PM, Saturday 6PM, Sunday 4:30PM, Late Sunday 3:50AM GMT 1-03 The Unquiet Dead

14:9 Cropped Letterbox.
16 November 11PM GMT 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
» it was reported the following week that this broadcast was cancelled
18 November 8PM GMT 1-04 Aliens of London
19 November 6PM GMT 1-04 Aliens of London
20 November 5:15PM & 4:15AM GMT 1-04 Aliens of London
23 November 11PM GMT 1-04 Aliens of London
25 November 8PM GMT 1-05 World War Three
26 November 6PM GMT 1-05 World War Three
27 November 4:30PM? & 4AM GMT 1-05 World War Three
2 December 8PM GMT 1-06 Dalek
3 December 6PM GMT 1-06 Dalek
4 December 4:30PM? & 3:50AM GMT 1-06 Dalek
7 December 11PM GMT 1-06 Dalek
9 December 8PM GMT 1-07 The Long Game
10 December 6PM GMT 1-07 The Long Game
11 December 4:30PM? & 3:40AM GMT 1-07 The Long Game
14 December 11PM GMT 1-07 The Long Game
16 December 8PM GMT 1-08 Father's Day
18 November 7PM-10PM, 10:35PM-2AM GMT "Children In Need Telethon"
Doctor Who segment with Billie Piper & David Tennant scheduled for
the 9PM half-hour.
Christmas Day (time TBA) 2-00 The Christmas Invasion (1 hour
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Primary broadcaster of Doctor Who. Series Two Saturdays 7PM in 2006
(start date TBA)
BBC Prime
18 November 8PM CET/9PM CAT Children In Need Telethon
simulcast of BBC One broadcast. Doctor Who segment expected approximately 10PM CET/11PM CAT. Adjust for local time zone. FAQ page says they will probably get Series 1 in the future, after it has aired on other networks in the countries BBC Prime services
Saturday 6:55PM CET 1-08 Father's Day (time approximate after
International Football)
BFBS Navy:
Monday 6:55AM CET 1-08 Father's Day (time approximate after
International Football)
18 November 8PM CET "Children In Need Telethon"
18 November 8PM CET "Children In Need Telethon"
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 GMT "Invaders From Mars" pt 3 of 4
Big Finish Story 32. CD release 2002. Radio premiere. Orson Welles'
radio broadcast has caused a panic - people believe that aliens have
invaded Earth! Unaware of this, two aliens interrogate humans
searching for a matter of great importance to them.
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)
Wednesday 11PM GMT The End Of The World
Friday 8PM, Saturday 6PM, Sunday 4:30PM, Late Sunday 3:50AM GMT The Unquiet Dead
Saturday 8-9AM GMT The Awakening movie
Season 21, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Peter Davison. When the TARDIS lands the Doctor and companions where they want to be (for once), Tegan tries to track down her Grandfather. The man has disappeared, but the situation behind the disappearance brings the TARDIS crew into danger, as a war from the 17th Century threatens to escape into the 20th.
Sunday 7-9AM GMT Frontios movie
Season 21, Episodes 7 through 10. Doctor: Peter Davison. The end of history. Beyond the limits. Where even Time Lords aren't allowed to travel. The Doctor wants to obey this law, but the TARDIS has other ideas.
19 November 7-8:55AM GMT Planet of Fire
19 November 4:30-5:15AM GMT Adventures in Space and Time
19 November 5:15-5:45AM GMT Carnival of Monsters
20 November 7-9AM GMT The Caves of Androzani
26 November 7-8:55AM GMT Time and the Rani
27 November 7:05-9AM GMT Paradise Towers
3 December 7-8:20AM GMT Delta and the Bannermen
4 December 7-9AM GMT The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
10 December 7-8:55PM GMT Battlefield
11 December 7-8:20PM GMT Ghost Light
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 6:04PM Warriors of the Deep pt 2 of 4
Monday 6:04PM Warriors of the Deep pt 3 of 4
Tuesday 6:04PM Warriors of the Deep pt 4 of 4

Season 21, Episodes 2 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Silurians and Sea Devils plan to wipe out humanity so that they can rule the world together. The Doctor plans to get them to live peacefully with humanity. Will anyone get what they want?
Wednesday 6:03PM The Awakening pt 1 of 2
Season 21, Episode 5. Doctor: Peter Davison.
See UKTV Gold for story details.
21 November Frontios
28 November Planet of Fire (now 2 episodes daily, episodes also air Fridays)
30 November The Caves of Androzani
2 December The Twin Dilemma
6 December Attack of the Cybermen
8 December Vengeance on Varos
12 December The Mark of the Rani
14 December The Two Doctors
19 December Timelash
21 December The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet
23 December - pre-empted Christmas weekend
26 December The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp
28 December The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids
30 December - pre-empted?
2 January through 6 January - pre-empted for Holman Cup Tennis coverage like they did in 2004 and 2005
BBC Kids
Weeknights Midnight & 5AM EST (9PM & 2AM PST) - 2 episodes daily
Weekends 2AM EST (11PM PST) - complete stories
Wednesday The Green Death eps 2+3 of 6
Thursday The Green Death eps 4+5 of 6
Friday 12&5AM EST The Green Death ep 6 of 6

Season 10, Episodes 22 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Jo Grant gets more deeply involved in the commune that is battling Global Chemicals. The Doctor investigates all parties with deep suspicion, particularly Professor Jones, who seems more interested in Jo than the Chemical company.
Friday 12:30&5:30AM EST The Time Warrior pt 1 of 4
Season 11, Episode 1. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The Doctor's investigation into the disappearances of scientists causes him to head back to the 12th Century - with a stowaway.
Saturday The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 13+14 of 14 (The Ultimate Foe pts 1+2)
Season 23, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Colin Baker. BBC Kids premiere)
New witnesses and an intrusion from an old enemy brings the trial against the Doctor to the brink of chaos. A traitor is exposed, a plot is revealed, and the Doctor's mission changes from defending his own life to a last desperate chance to save the lives of many more.
Sunday Time and the Rani all 4 pts
Season 24, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy. BBC Kids premiere)
The TARDIS is hijacked, causing an injury that regenerates the Doctor. Short on memory and height, the new 7th Doctor must draw himself together to outwit the Rani. If only he could figure out what she was plotting? Surprising special effects that hold up today, lots of color, and a new alien monster highlight this story.
Monday The Time Warrior pts 2+3 of 4
Tuesday 12&5AM EST The Time Warrior pt 4 of 4

Season 11, Episodes 2 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Tuesday 12:30&5:30AM EST The Monster of Peladon pt 1 of 6
Season 11, Episode 15. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Skipping over a story with a black & white episode and a Dalek story, the Doctor and Sarah return to Peladon, where the Doctor helped out some time back. Membership in the Galactic Federation has not gone as well as planned. Now a civil war is possible.
18 November (12:30AM) Planet of the Spiders
19 November Paradise Towers (BBC Kids premiere)
20 November Delta and the Bannermen (BBC Kids premiere)
23 November (12:30AM) Castrovalva
25 November (12:30AM) Four To Doomsday
26 November Dragonfire (BBC Kids premiere)
27 November The Happiness Patrol (BBC Kids premiere)
29 November (12:30AM) Kinda
1 December (12:30AM) The Visitation
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
November? - 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 Judith Berman; Adam-Troy
Castro on 2005's best horror and fantasy. Hour 3 - 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 TV Movie Airings:
Encore Mystery
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-1:35AM EST Death to the Daleks movie
Season 11, Episodes 11 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
We'll see if this airs - it is a Dalek story. A power failure strands the TARDIS, a human rescue mission, and a Dalek squad on a planet in the middle of nowhere. Can they work together and save the galaxy? Or will the status quo prevail?
19 November (12:02AM) The Monster of Peladon
26 November Planet of the Spiders
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 CST The Two Doctors pts 3a+3b of 3
Season 22, Episode 9. Doctors: Colin Baker & Patrick Troughton.
A genetic experiment changes the 2nd Doctor, with bad side effects for the later version. With the help of Peri and Jamie, a plot to conquer time and genetic tissue must be thwarted at once.
19 November Timelash pts 1a+1b
26 November Timelash pts 2a+2b
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?
ProSieben (Pro 7)
Doctor Who premiere 2006. Series 1 & 2 purchased. Dubbed in German.
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
DENMARK: Broadcaster TBA.
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
December 2005 2-00 The Christmas Invasion - airdate TBA, sometime
after BBC One broadcast
Sole broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential (immediately after BBC
One Series 2 broadcasts, other repeats)
Time-shifted broadcasts of Series 2 in 2006 (same weekends as BBC
First broadcaster of Torchwood (coming later in 2006)
Series 1 completed.
Series 1 completed. Expected to buy The Christmas Invasion and Series 2.
Monday 26 December Time TBA - 2-00 The Christmas Invasion hosted
by Billie Piper
2006 - Series 2. Start Date TBA.
"The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular
episodes and 1 special. Approximately 90 minutes.
Prime TV
The Christmas Invasion and Series 2 to air in 2006 (June/July start?)
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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