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Wednesday 11th January 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - January 11, 2006
(posted 11th Jan 2006, 12:46pm - TWIDW post #0372)
January 11, 2006 - Vol 9, No 2
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thursday 12 January:
Style UK 9PM UAE - The Long Game
Friday 13 January:
Style UK 9PM UAE - Father's Day
Jimmy (Italy) - 9PM - The Doctor Dances
Saturday 14 January:
één Belgium 3:35PM - Dalek
Tuesday 17 January:
Ztélé Canada 8PM - Des Morts Inassouvis
Tuesday 14 February:
Canadian/US R1 DVD Series One Box Set - POSTPONED! Will not be out
on that day!
Ztelé , a French language channel in Canada, added Doctor Who to their schedule on 3 January. They are airing Doctor Who cropped to 4:3 pan & scan format, using the same French dub that aired on France 4 in November and December. One episode per week. Episodes premiere Tuesday at 8PM, repeating Friday at 9PM, Saturday at 8AM, Sunday at 4PM, and the next Tuesday at 2PM. All times EST - adjust for local times. Canadians who want to see Ztelé should check their cable/satellite services - it may require a more expensive package than you have right now. Ztelé airs mostly US/Canadian/UK English language shows that have been dubbed.
Hong Kong correction - thanks to further translations of the article
from last week, there's a correction on the channel airing the show.
Doctor Who will actually be on ATV World . ATV World is an over the air English
language channel. Doctor Who is still expected on 19 February.
US/Canadian Doctor Who fans will have to wait longer for the R1 DVD
release of Series One (the Christopher Eccleston episodes). The DVD
release has been postponed for problems which were not explained.
Steve Manfred's Doctor Who on North American Video/DVD FAQ , TV Shows On DVD , and the Outpost Gallifrey News Page . This DVD release would have been the
first official chance for US fans who live south of the CBC's TV
reception range to see Series One, though some fans have purchased
the DVD sets from the UK or Australia to play on multi-region DVD
players. If you're in the US or Canada and want to get the UK or
Australian sets instead of waiting, those sets require a DVD player
that accepts PAL signals and has been set to region 2, region 4, or
region free. All US players are sold set to region 1, not all of
them accept PAL signals or can be modified.
BBC7 finishes "The Chimes Of Midnight"
this Saturday at 6:30PM & 12:30AM GMT. The 6th Paul McGann/India
Fisher Doctor Who story (5th presented on BBC 7 - they skipped
Minuet In Hell for content reasons). No word on when more episodes
will air, but they'll probably buy more, and given the station's
history a repeat of the McGann stories previously aired is almost
certain. Someday.
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.
Thursday 10:40PM CET 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
Friday 9PM, Saturday 1:55PM, Sunday 4:15PM, Tuesday 11:45PM CET 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2

Dubbed in Italian.
19 January 10:50PM 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
20 January 9PM, 21 January 1:50PM, 22 January 4:05PM, 24 January 11:45PM 1-11 Boom Town
27 January 9PM, 28 January 1:35PM, 29 January 4:20PM, 31 January 11:50PM 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):
één Network
Saturday 3:35PM CET 1-06 Dalek
English with Subtitles.
Showtime Arabia
Style UK
Thursday 7PM, Friday 11AM & 4PM UAE 1-07 The Long Game
Friday 7PM, Saturday 11AM & 4PM UAE 1-08 Father's Day
Adjust for local time.
19 January 7PM, 20 January 11AM & 4PM UAE 1-09 The Empty Child pt
1 of 2
20 January 7PM, 21 January 11AM & 4PM UAE 1-10 The Doctor Dances
pt 2 of 2
26 January 7PM, 27 January 11AM & 4PM UAE 1-11 Boom Town
27 January 7PM, 28 January 11AM & 4PM UAE 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
CANADA (French):
Friday 9PM, Saturday 8AM, Sunday 4PM, Tuesday 2PM EST 1-02 La Fin Du Monde
Tuesday 8PM EST 1-03 Les Morts Inassouvis Premiere

4:3 cropped pan & scan. Same French dub as France 4.
20 January 9PM EST (and repeats) 1-03 Les Morts Inassouvis
24 January 8PM EST (and repeats) 1-04 L'Humanité en péril pt 1 of 2
31 January 8PM EST (and repeats) 1-05 Troisième Guerre Mondiale pt 2 of 2
7 February 8PM EST (and repeats) 1-06 Dalek?
14 February 8PM EST (and repeats) 1-07
UK Repeats:
All shows 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1
Sunday 6PM GMT 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
14:9 Cropped Letterbox.
22 January 6PM GMT 1-11 Boom Town
29 January 6?PM GMT 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
5 February 5:40PM GMT 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
Thomsonfly Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways,
British Midland Airlines, British Airways, Air New Zealand - various
Big Finish Doctor Who
Saturday 6:30PM & 12:30AM GMT "The Chimes Of Midnight" pt 4 of 4 Big
Finish Audio 29.
Paul McGann as the Doctor and India Fisher as Charley Pollard in
this Christmas themed adventure. Last Doctor Who episode in current
radio series.
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 7-9AM GMT The Twin Dilemma movie
Season 21, Episodes 21 through 24. Doctor: Colin Baker. The Doctor's regeneration is going badly. A chaotic mix of life and lunacy, the Doctor scares Peri, scares Peri, cowers against one of the most lackluster conquest threats he's ever faced, and scares Peri. Can the Doctor pull himself together in time to protect the galaxy and apologize to Peri?
Sunday 7-8:40AM GMT Vengeance on Varos movie
Season 22, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Colin Baker. The 6th Doctor and Peri come to Varos in search of an element to fix the TARDIS. They find a civilization terrorized with torture games that are televised for the masses. Before you can say "I'm ready for my close up", they wind up part of the games. Those games never stood a chance.
Sunday 6PM GMT 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
21 January 7-8:40AM GMT The Mark of the Rani
22 January 7-8:40AM GMT Timelash
28 January 7-9AM GMT The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet
29 January 7-9AM GMT The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp
4 February 7-9AM GMT The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids
5 February 7-8AM GMT The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe
11 February 7-8:25AM GMT The Happiness Patrol
12 February 7-8:20AM GMT Silver Nemesis
18 February 7-9AM GMT The Face of Evil
19 February 7:05-9AM GMT Spearhead From Space
25 February 6-9:10AM GMT Doctor Who And The Silurians
26 February 6-9AM GMT The Ambassadors of Death
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 6:05PM Paradise Towers pts 1+2 of 4
Friday 6:05PM Paradise Towers pts 3+4 of 4

Season 24, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
In search of a well-beloved swimming pool, the 7th Doctor and Mel explore Paradise Towers. Something has gone wrong in the civilization of Paradise Towers. Terror, fear, and sponge cake face our heroes.
Monday 6:05PM Delta and the Bannermen pts 1+2 of 3
Tuesday 6:05PM Delta and the Bannermen pt 3 of 3

Season 24, Episodes 9 through 11. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Another vacation for the 7th Doctor and Mel. This time a trip to Disneyland goes tragically awry. They land in Wales.
Tuesday 6:30PM Dragonfire pt 1 of 3
Wednesday 6:05PM Dragonfire pts 2+3 of 3

Season 24, Episodes 12 through 14. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Finally wising up, the Doctor and Mel don't claim to be on vacation this time. They just go for drinks. Alas, Sabalom Glitz is hanging around looking for a do-gooder who he can lure into a search for hidden treasure.
19 January The Happiness Patrol
20 January Silver Nemesis
24 January The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
26 January Battlefield
30 January Ghost Light
31 January The Curse of Fenric
2 February Survival (is this the end of the classic series repeats on ABC for now - we'll know as soon as they put up the listings for 5 to 11 February)
BBC Kids
Weeknights 2 & 5AM EST (11PM & 2AM PST) - 2 episodes daily
Weekends 2AM EST (11PM PST) - complete stories
Wednesday Doctor Who And The Silurians eps 4+5 of 7
Thursday Doctor Who And The Silurians eps 6+7 of 7

Season 7, Episodes 8 through 11. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The 3rd Doctor tries to make peace with the Silurians. Alas, one faction of the Silurians wants to wipe out humanity instead. Wants to release a plague. And you know how upset humanity gets when you try to wipe them out.
Friday Inferno eps 1+2 of 7
Season 7, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The 3rd Doctor takes advantage of a reactor at a drilling project to work on the TARDIS. There are problems with the drilling project, which not even the Doctor fully realizes. But soon he will find out in a very pointed manner.
Saturday Terror of the Autons all 4 eps
Season 8, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Liz Shaw had quit. Jo Grant, her replacement, fails to impress the Doctor on her first day at work. But he has bigger problems - an old rival turned evil megalomaniac - aka The Master - has a plan to wipe out humanity. He just needs help from some old friends.
Sunday The Claws of Axos all 4 eps
Season 8, Episodes 11 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
A spaceship crashes in rural England and sends a distress call. The Axons offer new technology and prosperity for Earth. The Doctor suspects there is a hidden price for this help. And is the Master here to help the Autons, or save humanity?
Monday Inferno eps 3+4 of 7
Tuesday Inferno eps 5+6 of 7

Season 7, Episodes 21 through 24. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
18 January (2:30AM) Terror of the Autons
20 January (2:30AM) The Claws of Axos
21 January Colony In Space
22 January The Dæmons
24 January (2:30AM) Colony In Space
27 January (2:30AM) The Dæmons
28 January The Sea Devils
29 January The Curse of Peladon
1 February The Sea Devils
4 February The Mutants
5 February The Time Monster
6 February The Curse of Peladon
8 February The Mutants
11 February Carnival Of Monsters
12 February The Three Doctors
American Who (alternate
Current episode - Carole Ann Ford on her time in the TARDIS; the top
5 Doctor Who stories of 2005.
Upcoming episodes:
January - Barry Letts discusses his friend Robert Sloman (recently
deceased) and gives his views on the 2005 Series of Doctor Who.
February - Lalla Ward
Sci-Fi Overdrive
on Lifestyle Talk Radio (LTR)
and Business Talk Radio (BTR)
LTR Late Friday Midnight-2AM EST (9-11PM PST, 5-7AM GMT, 4-6PM AEDT)
Live LTR Stream
BTR Late Sun/Early Mon 1-4AM EST (10PM-1AM PST, 6-9AM GMT, 3-6PM
Live BTR Stream
Monday 7-10PM EST (12-3AM GMT)
Saturday 8-11PM EST (5-8PM PST) (repeat of
previous week's episode, online audio stream)
Hour 1 - Chicago TARDIS (Who convention); Dan Harris on the Sci-Fi
Sea Cruise. Hour 2 - Chicago TARDIS/Jason Haigh-Ellery and actress
Maggie Stables from Big Finish Productions; Rob Shearman (author -
Dalek). 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
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-2AM EST The War Games movie, pt 2 of 2
Season 6, Episodes 40 through 44. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
The 2nd Doctor is perfectly capable of outwitting the War Lord and stopping the games before an army of brainwashed humans can be completed. But he doesn't have the ability to send everyone home again. Not without help. Help he does not want to call upon for any reason.
21 January Spearhead From Space movie
28 January Doctor Who And The Silurians movie
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
Saturday 11:35PM CST The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 9+10 (Terror Of The Vervoids pts 1+2)
Season 23, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Still in shock over the revelations in the previous episode, the Doctor begins to present his defense. His evidence takes place in his own future, when Mel (a companion he hasn't met yet) and himself land on a starliner that is returning to Earth full of murderers, psychotics, and victims.
21 January The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 11+12 (Terror Of The Vervoids pts 3+4)
28 January The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 13+14 (The Ultimate Foe)
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
Nederland 3 --
Doctor Who premiere 2006.
Yes Weekend
Doctor Who premiere January 2006.
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
Doctor Who premiere 2006? Thursday 8PM?
ATV World
Doctor Who premieres 19 February.
ProSieben (Pro 7)
Doctor Who premiere 2006. Series 1 & 2 purchased. Dubbed in German.
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
DENMARK: Broadcaster TBA.
BBC Prime
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
Series 1 completed.
Series 1 completed. Expected to buy The Christmas Invasion and Series 2.
Prime TV
The Christmas Invasion and Series 2 to air in 2006 (June/July start?)
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Primary broadcaster of Doctor Who. Series Two Saturdays 7PM in 2006
(start date TBA)
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
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)
Programming service for UK military. Episodes air shortly after UK
2006 - "Doctor Who Series Two" 13 episodes
Later 2006 "Torchwood" 13 episodes
2006 - Series 2. Start Date TBA.
"The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular
episodes and 1 special. Approximately 90 minutes.
Series One completed.
France 4
Series One completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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