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Wednesday 25th January 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - January 25, 2006
(posted 25th Jan 2006, 1:05pm - TWIDW post #0376)
January 25, 2006 - Vol 9, No 4
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thursday 26 January:
Style UK 9PM UAE - Boom Town
People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - The End Of The World
Friday 27 January:
Yes Weekend 6:20PM - The End Of The World
Yes Weekend 7:10PM - The Unquiet Dead
Style UK 9PM UAE - Bad Wolf
Jimmy (Italy) - 9PM - Bad Wolf
Saturday 28 January:
één Belgium 3:30PM - Father's Day
Tuesday 31 January:
Ztélé Canada 8PM - Troisiéme Guerre Mondiale
Friday 17 March:
SciFi US 9PM & Midnight EST/PST - Rose (US Premiere!)
USA - SciFi Channel has a page for a future Doctor Who site at - it currently gives an error message, but should soon be active. A search of SciFi's advance listings also revealed the first broadcast times for the new series. Regular times - Friday 9PM & Midnight EST East Feed / PST West Feed from March 17. Special repeats of Rose - Sunday March 19 at 11PM EST, Friday March 24 at 8PM EST. Apart from the extra showings of Rose, no evidence of special programming to herald Doctor Who's arrival. Doctor Who will air between repeats of Stargate SG-1 (8PM and 11PM) and Stargate Atlantis (10PM and 1AM). Battlestar Galactica will move to 2AM EST/PST. If you have Cable, you are probably on the East Feed if you live in the Eastern and Central Time Zones, and the West Feed in the Mountain, Pacific, Alaska, and Hawaii Time Zones (but check to make sure beforehand). Satellite subscribers are on the East Feed nationwide. SciFi Channel is *not* available in Canada or Mexico (unless you are subscribing to DirecTV or Dish Network through Grey Market means).
East Feed:
EST - 9PM & Midnight
CST - 8PM & 11PM
MST - 7PM & 10PM
PST - 6PM & 9PM
Alaska - 5PM & 8PM
Hawaii - 4PM & 7PM (3PM & 6PM once Daylight Savings Time starts on
the mainland)
West Feed:
MST - 10PM & 1AM
PST - 9PM & Midnight
Alaska - 8PM & 11PM
Hawaii - 7PM & 10PM (6PM & 9PM once Daylight Savings Time starts on
the mainland)
CST - 11PM & 2AM
EST - Midnight & 3AM
UK - Attack of the Graske (interactive episode/game that aired after The Christmas Invasion in the UK via BBCi) is available on the BBC Doctor Who website . To watch/play, you need a) a broadband connection and b) to be in the UK. Ireland, France, Belgium - not close enough. The program notes where your computer is from to determine access. Attack of the Graske is online for people who did not have access to it when it first aired and as one of a number of tests of the technology behind the BBC's upcoming online TV player (letting you watch BBC shows for 7 days after broadcast). By restricting it to the UK they are trying to keep this for people who pay the annual UK TV licence fee. If the BBC finds a way to offer programs in broadband format outside the UK, they will probably charge those of us outside the UK for access. Only Attack of the Graske is being restricted on the website, the rest of the site is open to people worldwide.
UK - UKTV Gold has scheduled a Doctor Who Weekend for 18 and 19 March. All 13 episodes of Series One with Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper will air.
» this changed later to 8th/9th April
Israel - Yes Weekend will air 2 Doctor Who episodes a week from this weekend (27 January) onwards. Episodes air back to back. Thanks to Adi and Daniel for this information and broadcast times - Yes Weekend's website is challenging to interpret if you cannot read Hebrew.
Australia - ABC Australia has told the SFSA Fan Club in the upcoming edition of the SFSA fan newsletter The Wall Of Lies #98 that they HAVE purchased The Christmas Invasion and Series 2 of the new Doctor Who, and that they have the right to repeat Series 1 one time. The repeat for Series 1 has not yet been scheduled. ABC's online schedule reveals that the classic series repeats end for good on 3 February with parts 2 and 3 of Survival, the last story of the original series run. 10(!) magazine shows are starting from 6 February - one for each of the 10 episodes of Doctor Who that had been airing each week. ABC has no plans to repeat the classic episodes at this time after airing nearly all the existing stories in the past 29 months. I would keep an eye on UKTV Australia . They aired Doctor Who several times between 1996 and 2003 and might be interested in the classic episodes again if ABC no longer holds the rights.
US - A merger was announced on January 24 between the UPN and WB
broadcast networks, which will combine to become the CW network.
This merger will create a bit of chaos on the broadcast side of US
Television for the rest of this year, and many TV stations will wind
up without network affiliation this Fall, needing to find
replacement programming to fill holes in their schedules. As of this
time, the situation will NOT affect Doctor Who as SciFi is not
broadcast TV and has no corporate ties to any companies involved in
the merger or being hurt by the merger. If Doctor Who were to
perform well enough on SciFi that the decision was made to sell
repeats of these episodes to local TV stations (as has happened with
Stargate Atlantis, The Secret Adventures Of Jules Verne, The
Invisible Man, and other shows on SciFi Friday over the years), then
it might benefit Doctor Who that many cities will have TV stations
trying to fill their schedules without any prime time programming
from a network. What matters for Doctor Who in the US right now is
the audience finding and supporting the show when it premieres on
SciFi on March 17.
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.
Attack Of The Graske - interactive game available to UK residents
only as part of the trials of the BBC broadband service, starring
David Tennant as the Doctor and you as the companion
Friday 9PM, Saturday 1:35PM, Sunday 4:20PM, Tuesday 11:50PM CET 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
Dubbed in Italian.
2 February 10:50PM CET 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
3 February 9PM, 4 February 1:40PM, 5 February 3:30PM, 7 February
11:50PM, 9 February 10:40PM CET 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2 (end of current series)
Showtime Arabia
Style UK
Thursday 7PM, Friday 11AM & 4PM UAE 1-11 Boom Town
Friday 7PM, Saturday 11AM & 4PM UAE 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
Adjust for local time.
BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):
één Network
Saturday 3:30PM CET 1-08 Father's Day
English with Subtitles.
CANADA (French):
Friday 9PM, Saturday 8AM, Sunday 4PM, Tuesday 2PM EST 1-04 L'Humanité en péril pt 1 of 2
Tuesday 8PM EST 1-05 Troisième Guerre Mondiale pt 2 of 2 Premiere

4:3 cropped pan & scan. Same French dub as France 4.
3 February 9PM 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 Un Jeu Interminable
Digital Plus
People + Arts
Thursday 10:30PM & 2:30AM, Friday 6:30AM & 3PM, Saturday 6AM, 2 & 9:30PM CET 1-02 The End Of The World
2 February 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 3 February 6:30AM & 3PM, 4 February 6AM, 2 & 9:30PM 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
9 February 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 10 February 6:30AM & 3PM, 11 February 6AM, 2 & 9:30PM 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
16 February 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 17 February 6:30AM & 3PM, 18 February 6AM, 2 & 9:30PM 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
23 February 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 24 February 6:30AM & 3PM, 25 February 6AM, 2 & 9:30PM 1-06 Dalek
Yes Weekend
Friday 11:50AM 1-01 Rose
Friday 6:20PM & 10:53PM, Saturday 1:56PM 1-02 The End Of The World
Friday 7:10PM & 11:48PM, Saturday 2:46PM 1-03 The Unquiet Dead

2 episodes a week now.
1 February, 3 February Time TBA - 1-02/1-03 The End Of The World/The Unquiet Dead - additional broadcasts
If this pattern holds, we will have:
3 February 1-04/1-05 Aliens of London/World War Three
10 February 1-06/1-07 Dalek/The Long Game
17 February 1-08/1-09 Father's Day/The Empty Child
24 February 1-10/1-11 The Doctor Dances/Boom Town
3 March 1-12/1-13 Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways
17 March 9PM & Midnight EST East Feed / PST West Feed - 1-01 Rose (Series Premiere!)
19 March 11PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed - 1-01 Rose
24 March 8PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed - 1-01 Rose
24 March 9PM & Midnight EST East Feed / PST West Feed - 1-02 The End Of The World
31 March 9PM & Midnight EST East Feed / PST West Feed - 1-03 The Unquiet Dead

The early March information is out if you search the Sci-Fi website thoroughly enough. Looks like no specials to prep viewers on the show, but Rose airs a couple of extra times.
UK Repeats:
All shows 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1
Sunday 5:40PM GMT 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
14:9 Cropped Letterbox.
5 February 5:35PM GMT 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
18 March 11AM-5PM GMT 1-01 through 1-06 {S29=Doctor Who Series One}} Weekend Part One
19 March 11AM-6:05PM GMT 1-07 through 1-13 {S29=Doctor Who Series One Weekend}} Part Two
Thomsonfly Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways,
British Midland Airlines, British Airways, Air New Zealand - various
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 7-8:50AM GMT The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet movie
Season 23, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Sunday 7-8:40AM GMT The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp movie
Season 23, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Sunday 5:40PM GMT 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
4 February 7:05-9AM GMT The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids
5 February 7-8:10AM 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
4 March 6-9:25AM GMT Inferno
5 March 7-8:50AM GMT Terror of the Autons
11 March 6-9AM GMT The Mind of Evil
12 March 7-9AM GMT The Claws of Axos
18 March 6-9AM GMT Colony In Space
19 March 6:35-9AM GMT The Dæmons
25 March 7-9AM GMT The Curse of Peladon
26 March 6-9AM BST The Sea Devils
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 Battlefield pts 1+2 of 4
Friday 6:05PM Battlefield pts 3+4 of 4

Season 26, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Monday 6:05PM Ghost Light pts 1+2 of 3
Tuesday 6:05PM Ghost Light pt 3 of 3

Season 26, Episodes 5 through 7. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Tuesday 6:30PM The Curse of Fenric pt 1 of 4
Wednesday 6:05PM The Curse of Fenric pts 2+3 of 4

Season 25, Episodes 8 through 10. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
2 February Survival (end of classic Doctor Who on ABC for the forseeable future)
BBC Kids
Weeknights 2 & 5AM EST (11PM & 2AM PST) - 2 episodes daily
Weekends 2AM EST (11PM PST) - complete stories
Wednesday Colony In Space eps 2+3 of 6
Thursday Colony In Space eps 4+5 of 6
Friday (2AM) Colony In Space ep 6 of 6

Season 8, Episodes 16 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Friday (2:30AM) The Dæmons ep 1 of 5
Season 8, Episode 21. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Saturday The Sea Devils all 6 eps
Season 9, Episodes 9 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Sunday The Curse of Peladon all 4 eps
Season 9, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Monday The Dæmons eps 2+3 of 5
Tuesday The Dæmons eps 4+5 of 5

Season 8, Episodes 22 through 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
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
13 February The Time Monster
16 February Carnival Of Monsters
18 February The Green Death?
19 February The Time Warrior?
20 February The Three Doctors
22 February The Green Death
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 - News & Comment. Hour 2 - Rod Pyle, author of
book "Destination Moon; Adam-Troy Castro on the book "Freaks" and
the DVD release of "The Time Tunnel season 1 part 1". 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-2:35AM EST Doctor Who And The Silurians movie
Season 7, Episodes 5 through 11. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
4 February The Ambassadors of Death 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 13+14 of 14 (The Ultimate Foe)
Season 23, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Colin Baker.
4 February Time and the Rani pts 1+2
11 February Time and the Rani pts 3+4
18 February Paradise Towers pts 1+2
25 February Paradise Towers pts 3+4
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
Nederland 3 --
Doctor Who premiere 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.
Danmarks Radio
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
JAPAN - 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.
The Christmas Invasion and Series 2 to air in 2006.
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)
"Doctor Who Friday" - CBBC magazine show to air with Series Two.
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 - 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.
2006 - "Doctor Who Series Two" 13 episodes
Later 2006 "Torchwood" 13 episodes
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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