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Wednesday 8th February 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - February 8, 2006
(posted 8th Feb 2006, 12:58pm - TWIDW post #0378)
February 8, 2006 - Vol 9, No 6
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thursday 9 February:
People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - World War Three
Friday 10 February:
Yes Weekend - 6:20 & 10:53PM - Dalek/The Long Game
Saturday 11 February:
één Belgium 3:55PM - The Doctor Dances
Tuesday 14 February:
Ztélé Canada 8PM - Un Jeu Interminable
Friday 17 March:
SciFi US 9PM EST/PST - Rose (US Premiere!)
Radio station BBC7 has a surprise Doctor
Who related premiere this week. "Dalek, I Love You" airs at 6PM &
Midnight GMT on Saturday 11 February (their 7th Dimension sci-fi
timeslot). It's a new drama about an obsessed Doctor Who fan who
meets his own Doctor Who girl. There is no further information about
this drama - dunno who wrote it, who's starring in it, anything.
Hopefully it'll be good. Those of us outside the UK can listen live
via Windows Media Player or RealPlayer, and the Listen Again feature
(using RealPlayer) should have this program available until 18
Iowa Public TV is asking viewers to vote with their wallets to decide on the next batch of Doctor Who stories for their station. On March 11 during their Festival Pledge Drive, The Five Doctors will air (probably from 10:30PM to 12:30AM). Viewers who call in with pledges to support Doctor Who will be asked which of the 7 Doctors from the original 26 year run (WilliamHartnell, Patrick Troughton, JonPertwee, TomBaker, Peter Davison, ColinBaker, Sylvester McCoy) you want IPTV to air next. Presumably the winning Doctor's stories would air after the conclusion of the run of Sylvester McCoy stories that just began. Members of the Unit-1 Doctor Who fan group will be among those answering phones.

IPTV's announcement means that they are able to buy whatever Doctor Who stories they want to, which means that there has been a change in the status of classic Doctor Who syndication in the US. The embargo on public TV stations buying Doctor Who (from 1963 to 1989) is over. Any station that wants to buy Doctor Who again can do so as soon as they want to, though I imagine that if there are any interested stations they will probably wait to see how the new series does on Sci-Fi and wait for the next fiscal year when they can find room in their budgets for the show. While not stated, it is assumed that the contract problems about airing Dalek stories from the original 26 year run are still in place.
Assuming the report that Doctor Who premieres on ATV World in Hong Kong on the 19th are correct,
premiere information should appear on their website on 13 February
Hong Kong time. If you live in Hong Kong or have friends who do,
they'll want to keep an eye on that site for the premiere details.
Italian viewers have one more chance to see the 1st Series finale - The Parting of the Ways repeats Thursday at 10:40PM CET on Jimmy. Then it's off the schedule for the time being.
The countdown to the US premiere gets shorter. We are 37 days out from Rose airing on SciFi right now. SciFi's Doctor Who website still hasn't gone online yet, but I suspect it'll be up by the end of the month. If you can't wait for SciFi to air the episodes, the Series One boxset will be out in Canada on Tuesday the 14th (Valentine's Day) in the same video format and region code as all US DVD players - it can be ordered online. If you wanted the boxset in PAL format from the UK or Australia then you probably bought it by now - if not then you will find it in most online stores for those countries. The US release of Series One on DVD will be after SciFi premieres the episodes - Tuesday, July 4 - US Independence Day. If you bought the DVDs from the UK or Canada and don't plan to buy the US set, please watch the episodes on SciFi (if you have SciFi) to show your support. Doctor Who doesn't need to do quite as well as Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, or Battlestar Galactica to secure a steady home in the US - but it does need to have an audience.
BBC Three is airing a special repeat
of The Christmas Invasion this Friday at 9PM GMT.
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
Thursday 10:40PM CET 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
Dubbed in Italian. Last Scheduled broadcast.
The Joss Whedon sci-fi series Firefly takes over Doctor Who's timeslots beginning 17 February. The 48th Grammy Awards take Doctor Who's slots this week.
BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):
één Network
Saturday 3:55PM CET 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
English with Subtitles.
CANADA (French):
Friday 9PM, Saturday 8AM, Sunday 4PM, Tuesday 2PM EST 1-06 Dalek
Tuesday 8PM EST 1-07 Un Jeu Interminable Premiere

4:3 cropped pan & scan. Same French dub as France 4.
17 February 9PM EST (and repeats) 1-07 Un Jeu Interminable
21 February 8PM EST (and repeats) 1-08 Fête Des Pères
28 February 8PM EST (and repeats) 1-09 Drôle De Mort pt 1 of 2
Digital Plus
People + Arts
Thursday 10:30PM & 2:30AM, Friday 6:30AM & 3PM, Saturday 6AM, 2 & 9:30PM CET 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
Wednesday 9:30PM & 12:40AM 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Friday 6:20 & 10:53PM, Saturday 1:56PM, Tuesday 9:30PM & 12:40AM 1-06 Dalek
Friday 7:10 & 11:48PM, Saturday 2:46PM 1-07 The Long Game

2 episodes a week. Time approximate. Tentative future schedule:
17 February 1-08 Father's Day/1-09 The Empty Child
24 February 1-10 The Doctor Dances/1-11 Boom Town
3 March 1-12 Bad Wolf/1-13 The Parting of the Ways
17 March 9PM & Midnight EST/PST 1-01 Rose (Series Premiere!)
19 March 11PM, 24 March 8PM EST/PST 1-01 Rose (special repeats)
24 March 9PM & Midnight EST/PST 1-02 The End Of The World
26 March Midnight EST/PST 1-02 The End Of The World (special repeat)
31 March 9PM & Midnight EST/PST 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
UK Repeats:
All shows 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1
14:9 Cropped Letterbox.
18 March 11AM-5PM New Series Weekend - Episodes 1 through 6
19 March 11AM-6:05PM New Series Weekend - Episodes 7 through 13
» this changed later to 8th/9th April
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
Friday 9PM GMT 2-00 The Christmas Invasion 60 minutes long
16:9 widescreen
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)
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.
Saturday 6PM & Midnight GMT "Dalek, I Love You" 30 minute drama
World Premiere. Original play about a Doctor Who fan who meets his
very own Dr. Who girl. Is he imagining, or is this all real? No cast
information - it'll be a mystery till it airs.
Available on digital radio and TV in the UK, live online Windows
Media Player and RealPlayer worldwide, archived on RealPlayer for 1
week worldwide.
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Saturday 7-8:25AM GMT The Happiness Patrol movie
Season 25, Episodes 5 through 7. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Sunday 7-8:20AM GMT Silver Nemesis movie
Season 25, Episodes 8 through 10. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
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.
BBC Kids
Weeknights 2 & 5AM EST (11PM & 2AM PST) - 2 episodes daily
Weekends 2AM EST (11PM PST) - complete stories
Wednesday The Sea Devils eps 1+2 of 6
Thursday The Sea Devils eps 3+4 of 6
Friday The Sea Devils eps 5+6 of 6

Season 9, Episodes 9 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Saturday Carnival Of Monsters all 4 eps
Season 10, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Sunday The Three Doctors all 4 eps
Season 10, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Monday The Time Monster eps 1+2 of 6
Tuesday The Time Monster eps 3+4 of 6

Season 9, Episodes 21 through 24. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
16 February Carnival Of Monsters
18 February The Time Warrior
19 February The Green Death
20 February The Three Doctors
22 February The Green Death
25 February Carnival Of Monsters
26 February The Monster of Peladon
27 February The Time Warrior
1 March The Monster of Peladon
4 March "?
5 March "?
6 March Planet of the Spiders
9 March Castrovalva
11 March "?
12 March "?
13 March Four To Doomsday
American Who (alternate
Current episode - Barry Letts discusses his friend Robert Sloman
(recently deceased) and gives his views on the 2005 Series of Doctor
Who. Dan Harris discusses Gary Downie (recently decased).
Upcoming episodes
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 - Billy West (Futurama, Ren &
Stimpy); Adam-Troy Castro. Hour 3 - Repeat of last week's Hour 2.
February 25/27 - Thomas Vitale of Sci-Fi Channel in hour 2
discussing upcoming shows, including Doctor Who.
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 Inferno movie
Season 7, Episodes 19 through 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
18 February Terror of the Autons
25 February The Mind of Evil
4 March The Claws of Axos?
11 March Colony In Space
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 Time and the Rani pts 3+4 of 4
Season 24, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
18 February Paradise Towers pts 1+2
25 February Paradise Towers pts 3+4
11 March The Five Doctors pledge special, contest to decide which Doctor IPTV airs next!
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.
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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