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Wednesday 15th February 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - February 15, 2006
(posted 15th Feb 2006, 12:58pm - TWIDW post #0379)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - Hong Kong Premiere Week
February 15, 2006 - Vol 9, No 7
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thursday 16 February:
People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - The Doctor Dances
Friday 17 February:
Yes Weekend - 6:20 & 10:53PM - Father's Day/The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
Saturday 18 February:
één Belgium 4PM - Boom Town
Sunday 19 February:
ATV World (Hong Kong) 11:35PM - Rose (Hong Kong Premiere!)
Tuesday 21 February:
Ztélé Canada 8PM - Fête Des Pères
Friday 17 March:
SciFi US 9PM EST/PST - Rose (US Premiere!)
Doctor Who premieres this Sunday night (the 19th) at 11:35PM in Hong
Kong on English language station ATV World, starting with Rose.
Here's wishing it a long and successful run in that territory.
Episodes are airing one time with either no or limited commercials -
the time slot is 11:35PM to 12:25AM. No repeats expected.
USA - Iowa Public TV viewers should remember that the Doctor Who pledge night is March 11, the week before the new series premieres on SciFi. When you pledge, you'll get to vote on which Doctor you want to see next on IPTV (Hartnell, Troughton, Pertwee, Tom Baker, Davison, Colin Baker, McCoy). As of this writing it is expected that the winning Doctor will begin airing on IPTV right away, displacing Sylvester McCoy after just 2 of his stories air (presumably McCoy will be allowed to finish his current run if he wins the vote).
The Gallifrey One Doctor Who convention
is this weekend (February 17 through 19) in Los Angeles, CA. Much of
the readership of this column will be there, and I hope it's a great
time. Hope to make it one of these years when time and money are
willing. It is produced by Shaun Lyon of the Outpost Gallifrey
website (same link), which hosts this column online.
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
BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):
één Network
Saturday 4PM CET 1-11 Boom Town
English with Subtitles.
CANADA (French):
Friday 9PM, Saturday 8AM, Sunday 4PM, Tuesday 2PM EST 1-07 Un Jeu Interminable
Tuesday 8PM EST 1-08 Fête Des Pères Premiere

4:3 cropped pan & scan. Same French dub as France 4.
24 February 9PM EST (and repeats) 1-08 Fête Des Pères
28 February 8PM EST (and repeats) 1-09 Drôle De Mort pt 1 of 2
7 March 8PM EST (and repeats) 1-10 Le Docteur Danse pt 2 of 2
Digital Plus
People + Arts
Thursday 10:30PM & 2:30AM, Friday 6:30AM & 3PM, Saturday 6AM, 2 & 9:30PM CET 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
2 March 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 3 March 6:30AM & 3PM, 4 March 6AM, 2 & 9:30PM CET 1-07 The Long Game
9 March 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 10 March 6:30AM & 3PM, 11 March 6AM, 2 & 9:30PM CET 1-08 Father's Day
16 March 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 17 March 6:30AM & 3PM, 18 March 6AM, 2 & 9:30PM CET 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
23 March 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 24 March 6:30AM & 3PM, 25 March 6AM, 2 & 9:30PM CET 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
30 March 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 31 March 6:30AM & 3PM CET 1-01? Rose? repeat?
Yes Weekend
Wednesday 9:30PM & 12:40AM 1-07 The Long Game
Friday 6:20 & 10:53PM, Saturday 1:56PM, Tuesday 9:30PM & 12:40AM 1-08 Father's Day
Friday 7:10 & 11:48PM, Saturday 2:46PM 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2

2 episodes a week. Time approximate. Tentative future schedule:
24 February 1-10 The Doctor Dances/1-11 Boom Town
3 March 1-12 Bad Wolf/1-13 The Parting of the Ways
ATV World
Sunday 11:35PM 1-01 Rose (Hong Kong Series Premiere!)
Doctor Who comes to a prominent English language station in this
territory. If you click on the link for Doctor Who from the website
(look for shows airing in the week of 19 to 25 February), you get a
nice description of the show's relaunch and success in the UK,
including final ratings results for all 13 episodes when they aired
on BBC One. The information is also provided in Chinese.
26 February 1-02 The End Of The World
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
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.
"Dalek I Love You" 2006 radio drama about the son of a Doctor Who
fan and a surprising romance. Still available through Saturday's
Listen Again feature until 18 February.
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Saturday 7-9AM GMT The Face of Evil movie
Season 14, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Sunday 7:05-9AM GMT Spearhead From Space movie
Season 7, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
25 February 6-9:10AM GMT Doctor Who And The Silurians
26 February 6-9:30AM 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 Time Monster eps 5+6 of 6
Season 9, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Thursday Carnival Of Monsters eps 1+2 of 4
Friday Carnival Of Monsters eps 3+4 of 4

Season 10, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Saturday The Time Warrior all 4 eps
Season 11, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Sunday The Green Death all 6 eps
Season 10, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Monday The Three Doctors eps 1+2 of 4
Tuesday The Three Doctors eps 3+4 of 4

Season 10, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
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 Planet of the Spiders pt 1 of 2
5 March Planet of the Spiders pt 2 of 2
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). Due to a
technical error part of this show was not previously online. The
whole episode is up now.
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 - Bob Andelman on his book on comics
legend Will Eisner; Butch Patrick (Eddie from "The Munsters")
remembers actor Al Lewis. Hour 3 - Repeat of last week's Hour 2.
Next Week - 2 hours of interviews and chat from the Gallifrey One
Doctor Who convention.
2 Weeks From Now - 2 hours of interviews and chat from the MegaCon
convention in Orlando.
March 3/6 - Thomas Vitale of Sci-Fi Channel in hour 2 discussing
upcoming programming, 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-1:35AM EST Terror of the Autons movie
Season 8, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
25 February The Mind of Evil
4 March The Claws of Axos?
11 March Colony In Space
18 March The Dæmons
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 Paradise Towers pts 1+2 of 4
Season 24, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
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?
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 (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 (same weekends as BBC One)
First broadcaster of Torchwood (coming later this year)
Programming service for UK military. Episodes air shortly after UK
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.
Series One completed.
Spring "Doctor Who Series Two" 13 episodes
Later this year "Torchwood" 13 episodes
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2006.