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Wednesday 29th March 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - March 29, 2006
(posted 29th Mar 2006, 1:37pm - TWIDW post #0391)
March 29, 2006 - Vol 9, No 13
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Wednesday 29 March:
STS TV (Russia) 4:30PM - The Unquiet Dead
Thursday 30 March:
STS TV (Russia) 4:30PM - Aliens of London
People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - Rose (repeat)
Friday 31 March:
STS TV (Russia) 4:30PM - World War Three
SciFi US 8PM EST/PST - The Unquiet Dead (special repeat)
SciFi US 9PM EST/PST - Aliens Of London
Sunday 2 April:
Cool TV (Hungary) 7PM - The Long Game
ATV World (Hong Kong) 11:45PM - The Long Game
Monday 3 April:
STS TV (Russia) 4:30PM - Dalek
Tuesday 4 April:
STS TV (Russia) 4:30PM - The Long Game
Thursday 13 April:
BBC One 5PM BST - Totally Doctor Who - Series Premiere!
Saturday 15 April:
CBBC 6:30PM BST - Totally Doctor Who (encore)
BBC One 7PM BST - New Earth (Series 2 Premiere!)
BBC Three 7:45PM BST - DrWho Confidential: New New Doctor (Series 2
Russian channel STS added the new Doctor Who to their weekday
afternoon lineup on Monday 27 March. At 13 episodes I imagine the
run will be short or contain repeats. Welcome to Russia as the
latest Doctor Who country. Doctor Who is being called Doktor Kto,
which means Doctor Who.
SKAI TV in Greece, which also bought Doctor Who, goes on the air for the first time this Saturday. There do not seem to be any TV listings for the station available at this time, so it is too soon to tell when Doctor Who will arrive on that channel.
Series 2 had its press event in Cardiff on Tuesday, and the
publicity expected to emerge from the event is under an embargo
until Thursday 30 March. Doctor Who Magazine has officially
confirmed (widely suspected previously) that the new Doctor Who
episodes will premiere on BBC One on Saturday 15 April at 7PM. New
Doctor Who Confidential behind the scenes episodes premiere right
afterwards on BBC Three. Mark Gatiss (writer of The Unquiet Dead)
takes over as host of the show in place of Simon Pegg. Totally
Doctor Who premieres on Thursday 13 April at 5PM on BBC One, with a
repeat on CBBC on Saturday 15 April at 6:30PM, right before the new
series starts on BBC One. Details on the exact content of Totally
Doctor Who should come out in the press info tomorrow. There should
also be details explaining the "Webisodes" or "Tardisodes" - several
minutes of exclusive content for each episode that you download to
your mobile phone.
In the leadup to the new set of episodes, digital station BBC Four will air the 1973 Jon Pertwee story The Green Death at 2 episodes per day from 3 to 5 April at 7:10PM. This also ties in to their themed week of 1973 programming as a repeat run of Life On Mars begins on that channel. BBC Three begins a repeat of Series 1 (starring Christopher Eccleston) on Thursday 6 April, running 2 episodes on weeknights through 14 April. On Sunday 9 April BBC Three is doing a 3 hour "Doctor Who Night" - content unclear, but since it claims to feature David Tennant and Billie Piper we can guess that it is not the 1999 Doctor Who Night from BBC Two. UKTV Gold also repeats the ChristopherEccleston season on 8 and 9 April.
SciFi in the US has made revisions to its Doctor Who schedule again. As of this writing, last week's episode - The Unquiet Dead - will air late tonight at 1AM Eastern, Thursday at 10AM Eastern, and Friday at 8PM Eastern (right before Aliens of London premieres). A repeat of The End Of The World has been added Friday at 3PM Eastern. It is unknown how long these bonus broadcasts will pop up on the schedule, but they do sound like a vote of confidence in the show. Viewers of Dark Kingdom report seeing a trailer for the SciFi drama Eurekea stating that it will premiere this Summer. Eureka is expected to be part of SciFi Friday. If SciFi decides to renew Doctor Who, it now is apparent that Series 2 could air no earlier than this Fall, if not 2007.
Canadian viewers who enjoyed Doctor Who 10 days after the episodes
aired in the UK last year are in for a disappointment if they
expected the same this year. CBC TV
will be airing hockey playoffs through the Spring (the only reason
they didn't last year is due to the hockey strike). Doctor Who will
presumably air in the Summer or Fall - probably the Fall due to the
larger potential pool of viewers and how well it performed for CBC
in 2005. Time will tell the truth, though.
The US & Canada will switch to Daylight Savings Time on Sunday 2
April. If you live in a part of the US that is not switching or
trying to catch a TV/radio/online program from those countries bear
the change in mind from that date. At 1AM Sunday it will become 2AM
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
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Primary broadcaster of Doctor Who. Series Two Saturdays 7PM (start
date TBA)
"Totally Doctor Who" - CBBC magazine show to air with Series Two.
13 April 5PM BST Totally Doctor Who 1-01 - Series Premiere!
Doctor Who Series 2 Episode Titles:
15 April 7PM BST 2-01 New Earth
2-02 Tooth and Claw
2-03 School Reunion
2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
2-10 Love & Monsters
2-11 Fear Her
2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
"Totally Doctor Who" CBBC magazine show to air with Series Two.
15 April 6:30PM BST 1-01 - Channel premiere (encore of Thursday's
BBC One airing)
16:9 Widescreen
CANADA (French):
Friday 9PM, Saturday 8AM EST, Sunday 5PM, Tuesday 3PM EDT 1-13 À La Croisée des Chemins pt 2 of 2
1st Series Finale. End of run on this channel for now.
4:3 cropped pan & scan. Same French dub as France 4.
ATV World
Sunday 11:45PM 1-07 The Long Game
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
Cool TV
Saturday 7PM CET 1-06 Dalek
Sunday 7PM & 2:05AM CET 1-07 The Long Game
Late Wednesday 1AM, Thursday 10AM, Friday 8PM EST/PST 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
Friday 3PM EST/PST 1-02 The End Of The World
Friday 9PM & Midnight EST/PST, Sunday 11PM EDT/PDT 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
16:9 Letterbox.
7 April 9PM & Midnight, 9 April 11PM EDT/PDT 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
14 April 9PM & Midnight, 16 April 11PM EDT/PDT 1-06 Dalek
21 April 9PM & Midnight, 23 April 11PM EDT/PDT 1-07 The Long Game
28 April 9PM & Midnight, 30 April 11PM EDT/PDT 1-08 Father's Day
5 May 9PM & Midnight, 7 May 11PM EDT/PDT 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
12 May 9PM & Midnight, 14 May 11PM EDT/PDT 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
19 May 9PM & Midnight, 21 May Midnight EDT/PDT 1-11 Boom Town
Wednesday 4:30PM 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
Thursday 4:30PM 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
Friday 4:30PM 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Monday 4:30PM 1-06 Dalek
Tuesday 4:30PM 1-07 The Long Game

Next Wednesday 4:30PM 1-08 Father's Day
UK Repeats:
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
6 April 7PM BST 1-01 Rose
6 April 7:45PM BST 1-02 The End Of The World
7 April 7PM BST 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
7 April 7:45PM BST 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
9 April 7-10PM BST "Doctor Who Night"
10 April 7PM BST 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
10 April 7:45PM BST 1-06 Dalek
11 April 7PM BST 1-07 The Long Game
11 April 7:45PM BST 1-08 Father's Day
12 April 7PM BST 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
12 April 7:45PM BST 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
13 April 7PM BST 1-11 Boom Town
13 April 7:45PM BST 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
14 April 7PM BST 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
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)
Doctor Who Confidential Series 2 Episode Titles:
2-01 New New Doctor
2-02 Fear Factor
2-03 Friends Reunited
2-04 From Script to Screen
All shows 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1
14:9 Cropped Letterbox.
8 April 11AM BST 1-01 Rose
8 April Noon BST 1-02 The End Of The World
8 April 1PM BST 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
8 April 2PM BST 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
8 April 3PM BST 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
8 April 4PM BST 1-06 Dalek
8 April 5PM, 9 April 11AM BST 1-07 The Long Game
8 April 6PM, 9 April Noon BST 1-08 Father's Day
9 April 1PM BST 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
9 April 2PM BST 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
9 April 3PM BST 1-11 Boom Town
9 April 4PM BST 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
9 April 5PM BST 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
Digital Plus
People + Arts
Thursday 10:30PM & 2:30AM, Friday 6:30AM & 3PM, Saturday 6AM, 2 & 9:30PM CET 1-01 Rose
6 April 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 7 April 6:30AM & 3PM, 8 April 6AM, 2 & 9:30PM CET 1-02 The End Of The World
13 April 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 14 April 6:30AM & 3PM, 15 April 6AM, 2 & 9:30PM CET 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
20 April 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 21 April 6:30AM & 3PM, 22 April 6AM, 2 & 9:30PM CET 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
27 April 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 28 April 6:30AM & 3PM, 29 April 6AM, 2 & 9:30PM CET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
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.
BBC Four
(Airing as part of 1973 week)
Monday 7:10PM BST The Green Death eps 1+2 of 6
Tuesday 7:10PM BST The Green Death eps 3+4 of 6
Season 10, Episodes 21 through 24. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Episodes
might be edited together. BBC Four is listing Monday's episode as
part 1 of 3 and Tuesday's as part 2 of 3.
5 April 7:10PM BST The Green Death eps 5+6 of 6
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Saturday 6-9AM GMT The Mutants movie
Season 9, Episodes 15 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Sunday 6:10-9AM BST The Time Monster movie
Season 9, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
8 April 7-9AM BST The Three Doctors
8 & 9 April Doctor Who 2005 Series 1 Weekend - See New Series Section Above

9 April 7-9AM BST Carnival Of Monsters
15 April 6-8:45AM BST Frontier In Space
16 April 6-9AM BST The Green Death
22 April 7:10-9AM BST The Time Warrior
23 April 6-9AM BST Invasion of the Dinosaurs
29 April 6:10-9AM BST The Monster of Peladon
30 April 6:10-9AM BST Planet of the Spiders
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 Snakedance pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday Snakedance pts 3+4 of 4

Season 20, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Friday Mawdryn Undead pts 1+2 of 4
Season 20, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Saturday pre-empted during switchover to Daylight Savings Time
Sunday Pyramids of Mars all 4 pts (times are now EDT)
Season 13, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Monday Mawdryn Undead pts 3+4 of 4
Season 20, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tuesday Terminus pts 1+2 of 4
Season 20, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Peter Davison.
6 April Enlightenment
8 April The Android Invasion
9 April The Brain of Morbius
10 April The King's Demons
11 April Warriors of the Deep
13 April The Awakening
14 April Frontios
15 April The Seeds of Doom pts 1,2,3 (2:30AM start)
16 April The Seeds of Doom pts 4,5,6
18 April Planet of Fire
20 April The Caves of Androzani
22 April The Masque of Mandragora (2:15AM start)
23 April The Hand Of Fear
24 April The Twin Dilemma
26 April Attack of the Cybermen
28 April Vengeance on Varos
29 April The Deadly Assassin
30 April The Face of Evil
2 May The Mark of the Rani
4 May The Two Doctors
6 May The Robots of Death (2:30AM start)
7 May The Talons of Weng-Chiang
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
March - Lalla Ward
April - Patrick Troughton tribute (repeat)
May - Jon Pertwee tribute (repeat)
Sci-Fi Overdrive
on Lifestyle Talk Radio (LTR)
and Business Talk Radio (BTR)
LTR Late Friday Midnight-2AM EST (9-11PM PST, 6-8AM BST, 4-6PM AEDT?)
Live LTR Stream
BTR Late Sun/Early Mon 1-4AM EDT (10PM-1AM PDT, 6-9AM BST, 3-6PM
Live BTR Stream
Monday 7-10PM EDT (12-3AM BST)
Saturday 8-11PM EDT (5-8PM PDT) (repeat of
previous week's episode, online audio stream)
Hour 1 - News & Comment, including comments on the deaths of Dan
Curtis (Dark Shadows) and Stanislaw Lem. Hour 2 - Charles Ross on
his One Man Star Wars Show; Dan Hastings (Captain Video) on the 50th
anniversary of "As The World Turns" and "The Edge Of Night"; Adam-
Troy Castro. Hour 3 (not on Lifestyle Talk Radio) - 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-2:30AM EST The Sea Devils movie
Season 9, Episodes 9 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
8 April The Mutants
15 April The Time Monster
22 April The Three Doctors
29 April Carnival Of Monsters
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 Dragonfire pts 2+3 of 3
Season 24, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
8 April Robot pts 1+2 (the winner of the Doctor Who viewers choice vote was expected to begin airing on April 8. At last word, the winner was Tom Baker.)
15 April Robot pts 3+4
22 April The Ark In Space pts 1+2
29 April The Ark In Space pts 3+4
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
Doctor Who premiere 2006. Channel launches 1 April 2006.
Nederland 3 --
Doctor Who premiere 2006.
Doctor Who premiere September 2006.
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?)
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.
Yes Stars
Series One completed on Yes Weekend. Channel renamed since.
BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):
één Network
Series One completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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