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Wednesday 19th April 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - April 19, 2006
(posted 19th Apr 2006, 11:46am - TWIDW post #0397)
April 19, 2006 - Vol 9, No 16
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thursday 20 April:
BBC One 5PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 2
People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - Aliens Of London
Friday 21 April:
BBC Three 9PM BST - New Earth (repeat)
SciFi US 9PM EDT/PDT - The Long Game
Saturday 22 April:
CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 2
BBC One 7:15PM BST - Tooth And Claw
BBC Three 8PM & 3:25AM BST - Fear Factor
Sunday 23 April:
BBC Three 7:15PM BST - Tooth And Claw (repeat)
ATV World (Hong Kong) 11:35PM - The Doctor Dances
Monday 24 April:
CBBC 1PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 2
New Earth averaged 8 million viewers in the overnight ratings on
BBC One on 15 March, the best overnight
rating for any show on British TV that day by at least 1 million
viewers. Based on last year, the final numbers for the episode will
appear a few hours after next week's edition of TWIDW goes out. If
you missed the premiere on BBC One or the Sunday BBC Three repeat, the episode airs one more
time - Friday at 9PM BST on BBC Three. Sundays at 7:15PM (with
commentary track available) and Fridays at 9PM will be the regular
repeat times for new episodes.
As of this writing, the 2nd series premiere of Doctor Who
Confidential has not gone online. It would be a pity if the new
series of the making of show does not go online, as the episodes
will not air outside the UK.
Kids tie-in program "Totally Doctor Who" settles into its regular
time periods this week - Thursdays 5PM on BBC One, Saturdays 6:30PM
and Mondays 1PM on CBBC . Military
servicemen serving overseas can see Totally Doctor Who Saturday
mornings on BFBS 1 at 8:30AM CET as of this weekend.
Tooth and Claw premieres this Saturday 22 April on BBC One with a
scheduled start time of 7:15PM, following an FA Football match
between Liverpool and Chelsea. If and only if the game runs into
extra time, there is a chance that there could be a conflict with
the start time of Doctor Who. The print edition of the Radio Times has an advisory that programmes may run
late if football goes to extra time/penalties. If the start of Tooth
And Claw is delayed for any reason, it is assumed that the
corresponding Doctor Who Confidential episode on BBC Three (Fear
Factor) will be delayed to avoid an overlap. It is currently
scheduled to air at 8PM.
Starting this weekend, Doctor Who Confidential is only airing on
Saturday nights. This week it will have a 3:25AM late Saturday
repeat. Next week no repeat is currently scheduled.
Next week (29 April) BBC One's start time for Doctor Who shifts back
to 7PM BST for the 3rd episode of the series - School Reunion. BBC
Three's airing of Doctor Who Confidential moves to 7:45PM Saturday
as of that night.
No premiere dates for Series 2 in other countries are known yet. ABC Australia apparently has the rights to air the episodes beginning in June. Prime TV New Zealand is waiting till midyear (it premiered in July last year). Both of those broadcasters are expected to begin the series with The Christmas Invasion, which has only aired in the UK and Canada to date. Series 2 will probably premiere at a later date in all other countries, including Canada.
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 Series 1 of 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.
"Totally Doctor Who" - CBBC magazine show to air with Series Two.
Thursday 5PM BST Totally DrWho 1-02
Saturday 7:15PM BST 2-02 Tooth and Claw
Future Episodes:
27 April 5PM BST Totally DrWho 1-03
29 April 7PM BST School Reunion
4 May 5PM BST Totally DrWho 1-04
6 May 7PM BST 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" second broadcaster
Saturday 6:30PM, Monday 1PM BST Totally DrWho 1-02 - encore
29 April 6:30PM, 1 May 1PM BST Totally DrWho 1-03 - encore
6 May 6:30PM, 8 May 1PM BST Totally DrWho 1-04 - encore
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
Friday 9PM BST 2-01 New Earth
Saturday 8PM BST DrWho Confidential 2-02 Fear Factor
Sunday 7:15PM BST 2-02 Tooth and Claw
28 April 9PM BST 2-02 Tooth and Claw
29 April 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential 2-03 Friends Reunited
30 April 7:15PM BST 2-03 School Reunion
16:9 Widescreen.
First 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)
Future Doctor Who Confidential Series 2 Episode Titles:
2-04 From Script to Screen
BBC Radio Wales
Saturday 12:31PM, Sunday 4:32PM BST "DrWho Back In Time"
29 April 12:31PM, 30 April 4:32PM BST "DrWho Back In Time" another
Saturday 8:30AM CET Totally DrWho 1-01?
Sunday 6:55PM CET 2-02 Tooth and Claw
28 April 11:15PM CET 2-02 Tooth and Claw
Late 28 April Midnight CET DrWho Confidential 2-02 Fear Factor
Saturday 5:15 & 11:15AM CET 2-01 New Earth
Saturday 6AM & Noon CET DrWho Confidential 2-01 New New Doctor
Sunday 6:55PM, 29 April 5:15AM CET 2-02 Tooth and Claw
29 April 6AM CET DrWho Confidential 2-02 Fear Factor
ATV World
Sunday 11:35PM 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
Friday 9PM & Midnight, Easter Sunday 11PM EDT/PDT 1-07 The Long Game Premiere
16:9 Letterbox.
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
Digital Plus
People + Arts
Thursday 10:30PM & 2:30AM, Friday 6:30AM & 3PM, Sunday 11:30PM CET 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
27 April 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 28 April 6:30AM & 3PM, 30 April 11:30PM CET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
4 May 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 5 May 6:30AM & 3PM, 7 May 11:30PM CET 1- 06 Dalek
11 May 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 12 May 6:30AM & 3PM, 14 May 11:30PM CET 1-07 The Long Game
18 May 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 19 May 6:30AM & 3PM, 21 May 11:30PM CET 1-08 Father's Day
25 May 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 26 May 6:30AM & 3PM, 28 May 11:30PM CET 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 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.
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Saturday 7:10-9AM GMT The Time Warrior movie
Season 11, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Sunday 6-9AM BST Invasion of the Dinosaurs movie
Season 11, Episodes 5 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
29 April 6:10-9AM BST The Monster of Peladon
30 April 6:10-9AM BST Planet of the Spiders
6 May BST The Twin Dilemma
7 May BST The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe
- Doctor Who disappears from schedule after this broadcast.
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 EDT (11PM & 2AM PDT) - 2 episodes daily
Weekends 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - complete stories
Wednesday Planet of Fire pts 3+4 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Thursday The Caves of Androzani pts 1+2 of 4
Friday The Caves of Androzani pts 3+4 of 4

Season 21, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Saturday The Masque of Mandragora all 4 pts (2:15AM start)
Season 14, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Sunday The Hand Of Fear all 4 pts
Season 14, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Monday The Twin Dilemma pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday The Twin Dilemma pts 3+4 of 4

Season 21, Episodes 21 through 24. Doctor: Peter Davison.
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
9 May Timelash
11 May The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet
13 May Horror of Fang Rock (2:45AM start)
14 May The Invisible Enemy
15 May The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp
17 May The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids
19 May The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe
20 May Image of the Fendahl (2:30AM start)
21 May The Sun Makers
22 May Time and the Rani
24 May Paradise Towers
26 May Delta and the Bannermen
27 May Underworld
28 May The Invasion of Time
29 May Dragonfire (2:30AM)
31 May The Happiness Patrol
1 June Silver Nemesis (2:30AM)
3 June The Ribos Operation (2:45AM start)
4 June The Pirate Planet
5 June The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
7 June Battlefield
9 June Ghost Light
10 June The Stones of Blood
11 June The Androids of Tara
12 June The Curse of Fenric (2:30AM)
14 June Survival (2:30AM)
16 June Spearhead From Space
17 June The Power of Kroll
18 June The Armageddon Factor
20 June Doctor Who And The Silurians
23 June Inferno (2:30AM)
24 June City of Death
25 June The Creature from the Pit
29 June Terror of the Autons
American Who (alternate
Current episodes:
March - Lalla Ward on asteroids, acting, and her favorite monster
(not Tom Baker).
January - 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
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, 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 - former Shuttle astronaut Tom
Jones; Adam-Troy Castro. Hour 3 (not on Lifestyle Talk Radio) -
repeat of last week's hour 2, a best of night focused on 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 The Three Doctors movie
Season 10, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
29 April Carnival Of Monsters
6 May Frontier In Space
13 May The Green Death
20 May The Time Warrior
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 CDT The Ark In Space pts 1+2 of 4
Season 12, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Tom Baker.
29 April The Ark In Space pts 3+4
6 May The Sontaran Experiment pts 1+2
13 May Revenge of the Cybermen pts 1+2
20 May Revenge of the Cybermen pts 3+4
27 May Terror of the Zygons pts 1+2
KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA
analog 28, 15
digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
Seattle DirecTV 28,970
Seattle Dish 28,8620
29 April 6:30PM PDT The Three Doctors all 4 pts
Return of Doctor Who to KBTC's lineup.
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
Doctor Who premiere 2006.
Nederland 3 --
Doctor Who premiere 2006. Series 1 & 2 purchased.
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?)
Series 2 Start Date TBA. Co-producer on Torchwood. First broadcaster
to buy Torchwood.
"The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular
episodes and 1 special. Approximately 90 minutes.
Series 1 (in French) completed.
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.
Series 1 Completed.
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
Cool TV
No longer on schedule.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
Doctor Who is a BBC Trademark. Copyright 2006.