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Wednesday 26th April 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - April 26, 2006
(posted 26th Apr 2006, 12:12pm - TWIDW post #0399)
April 26, 2006 - Vol 9, No 17
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thursday 27 April:
BBC One 5PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 3
People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - Dalek (repeat)
Friday 28 April:
CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 3
BBC Three 9PM BST - Tooth And Claw (repeat)
SciFi US 9PM EDT/PDT - Father's Day
Saturday 29 April:
CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 3
BBC One 7:20PM BST - School Reunion
BBC Three 8:05PM BST - Friends Reunited
Sunday 30 April:
BBC Three 7PM BST - School Reunion (repeat)
ATV World (Hong Kong) 11:45PM - Boom Town
BBC Three 3:05AM BST - Friends Reunited
Monday 1 May:
CBBC 1PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 3
Tooth and Claw averaged 8.9 million overnight viewers on BBC One
on 22 April, dominating the ratings that night. The final numbers
for New Earth on 15 April will likely come out today or tomorrow
(overnights were 8.0 million). School Reunion, with guest stars
Elizabeth Sladen and John Leeson (voicing K9), will air at 7:20PM
this Saturday 29 April. At the moment Doctor Who is expected to
return to a 7PM start time on 6 May.
Doctor Who Confidential's schedule on BBC Three remains erratic.
First airing remains immediately after the new Doctor Who episode
premieres on BBC One. Sunday repeat listed at 3:05AM late Sunday for
the next 2 weeks (subject to change). A 15 minute Confidential
airing at 7:45PM on 30 April appeared and then disappeared from the
schedule. Another 15 minute Confidential has now appeared at 7PM on
7 May.
"K-9 Adventures" - the robotic companion to the Doctor from 1977 to
1981 is getting the 3rd show spun off Doctor Who characters (K9 &
Company got as far as a pilot in 1981, Torchwood is in production
now). "K-9 Adventures" is a project by K9 creator Bob Baker and is
not connected to the BBC. 26 ½ hour episodes (running time will
presumably include commercials) will be made by Jetix Europe at a
total cost of 3 million pounds. The Doctor is not expected to appear
in this children's show, a comedy-fantasy series set in deep space.
No word on if John Leeson will be asked to reprise the role of K9 in
this version of the show.
KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA returns Doctor Who to their schedule this Saturday at 6:30PM with The Three Doctors. KBTC is the first station to return the 1963-1989 version of Doctor Who to their regular schedule since ABC Australia in September 2003. KBTC had to remove Doctor Who from their lineup in {t[12601=December 2004}} when their contract expired while BBC Worldwide Americas was shopping the new series to cable networks. The broadcast of The Three Doctors was intended to be a pledge special and is scheduled for 2 ½ hours, however at last word the studios for the pledge drive were under renovation and the pledge night was due to be delayed. KBTC's May schedule is not online yet, so we don't have a regular day/time for the series at the moment. Stay tuned, and here's hoping for no delays.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA was at last word "considering" adding Doctor Who back to their lineup - WYBE was another station who had to drop the show during the negotiations for finding a US broadcaster for the new Who. If you live in the broadcast area of WYBE, you may want to politely contact them (contact information on their website) and let them know if you'd watch and help support if they brought the show back. Public TV stations can buy stories from the first 7 Doctors (1963 to 1989), and certain stories (mostly Dalek stories) are unavailable to stations thanks to the ongoing Terry Nation estate contract issue.
Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood is about to enter production, and the
BBC Press office has a report on 2 new cast members - Burn Gorman as
Owen Harper and Naoko Mori as Toshiko Sato. Naoko Mori played
Toshiko Sato in the Doctor Who Series 1 episode Aliens of London.
Torchwood is set in Cardiff and follows the members of a secret
organization investigating the use of alien technology by aliens and
humans. The leads are John Barrowman, reprising the role of Captain
Jack Harkness from Series 1 of Doctor Who, and Eve Myles as Gwen.
Torchwood will air on BBC Three later this year with repeats on BBC
One, and is being co-produced by CBC 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 1-03
Saturday 7:20PM BST 2-03 School Reunion
Future Episodes:
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
Friday 6:30PM, Saturday 6:30PM, Monday 1PM BST Totally DrWho 1-03 -
5 May 6:30PM, 6 May 6:30PM, 8 May 1PM BST Totally DrWho 1-04 - encore
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
Friday 9PM BST 2-02 Tooth and Claw
Saturday 8:05PM, Late Sunday 3:05AM BST DrWho Confidential 2-
03 Friends Reunited
Sunday 7PM BST 2-03 School Reunion
5 May 9PM BST 2-03 School Reunion
6 May 7:45PM, Late 7 May 3:05AM BST DrWho Confidential 2-04 "From
Script To Screen"
7 May 7PM BST DrWho Confidential Cut Down 2-04 "From Script To
7 May 7:15PM BST 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
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)
BBC Radio Wales
Saturday 12:31PM, Sunday 4:32PM BST "DrWho Back In Time"
6 May 12:31PM, Sunday 7 May 4:32PM BST "DrWho Back In Time"
Saturday 8:30AM CET Totally DrWho 1-02
Sunday 6:55PM CET 2-03 School Reunion
Friday 11:15PM CET 2-02 Tooth and Claw
Late Friday Midnight CET DrWho Confidential 2-02 Fear Factor
5 May 11:15PM CET 2-03 School Reunion
Late 5 May Midnight CET DrWho Confidential 2-03 Friends Reunited
Saturday 5:15 & 11:15AM CET 2-02 Tooth and Claw
Saturday 6AM & Noon CET DrWho Confidential 2-02 Fear Factor
Sunday 6:55PM, 6 May 5:15 & 11:15AM CET 2-03 School Reunion
6 May 6AM & Noon CET DrWho Confidential 2-03 Friends Reunited
ATV World
Sunday 11:45PM 1-11 Boom Town
Friday 9PM & Midnight, Easter Sunday 11PM EDT/PDT 1-08 Father's Day Premiere
16:9 Letterbox.
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 1-05 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 6:10-9AM GMT The Monster of Peladon movie
Season 11, Episodes 15 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Sunday 6:10-9AM BST Planet of the Spiders movie
Season 11, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
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 Attack of the Cybermen 4 pt version, pts 1+2
Thursday Attack of the Cybermen 4 pt version, pts 3+4

Season 22, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Friday Vengeance on Varos 4 pt version, pts 1+2
Season 22, Episode 3. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Saturday The Deadly Assassin all 4 pts
Season 14, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Sunday The Face of Evil all 4 pts
Season 14, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Monday Vengeance on Varos 4 pt version, pts 3+4
Season 22, Episode 4. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Tuesday The Mark of the Rani 4 pt version, pts 1+2
Season 22, Episode 5. Doctor: Colin Baker.
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 - Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty
Schweickart on a plan to destroy an asteroid heading for Earth in
2015; Adam-Troy Castro. Hour 3 (not on Lifestyle Talk Radio) -
repeat of last week's hour 2. Next week's edition has costume
designer June Hudson (Doctor Who, Blake's 7) in 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-1:35AM EDT Carnival Of Monsters movie
Season 10, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
6 May Frontier In Space
13 May The Green Death
20 May The Time Warrior
27 May Invasion of the Dinosaurs (movie version with only the color episodes)
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. Airdates after this one have not yet been revealed by KBTC.

» The next issue reported that this was not shown in the end!
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.
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