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Wednesday 17th May 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - May 17, 2006
(posted 17th May 2006, 12:40pm - TWIDW post #0402)
May 17, 2006 - Vol 9, No 20
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thursday 18 May:
BBC One 5PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 6
People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - The Empty Child (repeat)
Friday 19 May:
CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 6
BBC Three 9PM BST - Rise Of The Cybermen (repeat)
BBC Three 9:45PM BST - Cybermen (Cut Down)
SciFi US 9PM EDT/PDT - Boom Town
Saturday 20 May:
CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 6
BBC One 6:35PM BST - The Age Of Steel
BBC Three 7:25PM BST - Doctor Who Confidential Episode 206
Sunday 21 May:
BBC Three 7PM BST - The Age Of Steel
BBC Three 7:45PM BST - Doctor Who Confidential Episode 206 (Cut Down)
BBC Three 3:25AM BST - Doctor Who Confidential Episode 206
Monday 22 May:
CBBC 1PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 6
BBC Three 7PM BST - The Christmas Invasion (45 minutes?)
BBC Three 7:45PM BST - Doctor Who Confidential Episode 206? (Cut
Tuesday 23 May:
BBC Three 7PM BST - New Earth
BBC Three 7:45PM BST - New New Doctor (Cut Down)
On 13 May episode 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen had its premiere on
BBC One at 7:23PM BST (last minute time change due to a sport match
running long). It had overnight results of approximately 8.6 million
viewers. The story concludes in The Age of Steel this Saturday 20
May at 6:35PM on BBC One (early time due to the Eurovision concert -
remember it's starting early). If you are not a fan of spoilers,
stay away from descriptions of The Age Of Steel until you are able
to see the episode.
The final ratings for the 6 May episode 2-04 "The Girl In The
Fireplace" showed an average of 7.9 million viewers, an increase of
500,000 on the overnight numbers.
There are unconfirmed reports that Netherlands broadcaster Nederland 3 will finally begin airing Series One of Doctor Who on Saturday 10 June. No information on their website at this time.
Hong Kong broadcaster ATV World
completed its run of Series One on Sunday 14 May. It is unknown if
they will purchase Series Two.
Spain & Portugal Doctor Who fans will get to see the last 3 episodes of Series One - eventually. Digital Plus channel People + Arts finishes its repeat of the first 10 episodes on the weekend of 1 through 4 June. Starting 4 June, episodes will repeat at 1:30AM most nights beginning with Rose. Boom Town will air at 1:30AM late Sunday 18 June. Bad Wolf will air at 1:30AM late Monday 19 June. The Parting of the Ways will air at 1:30AM late Tuesday 20 June. The series will begin repeating again on 21 June. I don't know why they skipped these last 3 episodes the first 2 times they aired the series.
BBC Three is having a repeat of the first half of Series Two
beginning Monday 22 May. Episodes air weeknights at 7PM for 1 week.
The Friday 9PM repeat on 26 May will apparently be Rise Of The
Cybermen, when it would normally be The Age Of Steel. The Sunday 7PM
repeat on 28 May will apparently be The Age Of Steel, when it would
normally be The Idiot's Lantern. I would not be surprised if they
made more changes to this schedule shortly.
SciFi in the US will have a mini-marathon of Doctor Who episodes on Friday June 16, the week after The Parting of the Ways airs on the channel. The marathon is from 8PM to 3AM Eastern, and consists of 4 episodes, 3 of them airing twice.
8PM & Midnight - Aliens of London
9PM & 1AM - World War Three
10PM & 2AM - Dalek
11PM only - The Long Game
Marathons of other sci-fi shows air on June 23 and 30. Doctor Who will probably not repeat on Fridays due to the start of a new season of SciFi Friday programming in July - July schedule information is not out yet. Father's Day airs on Sunday June 25 at 11PM, suggesting that SciFi may do a repeat run on Sunday nights this Summer.
As of this writing, no broadcasters outside the UK have revealed the
dates when Series Two will begin airing. It will air around the
world - but patience is needed.
I will be away the next 2 weeks, leaving this column in the capable
hands of Jefferson Eng. Lisa and I are getting married Saturday and
heading off on a Honeymoon! I'll be back with the column on June 7,
probably making some slight tweaks to TWIDW. Jefferson can be
reached at this thisweekindoctorwho-owner e-mail address listed
below. If you have a contact e-mail address for me with , change Comcast to Verizon, as the Comcast account may
no longer work.
Have a great couple of weeks, everyone!
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 1-06
Saturday 6:35PM BST 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
27 May 7PM BST 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 1-06 -
26 May 6:30PM, 27 May 6:30PM, 29 May 1PM BST Totally DrWho 1-07 -
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
Friday 9PM BST 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
Friday 9:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-05 Cybermen
Saturday 7:25PM, Late Sunday 3:25AM BST DrWho Confidential 2-
06 "Mickey Smith"
Sunday 7PM. 26 May 9PM BST 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
Sunday 7:45PM, Monday 7:45PM 26 May 9:45PM BST DrWho Confidential
CutDown 2-06 "Mickey Smith"
Monday 7PM BST 2-00 The Christmas Invasion (45 minutes?)
Tuesday 7PM BST 2-01 New Earth
Tuesday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-01 New New Doctor
24 May 7PM BST 2-02 Tooth and Claw
24 May 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-02
25 May 7PM BST 2-03 School Reunion
25 May 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-03 Friends Reunited
26 May 7PM BST 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
26 May 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-04 "From Script To
26 May 9PM BST 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen
26 May 9:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-05 Cybermen
27 May 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential 2-07 The Writer's Tale
28 May 7PM BST 2-06 The Age of Steel?
28 May 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-07 The Writer's Tale
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)
2-07 The Writer's Tale
Saturday 8:30AM CET Totally DrWho 1-05
Sunday 6:55PM CET 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
Friday 11:25PM CET 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
Late Friday 12:10AM CET DrWho Confidential 2-05 Cybermen
26 May 11:15PM CET 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
Late 26 May Midnight CET DrWho Confidential 2-06 "Mickey Smith"
Saturday 5:25 & 11:25AM CET 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
Saturday 6:10AM & 12:10PM CET DrWho Confidential 2-05 Cybermen
Sunday 6:55PM, 27 May 5:15 & 11:15AM CET 2-06 The Age of Steel pt
2 of 2
27 May 6AM & Noon CET DrWho Confidential 2-06 "Mickey Smith"
Friday 9PM & Midnight, Late Sunday Midnight EDT/PDT 1-11 Boom Town Premiere
16:9 Letterbox.
Pre-empted Next Week.
2 June 9PM & Midnight, 4 June 11PM EDT/PDT 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
9 June 9PM & Midnight, 11 June 11PM EDT/PDT 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
16 June 8PM & Midnight EDT/PDT 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
16 June 9PM & 1AM EDT/PDT 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
16 June 10PM & 2AM EDT/PDT 1-06 Dalek
16 June 11PM EDT/PDT 1-07 The Long Game
25 June 11PM EDT/PDT 1-08 Father's Day
Digital Plus
People + Arts
Thursday May 10:30PM & 2:30AM, Friday May 6:30AM & 3PM, Sunday 11:30PM, Late 13 June 1:30AM CET 1-08 Father's Day
25 May 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 26 May 6:30AM & 3PM, 28 May 11:30PM, Late 14 June 1:30AM CET 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
1 June 10:30PM & 2:30AM, 2 June 6:30AM & 3PM, 4 June 11:30PM, Late 15 June 1:30AM CET 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
Late 4 June 1:30AM, Late 21 June 1:30AM CET 1-01 Rose
Late 5 June 1:30AM, Late 22 June 1:30AM CET 1-02 The End Of The World
Late 6 June 1:30AM, Late 25 June 1:30AM CET 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
Late 7 June 1:30AM, Late 26 June 1:30AM CET 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
Late 8 June 1:30AM, Late 27 June 1:30AM CET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Late 11 June 1:30AM, Late 28 June 1:30AM CET 1-06 Dalek
Late 12 June 1:30AM, Late 29 June 1:30AM CET 1-07 The Long Game
Late 18 June 1:30AM CET 1-11 Boom Town (premiere showing?)
Late 19 June 1:30AM CET 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2 (premiere showing?)
Late 20 June 1:30AM CET 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2 (premiere showing?)
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.
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 The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 9+10 of 14 (Terror Of The Vervoids pts 1+2)
Thursday The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 11+12 of 14 (Terror Of The Vervoids pts 3+4)
Season 23, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Friday The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 13+14 of 14 (The Ultimate Foe pts 1+2)
Season 23, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Saturday Image of the Fendahl all 4 pts (2:30AM start)
Season 15, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Sunday The Sun Makers all 4 pts
Season 15, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Monday Time and the Rani pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday Time and the Rani pts 3+4 of 4

Season 24, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
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) (not up yet)
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 - Arne Starr previews the Summer
2006 movies. 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-1:35AM EDT The Time Warrior movie
Season 11, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
27 May Invasion of the Dinosaurs (movie version with only the color episodes)
3 June Death to the Daleks (1AM)
10 June The Monster of Peladon
17 June Planet of the Spiders
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 Revenge of the Cybermen pts 3+4 of 4
Season 12, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
27 May Terror of the Zygons pts 1+2
3 June Terror of the Zygons? pts 3+4
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

Doctor Who postponed till at least June 10.
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Doctor Who premiere 2006.
Nederland 3 --
Doctor Who premiere 10 June 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?)
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.
ATV World
Series 1 Completed.
Thanks for reading. Until I return, take care.
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