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Thursday 1st June 2006

This Week in Doctor Who - May 31, 2006 (Late Edition)
(posted 1st Jun 2006, 10:40am - TWIDW post #0407 [duplicated in #0408])
May 31, 2006 - Vol 9, No 22
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
Originally devised and created by Benjamin F. Elliott
Guest written and edited this week by Jefferson L. Eng
Thursday 1 June:
BBC One 5PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 8
People + Arts (Spain/Portugal) 10:30PM CET - The Doctor Dances (repeat)
Friday 2 June:
CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 8
BBC Three 9PM BST - The Idiot's Lantern
BBC Three 9:45PM BST - The Writer's tale (Cut Down)
Cool TV (Hungary) 10:15PM CET - The Unquiet Dead (repeat)
Sci Fi (USA) 9PM EDT - Bad Wolf
Saturday 3 June:
CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 8
BBC One 7PM BST - The Impossible Planet
BBC Three 7:45PM BST - You've Got the Look
Sunday 4 June:
BBC Three 7PM BST - The Impossible Planet
BBC Three 7:45PM BST - You've Got the Look (Cut Down)
Monday 5 June:
CBBC 1PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 8
Tuesday 6 June:
Ztélé (Canada) 8PM EDT - The End Of The World (repeat)
A day late, and probably a loonie or two short...
It seems that being away from my computer and thusly the internet over
the Memorial Day weekend has put an adverse effect on the submission of
this week's column in a timely fashion. Oh well, no matter for I've
pretty much covered some of this week's announcements in an earlier
supplemental edition of This Week in Doctor Who. For those that may
have missed out on the supplemental from a couple of days ago, I will be
going over the topics again farther down in this introduction.
Unfortunately, no overnight ratings report this week for last week's
episode, The Idiot's Lantern, as shown on BBC One due to time
constraints. This information can be obtained from the Outpost
Gallifrey news page over at
Doctor Who Series 1 (Season 27) with Christopher Eccleston has returned to Canadian broadcast TV this week. Episodes dubbed into French are shown on Ztélé -- -- on Tuesdays at 8PM. There are same week repeats for scheduled for Saturday mornings at 8AM and late Sundays at 3AM. Also on the same channel, the 1996 TV movie with Paul McGann will make an appearance this Saturday at 10PM with a repeat broadcast the following day on Sunday at 2PM. I believe this is the first time the TV movie will be shown on a exclusively Canadian broadcaster.
A relatively new US-based internet to TV DVR service called Akimbo which
requires its own special hardware and media center setup. Currently,
they offer some programming including Doctor Who, with various complete
series in episodic format, via their service at this time. It's
probably worth looking into, if you want to integate your TV/sound setup
with an internet DVR service. More info can be found at and
Also of note for European viewers of series 1 of Doctor Who (Ki Vagy, Doki?), Cool TV -- -- in Hungary is currently airing a repeat run on Fridays at 10:15PM CET. This week's episode is The Unquiet Dead. Dutch broadcaster, Nederland 3, is set to begin airing series 1 on Saturday 10 June at 7PM CET. Ned3 will probably air the series with subtitles or dubbed into Dutch.
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 ("La alcaldesa de Cardiff" -> "The Mayoress of Cardiff") 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 ("La despedida" -> "The Goodbye") 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 three episodesthe first two times they aired the series.
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 - -- schedule information for July is now available albeit somewhat incomplete. Father's Day will be repeated on Sci Fi on Sunday June 25th @ 11PM EDT, but the next scheduled airing of Doctor Who is currently tentatvively indicated as being on July 16th @ 11PM with a subsequent Sunday airing the following week at the same time. No other broadcasts seem to be scheduled afterwards, but it seems to be subject to change so stay tuned.
As of this writing, no broadcasters outside the UK have confirmed the
dates when Series Two will begin airing. It will air around the world
-- but patience is needed.
The BBC Press Office -- -- and C21
Media -- -- often announce when a Doctor Who
international sale occurs. Worth keeping an eye on, just in case.
That's mostly it from me; Benjamin will be back to editing the column
next week. Any comments or corrections be sent via e-mail to , TWIDW on AOL IM , and thebfe on
Yahoo Messenger
And now, for 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.
BBC One -- |
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 1-08
Saturday 7PM BST 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 1-08 - encore
9 June 6:30PM, 10 June 6:30PM, 12 June 1PM BST Totally DrWho 1-09 - encore
BBC Three -- |
Doctor Who Confidential --
Friday 9PM BST 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
Friday 9:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-07 The Writer's Tale
Saturday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential 2-08 The Writer's Tale
Sunday 7PM BST 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-08 "You've Got the Look"
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)
Saturday 8:30AM CET Totally DrWho 1-08
Sunday 6:55PM? CET 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
Friday 11:15PM CET 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
Late Friday Midnight CET DrWho Confidential 2-07 The Writer's Tale
9 June 11:15PM? CET 2-07 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
Late 9 June Midnight? CET DrWho Confidential 2-08 "You've Got the Look"
Saturday 5:15 & 11:15AM CET 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
Saturday 6AM & Noon CET DrWho Confidential 2-07 The Writer's Tale
Sunday 6:55PM?, 10 June 5:15? & 11:15AM? CET 2-08 "The Impossible
Planet" pt 1 of 2
10 June 6AM? & Noon? CET DrWho Confidential 2-07 "You've Got the Look"
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
Cool TV --
Friday 10:15PM CET 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead
9 June 10:15PM CET 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
16 June 10:15PM? CET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
23 June 10:15PM? CET 1-06 Dalek
Sci-Fi --
16:9 Letterbox.
Friday 9PM & Midnight, Sunday 11PM EDT/PDT 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2 Premiere
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
16 July 11PM EDT/PDT 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2?
Digital Plus --
People + Arts
Thursday 10:30PM & 2:30AM, Friday 6:30AM & 3PM, Sunday 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 1-01Rose
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 13 June 1:30AM CET 1-08 Father's Day
Late 14 June 1:30AM CET 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
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 tosave 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.
Homechoice --
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 --
BBC K -- |
Weeknights 2 & 5AM EDT (11PM & 2AM PDT) - 2 episodes daily
Weekends 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - complete stories
Wednesday 2AM The Happiness Patrol pts 1+2 of 3
Thursday 2AM The Happiness Patrol pt 3 of 3

Season 25, Episodes 5 through 7. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Thursday 2:30AM Silver Nemesis pt 1 of 3
Friday 2AM Silver Nemesis pts 2+3 of 3

Season 25, Episodes 8 through 10. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Saturday 2:45AM The Ribos Operation all 4 pts
Season 16, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker
Sunday 2AM The Pirate Planet all 4 pts
Season 16, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker
Monday 2AM The Greatest Show in the Galaxy pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday 2AM The Greatest Show in the Galaxy pts 3+4 of 4

Season 25, Episodes 11 through 14. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy
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
Ztélé --
(airing in French)
Saturday 8AM 1-01 Rose
Saturday 10PM Doctor Who TV Movie (starring Paul McGann) airing as Doctor Who: Le Seigneur du temps
Sunday 2PM Doctor Who TV Movie (starring Paul McGann) airing as Doctor Who: Le Seigneur du temp
Late Sunday 3AM 1-01 Rose
Tuesday 8PM 1-02 The End Of The World

10 June 8AM 1-02 The End Of The World
11 June 3AM 1-02 The End Of The World
American Who -- (alternate link)
Current 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 AEDT)
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 - (TBA). 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 format.
Akimbo --
Broadband Internet DVR Service
The Aztecs - all 4 episodes
Terror of the Autons - all 4 episodes
The Deadly Assassin - all 4 episodes
The Talons of Weng Chiang - all 6 episodes
The Caves of Androzani - all 4 episodes
Timelash - all 4 episodes
The Curse of Fenric - all 4 episodes
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 1AM-2:34AM EDT Death to the Daleks movie
Season 11, Episodes 11 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
10 June The Monster of Peladon
17 June Planet of the Spiders
24 June Tomb of the Cybermen
IPTV Iowa -- |
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 Terror of the Zygons pts 3+4 of 4
Season 13, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
10 June Planet of Evil pts 1+2
17 June Planet of Evil pts 3+4
24 June Pyramids of Mars 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
10 June 7PM PDT Dalek Invasion of Earth
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
UKTV Gold --
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Doctor Who premiere 2006.
Nederland 3 --
Doctor Who premiere 10 June 2006
TV2 --
Doctor Who premiere September 2006.
ProSieben (Pro 7)
Doctor Who premiere 2006. Series 1 & 2 purchased. Dubbed in German.
SVT --
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
KBS2 --
Series 1 completed.
ABC -- |
The Christmas Invasion and Series 2 to air in 2006.
Prime TV -- |
The Christmas Invasion and Series 2 to air in 2006 (July start?)
CBC TV -- |
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.
NRK2 --
Series One completed.
France 4 --
Series One completed.
Jimmy --
Series One completed.
Yes Stars -- |
Series One completed on Yes Weekend. Channel renamed since.
BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):
één Network --
Series One completed.
STS TV -- |
Series 1 Completed.
ATV World --
Series 1 Completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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