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Wednesday 7th June 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - June 7, 2006
(posted 7th Jun 2006, 11:52am - TWIDW post #0409)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO| - Netherlands Premiere Week, Who's Back On
June 7, 2006 - Vol 9, No 23
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thursday 8 June:
BBC One 5PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 9
Friday 9 June:
CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 9
BBC Three 9PM BST - The Impossible Planet
BBC Three 9:45PM BST - You've Got The Look (Cut Down)
SciFi 9PM EDT/PDT - The Parting Of The Ways (Series 1 Finale)
Cool TV 10:15PM CET - Aliens Of London"
Saturday 10 June:
CBBC 6:30PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 9
Nederland 3 7PM CET - Rose (Netherlands Premiere!)
BBC One 7PM BST - The Satan Pit
BBC Three 7:45PM BST - Religion And Myth
Sunday 11 June:
BBC Three 7PM BST - The Satan Pit
BBC Three 7:45PM BST - Religion And Myth (Cut Down)
BBC Three 3:15AM BST - Religion And Myth
Monday 12 June:
CBBC 1PM BST "Totally Doctor Who" ep 9
Hello, all. Good to be back. Thanks very much to Jefferson Eng for
running the column for these past 2 weeks and for those who've given
him updates. There will be some subtle changes to the look of the
column over the next few weeks - you'll see the full effect by July.
"The Impossible Planet" had overnight ratings of 5.94 million
viewers, an impressive 39.8% share of the smallest total TV audience
in some time. Much of the UK was experiencing really good weather,
lowering ratings for everyone, and a large timeshift is expecting
when final numbers come out next week.
Nederland 3 begins its run of Doctor Who in the Netherlands this Saturday at 7PM CET with Rose, the latest broadcaster to add the series. It's one of the countries where many viewers can get BBC One, which airs the current series of Doctor Who one hour later (8PM CET, 7PM BST).
US viewers should remember that SciFi premieres the 1st Series Finale this Friday (9PM & Midnight Eastern) and Sunday (11PM Eastern). Last chance to get folks to tune in for the US premiere of an episode for a while. After next Friday's marathon, Doctor Who will move to Sundays at 11PM with the odd weekday marathon until further notice.
KBTC/KCKA 28,15 Tacoma/Centralia, WA celebrates the return of Doctor Who to its lineup this Saturday at 6PM with a 4 hour pledge presentation of The Dalek Invasion of Earth. The William Hartnell stories do not appear to be under the same contract issues that affect later classic series Dalek stories.
Come Friday we should finally have the official premiere date for Doctor Who Series 2 in Australia on ABC . It is widely believed that The Christmas Invasion will air on Saturday 8 July at 7:30PM with Series 2 following over the following 13 weeks from 15 July. It's the time slot that Doctor Who aired in last year. ABC is running trailers including Doctor Who noting "Christmas In July."
There's speculation that New Zealand viewers may just get ahead of
that with Prime , as their alleged air date
for The Christmas Invasion is Thursday 6 July at 7:30PM (crossing
fingers - we'll see). The popular theory for Canada is Tuesday 26
September at 8PM (8:30PM Newfoundland) on the CBC . CBC would begin Series 2 with New
Earth, as it already aired The Christmas Invasion on Boxing Day last
year. CBC begins a repeat run of Series 1 late Tuesdays at Midnight
starting 20 June.
Showtime Arabia's service for North
Africa and the Middle East just added Doctor Who repeats back to
their Style UK channel. 2 episodes a week - Sunday and Monday
evenings with repeats on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Episodes air
at 10:30PM and 9AM UAE, 9:30PM and 8AM KSA (Saudi Arabia), 8:30PM
and 7AM Egypt, and 6:30PM and 5AM GMT. Episodes should air through
The BFBS military service is making schedule changes to its Doctor
Who broadcasts to accommodate the World Cup and new programming. The
Sunday broadcast on BFBS 1 and BFBS Navy is at 5PM instead of 7PM
CET to accommodate World Cup matches. The BFBS 2 Who and
Confidential showings permanently move to Thursday 11:30PM CET next
week, with the BFBS Navy Saturday airings moving to Friday the same
BBC Three is airing full length
repeats of Doctor Who Confidential late Sundays again. 3:15AM this
week, 3:30AM next week. Other repeats of Confidential are the 15
minute versions.
Maryland Public TV will go back to the Patrick Troughton era on the 24th again. MPT has had to do this several times in the past 2 years, but it was reported that stations are allowed to buy from the full run of the classic series again. Hmm.
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 1-09
Saturday 7PM BST 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
17 June 7PM BST 2-10 Love & Monsters
24 June 7PM BST 2-11 Fear Her
1 July 7PM BST 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
8 July 7PM BST 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
"Totally Doctor Who" second broadcaster
Friday 6:30PM, Saturday 6:30PM, Monday 1PM BST Totally DrWho 1-09 -
16 June 6:30PM, 17 June 6:30PM, 19 June 1PM BST Totally DrWho 1-10 -
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
Friday 9PM BST 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
Friday 9:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-08 "You've Got The
Saturday 7:45PM, Late Sunday 3:15AM BST DrWho Confidential 2-
09 Religion And Myth
Sunday 7PM, 16 June 9PM BST 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
Sunday 7:45PM, 16 June 9:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-
09 Religion And Myth
17 June 7:45PM, Late 18 June 3:30AM BST DrWho Confidential 2-10 "The
World Of Who"
18 June 7PM BST 2-10 Love & Monsters
18 June 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-10 The World of Who
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 5PM CET 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2 (special time due to
World Cup)
Friday 11:20PM CET 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
Late Friday 12:05AM CET DrWho Confidential 2-08 You've Got the Look
15 June 11:30PM CET 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2 (new day and time)
Late 15 June 12:15AM CET DrWho Confidential 2-09 Religion And Myth
(new day and time)
Saturday 5:20 & 11:20AM CET 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
Saturday 6:05AM & 12:05PM CET DrWho Confidential 2-08 "You've Got
The Look"
Sunday 5PM, 16 June 5:30 & 11:30AM CET 2-09 The Satan Pit (special
time Sunday, repeats have new day and time)
16 June 6:15AM & 12:15PM CET DrWho Confidential 2-07 "The Writer's
Tale" (new day and time)
Friday 9PM & Midnight, Sunday 11PM EDT/PDT 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2 (Series 1 Finale!) Premiere
(Show leaving Friday night lineup for now due to new programming on the way - SciFi has not purchased The Christmas Invasion or Series 2 at this time.)
16:9 Letterbox.
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
Repeat run begins Sundays at 11PM EDT/PDT on 25 June.
25 June 11PM EDT/PDT 1-08 Father's Day
2, 9, & 30 July - pre-empted
5 July 8AM to 4PM EDT/PDT - 8 hour marathon, episodes TBA
16 July 11PM EDT/PDT Episode TBA
23 July 11PM EDT/PDT Episode TBA
Nederland 3
Saturday 7PM CET 1-01 Rose (Series Premiere!)
Nederland 3 finally gets Doctor Who. Most viewers in this country can also get BBC One from the UK, which is airing Series 2 at 8PM Central European Time.
Digital Plus
People + Arts
Late Wednesday 1:30AM, Late 26 June 1:30AM CET 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
Late Thursday 1:30AM, Late 27 June 1:30AM CET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Late Monday 1:30AM, Late 28 June 1:30AM CET 1-06 Dalek
Late Tuesday 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 15 June 1:30AM CET 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 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?)
Late 21 June 1:30AM CET 1-01 Rose
Late 22 June 1:30AM CET 1-02 The End Of The World
Late 25 June 1:30AM CET 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
Cool TV
Friday 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
Showtime Arabia
Style UK Series 1 Repeat Run
Times 1 hour earlier in Saudi Arabia, 2 hours Earlier Egypt, 4 hours
earlier GMT
Sunday 10:30PM, Monday 9AM UAE 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
Monday 10:30PM, Tuesday 9AM UAE 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
18 June 10:30PM, 19 June 9AM UAE 1-06 Dalek
19 June 10:30PM, 20 June 9AM UAE 1-07 The Long Game
25 June 10:30PM, 26 June 9AM UAE 1-08 Father's Day
26 June 10:30PM, 27 June 9AM UAE 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
Series 1 Repeats (in French)
Saturday 8AM & 3AM EDT 1-02 La Fin Du Monde
Tuesday 8PM
, 17 June 8AM & 3AM EDT 1-04 L'humanite en peril pt 1 of 2
(not sure why the French version of The Unquiet Dead looks due to be skipped)
Series 1 Repeats (in English)
Late 20 June Midnight (12:30AM Newfoundland) 1-01 Rose
Late 27 June Midnight (12:30AM Newfoundland) 1-02 "The End Of The
Late 4 July Midnight (12:30AM Newfoundland) 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
Late 11 July Midnight (12:30AM Newfoundland) 1-04 Aliens of London
pt 1 of 2
Late 18 July Midnight (12:30AM Newfoundland) 1-05 World War Three
pt 2 of 2
Late 25 July Midnight (12:30AM Newfoundland) 1-06 Dalek
Series 2 Start Date TBA. Speculation is 26 September. 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.
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 Battlefield pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday Battlefield pts 3+4 of 4
Season 26, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Friday Ghost Light pts 1+2 of 3
Season 26, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Saturday The Stones of Blood all 4 pts
Season 16, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Sunday The Androids of Tara all 4 pts
Season 16, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Monday 2AM Ghost Light pt 3 of 3
Season 26, Episode 7. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Monday 2:30AM The Curse of Fenric pt 1 of 4
Tuesday The Curse of Fenric pts 2+3 of 4

Season 26, Episodes 8 through 10. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
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
1 July Nightmare of Eden
2 July The Horns of Nimon
American Who (alternate
Current episodes:
Patrick Troughton Tribute Special.
Jon Pertwee Tribute Special.
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)
In Summer repeats?
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
Pre-empted for pledge drive. The Monster of Peladon will be completely skipped for no apparent reason.
17 June Planet of the Spiders
24 June The Tomb of the Cybermen (yes, they're going back to Troughton)
1 July The Dominators
8 July The Mind Robber
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 Planet of Evil pts 1+2 of 4
Season 13, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Tom Baker.
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
Saturday 6PM PDT The Dalek Invasion of Earth: World's End ep 1 of 6
Saturday 6:40PM PDT The Dalek Invasion of Earth: The Daleks ep 2 of 6
Saturday 7:20PM PDT The Dalek Invasion of Earth: Day of Reckoning ep 3 of 6
Saturday 8PM PDT The Dalek Invasion of Earth: The End of Tomorrow ep 4 of 6
Saturday 8:40PM PDT The Dalek Invasion of Earth: The Waking Ally ep 5 of 6
Saturday 9:20PM PDT The Dalek Invasion of Earth: Flashpoint ep 6 of 6

Season 2, Episodes 4 through 9. Doctor: William Hartnell. At long last, the return of Doctor Who to KBTC Pledge marathon tonight. Episodes will normally air Saturdays at 7 & 7:30PM (only 1 airing now, no 12:30AM repeat like in previous years)
24 June The Three Doctors eps 1+2
1 July The Three Doctors eps 3+4
Broadband Internet DVR Service
The Aztecs - all 4 eps (The Temple Of Evil, The Warriors Of Death,
The Bride Of Sacrifice, The Day Of Darkness)
Terror Of The Autons - all 4 eps
The Deadly Assassin - all 4 pts
The Talons Of Weng-Chiang - all 6 pts
The Caves Of Androzani - all 4 pts
Timelash - 4 pt version, all 4 pts
The Curse Of Fenric - all 4 pts
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
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.
8 July 7:30PM 2-01 The Christmas Invasion?
Prime TV
6 July 7:30PM 2-00 The Christmas Invasion?
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.
ATV World
Series 1 Completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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