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Wednesday 14th June 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - June 14, 2006
(TWIDW post #0410)
June 14, 2006 - Vol 9, No 24
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thursday 15 June:
BBC One 5PM BST Totally Doctor Who ep 10

Friday 16 June:
CBBC 6:30PM BST Totally Doctor Who ep 10
BBC Three 9PM BST - The Satan Pit
BBC Three 9:45PM BST - Religion And Myth (Cut Down)
Cool TV 10:15PM CET - World Was Three

Saturday 17 June:
CBBC 6:30PM BST Totally Doctor Who ep 10
Ned 3 7PM CET - The End Of The World
BBC One 7PM BST - Love & Monsters
BBC Three 7:45PM + 3:35AM BST - The New World Of Doctor Who

Sunday 18 June:
BBC Three 7PM BST - Love & Monsters
BBC Three 7:45PM BST - The New World Of Doctor Who (Cut Down)
People + Arts 1:30AM CET - Boom Town

Monday 19 June:
CBBC 1PM BST Totally Doctor Who ep 10
People + Arts 1:30AM CET - Bad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways

Tuesday 20 June:
People + Arts 1:30AM CET - The Parting of the Ways

Tuesday 27 June:
DR 10PM GMT - Rose (Denmark Premiere!)

Saturday 8 July:
ABC 7:30PM - The Christmas Invasion (Series 2 Premiere!)
The 10 June premiere of The Satan Pit on BBC One had overnight ratings of 5.5 million viewers, 35.8% of the audience watching TV at the time. The final ratings for The Idiot's Lantern on 27 May was 6.76 million viewers. Final numbers for The Impossible Planet on 3 June will probably come out shortly after this column goes to press.
BBC One will air Doctor Who at its regular 7PM time this Saturday on the 17th (Love & Monsters). But keep an eye on the 24th. The press office sheet for Saturday 24 June (Fear Her) says that the episode will air from 6:45 to 7:30PM, precisely between the 2006 World Cup knockout stage games that day (first one ends at 6:45, second one starts at 7:30). Warning - link has story description and possible spoilers for Fear Her. The Radio Times currently has Fear Her airing at 7PM, with Confidential on BBC Three starting at 7:45PM.
Viewers in Spain and Portugal can finally see the last 3 episodes of Series 1 this week on the Digital Plus platform! Channel 27 People + Arts is airing Doctor Who on a loop most late nights at 1:30AM CET.Boom Town will air late Sunday 18 June. Bad Wolf will air late Monday 19 June. The Parting of the Ways will air late Tuesday 20 June. For some reason, People + Arts did *not* air these three episodes the first 2 times the station aired Series 1, when episodes aired up to 6 times a week. So stay up late or set your VCR/DVR/DVD recorder to tape the episodes.
Denmark TV station DR (Danmarks Radio) airs Doctor Who Tuesdays at 10PM GMT starting 27 June. Late start due to being too scary for kids.
ABC Australia has confirmed the speculation - The Christmas Invasion airs Saturday 8 July at 7:30PM. It's on their online schedule now. Series 2 will air the 13 weeks following Christmas Invasion - 15 July through 7 October.
Hong Kong station ATV World has bought The Christmas Invasion and Series 2 of Doctor Who. Start date TBA, but Who will air Mondays at 9PM this time around.
CBC Canada begins its repeat run of Series 1 this Tuesday late night at Midnight (12:30AM Newfoundland). It is expected that Series 2 will air in Fall 2006.
NRK 2 Norway begins a repeat run of Series 1 Fridays at 11:30PM starting 7 July.
» the repeat was removed.
BBC Three is scheduling some more "catch-up" Doctor Who programming.

1) On Saturday 17 and 24 June BBC Three airs double features of Doctor Who Confidential - new episode at 7:45PM, older full-length episode at 8:15PM. School Reunion's tie-in episode repeats on the 17th, Tooth and Claw's tie-in show on the 24th. Full length repeats of the new Confidential episodes continue to be bounced on the schedule - the 17 June episode repeats late that night (early Sunday 18 June) at 3:35AM - the 24 June episode repeats late Sunday night (early Monday 26 June) at 3:30AM. Information on 24 June could change, as the Radio Times schedule conflicts with the BBC Press Office.

2) BBC Three is also airing a "catch-up" week of Doctor Who episodes, though this week is a bit sporadic, presumably affected by World Cup programming.

Monday 19 June 7PM - The Age of Steel (Confidential Cutdown 2-06 at 7:45PM)
Tuesday 20 June 7PM - The Idiot's Lantern (Confidential Cutdown 2-07 at 7:45PM)
Wednesday 21 June 7PM - The Impossible Planet (Confidential Cutdown 2-08 at 7:45PM)
Friday 23 June 10PM - The Satan Pit
Friday 23 June 10:45PM - Love & Monsters (the normal Friday 9PM repeat pre-empted that week only)
Members of the British military who get the BFBS TV channels should note a Doctor Who day change starting this week. BFBS 2 now airs Doctor Who Thursday evenings at 11ish PM instead of Friday evenings, with Doctor Who Confidential airing immediately afterwards. BFBS Navy has moved both its Saturday AM airings of Doctor Who and Doctor Who Confidential to Friday AM at approximately the same times.
SciFi completed its first airing of Series 1 this past Friday with The Parting of the Ways. SciFi airs a 7 hour marathon this Friday June 16 at 8PM Eastern (4 episodes, 3 airing twice) before starting a Sunday night 11PM Eastern repeat run on June 25. SciFi also has a marathon of the first 8 episodes on Wednesday July 5 at 8AM Eastern, the day after Series 1 is finally released on DVD in the USA. At the current time, SciFi has not announced the purchase of The Christmas Invasion and Series 2. They have the first option to buy those episodes, but we do not know if they will exercise that option.
SciFi has issued a press release on Doctor Who's ratings results at . This is not a guarantee of Series 2, but it does sound positive.

Who Boosts SCI FI Ratings

The new updated Doctor Who boosted SCI FI Channel's ratings on Friday nights by double digits, the network reported. The new version of Doctor who, produced by the BBC, wrapped its first season on SCI FI on June 9.

Doctor Who averaged a 1.3 household rating and 1.5 million total viewers in its 9 p.m. Friday timeslot, a 44 percent increase in ratings and a 54 percent in viewership over the same timeslot in the second quarter last year.

In key demographics, Doctor Who averaged 778,000 viewers aged 18- 49, a 57 percent increase over 2005, and 942,000 viewers aged 25-54, a 56 percent increase.

Executive-produced by Russell T. Davies and Julie Gardner, the 13- episode hourlong drama starred Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper.
Eric Gjovaag of the Emerald City Androgums has issued a press release on the KBTC Doctor Who pledge night on Saturday June 10, the first Doctor Who broadcast on the station in 18 months and the first US public TV station to add Doctor Who back to the lineup after BBC Worldwide Americas offered the classic series for purchase again.

I just wanted to let everyone know that our pledge drive was amazingly successful. After a year and a half off the air, the support is still there. Our goal was $18,000, and we came close, with over $16,000. Not bad for a black and white story and not a lot of advance publicity. (Some folks called in and told us they didn't even know it was on until they started channel surfing.) While there's no danger of the show going off the air any time soon, the station could always use a little more money. So if fans around the country, or the world, want to help another PBS station succeed with "Doctor Who," KBTC can take online pledges. If you can help, go to . You can even get some of the thank you gifts offered during the pledge drive if you go down to Option 3 and check the list for "Doctor Who" items.

Regular broadcasts start up again at 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, beginning on June 24 with episodes 1 and 2 of The Three Doctors. WOO-HOO!"
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.
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 1-10
Saturday 7PM BST 2-10 Love & Monsters
22 June 5:05PM BST Totally DrWho 1-11
24 June 6:45/7?PM 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 1-10 - encore
23 June 6:30PM, 24 June 6:30PM, 26 June 1PM BST Totally DrWho 1-11 - encore
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential

Friday 9PM BST 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
Friday 9:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-09 Religion And Myth
Saturday 7:45PM, Late Saturday 3:35AM BST DrWho Confidential 2-10 The New World of Dr Who
Saturday 8:15PM BST DrWho Confidential 2-03 Friends Reunited
Sunday 7PM, 23 June 10:45PM BST 2-10 Love & Monsters
Sunday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-10 The New World Of Doctor Who
Monday 7PM BST 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
Monday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-06 From Zero to Hero
Tuesday 7PM BST 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
Tuesday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-07 The Writer's Tale
16:9 Widescreen.
21 June 7PM BST 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
21 June 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-08 You've Got the Look
23 June 10PM BST 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
23 June 10:45PM BST 2-10 Love & Monsters
24 June 7:45?PM, Late 25 June 3:30AM BST DrWho Confidential 2-11
24 June 8:15?PM BST DrWho Confidential 2-02 Fear Factor
25 June 7PM BST 2-11 Fear Her
25 June 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-11

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 1-09
Sunday 5PM CET 2-10 Love & Monsters (special time due to World Cup)

Thursday 11:30PM CET 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2 (new day and time)
Late Thursday 12:15AM CET DrWho Confidential 2-09 Religion AndMyth (new day and time)
22 June 11:25PM CET 2-10 Love & Monsters
Late 22 June 12:10AM CET DrWho Confidential 2-10 The New World Of Doctor Who

Friday 5:30 & 11:30AM CET 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2 (new day and time)
Friday 6:15AM & 12:15PM CET DrWho Confidential 2-09 Religion And Myth
Sunday 5PM, 23 June 5:25 & 11:25AM CET 2-10 Love & Monsters (special time Sunday)
23 June 6:10AM & 12:10PM CET DrWho Confidential 2-10 The New World Of Doctor Who
8 July 7:30PM 2-00 The Christmas Invasion (60 minutes) - start of Series 2
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
Digital Plus
People + Arts
Late Wednesday 1:30AM CET 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
Late Thursday 1:30AM CET 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
Late Sunday 1:30AM CET 1-11 Boom Town (premiere showing?)
Late Monday 1:30AM CET 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2 (premiere showing?)
Late Tuesday 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
Late 26 June 1:30AM CET 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
Late 27 June 1:30AM CET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Late 28 June 1:30AM CET 1-06 Dalek
Late 29 June 1:30AM CET 1-07 The Long Game
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
Cool TV
Friday 10:15PM CET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
23 June 10:15PM CET 1-06 Dalek
Nederland 3
Saturday 7PM CET 1-02 The End Of The World
4:3 pan & scan analog.
Danmarks Radio
Tuesdays 10PM GMT starting 27 June.
27 June 1-01 Rose
16:9 Letterbox.
Friday 8PM & Midnight EDT/PDT 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
Friday 9PM & 1AM EDT/PDT 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Friday 10PM & 2AM EDT/PDT 1-06 Dalek
Friday 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 EDT/PDT 1-01 Rose
5 July 9AM EDT/PDT 1-02 The End Of The World
5 July 10AM EDT/PDT 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
5 July 11AM EDT/PDT 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
5 July Noon EDT/PDT 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
5 July 1PM EDT/PDT 1-06 Dalek
5 July 2PM EDT/PDT 1-07 The Long Game
5 July 3PM EDT/PDT 1-08 Father's Day
16 July 11PM EDT/PDT 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
23 July 11PM EDT/PDT 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
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 1-06 Dalek
Monday 10:30PM, Tuesday 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). Cropped 4:3 pan & scan
Saturday 8AM & 3AM EDT 1-04 L'humanite en peril pt 1 of 2
Tuesday 8PM
, 24 June 8AM & 3AM EDT 1-05 Troisieme guerre mondiale pt 2 of 2
Series 1 Repeats (in English). 16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog
Late Tuesday Midnight (12:30AM Newfoundland) 1-01 Rose
Late 27 June Midnight (12:30AM Newfoundland) 1-02 The End Of The World
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 Fall 2006. 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 repeats start 7 July 2006 11:30PM CET
7 July 1-01 Rose
Thomsonfly Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways, British Midland Airlines, British Airways, Air New Zealand - various episodes


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
sTimelash}} - 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 2AM The Curse of Fenric pt 4 of 4
Season 26, Episode 11. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Wednesday 2:30AM Survival pt 1 of 3
Thursday Survival pts 2+3 of 3

Season 26, Episodes 12 through 14. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Friday Spearhead From Space eps 1+2 of 4
Season 7, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Saturday The Power of Kroll all 4 pts
Season 16, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Sunday The Armageddon Factor all 6 pts
Season 16, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Monday Spearhead From Space eps 3+4 of 4
Season 7, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Tuesday Doctor Who And The Silurians eps 1+2 of 7
Season 7, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
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
3 July The Claws of Axos
5 July Colony In Space
8 July The Leisure Hive
9 July Meglos
10 July The Dæmons
13 July The Curse of Peladon
15 July Full Circle
16 July State of Decay
17 July The Sea Devils
20 July The Mutants
22 July Warriors' Gate
23 July The Keeper of Traken
25 July The Time Monster
28 July The Three Doctors
29 July Logopolis
30 July Castrovalva
1 August Carnival Of Monsters
3 August The Green Death
5 August Four To Doomsday
6 August Kinda
8 August The Time Warrior
10 August Invasion of the Dinosaurs
12 August The Visitation
13 August Black Orchid
15 August The Monster of Peladon
18 August Planet of the Spiders
19 August Time-Flight
20 August Arc of Infinity
23 August Robot
25 August The Ark In Space
26 August Snakedance
27 August Mawdryn Undead
29 August The Sontaran Experiment
30 August Revenge of the Cybermen
1 September Terror of the Zygons
2 September Terminus
3 September Enlightenment
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 format.
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 EDT Planet of the Spiders movie
Season 11, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
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 3+4 of 4
Season 13, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
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
Regular episodes begin Saturday June 24 at 7PM PDT.
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.
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.
Prime TV

6 July 7:30PM 2-00 The Christmas Invasion?
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 2 premiere date TBA. Episodes will air Mondays at 9PM.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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