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Wednesday 12th July 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - July 12, 2006
(posted 12th Jul 2006, 11:37am - TWIDW post #0419)
July 12, 2006 - Vol 9, No 28
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Wednesday 12 July:
Astro Box Office Events Malaysia 9PM - The Long Game
Astro Box Office Events Malaysia 9:45PM - Father's Day
Astro Box Office Events Malaysia 10:30PM - The Empty Child
Thursday 13 July:
Prime TV New Zealand 7:30PM - New Earth
Astro Box Office Events Malaysia 9PM - The Empty Child
Astro Box Office Events Malaysia 9:45PM - The Doctor Dances
Astro Box Office Events Malaysia 10:30PM - Boom Town
Friday 14 July:
Astro Box Office Events Malaysia 9PM - Boom Town
Astro Box Office Events Malaysia 9:45PM - Bad Wolf
Astro Box Office Events Malaysia 10:30PM - The Parting Of The Ways
BBC Three 8:30PM BST - Doomsday
BBC Three 9:15PM BST - DrWho Confidential CutDown - Finale
Cool TV 10:15PM CET - The Empty Child
People + Arts (Mexico) 10PM - The Long Game
Saturday 15 July:
Astro Box Office Events Malaysia 2PM to 11:45PM - Series 1 Marathon -
all 13 episodes
ABC Australia 7:30PM - New Earth
Ned 3 7PM CET - Dalek
BBC Three 8:50PM BST - The Christmas Invasion
Tuesday 18 July:
DR1 11:35PM CET - Aliens Of London
August Date TBA
BS-2 Japan - Rose
Sunday 10 September:
YLE 2 Finland 8:05PM - Rose (Finland Premiere!)
Monday 9 October:
CBC 8PM - New Earth (Series 2 Premiere!)
The 8 July premiere of the 46 ½ minute series finale Doomsday on
BBC One had overnight ratings of 7.72 million viewers, 43.2% of the
audience watching TV at the time. The final ratings for "Army Of
Ghosts" on 1 July were not available when this column was completed.
The next new Doctor Who episode premieres in December. Its name -
The Runaway Bride.
And the Torchwood spinoff series will premiere in a couple of
months, so the Doctor Who universe won't be staying out of the
public eye in the UK for long.
Doctor Who airs in Malaysia on the Astro Network on Box Office Events channel 22. It
appears you have to subscribe to Doctor Who to see the series.
Series 1 began airing on 9 July and will conclude on 15 July. Series
2 will air in its entirety from 3 to 9 August, so Malaysian viewers
with this pay package will be the second in the world to see the end
of Series 2 after the UK, assuming they air the show all the way
through Doomsday. Congratulations, Malaysia!
Doctor Who returns to the radio! BBC 7 begins another repeat run of Doctor Who radio drama Sundays at 6PM and Midnight starting 16 July with encore material from Big Finish . BBC7 will begin the run with Shada, a 2003 BBCi/Big Finish co-production which remade the only Doctor Who TV serial abandoned during filming. BBC7 has previously presented Shada in 3 hour block - this time they are showing it serially by episode.
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
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
Friday 8:30PM BST 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
Friday 9:15PM BST DrWho Confidential Cut Down 2-13 Finale
Saturday 8:50PM BST 2-00 The Christmas Invasion (60 minutes)
16:9 Widescreen.
21 July 8:20PM BST 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
21 July 9:05PM BST 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
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)
Sunday 7PM CET 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
Pre-empted this week.
20 July 11:35PM CET 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
Late 20 July 12:20AM CET DrWho Confidential 2-13 Finale
Pre-empted on Friday.
Sunday 7PM, 21 July 5:35 & 11:35AM CET 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
21 July 6:20AM & 12:20PM CET DrWho Confidential 2-13 Finale
Prime TV
* Thursday 7:30PM 2-01 New Earth
4:3 cropped pan & scan
20 July 2-02 Tooth and Claw
Saturday 7:30PM 2-01 New Earth
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
22 July 2-02 Tooth and Claw
29 July 2-03 School Reunion
5 August 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
Cool TV
Friday 10:15PM CET 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
Nederland 3
Saturday 7PM CET 1-06 Dalek
4:3 pan & scan.
People + Arts
(Time zone for listings not apparent - adjust for local time.)
Spanish - cropped to 4:3 pan & scan.
Wednesday 10PM + 3AM 1-06 Dalek
Friday 10PM + 3AM, Saturday 7AM 1-07 The Long Game

21 July 1-08 Father's Day
28 July 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
4 August 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
11 August 1-11 Boom Town
18 August 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
25 August 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
DR 1
Tuesday 11:35PM CET 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
Astro - Box Office Events
Wednesday 9PM, Saturday 6:30PM 1-07 The Long Game
Wednesday 9:45PM (premiere showing), Saturday 7:15PM 1-08 "Father's
Wednesday 10:30PM (premiere showing), Thursday 9PM, Saturday 8PM 1-
09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
Thursday 9:45PM (premiere showing), Saturday 8:45PM 1-10 "The Doctor
Dances" pt 1 of 2
Thursday 10:30PM (premiere showing), Friday 9PM, Saturday 9:30PM 1-
11 Boom Town
Friday 9:45PM (premiere showing), Saturday 10:15PM 1-12 Bad Wolf
pt 1 of 2
Friday 10:30PM (premiere showing), Saturday 11PM 1-13 "The Parting
Of The Ways" pt 2 of 2
Saturday 2PM 1-01 Rose
Saturday 2:45PM 1-02 The End Of The World
Saturday 3:30PM 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
Saturday 4:15PM 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
Saturday 5PM 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Saturday 5:45PM 1-06 Dalek
10 September 8:05PM EET 1-01 Rose (Finland Premiere!)
16:9 Letterbox.
Sunday 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
No airings in August.
Series 1 Repeats (in French). Cropped 4:3 pan & scan
Saturday 8AM & 3AM EDT 1-08 Father's Day
Tuesday 8PM
, 8 July 8AM & 3AM EDT 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
Series 1 Repeats (in English).
Late Tuesday Midnight (12:30AM Newfoundland) 1-05 World War Three
pt 2 of 2
16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog
25 July 1-06 Dalek
1 August 1-07 The Long Game
8 August 1-08 Father's Day
15 August 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
22 August 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
29 August 1-11 Boom Town
Series 2 Start Date 9 October 8PM (8:30PM Newfoundland). 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
Sunday 6PM & Midnight BST Shada pt 1 of 6
23 July 6PM & Midnight BST Shada pt 2 of 6
Beginning of a repeat run of the Big Finish Paul McGann Doctor Who
stories which had their radio premiere in 2005. The 8th Doctor
visits Gallifrey and asks Romana for help to finish a mission they
never completed.
Episodes will be available live online in Windows Media Player or
RealPlayer. They will be available for 7 days after broadcast on
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 Dæmons ep 5 of 5
Season 8 Episode 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Thursday The Curse of Peladon eps 1+2 of 4
Friday The Curse of Peladon eps 3+4 of 4

Season 9, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Saturday Full Circle all 4 pts
Season 18, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Sunday State of Decay all 4 pts
Season 18, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Monday The Sea Devils eps 1+2 of 6
Tuesday The Sea Devils eps 3+4 of 6

Season 8, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
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
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 12:03-1:30AM EDT The Krotons movie
Season 6, Episodes 19 through 22. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
22 July 12:01AM The Seeds of Death
29 July 12:04AM The War Games movie, pt 1 of 2
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 Brain of Morbius pts 3+4 of 4
Season 13, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
22 July The Seeds of Doom pts 1+2
29 July The Seeds of Doom 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
Saturday 7PM + 12:30AM PDT Carnival Of Monsters eps 3+4 of 4
Season 10, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
22 July Frontier In Space eps 1+2
29 July Frontier In Space eps 3+4
5 August Frontier In Space eps 5+6
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:
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Primary broadcaster of Doctor Who.
Series 2 Completed. The Runaway Bride comes in December.
"Totally Doctor Who" second broadcaster
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Doctor Who premiere 2006.
ProSieben (Pro 7)
Doctor Who premiere 2006. Series 1 & 2 purchased. Dubbed in German.
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
Doctor Who premieres in August! (actually 25th September)
Doctor Who premiere date 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.
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. Based
on current run of Grey's Anatomy in the timeslot, the earliest
possible premiere date is 21 August.
Digital Plus
People + Arts - Series 1 Completed.
Series 1 completed.
Showtime Arabia
Style UK Series 1 Repeat Run Completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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