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Wednesday 2nd August 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - August 2, 2006
(posted 2nd Aug 2006, 12:16pm - TWIDW post #0422)
August 2, 2006 - Vol 9, No 31
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thursday 3 August:
Prime TV New Zealand 7:30PM - The Girl In The Fireplace
Friday 4 August:
Cool TV 10:15PM CET - Bad Wolf
People + Arts (Mexico) 10PM - The Doctor Dances
Saturday 5 August:
ABC Australia 7:30PM - The Girl in the Fireplace
Ned 3 7PM CET - The Empty Child
Sunday 6 August - Saturday 12 August:
Astro (Malaysia) - Series 1 repeat week
Tuesday 8 August:
DR1 11PM CET - The Long Game
Monday 14 August:
ATV World (Hong Kong) - The Christmas Invasion (Series 2 Premiere!)
Sunday 27 August - 2 September:
Astro (Malaysia) - Series 2 week
August Date TBA
BS-2 Japan - Rose (actually 25th September)
Sunday 10 September:
YLE 2 Finland 8:05PM - Rose (Finland Premiere!)
Monday 9 October:
CBC 8PM - New Earth (Series 2 Premiere!)
Countdown to Series 2 of Doctor Who in Hong Kong! ATV World will air Series 2 Mondays at 9PM
starting 14 August, after the conclusion of Grey's Anatomy on that
channel. First up - The Christmas Invasion in an extended time slot.
Series 1 continues to repeat Sundays at 1:10PM.
Last week there was an absence of Doctor Who on the upcoming TV
schedules in the UK and the US. Naturally, that changed shortly
after the column went out.
UK's BBC Three is doing a repeat run
of Doctor Who and its Doctor Who Confidential episodes beginning
this Sunday 6 August. Series 1 will air over the next 2 weeks, with
the first 2 episodes airing on Sunday the 6th and episodes airing
Sunday through Friday at 7PM thereafter. Doctor Who Confidential
episode 1 airs full length on the 6th, episode 2 is completely
skipped, and the rest of Confidential series 1 airs in the Cut Down
15 minute versions at 7:45PM daily. Series 1 of Doctor Who and
Doctor Who Confidential should air through Friday 18 August. It is
not known yet if Series 2 will encore afterwards.
Don't forget - UKTV Gold airs the 1996 Paul McGann Doctor Who TV Movie late Saturday night at 2:30AM BST.
In the US, unless you live in range of Maryland Public TV, Iowa Public TV, or KBTC 28 Tacoma, WA, or near the Canadian border for CBC TV, no Doctor Who for you this month. If you can hang on until Friday September 29, SciFi Channel will gorge you with 12 hours of Who. 8 hours from 8AM to 4PM EDT/PDT (5AM to 1PM PDT on Satellite) - definitely from Series 1. 4 hours from 9PM to 1AM EDT/PDT (6PM to 10PM PDT on Satellite) - probably more Series 1 episodes. Episode titles were not known at press time, though they should be out before the end of the week.
Malaysian Doctor Who fans with Astro can
subscribe to both Series 1 and Series 2 of Doctor Who now. Series 1
repeats from Sunday 6 August to Saturday 12 August. Series 2
premieres from Sunday 27 August to Saturday 2 September. Airing
times are in the main listings of the column below. In the case of
the last 7 episodes of Series 2 (The Idiot's Lantern through
Doomsday), Astro will be the 2nd official broadcaster on Earth to
air those episodes after the BBC in the UK. (The BFBS military
service does not count as the general public can't tune in.) Be
advised - Astro intends to mess up the airing order of Series 2. The
Christmas Invasion, which should air *first*, will air *last*,
after Doomsday. The Christmas Invasion is also listed as airing
only 45 minutes, which is probably a mistake.
NRK 2 Norway is beginning a repeat run of Series 1 Tuesdays at 6:45PM CET beginning 22 August.
There have been rumours for months that another Doctor Who spinoff
programme was in development (besides documentary show Doctor Who
Confidential, drama Torchwood, kids magazine Totally Doctor Who, and
the K9 series being developed by Jetix). BBC In-House newsletter
Ariel suggested in yesterday's edition that the show in development
would feature Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith. The article
states "CBBC is developing a spin-off series from Doctor Who based
on the adventures of investigative journalist Sarah Jane, played by
Elizabeth Sladen, and to be written by Russell T. Davies. Sladen,
who originally played the Doctor's assistant in 1973, returned for
the last series where she was seen vying with young Rose Tyler for
the Doctor's affections." The BBC has not announced this on the
Doctor Who website or in their entertainment news, indicating that
Ariel may have reported something a bit early or that the story
requires a grain of salt - time will tell. If the show is being made
for CBBC, then it is being aimed at the younger audience in the UK,
while Torchwood will be aimed at an adult audience and Doctor Who is
aimed at the general family audience. Outpost Gallifrey reports that sources are telling them
that the working title for this series is "Sarah Jane Investigates".
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
Prime TV
Thursday 7:30PM 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
4:3 cropped pan & scan
10 August 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
Saturday 7:30PM 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
12 August 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
19 August 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
26 August 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
Cool TV
Friday 10:15PM CET 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
Nederland 3
Saturday 7PM CET 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
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 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
Friday 10PM + 3AM, Saturday 7AM 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 11PM CET 1-07 The Long Game
Astro - Box Office Events
Series 1 repeat run begins 6 August. Series 2 begins 27 August.
Sunday 9PM, Monday 7:30PM, Tuesday 6PM, 9 August 4:30PM, 10 August
3PM, 11 August 1:30PM, 12 August 2PM 1-01 Rose
Sunday 9:45PM, Monday 8:15PM, Tuesday 6:45PM, 9 August 5:15PM, 10
August 3:45PM, 11 August 2:15PM, 12 August 2:45PM 1-02 "The End Of
The World"
Sunday 10:30PM, Monday 9PM, Tuesday 7:30PM, 9 August 6PM, 10 August
4:30PM, 11 August 3PM, 12 August 3:30PM 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
Monday 9:45PM, Tuesday 8:15PM, 9 August 6:45PM, 10 August 5:15PM, 11
August 3:45PM, 12 August 4:15PM 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
Monday 10:30PM, Tuesday 9PM, 9 August 7:30PM, 10 August 6PM, 11
August 4:30PM, 12 August 5PM 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Tuesday 9:45PM, 9 August 8:15PM, 10 August 6:45PM, 11 August 5:15PM,
12 August 5:45PM 1-06 Dalek
Tuesday 10:30PM, 9 August 9PM, 10 August 7:30PM, 11 August 6PM, 12
August 6:30PM 1-07 The Long Game
9 August 9:45PM, 10 August 8:15PM, 11 August 6:45PM, 12 August
7:15PM 1-08 Father's Day
9 August 10:30PM, 10 August 9PM, 11 August 7:30PM, 12 August 8PM 1-
09 The Empty Child pt 1
10 August 9:45PM, 11 August 8:15PM, 12 August 8:45PM 1-10 "The
Doctor Dances" pt 2
10 August 10:30PM, 11 August 9PM, 12 August 9:30PM 1-11 Boom Town
11 August 9:45PM, 12 August 10:15PM 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1
11 August 10:30PM, 12 August 11PM 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2
27 August 9PM, 28 August 7:30PM, 29 August 6PM, 30 August 4:30PM, 31
August 3PM, 1 September 1:30PM, 2 September 1:30PM 2-01 New Earth
(Series 2 Premiere!)
27 August 9:45PM, 28 August 8:15PM, 29 August 6:45PM, 30 August
5:15PM, 31 August 3:45PM, 1 September 2:15PM, 2 September 2:15PM 2-
02 Tooth and Claw
27 August 10:30PM, 28 August 9PM, 29 August 7:30PM, 30 August 6PM,
31 August 4:30PM, 1 September 3PM, 2 September 3PM 2-03 "School
28 August 9:45PM, 29 August 8:15PM, 30 August 6:45PM, 31 August
5:15PM, 1 September 3:45PM, 2 September 3:45PM 2-04 "The Girl In The
28 August 10:30PM, 29 August 9PM, 30 August 7:30PM, 31 August 6PM, 1
September 4:30PM, 2 September 4:30PM 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1
29 August 9:45PM, 30 August 8:15PM, 31 August 6:45PM, 1 September
5:15PM, 2 September 5:15PM 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2
29 August 10:30PM, 30 August 9PM, 31 August 7:30PM, 1 September 6PM,
2 September 6PM 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
30 August 9:45PM, 31 August 8:15PM, 1 September 6:45PM, 2 September
6:45PM 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1
30 August 10:30PM, 31 August 9PM, 1 September 7:30PM, 2 September
7:30PM 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2
31 August 9:45PM, 1 September 8:15PM, 2 September 8:15PM 2-10 "Love
And Monsters"
31 August 10:30PM, 1 September 9PM, 2 September 9PM 2-11 Fear Her
1 September 9:45PM, 2 September 9:45PM 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1
1 September 10:30PM, 2 September 10:30PM 2-13 Doomsday pt 2
1 September 11:15PM, 2 September 11:15PM 2-00 "The Christmas
Invasion" (aired out of order)
10 September 8:05PM EET 1-01 Rose (Finland Premiere!)
Series 1 Repeats (in French). Cropped 4:3 pan & scan
Saturday 8AM & 3AM EDT 1-11 Boom Town
Tuesday 8PM
, 5 August 8AM & 3AM EDT 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
Series 1 Repeats (in English).
Late Tuesday Midnight (12:30AM Newfoundland) 1-08 Father's Day
16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog
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
5 September 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
12 September 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
19 September "TBA - probably a placeholder that will be removed"
26 September "TBA - probably a placeholder that will be removed"
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.
ATV World
Series 2 premieres 14 August 9PM. Series 1 Repeats Sundays 1:10PM.
Sunday 1:10-2:05PM 1-06 Dalek
13 August 1:10-2:05PM 1-07 The Long Game
14 August 9-10:10PM 2-00 The Christmas Invasion (2nd Series
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
16:9 Widescreen. Series 1 Repeat Run:
Sunday 7PM, Late Sunday 3:10AM BST DrWho Confidential 1-01 "Bringing
Back The Doctor"
Sunday 7:30PM BST 1-01 Rose
Sunday 8:15PM BST 1-02 The End Of The World
Monday 7PM BST 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
Monday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 1-03 TARDIS Tales
Tuesday 7PM BST 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
Tuesday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 1-04 "I Get A Side-
Kick Out Of You"
9 August 7PM BST 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
9 August 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 1-05 Why on Earth?
10 August 7PM BST 1-06 Dalek
10 August 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 1-06 The Daleks
11 August 7PM BST 1-07 The Long Game
11 August 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 1-07 The Dark Side
13 August 7PM BST 1-08 Father's Day
13 August 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 1-08 Time Trouble
14 August 7PM BST 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1
14 August 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 1-09 "FX"
15 August 7PM BST 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2
15 August 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 1-10 "Weird Science
Of Doctor Who"
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)
Series 1 repeats.
22 August 6:45PM CET 1-01 Rose
29 August 6:45PM CET 1-02 The End Of The World
16:9 Letterbox.
No airings in August.
29 September 8AM-4PM EDT "8 Episode Marathon"
29 September 9PM-1AM EDT "4 Hour Marathon"
Thomsonfly Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways,
British Midland Airlines, British Airways, Air New Zealand - various
Until Sunday - Shada pt 3 on website via listen again
Sunday 6PM & Midnight BST Shada pt 4 of 6
13 August 6PM & Midnight BST Shada pt 5 of 6
Audio stories with Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor. First up - Shada -
the Doctor and Romana try to finish an adventure they found
themselves drawn away from - a powerful Time Lord book is in danger
of falling into the hands of a scientist bent on universal mental
Sundays from 27 August - Storm Warning
Sundays from 24 September - Sword Of Orion
Sundays from 22 October - The Stones Of Venice
Sundays from 19 November - Invaders From Mars
Sundays from 17 December - The Chimes Of Midnight
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Late Saturday 2:30-4:10AM BST Doctor Who 1996 TV Movie
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 Carnival Of Monsters eps 3+4 of 4
Season 10, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Thursday The Green Death eps 1+2 of 6
Friday The Green Death eps 3+4 of 6

Season 10, Episodes 21 through 24. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Saturday Four To Doomsday all 4 pts
Season 19, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Sunday Kinda all 4 pts
Season 19, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Monday The Green Death eps 5+6 of 6
Season 10, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Tuesday The Time Warrior pts 1+2 of 4
Season 11, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
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 12:30-2:30AM EDT The War Games movie, pt 2 of 2
Season 6, Episodes 40 through 44. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
12 August Midnight-1:32AM Spearhead From Space
19 August Midnight-2:35AM Doctor Who And The Silurians
26 August 12:04-2:46AM The Ambassadors of Death
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 Seeds of Doom pts 5+6 of 6
Season 13, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
12 August The Masque of Mandragora pts 1+2
Pre-empted 19 + 26 August for Fair & Pledge specials.
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 Frontier In Space eps 5+6 of 6
Season 10, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. (Planet of the Daleks is being skipped, as that annoying and confusing Terry Nation/Dalek story embargo from 2003 is still in effect.)
» The next edition reported that KBTC skipped Frontier in the end, and went straight onto The Green Death, so the following scheduled items also changed dates
13 August The Green Death eps 1+2
20 August The Green Death eps 3+4
27 August The Green Death 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
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! Date unknown (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. Series 2 premiere date TBA.
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.
Digital Plus
People + Arts - Series 1 Completed.
Showtime Arabia
Style UK Series 1 Repeat Run Completed.
BFBS, BFBS 2, & BFBS Navy have finished airing Series 2.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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