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Wednesday 16th August 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - August 16, 2006
(posted 16th Aug 2006, 12:41pm - TWIDW post #0427)
August 16, 2006 - Vol 9, No 33
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thursday 17 August:
Prime TV New Zealand 7:30PM - The Age Of Steel
Friday 18 August:
People + Arts (Mexico) 10PM - Bad Wolf
Saturday 19 August:
ABC Australia 7:30PM - The Age of Steel
Ned 3 7PM CET - Boom Town
Monday 21 August:
ATV World (Hong Kong) - New Earth
Tuesday 22 August:
Ztele (Canada) 8PM EDT - L'invasion de Noel (Series 2 Premiere - in French!)
DR1 11:40PM CET - The Empty Child
Sunday 27 August - 2 September:
Astro (Malaysia) - Series 2 week
Sunday 10 September:
YLE 2 Finland 8:05PM - Rose (Finland Premiere!)
Monday 25 September:
BS-2 Japan - Rose
Friday 29 September:
SciFi US 9PM - The Christmas Invasion (Series 2 Premiere!)
Monday 9 October:
CBC (Canada) 8PM - New Earth (Series 2 Premiere - in English!)
French Canada. Ztele premieres Series 2 on Tuesday 22 August with L'invasion de Noel (The Christmas Invasion), with the 13 regular episodes following in subsequent weeks. Episodes will air:
Tuesday 8PM EDT
Thursday 5PM EDT
Friday 10PM EDT
Saturday 8AM EDT
Sunday 4PM EDT
Tuesday 2PM EDT (one week later)
NHK Japan has announced that Doctor Who premieres Monday 25 September at 10PM, with the first 4 episodes airing Monday through Thursday that week, and episodes continuing Tuesdays at 10PM starting 3 October. All 27 episodes from Series 1 and 2 are expected to air on BS-2.
US SciFi will begin Series 2 with The Christmas Invasion on September 29 after all. They have announced that Doctor Who is getting a 2 hour premiere which includes The Christmas Invasion. It is not clear how they will fill out the 2 hours. Will Christmas Invasion be chopped down to 43 minutes, 37 seconds to give room for New Earth to air afterwards? Will the show air uncut in an extended slot with special Who programming and other commercials to pad out the time? Will they let primetime run to 11:30PM EDT as they have on occasion for extended episodes of Stargate SG-1 and Battlestar Galactica (unlikely - Doctor Who's an import)? We wait to see what the schedule for September 29 will say when they finally update it.
Hungarian station RTL Klub will air Series 1 of
Who Saturdays at 3:50PM starting 26 August. Cool TV has previously
aired Doctor Who in Hungary twice, but RTL Klub is a more prominent
station. If you couldn't get Cool but can get RTL, you now have no
excuse not to watch the show.
UK's BBC Three is doing a repeat run
of Doctor Who. Being BBC Three, the schedule has already changed, so
check below for the most recent info on days and broadcast times.
NRK 2 Norway is beginning a repeat run of Series 1 Tuesdays at 6:40PM CET beginning 22 August.
Iowa Public TV is pre-empting Doctor Who this week and next for State Fair and Pledge programming. The Doctor is back in on September 2.
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 in the CutDown format used for repeats and the Series 1
DVDs. 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 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
4:3 cropped pan & scan
24 August 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
Saturday 7:30PM 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
26 August 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
2 September 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
9 September 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
ATV World
Series 2 Mondays 9PM. Series 1 Repeats Sundays 1:10PM.
Sunday 1:10PM 1-08 Father's Day
Monday 9PM 2-01 New Earth
Cropped 4:3 pan & scan. Episodes dubbed in French.
Saturday 8AM & 3AM EDT 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
Tuesday 8PM
, 24 August 5PM, 25 August 10PM, 26 August 8AM, 27 August 4PM, 29 August 2PM EDT 2-00 L'invasion de Noel (2nd Series Premiere!) Premiere
29 August 8PM, 31 August 5PM, 1 September 10PM, 2 September 8AM, 3 September 4PM, 5 September 2PM EDT 2-01 Une novelle Terre
5 September 8PM, 7 September 5PM, 8 September 10PM, 9 September 8AM, 10 September 4PM, 12 September 2PM EDT 2-02 Un loup-garou royal
12 September 8PM, 14 September 5PM, 15 September 10PM, 16 September 8AM, 17 September 4PM, 19 September 2PM EDT 2-03 A l'ecole des retrouvailles
19 September 8PM, 21 September 5PM, 22 September 10PM, 23 September 8AM, 24 September 4PM, 26 September 2PM EDT 2-04 The Girl In The Fireplace - in French
26 September 8PM, 28 September 5PM, 29 September 10PM, 30 September 8AM, 1 October 4PM EDT 2-05 Rise Of The Cybermen - in French pt 1 of 2
Series 1 Repeats (in English).
Late Tuesday Midnight (12:30AM Newfoundland) 1-10 "The Doctor
Dances" pt 2 of 2
16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog
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"
9 October 8PM (8:30PM Newfoundland) 2-01 New Earth 2nd Series
16 October 2-02 Tooth and Claw
23 October 2-03 School Reunion
30 October 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
7 November 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
14 November 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
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.
Nederland 3
Saturday 7PM CET 1-11 Boom Town
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 1-11 Boom Town
Friday 10PM + 3AM, Saturday 7AM 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2

25 August 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
DR 1
Tuesday 11:40PM CET 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
Astro - Box Office Events
Series 2 begins 27 August.
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)
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
RTL Klub (new
fan site)
26 August 3:50PM CET 1-01 Rose (Channel Premiere!)
10 September 8:05PM EET 1-01 Rose (Finland Premiere!)
Tuesdays at 10PM starting 3 October.
25 October 10PM 1-01 Rose Series Premiere in Japan!
26 October 10PM 1-02 The End Of The World
27 September 10PM 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
28 September 10PM 1-04 Aliens of London
3 October 10PM 1-05 World War Three
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
16:9 Widescreen. Series 1 & 2 Repeat Run:
Wednesday 7PM BST 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
Wednesday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 1-13 "The Last
Thursday 7PM BST 2-00 The Christmas Invasion
Friday 7PM BST DrWho Confidential 2-00 One Year On 1 hour special
Saturday 8:10PM BST 2-01 New Earth
Saturday 8:55PM BST DrWho Confidential 2-01 New New Doctor
Sunday 7PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-02 Fear Factor
Sunday 7:15PM BST 2-02 "Tooth And Claw
Monday 7PM BST 2-03 School Reunion
Monday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-03 Friends Reunited
Tuesday 7PM BST 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
Tuesday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-04 "From Script To
23 August 7PM BST 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
23 August 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-05 Cybermen
24 August 7PM BST 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
24 August 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-06 "From Zero To
25 August 7PM BST 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
27 August 7PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-08?
27 August 7:15PM BST 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
28 August 7PM BST DrWho Confidential 2-09 "Religion, Myths, And
28 August 7:30PM BST 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
28 August 8:15PM BST 2-10 Love & Monsters
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.
Tuesday 6:40PM CET 1-01 Rose
29 August 6:40PM CET 1-02 The End Of The World
16:9 Letterbox.
No airings in August.
29 September 8AM EDT/PDT 1-06 Dalek
29 September 9AM EDT/PDT 1-07 The Long Game
29 September 10AM EDT/PDT 1-08 Father's Day
29 September 11AM EDT/PDT 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1
29 September Noon EDT/PDT 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2
29 September 1PM EDT/PDT 1-11 Boom Town
29 September 2PM EDT/PDT 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1
29 September 3PM EDT/PDT 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2
29 September 9PM EDT/PDT 2-01 Doctor Who 2nd Series 2 hour premiere including The Christmas Invasion
29 September 11PM EDT/PDT 2-01 Doctor Who 2nd Series 2 hour premiere including The Christmas Invasion (repeat)
Thomsonfly Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways,
British Midland Airlines, British Airways, Air New Zealand - various
Until Sunday - Shada pt 5 on website via listen again
Sunday 6PM & Midnight BST Shada pt 6 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
27 August 6PM & Midnight BST "Storm Warning" pt 1 of 4
The 8th Doctor (Paul McGann) finds himself on a doomed airship
headed for a date with destiny, and his first meeting with
adventuress Charley Pollard (India Fisher).
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). No episodes scheduled right now.
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
When the start time varies, the correct time in EDT will be noted in parenthesis.
Wednesday The Time Warrior pts 3+4 of 4
Season 11, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Thursday 2AM Invasion pt 1 of 6
Thursday 2:30AM Invasion of the Dinosaurs pt 2 of 6

Friday Invasion of the Dinosaurs pts 3+4 of 6
Season 11, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Saturday The Visitation all 4 pts
Season 19, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Sunday Black Orchid both pts
Season 19, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Monday Invasion of the Dinosaurs pts 5+6 of 6
Season 11, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Tuesday The Monster of Peladon pts 1+2 of 6
Season 11, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
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
5 September Planet of Evil
7 September Pyramids of Mars
9 September The King's Demons
10 September Warriors of the Deep
11 September The Android Invasion
13 September The Brain of Morbius
15 September The Seeds of Doom
16 September The Awakening (2:45AM)
17 September Frontios
20 September The Masque of Mandragora
22 September The Hand Of Fear
23 September Planet of Fire
24 September The Caves of Androzani
26 September The Deadly Assassin
28 September The Face of Evil
30 September The Time Warrior (Companions) (2:15AM)
1 October The Ark In Space (Companions)
7 October Terror of the Zygons (Companions)
8 October Pyramids of Mars (Companions)
14 October The Android Invasion (Companions)
15 October The Hand Of Fear (Companions)
21 October The Invisible Enemy (Companions) (2:30AM)
22 October K9 & Company: A Girl's Best Friend BBC Kids Premiere!) (2AM)
22 October K9 & Company: A Girl's Best Friend (3AM, repeat)
28 October Revenge of the Cybermen (Cybermen) (2:15AM)
29 October Earthshock (BBC Kids Premiere!)
4 November Attack of the Cybermen (Cybermen)
5 November Silver Nemesis (Cybermen)
11 November The Twin Dilemma
12 November Attack of the Cybermen
18 November Vengeance on Varos
19 November The Mark of the Rani
25 November The Two Doctors (2:15AM)
26 November Timelash
2 December The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet
3 December Mawdryn Undead (may be an error in the schedule)
9 December The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids (2:15AM)
10 December The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe
16 December Time and the Rani
17 December Paradise Towers
23 December Delta and the Bannermen (3AM)
Christmas Eve Dragonfire
30 December The Happiness Patrol
New Years Eve Silver Nemesis
American Who (alternate
Current episodes:
Patrick Troughton Tribute Special.
Jon Pertwee Tribute Special.
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 Midnight-2:35AM EDT Doctor Who And The Silurians movie
Season 7, Episodes 5 through 11. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
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
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 The Green Death eps 5+6 of 6
Season 10, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
26 August The Time Warrior pts 1+2
2 September The Time Warrior pts 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:
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 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.
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
Cool TV
Series 1 completed. Now repeating on RTL Klub.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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