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Wednesday 6th September 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - September 6, 2006
(posted 6th Sep 2006, 11:47am - TWIDW post #0431)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - Finland's Premiere Week!
September 6, 2006 - Vol 9, No 36
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thursday 7 September:
Prime TV New Zealand 7:30PM - The Satan Pit
Saturday 9 September:
ABC Australia 7:30PM - The Satan Pit
Sunday 10 September:
YLE 2 Finland 8:05PM - Rose (Finland Premiere!)
Monday 11 September:
ATV World (Hong Kong) - The Girl In The Fireplace
Tuesday 12 September:
Ztele (Canada) 8PM EDT - A l'ecole des retrouvailles
DR1 11:40PM CET - Bad Wolf
Monday 25 September:
BS-2 Japan - Rose
Friday 29 September:
SciFi US 8PM/10:30PM - The Christmas Invasion (Series 2 Premiere!)
SciFi US 9:30PM/12AM - New Earth
Monday 9 October:
CBC (Canada) 8PM - New Earth (Series 2 Premiere - in English!)
Date to be Announced:
BBC Three - Torchwood - spinoff series - it's coming soon ...
Finland finally gets Doctor Who this week when YLE 2 premieres
Doctor Who this Sunday at 8:05PM EET. First up - Rose.
BBC Prime's latest update to their FAQ about Doctor Who takes a more negative view on whether they will buy the show in the future, compared to previous versions of the FAQ. There are 2 versions of BBC Prime - one for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, and a similar one with a different schedule for Asia. "Sadly there are no current plans to show either old or the new series but we hope to at some point so please keep checking the listings from time to time."
UKTV Australia will begin airing Doctor Who series 1 on Sunday 1 October.
US SciFi has preliminary October information up on its website when you search for shows. Doctor Who's regular Series 2 timeslot will be 8PM & 11PM Eastern Time Fridays as of October 6. If you live in the Pacific Time zone, that's 8PM and 11PM on most Cable systems - 5PM & 8PM on DirecTV and Dish Network. No Sunday repeats have been scheduled for Series 2 at this time - it appears you have 2 chances to see the episode Friday, and then you have to wait for the Series to finish for more repeat chances. There are no episode titles on the website yet, but assuming episodes air in order:
September 29 8PM & 10:30PM Eastern - The Christmas Invasion
September 29 9:30PM & Midnight Eastern - New Earth
October 6 8PM & 11PM Eastern - Tooth and Claw
October 13 8PM & 11PM Eastern - School Reunion
October 20 8PM & 11PM Eastern - The Girl in the Fireplace
October 27 8PM & 11PM Eastern - Rise of the Cybermen
UK's BBC Three is doing a repeat run of Doctor Who weeknights at 7PM BST. It will go back to Rose and the Eccleston episodes beginning Wednesday 6 September. UKTV Gold will begin a repeat run of the Eccleston episodes with commercials included starting Monday 18 September at 6PM BST (with repeats around 2AM most weeknights). The UKTV Gold run is tentatively set to skip Rose and The Unquiet Dead. The time-shifted UKTV Gold + 1 will be airing Doctor Who with commercials at the same time that BBC Three is airing Doctor Who without commercials.
Maryland Public TV aired Robot in episodic format this past weekend instead of the advertised movie format. If you set your timer for the advertised time or let your Tivo handle it, it cut out before the climax. Allow extra time on MPT in case stories are shown in episodic version. Definitely set extra time this week and next anyway because Who will be airing at the end of a pledge night.
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 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
4:3 cropped pan & scan
14 September 2-10 Love & Monsters
Saturday 7:30PM 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
16 September 2-10 Love & Monsters
23 September 2-11 Fear Her
UKTV Australia Series 1 repeat run starts 1 October.
ATV World
Series 2 Mondays 9PM. Series 1 Repeats Sundays 1:10PM.
Sunday 1:10PM 1-11 Boom Town
Monday 9PM 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
17 September 1:10PM 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
18 September 9PM 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
Cropped 4:3 pan & scan. Episodes dubbed in French.
Thursday 5PM, Friday 10PM, Saturday 8AM, Sunday 4PM, Tuesday 2PM EDT 2-02 Un loup-garou royal
Tuesday 8PM
, 14 September 5PM, 15 September 10PM, 16 September 8AM, 17 September 4PM, 19 September 2PM EDT 2-01 A l'ecole des retrouvailles Premiere
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) 1-13 "The Parting Of
The Ways" pt 2 of 2
16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog
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.
DR 1
Tuesday 11:40PM CET 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
RTL Klub
Saturday 3:30PM CET 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
Sunday 8:05PM EET 1-01 Rose (Finland Premiere!)
Tuesdays at 10PM starting 3 October.
25 September 10PM 1-01 Rose Series Premiere in Japan!
26 September 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 DrWho Confidential 1-01 Bringing Back the Doctor
Wednesday 7:30PM BST 1-01 Rose
Wednesday 8:15PM BST 1-02 The End Of The World
Thursday 7PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 1-03 "Tardis Tales"
Thursday 7:15PM BST 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
Friday 7PM BST DrWho Confidential 1-04 "I Get A Side-Kick Out Of You"
Friday 7:30PM BST 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
Friday 8:15PM BST 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Monday 7PM BST 1-06 Dalek
Monday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 1-06 The Daleks
Tuesday 7PM BST 1-07 The Long Game
Tuesday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 1-07 The Dark Side
13 September 7PM BST 1-08 Father's Day
13 September 7:45PM BST "Doctor Who Night?"
14 September 7PM BST 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
14 September 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 1-10 "Weird
15 September 7PM BST DrWho Confidential 1-11 "Unsung Heroes And
Violent Deaths"
15 September 7:30PM BST 1-11 Boom Town
15 September 8:15PM BST 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
18 September 7PM BST 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
18 September 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 1-13 "The Last
19 September 7PM BST 2-00 The Christmas Invasion
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)
"Totally Doctor Who" repeat run
Sunday 5PM BST 1-02 "tie in to Tooth And Claw"
16 September 5PM BST "episode unknown"
17 September 5PM BST "episode unknown"
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1).
18 September 6PM & 2AM BST 1-02 The End Of The World
19 September 6PM BST 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
20 September 6PM & 2:10AM BST 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
21 September 6PM & 1:35AM BST 1-06 Dalek
22 September 6PM & 2:10AM BST 1-07 The Long Game
25 September 6PM & 2AM BST 1-08 Father's Day
Late 26 September 2AM BST 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
27 September 6PM & 2:35AM BST 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
28 September 6PM & 2:45AM BST 1-11 Boom Town
29 September 6PM & 3:20AM BST 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
Series 1 repeats.
Tuesday 6:40PM CET 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
19 September 6:40PM CET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
26 September 6:40PM CET 1-06 Dalek
16:9 Letterbox. Pacific Time info is 3 hours earlier on Satellite.
Series 2 - Fridays 8PM & 11PM Eastern starting September 29. No Sunday repeat for this series.
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 8PM & 10:30PM EDT/PDT 2-00 The Christmas Invasion (2nd Series Premiere, 90 minute time slot)
29 September 9:30PM & Midnight EDT/PDT 2-01 New Earth
6 October 8PM & 11PM EDT/PDT 2-02 Tooth and Claw
13 October 8PM & 11PM EDT/PDT 2-03 School Reunion
20 October 8PM & 11PM EDT/PDT 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
27 October 8PM & 11PM EDT/PDT 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
Thomsonfly Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways,
British Midland Airlines, British Airways, Air New Zealand - various
Until Sunday - Storm Warning pt 2 on website via listen again
Sunday 6PM & Midnight BST "Storm Warning" pt 3 of 4
17 September 6PM & Midnight BST "Storm Warning" pt 4 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
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
Wednesday Planet of Evil pts 3+4 of 4
Season 13, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Thursday Pyramids of Mars pts 1+2 of 4
Friday Pyramids of Mars pts 3+4 of 4
Season 13, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Saturday The King's Demons all 2 pts
Season 20, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Sunday Warriors of the Deep all 4 pts
Season 21, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Monday The Android Invasion pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday The Android Invasion pts 3+4 of 4
Season 13, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
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)
2 October The Robots of Death
4 October The Talons of Weng-Chiang
7 October Terror of the Zygons (Companions)
8 October Pyramids of Mars (Companions)
9 October Horror of Fang Rock
11 October The Invisible Enemy
13 October Image of the Fendahl
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!)
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"
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
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 Ark In Space movie or episodic (actually shown at 12:27AM)
Season 12, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Airing at the end of a pledge night - the show may run late.
16 September 12:30AM The Sontaran Experiment
23 September Midnight Genesis of the Daleks
WCET Cincinnati
analog 48
digital 48-1 (34-1)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,
Cincinnati Dish 48,
Doctor Who returns October 7 at 10:30PM EDT.
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 Hand Of Fear pts 1+2 of 4
Series 14, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Tom Baker.
16 September The Hand Of Fear pts 3+4
23 September The Deadly Assassin pts 1+2
30 September The Deadly Assassin 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
Late Saturday 1AM PDT only Invasion of the Dinosaurs pts 3+4 of 6
Season 11, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
16 September 7PM only Invasion of the Dinosaurs pts 5+6
23 September 7PM & 1:30AM Death to the Daleks pts 1+2
30 September 7PM & 12:30AM Death to the Daleks pts 3+4
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
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:
1) UK - BBC One
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Primary broadcaster of Doctor Who.
Series 2 Completed. The Runaway Bride comes in December.
Doctor Who premiere 2006.
3) GERMANY - ProSieben
Doctor Who premiere 2006. Series 1 & 2 purchased. Dubbed in German.
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
Doctor Who premiere date TBA
FAQ page says "Sadly there are no current plans to show either old
or the new series but we hope to at some point so please keep
checking the listings from time to time."
Series 1 completed. Series 2 premiere date TBA.
8) FRANCE - France 4
Series One completed.
9) ITALY - Jimmy
Series One completed.
10) ISRAEL - Yes Stars
Series One completed on Yes Weekend. Channel renamed since.
11) BELGIUM (& The Netherlands) - een Network
Series One completed.
12) RUSSIA - STS TV http://www.ctc-
Series 1 Completed.
13) SPAIN/PORTUGAL - Digital Plus
People + Arts - Series 1 Completed.
14) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia
Style UK Series 1 Repeat Run Completed.
BFBS, BFBS 2, & BFBS Navy have finished airing Series 2.
16) HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?) - Cool TV
Series 1 completed. Now repeating on RTL Klub.
17) MALAYSIA - Astro - Box Office Events
Series 1 and 2 completed. Next air dates to be announced.
18) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 3
Series 1 completed.
19) MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA - People + Arts
(Time zone for listings not apparent - adjust for local time.)
Spanish - cropped to 4:3 pan & scan.
Series 1 completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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