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Wednesday 20th September 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - September 20, 2006
(posted 20th Sep 2006, 12:05pm - TWIDW post #0434)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - Japanese Premiere Week!
September 20, 2006 - Vol 9, No 38
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Thursday 21 September:
Prime TV New Zealand 7:30PM - Fear Her
Saturday 23 September:
ABC Australia 7:30PM - Fear Her
Sunday 24 September:
YLE 2 Finland 8:05PM - The Unquiet Dead
Monday 25 September:
ATV World (Hong Kong) 9PM - The Age Of Steel
BS-2 Japan 10PM - Rose (Japanese Premiere!)
Tuesday 26 September:
Ztele (Canada) 8PM EDT - La Regne Des Cybermen, pt 1
BS-2 Japan 10PM - The End Of The World
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!)
Tuesday 21 November:
BBC America 10PM EST - Series 1 Repeat Run
Date to be Announced:
BBC Three - Torchwood - spinoff series - it's coming soon ...
BBC 7 and Big Finish are producing a series of 50 minute
Doctor Who radio dramas starring Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor. They
will begin airing at new years. Sheridan Smith will play new
companion Lucie Miller. These stories will be set sometime after the
Big Finish 8th Doctor audios with Charley Pollard, some of which are
currently rerunning on BBC7.
The stories:
Blood Of The Daleks (2 episodes)
Horror Of Glam Rock
Immortal Beloved
No More Lies
Human Resources (2 episodes, Cybermen)
NHK Satellite station BS2 brings Doctor Who to Japan starting this
Monday 25 September. The first four episodes will air Monday to
Thursday at 10PM. Starting 3 October, Doctor Who airs weekly at 10PM
Tuesday. It is expected that both Series 1 and 2 will air.
"The Sarah Jane Adventures" are coming to UK television screens in
2007. A one hour pilot will air early in 2007 with more episodes
going into production next year. Elisabeth Sladen will return as
Sarah Jane Smith in this spinoff series, with K9 making a cameo in
the pilot episode. Yasmine Paige will play Sarah's 13 year old
neighbour Maria. It is believed that the series will take place at a
point in time after the Doctor Who episode School Reunion.
"The Sarah Jane Adventures" is being made for CBBC, with episodes
expected to air on BBC One's CBBC programming block and on the CBBC
Channel (same frequency that BBC Three inhabits at night). It will
be aimed as a more children oriented fantasy thriller, with Doctor
Who as the "family" show and Torchwood as the "aimed at adults" show.
UKTV Australia will begin airing Doctor Who series 1 on Sunday 1 October.
US SciFi begins its run of Doctor Who Series 2 on Friday 29 September at 8PM EDT with a 2 ½ hour premiere (The Christmas Invasion and New Earth). Only 16 days to go now. 2BBC America will begin a run of Series 1 on Tuesday November 21 at 10PM EST.
UK's BBC Three and UKTV Gold are doing repeat runs of the new Doctor Who. BBC Three airs Series 1 and 2 weeknights at 7PM BST. UKTV Gold repeats {{29=Series 1}} weeknights at 6PM & 2AM. UKTV Gold + 1 airs the UKTV Gold schedule 1 hour later, so if you want to see the episodes on both UKTV Gold and BBC Three, catch the early evening showing on the main Gold instead of + 1. At the moment the repeat runs on both channels end on Friday 29 September, with new programming taking over on Monday 2 October.
No word on when/if Series 2 is reaching Italy, but Italian viewers get to see Series 1 again starting Sunday 24 September at 8:10PM CET. Jimmy will air episodes multiple times each week. Tune in for at least one of these broadcasts, or you won't see the show:
Sunday 8:10PM
Monday 11:20PM, 3:35AM
Friday 5AM
Saturday 7:15AM, 5:10PM
Israel station Yes Stars is repeating Series 1 beginning this Thursday at 8:05PM, with 2 repeats on Fridays. The advertising on Yes Stars also shows that they have purchased the rights to Series 2.
MPT pulled the Doctor Who story scheduled for
September 16 with little notice to make room for a Greatful Dead
concert. The Sontaran Experiment has been rescheduled for Saturday
September 23 at 11:55PM (BTW, if you watch MPT's comedies - they're
all starting 5 or 6 minutes early this week). Revenge Of The
Cybermen has moved back to September 30. MPT tends to redo their
Saturday schedule with little notice - if you're planning to record
Sontaran Experiment, check their website Friday evening in case of
further changes.
To simplify the listings for people looking for "new" Doctor Who in
their area, only broadcasters that are airing Series 2 (with David
Tennant) or new to their country episodes are going to be in the New
Series section. Broadcasters that are just airing repeats of Series
1 at this time are being moved to the other Doctor Who broadcasts
section (with all the previous Doctors). The new Paul McGann audios
will be in the new series section when they premiere on BBC7, moving
to the other section for future repeats. Series 2 will move to the
other Who section sometime after Series 3 premieres in the UK.
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 2-11 Fear Her
4:3 cropped pan & scan
28 September 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
Saturday 7:30PM 2-11 Fear Her
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
30 September 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
7 October 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2 (2nd Series Finale)
ATV World
Series 2 Mondays 9PM. Series 1 Repeats Sundays 1:10PM.
Sunday 1:10PM 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
Monday 9PM 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
2 October 9PM 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
Cropped 4:3 pan & scan. Episodes dubbed in French.
Thursday 5PM, Friday 10PM, Saturday 8AM, Sunday 4PM, Tuesday 2PM EDT 2-04 La Cheminee Du Temps
Tuesday 8PM
, 28 September 5PM, 29 September 10PM, 30 September 8AM, 1 October 4PM, 3 October 2PM EDT 2-05 La Regne Des Cybermen pt 1 of 2 Premiere
3 October 8PM, 5 October 5PM, 6 October 10PM, 7 October 8AM, 8 October 4PM, 10 October 2PM EDT 2-06 La Regne Des Cybermen pt 2 of 2
10 October 8PM, 12 October 5PM, 13 October 10PM, 14 October 8AM, 15 October 4PM, 17 October 2PM EDT 2-07 L'hysterique de l'estrange lucarne
17 October 8PM, 19 October 5PM, 20 October 10PM, 21 October 8AM, 22 October 4PM, 24 October 2PM EDT 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
Series 2 begins 9 October! (in English).
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.
Sunday 8:05PM EET 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
Tuesdays at 10PM starting 3 October.
Monday 10PM 1-01 Rose Series Premiere in Japan!
Tuesday 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 (Doctor Who in regular time slot)
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
16:9 Widescreen. Series 1 & 2 Repeat Run (ends 29 September?):
Wednesday 7PM BST 2-01 New Earth
Wednesday 7:45PM BST 2-02 Tooth and Claw
Thursday 7PM BST 2-03 School Reunion
Thursday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-03 "Friends
Friday 7PM BST DrWho Confidential 2-04 From Script to Screen
Friday 7:30PM BST 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
Friday 8:15PM BST 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
Saturday 7PM BST DrWho Confidential 2-06 "Mickey Smith"
Saturday 7:30PM BST 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
Sunday 7PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-07 The Writer's Tale
Sunday 7:15PM BST 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
Monday 7PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-08 You've Got the Look
Monday 7:15PM BST 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
Tuesday 7PM BST 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
Tuesday 7:50PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-09 "Religion, Myths,
and Legends"
27 September 7PM BST 2-10 "Love And Monsterst"
27 September 7:45PM BST 2-11 Fear Her
28 September 7PM BST 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
28 September 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-12 "Welcome To
29 September 7PM BST DrWho Confidential 2-00 One Year On (1 hour)
29 September 8PM BST 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
29 September 8:50PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-13 Finale
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
Thursday 6:30PM BST "episode unknown"
Saturday 5PM BST "episode unknown"
Sunday 5PM BST "episode unknown"
28 September 6:30PM BST "episode unknown"
30 September 5PM BST "episode unknown"
1 October 5PM BST "episode unknown"
First broadcaster of The Sarah Jane Adventures (coming in 2007)
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 3 on website via listen again
Sunday 6PM & Midnight BST "Sword Of Orion" pt 1 of 4
1 October 6PM & Midnight BST "Sword Of Orion" pt 2 of 4
The 8th Doctor and Charley come across a sinister ship in space -
run by the Cybermen.
Sundays from 22 October - The Stones Of Venice
Sundays from 19 November - Invaders From Mars
Sundays from 17 December - The Chimes Of Midnight
Coming in December - new Doctor Who radio dramas starring Paul
McGann as the 8th Doctor.
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.
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1).
Wednesday 6PM & 2:10AM BST 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Thursday 6PM & 1:30AM BST 1-06 Dalek
Friday 6PM & 2AM BST 1-07 The Long Game
Monday 6PM & 2AM BST 1-08 Father's Day
Tuesday 6PM & 1:55AM BST 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2

27 September 6PM & 2:25AM BST 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
28 September 6PM & 2:40AM BST 1-11 Boom Town
29 September 6PM & 3:15AM BST 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
BFBS 2 Repeat Run of Series 1.
Sunday 5:25PM CET 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
Sunday 6:10PM CET 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
Series 1 repeats.
Tuesday 6:40PM CET 1-06 Dalek
3 October 6:45PM CET 1-07 The Long Game
10 October 6:40PM CET 1-08 Father's Day
Series 1 Returns to Jimmy this week!
Sunday 8:10PM, Monday 11:20PM + 3:35AM, 29 September 5AM, 30 September 7:15AM + 5:10PM CET 1-01 Rose
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
RTL Klub
Saturday 3:30PM CET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Yes Stars
Thursday 8:15PM, Friday 10AM & 2:35PM 1-01 Rose
1 October 8:30PM AEST 1-01 Rose
1 October 9:30?PM AEST 1-02 The End Of The World
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 The Masque of Mandragora pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday The Masque of Mandragora pts 3+4 of 4
Season 14, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Friday The Hand Of Fear pts 1+2 of 4
Season 14, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Saturday Planet of Fire all 4 pts
Season 21, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Sunday The Caves of Androzani all 4 pts
Season 21, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Monday The Hand Of Fear pts 3+4 of 4
Season 14, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Tuesday The Deadly Assassin pts 1+2 of 4
Season 14, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Tom Baker.
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)
17 October The Sun Makers
19 October Underworld
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)
23 October The Invasion of Time
26 October The Ribos Operation
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
BBC America
Doctor Who Series 1 - Coming November 21 at 10PM EST/7PM PST.
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
Saturday 11:55PM-1:09AM EDT The Sontaran Experiment all 2 pts (actually shown at 11:54PM)
Season 12, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Tom Baker.
» Genesis of the Daleks ep 1 was also shown!
30 September Midnight Revenge of the Cybermen all 4 pts
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 Deadly Assassin pts 1+2 of 4
Series 14, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Tom Baker.
30 September The Deadly Assassin pts 3+4
7 October The Face of Evil pts 1+2
14 October The Face of Evil pts 3+4
21 October The Robots of Death pts 1+2
28 October The Robots of Death 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 PDT Invasion of the Dinosaurs pts 5+6 of 6 (more likely Death to the Daleks 1+2)
Late Saturday 1AM PDT Invasion of the Dinosaurs pt 6 of 6

Season 11, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
30 September 7PM & 1:30AM Death to the Daleks pts 1+2
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
American Who (alternate
On production hiatus until further notice.
Current episodes:
Patrick Troughton Tribute Special.
Jon Pertwee Tribute Special.
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. Will air "The Sarah Jane
Adventures" in its CBBC programming block in 2007. Expected to
air "Torchwood" after the episodes air on BBC Three.
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) BELGIUM (& The Netherlands) - een Network
Series One completed.
10) RUSSIA - STS TV http://www.ctc-
Series 1 Completed.
11) SPAIN/PORTUGAL - Digital Plus
People + Arts - Series 1 Completed.
12) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia
Style UK Series 1 Repeat Run Completed.
13) HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?) - Cool TV
Series 1 completed. Now repeating on RTL Klub.
14) MALAYSIA - Astro - Box Office Events
Series 1 and 2 completed. Next air dates to be announced.
15) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 3
Series 1 completed.
16) MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA - People + Arts
Spanish - cropped to 4:3 pan & scan. Series 1 completed.
17) DENMARK - DR 1
Series 1 completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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