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Wednesday 27th September 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - September 27, 2006
(posted 27th Sep 2006, 12:01pm - TWIDW post #0435)
September 27, 2006 - Vol 9, No 39
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Wednesday 27 September:
BS-2 Japan 10PM - The Unquiet Dead
Thursday 28 September:
Prime TV New Zealand 7:30PM - Army Of Ghosts
BS-2 Japan 10PM - Aliens of London
Friday 29 September:
SciFi US 8PM/10:30PM - The Christmas Invasion (Series 2 Premiere!)
SciFi US 9:30PM/12AM - New Earth
Saturday 30 September:
ABC Australia 7:30PM - Army of Ghosts
Sunday 1 October:
YLE 2 Finland 8:05PM - Aliens Of London
Monday 2 October:
ATV World (Hong Kong) 9PM - The Idiot's Lantern
Tuesday 3 October:
Ztele (Canada) 8PM EDT - La Regne Des Cybermen, pt 2
BS-2 Japan 10PM - World War Three (now in regular time slot)
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 ...
The upcoming new Doctor Who radio stories on BBC 7 starring Paul
McGann (beginning 31 December 2006):
Blood Of The Daleks (2 episodes)
Horror Of Glam Rock
Immortal Beloved
No More Lies
Human Resources (2 episodes, Cybermen)
US SciFi begins its run of Doctor Who Series 2 this Friday at 8PM and 10:30PM EDT with a 2 ½ hour premiere (The Christmas Invasion and New Earth). Doctor Who and Battlestar Galactica are the 2 new shows on SciFi Friday this fall - here's hoping for large audiences. The last 8 episodes of Series 1 (Dalek through The Parting of the Ways) will air earlier that day from 8AM to 4PM EDT in the Daytime rotation. New episodes will only air on Fridays this time around - no Sunday repeats. BBC America will begin a run of Series 1 on BBC America 20640Tuesday November 21 at 10PM EST.
Prime and ABC air part 1 of the 2 part finale of Series 2 this weekend (Army of Ghosts).
UKTV Australia will begin airing Doctor Who series 1 on Sunday 1 October.
UK's BBC Three and UKTV Gold are doing repeat runs of the new Doctor Who. BBC Three airs Series 2 weeknights at 7PM BST. UKTV Gold repeats 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 run on UKTV Gold ends on Friday 29 September, with BBC Three continuing into October.
Maryland Public TV confounded VCRs and DVRs once again last weekend. The entire Saturday lineup ran early, with The Sontaran Experiment starting at 11:54PM. After The Sontaran Experiment, there was an unannounced airing of episode 1 of Genesis of the Daleks. The website currently has this Saturday's episodes (Revenge of the Cybermen) and next Saturday's (Terror of the Zygons) scheduled to start at 11:59PM. If you are taping or DVRing, set extra time before and after the program. DirecTivo currently has Revenge of the Cybermen set to tape from Midnight to 1:30AM, which should cut off both the beginning and the end of the story. If they decide to throw in more of Genesis of the Daleks - all bets are off.
Series 2 Doctor Who episodes have been spotted on various Canadian
airlines, including Air Canada. Air Canada was showing New Earth on
September 4, prior to the English language TV debut of the episode
in North America.
Still no premiere date for Torchwood yet. The wait continues.
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 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
4:3 cropped pan & scan
5 October 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
Saturday 7:30PM 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
7 October 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2 (2nd Series Finale)
ATV World
Series 2 Mondays 9PM.
Monday 9PM 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
9 October 9PM 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
Cropped 4:3 pan & scan. Episodes dubbed in French.
Thursday 5PM, Friday 10PM, Saturday 8AM, Sunday 4PM, Tuesday 2PM EDT 2-05 La Regne Des Cybermen pt 1 of 2
Tuesday 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 Premiere
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 La Planete Impossible 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 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
Tuesdays at 10PM starting 3 October.
Wednesday 10PM 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
Thursday 10PM 1-04 Aliens of London
Tuesday 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:
Wednesday 7PM BST 2-10 "Love And Monsterst"
Wednesday 7:45PM BST 2-11 Fear Her
Thursday 7PM BST 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
Thursday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-12 "Welcome To
Friday 7PM BST DrWho Confidential 2-00 One Year On (1 hour)
Friday 8PM BST 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
Friday 8:50PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-13 Finale
4 October 7PM BST 2-01 New Earth
4 October 7:45PM BST 2-02 Tooth and Claw
5 October 7PM BST 2-03 School Reunion
5 October 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-03 "Friends
6 October 7PM BST 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
6 October 7:50PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-04 "From Script To
9 October 7PM BST 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
9 October 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential CutDown 2-05 Cybermen
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"
5 October 6:30PM BST "episode unknown"
7 October 5PM BST "episode unknown"
8 October 5PM BST "episode unknown"
First broadcaster of The Sarah Jane Adventures (coming in 2007)
First Run Paul McGann radio series. 8 50 minute episodes co-produced
with Big Finish.
31 December & 7 January "Blood Of The Daleks"
14 January "Horror Of Glam Rock"
21 January "Immortal Beloved"
28 January "Phobos"
4 February "No More Lies"
11 & 18 February "Human Resources" (Cybermen)
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.
Friday 8AM EDT/PDT 1-06 Dalek
Friday 9AM EDT/PDT 1-07 The Long Game
Friday 10AM EDT/PDT 1-08 Father's Day
Friday 11AM EDT/PDT 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1
Friday Noon EDT/PDT 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2
Friday 1PM EDT/PDT 1-11 Boom Town
Friday 2PM EDT/PDT 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1
Friday 3PM EDT/PDT 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2
Friday 8PM & 10:30PM EDT/PDT 2-00 The Christmas Invasion Premiere (2nd Series Premiere, 90 minute time slot)
Friday 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
Until Sunday - Sword Of Orion pt 1 on website via listen again
Sunday 6PM & Midnight BST "Sword Of Orion" pt 2 of 4
8 October 6PM & Midnight BST "Sword Of Orion" pt 3 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 31 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 & 2:35AM BST 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
Thursday 6PM & 2:30AM BST 1-11 Boom Town
Friday 6PM & 3:15AM BST 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
BFBS 2 Repeat Run of Series 1.
Sunday 5:30PM CET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Sunday 6:10PM CET 1-06 Dalek
Series 1 repeats.
Tuesday 6:45PM CET 1-07 The Long Game
10 October 6:40PM CET 1-08 Father's Day
Series 1 Repeats.
Friday 5AM, Saturday 7:15AM + 5:10PM CET 1-01 Rose
Sunday 8:10PM, Monday 11:20PM + 2:25AM, October 6:40AM + 5:10PM CET 1-02 La Fin Del Mondo
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
RTL Klub
Saturday 3:30PM CET 1-06 Dalek
Yes Stars
Thursday 8:15PM, Friday 10AM & 2:35PM 1-02 The End Of The World
All times 2 hours later on UKTV + 2
Sunday 8:30PM, 7 October 7PM AEST 1-01 Rose
Sunday 9:30PM, 7 October 8?PM AEST 1-02 The End Of The World
8 October 7PM, 14 October 6:30PM AEST 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
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 Deadly Assassin pts 3+4 of 4
Season 14, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Thursday The Face of Evil pts 1+2 of 4
Friday The Face of Evil pts 3+4 of 4
Season 14, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Saturday 2:15AM EDT The Time Warrior all 4 pts (Sarah Jane Smith
primer story)
Season 11, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Sunday The Ark In Space all 4 pts (Sarah Jane Smith primer story)
Season 12, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Monday The Robots of Death pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday The Robots of Death pts 3+4 of 4
Season 14, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
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!)
30 October The Pirate Planet
1 November The Stones of Blood
3 November The Androids of Tara
4 November Attack of the Cybermen (Cybermen)
5 November Silver Nemesis (Cybermen)
7 November The Power of Kroll
9 November The Armageddon Factor
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
Late Saturday 11:59PM-1:37AM EDT Revenge of the Cybermen all 4 pts
(The show is likely to start early and/or run late - MPT has made late schedule changes every week lately.)
Season 12, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
7 October 11:59PM-1:37AM EDT Terror of the Zygons
14 October Midnight-1:30AM EDT Planet of Evil
21 October Midnight-1:35AM EDT Pyramids of Mars
28 October Midnight-1:35AM EDT The Android Invasion
WCET Cincinnati
analog 48
digital 48-1 (34-1)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,
Cincinnati Dish 48,
Doctor Who returns October 7 at 10:30PM EDT.
7 October 10:30PM EDT Robot pts 1+2 of 4
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 3+4 of 4
Series 14, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
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 & 12:30AM PDT Invasion of the Dinosaurs pts 5+6 of 6 (more likely Death to the Daleks 3+4
Season 11, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
7 October 7PM & 12:30AM PDT Death to the Daleks pts 1+2 of 4
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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