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Wednesday 25th October 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - October 25, 2006
(posted 25th Oct 2006, 11:28am - TWIDW post #0444)
October 25, 2006 - Vol 9, No 43
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Friday 27 October:
SciFi US 8PM/11PM - Rise Of The Cybermen
Saturday 28 October:
KBS 2 South Korea 12:50PM - The Christmas Invasion (new day and time!)
Sunday 29 October:
TVP1 Poland 3PM - World War Three
YLE 2 Finland 8:05PM - Father's Day
BBC Three 10PM - Torchwood episode 3 - See Torchwood This Week
Monday 30 October:
ATV World (Hong Kong) 9PM - Fear Her
Tuesday 31 October:
Ztele (Canada) 8PM EST - L.I.N.D.A.
BS-2 Japan 10PM - The Empty Child
Tuesday 21 November:
BBC America 10PM EST - Series 1 Repeat Run
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)
Congratulations to Torchwood! The 2 episode premiere on BBC Three on
Sunday were the two most watched programmes on BBC Three since the
channel's launch - 2.378 million overnight viewers for episode 1 and
2.328 million overnight viewers for episode 2. The episodes repeat
at 9PM tonight (25 October) on BBC Two. Regular episodes will now be
Sundays at 10PM on BBC Three, with many repeats during the week on
that channel and a Wednesday 9PM airing on BBC Two. Torchwood
information will be in Torchwood This Week . As mentioned last week,
Torchwood is a show designed for the post-9PM audience in the UK, as
opposed to the family audience Doctor Who is designed for -
parents/guardians should decide if the show is appropriate for their
KBS 2 South Korea resumes Doctor Who this Saturday the 28th at 12:50PM with The Christmas Invasion.
For South Korean fans of series 1, the FOX cable channel is reported
repeating the series at 10:50PM. I do not have full schedule
information yet or a link, but if you have that channel, check it
out. Episodes are reportedly airing in English with subtitles.
NBC Universal has sent out an advanced grid for SciFi US' December schedule. Series 2 of Doctor Who will finish on the channel in December. The lineup:
Friday 1 December 8 & 11PM Eastern - The Satan Pit, pt 2
Friday 8 December 8 & 11PM Eastern - Love And Monsters
Friday 15 December 8 & 11PM Eastern - Fear Her
Friday 22 December 8AM to 4PM Eastern - 8 episode marathon
Friday 22 December 8 & 10PM Eastern - Army Of Ghosts, pt 1
Friday 22 December 9 & 11PM Eastern - Doomsday, pt 2
Monday 25 December 3PM Eastern - The Christmas Invasion, on Christmas Day
If anyone missed the 2nd airing of The Girl In The Fireplace on
SciFi US last Friday, the channel made a last minute schedule
change. Doctor Who is now airing at 8PM and 11PM Eastern (adjust for
local time and feed) instead of 8PM and Midnight Eastern. The change
is due to SciFi pulling Threshold from the 10PM timeslot, moving the
11PM repeat of Battlestar Galactica to 10PM, and adding another
Battlestar Galactica repeat at Midnight. For now, it appears the
schedule remains stable for the rest of the series, with a pre-
emption on November 24 for the Thanksgiving weekend movie marathon.
On December 22, the 2 part series finale airs complete at 8PM
Eastern, with an immediate repeat at 10PM Eastern.
CBC TV has revealed their plans for the
rest of Doctor Who Series 2. Most notable - a 5 week Christmas/New
Years vacation in the middle of the Impossible Planet/Satan Pit two-
parter. Most primetime CBC shows will be taking a vacation for the
Christmas period. The Runaway Bride (produced with series 3) and the
Torchwood series have not been scheduled yet.
30 October - pre-empted for a miniseries
6 November - The Girl In The Fireplace
13 November - Rise Of The Cybermen, pt 1
20 November - The Age Of Steel, pt 2
27 November - The Idiot's Lantern
4 December - The Impossible Planet, pt 1
11 December through 8 January - pre-empted for special programming
15 January - The Satan Pit, pt 2
22 January - Love And Monsters
29 January - Fear Her
5 February - Army Of Ghosts, pt 1
12 February - Doomsday, pt 2
UKTV Gold will start airing movie repeats of Classic Doctor Who again starting Wednesday 1 November at 7:05AM GMT. Genesis of the Daleks airs from 1 to 3 November, and then Jon Pertwee stories air in random order. Stories air Saturdays and Sundays in early morning, with a limited weekday run through Monday 13 November. All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1.
For press releases on Doctor Who, keep an eye on the BBC Press
Office and C21 Media .
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
ATV World
Monday 9PM 2-11 Fear Her
6 November 9PM 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
Cropped 4:3 pan & scan. Episodes dubbed in French.
Thursday 5PM, Friday 10PM, Saturday 8AM EDT, Sunday 4PM, Tuesday 2PM EDT 2-09 La Planete Du Diable pt 2 of 2
Tuesday 8PM
, 2 November 5PM, 3 November 10PM, 4 November 8AM, 5 November 4PM, 7 November 2PM 2-10 L.I.N.D.A. Premiere
7 November 8PM, 9 November 5PM, 10 November 10PM, 11 November 8AM, 12 November 4PM, 14 November 2PM 2-11 Londres 2012C
16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog
Pre-empted this week for a mini-series.
6 November 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
13 November 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
20 November 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
27 November 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
4 December 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
15 January 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
22 January 2-10 Love & Monsters
29 January 2-11 Fear Her
5 February 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
12 February 2-13 Doomsday 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.
16:9 Letterbox. Pacific Time info is based on Cable, it is 3 hours earlier on Satellite.
Friday 8 & 11PM EDT/PDT 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2 Premiere (changed to 10PM)
3 November 8 & 11PM EST/PST 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
10 November 8 & 11PM EST/PST 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
17 November 8 & 11PM EST/PST 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
24 November Pre-empted, Thanksgiving movie marathon
30 November 8AM EST/PST 1-01 Rose
30 November 9AM EST/PST 1-02 The End Of The World
30 November 10AM EST/PST 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
30 November 11AM EST/PST 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
30 November 12PM EST/PST 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
30 November 1PM EST/PST 1-06 Dalek
30 November 2PM EST/PST 1-07 The Long Game
30 November 3PM EST/PST 1-08 Father's Day
1 December 8 & 11PM EST/PST 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
8 December 8 & 11PM EST/PST 2-10 Love & Monsters
15 December 8 & 11PM EST/PST 2-11 Fear Her
22 December 8AM to 4PM EST/PST - 8 hour marathon
22 December 8 & 10PM EST/PDT 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
22 December 9 & 11PM EST/PDT 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
25 December 3PM EST/PST 2-00 The Christmas Invasion
Saturday 12:50PM 2-00 The Christmas Invasion 60 minutes long
Sunday 8:05PM EET 1-08 Father's Day
Tuesday 10PM 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
Sunday 3PM EET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
Sunday 10PM BST - TORCHWOOD episode 3 - See Torchwood This Week
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
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1).
Series 2 Repeat Run.
Wednesday 3PM BST 2-03 School Reunion
Wednesday 4PM BST 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
Wednesday 7PM, Thursday 3PM BST 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
Wednesday 8PM, Thursday 4PM BST 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
Thursday 7PM, Friday 3PM BST 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
Thursday 8PM, Friday 4PM BST 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
Friday 7PM, Saturday 3PM BST 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
Friday 8PM, Saturday 4PM BST 2-10 Love & Monsters
Saturday 7PM BST 2-11 Fear Her
Saturday 8PM BST, Sunday 6PM GMT 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
Saturday 9PM BST, Sunday 7PM GMT 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
"Totally Doctor Who" repeat run
Thursday 6:30PM BST "guests: Camille Coduri and Andrew Hayden-Smith"
Sunday 5PM GMT 1-11 "guest: Abisola Agbaje from Fear Her"
2 November 6:30PM GMT "Liz Barker explores Doctor Who's history"
5 November 5PM GMT "episode TBA"
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 6PM & Midnight GMT "Blood Of The Daleks"
14 January 6PM & Midnight GMT "Horror Of Glam Rock"
21 January 6PM & Midnight GMT "Immortal Beloved"
28 January 6PM & Midnight GMT "Phobos"
4 February 6PM & Midnight GMT "No More Lies"
11 & 18 February 6PM & Midnight GMT "Human Resources" (Cybermen)
Until Sunday - The Stones Of Venice pt 1 on website via listen again
Sunday 6PM & Midnight GMT "The Stones Of Venice" pt 2 of 4
5 November 6PM & Midnight GMT "The Stones Of Venice" pt 2 of 4
The Doctor and Charley visit Venice on the night it is due to sink
beneath the sea forever. What should be a contemplative night turns
into a nightmare.
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).
Sunday 10:10AM-Noon GMT Doctor Who 1996 TV Movie with Paul McGann
Next Wednesday 7:25-8:25AM GMT Genesis of the Daleks movie, pt 1
Series 12, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
2 November 7:25-8:25AM GMT Genesis of the Daleks movie, pt 2
3 November 7:25-8:25AM GMT Genesis of the Daleks movie, pt 3
4 November 6:20-9:20AM GMT Colony In Space movie
5 November 7-8:55AM GMT Spearhead From Space movie
6 November 6:30-8:35AM GMT Carnival Of Monsters movie
7 November 6:25-8:25AM GMT The Claws of Axos movie
8 November 6:25-8:25AM GMT The Curse of Peladon movie
9 November 6:25-8:25AM GMT The Three Doctors movie
10 November 6:25-8:25AM GMT The Time Warrior movie
11 November 6-8:20AM GMT The Dæmons movie
12 November 6:10-9AM GMT The Time Monster movie
13 November 6:25-8:25AM GMT Terror of the Autons movie
18 November 6-8AM GMT The Time Warrior movie
19 November 6-9AM GMT Invasion of the Dinosaurs movie
25 November 6-9AM GMT The Green Death movie
26 November 6-9AM GMT The Mind of Evil movie
SciFi UK
Saturday 8:25-10PM BST, Sunday 4:20-6PM GMT Dr. Who & The Daleks 1965 Peter Cushing movie
BFBS 2 Repeat Run of Series 1 and 2.
Sunday 5:30PM CET 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
Sunday 6:15PM CET 2-01 New Earth
Series 1 repeats.
Tuesday 6:40PM CET 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
7 November 6:40PM CET 1-11 Boom Town
14 November 6:40PM CET 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
Series 1 Repeats.
Friday 6:25AM, Saturday 4:55PM CET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Sunday 8:10PM, Monday 11:20PM + 3:55AM, 4 November 4:55PM, 5 November 5AM CET 1-06 Dalek

5 November 8:10PM, 6 November 11:20PM + 3:35AM, 11 November 6:35AM + 4:55PM CET 1-07 La Lunga Partita
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
RTL Klub
Saturday 3:30PM CET 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
Yes Stars
Thursday 8:15PM, Friday 10AM & 2:35PM 1-06 Dalek
All times 2 hours later on UKTV + 2
Saturday 6:30PM AEST 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
29 October 8:30PM, 4 November 6:30PM AEDT 1-06 Dalek
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 Invasion of Time pts 5+6 of 6
Season 15, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Thursday The Ribos Operation pts 1+2 of 4
Friday The Ribos Operation pts 3+4 of 4
Season 16, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Saturday 2:15AM EDT Revenge of the Cybermen all 4 pts (Cybermen
primer story)
Season 12, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Sunday Earthshock all 4 pts (Cybermen primer story) switch from
Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time
Season 19, Episodes 19 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Monday The Pirate Planet pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday The Pirate Planet pts 3+4 of 4
Season 16, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
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 Vengeance on Varos
14 November City of Death
16 November The Creature from the Pit
18 November The Mark of the Rani
19 November The Two Doctors
20 November Nightmare of Eden
22 November The Horns of Nimon
24 November The Leisure Hive
25 November Timelash (2:15AM)
26 November "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet"
28 November Meglos
30 November Full Circle
2 December "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp"
3 December "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids"
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 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 Midnight-1:38AM EDT The Android Invasion all 4 pts
(The show may start early and/or run late.)
Season 13, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
4 November Midnight-1:35AM EDT The Brain of Morbius
WCET Cincinnati
analog 48
digital 48-1 (34-1)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,
Cincinnati Dish 48,
Saturday 10:30PM EDT The Ark In Space pts 3+4 of 4
Season 12, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
4 November The Sontaran Experiment pts 1+2
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 Robots of Death pts 3+4 of 4
Series 14, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
4 November The Talons of Weng-Chiang pts 1+2
11 November The Talons of Weng-Chiang pts 3+4
18 November The Talons of Weng-Chiang pts 5+6
25 November Horror of Fang Rock
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 & Midnight PDT Planet of the Spiders pts 1+2 of 6
Season 11, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
4 November Planet of the Spiders pts 3+4
11 November Planet of the Spiders pts 5+6
Doctor Who: Podshock
Weekly chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans done in podcast
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."
7) FRANCE - France 4
Series One completed.
8) BELGIUM (& The Netherlands) - een Network
Series One completed.
Series 1 Completed.
10) SPAIN/PORTUGAL - Digital Plus
People + Arts - Series 1 Completed.
11) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia
Style UK Series 1 Repeat Run Completed.
12) HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?) - Cool TV
Series 1 completed. Now repeating on RTL Klub.
13) MALAYSIA - Astro - Box Office Events
Series 1 and 2 completed. Next air dates to be announced.
14) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 3
Series 1 completed.
15) MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA - People + Arts
Spanish - cropped to 4:3 pan & scan. Series 1 completed.
16) DENMARK - DR 1
Series 1 completed.
17) NEW ZEALAND - Prime TV
4:3 cropped pan & scan
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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