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Wednesday 15th November 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - November 15, 2006
(posted 15th Nov 2006, 1:30pm - TWIDW post #0452)
November 15, 2006 - Vol 9, No 46
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Wednesday 15 November:
TVR2 Romania 5PM - Episode TBA
Thursday 16 November:
TVR2 Romania 5PM - Episode TBA
Friday 17 November:
TVR 2 Romania 5PM - Episode TBA
SciFi US 8PM/12AM - The Impossible Planet
Saturday 18 November:
KBS 2 South Korea 12:50PM - School Reunion
Sunday 19 November:
YLE 2 Finland 10:50PM - Boom Town
BBC Three 10PM - Torchwood episode 6 - See Torchwood This Week
Monday 20 November:
TVR 2 Romania 5PM - Episode TBA
CBC 8PM - The Age Of Steel
Tuesday 21 November:
TVR2 Romania 5PM - Episode TBA
Ztele (Canada) 8PM EST - (Doomsday)
BS-2 Japan 10PM - Bad Wolf
BBC America 10PM EST - Series 1 Repeat Run Begins
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)
Torchwood This Week has the
schedule information on spinoff series Torchwood.
BBC Four will air classic Doctor Who for
at least the next 3 Mondays as their Science Fiction season
continues. Spearhead From Space concludes on 20 November, with The
Ark In Space airing on 27 November and 4 December.
As part of the BBC's Children In Need programming this weekend, BBC
Radio Wales will
present "Doctor Who - A Celebration" on Sunday from 6:04 to 8:30PM
GMT. It is a recording of a special Doctor Who themed concert. Radio
Wales broadcasts live in the internet - it is unknown if the show
will be available through the Listen Again feature.
Doctor Who has premiered in Romania on TVR2. It is currently airing
Monday through Friday at 5PM, with repeats Tuesday through Friday at
9AM. TVR's website does not make it clear which episode is airing on
which day, through from photos it appears that Series 1 and 2 will be
airing in this daily run. Let's get the word out in Romania. If
anyone knows which episodes are airing on which days, please let me
BBC America will air Doctor Who Tuesdays at 10PM and 1AM Eastern (7 and 10PM Pacific) beginning this Tuesday the 21st as previously noted. It looks like the repeat time (beginning with episode 2) will be Saturdays at 10PM and 1AM Eastern (7 and 10PM Pacific). The repeats of Rose are on Friday 24 November at special times due to US Thanksgiving weekend programming.
SciFi made another schedule change last week. The 10PM Eastern 2nd airing of Doctor Who moved back to Midnight, and the November 30 marathon of Series 1 episodes has been pulled from the schedule. So, Doctor Who now airs Fridays at 8PM and Mignight. Remember, part 1 of The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit airs this Friday, then a pre-emption for a Thanksgiving movie marathon, with the story concluding on December 1.
BTW, a little birdie with a reliable track record has whispered that BBC Worldwide Americas is trying to interest PBS stations into airing a run of the new Doctor Who series (the Series 1 episodes about to air on BBC America). If enough public TV stations are willing to buy, then the episodes could begin airing on PBS stations in 2007. If you like the concept of Doctor Who airing commercial free and uncut on over the air TV stations where anyone could find it, it would be worth letting your public TV station(s) know that you like the show, would watch it if they ever got it, and would help support it. Time will tell if this happens.
BBC Kids Canada is going to put classic Doctor
Who back in primetime starting Monday 1 January, according to their
advance schedule. The weekday episodes will air at 10PM, 2AM, and 5AM
Eastern (7PM, 11PM, and 2AM Pacific). The 10PM Eastern airing is new.
First episodes at the new time - Time-Flight parts 3+4.
Terry Molloy speaks about Davros and his new Big Finish audio -
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
Cropped 4:3 pan & scan. Episodes dubbed in French.
Thursday 5PM, Friday 10PM, Saturday 8AM, Sunday 4PM, Tuesday 2PM 2-12 L'armee des ombres pt 1 of 2
Tuesday 8PM
, 23 November 5PM?, 24 November 10PM?, 25 November 8AM?, 26 November 4PM?, 28 November 2PM? 2-13 "" pt 2 of 2 Premiere
16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog
Monday 8PM (8:30PM Newfoundland) 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 8PM & Midnight EST/PST 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2 Premiere
24 November Pre-empted, Thanksgiving movie marathon
1 December 8PM & Midnight EST/PST 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
8 December 8PM & Midnight EST/PST 2-10 Love & Monsters
15 December 8PM & Midnight EST/PST 2-11 Fear Her
22 December 8AM EST/PST 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
22 December 9AM EST/PST 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
22 December 10AM EST/PST 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
22 December 11AM EST/PST 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
22 December 12PM EST/PST 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
22 December 1PM EST/PST 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
22 December 2PM EST/PST 2-10 Love & Monsters
22 December 3PM EST/PST 2-11 Fear Her
22 December 8 & 11PM EST/PST 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
22 December 9PM & Midnight EST/PST 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
25 December 3PM EST/PST 2-00 The Christmas Invasion
Saturday 12:50PM 2-03 School Reunion
Sunday 8:05PM EET 1-11 Boom Town
Tuesday 10PM 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
Wednesday 9AM EET "Episode TBA" (recheck)
Wednesday 5PM, Thursday 9AM EET "Episode TBA"
Thursday 5PM, Friday 9AM EET "Episode TBA"
Friday 5PM EET "Episode TBA"
Monday 5PM, Tuesday 9AM EET "Episode TBA"
Tuesday 5PM, Next Wednesday 9AM EET "Episode TBA"
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
Sunday 10PM GMT - TORCHWOOD episode 6 - 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:
2 December 1PM, 2:45AM GMT - 2-01 New Earth
2 December 2PM, 3:30AM GMT - 2-02 Tooth and Claw
3 December 1PM GMT 2-03 School Reunion
9 December 1PM, 2:20AM GMT - 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
9 December 2PM, 3:05AM GMT - 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
10 December 1PM, 4:05AM GMT - 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
10 December 2PM, 4:50AM, 16 December 2:30PM GMT - 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
16 December 9:30AM, 4AM GMT 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
23 December 8:15AM, 2:10AM GMT 2-11 Fear Her
24 December 8:15AM, 2:30AM GMT 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
"Totally Doctor Who" repeat run
Thursday 6:30PM GMT "guest: Ronny Jhutti"
23 November 6:30PM 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 4 on website via listen again
Sunday 6PM & Midnight GMT "Invaders From Mars" pt 1 of 4
26 November 6PM & Midnight GMT "Invaders From Mars" pt 2 of 4
New York City, October 1938. Radio producer Orson Wells is preparing
a chilling tale of alien invasion that will be more convincing than
he intended - especially when aliens pop round for an actual
incursion on the same night!
Sundays from 17 December? - The Chimes Of Midnight?
Coming 31 December - new Doctor Who radio dramas starring Paul McGann
as the 8th Doctor.
BBC Radio Wales
Sunday 6:04-8:30PM GMT "Doctor Who: A Celebration" special
BBC Children In Need concert with the cast and crew of Doctor Who.
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.
BBC Four
Monday 7:10-8PM GMT Spearhead From Space movie, pt 2 of 2
Season 7, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Jon Pertwee's first adventure as the Doctor airs as part of BBC
Four's Science Fiction Britannia season. At this time it is expected
that The Ark In Space will also air in these Monday time periods.
27 November 7:10PM GMT The Ark In Space movie, pt 1 of 2
4 December 7:10PM GMT The Ark In Space movie, pt 2 of 2
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1).
Saturday 6:05-8:05AM GMT The Time Warrior movie
Season 11, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Sunday 6-9AM GMT Invasion of the Dinosaurs movie
Season 11, Episodes 5 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
25 November 6:20-9:25AM GMT The Green Death movie
26 November 6:20-9:15AM GMT The Mind of Evil movie
2 December 6-9AM GMT The Sea Devils movie
3 December 6-9AM GMT Doctor Who And The Silurians movie
9 December 6-9AM GMT The Green Death movie
10 December 6-9AM GMT The Sea Devils movie
16 December 7:30-9:30AM, 2-4AM GMT The Curse of Peladon movie
17 December 7:15-9:45AM GMT The Mutants movie
30 December 6:35-9:10AM, 3-5?AM GMT Frontier In Space movie
31 December 6:10-9AM GMT The Monster of Peladon movie
SciFi UK
27 November 3-4:30PM, Late 28 November 2:25-4AM GMT Dr. Who & The Daleks 1965 theatrical movie
BFBS 2 Repeat Run of Series 1 and 2.
Sunday 5:25PM CET 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
Sunday 6:10PM CET 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
France 4
Series One Repeat Run (In French); Series One Premiere (In English)
Week 1 will be one episode, 2 episodes per week thereafter, Series 2 expected to premiere after Series 1 concludes.
Friday 4:50PM, Saturday 9:35AM, Sunday 3:45PM CET 1-01 Rose (French)
Late Friday 12:20AM CET 1-01 Rose (English)
Monday 8:40PM
, 23 November 4:50PM, 25 November 8:35AM, 26 November 3:10PM CET 1-02 The End Of The World (French)
Monday 9:30PM
, 24 November 4:50PM, 25 November 9:25AM, 26 November 4PM CET 1-03 The Unquiet Dead (French)
24 November 11:20PM CET 1-02 The End Of The World (English)
Late 24 November 12:20AM CET 1-03 The Unquiet Dead (English)
Series 1 repeats.
Tuesday 6:40PM CET 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2 (end of current run)
The comic book drama Birds Of Prey takes the Tuesday timeslot beginning 28 November.
Series 1 Repeats.
Saturday 6:45AM + 4:45PM CET 1-08 Il Padre Di Rose
Sunday 8:10PM, Monday 11:30PM + 4:10AM, 25 November 7AM + 4:50PM CET 1-09 Il Bambino Vuoto pt 1 of 2

26 November 8:10PM, 27 November 11:30PM + 4:45AM, 2 December 6:55AM + 4:45AM, 3 December 4:40AM CET 1-10 Il Bambino Vuoto pt 2 of 2
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
RTL Klub
Saturday 2:10PM CET 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
Yes Stars
Thursday 8:15PM, Friday 10AM & 2:35PM 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
All times 2 hours later on UKTV + 2
Saturday 6:30PM AEDT 1-08 Father's Day
Sunday 8:30PM
, 25 November 6:30PM AEDT 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
26 November 8:30PM, 2 December 6:30PM AEDT 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
BBC Kids
Weeknights 2 & 5AM EST (11PM & 2AM PST) - 2 episodes daily
(Weeknights 10PM, 2 & 5AM EST (7 & 11PM, 2AM PST) starting 1 January
Weekends 2AM EST (11PM PST) - complete stories
When the start time varies, the correct time in EST will be noted in
Wednesday City of Death pts 3+4 of 4
Season 17, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Thursday The Creature from the Pit pts 1+2 of 4
Friday The Creature from the Pit pts 3+4 of 4
Season 17, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Saturday The Mark of the Rani 4 pt version
Season 22, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Sunday The Two Doctors 6 pt version
Season 22, Episodes 7 through 9. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Monday Nightmare of Eden pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday Nightmare of Eden pts 3+4 of 4
Season 17, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
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"
4 December State of Decay
6 December Warriors' Gate
8 December The Keeper of Traken
9 December "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe" (2:15AM)
10 December Time and the Rani
12 December Logopolis
14 December Castrovalva
16 December Paradise Towers
17 December Delta and the Bannermen
18 December Four To Doomsday
20 December Kinda
22 December The Visitation
23 December Dragonfire (3AM)
Christmas Eve The Happiness Patrol
26 December Black Orchid
27 December Earthshock
29 December Time-Flight
30 December Silver Nemesis
New Years Eve The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
2 January Arc of Infinity
4 January Snakedance
6 January Battlefield
7 January Ghost Light
8 January Mawdryn Undead
10 January Terminus
12 January Enlightenment
13 January The Curse of Fenric
14 January Spearhead From Space
16 January The King's Demons
17 January "TBA"
18 January "Warriors From The Deep"
20 January Doctor Who And The Silurians
22 January The Awakening
23 January Frontios
25 January Planet of Fire
27 January Inferno
29 January The Caves of Androzani
31 January The Twin Dilemma
2 February Attack of the Cybermen
3 February Terror of the Autons
4 February The Claws of Axos
6 February Vengeance on Varos
8 February The Mark of the Rani
10 February Colony In Space
11 February The Dæmons
12 February The Two Doctors
15 February Timelash
17 February The Curse of Peladon
18 February The Sea Devils
19 February "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet"
21 February "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp"
23 February "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids"
24 February The Mutants
25 February The Time Monster
27 February "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe"
28 February Time and the Rani
2 March Paradise Towers
3 March The Three Doctors
4 March Carnival Of Monsters
6 March Delta and the Bannermen
7 March 10:30PM, 2:30AM, + 5:30AM Dragonfire
9 March The Happiness Patrol
10 March The Green Death
11 March The Time Warrior
BBC America
Doctor Who Series 1 Repeat Run
Tuesday 10PM + 1AM, 24 November 9:30AM + 6PM EST 1-01 Rose
28 November 10PM + 1AM, 2 December 10PM + 1AM EST 1-02 The End Of The World
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-1:40AM EST The Masque of Mandragora all 4 pts
(The show may start early and/or run late.)
Season 14, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
25 November 12:30-2:10AM EST The Hand Of Fear all 4 pts
WCET Cincinnati
analog 48
digital 48-1 (34-1)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 10:30PM EST Revenge of the Cybermen pts 3+4 of 4
Season 12, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
25 November 10:30PM Terror Of the Zygons 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 11,9161
Omaha DirecTV 32
Omaha Dish 11,9146
Sioux City Dish 27,7195
Quad Cities DirecTV 36
Quad Cities Dish 36,7607
Rochester, MN DirecTV 24,904
Rochester, MN Dish 11,8247
Saturday 11:35PM CST The Talons of Weng-Chiang pts 5+6 of 6
Series 14, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
25 November Horror of Fang Rock pts 1+2
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 PST Robot pts 1+2 of 4
Season 12, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Tom Baker.
25 November Robot pts 3+4
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA
analog 54,25
digital 54-1 (50-1), 25-1 (58-1)
San Francisco DirecTV 54,903
San Francisco Dish 54,8234
Monterey DirecTV 25
Monterey Dish 25,9190
24 November 7PM PST Patrick Troughton in America Doctor Who related documentary
KTEH/KCAH is airing a special on Patrick Troughton to recognize 43 years of Doctor Who and 40 years since Troughton became the 2nd Doctor.
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.
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."
6) BELGIUM (& The Netherlands) - een Network
Series One completed.
7) RUSSIA - STS TV http://www.ctc-
Series 1 Completed.
8) SPAIN/PORTUGAL - Digital Plus
People + Arts - Series 1 Completed.
9) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia
Style UK Series 1 Repeat Run Completed.
10) HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?) - Cool TV
Series 1 completed. Now repeating on RTL Klub.
11) MALAYSIA - Astro - Box Office Events
Series 1 and 2 completed. Next air dates to be announced.
12) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 3
Series 1 completed.
13) MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA - People + Arts
Spanish - cropped to 4:3 pan & scan. Series 1 completed.
14) DENMARK - DR 1
Series 1 completed.
15) NEW ZEALAND - Prime TV
4:3 cropped pan & scan. Series 2 completed.
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog. Series 2 completed.
17) HONG KONG - ATV World
Series 2 completed.
No longer on schedule.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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