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Wednesday 29th November 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - November 29, 2006
(posted 29th Nov 2006, 2:15pm - TWIDW post #0457)
November 29, 2006 - Vol 9, No 48
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Wednesday 29 November:
TVR2 Romania 5PM - Episode TBA
Thursday 30 November:
TVR2 Romania 5PM - Episode TBA
Friday 1 December:
SciFi US 8PM/12AM - The Satan Pit
Saturday 2 December:
KBS 2 South Korea 12:50PM - Rise of the Cybermen
TVP1 Poland 11:10PM - The Empty Child
Sunday 3 December:
YLE 2 Finland 8:05PM - The Parting Of The Ways
BBC Three 10PM - Torchwood episode 8 - See Torchwood This Week
Monday 4 December:
TVR 2 Romania 5PM - Episode TBA
CBC 8PM - The Impossible Planet
Tuesday 5 December:
TVR2 Romania 5PM - Episode TBA
BS-2 Japan 10PM - The Christmas Invasion
Torchwood This Week has the
schedule information on spinoff series Torchwood.
The BBC Press Office (link further down in the column) has announced
most of their Christmas/New Years plans for UK fans.
1) Christmas Day 4 to 7PM - BBC Radio 1 - 3 hour live Doctor Who
special hosted by Jo Whitley. Radio 1 can be heard on the internet.
Radio 1 programmes can be heard for 7 days through the listen again
feature. Also - Radio 1 is available in the US on subscription
satellite radio services with a 5 hour time delay, so it would be 4
to 7PM Eastern Time, 1 to 4PM Pacific.
2) Christmas Day - BBC One - Doctor Who - The Runaway Bride. The 1
hour Christmas episode, the first show in the third series'
production run. David Tennant is The Doctor, with guest stars
Catherine Tate and Sarah Parish.
3) Sometime Christmas Week - BBC One/CBBC - The Sarah Jane
Adventures. 1 hour special that will lead in to a weekly series in
2007. Elizabeth Sladen returns as Sarah Jane Smith, companion to the
3rd and 4th Doctors in the 1970s, in this children-oriented spinoff
set after the events of new series episode School Reunion. The Sarah
Jane Adventures will air in the BBC One CBBC programming block and on
the CBBC channel.
4) Sometime Christmas Week - BBC Three/BBC Two - Torchwood, episodes
11, 12, and 13. The last 3 episodes of Series 1 of this adult-
oriented spinoff series will air in this period on both stations -
dates and times uncertain.
5) New Years Eve 6PM & Midnight - BBC 7 - Doctor Who - Blood Of The
Daleks, pt 1. The digital radio station has a deal with Big Finish to make a new 8 episode radio series of
Doctor Who stories, with Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor. This time the
episodes will premiere on BBC7 and be released on CD by Big Finish at
a later date. BBC7 can be heard online with RealPlayer and Windows
Media Player, and for a week afterwards using RealPlayer.
BBC Four concludes its Doctor Who repeat run this Monday at 7:10PM GMT with the second half of The Ark In Space. Fans with UKTV Gold can continue seeing classic Who in movie format on Saturday and Sunday mornings, with the David Tennant episodes airing later on the same days.
Doctor Who has premiered in Romania on TVR2. It is currently airing
Monday through Thursday 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
The CBC will be taking Doctor Who off
the air after this Monday's airing of The Impossible Planet to make
room for Christmas programming. (No idea if The Christmas Invasion
will be included in the Christmas programming.) Doctor Who returns in
the same timeslot on 15 January with The Satan Pit.
The PBS stations in the US are having their December pledge drives, which will disrupt Doctor Who broadcasts
1) Maryland Public TV will not air Doctor Who this weekend, with stories airing on the other 4 Saturdays at Midnight.
2) WCET Cincinnati will have a pledge night for Doctor Who this Saturday the 2nd from 10:30PM to Midnight - they will pre-empt Doctor Who on the 9th.
3) Iowa Public TV will not air Doctor Who this weekend, with episodes airing on the other 4 Saturdays at 11:35PM.
4) KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA will not air Doctor Who on the 2nd or the 9th for pledge programming.
BBC America has put up their schedule through Christmas Eve. Series 1 continues Tuesdays at 10PM and 1AM Eastern (7PM and 10PM Pacific). The Unquiet Dead will repeat on Christmas Eve at 9PM and Midnight Eastern, which is appropriate considering the story. The Saturday repeats are more haphazard - see the listings below.
To avoid any confusion - when an episode airs multiple times on the
same channel in the same day, I use the "&" symbol to avoid having to
write out the day information multiple times. The first time is the
earliest, the last time is the latest. If a program is airing at 10PM
& 1AM, then 1AM is later that night. Typically I cut off from late
night into the following day around 4AM local time.
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:
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Christmas Day Time TBA 3-00 The Runaway Bride one hour special
Date TBA - "The Sarah Jane Adventures" one hour pilot
"Totally Doctor Who" repeat run
Thursday 5PM GMT 1-11 "Abisola Agbaje (Chloe Webber) discusses Fear
Thursday 6:30PM GMT episode TBA
7 December 5PM GMT 1-13 "Final episode (aired the same week as
BBC One & CBBC will premiere The Sarah Jane Adventures one hour pilot
airs during the Christmas/New Years season.
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
Sunday 10PM GMT - TORCHWOOD episode 8 - See Torchwood This Week
First broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential (immediately after BBC
One Series 2 broadcasts, other repeats)
BBC Radio 1
Christmas Day 4-7PM GMT "Doctor Who Christmas Broadcast"
Jo Whitley hosts a live 3 hour Doctor Who radio special for Christmas.
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)
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1).
Series 2 Repeat Run:
Saturday 1PM & 2:45AM GMT - 2-01 New Earth
Saturday 2PM & 3:30AM GMT - 2-02 Tooth and Claw
Sunday 1:15PM GMT 2-03 School Reunion
9 December 1:05PM & 2:15AM GMT - 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
9 December 2:05PM & 3:05AM GMT - 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
10 December 1PM, 11 December 4:05AM GMT - 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
10 December 2PM, 11 December 4:50AM, 16 December 2:30PM GMT - 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
16 December 9:30AM, 17 December 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
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
16:9 Letterbox. Pacific Time info is based on Cable, it is 3 hours earlier on Satellite.
Friday 8PM & Midnight EST/PST 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2 Premiere
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
12 January 8AM to 4PM EST/PST - 8 hour marathon
16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog
Monday 8PM (8:30PM Newfoundland) 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of
Christmas break for the 5 weeks after this.
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.
Cropped 4:3 pan & scan. Episodes dubbed in French. Series 2 Repeat Run.
Thursday 5PM, Friday 10PM, Saturday 8AM, Sunday 4PM, Tuesday 2PM EST 2-01 Une Nouvelle Terre
Tuesday 8PM
, 7 December 5PM, 8 December 10PM, 9 December 8AM, 10 December 4PM, 12 December 2PM EST 2-02 Un Loup-Garou Royal
12 December 8PM, 14 December 5PM, 15 December 10PM, 16 December 8AM, 17 December 4PM, 19 December 2PM EST 2-03 A L'ecole Des Retrouvailles
Saturday 12:50PM 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
Sunday 8:05PM EET 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
Tuesday 10PM 2-00 The Christmas Invasion 1 hour broadcast
Wednesday 9AM EET "Episode TBA"
Wednesday 5PM, Thursday 9AM EET "Episode TBA"
Thursday 5PM, Friday 9AM EET "Episode TBA"
Monday 5PM, Tuesday 9AM EET "Episode TBA"
Tuesday 5PM, Next Wednesday 9AM EET "Episode TBA"
Still cannot get episode descriptions for TVR2. Based on the photos
on the website both Series 1 and 2 are airing.
Saturday 11:10PM EET 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
BFBS 2 Repeat Run of Series 1 and 2.
Sunday 5:25PM CET 2-10 Love & Monsters
Sunday 6:10PM CET 2-11 Fear Her
Until Sunday - Invaders From Mars pt 2 on website via listen again
Sunday 6PM & Midnight GMT "Invaders From Mars" pt 3 of 4
10 December 6PM & Midnight GMT "Invaders From Mars" pt 4 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!
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.
BBC Four
Monday 7:10-8PM GMT The Ark In Space movie, pt 2 of 2
Season 12, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker. End of repeat
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1).
Saturday 6-9AM GMT The Sea Devils movie
Season 9, Episodes 9 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Sunday 6:05-9:10AM GMT Doctor Who And The Silurians movie
Season 7, Episodes 5 through 11. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
9 December 6-9AM GMT The Green Death movie
10 December 6-9:05AM 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
France 4
Series One Repeat Run (In French); Series One Premiere (In English)
2 episodes per week, Series 2 expected to premiere after Series 1 concludes.
Thursday 4:50PM, Saturday 8:35AM, Sunday 3:05PM CET 1-04 Aliens Of London pt 1 of 2 (French)
Friday 4:50PM, Saturday 9:25AM, Sunday 3:50PM CET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2 (French)
Friday 11:20PM CET 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2 (English)
Late Friday 12:10AM CET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2 (English)
Monday 8:40PM
, 7 December 4:50PM, 9 December 8:35AM, 10 December 3:05PM? CET 1-06 Dalek (French)
Monday 9:30PM
, 8 December 4:50PM, 9 December 9:25AM, 10 December 3:50PM? CET 1-07 The Long Game (French)
8 December 11:20PM CET 1-06 Dalek (English)
Late 8 December 12:20AM CET 1-07 The Long Game (English)
Series 1 Repeats.
Saturday 6:55AM & 4:45PM, Sunday 4:40AM CET 1-10 Il Bambino Vuoto pt 2 of 2
Sunday 8:10PM, Monday 11:30PM, Tuesday 4:05AM, 8 December 6:05AM, 9 December 4:45PM, 10 December 4:55AM CET 1-11 Citta Explosiva!
10 December 8:10PM, 11 December 11:30PM, 12 December 4:15AM, 16 December 6:35AM & 4:45PM, 17 December 4:30AM CET 1-12 Padroni Dell'Universo pt 1 of 2
17 December 8:10PM, 18 December 11:30PM, 19 December 4:10AM CET 1-13 Padroni Dell'Universo pt 2 of 2
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
RTL Klub
Saturday 1:45PM CET 1-11 Boom Town
Yes Stars
Thursday 8:15PM, Friday 10AM & 2:35PM 1-11 Boom Town
All times 2 hours later on UKTV + 2
Saturday 6:30PM AEDT 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
Sunday 8:30PM
, 9 December 6:30PM AEDT 1-11 Boom Town
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 Meglos pts 3+4 of 4
Season 18, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Thursday Full Circle pts 1+2 of 4
Friday Full Circle pts 3+4 of 4
Season 18, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Saturday "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp" all 4 pts
Season 23, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Sunday "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids" all 4 pts
Season 23, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Monday State of Decay pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday State of Decay pts 3+4 of 4
Season 18, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
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
Saturday 9PM & Midnight EST 1-02 The End Of The World
Tuesday 10PM & 1AM,
9 December 9PM & Midnight, Christmas Eve 9PM & Midnight EST 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
12 December 10PM & 1AM, 23 December 9PM & Midnight EST 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
19 December 10PM & 1AM EST 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
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
Pre-empted for pledge programming.
Late 9 December Midnight-1:40AM EST The Deadly Assassin
Late 16 December Midnight-1:40AM EST The Face of Evil
Late 23 December Midnight-1:40AM EST The Robots of Death
Late 30 December Midnight-2:30AM EST The Talons of Weng-Chiang
WCET Cincinnati
analog 48
digital 48-1 (34-1)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 10:30PM-Midnight EST Terror of the Zygons pts 3+4 of 4
Season 13, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Episodes are airing long due to pledge drives.
9 December - pre-empted for pledge specials.
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
Pre-empted for pledge programming this week.
9 December Horror of Fang Rock pts 3+4
16 December The Invisible Enemy pts 1+2
23 December The Invisible Enemy pts 3+4
30 December Image of the Fendahl 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
Pre-empted this week and next for pledge programming.
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:
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
2) GERMANY - ProSieben
Doctor Who premiere TBA. Series 1 & 2 purchased. Dubbed in German.
Doctor Who premiere TBA.
FAQ page says "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."
5) BELGIUM (& The Netherlands) - een Network
Series 1 completed.
6) RUSSIA - STS TV http://www.ctc-
Series 1 Completed.
7) SPAIN/PORTUGAL - Digital Plus
People + Arts - Series 1 Completed.
8) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia
Style UK Series 1 Repeat Run Completed.
9) HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?) - Cool TV
Series 1 completed. Now repeating on RTL Klub.
10) MALAYSIA - Astro - Box Office Events
Series 1 and 2 completed. Next air dates to be announced.
11) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 3
Series 1 completed.
12) MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA - People + Arts
Spanish - cropped to 4:3 pan & scan. Series 1 completed.
13) DENMARK - DR 1
Series 1 completed.
14) NEW ZEALAND - Prime TV
4:3 cropped pan & scan. Series 2 completed.
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog. Series 2 completed.
16) HONG KONG - ATV World
Series 2 completed.
Series 1 repeats completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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