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Wednesday 27th December 2006

This Week In Doctor Who - December 27, 2006
(posted 27th Dec 2006, 2:08pm - TWIDW post #0471)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - Premiere Week for The Sarah Jane Adventures
December 27, 2006 - Vol 9, No 52
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Upcoming premiere broadcasts:
Saturday 30 December:
KBS 2 South Korea 12:50PM - The Satan Pit
TVP1 Poland 11:30AM - Bad Wolf
Sunday 31 December:
BBC 7 6PM & Midnight GMT - Blood Of The Daleks, pt 1 (premiere of new radio series)
Jimmy Italy 8:10PM - New Earth
New Years Day:
Skai Greece 3PM - The Christmas Invasion
BBC One 4:50PM - The Sarah Jane Adventures - Invasion of the Bane (series premiere)
BBC Three 9:30PM - TORCHWOOD episodes 12/13 - See Torchwood This Week
For fans in the UK who missed The Runaway Bride, you have 3 more
chances to see it on TV in the next week.
BBC Three - tonight (27 December) at 8PM GMT
BBC One - late Friday (29 December) at 2:25AM GMT (sign language on
screen for the deaf)
BBC Three - Tuesday (2 January) at 7PM GMT
Series 3 is expected to continue in the Spring (March/April start)
with its regular 13 episode run.
Torchwood This Week has the
schedule information on spinoff series Torchwood. Torchwood concludes
its first series this Monday at 9:30PM (plus repeats through the
The Sarah Jane Adventures (with Elisabeth Sladen reprising her role
as Sarah Jane Smith) has its one hour premiere special this Monday at
4:50PM on BBC One. This will be a more children's oriented series
(versus Doctor Who as family oriented and Torchwood as adult
oriented). No repeats are scheduled for a while, so catch the Monday
broadcast. After this premiere, 10 more half hour episodes (5 2 part
stories) will be filmed to air later in 2007.
Don't forget - BBC 7 begins its series of
brand new Doctor Who radio dramas this Sunday (New Years Eve) at 6PM
and Midnight GMT. Fans around the world can listen live or tune in to
each episode on the website for 7 days afterwards. Paul McGann
returns as the 8th Doctor for 8 weeks. The stories are produced with
Big Finish, who will later release them on CD. First up, The Blood Of
The Daleks, pt 1 of 2.
Skai TV in Greece now has some schedule information online. Series 1 seems to be in a weekday repeat loop. Series 2 premieres this Monday New Years Day at 3PM EET with The Christmas Invasion.
BBC Kids adds a primetime broadcast to their weeknight run of 3rd
through 7th Doctor stories starting New Years Day. Episodes now air 3
times on weeknights - 10PM, 2AM, and 5AM Eastern (7PM, 11PM, and 2AM
US SciFi Channel has a notice on their Doctor Who page. They have bought Series 3. It will air beginning in Summer 2007. This will be the shortest interval between the UK and US series runs yet.
BBC America's upcoming schedule grid indicates that they will interrupt their current run of Doctor Who stories the first 2 weeks of January. On January 2 at 9PM and 1AM Eastern they will repeat Aliens of London and World War Three as a 2 hour movie. On January 9 and through the week they will repeat Rose a few more times. On Sunday January 14 from 3 to 9PM EST they will have a marathon showing all the episodes that have aired on BBC America to that point (Rose, The End Of The World, The Unquiet Dead, Aliens of London, World War Three, Dalek). Unquiet Dead through Dalek air from 11AM to 3PM EST as a marathon on January 15. Regular service resumes with The Long Game on January 16.
UKTV Australia has a marathon this Sunday with all 13 episodes of
Series 1. Tune in from Noon to 10:30PM Australian Eastern Standard
Time (2 hours later on UKTV + 2).
In the coming weeks, we will be tracking the US public TV stations that have decided to air the 13 Christopher Eccleston stories this coming Spring. KTEH San Jose, CA and WCET Cincinnati, OH have already issued press releases. More stations will make announcements in the next few months.
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
Late Friday 2:25AM GMT 3-00 The Runaway Bride (Sign Zone
presentation, on screen sign language during the episode)
New Years Day 4:50PM GMT The Sarah Jane Adventures 1-01 "Invasion Of
The Bane" one hour series premiere
First Run Paul McGann radio series. 8 50 minute episodes co-produced
with Big Finish. Available for one week after broadcast via listen
again on website.
Sunday 6PM & Midnight GMT 1. "Blood Of The Daleks" pt 1 of 2
7 January 6PM & Midnight GMT 2. "Blood Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2
14 January 6PM and Midnight GMT 3. "Horror Of Glam Rock"
21 January 6PM and Midnight GMT 4. "Immortal Beloved"
28 January 6PM and Midnight GMT 5. "Phobos"
4 February 6PM and Midnight GMT 6. "No More Lies"
11 February 6PM and Midnight GMT 7. "Human Resources" pt 1 of 2
18 February 6PM and Midnight GMT 8. "Human Resources" pt 2 of 2
BBC One and CBBC will premiere The Sarah Jane Adventures one hour
pilot during the Christmas/New Years season.
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
Wednesday 8PM, Tuesday 7PM GMT 3-00 The Runaway Bride
New Years Day 9:30PM GMT - TORCHWOOD episode 12/13 omnibus - See
Torchwood This Week
3 January 7PM GMT 2-00 The Christmas Invasion
First broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential (immediately after BBC
One Series 2 broadcasts, other repeats)
BBC Radio Wales
New Years Day 1:05-2:35PM GMT "Doctor Who: A Celebration"
Encore of the Children In Need Doctor Who Concert from November 2006.
With David Tennant and Russell T. Davies.
BBCi (Red Button Service)
Doctor Who: A Celebration video version of the Children In Need Doctor Who concert. If you have one of the digital TV services, you can press the red button at these times and get to the Concert.
Wednesday 8:50PM-4AM GMT "all services except Freeview"
Wednesday 8:50PM-1:45AM GMT "Freeview" (last chance to watch on Freeview)
Tuesday 7:50PM-4AM GMT "all services except Freeview"
3 January 7:50PM-4AM GMT "all services except Freeview"
No episodes scheduled this week.
16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog
Pre-empted for Christmas break until 15 January.
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.
Saturday 12:50PM 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
Pre-empted for music special.
Late Wednesday 2:55AM, Friday 6:10AM, Saturday 4:55PM, New Years Eve 4:15AM CET 2-00 The Christmas Invasion (start of new episodes on Jimmy)
New Years Eve 8:10PM, New Years Day 11AM and 11:40PM and 3:20AM, Late 3 January 2:35AM, 5 January 6:20AM, 6 January 5:15PM, 7 January 7:05AM CET 2-01 New Earth

7 January 8:10PM, 8 January 11:40PM, 9 January 4:05AM, 12 January 6:15AM, 13 January 5:15PM, 14 January 6:40AM CET 2-02 Tooth and Claw
14 January 8:10PM, 15 January 11:40PM, 16 January 4:30AM, Late 17 January 2:05AM, 19 January 6:10AM, 20 January 5:15PM CET 2-03 School Reunion
France 4
Series Two Premieres In French and English
3 episodes per week.
Thursday 3:30PM CET 1-11 Boom Town (French)
Thursday 4:20PM, Saturday 8:20AM, Sunday 3:05PM, Tuesday 1:30PM CET 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2 (French)
Friday 3:20PM, Saturday 9:05AM, Sunday 3:50PM, Tuesday 2:15PM CET 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2 (French)
Friday 4:10PM, Saturday 9:55AM, Tuesday 3PM CET 2-00 The Christmas Invasion
(2nd Series Premiere, French, first French airings will be Thursdays in Prime time starting 4 January)
Friday 10:15PM CET 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2 (English) (new start time for English broadcasts)
Friday 11:15PM CET 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2 (English)
Late Friday 12:05AM CET 2-00 The Christmas Invasion
(2nd Series Premiere, English)
4 January 8:40PM CET 2-01 New Earth (French)
4 January 9:25PM, 9 January 9:40AM CET 2-02 Tooth and Claw (French)
4 January 10:15PM, 9 January 10:25AM CET 2-03 School Reunion (French)
5 January 10:10PM CET 2-01 New Earth (English)
5 January 10:55PM CET 2-02 Tooth and Claw (English)
5 January 11:45PM CET 2-03 School Reunion (English)
Skai TV
New episodes begin New Years Day
Wednesday 9AM EET 1-11 Boom Town?
Thursday 9:20AM EET 1-12 Bad Wolf? pt 1 of 2
Friday 9:20AM EET 1-13 The Parting of the Ways? pt 2 of 2
New Years Day 3PM EET 2-00 The Christmas Invasion

2 January 9:20AM EET ?
Saturday 11:30AM EET 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
Until Sunday - "The Chimes Of Midnight" pts 3+4 on listen again
BBC 7 concludes their repeat run of older Paul McGann Doctor Who
audios before the new stories begin to air. It's also a story set at
Coming Sunday - 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.
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.
Also - 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
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1).
Saturday 6:35-9:15AM and 3:30-5:45AM GMT Frontier In Space movie
Sunday 6:15-9:05AM, New Years Day 4:10-6AM GMT The Monster of Peladon movie
New Years Day 7:45AM GMT 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
New Years Day 8:40AM GMT 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2

6 January 9:20AM and 11:55PM GMT 2-01 New Earth
13 January 6:20-9:40AM and 3:10-6:05AM GMT The Ambassadors of Death movie
13 January 7PM and 12:25AM GMT 2-02 Tooth and Claw
20 January 6-9:20AM GMT Inferno movie
21 January 6-8:55AM and 2:45-5:35AM GMT Invasion of the Dinosaurs movie
27 January 6:10-8:15AM, 28 January 4-6AM GMT Carnival Of Monsters movie
27 January 6:55PM GMT 2-03 School Reunion
28 January 6-8:40AM and 3:05-5:35AM GMT Frontier In Space movie
Digital Plus
Series 1 Repeats
New Years Day 10:30PM CET 1-01 Rose
8 January 10:30PM CET 1-02 The End Of The World
15 January 10:30PM CET 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
22 January 10:30PM CET 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
29 January 10:30PM CET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
All times 2 hours later on UKTV + 2
All 13 episodes of Series 1 air in a marathon on New Years Eve.
Sunday Noon AEDT 1-01 Rose
Sunday 12:45PM AEDT 1-02 The End Of The World
Sunday 1:30PM AEDT 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
Sunday 2:15PM AEDT 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
Sunday 3PM AEDT 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Sunday 3:45PM AEDT 1-06 Dalek
Sunday 4:30PM AEDT 1-07 The Long Game
Sunday 5:15PM AEDT 1-08 Father's Day
Sunday 6PM AEDT 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
Sunday 6:45PM AEDT 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
Sunday 7:40PM AEDT 1-11 Boom Town
Sunday 8:40PM AEDT 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
Sunday 9:30PM AEDT 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
Prime TV
4:3 cropped pan & scan. Series 1 repeats:
New Years Day 7:30PM 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
8 January 7:30PM 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
15 January 7:30PM 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Cropped 4:3 pan and scan. Episodes dubbed in French. Series 2 Repeat Run.
Saturday 8AM EST 2-07 L'hysterique De L'etrange Lucarne
Ztele's January through March grid indicates that Doctor Who will be missing from the schedule for an unspecified amount of time, but sometime before the end of March it will be back to replace Threshold in the lineup - the new broadcast times will be Monday 9PM, Tuesday 2PM, Thursday 5PM, Friday 11PM, and Saturday 8AM.
BBC Kids
Weeknights 2 and 5AM EST (11PM and 2AM PST) - 2 episodes daily
(Weeknights 10PM, 2 and 5AM EST (7 and 11PM, 2AM PST) starting 1
January 2007)
Weekends 2AM EST (11PM PST) - complete stories
When the start time varies, the correct time in EST will be noted in
Wednesday Earthshock pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday Earthshock pts 3+4 of 4
Season 19, Episodes 19 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Friday Time-Flight pts 1+2 of 4
Season 19, Episodes 23 through 24. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Saturday Silver Nemesis all 3 pts
Season 25, Episodes 8 through 10. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
New Years Eve The Greatest Show in the Galaxy all 4 pts
Season 25, Episodes 11 through 14. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
New Years Day Time-Flight pts 3+4 of 4
Season 19, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tuesday Arc of Infinity pts 1+2 of 4
Season 20, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Peter Davison.
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 "K9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend"
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
16:9 Letterbox. Pacific Time info is based on Cable, it is 3 hours earlier on Satellite.
Not currently on weekly schedule. SciFi is also doing a daytime marathon on Friday January 12.
12 January 8AM EST/PST 2-01 New Earth
12 January 9AM EST/PST 2-02 Tooth and Claw
12 January 10AM EST/PST 2-03 School Reunion
12 January 11AM EST/PST 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
12 January 12PM EST/PST 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
12 January 1PM EST/PST 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
12 January 2PM EST/PST 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
12 January 3PM EST/PST 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
BBC America
Doctor Who Series 1 Repeat Run (all times 3 hours earlier in PST)
Saturday 3PM, 6 January 9PM and Midnight, 14 January 8PM, 15 January 2PM EST 1-06 Dalek
Saturday 9PM and Midnight,
7 January 11AM, 14 January 7PM, 15 January 1PM EST 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Tuesday 9PM and 1AM EST 1-04/1-05 Aliens Of London/World War Three (2 hour omnibus version)

7 January 10AM, 14 January 6PM, 15 January Noon EST 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
9 January 10PM and 1AM, 13 January 9PM and Midnight, 14 January 3PM EST 1-01 Rose
14 January 4PM EST 1-02 The End Of The World
14 January 5PM, 15 January 11AM EST 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
16 January 10PM and 1AM EST 1-07 The Long Game
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 22,973
Baltimore Dish 22,8736
Late Saturday Midnight-2:30AM EST The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Season 14, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Late 6 January 12:10-1:50AM EST Horror of Fang Rock
Late 13 January 12:03-1:40AM EST The Invisible Enemy
Late 20 January Midnight-1:35AM EST Image of the Fendahl
Late 27 January Midnight-1:35AM EST The Sun Makers
WCET Cincinnati
analog 48
digital 48-1 (34-1)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 10:30PM EST Pyramids of Mars pts 1+2 of 4
Season 13, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Doctor Who - The Christopher Eccleston episodes - coming April 2007.
analog 11, 32, 27, 12, 36, 21, 32, 24, 36, 14, 28, 44, 54, 41, 18,
25, 33
digital 11-2 (50-2), 32-2 (35-2), 27-2 (28-2), 12-2 (45-2), 36-2 (35-
2), 21-2 (25-2), 32-2 (33-2), 18, 34, 16, (28), (44), (24), (49), 18,
25, 33
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 Image of the Fendahl pts 1+2 of 4
Season 15, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Tom Baker.
6 January Image of the Fendahl pts 3+4
13 January The Sun Makers pts 1+2
20 January The Sun Makers pts 3+4
27 January Underworld pts 1+2
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU Tacoma/Centralia/Gray's River, WA
analog 28, 15, 65
digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
Seattle DirecTV 28,970
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Saturday 7PM and Midnight PST The Ark In Space pts 1+2 of 4
Season 12, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Tom Baker.
6 January The Ark In Space pts 3+4
13 January The Sontaran Experiment pts 1+2
20 January "Doctor Who pledge night" - schedule to be announced
Doctor Who - The Christopher Eccleston episodes - coming April 2007
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
Doctor Who - The Christopher Eccleston episodes - coming Tuesday April 10, 2007. As of this writing, KCAH 25 simulcasts the KTEH 54 schedule.
Doctor Who: Podshock
Weekly chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans done in podcast
American Who
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) 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."
4) BELGIUM (& The Netherlands) - een Network
Series 1 completed.
5) RUSSIA - STS TV http://www.ctc-
Series 1 Completed.
6) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia
Style UK Series 1 Repeat Run Completed.
7) HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?) - Cool TV
RTL Klub
Series 1 completed.
8) MALAYSIA - Astro - Box Office Events
Series 1 and 2 completed. Next air dates to be announced.
9) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 3
Series 1 completed.
10) MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA - People + Arts
Spanish - cropped to 4:3 pan & scan. Series 1 completed.
11) DENMARK - DR 1
Series 1 completed.
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog. Series 2 completed.
13) HONG KONG - ATV World
Series 2 completed.
Series 1 repeats completed.
No longer on schedule.
16) SPAIN - TVE Clan
No longer on schedule.
17) ISRAEL - Yes Stars
Series 1 Completed.
No longer on schedule.
Thanks for reading. Have a Happy New Year!
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