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Wednesday 7th February 2007

This Week In Doctor Who - February 7, 2007
(posted 7th Feb 2007, 11:12am - TWIDW post #0488)
February 7, 2007 - Vol 10, No 6
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Upcoming premiere broadcasts:
Saturday 10 February:
Cool TV Hungary 6PM and 2:10AM - Fear Her
Sunday 11 February:
Cool TV Hungary 6PM and 2:50AM - Army Of Ghosts, pt 1 of 2
BBC 7 6PM and Midnight GMT - Human Resources, pt 1 of 2
BBC7 6:50PM and 12:50AM GMT - Beyond The Vortex, Episode 7
Jimmy Italy 8:10PM - The Idiot's Lantern
Monday 12 February:
Yes Stars Israel 10:15PM and 1:55AM - School Reunion
CBC 8PM (8:30PM Newfoundland) - Army Of Ghosts, pt 1 of 2
Tuesday 13 February:
BS-2 Japan 11PM - The Satan Pit, pt 2 of 2
Wednesday 14 February:
Showtime Arabia Style UK 9AM and 4PM UAE - The Age Of Steel, pt 2 of 2
Thursday 8 March:
SVT Sweden 8PM - Rose
Torchwood This Week has the
schedule information on spinoff series Torchwood.
BBC 7 presents the 7th episode of its
series of brand new Doctor Who radio dramas this Sunday at 6PM and
Midnight GMT. It will be part 1 of the 2 episode finale for this run.
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. The stories are produced with Big Finish, who will later
release them on CD. Immediately after the episodes is the tie-in
documentary series "Beyond The Vortex".
Accidentally omitted last week - "Totally Doctor Who" is coming back
for a 2nd Series on BBC One/CBBC, and it's adding a new feature.
David Tennant and Freema Agyeman will take their roles as The Doctor
and Martha into a weekly serialized animated story - "The Infinite
Quest". Anthony Head (Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Headmaster
in the Doctor Who episode School Reunion, British guy in the
Taster's Choice ads) will also star in the story. The Infinite Quest
will be a segment on all 13 episodes of Totally Doctor Who. If
Totally Doctor Who has its first broadcast 2 days before the tie-in
Doctor Who episode like last year, then The Infinite Quest part 1
will be the first time Martha is seen or heard on TV, even though
Smith And Jones is her first story.
French Doctor Who fans see the last 2 episodes of Series 2 on France
4 this week - Thursday night at 8:40PM CET in French, Friday night
at 11:20PM CET in English, with more French language repeats in the
next week or two. Canadian Doctor Who fans watching the series in
English finally get Army Of Ghosts (part 1 of the 2 part finale) on
CBC TV this Monday at 8PM.
BBC Three begins another repeat run of
Doctor Who Series 2 this Friday. Selected Doctor Who Confidential
episodes at 7PM, followed by 2 Doctor Who episodes from 7:30PM to
9PM. This is presumably to help remind viewers that the 3rd Series of
Doctor Who premieres on BBC One in Late March / Early April
(depending on who you believe).
Note to viewers in Poland - Doctor Who seems to have vanished from
the schedule after School Reunion aired on 27 January on TVP1. I have
not located a new time period on any of the TVP channels yet. My
knowledge of the Polish language is non-existent, so if there is
special programming taking its place with a return date planned it
would escape my attention.
As March TV schedules for US public TV stations begin to become available, we are slowly learning of more stations that bought the Christopher Eccleston episodes of Doctor Who. Two can be added this week - WLIW 21 New York City, NY (owned by WNET 13) and statewide broadcaster Idaho Public TV (serving all of Idaho and the Spokane, WA TV market). That brings us to 7 stations confirmed. Other stations known to have bought the show are WTTW 11 Chicago IL, KTEH 54/KCAH 25 San Jose/Watsonville CA, KBTC 28/KCKA 15 Tacoma/Centralia WA, WCET 48 Cincinnati OH, and WILL 12 Champaign-Urbana IL. If you work for a station that bought the show but is missing from the list, or your station starts advertising for the show, let me know so I can add you to the list. A reminder - Doctor Who is not part of the official PBS schedule. It is being sold seperately, like Rosemary & Thyme, Monarch Of The Glen, As Time Goes By, and Are You Being Served? Some stations will not have been able to afford it - some will think it is not a good match for their audience - some will think that everyone who was going to watch these episodes and support their station already saw the episodes on SciFi and BBC America.
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:
First Run Paul McGann radio series. 8 50 minute episodes co-produced
with Big Finish. Beyond The Vortex follows each episode.
Available for one week after broadcast via listen again on website.
Until Sunday 6. "No More Lies" (and Beyond The Vortex ep 6)
11 February 6PM and Midnight GMT 7. "Human Resources" pt 1 of 2
(Cybermen) (and Beyond The Vortex ep 7)
18 February 6PM and Midnight GMT 8. "Human Resources" pt 2 of 2
(Cybermen) (and Beyond The Vortex ep 8)
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
Friday 7PM GMT DrWho Confidential 2-01 New New Doctor
Friday 7:30PM GMT 2-01 New Earth
Friday 8:15PM GMT 2-02 Tooth and Claw
Late Sunday 1:55AM GMT - TORCHWOOD episode 6 - See Torchwood This
16 February 7PM GMT DrWho Confidential 2-03 Friends Reunited
16 February 7:30PM GMT 2-03 School Reunion
16 February 8:15PM GMT 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
First broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential
Not on schedule.
16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog
Late Friday 12:30AM (1AM Newfoundland) 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1
of 2
Monday 8PM (8:30PM Newfoundland) 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
Late 16 February 12:30AM 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
19 February 8PM 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2 (End of Series 2 first run)
Late 23 February 12:30AM 1-06 Dalek
Late 2 March 12:30AM 1-07 The Long Game
Late 9 March 12:30AM 1-08 Father's Day
Late 16 March 12:30AM 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
Late 23 March 12:30AM 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
Late 30 March 12:30AM 1-11 Boom Town
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.
France 4
Series Two Premieres In French and English
2 episodes per week.
Thursday 8:40PM, Friday 9:40AM, Tuesday 9:35AM, 19 February 9:30AM CET 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2 (French) Premiere
Thursday 9:30PM, Friday 10:30AM, Tuesday 10:25AM
, 19 February 10:25AM CET 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2 (French) Premiere
Friday 11:20PM CET 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2 (English)
Late Friday 12:10AM CET 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2 (English)
Monday 9:30AM CET 2-10 Love & Monsters (French)
Monday 10:20AM CET 2-11 Fear Her (French)
Tuesday 11PM 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?):
Cool TV
Saturday 6PM and 2:10AM CET 2-11 Fear Her
Sunday 6PM and 2:50AM CET 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
Friday 6AM, Sunday 5AM CET 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
Sunday 8:10PM, Late Monday 12:25AM and 2:55AM, 17 February 6:30AM and 4:45PM, 18 February 5:10AM CET 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern

18 February 8:10PM, 19 February 11:35PM, 20 February 4:20AM, 24 February 6:30AM and 4:50PM, 25 February 4:35AM CET 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
25 February 8:05PM, 26 February 11:35PM, 27 February 4:25AM, 2 March 6:10AM, 3 March 4PM, 4 March 5:15AM CET 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
26 February 6AM, 28 February 7:40AM CET 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace (repeat)
4 March 8:10PM, 5 March 11:10PM, 10 March 6:50AM and 4:50PM CET 2-10 Love & Monsters
Showtime Arabia
Style UK airs Series 2.
Wednesday 9AM and 4PM UAE 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
Next Wednesday 9AM and 4PM UAE 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
21 February 9AM and 4PM UAE 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
28 February 9AM and 4PM UAE 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
Off the schedule?
Yes Stars
Monday 10:15PM and 1:55AM, Tuesday 5PM 2-03 School Reunion
ASIA (regional channel):
BBC Entertainment
Saturday 6 and 11:15PM, Sunday 7:30AM and 1:45PM Thailand Time 1-
07 The Long Game
Thursday 8 March 8PM CET - 1-01 Rose (Sweden's premiere night)
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).
Friday 5AM GMT Terror of the Autons ep 1 of 4
Classic Season 8, Episode 1. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Looks like only 1 episode will air.
Saturday 10AM and 12:20AM GMT 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
Sunday 6-8:55AM and 3-5:35AM GMT The Mind of Evil movie
Classic Season 8, Episodes 5 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
17 February 10AM and 12:40AM GMT 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
18 February 6-8:55AM GMT Classic 9.04 The Mutants movie
24 February 9:45AM and 12:15AM GMT 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
25 February 6:10-9AM GMT Classic 9.05 The Time Monster movie
Digital Plus
People + Arts Chanel 27. Series 1 Repeats
Monday 10:30PM CET 1-07 The Long Game
19 February 10:30PM CET 1-08 Father's Day
26 February 10:30PM CET 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
BELGIUM (& The Netherlands)
een Network
Series 1 Repeats.
Saturday 2PM CET 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
Skai TV
Wednesday 3:15PM EET 1-?? "?"
Late Thursday 1:30AM EET 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2

Next Wednesday 3:15PM EET 1-?? "?"
Prime TV
4:3 cropped pan and scan. Series 1 repeats:
Monday 7:30PM 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
19 February 7:30PM 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
BBC Kids
Weeknights 10PM, 2 and 5AM EST (7 and 11PM, 2AM PST)
Weekends 2AM EST (11PM PST) - complete stories
When the start time varies, the correct time in EST will be noted in
Wednesday Vengeance on Varos 4 pt version, eps 3+4
Classic Season 22, Episode 4. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Thursday The Mark of the Rani 4 pt version, eps 1+2
Friday The Mark of the Rani 4 pt version, eps 3+4
Classic Season 22, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Saturday Colony In Space all 6 eps
Classic Season 8, Episodes 15 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Sunday The Dæmons all 5 eps
Classic Season 8, Episodes 21 through 25. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Monday The Two Doctors 6 pt version, eps 1+2
Tuesday The Two Doctors 6 pt version, eps 3+4
Classic Season 22, Episodes 7 through 8. Doctor: Colin Baker.
15 February Classic 22.05 Timelash
17 February Classic 9.02 The Curse of Peladon
18 February Classic 9.03 The Sea Devils
19 February Classic 23.01 "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious
21 February Classic 23.02 "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp"
23 February Classic 23.03 "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The
24 February Classic 9.04 The Mutants
25 February Classic 9.05 The Time Monster
27 February Classic 23.04 "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe"
28 February Classic 24.01 Time and the Rani
2 March Classic 24.02 Paradise Towers
3 March Classic 10.01 The Three Doctors
4 March Classic 10.02 Carnival Of Monsters
6 March Classic 24.03 Delta and the Bannermen
7 March 10:30PM, 2:30AM, + 5:30AM Classic 24.04 Dragonfire
9 March Classic 25.02 The Happiness Patrol
10 March Classic 10.05 The Green Death
11 March Classic 11.01 The Time Warrior
16:9 Letterbox.
27 March 8:30AM EDT/PDT 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
27 March 9:30AM EDT/PDT 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
27 March 10:30AM EDT/PDT 1-11 Boom Town
27 March 11:30AM EDT/PDT 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
27 March 12:30PM EDT/PDT 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
27 March 1:30PM EDT/PDT 2-00 The Christmas Invasion
27 March 3PM EDT/PDT 2-01 New Earth
BBC America
16:9 Letterbox. Doctor Who Series 1 Repeat Run (all times 3 hours earlier in PST)
Saturday 1PM and 9PM and Midnight, Sunday 10AM, 19 February 8PM, 3 March 5PM EST 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
Tuesday 9PM EST 1-02 The End Of The World
Tuesday 10PM and 1AM,
17 February 2PM and 8PM, 18 February 10AM, 3 March 6PM EST 1-11 Boom Town
19 February 7PM, 3 March 4PM EST 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2 20 February 9PM EST 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
20 February 10PM and 1AM, 24 February 8PM, 25 February 10AM, 27 February 9PM, 3 March 7PM EST 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
27 February 10PM and 1AM, 3 March 8PM, 4 March 2:30PM and 6PM EST 1-12 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
3 March 2PM EST 1-07 The Long Game
3 March 3PM EST 1-08 Father's Day
WLIW New York City, NY
analog 21
digital 21-1 (22-1)
DirecTV 21,887
Dish 21,8112
7 March 10PM EST 1-01 Rose
No other broadcasts in March.
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 12:14-2:35AM EST The Invasion of Time movie
Classic Season 15, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Late 17 February 12:17-1:55AM EST Classic 16.01 The Ribos Operation movie
Late 24 February 12:10-1:45AM EST Classic 16.02 The Pirate Planet movie
WCET Cincinnati
analog 48
digital 48-1 (34-1)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 10:30PM EST The Seeds of Doom pts 1+2 of 6
Classic Season 13, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
17 February Classic 13.06 The Seeds of Doom pts 3+4
24 February Classic 13.06 The Seeds of Doom pts 5+6

The Christopher Eccleston episodes - Thursdays coming April 2007.
WTTW Chicago
analog 11
digital 11-1 (47-1)
Chicago DirecTV 11,965
Chicago Dish 11,8496
The Christopher Eccleston episodes - coming Spring 2007.
WILL Champaign/Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital 12-1 (9-1)
Champaign DirecTV 12
Chicago Dish 12,7407
3 March 8-10PM, 6 March 9-11PM CST 1-01/1-02 Rose/The End Of The World - special pledge night preview
18 March 6PM, 24 March 10:25PM CDT 1-01 Rose (start of Doctor Who in regular time slots)
25 March 6PM, 31 March 10:25PM CDT 1-02 The End Of The World
analog 11, 32, 27, 12, 36, 21, 32, 24, 36
IPTV's website notes that they are no longer simulcating their analog programming on their digital stations.
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 Invasion of Time pts 1+2 of 6
Classic Season 15, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Tom Baker.
17 February Classic 15.06 The Invasion of Time pts 3+4
24 February Classic 15.06 11:45PM The Invasion of Time pts 5+6
Idaho Public TV
analog 4,10,13,26
digital 4-1 (21-1), 10-1 (17-1), 13-1 (22-1), 26-1 (45-1)
DirecTV Boise 4
Dish Boise 4,7141
Dish Idaho Falls 10,7746
Dish Twin Falls 13,8807
DirecTV Spokane, WA 26
Dish Spokane 26,9178
10 March 10PM MST/9PM PST 1-01 Rose
10 March 11PM MST/10PM PST 1-02 The End Of The World
24 March 11:03PM MDT/10:03PM PDT 1-??
31 March 11:04PM MDT/10:04PM PDT 1-??
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 Terror of the Zygons pts 1+2 of 4
Classic Season 12, Episodes 19 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
17 February Classic 13.01 Terror of the Zygons pts 3+4
24 February Classic 13.02 Planet of Evil pts 1+2
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
The Christopher Eccleston episodes - Tuesdays coming 22632-April 10, 2007.
Doctor Who: Podshock
Weekly chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans done in podcast
format. Episode 65 now online. Episodes now also hosted on Outpost
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) UK - BBC One
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
2) GERMANY - ProSieben
Doctor Who premiere TBA. Series 1 and 2 purchased. Dubbed in German.
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) RUSSIA - STS TV http://www.ctc-
Series 1 Completed.
5) HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?) - RTL Klub
Series 1 completed.
6) MALAYSIA - Astro - Box Office Events
Series 1 and 2 completed. Next air dates to be announced.
7) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 3
Series 1 completed.
Spanish - cropped to 4:3 pan & scan. Series 1 completed.
Series 1 completed.
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog. Series 2 completed.
All times 2 hours later on UKTV + 2. Series 1 completed.
11) HONG KONG - ATV World
Series 2 completed.
Series 1 repeats completed.
No longer on schedule.
14) SPAIN - TVE Clan
No longer on schedule.
No longer on schedule.
16) CANADA - Ztélé
Cropped 4:3 pan and scan. Episodes dubbed in French. Series 2
Series 2 completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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