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Saturday 18th August 2007

This Week In Doctor Who A - August 18, 2007
(posted 18th Aug 2007, 2:28pm - TWIDW post #0563)
August 18, 2007 - Vol 10, No 33
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. Vote Saxon.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Section A - Everything But The PBS Stations
Upcoming premiere broadcasts:
Saturday 18 August:
BBC Entertainment 6 and 11PM Thailand Time - School Reunion
ABC Australia 7:30PM - Human Nature, pt 1 of 2
Sunday 19 August:
Prime New Zealand 7:30PM - The Runaway Bride
Monday 20 August:
CBC 8PM - The Family Of Blood, pt 2 of 2
Thursday 23 August:
TV3 Ireland Late 1:30AM - New Earth
Friday 24 August:
SciFi US 8PM + 1AM EDT - Human Nature, pt 1 of 2
Saturday 1 September:
BBC Prime 7PM CET - Rose
Saturday 15 September:
Ned 2 7:30PM - New Earth (new channel)
Fall 2007:
BBC One?/CBBC - The Sarah Jane Adventures - Series 1
Christmas 2007:
BBC One - Voyage Of The Damned (60 minutes)
New Zealand fans - Prime starts Series 3
this Sunday the 19th at 7:30PM with The Runaway Bride in a 90 minute
timeslot. This is a change from the first 2 series which aired on
Thursdays at 7:30PM.
Japanese Who fans - NHK 3 starts Doctor Who this Tuesday at 7PM with Rose. The first 2 series already aired on BS-2, but this is the first over the air broadcast of the episodes. If anyone you know hasn't seen the episodes, their excuses have run out.
Party like it's 1965 on 25 August as BBC Two airs "Dr. Who And The Daleks", the
theatrical remake of the first Dalek story. With Peter Cushing as Dr.
Who, Roberta Tovey as Susan, and the Daleks as themselves. It airs
from 3:20 to 4:40PM British Standard Time.
BBC Prime is now running ads confirming that
they have Doctor Who. They have also updated the FAQ on their
website. Rose starts the series on Saturday 1 September at 7PM
Central European Time. BBC Prime covers Europe (except the British
Isles), Africa, and parts of Asia. A seperate BBC Prime service for
the rest of Asia was discontinued a while back and rolled into BBC
Entertainment , which is currently
airing Series 2 of Doctor Who in its territories.
BBC America's plans for Doctor Who Series 2 are becoming clearer. Episodes premiere at 7PM Eastern/4PM Pacific on Saturdays starting 8 September. Episodes repeat at 2AM Eastern/11PM Pacific. They repeat on Sunday and once the following Saturday, with the exact times moving week to week based on other programming events. Since the episodes already aired on SciFi, BBC America is leaving them out of prime time (where Series 1 ran) in favor of spinoff Torchwood, which will be having its US premiere on BBC America. BBC America still gives shows 46 minutes an hour versus 44 on SciFi, so nearly all the regular episodes will be complete (or at least more complete than SciFi's broadcasts of the same episodes). However, The Christmas Invasion will be heavily edited, as it will get a regular 1 hour timeslot, while SciFi aired it uncut in a 90 minute timeslot (with lots of ads).
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, 16:9 letterbox analog
Monday 8PM (8:30PM Newfoundland) 3-09 The Family of Blood pt 2 of 2
27 August 8PM 3-10 Blink
3 September 8PM 3-03 Gridlock (special repeat, Atlantic and
Newfoundland time zones will join in progress after CFL game)
10 September - pre-empted by Canadian Country Music Awards
17 September 8PM 3-11 Utopia pt 1 of 3
24 September 8PM 3-12 The Sound of Drums pt 2 of 3
1 October 8PM 3-13 Last of the Time Lords pt 3 of 3
Fall 2007 - Torchwood Series 1
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.
Third Series Episodes now online to Canadian viewers. Episodes are
unedited on the CBC website, while some are edited for time on CBC TV.
Evolution of the Daleks (comes down 8/21)
The Lazarus Experiment
Human Nature
The Family of Blood (goes up 8/21)
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
Saturday 7:30PM 3-08 Human Nature pt 1 of 2
Saturday 25 August 7:30PM 3-09 The Family of Blood pt 2 of 2
1 September 7:30PM 3-10 Blink
8 September 7:30PM 3-11 Utopia
16:9 Letterbox. Sporadic repeats in the Daytime Rotation section of schedule.
Friday 8PM + 1AM EDT/PDT 3-08 Human Nature pt 1 of 2 Premiere
31 August - pre-empted by Stargate viewers choice marathon
7 September 8PM + 1AM EDT/PDT 3-09 The Family of Blood pt 2 of 2
14 September 8PM + 1AM EDT/PDT 3-10 Blink
21 September 8PM + 1AM EDT/PDT 3-11 Utopia pt 1 of 3
28 September 8PM + 1AM EDT/PDT 3-12 The Sound of Drums pt 2 of 3
5 October 8PM + 1AM EDT/PDT 3-13 Last of the Time Lords pt 3 of 3
Prime TV
4:3 cropped pan and scan.
Sunday 7:30PM 3-00 The Runaway Bride (90 minute slot)
ASIA (regional channel):
BBC Entertainment
All times Thailand - adjust for local time zone. Subtitles available
in Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
Saturday 7:30AM and 12:40PM 2-02 Tooth and Claw
Saturday 6PM and 11PM, Sunday 7:30AM and 11AM, Saturday 25 August
7:30AM and 12:35PM 2-03 School Reunion
25 August 6PM and 11PM, 26 August 7:30AM and 11AM 2-04 "The Girl In
The Fireplace"
BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):
een Network
on August 11, the following message appears under a sports listing
where Doctor Who would normally be:
Doctor Who verschuift naar latere datum
roughly translated as Doctor Who/span> moves to a later date.
on August 18, a note says Doctor Who valt weg
Nederland 2
Series 2 comes 15 September.
new episodes late Thursday nights, repeats Sunday mornings
Sunday 8:45AM BST 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
Late Thursday 1:30AM BST 2-01 New Earth (TV3 skips The Christms Invasion for now)

26 August 9AM BST 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
Late 30 August 1:15AM BST 2-02 Tooth and Claw
BBC Prime
1 September 7PM CET 1-01 Rose (BBC Prime premiere)
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, starring David
Tennant as the Doctor and you as the companion
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
BBC Three continues its nightly run of the best 41 episodes of the
New Series.
Sunday 7PM BST 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
Sunday 7:45PM BST DWC 2-07 The Writer's Tale (15 minutes)
Monday 7PM BST 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
Monday 7:50PM BST DWC 2-08 You've Got the Look (10 minutes)
Tuesday 7PM BST 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
Tuesday 7:50PM BST DWC 2-09 "Religion, Myths, And Legends" (10
Wednesday - pre-empted for marathon of "Neighbours Revealed"
Thursday 7PM BST 2-10 Love & Monsters
Thursday 7:45PM BST DWC 2-10 "The New World of Dr Who" (15 minutes)
Friday - pre-empted by coverage of the Reading and Leeds Festival
27 August 7PM BST 2-11 Fear Her (no Confidential episode tonight)
28 August 7PM BST 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
28 August 7:45PM BST DWC 2-12 Welcome to Torchwood (15 minutes)
29 August 7PM BST 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2 (no Confidential episode
30 August 7PM BST 3-00 The Runaway Bride (60 minutes)
31 August 7PM BST 3-01 Smith and Jones
31 August 7:45PM BST DWC 3-01 Meet Martha Jones (15 minutes)
First broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential
BBC Four
Tuesday 8:15PM BST 3-03 Gridlock
airing as part of a night of shows on traffic jams and travel
25 August 3:20-4:40PM BST "Dr Who And The Daleks" 1965 Peter Cushing
movie, remake of the first TV Dalek serial
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1).
Sunday 10:20AM, 28 August 11AM and 5PM BST 1-07 The Long Game
Monday 10AM and 4PM BST 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
Monday 11AM and 5PM BST 2-10 Love & Monsters
Monday 10PM BST 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
Tuesday 10AM and 4PM BST 2-11 Fear Her
Tuesday 11AM and 5PM BST 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
Wednesday 10AM and 4PM BST 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
Wednesday 11AM and 5PM BST 1-01 Rose
Thursday 10AM and 4PM BST 1-02 The End Of The World
Thursday 11AM and 5PM BST 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
Friday 10AM and 4PM BST 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
Friday 11AM and 5PM,
25 August 4:50AM BST 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
25 August 4PM, 26 August 9:55AM, 29 August 10AM and 4PM BST 1-08 Father's Day
27 August 10AM BST 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
27 August 10PM BST 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
28 August 10AM and 4PM BST 1-06 Dalek
29 August 11AM and 5PM BST 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
30 August 10AM and 4PM BST 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
30 August 11AM and 5PM BST 1-11 Boom Town
31 August 10AM and 4PM BST 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
31 August 11AM and 5PM BST 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2

UKTV Gold's August schedule has undergone significant changes. Expect more changes as the month progresses.
Current repeat run complete. Next airdate unknown.
Sunday 10:35PM EET 1-11 Boom Town
26 August 10:35PM EET 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
All times 2 hours later on UKTV + 2. Times listed are Australian Eastern Standard.
50 minute timeslot - no Doctor Who Confidential.
Sunday 6PM AEST 1-07 The Long Game
Tuesday 7:30PM
, 26 August 6PM AEST 1-08 Father's Day
28 August 7:30PM AEST 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
Series 1 and 2 airing. First aired on BS-2.
Tuesday 7PM 1-01 Rose
Cropped 4:3 pan and scan. Episodes dubbed in French. Series 2 Repeat Run.
Late Saturday 3AM EDT 2-05 La Regne Des Cybermen pt 1 of 2
Monday 9PM
, Late 25 August 3AM EDT 2-06 La Regne Des Cybermen pt 2 of 2
BBC Kids
Late Saturday 2AM EDT/11PM PDT The Horns of Nimon all 4 pts
Classic Season 17, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Late Sunday 2AM EDT/11PM PDT The Leisure Hive all 4 pts
Classic Season 18, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Late 25 August 2:30AM EDT/11:30PM PDT Classic 18.02 Meglos
Late 26 August 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 18.03 Full Circle
Late 1 September 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 18.04 State of Decay
Late 2 September 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 18.05 Warriors' Gate
8 September - pre-empted for Beauty and The Geek (UK) marathon
9 September - pre-empted for Little Britain marathon
Late 15 September 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 18.06 "The Keeper Of
Late 16 September 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 18.07 Logopolis
Late 22 September 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 19.01 Castrovalva
Late 23 September 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 19.02 Four To Doomsday
BBC America
16:9 Letterbox. Series 2 in September 2007.
Saturday 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, Sunday 11AM EDT/8AM PDT 1-11 Boom Town
25 and 26 August - pre-empted for Jekyll marathons
1 September - Doctor Who Complete Series 1 marathon - Labor Day weekend
1 September 1PM EDT/10AM PDT 1-01 Rose
1 September 2PM EDT/11AM PDT 1-02 The End Of The World
1 September 3PM EDT/Noon PDT 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
1 September 4PM EDT/1PM PDT 1-04/1-05 Aliens Of London/World War Three 2 hour omnibus
1 September 6PM EDT/3PM PDT 1-06 Dalek
1 September 7PM EDT/4PM PDT 1-07 The Long Game
1 September 8PM EDT/5PM PDT 1-08 Father's Day
1 September 9PM EDT/6PM PDT 1-09/1-10 The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances 2 hour omnibus with a bad edit during the cliffhanger resolution
1 September 11PM EDT/8PM PDT 1-11 Boom Town
Late 1 September Midnight EDT/9PM PDT 1-12/1-13 Bad Wolf/The Parting Of The Ways 2 hour omnibus
2 September - Doctor Who Captain Jack Series 1 Recap - Labor Day weekend
2 September 9AM EDT/6AM PDT 1-09/1-10 The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances 2 hour omnibus
2 September 11AM EDT/8AM PDT 1-11 Boom Town
2 September Noon EDT/9AM PDT 1-12/1-13 Bad Wolf/The Parting Of The Ways 2 hour omnibus
8 September 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, 9 September 11AM and 3PM EDT/8AM and Noon PDT 2-00 The Christmas Invasion (2nd Series Premiere, heavily edited to fit time slot)
8 September 8PM and 11PM EDT/5PM and 8PM PDT, 9 September Noon and 4PM EDT/9AM and 1PM PDT, 15 September 2PM EDT/11AM PDT 2-01 New Earth
15 September 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, 16 September Noon EDT/9AM PDT 2-02 Tooth and Claw
Doctor Who: Podshock
Weekly chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans done in podcast
format. Episode 91 now online.
American Who
Current episode - interview with Murray Gold. Next episode in August.
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
1) GERMANY - ProSieben
Doctor Who premiere TBA. Series 1 and 2 purchased. Dubbed in German.
Series 1 Completed.
3) HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?) - Cool TV
Series 2 completed.
RTL Klub
Series 1 completed.
4) MALAYSIA - Astro - Box Office Events
Series 1 and 2 completed. Next air dates to be announced.
Series 1 completed.
6) HONG KONG - ATV World
Series 2 completed.
Series 1 repeats completed.
Series 2 completed.
9) FRANCE - France 4
Series Two completed in French and English
10) JAPAN - BS-2
Series 1 and 2 Completed.
11) ITALY - Jimmy
Series 2 completed.
12) ISRAEL - Yes Stars
Off The Schedule.
14) SWEDEN - SVT 2
Series 1 completed.
15) MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA - People + Arts
Series 2 completed.
17) SPAIN/PORTUGAL - Digital Plus
People + Arts Chanel 27. Series 1 Repeats Over.
TVE Clan Series 1 Repeats Over.
18) UK - BBC One
Totally Doctor Who
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Series 3 completed. Voyage Of The Damned airs at Christmas.
19) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST: - Showtime Arabia
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours later on ShowSeries 1 Extra) -
Series 2 Completed.
20) GREECE - Skai TV
Series 2 Completed.
Series 3 Completed.
Column continues in Section B ...
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care. Vote Saxon.
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