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Saturday 25th August 2007

This Week In Doctor Who A - August 25, 2007
(posted 25th Aug 2007, 5:07am - TWIDW post #0566)
August 25, 2007 - Vol 10, No 34
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 25 August:
BBC Entertainment 6 and 11PM Thailand Time - The Girl In The Fireplace
ABC Australia 7:30PM - The Family of Blood, pt 2 of 2
Sunday 26 August:
Prime New Zealand 7:30PM - Smith And Jones
Monday 27 August:
CBC 8PM - Blink
Tuesday 28 August:
Ztele (Canada - French language) 8PM EDT - Smith and Jones
Thursday 30 August:
TV3 Ireland Late 1:15AM - Tooth and Claw
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)
Canadian service Ztele begins airing Series 3 in French this Tuesday at 8PM EDT with Smith and Jones (French title not known yet). It is unknown when/if Ztele will air The Runaway Bride, which belongs between Doomsday and this episode. Episodes will air multiple times in a week. Ztele has the French rights for Torchwood, but Torchwood is not shown in the fall lineup, so it may be 2008 before the spinoff airs.
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 Two also sees a repeat of the animated story "The Infinite Quest"
on Sunday 2 September at 9:10AM BST.
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).
SciFi US is pre-empting Doctor Who this Friday the 31st to air
special programming for Labor Day weekend. This pre-emption was
planned for months - it does not say anything about SciFi's views on
Who. Yes, it is in the middle of a 2 part story (Human Nature and The
Family Of Blood). SciFi also did a pre-emption between The Impossible
Planet and The Satan Pit last year. SciFi did a pre-emption in the
middle of a 2 parter of Stargate SG-1 in 2005. When a holiday weekend
comes along, SciFi will interrupt its schedule for first run shows.
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) 3-10 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.
The Lazarus Experiment (comes down 8/28)
Human Nature
The Family of Blood
Blink (goes up 8/28)
Episodes dubbed in French. Series 3 Begins.
Late Saturday 3AM EDT 2-06 La Regne Des Cybermen pt 2 of 2
Late Monday 1AM, Tuesday 2PM EDT 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
Tuesday 8PM, Thursday 5PM
, 1 September 6AM, Late 2 September 1AM, 4 September 2PM EDT 3-01 Smith and Jones (3rd Series Premiere, The Runaway Bride is skipped) (new time slots) Premiere
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
Saturday 7:30PM 3-09 The Family of Blood pt 2 of 2
Saturday 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 - 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 3-01 Smith and Jones
ASIA (regional channel):
BBC Entertainment
All times Thailand - adjust for local time zone. Subtitles available
in Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
Saturday 7:30AM and 12:35PM 2-03 School Reunion
Saturday 6PM and 11PM, Sunday 7:30AM and 11AM, Saturday 1 September
7:30AM and 12:40PM? 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
1 September 6PM and 11PM, 2 September 7:30AM and 11AM 2-05 "Rise Of
The Cybermen" pt 1 of 2?
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
on September 1, another note indicating Doctor Who is delayed. Hmm.
Nederland 2
Series 2 comes 15 September.
new episodes late Thursday nights, repeats Sunday mornings
Sunday 9AM BST 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
Late Thursday 1:15AM BST 2-02 Tooth and Claw

2 September 8:20AM BST 1-11 Boom Town?
Late 6 September 1:25AM BST 2-02 Tooth and Claw again?
BBC Prime
Series 1 and Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down
1 September 7PM and 10:45PM, 2 September 4PM CET/CAT 1-01 Rose (BBC
Prime premiere)
1 September 7:45PM, 2 September 4:45PM CET/CAT DWC 1-01 "Bringing
Back The Doctor"
8 September 7PM and 10:45PM, 9 September 4PM CET/CAT 1-02 "The End Of
The World"
8 September 7:45PM, 9 September 4:45PM CET/CAT DWC 1-02 "Aliens"
15 September 7PM and 10:45PM, 16 September 4PM CET/CAT 1-03 "The
Unquiet Dead"
15 September 7:45PM, 16 September 4:45PM CET/CAT DWC 1-03 "TARDIS
The 7PM Saturday slot seems to be definite. One listings source has a
10:45PM repeat while another source has the repeat on Sunday
afternoon. One source could be wrong, or there could be a difference
between the schedules in Europe and the schedules in Africa - stay
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.
Monday 7PM BST 2-11 Fear Her (no Confidential episode tonight)
Tuesday 7PM BST 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
Tuesday 7:45PM BST DWC 2-12 Welcome to Torchwood (15 minutes)
Wednesday 7PM BST 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2 (no Confidential episode
Thursday 7PM BST 3-00 The Runaway Bride (60 minutes)
Friday 7PM BST 3-01 Smith and Jones
Friday 7:45PM BST 3-01 Meet Martha Jones (15 minutes)
3 September 7PM BST 3-02 The Shakespeare Code
3 September 7:45PM BST DWC 3-02 Stage Fright (15 minutes)
4 September 7PM BST 3-03 Gridlock
4 September 7:45PM BST DWC 3-03 Are We There Yet? (15 minutes)
5 September 7PM BST 3-04 Daleks in Manhattan pt 1 of 2
5 September 7:45PM BST DWC 3-04 A New York Story (15 minutes)
6 September 7PM BST 3-05 Evolution of the Daleks pt 2 of 2
6 September 7:45PM BST DWC 3-05 Making Manhattan (15 minutes)
First broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential
Saturday 3:20-4:40PM BST "Dr Who And The Daleks" 1965 Peter Cushing
movie, remake of the first TV Dalek serial
2 September 9:10AM BST "The Infinite Quest" (46 minute animated
story, David Tennant and Freema Agyeman)
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1).
Saturday 4:50AM BST 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Saturday 4PM, Sunday 9:55AM, Wednesday 10AM and 4PM BST 1-08 Father's Day
Monday 10AM BST 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
Monday 10PM BST 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
Tuesday 10AM and 4PM BST 1-06 Dalek
Tuesday 11AM and 5PM BST 1-07 The Long Game
Wednesday 11AM and 5PM BST 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
Thursday 10AM and 4PM BST 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
Thursday 11AM and 5PM BST 1-11 Boom Town
Friday 10AM and 4PM,
3 September Noon and 6PM BST 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
Friday 11AM and 5PM,
4 September Noon and 6PM BST 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
5 September Noon and 6PM BST 2-11 Fear Her
6 September Noon and 6PM BST 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
7 September Noon and 6PM BST 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
Sunday 10:35PM EET 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
2 September 10:30PM EET 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
Showtime Arabia
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours later on ShowSeries 1 Extra) -
Series 2 Repeats
Late Friday 1AM UAE 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen 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 1-08 Father's Day
Tuesday 7:30PM
, 2 September 6PM AEST 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
Series 1 and 2 airing. First aired on BS-2.
Tuesday 7PM 1-02 The End Of The World
BBC Kids
Late Saturday 2:30AM EDT/11:30PM PDT Meglos all 4 pts
Classic Season 18, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Late Sunday 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Full Circle all 4 pts
Classic Season 18, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
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
Late 29 September 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 19.03 Kinda
Late 30 September 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 19.04 The Visitation
BBC America
16:9 Letterbox. Series 2 in September 2007.
EThis Weekend - pre-empted for Jekyll movie length finale
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, 23 September 3PM EDT/Noon PDT 2-01 New Earth
15 September 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, 16 September Noon EDT/9AM PDT, 23 September 4PM EDT/1PM PDT 2-02 Tooth and Claw
22 September 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, 23 September Noon and 5PM EDT/9AM and 2PM PDT 2-03 School Reunion
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 Mark Schuster, co-author of "The
Greatest Show In The Galaxy: The Discerning Fan's Guide To Doctor
Who". Murray Gold interview is still online..
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
1) GERMANY - ProSieben
Doctor Who premiere TBA. Series 1 and 2 purchased. Dubbed in German.
2) RUSSIA - STS TV http://www.ctc-
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) GREECE - Skai TV
Series 2 Completed.
Series 3 Completed.
Current repeat run complete. Next airdate unknown.
Column continues in Section B ...
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care. Vote Saxon.
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