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Saturday 1st September 2007

This Week In Doctor Who A - September 1, 2007
(posted 1st Sep 2007, 8:44am - TWIDW post #0569)
September 1, 2007 - Vol 10, No 35
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 1 September:
BBC Entertainment 6 and 11PM Thailand Time - Rise Of The Cybermen, pt
ABC Australia 7:30PM - Blink
BBC Prime 7PM CET - Rose
BBC Prime 7:45PM CET - Confidential Cut Down - Bringing Back The
Sunday 2 September:
Prime New Zealand 7:30PM - The Shakespeare Code
Monday 3 September:
CBC 8PM - Gridlock (special rerun, may be pre-empted by Football in
the Eastern Time Zones)
Tuesday 4 September:
Ztele (Canada - French language) 8PM EDT - The Shakespeare Code
Thursday 6 September:
TV3 Ireland Late 1:25AM - Tooth and Claw
Friday 7 September:
SciFi 8PM and 1AM EDT - The Family Of Blood, pt 2
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)
Most people who read the column have already heard this - Shaun is
retiring the Outpost Gallifrey brand as we know it in September,
freeing time for his life and needs. Some sections of his site will
continue - relaunched as 4 independent websites with people set up to
keep the sites alive and vibrant:
1) Outpost Gallifrey will now focus on
the annual Gallifrey One Doctor Who convention in Los Angeles, CA.
The next convention is in February (Gallifrey One's Nineteenth
Symphony 2008 - February 15 - 17, 2008), and I hope to be there with
my wife.
2) The Doctor Who News Page will be the
continuation of the famous news page with its current team of
reporters, and the mirror of This Week In Doctor Who will be at this
3) The Doctor Who Forum is the
continuation of the long-running Doctor Who fan board currently on
Outpost Gallifrey.
4) The Web Guide to Doctor Who is
the massive section of links to Doctor Who websites of all kinds, now
maintained by Kenny Davidson.
If your website is linking to This Week via Outpost Gallifrey, make
sure you update the link as soon as the changeover occurs this month.
The This Week In Doctor Who Yahoo Group was not part of
Outpost Gallifrey and is not affected by the change. I do finally
plan to update the front page though, whenever I can clear time in my
I would like to take a moment to thank Shaun Lyon for all the help
and support he has given This Week In Doctor Who over the years.
Shaun has been a supporter of the column from the beginning. He
included it in his Doctor Who Alliance Newsletter (1998 to 2001) and
various stints as part of the news at Outpost Gallifrey . He was one of the people who helped out
significantly with advice and patience during the early days of this
operation, and TWIDW would not be what it is today without him.
And now, back to schedules.
BBC Prime premieres its run of the
Christopher Eccleston Doctor Who episodes tonight. BBC Prime serves
Mainland Europe, Africa, and portions of Western Asia. The episodes
are airing commercial free followed by the cut down versions of the
matching Doctor Who Confidential episodes. Depending on where you are
in BBC Prime's footprint, you may or may not have gotten to see the
new Doctor Who before. BBC Prime formerly aired the classic Doctor
Who episodes from 1995 to 2002. If you used to have BBC Prime in the
more Eastern regions of Asia, that service was folded into BBC
Entertainment, which already aired Series 1 and is now on Series 2.
BBC Prime's schedule used to be the same across the continents,
except that it was off the air overnight in Africa. The African
version now has a number of schedule differences from the
European/West Asian version, including the day/time of the Doctor Who
repeat. It will be treated as 2 channels in the column due to
schedule differences. The European/West Asian version is listed by
Central European Time, while the African version is listed by Central
African Time - they diverge in the Winter. Adjust for your local time
BBC Two sees a repeat of the animated story "The Infinite Quest" on
Sunday 2 September at 9:10AM BST.
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).
Canadian viewers, take note:
1) Ztele has begun airing Series 3 in French.
2) CBC will rerun the episode Gridlock on the 3rd of September, as they expect a sports match to either pre-empt Doctor Who entirely in Eastern sections of the country or cause them to be joined in progress. So, you either get the game or a repeat. Doctor Who is also pre-empted on the tenth for a Music Awards show. The last 3 episodes of the current series air on consecutive Mondays at 8PM starting on the 17th of September.
SciFi US resumes Series 3 this Friday 7 September with The Family of Blood. Episodes will air each week through 5 October - Last of the Time Lords.
FYI - The Sarah Jane Adventures' broadcast schedule will be covered
as part of This Week In Doctor Who. We are still awaiting word on the
premiere date for Series 1. It is expected to start in the UK in
September or October and run through most of the rest of this year.
Torchwood schedule information is included in the Torchwood This Week
column .
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 analog.
Saturday 7:30PM 3-10 Blink
Saturday 8 September 7:30PM 3-11 Utopia pt 1 of 3
15 September 7:30PM 3-12 The Sound of Drums pt 2 of 3
22 September 7:30PM 3-13 Last of the Time Lords pt 3 of 3 (1 hour timeslot, so hopefully the complete version)
16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog
Monday 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.
Human Nature
The Family of Blood
Episodes dubbed in French. Series 3 Begins.
Saturday 6AM, Late Sunday 1AM, Tuesday 2PM EDT 3-01 Smith and Jones (3rd Series Premiere, The Runaway Bride is skipped) (new time slots)
Tuesday 8PM, Thursday 5PM
, 8 September 6AM, Late 9 September 1AM, 11 September 2PM EDT 3-02 The Shakespeare Code Premiere
11 September 8PM, 13 September 5PM, 15 September 6AM, Late 16 September 1AM, 18 September 2PM EDT 3-03 Gridlock
18 September 8PM, 20 September 5PM, 22 September 6AM, Late 23 September 1AM, 25 September 2PM EDT 3-04 Daleks in Manhattan pt 1 of 2
25 September 8PM, 27 September 5PM, 29 September 6AM, Late 30 September 1AM, 2 October 2PM EDT 3-05 Evolution of the Daleks pt 2 of 2
2 October 8PM, 4 October 5PM, 6 October 6AM EDT 3-06 The Lazarus Experiment
16:9 Letterbox. Sporadic repeats in the Daytime Rotation section of schedule.
Friday 8PM + 1AM EDT/PDT 3-09 The Family of Blood pt 2 of 2 Premiere
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 (edited international version)
Prime TV
4:3 cropped pan and scan.
Sunday 7:30PM 3-02 The Shakespeare Code
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 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
Saturday 6PM and 11:20PM, Sunday 7:30AM and 11AM, Saturday 8
September 7:30AM and 12:45PM 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
Saturday 8 September 6PM and 11:20PM, 9 September 7:30AM and 11AM, 15
September 7:30AM and 12:45PM 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
15 September 6PM and 11:20PM, 16 September 7:30AM and 11AM, 22
September 7:30AM and 12:35PM 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
22 September 6PM and 11:20PM, 23 September 7:30AM and 10:55AM 2-
08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):
een Network
8 September 3:05PM CET 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
(Doctor Who returns after an extended break.)
Nederland 2
Series 2 comes 15 September.
new episodes late Thursday nights, repeats Sunday mornings
Sunday 8:20AM BST 1-11 Boom Town
Late Thursday 1:25AM BST 2-02 Tooth and Claw

9 September - pre-empted
Late 13 September 1:30AM BST 2-03 School Reunion
BBC Prime
Series 1 and Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down
Adjust for local time, which could vary by several hours.
Saturday 7PM, Sunday 4PM CET 1-01 Rose (BBC Prime premiere)
Saturday 7:45PM, Sunday 4:45PM CET DWC 1-01 Bringing Back the Doctor
8 September 7PM, 9 September 4PM CET 1-02 The End Of The World
8 September 7:45PM, 9 September 4:45PM CET DWC 1-02 "Aliens"
15 September 7PM, 16 September 4PM CET 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
15 September 7:45PM, 16 September 4:45PM CET DWC 1-03 TARDIS Tales
22 September 7PM, 23 September 4PM CET 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1
of 2
22 September 7:45PM, 23 September 4:45PM CET DWC 1-04 "I Get A Side-
Kick Out Of You"
29 September 7PM, 30 September 4PM CET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of
29 September 7:45PM, 30 September 4:45PM CET DWC 1-05 Why on Earth?
BBC Prime
Series 1 and Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down
The African version of BBC Prime has more variations than in the past.
Saturday 7PM and 10:45PM CAT 1-01 Rose (BBC Prime premiere)
Saturday 7:45PM CAT DWC 1-01 Bringing Back the Doctor
8 September 7PM and 10:45PM CAT 1-02 The End Of The World
8 September 7:45PM CAT DWC 1-02 "Aliens"
15 September 7PM and 10:45PM CAT 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
15 September 7:45PM CAT DWC 1-03 TARDIS Tales
22 September 7PM and 10:45PM CAT 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
22 September 7:45PM CAT DWC 1-04 "I Get A Side-Kick Out Of You"
29 September 7PM and 10:30PM CAT 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
29 September 7:45PM CAT DWC 1-05 Why on Earth?
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 3-02 The Shakespeare Code
Monday 7:45PM BST DWC 3-02 Stage Fright (15 minutes)
Tuesday 7PM BST 3-03 Gridlock
Tuesday 7:45PM BST DWC 3-03 Are We There Yet? (15 minutes)
Wednesday 7PM BST 3-04 Daleks in Manhattan pt 1 of 2
Wednesday 7:45PM BST DWC 3-04 A New York Story (15 minutes)
Thursday 7PM BST 3-05 Evolution of the Daleks pt 2 of 2
Thursday 7:45PM BST DWC 3-05 Making Manhattan (15 minutes)
Friday pre-empted by a movie
10 September 7PM BST 3-06 The Lazarus Experiment
10 September 7:45PM BST DWC 3-06 Monsters Inc (15 minutes)
11 September 7PM BST 3-07 42
11 September 7:45PM BST DWC 3-07 Space Craft (15 minutes)
12 September 7PM BST 3-08 Human Nature pt 1 of 2
12 September 7:45PM BST DWC 3-08 Alter Ego (15 minutes)
13 September 7PM BST 3-09 The Family of Blood pt 2 of 2
13 September 7:45PM BST DWC 3-09 Bad Blood (15 minutes)
14 September 7PM BST 3-10 Blink
14 September 7:45PM BST DWC 3-10 Do You Remember the First Time?
(45 minutes, directed by David Tennant)
First broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential
Sunday 9:10AM BST "The Infinite Quest" (46 minute animated story,
David Tennant and Freema Agyeman)
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1).
Monday Noon and 6PM BST 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
Tuesday Noon and 6PM BST 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
Wednesday Noon and 6PM BST 2-11 Fear Her
Thursday Noon and 6PM BST 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
Friday Noon and 6PM BST 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2

8 September Noon and 6PM and 1:10AM BST 1-01 Rose
8 September 1PM and 7PM and 2:05AM BST 1-02 The End Of The World
8 September 2PM and 8PM and 2:50AM BST 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
8 September 3PM BST 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
8 September 4PM BST 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
8 September 5PM BST 1-06 Dalek
Series 1 Repeats
Sunday 10:30PM EET 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2 (end of current run)
Showtime Arabia
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours later on ShowSeries 1 Extra) -
Series 2 Repeats
Late Friday 1AM UAE 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 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 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
Tuesday 7:30PM
, 9 September 6PM AEST 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
11 September 7:30PM, 16 September 6PM AEST 1-11 Boom Town
18 September 7:30PM, 23 September 6PM AEST 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
25 September 7:30PM, 30 September 6PM AEST 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
Series 1 and 2 airing. First aired on BS-2.
Tuesday 7PM 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
BBC Kids
Late Saturday 2AM EDT/11PM PDT State of Decay all 4 pts
Classic Season 18, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Late Sunday 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Warriors' Gate all 4 pts
Classic Season 18, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
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.
Saturday - Doctor Who Complete Series 1 marathon - Labor Day weekend
BBC America is advertising that they will have preview material for Torchwood during this Doctor Who marathon, and that these previews will not rerun during Torchwood. Torchwood's schedule information is carried in the Torchwood This Week column torchwood"> .
Saturday 1PM EDT/10AM PDT 1-01 Rose
Saturday 2PM EDT/11AM PDT 1-02 The End Of The World
Saturday 3PM EDT/Noon PDT 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
Saturday 4PM EDT/1PM PDT 1-04/1-05 "Aliens Of London/World War Three" 2 hour omnibus
Saturday 6PM EDT/3PM PDT 1-06 Dalek
Saturday 7PM EDT/4PM PDT 1-07 The Long Game
Saturday 8PM EDT/5PM PDT 1-08 Father's Day
Saturday 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
Saturday 11PM EDT/8PM PDT 1-11 Boom Town
Late Saturday Midnight EDT/9PM PDT 1-12/1-13 "Bad Wolf/The Parting Of The Ways" 2 hour omnibus
Sunday - Doctor Who Captain Jack Series 1 Recap - Labor Day weekend
Sunday 9AM EDT/6AM PDT 1-09/1-10 "The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances" 2 hour omnibus
Sunday 11AM EDT/8AM PDT 1-11 Boom Town
Sunday 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
29 September 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT. 30 September Noon EDT/9AM PDT 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
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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