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Saturday 29th September 2007

This Week In Doctor Who A - September 29, 2007
(posted 29th Sep 2007, 12:13pm - TWIDW post #0583)
September 29, 2007 - Vol 10, No 39
The weekly guide to Doctor Who and Sarah Jane broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Section A - Everything But The PBS Stations
Upcoming premiere broadcasts:
Saturday 29 September:
BBC Entertainment 6 and 11:15PM Thailand Time - The Satan Pit, pt 2
Skai TV Greece 3PM - Smith And Jones
een Belgium 3:50PM - The Satan Pit, pt 2
Nederland 2 3:10PM CET - New Earth (start of new episodes)
BBC Prime 7PM CET/CAT - World War Three, pt 2
BBC Prime 7:45PM CET/CAT - Confidential Cut Down - Why On Earth?
Sunday 30 September:
Prime New Zealand 7:30PM - The Lazarus Experiment
Monday 1 October:
BBC One 5PM - Sarah Jane Adventures - Revenge Of The Slitheen, pt 2
CBBC 5:30PM - Sarah Jane Adventures - Eye Of The Gorgon, pt 1
Tuesday 2 October:
Ztele (Canada - French language) 8PM EDT - The Lazarus Experiment
Thursday 4 October:
TV3 Ireland Late Midnight - The Age Of Steel, pt 2
Friday 5 October:
BFBS 1 (Military) 4:55PM? CET - Sarah Jane Adventures - Revenge Of
The Slitheen, pt 2
SciFi 8PM and 1AM EDT - Last Of The Time Lords, pt 3
November 2007:
Children In Need special content with David Tennant and Peter Davison, details still unknown
Christmas 2007:
BBC One - Voyage Of The Damned (60 minutes)
BBC One and CBBC in the UK are currently running the 1st full series
of the Sarah Jane Adventures, with Elisabeth Sladen reprising her
role as Sarah Jane Smith from the 1970s Doctor Who episodes and The
Five Doctors (and the School Reunion episode of the new show, Series
2, and the 1981 K9 & Company pilot, and other projects).
SciFi is airing Last of the Time Lords this Friday at 8PM and 1AM Eastern to conclude the 3rd Series. Expect them to use the international version that the BBC is supplying to stations who will not run the 51 1/2 minute version of this episode. Canadian viewers saw the episode on the CBC last Monday - the CBC cut additional material beyond the BBC's edit - the proper "international version" edit is at the CBC Doctor Who site for the next few weeks. It can only be accessed by computers the website believes are operating out of Canada.
It has largely escaped notice so far, but BBC America ran a brief ad Wednesday hailing "BBC America HD - Coming in 2008". Most of the programming on BBC America was either produced in HD (ex: Torchwood, Robin Hood) or a standard definition widescreen format (ex: Doctor Who, Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares), so they should benefit nicely from the bandwidth and widescreen presentation. SciFi Channel HD should be on the air soon as well, which could benefit future broadcasts of Doctor Who on that station, at least if you get the HD version of the channel.
BBC7 is currently repeating the Big Finish
8th Doctor audios that have previously run on the digital radio
station. 1 hour weeknights at 6PM and Midnight BST. BBC7 can be heard
live online through Windows Media Player or Realplayer. Shows can be
heard through the Listen Again page for 7 days using RealPlayer.
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:
Totally Doctor Who
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Sarah Jane Adventures
Monday 5PM BST 2b Revenge of the Slitheen pt 2 of 2
8 October 5PM BST 3a Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
Doctor Who returns on Christmas Day in Voyage Of The Damned.
Sarah Jane Adventures
Sunday 6:10PM BST 2a Revenge of the Slitheen pt 1 of 2
Monday 5:30PM BST 3a Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
7 October 6:10PM BST 2b Revenge of the Slitheen pt 2 of 2
8 October 5:30PM BST 3b Eye of the Gorgon pt 2 of 2
Friday 4:55PM CET Sarah Jane Adventures 2b Revenge of the Slitheen
pt 2 of 2
16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog
Friday 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) - Torchwood Series 1 begins - see
Torchwood This Week .
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. Last Of The Time Lords was sold to CBC in an "international" 45
minute version made by the BBC. The "uncut" version on the website
will be the this 45 minute one, not the full 51 1/2 minutes.
The Sound of Drums
Last of the Time Lords
Episodes dubbed in French. Series 3 Begins.
Saturday 6AM, Late Sunday 1AM, Tuesday 2PM EDT 3-05 Evolution of the Daleks pt 2 of 2
Tuesday 8PM, Thursday 5PM
, Saturday 6 October 6AM EDT 3-06 The Lazarus Experiment
Ztele has the French rights to Torchwood in Canada. Not on Fall schedule, expected early 2008.
DirecTV 244 Dish 122
16:9 Letterbox. Sporadic repeats in the Daytime Rotation section of schedule.
Friday 8PM + 1AM EDT/PDT 3-13 Last of the Time Lords pt 3 of 3 (edited international version) Premiere
Prime TV
4:3 cropped pan and scan.
Sunday 7:30PM 3-06 The Lazarus Experiment
7 October 7:30PM 3-07 42
14 October 7:30PM 3-08 Human Nature pt 1 of 2
Skai TV
Saturday 3PM EET 3-01 Smith and Jones
BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):
een Network
Saturday 3:50PM CET 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
6 October 4:15PM CET 2-10 Love & Monsters
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 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
Saturday 6PM and 11:15PM, Sunday 7:25AM and 10:55AM, Saturday 6
October 7:30AM and 12:40PM 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
6 October 6PM and 11:15PM, 7 October 7:30AM and 11AM 2-10 "Love And
Late Thursday 12:30AM BST 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
11 October 11:55PM BST 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
Nederland 2
Saturday 3:10PM CET 2-01 New Earth (first new episode in run, new channel, Series 1 and Christmas Invasion premiered on Nederland 3)
6 October 3:05PM CET 2-02 Tooth and Claw
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 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Saturday 7:45PM, Sunday 4:45PM CET DWC 1-05 Why on Earth?
6 October 7PM, 7 October 4PM CET 1-06 Dalek
6 October 7:45PM, 7 October 4:45PM CET DWC 1-06 The Daleks
13 October 7PM, 14 October 4PM CET 1-07 The Long Game
13 October 7:45PM, 14 October 4:45PM CET 1-07 The Dark Side
BBC Prime
Series 1 and Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down
The African version of BBC Prime has some schedule variations.
Saturday 7PM and 10:30PM CAT 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Saturday 7:45PM CAT DWC 1-05 Why on Earth?
6 October 7PM and 10:30PM CAT 1-06 Dalek
6 October 7:45PM and 11:15PM CAT DWC 1-06 The Daleks
13 October 7PM and 11PM CAT 1-07 The Long Game
13 October 7:45PM and 11:45PM CAT DWC 1-07 The Dark Side
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
Doctor Who currently off the schedule.
First broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential
Encore of the 8th Doctor Big Finish audios that have aired on BBC7.
Starring Paul McGann as The Doctor. BBC7 programmes can be heard live
on the internet with Windows Media Player or Realplayer. They can be
heard for 7 days afterwards on BBC7's listen again page using
Currently online for Listen Again:
Until Monday "Invaders From Mars" pts 3+4 of 4
Until Tuesday "The Chimes Of Midnight" pts 1+2 of 4 (#33 in monthly
Big Finish Line, with India Fisher as Charley)
Until Wednesday "The Chimes Of Midnight" pts 3+4 of 4
Until Thursday "Blood Of The Daleks" pt 1 of 2 (produced for BBC7,
with Sheridan Smith as Lucy, 50 minutes)
Until Thursday "Beyond The Vortex - Return Of The Mac" pt 1 of 8,
documentary series covering the Big Finish/BBC7 Doctor Who co-
Until Friday "Blood Of The Daleks" pt 2 of 2 (50 minutes)
Until Friday "Beyond The Vortex - Talk Like A Dalek" pt 2 of 8
Future Episodes:
Monday 6PM and Midnight BST "Horror Of Glam Rock" (with Sheridan
Smith as Lucy)
Monday 6:50PM and 12:50AM BST "Beyond The Vortex - On The Casting
Couch" pt 3 of 8
Tuesday 6PM and Midnight BST "Immortal Beloved" (with Sheridan Smith
As Lucy)
Tuesday 6:50PM and 12:50AM BST "Beyond The Vortex - Myths And
Legends" pt 4 of 8
Wednesday 6PM and Midnight BST "Phobos" (with Sheridan Smith as Lucy)
Wednesday 6:50PM and 12:50AM BST "Beyond The Vortex - Who Is Lucy
Miller?" pt 5 of 8
Thursday 6PM and Midnight BST "No More Lies" (with Sheridan Smith as
Thursday 6:50PM and 12:50AM BST "Beyond The Vortex - Truth And Lies"
pt 6 of 8
Friday 6PM and Midnight BST "Human Resources" pt 1 of 2 (with
Sheridan Smith as Lucy)
Friday 6:50PM and 12:50AM BST "Beyond The Vortex - Cyber
Conversations" pt 7 of 8
8 October 6PM and Midnight BST "Human Resources" pt 2 of 2 (end of
BBC7/Big Finish Series 1)
8 October 6:50PM and 12:50AM BST "Beyond The Vortex - Looking
Forward, Looking Back" pt 8 of 8
end of the run
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1).
Saturday Noon and 7PM BST 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
Saturday 1PM and 8PM, 6 October Noon BST 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
Saturday 2PM and 1:40AM BST 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
Saturday 3PM and 2:35AM BST 2-10 Love & Monsters
Saturday 4PM and 3:25AM BST 2-11 Fear Her
Saturday 5PM BST 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
Saturday 6PM BST 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
France 4
Series 1 Repeat Run (French and English versions)
Saturday 7:45AM, Late Tuesday 1:20AM CET 1-01 Rose
Saturday 8:30AM, Monday 2:50PM, Late Tuesday 2:05AM CET 1-02 La Fin Du Monde
Saturday 9:20AM, Monday 3:35PM, Late Tuesday 2:50AM CET 1-03 Des Morts Inassouvis
Wednesday 8:45PM, Thursday 9:35AM
, Saturday 6 October 8:30AM, 8 October 2:45PM, 9 October 11:50PM CET 1-04 L'Humanite en peril pt 1 of 2
Wednesday 9:35PM, Thursday 10:25AM
, Saturday 6 October 9:20AM, 8 October 3:35PM, Late 9 October 12:40AM CET 1-05 Guerre Mondiale pt 2 of 2
Late Friday 2:25AM CET 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2 (English)
Late Friday 3:10AM CET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2 (English)

10 October 8:45PM, 11 October 9:30PM, 13 October 8:20AM, 15 October 2:45PM, 16 October 11:50PM CET 1-06 Dalek
10 October 9:35PM, 11 October 11:20PM, 13 October 9:10AM,15 October 3:35PM, Late 16 Octoner 11:50PM CET 1-07 The Long Game
Late 12 October 1:30AM CET 1-06 The Daleks (English)
Late 12 October 2:15AM CET 1-07 The Long Game (English)
SciFi Channel Spain
Saturday 20 October 11:55AM and 11:20PM CET Dr Who And The Daleks 1965 theatrical movie with Peter Cushing as Dr. Who
Showtime Arabia
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours later on ShowSeries 1 Extra) -
Series 2 Repeats
Late Friday 1AM UAE 2-10 Love & Monsters
All times 2 hours later on UKTV + 2. Times listed are Australian Eastern Standard.
50 minute timeslot - no Doctor Who Confidential.
Sunday 6PM AEST 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
Tuesday 7:30PM
, 7 October 6PM AEST 2-00 The Christmas Invasion
9 October 7:30PM, 14 October 6PM AEST 2-01 New Earth
16 October 7:30PM, 21 October 6PM AEST 2-02 Tooth and Claw
23 October 7:30PM, 28 October 6PM AEST 2-03 School Reunion
30 October 7:30PM AEST 2-04 The Girl In The Fireplae
Series 1 and 2. First aired on BS-2.
Tuesday 7PM 1-07 The Long Game
BBC Kids
Late Saturday 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Kinda all 4 pts
Classic Season 19, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Late Sunday 2AM EDT/11PM PDT The Visitation all 4 pts
Classic Season 19, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Late 6 October 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 19.05 Black Orchid
Late 7 October 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 19.06 Earthshock
Late 13 October 2:30AM EDT/11:30PM PDT Classic 19.07 Time-Flight
Late 14 October 2AM EDT/11PM PDT "K9 and Company: A Girl's Best
Friend" (1981 spinoff pilot)
Late 20 October 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 20.01 Arc of Infinity
Late 21 October 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 20.02 Snakedance
Late 27 October 2:30AM EDT/11:30PM PDT Classic 20.03 Mawdryn Undead
Late 28 October 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 20.04 Terminus
BBC America
DirecTV 264 Dish 135
Series 2 is being shown in a 4:3 crop after they used the proper 16:9 widescreen letterbox for Series 1.
See Torchwood This Week torchwood"> for BBC America's Torchwood schedule.
Saturday 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, Sunday Noon EDT/9AM PDT 2- 04 The Girl in the Fireplace
6 October 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, 7 October Noon EDT/9AM PDT 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
13 October 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, 14 October Noon EDT/9AM PDT 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
20 October 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, 21 October Noon EDT/9AM PDT 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
27 October 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, 28 October Noon EDT/9AM PDT 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
People + Arts
Saturday 7PM ??? (nothing actually shown)
Doctor Who: Podshock
Weekly chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans done in podcast
format. Episode 91 now online.
American Who
New episode expected online on 29 September.
August 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) JAPAN - BS-2
Series 1 and 2 Completed.
10) ITALY - Jimmy
Series 2 completed.
11) ISRAEL - Yes Stars
Off The Schedule.
13) SWEDEN - SVT 2
Series 1 completed.
15) SPAIN/PORTUGAL - Digital Plus
People + Arts Chanel 27. Series 1 Repeats Over.
TVE Clan Series 1 Repeats Over.
Current repeat run complete. Next airdate unknown.
17) FINLAND - TV2 - Series 1 Repeat Run
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
Series 3 Completed.
Column continues in Section B ...
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