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Saturday 6th October 2007

This Week In Doctor Who A - October 6, 2007
(posted 6th Oct 2007, 8:11am - TWIDW post #0586)
October 6, 2007 - Vol 10, No 40
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 6 October:
Skai TV Greece 3PM - The Shakespeare Code
Nederland 2 3:05PM CET - Tooth And Claw
een Belgium 4:15PM - Love And Monsters
BBC Prime 7PM CET/CAT - Dalek
BBC Prime 7:45PM CET/CAT - Confidential Cut Down - The Daleks
Sunday 7 September:
BBC Entertainment 7PM Thailand Time - Love And Monsters (new day and
Prime New Zealand 7:30PM - 42
Monday 8 October:
BBC One 5PM - Sarah Jane Adventures - Eye Of The Gorgon, pt 1
CBBC 5:30PM - Sarah Jane Adventures - Eye Of The Gorgon, pt 2
Tuesday 9 October:
Ztele (Canada - French language) 8PM EDT - 42
Thursday 11 October:
TV3 Ireland 11:55PM - The Idiot's Lantern
Friday 12 October:
BFBS 1 (Military) 4:55PM CET - Sarah Jane Adventures - Eye Of The
Gorgon, pt 1
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 Entertainment has overhauled its
website and its schedule. Doctor Who will air noticeably less often.
New times are noted in the main portion of the column.
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).
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.
Final episode is Monday.
BBC America has added extra airings of Doctor Who and Torchwood to replace repeats of Wild At Heart. See the listings for the new Sunday Doctor Who times and Torchwood This Week for the new Torchwood airings. BBC America's schedule is fluid and repeats may be added/dropped with no notice.
SciFi US finished Series 3 of Doctor Who last night with Last of the Time Lords. If you are upset over the heavy editing, remember that SciFi bought the international version of the episode from the BBC - a bit over 6 minutes of content were excised by the BBC before it got here. SciFi cut another minute or two themselves, but most of the cuts happened before they got involved. The episode will be complete on the DVD set, and if BBC Worldwide Americas is thinking clearly they will let public TV stations air the full version when/if Series 3 is sold to those stations.
IllusionTV , a service that provides sci-fi
and fantasy shows to US cable companies' on-demand programming
lineups, has announced that they will offer the classic Doctor Who
series beginning in January 2008. It is unknown at this time how many
stories will be offered. IllusionTV notes on their website that there
is no cost to see their shows on demand beyond a customer's existing
digital cable subscription. Shows do have commercials in order to pay
the costs of the service. A pre-Doctor Who David Tennant can be seen
in the 2005 Quatermass remake this month through the IllusionTV
WGVU 35 Grand Rapids, MI is the 45th public TV station to pick up the Christopher Eccleston package in the US. See Section B for more details.
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 3a Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
15 October 5PM BST 3b Eye of the Gorgon pt 2 of 2
Doctor Who returns on Christmas Day in Voyage Of The Damned.
Sarah Jane Adventures
Sunday 6PM BST 2a Revenge of the Slitheen pt 2 of 2
Monday 5:30PM BST 3a Eye of the Gorgon pt 2 of 2
14 October 6PM BST 3a Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
15 October 5:30PM BST 4a Warriors of Kudlak pt 1 of 2
Friday 4:55PM CET Sarah Jane Adventures 3a Eye of the Gorgon pt 1
of 2
Prime TV
4:3 cropped pan and scan.
Sunday 7:30PM 3-07 42
14 October 7:30PM 3-08 Human Nature pt 1 of 2
21 October 7:30PM 3-09 The Family of Blood pt 2 of 2
Episodes dubbed in French. Series 3 Begins.
Saturday 6AM, Late Sunday 1AM, Tuesday 2PM EDT 3-06 The Lazarus Experiment
Tuesday 8PM, Thursday 5PM
, Saturday 13 October 6AM EDT 3-07 42
Ztele has the French rights to Torchwood in Canada. Not on Fall schedule, expected early 2008.
16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog
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.
Utopia (until 9 October)
The Sound of Drums (until 16 October)
Last of the Time Lords (until 16 October)
Skai TV
Saturday 3PM EET 3-02 The Shakespeare Code
BELGIUM (& The Netherlands):
een Network
Saturday 4:15PM CET 2-10 Love & Monsters
13 October 4:15PM CET 2-11 Fear Her
ASIA (regional channel):
BBC Entertainment
All times Thailand - adjust for local time zone. Subtitles available
in Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
Saturday 3:30PM 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2 (new time)
Sunday 7PM, Saturday 13 October 3:30PM 2-10 Love & Monsters (new
Thursday 11:55PM BST 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
Late 18 October 12:30AM BST 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
Nederland 2
Saturday 3:05PM CET 2-02 Tooth and Claw
13 October 3:05PM CET 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 1-06 Dalek
Saturday 7:45PM, Sunday 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 DWC 1-07 The Dark Side
20 October 7PM, 21 October 4PM CET 1-08 Father's Day
20 October 7:45PM, 21 October 4:45PM CET DWC 1-08 Time Trouble
27 October 7PM, 28 October 4PM CET 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
27 October 7:45PM, 28 October 4:45PM CET DWC 1-09 "FX"
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 1-06 Dalek
Saturday 7:45PM 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
20 October 7PM and 11PM CAT 1-08 Father's Day
20 October 7:45PM and 11:45PM CAT DWC 1-08 Time Trouble
27 October 7PM and 11PM CAT 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
27 October 7:45PM and 11:45PM CAT DWC 1-09 "FX"
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 "Horror Of Glam Rock" (with Sheridan Smith as Lucy)
Until Monday "Beyond The Vortex - On The Casting Couch" pt 3 of 8
Until Tuesday "Immortal Beloved" (with Sheridan Smith As Lucy)
Until Tuesday "Beyond The Vortex - Myths And Legends" pt 4 of 8
Until Wednesday "Phobos" (with Sheridan Smith as Lucy)
Until Wednesday "Beyond The Vortex - Who Is Lucy Miller?" pt 5 of 8
Until Thursday "No More Lies" (with Sheridan Smith as Lucy)
Until Thursday "Beyond The Vortex - Truth And Lies" pt 6 of 8
Until Friday "Human Resources" pt 1 of 2 (with Sheridan Smith as Lucy)
Until Friday "Beyond The Vortex - Cyber Conversations" pt 7 of 8
Future Episodes:
Monday 6PM and Midnight BST "Human Resources" pt 2 of 2 (end of
BBC7/Big Finish Series 1)
Monday 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 12:45AM BST 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
15 October Noon and 5PM BST 1-08 Father's Day
16 October Noon and 5PM BST 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
17 October Noon and 5PM BST 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
18 October Noon and 5PM BST 1-11 Boom Town
19 October Noon and 5PM BST 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
France 4
Series 1 Repeat Run (French and English versions)
Saturday 8:30AM, Monday 2:45PM,Tuesday 11:50PM CET 1-04 L'Humanite en peril pt 1 of 2
Saturday 9:20AM, Monday 3:35PM, Late Tuesday 12:40AM CET 1-05 Guerre Mondiale pt 2 of 2
Wednesday 8:45PM, Thursday 9:30AM
, Saturday 13 October 8:20AM, 15 October 2:45PM, 16 October 11:50PM CET 1-06 Dalek
Wednesday 9:35PM, Thursday 10:20AM
, Saturday 13 October 9:10AM, 15 October 3:35PM, Late 16 October 12:50AM CET 1-07 The Long Game
Late Friday 1:30AM CET 1-06 The Daleks (English)
Late Friday 2:15AM CET 1-07 The Long Game (English)

17 October 8:45PM, 18 October 9:35AM, 20 October 8:25AM, 22 October 2:40PM, 23 October 11:55PM CET 1-08 Fete De Peres
17 October 9:30PM, 18 October 10:20AM, 20 October 9:10AM, 22 October 3:40PM, Late 23 October 12:40AM CET 1-09 Drole De Mort pt 1 of 2
Late 19 October 1:30AM CET 1-08 Father's Day (English)
Late 19 October 2:10AM CET 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2 (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 2-11 Fear Her
All times 2 hours later on UKTV + 2. Times listed are Australian Eastern Standard.
50 minute timeslot - no Doctor Who Confidential.
Sunday 6PM AEST 2-00 The Christmas Invasion
Tuesday 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 1-08 Father's Day
BBC Kids
Late Saturday 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Black Orchid all 2 pts
Classic Season 19, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Late Sunday 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Earthshock all 4 pts
Classic Season 19, Episodes 19 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison.
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
Late 3 November 2:30AM EDT/11:30PM PDT Clasic 20.05 Enlightenment
Late 4 November 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 20.06 "The Kings' Demons"
Late 4 November 3AM EDT/Midnight PDT Classic 21.02 The Awakening
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. HD version of channel coming in 2008.
See Torchwood This Week torchwood"> for BBC America's Torchwood schedule.
Saturday 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, Sunday Noon and 7PM and 2AM EDT/9AM and 4PM and 11PM PDT, 16 October 6PM EDT/3PM PDT 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
Sunday 6PM EDT/3PM PDT 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace

13 October 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, 14 October Noon and 7PM and 2AM EDT/9AM and 4PM and 11PM PDT, 21 October 6PM EDT/3PM PDT 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
20 October 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, 21 October Noon and 7PM and 2AM EDT/9AM and 4PM and 11PM PDT, 4 November 3PM EDT/Noon PDT 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
27 October 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, Late 28 October 2AM EDT/11PM PDT, 4 November 4PM EDT/1PM PDT 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
3 November 7PM and 2AM EDT/4PM and 11PM PDT, 4 November Noon and 5PM EDT/9AM and 2PM PDT 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
DirecTV 244 Dish 122 16:9 Letterbox.
HD version of channel on air, but Doctor Who still shown in letterbox in 4:3 window. Hopefully they will run it in 16:9 SD down the road for best picture quality.
Series 3 completed. Sporadic repeats in the Daytime Rotation section of schedule.
9 November 8AM to 4PM EST "Series 2 Marathon - 8 episodes"
Illusion TV On Demand
Doctor Who Classic Series - coming January. Unknown how much of the
26 season run will be included.
Illusion TV is a service providing science fiction On Demand
programming to cable providers (no word on any deals with satellite
companies yet). If your digital cable service has Illusion TV, all
programming is offered for free with commercials. I do not know how
widely available this service is.
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
October episode (new) - interviews with Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah
Jane, "The Sarah Jane Adventures) and Carole Bannerman (sister to
John "Captain Jack" Barrowman)
August episode - interview with Mark Schuster, co-author of "The
Greatest Show In The Galaxy: The Discerning Fan's Guide To Doctor
July episode - relaunch, Murray Gold interview.
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 ...
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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