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Saturday 1st March 2008

This Week In Doctor Who A - March 1, 2008
(posted 1st Mar 2008, 1:27pm - TWIDW post #0654)
March 1, 2008 - Vol 11, No 8
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 1 March:
SABC2 South Africa 3:28PM CAT - Sarah Jane Adventures - Eye Of The Gorgon, pt 2
BBC Prime Europe/Middle East 7PM CET - The Girl In The Fireplace
BBC Prime Europe/Middle East 7:45PM CET - DWC Cut Down - From Script To Screen
Sunday 2 March:
ATV World Hong Kong 6:25PM - Sarah Jane Adventures - Eye Of The Gorgon, pt 1
Monday 3 March:
TV2 Slovenia 6:55PM - The Empty Child, pt 1
Thursday 6 March:
ATV World Hong Kong 10PM - The Infinite Quest, pt 4
ATV World Hong Kong 10:03PM - Daleks In Manhattan, pt 1
March or April:
BBC One Saturdays 7ishPM - Doctor Who Series 4 - World Premiere
Friday 11 April:
SciFi USA 7:30PM and 11PM EDT/PDT - Sarah Jane Adventures - Invasion Of The Bane (US Premiere, 90 minutes)
Friday 18 April:
SciFi USA 8:30PM and 11PM EDT/PDT - Voyage Of The Damned (90 minutes)
June or July:
SciFi Germany - Series 1
USA - SciFi has scheduled The Sarah Jane Adventures and Doctor Who. Sarah Jane - starts Friday 11 April at 8PM EDT/PDT with a 90 minute broadcast of Invasion of the Bane. Subsequent episodes are listed in half-hour tmie slots (Fridays 8PM EDT/PDT). Doctor Who starts with Voyage of the Damned in a 90 minute slot - 8:30PM and 11PM EDT/PDT on 18 April. Regular time 9PM and 11PM EDT/PDT from 25 April. The Who franchise will have 2 of the 3 hours in the popular "SciFi Friday" brand, with new Battlestar Galactica at 10PM and Midnight EDT/PDT. This may be the best scheduling SciFi can ever give new Who - the Doctor and Sarah's best chance to win the hearts of the American public. Times are based on Cable, where viewers in the Pacific Time Zone see shows at the same time as the Eastern Time Zone due to a West Coast Feed. Satellite subscribers have the East Coast Feed, so 8PM EDT will be 5PM PDT and so on.
Also in April, SciFi USA will continue the Friday 5AM Doctor Who
episodes and have an 8 hour Daytime Rotation marathon of Series 2 on
11 April at 8AM EDT/PDT, the day that Sarah Jane Adventures
premieres. Series 1 gets an 8 hour Daytime Rotation marathon on 28
April at 8AM EDT/PDT.
The US Public TV schedule information is in Section B. 17 stations
bought The Christmas Invasion so far, and Doctor Who is coming to PBS
network Alaska One starting 2 March.
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:
The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1:
Saturday 3:28PM CAT 3b Eye of the Gorgon pt 2 of 2
8 March 3:30PM CAT 4a Warriors of Kudlak pt 1 of 2
ATV World
Sunday 6:25PM Sarah Jane Adventures 3a Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
Thursday 10PM "Doctor Who - The Infinite Quest" pt 4 of 13
Thursday 10:03PM 3-04 Daleks in Manhattan pt 1 of 2
BBC Prime
Who Series 1 and 2; Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down
Adjust for local time, which could vary by several hours.
Saturday 7PM and Midnight, Sunday 4PM CET 2-04 "The Girl In The
Saturday 7:45PM and 12:45AM, Sunday 4:45PM CET DWC 2-04 "From Script
To Screen"
8 March 7PM and Midnight, 9 March 4PM CET 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen
pt 1 of 2
8 March 7:45PM and 12:45AM, 9 March 4:45PM CET DWC 2-05 Cybermen
Monday 6:55PM 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2 (plus repeats)
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. (NOTE - While Real Time is listed on the website, some
users are claiming that it is no longer working.)
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
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1).
No episodes scheduled.
UKTV Drama
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Drama + 1)
Tom Baker in episodic form. Episodes air weekdays with complete
stories on weekends.
(No weekend episodes on 1 and 2 March - The Seeds Of Doom will not be
finished yet)
Monday 5PM GMT The Seeds of Doom pt 5 of 6 (now 5PM only)
Tuesday 5PM GMT The Seeds of Doom pt 6 of 6
Classic Season 13, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Wednesday 5PM GMT The Masque of Mandragora pt 1 of 4
Thursday 5PM GMT The Masque of Mandragora pt 2 of 4
Friday 5PM GMT The Masque of Mandragora pt 3 of 4
8 and 9 March - Saturday night omnibus pre-empted.
10 March 5PM GMT The Masque of Mandragora pt 4 of 4
Classic Season 14, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
11 March 5PM GMT The Hand Of Fear pt 1
12 March 5PM GMT The Hand Of Fear pt 2
13 March 5PM GMT The Hand Of Fear pt 3
14 March 5PM GMT The Hand Of Fear pt 4
Note to BFBS - you are still showing the January schedule
information. This may make it difficult for your audience to know
what is actually airing.
Saturday 6:15PM CET 3-08 Human Nature pt 1 of 2(projected, no
schedule information up yet)
BFBS Navy:
Sunday 6:15AM CET 3-08 Human Nature pt 2 of 2(projected)
SciFi Spain
Saturday 9:10AM and Midnight CET Dr Who y Los Daleks 1965 Peter Cushing Dr. Who movie
16 March 4:35AM and (late) 1:35AM CET Los Marcianos Invaden La Tierra 1966 Peter Cushing Dr. Who movie
BBC Entertainment Poland
Airs as Doktor Who
Saturday 3:10PM, Sunday 5:10AM and 10:25AM, Wednesday 5:20PM,
Thursday 6AM and 10:35AM CET 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
Saturday 4:05PM, Sunday 11:15AM, Thursday 5:20PM, Friday 6AM and
10:35AM CET 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
Saturday 5:05PM, Sunday 7:10AM and 12:10PM, Friday 5:20PM, Saturday 8
March 6AM CET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Saturday 6PM CET 1-06 Dalek
Monday 5:20PM, Tuesday 6AM and 10:35AM 1-01 Rose
Tuesday 5:20PM, Wednesday 6AM and 10:35AM CET 1-02 "The End Of The
ASIA (regional channel):
BBC Entertainment
All times Thailand - adjust for local time zone. Subtitles available
in Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
Series 1 and 2 Repeat Run:
Sunday 6:45PM and 12:30AM, Saturday 1 March 9:45AM 2-02 "Tooth And
Tuesday 11:05AM DWC 2-03 Friends Reunited
Thursday 11:55AM and 4:25PM, Friday 4:15PM DWC 2-02 Fear Factor
2 March 6:45PM and 12:30AM, 8 March 9:45AM 2-03 School Reunion
4 March 11:05AM DWC 2-04 From Script to Screen
9 March 6:45PM and 12:30AM, 15 March 9:45AM 2-04 "The Girl In The
11 March 11:05AM DWC 2-05 Cybermen
16 March 6:45PM and 12:30AM, 22 March 9:45AM 2-05 "Rise Of The
Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
18 March 11:05AM DWC 2-06 From Zero to Hero
23 March 6:45PM and 12:30AM, 29 March 9:45AM 2-06 The Age of Steel
pt 2 of 2
25 March 11:05AM DWC 2-07 The Writer's Tale
30 March 6:45PM and 12:30AM 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
Series 1 and 2. First aired on BS-2.
Tuesday 7PM 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2 (could be the final week of the current run - this catches up with the BS-2 airings of 2006-2007)
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog. Repeat Run
Friday 8:30PM 1-02 The End Of The World
14 March 8:30PM 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
21 March 8:30PM 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
BBC Kids
First broadcaster of The Sarah Jane Adventures in Canada.
Late Saturday 2AM EST/11PM PST The Brain of Morbius all 4 pts
Classic Season 13, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Sunday 9PM and 4AM EST/6PM and 1AM PST Sarah Jane Adventures
2. Revenge of the Slitheen both pts (90 minutes)
Late Sunday 2AM EST/11PM PST The Masque of Mandragora
Classic Season 14, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Late 8 March 2AM EST/11PM PST Classic 14.02 The Hand Of Fear
9 March 9PM and 4AM EDT/6PM and 1AM PDT Sarah Jane Adventures 3. "Eye
Of The Gorgon" both pts (90 minutes)
Late 9 March 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 14.03 The Deadly Assassin
Late 15 March 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 14.04 The Face of Evil
16 March 9PM and 4AM EDT/6PM and 1AM PDT Sarah Jane Adventures
4. Warriors of Kudlak both pts (90 minutes)
Late 16 March 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 14.05 The Robots of Death
Late 22 March 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 14.06 "The Talons Of Weng-
Chiang" pts 1,2,+3
23 March 9PM and 4AM EDT/6PM and 1AM PDT Sarah Jane Adventures
5. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? both pts (90 minutes)
Late 23 March 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 14.06 "The Talons Of Weng-
Chiang" pts 4,5,+6
Late 29 March 2:30AM EDT/11:30PM PDT Classic 15.01 "Horror Of Fang
30 March 9PM and 4AM EDT/6PM and 1AM PDT Sarah Jane Adventures
6. The Lost Boy both pts (90 minutes)
Late 30 March 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 15.02 The Invisible Enemy
Late 5 April 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 15.03 Image of the Fendahl
6 April 9PM and 4AM EDT/6PM and 1AM PDT Sarah Jane Adventures
1. Invasion of the Bane (90 minutes)
Late 6 April 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Classic 15.04 The Sun Makers
BBC America
DirecTV 264 Dish 135 Series 3 is correct 16:9 letterbox ratio
HD version of channel coming in 2008.
See Torchwood This Week for
BBC America's Torchwood schedule.
Saturday 6PM EST/3PM PST Evolution of the Daleks pt 2 of 2
*Saturday 7PM EST/4 PST, 2 March 1PM EST/10AM PST, 8 March 6PM
EST/3PM PST, 9 March 1PM EDT/10AM PDT 3-06 The Lazarus Experiment
(BBC America's new episode)
8 March 7PM EST/4PM PST, 9 March 2PM EDT/11AM PDT, 15 March 6PM
EDT/3PM PDT, 16 March 1PM EDT/10AM PDT 3-07 42
15 March 7PM EDT/4PM PDT, 16 March 2PM EDT/11AM PDT, 22 March 6PM
EDT/3PM PDT 3-08 Human Nature pt 1 of 2
22 March 7PM EDT/4PM PDT 3-09 The Family of Blood pt 2 of 2
23 March 1PM EDT/10AM PDT 3-08/3-09 "Human Nature/The Family Of
Blood" 2 hour movie version
DirecTV 244 DirecTVHD 244 Dish 122 16:9 Letterbox.
Series 3 - regular repeat run. Series 1 and 2 - sporadic repeats in Daytime Rotation.
Early Friday 5AM EST/PST 3-10 Blink
Early 14 March 5AM EDT/PDT 3-11 Utopia pt 1 of 3
Early 21 March 5AM EDT/PDT 3-12 The Sound of Drums pt 2 of 3
Early 28 March 5AM EDT/PDT 3-13 Last of the Time Lords pt 3 of 3 (Edited International Version)
4 April 5AM EDT/PDT Doctor Who
11 April 5AM EDT/PDT Doctor Who
11 April 8AM EDT/PDT "8 Hour Doctor Who Series 2 Marathon"
11 April 8PM and 11PM EDT/PDT Sarah Jane Adventures 1. Invasion Of The Bane (premiere, 60 minutes)
18 April 5AM EDT/PDT Doctor Who
18 April 8PM EDT/PDT Sarah Jane Adventures (30 minute episode)
18 April 8:30PM and 11PM EDT/PDT 4-00 Voyage of the Damned (4th Series Premiere, 90 minutes)
25 April 5AM EDT/PDT Doctor Who
25 April 8PM EDT/PDT Sarah Jane Adventures (30 minute episode)
25 April 8:30PM EDT/PDT Sarah Jane Adventures (30 minute episode)
25 April 9PM and 11PM EDT/PDT 4-01

25 April 9PM and 11PM EDT/PDT 4-01
28 April 8AM EDT/PDT "8 Hour Doctor Who Series 1 Marthon"
Illusion TV On Demand
Doctor Who Classic Series.
March ????
2 Episodes going up per month, it seems. Illusion TV is a service
providing science fiction On Demand programming to cable providers
(no deals with satellite companies yet). If your digital cable
service has Illusion TV, all programming is offered for free with
commercials. See the website to determine if your provider may offer
this service. Based on the paucity of information on the episodes
airing, I guess they want you to get the service before you know what
you will be seeing.
Doctor Who: Podshock
Weekly chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans done in podcast
format. Episode 105 now in the cleaned up Podcast format - Voyage Of
The Damned. Previously recorded episodes covering the Paul McGann,
Christopher Eccleston, and David Tennant episodes currently on the
life feed but still to come to the official cleaned up podcasts. Also
coming soon - the Gallifrey 2008 episode recorded live on the 17th.
Next live episode date unknown.
American Who
New episode expected online in early March Monday. Interviews with
Lisa Bowermen (head cat woman in Survival, voice of Bernice
Summerfield in the Big Finish audios) and Gary Russell (script editor
of "Doctor Who" and "Torchwood", writer for IDW Publishing's "Doctor
Who" comics range).
Previous episodes still online:
October episode - 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.
The American Who interview with original Doctor Who series producer
Verity Lambert will be hour 2 of "That Sci-Fi Show" on the Ad Astra
Radio service . It is either on the 25
February edition of "That Sci-Fi Show" or 3 March. If 25 February,
then tune in at 7PM tonight and Sunday Eastern Standard Time or 7AM
Sunday Eastern Standard Time. If the 3 March edition, then tune in at
7AM or 7PM Eastern Standard Time between 3 and 9 March. Ad Astra
Radio is a new SciFi radio service offering shows online and to radio
stations down the road.
Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:
1) RUSSIA - STS TV http://www.ctc-
Series 1 Completed.
2) HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?) - Cool TV
Series 2 completed.
RTL Klub
Series 2 Repeat Run completed.
3) MALAYSIA - Astro - Box Office Events
Series 1 and 2 completed. Next air dates to be announced.
4) JAPAN - BS-2
Series 1 and 2 Completed.
5) ITALY - Jimmy
Series 2 completed.
6) ISRAEL - Yes Stars
Off The Schedule.
Series 1 completed.
10) 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.
All times 2 hours later on UKTV + 2. Times listed are Australian
Eastern Daylight.
16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog
Co-producer on Torchwood.
"The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular
episodes and 1 special. Approximately 90 minutes.
Episodes dubbed in French. Repeat Run completed..
14) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours later on ShowSeries 1 Extra) -
Series 2 Repeats completed.
15) MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA/SOUTH AMERICA - People + Arts Series 2 completed.
16) BELGIUM (& The Netherlands): - een Network -
Series 2 completed.
17) IRELAND - TV3 Series 1, 2, and Runaway Bride
have aired.
18) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 2 - Series 2
19) NEW ZEALAND - Prime TV
4:3 cropped pan and scan. Next airdate unknown
20) DENMARK - DR 1
Series 1 Repeats Completed.
21) UK - BBC One
Totally Doctor Who
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Sarah Jane Adventures
Series 4 starts in March or April 2008.
Sarah Jane Adventures.
No episodes scheduled
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
First broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential. No repeat run right now.
22) FINLAND - TV2 - No additional airdates at
23) GREECE - Skai TV
Series 3 completed. Removed from schedule.
24) SOUTH KOREA - KBS2 - Series 3
25) FRANCE - France 4 - Series 3 French version
26) GERMANY - Pro 7 Series 1 and 2 purchased.
Dubbed in German.
Removed after 6 episodes due to low ratings.
Series 1 repeat run completed.
28) AFRICA - BBC Prime
Who Series 1 and 2; Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down
The African version of BBC Prime has some schedule variations. For instance - no sign of Series 2 yet. Series 1 completed.
Column continues in Section B ...
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