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Saturday 13th September 2008

This Week In Doctor Who A - September 13, 2008
(TWIDW post #0744)
16 Days Till The New Sarah Jane Smith Season!
36 Days Till The New Doctor Who Radio Season!
September 13, 2008 - Vol 11, No 36
The weekly guide to Doctor Who and Sarah Jane broadcasts worldwide since July 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Section A - Everything But The PBS Stations
Upcoming premiere broadcasts:
Sunday 14 September:
Prime New Zealand 7:30PM - Midnight
ABC1 Australia 7:30PM - Turn Left
ABC1 Australia 8:20PM - DWC - Here Come The Girls! (5 minutes)
BBC Entertainment Africa 6:40PM CAT - New Earth (start of new
episodes in S. Africa)
Jimmy Italy 8:10PM - Blink
Monday 15 September:
SciFi Russia 9:55PM - Tooth and Claw
Tuesday 16 September:
BBC Entertainment India 5:30PM - Fear Her
SciFi NL Netherlands 8:30PM CET - The Runaway Bride (new channel for
firstrun episodes)
SciFi NL Netherlands 9:30PM CET - Smith And Jones
Wednesday 17 September:
RAISAT Smash Italy 7PM - Sarah Jane - Eye Of The Gorgon, pt 1
Friday 19 September:
CBC 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) - Partners In Crime, 4th Series
Premiere, Voyage Of The Damned skipped
Saturday 20 September:
RUV Iceland 2:40PM - Fear Her
Monday 29 September:
BBC One 4:35PM - Sarah Jane - The Last Sontaran, pt 1 (2nd Series
CBBC 5:15PM - Sarah Jane - The Last Sontaran, pt 2 (episodes air on
CBBC one week early)
Tuesday 7 October:
BBC Entertainment Asia 6:55PM and 9:45PM and 2:05AM Thai time - The
Runaway Bride (start of new episodes)
Sunday 19 October:
BBC 7 (radio) 6PM and Midnight BST - Dead London (8th Doctor Radio
Series 2 - premiere!)
Christmas 2008:
BBC One - Doctor Who Christmas Special 2008
NETHERLANDS - SciFi NL takes over the role of being the first Doctor Who broadcaster in this Western European country, with Series 3 airing weekly starting Tuesday, with various repeats during the week.
CANADA - CBC TV begins Series 4 this Friday the 19th. Episodes are 9PM all time zones (9:30PM Newfoundland). Voyage Of The Damned skipped. In the Central and Mountain Time Zones this broadcast overlaps with SPACE's airing of new Torchwood episodes. Neither station is doing a same week repeat. Satellite subscribers and at least some digital cable subscribers who want to watch both shows without taking the time to use a VCR/DVR/DVDR can catch CBC in another time zone to avoid the conflict. At the moment, CBC has Doctor Who listed for 13 consecutive weeks, which would mean that Series 4 finishes before Christmas. Time will tell.
UK - Sarah Jane Adventures now have a regular time slot for Series 2. BBC One Mondays at 4:35PM, CBBC Mondays at 5:15PM. CBBC will air episodes one week ahead of BBC One, except for the premiere (The Last Sontaran pt 1).
UK - You thought new Doctor Who in the UK was over till Christmas, right? Well, BBC7 and Big Finish are out to prove you wrong. Paul McGann returns as The 8th Doctor and Sheridan Smith returns as Lucy Miller in eight 50 minute full cast radio episodes - Sundays at 6PM and Midnight UK Time starting 19 October. Paul McGann played the Doctor in the 1996 TV Movie and in many Big Finish direct to cd audio stories since 2001. He is the official 8th Doctor, the link between Sylvester McCoy (7th Doctor in Classic Who - late 1980s) and Christopher Eccleston (9th Doctor/New Series 1/2005).

This is actually the second set of Paul McGann audios made for BBC7. An earlier set of 8 Paul McGann/Sheridan Smith episodes ran in late 2006/early 2007. That time the episodes aired on the radio before getting released on CD. For these new episodes the CD releases came first, which is why the radio run was delayed a bit. No word on whether the previous BBC7/Big Finish Doctor Who series is going to repeat soon.
NEW ZEALAND - Prime is reportedly going to air {s{JourneysEnd/1} and Journey's End as a double feature on Sunday 28 September. Unknown if the episodes will air as a movie or seperate. Unknown if the full 63 minute version of Journey's End will air. Hopefully more will come out by next week. Thanks to the New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club for the update.
AUSTRALIA - The SFSA has gotten word that Nickelodeon Australia has bought the first 2 series of The Sarah Jane Adventures. They report that more details will be in their newsletter The Wall Of Lies 14. At publication time Nickelodeon's website did not have information.
CANADA - BBC Kids does not have Classic Doctor Who or the Sarah Jane Adventures in the fall 2008 schedule. This is the first time Doctor Who has been absent since the channel's launch in 2001. Hopefully we can get word from BBC Kids whether the shows will return in 2009. In particular - will BBC Kids air Sarah Jane Adventures Series 2? For now, Doctor Who and Sarah Jane air through at least the 14th of September ...
Torchwood schedule information is included in the Torchwood This Week column . Of note - the radio episode Lost Souls will air on BBC Radio 4 this Wednesday in the Afternoon Play spot.
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 Analogue
Sarah Jane Adventures Sarah Jane Series 1
repeat run expected over 5 Sundays/Series 2 coming September:
Sunday 2:55PM BST 4. Warriors of Kudlak (1 hour omnibus) (except
21 September - pulled for Merlin repeat
28 September 2:50PM BST Story 5 or 6 (1 hour omnibus) (may be pulled
for another Merlin repeat)
Sarah Jane Series 2:
29 September 4:35PM BST 7a. The Last Sontaran pt 1
6 October 4:35PM BST 7b. The Last Sontaran pt 2
13 October 4:35PM BST 8a. "Day Of The Clown" pt 1
20 October 4:35PM BST 8b. "Day Of The Clown" pt 2
27 October 4:35PM GMT 9a. Secrets of the Stars pt 1
3 November 4:35PM GMT 9b. Secrets of the Stars pt 2
10 November 4:35PM GMT 10a. "The Mark Of The Beserker" pt 1
17 November 4:35PM GMT 10b. "The Mark Of The Beserker" pt 2
24 November 4:35PM GMT 11a. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 1
1 December 4:35PM GMT 11b. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 2
8 December 4:35PM GMT 12a. Enemy of the Bane pt 1
15 December 4:35PM GMT 12b. Enemy of the Bane pt 2 (2nd Series
Doctor Who Christmas Special:
Christmas Day (Probably) - New Hourlong Doctor Who episode
BBC Two Scotland
Sarah Jane Adventures
Sunday 5:05PM BST 4. Warriors of Kudlak (1 hour omnibus) (bumped
off BBC One Scotland for regional programming)
Sarah Jane Adventures. Series 2 coming later in September.
27 September 9AM BST 1. Invasion of the Bane (1 hour)
29 September 5:15PM BST 7b. The Last Sontaran pt 2 (world
premieres - episodes air one week before BBC One)
6 October 5:15PM BST 8a. "Day Of The Clown" pt 1
13 October 5:15PM BST 8b. "Day Of The Clown" pt 2
20 October 5:15PM BST 9a. Secrets of the Stars pt 1
27 October 5:15PM GMT 9b. Secrets of the Stars pt 2
3 November 5:15PM GMT 10a. "The Mark Of The Beserker" pt 1
10 November 5:15PM GMT 10b. "The Mark Of The Beserker" pt 2
17 November 5:15PM GMT 11a. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 1
24 November 5:15PM GMT 11b. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 2
1 December 5:15PM GMT 12a. Enemy of the Bane pt 1
8 December 5:15PM GMT 12b. Enemy of the Bane pt 2 (2nd Series
available via UK digital radio, UK digital TV, live streaming
worldwide via Windows Media Player and RealPlayer, archived one week
via RealPlayer
8th Doctor/Sheridan Smith audios - Series 2. (Series 1 premiered on
BBC7 from 2006 to 2007.)
19 October 6PM and Midnight BST 9. "Dead London"
26 October 6PM and Midnight GMT 10. "Max Warp"
2 November 6PM and Midnight GMT 11. "Brave New Town"
9 November 6PM and Midnight GMT 12. "The Skull of Sobek"
16 November 6PM and Midnight GMT 13. "Grand Theft Cosmos"
23 November 6PM and Midnight GMT 14. "The Zygon Who Fell To Earth"
30 November 6PM and Midnight GMT 15. "Sisters Of The Flame"
7 December 6PM and Midnight GMT 16. "Vengeance Of Morbius"
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
Sunday 7:30PM 4-11 Turn Left (49 minutes)
Sunday 8:20PM DWC 4-11 "Here Come The Girls!" (5 minutes)
21 September 7:30PM 4-12 The Stolen Earth pt 1 of 2
21 September 8:15PM DWC 4-12 Friends and Foe (10 minutes)
28 September 7:30PM 4-13 Journey's End (65 minutes, 4th series
28 September 10:45PM DWC 4-13 "End Of An Era" (25 minutes, special
time and length)
Prime TV
16:9 digital; 4:3 pan and scan analog.
Sunday 7:30PM 4-10 Midnight
21 September 7:30PM 4-11 Turn Left
28 September 7:30PM 4-12 The Stolen Earth pt 1 of 2 (double feature to finish Series 4)
28 September 8:30PM? 4-13 Journey's End pt 2 of 2 (length of timeslot unknown)
16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog Co-producer on Doctor
Who and Torchwood. "The Planet Of The Doctor"
exclusive CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular episodes and 1 special.
Approximately 90 minutes.
CBC Bold is currently airing repeats of Series 2 - look in the
repeats section
Friday 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) 4-01 Partners in Crime (4th Series
Premiere!) (no sign of 4-00 Voyage Of The Damned)
26 September 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) 4-02 The Fires of Pompeii
3 October 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) 4-03 Planet of the Ood
10 October 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) 4-04 The Sontaran Stratagem pt
1 of 2
17 October 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) 4-05 The Poison Sky pt 2 of 2
24 October 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) 4-06 The Doctor's Daughter
31 October 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) 4-07 The Unicorn and the Wasp
7 November 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) 4-08 Silence in the Library pt
1 of 2
14 November 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) 4-09 Forest of the Dead pt 2
of 2
21 November 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) 4-10 Midnight
28 November 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) 4-11 Turn Left
5 December 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) 4-12 The Stolen Earth pt 1 of 2
12 December 9PM (9:30PM Newfoundland) 4-13 Journey's End pt 2 of 2
if you are in the Central or Mountain Time Zones, SPACE's broadcasts
of Torchwood are going to overlap with your local CBC's broadcast of
Who. Most satelite subscribers can get multiple feeds of the CBC and
presumably digital cable customers can too. If you want to see both
Doctor Who and Torchwood, use the various CBC feeds to your
advantage. The Torchwood finale is 24 October, marking the end of the
schedule conflict.
Saturday 8:55AM, Late Saturday 2:50AM, Sunday 8:25AM CET 3-09 Natura Umana pt 2 of 2
Sunday 8:10AM and 1:35AM and 4:50AM, Late Monday 2:05AM, Late Tuesday 3:40AM, Late Friday 2:15AM
, Saturday 20 September 8:55AM, Late 20 September 2:45AM, 21 September 8:05AM CET 3-10 Colpo d'occhio
21 September 8:10PM, Late 22 September 2:30AM, Late 23 September 4:20AM, Late 25 September 4:15AM, Late 26 September 3:20AM, 27 September 8:30AM, Late 27 September 1:50AM, 28 September 8:05AM CET 3-11 Utopia pt 1 of 3
28 September 8:10PM and 12:25AM, 29 September 5:10AM, Late 29 September 3:15AM, Late 30 September 4:05AM CET 3-12 The Sound of Drums pt 2 of 3
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - dubbed into Italian. Pan & scan 4:3
Wednesday 7PM CET 3a. Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
SciFi NL
Netherlands premiere of Series 3! Series 1 and 2 premiered on Nederland 2. SciFi NL has previously aired Torchwood Series 1.
Tuesday 8:30PM and 11:50PM, Wednesday 12:30PM, Saturday 20 September 2:20PM and 10PM, 21 September 8:30PM CET 3-00 The Runaway Bride (60 minutes)
Tuesday 9:30PM and 12:50AM, Wednesday 1:30PM, 20 September 11PM, 21 September 2:20PM and 9:20PM CET 3-01 Smith and Jones
Tuesday 10:20PM-11:50PM, 20 September 11:50PM-1:30AM CET Dr Who and the Daleks 1965 Peter Cushing movie, remake of The Dead Planet TV serial

23 September 8:20PM and 12:10AM, 24 September 12:30PM, 27 September 10:10PM, 28 September 9:20PM CET 3-02 The Shakespeare Code
30 September 8:30PM and 11:50PM CET 3-03 Gridlock
7 October 8:30PM and Midnight, 8 October 12:30PM, 11 October 10:10PM, 12 October 2:20PM and 9:20PM CET 3-04 Daleks in Manhattan pt 1 of 2
14 October 8:30PM and 11:50PM, 15 October 12:30PM, 18 October 10:10PM, 19 October 2:20PM and 9:20PM CET 3-05 Evolution of the Daleks pt 2 of 2
21 October 8:30PM and 11:50PM, 22 October 12:30PM, 25 October 10:10PM CET (Daylight Savings), 26 October 2:20PM and 9:20PM CET (Standard Time) 3-06 The Lazarus Experiment
28 October 8:30PM and 11:50PM, 29 October 12:30PM CET 3-07 42
ASIA (regional channel):
BBC Entertainment
All times Thailand - adjust for local time zone. Subtitles available
in Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
Sunday 11:30AM and 3:55PM DWC 2-10 The New World of Dr Who
Sunday 3:05PM 2-10 Love & Monsters
Monday 11:20AM and 9:50PM and 2:05AM, Tuesday 8:35AM and 12:15PM and
7:45PM and 10:40PM, Wednesday 8:30AM and 12:15PM, Thursday 11:20AM,
21 September 3:50PM DWC 2-11 The Fright Stuff
Tuesday 7PM and 9:50PM and 2:25AM, Wednesday 7:45AM and 11:25AM, 21
September 3:05PM 2-11 Fear Her
22 September 9:50PM and 2:05AM, 23 September 11:25AM and 7:45PM and
10:40PM and 2:55AM, 27 September 12:25PM, 28 September 11:35AM and
3:50PM DWC 2-12 Welcome to Torchwood
23 September 7PM and 9:55PM and 2:10AM, 24 September 7:50AM and
11:25AM, 28 September 3:05PM 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
Late 30 September 2:10AM, 1 October 7:50AM and 11:20AM, 5 October
3:10PM 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2 (probably other airings - recheck
closer to broadcast date)
Late 30 September 3AM, 1 October 12:10PM, 5 October 4PM, Late 6
October 2:10AM, Late 9 October 2:50AM, 11 October 2:05PM DWC 2-
13 Finale (same note as above)
7 October 6:55PM and 9:45PM and 2:05AM, 8 October 7:45AM and 11:25AM,
12 October 3:05PM 3-00 The Runaway Bride (new to BBC Entertainment
14 October 7PM and 9:55PM and 2:10AM, 15 October 7:45AM and 11:25AM,
19 October 3:05PM 3-01 Smith and Jones
14 October 7:45PM and 10:40PM and 2:55AM, 15 October 8:30AM and
12:15PM, 16 October 1:15PM and 2:50AM, 19 October 3:55PM and 2AM, 20
October 12:10PM DWC 3-01 Meet Martha Jones
21 October 7PM and 9:55PM and 2:05AM, 22 October 7:50AM and 11:20AM,
26 October 3:05PM 3-02 The Shakespeare Code
21 October 7:45PM and 10:45PM and 2:55AM, 22 October 12:10PM, 24
October 11:15AM, 26 October 9:30AM and 3:55PM, Late 27 October 2AM
DWC 3-02 Stage Fright
28 October 7PM and 9:55PM and 2:05AM. 29 October 7:55AM and 11:20AM 3-
03 Gridlock
28 October 7:45PM and 10:45PM and 2:55AM, 31 October 12:10PM DWC 3-
03 Are We There Yet?
BBC Entertainment
First known showing of New Who in India
The search engine is implying a 24 hour schedule. The Grid is not. If
the channel is really off the air between 6AM and 6PM, disregard
listings in that period.
Late 13 September 2:15AM DWC 1-05 Why on Earth?
Sunday 1:35PM 2-10 Love & Monsters
Tuesday 5:30PM, 8:20PM, and 12:55AM, Wednesday 6:15AM and 9:55AM, 21
September 1:35PM 2-11 Fear Her
Late 20 September 2:15AM DWC 1-06 Dalek
23 September 5:30PM, 8:25PM, and 12:40AM, 24 September 6:20PM and
9:55AM, 28 September 1:35PM 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
Late 27 September 2:15AM DWC 1-07 The Dark Side
Late 30 September 12:40AM, 1 October 6:20AM and 9:50AM, 5 October
1:40PM 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2 (recheck for updated schedule)
Late 4 October 2:15AM DWC 1-08 Time Trouble
Late 6 October 1:05AM DWC 1-01 "Back From The Future"
Late 7 October 12:15AM DWC 1-02 "Aliens"
8 October 10PM and 1:05AM, 9 October 7:20PM, 12 October 7:30PM 3-
00 The Runaway Bride (new to BBC Entertainment India)
Late 11 October 2:15AM DWC 1-09 "FX"
15 October 10PM and 1AM, 16 October 7:20PM, 19 October 7:30PM 3-
01 Smith and Jones
15 October 10:45PM and 1:45AM, 16 October 8:05PM DWC 3-01 "Meet
Martha Jones"
Late 18 October 2:15AM DWC 1-10 "Weird Science Of Doctor Who"
22 October 10PM and 1AM, 23 October 7:20PM, 26 October 7:30PM 3-
02 The Shakespeare Code
22 October 10:45PM and 1:45AM, 23 October 8:05PM DWC 3-02 "Stage
Late 25 October 2:15AM DWC 1-11 Unsung Heroes and Violent Death
Late 29 October 1:20AM, 30 October 7:20PM, 2 November 7:30PM 3-
03 Gridlock (probably some showings missing - recheck closer to air
30 October 8:05PM DWC 3-03 Are We There Yet? (see above)
English with Icelandic subtitles
Saturday pre-empted by something whose Icelandic spelling is clearly
different from its English language spelling
20 September 2:40PM 2-11 "Fear Hear" (very early start time)
SCI FI Russia
All times Moscow
Saturday 8:10PM and 11:30PM 2-01 New Earth
Monday 9:55PM, Tuesday 7:15PM, Wednesday 11:30PM, Thursday 8:10PM, 20 September 8:10PM and 11:30PM 2-02 Tooth and Claw

22 September 9:55PM, 23 September 7:15PM, 24 September 11:30PM, 25 September 8:10PM, 27 September 8:10PM and 11:30PM 2-03 School Reunion
29 September 9:55PM, 30 September 7:15PM 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
BBC Entertainment
Sunday 6:40PM and Midnight, Monday 6:30AM CAT 2-01 New Earth (start
of new to S. Africa episodes)
21 September 6:40PM and Midnight, 22 September 6:30AM CAT 2-02 "Tooth
And Claw"
28 September 6:40PM and Midnight, 29 September 6:30AM CAT 2-
03 School Reunion
France 4
Series 4 coming soon.
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, only
the audio version is working. The video versions are not working at
this time. Please, someone at the BBC - fix this.)
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.
UKTV Drama
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Drama + 1, changes name to Alibi on 7
October - Doctor Who unlikely to be part of new crime drama format)
Tom Baker in episodic form. Episodes air any day of the week that
there's room, as part of the late night filler.
Late Saturday 4:40AM BST Logopolis pt 4 of 4
Classic Season 18, Episode 28. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Early Sunday 5:05AM BST The Power of Kroll pts 1+2 of 4
Late Sunday 4:15AM BST The Power of Kroll pts 3+4 of 4
Classic Season 16, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Early Monday 5:05AM BST The Armageddon Factor pts 1+2 of 6
Late Monday 4:05AM BST The Armageddon Factor pts 3,4,5,+6
Classic Season 16, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Late Tuesday 4:10AM BST Destiny of the Daleks all 4 pts
Classic Season 17, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Late Wednesday 4:10AM BST City of Death all 4 pts
Classic Season 17, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Late Thursday 1:30AM BST The Creature from the Pit all 4 pts
Classic Season 17, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Late Thursday 3:55AM BST Nightmare of Eden all 4 pts
Classic Season 17, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Early Friday 5:35AM BST The Horns of Nimon pt 1 of 4
Early Saturday 20 September 5:05AM BST The Horns of Nimon pts 2+3
of 4
Classic Season 17, Episodes 17 through 19. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Late 20 September 3:15AM BST The Horns of Nimon pt 4
Late 20 September 3:40AM BST The Leisure Hive pts 1,2,3,+4
21 September 5:20AM BST Meglos pt 1
Late 22 September 3:25AM BST Meglos pts 2,3,+4
Late 22 September 4:40AM BST Full Circle pts 1,2,+3
Late 23 September 4:10AM BST Full Circle pt 4
Late 23 September 4:35AM BST State of Decay pt 1
24 September 5AM BST State of Decay pts 2+3
Late 24 September 4AM BST State of Decay pt 4
Late 24 September 4:25AM BST Warriors' Gate pts 1,2,+3
Late 25 September 2:15AM BST Warriors' Gate pt 4
Late 25 September 2:40AM BST The Keeper of Traken all 4 pts
Late 25 September 4:20AM BST Logopolis all 4 pts
Late 1 October 4:25AM BST The Creature from the Pit pt 3
Late 2 October 4:10AM BST The Power of Kroll pts 3+4
Late 3 October 3:20AM BST The Invisible Enemy all 4 pts
end of classic series run, for sure.
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1, UKTV Gold + 1 becomes new channel Watch on 7 October, Watch will air Torchwood and is the most likely cable home for new Doctor Who after UKTV Gold flips to all comedy. This channel will be renamed Gold.)
Late Saturday 12:10AM, Late 28 September 12:50AM BST 2-02 Tooth and Claw
Late Sunday 12:45AM BST 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2 (no part 2)

27 September 1:35-2:55PM, 28 September 11AM-12:25PM BST 2-00 The Christmas Invasion
end of new series run due to conversion to all comedy lineup
SciFi UK
All times 1 hour later on SciFi UK + 1.
September - Zip
October - Zero, Nada
SciFi Spain
New Who added to lineup in mid-September. I do not know what this means for previous stations in Spain that have aired Series 1.
Monday 10PM, Tuesday 4:20PM CET 1-01 Rose (start of New Who on SciFi Spain)
Monday 10:50PM, Tuesday 5:05PM CET 1-02 The End Of The World
22 September 10PM, 23 September 4:20PM CET 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
29 September 10PM, 30 September 4:20PM CET 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
SciFi Germany
Series 2 airs on SciFi Germany for the first time, unedited. Dubbed in German.
17 October 7:25PM CET 2-00 The Christmas Invasion (65 minute slot)
BBC Entertainment Poland
Airs as Doktor Who.
Saturday 6PM CET 2-10 Love & Monsters
Saturday 7PM CET 2-11 Fear Her
Monday 9:15AM and 8PM and 1AM CET 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
Tuesday 9:15AM and 8PM and 3:40AM CET 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of
Wednesday 9:15AM and 8PM CET 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2 (late
showing pre-empted for Series 2 marathon/Torchwood launch)
Wednesday 10PM CET 2-00 The Christmas Invasion
Wednesday 11PM CET Torchwood (see Torchwood This Week)
Late Wednesday Midnight and 2AM CET 2-01 New Earth
Late Wednesday 3AM CET Torchwood (see Torchwood This Week)
Late Wednesday 4AM CET 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
Thursday 9:15AM and 8PM and 1AM CET 1-06 Dalek
Friday 9:15AM and 8PM and 1AM CET 1-07 The Long Game
TV4 Science Fiction
Digital SciFi station.
Monday 1:45PM CET The Hand Of Fear pt 2 of 4
Monday 2:10PM CET The Hand Of Fear pt 3 of 4
Monday 5:05PM, Late Monday Midnight and 2:30AM, Tuesday 1:45PM
CET The Hand Of Fear pt 4 of 4
Classic Season 14, Episodes 6 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Monday 5:30PM, Late Monday 12:30AM and 2:55AM, Tuesday 2:10PM
CET The Deadly Assassin pt 1 of 4
Tuesday 5:05PM, Late Tuesday Midnight and 2:25AM, Wednesday 1:45PM
CET The Deadly Assassin pt 2 of 4
Tuesday 5:30PM, Late Tuesday 12:30AM and 2:50AM, Wednesday 2:10PM
CET The Deadly Assassin pt 3 of 4
Wednesday 5:05PM, Late Wednesday Midnight and 2:25AM, Thursday 1:45PM
CET The Deadly Assassin pt 4 of 4
Classic Season 14, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Wednesday 5:30PM, Late Wednesday 12:30AM and 2:50AM, Thursday 2:10PM
CET The Face of Evil pt 1 of 4
Thursday 5:05PM, Late Thursday Midnight and 2:25AM, Friday 1:45PM
CET The Face of Evil pt 2 of 4
Thursday 5:30PM, Late Thursday 12:30AM and 2:50AM, Friday 2:10PM
CET The Face of Evil pt 3 of 4
Friday 5:05PM, Late Friday Midnight and 2:30AM CET The Face of Evil
pt 4 of 4
Classic Season 14, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Friday 5:30PM, Late Friday 12:30AM and 2:55AM CET "The Robots Of
Death" pt 1 of 4
Classic Season 14, Episode 17. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Saturday 9:55AM EET 2-02 Tooth and Claw
20 September 10:15AM EET 2-03 School Reunion
Showtime Arabia
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours earlier on ShowSeries 1 Extra) -
Series 3 Repeat Run
Monday 6PM and 1AM KSA 3-06 The Lazarus Experiment
22 September 6PM and 1AM KSA 3-07 42
29 September 6PM and 1AM KSA 3-08 Human Nature pt 1 of 2
6 October 6PM and 1AM KST 3-09 The Family of Blood pt 2 of 2
UKTV Australia
All times 2 hours later on UKTV + 2. Times listed are Australian Eastern. BBC Worldwide has purchased full control in UKTV Australia, and it will be one of 5 BBC managed channels on Australian pay TV.
Tuesday 7:30PM, Saturday 20 September 7PM AEST 3-11 Utopia pt 1 of 3
Tuesday 8:20PM, Saturday 20 September 7:50PM AEST DWC 3-11 'Ello 'Ello 'Ello

23 September 7:30PM, 27 September 7PM AEST 3-12 The Sound of Drums pt 2 of 3
23 September 8:20PM, 27 September 7:50PM AEST DWC 3-12 The Saxon Mystery
30 September 7:30PM AEST 3-13 Last of the Time Lords pt 3 of 3 (edited international version)
30 September 8:20PM AEST DWC 3-13 The Valiant Quest
BBC Kids
Classic Doctor Who and exclusive Canadian home of the Sarah Jane
Late Saturday 2AM EDT/11PM PDT The Androids of Tara all 4 pts
Classic Season 16, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Sunday 9PM and 4AM EDT/6PM and 1AM PDT Sarah Jane Adventures 6. "The
Lost Boy" both pts (60 minutes)
Late Sunday 2AM EDT/11PM PDT Arc of Infinity all 4 pts
Classic Season 20, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Sarah Jane Adventures and Doctor Who are not on BBC Kids' fall
schedule. This Week has heard that there will be an annoucement when
there is news on the future of Doctor Who and Sarah Jane on BBC Kids.
16:9 widescreen digital, 16:9 letterbox analog Co-producer on Doctor
Who and Torchwood. "The Planet Of The Doctor"
exclusive CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular episodes and 1 special.
Approximately 90 minutes.
Wednesday 8PM, Midnight, and 3AM EDT 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
24 September 8PM, Midnight, and 3AM EDT 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
1 October 8PM, Midnight, and 3AM EDT 3-00 The Runaway Bride (either
commercial free or heavily edited for 1 hour timeslot)
Late 8 October Midnight and 3AM EDT 3-01 Smith and Jones (8PM
showing pre-empted for Champions League Soccer)
15 October 8PM, Midnight, and 3AM EDT 3-02 The Shakespeare Code
22 October 8PM, Midnight, and 3AM EDT 3-03 Gridlock
29 October 8PM, Midnight, and 3AM EDT 3-04 Daleks in Manhattan pt 1
of 2
Series 4 premieres Friday 19 September at 9PM on the CBC (9:30PM
DirecTV 244 DirecTVHD 244 Dish 122 DishHD 122 16:9 Letterbox.
Series 4 - repeat run starts 10 October. Series 3 - repeat run finishes 3 October. Series 1, 2, and 3 - sporadic repeats. Repeat rights to Sarah Jane Adventures.
Friday 5AM EDT/PDT 3-11 Utopia pt 1 of 3
26 September 5AM EDT/PDT 3-12 The Sound of Drums pt 2 of 3
3 October 5AM EDT/PDT 3-13 Last of the Time Lords pt 3 of 3 (edited international version)
10 October 5AM EDT/PDT 4-01 Partners in Crime
17 October 5AM EDT/PDT 4-02 The Fires of Pompeii
24 October 5AM EDT/PDT 4-03 Planet of the Ood
31 October - pre-empted for Halloween programming
7 November 5AM EDT/PDT - 1 episode
7 November 8AM EDT/PDT - Daytime Rotation - Eight Series 3 episodes
14 November 5AM EDT/PDT - 1 episode
BBC America
DirecTV 264 Dish 135,879 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 EDT/3PM PDT, Sunday 1PM EDT/10AM PDT 3-03 Gridlock
Saturday 7PM EDT/4PM PDT, Sunday 2PM EDT/11AM PDT 3-04 "Daleks In
Manhattan" pt 1 of 2
20 September 6PM EDT/3PM PDT, 21 September 1PM EDT/10AM PDT 3-04/3-
05 "Daleks In Manhattan/Evolution Of The Daleks" omnibus movie version
27 September 6PM EDT/3PM PDT, 28 September 1PM EDT/10AM PDT 3-
05 Evolution of the Daleks pt 2 of 2
27 September 7PM EDT/4PM PDT, 28 September 2PM EDT/11AM PDT, 4
October 6PM EDT/3PM PDT, 5 October 9AM EDT/6AM PDT 3-06 "The Lazarus
Experiment" (Sunday episodes move to earlier time)
4 October 7PM EDT/4PM PDT, 5 October 10AM EDT/7AM PDT, 11 October 6PM
EDT/3PM PDT, 12 October 9AM EDT/6AM PDT 3-07 42
11 October 7PM EDT/4PM PDT, 12 October 10AM EDT/7AM PDT 3-08 "Human
Nature" pt 1 of 2
Illusion TV On Demand
Doctor Who Classic Series.
September The Tomb of the Cybermen eps 3+4 of 4 only
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.
People + Arts
Series 2 Repeat Run:
Wednesday 1PM EDT 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
24 September 1PM EDT 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
This section is looking for currently in production, interesting
podcasts related to Doctor Who. If you think your webcast/podcast (or
somebody else's) belongs in this section, e-mail me.
Doctor Who: Podshock
Live Talkshoe broadcasts -
call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 23358
Weekly-ish chat show with US and UK Doctor Who fans done in podcast
format. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Ken Deep, and James Naughton, with
frequent contributions/co-hosting by Dave AC, Mike Doran, and a cast
of many. There is a feed for studio shows and for life shows.
- Newest episode on the enhanced feed at iTunes - Podshock #114.
Studio show. Recorded interview with Sylvester McCoy at Gallifrey
2008, review of the 1966 Hartnell story The Ark by Darth Skeptical,
extended review of Gallifrey by first time attendees.
American Who
Joey Reynolds' monthly online show with Doctor Who interviews and
June 2008 episode (delayed, will hopefully be online soon) - Mark
Strickson discusses Turlough, TV production, and the lessons learned
from John Nathan-Turner. (last new episode before Autumn 2008).
April 2008 episode - interviews with Anneke Wills (Polly on Doctor
Who), John Levene (Sgt. Benton and a Yeti on Doctor Who), and Dan
Harris' recap of the 2008 SciFi Sea Cruise.
March 2008 episode - interviews with Lisa Bowermen (head cat woman in
Survival, voice of Bernice Summerfield in the Big Finish audios),
Gary Russell (script editor of "Doctor Who" and "Torchwood", writer
for IDW Publishing's "Doctor Who" comics range), and Jarrod Cooper
("Hurricane Who").
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
That Sci-Fi Show
Joey Reynolds has announced that his online radio show on Ad Astra Radio will have a "Summer of Who". New episodes appear Saturday night and encore every 12 hours. Update before June 28 if the new information has arrived:
6PM EDT (and repeats) "Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee" (the KTEH interviews)
8PM EDT (and repeats) "Jessica Carney (William Hartnell's daughter)
(on Best of That Sci-Fi Show
DWO Whocast
Current episodes:
87, the 2nd Doctor special. Listen to Victor Pemberton. Here thoughts
on Patrick Troughton. The first of the past Doctor special episodes.
Coming this weekend - epiosde 88. Topic unknown.
Coming 20 or 21 September - episode 89, the 7th Doctor special.
The Two Doctors
call in number (718) 664-9807
Jim Iaccino and Kenn Gold look at the latest SciFi broadcasts in the
US, with emphasis on fitting in Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica,
and - right now - The Middleman. Everything is based on US premiere
dates rather than UK. Approximately 90 minutes per episode. Show airs
live with a text chat and can be downloaded later.
Current episode - September 7 (90 minutes). The Torchwood radio
episode is discussed, though at the time they did not believe it
would be available to listen to outside the UK.
Sunday 14 September 9PM PDT/Midnight EDT/Monday 5AM BST (90 minutes).
Topic TBA.
Tin Dog Podcast
Weekly UK based podcast looking at the latest in Doctor Who,
Torchwood, or Sarah Jane Adventures. New episodes ever 2 weeks or so.
Current episode - #70 - Four To Doomsday gets reviewed as it comes
out on DVD. Coming soon, reviews on the remaining sections of Trial
Of A Time Lord.
CIA - Cultdom In Audio
Live Talkshoe broadcasts
call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 30659
West, Dave AC, Colin, and other Doctor Who fans liked the live Doctor
Who: Podshocks so much that they wanted to keep talking afterwards.
The resulting show covers Doctor Who, anything else sci-fi related,
and can go wildly off in all directions. Chats open 15 minutes before
the scheduled start time.
September 7 episode - Discussion on the advancement of animation in
movies. Yes, Doctor Who - The Infinite Quest comes up.
Sunday 2PM EDT (11AM PDT, 7PM BST) - new episode
Radio Free Skaro
The 3 Canadians get together on Sundays for about an hour or two or
more to discuss the latest in Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Sarah Jane
in a fairly amusing manner. Temporarily doing commentary on classic
Who stories courtesy of their Randomiser.
Current episode - #99 - Alas, Poor Ruprecht. The three Canadians and
their hostage with a computer review the second half of The Monster
Of Peladon, brutalizing the story while trying to avoid saying what
horrible things they did to their Randomiser for suggesting anything
with Peladon in the title to them. Presumably recorded immediately
after #98, giving them a nice week off before ...
Sunday or Monday - #100 - Radio Free Skaro's 100th episode. To
celebrate being the 2nd known Doctor Who podcast program to reach 100
episodes, they start doing commentaries on the Series 4 episodes.
Assuming they start with Voyage Of The Damned (which CBC Canada is
skipping), this means that their commentaries will come out roughly 2
days after the CBC broadcasts of the relevant episodes. Course, they
will probably commentate on the full versions instead of the edited
CBC versions, making synching it up difficult.
Coming soon - will they review Series 2 of The Sarah Jane Adventures?
A Podcast Of Impossible Things
Cardiff-based Doctor Who fans get together to discuss the latest
Doctor Who and do a full length commentary on new Doctor Who episodes.
Current episode - 1.01 Rose (posted 6 August). To tide the time
till new Who, the Cardiff gang go back to 2005 to look at the
Eccleston episodes.
A Whovian's Quest
Jonathan Rainer is podcasting his experiences as he watches Doctor
Who. In original broadcast order. From 1963. Without a gap. Can he
pull it off?
Current episode - 9.5, explaining the delay between episodes and that
they may soon be on a weekly schedule..
The Big Finish Podcast
Big Finish podcasts at least once a month to discuss their Doctor Who
and other projects (Sapphire and Steel, Stargate (!), Dark Shadows,
Bernice Summerfield, etc).
Current episode - Episode 1 of a new series of UNIT audios, starring
Nicholas Courtney as Alaistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart (possibly
not as retired as assumed). The rest of the episodes have to be paid
for. Next date for regular podcasts unknown.
Cliff And Stephanie's Doctor Who Fan Podcast
Current episode - 13 - Review of Planet Of The Ood (free)
Next episode - 14 - Review of Daleks In Manhattan/Evolution Of The
Daleks (paid subscribers only)
Cliff and Stephanie Ravenscraft review Doctor Who episodes on a
weekly basis. Start of new installments as they review Series 4,
skipping Voyage Of The Damned for now and focusing on the
Doctor/Donna episodes. is a network of podcasts on TV shows, daily life, religion,
and other issues that interest the 3 Ravenscrafts. Doctor Who Fan
Podcast becomes one of the pay programs in the network starting with
episode 12. The existing paying audience ranked Doctor Who dead last
in their interests (annoying the hosts who want to do the show but
are living off the revenue from their podcasts). If you subscribe to
their podcasts in order to hear the new Doctor Who episodes, be sure
to alert them that you are doing this. Half the episodes expected to
be free, half paid.
Tachyon TV
Note to Tachyon guys - the brand new episode on iTunes turned out to
be 1.2, an episode made in Fall 2007. Surreal choice. Thought you'd
like to know - especially if you did not tell iTunes to post it.
MMM Commentaries
Roving Australian podcasting gang. Some episodes are a discussion of
the latest sci-fi news, including Doctor Who. Other episodes are
commentaries on Doctor Who episodes, Star Wars films, some Stargate
stuff, and others. Currently on a Blake's 7 kick, but recent
commentaries on The Invasion Of Time and The Deadly Assassin are
TV Talk with Shaun O'Mac
Weeknights 6 to 8PM EDT (3 to 5PM PDT) [Friday 7PM EDT/4PM PDT]
Shaun O'Mac (of the Jericho "nuts" campaign) hosts a daily 2 hour
show covering all things TV. Doctor Who is usually discussed in the
2nd hour of the Friday show with Two Doctors co-host Kenn Gold.
Listen and chat live through the website with archives appearing
right after the show finishes.
The Minute Doctor Who Podcast
Video podcast looking at Doctor Who projects. Episodes are usually
under 5 minutes long.
Current episodes - A 4 part Doctor Who retrospective on Series 4
(around 15 minutes in total) where the host looks at each episode and
compares it to the episodes from previous series. Guest starring a
Christmas tree.
Doctor Who Review Today
Live editions Late Fridays 1AM EDT/10PM PDT/6PM BST
Robert Carrie King reviews Doctor Who topics on this Talkshoe program.
Stations that are not currently airing Who but may still have rights:
1) HUNGARY (airing as Ki Vagi, Doki?) - Cool TV
Series 2 completed.
RTL Klub
Series 2 Repeat Run halted, it appears.
2) JAPAN - BS-2 Series 1 and 2 Completed.
NHK 3 Series 1 and 2 Completed.
3) ISRAEL - Yes Stars
Current repeat run complete. Next airdate unknown.
6) BELGIUM (& The Netherlands): - een Network -
Series 2 completed.
LaDeux - all episodes dubbed into French -
Series 2 completed.
7) IRELAND - TV3 Series 1, 2, and Runaway Bride
have aired.
8) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 2 - Series 2
9) DENMARK - DR 1 Series 1 Repeats Completed.
10) FINLAND - TV2 - No additional airdates at
11) GREECE - Skai TV
Series 3 completed. Removed from schedule.
12) SOUTH KOREA - KBS2 - Series 3
Series 1 repeat run completed.
The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - not on schedule.
16) HONG KONG - ATV World - 3rd Series
17) POLAND - TVP1 - Repeat run completed.
18) NEW ZEALAND - UKTV New Zealand - Repeat run
19) SWEDEN - SVT 24 and SVT HD
Series 1 Repeat Run. Episodes originally aired on SVT 2. SVT HD is
presumably simulcasting SVT 24, as Doctor Who itself will only be SD
20) UK - BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
First broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential.
21) CANADA - Ztele
Episodes dubbed in French. Series 4 premiere postponed from Fall 2008 till at least 2009. Next airdate unknown.
22) MILITARY - BFBS - nothing on the
23) GERMANY - Pro 7
Dubbed in German. Series 1 and 2 completed.
24) EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST - BBC Prime Who Series
1 and 2; Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down
Adjust for local time, which could vary by several hours. While BBC
Prime Africa is being converted to other BBC Channels in September,
this version of BBC Prime will remain. It is expected that the BBC
will gradually pick more regions to convert to their new channels,
with BBC Prime leaving those areas.
Column continues in Section B ...
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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