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Saturday 3rd January 2009

TWIDW: This Week In Doctor Who - January 3, 2009
(posted 3rd Jan 2009, 12:10pm - TWIDW post #0794)
TWIDW: This Week In Doctor Who
January 3, 2009 - Vol 12, No 1
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Today - 5:35PM GMT BBC One:
Doctor Who Confidential - The Eleventh Doctor (35 minutes, title
Well, time to end the speculation. The BBC is announcing the new
actor to play the Doctor in this Doctor Who Confidential special.
Obviously, if you read this after the episode airs, you already know
who the next actor is, as the news will spread like wildfire. If you
were expecting Doctor Who Confidential - The Ten Doctors - apparently
that was a fake to keep us all off guard. Welcome, new actor -
whoever you are.
David Tennant will do 4 more Doctor Who specials to air across the
next year. The new actor takes over for Series 5 - 13 episodes to air
in 2010.
The Other Upcoming premiere broadcasts:
Saturday 3 January:
KBS 2 South Korea Late 12:40AM Partners In Crime
Sunday 4 January:
KBS 2 South Korea Late 12:40AM The Fires Of Pompeii
Tuesday 6 January:
BBC Entertainment Asia 7PM and 9:50PM and 2:20AM Thai time - Last Of
The Time Lords, pt 3
BBC Entertainment India 7:50PM and 10:40PM Thai time - DWC The
Valiant Quest
France 4 8:35PM CET - A.T.M.O.S., pt 1
France 4 9:25PM CET - A.T.M.O.S., pt 2
Wednesday 7 January:
BBC Entertainment India 10:30PM and 2:05AM - Last Of The Time Lords,
pt 3
Sunday 18 January:
BBC Entertainment South Africa 7PM and Midnight CAT - The Runaway
Sunday 25 January:
ABC Australia 7:30PM - The Next Doctor (60 minutes)
ABC Australia will get The Next Doctor on Sunday 25 January at
7:30PM, just one month after the UK premiere. This is being counted
as fast-tracking. So far no other networks are known to be fast
tracking the episode. The closer we get to a simultaneous worldwide
experience, the better, so congratulations Austrailia!
You may notice the slight title change on the column. Today is a
slight relaunch of the column to make things easier to find. The
Doctor news will be much bigger and overshadowing, but I already made
the changes and can't delay the launch.
1) TWIDW: This Week In Doctor Who (which you are reading now) is all
the Doctor Who schedules for Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia
(plus any appendant islands).
2) Doctor Who schedule info for the Western Hemisphere is in TWIDW:
Western Hemisphere Who Schedules.
3) Torchwood schedule information is included in TWIDW: Torchwood
This Week .
4) Sarah Jane, podcast, and other spinoff info is in TWIDW: The Sarah
Jane Schedules. To reduce clutter for the Doctor Who schedules, the
lists of stations with Doctor Who rights that are not currently
airing the show will be over here.
Outpost Gallifrey News Page readers will get the Doctor Who and Sarah
Jane sections looking pretty much as it has done.
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
Saturday 5:35PM GMT "Doctor Who Confidential: The Eleventh Doctor"
(premiere!, 35 minutes, the new Doctor will be announced in this
Easter 2009 4-15 Planet of the Dead estimated 60 minute length
Later 2009/2010 "The other 3 specials - final episodes with David
Tennant as The Doctor"
2010 "Series 5 - 13 episodes - starring the person being announced
BBC Radio 7
available via UK digital radio, UK digital TV, live streaming
worldwide via Windows Media Player and RealPlayer, archived one week
via iPlayer (inside the UK) and RealPlayer (all over the world)
Online until Sunday "Doctor Who Commentary: The Next Doctor" (60
minutes, new)
Radio broadcast of the online commentary tying into the new Doctor
Who episode. The commentary will also be available on iTunes and on
the BBC's Doctor Who website.
Sunday 6PM GMT "Doctor Who at the Proms" (concert, 60 minutes)
Friday 4:20PM GMT 1-01 Rose (start of repeat run)
16 January 4:20PM GMT 1-02 The End Of The World
Saturday 5:30PM, Sunday 5:30AM GMT 4-14 The Next Doctor (60 minutes)
Saturday 6:30PM, Sunday 6:30AM GMT DWC 4-14 "Doctor Who Confidential
Christmas 2008" (60 minutes)
BFBS Navy:
Saturday 5:30PM GMT 4-14 The Next Doctor (60 minutes)
Saturday 6:30PM GMT DWC 4-14 "Doctor Who Confidential Christmas 2008"
(60 minutes)
Friday 4:20PM GMT 1-01 Rose
16 January 4:20PM GMT 1-02 The End Of The World
16:9 widescreen digital, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
25 January 7:30PM 4-14 The Next Doctor (60 minutes, Australian
27 January 7:30PM Series 2 repeats begin
France 4
Saturday 1:25PM, Sunday 10:30PM CET 4-02 La Chute De Pompeii
Saturday 2:15PM, Sunday 11:20PM CET 4-03 Le Chant Des Oads
Tuesday 8:35PM, Late Thursday 12:15AM
, 10 January 1:20PM, 11 January 10:30PM CET 4-04 A.T.M.O.S. 1ere partie Premiere
Tuesday 9:25PM, Late Thursday 1:10AM
, 10 January 2:15PM, 11 January 11:20PM CET 4-05 A.T.M.O.S. 2ere partie Premiere
Tuesday 10:15PM CET 4-00 Voyage of the Damned (repeat, 75 minutes)
Late Saturday 12:40AM 4-01 Partners in Crime
Late Sunday 12:40AM 4-02 The Fires of Pompeii
ASIA (regional channel):
BBC Entertainment
All times Thailand - adjust for local time zone. Subtitles available
in Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
Series 3 - First Run
Sunday 3:10PM 3-12 The Sound of Drums pt 2 of 3
Sunday 4PM, Tuesday 11:40AM DWC 3-12 The Saxon Mystery
Tuesday 7PM and 9:50PM and 2:20AM, Wednesday 8:30AM and 11:55AM, 11
January 3:20AM 3-13 Last of the Time Lords pt 3 of 3
Tuesday 7:50PM and 10:40PM, Wednesday 9:20PM and 12:45PM, Friday
9:20AM, Saturday 10 January 6:35AM and (late) 1:30AM DWC 3-13 "The
Valiant Quest"
13 January 11:45AM, 14 January 12:35PM DWC 2-12 "Welcome To
Torchwood" (used as promo for Torchwood on BBC Entertainment Asia)
Doctor Who takes a break for the premiere of Torchwood.
BBC Entertainment
Series 3 - First Run
Sunday 10PM and 2:20AM 3-12 The Sound of Drums pt 2 of 3
Wednesday 10:30PM and 2:05AM, Thursday 7:50PM, 11 January 8PM and
2:25AM 3-13 Last of the Time Lords pt 3 of 3
Doctor Who takes a break for the premiere of Torchwood.
BBC Entertainment South Africa
Series 1 and 2 repeats plus Series 3 new
Monday 11:58AM CAT 1-01 Rose
Tuesday Noon CAT 1-02 The End Of The World
Wednesday Noon CAT 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
Thursday Noon CAT 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
Friday Noon CAT 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
12 January Noon CAT 1-06 Dalek
13 January Noon CAT 1-07 The Long Game
14 January Noon CAT 1-08 Father's Day
15 January Noon CAT 1-09 The Empty Child pt 1 of 2
16 January Noon CAT 1-10 The Doctor Dances pt 2 of 2
18 January 7PM and Midnight CAT 3-00 The Runaway Bride (Series 3
19 January Noon CAT 1-11 Boom Town
20 January Noon CAT 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
21 January Noon CAT 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
21 January 1PM, 22 January Noon CAT 2-00 The Christmas Invasion
22 January 1PM CAT 2-01 New Earth
23 January Noon CAT 2-02 Tooth and Claw
23 January 1PM CAT 2-03 School Reunion
25 January 7PM and Midnight 3-01 Smith and Jones
Saturday 11:45AM EET 3-02 The Shakespeare Code
Saturday 10 January - pre-empted
17 January 11AM EET 3-03 Gridlock
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.
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
First broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential.
Friday 9PM GMT 4-01 Partners in Crime (50 minutes)
Friday 9:50PM GMT DWC 4-01 A Noble Return (10 minutes)
12 January 7PM GMT 4-02 The Fires of Pompeii (50 minutes)
12 January 7:50PM and 4:10AM GMT DWC 4-02 The Italian Job (10/15
13 January 7PM GMT 4-03 Planet of the Ood
13 January 7:45PM GMT DWC 4-03 Oods and Ends (15 minutes)
14 January 7PM GMT 4-04 The Sontaran Stratagem pt 1 of 2
14 January 7:45PM GMT DWC 4-04 Send in the Clones (15 minutes)
15 January 7PM GMT 4-05 The Poison Sky pt 2 of 2
15 January 7:45PM GMT DWC 4-05 Sontar-Ha! (15 minutes)
16 January 9PM GMT 4-06 The Doctor's Daughter
16 January 9:45PM GMT DWC 4-06 Sins of the Fathers (15 minutes)
18 January 7PM GMT 4-07 The Unicorn and the Wasp
18 January 7:45PM GMT DWC 4-07 Nemesis (15 minutes)
19 January 7PM GMT 4-08 Silence in the Library pt 1 of 2
19 January 7:45PM GMT DWC 4-08 Shadow Play (15 minutes)
20 January 7PM GMT 4-09 Forest of the Dead pt 2 of 2
20 January 7:45PM GMT DWC 4-09 River Runs Deep (15 minutes)
21 January 7PM GMT 4-10 Midnight
21 January 7:45PM GMT DWC 4-10 Look Who's Talking (15 minutes)
22 January 7PM GMT 4-11 Turn Left (50 minutes)
22 January 7:50PM GMT DWC 4-11 Here Come the Girls (10 minutes)
All times 1 hour later on Watch plus 1.
Saturday Noon, Sunday 8AM GMT "Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide"
Saturday 1PM, Sunday 9AM GMT 2-01 New Earth
Saturday 2PM, Sunday 10AM GMT 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
Saturday 3PM, Sunday 11AM GMT 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
Saturday 4PM and 8PM GMT 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
Saturday 5PM, 10 January 8PM, 11 January 5PM GMT 2-13 Doomsday pt 2
of 2
17 Jauary 8PM, 18 January 5PM GMT 1-01 Rose
18 January 3PM and 1:30AM GMT "Dr. Who and the Daleks" 1965 feature
film with Peter Cushing as Dr. Who.
24 January 8PM, 25 January 5PM GMT 1-02 The End Of The World
31 January 8PM, 1 February 5PM GMT 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
7 February 8PM, 8 February 5:30PM GMT 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of
SciFi Spain
Series 1 and 2 repeats.
Monday 10PM, Tuesday 4:20PM, 10 January 8:40PM, 11 January 5:10PM CET 2-03 School Reunion
10 January 7:10PM, 11 January 5:55PM CET 2-01 New Earth
10 January 7:55PM, 11 January 4:25PM CET 2-02 Tooth and Claw
12 January 10PM, 13 January 4:20PM, 31 January 7:20PM CET 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
19 January 10PM, 20 January 4:20PM, 31 January 8:05PM CET 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
26 January 10PM, 27 January 4:20PM, 31 January 8:50PM CET 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
SIC Radical
Wednesday 11:30PM CET 1-01 Rose
BBC Entertainment Poland
Airs as Doktor Who. Series 1, 2, and Runaway Bride repeats.
Saturday 7PM CET 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
Saturday 8PM CET 2-00 The Christmas Invasion
Tuesday 7:25AM and 10PM, 10 January 7PM CET 2-01 New Earth
Tuesday 8:20AM and 11PM, 10 January 8PM CET 2-02 Tooth and Claw
13 January 7:25AM and 10PM, 17 January 7PM CET 2-03 School Reunion
13 January 8:20AM and 11PM, 17 January 8PM CET 2-04 "The Girl In The
20 January 7:25AM and 10PM, 21 January 7PM CET 2-05 "Rise Of The
Cybermen" pt 1 of 2
20 January 8:20AM and 11PM, 21 January 8PM CET 2-06 "The Age Of
Steel" pt 2 of 2
27 January 7:25AM and 10PM, 28 January 7PM CET 2-07 "The Idiot's
27 January 8:20AM and 11PM, 28 January 8PM CET 2-08 "The Impossible
Planet" pt 1 of 2
TV4 Science Fiction
Digital SciFi station.
Monday 1:45PM CET Frontios pt 4 of 4
Classic Season 21, Episode 10. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Monday 2:10PM CET Planet of Fire pt 1 of 4
Monday 5PM, Late Monday Midnight and 2:30AM, Tuesday 1:45PM, Saturday
10 January 10:35AM CET Planet of Fire pt 2 of 4
Monday 5:25PM, Late Monday 12:30AM and 2:55AM, Tuesday 2:10PM,
Saturday 10 January 11AM CET Planet of Fire pt 3 of 4
Tuesday 5PM, Late Tuesday Midnight and 2:25AM, Wednesday 1:45PM,
Saturday 10 January 11:30AM CET Planet of Fire pt 4 of 4
Classic Season 21, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tuesday 5:25PM, Late Tuesday 12:25AM and 2:50AM, Wednesday 2:10PM,
Saturday 10 January 11:55AM CET The Caves of Androzani pt 1 of 4
Wednesday 5PM, Late Wednesday 12:05AM and 2:25AM, Thursday 1:45PM,
Saturday 10 January 12:25PM CET The Caves of Androzani pt 2 of 4
Wednesday 5:25PM, Late Wednesday 12:30AM and 2:55AM, Thursday 2:10PM,
Saturday 10 January 12:50PM CET The Caves of Androzani pt 3 of 4
Thursday 5PM, Late Thursday Midnight and 2:25AM, Friday 1:45PM,
Saturday 10 January 1:15PM CET The Caves of Androzani pt 4 of 4
Classic Season 21, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Thursday 5:25PM, Late Thursday 12:30AM and 2:50AM, Friday 2:10PM,
Saturday 10 January 1:45PM CET The Twin Dilemma pt 1 of 4
Friday 5PM, Late Friday Midnight and 2:30AM, Saturday 10 January
2:10PM CET The Twin Dilemma pt 2 of 4
Friday 5:25PM, Late Friday 12:30AM and 2:55AM, Saturday 10 January
2:35PM CET The Twin Dilemma pt 3 of 4
Classic Season 21, Episodes 21 through 23. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Sunday 7:50PM EET "1 episode without a usable description"
SCI FI Russia
All times Moscow
Saturday 8:10PM, Sunday 11:50AM and 5:40PM 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
10 January 8:10PM, 11 January 11:50AM and 5:40PM 1-06 Dalek
17 January 8:10PM, 18 January 11:50AM and 5:40PM 1-07 The Long Game
24 January 8:10PM, 25 January 11:50AM and 5:40PM 1-08 Father's Day
31 January 8:10PM 1-09 The Empty Child 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.
Sunday 6PM CET 2-01 New Earth
Sunday 6:45PM CET DWC 2-01 New New Doctor
Sunday 7PM CET 2-02 Tooth and Claw
Sunday 7:45PM CET DWC 2-02 Fear Factor
11 January 6PM CET 2-03 School Reunion
11 January 6:45PM CET 2-03 Friends Reunited
11 January 7PM CET 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
11 January 7:45PM CET 2-04 From Script to Screen
18 January 6PM CET 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
18 January 6:45PM CET DWC 2-05 Cybermen
18 January 7PM CET 2-06 The Age of Steel pt 2 of 2
18 January 7:45PM CET DWC 2-06 From Zero to Hero
25 January 6PM CET 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
25 January 6:45PM CET DWC 2-07 The Writer's Tale
25 January 7PM CET 2-08 "The Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
25 January 7:45PM CET DWC 2-08 You've Got the Look
Showtime Arabia
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours earlier on ShowSeries 1 Extra) -
Series 3 Encore.
Saturday 3PM and 11PM, Sunday 6AM KSA 3-01 Smith and Jones
Sunday 3PM and 11PM, Monday 6AM KSA 3-02 The Shakespeare Code
Monday 3PM and 11PM, Tuesday 6AM KSA 3-03 Gridlock
Tuesday 3PM and 11PM, Wednesday 6AM KSA 3-04 Daleks in Manhattan pt
1 of 2
Wednesday 3PM and 11PM, Thursday 6AM KSA 3-05 "Evolution Of The
Daleks" pt 2 of 2
Saturday 10 January 3PM and 11PM, 11 January 6AM KSA 3-06 "The
Lazarus Experiment"
11 January 3PM and 11PM, 12 January 6AM KSA 3-07 42
12 January 3PM and 11PM, 13 January 6AM KSA 3-08 Human Nature pt 1
of 2
13 January 3PM and 11PM, 14 January 6AM KSA 3-09 "The Family Of
Blood" pt 2 of 2
14 January 3PM and 11PM, 15 January 6AM KSA 3-10 Blink
17 January 3PM and 11PM, 18 January 6AM KSA 3-11 Utopia pt 1 of 3
18 January 3PM and 11PM, 19 January 6AM KSA 3-12 The Sound of Drums
pt 2 of 3
19 January 3PM and 11PM, 20 January 6AM KSA 3-13 "Last Of The Time
Lords" pt 3 of 3 (end of weekday run)
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 8:30PM, Saturday 10 January 3PM AEDT 1-02 The End Of The World
13 January 8:30PM, 17 January 3PM AEDT 1-03 The Unquiet Dead
20 January 8:30PM, 24 January 3PM AEDT 1-04 Aliens of London pt 1 of 2
27 January 8:30PM, 31 January 3PM AEDT 1-05 World War Three pt 2 of 2
Prime TV
16:9 digital; 4:3 pan and scan analog. - Series 3 repeats.
Next episode date unknown.
UKTV New Zealand
Thursday 7:30PM and 2:30AM, Saturday 10 January 5:40PM 2-01 "New
Thursday 8:20PM, Saturday 10 January 6:30PM DWC 2-01 New New Doctor
15 January 7:30PM and 2:20AM, 17 January 5:40PM 2-02 Tooth and Claw
15 January 8:20PM and 3:05AM, 17 January 6:30PM DWC 2-02
22 January 7:30PM and 2:20AM, 24 January 5:40PM 2-03 School Reunion
22 January 8:20PM and 3:10AM, 24 January 6:30PM DWC 2-03 "Friends
29 January 7:30PM and 2:10AM, 31 January 5:40PM 2-04 "The Girl In The
29 January 8:20PM and 3AM, 31 January 6:30PM DWC 2-04 "From Script To
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