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Saturday 31st January 2009

This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - January 31, 2009
(posted 31st Jan 2009, 1:18pm - TWIDW post #0813)
This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
January 31, 2009 - Vol 1, No 5
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Sarah Jane Stations:
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Saturday 1:45PM GMT 6a. The Lost Boy pt 1 of 2
Sunday 1:45PM GMT 6b. The Lost Boy pt 2 of 2
7 and 8 February - pre-empted
14 February 1:45PM GMT (episode unknown)
15 February 1:45PM GMT (episode unknown)
Classic Doctor Who and exclusive Canadian home of the Sarah Jane Adventures.
We do not know if they have bought Series 2.
Series 1 repeats:
Sunday 9PM and 5AM EST 5a. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 1 of 2
Sunday 9:30PM and 5:30AM EST 5b. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 2 of
8 February 9PM and 5AM EST 6a. The Lost Boy pt 1 of 2
8 February 9:30PM and 5:30AM EST 6b. The Lost Boy pt 2 of 2
Nickelodeon Australia
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 repeats begin in February. Series 2 coming in
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. My audio device used for most of
this programming is trying to turn itself into an expensive paperweight,
which is slowing down efforts in listening/listing any other relevant
podcasts. Touch screens don't work well enough - bring back buttons.
Doctor Who: Podshock
Live Talkshoe broadcasts -
call in number (724) 444-7444 call id 23358
1) Home to the 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.
2) Also home to the Sonic Newsdriver, Louis Trapani's weekly rundown of new
Doctor Who news.
3) Also home to the Hitch-hiker's Guide To British Sci-Fi, a podcast
covering a mix of shows, including Doctor Who.
Current episode:
Episode 139 - Gallifrey 2009 pre-show part 1, review of The War Machines,
and more. Mike Doran returns with the guys in the first of the pre-Gallifrey
shows. There is apparently some audio problem during this show, but I did
not hear it. Length - a tad under 2 hours.
DWO Whocast
Current episodes:
Whocast episode 105. Second of 2 episodes covering the history of Peter
Davison as the 5th Doctor.
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, Fringe, and
the other big scifi shows of the moment. 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 - 90 minutes after all. Focused on the Battlestar Galactica
midseason premiere with some other bits thrown in.
Next episode - Sunday 9PM PST (Midnight EST, 5AM GMT) - Knight Rider might
get some attention due to the episode that aired Wednesday (an episode that
NBC should have hyped as it was effectively the new pilot). The new
Galactica will get attention. Given the time they gave to the Bionic Woman
remake when it aired, they may discuss Michelle Ryan being in the next
Doctor Who special.
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 - 79 - Vampires and Daleks.
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.
Current episode - I've Got A Bad Feeling About This - Star Wars IV, V, and
VI stop by, have a chat, and steal the droids.
Upcoming episodes:
Sunday 2PM EST/11AM PST/7PM GMT - A first run 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.
Current episode - #119 - Fall Guys. Everything you would want to know before
going to the Gallifrey 20 convention in LA on Valentine's weekend, and
everything you need to know about The Fall Guy. Ever.
Sunday or Monday - #120 - To Be Announced - The Movie!
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 episodes:
Mini episode where Caleb Woodbridge watches the Confidential on first
broadcast and gives his thoughts as the Doctor is announced..
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 - 13 - The Web Planet. Includes an update on the delays in
the interactive website Jonathan is planning.
Bigger On The Inside
Mike and Dan decide to do their own podcast exploring each Doctor Who story
in broadcast order. It is a very different style from Jonathan's. Again -
can they pull it off? Part of the Earth-2 family of podcasts. Warning -
explicit language (swearing). If your headphones leak any sound at all - do
not listen at work.
Current episode - 5 - The Aztecs and The Sensorites. Two stories with little
in common, except that they aired next to each other. Note - the hosts like
one of the stories more than the other.
Hooe On Who - reviews of recent Doctor Who DVDs
Staggering Stories - in the middle of checking out
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 - Big Finish 2009 Doctor Who release schedule special.
Cliff And Stephanie's Doctor Who Fan Podcast
Current episode - 17 - Review of Midnight, Turn Left, The Stolen Earth, and
Journey's End (free)
Next episode - content unknown
Cliff and Stephanie Ravenscraft review Doctor Who episodes when their busy
schedule of podcasts allows time. This time it is a group review of the end
of Series 4 and their thoughts on Doctor Who's upcoming break/loss of David
Tennant. 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.
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 available.
TV Talk with Shaun O'Mac
Weeknights 6 to 8PM EST (3 to 5PM PST) [Friday 7PM EST/4PM PST]
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 episode - The podcast takes part in a major internet screaming
contest. Traditional episodes soon.
Doctor Who Review Today
Live editions Late Fridays 1AM EST/10PM PST/6PM GMT
Robert Carrie King reviews Doctor Who topics on this Talkshoe program.
PBS Stations With Doctor Who Rights That Could Air Again:
A - BOUGHT SERIES THREE: (rights expire at date unknown)
1) WTTW Chicago, IL analog 11 digital .1
Chicago DirecTV 11,965 DirecTVHD 11 Chicago Dish 11,8496
Rockford, IL - cable station only
WTTW also has the right to air Series 1 one more time and Series 2 two more times.
A - BOUGHT SERIES TWO: (rights expire March 31, 2010)
1) UNC North Carolina analog 58,17,30,4,36,33 digital .1
Charlotte DirecTV 58,892 Charlotte Dish 4,8662
Greenville, SC DirecTV 33,892 Greenville, SC Dish 4,8190
Norfolk, VA DirecTV 2 Norfolk, VA Dish 2,7271
Florence, SC DirecTV 31 Florence, SC Dish 31,7845
Greenville, NC DirecTV 25 Greenville, NC Dish 19,7737
UNC has the right to air Series 1 for one more cycle and Series 2 for two more cycles.
B - BOUGHT SERIES ONE: (rights expire February 28, 2009)
1) Georgia Public Broadcasting analog 8, 18, 9, 14, 20, 29, 8 digital .1
Atlanta DirecTV 8,981 Atlanta Dish 8,8306 Jacksonville, FL Dish 8,9058
Chattanooga, TN DirecTV 18 Chattanooga, TN Dish 8,7336
Savannah DirecTV 9 Savannah Dish 8,7486
Augusta DirecTV 20 Augusta Dish 8,7706
Macon DirecTV 29 Macon Dish 8,7882 Albany Dish 8,7672
Georgia Public Broadcasting has the right to air Series 1 another 3 times.
2) WEDU Tampa, FL analog 3 digital .1
Tampa DirecTV 3,884 DirecTVHD 3 Tampa Dish 3,8696
WEDU has the right to air Series 1 one more time, but they are not going to use it. Final listing.
3) WPBT Miami, FL analog 2 digital .1
Miami DirecTV 2,979 DirecTVHD 2 Miami Dish 2,8836
3rd Cycle interrupted. WPBT has the right to finish it and to air Series 1 one more time.
4) Prairie Public TV North Dakota analog 13,3,6,9,4,19,2 digital .2, 16.2, 25.2
Fargo DirecTV 13 Fargo Dish 13,7418 Bismarck Dish 3,7970
Prairie Public TV has the right to air Series 1 another 2 times.
5) South Dakota Public Broadcasting analog 2,23,9,11 digital .2
Sioux Falls DirecTV 23 Sioux Falls Dish 23,9236 Rapid City Dish 9,7984
South Dakota Public Broadcasting has the right to air Series 1 one more time.
6) KSPS Spokane, WA analog 7 digital .2
Spokane DirecTV 7 Spokane Dish 7,9176
KSPS has the right to air Series 1 another 2 times.
7) Oregon Public Broadcasting analog 10,28,13,3,7 digital .1 - all stations converting to digital on February 17.
Portland DirecTV 10,947 DirecTVHD 10 Portland Dish 10,8676
Eugene DirecTV 28 Eugene Dish 28,7186
Oregon Public broadcasting has the right to air Series 1 one more time.
8) Southern Oregon (Medford/Klamath Falls) Public TV analog 8,22 digital .2
Medford DirecTV 8 Medford Dish 8,7650
Southern Oregon Public TV had the right to air Series 1 another 2 times.
9) KLCS Los Angeles, CA analog 58 digital .1
Los Angeles DirecTV 58,964 Los Angeles Dish 58,8012
KLCS has the right to air Series 1 for one more cycle.
Other stations that are not currently airing Who or Sarah Jane 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
5) BELGIUM - LaDeux - all episodes dubbed into French -
Series 3 completed.
6) IRELAND - TV3 Series 1, 2, and Runaway Bride have
7) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 2 - Series 2 completed.
SciFi NL - Series 3 and Voyage Of The Damned
completed. Rest of Series 4 yet to premiere.
8) DENMARK - DR 1 Series 1 Repeats Completed.
9) FINLAND - TV2 - No additional airdates at present
Series 1 repeat run completed.
The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - not on schedule.
12) HONG KONG - ATV World - 3rd
Series completed.
13) POLAND - TVP1 - Repeat run completed.
14) SWEDEN - SVT 24 and SVT HD
15) GREECE - Skai TV - Between seasons.
16) ICELAND - RUV - English with Icelandic subtitles -
Series 1 and 2 completed.
17) TURKEY - Cine 5
18) THAILAND - Channel 7
19) ITALY - Jimmy
Voyage Of The Damned has aired - rest of Series 4 airdates TBA.
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - dubbed into Italian. Pan & scan 4:3 image.
completed run?
20) UK - 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) - various Doctor Who radio
features on this station from time to time
BBC HD - can air Doctor Who At The Proms again, and
when/if Doctor Who and Sarah Jane go HD, the HD broadcasts will be here.
21) NEW ZEALAND - Prime TV
16:9 digital; 4:3 pan and scan analog.
22) INDIA - BBC Entertainment Series 1 to
3 completed.
23) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours earlier on ShowSeries 1 Extra) - Series 3
Encore completed.
24) DUBAI - Dubai One
More info needed. Doctor Who was seen airing on this station over Christmas.
25) ROMANIA - TVR2 - Series 3 completed.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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