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Saturday 7th March 2009

This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - March 7, 2009
(posted 7th Mar 2009, 3:30pm - TWIDW post #0834)
This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
March 7, 2009 - Vol 1, No 10
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other matters.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
There will be a special mini Sarah Jane Adventures episode during Comic Relief
2009/Red Nose Day on BBC One, BFBS 1, and BFBS Navy (Friday 13 March 2009 at 7PM
GMT). It will star the regular cast.
Sarah Jane Stations:
Friday 7PM GMT "Red Nose Day/Comic Relief 2009" includes a new special Sarah
Jane episode in the 7PM hour. Here's hoping it goes on the DVDs.
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Saturday 1:45PM, 26 March 7:55AM GMT 10a. "Mark Of The Beserker" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 1:45PM, 27 March 7:55AM GMT 10b. "Mark Of The Beserker" pt 2 of 2
Monday 7:55AM GMT 3b. Eye of the Gorgon pt 2 of 2
Tuesday 7:55AM GMT 4a. Warriors of Kudlak pt 1 of 2
Wednesday 7:55AM GMT 4b. Warriors of Kudlak pt 2 of 2
Thursday 7:55AM GMT 5a. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 1 of 2
Friday 7:55AM GMT 5b. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 2 of 2
14 March 1:45PM GMT 11a. "The Last Temptation Of Sarah Jane Smith" pt 1 of 2
15 March 1:45PM GMT 11b. "The Last Temptation Of Sarah Jane Smith" pt 2 of 2
16 March 7:55AM GMT 6a. The Lost Boy pt 1 of 2
17 March 7:55AM GMT 6b. The Lost Boy pt 2 of 2
18 March 7:55AM GMT 7a. The Last Sontaran pt 1 of 2
19 March 7:55AM GMT 7b. The Last Sontaran pt 2 of 2
20 March 7:55AM GMT 8a. "Day Of The Clown" pt 1 of 2
21 March 1:45AM GMT 12a. "Revenge Of The Bane" pt 1 of 2
22 March 1:45AM GMT 12b. "Revenge Of The Bane" pt 2 of 2
23 March 7:55AM GMT 8b. "Day Of The Clown" pt 2 of 2
24 March 7:55AM GMT 9a. Secrets of the Stars pt 1 of 2
25 March 7:55AM GMT 9b. Secrets of the Stars pt 2 of 2
Friday 7PM GMT "Comic Relief 2009" coverage includes a new special Sarah Jane
episode, simulcast with BBC One
BFBS Navy:
Friday 7PM GMT "Comic Relief 2009" coverage includes a new special Sarah Jane
episode, simulcast with BBC One
BFBS 1 Day Later:
Saturday 14 March 3PM and 6:35PM Cyprus "Comic Relief 2009" coverage includes a
new special Sarah Jane episode
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 EDT 5a. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 1 of 2
Sunday 9:30PM and 5:30AM EDT 5b. Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? pt 2 of 2
15 March 9PM and 5AM EDT 6a. The Lost Boy pt 1 of 2
15 March 9:30PM and 5:30AM EDT 6b. The Lost Boy pt 2 of 2
K9 - Coming later 2009. Network Ten in Australia will air it. Other broadcasters unknown. 26 episodes in this first batch.
update before 7 March
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
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 periodic 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 142 - A brand new episode.
DWO Whocast
Current episodes:
Whocast episode 109. US fans write in with their memories of American Doctor Who
watching. More from Doctor Who Adventures magazine. And more.
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.
Next episode - Pre-empted Sunday.
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:
83 - Big Finish - Key 2 Time Story 2 - a story arc emerges.
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 - Spoof Movies.
Upcoming episodes:
Sunday 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/6PM BST - Firefly/Serenity - Be advised that the US and
Canada will be on Daylight Savings Time while the UK will still be on Standard
Time. Adjust your plans accordingly. Especially if you are in Australia and New
Zealand and are going from Daylight to Standard Time somewhere around here.
15 March - Second Life/PS3 Home
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
Current episodes:
#127 - "The Rise Of Rubbishor", in which a new Canadian/Japanese monster is
announced, and a commentary is plotted.
Un-numbered - Special high quality interview with Steve Roberts of the Doctor
Who Restoration Team, the gang that restore the 1963 to 1989 Doctor Who stories
to the best picture and sound possible.
Coming this weekend:
#128 - "Insert Title Here" - Commentary on The Next Doctor plus the news of the
week. Note, SPACE is airing The Next Doctor on the 14th and 15th and will have
it on their website for a while, so you can use Radio Free Skaro's commentary as
the soundtrack the second time you watch the episode on SPACE. Will they promote
Who on SPACE? Maybe. Torchwood on SPACE? Almost certainly not.
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:
A short look at The Next Doctor..
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 - 8. The Rescue/The Romans. Mike and Dan try to eliminate or at
least reduce swearing in the podcast. I was rather surprised by their view of
Vicki (played by Maureen O'Brian), who was introduced in these stories.
Fascinating view. I'll be interested to hear what they think of Vicki's later
developments. Personally, I viewed Vicki as 13 or 14. They view her as 16, going
on 17, but without anyone singing that Sound Of Music song.
Hooe On Who - reviews of recent Doctor Who DVDs. This week - The Tomb Of The
Staggering Stories - in the middle of checking out
Two Minute Time Lord:
Episodes are 2 to 3 minutes long.
Current Episode
8 - Continuity and other road trip thoughts
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,
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.
Current episode - Terror Of The Autons, pt 4.
TV Talk with Shaun O'Mac
Returns March 16 - on a one week hiatus
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 episode - 9. Why there has not been a new episode in a while.
Doctor Who Review Today
Live editions Late Fridays 1AM EDT/10PM PDT/5AM 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 - digital only 6/12/09
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 (but it expires tonight), Series 2 two more times, and all of their Series 3 rights (unknown how many cycles stations are getting of Series 3).
A - BOUGHT SERIES TWO: (rights expire March 31, 2010)
1) UNC North Carolina analog 58,17,30,4,36,33 digital .1 - digital only 6/12/09
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 (but it expires tonight) and Series 2 for two more cycles.
2) KCPT 19.1 Kansas City, MO
Kansas City DirecTV 19 Kansas City Dish 19,8436
KCPT has the right to air Series 2 two more times.
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) NETHERLANDS - Nederland 2 - Series 2 completed.
7) DENMARK - DR 1 Series 1 Repeats Completed.
8) FINLAND - TV2 - No additional airdates at present
Series 1 repeat run completed.
The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1 - not on schedule.
11) HONG KONG - ATV World - 3rd Series
12) POLAND - TVP1 - Repeat run completed.
BBC Entertainment Poland - Airs as Doktor
Who. Repeat run halted.
13) SWEDEN - SVT 24 and SVT HD
14) GREECE - Skai TV - Between seasons.
15) ICELAND - RUV - English with Icelandic subtitles - Series
1 and 2 completed.
16) TURKEY - Cine 5
17) THAILAND - Channel 7
18) 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?
19) UK - BBC HD - can air Doctor Who At The Proms again
and all future Doctor Who stories, now that the show is going HD
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
20) NEW ZEALAND - Prime TV
16:9 digital; 4:3 pan and scan analog.
21) AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST - Showtime Arabia
ShowSeries 1 (all airings 2 hours earlier on ShowSeries 1 Extra) - Series 3
Encore completed.
22) DUBAI - Dubai One
More info needed. Doctor Who was seen airing on this station over Christmas.
23) ROMANIA - TVR2 - Series 3 completed.
24) FRANCE - France 4 - Series 4 completed.
25) 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
Primary language Korean, English language as secondary audio. 4th series
27) AUSTRALIA - Nickelodeon Australia - Sarah Jane Series 2 coming in July.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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