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Saturday 21st March 2009

This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs - March 21, 2009
(posted 21st Mar 2009, 12:14pm - TWIDW post #0842)
This Week In Doctor Who Spinoffs
March 21, 2009 - Vol 1, No 12
The weekly guide to Sarah Jane Smith broadcasts, podcasts, and other matters.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Sarah Jane Stations:
Sarah Jane Adventures repeats.
Saturday 1:45PM GMT 12a. "Revenge Of The Bane" pt 1 of 2
Sunday 1:45PM GMT 12b. "Revenge Of The Bane" pt 2 of 2 (end of the weekend
repeat run)
Monday 7:55AM GMT 8a. "Day Of The Clown" pt 1 of 2
Tuesday 7:55AM GMT 8b. "Day Of The Clown" pt 2 of 2
Wednesday 7:55AM GMT 9a. Secrets of the Stars pt 1 of 2
Thursday 7:55AM GMT 9b. Secrets of the Stars pt 2 of 2
Friday 7:55AM GMT 10a. "Mark Of The Beserker" pt 1 of 2
30 March 7:55AM BST 10b. "Mark Of The Beserker" pt 2 of 2
31 March 7:55AM BST 11a. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 1 of 2
1 April 7:55AM BST 11b. The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith pt 2 of 2
2 April 7:55AM BST 12a. "Revenge Of The Bane" pt 1 of 2
3 April 7:55AM BST 12b. "Revenge Of The Bane" pt 2 of 2
BBC Kids
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 2a. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 1 of 2
Sunday 9:30PM and 5:30AM EDT 2b. Revenge of the Slitheen pt 2 of 2
29 March 9PM and 5AM EDT 3a. Eye of the Gorgon pt 1 of 2
29 March 9:30PM and 5:30AM EDT 3b. Eye of the Gorgon pt 2 of 2
K9 - Coming later 2009. Network Ten in Australia will air it. Other broadcasters unknown. 26 episodes in this first batch.
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 143 - Part 2 of a touching interview with John Levene (RSM Benton),
recorded at Gallifrey 2009. Podshock gets a sponsor. The value of feedback.
Chicago Tardis report part 2 by Billy Davis. And so forth. 1 hour, 47 minutes.
DWO Whocast
Current episode:
Whocast episode 111. The story of K9, and other features, in a very metal
episode of the Whocast.
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, Dollhouse, Terminator,
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.
Just up - Special episode recorded the night of the Galactica finale.
Next episode - Late Sunday Midnight EDT/9PM PDT/4AM GMT - the regular episode,
with current topics.
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:
85 - Review of Attack Of The Cybermen and Michael's theory on the history of the
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 - Scifi life in Second Life.
Upcoming episode:
Sunday 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/6PM GMT - Comedy Legends
29 March 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - CosPlay
6 April 2PM EDT/11AM PDT/7PM BST - Missing Doctor Who episodes!
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:
#129 - "Digressionary Tactics" - Madly off in all directions, in search of a
"So You Want To Podcast Doctor Who: The Director's Cut" - 6 minute video edited
from the Podcast Panel at Gallifrey 2009. Starring the casts of Radio Free
Skaro, Tachyon TV, and Doctor Who: Podshock.
Coming This Weekend:
#130 - "A new episode with topic not yet announced".
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 - 9. The Web Planet. Mike and Dan are not entirely complimentary
to this story.
Hoo On Who - reviews of recent Doctor Who DVDs. Current episode - Ghostlight.
Staggering Stories - in the middle of checking out
Two Minute Time Lord
Episodes are 2 to 3 minutes long.
Current Episode
11 - Meeting Up - discovering fan meetings.
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 - March News. Straightening out questions about how the download
service will work for the new 8th Doctor/Lucie Miller Big Finish epsiodes this
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
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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