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Saturday 25th April 2009

This Week In Doctor Who - April 25, 2009
(posted 25th Apr 2009, 12:16pm - TWIDW post #0861)
This Week In Doctor Who
April 25, 2009 - Vol 12, No 17
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Upcoming Premiere Broadcasts:
Sunday 26 April:
SIC Radical Portugal 6:45PM? CET - The Lazarus Experiment
Tuesday 28 April:
Ztele Canada 9PM EDT - Planet of the Ood (French version)
Sunday 31 May:
ABC1 Australia 7:30PM - Planet Of The Dead
Saturday 20 June:
SPACE Canada 9:30PM EDT - Planet Of The Dead (Canada covered in This Week In
Doctor Who Western Hemisphere)
Congratulations to Australian Doctor Who fans, as ABC1 has scheduled Planet of the Dead for Sunday 31 May at 7:30PM, 20 days before the next international broadcaster has scheduled the episode (SPACE in Canada). Hopefully this will be good for the ratings in Australia. If everybody tunes in, it would not hurt.
I finally got out my open letter to international broadcasters (and well,
everyone) regarding the issue of internet downloading that affects Doctor Who
(and other shows) on TV. It is a bit rough, but it expresses a lot of thoughts
bubbling beneath the surface. And I honestly think that if networks would follow
some or all of the ideas I outline, they would be startled to see ratings for
imported shows *rise*. If you missed the diatribe, go to . I can see the
logic for savagely ripping it up and rewriting it, but only if something could
be done with it. Feedback is certainly welcome.
For press releases on Doctor Who, keep an eye on the BBC Press Office and C21 Media .
Listings for North and South America are in This Week In Doctor Who Western
Hemisphere. Sarah Jane Adventures, K9 and Podcasts are in This Week In Doctor
Who Spinoffs. Torchwood info is in Torchwood This Week.
Corrections and updates are welcome at
, , TWIDW on AOL IM , and thebfe on Yahoo
Messenger. The listings:
New Series General Information:
Saturday 11:40AM EET 3-13 Last of the Time Lords pt 3 of 3 (end of current run)
update before 25 April - the listing makes no sense. It is too loony.
3-06 "The Lazarus Experiment should premiere Sunday. Various other repeats are
airing. I don't believe the times on the site. Maybe it will all clear up by
next week. Aaah!
SIC Radical
Series 3 Firstrun:
Saturday 1PM CET 1-12 Bad Wolf pt 1 of 2
Saturday 7:45PM CET 3-04 Daleks in Manhattan pt 1 of 2
Sunday 1:15PM CET 1-13 The Parting of the Ways pt 2 of 2
Sunday 6:45PM, Tuesday 10:05PM CET 3-05 Evolution of the Daleks pt 2 of 2
16:9 widescreen digital and HD, 14:9 cropped letterbox analog.
31 May 7:30PM 4-15 Planet of the Dead (Australian premiere, simulcast in HD)
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.
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
Later 2009 4-16 The Waters of Mars
Still later 2009/2010 "The other 2 specials - final episodes with David Tennant
as The Doctor"
2010 "Series 5 - 13 episodes - starring Matt Smith as The Doctor"
BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
First broadcaster of Doctor Who Confidential.
Monday 7PM BST 2-08 The Impossible Planet pt 1 of 2
Tuesday 7PM BST 2-09 The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
Wednesday 7PM BST 2-10 Love & Monsters
Wednesday 7:50PM and 5:05AM BST DWC 2-10 The New World of Dr Who (15
Thursday 7PM BST 2-11 Fear Her
Thursday 7:45PM and 5:05AM BST DWC 2-11 The Fright Stuff (15 minutes)
4 May 7PM BST 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
5 May 7PM BST 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
6 May 7PM BST 3-01 Smith and Jones
6 May 7:45PM BST DWC 3-01 Meet Martha Jones (15 minutes)
7 May 7PM BST 3-02 The Shakespeare Code
7 May 7:45PM BST DWC 3-02 Stage Fright
11 May 7PM BST 3-03 Gridlock
11 May 7:45PM BST DWC 3-03 Are We There Yet?
13 May 7PM BST 3-04 Daleks in Manhattan pt 1 of 2
13 May 7:45PM BST DWC 3-04 A New York Story
All times 1 hour later on Watch plus 1.
Saturday 10:15AM BST DWC 2-02 Fear Factor (15 minutes)
Saturday 8PM, Sunday 5PM BST 2-02 Tooth and Claw
Saturday 2 May 10:15AM BST DWC 2-03 Friends Reunited
2 May 8PM BST 2-03 School Reunion
9 May 10:15AM BST DWC 2-04 From Script to Screen (15 minutes)
9 May 8PM, 10 May 5PM BST 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
16 May 10:15AM BST DWC "" (15 minutes)
16 May 7PM BST 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2 (new time?)
23 through 25 May - Alien Invasion Weekend - mix of Doctor Who, Torchwood, and
Repeat run replaced by Primeval.
Repeat run seems to have ended with The Christmas Invasion.
SciFi NL
Repeat run.
Sunday 6:40PM, 31 May 2:20PM CET 3-08 Human Nature pt 1 of 2
Wednesday 8:30PM, Friday 9:40PM, 31 May 3:10PM CET 3-09 The Family of Blood pt 2 of 2 (3 May pre-empted by marathon)
Friday 8:20-9:40PM, Late Friday 12:05-1:25AM CET Doctor Who And The Daleks 1965 theatrical film starring Peter Cushing, remake of original Dalek serial

6 May 7:30PM and 10:50PM, 31 May 4PM CET 3-10 Blink (8 and 10 May pre-empted by Star Trek marathon)
13 May 7:30PM, 15 May 9:10PM, 17 May 5:40PM, 31 May 4:50PM CET 3-11 Utopia pt 1 of 3
20 May 7:30PM, 22 May 9:10PM, 24 May 5:40PM, 31 May 5:40PM CET 3-12 The Sound of Drums pt 2 of 3
27 May 7:30PM, 29 May 9:10PM, 31 May 6:40PM CET 3-13 Last of the Time Lords pt 3 of 3
31 May 8:30AM CET 3-01 Smith and Jones (start of marathon)
31 May 9:20AM CET 3-02 The Shakespeare Code
31 May 10:10AM CET 3-03 Gridlock
31 May 11AM CET 3-04 Daleks in Manhattan pt 1 of 2
31 May 11:50AM CET 3-05 Evolution of the Daleks pt 2 of 2
31 May 12:40PM CET 3-06 The Lazarus Experiment
31 May 1:30PM CET 3-07 42
TV4 Science Fiction
Digital SciFi station. 2nd run through Classic Who. Apologies if TV4 skips a
story without mentioning it.
Monday 1:55PM CET "The Space Museum - The Search" ep 3 of 4
Monday 2:20PM CET "The Space Museum - The Final Phase" ep 4 of 4
Classic Season 2, Episodes 28 through 29. Doctor: William Hartnell.
Monday 5:05PM, Late Monday Midnight and 2:20AM, Tuesday 2PM, Saturday 2 May
11:25AM CET "The Chase - The Executioners" ep 1 of 6
Monday 5:25PM, Late Monday 12:20AM and 2:45AM, Tuesday 2:20PM, Saturday 2 May
11:45AM CET "The Chase - The Death Of Time" ep 2 of 6
Tuesday 5:05PM, Late Tuesday 12:05AM and 2:25AM, Wednesday 2PM, Saturday 2 May
12:10PM CET "The Chase - Flight Through Eternity" ep 3 of 6
Tuesday 5:30PM, Late Tuesday 12:30AM and 2:50AM, Wednesday 2:25PM, Saturday 2
May 12:35PM CET "The Chase - Journey Into Terror" ep 4 of 6
Wednesday 5:05PM, Late Wednesday 12:05AM and 2:20AM, Thursday 2PM, Saturday 2
May 1PM CET "The Chase - The Death Of Doctor Who" ep 5 of 6
Wednesday 5:25PM, Late Wednesday 12:25AM and 2:45AM, Thursday 2:20PM, Saturday 2
May 1:25PM CET "The Chase - The Planet Of Decision" ep 6 of 6
Classic Season 2, Episodes 30 through 35. Doctor: William Hartnell.
Thursday 5:05PM, Late Thursday 12:05AM and 2:25AM, Friday 2:05PM, Saturday 2 May
1:50PM CET "The Time Meddler - The Watcher" ep 1 of 4
Thursday 5:30PM, Late Thursday 12:30AM and 2:50AM, Friday 2:30PM, Saturday 2 May
2:15PM CET "The Time Meddler - The Meddling Monk" ep 2 of 4
Late Friday 2:20AM CET "The Time Meddler - A Battle Of Wits" ep 3 of 4 (5PM,
Midnight, and Saturday slots taken over by Babylon 5)
Late Friday 2:45AM CET "The Time Meddler - Checkmate" ep 4 of 4
Classic Season 2, Episodes 36 through 39. Doctor: William Hartnell.
Clearly there is a mistake somewhere above, as I find it hard to believe that
TV4 Science Fiction will drop 3 of the 5 airing times of the episodes half-way
through a story. Probably a Hartnell story got skipped, which would be easier to
tell if their website had episode titles.
BBC Entertainment
Sunday 7:10PM and 10:15PM CET 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
Sunday 8PM and 11PM and 4AM, 3 May 7:10PM and 11:20PM and 2:25AM CET 2-08 "The
Impossible Planet" pt 1 of 2
3 May 8PM and 12:05AM and 3:15AM, 10 May 6:10PM and 10:15PM and 1:45AM CET 2-09
The Satan Pit pt 2 of 2
10 May 7PM and 11PM and 2:30AM CET 2-10 Love & Monsters
17 May 7PM and 11:45PM CET 2-11 Fear Her
24 May 6:35PM CET 2-12 Army of Ghosts pt 1 of 2
31 May 7PM and 12:30AM CET 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
SCI FI Russia
All times Moscow
Saturday 8:10PM, Sunday 8:30AM and 2:20PM 2-07 The Idiot's Lantern
BBC Entertainment South Africa
Series 3 Marathon:
Friday 6:30AM CAT 3-01 Smith and Jones
Friday 7:15AM CAT DWC 3-01 Meet Martha Jones
Friday 7:30AM CAT 3-02 The Shakespeare Code
Friday 8:15AM CAT DWC 3-02 Stage Fright
Friday 8:30AM CAT 3-03 Gridlock
Friday 9:15AM CAT DWC 3-03 Are We There Yet?
Friday 9:30AM CAT 3-04 Daleks in Manhattan pt 1 of 2
Friday 10:15AM CAT DWC 3-04 A New York Story
Friday 11AM CAT 3-05 Evolution of the Daleks pt 2 of 2
Friday 11:45AM CAT DWC 3-05 Making Manhattan
Friday Noon CAT 3-06 The Lazarus Experiment
Friday 12:45PM CAT DWC 3-06 "Monsters Inc."
Friday 1PM CAT 3-07 42
Friday 1:45PM CAT DWC 3-07 Space Craft
Friday 2PM CAT 3-08 Human Nature pt 1 of 2
Friday 2:45PM CAT DWC 3-08 Alter Ego
Friday 3PM CAT 3-09 The Family of Blood pt 2 of 2
Friday 3:45PM CAT DWC 3-09 Bad Blood
Friday 4PM CAT 3-10 Blink
Friday 4:45PM CAT DWC 3-10 Do You Remember the First Time?
Friday 5PM CAT 3-11 Utopia pt 1 of 3
Friday 5:45PM CAT DWC 3-11 'Ello 'Ello 'Ello
Friday 6PM CAT 3-12 The Sound of Drums pt 2 of 3
Friday 6:45PM CAT DWC 3-12 The Saxon Mystery
Friday 7PM CAT 3-13 Last of the Time Lords pt 3 of 3
Friday 7:50PM CAT DWC 3-13 The Valiant Quest
Doctor Who leaves schedule at this point. Next airdate unknown.
BBC Entertainment Asia
All times Thailand - adjust for local time zone. Subtitles available in Chinese,
Korean, and Thai.
Early Monday 5:45AM 2-13 Doomsday pt 2 of 2
Monday 6:35AM DWC 2-13 Finale
Monday 10:20AM and 2:40PM, Early Tuesday 5:45AM 3-01 Smith and Jones (The
Runaway Bride skipped)
Monday 11:05AM and 3:25PM, Late Tuesday 2:05AM DWC 3-01 Meet Martha Jones
Tuesday 10:15AM and 2:40PM, Early Wednesday 5:45AM 3-02 The Shakespeare Code
Tuesday 11AM and 3:25PM, Wednesday 6:30AM DWC 3-02 Stage Fright
Wednesday 10:15AM and 2:40PM, Early Thursday 5:45AM 3-03 Gridlock
Wednesday 11AM and 3:25PM, Thursday 6:30AM DWC 3-03 Are We There Yet?
Thursday 10:15AM and 2:40PM 3-04 Daleks in Manhattan pt 1 of 2
Thursday 11AM and 3:25PM DWC 3-04 A New York Story
Friday ??
BBC Entertainment
Repeat run:
Sunday 7:30PM and 2AM 2-02 Tooth and Claw
Sunday 8:10PM DWC 2-02 Fear Factor
UKTV Australia
All times 2 hours later on UKTV + 2. Times listed are Australian Eastern.
Tuesday 7:30PM, Wednesday 11:30AM, Saturday 2 May 4PM 2-04 The Girl in the Fireplace
Tuesday 8:15PM, Wednesday 12:15PM, Saturday 2 May 4:45PM DWC 2-04 From Script to Screen

5 May 7:30PM and 2:30AM, 6 May 11:30AM 2-05 Rise of the Cybermen pt 1 of 2
5 May 8:20PM, 6 May 12:20PM DWC 2-05 Cybermen
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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