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This Week in Doctor Who


Week 51: 23-29 Dec 2017 - USA

Data last updated 12 January 2018

Saturday 23 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
12:00am EST
The Impossible Astronaut

Part 1. The Doctor, Amy and Rory receive a secret summons that leads them to the Oval Office in 1969. Enlisting the help of a former FBI agent and the irrepressible River Song, the Doctor promises to assist the President.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:00am EST
Day of the Moon

Part 2. The Doctor is locked in the perfect prison. Amy, Rory and River Song are being hunted down by the FBI. But, with the help of President Nixon and Neil Armstrong, the Doctor is able to mount a rebellion against an alien invasion.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
2:00am EST
Night Terrors

Every child is scared of monsters, but George's terrified pleas for help reach the Doctor. Because George's monsters are real.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
3:00am EST
The Girl Who Waited
(Repeated: Wed 12:15am EST)

Amy is trapped in a quarantine facility for victims of an alien plague. Can Rory save her before she is killed by kindness?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
4:00am EST
The God Complex

The TARDIS lands in a hotel where every visitor's room contains their deepest, darkest fears. What lies in wait in the Doctor's room?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:00am EST
Closing Time

The Doctor's final days are upon him - but when he drops in on an old friend, the Cybermen are waiting.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:00am EST
The Wedding of River Song

By the shores of Lake Silencio, in Utah, all of time and space hang in the balance - because this is the day the Doctor dies.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
7:00am EST
Asylum of the Daleks
(Repeated: Wed 1:15am EST)

Kidnapped by his oldest foe, the Doctor is forced on an impossible mission - to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter...


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:00am EST
The Angels Take Manhattan
(Repeated: Wed 2:20am EST)

The Doctor's heart-breaking farewell to Amy and Rory - a race against time through the streets of Manhattan, as New York's statues come to life around them....


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
12:00pm EST
The Snowmen

Christmas Eve 1892 and a chilling menace threatens humankind - but with the Doctor in mourning, it takes old friends and an unorthodox young governess to get him fighting to save the world again.


Billed as A Christmas Carol


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:25pm EST
The Bells of Saint John

The Doctor's search for Clara brings him to London, where Wi-Fi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a Wi-Fi soup but something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them...


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
2:30pm EST
Hide

The Doctor and Clara travel to the haunted Caliburn House. Within its walls, a ghost hunting Professor and a psychic search for the Witch of the Well. Her apparition appears, but is she really a ghost?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
3:35pm EST
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

The TARDIS has crashed, Clara is lost inside, and the Doctor has 30 minutes before his ship explodes!


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
4:40pm EST
The Crimson Horror

Something ghastly is afoot in Victorian Yorkshire, as bodies are found with their skin a waxy, glowing red.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:45pm EST
Nightmare in Silver

Hedgewick's World of Wonders: the perfect theme park day out. And ground zero for a deadly silver resurrection.


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
6:00pm EST
The Deadly Assassin: Part Four

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
6:30pm EST
The Face of Evil: Part One

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:50pm EST
The Name of the Doctor
(Repeated: Wed 4:30am EST)

The Doctor has a secret he will take to his grave. And it is discovered.


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:00pm EST
The Face of Evil: Part Two

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:30pm EST
The Face of Evil: Part Three

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
7:55pm EST
The Day of The Doctor
(Repeated: Mon 11:00pm EST)

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:40pm EST
The Time of the Doctor

Show broadcasts for WFWA
 
10:00pm EST
Tom Baker Movies: The Stones Of Blood
The Doctor, Romana and K9 are led by the tracer to the Nine Travellers in present-day England.

WFWA TV Guide had 9:30pm as the scheduled time (93m), but TVSS indicated a change of programming moving it to 10:00pm.
19:00 The Laurence Welk Show
20:00 Keeping Up Appearances
20:30 As Time Goes By
21:00 Our Zoo (originally Still Open All Hours)
22:00 Doctor Who (originally at 21:30 at 97m)
23:07 was originally The Red Green Show
23:30 Sun Studio Sessions


Show broadcasts for WILL
 
10:00pm CST
Tom Baker Movies: The Androids Of Tara

The tracer brings the TARDIS to the planet Tara. Romana finds the fourth segment disguised as part of a statue but is then taken prisoner by Count Grendel of Gracht. Grendel is plotting to seize the Taran throne from the rightful heir, Prince Reynart, and has mistaken Romana for an android duplicate of the Prince's betrothed, Princess Strella, to whom she bears a remarkable resemblance. The Doctor is meanwhile captured by Prince Reynart's men Zadek and Farrah and taken to his hunting lodge, where he is forced to repair an android double of the Prince to act as a decoy for potential assassins.


Show broadcasts for WSRE
 
10:00pm CST
Tom Baker Movies: Planet of Evil

The TARDIS picks up a distress call and the Doctor and Sarah arrive on the planet Zeta Minor. There they discover that a Morestran geological expedition has fallen prey to an unseen killer and only the leader, Professor Sorenson, remains alive.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
11:00pm EST
Deep Breath

Clara is alone in Victorian London with a man she doesn't know, a dinosaur in the Thames, and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions. The Doctor has changed. It's time you knew him.


Show broadcasts for KPTS
 
10:00pm CST
The Armageddon Factor: Part Five

As the Shadow gains control of K9, the Doctor gains an ally.


Was also scheduled last week, but it wasn't clear if it was actually broadcast then.


Show broadcasts for Iowa Public TV
 
10:30pm CST
Tom Baker Movies: Underworld

The TARDIS arrives on a Minyan space craft, the R1C, commanded by a man named Jackson. Jackson and his crew are on a long quest to recover the Minyan race banks from a ship called the P7E which left their planet centuries ago. The Doctor helps to free the R1C after it becomes buried in a meteorite storm, but...


Show broadcasts for WMVS/MPTV (Milwaukee) HD 10.1/36.2
 
11:00pm CST
Tom Baker Movies: The Android Invasion

Sarah and the Doctor find themselves at a Space Defense Station in the English countryside. The local village seems deserted, telephones don't work, calendars are stuck on the same date and white-suited figures are wandering about aimlessly. What could possibly have happened to this seemingly quiet town?


Show broadcasts for PBS North
 
11:00pm CST
Peter Davison Movies: The Caves of Androzani
(Repeated: Sun 10:00pm CST)

The Doctor (Peter Davison) and Peri are poisoned by a sticky substance they encounter on the planet ofu Androzani Minor. Peri: Nicola Bryant. Stotz: Maurice Roeves.


Show broadcasts for WSRE
 
11:27pm CST
Tom Baker Movies: Pyramids Of Mars

The TARDIS materialises on Earth in the year 1911 inside an old priory owned by Egyptologist Marcus Scarman. Scarman has been possessed by Sutekh, last survivor of the god-like Osirans, who is held prisoner inside a pyramid in Egypt by a signal transmitted from one on Mars. Sutekh desires his freedom and instructs Scarman to construct servicer robots - which look like Egyptian mummies - to build a missile with which to destroy the Martian pyramid. The Doctor foils this plan by blowing up the missile.

Sunday 24 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
12:40am EST
Into the Dalek

A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, and only the Doctor can help them now...

Saturday 23 December

Sunday 24 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:45am EST
Robot Of Sherwood

When Robots threaten Sherwood forest, the Doctor must join forces with Robin Hood to stop the evil reign of the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Saturday 23 December

Sunday 24 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
2:50am EST
Listen

When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, the Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
3:55am EST
Time Heist

The Doctor turns bank robber when he attempts to break into the most dangerous bank in the Cosmos.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:00am EST
The Caretaker

The terrifying Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity - and worse, any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:00am EST
In The Forest Of The Night

One morning in every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to face the most surprising invasion yet. Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
7:00am EST
Dark Water

In the world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming. "Death is not an end" promises the sinister 3W but, as the Doctor and Clara discover, you might wish it was.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:05am EST
Death in Heaven

With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role. Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:20am EST
The Magician's Apprentice

Part 1. "Where is the Doctor?" When the skies of Earth are frozen by a mysterious alien force, Clara needs her friend. But where is the Doctor, and what is he hiding from? As past deeds come back to haunt him, old enemies will come face-to-face.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
10:25am EST
The Witch's Familiar

Part 2. Trapped and alone in a terrifying Dalek city, the Doctor is at the heart of an evil Empire; no sonic, no TARDIS, nobody to help. With his greatest temptation before him, can the Doctor resist? And will there be mercy?


Show broadcasts for EBRU
 
11:00am EST
Doctor Who
(the actual episode broadcast is unknown)
(Repeated: Sun 12:00pm EST)

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
11:30am EST
Under the Lake

Part 1. When an Underwater Base comes under attack, the Doctor and Clara must save the frightened crew and defeat an impossible threat. But what is behind these terrifying events? And can they really be haunted by Ghosts?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
12:30pm EST
Before The Flood

Part 2. On a remote Army outpost, a fearsome alien warlord, the Fisher King, sets in motion a twisted plan to ensure his own survival. The ripples will be felt around the universe. Is this chain of events inevitable? And can the Doctor do the unthinkable?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:30pm EST
The Girl Who Died
(Repeated: Mon 2:30am EST)

Part 1. Captured by Vikings, the Doctor and Clara must help protect their village from Space Warriors from the future; the Mire. Outnumbered and outgunned their fate seems inevitable. So why is the Doctor preoccupied with a single Viking girl?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
2:35pm EST
The Woman Who Lived
(Repeated: Mon 3:30am EST)

Part 2. England, 1651. The deadly Highwayman 'The Knightmare' and his sidekick stalk the dark streets of London. But when they find loot that's not of this world, they come face to face with the Doctor. Can the Doctor avoid the hangman's noose?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
3:40pm EST
The Zygon Invasion

Part 1. The Zygons, a race of shapeshifting aliens, have been living in secret amongst us on Earth, unseen until now! When Osgood is kidnapped by a gang of Zygons, the Doctor, Clara and UNIT must scatter across the world in a bid to set her free.


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
4:00pm EST
The Invisible Enemy: Part One

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
4:30pm EST
The Invisible Enemy: Part Two

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
4:45pm EST
The Zygon Inversion

Part 2. Shapeshifting Zygons are everywhere in the UK, and there is no way of knowing who to trust. With UNIT neutralized, only the Doctor stands in their way. But how do you stop a war? And what can the Doctor do to save his friends?


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
5:00pm EST
The Invisible Enemy: Part Three

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
5:30pm EST
The Invisible Enemy: Part Four

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:50pm EST
Sleep No More

This terrifying story is assembled from footage discovered in the wreckage of Le Verrier Space Station.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:55pm EST
Face The Raven

The Doctor and Clara, with their old friend Rigsy, find themselves in a magical alien world, hidden on a street in the heart of London. Sheltered within are some of the most fearsome creatures of the universe and Ashildr (Maisie Williams)!


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:00pm EST
Last Christmas
(Repeated: Tue 2:40am EST)

The Twelfth Doctor makes his debut in BBC America's time-honored Doctor Who Christmas special. Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and guest star Nick Frost strap in for a dangerous sleigh ride through space and time in the Steven Moffat helmed special.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:20pm EST
The Husbands of River Song

It's Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor, he finds himself recruited into River Song's squad and into a chase across the galaxy.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
10:40pm EST
The Return Of Doctor Mysterio

The Doctor join forces with a masked Superhero for an epic New York adventure. With brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious figure known only as The Ghost.


Show broadcasts for WETA-UK
 
10:57pm EST
Peter Davison Movies: The Caves of Androzani
(Repeated: Tue 3:00am EST)

The Doctor (Peter Davison) and Peri are poisoned by a sticky substance they encounter on the planet ofu Androzani Minor. Peri: Nicola Bryant. Stotz: Maurice Roeves.

Monday 25 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
12:05am EST
Heaven Sent

Part 1. Trapped in a world unlike any other he has seen, the Doctor faces the greatest challenge of his many lives. One final test. And he must face it alone. Pursued by the fearsome creature known only as the Veil, he must attempt the impossible.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:10am EST
Hell Bent

Part 2. If you took everything from him, betrayed him, trapped him, and broke both his hearts, how far might the Doctor go? Returning to Gallifrey, the Doctor faces the Time Lords in a struggle that will take him to the end of time itself.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:00am EST
An Adventure In Space And Time (Misc)

A special one-off drama re-telling of the creation of the long-running television series "Doctor Who" in 1963.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:00am EST
The Pilot

Two worlds collide when the Doctor meets Bill. A chance encounter with a girl with a star in her eye leads to a chase across time and space. Bill's mind is opened to a Universe that is bigger and more exciting than she could possibly have imagined.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:10am EST
Smile

The language of the future is emoji! The Doctor takes Bill to a spectacular city on a distant planet, but where are the colonists? A band of "cute" droids hold the deadly answer.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
10:15am EST
Thin Ice

London, 1814. The entire city has turned out for the biggest Frost Fair in decades! But beneath the Thames, revelers are disappearing, snatched through the ice. Will the Doctor and Bill stop the slaughter before they too are dragged into the icy waters?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
11:15am EST
Knock Knock

Why do floorboards creak? When a sinister landlord shows Bill and her friends the perfect house-share, they have no idea what lies ahead. Knock knock, who's there?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
12:15pm EST
Oxygen

Space, the final frontier. Final because it wants to kill us. Trapped on a space station with no oxygen, the Doctor, Bill and Nardole are horrified to discover the automated spacesuits keeping them alive are also trying to kill them!


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:15pm EST
Extremis

The Veritas. The truth. Truth so true you can't live with it. Is that looking into hell or seeing the light? Everyone who has ever read the Veritas has been found dead.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
2:20pm EST
The Pyramid At The End Of The World

An 'ancient' pyramid appears overnight. Every clock in the world begins counting down to the Earth's destruction. Three opposing armies lie ready to annihilate each other. It's a terrifying race against time to save the world!


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
3:25pm EST
The Lie Of The Land

Earth has been invaded and Bill is living alone, an isolated figure surviving in occupied Britain. The Doctor is imprisoned, and appears to be on the side of the enemy, flooding the airwaves with fake news.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
4:25pm EST
Empress Of Mars

'God save the Queen' has been scrawled on the surface of Mars. What are Victorians doing on the home of the Ice Warriors? And what will they find beneath the Martian soil?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:25pm EST
The Eaters of Light

A hunt for the lost Ninth Roman Legion leads the Doctor,Bill and Nardole into the middle of an ancient battle that could cast humanity into the dark forever. What is inside the cairn? And how far will they have to go defeat the terrifying Eaters of Light?


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:25pm EST
World Enough And Time

A huge spaceship trapped in the gravity well of a black hole, teeming with impossible lifeforms, harbors one of the Doctor's most feared enemies, Mondasian Cybermen!


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:00pm EST
Warriors' Gate: Part One

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:30pm EST
Warriors' Gate: Part Two

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
7:30pm EST
The Doctor Falls

The Doctor makes a final stand against an army of Cybermen, to protect a tiny band of humans from destruction.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
Premiere
 
9:00pm EST
Twice Upon A Time

Show broadcasts for BBC America
Premiere
 
10:26pm EST
Farewell To Peter Capaldi (Factual)
(Repeated: Tue 2:06am EST)

Take a look back at Peter Capaldi's era as the Twelfth Doctor - from his very first script readthrough to his very last. Also, Steven Moffat reflects upon his time as a writer and then later as Executive Producer, revealing his favorite episodes.

Tuesday 26 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:00am EST
School Reunion

The Doctor investigates a haunted London school and runs into an old friend.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:00am EST
The Girl in the Fireplace

Madame de Pompadour finds the court at Versailles under attack by sinister clockwork killers and her only hope of salvation lies with the Doctor.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
7:05am EST
The Impossible Planet

Part 1. Rose is trapped in the orbit of a black hole; something ancient beneath the planet's surface begins to awaken.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:10am EST
The Satan Pit

Part 2. As Rose battles the murderous Ood, the Doctor finds his every belief being challenged to the core as the Pit beckons.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:15am EST
Daleks in Manhattan

Part 1. The TARDIS lands in 1930s New York, where people are disappearing from the streets.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
10:20am EST
Evolution of the Daleks

Part 2. The Doctor forms a deadly alliance to save humanity.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
11:25am EST
42

As a spaceship hurtles towards the sun, the Doctor and Martha have just 42 minutes to save the day.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
12:30pm EST
Human Nature

Part 1. The Doctor finds an unusual hiding place.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
1:35pm EST
The Family of Blood

Part 2. Smith and Jones are under siege.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
2:35pm EST
The Doctor's Daughter

The Doctor meets the most important woman of his life.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
3:40pm EST
Midnight

The Doctor is trapped, powerless and terrified, on the planet Midnight, as a knocking on the wall begins.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
4:45pm EST
The Stolen Earth

Part 1. Earth's greatest heroes assemble to fight the New Dalek Empire, but a fearsome old enemy waits in the shadows.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:50pm EST
Journey's End

Part 2. As Davros and the Daleks threaten the entire universe, the Doctor's companions join forces. However, the prophecy declares that one of them will die.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
6:55pm EST
The Vampires of Venice

The Doctor suspects something isn't quite right with the daughters of the family that protects the streets of Venice.


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:00pm EST
Warriors' Gate: Part Three

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:30pm EST
Warriors' Gate: Part Four

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
8:00pm EST
The Pandorica Opens

Part 1. A message on a cliff; a puzzle box that opens from the inside; the fates draw closer for the TARDIS.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
9:05pm EST
The Big Bang

Part 2. The fates draw close around the TARDIS.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
10:10pm EST
A Good Man Goes to War

The Doctor assembles an army to face the Battle of Demons Run - and River Song has something to tell him.


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
11:15pm EST
Let's Kill Hitler

The TARDIS crash lands in 1930's Berlin, bringing the Doctor face to face with the greatest war criminal in the Universe. And Hitler.

Wednesday 27 December

Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
3:25am EST
Cold War

The Doctor and Clara land on a submarine in 1983 as it spirals into the ocean depths with an alien creature loose. With tempers flaring and nuclear weapons on board, the whole of humanity is at stake!


Show broadcasts for BBC America
 
5:35am EST
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest: The World Tour (Factual)

The special follows stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on Doctor Who: The World Tour, which sees them visiting seven cities across five continents in 12 days to publicize the upcoming season.


Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:00pm EST
Castrovalva: Part One

Show broadcasts for Retro TV
 
7:30pm EST
Castrovalva: Part Two

Thursday 28 December

Friday 29 December