THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO  by Benjamin F. Elliott

August 31, 2005 - Vol 8, No 35
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
by Benjamin F. Elliott

Wednesday 31 August:
BBC Three 8:15PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: The Dark Side
Thursday 1 September:
Prime TV New Zealand - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: The Empty Child
Friday 2 September:
BBC Three - 9PM - Doctor Who: The Long Game (repeat)
BBC Three - 9:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: The Dark Side
Saturday 3 September:
BBC Three - 7:20PM - Doctor Who Confidential: The Dark Side (repeat)
Sunday 4 September:
BBC Three 7PM - Doctor Who: Father's Day (repeat)
CBC - 7PM - Doctor Who: Bad Wolf (repeat)
BBC Three 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down: Time Trouble

BBC 7 premieres its second Big Finish
Doctor Who story this weekend with episode 1 of "Sword Of Orion".
Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor and India Fisher as Charley Pollard.

American Who is currently off the
internet as the online radio show is changing web servers. Host Joey
Reynolds reports that he hopes to have the website and the show back
online shortly after Labor Day. September will also see the
resumption of new shows, with the following interviews scheduled:
September - Richard Franklin (Captain Mike Yates)
October - Lalla Ward (Romana, 2nd incarnation)
November - Carole Ann Ford (Susan, the Doctor's Grand-Daughter)

UKTV Gold put up their preliminary October 2005
schedule last week, including the weeklong premiere of the new
Doctor Who series on the channel. The premiere marathon:
Sunday 23 October - Rose (7PM), The End Of The World (8PM), The
Unquiet Dead (9PM, 4:30AM)
Monday 24 October - Aliens Of London (7PM), World War Three (8PM)
Tuesday 25 October - Dalek (7PM), The Long Game (8PM)
Wednesday 26 October - Father's Day (7PM), The Empty Child (8PM)
Thursday 27 October - The Doctor Dances (7PM), Boom Town (8PM)
Friday 28 October - Bad Wolf (7PM), The Parting Of The Ways (8PM)

UKTV Gold recently commented on the status of the older Doctor Who
episodes on their station:
"At the end of the current run of the older Doctor Who series (at
the end of this year) our licence to broadcast them expires. At this
point in time the decision as to whether or not we are going to re-
licence them has not been taken so I would advise you contact us
towards the end of the year when we may have a better idea of the
future of this series on UKTV Gold."

The BBC plans to put their UK channels on the internet for UK
viewers, hopefully next year. BBC One and Two are the initial
channels planned. MyBBCPlayer is supposed to allow you to watch the
channels online and download programmes for up to 7 days after
broadcast. The BBC's report lists Doctor Who as one of several shows
that is trying to take advantage of new technology. A link to the

Also, congratulations to Doctor Who broadcasters BBC One and BBC Three . BBC One is the 2005 UK Terrestrial
TV Channel of the year, thanks to new shows including Doctor Who.
BBC Three is the 2005 UK Non-Terrestrial TV Channel of the year.

Since 2001, every time BBC Worldwide Americas has released an early
Tom Baker story on DVD, the Howard DaSilva introductions from the
1978 US syndication package were included as an extra. The first 23
Tom Baker stories had these bits of narration to help explain the
stories to viewers. TJ Lubinsky, part of the original team prepping
these DaSilva segments for DVD, did two interviews with TWIDW
helping to explain these bits of Doctor Who history. As a cost
savings and to help the DVDs in all regions be the same, the DaSilva
intros will not be part of relevant future DVDs, including "Horror
Of Fang Rock", coming out in the US & Canada on Tuesday September 5.
Fans of the segments must content themselves with the 4 titles on
which they were included ("The Robots Of Death", "The Ark In
Space", "The Talons Of Weng-Chiang", "Pyramids Of Mars"). As a fond
goodbye to this feature, here are links to those interviews:

Gone with the November Region 1 releases are the "Who's Who"
feature, which gave biographies on actors in the stories, exposing
American fans to the prestigious histories of many British actors
unknown here. The UK Region 2 DVDs recently discontinued subtitles
for the hearing impaired on the commentary track. In spite of these
3 changes (all bad in my view), the Doctor Who DVD line in any
region remains a very high quality product thanks to the Restoration
Team who work hard on virtually
every release. Here's hoping these restored versions get exposure on
TV in the future instead of badly worn prints.

CBC Canada remains in strike mode,
which ironically helps the Doctor Who broadcast as the credits air
without being crushed. "Bad Wolf", part 1 of the 2 part season
finale, repeats this Sunday at 7PM. Who knows if the episodes will
repeat again this year after the current run ends? (If you know, I'd
love to hear from you.) No DVD release of the 2005 series is coming
to North America anytime soon. Catch the episodes while you can.

The BBC Press Office and C21 Media often announce when a Doctor Who
international sale occurs. Worth keeping an eye on, just in case.

Corrections and updates are welcome at thisweekindoctorwho- , TWIDW on AOL IM , and thebfe on Yahoo
Messenger. The listings:


New Series General Information:

BBC Online
Doctor Who Confidential
The 13 episodes from the BBC Three series all online via Real
Player. Also, numerous video diaries and trailers.


Prime TV
Thursday 7:30PM 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1
4:3 Cropped Fullscreen
8 September 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2
15 September 1-11 "Boom Town"
22 September 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1
29 September 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2


(Due to the CBC strike, the Doctor Who portions of the CBC website
are closed down for the time being.)
Sunday 7PM (7:30PM Newfoundland) 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1
16:9 Widescreen Digital, 16:9 Letterbox Analog
11 September - 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2
"The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive CBC.CA documentary. 6 regular
episodes and 1 special. Approximately 90 minutes.


BBC Three
Doctor Who Confidential
Wednesday 8:15PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-07 "The Dark
Friday 9PM Doctor Who 1-07 "The Long Game"
Friday 9:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-07 "The Dark Side"
Saturday 7:20PM Doctor Who Confidential (full version) 1-07 "The
Dark Side"
Sunday 7PM Doctor Who 1-08 "Father's Day"
Sunday 7:45PM Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down 1-08 "Time Trouble"
16:9 Widescreen
9 September - 1-08 "Father's Day"
11 September - 1-09 "The Empty Child" pt 1
18 September - 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" pt 2
25 September - 1-11 "Boom Town"
2 October - 1-12 "Bad Wolf" pt 1
9 October - 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" pt 2

23 October 1-01 "Rose" (7PM)
23 October 1-02 "The End Of The World" (8PM)
23 October 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead" (9PM. 4:30AM)
24 October 1-04 "Aliens Of London" (7PM)
24 October 1-05 "World War Three" (8PM)
25 October 1-06 "Dalek" (7PM)
25 October 1-07 "The Long Game" (8PM)
26 October 1-08 "Father's Day" (7PM)
26 October 1-09 "The Empty Child" (8PM)
27 October 1-10 "The Doctor Dances" (7PM)
27 October 1-11 "Boom Town" (8PM)
28 October 1-12 "Bad Wolf" (7PM)
28 October 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways" (8PM)
29 October 1-01 "Rose" (6PM)
30 October 1-01 "Rose" (9PM)

Thomsonfly Airlines
"Rose" on all in-flight movie systems

Singapore Airlines
"Rose" on channel 28 of video on demand service

Virgin Atlantic Airways
"The End Of The World" on V-Hot channel. Cropped to 4:3 aspect
ratio. Next Episode caption removed. Otherwise unedited.

British Midland Airlines, British Airways, Air New Zealand - Episode



Big Finish Doctor Who
Saturday 6:30PM & 12:30AM BST "Sword Of Orion" pt 1 of 4
Big Finish Story 17. CD release 2001. Radio premiere. Doctor: Paul
Episodes edited by time and to remove Ramsey the Vortisore's
plotline. On a mission to find medicine for Ramsey (that'll be an
interesting edit), the 8th Doctor and Charley accidentally land on a
ship drifting through space. A ship waiting to awaken and bring a
forgotten threat back to humanity.
1 October "The Stones Of Venice"
29 October "Invaders From Mars"

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.

(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Saturday 8-8:40AM BST "Carnival Of Monsters (documentary)"
From the BBC2 Doctor Who Night in 1999. A look at the monsters that
scared viewers behind the sofa during the original 26 years.
Sunday 8-8:50AM BST "Adventures In Space And Time (documentary)"
From the BBC2 Doctor Who Night in 1999. More of the story of the
first 7 Doctors.
10 September "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy" (7AM)
11 September "Battlefield" (7AM)
17 September "Ghost Light" (7AM)
18 September "The Curse Of Fenric" (7AM)
24 September "Survival" (7AM)
?24 September "Carnival Of Monsters (documentary)" (8:25AM)
?24 September "Adventures In Space And Time (documentary)" (9:05AM)
25 September "Four To Doomsday" (7AM)
1 October "Kinda" (7AM)
2 October "The Visitation" (7AM)
8 October "Black Orchid" (8AM)
9 October "Earthshock" (7AM)
15 October "Time-Flight" (7AM)
16 October "Arc Of Infinity" (7AM)
16 October "Adventures In Space And Time (documentary)" (4AM)
16 October "Carnival Of Monsters (documentary)" (4:45AM)
22 October "Snakedance" (7:05AM)
23 October "Mawdryn Undead" (7AM)
23-28 October - Doctor Who Series 1 repeats primetime marathon - see
new series section
29 October "Terminus" (7:05AM)
29/30 October "Rose" (6PM Sat/9PM Sun) - new series weekly repeats
30 October "Enlightenment" (7AM)
30 October "Adventures In Space And Time (documentary)" (3:40AM)
30 October "Carnival Of Monsters (documentary)" (4:25AM)

First Great Western Railway (Volo TV)
Episodes unknown.


Thursday 6:04PM "The Visitation" pt 2 of 4
Monday 6:04PM "The Visitation" pt 3 of 4
Tuesday 6:03PM "The Visitation" pt 4 of 4
Season 19, Episodes 14 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Alien reptiles want to turn 17th Century Earth into a world where
humans can't live but fugitives from their world can thrive. The
Doctor sacrifices greatly in the effort to stop this planetary
Wednesday 6:03PM "Black Orchid" pt 1 of 2
Season 19, Episode 17. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The 5th Doctor finds a cricket game. Nyssa finds a double. Tegan
finds a chance to show her dance moves. Adric finds food. Yes, a
creepy murder mystery is about to begin.
12 September "Earthshock"
19 September "Time-Flight"


BBC Kids
Weeknights Midnight & 5AM EDT (9PM & 2AM PDT) - 2 episodes daily
Weekends 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - complete stories
Wednesday "Mawdryn Undead" pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday "Mawdryn Undead" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 20, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
A troubled teen that may not be human is recruited to try to kill
the Doctor. Alas, the Doctor's old friend - Brigadier Alaistair
Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart - is nearby. But the Brig doesn't
recognize his old friend. Something happened in time.
Friday "Terminus" pts 1+2 of 4
Season 20, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Sabotage makes the TARDIS uninhabitable, forcing the crew to
evacuate to a plague ship headed to the center of the Universe. Come
to think of it - if the universe is infinite, or close enough to
infinite that no ends can be found - how do you know it is in the
Saturday "Arc Of Infinity" all 4 pts
Season 20, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The 5th Doctor and Nyssa find themselves caught in a web of betrayal
and pan-universal identity theft. And Tegan, the human they
accidentally left behind on Earth, may have a connection. Guest
starring Colin Baker in a pre-Doctor role as head guard Maxil. The
Colin Baker stories will soon have their first showing on BBC Kids.
Sunday "Snakedance" all 4 pts
Season 20, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tegan's mind is invaded by the Mara, which has a new scheme to make
itself corporeal and enslave a world.
Monday "Terminus" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 20, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Tuesday "Enlightenment" pts 1+2 of 4
Season 20, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The machinations of the Black Guardian come to a head during a race
between spaceships shaped like sailing ships. Immortals seek
Enlightenment. The Doctor seeks the truth. Turlough does not know
what he wants.
8 September "The King's Demons"
9 September "Warriors Of The Deep"
10 September "Mawdryn Undead"
11 September "Terminus"
13 September "The Awakening"
14 September "Frontios"
16 September "Planet Of Fire"
17 September "Enlightenment"
18 September "The King's Demons"
20 September "The Caves Of Androzani"
22 September "Spearhead From Space"
24 September "Warriors Of The Deep"
25 September "The Awakening"
26 September "Doctor Who and the Silurians"
1 October "Frontios"
2 October "Planet Of Fire"
8 October "The Caves Of Androzani"
9 October "The Twin Dilemma" (BBC Kids premiere)
15 October "Attack Of The Cybermen" (BBC Kids premiere)
16 October "Vengeance On Varos" (BBC Kids premiere)
22 October "The Two Doctors" (BBC Kids premiere)
23 October "The Mark Of The Rani" (BBC Kids premiere)
29 October "Timelash" (BBC Kids premiere)
30 October "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet" (BBC
Kids premiere)
5 November "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Mindwarp" (BBC Kids premiere)
6 November "The Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids" (BBC
Kids premiere)
12 November "The Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe" (BBC Kids
13 November "Time And The Rani" (BBC Kids premiere)
19 November "Paradise Towers" (BBC Kids premiere)
20 November "Delta And The Bannermen" (BBC Kids premiere)
26 November "Dragonfire" (BBC Kids premiere)
27 November "The Happiness Patrol" (BBC Kids premiere)
3 December "Silver Nemesis" (BBC Kids premiere)
4 December "The Greatest Show In The Galaxy" (BBC Kids premiere)
10 December "Battlefield" (BBC Kids premiere)
11 December "Ghost Light" (BBC Kids premiere)
17 December "The Curse Of Fenric" (BBC Kids premiere)
18 December "Survival" (BBC Kids premiere)


American Who (alternate
American Who is expected back online around September 5. The
internet Doctor Who show is in the middle of changing web service
providers. Upcoming episodes:
September - Richard Franklin (Captain Mike Yates)
October - Lalla Ward (Romana, 2nd incarnation)
November - Carole Ann Ford (Susan, the Doctor's Grand-Daughter)

Sci-Fi Overdrive
on Lifestyle Talk Radio (LTR)
and Business Talk Radio (BTR)
LTR Late Friday Midnight-2AM EDT (9-11PM PDT, 5-7AM BST, 2-4PM AEST)
Live LTR Stream
BTR Late Sun/Early Mon 1-4AM EDT (10PM-1AM PDT, 6-9AM BST, 3-5PM
Live BTR Stream
Saturday 8-11PM EDT (5-8PM PDT) (repeat of
previous week's episode, online audio stream)
Hours 1&2 - Best Of Programming. New episodes September 9. Hour 3 -
BTR only. Best of. Sci-Fi Overdrive's website is expected back
online around September 5. It is in the middle of changing web
service providers.

Doctor Who: Podshock
US and UK fans discuss Doctor Who in podcast format. New episodes

MPT Maryland
analog 22, 67, 31, 28, 62, 36
digital 22-2 (42-2), 67-2 (29-2), 31-2 (44-2), 28-2 (56-2), 62-2 (28-
2), 36-2 (54-2)
DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
Baltimore Dish 22,8736
Late Saturday Midnight-1:30AM EDT "The Curse Of Peladon" movie
Season 9, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Sorry. The Day Of The Daleks gets skipped again due to unresolved
Dalek rights. The Time Lords transport the Doctor and TARDIS to the
rocky mountain world of Peladon just as Jo Grant is inside preparing
for a date. Her suitor being far away on Earth, she has time to help
the Doctor and be romanced by a King.
10 September "The Sea Devils"
17 September "The Mutants" (12:30AM)
24 September "The Time Monster"

analog 11, 32, 27, 12, 21, 24, 32, 36, 36
digital 11-2 (50-2), 32-2 (35-2), 27-2 (28-2), 45, 25, 18, 33, 35, 34
Des Moines DirecTV 11,474
Des Moines Dish 11,9116
Cedar Rapids DirecTV 12
Cedar Rapids Dish 12,9161
Omaha DirecTV 32
Omaha Dish 32,9146
Sioux City Dish 27,7195
Quad Cities DirecTV 36
Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
Saturday 11:35PM CDT "The Twin Dilemma" pts 3+4 of 4
Season 21, Episodes 23 through 24. Doctor: Colin Baker.
The Doctor's mind begins to stabilize, leaving him somewhat safer to
be near. But can he figure out what is happening on Joconda before
the galaxy gets a slug infestation.
10 September "Attack Of The Cybermen" pts 1a+1b
17 September "Attack Of The Cybermen" pts 2a+2b
24 September "Vengeance On Varos" pts 1a+1b

Not Yet Airing New Series Or Between Seasons:


Doctor Who premiere September 2005?


Nederland 3
Doctor Who premiere 2006?


Doctor Who premiere TBA.


Doctor Who premiere TBA.


Doctor Who premiere 2006? Thursday 8PM?

DENMARK: Broadcaster TBA.


Next Episode TBA. Season 2 premiere TBA.
16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue


Series 1 completed. Next airdate unknown.

Series 1 completed. Next airdate unknown.


Series 1 completed. Next airdate unknown.
16:9 Widescreen Digital; 14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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