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This Week In Doctor Who - August 22, 2009

This Week In Doctor Who
August 22, 2009 - Vol 12, No 32
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
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Belgium - LeDeux has finally scheduled Series 4 of Doctor Who. Episodes premiere late Saturday afternoons around 4:55PM CET starting 29 August. Expect repeats during the week, but we don't have days and times yet.

Torchwood and Doctor Who Brings Best Week Ever to BBC America

TorchwoodBBC America has reported that the week of July 20, 2009 was their best week ever in terms of ratings due to Torchwood and Doctor Who premiering that week in the US. 

The channel's most successful series ever, Torchwood: Children of Earth reached 3.3m with an average audience of 705,000 viewers per episode. The finale on Friday of that week seeing 807,000 viewers, the largest average audience in history for BBC America

Also performing strongly was Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead with 657,000 viewers.

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This Week In Doctor Who - August 8, 2009

This Week In Doctor Who
August 8, 2009 - Vol 12, No 30
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
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http://thisweekindoctorwho.blogspot.com

Welcome, as This Week In Doctor Who gets closer and closer to being back on schedule. Once you get off schedule, it gets tricky to get back to schedule. Thanks to everyone for bearing with the recent publication problems and the ones that may occur one week this fall when I move.

Torchwood Gets Impressive Numbers on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Now that Torchwood: Children of Earth has been televised on both sides of the Atlantic, it is clear that it is a ratings champ all around. 

In the UK, the estimated numbers for the BBC showing started strong and maintained its audience throughout the week long series (26.8%). Torchwood: Children of Earth, a five part series was shown consecutively Monday through Friday in the UK starting on 6th of July and then BBC America followed suit showing them on consecutive nights starting on the 20th of July.

In the UK (does not include DVR or BBC HD Channel viewers):

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Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Part Two

After the Doctor Who panel ended, I hauled butt over to the Sails Pavillion, where my Darlng Husband had run through multiple lines to get me a ticket for the autograph session and saved me a place in line.

There were wild rumors that David Tennant would take part in this session and Murray Gold had hinted on Twitter that he might also take part in it.

But no.  Euros Lyn, Julie Gardner and Russell T. came in after about an hour's wait.

Thanks to the DH, I was right up in front of the line and had a moment or two to trade comments with RTD.

Of course, I have my own agenda, and asked him, as he'd just claimed that Four was *his* Doctor, why the BBC no longer distributes Doctor Who Scarf patterns.

He'd had no idea and offered to look into it.  I gave him my card.

Nothing Major Announced at SDCC So Far

No movie or other big news coming out of San Diego Comic Con 2009 relating to Doctor Who to report as of yet. Stay tuned to the upcoming Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 157 in which we have quasi-live coverage with our correspondent Tara Wheeler of the events taking place today at the SDCC Doctor Who panel with David Tennant, Russell T Davies, and Julie Gardner and more.

With that said, it is still a very exciting convention with the guests on hand. We will have plenty to report in the next Doctor Who: Podshock.

Torchwood: Children of Earth Reviewed in Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi 5

Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi

Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 5
Running Time: 1:32:09

Torchwood: Children of Earth review (located towards the end to avoid spoilers, the rest of this podcast proceeding the review is spoiler free), Blake's 7 Audio Books, Doctor Who's 11th Doctor's New Threads and TARDIS, Torchwood Radio Dramas, Mike's Comics Winners, feedback and more.

Hosted by Louis Trapani, Ken Deep, and James Naughton.

David Tennant and John Barrowman Kiss at SDCC

Correspondent Tara Wheeler on assignment attending San Diego Comic Con informed us of this little intimate moment with David Tennant and John Barrowman as they introduce the Doctor Who/Torchwood programming taking place at the convention.

As a whole, how would you rate Torchwood: Children of Earth? (5=fantastic)

5 Weevils
65% (20 votes)
4 Weevils
29% (9 votes)
3 Weevils
0% (0 votes)
2 Weevils
0% (0 votes)
1 Weevil
3% (1 vote)
0 Weevils
3% (1 vote)
Total votes: 31

Gallifrey 2010 - Blackjack 21 Changes Date One Week Later

Gallifrey One: Blackjack 21Gallifrey One has announced a date change for the Gallifrey 2010 convention in Los Angeles next year. Due to a hotel booking error, the annual premier North American Doctor Who convention has had to move the date of next year's Gallifrey One: Blackjack 21 back one week to February 26 - 28, 2010.

The Los Angeles Airport Marriott where the convention is being held had essentially accidentally double-booked another event in the same space. Gallifrey One agreed to move the event back a week and by doing so the hotel has reduced the cost of hotel rooms from $114 per night to $100 per night for not only the 2010 convention, but it is locked in for that price through 2013 now to $114 per night for 2010 and further down to $100 per night for 2011-2013. Thus saving money for not only 2010 convention goers, but for those attending for the next few years.

Doctor Who News Among the Torchwood News in the Sonic Newsdriver

The Sonic Newsdriver 20090717
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Friday the 17th of July 2009

In this episode: Mars is the Place to Be, Torchwood Week in America, Russell T Davis is Coming to America, Look Closely at the Torchwood Ratings, One of These Days Alice, A Fabulous Idea, McCoy Lends His Support, Doctor Who: Podshock 156 Coming Soon, and Get Your Sonic Gear, plus more!

Hosted by Louis Trapani

Torchwood Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper Mug

 

Torchwood Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper Mug

Torchwood Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper Mug

 

  • Spin-off from the popular Dr. Who series!
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This release features the best and brightest characters from the BBC smash hit Torchwood. Mug features seasoned paranormal expert Captain Jack Harkness and 'new girl' Gwen Cooper. Perfect to wrap your hands around when you sitting down to watch Torchwood!This release is packaged in a stylish Torchwood gift box. A great treat for any fan of Torchwood!

This hugely popular Sci-Fi series took everyone by surprise! Following the Welsh branch of a covert agency called the Torchwood Institute, investigating extraterrestrial incidents on Earth and making household names of the motley crew of scientists and adventurers who's experience span both time and space. A cult classic from it's first airing!


Russell T Davies In-Route to America; Torchwood Future Uncertain

UK News is reporting Russell T Davies is leaving for America. The article is proclaiming uncertainty over the Doctor Who spin-off shows he had spearheaded with his relocating to Hollywood, CA. Russell T Davies says in the article:

"I haven’t planned anything, all my furniture is now there and I’m just going to start writing."

"It will take years to get anything made out there. It’s going to be difficult, so new and so brilliant. I will learn from people and bring it back here one day. It’s a big adventure and a lot of fun."

This Week In Doctor Who - July 11, 2009

This Week In Doctor Who
July 11, 2009 - Vol 12, No 28
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
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The original test post of This Week In Doctor Who went out on July 13, 1998. Happy 11th to the column as of Monday.

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How do you rate Torchwood: Children of Earth - Day Five (5=fantastic)?

5 Weevils
55% (17 votes)
4 Weevils
13% (4 votes)
3 Weevils
16% (5 votes)
2 Weevils
3% (1 vote)
1 Weevil
6% (2 votes)
0 Weevils
6% (2 votes)
Total votes: 31

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