What's New 2013
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- 17 December: We've added a sortable table (Thank you, Catherine!) which gives a year-by-year snap-shot view of when each story was repeated in Australia (note: so far, free-to-air broadcasts on the ABC only).
- 16 December: Although the series did not screen in Norway until 2005, information has been provided that the original series was offered but declined in the late 1960s.
- 3 November: A few tweeks made to the Bicycling Chains page, mainly to fix an error in the path for The Tomb of the Cybermen; and is the 1987 recovered print of The Faceless Ones from Zambia?
- 29 October: A very quick "blink and you'll miss it" close-up of the film can for episode four of The Web of Fear, shown on the BBC News report on 10 October 2013 (- the one presented by Lizo Mzimba, pause at the 1.13 mark), revealed something hand-written that looked like a date. The black marker scrawl reads "24 mins 52 secs Used Print GOOD 6-5-70". The duration and condition of the film is an assessment comment that can only have been made by a subsequent broadcaster. The only station this could have been is RTS in Singapore, who aired the serial only three months after Hong Kong. On the basis that Hong Kong and Singapore did indeed share film prints (we originally had dismissed that path as a possibility!), our Bicycling Chains tables have been completely revised to factor in that bicycling path. We have also revised the Hong Kong, Singapore and Nigeria pages, as well as those of the stories in question.
- 11 October: We've updated the pages for Nigeria, Hong Kong, The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear. We're delighted that some of our hypotheses and conjecture as to the "Origins" and "Fates" of the Prints used in Nigeria and Hong Kong were close on the mark. That means we must be doing something right!
- 5 October: Update to Sierra Leone: clarification as to who owned the TV station at the time of the William Hartnell airings, coverage of the problems faced by the SLBS, and some background to the Broadcasting House complex has been added; we also offer a possible solution to "did The Savages get a repeat in 1982?"
- 16 September: The mystery of when exactly the series moved to Wednesdays in April 1965 on Canada's CBC has been solved!
- 16 September: Major update to the Armed Forces Network profile, with expanded details on the screenings at US bases in the Philippines.
- 11 September: Updates to OETA. Were they the first station to show seasons 16-18?
- 3 September: We originally had listings for a run of Tom Baker stories in South Korea. On further investigation, those screenings in 1986 were actually on the American Armed Forces Network cable station and were also seen in Japan, Germany and the Philippines. Therefore, we have removed those listings from the South Korea page, and created a new profile page for the AFN with airdates for eight of the AFN stations.
- 21 August: A Malaysian newspaper used a very strange synopsis with its 1986 listing for Meglos. We've now identified the story from which that synopsis came.
- 7 August: Did you watch Doctor Who in Indianapolis on WPDS? Did the show really only air for six weeks? Email us: BroaDWcast@hotmail.com
- 5 August: We're not a news site, but congratulations to Peter Capaldi on becoming the Twelfth Doctor!
- 27 July: Updates to Nebraska Educational Telecommunications. First episode found eleven months earlier than previously thought.
- 23 July: 189 episodes added to the airdates list for Qube, including the first one and probably the last one. Qube was still showing Jon Pertwee episodes while other stations were buying Tom Baker episodes.
- 29 June: We've added a commentary on Richard Molesworth's book "Wiped! Doctor Who's Missing Episodes (Updated Edition)" focusing on those 'facts' where our interpretation of and conclusions drawn from the same paperwork differs widely from Richard's.
- 26 June: I went back to Ohio ... and found airdates for WOSU and WOUB.
- 12 June: We've added some new information to the United States--1965-1969 and United States--1972 pages. The series was offered to US stations back in April 1965!
- 30 May: We've made some corrections to the airdates in Australia for 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1993.
- 29 May: More newspapers for Libya have been accessed. The profile has been updated, but we are still none the wiser as to what aired and when.
- 21 May: The lists of airdates in Cleveland and Akron are complete. First airings for WFSU added.
- 17 May: First airings in Pensacola found, plus a full page TV Guide ad and a contribution from its artist.
- 10 May: We've made some corrections to the summary and airdates of the Australian repeats (Block 20: 1987-1988), specifically the repeats in Melbourne.
- 1 May: We've ... erm ... junked our cluttered Hartnell Junkings and Troughton Junkings pages, and replaced them with a combined set of tables showing possible "Bicycling Chains"
- 21 March: UPDATES to:
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- Yugoslavia - what is the "Osveta Cybermena" and why have they created a "Svemirskom stanicom hara kuga"?
- 18 March: UPDATES to:
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- We have found the elusive Tom Baker airdates in Venezuela.
- Since no airdates have been found for Peru, Guatemala and Dominican Republic, despite checking all available newspapers, we have come to the conclusion that the series did not air, and have adjusted the profiles, and removed the countries from the Story Guide and other tables accordingly.
- 15 March: UPDATES or REVISIONS have been made to:
- 14 March: We have added a NEW profile page and airdates table for Puerto Rico.
- 13 March: As hinted on the Broadcasts around the World page, there are a number of major -- and some minor -- updates coming soon. Stay tuned!
- 1 March: New page added: United States by the numbers.
- We've completely revised the Arabic page and added English translations of the Arab narrations on the Planet of Giants DVD.