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Old 11-10-2013, 23:50
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Hartnell and Troughton will be covered this weekend, followed by Pertwee and Tom Baker next weekend and so on every weekend up to the 50th anniversary

Watch will be taking a look at their various companions and be showing various other Dr Who related programs including Dr Who at the Proms 2010 on Sunday

"The Aztecs" will be shown from the Hartnell era
"Tomb of the Cybermen" from the Troughton era
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:04
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Watch putting the BBC to shame.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:44
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Watch putting the BBC to shame.
Putting BBC Worldwide to shame, also?
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:26
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Putting BBC Worldwide to shame, also?
To the layman Watch has absolutely nothing to do with the BBC. This type of programming celebration should be on BBC4, there's simply no excuse - it's not like it shows anything before 7pm
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Old 12-10-2013, 15:47
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Watch putting the BBC to shame.


Whovians are increasingly becoming the most irritating fandom in existence. Whine whine whine.
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Old 12-10-2013, 16:03
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Watch putting the BBC to shame.
That'll be the same Watch that is owned by UKTV, that is 50% owned by BBC Worldwide, which is 100% owned by the BBC!
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Old 12-10-2013, 16:34
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Are Watch showing the remastered versions of the stories?
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Old 12-10-2013, 17:13
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it's not like it shows anything before 7pm
That's because it shares its transponder with BBC Parliament the same as BBC3 shares with CBeebies.
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Old 12-10-2013, 23:04
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Didn't forget it was on but forgot to to record it. Good excuse to Avoid watching the rest of the run. Most of my viewings of sky channels such as sky1,gold,watch are ruined by the constant longer than ITV/c4/5 adverts which ruin it for me. No big loss.
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Old 12-10-2013, 23:13
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Didnt watchj them either considering id rather buy them on dvd.
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Old 12-10-2013, 23:14
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I watched the Aztecs. I have the DVD but never got around to watching it again when I got the SE (which I only got to get Galaxy 4 episode 3).
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Old 13-10-2013, 00:49
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I've mentioned this before but I was watching Doctor Who Explained this evening and noticed again that Colin Baker seems to be shaking slightly and seemingly uncontrollably, like a Parkinson's sufferer! Is he unwell?
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Old 13-10-2013, 08:20
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That's because it shares its transponder with BBC Parliament the same as BBC3 shares with CBeebies.
CBBC & BBC Three on one transponder.

Cbeebies & BBC FOUR on another one.

Parliament on it's own.
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Old 13-10-2013, 08:22
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That'll be the same Watch that is owned by UKTV, that is 50% owned by BBC Worldwide, which is 100% owned by the BBC!
Quite and also the Beeb are keeping the anniversary stuff for the right month!
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Old 13-10-2013, 08:24
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CBBC & BBC Three on one transponder.

Cbeebies & BBC FOUR on another one.

Parliament on it's own.
Close enough. The fact is BBC3 and 4 can't start any earlier than they do as they time share with other channels.
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Old 13-10-2013, 09:56
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To the layman Watch has absolutely nothing to do with the BBC. This type of programming celebration should be on BBC4, there's simply no excuse - it's not like it shows anything before 7pm
ive known since the late Nineties back when it was UK Gold which at that time was a jointly owned channel with BBC Worldwide and Thames(Then it split into Gold and Watch about 5 years back) and im not exactly involved in the Satellite TV Business
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Old 13-10-2013, 10:03
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I think the BBC missed an oportinuty of running some DR Who classics during the new afternoon lineup on BBC Two - Ie no Cagney and Lacey and instead put up an episode or two of DR who.

Or at the very least show one full story a week, say Sunday afternoon with a documentary or two leading up to the anniversary. Shame as not only is it great cross promotion but they could have hijacked the channel turning it into BBC Who instead.

Also would have loved to see a documentary on the recovery of missing episodes leading up to the 50th. Especially as the recovery is a large part of the history of the show itself and has an interest and place in every fans heart.
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Old 13-10-2013, 10:49
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ive known since the late Nineties back when it was UK Gold which at that time was a jointly owned channel with BBC Worldwide and Thames(Then it split into Gold and Watch about 5 years back) and im not exactly involved in the Satellite TV Business
Well I bet you're in the minority then.

Geez, I can't believe how many people don't think this type of celebration should be on the Beeb
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Old 13-10-2013, 11:24
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I think the BBC missed an oportinuty of running some DR Who classics during the new afternoon lineup on BBC Two - Ie no Cagney and Lacey and instead put up an episode or two of DR who.

Or at the very least show one full story a week, say Sunday afternoon with a documentary or two leading up to the anniversary. Shame as not only is it great cross promotion but they could have hijacked the channel turning it into BBC Who instead.
That's the problem though - why should they "take over" a channel to suh a degree? Yes, it's a huge event for us as fans, but for casual viewers it isn't. They don't want to spend time watching black and white Doctor Who serials on BBC2. Fans who WANT to watch that will more than likely already have the DVDs so the Beeb has nothing to gain by giving over so much airtime to Doctor Who.

They SHOULD celebrate the 50th, absolutely, and they will. But I think a lot of us fans are slightly disillusioned about the scale with which they can (and should) realistically do that.
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Old 13-10-2013, 11:42
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Are Watch showing the remastered versions of the stories?
Can't see that anyone answered your question: no, they are not the remastered versions being shown. It's amazing to see how much work was done to clean them up to the standard that we are now used to.
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Old 13-10-2013, 12:12
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Watch putting the BBC to shame.
Yes because the BBC has only announced a range of specially commissioned content on BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, CBBC, Radio 1 and Radio 2 to mark the shows anniversary. Hardly bothering at all are they? I mean so many shows in the history of television have had higher profile celebrations.
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Old 13-10-2013, 12:16
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Can't see that anyone answered your question: no, they are not the remastered versions being shown. It's amazing to see how much work was done to clean them up to the standard that we are now used to.
Looking at the EPG for next Saturday, Spearhead from Space is bring shown in HD on Watch HD. They must have the remastered version.
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Old 13-10-2013, 13:01
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Watching the Hartnell doc at the mo.

Strange seeing the Vidfired clips of stuff I've seen many times as film prints.
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Old 13-10-2013, 13:18
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Yes because the BBC has only announced a range of specially commissioned content on BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, CBBC, Radio 1 and Radio 2 to mark the shows anniversary. Hardly bothering at all are they? I mean so many shows in the history of television have had higher profile celebrations.
Just out of interest, what are Radio 1 doing? I've not seen anything about that.
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Old 13-10-2013, 13:37
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Just out of interest, what are Radio 1 doing? I've not seen anything about that.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/lat...he-doctor.html

Music is a key part of Doctor Who, from the famous theme tune to soaring melodies, but the show has also inspired a whole new phenomenon Time Lord Rock (TROCK). Radio 1 will look at this genre of music inspired by the Doctor and his journeys through space and time with a 60-minute documentary.
Looking that up made me realise I left Radio 4 Extra off my initial post.
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