WHAT IS BROADWCAST?
Over the years, the BBC has claimed that "Doctor Who has been seen by 110 million viewers in 60 countries around the world".
But what are those 60 countries? When did Doctor Who screen? What stories were broadcast, and what stories weren't? How many stories made their foreign debut in Australia? How many debuted in the United States? And do any of those 110 million viewers have a copy of missing story Marco Polo?
BroaDWcast answers those questions - except for the bit about Marco Polo.
In these pages, you will find:
- Profiles on over 80 countries where classic Doctor Who aired
- Foreign language episode titles
- Translations of some of the Arabic version narrations
- Checklists of the official BBC Records that have been researched
- Images of TV listings pages from foreign newspapers and magazines
- Clicking on the AIRDATES icon on the country profile pages will take you to the airdates summary for that country (N/S = means that the information printed in the newspapers is Not Specific)
- and much, much more!
The emphasis of BroaDWcast is on terrestrial over cable or satellite broadcasts of the "Classic Era" of Doctor Who - that's the first eight Doctors, from 1963 to 1996. The new series – 2005 to date – will have to be another project for another time.
However, Benjamin F Elliott's online guide to THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO is currently archived, and as a place-holder we have compiled our own list of countries known to have aired the new series since 2005.
The BroaDWcast Team
- Jon Preddle (research, writer, editor and design)
- John Lavalie (research, writer, editor and design)
- Steven Warren Hill (design and web-host)
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Your help is needed
BroaDWcast is still very much a work in progress. So do keep an eye on the What's New page for updates.
As with any research of this nature, there are gaps in the information - and perhaps even errors. If you can assist us in any way by filling in any of the gaps, or if you've got additional information, such as foreign newspaper articles, clippings, copies of TV listings, or sales literature that we can use, or if you spot something that is wrong or you just disagree with, please drop us a line at:
WHERE TO BEGIN
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And with grateful thanks to (alphabetically): Donald Bain; J Jeremy Bentham; Richard Bignell; Alain Carrazé; Gabriella Cordone; Rami Daoud; Mike Doran; Martin Dunne; Fady; Benjamin F Elliott; Robert D Franks; Harald Gehlen; Graham Howard; David J Howe; Neil Lambess; Henrik Larsen; Bernhard Lürßen; Richard Molesworth; Darrell and Emma Patterson; Andrew Pixley; Steen Schapiro; Paul Scoones; Damian Shanahan; Tom Spilsbury (and all past DWM editors); Paul Vanezis; Stephen James Walker; Brian Wilson.
A big thank you to Georgia Higley, and the staff at the Library of Congress, Washington DC; the National Library of Australia, Canberra; the British Library Newspapers, Colindale, London; Los Angeles Public Library; Library of the University of Auckland, New Zealand; Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Ill.; Mike B. in interlibrary loan at The Des Plaines Public Library; Northwestern University Library; University of Minnesota O. Meredith Wilson Library; University of Iowa Main Library; Peoria (IL) Public Library Local History & Genealogy Department; Illinois State University Milner Library; Google News Archive, Boston Public Library.
And the following are due thanks for providing information after Launch Day:
Shawn Aiken; Anthony (for the Netherlands stickers); Jeff Beuck; Christian Bjørgen; Byron Bonsall; Kevin Bows (WGBH/WGBX); Sean Bradshaw; Graeme Burk; Alan Burns; Tim Burrows; Larry Charet; Dave Chasteen; Paul Clark; Ed Conroy (@retrontario); Catherine C.; Robert Collins; Dylan Crawfoot; Alan J Creaser; Colin Cutler; Aurélie Demonchaux; Travis Doucette (for Canada: YTV and Space clips); Terence Duffy; Chris Dvorak; Jan Fennick; Richard Flynn; Anthony Forth; Chuck Foster; Alex Frazer-Harrison; Clément Gascon; Earl Green; Peter Harris; Alan Hayes; Paul Hayes; Bill Hinton; Randy Howell; Hudemx; Antonio Iona; Mark Janovec; Dallas Jones; Nathan J; Brian Kimmel; Rich Kirkpatrick; Eric E Klammer; Corey Klemow; Dan Kolb; Dennis Kytasaari; Shannon Laine; Brian Lapser; Stephen La Rivière; Andy Lehrer; Shaqui Le Vesconte; Russell Lewin; Robert Lia; William Lonergan; Steve Manfred; The Millennium Effect; Eddie Montague; Phil Morris; Alan Morton; Paul Neilson; James O'Donnell; Pascal; Ken Patterson; Amit Pawar; Eduardo Peralta; Michael Phillips; Lenny Raczka; Daniel Rider; Mike Rogers; Phil Satterley; Brad Schumann; Nick Seidler; Steve Sigel; Grant Sirett; Robert Smith?; Giles Sparrow; Gill Spaul; David Stead; Joshua Stone; Kathryn Sullivan; Steven Traves; Frans van Lottum; John Wall; Peter Ware; Travis S Wheaton; John T Wheeler; Jonathan Wrigley; Alex Xegas; Gary Zimmer.