Australia TX 1991-2002

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AUSTRALIAN TRANSMISSION HISTORY (Part Seven) (1991-2002)

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Block 24: "REPEATS" ---- November 1991 to January 1992

Repeats 5K----5L----5N----5Q----5R----5P----5S----5T----5V
  • After a year long break without any repeats, Doctor Who returned on a daily basis, from Tuesday, 5 November 1991, at 5.30pm, still as part of THE AFTERNOON SHOW, starting with the remaining season 17 stories (that had concluded in mid-1990), and ending with Tom Baker's final appearance in 5V part four on Friday, 3 January 1992, with the odd pre-emption. In some of the eastern regions, the show was pushed back to 6.00pm to cater for sports coverage.
  • There were no further repeats during the rest of 1992.



Block 25: "REPEATS" ---- March 1993 to March 1994

Doubled-up episodes, 17 February 1994
Repeats 5Z----5W----5Y----5X----6A----6B----6C----6E----6D----6F----6G----6H----6J----6L----6M----6N----6P----6Q----6R----6S----6T----6V----6W----6X----6Y----6Z----4C----4E----4F----4H----4G----4J----4K----4L----4M----4N----4P----4Q----4R----4S----4V----4T----4X----4W----4Y----4Z----A----4D----6A----6B----6C----6E----6D----6F----6G----6H----6J----6L----6M----6N----6P----6Q----6R----6S----6T----6V----6X----6W----6Y----6Z
  • After a year-long break, starting from Monday, 8 March 1993, the next run of repeats was scheduled, now at the very early hour of 4.00am, 4.30am or 4.35am (!), Monday to Friday. The run opened with Peter Davison's first season (with parts three and four of 5Y accidentally playing in reverse order on 22 and 23 March 1993), then right through (but with 6K skipped) to Colin Baker's first season, ending with 6Z. The episodes then jumped right back to the beginning of Tom Baker's era, but the often-repeated 4A and 4B were omitted during this re-run, while a very much out of order 4D aired after 4Z!
  • Mid-way through 4Z, on Monday, 22 November 1993 to Thursday, 25 November 1993, at 6.00pm, the first-ever serial, A, was aired to celebrate the series' 30th Anniversary. Prior to the screening, the preceding programme, TVTV, ran a segment on both A and the series in general, with clips from the first serial followed by a montage of clips for each Doctor. A "fact sheet" was given noting that "Steven Spielberg" was looking at remaking the show.
  • Season 15 was then followed by yet another run of the Peter Davison episodes, but starting with 6A (his first four stories having previously re-run back in May 1988), and once again running right through to 6R (still the heavily-censored version), but again skipping 6K.
  • During February 1994, there were a number of disruptions and pre-emptions due to sporting events. Episodes generally aired at 4.35am. But on some of the dates, more than one episode played back to back, sometimes with the last and the first of consecutive serials. (Back to back episodes aired complete, without titles being removed.) The first episode started at 4.10am, and the following at 4.35am. (An illustrative sample showing the double-up of different stories on 17 February 1994 is shown here.)
  • During this repeat run, 6X and 6W aired in the correct story order for the very first time! The repeats concluded on Thursday, 3 March 1994, with part four of 6Z.
  • The ABC's rights to screen Doctor Who expired on 30 June 1994. They did not renew these rights, and therefore could not repeat seasons 23, 24, 25 and 26. (Season 23 and 26 were never repeated by the ABC in the Twentieth Century.)
  • The transmission of 6Z in March 1994 marked the last time that regular repeat screenings of Doctor Who would air in the Twentieth Century on the channel that had been its home for 29 years



Block 26: McGANN ---- 7 July 1996

Various newspaper billings for TV Movie, 7 Jul 1996
First Run The TV Movie
  • On Sunday, 7 July 1996, Doctor Who returned to the ABC for one night, with the screening of the TV Movie at 8.30pm.
    • ABC TRAILER FOR THE TV MOVIE 1996
    • BACKCHAT: VIEWERS RESPONSE TO THE TV MOVIE





  • The film was repeated on Wednesday, 15 January 1997.



Block 27: "REPEATS" (UKTV) ---- August 1996 to June 2002

First Run WWW ep 1
Repeats A----B----C----E----F----G----J----K----L----M----N----Q----R----S----X----Z----BB----MM----TT----UU----WW----XX----ZZ----AAA----BBB----CCC----DDD----EEE----FFF----GGG----HHH----JJJ----KKK----MMM----LLL----NNN----OOO----RRR----PPP----QQQ----SSS----TTT----UUU----WWW----XXX----YYY----ZZZ----4A----4C---4B----4E----4D----4F----4H----4G----4J----4K----4L----4M----4N----4P----4Q----4R----4S----4V----4T----4X----4W----4Y----4Z----5A----5B----5C----5D----5E----5F----5J----5H----5G----5K----5L----5N----5Q----5R----5P----5S----5T----5V----5Z----5W----5Y----5X----6A----6B----6C----6E----6D----6F----6G----6H----6J----6K----6L----6M----6N----6P----6Q----6R----6S----6T----6V----6W----6X----6Y----6Z----7A----7B----7C----7D----7E----7F----7G----7H----7L----7K----7J----7N----7Q----7M----7P----The TV Movie
Anniversary Repeats A----ZZ----RRR----TTT----4P----5V----6K----6R----6W----7B----7P----The TV Movie
Sample of UKTV Airdates on Fan Club Web Site
  • From Thursday, 1 August 1996 to Monday, 17 June 2002, Doctor Who screened on the satellite pay-TV channel UKTV on the FoxTel service; they aired all existing serials, from Hartnell (17 stories), Troughton (six), Pertwee (with the premiere screening of the b/w first episode of WWW on 28 March 1997), T Baker, Davison, C Baker and McCoy episodes. The McGann TV Movie was re-edited and screened as a three-parter.
  • Katy Manning provided voice-over continuity links.


  • All stories aired twice over the six-year period, either episodically, two episodes back to back, or complete serials airing with all episodes together (but with full titles complete and uncut), all at various timeslots (episodes aired episodically Monday to Friday (at 11.30pm), with a separate stream of complete serials airing Saturdays (at 1.00pm) and Sundays (9.00am), and not necessarily in strict story order.
    • NOTE: The airdates for UKTV are NOT all recorded in the BroaDWcast Airdates table.
  • Between 11 October 2003 and 23 November 2003 (concurrent with the ABC repeats (see below), UKTV screened a special 40th Anniversary season of repeats, featuring at least one story of each Doctor:
  • An Unearthly Child
  • The War Games (split in half, eps 1-5, 6-10)
  • The Three Doctors
  • The Green Death
  • The Deadly Assassin
  • Logopolis
  • The Five Doctors
  • The Caves of Androzani
  • The Two Doctors
  • The Trial of a Time Lord (eps 13-14 only)
  • Survival
  • TV Movie
  • Plus a Special 40th Anniversary surprise on 23 November (if anyone can enlighten us as to what this "Surprise" was, please drop us a line!)

A full summary the UKTV airdates can be found at:



Table of Airdates in Australia
1965-67 | 1967-71 | 1971-75 | 1976-78 | 1979-82 | 1983-85 | 1985-90 | 1991-2002 | 2003-

THE AIRDATES COLUMNS ON EACH PAGE HAVE BEEN SEQUENCED TO REFLECT TRANSMISSION ORDER BY FIRST TO LAST REGION

PER = PERTH | DAR = DARWIN | ADE = ADELAIDE | MEL = MELBOURNE | HOB = HOBART

CAN = CANBERRA | SYD = SYDNEY | BRI = BRISBANE | RKH = ROCKHAMPTON | TVL = TOWNSVILLE

SUMMARY OF STATIONS


Key: BOLD = first airing | ITALICS = repeat (TABLE OF REPEATS IS HERE)

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