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Long Island
Network: PBS Channel(s): 21
First airing: 1984 Last airing: 1992


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  • networked with WLIU

When the local channel made a mistake recently, response was swift from the viewers. The channel showed the first episode of Arc of Infinity one evening, and then the next they showed episode one of Snakedance. The third evening, after showing episode two of Snakedance, a very nervous station manager came on and apologised for the mix-up, explaining that for some reason the last three episodes of Arc Of Infinity were not sent to them in the package, but that they were working it out. They had had quite a flood of complaints. Then when the fourth episode of Snakedance finished, the manager came on the air and yelled "Doctor Who fans, don't turn off!" He explained that because of the mix-up, they had messed up the schedule. But, to satisfy the fans, they would show another run-through of episode one of Arc Of Infinity, and then pick up the following evening with the rest of the run. The amazing thing is that they actually replaced their early evening news show with Doctor Who for that one evening! Imagine that from the BBC.

  • The Talons of Weng-Chiang aired the week of 7 May 1985.
  • 1986: The series screened episodically weekdays, at 6.30pm, and complete stories episodically (i.e not as omnibuses but with the episodes played back to back) on Sunday nights.
  • 7 December 1986: The daily airings are move to Sunday nights, with episode breaks intact.
  • 1987: The 17 repackaged William Hartnell stories, and five Patrick Troughton stories air.
  • 15 August 1987 The War Games is broadcast in its entirety, episodically, from 6:00 to 11:00pm. Pledge breaks occurred between episodes: after episode one; after episode two; after episode five (including the February 1987 Atlanta, Georgia, interview with Sylvester McCoy); and after episode ten. (See below)
  • 1987-1988: The 24 repackaged Jon Pertwee stories air.
  • 4 November 1989: Paradise Towers episodes 1-3 air as scheduled. Episode 2 is mistakenly repeated. After 10 minutes it is replaced with episode 4 ... of Remembrance of the Daleks. The end of Paradise Towers airs the next week.
  • 29 February 1992: WLIW drops the series after screening a run of Peter Davison stories.