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Satellite station '''[[wikipedia:British Satellite Broadcasting|British Satellite Broadcasting]] (BSB)''' was established in April 1986.  
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Satellite station '''[[wikipedia:British Satellite Broadcasting|BRITISH SATELLITE BROADCASTING]] (BSB)''' was established in April 1986. To receive the signals, subscribers were supplied with a non-circular antenna, which were known as "squarials".
  
A small selection of black and white William Hartnell serials aired on BSB's '''Galaxy Channel''', starting from Sunday, '''1 April 1990''' at 5:30pm, with each Sunday episode repeated the following Saturday at 1:30pm.  
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A small selection of four William Hartnell season one and two serials aired on BSB's '''Galaxy Channel''', starting from Sunday, '''1 April 1990''' at 5:30pm, with each Sunday episode repeated the following Saturday at 1:30pm. This 46-episode run ended on Saturday, '''8 September 1990'''.  
 
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Galaxy's regular '''"31 West"''' programme was renamed '''"31 Who"''' for a special '''Doctor Who Weekend''', which aired Saturday to Sunday, '''22-23 September 1990'''. It was hosted by 31 West's regular presenters Debbie Flint and Shyama Perera, with ex-Doctor Who producer John Nathan-Turner as guest host.  
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On Saturday and Sunday '''22-23 September 1990''', Galaxy's regular '''"31 West"''' magazine programme was renamed '''"31 Who"''' for a special '''Doctor Who Weekend'''. It was hosted by 31 West's regular presenters Debbie Flint and Shyama Perera, with ex-producer John Nathan-Turner as guest host.  
  
The weekend-long schedule featured screenings of several complete Hartnell, Troughton and Pertwee stories, some of the rare "orphan" episodes, the two [[Peter Cushing]] Dalek movies, plus documentaries (such as [[Whose Doctor Who]] and [[Doctor Who's Who's Who]]) and a fan quiz (featuring one of the editors of this very website!).
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The two-day schedule featured screenings of several complete Hartnell, Troughton and Pertwee stories, some of the rare "orphan" episodes, the two [[Peter Cushing]] Dalek movies, plus documentaries [[Whose Doctor Who]] (its first airing since 1977!) and US item [[Doctor Who's Who's Who]], and a fan quiz - featuring one of the editors of this very website!  
  
 
There were also many specially-filmed in-studio interviews with cast and crew: [[Sylvester McCoy]], Carole Ann Ford, Elisabeth Sladen, Peter Purves, Wendy Padbury, Terrance Dicks, Bob Baker & Dave Martin, Barry Newbery, Raymond Cusick, Pat Godfrey, Peter Hawkins, Mervyn Haisman, Nicholas Courtney, William Russell, Jennie Linden, John Freeman (of DWM) and Waris Hussein. Pre-recorded interviews with [[Jon Pertwee]], Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling also featured.  
 
There were also many specially-filmed in-studio interviews with cast and crew: [[Sylvester McCoy]], Carole Ann Ford, Elisabeth Sladen, Peter Purves, Wendy Padbury, Terrance Dicks, Bob Baker & Dave Martin, Barry Newbery, Raymond Cusick, Pat Godfrey, Peter Hawkins, Mervyn Haisman, Nicholas Courtney, William Russell, Jennie Linden, John Freeman (of DWM) and Waris Hussein. Pre-recorded interviews with [[Jon Pertwee]], Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling also featured.  
  
There was also a visit to a US '''Doctor Who''' convention, with interviews conducted at the 11-12 August 1990 "Unicon 90" event in Concord, San Francisco.  
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There was also a visit to a US '''Doctor Who''' convention, with interviews with fans and actor John Levene filmed at the '''11-12 August 1990''' "Unicon 90" event in Concord, San Francisco (see [[List of Conventions in the United States]]).  
 
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On 2 November 1990, BSB merged with SKY, and was rebranded as '''BSkyB'''. As a result, the ongoing schedule of further '''Doctor Who''' episodes was brought to an abrupt end on Saturday, '''1 December 1990''', midway through a repeat of [[The Daleks]].
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Regular weekly screenings resumed on Sunday, '''7 October''', with a repeat of [[An Unearthly Child]].
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On '''2 November 1990''', BSB was acquired by and merged with [[wikipedia:Sky UK|SKY]], to be rebranded as '''BSkyB'''. As a result, the ongoing schedule of further '''Doctor Who''' episodes was brought to an abrupt end on Saturday, '''1 December 1990''', midway through a repeat of [[The Daleks]].
 
   
 
   
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Latest revision as of 22:40, 24 August 2019

Satellite station BRITISH SATELLITE BROADCASTING (BSB) was established in April 1986. To receive the signals, subscribers were supplied with a non-circular antenna, which were known as "squarials".

A small selection of four William Hartnell season one and two serials aired on BSB's Galaxy Channel, starting from Sunday, 1 April 1990 at 5:30pm, with each Sunday episode repeated the following Saturday at 1:30pm. This 46-episode run ended on Saturday, 8 September 1990.



General Trailer



BSB Weekend 1990 Trailer


On Saturday and Sunday 22-23 September 1990, Galaxy's regular "31 West" magazine programme was renamed "31 Who" for a special Doctor Who Weekend. It was hosted by 31 West's regular presenters Debbie Flint and Shyama Perera, with ex-producer John Nathan-Turner as guest host.

The two-day schedule featured screenings of several complete Hartnell, Troughton and Pertwee stories, some of the rare "orphan" episodes, the two Peter Cushing Dalek movies, plus documentaries Whose Doctor Who (its first airing since 1977!) and US item Doctor Who's Who's Who, and a fan quiz - featuring one of the editors of this very website!

There were also many specially-filmed in-studio interviews with cast and crew: Sylvester McCoy, Carole Ann Ford, Elisabeth Sladen, Peter Purves, Wendy Padbury, Terrance Dicks, Bob Baker & Dave Martin, Barry Newbery, Raymond Cusick, Pat Godfrey, Peter Hawkins, Mervyn Haisman, Nicholas Courtney, William Russell, Jennie Linden, John Freeman (of DWM) and Waris Hussein. Pre-recorded interviews with Jon Pertwee, Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling also featured.

There was also a visit to a US Doctor Who convention, with interviews with fans and actor John Levene filmed at the 11-12 August 1990 "Unicon 90" event in Concord, San Francisco (see List of Conventions in the United States).



BSB Weekend part 1



BSB Weekend part 2



BSB Weekend part 3


Radio Times, 22-28 September 1990
Full page ad for BSB Doctor Who Weekend, 22-23 September 1990
Doctor Who weekend, Saturday; BSB TV Month
Doctor Who weekend, Sunday; BSB TV Month

Regular weekly screenings resumed on Sunday, 7 October, with a repeat of An Unearthly Child.

On 2 November 1990, BSB was acquired by and merged with SKY, to be rebranded as BSkyB. As a result, the ongoing schedule of further Doctor Who episodes was brought to an abrupt end on Saturday, 1 December 1990, midway through a repeat of The Daleks.


Airdates in the UK (BSB)
← AIRDATES ...... (CLICK ICON TO GO TO TABLE SHOWING EPISODE BREAKDOWN AND AIRDATES - N/S = story title is Not Stated)