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*'''3 December 1983''': The [[Tom Baker stories]] commence screening, Saturdays at 9pm.  
 
*'''3 December 1983''': The [[Tom Baker stories]] commence screening, Saturdays at 9pm.  
 
*'''16 February 1985''': The newly-released package of all 24 [[Jon Pertwee stories]] makes its '''US debut'''. This package sees [[Spearhead from Space]], [[Frontier in Space]], [[Planet of the Daleks]] and [[Invasion of the Dinosaurs]] screening for the first time in the US.
 
*'''16 February 1985''': The newly-released package of all 24 [[Jon Pertwee stories]] makes its '''US debut'''. This package sees [[Spearhead from Space]], [[Frontier in Space]], [[Planet of the Daleks]] and [[Invasion of the Dinosaurs]] screening for the first time in the US.
* '''1985''': The NJN-produced special [[Doctor Who's Who's Who]] airs. [http://www.millenniumeffect.co.uk/video/commvids/vhsother.php NJN documentaries fan page]
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* '''20 April 1985''': The NJN-produced special '''"[[Doctor Who's Who's Who]]"''' airs for the first time. ([http://www.millenniumeffect.co.uk/video/commvids/vhsother.php NJN documentaries fan page])
  
*'''31 August 1985''': [[K9 and Company]] screens, followed by the documentary, '''[[Doctors Who Old & New]]'''.
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*'''31 August 1985''': [[K9 and Company]] screens, followed by the documentary, '''"[[Doctors Who Old & New]]"'''.
  
 
*'''7 September 1985''': The 17 repackaged [[William Hartnell stories]] make their '''US debut''' on NJN, on Saturday, 9.00pm, in omnibus "movie" format.
 
*'''7 September 1985''': The 17 repackaged [[William Hartnell stories]] make their '''US debut''' on NJN, on Saturday, 9.00pm, in omnibus "movie" format.
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*'''24 January 1987''': [[The Trial of a Time Lord]] begins. NJN is one of the first US stations air this.   
 
*'''24 January 1987''': [[The Trial of a Time Lord]] begins. NJN is one of the first US stations air this.   
 
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*'''27 June 1987''': The NJN-produced special '''"[[Doctor Who Then and Now]]"''' airs for the first time.  
*'''9 January 1988''': The NJN-produced special '''"[[Doctor Who Then and Now]]"''' airs. This is followed by the first US showing of [[Time and the Rani]]. ([http://www.millenniumeffect.co.uk/video/commvids/vhsother.php NJN documentaries fan page])
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*'''9 January 1988''': [[Doctor Who Then and Now]] airs again, followed by the '''first US showing''' of [[Time and the Rani]].  
 
*'''13 August 1988''': [[K-9 and Company]] airs for the fourth time.
 
*'''13 August 1988''': [[K-9 and Company]] airs for the fourth time.
*'''19 November 1988''': Following a screening of [[Dragonfire]] (7.00 to 8.30pm), '''"[[The Making of Doctor Who]] Special"''' (from 9.00 to 10.00pm), another of the specially-commissioned behind the scenes / interview specials produced by the Network airs. This one goes behind the scenes during the making of [[Silver Nemesis]]. This was followed by [[The Five Doctors]] from 10:30 till midnight.
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*'''19 November 1988''': Following a screening of [[Dragonfire]] (7.00 to 8.30pm), '''"[[The Making of Doctor Who]] Special"''' (from 9.00 to 10.00pm) airs for the first time. This was followed by [[The Five Doctors]] from 10:30 till midnight.
  
 
* '''3 March 1990''': Season 26 of the [[Sylvester McCoy stories]] makes its '''US debut''', with the four stories played in production order.  
 
* '''3 March 1990''': Season 26 of the [[Sylvester McCoy stories]] makes its '''US debut''', with the four stories played in production order.  
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==Promos and pledge breaks==
 
==Promos and pledge breaks==
 
* '''PROMO / PLEDGE (1987) (filmed in [[Atlanta|Atlanta, Georgia]])''':
 
 
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* '''NJN PLEDGES''': '''1986/1987: TOM BAKER, MARK STRICKSON, LALLA WARD, LOUISE JAMESON, JON PERTWEE, SARAH SUTTON, CAROLE ANN FORD, ANTHONY AINLEY, MARY TAMM, BONNIE LANGFORD, KATY MANNING, PETER DAVISON, TERRY NATION, NICOLA BRYANT, SYLVESTER McCOY, JOHN NATHAN-TURNER''':
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* '''PROMO / PLEDGE (1987)''' (filmed in [[Atlanta|Atlanta, Georgia]]), featuring John Nathan-Turner and Sylvester McCoy
 
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* '''NJN PLEDGES''': '''1986/1987''': featuring Tom Baker, Mark Strickson, Lalla Ward, Louise Jameson, Jon Pertwee, Sarah Sutton, Carole Ann Ford, Anthony Ainley, Mary Tamm, Bonnie Langford, Katy Manning, Peter Davison, Terry Nation, Nicola Bryant, Sylvester McCoy, John Nathan-Turner
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Latest revision as of 02:52, 25 August 2019

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More information about NJN can be found at the Doctor Who Cuttings Archive
New Jersey Network
Network: PBS Channel(s): various
First airing: 1983 Last airing: 1995

== AIRDATES ==
Print ad circa 1983/84
Debut of Troughton episodes in the US, on NJN from 1 February 1986 issue of the Network Guide

A network of four channels covering the state:

The station was also carried on all cable systems in New Jersey and many in neighboring New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware.


  • 7 September 1985: The 17 repackaged William Hartnell stories make their US debut on NJN, on Saturday, 9.00pm, in omnibus "movie" format.
  • 26 October 1985: The Colin Baker stories make their US debut on NJN, screening one full story on the last Saturday of each month. (This means that the Bakers play between Hartnell and Troughton runs of episodes.)
  • 1 February 1986: The repackaged five Patrick Troughton stories make their US debut on NJN, weekly at 9pm on Saturdays. (The series aired on Saturdays at 9.00pm during the whole year.)
  • 22 February 1986: By design or purely coincidentally, The Two Doctors plays during the Troughton run.
  • 5 April 1986: After the debut of the Troughton stories, NJN aired omnibus editions of the Jon Pertwee stories in the usual Saturday 9pm slot.
  • 19 April 1986: A transmission error occurred during The Ambassadors of Death: with 15 minutes or so left in the story, the screen faded to black and the end titles started. The station later showed the last 15 minutes three weeks later, after The Mind of Evil.
  • 3 March 1990: Season 26 of the Sylvester McCoy stories makes its US debut, with the four stories played in production order.
  • 5 September 1992: The week after the Marathon, the series moves to an earlier 5.00pm timeslot.
  • 27 March 1993: A run of the Doctors' first and last episodes begin.
  • 9 October 1993: Stories were played episodically, rather than as omnibus "movies", weekly at 11:30pm.
  • 13 August 1994: After over ten years of almost uninterrupted screenings of Doctor Who, the New Jersey Network drops the series; the final story to be broadcast is The Deadly Assassin. The reasons cited for this are declining viewers, dwindling donations and increased residual payment demands made by Lionheart. Between 1983 and 1994, NJN enjoyed runs of every surviving full story at least twice, with the Tom Baker stories played as many as six times.
  • 1 December 1994: Four months after the last airing, 30 Years in the TARDIS is shown. It is repeated 4 March 1995.
NJN Logo
NJN Pledge Caption
Generic billing for Channels 49 (Connecticut) & 50 (New Jersey)


The Bergen Record, June 26, 1987
The Bergen Record, Nov. 18, 1988


Promos and pledge breaks

  • PROMO / PLEDGE (1987) (filmed in Atlanta, Georgia), featuring John Nathan-Turner and Sylvester McCoy


  • NJN PLEDGES: 1986/1987: featuring Tom Baker, Mark Strickson, Lalla Ward, Louise Jameson, Jon Pertwee, Sarah Sutton, Carole Ann Ford, Anthony Ainley, Mary Tamm, Bonnie Langford, Katy Manning, Peter Davison, Terry Nation, Nicola Bryant, Sylvester McCoy, John Nathan-Turner



Promos and Pledges 1988




Sophie Aldred