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'''TV4 Science Fiction''''''MTV3 Scifi''' closed down in '''August 2012'''.
Revision as of 20:23, 30 April 2019
TV4 Science Fiction, MTV3 Scifi and TV2 Science Fiction all closed down in August 2012.
Stories Bought and Broadcast
TV4 SF screened all the available serials of the first seven Doctors, and aired them in production rather than story order.
They also showed the two Peter Cushing Dalek movies.
Episodes usually screened several times daily, first in the early evening, then just after midnight, then again around 3.00am the following morning.
The Patrick Troughton era commenced on Wednesday 16 April 2008, with The Tomb of the Cybermen.
Robot part 1 aired on Thursday, 7 August 2008. All the Tom Baker stories aired (albeit without Genesis of the Daleks, which was not included) in production order, which made for some odd continuity regarding Adric when it came to season 18!
The Peter Davison stories also aired in production order, so Four to Doomsday was first, from Wednesday, 3 December 2008, and Castrovalva aired fourth. The Five Doctors aired, but Resurrection of the Daleks was skipped.
Colin Baker arrived on Tuesday, 20 January 2009. The Season 22 stories aired in their 45 minute versions.
The seventh Doctor debuted on Friday, 20 February 2009. Remembrance of the Daleks was not shown, and the remaining Sylvester McCoy stories were screened in production order, which meant Ghost Light was last, with part three airing 19 March 2009.
The two Peter Cushing Daleks movies were shown several times throughout 2009, usually a day apart.
The short documentary Resistance is Useless was shown in 19 March 2009, ahead of the return of the William Hartnell stories later that same day.
The stories were all cycled through again, although the entire Pertwee era was skipped!
From April 2009 until December 2011, TV4 SF was simulcast with the Norwegian station TV2 Science Fiction.
This repeat cycle ended on 11 September 2011.
This was followed by the Davison, Colin Baker and McCoy eras again (although some season 19 Davisons were skipped). These three Doctors only were then cycled through again several times again, concluding with Ghost Light part three and another showing of Resistance is Useless on Monday, 18 June 2012.
Two months later, in August 2012, both TV4 Science Fiction and MTV3 Scifi closed down.
Full listings for TV4 SF and MTV3 SF are recorded in the This Week in Doctor Who site, and general info on TV4 and TV4 Guld are on a fan-site: