Saturday, 1 January 2011

Sheer Poetry, Dear Boy!

Happy New Year! Welcome to this, the very first post of 2011! A new year is all about fresh starts, so we've redecorated - do you like it? Hope so! There's lots of clips to come over the next twelve months, so be here or be square! Although thinking about it, you probably have to be quite square to appreciate this blog anyway... ah well, let's kick off with a look back at the showing of a Doctor Who story with some unusual quirks...

Doctor Who: The Time Meddler
Sunday 27th December 1992
UK Gold (9.00am-11.00am)

The 1965 William Hartnell story The Time Meddler was first shown on satellite and cable channel UK Gold across four weekday afternoons at 5.30pm from Monday 21st to Thursday 24th December 1992, followed by an omnibus edition on Sunday 27th at 9am.The UK Gold schedule that day looked like this:

6.00am Rainbow
6.15am Chorlton And The Wheelies
6.30am Dangermouse
7.00am Lassie
7.30am Owl TV
8.00am Chocky's Challenge
8.30am Rentaghost
9.00am Doctor Who Omnibus: The Time Meddler
11.00am FILM: Miracle On Main Street
12.30pm FILM: Angel Square
3.00pm The Bill Omnibus
5.30pm Johann's Gift To Christmas
6.00pm FILM: Flight Of The Navigator
7.30pm To The Manor Born
8.00pm Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception
9.45pm To Catch A Killer
11.45pm Alexei Sayle's Stuff
12.15am Alias Smith And Jones
12.45am In Concert: EMF
1.45am Closedown

There's a few interesting things to point out about this broadcast, but if you start watching the video, all will be explained! Much thanks and gratitude to 'The Nimon' from the Gallifrey Base forum for providing the recording on VHS cassette.

Thanks for calling by - WhoGold returns with a new video on Sunday 16th January 2011.


  1. Mike HickmanJanuary 02, 2011

    Wonderful stuff - love the redesign. The captions showing the differences between the BBC Video and UK Gold are particularly useful. This will continue to be a site I visit regularly into 2011.

  2. Hi. My name is Patrick. Is there a contact page on this site? I have some UK Gold related material to Doctor Who and I was wondering if what I had would be of any interest?

  3. Hi Patrick, send me an e-mail at - hope to hear from you soon!