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4/07/2007 01:54:00 am - Reported by Marcus

The scheduled start time for Doctor Who moves back to 7.40pm for the transmission of Episode three, Gridlock, on Saturday 14th April.

The reason for the delay is that BBC One has Match of the Day Live's coverage of one of the FA Cup semi-finals in the usual Who slot. The last time Doctor Who followed on from FA Cup football was for the transmission of last year's second episode, Tooth and Claw, which achieved the highest ratings of the season. However, RadioTimes.com implies that if the football overruns then Gridlock will be delayed by one week. The programme is scheduled to be followed once more by Any Dream will Do, which features John Barrowman.

Because of the delay in Week 3, the programme will not clash with ITV1's transmission of their new search for a star show Grease Is the Word. Instead it will face another edition of the quiz show Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?Doctor Who has always comfortably beaten this show when they have been placed against each other.

BBC Two goes back to the 1930s, showing the drama I Capture the Castle, about two young girls falling in love for the first time with two handsome American brothers. It stars Sinead Cusack, Tara Fitzgerald and Bill Nighy.

Also because of the later time, on Channel 4 only the first part Doctor Who faces the usual Born Survivor: Bear Grylls. The rest of the programme is up against a new series, Face of Britain, a study into the genetics of the British population.

Five is showing the 1991 film Curly Sue, a comedy about a con man and his adorable young daughter.

Doctor Who Confidential is on BBC Three at 8.25pm