Okay , I now have access to BBC America and so the DOCTOR WHO marathon/retrospective they are running now in preparation for the new season (I see in fact that BBA's promotions are using the Americanism " season " , not the Britishism " series " in referring to a year's worth of shows .) .

  I saw the last 3 Tenth Doctor episodes to-night (One of them a double-length episode) .

  They were all about 75-80 minutes in basic length , including commercials .

  Of course , DW is - It is , isn't it ? - a commercial-free series in Great Britain , where it is shown on the BBC ~ However , just now looking at BBC America's schedule , I see that the shows are listed as hour-long episodes most of the day , with the three I saw listed as airing past 12  midnight ~ but they aired at 9:20 on here in San Francisco , which means either that BBC America does not stagger their (Hey , I'm discussing a Brit show:-)...) programmes' airing times to accommodate time zone differences - Or , that there is something a little fishy about the cable package that my healing/recovery place's cable plan ! :-)

  I will discuss what I can about the present WHO , my past " interregnum-era " Who fandom , media versions & coverage of Who...I will spoil some but , unless I ask , please don't spoil for me !!

  How much do Who episodes get edited to fit into an American TV commercial hour ? Are their any markets other than America where Who has been shown (perhaps on secondary/re-run appearances) with commercials ?

  Is the programme still partly financed by the Canadian Broadcasting Company and recorded in Cardiff by BBC Wales , not the main BBC ?

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...Are female officers in British military organizations  addressed as " Mum " ? Sure sounds like that .

  Because " Mam'm " is reserved for the Royals ? I just looked up " Mam'm "'s definition and it said it for high-renking female military ~ Sure sounded like " Mum " , though .

  Are the kind of traditional Keds/Converse-style sneakers the Tenth Doctor wore called " trainers " in Britain ?  I thought  that was more for " modern " Nike/Adidas-style sneakers ?

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