The Week In Sci-Fi

A detailed rundown of all the events, releases and top telly you need to know about to make it an SF-tastic week

Welcome to The Week In Sci-Fi! Bookmark www.sfx.co.uk/tag/The-Week-In-Sci-Fi/ and you’ll never be more than one click away from our weekly highlights listing. All release/transmission dates are for the UK, cos, like, that's where we live, innit?

MONDAY 16 JANUARY

It’s a quiet day for DVD releases, but there are a couple. Doctor Who Christmas special “The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe” hits shiny disc, whilst if gawping at models with fishy tails floats your boat you might enjoy 1962 curio The Mermaids Of Tiburon .

The ever-reliable Peter Cushing features in Amicus anthology horror Torture Garden - Horror Channel, 10am.

Vincent Price reads another instalment of The Price Of Fear – Radio Four Extra, 6pm (repeated at midnight).

The late Doctor Who producer Barry Letts begins reading his memoir Who And Me – Radio Four Extra, 6pm (repeated at 00.30am).

Torchwood: Children Of Earth continues a repeat run, with part two – Watch, 9pm.

The truth about Larry’s burns is revealed in the 10th episode of American Horror Story – FX, 9pm. Have you been reading our American Horror Story reviews ?

Carry on cramming for the latest Underworld release by watching Underworld: Evolution – Film4, 11pm.

TUESDAY 17 JANUARY

The Bond In Motion exhibition kicks off today at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu (that’s in the New Forest between Bournemouth and Southampton ). On display: 50 Bond vehicles, including the Lotus Esprit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me and the Aston Martin DBS from Quantum Of Solace . The exhibition runs until December.

Vincent Price reads another instalment of The Price Of Fear – Radio Four Extra, 6pm (repeated at midnight).

The late Doctor Who producer Barry Letts continues reading his memoir Who And Me – Radio Four Extra, 6pm (repeated at 00.30am).

There’s a double-bill of documentary goodness on Sky Arts 1 from 6.55pm. First up, The Man Who Drew Bug-Eyed Monsters profiles Reynold Brown, who created the posters for films like Attack Of The 50-Foot Woman and Creature From The Black Lagoon. That’s followed at 8pm by With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story .

Disney flick Flight Of The Navigator is on Syfy again at 9pm.

Death comes to the ball in Roger Corman Poe adaptation The Masque Of The Red Death – Horror Channel, 10.55pm.

Linda Blair spins her head around one more time in The Exorcist – ITV4, 00.25am.

Alex Proyas’s surreal and atmospheric Dark City is on TCM at 1.00am.

WEDNESDAY 18 JANUARY

Vincent Price reads another instalment of The Price Of Fear – Radio Four Extra, 6pm (repeated at midnight).

The late Doctor Who producer Barry Letts continues reading his memoir Who And Me – Radio Four Extra, 6pm (repeated at 00.30am).

Heads will roll in Tim Burton’s gothic fantasy Sleepy Hollow – 9pm on E4.

THURSDAY 19 JANUARY

A production of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere opens in Reading today, at the Progress Theatre . It runs until 28 January. Tickets are £10 full price, with concessions £8. Visit http://neverwherereading.tumblr.com/ for more details.

It’s a smashing day for book lovers, with an avalanche of SF and fantasy titles. Amongst those making their debut are: Blue Remembered Earth , the first in Alastair Reynolds’s novel Poseidon's Children trilogy; Dean Koontz chiller 77 Shadow Street ; Transmission , the second volume of Jon Meaney's epic Ragnarok trilogy; Chris Beckett’s excellent Dark Eden ; Orb, Sceptre, Throne , the fourth of Ian C Esslemont’s Malazan Empire books; Paul McCauley’s latest, In The Mouth Of The Whale ; and standalone Star Wars title Star Wars: Darth Plagueis . Visit our book reviews section to read write-ups of the first three.

Vincent Price reads another instalment of The Price Of Fear – Radio Four Extra, 6pm (repeated at midnight).

The late Doctor Who producer Barry Letts continues reading his memoir Who And Me – Radio Four Extra, 6pm (repeated at 00.30am).

Michael York and Jenny Agutter go on the lam in Logan’s Run – 6.45pm, Film4.

Season two of Lost Girl continues – Syfy, 9pm.

Angelic-lawyers drama Eternal Law reaches its third episode - ITV1, 9pm.

Outcasts starts a repeat run on BBC HD at 10.30pm.

There’s parkour in a future Paris in District 13 – Film4, 1.35am.

FRIDAY 20 JANUARY

Underworld: Awakening , the fourth in the vampires vs werewolves series, hits cinemas today.

ITV1 continues its season of dino-dramas with Jurassic Park III – 3.45pm.

Vincent Price reads another instalment of The Price Of Fear – Radio Four Extra, 6pm (repeated at midnight).

The late Doctor Who producer Barry Letts continues reading his memoir Who And Me – Radio Four Extra, 6pm (repeated at 00.30am).

Doctor Who fans in London rejoice! Tenth Planet are holding a signing event in the evening. Mark Strickson (Turlough), John Leeson (K-9), Debbie Watling (Victoria) and Michael “son of the second Doctor” Troughton (author of a new biography of Patrick Troughton ) are amongst those you can meet between 7pm and 9pm at Barking Learning Library .

Ben Affleck is Matt Murdoch in Daredevil – Film4, 9pm.

Arnie gets his ass kicked by a girl in Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines – Watch, 10pm.

Neil Jordan's stylish The Company Of Wolves (co-written with Angela Carter) is on the Horror Channel at 10.55pm.

Patrick “John Steed” MacNee is amongst the cast of quirky werewolf flick The Howling – 11pm, ITV4.

Multiple Fringe helmer Brad Anderson directs spooky-goings-on-in-abandoned-mental-hospital chiller Session 9 – 11pm, Syfy.

American tourists are menaced by [SPOILERS REDACTED] in a Mayan temple in 2008 horror The Ruins - 11.30pm, BBC1.

Ingrid Pitt stars in Hammer's Countess Dracula , repeated at 00.45 on the Horror Channel.

SATURDAY 21 JANUARY

Alastair Reynolds will be signing copies of his new book Blue Remembered Earth at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore, from 4pm to 5pm.

Blake's 7 audio T he Early Years: Eye Of The Machine (written by Ben Aaronovitch) is on Radio Four Extra at 6pm (repeated at midnight).

Part one (of two) of a reading of Philip K Dick's "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" (the short story that inspired Total Recall ) is on Radio Four Extra at 6.30pm (repeated at 00.30).

Arnie gets his ass kicked by a girl (again) in Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines – Watch, 9pm.

There's a double-bill of episodes of Hammer House Of Horror (eps 9 and 10) on the Horror Channel from 9pm.

Daniel Radcliffe is on The Jonathan Ross Show to promote The Woman In Black - ITV1, 9.15pm.

Michael J Fox is a psychic conman in Peter Jackson’s The Frighteners - Syfy, 10pm.

1974 Amicus film The Beast Must Die (a werewolf whodunnit featuring a “werewolf break” where you have to guess who the lycanthrope is as a clock ticks down!) is on the Horror Channel at 11.10pm.

Ed Harris encounters underwater aliens in The Abyss – Channel 4, 11.30pm.

Kate Beckinsale slips into the PVC trews again for Underworld: Evolution – Film4 – 00.50am.

Nasty Alien rip-off Inseminoid is on the Horror Channel at 00.55am.

SUNDAY 22 JANUARY

A four-part version of Alan Garner's Elidor continues with the second instalment on Radio Four Extra at 9am (repeated at 4pm).

The two people in the country who don’t already own the DVD will be delighted to see that Back To The Future is on ITV2, 2.45pm.

An adbuctee flies a plane right up an alien mothership’s bumhole in Independence Day – Film4, 4.20pm.

There’s an ‘80s fantasy clash this afternoon, with Ladyhawke on Channel 4 from 2.05pm, and Dragonslayer on Channel 5 from 3.50pm.

Little-known Sam Raimi effort Spider-Man is on Channel 5 at 7.35pm.

Emily Blunt breaks down on a deserted stretch of road in ghost horror Wind Chill - Channel 5, 11pm.

Got an event to tell us about? Spotted an error or an important omission? Then drop a line to ian.berriman@futurenet.com.