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On This Day (USA) - 19 November



The Power of the Daleks: Episode Three premiered on BBC One in 1966 at 5:51pm, watched by 7.50 million viewers.

Polly is taken prisoner by the rebels who intend to use the Daleks to take control of the colony. The Doctor discovers that all three Daleks have now been reactivated.



Image of the Fendahl: Part Four premiered on BBC One in 1977 at 6:13pm, watched by 9.10 million viewers.

Missing In Action premiered on BBC One in 1993 at 7:29pm, watched by 3.90 million viewers.

Doctor Who: A Celebration premiered on BBC Radio Wales in 2006 at 7:00pm

Countrycide premiered on BBC Three in 2006 at 10:00pm, watched by 1.22 million viewers.

The team probes a number of gruesome deaths in the Brecon Beacons, only to confront a terrifying enemy.



The Lost Boy: Part Two premiered on CBBC in 2007 at 5:30pm

The Gift: Episode One premiered on BBC One in 2009 at 4:35pm, watched by 0.95 million viewers.

The Power of the Daleks: Episode One (animation) premiered on BBC America in 2016 at 8:25pm, watched by 0.25 million viewers.

The TARDIS brings the new Doctor and his companions Polly and Ben to an Earth colony on planet Vulcan where a murder has been committed.


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Adele Silva is 37 today - credited as Squeak in Survival

Adele Silva  is an English actress and television personality who has been on stage and television since she was a young girl. She is best known for playing the role of Kelly Windsor in the television soap opera Emmerdale.

Silva is most famous for playing the role of Kelly Windsor in the television soap opera Emmerdale, which she first played this role from 1993 to 2000 before returning to the soap in 2005. Her plotlines have been amongst the most daring in the soap opera, including a relationship with her stepbrother and running off with one of her school teachers. 

 Her first television appearance was as Squeak in the 1989 Doctor Who story Survival. She also appeared in Mr Majeika and The Bill.



Katherine Kelly is 38 today - 7 credits, including Miss Quill in For Tonight We Might Die(Class)

Katherine Kelly is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

She played Becky McDonald in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2006 to 2012, for which she won Best Actress at the 2009 British Soap Awards and Best Serial Drama Performance at the 2012 National Television Awards.

Since 2013, she has starred as Lady Mae Loxley in the ITV drama series Mr Selfridge.

Kelly's theatre roles include playing Bianca in a 2002 production of Othello at the Royal Exchange Theatre, and Kate Hardcastle in the 2012 National Theatre revival of She Stoops to Conquer. In 2012, she also starred in the BBC Four Kenny Everett biopic Best Possible Taste. Her other television credits include The Guilty (2013), The Field of Blood (2013), Happy Valley (2016) and The Night Manager (2016).



Mark Bonnar is 49 today - 5 credits, including Jimmy in The Rebel Flesh / The Almost People

Mark Bonnar  is a Scottish actor, best known is playing Bruno Jenkins in Casualty. He has also acted in after life, Taggart and Wire in the Blood. He has appeared in Nuclear Secrets and The Bill in 2007. In 2009, he starred in the BBC One series Paradox. In 2010 he featured as Don in episode 5 of E4 comedy PhoneShop.

His theatre performances include Philistines at the Lyttelton, National Theatre in May 2007; Phil in Mammals, a national tour in 2006; David in A Girl In A Car With A Man at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs in December 2004; Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing at the Salisbury Playhouse in September 2004; Cyrano de Bergerac at the National Theatre in 2004 and Parade at the Donmar Warehouse in September 2007. He is married to Casualty actress Lucy Gaskell. In 2011 he played in the role of Detective Inspector Finney in Psychoville.



Anthony Frieze is 52 today - credited as Xoanon in The Face of Evil

Anthony Frieze provided one of the voices of Xoanon in the Doctor Who story The Face of Evil.



Nicholas Pennell (died 1995 aged 56) would be 79 today - credited as Winton in Colony In Space

Nicholas Pennell  was an English actor who appeared frequently on film and television in the 1960s.

He was educated at Allhallows College, Lyme Regis and trained at RADA. He then appeared in repertory theatre. On television he appeared in The Saint, The Flaxton Boys, The Forsyte Saga as Michael Mont and in Doctor Who, Colony in Space.

On film he appeared as an RAF pilot in Battle of Britain (1969) and in Only When I Larf (1968) as Spencer.

In 1972, he joined the Stratford Festival company upon the urging of William Hutt. In his first season, he appeared as Orlando in As You Like opposite Carole Shelley as Rosalind. The following year he returned to star as Pericles in 1973 in a production designed by Leslie Hurry and directed by Jean Gascon.

He can be seen on DVD in the role of Malvolio in a production of Shakespeare's Twelfth night (1986) CBC Home Video, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, based on the 1985 Stratford Shakespeare Festival production.

Pennell died in 1995 of lymphatic cancer.

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Brian Vaughan (died 1990 aged 59) would be 87 today - credited as Lt. Commander Watts in The Sea Devils

Brian Vaughan played Lt. Cmdr. Watts in the 1972 Doctor Who story The Sea Devils.

Also worked on World's EndCross NowDixon of Dock GreenChurchill's People and Dial M for Murder



William Russell is 93 today - 48 credits, including Ian Chesterton in An Unearthly Child

William Russell  is an English actor, best known for his portrayal of Ian Chesterton, one of the original companions of the first Doctor William Hartnell.

Born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, his big break was the title role in The Adventures of Sir Lancelot on ITV in 1956.

He was cast by producer Verity Lambert as one of the four original cast members of Doctor Who in 1963, starring opposite William Hartnell as the Doctor, Jacqueline Hill as Barbara Wright, Carole Ann Ford as Susan Foreman.

Russell continues his involvement with Doctor Who, having lent his voice as a narrator to several of the audio book releases of the 'lost' 1960s episodes. He has also appeared in The Game, one of the continuing Doctor Who audio stories produced by Big Finish. More recently, Russell has recorded readings of some of the Target Novelisations of Doctor Who episodes, also for CD release.

n the late 1990s Russell returned to the role of Ian for the VHS release of the story The Crusade, of which episodes two and four are currently lost. He recorded several in-character scenes to camera, which helped to bridge the gap between the existing episodes.

Away from Doctor Who, Russell appeared in many well known British films including They Who Dare (1954), The Man Who Never Was (1956) and The Great Escape (1963). He also later had a minor role in Superman: The Movie (1978) and Death Watch with Harvey Keitel and Harry Dean Stanton (1979).

He has played a number of roles in theatre with The Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre and the opening season of The Globe Theatre.

On television he acted in many plays and series including Disraeli, Testament of Youth and the part of Ted Sullivan, the short-lived second husband of Rita Sullivan in Coronation Street. He also had a small part in an episode of the first series of Blackadder (1983), as a late replacement for Wilfrid Brambell, who had become impatient with delays to his scene and left the set before shooting it.

In the 1980s, while being in the Actors Touring Company he used the name of Russell Enoch, professionally. However, when he left the Company he reverted to William Russell.. He continued to act in other roles on stage and television, the last being as the character of Lanscombe in an episode of the 2005 series of Agatha Christie's Poirot ("After the Funeral").

From his first marriage to French actress Balbina Gutierrez, he has three children, Vanessa, Laetitia and Robert, and three grandchildren Elise, Amy and James. Alfred Enoch, his son from his second marriage to Brazilian physician Etheline Margareth Lewis Enoch, plays Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter films.

The actor is played by Jamie Glover in the 50th Anniversary drama An Adventure In Space And Time, and also has a cameo in the drama as Harry - Security Guard.



Bernard Davies (died 2010 aged 86) would be 94 today - credited as German soldier in The War Games

Bernard Davies played a German soldier in the Doctor Who story The War Games.

Davies' first brush with fame came in 1958 when he won what was then the biggest prize awarded on British TV, £5,580 on the short-lived Granada quiz show, Twenty One.

Besides his various minor roles on film and TV, Davies was noted for his writings on Sherlock Holmes. He was Chairman of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London and also the co-founder and president of the Dracula Society. He was made a Freeman of the City of London in 1986.

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