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On This Day (USA) - 10 January



Spearhead From Space: Episode 2 premiered on BBC One in 1970 at 5:15pm, watched by 8.10 million viewers.

A recovered Doctor escapes the hospital and joins UNIT in their investigation. Meanwhile, Channing directs one of his Auton servants to recover a meteorite.



The Brain of Morbius: Part Two premiered on BBC One in 1976 at 5:47pm, watched by 9.30 million viewers.

The Doctor is a prisoner of the Sisterhood of Karn who intend to burn him at the stake. Sarah hurries to the Doctor's rescue but pays the price for her efforts.



Warriors' Gate: Part Two premiered on BBC One in 1981 at 5:09pm, watched by 6.70 million viewers.

Mastermind: 1993 Episode 1 premiered on BBC One in 1993 at 10:00pm
 Birthdays
Frederick Schrecker (died 1976 aged 84) would have been 126 - credited as Julius Silverstein in The Web of Fear

Played Julius Silverstein in the Doctor Who serial The Web of Fear.


 Deaths
David Fisher (died 2018 aged 88) - 5 credits, including Writer for The Stones of Blood

David Fisher wrote several television scripts and novelised two of his stories as Doctor Who and the Creature from the Pit and Doctor Who and the Leisure Hive. 

Fisher wrote another script for Doctor Who called The Gamble With Time. He was unable to revise it, so it was altered by others. It became City of Death and was produced under the pseudonym David Agnew.

Also worked on Hammer House of Mystery and SuspenseHammer House of HorrorThe MackinnonsGeneral HospitalCrown CourtSutherland's LawThe Lotus EatersCrime of PassionThe TroubleshootersDixon of Dock GreenThis Man CraigOrlando