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On This Day (USA) - 11 January



The Daleks: The Ambush premiered on BBC One in 1964 at 5:14pm, watched by 9.90 million viewers.

Pretending to be a Dalek, Ian finds that that he is trapped inside the casing. The Doctor, Susan and Barbara have no choice but to abandon Ian as the real Daleks arrive and attack.



The Krotons: Episode Three premiered on BBC One in 1969 at 5:16pm, watched by 7.50 million viewers.
Jamie, still a captive of the Krotons, watches helplessly as they hunt down Zoe and the Doctor. Some of the Gonds plan an attack. . . .


Robot: Part Three premiered on BBC One in 1975 at 5:30pm, watched by 10.10 million viewers.

Sealed inside an underground bunker, Miss Winters issues her demands to the world's leaders, threatening a devastating nuclear strike if her demands are not met.



Castrovalva: Part Three premiered on BBC One (Not Wales) in 1982 at 6:55pm, watched by 10.20 million viewers.

Arc of Infinity: Part Three premiered on BBC One in 1983 at 6:51pm, watched by 6.90 million viewers.
 Birthdays
Kamara Bacchus was 31 - credited as Clubber in The Lodger

Kamara Bacchus is an English Actress and former Radio Presenter.

Her d├ębut acting role was in the ITV Police Drama The Bill she then went on to play roles in the CBBC sitcom Kerching! followed by roles in West 10 LDN,the BBC comedy Beautiful People by Jonathan Harvey (playwright)  and then on to a role in Doctor Who with the Eleventh Doctor.

Kamara is a graduate of the BRIT School she was invited back in 2009 to give a Talk as part of a career day alongside other former students.

Kamara used to present Radio shows on the digital station; colourful Radio and on her Royal Holloway University of London Radio Station 1287AM Insanity

Kamara was ranked 2nd in a Miss Jamaica Beauty Pageant in 2004.

Whilst studying Kamara appeared in Theatre productions of Ursula, American Dream, Macbethand Our Country's Good

Biography from the Wikipedia article, licensed under CC-BY-SA  



James Layton was 40 - credited as Sgt Ian Jenner in Planet of the Dead

James Layton played Sergeant Ian Jenner in the 2009 Doctor Who story Planet of the Dead.



Tom Ward was 46 - credited as Captain Latimer in The Snowmen

Best known for playing Harry Cunningham in Silent Witness since 2002, Tom Ward has appeared in a number of other shows, including The Lost World and Vanity Fair.



Derek Riddell was 50 - 2 credits, including Sir Robert MacLeish in Tooth and Claw

Derek Riddell  is a Scottish television actor.

He appeared in the 2006 story Tooth and Claw.

He was born in Glasgow, the son of actress Hope Ross and former St Mirren footballer Ian Riddell. His partner is the actress Frances Carrigan.

He graduated from LAMDA's three year acting course in 1990.

His television career in plays includes Midsummer Night's Dream and Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing. He also appeared in The Cosmonaut's Last Message to the Woman he once Loved in the Former Soviet Union at the Tron theatre.



Jason Connery was 54 - credited as Jondar in Vengeance on Varos

Jason Connery  is an English actor. He played played Jondar in the 1985 story Vengeance on Varos

Jason Joseph Connery was born in London, England. His parents are both actors, Scottish-born Sean Connery and the late Australian-born Diane Cilento. He attended Millfield School, a co-educational independent school in the village of Street, in Somerset, England, and later the independent Gordonstoun School in Moray, Scotland. He was later accepted into the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Jason Connery performed many roles in theatre and subsequently had parts in several B-films. His film debut was in The Lords of Discipline (1983). He portrayed Robin Hood  in the final season of the television series Robin of Sherwood in 1986. Connery became well known in the UK for this role.

Connery also portrayed James Bond creator Ian Fleming in the 1990 television drama Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming. (Fleming created the James Bond character, which was the role that made his father Sean Connery a star.) In 1997, he shot a fantasy film (originally intended as a pilot episode for a longer series); playing the title role of Merlin in Merlin: The Quest Begins, directed by David Winning and filmed on location in Peebles, Scotland; he appeared in Faithful Dealing (2001) in London, an English Restoration Whodunit, produced by Dominic Madden. In 2003, he toured with a stage production of The Blue Room. In 2004, he starred as a main character in the children's show Shoebox Zoo and returned in the second series in September 2005.

He made many Continental European films in the lead with the lead role in the film Night Skies (2006), and a lead role in the film Lightspeed (2006). He played a vampire hunter in Brotherhood of Blood (2007).

In 2008, he made his directorial debut with the film Pandemic and in 2009 directed The Devil's Tomb. 



David Benson was 55 - 14 credits, including Herald in Robot Of Sherwood

David Benson is an actor and writer, known for Cirque du Mort, School Disco and Goodnight Sweetheart. 

He is most famous for his one-man show titled Think No Evil of Us: My Life with Kenneth Williams about the life and career of the late comedian, for which he won the Scotsman's Fringe First award in 1996.

He appeared in the National Theatre production of One Man, Two Guvnors, alongside James Corden.



John Sessions was 64 - 4 credits, including Gus in Mummy On The Orient Express

John Sessions, is a British actor and comedian.

He is known for comedy improvisation in television shows such asWhose Line Is It Anyway?; as a panellist on QI; and as a character actor in numerous films, both in the UK and in Hollywood.

 His debut film wasThe Sender (1982), a horror feature in which he played a patient. His next film was The Bounty (1984) with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins.

He has also appeared in Henry V (1989) and A Midwinter's Tale (1995), both directed by Kenneth Branagh. O

ne of his most memorable performances to date is the role of Dr. Prunesquallor in Gormenghast (2000), the BBC's lavish production of Mervyn Peake's novels "Titus Groan" and "Gormenghast."

Onstage, he has appeared in many productions and performed numerous one-man shows. 



Anna Calder-Marshall was 70 - credited as Mathilda in Scream of the Shalka(Misc)

Anna Calder-Marshall is an English actress. Her father was the novelist and essayist Arthur Calder-Marshall. Her husband is actor David Burke and her son is actor Tom Burke.

Biography from the wikipedia article, licensed under CC-BY-SA



Malcolm Terris was 76 - 2 credits, including Co Pilot in The Horns of Nimon

Malcolm Terris is a British actor from Sunderland.

He appeared in the 1979 Doctor Who story Horns of Nimon.

He had a lengthy career in a large number of television programmes. Possibly his best known role was in When the Boat Comes In, a popular 1970s series, where he played the part of Matt Headley.

He also played the part of Dr. Thomas Huggan, ship's surgeon, in the 1984 film The Bounty.

In April 2011 he appeared as Len Merryman in an episode of Midsomer Murders.



R J Bell (died 2006 aged 66) would have been 77 - credited as The Garm in Terminus

Melvyn Hayes was 82 - 3 credits, including Wilkin in Shada (Online)(Misc)

Melvyn Hayes is an English actor probably best known for playing the effeminate Gunner (later Bombardier) "Gloria" Beaumont in the 1970s BBC sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum.

He played Wilkin in the webcast version of Shada, as well as its audio release.

Hayes is the former husband of Wendy Padbury and the father of Charlie Hayes.



Derek Sydney (died 2000 aged 80) would have been 97 - credited as Sevcheria in The Romans

Derek Sydney was awarded an Alexander Korda Scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He went on to perform in hundreds of theater, film and video dramas. 

He retired in 1990 from the British Actors Equity. 

Sydney was a part-time resident of San Marcos and part-time resident of London. He was nominated as "Volunteer of the Year" by the Actors Alliance of San Diego and honored at the ATAR Awards 2000 by the San Diego Performing Arts League.


 Deaths
Ken Trew (died 2014 aged 77) - 10 credits, including Costume Designer for Snakedance

Ken Trew was the costume designer for several Doctor Who television stories in the 1970's and 1980's

Other credits include PerformanceAlleyn MysteriesAn Ungentlemanly ActParnell & the EnglishwomanClarissaA Very Peculiar PracticeBergeracThe Prisoner of ZendaStrangers and BrothersStalky & Co.The Onedin LineDoomwatchMisleading CasesAnna Karenina



Jerome Willis (died 2014 aged 85) - credited as Stevens in The Green Death

Jerome Willis was a prominent British stage and screen actor with more than 100 screen credits to his name.

Willis had a leading role in the ITV drama series The Sandbaggers as Matthew Peele. He also appeared in Z Cars as DCS Richards, Within These Walls as Charles Radley, and Doctor Who as corporate polluter Stevens in The Green Death. Other television appearances include the cult children's television series Freewheelers as the manic Professor Nero, and the science fiction police drama Space Precinct as Captain Podley.

He also appeared as 'The Limping Man' in the film Siege of the Saxons (1963).

In 2002 Willis appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in Pericles at the Roundhouse in London.

Biography from the Wikipedia article, licensed under CC-BY-SA



Peter Pratt (died 1995 aged 71) - 2 credits, including The Master in The Deadly Assassin

Peter Pratt was an English actor and singer who is best remembered for his comic roles in the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas.

Pratt started his career in the chorus of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in 1945, moving up to small roles and then understudying Martyn Green, the principal comedian. From 1951 to 1959, he was the company's principal comedian, earning critical praise in the famous "patter" roles. After leaving the company, he moved on to a career in theatre, television, concert and radio, although he continued to perform the Gilbert and Sullivan roles throughout his career. 

One of his best-known television roles was as the second Master in Doctor Who.