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On This Day (USA) - 29 February



Marco Polo: The Singing Sands premiered on BBC One in 1964 at 5:15pm, watched by 9.40 million viewers.

The caravan journeys across the dry Gobi desert. Tegana secretly slashes the water gourds, losing almost all of the precious water.


 Birthdays
Albert Welling was 66 - credited as Adolf Hitler in Let's Kill Hitler

Albert Welling is a British television actor. 

He has appeared in a number of television series including Cemetery Junction, Missing (TV series), Heartbeat (TV series), Midsomer Murders (TV series) , Mistresses (TV series), Hindenburg (TV movie), Perfect Parents (TV movie), Holby City (TV series), Silent Witness (TV series), The Line of Beauty (TV mini-series) , Broken News (TV series), The Rising: Ballad of Mangal PandeyThe Secretary Who Stole £4 Million (TV movie) , My Dad's the Prime Minister (TV series) , Lie with Me (TV movie) , D-Day 6.6.1944 (TV movie) , The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV series) , Charles II: The Power & the Passion (TV mini-series) , Carla (TV movie), Wire in the Blood (TV series), Superintendent Winter (TV series), Anybody's Nightmare (TV movie), The Vice (TV series), Peak Practice (TV series), Wing and a Prayer (TV series), The Murder of Stephen Lawrence (TV movie), Wycliffe (TV series), In the Red (TV series), The Bill (TV series), Underworld (TV series), WildeBrass Eye (TV series), Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV series), Casualty (TV series), Bugs (TV series), No Bananas (TV mini-series), Prime Suspect: Inner Circles (TV movie), Paul Merton's Life of Comedy (TV series), Timewatch (TV series documentary), Lovejoy (TV series), Drop the Dead Donkey (TV series), Pie in the Sky (TV series), A Touch of Frost (TV series), The Day Today (TV series), BackbeatBetween the Lines (TV series), Just Like a WomanMoon and Son (TV series), Prisoner of Honor (TV movie), Titmuss Regained (TV mini-series), This Is David Harper (TV series), Stay Lucky (TV series), Wish Me Luck (TV series), Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV series), Young Charlie Chaplin (TV series), Inspector Morse (TV series), Boon (TV series), Rockliffe's Folly (TV series), Tales of the Unexpected (TV series), Hannay (TV series), The Bretts (TV series), Bulman (TV series), Screen Two (TV series), Howards' Way (TV series), Black Silk (TV series), hine on Harvey Moon (TV series), Full House (TV series), The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (TV mini-series), A Voyage Round My Father (TV movie), Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (TV series), Pig in the Middle (TV series), Crown Court (TV series), BBC2 Playhouse (TV series), Maybury (TV series), Oppenheimer (TV mini-series), Premiere (TV series), Buccaneer (TV series), Cribb (TV series), Sally Ann (TV series), Telford's Change (TV series), The Sweeney (TV series), Send in the Girls (TV series), Secret Army (TV series), Play for Today (TV series), London Belongs to Me (TV series)The ITV Play (TV series), Softly Softly: Task Force (TV series), Z Cars (TV series) 


 Deaths
Dennis Chinnery (died 2012 aged 84) - 3 credits, including Gharman in Genesis of the Daleks

Chinnery trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, after which he took on roles in the West End, including understudying Paul Scofield in Ring Round The Moon and alongsider Margeret Rutherford in Time Remembered. After some five years he then entered repertory for two years at The Old Vic, which included him playing "Macbeth" opposite Beatrix Lehmann as "Lady Macbeth".

He appeared in a number of films in small roles, such as Constable Christian in The Plague of the Zombies (whose cast included Jacqueline Pearce), and in All The Way Up (playing chauffeur to Bill Fraser's Makepiece). On television, he played roles in series like Hancock's Half Hour, Dixon of Dock Green, Z-Cars, Softly, Softly, and also appeared fantasy series like The Avengers, The Saint and The Prisoner.

His first appearance in Doctor Who was as Albert C Richardson in The Chase; however, he took on a much more prominent role as Kaled scientist Gharman in Genesis of the Daleks. Later, he appeared in The Twin Dilemma as Professor Sylvest, the hard-pressed father of the eponymous twins.

In later life, Chinnery devoted his time to his other passion, painting, based at his home in Headley Down that overlooked the green fields of East Hampshire, Southern England.