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On This Day (USA) - 3 February



Blue Peter (3 Feb 1966): Making Dalek Cakes premiered on BBC One in 1966 at 5:00pm

The Web of Fear: Episode 1 premiered on BBC One in 1968 at 5:24pm, watched by 7.20 million viewers.

The TARDIS lands in the London Underground, which is deserted. Jamie and Victoria are captured by the military. The Doctor is amazed to discover that Yetis are in the tunnels.



Carnival Of Monsters: Episode Two premiered on BBC One in 1973 at 5:50pm, watched by 11.00 million viewers.

The Doctor and Jo have been miniaturised and trapped inside a Miniscope, the property of showman Vorg. The Scope has been impounded on the planet Inter Minor and may be destroyed.



The Armageddon Factor: Part Three premiered on BBC One in 1979 at 6:28pm, watched by 7.80 million viewers.

Frontios: Part Four premiered on BBC One in 1984 at 6:41pm, watched by 5.60 million viewers.

The Ghosts of N Space: Episode Three premiered on BBC Radio 2 in 1996 at 7:03pm
 Birthdays
Ben Turner was 38 - credited as King Louis XV in The Girl in the Fireplace

Ben Turner is a British Iranian actor, most notable for his role as nurse Jay Faldren on BBC's Casualty.

He played Louis XV in the 2006 Doctor Who story The Girl in the Fireplace.

He was educated at Dulwich College, then trained as an actor at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Turner has worked in television, film, theatre and radio

He has appeared in several charity shows such as Children In Need, 2009 in the Casualty special as Staff Nurse Jay Faldren. He has also been in Lets Dance for Sport Relief 2010.



Mat King was 43 - credited as Director for Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

Originally from Australia, Mat King has directed a number of programmes in the UK, including Law and Order UK, MI: High and Holby City.



Warwick Davis was 48 - 2 credits, including Porridge in Nightmare in Silver

Warwick Davis has had a sci-fi/fantasy career encompassing roles such as Wicket in Return of the Jedi, the titular role in Willow, the Leprechaun films, and Professor Flitwick and the goblin Griphook in the Harry Potter films.

He was also inside Marvin The Paranoid Android in the film version of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

On television he has most recently been seen as "himself" in Life's Too Short.



Kirsty Wark was 63 - credited as Herself in The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky

Kirsty Wark is a British journalist and television presenter best known for fronting the BBC Two's news and current affairs programme Newsnight since 1993, and its weekly arts annexe Newsnight Review which is now relaunched as "The Review Show".


 Deaths
Peter Gilmore (died 2013 aged 81) - credited as Brazen in Frontios

Peter Gilmore (born in Leipzig, Germany) was a British actor, best known for his portrayal of Captain James Onedin in the BBCTelevision period drama The Onedin Line. He also had roles in 11 Carry On films and played the heroic lead in the adventure film Warlords of Atlantis. He played Brazen in the 1984 series Frontios.

In addition, Gilmore played the role of a young soldier in the World War I satirical musical Oh! What A Lovely War (1969).

He was once married to Worzel Gummidge actress Una Stubbs. At the time of his death, Gilmore was married to actress and Onedin Line co-star Anne Stallybrass.

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



Martin Lisemore (died 1977 aged 37) - credited as Production Assistant for The Enemy of the World

Martin Lisemore was Production Assistant for 1968 Doctor Who story The Enemy of the World.

He later became a producer responsible for many period drama series and adaptations, including The Woodlanders, The Spoils of Poynton, and adaptations of Sense and Sensibility in 1971 and Emma the following year.

He quickly established himself as a leading producer of classic period drama, often working in partnership with script editor Betty Willingale. He achieved arguably his greatest success with the dramatisations of How Green Was My Valley (1975-76) and I Claudius (1976), the later winning both BAFTA and Emmy awards.

On 3 February 1977, during the production of his next series, Murder Most English, Lisemore was killed in a road accident.

He was maried to Sarah Lisemore, who appeared in The Enemy of the World.