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On This Day (USA) - 19 March



The Ark: The Return premiered on BBC One in 1966 at 5:15pm, watched by 6.20 million viewers.

When the TARDIS returns to the Ark at the end of its centuries long voyage, the travellers discover that the humans have been enslaved by their former servants, the Monoids.



The Talons of Weng-Chiang: Part Four premiered on BBC One in 1977 at 6:31pm, watched by 11.40 million viewers.

The Doctor and Leela take a trip to the theatre with the intention of confronting Li H'sen Chang. But Weng-Chiang has already made plans to dispose of his former servant.



Doctor Who Mastermind premiered on BBC2 in 2005 at 8:40pm, watched by 1.80 million viewers.

One-off Mastermind special hosted by John Humphrys. Four Doctor Who aficionados are put through their paces to find out who will be crowned the UK's top fan. The prize is presented by Christopher Eccleston, who plays Doctor Who.



Torchwood Declassified Series Two: Episode 10 premiered on BBC2 in 2008 at 9:46pm, watched by 1.35 million viewers.

Adrift premiered on BBC Three in 2008 at 9:59pm, watched by 0.97 million viewers.
 Birthdays
Maurice Roëves was 81 - credited as Stotz in The Caves of Androzani

Maurice Roëves is a British actor, born in Sunderland, County Durham.

His television roles include Danger UXB (1979), The Nightmare Man (1981), the 1984 Doctor Who serial The Caves of AndrozaniDays of our Lives (1986), Tutti Frutti (1987), Rab C. Nesbitt (1990), The New Statesman (1990), Spender (1991), Star Trek: The Next Generation, the BBC adaptation of Vanity Fair (1998) and EastEnders (2003).

He also played Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield in the 1996 television film Hillsborough, in which his character patrolled the FA Cup semi-final in the Liverpool F.C. game where a crush (blamed on loss of police control) led to the deaths of 96 fans.

In 2006 he starred in the BBC docudrama Surviving Disasters, portraying Sir Matt Busby in the story of the Munich air disaster.

He starred as Robert Henderson in BBC Scotland's drama River City.

His film roles include Oh! What a Lovely WarUlyssesHidden Agenda, the 1992 version of The Last of the Mohicans, the Judge Dredd movie (1995) and Beautiful Creatures (2000).

In 2003 he appeared in May Miles Thomas's film Solid Air.

 

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



Mary Wimbush (died 2005 aged 81) would have been 94 - credited as Aunt Lavinia in A Girl's Best Friend(K9&Co)

Mary Wimbush  was an English actress, whose career spanned sixty years from the 1940s to the 2000s. Active acrossfilmtelevisiontheatre and radio, she was perhaps best known for her role as the character of Julia Pargetter in BBC Radio 4's popular soap opera The Archers, a part she played from 1992 until her death.

Wimbush's father was a schoolmaster and her mother had trained at RADA, but did not pursue a stage career. Wimbush was educated at the Berkhamsted School for Girls and at St Agnes & St Michael's, an Anglican convent in East Grinstead. She trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, before joining Amersham rep.

She first acted on radio for the BBC in 1945, preferring the medium as it gave her more time to look after her young family, and it continued to be the medium in which she was the most active throughout her career. She played roles in hundreds of series, serials and plays, including various Shakespeare productions; Mrs Dale's DiaryThe Governor's Consort (a part written especially for her by Peter Tinniswood), The Mystery of Edwin Drood and The Horse's Mouth. For the latter two productions she won Best Actress at the 1991 Sony Awards, the radio equivalent of the Oscars. In 2004 she played Eurycleia in BBC Radio 4's acclaimed dramatisation of The Odyssey.

In The Archers in 1951 her character Jane Maxwell was the original stumbling block to the engagement of Phil Archer and his future (first) wife Grace. In 1965 she played schoolteacher Elsie Catcher, and was a regular on the programme for two years until the character retired. In 1969 she returned for a time as Lady Isabel Lander and she finally came back in 1992 as Julia Pargetter.

In 1959 she had acted in a radio play opposite Richard Attenborough. When making his first film as a director, 1969's Oh! What a Lovely War, he remembered her performance and cast her as the mother of the Smith family, her first film role, which won her a nomination as Best Supporting Actress at the British Academy Film Awards. She later appeared in two other films, Fragment of Fear (1970) and Vampire Circus (1972).

On television, she appeared in a variety of high-profile series in supporting roles. She played Prudie Paynter in the BBC's adaptations of the Poldark novels in the 1970s, and Zasulich in 1974's Fall of Eagles. In the 1980s she appeared in the Doctor Who spin-off K-9 and Company and D.H. Lawrence adaptation Sons and Lovers (both 1981), and in the early 1990s found fame as Aunt Agatha in three series of Jeeves and Wooster, with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. In 1993 she co-starred in the dark children's fantasy serial Century Falls, an early work by acclaimed scriptwriter Russell T. Davies. She also had guest appearances in episodes of a variety of programmes during her career, from Z-Carsand All Creatures Great and Small in the 1970s to Midsomer MurdersHeartbeat and Doctors in the 2000s. Her final screen appearance was in a two-part episode of the BBC One medical drama Casualty in September 2004.

As with television and film, she was not particularly active in the theatre until later in her career. Prominent roles included Miss Mackay in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester (1971) and Rebecca Nurse in Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Her final stage appearance came at the age of 78, in Song of the Western Men at the Minerva Theatre in Chichester.

Wimbush had one son (from her 1946 marriage to the actor Howard Marion-Crawford), and later two grandchildren through him. From 1958 she was the lover of the poet and playwright Louis MacNeice, until his death in 1963.

She died on the evening of 31 October 2005, at the Mailbox studios of BBC Birmingham, shortly after completing work on a recording session for The Archers.

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


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Norman Mitchell (died 2001 aged 82) - credited as First Policeman in The Daleks' Master Plan

Norman Mitchell was an English television, stage and film actor.

He played a policeman in the 1965 Doctor Who story The Daleks' Master Plan.

Born in SheffieldWest Riding of Yorkshire, his father was a mining engineer and his mother a concert singer. He attended Carterknowle Grammar School and the University of Sheffield, before appearing in repertory theatre and with the Royal Shakespeare Company. During World War II he served with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

he appeared in over 200 TV series including MeanwhileFate & FortuneLighthouseLast of the Summer WineUnnatural ActsThe Great KandinskyCasualtyDirty WeekendYou Rang, M'Lord?Screen OneTake Off with T-BagRevenge of Billy the KidPrisoner of HonorAll Creatures Great and SmallNever the TwainVanity FairT-Bag Strikes AgainKing of the GhettoLytton's DiaryDramaramaHammer House of Mystery and SuspenseThe Lonelyheart KidI Thought You'd GoneDream StuffingThe Hello Goodbye ManPotterAre You Being Served?The Wicked LadyOnly When I LaughKeep It in the FamilyThe Return of the SoldierYoung at HeartWorzel GummidgeThe GoodiesGrandadThe Basil Brush ShowHow's Your Father?GrundyWhy Didn't They Ask Evans?RentaghostYes MinisterThe Jim Davidson ShowBernieKelly MonteithGeorge & MildredSykeRings on Their FingersYou're Only Young TwiceLovely CoupleDanger UXBWodehouse PlayhouseCarry on EmmannuelleFamous FiveCome Back Mrs. NoahThe Big SleepThe Mike Reid ShowRobin's Nest1990A Hitch in TimeCrown CourtJust WilliamIt Ain't Half Hot MumRipping YarnsA Roof Over My HeadLord TrampBeryl's LotThe FostersZ CarsThe Heavy MobThe Pink Panther Strikes AgainBeastsThe Dick Emery ShowThe Fall and Rise of Reginald PerrinIt's ChildsplayMoon Over the AlleyGoodies Rule - O.K.?The Tomorrow PeopleLegend of the WerewolfThrillerWhatever Happened to the Likely Lads?Man About the HouseBrief EncounterNo StringsMy Name Is Harry WorthNot on Your NellieReg VarneyThe Boy with Two HeadsEmmerdaleThe Dragon's OpponentSpring and AutumnFollyfootFrankenstein and the Monster from Hell And Now the Screaming Starts!Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'EmNow Look HereLady Caroline LambFather Dear FatherAlcock and GanderThe Train Now StandingSix Days of JusticeIt's Murder But Is It ArtThe MoonstoneThe Fenn Street GangThe Onedin LineNearest and DearestWhack-O!Bless This HousePlay for TodayOn the BusesMisleading CasesDoctor at LargeOn the BusesThe Trouble with LilianBiographyAtlantic WallThe GamesThe TroubleshootersOne More TimeSome Will, Some Won'tDoctor in the HouseThe Wednesday PlayUp Pompeii!Two a PennyGerminalTake Three GirlsDad's ArmyTwo Gentlemen SharingPublic EyeThe Main ChanceW. Somerset MaughamThe First LadyThirty-Minute TheatreThe Tenant of Wildfell HallSoftly SoftlyDiamonds for BreakfastOliver!GazetteUkridgeDetectiveComedy PlayhouseFreewheelersNicholas NicklebyCity 68'he Magnificent Six and ½: Bob-a-JobHalf a SixpenceThe GamblersMan in a SuitcaseLes MisérablesThe PrisonerThe Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeDanger IslandA Challenge for Robin HoodThe Revenue MenA Home of Your OwnBlandings CastleNo StringsBBC Play of the MonthQuick Before They Catch UsCourt MartialCoronation StreetCarry on Screaming!Three Hats for LisaI Was Happy HereThe Great St. Trinian's Train RobberyThe Hunchback of Notre DameTheatre 625InvasionBunny Lake Is MissingYou Must Be Joking!CluffThe Little OnesThe Mind of the EnemyThe Valiant VarneysDr. Finlay's CasebookSherlock HolmesThe Brothers KaramazovCarry on CleoCrossroadsCatch HandCall the Gun ExpertCarry on SpyingSilas MarnerThe Dickie Henderson ShowITV Play of the WeekSergeant CorkMeet the WifeNo Hiding PlaceIt's Dark OutsideFriday NightEspionageNo Cloak - No DaggerLorna DooneThe Yellow Teddy BearsTwo of a KindCarry on CabbyEmergency-Ward 10Sierra NineSuspenseThe MonstersThe SaintOutbreak of MurderThe Rag TradeStudio 4MaigretYou Can't WinHamletPolice SurgeonDixon of Dock GreenNo Wreath for the GeneralBeat GirlArmchair Mystery TheatreMan from InterpolKnight Errant LimitedInternational DetectiveThe Adventures of Robin HoodBBC Sunday-Night TheatreThe Price of SilenceThe ViseThe LarkinsWilliam TellThe Man Who Wouldn't TalkThree Sundays to LiveFive Clues to FortuneThe Adventures of Sir LancelotDick Turpin: HighwaymanPolice DogA Kid for Two FarthingsUp to His NeckThe SeekersKaleidoscopeThe Trial of Andy Fothergill