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On This Day (USA) - 15 April



The Faceless Ones: Episode 2 premiered on BBC One in 1967 at 5:51pm, watched by 6.40 million viewers.

The missing Polly appears but claims not to know the Doctor or Jamie, then Ben disappears. All clues point to Chameleon Tours, but nobody believes the Doctor's story.



The Mutants: Episode Two premiered on BBC One in 1972 at 5:51pm, watched by 7.80 million viewers.

Fearing Jo has died in Solos's hostile environment, the Doctor is forced to work with the scientist, Jaeger, to make the planet's atmosphere breathable for humans.



New Earth premiered on BBC One in 2006 at 7:16pm, watched by 8.62 million viewers.

New New Doctor premiered on BBC Three in 2006 at 8:00pm

The Pilot premiered on BBC One in 2017 at 7:21pm, watched by 6.68 million viewers.

The peacekeeping Time Lord returns in what is Peter Capaldi's last series as the Doctor, an Pearl Mackie's first as his new companion.

Two worlds collide when the Doctor meets Bill Potts. An encounter with a girl with a star in her eye leads to a terrifying chase across a universe bigger and more exciting than Bill ever imagined. But who is the Doctor and what is his mission on Earth?



The Pilot premiered on BBC America in 2017 at 9:00pm, watched by 0.92 million viewers.

Two worlds collide when the Doctor meets Bill. A chance encounter with a girl with a star in her eye leads to a chase across time and space. Bill's mind is opened to a Universe that is bigger and more exciting than she could possibly have imagined.



For Tonight We Might Die premiered on BBC America in 2017 at 10:10pm, watched by 0.54 million viewers.

It's a new term at Coal Hill Academy, and students are preparing for their fall Prom. But when the school comes under the attack of deadly monsters, the Shadow Kin, four students must form an unlikely alliance to defeat them.


 Birthdays
Maisie Williams was 20 - 4 credits, including Ashildr in The Girl Who Died

Maisie Williams is an English actress and dancer.

She is best known for her role as Arya Stark in the HBO television series Game of Thrones, which earned her the 2012 Portal Awards for Best Supporting Actress – Television and Best Young Actor, and the BBC Radio 1 Teen Award for Best British Actor in 2013.

She has also received nominations for the Scream Award for Best Ensemble (2011), and the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress (2013) for her performance.



Siobhan Hewlett was 34 - credited as Harriet Derbyshire in To the Last Man(TW)

Siobhan Hewlett is an Irish film, television, radio and theatre actress.

She played Harriet Derbyshire in Torchwood To the Last Man. 

Her father was the comedy sitcom actor Donald Hewlett, and her mother is the actress Therese McMurray. ]



Sean Caffrey (died 2013 aged 72) would have been 77 - credited as Lord Palmerdale in Horror of Fang Rock

Sean Caffrey (born in BelfastNorthern IrelandUnited Kingdom) is an actor.

He is best remembered for his performances on television. Credits include: Coronation StreetZ-CarsSutherland's LawOil Strike NorthSurvivorsDoctor Who (in the serial Horror of Fang Rock), The ProfessionalsMinderBergeracand Edge of Darkness. He also appeared in the film When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, which has become a cult classic.



Terry Duggan (died 2008 aged 76) would have been 85 - credited as Patrolman in The Invasion

Terry Duggan  was a comedian and actor who had a successful career in cabaret and variety and played numerous character roles on television. He was married to the actress Anna Karen, best known for playing the part of Olive in the ITV sitcom On the Buses, in which Duggan frequently appeared.

Duggan was born in HoxtonLondon. From the 1960s through the 1980s, he appeared on such television series as Are You Being Served?The BillBob MartinOnly Fools and Horses,Please Sir! and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). His film appearances included 2001 A Space Odyssey. He also performed pantomime, frequently teaming with his wife Anna Karen.

He was also a stand-up comedian who was noted for his drunk sketches in which he portrayed an inebriated man, a concept earlier popularised by Freddie Frinton and Jimmy James. Besides practicing theatrical performance from childhood, he learned acrobatics which led to film stuntman roles. Duggan was also a member of the entertainers' charity The Grand Order of Water Rats.



Peter Moffatt (died 2007 aged 84) would have been 94 - 7 credits, including Director for State of Decay

Peter Moffatt was a British television director.

For Doctor Who he directed six stories starting with the 1980 Tom Baker story State of Decay and finishing with the 1985 story The Two Doctors which featured both the second and the sixth Doctors.

He was something of a specialist in multi Doctor stories having also directed the 20th anniversary story The Five Doctors which was shown as part of the BBC's 1983 Children in Need programme.

In recent years he was involved in the production of the Classic series DVD's, providing a commentary to a number of his stories. A retrospective of his work was featured as an extra on the DVD release of the 1982 story The Visitation.

His other work includes Crane (1963), All Creatures Great and Small (1978) and The Gentle Touch(1980).



David Garth (died 1988 aged 67) would have been 96 - 2 credits, including Solicitor Grey in The Highlanders

Actor who appeared twice in Doctor Who, playing Solicitor Grey in the Highlanders and the Time Lord in Terror of the Autons.

He was born in Calcutta, India.

He also appeared in General Hospital and Special Branch.


 Deaths
Peter Wragg (died 2012 aged 65) - 3 credits, including Visual Effects Designer for The Visitation



Andrew Downie (died 2009 aged 86) - credited as Willie Mackay in The Highlanders

Scottish Actor who appeared in the 1966 story The Highlanders.

Also appeared in Monarch of the Glen, Doctors, Soft Top Hard Shoulder, Grange Hill, Crown Court, Sink or Swim, High Road, The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game, Bless Me Father, The Sweeney, The Thirty Nine Steps, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, BBC2 Play of the Week, The Professionals, Sykes, Play for Today, Spy Story, Wodehouse Playhouse, Coronation Street, Churchill's People, Sutherland's Law, Upstairs, Downstairs, Comedy Playhouse, The Borderers, Dr. Finlay's Casebook, Armchair Theatre, Detective, Orlando, Miss Mactaggart Won't Lie Down, Spaceflight IC-1: An Adventure in Space, HMS Paradise, Man of the World, Danger Man, Emergency-Ward 10, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Tunes of Glory, The Bridal Path, The Nightwatchman's Stories, David Copperfield, Steve Hunter, Trouble Merchant, The Maggie, The Princess and the Woodcutter