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On This Day (USA) - 11 May



The Wheel In Space: Episode 3 premiered on BBC One in 1968 at 5:15pm, watched by 7.50 million viewers.

Cybermats are sent to the Wheel to eat the stations supply of bernalium, forcing the Wheel to search for bernalium on the Silver Carrier where the Cybermen are waiting for them.



Planet of the Spiders: Part Two premiered on BBC One in 1974 at 5:40pm, watched by 8.90 million viewers.

Lupton, now under the control of a giant spider, infiltrates UNIT HQ and steals the Metebelis crystal. But the Doctor is unwilling to give it up so easily and a chase begins.



Totally Doctor Who (#1.5) premiered on BBC One in 2006 at 4:59pm, watched by 0.76 million viewers.

Totally Doctor Who (#2.6) premiered on BBC One in 2007 at 5:00pm, watched by 0.83 million viewers.
Barney Harwood and Kirsten O'Brien look at everything Doctor Who, with exclusive clips and the next instalment of the Doctor Who animation, The Infinite Quest. There's a chat with Freema Agyeman who plays Martha Jones, a look at how CGI monsters are created, and Team Totally attempts to design a magazine page.


Nightmare in Silver premiered on BBC One in 2013 at 7:01pm, watched by 6.64 million viewers.

The Name of the Doctor: She Said, He Said premiered on BBC Red Button in 2013 at 7:40pm

The Doctor and Clara reflect on how little they know about each other.


 Birthdays
Rudi Dharmalingham was 37 - credited as ISA Worker in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

Rudi Dharmalingam is a British actor.

He is from Maidstone, Kent, the son of Deoranee, District Nurse, and Indra, Radiographer. He trained at Salford University, graduating in 2002. Rudi is an Arsenal supporter.

Dharmalingam first appeared on TV screens, in 2002, as a member of the cast of the BAFTA Award-nominated drama series Cutting It, appearing till 2004. He  worked at the Royal National Theatre on the original London stage production of The History Boys, understudying the role of Dakin. Later he made his debut on Broadway in the same national production of The History Boys in the role of Crowther.

Dharmalingam headed the cast, playing Tom, in Tom's Midnight Garden, the opening production at the UK's first custom built venue for children, the Unicorn Theatre, He continued to perform at the Royal National Theatre as Faz in Playing with Fire(2005) by David Edgar, directed by Michael Attenborough; then performing as 'Jai Dutt' in Rafta, Rafta by Ayub Khan-Din, directed by Nicholas Hytner - which won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2008.

Dharmalingam worked with the Headlong Theatre Company played 'Nick' in The English Game in 2008. Recent work has included playing Benny and Naz earlier this year in Nicholas Hytner's provocative Royal National Theatre production of Richard Bean's England People Very Nice

Dharmalingam recently made his debut on BBC Television in 'Casualty' and 'New Tricks'.



Adrian Bell was 40 - credited as 3D Artist for The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang

3d Artist from South London



Frances Fisher was 66 - 2 credits, including The Mother Colasanto in The Gathering(TW)

Frances Fisher is an American television and film actress, writer and singer. She is known for her work on television, in theater and in films, including roles as Strawberry Alice, the madame in Unforgiven (1992), and Ruth DeWitt Bukater, the mother of Kate Winslet's Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic (1997).

Fisher was born in Milford on SeaHampshire, England, the daughter of Olga (née Moen), a housewife, and William I. "Bill" Fisher, Sr., an oil refinery construction superintendent. Before she reached the age of fifteen, she had moved nine times because of her father's job. Upon completing high school in OrangeTexas, she worked as a secretary, until she moved to Virginiato perform at the Barter Theatre.

Fisher first made a name for herself playing Detective Deborah Saxon on the soap opera The Edge of Night from 1976 to 1981; she later was in the cast of Guiding Light as Suzette Saxon. She then spent the next 10 years working on stage in New York and in regional theatres all over the East Coast of the USA. Fisher was cast as Lucille Ball in the television film Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter, which aired to strong ratings and good reviews in 1991.

Fisher has played numerous roles on American television, including parts in the series Strange LuckBecker, and Titus. She also played a key role in the recent television drama The Lyon's Den and Glory Days. She was the producers' first choice to play Jill Taylor on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement, but was replaced by Patricia Richardson due to a lack of chemistry withTim Allen. She also had a guest spot on The Young Riders in 1991. Fisher has guest starred as a bartender, Suzanna, at "The Lobo" in the first season of Roseanne. However, her most famous role has been that of society matron Ruth DeWitt Bukater, the mother of Rose DeWitt Bukater (played by Kate Winslet), in the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic.

In 1999, Fisher portrayed Audrey Hepburn's mother, Ella Hepburn, in the biographical film of the actress's life. She has appeared in two other Academy Awarded films, House of Sand and Fogand Unforgiven. Her numerous theatre credits make up the bulk of her resume: Most recently, she appeared in the last play written by Arthur MillerFinishing the Picture at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and The Cherry Orchard, at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 2006.

Fisher worked on four films in 2006, including Peter Berg's The Kingdom, and Paul HaggisIn the Valley of Elah, in addition to a pilot for NBC/USA entitled To Love and Die. In 2008, she appeared in a guest-starring role on the Sci-Fi Channel television series Eureka, portraying the character of Eva Thorne. In 2011, she appeared in Torchwood: Miracle Day.

Fisher has a daughter, Francesca Ruth Fisher-Eastwood, with actor Clint Eastwood. She and Eastwood fell in love during the filming of "Unforgiven".

She served on the national board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild.

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



Maurice Browning (died 1983 aged 64) would have been 99 - credited as Karlton in The Daleks' Master Plan
 Deaths
Douglas Adams (died 2001 aged 49) - 9 credits, including Script Editor for Destiny of the Daleks

Douglas Adams  was an English writer and dramatist. He is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which started life in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold over 15 million copies in his lifetime, a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams's contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy's Hall of Fame.

He was Script Editor on Doctor Who for the 17th season of the show and was the author of three stories, The Pirate Planet, City of Death and the unfinished Shada.

Adams also wrote Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987) and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988), and co-wrote The Meaning of Liff (1983), Last Chance to See (1990), and three stories for the television series Doctor Who. A posthumous collection of his work, including an unfinished novel, was published as The Salmon of Doubt in 2002.

Adams became known as an advocate for environmental and conservation causes, and also as a lover of fast cars, cameras, and the Apple Macintosh. He was a staunch atheist, famously imagining a sentient puddle who wakes up one morning and thinks, "This is an interesting world I find myself in�an interesting hole I find myself in�fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!" Biologist Richard Dawkins dedicated his book, The God Delusion (2006), to Adams, writing on his death that, "[s]cience has lost a friend, literature has lost a luminary, the mountain gorilla and the black rhino have lost a gallant defender."

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