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On This Day (USA) - 23 May



The Aztecs: The Temple of Evil premiered on BBC One in 1964 at 5:16pm, watched by 7.40 million viewers.

Inferno: Episode 3 premiered on BBC One in 1970 at 5:15pm, watched by 4.80 million viewers.

Transported to a parallel world, the Doctor discovers that England is under military rule and the drilling project is at a more advanced stage.



Shada (Online): Part Four premiered on BBC Online in 2003 at 12:00pm

The Renaissance Man premiered on Radio 4 Extra in 2015 at 6:00pm

Leela's education is interrupted when the Tardis materialises at sinister Harcourt Manor.


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Sarah Bartles-Smith was 47 - 6 credits, including Director of Photography for Death Is the Only Answer

Sarah Bartles-Smith is a Director of Photography who has worked on the 2012 series of Doctor Who

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Don Warrington was 67 - 6 credits, including The President in Rise of the Cybermen / The Age of Steel

Don WarringtonMBE is a Trinidadian British actor.

Warrington was born in Trinidad and Tobago on 23 May 1951 and brought up in Newcastle upon Tyne, England from age five. His father was the Trinidadian politician, Basil Kydd, who died in 1958. He has two sons.

His acting career started when he joined his local repertory theatre at age 17. He graduated from the Drama Centre London. As a Don Williams was already registered as an actor with Equity, his mother suggested he use the name of the road they lived on in Newcastle.

He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.

He is chiefly known for playing Philip Smith in Rising Damp, alongside Leonard Rossiter and Richard Beckinsale. He appeared in the crime drama C.A.T.S. Eyes, as government contact Nigel Beaumont; in Impact Earth (2007) playing General Harris; and in New Street Law as Judge Ken Winyard.

He has also had smaller roles in many programmes including: Red DwarfLovejoyDoctor WhoManchild, and Diamond Geezer. He portrayed Rassilon in several Doctor Who audio plays, and also appeared as "The President (of Great Britain)" in the Doctor Who (2006) episode "Rise of the Cybermen". Soon after, he recorded an abridged audio book of the Doctor Who novel The Art of Destruction by Stephen Cole.

Warrington has performed with the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare CompanyBristol Old Vic.

He is one of the interviewees on the BBC 2 series Grumpy Old Men, and he appears in a series of Kenco coffee advertisements in the United Kingdom in which he plays an African coffee plantation owner. He regularly provides voice-overs for both BBC TV and radio.

He also starred in BBC1 black sitcom The Crouches, which aired from the 9th of September 2003 until 2005. He played Bailey, who was Roly's boss at a London Underground station in South London. Roly was played by Robbie Gee. He is now in the BBC drama Casualty playing Trevor. He also starred in the 2010 film It's a Wonderful Afterlife.

He now provides voiceover links, reading out the various methods of contacting the show on the new Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 which has been broadcast since 11 January 2010.

He also appeared as a jazz musician Frederick J Louden in a BBC radio production of 'The Devil's Music' written by Alan Plater. In 2011, Warrington played the father of a suspected terrorist in the last series of the BBC drama Waking the Dead. He is currently in the new BBC show Death in Paradise.

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Andrew Burt was 73 - credited as Valgard in Terminus

Andrew Burt  is an English actor, who has appeared in many British TV drama series from the 1970s to the present day. 

He played Valgard in the 1982 Doctor Who story Terminus.

He is perhaps best known as the original Jack Sugden in Emmerdale Farm, a role he played from 1972 to 1974.

Burt's other television credits include Warship, Campion, Swallows and Amazons Forever!, I'm Alan Partridge, The Bill, Bergerac, Blake's 7 and the BBC series The Voyage of Charles Darwin, in which he played the captain of HMS Beagle, Robert FitzRoy.



Alec Ross (died 1971 aged 49) would have been 96 - credited as Bob Hall in The Evil of the Daleks

Marius Goring (died 1998 aged 86) would have been 106 - credited as Theodore Maxtible in The Evil of the Daleks

Marius GoringCBE  was an English stage and film actor. He is most often remembered for the four films he did with Powell & Pressburger, particularly as Conductor 71 in A Matter of Life and Death and as Julian Craster in The Red Shoes. He regularly performed French and German roles.

Goring was born in Newport, Isle of Wight, England, the son of Dr Charles Goring and Kate Macdonald. After attending The Perse School in Cambridge, where he became a friend of an older boy, the future documentary film maker Humphrey Jennings, he studied at the universities of Cambridge, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Paris. He first performed professionally in 1927. His early stage career included appearances at the Old VicSadler's WellsStratford and several European tours; he was fluent in French and German. He first worked in the West End in a 1934 revival of Granville-Barker's The Voysey Inheritance at the Shaftesbury Theatre. During the 1930s, he played a variety of Shakespearean roles, including Feste in Twelfth Night (1937),Macbeth and Romeo, in addition to Trip in Sheridan's The School for Scandal

In 1929, he became a founding member of British Equity, the actor's union, and became its president from 1963 to 1965, and again from 1975 to 1982. Goring's relationship with his union was fraught: he took it to litigation on three occasions. In 1992 he unsuccessfully sought to end the block on the sale of radio and television programmes to (the still) apartheid South Africa.During World War II he joined the army, becoming supervisor of BBC radio productions broadcasting to Germany and continued to act under the name Charles Richardson, because of the association of his name with Hermann Göring. In 1941, he married his second wife, the actress Lucie Mannheim. She died in 1976, and the next year Goring married television producer Prudence Fitzgerald, who survived him.

His TV work included starring as Sir Percy Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel (ITV, 1955), a series which he also co-wrote and produced; Theodore Maxtible in the Doctor Who story The Evil of the Daleks (BBC, 1967); title role in The Expert (BBC, 1968–1976); George V in Edward and Mrs Simpson (Thames, 1980); and The Old Men at the Zoo (BBC, 1983).

He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1979 and appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1991. He died from cancer in 1998 aged 86.Goring's voice provides the narration of the sound and light show performed regularly in the evening at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.

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