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On This Day (USA) - 28 May



The Savages: Episode 1 premiered on BBC One in 1966 at 5:36pm, watched by 4.80 million viewers.

The TARDIS takes the Doctor, Dodo and Steven to a world in the future. They're welcomed by Jano, leader of an advanced civilization, but a secret lies behind the 'utopian' society.



The Doctor Dances premiered on BBC One in 2005 at 6:59pm, watched by 6.86 million viewers.

A zombie army is on the march as plague spreads through wartime London.

Doctor Who Confidential follows at 7.45pm on BBC3.



Weird Science premiered on BBC Three in 2005 at 7:45pm

This episode goes behind the scenes of The Doctor Dances

A look at some of the gizmos and gadgets at the Doctor's disposal.



The Almost People premiered on BBC One in 2011 at 6:45pm, watched by 6.72 million viewers.

Take Two premiered on BBC Three in 2011 at 7:30pm

This episode goes behind the scenes of The Almost People

Confidential hangs out with the stars in the 'Tent of Fun' and takes a look at how filming with doppelgangers can mean double the trouble. We discover whether playing The Doctor has given Matt Smith an insight into another world, while writer Matthew Graham takes a journey of discovery and sees one of his most powerful new characters coming to life.



The Crimes of Thomas Brewster: Episode 1 premiered on Radio 4 Extra in 2016 at 6:00pm

1/2 The Time Lord tries to track down an imposter in a battle over swarms of rogue androids.


 Birthdays
Calum Callaghan was 32 - credited as Kieran in Countrycide(TW)

Calum Callaghan is probably best known for playing George Towler in Mr Selfridge; he also played Willis in To the Ends of the Earth, and other appearances besides Torchwood include Our World War, Silk, Tracy Beaker Returns, Casualty, The Bill, and Heartbeat.

He was born in Lewisham.



Carey Mulligan was 33 - credited as Sally Sparrow in Blink

Carey Hannah Mulligan is an English actress. She made her acting debut on stage in London in the 2004 Kevin Elyot play Forty Winks. Her feature film debut was in the 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, playing the part of Kitty Bennet. In 2008, she made her Broadway debut in the revival of Chekhov's The Seagull to critical acclaim. In 2014, she made her West End debut in a revival of David Hare's Skylight. She was nominated for the Tony Award for her performance in the 2015 Broadway production.

Mulligan received widespread recognition for her performance in the 2009 film An Education. For her role as Jenny, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Mulligan is also known for her film roles in Never Let Me Go (2010), Drive (2011), Shame (2011), The Great Gatsby (2013), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and Far from the Madding Crowd (2015).

Early life

Mulligan was born in Westminster, London, to a middle-class family. Her father, Stephen, of Irish descent, was originally from Liverpool, and her mother, Nano (née Booth), is from Llandeilo. She has an older brother, Owain, who was formerly a captain in the British Army who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mulligan's mother is a university lecturer and her father is a hotel manager. Her parents met while they were both working in a hotel in their twenties. When she was three years old, her family moved to Germany when her father was hired to manage a hotel there. While living in Germany, Mulligan and her brother attended the International School of Düsseldorf. When she was eight, she and her family moved back to England. As a teenager, she was educated at Woldingham School in Surrey.

Her interest in acting sparked from watching her brother perform in a school production of The King and I when she was six. During his rehearsals, she pleaded with his teachers to let her be in the play. They let her join the chorus. While enrolled in Woldingham School as teen, she was heavily involved in theatre. She was the student head of the drama department there, performing in plays and musicals, conducting workshops with younger students, and helping put on productions. When Mulligan was 16, she attended a production of Henry V starring Kenneth Branagh. His performance emboldened her and reinforced her belief that she wanted to pursue a career in acting. Mulligan wrote a letter to Branagh's mail listing asking him for advice. "I explained that my parents didn't want me to act, but that I felt it was my vocation in life," she said. Kenneth Branagh's sister wrote back to Mulligan saying, "Kenneth says that if you feel such a strong need to be an actress, you must be an actress."

Mulligan's parents disapproved of her acting ambitions and wished for her to attend a university like her brother. At age 17, Mulligan applied to three London drama schools, instead of the universities that she was expected to submit an application to, but did not receive a subsequent offer. During Mulligan's final year at Woldingham School, actor/screenwriter Julian Fellowes delivered a lecture at her school on the production of the film Gosford Park. Mulligan briefly talked to Fellowes after the lecture and asked him for advice on an acting career. However, Fellowes dissuaded her from the profession and suggested that she "marry a lawyer" instead. Undeterred, Mulligan later sent Fellowes a letter in which she stated that she was serious about acting and that the vocation was her purpose in life. Several weeks later, Fellowes's wife Emma invited Mulligan to a dinner for young, aspiring actors that she and her husband were hosting to offer advice. The dinner event facilitated an introduction between Mulligan and a casting assistant that led to an audition for a role in Pride and Prejudice. Mulligan auditioned on three occasions and eventually attained the role of Kitty Bennett. During her late teens and early twenties, Mulligan worked as a pub barmaid and an errand-runner for Ealing Studios in between acting jobs.

Career

In 2004, at the age of 19, Mulligan began her acting career on stage in the play Forty Winks at the Royal Court Theatre in London. She made her film debut the following year in Pride & Prejudice, the 2005 film adaptation of the Jane Austen novel, portraying Kitty Bennet. Later that year, she auditioned for and won the role of orphan Ada Clare in the BAFTA award-winning BBC adaption of Charles Dickens' Bleak House, her television debut. Among her 2007 projects were My Boy Jack, starring Daniel Radcliffe that features her in a supporting role. Mulligan identified with her role Elsie, who vociferously opposes her brother going to war. She earned a Constellation Award for playing the main character Sally Sparrow in an episode of Doctor Who. She rounded out 2007 by appearing in an acclaimed revival of The Seagull, in which she played Nina to Kristin Scott Thomas' Arkadina and Chiwetel Ejiofor's Trigorin. The Daily Telegraph said her performance was "quite extraordinarily radiating'" and The Observer called her "almost unbearably affecting." While in the middle of the production, she had to have an appendectomy, preventing her from being able to perform for a week. For her debut Broadway performance in the 2008 American transfer of The Seagull, she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, but lost to Angela Lansbury.

Her big breakthrough came when, at 22, she was cast in her first leading role as Jenny in the 2009 independent film An Education, directed by Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig and written by Nick Hornby. Over a hundred actresses auditioned for the part, but Mulligan's audition impressed Scherfig the most. The film and Mulligan's performance received rave reviews, and she was nominated for an Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, and won a BAFTA Award. Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly and Todd McCarthy of Variety both compared her performance to that of Audrey Hepburn. Rolling Stone's Peter Travers described her as having given a "sensational, starmaking performance," while Claudia Puig of USA Today felt that Mulligan had one of the year's best performances, and Toby Young of The Times felt she anchored the film. Writing in The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw concluded that she gave a "wonderful performance." Mulligan was a recipient of the Shooting Stars Award from the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival and received a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination, which is voted on by the British public.

Mulligan next starred in independent film The Greatest (2009) as the pregnant girlfriend of a boy who dies. Her involvement with the project helped it "tremendously", according to the director. After being selected to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, she won a British Independent Award for Never Let Me Go, an adaption of the 2005 Kazuo Ishiguro's novel, in which she starred and narrated. It was released in September 2010, competing against her other project, the Oliver Stone-directed film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Screened out of competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, it was her first major studio project. Later that year she also provided vocals for the song "Write About Love" by Belle & Sebastian.

Mulligan returned to the stage in the Atlantic Theater Company's off-Broadway play adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's Through a Glass, Darkly, from 13 May – 3 July 2011. Mulligan played the central character, a mentally unstable woman, and received glowing praise from reviewers. Ben Brantley, theater critic for The New York Times, wrote that Mulligan's performance was "acting of the highest order"; he also described her as "extraordinary" and "one of the finest actresses of her generation.".

Mulligan co-starred in the critically acclaimed 2011 neo-noir thriller Drive, directed by Danish filmmaker Nicholas Winding Refn. She was nominated for her second BAFTA award — Best Supporting Actress — for the film. Drive garnered a total of 4 BAFTA award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Mulligan began filming Steve McQueen's sex-addiction drama Shame alongside Michael Fassbender in New York in January 2011. Drive debuted at 2011 Cannes Film Festival and Shame debuted at 2011 Venice Film Festival, both to good reviews. Of her performance in Shame, Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers wrote, "Mulligan is in every way sensational."

She starred as Daisy Buchanan, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, in The Great Gatsby, which was released in May 2013. Mulligan auditioned for the role of Daisy in late-2010. While attending a Vogue fashion dinner in New York City in November 2010, she was advised that she landed the part from Luhrmann’s wife, Catherine Martin. In May 2012, Mulligan was a co-chair alongside Anna Wintour for the Gatsby-themed 2012 Met Ball Gala.

Mulligan stars in the film adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel Far from the Madding Crowd with Tom Sturridge, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Michael Sheen for director Thomas Vinterberg and Fox Searchlight. She is also set to star in Suffragette for director Sarah Gravron and screenwriter Abi Morgan.

Opening in June 2014, Mulligan starred in the revival of the play Skylight with Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard, directed by Stephen Daldry, at Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End. It won the 2014 Evening Standard Theatre Award for Revival of the Year and was nominated for the 2014 Olivier Award for Best Revival Mulligan returned to Broadway when Skylight transferred in April 2015. Her performance as Kyra Hollis was received with critical acclaim and she has received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play.

Charity work

Aside from acting, Mulligan was among the actresses who took part in the Safe Project—each was photographed in the place she feels safest—for a 2010 series to raise awareness of sex trafficking. She donated the Vionnet gown she wore at the 2010 BAFTAs to the Curiosity Shop, which sells its donations to raise money for Oxfam.

Mulligan became the ambassador of the Alzheimer's Society in 2012, with the goal of raising awareness and research funding for Alzheimers and dementia. Her grandmother suffers from Alzheimers and no longer recognizes her. She helped host and participated in the 2012 Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk and was one of the sponsored Alzheimer's Society runners in the 2013 Nike Run to the Beat half-marathon in London.

In 2014, Carey became an ambassador for the charity War Child; in 2014 she visited the Democratic Republic of Congo in this role.

Personal life

Mulligan is married to Marcus Mumford, the lead singer of Mumford & Sons. They were childhood pen pals who lost touch and reconnected as adults. They married on 21 April 2012, a few weeks after wrapping production on the film Inside Llewyn Davis, in which they were both involved.

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Nonso Anozie was 39 - credited as Voice of Hydroflax in The Husbands of River Song

Kylie Minogue was 50 - 2 credits, including Astrid in Voyage of the Damned

Kylie Minogue is one of the worlds most successful recording artists. With worldwide record sales of more than 68 million, she is the first, and to date, the only female recording artist in UK chart history to have number one albums in four consecutive decades. She has mounted several successful and critically acclaimed concert world tours and she has received notable music awards, which include multiple ARIA, Brit Awards, MTV Awards, and a Grammy Award as well as a Mo Award for "Australian Entertainer of the Year" for her live performances. 

Minogue was awarded the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) at Buckingham Palace in 2008 "for services to music". While in the same year, she was made a knight in the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Government for her "contribution to the enrichment of French culture" where at a ceremony in Paris she received the Chevaliers of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knighthood of Arts and Literature). In 2011, I Should Be So Lucky was added to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Sounds of Australia registry. In October 2011, Minogue received an honorary Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) degree from Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom for her work promoting breast cancer awareness. 



Michelle Collins was 56 - 3 credits, including Kath McDonnell in 42

Michelle Collins is a British actress best known for her roles on television in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, as Cindy BealeCoronation Street as Stella Price, and BBC dramas Sunburn and Two Thousand Acres of Sky. At one time, she was also a TV presenter on The Word.

She appeared in the 2007 Doctor Who story 42.

Collins trained at the Royal Court Activists and Cockpit Youth Theatre from the age of fourteen, and then Kingsway Princeton College where she studied drama and theatre at O/A level. Born in Hackney, East London, to an English father and Welsh mother in 1960, Collins and her older sister were brought up by their mother.

After her exams, she landed a role in Bulgakov�s The Crimson Island at The Gate Theatre, directed by Lou Stein. Her career changed direction when, having performed in the video for the Squeeze song "Up the Junction", she joined Mari Wilson and The Wilsations as the backing singer, "Candide". The band spent eighteen months touring the country, working with artists such as Marc AlmondLevel 42Altered Images and Kid Creole and the Coconuts.

When the band broke up in 1982, she went back into acting and with the help of her friend, the British actor Tim Roth, she successfully gained a part in a musical with the late Gary Hutton and Gary Shail known as H.M.V.

Collins's first TV appearance was with Gary Oldman in the BBC drama Morgan's Boy. Other TV credits included: two series of the sitcomRunning Wild, where she played Ray Brooks daughter; a part in ITV drama The Bill; a Screen Two production Lucky Sunil, directed byMichael Caton Jones and a BBC play Pressures. She later appeared in three films: Personal ServicesEmpire State and Poliakov�s Hidden City. Collins appeared in an episode of the BBC's Bergerac (series 4) in 1985.

While she was filming the BBC play Pressures in 1988, Collins was spotted by EastEnders'producer Julia Smith, and she was asked to audition for the role of Cindy, who was due to feature in eleven episodes of the soap. Collins excelled in her role. The manipulative, reckless nature of her character was a hit with viewers so her contract was extended and Cindy became a renowned villain in the series. She played Cindy Beale, the unfaithful wife of EastEnders stalwart Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt), between 1988 and 1998. During breaks from EastEndersshe filmed the drama Real Women for the BBC, with Pauline Quirke and Frances Barber. The drama was a success and it helped to confirm Collins as a versatile actress of considerable stature. 

After leaving EastEnders in 1998 (when her character met an untimely demise offscreen), her career flourished with a series of drama roles. These include: two series of Real Women (BBC One); two series of Sunburn (BBC One), for which Collins also sang the theme song (which was a minor hit in the UK Singles Chart in 1999) reaching the official UK top 40 at Number 28; Daylight Robbery (ITV); The Sleeper (BBC One); Uprising (ITV): three series of Two Thousand Acres of Sky (BBC One): the 2-part series Perfect (ITV); Lloyd and the Hill (ITV) andElla and the Mothers (BBC One). In 2003 Collins played Sarah Barton in Single, which further established her reputation for playing tough, contemporary women who also have a touching vulnerability.

In 2003 Collins filmed the BBC drama Sea of Souls and then went on to star in a film for Granada/Channel 4 called The Illustrated Mum, which told the story of two girls coping with the unpredictable behaviour of their depressed, alcoholic mother. The film, written by Jacqueline Wilson, was based on the children�s novel of the same name. It was screened to great acclaim over Christmas 2003 and won an Emmy Award and two BAFTAs.

In 2004 she starred in an episode of the British comic sketch show French and Saunders and also starred alongside fellow EastEnders actorMartin Kemp in the ITV drama Can't Buy Me Love, which was watched by nearly 8 million viewers. The programme was inspired by the real-life story of Howard Walmsley, who was jailed for fraud after pretending to win the lottery in order to keep his wife Donna (played by Collins) from leaving him. Their lives and marriage were subsequently turned upside down by the events that unfolded.

In 2005, Collins starred in the ITV drama The Last Detective and she starred in the BBC drama The Family Man, alongside ex-EastEnderDaniela Denby-Ashe, which aired in March 2006.

She starred in the West End musical Daddy Cool, and while working during the night there shot sequences for a cameo in the short film Broken written and directed by Vicki Psarias, which went on to win the several international awards. She also featured in the film Don't Stop Dreaming, released in 2007.

On 2 July 2007, it was announced that Collins has been cast for the lead role of Karina Faith in new ITV drama series, Rock Rivals, produced by Shed Productions.

In 2009 Collins took part in the BBC Wales programme Coming Home about her Welsh family history.

On 21 May 2009, it was rumoured that Michelle had auditioned to star in hit US drama Desperate Housewives, but she will not join the cast for its sixth series.

In July 2009, Collins expressed interest in returning to EastEnders, despite the fact her character Cindy, died off screen in 1998. She acknowledged it would be unlikely that producers could come up with a believable storyline.

In 2010 she was a celebrity guest team captain on What Do Kids Know? along with Rufus HoundJoe Swash and Sara Cox on Watch. In June 2010, it was announced that Collins would be making a six-episode guest appearance as a patient's mother in the BBC One dramaCasualty.

In July 2010 Michelle was a guest panellist twice on ITVs Flagship show Loose Women.

In 2011 Michelle starred as Sheila Grundy in The Demolition Man at The Octagon theatre, Bolton. She played the part of Fred Dibnah's third wife.

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Faith Brown was 74 - credited as Flast in Attack of the Cybermen

Faith Brown is an English actress, singer, comedienne and impressionist.

Faith Brown began her career as a singer at the age of fifteen, backed by a local group. She later became the resident cabaret singer in Liverpool's Rialto Ballroom. Subsequently, Brown joined her three brothers in The Carrolls, a group who released several records in the 1960s. Brown has also released several solo recordings.

Brown's television career was launched with appearances on Who Do You Do (1975–1976) (ATV/ITV) - a showcase for a generation of impressionists and comics, and Ken Dodd's World of Laughter (1976). She then became the resident singer on the magic showcase show For My Next Trick on BBC1, alongside Paul Daniels.

Brown was a regular guest celebrity participant on several British TV games shows, between 1975 and 1979 on Celebrity Squares (ATV/ITV), 1979 and 1990 on Blankety Blank (BBC) and between 1979 and 1992 she was a regular 'girls' team member on the TV charades game show Give Us a Clue (Thames/ITV).

In 1980 she presented The Faith Brown Chat Show (Thames/ITV). Here, using split screen special effects, Brown interviewed herself in a succession of celebrity personas. Her "conversations" with Kate Bush are especially fondly remembered; the singer was delighted by Brown's impression, and wrote a four page letter of thanks to the comedienne. Other "guests" included Pam Ayres, Mary Whitehouse, Margaret Thatcher, newsreader Angela Rippon, and singers Barbra Streisand, Lene Lovich, Eartha Kitt, Diana Ross, and Donna Summer. Brown was never fully happy with her depiction of Mrs Thatcher and stated in a televised interview with Michael Parkinson that her fellow impersonator Janet Brown (no relation) did a more believable representation.

Other television appearances at that time include Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show (Central/ITV) in 1984, and as Flast in the Doctor Who serial Attack of the Cybermen, (BBC) 1985. Brown was also featured on This Is Your Life (Thames/ITV) in 1982.

From 1993 to 1999, Brown was one of two celebrity team members on the daily BBC2 quiz show Today's the Day hosted by Martyn Lewis.

In 1996, Brown appeared as the social climbing Anne Bradley in the soap Brookside (Mersey Television/Channel Four), and toured the United Kingdom in a production of Summer Holiday, starring alongside Darren Day.

In 2001, Brown starred to great acclaim as faded icon Norma Desmond in a touring production of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's musical, Sunset Boulevard. The production toured until the end of 2002 and a CD single was released featuring the tracks "Sunset Boulevard" (performed by her co-star Earl Carpenter), "With One Look" and "The Perfect Year" (a duet with Carpenter).

In 2004, Brown appeared on the Living TV reality show I'm Famous and Frightened!, and in 2006, took part in the sixth series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!. She was the third person voted off, having spent fourteen days in the jungle.

In 2007, Brown toured the United Kingdom in Faith Brown: Up Front, a one-woman show of song, comedy and impressions. Also that year, Brown appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in Boys In The Buff, a musical revue celebrating the male form.

In 2008, she starred as the main character, The Voice (previously taking over Eve Karpf), alongside Simon Greenall and Olly Pike, in the CBBC show Trapped! (from 2010 Trapped: Ever After!).



Patricia Quinn was 74 - 2 credits, including Belazs in Dragonfire

Patricia Quinn, Lady Stephens  is a Northern Irish actress best known for her role as Magenta in the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). 

She appeared in the the 1987 Doctor Who serial Dragonfire

Quinn was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She began her career as a Playboy Bunny in London.

She has one son, Quinn Hawkins, from her first marriage to Don Hawkins.

In January 1995, Quinn married the ailing British actor Robert Stephens, whose wife she had played in the BBC serial, Fortunes of War (1987). She thus became stepmother to his two actor sons by his previous marriage (to Dame Maggie Smith), Toby Stephens and Chris Larkin. Quinn had also appeared alongside Stephens in the BBC adaptation of The Box of Delights (1984), in the role of Sylvia Daisy Pouncer. Robert Stephens died in November 1995. He had been knighted earlier that year, giving Quinn the title of Lady Stephens.

Quinn's nephews are Jonny Quinn and Bradley Quinn, drummer and photographer for Northern Irish band Snow Patrol respectively.

In 2000, Quinn recorded the song "Guts To Dream" with London-based band The Grand. The song was to be part of an EP titled Open Displays Of Affection, but the band dissolved and the EP was never released. Quinn gave a copy of the unreleased CD to the winner of the Magenta costume contest at the 25th Anniversary Convention inLas Vegas.

In 2002 she returned to Doctor Who, playing an alien queen in the audio play Bang-Bang-a-Boom!. In September 2006, she relaunched herself as a DJ and club kitten, hosting the monthly Club Myra night at various venues throughout central London. In April 2007, Quinn joined Patrick Wolf at his London concert, singing, "Accident and Emergency," with him as a finale of the show.

On 3 October 2008, Quinn made an appearance at the New York City cast's production of The Rocky Horror Show, participating in a question and answer session as well as unexpectedly performing the show's opening number, "Science Fiction/Double Feature".

Quinn attended the 4/7/11 Rocky Horror Convention in Atlantic City, NJ, doing many Q&A sessions as well as helping introduce the show performed at the House of Blues by an all-star shadowcast.

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Frank Cox was 78 - 4 credits, including Director for The Edge of Destruction

Frank Cox was a British film director from the 1960s to the 1980s.

Cox studied English at the University of Leeds from which he graduated in 1962. He did not get into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), but took a job as a floor assistant at the BBC. He was then offered a position on the BBC's training course for directors. Among his first assignments were three episodes of the first season of Doctor Who.

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Anne Reid was 83 - 2 credits, including Nurse Crane in The Curse of Fenric

Anne Reid, MBE  is a BAFTA Award-nominated English film and television actress from Newcastle upon Tyne, best known for her roles as Valerie Tatlock in Coronation Street and Jean in dinnerladies.

Reid's first major acting role was as the character of Valerie Tatlock (later Barlow) on Coronation Street. Reid joined the cast, initially for two months, starting in August 1961 and leaving in October 1961. She returned to the programme to marry Barlow on 1 August 1962 in a wedding watched by 15.8 million viewers. 

Reid returned to TV as one of the ensemble cast in Victoria Wood's As Seen On TV in 1986 and in 1989 featured in two episodes of the comedy series Victoria Wood, Mens Sana In Thingummy Doodah and The Library. From 1998 to 2000, Reid played the major role of Jean in the BBC comedy series dinnerladies by Victoria Wood, and has appeared in other television programmes including The Adventures of Robin Hood (1958), The Benny Hill Show (1957), Hancock's Half Hour, Casualty (1992), Boon (1988), and Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996). She also made an appearance in the Doctor Who serial The Curse of Fenric which was broadcast in October 1989.

In 2003, Reid had a part in Midsomer Murders in the episode "A Tale of Two Hamlets", and a main part in the comedy drama The Booze Cruise. She also had a major role in the ITV drama series Life Begins, which ran from 2004 to 2006, in which she appeared alongside Caroline Quentin and Frank Finlay. In October 2005 she had a role in the BBC's adaptation of Bleak House and in 2006 made a brief appearance in Jane Eyre.

On 31 March 2007, Reid appeared for a second time in the series Doctor Who in the episode "Smith and Jones" In the episode she played Florence Finnegan, a blood-sucking alien called a Plasmavore, but took on the guise of a normal human. 

In February 2008 Reid appeared as the mother of Monica Gallagher, Joan, who was suffering from Alzheimer's in the Channel 4 drama Shameless. In October 2008, she played the title role in In Love with Barbara on BBC Four, a biopic of Barbara Cartland.

In 2009, Reid appeared in the television series Marple in the episode "Nemesis". She also starred as Vera alongside Maureen Lipman as Irene in an ITV3 adaptation of the BBC Radio 4 series Ladies of Letters, a series which charts the correspondence of two ladies via a series of letters.

In 2010 she began playing Mrs Thackeray, the cook, in the BBC's revival series of Upstairs, Downstairs, and also appeared in Five Days, New Tricks and Moving On. In 2011 Reid had a major part in Marchlands, a five-part ITV supernatural drama, made a guest appearance in Doc Martin and played a supporting role in The Jury II.

In 1995 Reid was the voice of Wendolene Ramsbottom in the Wallace and Gromit film A Close Shave. Her other film appearances include Love and Death on Long Island (1997) and The Mother (2003), the latter performance secured her a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2003.

In 2002 Reidappeared in the premiere of The York Realist at the Royal Court Theatre, which later transferred to the West End. From September 2005 to January 2006, she appeared on stage in the West End in Epitaph for George Dillon, and in July 2006 starred in School Run, a short series of plays on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

In June 2007 she played the role of Jack's mother in Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

From January to May 2008 she appeared in the National Theatre's production of Happy Now? - a new play by Lucinda Coxon.



Bob Hornery (died 2015 aged 83) would have been 87 - credited as Pilot in The Horns of Nimon

Bob Hornery is an Australian actor.

He appeared in the 1979 story Horns of Nimon.

As well as other stage roles, Bob Hornery appeared in the stage production of "The Importance of Being Earnest" as the "Rev. Canon Chasuble". The production was so popular that it was an ongoing stage production between 1988 and 1992, and was televised by the ABC.

He also appeared in the Australian television production of Thunderstone and guested in Neighbours as Tom Kennedy. He has also appeared in cult television series Sapphire and Steel.



Thane Bettany (died 2015 aged 85) would have been 89 - credited as Tarak in State of Decay

Thane Bettany is a British actor and former dancer. He is the father of film actor Paul Bettany and father-in-law of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly

He played Tarak in the 1980 story State of Decay.

Thane Bettany was born in Sarawak, an independent state on the island of Borneo, which was then a British protectorate governed by the White Rajahs. Thane had an elder brother named Peter Bettany, they were very close when they were young. His godmother was the American memoirist Agnes Newton Keith, author of Three Came Home. The Bettanys also knew the Rhys-Jones family from Sarawak. Years later, when both had been widowed, Howard John Bettany, Thane's father, married Margaret Patricia Newall Molesworth Rhys-Jones, who had a granddaughter born the same year (1965). Thane Bettany stood godfather to the daughter of his new stepbrother: Sophie Rhys-Jones, later Countess of Wessex and wife of Prince Edward. The Bettanys returned to England before the outbreak of World War II in 1939.

Bettany had become enamoured with ballet after seeing a performance as a child. Once he left school he took the money given to him by his father to go to engineering school to study ballet. After National Service, when he served in theRoyal Navy's Fleet Air Arm as a mechanic, he entered Sadler's Wells Ballet School (which later became the Royal Ballet School).

He began dancing in musical theatre, but after an accident on stage when he broke his back he had to give up professional dance. Acting was an obvious career move, but he had a bad stammer. He went to study mime in Paris with Charles Antonetti, who helped him overcome the problem. Bettany returned to England and joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, which would later become the Royal Shakespeare Company. He played Osric to SirMichael Redgrave's Hamlet. In The Tempest, he was the understudy for the role of Ferdinand; he then took over the part when the play transferred to Drury Lane with Sir John Gielgud.


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Terence Alexander (died 2009 aged 86) - credited as Lord Ravensworth in The Mark of the Rani

Terence Alexander was an English film and television actor, best known for his role as Charlie Hungerford in the BritishTV drama Bergerac.

In Doctor Who he played Lord Ravensworth in the 1986 story Mark of the Rani

Alexander was born in London, the son of a doctor, and grew up in Yorkshire. He was educated at Ratcliffe CollegeLeicestershire, and Norwood CollegeHarrogate, and started acting in the theatre at the age of 16. During World War II he served in the British Army as a lieutenant with the 27th Lancers, and was seriously wounded by artillery fire in Italy. In 1956, Alexander appeared on stage in Ring For Catty at the Lyric Theatre in London. He is probably best remembered as Charlie Hungerford from the detective series Bergerac, though he was also very prominent in the 1967 BBC adaptation of The Forsyte Saga. One of his early roles was in the children's series Garry Halliday. He also appeared in one episode of Please Sir in 1970 as the headteacher of a rival school.

Also in 1970, Alexander played Lord Uxbridge in Sergei Bondarchuk's war epic Waterloo.

Alexander appeared in many other film and television roles including three appearances in different roles in The AvengersTerry and June (1979–1980); Behind the Screen (1981–1982); the 1985 Doctor Whoserial The Mark of the Rani; and The New Statesman (1987). On radio he starred as The Toff in the BBC radio adaptation of the John Creasey novels. He appeared in all but one episode of Bergerac from 1981 to 1991.

He appeared on the West End in comedies and farces and his credits included Move Over Mrs Markham (1971), Two and Two Make Sex (1973), There Goes The Bride (1974/5) and Fringe Benefits (1976).



David Bache (died 1999) - credited as (extra) in Earthshock

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