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On This Day (USA) - 31 May



The War Games: Episode Seven premiered on BBC One in 1969 at 5:16pm, watched by 4.90 million viewers.

The Doctor, Jamie and Carstairs have escaped back to the 1917 war zone, but General Smythe is waiting for them and opens fire on them with a machine gun.



Silence in the Library premiered on BBC One in 2008 at 7:02pm, watched by 6.27 million viewers.

Shadow Play premiered on BBC Three in 2008 at 7:45pm
 Birthdays
Claudia Grant was 33 - 4 credits, including Susan in The First Doctor Adventures Volume 01(BF)

A graduate from LAMDA, Claudia Grant is a newcomer to professional acting, having had small roles in The Bill, Invisible, and Seeing Things.

An announcement on her role in An Adventure In Space And Time was made by her agent, Jessica Carney Associates, on 5th February: "Congratulations to Claudia Grant who is shooting An Adventure in Space and Time, her first TV job since graduating in the summer. The 90 minuter written by Mark Gatiss for the BBC tells the story of the genesis of Doctor Who. Claudia is filming the role of actress Carole Ann Ford who played the first Doctor's granddaughter."



Reggie Yates was 35 - 7 credits, including Leo Jones in Smith and Jones

Reggie Yates is a British actor, television presenter and radio DJ of Ghanaian descent.

 Born in Archway, London he went to Central Foundation Boys' School.

Yates made his first TV appearance in Desmond's at the age of 8. He also appeared in Disney Club as Robbie. In 1998, He appeared as a guest presenter on Diggit on CITV also under the name Robbie. In 2002, he played Carl Fenton in the popular children's series Grange Hill. From 2002 to 2004, he presented the Sunday morning programme Smile, and then went on to present Top of the Pops with former Smile co-host Fearne Cotton before the final episode broadcast on BBC Two on 30 July 2006. He also created and starred in the series The Crust and presented Dance Factory and his own radio show on BBC 1Xtra,

Yates appeared on Stars in Fast Cars on 10 March 2006 and won his group to get into the final, beating Elton Welsby and Ben Fogle in the last round. He presented Mighty Truck of Stuff and "Only in America" with Fearne Cotton on CBBC as well as his own show on BBC Radio 1 with Fearne Cotton. They presented a breakfast show on Saturday and Sunday mornings. They played from 7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. They then went on to present the Radio 1 Chart Show starting on 14 October 2007 until Sunday 20 September 2009. 

In 2011, Yates voiced the main character, Rastamouse, in the new CBeebies television show Rastamouse.



Lynda Bellingham (died 2014 aged 66) would have been 70 - 17 credits, including The Inquisitor in The Trial Of A Time Lord (The Mysterious Planet)

Lynda Bellingham is a Canadian-born English actressbroadcaster and author.

Best known in the UK as the Oxo Mum, she played The Inquisitor in the Fourteen part story Trial of a Time-Lord.

Bellingham was born to a single mother in Montreal and adopted by an English couple at the age of four months. She was brought up in Aylesbury in BuckinghamshireEngland and was educated at Aylesbury High School and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Twice in the 1960s Bellingham appeared in the Pendley Open Air Shakespeare Festival. She got her big break as a nurse in an ITV afternoon soap opera of the 1970s, General Hospital. She went topless for her roles in Confessions of a Driving Instructor and Sweeney! (1977).

Other prominent roles included the James Herriot drama All Creatures Great and Small (where she was the second actress to play Helen Herriot on television, replacing Carol Drinkwater) and the situation comedy Second Thoughts and its sequel, Faith in the Future.

From 1980 to 1983, she played the Fifth Inspector. This is considered to be her most famous role. She first appeared in the 1980 Fourth Inspector story, Mathville, when the Fourth Inspector, played by Marius Goring, regenerated partially into the fifth incarnation of the character. She recently made a reappearance in the Comic Relief special, Space Collision.

She starred in the 14-part Doctor Who serial The Trial of a Time Lord (1986) as the Inquisitor. Bellingham reprised the Inquisitor character for the Big Finish Productions audio series, Gallifrey. In 1998 she appeared in Gleb Panfilov's The Romanovs: A Crowned Family as Empress Alexandra.

From 2000 to 2003, Bellingham played Pauline Farnell, the compassionate accountant in At Home with the Braithwaites alongside Amanda Redman and former All Creatures Great and Small colleaguePeter Davison. In 2007, she appeared alongside Redman again, this time playing DCI Karen Hardwick in New Tricks. For several months in 2004, she had a recurring role in The Bill as villainess Irene Radford.

She also had a memorable role in the ITV comedy Bonkers playing Mrs. Wadlow, a man-eating suburban housewife who seduces her neighbour's teenage son and turns him into her gigolo. Later that year she filmed guest appearances in episodes of Love Soup and Robin Hood. In October 2007, she appeared in a play entitled Vincent River at the Trafalgar Studios in London. Her performance received critical acclaim, and it was announced on Loose Women in early 2008 that the play would be moving to Broadway in July of that year, although this never actually transpired.

From September 2008 to July 2009, she played the role of Chris Harper in the stage version ofCalendar Girls on tour and in the West End. She returned to the show for further tours in 2010 and 2011.

Since 2007, Bellingham has been doing the voice-over on the Vodafone adverts with the slogan: Make the most of now.

Bellingham joined Loose Women in early 2007, and she still continues as a regular panelist.

In 2009 she was one of the contestants on Series 7 of Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC ratings winner where she partnered Darren Bennett. She was voted out by the judges in the fourth week.

In 2010, Bellingham was the voice-over for British rap band N-Dubz's six part reality show on Channel 4.

From 2011 onwards, she was the face of online shopping brand isme.com. She is featured in, or provides voice-over for, a variety of adverts on television and in the media, including one promoting the company as sponsors of Loose Women on ITV.

In 2010, Bellingham launched her book Lost and Found, a story of her life and career and toured the country for private readings.

Bellingham has been married three times, first in 1975 to film and theatre producer Greg Smith, best remembered for the Confessions films. Her second marriage (1981-1996) was to Nunzio Peluso with whom she had two sons, Michael and Robbie. On 31 May 2008, she married her boyfriend, Spanish-based mortgage broker Michael Pattemore  at St Stephen Walbrook on her 60th birthday. On 3 March 2010, on This Morning she announced she would be returning to do more Oxo commercials.

In 2013 she was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, but after a year of fighting the illness she announced in October 2014 that it had become terminal and she intended to cease chemotherapy in November in order to spend a last, comfortable Christmas with her family. Sadly, she succumbed to the illness on the 19th October.

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



Peter Mayock (died 1998 aged 58) would have been 78 - 2 credits, including Ibrahim Namin in Pyramids of Mars

Peter Mayock appeared in two Doctor Who stories: as Ibrahim Namin in Pyramids of Mars and Solis in The Deadly Assassin.

Also worked on MosquitoPlay for TodayMy Old ManZ CarsThe Flaxton BoysArmchair TheatreEmmerdaleFraud SquadITV PlayhouseI Can't... I Can'tMr. RoseVirgin of the Secret ServiceThe Wednesday PlayUlyssesInsurrectionLove StoryThe Face of Fu ManchuA Guy Called CaesarTritonArmchair Mystery Theatre


 Deaths
Sylvia Coleridge (died 1986 aged 76) - credited as Amelia Ducat in The Seeds of Doom

Sylvia Coleridge was a British stage, radio and television actress.

She appeared in the 1975 story The Seeds of Doom.

Coleridge was born in DarjeelingBritish India, now present-day India.

Her acting credits include: Out of the UnknownThe AvengersPaul TempleThe Lotus Eaters,Ace of WandsThe Tomorrow PeopleZ CarsPublic EyeSutherland's LawDixon of Dock GreenThe Onedin LineSurvivorsArmchair Thriller (in the serial Quiet as a Nun), Blake's 7ShoestringThe Flipside of Dominick HideAngels,Rumpole of the Bailey and Bleak House.

She died in LondonEngland and was interred in the East London Cemetery.



John Wilcox (died 1979 aged 74) - 2 credits, including Director of Photography for Dr Who and the Daleks (as John Wilcox B.S.C.)(Aaru)

Director of Photography on the feature fims Dr Who and the Daleks and Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D

Other credits include The Hound of the BaskervillesVictor FrankensteinLegend of the WerewolfThe Ghou7 Golden VampiresCrazeShatterSteptoe and SonThe Belstone FoxAu Pair GirlsThe Last ValleyConnecting RoomsThe Most Dangerous Man in the WorldWhere's Jack?The Limbo LineA Twist of SandThe Deadly BeesThe PsychopathThe SkullHysteriaThe Evil of FrankensteinNightmareSummer HolidayThe King's BreakfastSome PeopleWaltz of the ToreadorsOnly Two Can PlayMr. TopazeLight Up the Sky!A Touch of LarcenyExpresso BongoInvitation to Monte CarloThe Mouse That RoaredHarry BlackCarve Her Name with PrideA Day in Trinidad, Land of LaughterZarakSafariApril in PortugalThe Cockleshell HeroesThe Black KnightHell Below ZeroThe Red BeretWho Goes There!Mr. Denning Drives NorthOutcast of the IslandsRead All About ItThink It OverThe New Lot