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On This Day (USA) - 4 May



The Wheel In Space: Episode 2 premiered on BBC One in 1968 at 5:16pm, watched by 6.90 million viewers.

The Doctor and Jamie are rescued and taken aboard the Wheel space station. Jamie sabotages the Wheel's laser to save the TARDIS from destruction but places everyone in danger.



Planet of the Spiders: Part One premiered on BBC One in 1974 at 5:47pm, watched by 10.10 million viewers.

The Doctor receives a mysterious package from his old companion, Jo Grant. Sarah joins Mike Yates to investigate sinister events at a Buddhist meditation centre.



Totally Doctor Who (#1.4) premiered on BBC One in 2006 at 4:59pm, watched by 0.75 million viewers.

Totally Doctor Who (#2.5) premiered on BBC One in 2007 at 5:00pm, watched by 0.86 million viewers.
Barney Harwood and Liz Barker present a show for children celebrating the the latest adventures of the Time Lord. Barney Harwood and Kirsten O'Brien look at everything Doctor Who with exclusive behind the scenes clips, and the next instalment of our exclusive Doctor Who animation, The Infinite Quest. In a Dalek filled studio we meet Eric Loren, who plays human Dalek Mr Diagoras, the men behind the Daleks and Team totally get to control them.


The Crimson Horror premiered on BBC One in 2013 at 6:29pm, watched by 6.47 million viewers.
 Birthdays
Aleksandar Jovanovic was 47 - credited as Dr Sim in The Return of Doctor Mysterio

Aleksandar Jovanovic was born in Rottweil, Germany.

He is an actor and director, known for Collide (2016), Close to the Enemy (2016) and Schutzengel (2012). 



Murray McArthur was 52 - credited as Hasten in The Girl Who Died

Murray McArthur is a British stage, television and film actor.

He has appeared in many stage-plays in British regional theatres and on London's West End (including the Royal National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe). 

His most notable film role was in The Last Legion where he played a member of the 9th Legion stranded in Britain after the collapse of the Roman Empire. 



Anthony Calf was 59 - 4 credits, including Charles in The Visitation

Anthony Calf  is a British actor, born in HammersmithLondonEngland

He studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He has recurring roles in the television medical drama Holby City, as Michael Beauchamp, and New Tricks as Strickland. He has also worked in theatre, where his credits include productions of The Madness of King George III with the National Theatre and A Midsummer Night's DreamThe false servant Royal National Theatre and Rock¬ín Roll Duke of York's Theatre. He has been nominated as best actor in the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2008 for his work in Uncle Vanya Gate Theatre.

He made his television debut in the 1982 Doctor Who episode "The Visitation". 

In the same year, he landed the role of Digby Geste in a television adaptation of Beau Geste. His other television credits include the part of novelist Lawrence Durrell in My Family and Other Animals, Pip in Great Expectations and Colonel Fitzwilliam in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. He has also appeared in episodes of Doc MartinFoyle's WarMidsomer Murders and Agatha Christie's Poirot.

In 2010 Calf played the Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden in the BBC's revival of Upstairs, Downstairs, reprising his stage role as Eden (twenty years older as Prime Minister at the time of Suez) in Howard Brenton's Never So Good (2008).

He has three daughters and is married to the actress Caroline Harker.

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



Godfrey Quigley (died 1994 aged 71) would have been 95 - credited as Dortmun in Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.(Aaru)

Godfrey Quigley was an Irish stage, film and television actor.

Quigley was born in Jerusalem where his father served as an officer in the British Army. The family returned to Ireland in the 1930s and, following service in World War II, Quigley began his training as an actor at the Abbey School of Acting

In the 1950s, Quigley co-founded the Globe Theatre Company, which had its base in Dun Laoghaire. The company closed in 1960. During the same period he produced the popular radiosoap operaThe Kennedys of Castleross.

In 1949, Quigley made his first film appearance in the film Saints and Sinners. He appeared in two Stanley Kubrick films; first as the moral prison chaplain in the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange, later as Captain Grogan in the 1975 film Barry Lyndon. On British television, amongst many smaller appearances, he was a has-been gangster in Big Breadwinner Hog (1969).

Quigley's theatre roles include the Irishman in Tom Murphy's The Gigli Concert, for which he won the Harvey's Best Actor award in 1984.

Godfrey Quigley died in Dublin of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 71.

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



Peter Bathurst (died 1989 aged 77) would have been 106 - 2 credits, including Chinn in The Claws of Axos

Peter Bathurst played Hensell in the Doctor Who serial The Power of the Daleks and Chinn in The Claws of Axos.

Also worked on Moonbase 3War & PeaceDoctor at LargeDoctor in the HouseFather Dear FatherThe TroubleshootersThe Wednesday PlayFor Amusement OnlyCastors Away!Mum's BoysThe Scales of JusticeAdam Adamant Lives!River RivalsQuick Before They Catch UsThe Murder GameOut of the UnknownTheatre 625The Edgar Wallace Mystery TheatreChange PartnersR3The Indian Tales of Rudyard KiplingThe Hidden TruthDixon of Dock GreenMaupassantThe Human JungleBootsie and SnudgeSakiITV Play of the WeekGilbert and Sullivan: The Immortal JestersFrontier DrumsTwo Living, One DeadMake Mine MinkOn TrialThe Army GameThe ViseTen Little IndiansThe DuPont Show of the MonthThree Crooked MenLinks of JusticeThe Sky LarksThe Diplomatic CorpseThe White Cliffs MysteryNight CrossingKenilworthThe BetrayalOver to WilliamAdventure TheaterPacific DestinySupersonic SaucerJane EyreJohn and JulieBBC Sunday-Night TheatrePassenger to TokyoFinal AppointmentColonel March of Scotland YardDangerous VoyageCalling Scotland Yard: Falstaff's Fur CoatThe Teckman BiographyGilbert Harding Speaking of MurderThe Quatermass ExperimentBabes in BagdadOld Mother Riley Meets the VampireGift HorseThe Bell FamilyThe Passing Show