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The Wheel In Space: Episode 6 premiered on BBC One in 1968 at 6:06pm, watched by 6.50 million viewers.

The Doctor and the crew of the Wheel battle valiantly against the invading Cybermen, but to defeat the approaching fleet of Cyber ships, the Doctor needs a vital component from the TARDIS.



Planet of the Spiders: Part Five premiered on BBC One in 1974 at 5:36pm, watched by 9.20 million viewers.

Sarah makes a bargain with the Queen Spider and returns to Earth with the Doctor in the TARDIS.There they meet K'anpo,the Doctor's Time Lord guru who has the Metebelis crystal.



Totally Doctor Who (#1.8) premiered on BBC One in 2006 at 4:59pm, watched by 0.68 million viewers.

Totally Doctor Who (#2.8) premiered on BBC One in 2007 at 4:59pm, watched by 0.70 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 the woman behind all the monster choreography, Ailsa Berk. Child actress and member of the Family of Blood, Lauren Wilson, is in the studio, and Team Totally take on a set dressing challenge.

 Birthdays
Adam Garcia was 45 - 3 credits, including Alex in The Christmas Invasion

Adam Garcia (born in Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia), played Alex Klein, Prime Minister Harriet Jones' assistant, in TV: The Christmas Invasion.

Garcia left university to take the role of Slide in the production of the musical 'Hot Shoe Shuffle', which toured Australia for two years before transferring to London.

He stayed on in London to star in several West End musicals. Dein Perry, the choreographer of 'Hot Shoe Shuffle', went on to found the successful stage show 'Tapdogs'. In 2000 Adam Garcia played 'Sean' in Bootmen, a movie based on the Tapdogs story.

Despite the fact that he has starred in such movies as Coyote Ugly, it was not until 2004, when he participated as rock star Stu Wolff in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen that he gained mainstream fame as an actor.

However, Garcia had long been an accomplished stage actor before the release of that movie. He played Doody in the West End's version of Grease in London. He also played another Travolta character, Tony Manero, in the stage version of Saturday Night Fever, which ran from 1998 to 1999 in London.

Garcia has been nominated for multiple awards during his acting career. His transition into a film actor began in 1997, when he played Jones in Wilde, a movie about the life of writer Oscar Wilde.

In September 2006, Garcia began playing Fiyero in the London production of the Stephen Schwartz musical Wicked.

In 2009, Garcia played the role of Stefan in the ITV drama Britannia High.

Biography from the Tardis Wiki article, licensed under CC-BY-SA



Rene Zagger was 45 - credited as Padra in Utopia

René Zagger is an English actor, probably best known for playing PC Nick Klein in The Bill from 1999 to 2004. He has also made several guest appearances in Casualty, and Wycliffe.

Zagger was born in LeytonstoneLondon. His father is of Russian-Polish ancestry and his mother is of Spanish-Portuguese ancestry. Zagger was raised a practising Jew by his parents but now considers himself to be more traditionalist. While attending Davenant Foundation School his interest in acting began affecting his attendance, so the headmaster suggested that he move to an acting school. He left his school and enrolled at Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts.

Zagger's first professional acting role was portraying a young Marti Pellow in the Wet Wet Wet music video Sweet Surrender. Other roles soon followed, from 1990–1991, Zagger played Mike Bentley in the children's TV drama Grange Hill, and later in 1991 he played the role of "Razors" in the Granada Television series Up the Garden Path. He also had several guest roles in MinderCasualtyWycliffeDangerous Lady and The Bill.

In 1999, Zagger auditioned for the role of Dale Smith in The Bill, but the role went to his best friend Alex Walkinshaw and the character of PC Nick Klein was created for him. Zagger remained in the role for five years. Zagger left the series and took the role of Antipholus of Syracuse in the Stafford festival's production of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors.

In 2006 Rene starred in the Dream Team mini series Dream Team 80's as striker Johnny Fletcher, who was the father to Harchester legend Karl Fletcher.

In 2006, Zagger filmed the historical drama, O Jerusalem, and vampire-horror film Night Junkies with Giles Alderson and Katia WinterO Jerusalem was shown in France on October 18, 2006, and Night Junkies was released in December.

In 2006, he appeared in the BBC series Robin Hood in the episode "A Thing or Two About Loyalty" as Lambert.

In 2007 Zagger played the Israeli nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu who leaked the existence of the Israeli secret Nuclear Weapons plant at Dimona in 1986 and was subsequently kidnapped by Mossad in the BBC Nuclear Secretsepisode; Vanunu and the Bomb

In June 2007, he appeared in the Doctor Who in the episode "Utopia" as Padra.

In July 2007, Zagger appeared as Herod in the second series of BBC/HBO TV series, Rome.

Autumn 2008 saw Zagger guest star in two major BBC1 crime series; he played an alcoholic ex-army Tottenham Hotspur supporter in New Tricks, and an Australian, Danny, in Silent Witness.

In January 2008, he made an appearance as Colt Winchester (Colin from Winchester) in the 5th episode of series three of MIHigh called 'Dark Star'

In January 2010, he made an appearance as Farris Andreou in the second episode in the second series of 'Law and Order UK' called "Hidden".

In June 2011, he made an appearance in the TV sitcomMy Family. November 2011 - April 2012 Currently starring in Comedy of Errors alongside Lenny Henry at the National Theatre, Southbank, London.

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



Andrew Woodall was 55 - credited as Rex Tucker in An Adventure In Space And Time(Misc)

Andrew Woodall's career stretches back to the late eighties/early nineties with roles including Hannay, Wish Me Luck, The Piglet Files and Prime Suspect 3. Other notable roles included Tony Gray in Seaforth, Michael in Degrees of Error, Stuart Gee in Hearts and Bones. More recently he has been seen in Heartbeat, Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent, Johnny English Reborn, Silk and Miranda.



Jonathan Pryce was 71 - credited as The Master in Doctor Who and The Curse Of Fatal Death(Misc)

Jonathan Pryce CBE is a Welsh actor and singer. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and meeting his longtime girlfriend, English actress Kate Fahy, in 1974, he began his career as a stage actor in the 1970s. His work in theatre, including an award-winning performance in the title role of the Royal Court Theatre's Hamlet, led to several supporting roles in film and television. He made his breakthrough screen performance in Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult film Brazil.

Critically lauded for his versatility, Pryce has participated in big-budget films such as Evita, Tomorrow Never Dies, Pirates of the Caribbean, The New World, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, GI Joe: Retaliation as well as independent films such as Glengarry Glen Ross and Carrington. His career in theatre has also been prolific, and he has won two Tony Awards—the first in 1977 for his Broadway debut in Comedians, the second for his 1991 role as The Engineer in the musical Miss Saigon.

Born John Price in Carmel, Flintshire, he is the son of Margaret Ellen (née Williams) and Isaac Price, a former coal miner who, along with his wife, ran a small general grocery shop. Price has two older sisters. He was educated at Holywell Grammar School (today Holywell High School), and, at the age of 16, he went to art college and then started training to be a teacher at Edge Hill College (now Edge Hill University) in Ormskirk. While studying, he took part in a college theatre production. When he joined Equity, the British actors' trade union, he used Jonathan Pryce as a stage name because Equity can only have one actor with any particular name on its books.

An impressed tutor suggested he became an actor and on Pryce's behalf sent off to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for an application form, and Pryce was awarded a scholarship to RADA. While at RADA Pryce worked as a door-to-door salesman of velvet paintings. Pryce was part of 'new wave' of actors to emerge from the Academy. Others included Bruce Payne, Juliet Stevenson, Alan Rickman, Anton Lesser, Kenneth Branagh and Fiona Shaw.

Despite finding RADA "straight-laced", and being told by his tutor that he could never aspire to do more than playing villains in Z-Cars, when he graduated he joined the Everyman Theatre Liverpool Company, eventually becoming the theatre's Artistic Director.

To gain his Equity card to work in Liverpool, he made his first screen appearance in a minor role on a 1972 episode of the British science fiction programme Doomwatch, called "Fire & Brimstone". He then starred in two television films, both directed by Stephen Frears, Daft as a Brush and Playthings. After the Everyman, Pryce joined the director Sir Richard Eyre at the Nottingham Playhouse and starred in the Trevor Griffiths play Comedians in a role specially written for his talents, Gethin Price. The production then transferred to London's Old Vic Theatre and in 1976 he reprised the role on Broadway, this time directed by Mike Nichols, for which he won the 1977 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, his first Tony Award. It was around this time that he appeared in his first movie role, playing the character Joseph Manasse in the film drama Voyage of the Damned, starring Faye Dunaway. He did not, however, abandon the stage, appearing from 1978 to 1979 in the Royal Shakespeare Company's productions of The Taming of the Shrew as Petruchio, and Antony and Cleopatra as Octavius Caesar.

In 1980, his performance in the title role of Hamlet at the Royal Court Theatre won him an Olivier Award, and was acclaimed by some critics as the definitive Hamlet of his generation. That year, Pryce had a small but pivotal role as Zarniwoop in the 12th episode of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series, one that he reprised for the Quintessential Phase which was broadcast in 2005. In his original role as Zarniwoop, Pryce's character questions the "ruler of the Universe", a solipsist who has been chosen to rule arguably because of either his inherent manipulability, or immunity therefrom, on his philosophical opinions. Around the same time, he also appeared in the film Breaking Glass (1980).

Pryce played the role of the sinister Mr. Dark in Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983), based on the Ray Bradbury novel of the same title. After appearing mostly in films, such as the Ian McEwan-scripted The Ploughman's Lunch, and Martin Luther, Heretic (both also 1983), he achieved a breakthrough with his role as the subdued protagonist Sam Lowry in the Terry Gilliam film, Brazil (1985). After Brazil, Pryce appeared in the historical thriller The Doctor and the Devils (also 1985) and then in the Gene Wilder-directed film Haunted Honeymoon (1986). During this period of his life, Pryce continued to perform on stage, and gained particular notice as the successful but self-doubting writer Trigorin in a London production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull in late 1985. From 1986 to 1987 Pryce played the lead part in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Macbeth, which also starred Sinéad Cusack as Lady Macbeth. Also in 1986 he starred in the film Jumpin' Jack Flash.

Pryce worked once again with Gilliam in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), playing "The Right Ordinary Horatio Jackson". The film was a notorious financial fiasco, with production costing more than $40 million, when the original budget was $23.5 million. The following year Pryce appeared in three of the earliest episodes of the improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, alongside Paul Merton and John Sessions, and in Uncle Vanya, again a play by Chekhov, at the Vaudeville Theatre.

After a series of major dramatic roles on stage, including Vanya and Macbeth, Pryce decided he wanted to do musicals after seeing his friend Patti LuPone in the original London production of Les Misérables. He would successfully return to the stage originating the role of The Engineer, a Eurasian pimp, in the West End musical Miss Saigon. His performance was praised in England where he won the Olivier and Variety Club awards, but when the production transferred to Broadway the Actors' Equity Association (AEA) would not allow Pryce to portray The Engineer because, according to their executive secretary, "[t]he casting of a Caucasian actor made up to appear Asian is an affront to the Asian community." Cameron Mackintosh, the show's producer, decided to cancel the $10 million New York production because, he said, he would not let the freedom of artistic expression be attacked. Realizing that its decision would result in the loss of many jobs, and after Pryce received much support from the acting community (both Charlton Heston and John Malkovich threatened to leave the union if Pryce was not allowed to perform) the AEA decided to make a deal with Mackintosh, allowing Pryce to appear in the production. He would then, in 1991, win a Tony Award for his performance. Made in the same period, Pryce starred in the ITV mini-series Selling Hitler (1991) as Gerd Heidemann. Pryce returned to the London stage the following year to star for one night only at the Royal Festival Hall for an AIDS charity alongside Elaine Paige and Lilliane Montivecchi in the 1992 revival of the Federico Fellini-inspired musical Nine.

Pryce featured, alongside Kathy Burke and Minnie Driver, in the BBC serial Mr. Wroe's Virgins (1993), directed by Danny Boyle. Pryce played Henry Kravis in the HBO produced made-for-TV movie Barbarians at the Gate (1993). He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and for a Golden Globe Award for his role. Also during 1993, Pryce starred alongside River Phoenix and Judy Davis in the unfinished film Dark Blood, but production had to be shut down when, 11 days short of completion, Phoenix died from a drug overdose. Director George Sluizer, who owns the rights to what has been filmed, has made available some of the raw material, which features Pryce and Phoenix on a field in Utah, on his personal website. Between 1993 and 1997, Pryce, on a multi million dollar contract became the spokesman for the Infiniti automobile marque in a series of American television commercials, in particular for the Infiniti J30 and Infiniti Q45. In one of these advertisements Pryce appeared alongside jazz singer Nancy Wilson in a Prague nightclub. In 1994, Pryce portrayed Fagin in a revival of the musical Oliver!, and starred alongside Emma Thompson in the film Carrington (1995), which centres on a platonic relationship between gay writer Lytton Strachey and painter Dora Carrington. For his portrayal of Strachey, Pryce received the Best Actor Award at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.

Pryce then starred with Madonna and Antonio Banderas in his first musical film, Evita (1996). In this adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical, Pryce portrayed the Argentinian president Juan Perón. The movie's soundtrack was an international success. It contains over 30 songs sung mainly by Madonna, Banderas and Pryce, of which two are solos for Pryce: "She Is A Diamond" and "On The Balcony Of The Casa Rosada". After Evita, Pryce went on to portray Elliot Carver in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). During the rest of the decade Pryce would play to his new acquired fame as a villain, portraying an assassin in Ronin (1998), a corrupt Cardinal in the controversial Stigmata (1999) and, for Comic Relief, the Master in the Doctor Who special, Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death. About this time Pryce sang at the Hollywood Bowl alongside opera singer Lesley Garrett in highlights from My Fair Lady and in 1998, he performed in Cameron Mackintosh's gala concert Hey, Mr Producer!, also as Professor Henry Higgins from My Fair Lady and reprising his role as the Engineer from Miss Saigon.

During the early 2000s Pryce starred and participated in a variety of movies, such as The Affair of the Necklace (2001), Unconditional Love (2002), What a Girl Wants (2003), and Terry Gilliam's aborted project, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. While the success of some of these films was variable, the 2001 London stage production of My Fair Lady and his portrayal of Professor Henry Higgins was acclaimed by observers. This production turned out to be very stressful for Pryce because Martine McCutcheon, who portrayed Eliza Doolittle, was sick during much of the show's run. McCutcheon was replaced by her understudy Alexandra Jay, who would also fall sick hours before a performance, forcing her understudy, Kerry Ellis, to take the lead. Pryce was understandably upset and on her first night introduced Ellis to the audience before the show by saying "This will be your first Eliza, my second today and my third this week. Any member of the audience interested in playing Eliza can find applications at the door. Wednesday and Saturday matinee available." Pryce ended up dealing with four Elizas during the course of 14 months. Despite the difficulty, the show was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards on 2001: Best Actress in a Musical for Martine McCutcheon, Outstanding Musical Production, Best Theatre Choreographer and Best Actor in a Musical for Pryce. Pryce lost to Philip Quast, although ironically McCutcheon won in her category having played fewer performances than any of her understudies. Pryce did express interest in doing My Fair Lady in New York, but when asked if he would do it with McCutcheon he said that "there's as much chance of me getting a date with Julia Roberts as doing My Fair Lady in New York with Martine McCutcheon."

In April 2003 Pryce returned to the non-musical stage with A Reckoning, written by American dramatist Wesley Moore. The play co-starred Flora Montgomery and after premiering at the Soho Theatre in London was described by The Daily Telegraph as "one of the most powerful and provocative new American plays to have opened since David Mamet's Oleanna." Pryce had a role in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) in which he portrayed a fictional Governor of Jamaica, Weatherby Swann, a film he described as "one of those why-not movies." After Pirates, Pryce appeared in several large-scale motion pictures, such as De-Lovely (2004), his second musical film, a chronicle of the life of songwriter Cole Porter, for which Kevin Kline and Pryce covered a Porter song called "Blow, Gabriel, Blow". The Brothers Grimm (2005), Pryce's third completed film with Terry Gilliam, starred Matt Damon and Heath Ledger, and The New World (2005), in which he had a cameo role as King James I. In 2005, Pryce was nominated for another Olivier Award in the best actor category for his role in the 2004 London production of The Goat or Who is Sylvia?, where he played Martin, a goat-lover who has to face the recriminations of his cheated-on wife, played by his real-life wife Kate Fahy. Pryce's performance was highly praised, but he lost the Olivier to Richard Griffiths.

Pryce lent his voice to the French animated film, Renaissance (2006), which he stated he wanted to do because he had never "done anything quite like it before." He reprised the role of Governor Weatherby Swann for the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (also 2006). Both were filmed at the same time but released a year apart. Pryce returned to the Broadway stage replacing John Lithgow, from January to July 2006, as Lawrence Jameson in the musical version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. During early 2007, the BBC serial Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars was first broadcast with Pryce in the lead. From September 2007 through June 2008, he returned to the theatre portraying Shelly Levene in a new West End production of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross at the Apollo Theatre, London. He later appeared in the BBC Three comedy series Clone as Dr. Victor Blenkinsop also starring Stuart McLoughlin and Mark Gatiss. In 2009 he appeared at the Donmar Warehouse theatre in the title role of Dimetos written by Athol Fugard, and later that year made a sentimental journey back to Liverpool to appear as Davies in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker directed by Christopher Morahan. This transferred to London's Trafalgar Studios in early 2010. On television he appeared as Mr Buxton in Return to Cranford (2009), for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award as Best Supporting Actor in a Mini Series.

In 2015 he will join the cast of the HBO series Game of Thrones in Season 5 as The High Sparrow. Pryce admitted that one of the main reasons he took on the role was because of how influential the character is plot-wise. While initially being quite sceptical about “sword and sorcery” shows, Pryce later had a change of heart after his positive experiences on the Thrones sets.

While working at the Everyman Theatre in 1972, Pryce met actress Kate Fahy. They based their home in London, where they currently live. They have three children: Patrick (born 1983), Gabriel (born 1986) and Phoebe (born 1990).

In 2006, Pryce was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Liverpool. He is a fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and a Companion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. He is a patron of the children's charity Friendship Works and of the surgical charity Saving Faces.

Pryce was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 Birthday Honours.

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



Brian Cox was 72 - 2 credits, including Voice of Elder Ood in The End of Time

Brian Denis CoxCBE is a Scottish actor. 

He is known for his work with theRoyal Shakespeare Company, where he gained recognition for his portrayal of King Lear. He has also appeared in many Hollywood productions playing parts such as Dr. Guggenheim inRushmoreWilliam Stryker in X2: X-Men United and Agamemnon in Troy. He was the first actor to portray Hannibal "Lecktor" on film in the 1986 production Manhunter.



Glenn Beck was 83 - credited as T.V. Announcer in The Tenth Planet

Ray Handy (died 1987 aged 58) would have been 89 - credited as Milkman in The Green Death

Ray Handy played a milkman in the Doctor Who story The Green Death.

Other work included roles in The Life and Times of David Lloyd GeorgeCrown CourtThe Liver BirdsA Class by HimselfConqueror's RoadSuspense


 Deaths
Margaret Hickey (died 2010) - credited as Mary in The Enemy of the World

Margaret Hickey played Mary Smith in the Doctor Who story The Enemy of the World.



Geoffrey Toone (died 2005 aged 94) - 2 credits, including Hepesh in The Curse of Peladon

Geoffrey Toone was an Irish character actor based in the United Kingdom.

He played Hepesh in the 1972 story The Curse of Peladon

He played Temmosus in the film of Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) 

Most of Toone's film roles after the 1930s were in supporting parts, usually as authority figures, though he did play the lead character in the Hammer Films production The Terror of the Tongs in 1961

Toone was born in DublinIreland to Englishparents and was educated at Charterhouse School.

He died from natural causes, aged 94. At the time of his death, Toone was one of the last survivors of the Old Vic theatre company of the 1930s, having appeared alongside the likes ofJohn Gielgud and Laurence Olivier in productions of Shakespeare.



Peter Sargent (died 2001 aged 85) - 3 credits, including Film Cameraman for The Power of the Daleks

Milton Subotsky (died 1991 aged 69) - 2 credits, including Screenplay for Dr Who and the Daleks(Aaru)

Milton Subotsky was born in New York in 1921, and honed his production skills during World War II by editing technical training films. After the war, he worked on a number of television shows in the US before emigrating to the UK in 1960, where he worked at Shepperton Studios.

Meeting up with Max J Rosenburg, they formed Amicus Productions in 1964 and went on to produce a number of cult sci-fi and horror classics like Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, The House That Drips Blood, and The Land That Time Forgot. He and Rosenburg also produced the two Dalek films starring Peter Cushing under the Aaru Productions name.

Post-Amicus, Subotsky continued to produce with titles as the mini-series The Martian Chronicles, based on Ray Bradbury's The Silver Locusts, and other productions based on Stephen King novels such as Cat's Eye, The Lawnmower Man and Sometimes They Come Back. He also produced the horror cult film The Monster Club.

Subotsky died in 1991 from heart disease.