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On This Day (USA) - 18 June



The Savages: Episode 4 premiered on BBC One in 1966 at 5:35pm, watched by 4.50 million viewers.

Absorbing the Doctor's life force, the leader Jano also acquires his ethics. With Jano's help, the Doctor, Steven and Dodo inspire the 'Savages' to fight against their oppressors.



The Ultimate Guide premiered on BBC One in 2005 at 6:15pm, watched by 2.77 million viewers.

As the new series reaches its conclusion, here's a look back at the Doctor and Rose's whirlwind adventures in time and space, including their encounters with alien enemies both old and new. Featuring behind-the-scenes access, and interviews with cast and crew.



The Parting of the Ways premiered on BBC One in 2005 at 6:59pm, watched by 6.91 million viewers.

As the Earth is plunged into a bloody war. the Doctor is forced to take drastic action. Will Rose lose her friend for ever?

Doctor Who Confidential is at 7.45pm on BBC3.



The Last Battle premiered on BBC Three in 2005 at 7:45pm

This episode goes behind the scenes of The Parting of the Ways

Electrocuted by the Slitheen, eaten by Reapers and tortured by Van Statten. For the ninth Doctor, the job certainly hasn't got any easier. As the series draws to a conclusion, relive the highs and lows of Christopher Eccleston's tenure.


 Birthdays
Joseph Lippiatt (died 2012 aged 31) would have been 37 - 6 credits, including Crew/Technician in Bad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways

Joey Lippiatt was a student at Brislington Comprehensive, Filton College, BAPA and attended the Bristol Old Vic Youth Theatre.

He was a familiar face on the sets of Casualty and Doctor Who amongst many others.

He died in 2012 at the age of 31 after a battle with melanoma cancer.



Rebecca Thornhill was 49 - credited as Crystal in The Ultimate Adventure(Stage)

Rebecca Thornhill played Crystal in the stage play Doctor Who: The Ultimate Adventure

While still a student, she appeared in cabaret at the Royal Albert Hall, the Waldorf Hotel and Maxims de Paris in London. Her first professional engagement was at a Dougie Square Spectacular in Cannes. She appeared in the TV film "Eye on L.A!" as well as a cinema advertisement for Levi Jeans. In 1994 she toured in a production of "Me, and My Girl."



Stephen Marcus was 56 - credited as Jailer in The Shakespeare Code

Stephen Marcus  is a British actor, best known for his role as Nick the Greek in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

Marcus played American football in the UK for the BAFL One team Sussex Thunder, and retired at the end of the 2007 season. He was interviewed for Sky Sports Sunday NFL coverage after the Thunder's 2007 fixture at the Ipswich Cardinals. The interview, which was broadcast on 21 October 2007, discussed his acting career, as well as American Football. Marcus has been an offensive line coach at the London Olympians and at Valley Trojans.



Dominic Guard was 62 - credited as Olvir in Terminus

Dominic Guard is a former English film actor.

His most famous role was as a 14-year-old when he played Leo in The Go-Between. He won a BAFTA award in 1972 for his performance. He is also known for his guest role as Olvir in the 1983 Doctor Who story Terminus.

He later appeared in Picnic at Hanging RockGandhi, and alongside Richard Burton and Billy Connolly in Absolution (1978). Also in 1978 Guard voiced the role of Pippin in an animated adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. In 1982 he played Christopher in "The Jeweller's Shop" by Karol Wotjyla (Pope John Paul II) at the Westminster Theatre, London. He continued acting regularly until 2000. One of his films, P. D. JamesAn Unsuitable Job for a Woman, found him acting alongside his cousin, Pippa Guard.

He is now a fully accredited child psychotherapist living in London. He is also a published children's author, with "Little Box of Mermaid Treasures" to his credit. He is the father of two children with the actress Sharon Duce and is the younger brother of the actor Christopher Guard.



Cordelia Ditton was 65 - credited as Older Woman in The Mark of the Rani

Cordelia Ditton is one of the directors of Voice Business, which has active since 1996 training people in public speaking, presentation and communication skills.

Primarily in theatre, she made few appearances on television, these being in the 1980s with Doctor Who, Crown Court, and Little Dorrit.



Luan Peters was 72 - 2 credits, including Chicki in The Macra Terror

Luan Peters is an English actress. Also known as Karol Keyes.

Born as Carol Hirsch, she made her stage debut in a pantomime aged four, then went on to win a drama scholarship at aged 16 after a performance of Twelfth Night. She started singing in a band for £2 a night as a way of earning extra money while attending drama school. Her singing career began in Manchester, where under the name Karol Keyes (named after her management Keystone Promotions), she fronted “Karol Keyes and The Big Sound”, a band previously known as “The Fat Sound”. One of her first records was an Ike & Tina Turner number called "A Fool in Love" on Columbia. She split from that band in June 1966; a year later she joined Joan Littlewood’s drama school at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. She continued to sing in nightclubs, leading to a recording contract offer from EMIGordon Mills who had given stage names to Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck, suggested she call herself "Delilah Jackson" to capitalize on Jones’ 1968 hit Delilah; however, she chose the name Luan Peters instead.

In 1970, she starred in the 13 part TV series Go Girl, as a go-go dancer who finds herself involved in action oriented story lines. The series was beset by problems, which included the financiers backing out, the production running out of money, and the actors' union closing the production down. The series was never broadcast. The pilot episode only saw the light of day more than a decade after it was made, when it was released twice on UK video in the early 1980s once under the title Give Me a Ring Sometime (which is actually just the pilot episode title) and another time as Passport to Murder.

She is known for her appearances in Hammer horror films of the 1970s such as Lust for a Vampire and Twins of Evil. Other film credits include: The Flesh and Blood ShowVampiraThe Wildcats of St Trinian's and Pacific Banana.

Her stage work includes A Man Most Likely To (1969, with George Cole), Pyjama Tops (1969), Decameron 73 (1973), playing Linda McCartney in John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert (1974), Tom Stoppard’s Dirty Linen (1976), Shut Your Eyes And Think Of England! (1978 with Donald Sinden and Frank Thornton) and Funny Peculiar (1985).

She was also active on television in series such as: Z-CarsPublic EyeDoctor WhoTargetThe Professionals and the Fawlty Towers episode The Psychiatrist playing Raylene Miles, an Australian tourist. Her last known television role was in an episode in The Bill in 1990. In 2005 she was interviewed for the documentary Fawlty Towers Revisited.

In 1975 she fronted the band 5000 Volts and appeared on Top of the Pops singing their hit song “I’m on Fire”, however the actual vocalist was Tina Charles. Peters continued to release singles (mainly in Europe) throughout the decade.

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



Paul McCartney was 76 - credited as Himself in The Chase

McCartney gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles, alongside John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. McCartney and Lennon formed one of the most influential and successful songwriting partnerships and wrote some of the most popular songs in the history of rock music. After leaving The Beatles, McCartney launched a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda Eastman, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine.

McCartney has composed film scores, classical and electronic music, released a large catalogue of songs as a solo artist, and has taken part in projects to help international charities. He is an advocate for animal rights, for vegetarianism, and for music education; he is active in campaigns against landmines, seal hunting, and Third World debt. He is a keen football fan, supporting both Everton and Liverpool football clubs. His company MPL Communications owns the copyrights to more than 3,000 songs,[12] including all songs written by Buddy Holly, along with the publishing rights to such musicals as Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, and Grease. McCartney is one of the UK's wealthiest people, with an estimated fortune of £475 million in 2010.

He is listed in Guinness World Records as the "most successful musician and composer in popular music history", with 60 gold discs and sales of 100 million singles in the United Kingdom alone.



Michael Sheard (died 2005 aged 67) would have been 80 - 7 credits, including Dr. Summers in The Mind of Evil

Michael Sheard was a Scottish actor who featured in a large number of films and television programmes and appeared in 17 episodes of Doctor Who.

His most prominent television role was as strict deputy headmaster Maurice Bronson in the British children's series Grange Hill which he played from 1985-89 

Sheard was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, the son of a church minister, and was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. During his National Service, Sheard was a Royal Air Force aircraftman.

Sheard is most known for playing villains. His most prominent film role was that of Admiral Ozzel in The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

In addition to his Star Wars role, Sheard had a lengthy affiliation with science fiction and appeared in six different Doctor Who stories, opposite the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Seventh Doctors. He also worked with Eighth Doctor Paul McGann in The Stones of Venice, a Doctor Who audio drama produced by Big Finish Productions. He was a regular guest at both Doctor Who and Star Wars conventions over the years in the UK and the US.

Further to this, he had guest roles in Colditz (1972), On The Buses (1973), Space: 1999 (1975), The Tomorrow People (1978), and Blake's 7 (1980).

Sheard portrayed Adolf Hitler five times throughout his career, including in The Tomorrow People (1978),  Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), and Rogue Male (1976). He has also portrayed Heinrich Himmler three times. In 1983, he played Herr Grunwald, the German manager of a building site, in the first series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.

In 1980, he had a major supporting role in Stephen Poliakoff's acclaimed BBC television play Caught on a Train.

In February 2005 Sheard played a small cameo role as the narrator in Star Wars fan film Order of the Sith: Vengeance and its sequel, Downfall - Order of the Sith, alongside Jeremy Bulloch and Dave Prowse. These fan films were made in England in support of Save the Children.



Llewellyn Rees (died 1994 aged 92) would have been 117 - credited as The President in The Deadly Assassin

Llewellyn Rees was an English actor.

Television Roles include: Doctor Who (in the serial The Deadly Assassin), The BrothersInspector MorseDoomwatch and Coronation Street.

He appeared in a number of films such as Carry On EmmannuelleThe DresserWithnail and IA Fish Called Wanda and Splitting Heirs. In The Dresser, Rees played an aging member of a British touring company. The play that the film was based on had its genesis in the touring company of actor/manager Sir Donald Wolfit, whom Reese had toured with in the 1940 and 1950s.

Rees was also active in the political end of the theatre serving as General Secretary, Actors' Equity Association 1940- 46; Secretary, Federation of Theatre Unions 1944-46; Governor, Old Vic 1945-47; Drama Director, Arts Council of Great Britain 1947-49; Administrator, Old Vic 1949-51; Administrator, Arts Theatre 1951-52.

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


 Deaths
Jeffrey Wickham (died 2014 aged 80) - credited as Webster in The Reign Of Terror

Jeffrey Wickham is a British film and television actor.

he played Webster in the 1964 Doctor Who story The Reign of Terror.

He is the father of Rupert Wickham, who played Captain Dudgeon in Big Finish's No Man's Land and Major Jonas Faber in  Klein's Story.

Other credits include Black MirrorSpooksMidsomer MurdersPeak PracticeBodyguardsThe Young Indiana Jones ChroniclesClarissaYes, Prime MinisterStrangers and BrothersSapphire & SteelNannyPlay for TodayBBC2 PlayhouseSecret ArmyEdward the SeventhThe Unpleasantness at the Bellona ClubManhuntITV Play of the WeekObject ZNo Hiding PlaceEmergency-Ward 10



Frederick Jaeger (died 2004 aged 76) - 3 credits, including Jano in The Savages

Frederick Jaeger was a German-born actor who found success working in British television.

Jaeger was born in Berlin, but moved to England following Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany. He was educated at Lord Weymouth's Grammar SchoolWarminster, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, from which he graduated in 1948, becoming a British subject two years later. He made his first theatre appearance in 1949, and his film debut, The Black Tent, in 1956. 

He had roles in three Doctor Who stories. He appeared as Jano in The Savages in 1966, and as Professor Sorenson in Planet of Evil in 1975. In 1977's The Invisible Enemy, he appeared as Professor Marius, creator of the robot dog K-9.



Derek Sydney (died 2000 aged 80) - credited as Sevcheria in The Romans

Derek Sydney was awarded an Alexander Korda Scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He went on to perform in hundreds of theater, film and video dramas. 

He retired in 1990 from the British Actors Equity. 

Sydney was a part-time resident of San Marcos and part-time resident of London. He was nominated as "Volunteer of the Year" by the Actors Alliance of San Diego and honored at the ATAR Awards 2000 by the San Diego Performing Arts League.



John Caesar (died 2000 aged 74) - 9 credits, including (extra) in The Daleks' Master Plan

John Caesar had several minor roles in Doctor Who.

Also worked on The BillLady Is a TrampJanet and CompanyLorna DooneThe Legend of Robin HoodUpstairs, DownstairsBless This HouseSpy TrapThirty Minutes WorthThrillerBarlowSome Mothers Do 'Ave 'EmWar & PeaceFather Dear FatherNew Scotland YardThe Onedin LineLove and Mr LewishamThe Man from HavenThe Man OutsideThe BefriendersThe RegimentDixon of Dock GreenThe Rivals of Sherlock HolmesZ CarsRoads to FreedomMenaceBiographyA Cuckoo in the NestPaul TempleITV PlayhouseGerminalResurrectionThe GamblersVanity FairLes Mis�rablesGreat ExpectationsNo Hiding PlaceThe Forsyte SagaBat Out of HellThe Three MusketeersThe InformerSeven Deadly SinsThe Valiant VarneysMaigretThe Six Proud WalkersThe Escape of R.D.7A for Andromeda



Aimée Delamain (died 1999 aged 93) - credited as Doña Arana in The Two Doctors

Actress who appeared in The Two Doctors



Harriet Reynolds (died 1992 aged 47) - credited as Tannoy Voice in The Leisure Hive

Ronald Allen (died 1991 aged 60) - 2 credits, including Ralph Cornish in The Ambassadors of Death

Ronald Allen was an English character actor who achieved the status of a soap opera star.

Allen was born in ReadingBerkshire. He studied at Leighton Park School in Reading and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, worked in repertory theatre, had a season at the Old Vic, London and made several films, including the classic about the sinking of the Titanic A Night to Remember (1958).

After roles in the BBC soaps Compact (1963-64) and United! (1966-67) came his best remembered famous role, in the long-running Crossroads (1969-85). Allen played David Hunter, who was a shareholder of the Crossroads Motel with Meg Mortimer, Tish Hope and Bernard Booth. He also twice appeared as a lead actor in the science fiction programme Doctor Who, in the storiesThe Dominators (1968) and The Ambassadors of Death (1970).

Allen also made a number of guest appearances in The Comic Strip Presents. In the first episode, Five Go Mad in Dorset (1982), which spoofed Enid Blyton's The Famous Five stories, he makes a surprise appearance as Uncle Quentin; deliberately sending up his staid image, he most memorably told The Famous Five, "Your Aunt Fanny is an unrelenting nymphomaniac – and I am a screaming homosexual". (The show's TV Times entry had listed him as "Surprise Guest"). Allen reprised the role in the sequel Five Go Mad on Mescalin (1983), and also appeared inSouth Atlantic Raiders Part 2 (1990), The Strike (1988) and Oxford (1990), in addition to the feature film The Supergrass (1985). There was much comic mileage to be gained from Allen sending up his conservative image. In a 1987 interview, he said that he was approached by a very intimidating-looking punk. He shook his hand and said, "I thought you were really cool in The Supergrass". Then, as he was about to walk away, he turned back and said, almost apologetically, "I loved you in Crossroads too!"

Other roles included television's The Adventures of Robin Hood (1957), Danger Man (1960, 1961), Bergerac (1990) and The Avengers (1964).

Allen lived for many years with the actor Brian Hankins, who also appeared in Crossroads. He was also very close friends with his co-star and on-screen wife, Sue Lloyd. When the British media started to intrude into their private lives, they made it known they were a couple. After Allen was told that his cancer was terminal, they married. He died three months later, aged 56 or 60.

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



Roger Delgado (died 1973 aged 55) - 8 credits, including The Master in Terror of the Autons

Roger Delgado was an English actor, best known for his role as The Master playing alongside the Third Doctor, Jon Pertwee.

He was born in Whitechapel, in the East End of London within the sound of the Bow Bells. He attended the CVMS, a Roman Catholic secondary school in Holland Park. Delgado worked extensively on the British stage, and on TV, film and radio.

He appeared in the 1955 BBC Television serial Quatermass II, had a role in the Powell and Pressburger wartime drama Battle of the River Plate (1956), and came to wide popular attention in Britain when he played the Spanish envoy Mendoza in the ITC Entertainment series Sir Francis Drake (1961-62). Other work included roles in The Champions (1969), Danger Man (1961), The Saint(1962, 1966), and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969). He also appeared in The Avengers (1961, 1969), The Power Game (1966) and Crossfire (1967). In film, he appeared alongside Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in The Road to Hong Kong.

He began work on Doctor Who in late 1970, his first broadcast appearance being in the January 1971 adventure Terror of the Autons and was the principal villain for all of Season Eight's stories. He continued to make appearances in both Seasons Nine and Ten, his last being in the story Frontier In Space.

Delgado planned to leave the series in 1974 and a grand battle was planned between the third Doctor and the Master which would end in the Master's death and the Doctor's regeneration. However, whilst on location during filming of L'Escadron d'or avec Coluche et Philippe Léotard (the fourth episode of French mini-series La Cloche tibétaine), he was killed in a car crash as his chauffeur-driven vehicle went off the road into a ravine.