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On This Day (USA) - 24 June



The Evil of the Daleks: Episode 6 premiered on BBC One in 1967 at 5:45pm, watched by 6.80 million viewers.

The Doctor and Jamie are taken by the Daleks to Skaro where the Dalek Emperor confronts them. The Doctor has made a terrible mistake and the Daleks have won.



The Time Monster: Episode Six premiered on BBC One in 1972 at 5:46pm, watched by 7.60 million viewers.

With the crystal of Kronos in his possession, the Master prepares to release the Chronovore. The Doctor is powerless to stop his nemesis as the end of Atlantis approaches.



Fear Her premiered on BBC One in 2006 at 7:02pm, watched by 7.14 million viewers.

The Fright Stuff premiered on BBC Three in 2006 at 7:45pm

World Enough And Time premiered on BBC One in 2017 at 6:45pm, watched by 5.00 million viewers.

Trapped on a giant spaceship and caught in the event horizon of a black hole, friendship drives the Doctor to make one of the rashest decisions of his life. Can he redeem his mistake?



World Enough And Time premiered on BBC America in 2017 at 9:00pm, watched by 0.47 million viewers.
 Birthdays
Yasmin Paige is 27 today - 9 credits, including Maria Jackson in Invasion of the Bane(SJA)

Yasmin Paige was born in London. A model and actress since the age of four, her film appearances have included the 2001 movie The Others, which starred Christopher Eccleston. A TV film that Paige starred in was the 2007 adaptation of Ballet Shoes, which was co-produced by Piers Wenger and co-starred Harry Potter's Emma Watson. It was made by Granada Productions and received its premiere on BBC One.

She also played Abby in The Mysti Show, a BBC children's Saturday-morning TV programme that ran for two series.

Paige is best known for her role as Maria Jackson, Sarah Jane Smith's neighbour and alien-finding friend, in The Sarah Jane Adventures. After being on the show for the first series and three episodes of the second, she had to leave because of academics and schooling.

Her next TV role was as Jess in the 2009 ITV1 mystery-drama series Murderland, directed by Catherine Morshead, and the following year she appeared as lead character Jordana in Richard Ayoade's film Submarine.

In February and March 2012, Paige played Beth Mitchell in the six-part BBC Three comedy Pramface, which is returning for a second series. She most recently appeared as Nicky in the Channel 4 drama Spoof or Die, which aired on 30th July 2012.

The second series of Pramface , comprising six episodes, will start on Tuesday 8th January 2013 at 10pm.

Biography by Nicole-Anne Keyton and John Bowman



Anthony Debaeck (died 2013 aged 46) would be 51 today - 4 credits, including French Newsreader in Army of Ghosts / Doomsday

Anthony Debaeck was a Belgian actor who played the French newsreader for Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures stories. 

Also worked on Dragon Age IICarmen in 3DZalikaThe Wolfman1066Clash of the SantasCarmenWire in the BloodThe QueenSeptième ciel BelgiqueLove SoupFemmes de loiLéopoldLes vacances de l'amourElisa top modèleAu port de la lunePremiers baisersLe collège des coeurs brisésJohnnyL'été de la révolution



Iain Glen is 57 today - credited as Octavian in The Time of Angels / Flesh and Stone

Iain Glen is a Scottish film, television and stage actor.

Iain Glen was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and educated at the Edinburgh Academy, an independent school for boys (now co-educational) in Edinburgh, followed by the University of Aberdeen. He then trained at RADA in London, where he won the Bancroft Gold Medal.

In 1990, Glen won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival for his role in Silent Scream.

It was announced on August 20, 2009 that Glen would star as Ser Jorah Mormont in the HBO series Game of Thrones. He appeared in the second series of Downton Abbey as Sir Richard Carlisle, a tabloid publisher who is a suitor to and subsequently engaged to Lady Mary.

In the 2012 BBC drama series Prisoners' Wives he plays Paul the husband of Francesca whose comfortable life comes crashing down when he is imprisoned for drug trafficking.

Has also appeared in Henry IV, Part 2Game of ThronesPrisoners WivesThe Iron Lady, Strike BackJack Taylor: The PikemenJack Taylor: The Magdalen MartyrsSpooksMasterpiece TheatreThe GuardsPope JoanHarry BrownEadar-ChluichInto the StormThe Case of Unfaithful KlaraLaw & Order: UKThe Diary of Anne FrankSlapperCity of ViceStarting OverThe Relief of BelsenResident Evil: ExtinctionMrs. Ratcliffe's RevolutionThe Last LegionSmall Engine RepairVagabond ShoesTara RoadKingdom of HeavenKidnappedMan to ManResident Evil: ApocalypseCarlaSpy SorgeSong for a Raggy BoyDarknessThe Soul KeeperImpactGabriel & MeLara Croft: Tomb RaiderAnchor MeGlasgow KissBeautiful CreaturesParanoidThe Wyvern MysteryWives and DaughtersMarar�aTrial & RetributionPainted LadyDeath of a SalesmanThe Young AmericansMissusScreen OneFrankie's HouseAdam Bede30 Door KeySilent ScreamRosencrantz & Guildenstern Are DeadFools of FortuneMountains of the MoonScreen TwoParis by NightGorillas in the MistThe FearTaggart



Robert Goodman is 63 today - 8 credits, including Colonist in Frontios

Robert Goodman had uncredited roles several classic Doctor Who stories including as a Mandrel in  Nightmare of Eden.

He has had a number of small roles in UK TV and Film drama and played Reg in the 2014 episode Listen

Robert Goodman was born in Northampton in the UK but now lives in central London. In the early days of his career between acting roles Robert worked as a London tour guide, and as a magician in the world famous Hamleys toy store in London's Regent Street. In his spare time Robert writes and makes his own short films. He has also written and performed his own 'One Man show', about the 'spirit' of London: A kind of biography of a City.

Other interests include: London and country walking, Writing, psychogeography, the life and work of Dylan Thomas, the natural world and most things that life has to offer.



David Rodigan is 67 today - credited as Broken Tooth in The Trial Of A Time Lord (The Mysterious Planet)

David Rodigan played Broken Tooth in the Doctor Who serial The Mysterious Planet.

Also worked on Rockliffe's BabiesThe Adventures of Sherlock HolmesShackletonHorse in the HouseUnder the BedThe Office Party



Simon Rouse is 67 today - 3 credits, including Hindle in Kinda

Simon Rouse (born in HeatonBradfordWest Yorkshire) is an English actor, best known for playing the role of Superintendent Jack Meadows in the long-running ITV police drama The Bill.

He first appeared on The Bill as Jack Meadows in a semi-regular role with two appearances in 1990 and twice again in 1991. The character of Jack Meadows became a regular between 1992[2] and 2010.

Prior to The Bill, he had a long career working mainly with the BBC, appearing twice in their Play for Tomorrow strand, a sci-fi offshoot of thePlay for Today series. He also guest starred in the 1982 Doctor Whostory Kinda, and played an unnamed character simply credited as "Yizzel's mate" in Carla Lane's Bread in 1986.

He later played the role of another police officer, Detective Sergeant Vernon Cooper, in Operation Julie, a three-hour dramatisation (shown in three parts) of the real-life drugs investigation. Coincidentally, Robert Gwilym also appeared as Detective Constable Dan Richard: he would return opposite Rouse for a recurring role in The Bill in 2004.

He has also guest starred on such shows as BoonRobin of SherwoodThe ProfessionalsCasualty, and Minder.

He also appeared in EastEnders episode 13 November 1990 playing playing the role of Supt. Alan Millward.

Rouse recently appeared in the J.B. Priestly production "When We Are Married", playing Albert Parker. The production ran at London's Garrick Theatre from 19 October 2010 to 26 February 2011 and also starred Maureen Lipman and Sam Kelly.

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



Brendan Price is 71 today - credited as Tomas in The Face of Evil

Brendan Price is a theater, movie, and television British actor. He graduated, winning the prize for outstanding Dialect work and began his career, like so many other successful actors, learning his trade in the regional theatres of England. He worked in a number of the major theatres, playing a diverse range of parts in the plays of Anton Chekhov,ShakespeareArthur Miller, and in those of many other writers, both classical and modern.

His television career began with a part in the BBC�s prestigious Play of The Month series in James Joyce's Stephen Dedalus.

For the next few years his work moved freely between television and theatre until he made his first film, a starring role in the comedySecrets of a Door to Door Salesman, which was due to be directed by a young Jonathan Demme, but, unfortunately, he was dismissed from the project. Brendan offered to resign his role in sympathy with him, but Jonathan counselled him to stay with the part. "In this business these things happen,"�Jonathan advised him.

It was a good lesson to learn so early in his career. Brendan�s TV credits are numerous, and he has played guest roles in many of English Television�s major series including Doctor WhoSpace 1999The Sweeney. He created the role of Bonney in the BBC�s internationally sold series Target. Back on stage, he ceated the title role of The Gambling Man in an adaptation of the Catherine Cookson's novel. Miss Cookson said in her autobiography: "He was my perfect Gambling Man!".

At this time, he starred in yet another film comedy that featured the cream of British comedy talent, The Amorous Milkman. Back on stage, he played one of the leads in the World Premiere of Woundingsat the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, and a memorable Biff in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman with Ray MacAnally.

His career took another turn when he moved to live in Spain. This opened up a new market for his talents, which were quickly recognised. For nearly two years he played a regular part in the series Calle Nueva. He followed this with other guest roles, and he had a major part in the award winning film Los Sin Nombre released in the US as The Nameless directed by Jaume Balaguer�. He was also in Dagon directed by Stuart Gorden, The Nun and The Sleep of Death, an adaptation of the Japanese novel by Eloy Lozano.

He featured in the Catalan film Excuses directed by Joel Joan. During all this activity, he found time to return to England and play the role of the heartthrob Doctor Bernard McAllister in the long running series Emmerdale. Over the last few years, he has gueststarred in the Spanish series Anti-vicioEl Comisario, and he had a regular part in the very popular series Los Hombres de Paco. He also featured in the mini series Alakrana due for release this year. On the big screen, he was in The Possession of Emma Evans, and he played opposite to Carme Elias in the award winning Planes para Ma�ana. In Roberto Santiago�s film Ivan's Dream he played Greg Cullen, the President of FIFA.

At the end of last year, he co-starred with Michael Ironside in Transgression, which was released in 2011. Presently, he is working on the well-known Spanish series Amar en Tiempos Revueltos.

 

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

 



Julian Holloway is 74 today - credited as Paterson in Survival

Julian Holloway  is an English actor now based in HollywoodCAUnited States. He is the son of the comedy actor and singer Stanley Holloway and former chorus dancer and actress Violet Lane. His daughter is the former model and author,Sophie Dahl.

Born in Watlington, OxfordshireEngland, Holloway began his performing career appearing in the plays of Ray Cooney before moving toT.V and Films. He became a mainstay of the Carry On films appearing in eight films between 1967 to 1976.

His television credits include the Uncle Silas television dramatisations, Elizabeth RRemember WENNWhatever Happened To The Likely LadsBeverly Hills, 90210MinderThe ProfessionalsThe New AvengersThe SweeneyZ-Cars and as Sergeant Patterson in the Doctor Who story Survival in 1989. His films include Young Winston (1972), Porridge (1979), The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980) and The Rum Diary (2010)

He has since developed a reputation as a successful voice actor/vocal artist, mainly in America. In 1991 he performed the part of Captain Zed in Captain Zed and the Zee Zone and as Bradford Milbanks in James Bond Jr.. He also voiced the main antagonist Odlaw in the Where's Waldo? animated TV series. Most notably, he voiced the role of Siegfried Fischbacher in the short-lived CGI series,Father of the Pride (2004) and Walt Disney movie A Christmas Carol (2009). Holloway has also performed as a vocal artist for video games including Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Medal of Honor: European Assault. He also provides the voice for Death in the Cartoon Network animated series Regular Show (2010 - pres.).

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



Neil Wilson (died 1975 aged 58) would be 102 today - credited as Sam Seeley in Spearhead From Space

Neil Wilson was an actor born in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England, UK.

He was active in the 50's 60's and 70's appearing in Dixon of Dock Green, The Avengers and Doctor in the |House.



Rollo Gamble (died 1973 aged 63) would be 108 today - credited as Winstanley in The Dæmons

Actor who appeared in the 1971 story The Deamons.

Also appeared in ITV PLay of the Week and Ready Steady Go.


 Deaths
James Grout (died 2012 aged 84) - credited as Ian in Whatever Happened To... Susan Foreman?(Misc)

Ken Barker (died 1998 aged 70) - 3 credits, including Stunt Man in Attack of the Cybermen

Started out working under the name Ken Haward, but in 1976 started working as Ken Barker instead, not only as an actor but also a stuntman and magician who toured the country performing magic.



Valentine Dyall (died 1985 aged 77) - 6 credits, including Black Guardian in Mawdryn Undead

Valentine Dyall  was an English character actor, the son of veteran actor Franklin Dyall. Dyall was especially popular as a voice actor, due to his very distinctive sepulchral voice, he was known for many years as "The Man in Black", narrator of the BBC Radio horror series Appointment With Fear.

He portrayed the Black Guardian in several Doctor Who serials (The Armageddon Factor in 1979, and the linked trilogy of Mawdryn UndeadTerminus and Enlightenment in 1983) and also voiced the major role of Captain Slarn in the Doctor Who radio serial Slipback (1985). He also played Norl in the episode "City at the Edge of the World" in the series Blake's 7. In 1983 he attended Doctor Who's 20th Anniversary celebrations at Longleat alongside many other cast and crew from the series. 

In his early career, he appeared in one movie with his father, the spy thriller Yellow Canary (1943), which starred Anna Neagle andRichard Greene. His part was that of a German U-boat commander attempting to kidnap a British agent from a ship in the Atlantic, Franklin Dyall playing the ship's captain. He also played the Duke of Burgundy in Olivier's wartime film of Henry V and had a small role as a German officer in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.

Dyall also made guest appearances in several episodes of The Goon Show, parodying his familiar radio persona, including "The Canal" where he played "The Man in Grey" (due to a very cheap dry cleaners). Much later he worked in the radio version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy playing Gargravarr, and on thetelevision and LP versions, where he played the voice of thecomputer Deep Thought.

He played the witch Jethrow Keane in The City of the Dead (1960). He appeared in Robert Wise's 1963 film The Haunting as Mr.Dudley, the sinister caretaker of the haunted Hill House.

Dyall played the central character Lord Fortnum, who turns into a bed-sitting room following a nuclear war, in Spike Milligan and John Antrobus' stage play The Bed-Sitting Room, which opened at the Mermaid Theatre on 31 January 1963.[1][2]

He voiced the character of evil mastermind Dr. Noah in the 1967 James Bond parody Casino Royale and appeared as Lorrimer in the BBC Miss Marple episode The Body in the Library (1984). Dyall also made regular appearances in all three seasons of the series Secret Army as Dr. Pascal Keldermans.

He co-hosted the Dusty Springfield BBC musical variety series Decidedly Dusty in 1969. The BBC wiped their archives of this and many of their 1960s musical variety programmes (allegedly in the 1970s, just before the dawn of home video) and no other video copies have surfaced, although there are bootleg-quality fan-made audio recordings that have survived.

He portrayed the Black Guardian in several Doctor Who serials (The Armageddon Factor in 1979, and the linked trilogy of Mawdryn UndeadTerminus and Enlightenment in 1983) and also voiced the major role of Captain Slarn in the Doctor Who radio serial Slipback (1985). He also played Norl in the episode "City at the Edge of the World" in the series Blake's 7. In 1983 he attended Doctor Who's 20th Anniversary celebrations at Longleat alongside many other cast and crew from the series.

Dyall's last role, in the year of his death, was as Marcade in Love's Labour's Lost, in the BBC Television Shakespeare.