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On This Day (USA) - 28 June



The Stolen Earth premiered on BBC One in 2008 at 7:11pm, watched by 8.78 million viewers.

Friends and Foe premiered on BBC Three in 2008 at 8:00pm
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Daniel Webber will be 30 - 20 credits, including Darius Pike in Regeneration(K-9)

Daniel Webber played Darius in K9. 

He also played Darius' great-grandfather William Pike in the K9 story The Cambridge Spy.

Daniel Webber was born in the city of Gosford, New South Wales, Australia. 

His mother's name is Vick Webber, his father is Peter Webber, who ran a Tree Removal company for 20 years. He has an older sister Kylie Webber and a younger sister Sarah Webber. 

Webber first came to notice in David Fields controversial film The Combination, after auditioning and acquiring the role of a Jason by himself. Due to his work on the Combination he signed with an agency and worked in the acclaimed TV drama All Saints. His breakthrough however came playing Darius in Bob Baker's Doctor Who spin off series, K9. Daniel worked opposite Emily Browning in Julia Leigh's haunting erotic fairytale, Sleeping Beauty in 2011.



Elaine Tan will be 39 - credited as Nagata in Sleep No More

Elaine Tan is a film, television and theatre actress born in London.

She attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School, where she trained in dance, singing and acting. 

Tan was cast in the lead role of 'Liat' by Sir Trevor Nunn in his production of South Pacific at the Royal National Theatre in London.

Television credits include Nighty Night, The Bill, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Footballers' Wives, Eastenders, 'Til Death, Boston Legal, Entourage, CSI:Crime Scene Investigation, and Hawaii Five-0

She was Lucy Chang in the HBO feature film Starter for 10, Sala Khan in the movie Jewtopia, and her 2014 feature film roles include Gina Prince-Bythewood's Beyond the Lights and Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice.

She is a trained laywer.



Benito Martinez will be 47 - credited as Captain Santos in The Blood Line(TW)

Benito Martinez is an American actor most known for his role as police captain (later city councilman) David Aceveda in FX Networks' acclaimed crime drama The Shield. Additionally, he has voiced Coyote Smith in the video game Killer7, Professor Candide in Vanquish as well as a number of characters in the PC game Age of Empires III, and played a criminal on Firefly. He also had a featured role as a boxing manager in the critical and commercial hit film Million Dollar Baby and was an extra on Star Trek: The Next Generation as Salazar.

Benito trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in Earls CourtLondonUnited Kingdom and was in the same class as the actor Zen Gesner and actress Julie Hesmondhalgh. Martinez currently appears on the program "Saving Grace" as the husband to the forensic detective.

Martinez was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico of Guatemalan ancestry. He holds an advanced certificate in stage combat that he obtained from LAMDA during his studies there. His sister Patrice is an actress. Benito Martinez appeared in season 8 of the hit show "24" starring Kiefer Sutherland. Martinez current appears as "Luis Torres", a member of a Mexican drug cartel, in season 4 of FX Networks hit show "Sons of Anarchy", as well as one of the main host bodies of the entity Leviathan on the popular CW series Supernatural. In 2011 he had a small role in "The Blood Line", the finale of Torchwood's fourth series, known as Torchwood: Miracle Day.

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Adam Woodyatt will be 50 - 2 credits, including Ian Beale in Dimensions In Time(Misc)

Adam Woodyatt is known for his role as Ian Beale in Eastenders, a role he has played since the series very first begun in 1985.



Sara Stewart will be 52 - credited as Computer Voice in The End Of The World

Sara Stewart is a Scottish actress, best known for her role as Stella in Sugar Rush.

Stewart was born in EdinburghScotland, to American parents. After spending some time in America, she trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, and made London her home.

Stewart's theatre credits include: Noël Coward's Present Laughter (2007–2008) and The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other at the National TheatreLondon, Natalya Petrovna in Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country for theRSCThe Pain and the Itch (2007) at the Royal Court, London, and Proof (2002) at the Donmar Warehouse, London.

On television, she has starred in programmes such as: Taggart in 1992 as Alison Bain, a TV journalist with Mark McManus in Ring of Deceit, Wire in the BloodLife BeginsMonarch of the GlenRebusNCS: ManhuntAuf Wiedersehen, Pet as Heather Lane, Midsomer Murders, as Carolyn Armitage, Mayo, as Hope Hendrick, Holby City as Kathryn MacKenzie, A Touch of Frost as Martine Phillips, New Tricks as Lulu Questor, The House of Eliott as Francine Bailey. Stewart played the role of the Production assistant, Jenny, in the first series of Drop the Dead Donkey. She also appeared in a single episode of the BBC hit comedy Men Behaving Badly as a friend of Deborah's, in the episode of Waking the DeadTowers of Silence and in the episode of Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Season 3, "Helping Hansi" (1998). Sara played the Sherrif of Nottingham's sister, Davina, in Sister Hood, the opening episode of Season 2 of Robin Hood (2007). Her most recent roles were as Stella in the hit 2005 TV series, Sugar Rush, and as a transgender character Gaynor in an episode of the BBC drama Ashes to Ashes. She has been seen at Patricia in theSky1 adaptation of Martina Cole's 'The Take'. In 2011 Stewart played Professor Jean Shales in The Channel 4 comedy series Fresh Meat.

Her work in film includes: The Road to GuantanamoA Cock and Bull StoryBatman BeginsLondon VoodooThe Winslow Boy and Mrs. Brown.

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Lalla Ward will be 67 - 67 credits, including Romana in Destiny of the Daleks

Lalla Ward is an English actor, author and illustrator, best known for playing the part of Romana alongside Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker, whom she briefly married.

Lalla Ward is the daughter of Edward Ward, 7th Viscount Bangor, and his fourth wife Marjorie Alice Banks; as such, she is entitled to use the courtesy title "The Honourable". Her father was the BBC's war correspondent in Finland at the beginning of World War II, while her mother was a writer and BBC producer specialising in dramatised documentaries.

Through her father she is descended from George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV, via John Mordaunt, 1st Earl of Peterborough, John, 1st Viscount Mordaunt, and Bernard Ward, 1st Viscount Bangor. Her great-grandmother Mary Ward was a talented illustrator and amateur scientist, and is documented as the first person in the world to die in a motor vehicle accident.

She studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama from 1968 to 1971. She began her acting career in the Hammer horror film Vampire Circus (1972), and played the teenage daughter of The Duchess of Duke Street in the popular BBC drama series of the 1970s. She appeared in films such as Matushka, England Made Me (1972), Rosebud (1974), and The Prince and the Pauper (1977) and on television featured in Van der Valk (1973), The Protectors (1973), Quiller (1975), Who Pays the Ferryman? (1977), The Professionals (1978) and Hazell (1979). In 1980, she played Ophelia to Derek Jacobi's Hamlet in the BBC television production.

She is best remembered as the second actress to play the Time Lady Romana (Romanadvoratrelundar) in Doctor Who. After a guest appearance as Princess Astra in the Doctor Who story The Armageddon Factor in 1979, Ward was chosen to replace Mary Tamm, who had decided against continuing in the role. She appeared in all of Season 17's stories and then her character was written out in the third to last story of Season 18 in the story entitled Warriors' Gate.

After Doctor Who, she appeared in Schoolgirl Chums (1982) and The Jeweller's Shop and The Rehearsal on stage.

Ward was in a relationship with her co-star Tom Baker whilst working on Doctor Who, and they lived together in a flat in Chelsea. The couple married in December 1980, but the marriage lasted only sixteen months. Ward attributed the separation to work commitments, different lifestyles and conflicts of interest. Regarding her marriage to Tom Baker, Ward is quoted as saying: 

It's something I still feel sad about. I loved - and, in many ways, still love - Tom very much. The trouble is, our careers came to be just as important as each other, and we grew apart. I was angry at suggestions that it didn't work because I was too young, or that Tom was unreasonable to me. We just irritated each other occasionally - we weren't close enough, I suppose. It was a decision we discussed and felt was for the best.

Ward was introduced to her second husband,  Richard Dawkins (biologist and author of such books as The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker and, later, The God Delusion), by former Doctor Who Script Editor Douglas Adams.

Aside from acting, her other talents include book illustration, and she is particularly adept at sketching animals. One example of this was the 1985 Shell Calendar, which features embroidered pictures of sea birds. Ward also illustrates Dawkins's books, and has also been known to help create material for his lectures.

For almost twenty years, Lalla Ward has served on the committee of the Actors' Charitable Trust, TACT, and as a trustee for ten years. Alongside Richard and Sheila Attenborough, she led a successful £7.5 million redevelopment of the actors' care home, Denville Hall.



Stephen Whittaker (died 2003 aged 55) would be 71 - credited as Craftsman Weams in The Web of Fear

Stephen Whittaker  was a British actor and director. He worked largely in British film and television.

In 2001 he filmed his final project The Rocket Post, a romantic drama set on a remote Scottish island. The film had severe funding problems, and was eventually released in 2006, three years after his death.



John Tillinger will be 80 - credited as Simon in The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve

John Tillinger is a theatre director and actor.

Born in Tabriz, Iran, Tillinger was raised in England, where he was first exposed to the theatre. He spent his early years on Broadway as an actor, appearing in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg(1968), Othello (1970), Hay Fever (1970), and The Changing Room (1973).

Tillinger's first Broadway directing credit was Solomon's Child in 1982. Since then he has directed Love Letters (1989) with Colleen Dewhurst and Jason RobardsThe Price (1992) with Eli WallachThree Men on a Horse (1993) and The Sunshine Boys (1997), both with Jack Klugman and Tony RandallInherit the Wind (1996) with George C. Scott and Charles DurningNight Must Fall (1999) with Matthew BroderickJudgment at Nuremberg (2001) with George Grizzard and Maximilian SchellSay Goodnight, Gracie (2002) with Frank Gorshin, and Absurd Person Singular (2005) with Paxton Whitehead and Sam Robards.

Tillinger's many off-Broadway directing credits include Entertaining Mr Sloane (1981), After the Fall (1984), Loot (1986), What the Butler Saw (1989), The Lisbon Traviata (1989), Lips Together, Teeth Apart (1991), Sylvia (1995), The Wedding Banquet (2003), and Jewtopia (2004). He has also directed numerous regional theatre productions.

Tillinger was married to actress/director Dorothy Lyman from 1972-77. They have two children, actor Sebastian Tillinger and producer Emma Tillinger.



Tony Sibbald (died 2011 aged 75) would be 82 - credited as Huckle in Terror of the Zygons

Tony Sibbald played Huckle in Terror of the Zygons.



Peter Hall (died 2011 aged 82) would be 90 - 5 credits, including Film Cameraman for The Seeds of Death

Peter Hall was Film Cameraman for several Doctor Who stories.

Worked on Elstree Britain's HollywoodBad BoyesArenaR.H.I.N.O.; Really Here in Name OnlyFlying Into the WindBirth of a NationThe CitadelDombey & SonMade in BritainThe Day of the TriffidsThe Hitch Hikers Guide to the GalaxyOppenheimerDr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeThérèse RaquinRebeccaIt Ain't Half Hot MumThe Good LifeRipping YarnsThe Two RonniesChronicleWar & PeaceThe Onedin LineAll in a DayThe Wednesday PlayPaul TempleOmnibusW. Somerset MaughamTheatre 625Adam Adamant Lives!Out of the UnknownDixon of Dock GreenThe Cockleshell HeroesUp to His NeckThe Colditz StoryThe Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie MenGreen Grow the RushesPrelude to FameTake My LifePulaskiAgatha Christie's Miss Marple: Sleeping MurderBergeracWay UpstreamCall Me MisterLovejoyAgatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is AnnouncedShoestringHannahGreat PerformancesBBC2 PlayhouseHorizonShoulder to ShoulderWessex TalesWar & PeaceZinotchkaThe Wednesday PlayCold Comfort Farm



Geoffrey Morris (died 1989 aged 76) would be 106 - credited as Sabor in Planet of the Spiders

Hugh Morton (died 1984 aged 81) would be 115 - credited as Sir James Gregson in The Seeds of Death

Hugh Morton played Sir James Gregson in the Doctor Who story The Seeds of Death.

With Bernadette Hodgson as wife Steve, was the first actor to play Francis Durbridge's sleuth Paul Temple in three BBC Radio serials from April 1938 ("Send for Paul Temple") to December 1939 ("News of Paul Temple").

Also worked on Hammer House of Mystery and SuspenseOxford BluesLadykillersThe Life and Times of David Lloyd GeorgeThe ProfessionalsBBC2 PlayhouseInvasionWhy Didn't They Ask Evans?Suez 1956House of CaradusRebeccaWodehouse PlayhouseRobin's NestThe StudThe Wilde AllianceThe Upchat LinePhilby, Burgess and MacleanMiss Jones and SonJubileeThe New AvengersShadowsAgainst the CrowdSection spécialeThe Tomorrow PeopleThis WeekThe Black ArrowGood GirlThe Capone InvestmentThrillerThe Carnforth PracticeWessex TalesThe ProtectorsOh, Father!New Scotland YardSix Days of JusticePardon My GenieMan at the TopCallanThe BrothersThe Shadow of the TowerThe Darwin AdventureJusticeBachelor FatherArmchair TheatreThe Rivals of Sherlock HolmesPaul TempleThe Main ChanceSpecial BranchDetectiveThe ExilesThe Wednesday PlayThe SaintChampion HouseITV PlayhouseQuatermass and the PitZ CarsNo Hiding PlaceWays with WordsMister MisfitOrlandoDixon of Dock Green199 Park LaneZero OneThe Man in Room 17Paris 1900Master SpySwizzlewickLove StoryThe Masque of the Red DeathSergeant CorkThe AvengersBoyd Q.C.About ReligionThe Plane MakersDrama 61-67Three on a SpreePayrollInterpol CallingBachelor of HeartsLiving It UpYesterday's EnemyLeave It to TodhunterThe Big MoneyUncle HarryITV Television PlayhouseLife with the LyonsRogue's Yarn


 Deaths
Malcolm Lockyer (died 1976 aged 52) - credited as Music Composed and Conducted for Dr Who and the Daleks(Aaru)

Malcolm Lockyer was a British film composer and conductor.

In his early years he developed an interest in dance and from here gathered an interest in music. At the age of nineteen he became a musician in the Royal Air Force and in 1944 joined the Buddy Featherstonhaugh Sextet. His biggest successes in composition were for the BBC series Friends and Neighbours in 1959 for which he wrote the theme. He wrote the scores for at least three films: Island of Terror (1966), Sandy the Seal (1969), and La Loba y La Paloma(1974). He also composed the music for the 1965 film Dr. Who and the Daleks, some arrangements from that film have since been released on a CD called The Eccentric Dr. Who.

One of the highlights of Lockyer's career was arranging and conducting the Bing Crosby album Holiday in Europe (1961), described as "one of the all-time Crosby classics" by the noted jazz critic Will Friedwald in his liner notes to the CD Bing Crosby: Legends of the 20th Century, which includes seven tracks from the album.

Lockyer conducted frequently throughout the 1960s. Among the many orchestras he led were those for: the BBC Radio Home Service's radio musical version of Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat (1962) and the films Our Man in Marrakesh (1966) and Deadlier than the Male (1967). From the early 1960s he was conductor of the BBC Revue Orchestra and subsequnetly the principal conductor of the new BBC Radio Orchestra and the BBC Big Band [1] when both ensembles were formed in 1967.

Lockyer was the musical director for the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest staged at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. Unusually however, as noted in John Kennedy O'Connor's The Eurovision Song Contest - The Official History, he did not conduct the home entry for the UK.[2] Lockyer had taken part in the very first UK selection process to find Britain's debut Eurovision entry in 1957. He performed the song "All", which won the contest. However, Patricia Bredin went on to perform the song at the final in Frankfurt.

Shortly before his death in 1976, he conducted The Million Airs Orchestra in 26 Glenn Miller tribute concerts.

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