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The Aztecs: The Bride of Sacrifice premiered on BBC One in 1964 at 5:14pm, watched by 7.90 million viewers.

The Doctor and Ian attempt to find a way back the TARDIS. Barbara attempts to distract Tlotoxl but the High Priest of Sacrifice already has plans for Susan.



Inferno: Episode 5 premiered on BBC One in 1970 at 5:15pm, watched by 5.40 million viewers.

In the parallel world, Earth's crust has been penetrated, releasing terrible forces from within the Earth. The Doctor must escape back to his world to prevent the same catastrophe.



Shada (Online): Part Six premiered on BBC Online in 2003 at 12:00pm

The Doctor's Daughter premiered on SyFy (East Coast Feed) in 2008 at 9:00pm

Energy of the Daleks premiered on Radio 4 Extra in 2015 at 6:00pm

Have the universe's most evil creatures returned to claim ultimate victory?


 Birthdays
Christian Brassington was 33 - 2 credits, including Self in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot(Misc)

Christian Brassington is an English actor. He trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

He attended Basingstoke Stage School, run by Brassington's father, Colin Flaherty.

In 2009, Brassington portrayed a young Boris Johnson in the More4 drama documentary When Boris Met Dave having previously played a young Tony Blair for Channel 4. In November 2013 he appeared in the one-off 50th anniversary comedy homage webcast The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.

He played Alfred Stahlbaum in the Big Finish Doctor Who audio story The Silver Turk.

He is married to Jennie Fava and is friends with David Tennant, with whom he co-starred in St Trinians 2. As of 2013 he is working on developing a feature film script and a TV series with his good friend Georgia Moffett. He is godfather to Tennant and Moffett's youngest child, Wilfred.

Biography from the wikipedia and TARDIS Data Core article, licensed under CC-BY-SA



Natalie Morales was 46 - 2 credits, including Self in The Women of Doctor Who(Factual)

Natalie Morales is an American broadcast journalist, working for NBC News. She is the Today Show‍ '​s news anchor and third hour co-anchor and appears on other programs including Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News.

Early life and education

Morales was born in Taiwan, to a Brazilian mother, Penelope Morales, and a Puerto Rican father, Lieutenant Colonel Mario Morales, Jr. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese and spent the first eighteen years of her life living overseas in Panama, Brazil, and Spain as a "U.S. Air Force brat".

Morales holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University with dual majors in journalism and Latin American studies. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Career

Following college, Morales worked at Chase Bank in New York before pursuing her journalism career.

Morales served as a weekend anchor/reporter and morning co-anchor at WVIT-TV in Hartford, Connecticut, where she reported on the Columbine shootings, Hurricane Floyd, the 2000 Presidential election, and the September 11, 2001 attacks. She also co-hosted and reported for the Emmy-nominated documentary, Save Our Sound, a joint production with WNBC on preserving the Long Island Sound. She began her on-air career at News 12 – The Bronx as the first morning anchor. She also served as camera operator, editor and producer for that network. In 1999, she was voted one of the 50 Most Influential Latinas for her news coverage and reports by the Hispanic daily newspaper El Diario La Prensa. Previously, Morales spent two years working behind the scenes at Court TV.

Morales was an anchor and correspondent for MSNBC from 2002 to 2006. She covered a number of major news stories there including the 2004 Presidential election, the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, the Iraqi prisoner abuse, Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, the Northeast Blackout of 2003, the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks, and the investigation and trial of Scott Peterson. Additionally, she was named one of Hispanic Magazine’s Top Trendsetters of 2003.

Morales joined the Today show in 2006 as a national correspondent, and was named co-anchor of the third hour of the show in March 2008. On May 9, 2011, it was announced that Morales would replace Ann Curry as the news anchor for Today, when Curry succeeded Meredith Vieira as host of Today in June 2011.

In 2007, she received the "Groundbreaking Latina in Media" award from Catalina magazine and the National Association of Latina Leaders. People en Español named her one of its Fifty Most Beautiful People for 2007. She came in at #1.

Aside from her journalistic duties, Morales was the co-anchor of NBC's coverage of the Macy's 4 July fireworks spectacular.

She appeared on NBC's The Marriage Ref as the fact checker, and hosted Miss USA 2010 at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino and Miss Universe 2010 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, both in Las Vegas. Morales hosted Miss Universe 2011 at Credicard Hall in São Paulo, Brazil and hosted Miss Universe 2014 in Doral, USA.

Personal life

Morales married Joseph Rhodes on August 22, 1998. They have two sons, Joseph "Josh" and Luke, and reside in Hoboken, New Jersey. She took a four-month maternity leave from the Today Show between September and December 2008 to give birth to her second son Luke, who was born on September 9, 2008. She is an avid runner, having competed in five marathons, including three New York City Marathons. Morales also participates in triathlons. She has been featured in a full-length article and on the cover of the October 2010 issue of Triathlete Magazine.

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



Rob David was 47 - credited as Sam Garner in The Angels Take Manhattan

A native born New Yorker, Rob David is a dual national of both Italy and the US. He attended both Volgograd and Moscow Universities where he studied Russian/Soviet literature and drama, and concluded his studies in Italian literature and political science at the University of Rome. He then went on to receive a Masters of Arts in International Affairs and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of International Studies in Bologna, Italy.

Pursuing political films, he used his education and background and studied filmmaking and acting in Rome.

Roles have included Glabius in Rome, Giancarlo in Diana The Final Journey, and Paulo in Gravity.



Danny Webb was 60 - 3 credits, including Mr Jefferson in The Impossible Planet / The Satan Pit

Danny Webb is an English television and film actor. He may be best known for his role as the prisoner Morse in Alien 3 and as Thomas Cromwell in Henry VIII. He has appeared in many famous British television programmes including The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Our Friends in the North, A Touch of Frost, Agatha Christie's Poirot, The Bill, Midsomer Murders, Silent Witness, Shackleton and he starred in two episodes of Doctor Who - "The Impossible Planet" and "The Satan Pit". He has also starred in Britannia High as Jack Tyler and New Tricks as a DJ.

In 1985, Webb starred alongside Jon Pertwee in a television adaptation of Karl Wittlinger's Broadway play, Do You Know the Milky Way? playing Kris, a psychiatric patient who believed he came from another star.

He has also had a recurring role in several television series, including Brookside, Cardiac Arrest and Life Begins. He also has a role in Honest playing Mack Carter.

He also appeared in the video to "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by Yes.

In 2008, Webb appeared as journalist Noel Botham in the BBC Four drama Hughie Green, Most Sincerely, as well as narrating the Games Workshop Black Library audiobook The Lightning Tower/The Dark King and the Gotrek and Felix audiobook Slayer of the Storm God. He also had a small part as a Nazi communications officer in the film Valkyrie.

In September 2009, he had a lead role in the BBC1 5-part drama series Land Girls, playing a sergeant in the Home Guard. Webb also appeared in the 2010 series of Hustle as Shaun and Emma's father and is currently playing Kevin Dalton in BBC drama Holby City.

He has done some audio books for the Warhammer series from the Black Library.

Personal life

Outside acting Webb is a keen surfer and member of the Shore Surf Club, taking part in contests, when work allows.

Theatre work

Danny Webb has worked extensively in theatre including in the Olivier Award-winning production of Blasted by Sarah Kane at the Lyric Theatre in 2011 where he also won Best Actor in the Off West End Awards. That same year he also starred in the critically acclaimed version of Chicken Soup with Barley by Arnold Wesker at the Royal Court Theatre.

He is currently in The MIstress Contract at The Royal Court.

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



Derek Crewe (died 2011 aged 65) would have been 73 - credited as Synge in The Sun Makers

A very proud Welshman, Derek Crewe's first ventures into showbusiness were with North Walian-based group The Renegades, which had some success in the sixties playing many venues in Wales and the north-west, including the Iron Door Club in Liverpool.

He went to study at the Northern School of Speech and Drama in Manchester. His theatre work included Henry V, Hamlet, The Golden Girls and Red Noses for the RSC, an unforgettable Monsieur Loyal in Tartuffe at the Almeida, London, Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream and a very beautiful and touching Uncle Jack in Just Remember Two Things by Terence Frisby at Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple. He also did seasons at Colchester, Watford, Leatherhead, Nottingham Playhouse, English Theatre Frankfurt and Clwyd Theatr Cymru.

His film and TV work included appearances in Secret Army, Z Cars, All Creatures Great and Small, Holby City, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, the Citadel, Drovers Gold, Van Der Valk, nine episodes of the Tomorrow People, We Are Seven and Daisies in December, with Joss Ackland and Jean Simmons.



Jeremy Wilkin (died 2017 aged 87) would have been 88 - credited as Kellman in Revenge of the Cybermen

Jeremy Wilkin is an English-born Canadian actor, possibly best known for his contributions to the television productions of Gerry Anderson.

Born in Byfleet, Surrey, Wilkin emigrated to Toronto, Canada after completing his studies at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He had previously trained as a doctor.

Returning to Britain in the mid-1960s, Wilkin provided the voice of Virgil Tracy for the second series of Thunderbirds following the departure of the character's original voice actor, David Holliday, in 1965. In 1968 he provided the voice of Captain Ochre, the original Captain Black and many supporting characters for Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. He was also a recurring cast member for the live-action series UFO. Other Gerry Anderson credits include Joe 90 and The Secret Service.

Wilkin had a live action lead role in 1965 in the fantasy TV series Undermind as Drew Heriot, a personnel manager inadvertently drawn into a sinister plot to control human minds and sow discord in society.

Later, Wilkin made a brief uncredited cameo as Captain Forsyth in the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.

Fans of Doctor Who will remember his performance as Kellman in the 1975 serial Revenge of the Cybermen and also his appearance as the Federation agent Dev Tarrant in the first episode of Blake's 7, "The Way Back". Wilkin's other TV credits include Dixon of Dock Green, Man in a Suitcase, New Scotland Yard, Softly, Softly: Taskforce, The New Avengers, and Reilly, Ace of Spies.

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



Aubrey Richards (died 2000 aged 79) would have been 98 - credited as Professor Parry in The Tomb of the Cybermen

Aubrey Richards was a Welsh born actor who appeared in many film and television productions over a 40-year period, often portraying professors.

He started acting in repertory theatre. His films included The Ipcress File (1965), It! (1967), The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970), Under Milk Wood (1972), Endless Night (1972) and Savage Messiah (1972) as the mayor. On television he had a major role as Samuel Evans in Carrie's War (1974) and recurring roles in Emergency-Ward 10, the Doctor Who adventure The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967) as Professor Parry and How Green Was My Valley (1975–76) as Mr. Elias.

He was married to the distinguished stage manager Diana Boddington and they had two children, Claudia and David.

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


 Deaths
John Spadbury (died 2014 aged 83) - credited as Cyberman in The Invasion

Actor who played a Cyberman in the 1968 story The Invasion



Desmond Cullum-Jones (died 2002 aged 77) - 2 credits, including Worker in The War Machines

Desmond Cullum-Jones played a worker in the Doctor Who serial The War Machines. He had an uncredited role as a citizen of Millennius in The Keys of Marinus. He was also known for being a "back row" platoon member (commonly referred to as Private Desmond) in the BBC sitcom Dad's Army.

Biography from the TARDIS Data Core article, licensed under CC-BY-SA



Fulton Mackay (died 1987 aged 64) - credited as Dr. Quinn in Doctor Who And The Silurians

Fulton Mackay OBE was a Scottish actor and playwright, best known for his role as prison officer Mr. Mackay in the 1970s sitcom Porridge.

Early life

Mackay was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He was brought up in Clydebank by a widowed aunt after the death of his mother due to diabetes. His father was in the NAAFI.

On leaving school, he trained as a quantity surveyor and later volunteered for the Royal Air Force in 1941 but was not accepted due to a perforated ear drum. He then enlisted with the Black Watch and he served for five years during the Second World War, which included three years spent in India.

Theatre work

After being demobbed, Mackay began training as an actor at RADA. His first work was with the Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow, where he performed in nine seasons between 1949 and 1958. He also worked at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh before gaining notice at the Arts Theatre Club, London, where in 1960, he played the part of Oscar in The Naked Island, a play about POWs in Singapore.

In 1962, he appeared at the same theatre, in Russian playwright Maxim Gorki's classic The Lower Depths for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He then acted with the Old Vic company and the National Theatre, performing in such productions as Peer Gynt and The Alchemist. Other roles for the RSC included Mr Squeers in Nicholas Nickleby and the drunken gaoler in Die Fledermaus.

Mackay was a director of the Scottish Actors' Company and, in 1981, he founded the Scottish Theatre Company, with whom he acted. Surprisingly, despite his status, he appeared in few films. After his screen debut in the 1952 film I'm a Stranger, his most notable roles were those in Gumshoe, Britannia Hospital, Local Hero as the wise, old Scottish fisherman - and Defence of the Realm.

Television work

Mackay is remembered for his namesake role as the comically ferocious prison warder, Mr Mackay, in the British sitcom Porridge alongside the comedian and comedy actor Ronnie Barker.

He also appeared in the film version of the series. The ensemble playing of Mackay, Barker, Richard Beckinsale and Brian Wilde, and the writing by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, made Porridge one of the most successful comedy series of the 1970s. He returned to the role of the newly retired prison officer in the first episode of Going Straight (1978), the sequel series to Porridge. He played the original lighthouse-keeper in the British version of the children's series, Fraggle Rock. He appeared as an RAF psychiatrist in an episode of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, and as a doctor in Doctor at Large in 1971. Also, on television, before coming to prominence in Porridge, he played DI Inman in Special Branch (1969–71).

He was a strong character actor in series such as Z-Cars, was misguided scientist Doctor Quinn in the 1970 Doctor Who story Doctor Who and the Silurians, was later in the running to play the Doctor himself when Jon Pertwee gave up the role. He played a regular officer running a training course in the Dad's Army episode "We Know Our Onions", and a doctor in "The Miser's Hoard". On television, however, Mackay often stayed true to his Scottish roots, acting in productions such as Three Tales of Orkney and The Master of Ballantrae, and as former Prime Minister Bonar Law in the 1981 TV series The Life and Times of David Lloyd George. In one of his last performances, Mackay portrayed an art forger in the Lovejoy episode "Death and Venice".

Playwriting

Under the pseudonym of Aeneas MacBride, he wrote plays for the BBC.

Personal life

He was married to Irish actress Sheila Manahan. He did much work for the Glasgow children's charity Child and Family Trust. He was awarded an OBE in 1984 and greatly enjoyed oil painting.

Death

Mackay died on 6 June 1987, aged 64 from stomach cancer. He is buried at East Sheen and Richmond Cemeteries, Surrey, England. His wife Sheila died in 1988 and is buried in the same grave.

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