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The Evil of the Daleks: Episode 7 premiered on BBC One in 1967 at 6:24pm, watched by 6.10 million viewers.

The human factor is spreading through the Dalek city and Dalek fights Dalek in a civil war. The Doctor and his friends are caught in the crossfire. Not all will survive the battle.



Army of Ghosts premiered on BBC One in 2006 at 7:01pm, watched by 8.19 million viewers.

Welcome to Torchwood premiered on BBC Three in 2006 at 7:45pm

Asylum premiered on Radio 4 in 2009 at 2:15pm

When PC Andy arrests a teenager for shoplifting, he thinks it's going to be an open-and-shut case. Then he sees the weapon she's carrying and decides to call in Torchwood.



The Doctor Falls premiered on BBC One in 2017 at 6:31pm, watched by 5.30 million viewers.

In a bid to protect a tiny band of humans from destruction, the Doctor makes a final bold stand against a fearsome army of Cybermen.



The Doctor Falls premiered on BBC America in 2017 at 8:30pm, watched by 0.66 million viewers.

The Doctor makes a final stand against an army of Cybermen, to protect a tiny band of humans from destruction.


 Birthdays
Beatrice Curnew was 37 - credited as Group Commander in The Pyramid At The End Of The World / The Lie Of The Land
Beatrice Curnew is an actress, known for Skyfall (2012), Youth (2015) and The Christmas Candle (2013).


Ace Bhatti was 47 - 15 credits, including Haresh Chandra in The Man Who Never Was(SJA)

Ace Bhatti is a British actor who trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. 

He has starred in numerous television series, including New Street Law, Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee and in EastEnders playing Yusef Khan 

He played Haresh Chandra in The Sarah Jane Adventures



Matthew Jacobs was 61 - credited as Written by for The TV Movie

Matthew Jacobs is a British writer, director and producer. 

He is known best for his extensive career writing for television. He wrothe the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie.

Jacobs worked as one of the many writers for George Lucas's The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. 

Aside from his work in television and film, Jacobs has worked on other projects in the entertainment industry. He has written for the video games Outlaws and Star Wars: Starfighter.

Jacobs' father, the actor Anthony Jacobs, had appeared in the Doctor Who serial The Gunfighters in 1966, and took his son to visit the set one day during production.



Dave Prowse was 82 - credited as Minotaur in The Time Monster

Dave Prowse played the Minotaur in the Doctor Who story The Time Monster. Outside of Doctor Who, the tall actor has a long resume of film and TV appearances, including playing no less than three different versions of Frankenstein's monster — two for Hammer films of the early 1970s, and once as a Boris Karloff-style monster in the 1967 spoof Casino Royale. His best-known roles, however, were as the body (but not the voice) of Darth Vader in the first three Star Wars films, and as the Green Cross Man in a number of British safety PSAs.

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



John Bown was 83 - credited as Antodus in Dr Who and the Daleks(Aaru)

John Bown played Antodus in the 1960s feature film Dr. Who and the Daleks.



Jean Marsh was 83 - 14 credits, including Sara Kingdom in The Daleks' Master Plan

Jean Marsh is an English actress best known for co-creating and starring in the television series Upstairs, Downstairs, for which she received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Marsh was born in Stoke Newington, London, England. As a child she studied acting and mime, later working as a cabaret singer and photo model.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Marsh made many appearances on British and American television including an episode of The Twilight Zone called "The Lonely" (1959), in which she played Alicia, a very lifelike and attractive female robot; The Wonderful World of Disney (1961); Gideon's Way (1965); I Spy (1967); The Saint (4 episodes between 1964 and 1968); and UFO.

In 1965 she appeared alongside William Hartnell in The Crusade. She returned later that year as companion Sara Kingdom in the 12-part serial "The Daleks' Master Plan. She also appeared in the 1989 serial "Battlefield".

With Eileen Atkins she created the British period drama Upstairs, Downstairs, and played the role of the house parlourmaid Rose Buck for the duration of the series, from 1971 until 1975. She reprised the role when the series was brought back at the end of 2010.

In film she had a featured role in Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy (1972) and played Mrs Grey in The Eagle Has Landed (1976), as well as the villain in the fantasy films Return to Oz (1985) and Willow (1988). Marsh and Atkins created a second television series The House of Eliott, which was produced during 1991 and 1992. This time, Marsh did not act in the series, but she did write some of the episodes. In 1994, she starred as a villain in the Nickelodeon remake of The Tomorrow People, and appeared in the television productions of Fatherland and The Pale Horse.

From 2000 until 2002, Marsh appeared in The Ghost Hunter, and in 2007 she played in the West End stage revival of Boeing Boeing at the Comedy Theatre. She also made an appearance in the 2007 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. Marsh appeared as Lizzie in Baby Cow Productions' Sensitive Skin in 2005 and 2007 alongside Joanna Lumley. She also appeared in an episode of BBC Four's Crooked House in December 2008.

Marsh was married to Jon Pertwee from 1955 until their divorce in 1960.

She was awarded an OBE for services to drama in the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours List.



Sonny Caldinez was 85 - 5 credits, including Kemel in The Evil of the Daleks

Sonny Caldinez  is aTrinidadian actor, best known for his appearances as various Ice Warriors on Doctor Who. He is noted for his formidable height.

Caldinez has played Ice Warriors in all the classic Doctor Who serials in which they have been involved. His Ice Warrior roles include Turoc from The Ice Warriors, an Ice Warrior in The Seeds of Death, Ssorg in The Curse of Peladon and Sskel in The Monster of Peladon. 

He also appeared as Kemel in The Evil of the Daleks. 

Other television roles include Abdullah on Sexton and Blake and the mulatto on The Return of Sherlock Holmes(episode "Wisteria Lodge").

He has also appeared in small roles in a few films, including Ali G Indahouse, Arabian Adventure,The Man with the Golden Gun, Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Fifth Elemen



Daphne Dare (died 2000 aged 71) would have been 88 - 30 credits, including Costume Designer for The Crusade

Costume Designer who worked on 126 episodes of early Doctor Who making her the most prolific costume designer on the programme.

The Ohio State University Libraries' Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute includes costume and scene designs from more than fifty productions by Daphne Dare. 

Dare designed for major theatres on both sides of the Atlantic as well as for television and film. Throughout her career, she had a part in over sixty productions, serving in such roles as art director, costume designer, production designer, and set designer. Dare designed at the Bristol Old Vic from 1958 until 1963. 

She worked as a costume designer for BBC TV from 1964-1968, designing the first two years of costumes and monsters for Doctor. Who. In 1967-1968 she became the Head of Design at the Northcott Theatre, Exeter. In the early 1970s Dare worked with Robin Phillips on a number of acclaimed productions including Two Gentlemen of Verona (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1970) with a young Patrick Stewart, Abelard and Heloise (Wyndham's, 1970) with Diana Rigg, Dear Antoine (Chichester and Piccadilly, 1971), and Miss Julie (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1971). 1973 was a very productive year for Daphne Dare and Robin Phillips with a season at Greenwich, a company including Jeremy Brett, Mia Farrow, Elisabeth Bergner, Penelope Keith, and Lynn Redgrave, in productions such as The House of Bernarda Alba, Three Sisters, Born Yesterday, Cats Play, and Zorba. In 1975, Dare became the Head of Design at the Stratford Festival, Ontario, under artistic director Robin Phillips. She designed over thirty-five productions, and was responsible, along with Phillips, for the renovation of the stages and auditoriums for the Avon and Third Stages, while also instituting a "Designer in training" program for young Canadian designers. In 1989, Daphne Dare designed Dion Boucicault's London Assurance (at Chichester and Theatre Royal Haymarket), with the director Sam Mendez. During the 1990s Dare focused primarily on film, working frequently with Ken Loach, including on his film Carla's Song (1996).



Beatrix Lehmann (died 1979 aged 76) would have been 114 - credited as Professor Rumford in The Stones of Blood

Beatrix Lehmann was a British actress, theatre director and author.

In 1978 she played Professor Emilia Rumford in the Key to Time story The Stones of Blood

Lehmann trained at the RADA and made her stage debut as Peggy in a 1924 production The Way of the World at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. In 1946 she became director and producer of the Arts Council Midland Theatre Company.

She played Susan Calvin in two episodes of the British science fiction series Out of the Unknown. In 1979 she played Mrs Pleasant in a film version of The Cat and The Canary. Other roles include parts in Z-Cars, The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, War and Peace, Love for Lydia, Staircase, and Crime and Punishment.

There are 12 portraits of Beatrix Lehmann in the British National Portrait Gallery Collection

As well as her extensive theatrical career she appeared in films and on television. She also wrote short stories and two novels including Rumour of Heaven, first published in 1934 


 Deaths
Kenneth Benda (died 1978 aged 76) - credited as The Minister in The Claws of Axos

Kenneth Benda played the Defence Minister in the Doctor Who story The Claws of Axos.

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