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On This Day (USA) - 11 July



The Sensorites: Hidden Danger premiered on BBC One in 1964 at 5:15pm, watched by 7.40 million viewers.

The Sensorites take the Doctor, Susan, Ian and members of the spaceship crew down to the surface of the Sense-Sphere. There the Doctor learns about a previous Earth expedition...



The Devil and Miss Carew premiered on Radio 4 in 2011 at 2:15pm

An alien with an aversion to electricity threatens to take planet Earth back into the Dark Ages


 Birthdays
Jonjo O'Neill was 39 - credited as McGuillop in The Day of The Doctor

Jonjo O'Neill is an actor from Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

He studied at the Guilford School of Acting. Jonjo has recently finished a three year residency with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) ensemble. He is now back with the RSC playing Richard III. 



Eden Phillips was 68 - credited as Crewman in Nightmare of Eden

Actor who appeared in the 1979 story Nightmare of Eden



Michael Pickwoad was 72 - 69 credits, including Production Designer for The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon
Michael Pickwoad is a Production Designer currently working on Doctor Who.
His first major success was with the film Withnail and I, before working on Jane and the Lost City, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne and How to Get Ahead in Advertising.He worked on several TV movies including Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale, The Deal, Death in Holy Orders, Wild West, High Heels and Low Lifes, The Sleeper, David Copperfield, The Last of the Blonde Bombshells, Honest, A Rather English Marriage and Cider with Rosie.Work continued with The Old Curiosity Shop, several episodes of the Miss Marple series, the TV movie of Sweeney Todd, The Queen's Sister, and Archangel. Recent work includes The Prisoner and Lost in Austen.


Martin Lisemore (died 1977 aged 37) would have been 78 - credited as Production Assistant for The Enemy of the World

Martin Lisemore was Production Assistant for 1968 Doctor Who story The Enemy of the World.

He later became a producer responsible for many period drama series and adaptations, including The Woodlanders, The Spoils of Poynton, and adaptations of Sense and Sensibility in 1971 and Emma the following year.

He quickly established himself as a leading producer of classic period drama, often working in partnership with script editor Betty Willingale. He achieved arguably his greatest success with the dramatisations of How Green Was My Valley (1975-76) and I Claudius (1976), the later winning both BAFTA and Emmy awards.

On 3 February 1977, during the production of his next series, Murder Most English, Lisemore was killed in a road accident.



David Graham was 92 - 9 credits, including Dalek Voice in The Daleks

David Graham  is a British character actor and voice artist.

Born in London, after a period in the R.A.F as a Radar Mechanic he trained as an actor in New York but has worked mainly on British television series. 

He was the voices of Parker, Brains, Gordon Tracy, and Kyrano in the original television series of Thunderbirds and its spin-off films Thunderbirds Are GO and Thunderbird 6. He had roles in several other Gerry Anderson productions, including Stingray, Fireball XL5, Four Feather Falls, The Secret Service and Supercar.

Graham appeared in Callan, Timeslip, So Haunt Me, Danger Man, The Saint, Howards' Way, Softly, Softly, Armchair Thriller, Ace of Wands, Justice, The Regiment, The Bill, The Fixer, The Sentimental Agent,Timeslip and The Avengers (in the 1963 episode "Man in the Mirror"). In the "1984" commercial introducing the Apple Macintosh, he played the role of Big Brother.

He has also done puppet voices in two episodes of The Tomorrow People.

He has also done voice roles in anime including the children's TV series Moomin and the film Dominion: Tank Police.

Graham is currently the voice of "Grandpa Pig" in the children's television program Peppa Pig and the voice of Wise Old Elf in Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom.


 Deaths
Ray Lonnen (died 2014 aged 74) - credited as Gardiner in Frontier In Space

Ray Lonnen (born in Bournemouth, Hampshire now Dorset) is an English stage and television actor. His most prominent roles include Willie Caine in the cold-war spy drama series The Sandbaggers (1978-80), and also as Harry Brown in the television mini-series Harry's Game (1982).

Lonnen's early television appearances include The Power Game (1966), The Fellows (1967), and Honey Lane (1968). He then had a semi-regular role in the British crime drama series Z Cars between 1972-77, and also appeared the 1973 Doctor Who story Frontier In Space.

Lonnen played one of the leads in the 1978 ITV espionage series The Sandbaggers, in which he played Willie Caine (aka "Sandbagger 1"). The Sandbaggers ran for three series until 1980. Lonnen's next lead role was in the 1982 ITV mini-series Harry's Game, based on the novel by Gerald Seymour. In this, Lonnen played Harry Brown, a British agent sent to Northern Ireland to smoke out an IRA assassin who had slain a cabinet minister. In 1984, Lonnen went on to star in yet another spy-themed drama series, The Brief, in which he played a British barrister who travels to Germany to represent a British soldier accused of spying and treason. Aside from his lead roles, Lonnen also continued to appear in guest roles throughout the 1980s, including episodes of The Gentle Touch, Hammer House of Horror, Tales of the Unexpected, Lovejoy and the French film Mangeuses d'Hommes.

In 1990, Lonnen played Detective Inspector Alex Vale in the ITV detective drama series Yellowthread Street, which was set in Hong Kong. Based on the novels by William Leonard Marshall, the series ran for 13 episodes.

Throughout the 1990s, Lonnen continued to make guest appearances in various television series and even voiced several characters in the children's animated series Budgie the Little Helicopter.

In 2001, he had a recurring role in the ITV police series The Bill. He also appeared in several episodes of the Canadian sci-fi series Starhunter as well as a recurring role in the short-lived revival of the ITV soap-opera Crossroads.

Since the 1960s, Lonnen has performed in a variety of stage roles, including drama, comedy and musicals. His stage credits include Under Milk Wood (as the Narrator), In Praise of Love, Run for Your Wife, Having a Ball, Wonderful Town, Make Me An Offer, Lock Up Your Daughters, Wonderland, Bells Are Ringing, How the Other Half Loves, The Anniversary, A Touch of Danger, Murder by the Book, Same Time Next Year, Misery, Worm's Eye View, Rebecca, Jeffrey Archer's The Perfect Murder and he has played Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls. He also played Clark Gable in a play about the making of the 1961 film The Misfits, he toured South-East Asia in a production of Catch Me If You Can, and also toured New Zealand in the play Rose.

He was married to the actress Tara Ward.

He died in 2014 after a three year battle against cancer.

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



Derek Pollitt (died 2010 aged 83) - 2 credits, including Driver Evans in The Web of Fear

Derek Pollitt appeared in several Doctor Who stories: as Driver Evans in The Web of Fear, Private Wright in Doctor Who and the Silurians, and A. St. John D. Caldera in Shada.

Also worked on The Onedin LineBreadBiographyThe Body StealersZ CarsCoronation Street



John Breslin (died 2009 aged 80) - credited as Captain Munro in Spearhead From Space

John Breslin was born in  Glasgow, Scotland, UK 

He had an extensive career in British Television and films. 

He played Alan a Dale in the 1953 TV version of Robin Hood



Roy Purcell (died 2000 aged 81) - 2 credits, including Chief Prison Officer Powers in The Mind of Evil

Roy Purcell was an English actor who appeared in two Doctor Who stories in the early 1970's.

He also appeared in The Collectors, Z Cars and The Troubleshooters.



Hugh Morton (died 1984 aged 81) - 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 sp├ęcialeThe 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