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On This Day (USA) - 6 July



Totally Doctor Who (#1.13) premiered on BBC One in 2006 at 5:01pm, watched by 0.51 million viewers.

The Runaway Bride premiered on SyFy (East Coast Feed) in 2007 at 8:00pm

Smith and Jones premiered on SyFy (East Coast Feed) in 2007 at 9:30pm

Children Of Earth: Day One premiered on BBC One in 2009 at 9:00pm, watched by 6.47 million viewers.
An ordinary day becomes a world of terror as every single child in the world stops. A message is sent to the governments of Earth: 'We are coming'. As a trap closes around Captain Jack, sins of the past return, as long-forgotten events from 1965 threaten to reveal an awful truth.

 Birthdays
Abdul Salis was 38 - credited as Kel in Fear Her

Abdul Salis is a British actor, probably most notable for his role as aparamedic Curtis Cooper in Casualty.

He is a son of Ghanaian parents who moved to London in 1975.

He appeared in the 2006 Doctor Who story Fear Her

Salis has appeared in many television roles, including The Hidden City (2002), aforementioned Casualty (2008-2009) and Trevor's World of Sport (2003). 

His cinema films include Love Actually (2003), Sahara (2005), Welcome Home (2004) and Animal (2004). He was also in an episode of cbbc's M.I. High as Ben Lacy (a footballer).



Jane Wellesley was 66 - 6 credits, including Production Assistant for The Trial Of A Time Lord (Terror of the Vervoids)

As the daughter of the 8th Duke of Wellington, Jane Wellesley has the title "Lady". She dated Prince Charles in the 1970s.

She was a Production Assistant on Doctor Who in the 1980's



Derrick Goodwin was 82 - credited as Director for The Invisible Enemy

Derrick Goodwin is an English theatre and television director, writer, and producer.

He directed the 1977 Doctor Who story The Invisible Enemy.

Derrick Goodwin has directed over a hundred theatre productions including plays by Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, John Osborne, Anton Chekhov and several of his own plays including four plays for children.

On TV Goodwin was involved in producing and directing many comedy and drama series including New Scotland Yard, and Within These Walls. He co-wrote, with Sid Green, the series Mixed Blessings which he also produced and directed.


 Deaths
Malcolm Hulke (died 1979 aged 54) - 12 credits, including Writer for The War Games

Malcolm Hulke was a British television writer and author of the industry "bible" Writing for Television in the 70s.

His first major television work was a series of 1950s children's science fiction serials - Target Luna, Pathfinders in Space, Pathfinders to Mars, and Pathfinders to Venus - which he co-wrote with Eric Paice for the British ABC network. Hulke contributed scripts to The Avengers, The Protectors, Danger Man, Crossroads, football soap United! and Gideon's Way. 

His scripts for Doctor Who were noted for avoiding black-and-white characterisation and simplistic plotting. Military figures are usually presented unfavourably - Invasion of the Dinosaurs and The Ambassadors of Death both have a general as the ultimate villain. He also contributed to Target Books' range of Doctor Who novelisations, adapting all but one of his scripts before his death, as well as 1973's The Green Death. 

Hulke's novelisations were noted for providing a wealth of additional background detail and character depth. He was a friend and mentor to Script Editor Terrance Dicks, with whom he collaborated in 1962 on The Avengers episode "The Mauritius Penny", which was Dicks' first television credit. Together they wrote the non-fiction book The Making of Doctor Who.