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On This Day (USA) - 9 July



The War Machines: Episode 3 premiered on BBC One in 1966 at 5:35pm, watched by 5.30 million viewers.

With WOTAN's plans for world conquest about to reach fruition, the Doctor comes face-to-face with the unstoppable might of the War Machines.



Whatever Happened To... Susan Foreman? premiered on Radio 4 in 2004 at 10:00am

5: Dr Who's Granddaughter Susan , last seen abandoned in a rubble-strewn London of the future.



Children Of Earth: Day Four premiered on BBC One in 2009 at 8:59pm, watched by 6.76 million viewers.
Torchwood finally learns the truth about the events of 1965. Britain is in danger of becoming a rogue state, and everything now pivots around John Frobisher, as the ambassador of the 456 destroys its old allegiances and reveals its true intent.


Front Row: Murray Gold (Prom Music) premiered on Radio 4 in 2013 at 7:15pm

Composer Murray Gold discusses his music for Doctor Who, to be performed in two BBC Proms concerts this weekend. He also explains his aims when writing for such a much-loved series, and how advances in technology have affected his work.


 Birthdays
Richard Pearce was 56 - 2 credits, including Jeremy Fitzoliver in The Paradise Of Death(Misc)

Richard Crosby Pearce voiced Jeremy Fitzoliver in The Paradise of Death and The Ghosts of N-Space.



Barry Howard (died 2016 aged 78) would have been 80 - credited as Oliver Barnes in The End of Time

Barry Howard was an English actor who was best known for his role as Barry Stuart-Hargreaves in the long-running BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi!

Howard appeared in  Doctor Who in the 2009 two-part Christmas special The End of Time, as driver of the mini-bus containing the old age pensioners' group seeking the Doctor.

Howard appeared in Terry and June, You Rang, M'Lord?, The House of Windsor and Dad, in addition to Hi-de-Hi!.

In 2004, Barry played the character of Geoffrey in the short film Open Casket. In November 2009 he appeared in an episode of the BBC comedy Beautiful People.

He died in his hometown of Poole after battling from blood cancer.



Richard Wilson OBE was 81 - 2 credits, including Doctor Constantine in The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances

Richard Wilson is a Scottish actor, theatre director and broadcaster, best known for playing Victor Meldrew in the popular BBCsitcom One Foot in the Grave.

He appeared in Doctor Who as Dr Constantine in 2005 stories The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances

Wilson, who was born in Greenock, Scotland, has worked for the gay rights campaign group Stonewall and the Labour Party. He is one of the Patrons for Scottish Youth Theatre, Scotland's National Theatre "for and by" young people. Wilson is also a long-time supporter of the Sense charity and in 2007 hosted the Annual Sense Awards, honouring excellence in both deafblind people and those who work with them. He is also one of the Honorary Patrons of the London children's charity, Scene & Heard.


 Deaths
Peter Tuddenham (died 2007 aged 88) - 3 credits, including Special Voice in Time and the Rani

Peter Tuddenham was a British actor, best known for providing the voices of Zen, Orac and Slave, computers on the science fiction TV show Blake's 7.

He provided voices for the Doctor Who stories The Ark in Space, The Masque of Mandragora and Time and the Rani. Later he returned to tape the audio drama spin-offs Occam's Razorand Death's Head. 

Tuddenham began his career in weekly repertory and entertained troops during the Second World War as a member of the Army's "Stars in Battledress". 

On radio, he acted in the long-running series Mrs Dale's Diary and Waggoner's Walk.

Tuddenham also starred in the TV sitcom Backs to the Land and later made numerous other occasional or one-off appearances in shows such as Only Fools and Horses, One Foot in the Grave, The Onedin Line, Quiller, Bergerac, Tales of the Unexpected and The Bill.



Gerald Theron Campion (died 2002 aged 81) - credited as Wilkin in Shada

Gerald Campion  was an English actor best known for his role as Billy Bunter in a 1950s television adaptation of books by Frank Richards.

 In 1979 he recorded an appearance in Shada, a Doctor Who story which was recorded in part but never broadcast.

Campion appeared in numerous films and television programmes mostly comedies. In 1937 he appeared in Tavs Neiiendam's radio play "Inspiration to a Poet" on the BBC Home Service.

His only major success was as Bunter, a juvenile role he played successfully despite being much older than his character.