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Destiny of the Daleks: Episode One premiered on BBC One in 1979 at 6:13pm, watched by 13.00 million viewers.

End of the Road premiered on BBC One in 2011 at 9:02pm, watched by 4.64 million viewers.
Sci-fi drama. Captain Jack faces a showdown with a man he thought long since dead. But while Rex takes extreme action, is it too late to prevent the collapse of society?


Asylum of the Daleks premiered on BBC One in 2012 at 7:21pm, watched by 8.33 million viewers.
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Burn Gorman was 43 - 28 credits, including Owen Harper in Everything Changes(TW)

Burn Hugh Gorman is an American-born English actor and musician. He is best known for his roles as Dr. Owen Harper in the BBC series Torchwood (2006–08), Karl Tanner in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2013–14), Phillip Stryver in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Dr. Hermann Gottlieb in Pacific Rim (2013) and Major Edmund Hewlett in the AMC series Turn: Washington's Spies (2014). In 2015, Gorman will star in the films Crimson Peak and In a Valley of Violence.

Early life

Gorman was born in Hollywood, California to English parents. His father was a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles in Westwood, Los Angeles. At the age of seven, Gorman moved to London with his family. He trained at Manchester Metropolitan University's School of Theatre.

Acting

Gorman appeared as Owen Harper in the first two seasons of the BBC science fiction series Torchwood. Other television roles include Funland and Bonekickers, amongst other projects for the BBC. He played William Guppy in the BBC One adaptation of Charles Dickens' Bleak House, and appeared in Channel 4's political thriller Low Winter Sun the same year. He played scriptwriter Ray Galton in the BBC Four television play The Curse of Steptoe. He has also appeared in television series such as Dalziel and Pascoe, Casualty, Merseybeat, and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.

Gorman played Jed on the soap opera EastEnders in March 2007. He starred as Hindley Earnshaw in the ITV adaptation of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights. In 2011, he starred in Sky1's second Martina Cole adaptation, The Runaway, and from 2014, he plays in ABC's Forever as "Adam", the lead character's stalker and fellow immortal.

He has appeared in films such as Layer Cake, The Best Man, Penelope, Fred Claus, and Cemetery Junction Gorman's stage credits include Ladybird (Royal Court), Flush (Soho Theatre), and Gong Donkeys (Bush Theatre), prompting Michael Billington of The Guardian to write that "Gorman proves that he is one of the best young actors in Britain". He has performed in readings, workshops, and development initiatives with the National Theatre Studio, Young Vic, Royal Court, Oxford Stage Company, Paines Plough, and Soho Theatre. Outside London, he has worked with Nottingham Playhouse, the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, and the Royal Exchange and Contact Theatres, where he was nominated for a Manchester Evening News Best Newcomer Award.

From December 2008 to October 2009, Gorman played Bill Sikes in the West End revival of the musical Oliver! He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical in the 2010 Whatsonstage Theatre Awards for his performance. He played his first leading role in the 2011 feature film, Up There, which had its premiere at the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg. Allan Hunter of Screen Daily described him as "bringing echoes of Buster Keaton as the melancholy Martin". Gorman will return for Pacific Rim 2 which marks his third collaboration with Del Toro.

Music

Gorman has played in clubs and on stages all over the world, appearing alongside Neneh Cherry, Rodney P, and Groove Armada, and has worked on videos and visuals with The Streets. Under the stage name of B.B. Burn, he was part of the human beatbox outfit Drool Skool alongside Shlomo, A-Plus (Alex Tew, known as the founder of The Million Dollar Homepage and Calm) and DukeBox. He also competed against Yorkshire Beatboxer Desebel and was crowned the BBC 1Xtra Human Beatbox Champion in 2003.

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Debbie Chazen was 46 - 2 credits, including Foon Van Hoff in Voyage of the Damned

Debbie Chazen is an English actress most famous for playing the roles of Annie in the BBC comedy The Smoking Room, Big Claire in Mine All Mine and various roles in the BBC sketch show Tittybangbang.

The daughter of Arnold Chazen,  she was born in London and trained at LAMDA. She appeared in the Mike Leigh film Topsy Turvy, Gimme Gimme Gimme, the final episode of Mile High, EastEnders and Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married, as well as playing the role of Fred's maid in the 1999 version of A Christmas Carol and of Fanny Squeers in the 2001 version of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

Her theatre work includes Mother Clap's Molly House at the National Theatre, London, by Mark Ravenhill, the role of the Good Fairy in the Barbican Theatre's first ever pantomime, Dick Whittington and His Cat, in 2006 and Dunyasha in Jonathan Miller's version of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard in Sheffield (March 2007). In 2006 she also played the role of Maribel in a new play called Crooked at the Bush Theatre, for which she received much acclaim. An article in the International Herald Tribune newspaper compared the quality of her performance to the likes of Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. Another role that she played to great acclaim was that of Tessa in The Girlfriend Experience, which she performed three times, twice at the Royal Court Theatre and then again when the production was re-staged at The Young Vic.

Chazen appeared in two episodes of Midsomer Murders, and in the Doctor Who 2007 Christmas Special Voyage Of The Damned. In November and December 2008 she played Milton's sister Susan in Another Case of Milton Jones on BBC Radio 4.

She starred as Ruth in the stage show Calendar Girls, running from November 2009 - January 2010 at the Noel Coward theatre in Leicester Square, during which time she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to withdraw half way through the run in order to start treatment. Luckily, she made a full recovery and returned to Calendar Girls in the same role for a national tour at the end of 2010.

She had a running story line in Doctors in 2010 as Sissy Juggins, who along with her brother Ivor Juggins kidnapped Dr. Jimmi Clay, and was nominated for a Soap Award. She has also appeared in one episode of Eastenders as Minty's blind date and two episodes of Coronation Street as Miriam, a social worker sent to interview the characters Becky and Steve.



Steve Pemberton was 50 - credited as Strackman Lux in Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead

Steve Pemberton is an English actor, comedian, writer and performer, most famous as a member of The League of Gentlemen along with fellow performers Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and co-writer Jeremy Dyson.

He layed Strackman Lux in the 2008 story Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead. 

Pemberton's other TV credits include: Whitechapel (2009); Benidorm (2007–present); Under the Greenwood Tree (2005); Hotel Babylon (2005); The Last Detective (2005); Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased); and Blackpool. He also appeared in Shameless as the husband of Sheila, Frank's Girlfriend. In 2004 he played Dr. Bessner in Agatha Christie's Poirot – Death on the Nile. Pemberton also starred in the film Lassie (2005) as Hymes.



Emrys James (died 1989 aged 60) would have been 89 - credited as Aukon in State of Decay

Emrys James was a Welsh Shakespearean actor. He also performed in many theatre and TV parts between 1960 and 1989, and was an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He was born in Machynlleth, the son of a railwayman,[1] and attended the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

He played Aukon in the 1980 story State of Decay.

After training at RADA, in 1953 James joined Peter Hall and John Barton's Oxford Playhouse-based Elizabethan Theatre Company. In 1956 he played his first season at Stratford, taking the roles of Guildernstern, Salerio in The Merchant of Venice and Claudio in Measure for Measure. Seasons at the Bristol Old Vic and the Old Vic, London, followed.

Notable roles at the RSC included Sir Hugh Evans in The Merry Wives of Windsor, 1968; Gower in Pericles, 1969; Feste in Twelfth Night, 1969; The Boss in Günter GrassThe Plebeians Rehearse the Uprising, 1970; The Cardinal in John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi, 1971;Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, 1971; Iago in Othello, 1971; the title role in King John, 1974; Mephistopheles in Christopher Marlowe'sDoctor Faustus, 1974; Chorus in Henry V, 1975; the title role in Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, 1975–76; York in Henry VI, parts III and III, 1977–78; Jaques in As You Like It, 1977; Edgar in Strindberg's The Dance of Death, 1978; Cassius in Julius Caesar, 1983; Malvolio in Twelfth Night, 1984; and Sir Giles Overreach in Philip Massinger's A New Way to Pay Old Debts, 1984.

In 1981, he played Lopakhin in The Cherry Orchard at Chichester Festival Theatre.

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Donald Wilson (died 2002 aged 91) would have been 107 - credited as BBC Head of Script Department for The Creation of Doctor Who

Donald Wilson was a British television writer and producer, best known for his work on the BBC's adaptation of The Forsyte Saga in 1967.

It was Wilson who, as head on the BBC Script Department, commissioned the report that lead to the creation of Doctor Who.

His initial career was in the film industry, working for MGM at Elstree Studios, where he was Assistant Director of such films as Jericho (1937) and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939). During the war he worked on documentary films, and then in 1955 was recruited to BBC Television by the then Head of Drama, Michael Barry.

When the Script Department was rendered redundant by Sydney Newman�s radical shake-up of the BBC Drama Department after his arrival as its head in 1962, the highly respected Wilson was given one of the most senior positions under Newman as Head of Serials. In this position, Wilson was responsible for overseeing the creation and development of  Doctor Who. It was Wilson, together with Newman and staff writer C. E. Webber, who co-wrote the first format document for the programme.

In 1965, Wilson gave up his position as Head of Serials to concentrate on realising a long-held ambition of bringing The Forsyte Saga to the screen. Acting as both adapter and producer, Wilson created one of the BBC�s most popular and successful drama serials of all time, which was a huge hit on its eventual screening on BBC Two in 1967, and was quickly repeated on BBC One. Later, he acted as adapter and producer again on such prestigious costume dramas as The First Churchills (1969) and Anna Karenina (1977).

He went on to work for Anglia Television before retiring to his home in Gloucestershire, where he died at the age of 91 in March 2002.

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 Deaths
Dolore Whiteman (died 2013) - 2 credits, including Aunt Vanessa in Logopolis

Actress active in the 1970's

Roles included parts in Mrs Finnegan and Our Man in the Company.