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On This Day (USA) - 15 September



Destiny of the Daleks: Episode Three premiered on BBC One in 1979 at 6:08pm, watched by 13.80 million viewers.

The Blood Line premiered on BBC One in 2011 at 9:01pm, watched by 5.13 million viewers.
Sci-fi drama. The Torchwood team travels across the world on a final, desperate mission - but the Three Families are unstoppable, unless a terrible sacrifice is made...


A Town Called Mercy premiered on BBC One in 2012 at 7:36pm, watched by 8.42 million viewers.
 Birthdays
Fady Elsayed was 24 - 7 credits, including Ram in For Tonight We Might Die(Class)

Fady Elsayed was born in Paddington, London.

He is a British/Egyptian actor best known for the role of Mo in Sally El-Hosaini's My Brother the Devil, for which he got a Best Newcomer nomination at the 2012 London Film Festival and a Young Performer of the Year Nomination at the 2013 Critics' Circle Film Awards.



Chloe Dykstra was 29 - 2 credits, including Self in The Science of Doctor Who(Factual)

Chloe Dykstra was in Los Angeles, California, USA. 

She is an actress, known for Spider-Man 2 (2004), Drag Me to Hell (2009) and The Dark Knight Legacy (2013).



Christian Cooke was 30 - credited as Ross Jenkins in The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky

Christian Cooke is an English actor, known for playing Luke Kirkwall in Where the Heart Is, Luke Rutherford in Demons, Dorian Gaudain in Trinity, Freddie in Cemetery Junction and Len Matthews in the Channel 4 mini series The Promise.

He appeared in the 2008 Doctor Who episodes "The Sontaran Stratagem" and "The Poison Sky", playing UNIT soldier Ross Jenkins.

Cooke began his acting career at the age of 10 when he appeared in a production of Bedazzled at the Bingley Arts Centre. His first television appearance was in a commercial for Birds Eye beef burgers.

Cooke played the role of Luke Kirkwall from 2000 to 2006 in the ITV drama Where the Heart Is. He has also guest starred in Doctors, The Royal, Casualty and George Gently.

Cooke appeared in BBC One's The Chase and played Brae Marrack in the ITV1 soap opera Echo Beach.

In early 2009, he played the lead role of Luke Rutherford in ITV1 supernatural drama Demons.

Cooke also starred in the critically acclaimed Channel 4 four-part drama The Promise, directed by Peter Kosminsky. He recently completed a new Paramount Pictures romantic comedy, Destination Wedding. He is currently filming the new 1950s Miami-set drama series, Magic City.



Svetlana Miko was 37 - 11 credits, including Camera Assistant for The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon

Lighting / Camera Operator.

Works include Sherlock, The Fold, and Convenience



Colin McFarlane was 56 - 7 credits, including Moran in Under the Lake / Before The Flood

Colin McFarlane is an English actor and voice artist.

McFarlane appeared in the third series of Torchwood, Children of Earth as the American military representative,

 He has appeared in several TV series, including The Fast Show, Judge John Deed, Jonathan Creek, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), Jeeves and Wooster, Black Books and The Thin Blue Line. He is also known for portraying Police Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. 



Dorota Rae was 60 - credited as Flight Lieutenant Lavel in Battlefield

Clive Merrison was 72 - 3 credits, including Deputy Chief in Paradise Towers



David Myerscough-Jones (died 2010 aged 75) would have been 83 - 3 credits, including Designer for The Ambassadors of Death

David Myerscough-Jones was Designer for three stories in the classic series. He first worked on the 1968 second Doctor story The Web of Fear. Set in a London tube station, the BBC refused to pay the high fee demanded to film in the actual location so Myerscough-Jones was given the task of replicating the London Underground system in a television studio. He achieved this so admirably, with a replica so lifelike, that the BBC received a letter of complaint from London Underground alleging that filming had taken place on their property without permission.

In 1970 he returned to the series working on the third Doctor story The Ambassadors of Death and two years later he worked on Day of the Daleks were he was responsible for designing rooms in a stately home as wall a a futuristic control centre.

Outside of Doctor Who, Myerscough-Jones has a long successful career. His most notable achievement was designing the sets for a television version of Britten’s opera Peter Grimes.



Bob Anderson (died 2012 aged 89) would have been 95 - credited as Fighting Guard in The Enemy of the World

Bob Anderson was an English Olympic fencer, and a renowned film fight choreographer, with a cinema career that spanned more than 50 years and included films such as HighlanderThe Princess BrideThe Mask of ZorroThe Lord of the Rings and Die Another Day

On of his early appearances was in the 1966 Doctor Who story The Enemy of the World.

He was regarded as the premier choreographer of Hollywood sword-fighting, and during his career he coached many actors in swordsmanship, including Errol FlynnSean ConneryAntonio Banderas and Johnny Depp. He also appeared as a stunt double for Darth Vader's light-saber battles in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.



Jack Woolgar (died 1978 aged 64) would have been 104 - credited as Staff Sgt. Arnold in The Web of Fear

Jack Woolgar  was a British character actor working in television and film in the 1960s and 1970s.

He played Sergeant Arnold the Doctor Who serial The Web of Fear.

Woolgar was often cast as a dirty old tramp. Due to lifelong chest problems, he was able to produce a bubbling hacking cough at will, and appeared as the coal miner father in Stand Up, Nigel Barton, an autobiographical play by Dennis Potter. In addition he had parts in an episode of The Avengers ("The Living Dead"), The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe, The Sweeney ("Jigsaw"). He also appeared as Sam Carne in the soap opera Crossroads.


 Deaths
Frank Jarvis (died 2010 aged 69) - 3 credits, including Skart in The Power of Kroll

Frank Jarvis was a British character actor.

He trained at RADA and made his film debut in Mix Me a Person (1962).

One of Jarvis' best known cinema roles was his portrayal of Roger in the 1969 British crime caper film, The Italian Job. In one of the films iconic scenes, Jarvis' character is stranded in a bus hanging off a cliff. He also appeared in films such as That Kind of Girl (1963), Rotten to the Core (1965), Out of Season (1975) and A Bridge Too Far (1977).

His television appearances include the Doctor Who serials The War Machines (1966), Underworld (1978) and The Power of Kroll (1978).

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John Joyce (died 2009 aged 70) - credited as Garvin in The Dæmons

Actor who played Gavin in the 1971 story The Daemons.



Dwight Whylie (died 2002 aged 66) - credited as Radio Announcer in The War Machines

Dwight Whylie was a broadcaster and radio announcer.

Career

In 1961, Whylie was the first black radio announcer hired by the British Broadcasting Corporation. In 1973, he became the general manager of Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, where he remained until 1976.

In 1977, he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, where he remained until 1997.

Family

He was the brother of noted Jamaican musician Marjorie Whylie.

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