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On This Day (USA) - 28 September



The Mind Robber: Episode 3 premiered on BBC One in 1968 at 5:19pm, watched by 7.20 million viewers.

With the help of Rapunzel, Jamie escapes from a clockwork soldier into the citadel where he makes a discovery. The Doctor and Zoe are confronted by the mythological minotaur.



Time and the Rani: Part Four premiered on BBC One in 1987 at 7:35pm, watched by 4.90 million viewers.

The Sound of Drums premiered on SyFy (East Coast Feed) in 2007 at 8:00pm
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Kiran Shah was 61 - credited as Figure in Listen

Kiran Shah is an actor and a stuntman. 

He has been in several movies such as Superman (1978), Superman II (1980), The Dark Crystal (1982), Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Legend (1985), Aliens (1986), The Sign of Four (1987), Braveheart (1995), and Titanic (1997) where he stunt doubled all the children in the film.

He has appeared as a stunt double or stand-in in all 6 Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings films movies. He was the scale double for Elijah Wood as Frodo. He doubled Bilbo Baggins as played by both Martin Freeman.

He is a "Guinness World Record" holder as the "shortest professional stuntman currently working in film



Chris Jury was 61 - credited as Deadbeat in The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

Chris Jury (born in Coventry) is an English actor/writer/director with a range of television credits. He is best known for his role as Eric Catchpole in the antique trade drama Lovejoy starring Ian McShane

Jury studied Drama/English at Hull University and began working as an actor in the theatre with such names as Mike BradwellDanny Boyle and Anthony Minghella; And with companies as diverse as Hull TruckThe Bush and Stratford East.

Through his own company, Picture That, he produced and directed To Baldly Go, a short romantic comedy which was sold to Channel 4 in the U.K, and also secured an international distribution contract, selling to numerous TV stations throughout Europe and the USA. After a brief spell working in drama script development at BBC Pebble Mill, in Birmingham, he made two more short films for Picture That; Poppy's Present, which he produced and directed and Puke Fiction (The Vomit Trilogy), which he wrote and directed.

Puke Fiction, was shown in competition at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton and won the Electric Pavilion Award, for Best Film, awarded by the Halloween Society. It was also chosen for a screening at the ICA as part of the 'Uncut' season of short films and was also shown in the 'British Shorts' section of the Manchester Film Festival and The Big Fix Festival in Birmingham.

His broadcast directing credits include Grange HillDream TeamCoronation StreetCrossroadsFamily Affairs and over 40 episodes of EastEnders. His writing credits include, The Dig, a two act comedy for the Cambridge Theatre CompanyMancini’s EmpireOne Inch of HeavenRoeg’s RageWired, plus numerous episodes of The Bill and The DoctorsCasualty and Holby City. He also appeared as teacher Mr Knowles in Grange Hill. In 2006 he has moved into writing feature films including Human Resources.

Chris Jury's other acting roles include Kingpin/Deadbeat in the 1988 Doctor Who story The Greatest Show in the Galaxy. Jury lives in BlockleyGloucestershire with his wife Stella, Head Teacher of Hook Norton Primary School and two children Maisie and Joseph. He currently teaches in the Performing Arts faculty at Bath Spa University.

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



Gareth Armstrong was 69 - 6 credits, including Giuliano in The Masque of Mandragora

Gareth S. Armstrong is a British actor.

Armstrong began his career by acting in school plays at the Bishop Gore SchoolSwansea. At the age of 16 he joined the National Youth Theatre; and went on from there to study drama at Hull University.

Armstrong's television credits include: Z-CarsDoctor Who (in the serial The Masque of Mandragora), Blake's 7The ProfessionalsTerry and JuneOne Foot in the GraveCasualty and EastEnders.

On stage he has appeared in many productions of Shakespeare, including the role of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. He has also toured internationally in his own one-man show Shylock, in which Shakespeare's principal Jewish character is seen from the viewpoint of Tubal, the Bard's only other Jewish character and Shylock's only friend in the original play. In 2004 he published his account of presenting this character, in A Case for Shylock - Around the World with Shakespeare's Jew.

Armstrong did the voice acting for the Japanese television series Journey to the West, released in English-speaking countries as Monkey.

On radio Armstrong has played three recurring roles in The Archers on Radio 4, including Sean Myerson, the publican of the Cat and Fiddle and the serial's first regular gay character.



Rudolph Walker was 78 - credited as Harper in The War Games

Rudolph WalkerOBE is a British character actor. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Walker came to the United Kingdom in 1960.

His first major television role was as a policeman in the British drama The Wednesday Play, in the episode entitled "Fable" (aired 27 January 1965).[1] He is known for his comedic roles in Love Thy NeighbourThe Thin Blue Line and in Ali G Indahouse

He appeared in Doctor Who, in the 1969 serial The War Games

He was one of the first black actors to be seen regularly on British television, and has always been proud of his role on the controversial Love Thy Neighbour as a result.

He appeared in the first episode of On the Buses, "The Early Shift", and the first episode of Mr. Bean as "The Examiner". Since 2001, he has played Patrick Trueman on EastEnders and in 2010 he appeared in the Internet spin-off series EastEnders: E20. He has also starred in a BBC1 sitcom called The Crouches, about a family from Walworth, in South East London. He played the grandfather for all seasons (2003–2005)

Although most of his work has been on television, he has appeared in several movies, including 10 Rillington PlaceKing Ralph (along with his Love Thy Neighbour co star, Jack Smethurst), andLet Him Have It. On the stage, he appeared in the first production of Mustapha Matura's Play Mas at the Royal Court Theatre in 1974, and has played the titular character in stage productions ofShakespeare's Othello, directed by David Thacker and Charles Marowitz, and also Caliban in a production of The Tempest directed by Jonathan Miller. He was also Gower in Thacker's 1989 production of Pericles, Prince of Tyre.

Walker was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2006. A children's biography about him was published by Tamarind Books on 4 September 2008.

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



Tina Packer was 79 - credited as Anne Travers in The Web of Fear

Actress who played Ann Travers in the Doctor Who serial The Web of Fear.

She founded and was artistic director of the Shakespeare & Company Theatre in Lenox, Massachusetts in 1978 until her retirement in 2009.



Donald Gee was 80 - 2 credits, including Eckersley in The Monster of Peladon

Donald Gee  appeared in two Doctor Who stories: as Major Ian Warne in The Space Pirates and Eckersley in The Monster of Peladon.

He was born in Stockport, Cheshire.

Other roles include Born and BredCasualtyKilling Me SoftlyMidsomer MurdersDoctorsChambersLady Audley's SecretThe BillVigo: A Passion for LifeTrial & RetributionOh Doctor Beeching!The GirlCoronation StreetBoonWish Me LuckScreen TwoTears in the RainThe Queen's ArmsSummer SeasonLate StarterDriving AmbitionPlay for TodayYes MinisterPlay for TomorrowBBC2 PlayhouseThe Olympian WayTimon of AthensThe Rear ColumnA Family AffairZ CarsOne-Upmanship1990Van der ValkA Roof Over My HeadMr. BigOn the MoveAgainst the CrowdBBC Play of the MonthChurchill's PeopleFall of EaglesIf There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent ThemSoap Opera in StockwellBlack and BlueGreat MysteriesOoh La La!ThrillerWhatever Happened to the Likely Lads?The Silver SwordUnman, Wittering and ZigoITV Sunday Night TheatreThe ExpertThe Wednesday PlayDetectiveThirty-Minute TheatreJourney to the UnknownThe AvengersThe Bofors GunTheatre 625 , Dixon of Dock GreenJourney to MidnightThe FellowsThe Forsyte SagaThe TroubleshootersThe Likely LadsFerry Cross the Mersey



Terence Dudley (died 1988 aged 69) would have been 98 - 5 credits, including Writer for Four To Doomsday

Terence Dudley was a television director andproducer who directed many programs for the BBC over a number of years.

In the early 1970s, Dudley produced the BBC science fiction series Doomwatch. Between 1975 and 1977 he produced the series Survivors, directing many episodes. He also wrote the script for the season 3 premiere episode, entitled Manhunt. His son, Stephen Dudley, had a regular part in the program.

In 1980 he began an association with Doctor Who when he directed Meglos for John Nathan-Turner. That same year, he was asked to become producer of Blake's 7 after David Maloney was re-assigned before it was known that a fourth season would be made. Dudley turned the offer down, as he no longer wished to work as a producer. The following year he embarked on a brief career as a screenwriter for Doctor Who. He wrote three scripts for the programme - Four to DoomsdayBlack Orchid and The King's Demons. He novelized the latter two stories forTarget Books. He also wrote the script of K-9 and Company, the unsuccessful pilot for a spin-off involving Sarah-Jane and K9.

Terence Dudley died after a long period of cancer on Christmas Day 1988.

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


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Denis Carey (died 1986 aged 77) - 3 credits, including Professor Chronotis in Shada

Denis Carey was a British actor who appeared in many film and television roles.

Some of Carey's notable appearances include Dennis Potter's 1968 television series A Beast with Two Backs, Elizabeth R, I, Claudius and The Barchester Chronicles. 

Carey appeared three times in Doctor Who, including Professor Chronotis in the incomplete serial Shada, as the eponymous Keeper in The Keeper of Traken and as the old man in Timelash.