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On This Day (USA) - 5 September



The Reign Of Terror: A Bargain of Necessity premiered on BBC One in 1964 at 5:31pm, watched by 6.90 million viewers.

The Doctor is reunited with Barbara at the prison and arranges for her to escape, but Susan remains behind bars. Jules rescues Ian, killing Leon in the process.


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Stephen Greenhorn was 53 - 4 credits, including Writer for The Lazarus Experiment

Stephen Greenhorn (born in Fauldhouse, West Lothian, Scotland) is a Scottish playwright, television writer and novelist.

He is the creator of the BBC Scotland soap opera River City.

He has written many original or adapted works for the stage, including "Sleeping Around", "Gilt", "Dissent", "King Matt", "The Ballad of Crazy Paola", "The Salt Wound" and "Passing Places," several of which have been published.

He has also written for The Bill and Where The Heart Is. His adaptation of Jean Rhys's novel Wide Sargasso Sea was screened on BBC Four in 2006.

In 2007 he wrote the Doctor Who story The Lazarus Experiment followed the following year by The Doctor's Daughter.

Another work in production is Sunshine on Leith, a musical based on the songs of The Proclaimers.

In 2008, he wrote a comic which featured on the Doctor Who website.

Another television project, Marchlands, a five-part supernatural drama starring Alex Kingston, aired on ITV in early 2011. Greenhorn penned the series, which was based on The Oaks (TV series), a U.S. television pilot which wasn't aired.



Gavin Muir (died 2002 aged 50) would have been 66 - credited as Barone in The Ghosts of N Space(Misc)

Gavin Muir was a British actor and musician probably best known for his role in the 1983 Television version of Accidental Death of an Anarchist.

Muir had small parts in various television programmes including The Bill, Thieftakers, Cracker, Jo Brand and Our Friends in the North. He appeared in films such as Accidental Death of an Anarchist (1983), a small film called Representative Radio in which he played the role of Joseph Goddard and The One And Only in which he played a surgeon(2002). 

He worked for BBC Radio for many years. He appears as the voice of Rosencrantz in William Shakespeare's Hamlet Prince Of Denmark and was the voice of Blacksmith in a TV series called animated tales of the world, in 2000. He was the voice of Abdab on the Terror Tomb ride at Chessington World of Adventures. His theatre work include many years working for such establishments such as Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company. He was an early member of the singing group The Flying Pickets.



Marc Boyle (died 1999 aged 53) would have been 72 - 7 credits, including Stunt Man in The Sea Devils

Stuntman who appeared on Doctor Who in the early seventies.



Jack Melford (died 1972 aged 73) would have been 118 - credited as Menelaus in The Myth Makers

Jack Melford was a British film and television actor.

He played Menelaus in the Doctor Who story The Myth Makers.

He was the brother of screenwriter and film director Austin Melford.

Also worked on Lust for a VampireA Home of Your OwnITV Play of the WeekWeavers GreenSoftly SoftlyThe Wednesday PlayWalk a TightropeZ CarsThorndykeEmergency-Ward 10Boyd Q.C.Night Train to ParisA Shot in the DarkNo Hiding PlaceDixon of Dock GreenThe Sentimental AgentJezebel ex UKThe Last Man OutRichard the LionheartSilent EvidenceSir Francis DrakeHotel IncidentWhat Every Woman WantsThe Edgar Wallace Mystery TheatreBilly Bunter of Greyfriars SchoolAlcoa Presents: One Step BeyondThe CheatersThe Fourth SquareThe Gentle TerrorFollow That ManCompelledThe ViseDanger ManThe Adventures of Robin HoodThe Four Just MenThe Army GameMan from InterpolBluebeards Ten HoneymoonsTransatlanticSentenced for LifeNight Train for InvernessFeet of ClayH.G.Wells' Invisible ManWeb of SuspicionDial 999Leave It to TodhunterFair GameTales from DickensThe End of the LineEducated EvansThe Adventures of Sir LancelotFabian of the YardThe LadykillersTons of MoneyFatal JourneyDear DottyBackgroundHeights of DangerUp for the CupWarning to WantonsNo Room at the InnWhen You Come HomeMy Brother JonathanCounterblastThe October ManThe Laughing LadyThe Rake's ProgressThey Met in the DarkCrook's TourSpare a CopperThe Briggs FamilyThe SpiderLove: In Twenty LessonsLuck of the DevilSomeone at the DoorMoney for JamMany Tanks Mr. AtkinsIt's in the AirYouth at the HelmHold My HandLet's Make a Night of ItScruffyComing of AgeToo Many HusbandsCommand PerformanceJump for GloryRadio LoverLuck of the TurfFind the LadyIf I Were RichBirds of a FeatherDepartment StoreLook Up and LaughHoneymoon for ThreeNight of the GarterThe Sport of Kings


 Deaths
Ivor Roberts (died 1999 aged 74) - credited as Mogran in Genesis of the Daleks

Ivor Roberts was an English television continuity announcer and television actor who often appeared in comedic roles.

Born in Nottingham, Roberts started his television career as a continuity announcer on regional television in Wales, working for TWW before that company lost its franchise in 1968.

Among his better-known roles were the characters of Arnold Thomas in the 1995-97 television series Oh, Doctor Beeching! and Mr Barnes in the second, third and fourth series of You Rang, M'Lord?. He also made a guest appearance, as a police officer, in one episode of George and Mildred. Another notable appearance was as Mr. Chick in Dombey and Son. He also played a part in "Porridge".

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