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On This Day (USA) - 18 October



Planet of Evil: Part Four premiered on BBC One in 1975 at 5:46pm, watched by 10.10 million viewers.

Unable to escape, the Morestran probe is being pulled back to the surface of Zeta Minor. On board the ship, the Doctor and Sarah are hemmed in by anti-men!



Meglos: Part Four premiered on BBC One in 1980 at 5:44pm, watched by 4.70 million viewers.

The Trial Of A Time Lord (Mindwarp): Part Seven premiered on BBC One in 1986 at 5:47pm, watched by 5.10 million viewers.

Ghost Light: Part Three premiered on BBC One in 1989 at 7:35pm, watched by 4.00 million viewers.

Doctor Who Greatest Moments: The Daleks premiered on BBC Three in 2009 at 7:46pm, watched by 0.29 million viewers.
Cast members of Doctor Who discuss the greatest moments featuring the Doctor's ultimate foe, the Daleks. David Tennant, Tracy-Ann Oberman and other key cast relate their fears and favourite bits and talk their way through an assortment of Dalek delights. Narrated by Jo Whiley.


The Vault of Secrets: Episode One premiered on CBBC in 2010 at 5:18pm, watched by 0.73 million viewers.

Sarah Jane's Alien Files: Episode 2 premiered on CBBC in 2010 at 5:45pm
Sarah Jane Smith opens the Alien Files. This time Rani has the lowdown on the Entity, Eve and Ship.


The Man Who Never Was: Episode Two premiered on CBBC in 2011 at 5:19pm, watched by 0.60 million viewers.

Flatline premiered on BBC One in 2014 at 8:24pm, watched by 6.71 million viewers.

Clara must fight her own battle against a multidimensional menace when the Doctor becomes trapped, but even walls cannot offer her protection from an enemy that moves in realms beyond human perception.



Doctor Who Extra: Flatline premiered on BBC Red Button in 2014 at 9:05pm

Flatline premiered on BBC America in 2014 at 9:00pm, watched by 0.75 million viewers.

Separated from the Doctor, Clara discovers a new menace from another dimension. But how do you hide when even the walls are no protection? With people to save and the Doctor trapped, Clara comes up against an enemy that exists beyond human perception.


 Birthdays
Shawna Trpcic was 51 - 10 credits, including Costume Designer for The New World(TW)

Shawna Trpcic is a Hollywood costume designer. She got her start in the industry with the 1990 film Megaville, and went on to work as a wardrobe assistant on the films Toys and Red Shoe Diaries. She later served as the main costumer designer on Joss Whedon's FireflyAngelDoctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and Dollhouse, as well as Marti Noxon's Point Pleasant

She was also the main costume designer for Torchwood: Miracle Day.



Edward Brayshaw (died 1990 aged 57) would have been 84 - 2 credits, including War Chief in The War Games

As well as appearing in Doctor Who, Edward Brayshaw's television roles included the part of Rochefort in the 1966 serial The Three Musketeers and 1967's The Further Adventures of the Three Musketeers. He also had a role in the cult ITV drama The Avengers and ITC series including The Saint and The Champions. However, Brayshaw is probably best known for playing Harold Meaker in the BBC1 children's comedy series Rentaghost, which ran from 1976 to 1984.



John Colin (died 1987 aged 58) would have been 89 - credited as Brock in The Leisure Hive

John Collin played Brock in the 1980 story The Leisure Hive.

Also worked on All Creatures Great and SmallThe Chinese DetectiveStrangersThe Guns and the FuryBorn and BredThe ErrandTessCoronation StreetWuthering HeightsZ CarsHolocaustCrown CourtOur Mutual FriendThe SweeneyAll Creatures Great and SmallDial M for MurderBBC Play of the MonthA Raging CalmThe ProtectorsPlay for TodayMan at the TopInnocent BystandersMan at the TopThe AdventurerJusticeThirty-Minute TheatreThe GuardiansPublic EyeBeen Down So Long It Looks Like Up to MeThe Main ChanceITV PlayhouseConfessionW. Somerset MaughamThe Last EscapeWicked WomenManhuntRandall and Hopkirk (Deceased)Paul TempleThe ExpertBefore Winter ComesSoftly SoftlyThe SaintThe War of Darkie PilbeamStar!The First LadyVirgin of the Secret ServiceHalf Hour StoryMan in a SuitcaseHauntedBoy Meets GirlLong After SummerEscapeThe BaronThe Wednesday PlayITV Sunday Night DramaThe WitchesDixon of Dock GreenNo Hiding PlaceFive MoreTheatre 625ITV Play of the WeekThe Good Soldier SchweikMysteries and MiraclesRedcapThe Edgar Wallace Mystery TheatreSix of the BestUndermindDead Man's ChestEmergency-Ward 10The VillainsThe Big PullThe Pirates of Blood RiverThe ValiantArmchair TheatreDeadline MidnightBBC Sunday-Night Play



Sheila Gill (died 2005 aged 78) would have been 91 - credited as Matron in Mawdryn Undead
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John Hollis (died 2005 aged 74) - credited as Sondergaard in The Mutants

John Hollis  was an English actor. He played the role of Lobot in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and the German porter at the chateau in The Dirty Dozen. He appeared in the classic 1978 film Superman as one of the Elders of Krypton, and reprised his role in the 1980 theatrical version of Superman II.

He also played the role of Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the cold open of the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only, going uncredited due to the controversy over the film rights and characters of Thunderball. In this sequence, his character was famously lifted from a wheelchair and dropped to his death down a chimney stack by Bond (Roger Moore) after he had attempted to kill Bond by using a remote control link to Bond's MI6 helicopter.

Hollis also took the role of Sondergaard in the Jon Pertwee era of Doctor Who in the story The Mutants, and appeared in The Avengers and The Tomorrow People.

John Hollis was a fine and versatile character actor for BBC Radio, his roles notably including Magwitch in Great Expectations, Leonard Bast in Howards EndConan Doyle's Inspector Lestrade andShakespeare's Bardolph. He also took part in some commercial recordings, in parts as various as the March Hare in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the Murderer of the Duke of Clarence inRichard III.

He broadcast his own recollections of a cockney childhood, for the BBC in the 1970s.

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