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On This Day (USA) - 23 October



The Myth Makers: Small Prophet, Quick Return premiered on BBC One in 1965 at 5:49pm, watched by 8.10 million viewers.

The TARDIS and Vicki are gone, taken by the Trojans to the city of Troy. Agamememnon gives the Doctor just two days to devise a plan to defeat the Trojans.



The Hand Of Fear: Part Four premiered on BBC One in 1976 at 6:02pm, watched by 12.00 million viewers.

On the dead world of Kastria, the Doctor and Sarah begin to suspect that Eldrad has not been entirely truthful with them.



Jack's Back premiered on BBC Three in 2006 at 2:40am

Bad Day at the Office premiered on BBC Three in 2006 at 2:55am

The Mad Woman in the Attic: Episode Two premiered on BBC One in 2009 at 4:35pm, watched by 0.84 million viewers.
 Birthdays
Annie Hulley was 62 - credited as Newscaster in The Happiness Patrol

Annie Hulley is an English television and stage actress who has appeared in the British soap-operas Emmerdale as Karen Moore and Coronation Street.

She voiced a Newsreader in 1987 story The Happiness Patrol.

She trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Other works include SirensThe RoyalSkinsDoctorsThe CourtroomBorn and BredSweet MedicineTipping the VelvetChicken RunCity CentralLiverpool 1The BillCasualtyChandler & CoSeptember SongAin't MisbehavinA Pinch of SnuffEldoradoBetween the LinesSpecialsSleepersThe Return of the Antelope , EmmerdaleMitchCrown CourtUliissesFame Is the SpurKinvigCan We Get on Now, Please?BBC2 PlayhouseHouse of CaradusStrangersSend in the GirlsPlay for Today



Jerome Willis (died 2014 aged 85) would have been 89 - credited as Stevens in The Green Death

Jerome Willis was a prominent British stage and screen actor with more than 100 screen credits to his name.

Willis had a leading role in the ITV drama series The Sandbaggers as Matthew Peele. He also appeared in Z Cars as DCS Richards, Within These Walls as Charles Radley, and Doctor Who as corporate polluter Stevens in The Green Death. Other television appearances include the cult children's television series Freewheelers as the manic Professor Nero, and the science fiction police drama Space Precinct as Captain Podley.

He also appeared as 'The Limping Man' in the film Siege of the Saxons (1963).

In 2002 Willis appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in Pericles at the Roundhouse in London.

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Glyn Houston was 92 - 2 credits, including Professor Watson in The Hand Of Fear
Glyn Houston is a british actor best known for his television work, with over 200 credits dating back to the 1950s and appearing in some of the most loved programmes in British TV history.

Houston served in the army prior to and during World War 2, and was briefly a stand-up comedian performing to soldiers during the war. He made his first film appearance playing a barrow boy in The Blue Lamp in 1950. In the 1970s he played Lord Peter Wimsey's valet Bunter opposite Ian Carmichael in the teleplays of several of Dorothy Sayers tales. He played Ronald Judge in The Sherman Plays and Bernard Ingham in Thatcher: The Final Days.

Other appearances include Better Days, Inspector Morse (TV series), Keep It in the Family (TV series),Minder (TV series), It Ain't Half Hot Mum (TV series), The Sea Wolves , Breakaway (TV series),Shoestring,A Horseman Riding By, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, Target, The XYY Man, Robin's Nest, Are You Being Served? , Beasts, Five Red Herrings, The Nine Tailors, Dixon of Dock Green , Sporting Scenes , Reg Varney, Jackanory, Clouds of Witness, Z Cars, Softly, Softly: Task Force.

 Deaths
Christopher Gable (died 1998 aged 58) - credited as Sharaz Jek in The Caves of Androzani

Christopher GableCBE was an English ballet dancerchoreographer, and actor.

He played anti-hero Sharaz Jek in the 1984 Doctor Who serial The Caves of Androzani

Born in London, Gable studied at the Royal Ballet School, joining the Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet in 1957. He was promoted to soloist in 1959 and a principal in 1961.

Gable's roles included Romeo in the Kenneth MacMillan production of Romeo and JulietMercury in Offenbach's comic operetta Orpheus in the Underworld, a production that was filmed and released on DVD. and Colas in La fille mal gardée. Gable frequently partnered with Lynn Seymour.

Gable suffered from a chronic rheumatoid condition in his feet  and left the Royal Ballet in 1967 to pursue a career in acting. He appeared in a number of television and film productions directed by Ken Russell, including the BBC films Song of Summer (1968) and The Dance of the Seven Veils (1970), The Music Lovers (1970), an adaptation of The Boy Friend (1971), and The Rainbow (1989). Other roles included that of John, valet and friend of Prince Edward, in the Cinderella film musical The Slipper and the Rose, the composer Peter Cornelius in Wagner (1983). He also appeared on stage in the 1974 West End musical The Good Companions.

In 1982, Gable founded the Central School of Ballet with Ann Stannard. Five years later he was appointed Artistic Director of Northern Ballet Theatre. He transformed the small regional troupe into a company of national renown by presenting imaginative new works and staging impressive revivals of old classics. Among the productions mounted during his eleven-year regime were Swan LakeA Christmas CarolThe BrontesThe Amazing Adventure of Don QuixoteDraculaGiselle, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Many of the projects he created later were performed by other dance companies, including the Atlanta Ballet and the Royal New Zealand Ballet. He played Arthur Ainsley in the 1984 tv British mini series A Woman of Substance.

In 1996 Gable was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to British Dance. The following year he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Bradford.

Gable was married to dancer Carole Needham. He died from cancer in Yorkshire at the age of 58.

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