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On This Day (USA) - 24 October



Doing Time premiered on Radio 4 Extra in 2015 at 6:00pm

The Doctor does time on the prison planet Folly. Can he endure a year in solitary?



The Woman Who Lived premiered on BBC One in 2015 at 8:21pm, watched by 6.11 million viewers.

It's 1651 in England and a highwayman known as "the Knightmare" is stalking London's dark streets. But then he gets hold of some loot that is not of this world. Can the Doctor avoid the hangman's noose and save Earth from a devilish betrayal?



The Woman Who Lived premiered on BBC America in 2015 at 9:00pm, watched by 0.99 million viewers.

England, 1651. The deadly Highwayman 'The Knightmare' and his sidekick stalk the dark streets of London. But when they find loot that's not of this world, they come face to face with the Doctor. Can the Doctor avoid the hangman's noose and protect Earth?


 Birthdays
Perry Millward was 26 - credited as Jacob in The Mark of the Berserker(SJA)

Perry Millward played Jacob West in The Sarah Jane Adventures story The Mark of the Berserker.



Dervla Kirwan was 47 - 2 credits, including Miss Hartigan in The Next Doctor

Dervla Kirwan is an Irish television and stage actress famous for roles in British television shows which included Ballykissangel and Goodnight Sweetheart among others. 

She also appeared in the Doctor Who Christmas special episode, "The Next Doctor" and provided the voiceovers for the well-known "This is not just food" television advertising campaign for UK retailer Marks & Spencer.

Kirwan was born in ChurchtownDublinIreland. Her father , Peter Kirwan was an insurance broker, and her mother, Maureen O'Driscoll was a language teacher. 

Her first credited TV roles were in the TV series Troubles in 1988 and The Lilac Bus in 1990 alongside Stephanie Beacham based on Maeve Binchy's novel.

Kirwan moved to London when she was sixteen when she was cast in a play at the Bush Theatre. She won acclaim in 1988 for her performance as the factory girl Linda in A Handful of Stars, the Bush Theatre premiere of the first play in Billy Roche's Wexford Trilogy. In 1992, again at the Bush, she starred in a revival of the complete trilogy.

She got her television break in the 1991 BBC Scotland production of A Time To Dance, adapted by Melvyn Bragg from his own novel, playing Bernadette Kennedy. In the same year, she also appeared in the play Water Music at the Cockpit Theatre, written by award-winning playwright Lyndon Morgans (singer-songwriter with the Welsh folk noir band Songdog). In 1992, she also starred in Hush by April De Angelis at theRoyal Court Theatre, while January 1994 found her playing in Peter Hall's seasonal production of Georges Feydeau's farce An Absolute Turkey at the Globe Theatre

Kirwan briefly appeared in Casualty, and in the first three series of Goodnight Sweetheart alongside Nicholas Lyndhurst. In 1997, she sang with Dustin the Turkey on his cover of "Fairytale of New York" for his album Faith of Our Feathers.

For 23 episodes, from 1996–1998, she appeared in Ballykissangel in the role of Assumpta Fitzgerald. Assumpta is the landlady of BallyK's only pub, Fitzgeralds, and is no friend of the church - until Father Peter Clifford (Stephen Tompkinson) is posted to the village from his previous parish in Manchester. She also continued this role for a Comic Relief special of The Vicar of Dibley, and in a Father Ted special. Kirwan 's performance in Ballykissangel won her the National TV Award for Best Actress in 1996, and the Irish Post Award for Best Irish Entertainer in 1997. In 1998, she starred alongside Christopher Eccleston in the Michael Winterbottom film With Or Without You as Belfast girl Rosie Boyd.

In 1999, she appeared in another BBC production, a made for TV Christmas film called The Greatest Store in the World. She played the single mum of two girls who are made homeless a few days before Christmas. Kirwan co-starred with Brian Blessed and Peter Capaldi. In 2001, she starred as Emma Rose in a BBC series Hearts and Bones alongside Sarah ParishAmanda HoldenHugo Speer and Damien Lewis. The show ran for two series. She also starred in the Sky TV series The Bombmaker as a former IRA bomb maker. That year she also appeared in a stage production of Dangerous Corners by JB Priestley in Leeds alongside now husband Rupert Penry-Jones.

In 2003, Dervla again appeared on stage with Penry-Jones in Les Liason Dangereuses at the Bristol Old Vic directed by Samuel West.

Kirwan starred in School for Seduction, a 2004 film which also starred Kelly Brook. She appeared in the BBC 1 crime drama series 55 Degrees North with Don Gilet, which aired in 2004. She returned for a second series in 2005. The series was shown in the US under the title The Night Detective. In 2005, she also appeared on the Lyttelton stage at the National Theatre in the role of Alice in Brian Friel's Aristocrats. In 2006, she played Bertha in Exiles at the National Theatre.

In 2007, she appeared in the BBC drama True Dare Kiss and on stage in Harold Pinter's Betrayal at the Donmar Warehouse.

In 2009, Kirwan was in the BBC drama Moving On, where she played Laura in the episode Dress To Impress. She also guest starred in Law & Order: UK, playing the role of Beatrice McArdle.

Kirwan appeared in the Irish film Ondine alongside Colin Farrell and Stephen Rea which was released in 2009. She played Maura, the alcoholic bitter ex-girlfriend of Colin's character Syracuse. Kirwan won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Film at the 2010 Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) for her role in Ondine.

Kirwan appeared in the BBC drama series Material Girl, which aired in January 2010. She was also cast in the role of Bundle in Agatha Christie's Marple.

Kirwan also appeared in the four-part BBC drama The Silence in 2010.[7] She played the role of the warm-hearted aunt of a young deaf girl who witnessed a murder. The Silence aired in July 2010. For her role as Maggie, Kirwan won the Dagger for Best Supporting Actress at the 2010 Crime Thriller Awards.

Kirwan has also been the subject of an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? in which she found out more about her Irish and distant Jewish descent. Her great uncle was the Irish nationalist leader, Michael Collins. It was first shown on August 2, 2010.

In 2011, Kirwan worked on Injustice a five-part psychological thriller on ITV written by Anthony Horowitz. She starred as Jane Travers, wife of main character, Will Travers played by James Purefoy.

From April to May 2012, Dervla appeared on stage at the Chichester Festival Theatre in a Jeremy Herrin production of Uncle Vanya. Dervla played Sonya alongside an exceptional cast which included Roger Allam (as Vanya), Timothy West and Lara Pulver. The play received warm reviews and response to Dervla's performance was generally postive.

In June 2012, Dervla appeared on screen as Alex Demoys alongside Christopher Eccleston in the three part BBC1 drama miniseries Blackout.

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



Sarah Greene was 60 - credited as Varne in Attack of the Cybermen

Sarah Greene is a British television personality best known for presenting Blue Peter, Saturday Superstore and Going Live.

Greene was born in London, England, the daughter of Welsh DIY expert Harry Greene and actress Marjie Lawrence. She is sister of presenter Laura Greene. 

Greene was educated at the Gospel Oak Primary School and the Grey Coat Hospital school, London, while also pursuing child acting roles. She graduated with a degree in Drama from University of Hull. She then pursued acting roles in Birmingham, Manchester and London.

In early 1980, Greene had a role on the daytime drama Together (Southern Television/ITV), which began in January. She appeared in the BBC adaptation of Pamela Brown's The Swish of the Curtain after which she was asked by Blue Peter producer Biddy Baxter to be the replacement for the outgoing Tina Heath. 

At the time Greene was the youngest ever presenter of Blue Peter, aged 22. After leaving Blue Peter, she presented Saturday Superstore with Mike Read, and subsequently co-presented Going Live! with Phillip Schofield. It was during her time on Going Live! that Sarah won "Best Female on TV" SOS Award 3 years running. She then began to appear in television commercials for Nescafe coffee. Later, she fronted Channel 4's popular daytime antiques programme Collectors Lot.

On September 10 1988 Greene and her partner Mike Smith (television and radio presenter) were seriously injured in a helicopter accident in Gloucestershire. The couple spent a number of weeks in hospital before Greene returned to present Going Live! while still in plaster. 

Greene appeared in the Doctor Who serial Attack of the Cybermen albeit under heavy make-up.

She also appeared in Casualty, Brookside and French & Saunders. 

In 1992 she combined her talents in a hoax paranormal programme called Ghostwatch, alongside Smith and talk-show host Michael Parkinson.

 Greene and Smith made a foray into feature films in The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997), starring Bill Murray; they played presenters of The Theatre Of Life, a fictional English TV show which promised the participant a role in a crime drama.

More recently, Greene appeared in the ITV programme Have I Been Here Before? and was also a regular presenter on magazine show This Morning.



Simon Malloy was 71 - credited as TV Crew in The Dæmons

Actor who did Stunt work on The Deamons

Simon Malloy's first job was as a journalist on the 'Bridgwater Mercury'. He left the newspaper to go to drama school.

He began his acting career at Derby Playhouse in 1972 and it has included hundreds of roles in theatre, film, TV and radio.

His TV debut was as a conman, Jim Potts, in 'Coronation Street', trying to sell a dodgy shower to Ena Sharples.

But much of his TV career has been spent on the other side of the law as policemen - including Sir Robert Peel (in a drama documentary) and D.I. Shiner in 'Heartbeat' from 1997-2005.

He's older now, playing judges. 'The Innocent', 'Heart', 'Emmerdale', 'Wire in the Blood', 'Poirot', 'Eastenders'...

Mini Biography By: Simon Molloy 



Brian Peck was 88 - credited as Dervish in The Space Pirates

Brian Peck played Dervish in the Doctor Who serial The Space Pirates.

Also worked on RevDoctorsMerlinM.I.HighHolby CityLast of the Summer WinePeak PracticeThe BillLondon's BurningBoonSorry!One by OneDramaramaMurder Not Proven?MinderStrangersBig Jim and the Figaro ClubMayburyOpen All HoursBreak in the SunThe SquadBreakawayCoronation StreetPlay for TodayShadowsAn Englishman's CastleRising DampTelevision ClubRoomsHeadmasterKillersSurvivorsDixon of Dock GreenThe BrothersZ CarsThe Dragon's OpponentWarshipJackanory PlayhouseThe Long ChaseDoomwatchSix Days of JusticeTrialJackanoryWaugh on CrimeThirty-Minute TheatrePerfect FridayCodenameThe ExpertTwisted NerveThe Beverly HillbilliesThe Revenue MenGeorge and the DragonQuatermass and the PitMan in a SuitcaseThe JokersOrlandoNo Hiding PlaceSoftly SoftlyThe Mask of JanusTheatre 625CluffLondonersCrossroadsMary BartonEspionageThe Plane MakersMystery SubmarineThe Set UpThe Edgar Wallace Mystery TheatreTarnished HeroesThe CheatersBBC Sunday-Night PlayThe ValiantWhat Every Woman WantsFollow That ManEcho of BarbaraBBC Sunday-Night TheatreDial 999Duty BoundTales from DickensNicholas NicklebyEscapeITV Television PlayhouseThe Crime of the CenturyX: The UnknownPortrait of ClareWhile the Sun ShinesThe Voyage of Peter Joe



Clifford Rose was 89 - 2 credits, including Rorvik in Warriors' Gate

Clifford Rose is a British classical actor best know for playing Sturmbannf�hrer Ludwig Kessler in the BBC World War II television drama Secret Army. He appeared in the 1981 Doctor Who story Warriors' Gate.

Rose was born in Herefordshire. He was educated at the King's School, Worcester and King's College London, before appearing in rep and with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

He played leading roles in The Pallisers (1974), Fortunes of War (1987) and Alan Bleasdale's drama GBH (1991). 

Clifford Rose also played a judge in some episodes of the 1970s/'80s British television series Crown Court and Dr Snell an interogative psychologist for "The Section" in the classic British 1960s/'70s spy drama Callan (1974).

He played King George V in the TV film Wallis and Edward (2005).

In October 2010 Rose played the part of Father Gregory in the ITV Crime Drama Midsomer Murders. In March 2011 Rose played the part of The Judge in Enid Bagnold's The Chalk Gardenon BBC Radio 3.


 Deaths
Robert Sloman (died 2005 aged 79) - 4 credits, including Writer for The Dæmons (as Guy Leopold)

Robert Sloman was the writer of four stories for the original Doctor Who television series.

Robert Sloman was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England, in 1926. He attended St. Boniface School and Exeter University. After a brief stint in repertory theatre, he took a job with the Sunday Times circulation department, eventually becoming distribution manager.

Sloman never lost his love for the theatre, co-writing two successful plays with Laurence Dobie, "The Golden Rivet" and "The Tinker." "Tinker" was later made into a film, The Wild and the Willing, in 1962. In 1972 he was approached by friend Barry Letts about writing a story for Doctor Who. They collaborated under the pseudonym of "Guy Leopold." The result was The D�mons, still considered by many to be among the best stories in the original series. Under his own name, Sloman also wrote the stories "The Time Monster," "The Green Death" and "Planet of the Spiders," the last marking Jon Pertwee's final regular appearance as the Doctor. Sloman wrote The Daleks in London, an unproduced serial for Season 9.

Sloman retired from the Sunday Times in 1974, moving to Burgess Hill, Sussex, becoming a wholesale distributor for all Sunday papers. He also developed a passion for sailing and acquired a second home in Spain. He died in 2005.

 

Biography from the Tardis Wiki article, licensed under CC-BY-SA

 



Martin Boddey (died 1975 aged 68) - credited as Walker in The Sea Devils

Martin Boddey  was a British film and television actor.

He played Walker in the 1972 story The Sea Devils.

He was a founder member of the Lord's Taverners charity.