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On This Day (USA) - 4 October



Planet of Evil: Part Two premiered on BBC One in 1975 at 5:46pm, watched by 9.90 million viewers.

The Doctor and Sarah are held responsible for the deaths on Zeta Minor, but the Time Lord knows that the real culprit comes from the mysterious universe of antimatter.



Meglos: Part Two premiered on BBC One in 1980 at 6:17pm, watched by 4.20 million viewers.

The Trial Of A Time Lord (Mindwarp): Part Five premiered on BBC One in 1986 at 5:47pm, watched by 4.80 million viewers.

Ghost Light: Part One premiered on BBC One in 1989 at 7:34pm, watched by 4.20 million viewers.

Sky: Episode Two premiered on CBBC in 2011 at 5:20pm, watched by 0.53 million viewers.

Kill The Moon premiered on BBC One in 2014 at 8:29pm, watched by 6.91 million viewers.

7/12 After the duo find a mining base full of corpses on the Moon and spider-like creatures poised to attack, the Time Lord gives Clara the shock of her life.



Doctor Who Extra: Kill The Moon premiered on BBC Red Button in 2014 at 9:10pm

Doctor Who lands on the moon... Well, nearly! This week's Doctor Who Extra follows the cast and crew - and some scary 'spiders' - to Lanzarote, finding out what it took to create this stunning adventure!



Kill The Moon premiered on BBC America in 2014 at 9:00pm, watched by 0.94 million viewers.

The Doctor and Clara crash land on the Moon to find a world of horror: a mining base full of corpses, vicious spider-like creatures poised to attack, and a terrible dilemma.


 Birthdays
Daniel Anthony will be 32 - 31 credits, including Clyde Langer in The Eternity Trap(SJA)

Daniel Jevoughn Anthony (born 4 October 1987) is a British television, musical theatre and voice actor. He has appeared in several television shows as minor recurring or regular roles and is known for his role as Clyde Langer in the Doctor Who spin-off programme The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Daniel Anthony was born on the 4th October 1987. His television roles include JJ in EastEnders, Lex Keavey in Doctors, and Danny in As the Bell Rings.

He was short listed for the 'Villain of the Year' award at The British Soap Awards. He has appeared in The Sarah Jane Adventures as Clyde Langer since 2007.

Anthony voiced Will Parry in the BBC Radio 4 production of the His Dark Materials trilogy. He has appeared on the West End in several musicals, including The Lion King as young Simba, and in Oliver! at the London Palladium. He has recently appeared as Kez in the BBC3 drama Dis/Connected, about a young girl committing suicide and the impact it has on her friends. He also made a brief appearance as a thug in the 2009 ITV drama Demons episode "Smitten". Anthony played the character Jack in the 2010 BBC film Rules of Love.

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Brad Bell will be 34 - credited as Nurse Chris in The Categories of Life(TW)

Actor who appeared in Torchwood



Ann Bryson will be 55 - credited as Mida Slike in Wildthyme at Large(BF)
Ann Bryson is a British actress who is best known for featuring in the television series Days Like These and Space Vets, and Philadelphia cream cheese adverts with her partner Sara Crowe


Ann Widdecombe will be 72 - credited as Herself in The Sound of Drums / Last of the Time Lords

Ann Noreen Widdecombe  is a former British Conservative Party politician and has been a novelist since 2000. She is a Privy Councillor and was the Member of Parliament for Maidstone from 1987 to 1997 and for Maidstone and The Weald from 1997 to 2010. She was a social conservative and a member of the Conservative Christian Fellowship. She retired from politics at the 2010 general election. Since 2002 she has also made numerous television and radio appearances, including as a television presenter. She is a convert fromAnglicanism to Roman Catholicism.

When an MP Widdecombe was known for her strong socially conservative views, opposing the legality of abortion and supporting the re-introduction of the death penalty.



Roger Davenport will be 73 - credited as Trooper in Resurrection of the Daleks

Roger Davenport has worked both as an actor and writer. As well as Resurrection of the Daleks, his acting career includes The Duke of Clarence in both The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth, including his death and the coronation of King Henry the Fifth, and The Life of Henry the Fifth, an officer in The Cleopatras, and more recently in Short Stop On The Way and The Double Life of Saki, which he also wrote. Other writing credits include All Creatures Great And Small, Bergerac, The Bill, and TV series documentary Indelible Evidence.

As well as television, as an actor he has also appeared in theatre, with roles including King Nicholas in The Sleeping Prince, Siro in Mandrake, and Sebastian in Twelfth Night. As a writer he has worked on radio with plays such as Eddie and Miss Simpson and series including PG Wodehouse adaptations Meet Mr Mulliner and More Mr Mulliner. He is also author to a number of books, including Onlooker, Out Of His Mind and Ortho's Brood.

His father was the writer John Davenport.

Roger Davenport's official website can be found here.



Martin Potter will be 75 - credited as Eirak in Terminus

Martin Potter is a British actor.

After the National Youth Theatre and repertory theatre in Guildford and Hampstead, Potter received his first role in British television at the age of 24 in the television drama The Bonegrinder (1968) written by Dennis Potter. In the same year he had another small part alongside Brian Cox in the futuristic drama The Year of the Sex Olympics.

One year later Potter's career took off with a much larger role. The Italian director Federico Fellini chose him for the main role of Encolpius in his film SatyriconTerence Stamp, Fellini's original choice for the main role, was not available, and Fellini was looking for someone of a similar appearance.

After this star role, Potter's career tended back to smaller roles again: mostly B-films and television productions like the film adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's Olive. Among his more well-known parts are the history film Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) and the film The Big Sleep (with Robert Mitchum as private detective Philip Marlowe). He also appeared in horror films, including Craze with Jack Palance, and television series such as Doctor Who. In 1975 he achieved some popularity with the title part of Robin Hood in a TV mini-series The Legend of Robin Hood. In 1985 he again took a part in a production concerning Ancient Rome: the American mini-series A.D. in which he portrayed the Roman politician and opponent of Nero, Gaius Calpurnius Piso.



Dudley Simpson (died 2017 aged 95) would be 97 - 62 credits, including Incidental Music for The Time Warrior

Dudley Simpson is an Australian television composer who is best known for his work on Doctor Who where he composed the incidental music for 277 episodes. 

Prior to leaving Australia, Simpson composed for the Borovansky Ballet Company, forerunner to the Australian Ballet. Among his early television work was the music for Moonstrike

Simpson was also responsible for the memorable theme music for The Tomorrow People', Moonbase 3' (1973), The Ascent of Man (1973), Blake's 7 (1978) and the 1985 production of Titus Andronicus.

Simpson's first work on Doctor Who was during William Hartnell's era as the First Doctor in Planet of Giants, in 1964, but he is primarily associated with the programme in the 1970s. He also appeared on screen as a music hall conductor in the 1977 story The Talons of Weng-Chiang; Simpson had to be paid a special fee for this appearance, as he was a member of the Musicians' Union and not Equity.

When John Nathan-Turner became producer of Doctor Who in 1980, he decided that the music needed to be updated, and took Simpson out for a meal telling him how much he appreciated his work on Doctor Who but that it would no longer be required as he intended to have the BBC Radiophonic Workshop provide music from now on. Simpson's last broadcast work on Doctor Who was for The Horns of Nimon

Between 1964 and 1980, Simpson composed the music for 60 Doctor Who stories, (61 counting Shada).


 Deaths
Colin Gordon (died 1972 aged 61) - credited as Commandant in The Faceless Ones

Colin Gordon was a British actor born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

He was educated at Marlborough College and Christ Church, Oxford. He made his first West End appearance in 1934 as the hind legs of a horse in a production of “Toad of Toad Hall”. From 1936 to 1939 he was a director with the Fred Melville Repertory Company at Brixton. He served in the army during WWII for six years. His performance in 1948 as Rupert Billings in “The Happiest Days of Your Life” won the Clarence Derwent award.

Gordon had a long career in British cinema and television from the 1940s to the 1970s, often playing government officials. His films include The Pink Panther and Casino Royale although he is probably best known for his portrayal of Number Two in the ITC classic series The Prisoner. Along with Leo McKern, he was one of only two actors to play Number Two more than once. He first played the character in "The General" and later reprised his role in "A. B. and C.". In fact, the episodes were subsequently broadcast in reverse order: when "The General" was in production, "A. B. and C" had not yet been cast.

Gordon was a regular in another ITC production, The Baron playing civil servant Templeton-Green opposite Steve Forrest. He also played the host and occasional narrator of the 1969 London Weekend Television series The Complete and Utter History of Britain, which arose from a pre-Monty Python collaboration between Michael Palin and Terry Jones; and was the Airport Commandant in the 1967 Doctor Who story The Faceless Ones. He was also in Bachelor Fatherand made a notable guest appearance in The Holiday episode of Steptoe and Son.

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