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On This Day (USA) - 10 November



The Creature from the Pit: Part Three premiered on BBC One in 1979 at 6:02pm, watched by 10.20 million viewers.

The Idiot's Lantern premiered on SyFy (East Coast Feed) in 2006 at 8:00pm

The Mark of the Berserker: Episode One premiered on BBC One in 2008 at 4:34pm, watched by 0.86 million viewers.
 Birthdays
Jeremy Radick will be 42 - credited as Gareth in The TV Movie

Jeremy Radick played Gareth in the Doctor Who TV Movie.

Raised in Victoria, British Columbia,  Radick  began acting at the age of six. 

His television debut came when he starred as a series regular on the children's series "Time Exposures". Since then, he has guest starred in such TV series as "Neon Rider", "The X-Files", "The Marshal" and "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids". At the age of thirteen, he starred in Anne Wheeler's film Angel Square (1990), and was a series regular on CBC's "Max Glick" (1990) and "The Odyssey" (1992). A graduate of New York's respected Circle in the Square Theatre School, Jeremy most recently appeared in "Beer Money" for the USA network, and co-starred in "Sasquatch" AKA "The Untold".

Radick has been in several stage productions throughout Canada, most notably appearing in the long-running play "Shear Madness", in the Vancouver and Toronto productions, respectively.

In addition,  Radick  is a co-founder of Vancouver's The Fox & Hounds Theatre Company. He has appeared in most of their productions, as well as producing and directing several shows.



Stephan Pehrsson will be 43 - 11 credits, including Director of Photography for The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon

Stephan Pehrsson is a Danish cinematographer who began his Doctor Who career on The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang — both directed by his former film school classmate, Toby Haynes.

Much of his work in the late 1990s and early 2000s was in Denmark.

During the 2005-2006 season, he was the director of photography on a long run of episodes of Doctors. The next year he worked on Bad Girls. In 2007 he began to work on a number of shows that Toby Haynes also had worked on — Coming Up, M.I. High, and Holby Blue — though they only worked together on M.I. High. He also began a three-year stint on Holby City. Like Haynes, then, he had a fairly extensive relationship with Kudos Film and Television — the same production company for which Piers Wenger and Beth Willis worked while making programmes in the Life on Mars franchise. In 2009, Pehrsson was the cinematographer on a few episodes of Hustle. Immediately prior to his work on the series 5 Doctor Who finalé, he re-teamed with Haynes on Five Days, starring David Morrissey.

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



Hugh Bonneville will be 55 - 7 credits, including Henry Avery in The Curse of the Black Spot
Hugh Bonneville was born in London, and educated at Sherborne School. He read Theology at Corpus Christi College at the University of Cambridge, before attending the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
His first professional stage appearance was at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park. In 1987 he joined the National Theatre and then the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1991, where he played Laertes to Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet (1992 — 1993). He made his television debut in 1991 usually playing good-natured bumbling characters like Bernie in Notting Hill (1999) and Mr. Rushworth in Mansfield Park (1999). In the BBC television series, Take A Girl Like You (2000) and Armadillo (2001), he played more villainous characters, leading up to the domineering Henleigh Grandcourt in Daniel Deronda (2002) and the psychopathic killer James Lampton in The Commander (2003). In Love Again, he played the poet Philip Larkin. In 2004, he played Sir Christopher Wren in the docudrama Wren – The Man Who Built Britain. Many say his best achievement to date was his performance as the young John Bayley opposite Kate Winslet in Iris (2001), his performance lauded by critics and for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In early 2010 earned a role in the comedy film Burke and Hare. He is currently appearing in popular ITV period drama Downton Abbey, as Robert, Earl of Grantham.He is a patron of the London children's charity Scene & Heard, and of the medical relief charity Medical Emergency Relief International.


Neil Gaiman will be 58 - 10 credits, including Writer for The Doctor's Wife
Neil Gaiman is an English author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, andThe Graveyard Book.
Gaiman's writing has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker, as well as the 2009 Newbery Medal and 2010 Carnegie Medal in Literature. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work.


Clare Higgins will be 63 - 3 credits, including Ohila in The Night of The Doctor

Clare Higgins is an award-winning English actress.

On stage she appeared in the premiere of The Secret Rapture. She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1995 (1994 season) for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in Sweet Bird of Youth at the Royal National Theatre. She won the same award in both 2002 and 2005: in 2002 for her performance in Vincent in Brixton performed at the Royal National Theatre, and in 2005 for her performance as Hecuba in the Euripides tragedy at the Donmar Warehouse. 

She was awarded the 2002 London Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in Vincent in Brixton. Additionally, she was awarded the 1994 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre) for Best Actress for her performances in The Children's Hour and Sweet Bird of Youth. She was also awarded the 2002 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in Vincent in Brixton at the Donmar Warehouse in London. In 2003 she was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actress in a Play for Vincent in Brixton on Broadway, and garnered the 2003 Theatre World Award for outstanding major Broadway debut.

In 1983, she starred with Ben Cross in the BBC production of A.J. Cronin's The Citadel, playing the role of Christine Manson. For the big screen, she played Julia Cotton in the Clive Barker directed Hellraiser. 



Don Henderson (died 1997 aged 64) would be 86 - credited as Gavrok in Delta and the Bannermen

Don Henderson was an English actor whose film and TV work covered many years but is best remembered for his role as the fictional detective George Bulman. This character featured in three TV series The XYY Man in the mid-1970s; the later Strangers that saw Bulman rise from Detective Sergeant to Detective Chief Inspector and, in 1985, the series Bulman saw George retired from the police and pursuing a career as a horologist. He also starred in the popular TV drama series Warship.

He lived in his adopted home town of Stratford-upon-Avon for many years, where he was a familiar face to locals. He also had several minor roles at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in the town. In the late 1970s as a relatively unknown actor, whilst walking in Stratford, he was approached by an American tourist who recognised him as having starred in Star Wars, and offered him a thousand dollars in cash for his script. Sadly, Don had thrown it away.

Henderson died of throat cancer. His widow is the actress Shirley Stelfox with whom he appeared professionally many times.

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


 Deaths
Chubby Oates (died 2006 aged 63) - credited as Policeman in Planet of the Spiders

After leaving school he went to work as a reporter on the South London Observer where he shared an office with a young Kelvin Mackenzie, future editor of The Sun, teaching the budding journalist to type.

He was a longstanding member of The Actor's Church Union, based at the actor's church, St Paul's in Convent Garden, London. He also served on the union's committee.

In 1968 he co-wrote, with Chris Shaw, A Pictorial History of Female Impersonation. In pantomime, Oates was a well known pantomime dame and 'ugly sister'.

In the 1970s he appeared with Fiona Richmond in the long running Paul Raymond revue, Pajama Tops, at London's Whitehall Theatre.



Tutte Lemkow (died 1991 aged 73) - 4 credits, including Choreographer for The Celestial Toymaker

Tutte Lemkow  was a Norwegian actor and dancer, who played mostly villainous roles in British television and films. His chief claims to mainstream familiarity were his roles as "the fiddler" in the film version of Fiddler on the Roof and the old man ("Imam") who translates for Indiana Jones inRaiders of the Lost Ark. He also appeared as a dancer in John Huston's 1952 film Moulin Rouge and Blake EdwardsA Shot in the Dark as the Cossack who drinks the poison intended for Peter SellersInspector Clouseau. Lemkow also appeared in the Sellers films The Wrong Arm of the LawThe Wrong Box and Ghost in the Noonday Sun as well as Woody Allen's Love and Death.

Lemkow was born in OsloNorway of Jewish heritage. He played three roles in Doctor Who with William Hartnell's Doctor: Kuiju in Marco Polo (1964), Ibrahim in The Crusade (1965) and Cyclops in The Myth Makers(1965), as well as providing choreography for The Celestial Toymaker (1966). He also appeared in the Morecambe and Wise comedy film The Intelligence Men (1965).

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



Dudley Jones (died 1990 aged 75) - credited as Dyson in The Tenth Planet

Dudley Jones played John Dyson in the Doctor Who serial The Tenth Planet.

many other appearances including in Summer SeasonNumber 10The CitadelAirlineShine on Harvey MoonThe BorgiasVery Like a WhaleSuez 1956I Didn't Know You CaredRosiePeople Like UsThe Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know ItThe Flockton FlyerYes, HonestlyArmaguedonRomanceThe Government InspectorDickens of LondonForget Me NotThe Onedin LineRentaghostThe Georgian HouseHow Green Was My ValleyFather BrownThe Kids from 47ABeryl's LotRoberts RobotsBBC Play of the MonthThe Hole in the WallThe SextetUnder Milk WoodITV Sunday Night TheatreAll Gas and GaitersThe TroubleshootersManhuntDoomwatchRandall and Hopkirk (Deceased)On Her Majesty's Secret ServicePaul TempleParkin's PatchThe Virgin SoldiersAs You Like It: An IntroductionThe Ronnie Barker PlayhouseWrite a PlaySoftly SoftlyThe Man in Room 17Mystery and ImaginationThe LiarsBlackmailUndermindA Tale of Two CitiesNo Hiding PlaceJezebel ex UKITV Play of the WeekThe First GentlemanThey Met in a CityThe PursuersBBC Sunday-Night PlayFriends and NeighboursEmergency-Ward 10Black FurrowBBC Sunday-Night TheatreTreasure IslandValley of SongRobin HoodThe Marvellous History of St. BernardA Midsummer Night's DreamA Run for Your MoneyThe Last Days of DolwynOnce a Jolly SwagmanThe Wooing of Anne Hathaway



Clyde Pollitt (died 1989 aged 65) - 2 credits, including Chancellor in The Three Doctors

Clyde Pollitt was an actor from Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

Roles include parts in Screen One, The Wars of the Roses, The Gentle Touch, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Clayhanger, Moll Flanders, Churchill's People, Hawkeye, the Pathfinder, Z Cars, Softly Softly: Task Force, Callan, Ivanhoe, The Power Game, Softly Softly, Sherlock Holmes, Crossroads, The Citadel , How Green Was My Valley.



Francis Chagrin (died 1972 aged 66) - credited as Incidental Music for The Dalek Invasion of Earth

Francis Chagrin was a composer of film scores and popular orchestral music, as well as a conductor.

He was born in Bucharest, Romania, to Jewish parents and at their insistence studied for an engineering degree in Zurich while secretly studying at that city's music conservatoire. He graduated in 1928 but when his family failed to support his musical ambitions, left home and moved to Paris where he adopted his new, French-sounding name.

By playing in night clubs and cafes and writing popular songs, he funded himself though two years, from 1933, at the Ecole Normale, where his teachers included Paul Dukas and Nadia Boulanger, and settled in England in 1936.

At the outbreak of World War II, he was appointed musical adviser and composer-in-chief to the BBC French Service, and the programme, Les Francais parlent aux Francais. For this, he was decorated Officier d'Academie by the French government in 1948.

In 1951 he formed his own chamber ensemble. He composed the score for the 1955 film about Colditz, The Colditz Story. His harmonica work Romanian Fantasy was composed in 1956 for Larry Adler.

In 1959 he composed the theme and incidental music for the Sapphire Films TV series The Four Just Men for ITV.

In 1963, he won the Harriet Cohen International Music Award as "film composer of the year". The following year, he composed music for the 1965 Doctor Who television story The Dalek Invasion of Earth.

His son Nicolas was an actor, who was to appear in Vengeance on Varos some years later.