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On This Day (USA) - 17 November



The Creature from the Pit: Part Four premiered on BBC One in 1979 at 6:03pm, watched by 9.60 million viewers.

The Impossible Planet premiered on SyFy (East Coast Feed) in 2006 at 8:00pm

The Mark of the Berserker: Episode Two premiered on BBC One in 2008 at 4:35pm, watched by 0.87 million viewers.

Gemma Cairney premiered on BBC Radio 1 in 2013 at 7:00am
Claudia Grant and Jemma Powell talk about the Doctor Who making-of drama, An Adventure in Space and Time.


Naked Scientists premiered on BBC Local Radio (BBC Cambridgeshire) in 2013 at 6:00pm
Answering questions from everyday chemistry to quantum physics.

 Birthdays
Harry Lloyd will be 34 - 3 credits, including Jeremy Baines in Human Nature / The Family of Blood

Harry Lloyd  is an English actor born in London, England; and is the great-great-great-grandson of the Victorian writer Charles Dickens.

Lloyd was educated at Eton College and made his TV debut at the age of 16 as James Steerforth in the BBC's 1999 adaptation of David Copperfield. He played Will Scarlet in the first two seasons of the BBC drama Robin Hood which began in 2006

In early 2007, Lloyd made his professional stage debut, at the Trafalgar Studios in A Gaggle of Saints. He was cast in Doctor Who as Jeremy Baines, a student whose mind is taken over by a species of aliens called The Family of Blood. He had been suggested as a possible candidate to play the Doctor when David Tennant left the role, based on a comment made by Russell T Davies in an interview with PR Wire.

In 2011 he appeared in the HBO series Game of Thrones as Viserys Targaryen, the beggar king. He also appeared in the BBC comedy Taking The Flak.



Tom Ellis will be 38 - credited as Thomas Milligan in The Sound of Drums / Last of the Time Lords

Tom Ellis (born  in Cardiff, Wales) is a Welsh actor best known for playing Dr. Oliver Cousins in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and Detective Sergeant Sam Speed in a Life on Mars parody on the The Catherine Tate Show

He was also Sam in the BBC comedy Pulling, and plays Gary in Miranda Hart's BBC2 comedy Miranda

Other notable roles include Justyn in Channel 4's No Angels and Thomas Milligan Doctor Who.

He also starred in ITV comedy drama Monday Monday during July and August 2009 alongside Fay Ripley.

Ellis has been married to actress Tamzin Outhwaite since 2006. On 25 June 2008, she gave birth to Tom's second daughter, Florence Elsie Ellis. He has another daughter, Nora Ellis, from a previous relationship. Ellis and Outhwaite were the winners of ITV charity gameshow All Star Mr & Mrs Christmas Special on 20 December 2008. On 19 March 2012, Ellis announced via his Twitter account, that Outhwaite was pregnant with their second child together, due in September 2012.

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



The Shend will be 60 - credited as Max Tresilian in They Keep Killing Suzie(TW)

James Warwick will be 70 - credited as Scott in Earthshock

James Warwick  is an English actor and director, best known for his roles on television and London's West Endand New York's Broadway theatre.

He played Scott in the 1982 story Earthshock.

Warwick was born in BroxbourneHertfordshire, and has had leading roles in UK TV including Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime (alongsideFrancesca Annis as the sleuthing couple Tommy and Tuppence), the detective series 'The Terracotta Horse' and the BBC serial The Nightmare Man.

Other notable credits include: Jason KingThe Onedin LineLillie (where he again acted with Ms Annis), Rock FolliesTales of the UnexpectedHowards' WayBergerac and Iris Murdoch's The Bell with Ian Holm.

Warwick has also worked in American television, with guest star roles in Scarecrow and Mrs. KingCivil WarsHome ImprovementMurder, She WroteBabylon 5 and Alias amongst many others.

James Warwick also was a voice actor in the 1999 hit computer game Battlezone II: Combat Commander. He played the character of General Armond Braddock. He has also voiced Qui-Gon Jinn in many Star Wars video games and the Cartoon Network series Clone Wars.

His starring theatre roles included An Ideal Husband on Broadway, and King Arthur in the US national tour of Camelot. He played Brad in The Rocky Horror Show on stage in London for the first year of its run in addition to many leading roles in the West End and in regional theatres across the UK and America.

Warwick is also an award winning theatre director, with credits from major theatres across the US. He served as associate artistic director at the Berkshire Theatre Festival and the Chester Theatre Company, as well as artistic director of the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He was Interim President of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles campus 2007/8 and directed over a dozen productions for their Company series. In 2009, James Warwick was appointed President of Theatre of Arts, a College for the Contemporary Actor in Hollywood, California.

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



Fenella Fielding will be 90 - credited as Narrator in Carnival of Monsters(Factual)

Fenella Fielding  is an English actress, popular in the 1950s and 1960s. 

She is known for her seductive image and distinctively husky voice.