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On This Day (USA) - 1 December



Nightmare of Eden: Part Two premiered on BBC One in 1979 at 6:04pm, watched by 9.60 million viewers.

Regenerations premiered on BBC Radio 3 in 2001 at 9:50pm

A group of six friends reunite fortheir annual Doctor Who convention. However, at this year's event it emerges that one of them is a traitor.Only one person might yet be able to save the day: "the Doctor".



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

Enemy of the Bane: Episode One premiered on CBBC in 2008 at 5:15pm

Breakfast (featuring Peter Davison and Murray Gold) premiered on BBC One in 2014 at 6:00am

Fifth Doctor Peter Davison and musical master Murray Gold are on the BBC Breakfast sofas to talk about next May’s ‪Doctor Who‬ Symphonic Spectacular Tour.



BBC South East Today (featuring Peter Capaldi) premiered on BBC One (South East) in 2014 at 6:30pm

The latest news, sport, weather and features from the South East of England.


 Birthdays
Kathryn Drysdale will be 38 - credited as Bliss in Love & Monsters

Kathryn Drysdale is an English actress best known for her role as Louise in the BBC comedy series Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. She has also appeared in the fourth series of the ITV sitcom, Benidorm.

In 2006 Drysdale appeared in "Catch" at the Royal Court Theatre and in 2008 made her Royal Shakespeare Company debut in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Love's Labour's Lost.

In 2009 she appeared in A Sudden Loss of Dignity at the Bush Theatre and on tour

In 2012 Drysdale will appeared in The Recruiting Officer at the Donmar Warehouse.



Simon Reglar will be 48 - credited as Editor for The Curse of the Black Spot

Simon Reglar was the editor of  the 2011 story The Curse of the Black Spot.

Also worked on Silk, Merlin, Outnumbered and Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire



Deep Roy will be 62 - 2 credits, including Mr. Sin in The Talons of Weng-Chiang

Deep Roy is an English actorstuntman and puppeteer of Indian descent.

Born Mohinder Purba in NairobiKenya to Indian parents, Roy is 4 ft 4 in (132 centimetres) tall.

He played Mr. Sin, the "pig-brained Peking Homonculus", a villain with a distinct appetite for homicide, in the acclaimed Doctor Who story The Talons of Weng-Chiang. He is the only actor to appear in the "Doctor Who", "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" franchises. .

Because of his short stature, he has played a variety of unusual characters in his acting career. Roy made his professional screen acting debut in a 1976 episode of The New Avengers entitled "Target!" as character named Klokoe. He would later make his film debut that same year, in The Pink Panther Strikes Again, as the Italian Assassin.  In 1979, Roy also played a genetically engineered life form 'Decima' in the 1st season Blake's 7 episode "The Web" as well as the diminutive chess genius, 'The Klute', in the 2nd season Blake's 7 episode "Gambit".

He has played apes in two movies: Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes and again in the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes (Two roles: one as a young gorilla boy and as Thade's niece). His most notable role is playing all the Oompa-Loompas (165 of them) in Tim Burton's 2005 adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Deep had extensive training for the role in dance, yoga, and even some minor instrument playing. He is noted for his frequent collaborations with Tim Burton, appearing in Planet of the ApesBig FishCharlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride where he supplied General Bonesapart's voice.

He has done many other roles in movies and on television, including The X-FilesFlash GordonReturn to Oz (as the Tin Woodsman), Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal as a puppeteer extra, The NeverEnding Story as Teeny Weeny, the rider of the "racing snail", Alien from L.A.Howling VI: The Freaks as Mr Toones and Return of the Jedi as Droopy McCool and in The Haunted Mansion.

More recently, he appeared in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as an Egyptian guard Deep played a green man while doing a commercial shoot for Ozocleanse. In one of his more prominent speaking roles, Roy played Aaron, a violent Mexican criminal, in second season of the HBO comedy, Eastbound & Down. Deep starred as Sandeep Majumdar in the 2012 award winning short film "The Ballad of Sandeep". Most recently he has appeared in all three of the "alternative universe" Star Trek films "Keenser", Montgomery Scott's assistant.



Kelly A Manners will be 64 - 10 credits, including Producer for The New World(TW)

Kelly A Manners was the sole producer — amongst several executive producers and associate producers — of Torchwood: Miracle Day. His own long experience in the American television series is key to understanding key staffing decision on Miracle Day. Many key figures on the American team had worked with Manners before.

Manners has long worked with Joss Whedon, serving in a variety of capacities in the Buffyverse and having produced Dollhouse, which featured Dichen Lachman. He appears to have brought other Whedon alumni into Torchwood, including people like associate producer Skip Schoolnik, costume designer Shawna Trpcic, and key make-up artist Todd McIntosh, Additionally, Lion Visual Effects, Inc. — the visual effects company for Miracle Day, had worked with Manners before on Dollhouse.

Manners has enjoyed a long career, in which he's worked on some of the most iconic American shows of the last two decades. He was a 1st and 2nd AD on Wonder Woman during its final season. He also worked as a (sometimes second unit) 1st AD on The Dukes of Hazzard. He served as a unit production manager on the Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode "Coming of Age". Just prior to joining the crew of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, he was a 1st and 2nd AD on Space: Above and Beyond.

He joined the crew of Buffy as a 1st AD, as well, but over time he rose to the position of co-producer, before he jumped to Angel as full producer. He was with Angel for its entire run. Since the demise of Angel, he's gone through several series that have failed to gain an audience, including Point Pleasant, Pepper Dennis, K-Ville, and Dollhouse. He came to Torchwood after a very brief stint on Leverage.

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



Dennis Spooner (died 1986 aged 53) would be 87 - 10 credits, including Writer for The Reign Of Terror

Dennis Spooner was an English television screenwriter and story editor, known primarily for his programmes about fictional spies and his work children's television in the 1960s. He had long-lasting professional relationships with a number of other British screenwriters and producers - most notably Brian Clemens, Terry Nation, Monty Berman, and Richard Harris - with whom he shaped several programmes. Though a contributor to BBC programmes, his work also made him one of the most prolific writers of televised output from ITC Entertainment.



Desmond Cullum-Jones (died 2002 aged 77) would be 95 - 2 credits, including Worker in The War Machines

Desmond Cullum-Jones played a worker in the Doctor Who serial The War Machines. He had an uncredited role as a citizen of Millennius in The Keys of Marinus. He was also known for being a "back row" platoon member (commonly referred to as Private Desmond) in the BBC sitcom Dad's Army.

Biography from the TARDIS Data Core article, licensed under CC-BY-SA



Eric Dodson (died 2000 aged 79) would be 99 - credited as Headman in The Visitation

Eric Dodson was an English actor born in PeterboroughCambridgeshire who played many roles in films and on television.

After amateur acting he joined the Royal Air Force in 1941. Following training in Canada he served in RAF Coastal Command, flew bombers and was a liaison officer in Yugoslavia. He then returned to acting with a repertory theatre in Edinburgh.

He appeared as bar owner Jack Pomeroy in Series Three to Five of Rumpole of the Bailey. He also appeared in the Doctor Who story The Visitation, in Porridge as Banyard and many other roles. 

His film appearances included The Dock BriefBattle of Britain and The Mirror Crack'd.


 Deaths
Roselyn Parker (died 2009 aged 66) - 5 credits, including Assistant Floor Manager for The Monster of Peladon

Roselyn Parker was Assistant Floor Manager for several Doctor Who stories. She also worked on Blake's 7.



James Bree (died 2008 aged 85) - 3 credits, including Security Chief in The War Games

James Bree was a British actor who played many supporting roles in both film and television.

Bree played three roles in the classic Doctor Who series. He played the Security Chief in the 1969 Patrick Troughton story The War Games, Nefred in the 1980 Tom Baker story Full Circle and Keeper of the Matrix in the 1986 Colin Baker story The Ultimate Foe. 

He was probably best known for playing Gumbold in the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service and for his role as Uncle Arthur in The Jewel in the Crown.



Jocelyn Birdsall (died 1993 aged 81) - credited as Hlynia in The Web Planet

Actress who played Hlynia in the 1965 story The Web Planet.