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On This Day (USA) - 26 December



The Dalek Invasion of Earth: Flashpoint premiered on BBC One in 1964 at 5:58pm, watched by 12.40 million viewers.

Ian plans to derail the Daleks' plan by sabotaging their bomb and the Doctor works to turn the Robomen against them. Afterwards, a tearful Susan remains on Earth with her new love.



Doctor Who - The Lost Episodes premiered on Radio 4 in 2009 at 8:00pm

What happened to the 108 missing episodes of Doctor Who from the 1960s?

Shaun Ley investigates why the tapes were wiped and how dedicated fans hunted down copies of other episodes in film collections from Cyrpus to New Zealand.

While we may have lost those early programmes, Shaun hears how some home recordings ensured all audio survived.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.


 Birthdays
Dermot Murnaghan will be 62 - credited as Presenter in Celebrity Eggheads(Related)

Dermot Murnaghan is a British broadcaster. 

A presenter for Sky News, he was formerly a news presenter at CNBC Europe, Independent Television News and BBC News. He has presented news programmes in a variety of time slots since joining Sky News in 2007.



Bill Mitchell (died 1997 aged 62) would be 85 - 2 credits, including Newscaster in Frontier In Space

Bill Mitchell  played a Newscaster in the 1973 Doctor Who television story Frontier in Space.

he also voiced Zor in the 1976 Argo Records audio story Doctor Who and the Pescatons.

Also worked on Super GranRiding HighThe BitchOuter TouchUbuThe Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know ItThe Hanged ManThe Beast Must DieBillion Dollar BrainYou Only Live TwiceFinders KeepersMan in the MiddleThe Sentimental AgentTwo and Two Make SixNight of the EagleBBC Sunday-Night TheatreFolioA Documentary on the Making of 'Gore Vidal's Caligula'



Richard Mayes (died 2006 aged 83) would be 97 - credited as Chief Baxter in Fury From the Deep

Richard Mayes was an English stage and television actor. 

A well-known face on British television, he was primarily a theatrical actor. He appeared in many roles on stage and small screen, including roles in Doctor Who and as Jebediah Dingle in Emmerdale

Other roles include parts in CasualtyWaking the DeadDoctorsThe BillEmmerdaleAnother LifeThe Great IndoorsMiddleton's ChangelingHeartbeatScreen TwoVan der ValkDempsey and MakepeaceJuliet BravoTop Secret!GandhiEscapeSpy!TycoonWingsA Bunch of FivesThe CrezzOut of the PastThe Plane MakersEmergency-Ward 10Oliver TwistA for Andromeda



Arne Gordon (died 2004 aged 88) would be 104 - 2 credits, including Hrostar in The Web Planet

Arne Gordon was a South African actor, who was cast in the two Doctor Who stories he appeared in by director Richard Martin; he had needed special dispensation from the Ministry of Labour and National Service in order to appear on the show.

As well as Doctor Who, Gordon also had roles in Around the World in 80 Days, The Adventures of William Tell, William Tell, Bad Medicine, Dempsey and Makepeace, Play for Today, Van der Valk, Special Branch, Z Cars, ITV Sunday Night Drama, The Adventures of Don Quick, Husbands and Lovers, Judge Dee, The Jazz Age, ITV Playhouse, Armchair Theatre, Virgin of the Secret Service, The White Rabbit, No Hiding Place, Out of the Unknown.



Dudley Jones (died 1990 aged 75) would be 105 - 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


 Deaths
Leslie Dwyer (died 1986 aged 80) - credited as Vorg in Carnival Of Monsters

Leslie Dwyer  was an English character actor of film and television. He is best known for his role as the Punch and Judy man Mr Partridge in BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi!.

In 1973 he played the Carnival showman Vorg in the Third Doctor story Carnival Of Monsters

He was born in Catford, the son of the popular music hall comedian Johnny Dwyer and acted from the age of ten and appeared in his first film in 1921.

Film roles included In Which We Serve (1942), The Way Ahead (1944), the 1952 remake of Hindle WakesRoom in the House (1955), the 1959 remake of Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, and Die, Monster, Die! (1966).

He played Sergeant Dusty Miller in the original 1942 production of Terence Rattigan's play Flare Path.

He also took roles in Steptoe and SonTerry and JuneThe SweeneyWodehouse Playhouse and Z-Cars.

His grave is located in the East London Cemetery.

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