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On This Day (USA) - 31 December



The Highlanders: Episode 3 premiered on BBC One in 1966 at 5:52pm, watched by 7.40 million viewers.

The Doctor is reunited with Polly and Kirsty and together the hatch a plan to rescue their friends from the Annabelle. Meanwhile, Ben is sentenced to walk the plank.



Scream of the Shalka: Episode Two premiered on BBC Red Button in 2003 at 7:30pm

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures premiered on BBC Four in 2014 at 8:00pm

2014: Sparks Will Fly - How to Hack your Home: 3. A New Revolution

Inspired by the Royal Institution's very own Michael Faraday, Danielle attempts to use simple motors to construct the world's greatest robot orchestra. Along the way, Danielle shows the next generation how to hack, adapt and transform the electronics found in the home to have fun and make a difference to the world.



New Year's Eve Fireworks premiered on BBC One in 2014 at 11:59pm, watched by 23.28 million viewers.
As Big Ben strikes midnight, live celebrations from the Thames Embankment with London's spectacular New Year's Eve firework display.

 Birthdays
Frank Gatliff (died 1990 aged 62) would be 92 - credited as Ortron in The Monster of Peladon

Frank Gatliff  played Ortron in the Doctor Who television story The Monster of Peladon.

Had a long television career appearing in Then Churchill Said to MeC.A.B.Miss Marple: NemesisDéjà VuFairly Secret ArmyThe Gentle TouchDramaramaMinderThe CleopatrasThe Chinese DetectiveTales of the UnexpectedScarf JackThe Incredible Mr TannerThe Bunker, We, the AccusedBlakes 7SykesThundercloudThe Other OneReturn of the SaintThe Many Wives of PatrickRobin's NestThe Four FeathersThe Onedin LineThe Galton & Simpson PlayhouseThe New AvengersThe Molly WopsiesThe Good LifeOperation: DaybreakThe Tomorrow PeopleThe Two RonniesRising DampZ CarsMicrobes and MenWhodunnit?ZodiacOoh La La!Bless This HouseThe Zoo RobberyFather Dear FatherThe EdwardiansFull HouseZinotchkaHis Lordship EntertainsThe Persuaders!Play for TodayHark at BarkerStrange ReportDepartment SThe BorderersThe Inside ManThe AvengersThe TroubleshootersFor Amusement OnlyDetectiveThe Ronnie Barker PlayhouseMan in a SuitcaseSanctuaryThe Golden AgeThe Wednesday PlayArmchair TheatreITV Play of the WeekThe GamblersDixon of Dock GreenThe Rat CatchersQuick Before They Catch UsThe BaronNo Hiding PlaceThe Projected ManDanger ManThe Ipcress FileGideon's WayTheatre 625TeletaleGhost SquadIt Happened Like ThisA Prize of ArmsOut of This WorldCrooks AnonymousA Chance of ThunderBoyd Q.C.Police SurgeonOn the BeachEmergency