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On This Day (USA) - 23 March



Fury From the Deep: Episode 2 premiered on BBC One in 1968 at 5:15pm, watched by 7.90 million viewers.

As the situation worsens at the refinery, Chief Robson refuses to halt the gas flow. Elsewhere, the weed extends its influence and Mrs Harris receives sinister visitors.



The Monster of Peladon: Part One premiered on BBC One in 1974 at 5:30pm, watched by 9.20 million viewers.

The Doctor makes a return visit to Peladon some years after his previous visit. There he discovers that several miners have died and the ghost of Aggedor is to blame.



Time-Flight: Part Two premiered on BBC One (Not Wales) in 1982 at 7:05pm, watched by 8.50 million viewers.

The Twin Dilemma: Part Two premiered on BBC One in 1984 at 6:41pm, watched by 7.40 million viewers.

Revelation of the Daleks: Part One premiered on BBC One in 1985 at 5:21pm, watched by 7.40 million viewers.

Starring Colin Baker
A two-part story written by Eric Saward
Life and death become confused for the Doctor on Necros.
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The Ultimate Adventure premiered on UK Performances (Wimbledon Theatre, London) in 1989 at 7:00pm

Pointless Celebrities: Series 4 Episode 2 premiered on BBC One in 2013 at 7:00pm

Wogan: The Best Of - Small Screen Stars premiered on BBC2 in 2015 at 2:55pm

Sir Terry Wogan presents more magical moments from his days in the hotseat of Britain's best-loved chat show. In this episode, he's focusing on some of the biggest stars of the small screen, including the cast of Dad's Army, Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy, Doctor Who's Colin Baker, and a bizarre exchange with Parker from Thunderbirds. There is also an explosive encounter with Ade Edmondson, plus music from Dudley Moore, Lulu and Kylie Minogue.


 Birthdays
Joanna Page was 41 - 2 credits, including Elizabeth I in The Day of The Doctor

Joanna Page is best known for her role as Stacey in the Ruth Jones/James Corden written Gavin and Stacey. Other notable acting roles have included Candy in the Russell T Davies-written Mine All Mine, and as Judy in the film Love, Actually, and recent appearances include The Syndicate, Gates and the voice of Poppy Cat.



James Maxwell (died 1995 aged 66) would have been 90 - credited as Jackson in Underworld

James Maxwell was an American actor, theatre director and writer, particularly associated with the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.

He appeared in the 1978 story Underworld.

He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, but spent most of his career in the United Kingdom and died in London. 

He came to England at the age of 20 to train at the Old Vic theatre school. 

He acted in many productions including Prospero in The Tempest in 1969 and Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons in 1975. He also directed Arms and the Man with Tom Courtenay, Jenny Agutter and Brian Cox in 1973.

He was one of the founding artistic directors of the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester. He appeared in both the opening productions: Kleist's The Prince of Homburg and Sheridan's The Rivals and remained an artistic director until his death in 1995. 

As well as acting in many productions over the course of 20 years, he adapted several novels including The Count of Monte Cristo, Pride and Prejudice and The Moonstone. He also directed over 20 productions.

His best-known television role was as King Henry VII in a BBC2 drama series, Shadow of the Tower. He also appeared as Osmond in a television serial of Henry James' Portrait of a Lady (1967), The Avengers and The Saint.

He also seen in the films Private Potter (1962), Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), Otley (1968) and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1970). 



Louis Marks (died 2010 aged 82) would have been 91 - 4 credits, including Writer for Planet of Giants

Louis Marks was a British script writer and producer mainly for the BBC. 

He wrote for Doctor Who on four occasions. "Planet of Giants", which opened the second season of the programme in 1964, "Day of the Daleks" in 1972,  "Planet of Evil"; and  "The Masque of Mandragora"

He began his writing career by contributing to The Adventures of Robin Hood in 1959. His scripts included The Man Who Finally Died (1967) for the BBC and Special Branch for Thames Television (1970). 

He also wrote for Danger Man with Patrick McGoohan, and for the Doomwatch science fiction series.

He also served as a script editor on programmes such as Bedtime Stories (1974); The Stone Tape (1972); and No Exit (1972). Marks' producer credits include The Lost Boys (1978), Fearless Frank (1979), the BBC's adaptation of the Three Theban plays (between 1984 and 1986), and the BBC's adaptation of George Eliot's Middlemarch (1994). 

He worked with Jack Clayton on an adaption of Muriel Spark's Memento Mori in 1991, Harold Pinter on The Hothouse 1987 and with Mike Leigh on Grown-ups 1982. His most recent critical success was his production of Daniel Deronda by George Eliot for the BBC in 2002.



Anthony Jacobs (died 1993 aged 75) would have been 101 - credited as Doc Holliday in The Gunfighters

Anthony Jacobs played Doc Holliday in the Doctor Who story The Gunfighters.

During filming of this story, he brought his son Matthew Jacobs to the set. Matthew would later go on to write the 1996 telefilm, Doctor Who.



Charles Morgan (died 2000 aged 90) would have been 110 - 2 credits, including Songsten in The Abominable Snowmen

Charles Morgan appeared in two Doctor Who stories: as Songsten in The Abominable Snowmen and the Gold Usher in The Invasion of Time.

Appeared in After HenryNever the TwainCover Her FaceCold WarriorAngelsLet There Be LoveThe Return of the SoldierTenkoThe Seven Dials MysteryWainwright's LawEscapeWhy Didn't They Ask Evans?Quincy's QuestShadowsBacks to the LandWithin These WallsMiss Jones and SonThe FuzzThe Onedin LineArmaguedonRobin's NestThe Howerd ConfessionsSpring and AutumnI Didn't Know You CaredCrown CourtMan About the HouseThe Main ChanceBarlowThe Top Secret Life of Edgar BriggsBless This HouseMicrobes and MenThe Tommy Cooper HourAnd Mother Makes FiveSpecial BranchHelen: A Woman of TodayNew Scotland YardMenaceThe Rivals of Sherlock HolmesWar & PeaceDad's ArmyVillainsHollyAu Pair GirlsAce of WandsNever Mind the Quality, Feel the Width, BufferWreckers at Dead EyeZ CarsMystery and ImaginationGerminalHadleighRandall and Hopkirk (Deceased)The AvengersMiddlemarchSergeant CorkThe GamblersThe Revenue MenSexton BlakeNo Hiding PlaceSoftly SoftlyThe Wednesday PlayCrossroadsGhost SquadThe SaintThe BoysOut of This WorldArmchair TheatreCash on DemandThe Pot CarriersMaigretThe Day the Earth Caught FireYou Can't WinDeadline MidnightHarpers West OneThree Live WiresThe CitadelITV Play of the WeekThe Roving ReasonsHell Is a CityProbation OfficerEmergency-Ward 10The Naked LadyAll AboardThe One That Got AwayThe New Adventures of Charlie ChanRadio Cab MurderTrain of Events 


 Deaths
Peter Hall (died 2011 aged 82) - 5 credits, including Film Cameraman for The Seeds of Death

Peter Hall was Film Cameraman for several Doctor Who stories.

Worked on Elstree Britain's HollywoodBad BoyesArenaR.H.I.N.O.; Really Here in Name OnlyFlying Into the WindBirth of a NationThe CitadelDombey & SonMade in BritainThe Day of the TriffidsThe Hitch Hikers Guide to the GalaxyOppenheimerDr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeThérèse RaquinRebeccaIt Ain't Half Hot MumThe Good LifeRipping YarnsThe Two RonniesChronicleWar & PeaceThe Onedin LineAll in a DayThe Wednesday PlayPaul TempleOmnibusW. Somerset MaughamTheatre 625Adam Adamant Lives!Out of the UnknownDixon of Dock GreenThe Cockleshell HeroesUp to His NeckThe Colditz StoryThe Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie MenGreen Grow the RushesPrelude to FameTake My LifePulaskiAgatha Christie's Miss Marple: Sleeping MurderBergeracWay UpstreamCall Me MisterLovejoyAgatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is AnnouncedShoestringHannahGreat PerformancesBBC2 PlayhouseHorizonShoulder to ShoulderWessex TalesWar & PeaceZinotchkaThe Wednesday PlayCold Comfort Farm