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On This Day (USA) - 8 March



The Space Pirates: Episode One premiered on BBC One in 1969 at 5:15pm, watched by 5.80 million viewers.

The TARDIS arrives on a space beacon in the far future. Mistaken for pirates, the travellers are attacked by Space Corps soldiers. Then the real space pirates arrive.



Genesis of the Daleks: Part One premiered on BBC One in 1975 at 5:30pm, watched by 10.70 million viewers.

The Time Lords send the Doctor, Sarah and Harry to Skaro at a point in time shortly before the creation of the Daleks. The Doctor's mission is to destroy his greatest enemy.



Earthshock: Part One premiered on BBC One (Not Wales) in 1982 at 6:56pm, watched by 9.10 million viewers.

Enlightenment: Part Three premiered on BBC One in 1983 at 6:54pm, watched by 6.20 million viewers.

The Caves of Androzani: Part One premiered on BBC One in 1984 at 6:41pm, watched by 6.90 million viewers.

Death Comes To Time: The Child (pt 1) premiered on BBC Online in 2002 at 12:00pm
 Birthdays
Lorna Fitzgerald will be 23 - credited as Self in Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor(Factual)

Lorna Fitzgerald is a British actress from Northampton. 

Her most notable role to date is that of Abi Branning in the British soap opera EastEnders.



Lorelei King will be 56 - 3 credits, including Narrator in A Town Called Mercy

Lorelei King is one of the most successful and accomplished American actresses working in the UK today, appearing in numerous films from Hollywood blockbusters such as 'Notting Hill' and 'The Saint,' to British independent films, such as 'House of Mirth,' '24 Hours in London,' and 'Suzie Gold.'

Lorelei has appeared as regular and recurring characters in popular British television shows such as Chef, Cold Feet, Alistair McGowan's Big Impression, Emmerdale and the saucy Mile High. She has also made numerous guest appearances in British comedies and dramas such as Jonathan Creek, Not Going Out, The Robinsons and Monarch of the Glen.

Once described as 'the best known American voice on radio 4,' Lorelei has recorded more than 200 programs for the BBC, including the Marx Brothers tribute, 'Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel,' super-hero 'audio movies' including 'Superman,' 'Batman' and 'Judge Dredd and classic American drama such as 'East of Eden,' 'Ethan Frome' and 'A Thousand Acres.' She appears regularly as a panellist on shows such as 'Where in the World' and 'Wordly Wise' and has hosted her own talk show, 'All About Eve.'

Lorelei is a multi- award-winning narrator of audiobooks, recording the works of best-selling authors Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell among others.

Her work in animation is extensive, and in America she provides the voices for 'Wendy' and 'Packer' (among others) in Bob the Builder.

Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Los Angeles, Lorelei now makes her home in London, where she lives with her husband, actor Vincent Marzello.



Paul Clayton will be 62 - 7 credits, including Mergrass in The Infinite Quest

Paul Clayton played Mr Bartle in the Doctor Who story Planet of the Ood. 

He also voiced Henry in the Big Finish Productions audio story The Wormery and Ulysees Meregrass in the Doctor Who story The Infinite Quest.

Other credits include Him & HerThe Secret of Crickley HallWastelandCoronation StreetSugartownLaw & Order: UKPeep ShowDoctorsThe QueenMonday MondayMy FamilyWire in the BloodAffinityHe Kills CoppersHotel BabylonThe Amazing Mrs PritchardGorgeous Labour of LoveThe Bad Food Guide55 Degrees NorthFakersGeorgian UnderworldAli G IndahouseOne Foot in the GraveThe Man Who CriedKiss Me KateDrop the Dead DonkeyForever GreenSalome's Last DanceBrideshead RevisitedAll Creatures Great and SmallScreenplayMersey Pirate



Christopher Wray (died 2014 aged 74) would be 79 - 2 credits, including PC Groom in The Dæmons

Christopher Wray appeared in two Doctor Who stories: as PC Groom in The Dæmons and Ldg. Seaman Lovell in The Sea Devils.

In later life he owned a Lighting Emporium.



Badi Uzzaman (died 2011 aged 72) would be 80 - credited as Suzie's Father in They Keep Killing Suzie

Badi Uzzaman was a Pakistani British television and film actor. According to The Guardian, Uzzaman was perhaps best known for his role as a hospital patient in the 1985 television series, The Singing Detective, opposite actor Michael Gambon. He later appeared in numerous television roles during his career, often as a supporting character, including Torchwood, Inspector Morse, Coronation Street, Cracker, The Bill and Casualty.

Uzzaman was born on 8 March 1939, in Phulpur, Azamgarh, British India. His father worked for the railway industry, so he moved to the city of Abbottabad in present-day Pakistan. He continued to move with his family depending on his father's job transfers, which included time in both Quetta and Lahore. Uzzaman graduated from Government College, Abbottabad, in 1959, where he studied English and Urdu.

Uzzaman began his career as a radio presenter in Pakistan. He switched to acting, appearing in roles of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) following the state-owned channel's launch in 1964.

In 1984, Uzzaman was cast in Malia, a Pakistani film about a traveling fair with a strong, underlying theme against the martial law imposed by the government of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. In the film, Uzzaman played five different characters. The film was sharply rebuked by Zia's government, and had to be completed in London. Uzzaman left Pakistan and was granted political asylum in the United Kingdom soon after Malia's release. He became a British citizen.

He is also notable for playing two television characters who were subjected to racially motivated attacks. The first was in a 1989 episode of Casualty, where he appeared as a shopkeeper who was beaten up by two skinheads who had attacked his son in an earlier assault. In 1994 he played the role of Shahid Ali, a shopkeeper who was the first victim of a spree killer.

At the age of 72, Uzzaman died of a lung infection on 14 June 2011.

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



George Tovey (died 1982 aged 68) would be 105 - credited as Ernie Clements in Pyramids of Mars

George Tovey played Ernie Clements in the Doctor Who story Pyramids of Mars.

He was the father of Roberta Tovey, who played Susan in Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D..

Work includes Jack of DiamondsThe Wicked LadyKelly MonteithThe Kenny Everett Television ShowA Fine RomanceShine on Harvey MoonWhen the Boat Comes InThe Onedin LineHammer House of HorrorBorn and BredTime of My LifeMinderTo the Manor BornHazellTwo's CompanyThe Fall and Rise of Reginald PerrinBBC Play of the MonthPlay for TodaySelwynAngelsPeople Like UsDevenishMind Your LanguageCitizen SmithSeven Faces of WomanRafflesMr. BigThe SweeneyThe CrezzYus My DearCrown CourtAnd Mother Makes FiveShades of GreeneDays of HopeCentre PlayMy Old ManA Little Bit of WisdomOranges & LemonsBlack and BlueSoap Opera in StockwellLove Thy NeighbourSecretsSteptoe and Son Ride AgainThe Dick Emery ShowBaxter!The Rivals of Sherlock HolmesGhost in the Noonday SunThirty Minutes WorthSpring and AutumnDixon of Dock GreenTill Death Us Do PartThirty-Minute TheatreBudgieThe Train Now StandingFrenzyMike and BernieFrom a Bird's Eye ViewThe Mind of Mr. J.G. ReederThe Laughing Stock of TelevisionAlbert!Paul TempleSteptoe and SonSoftly Softly: Task ForceDetectiveMum's BoysA Man of our TimesPoor CowThe VultureAdam Adamant Lives!King of the RiverQuick Before They Catch UsBarney Is My DarlingBindle (One of Them Days)The Wednesday PlayKnock on Any DoorNo Hiding PlaceHMS ParadiseDiary of a Young ManCrooks in Cloisters , The Valiant VarneysTaxi!Boyd Q.C.The Dickie Henderson ShowThe VictoriansITV Play of the WeekThe Edgar Wallace Mystery TheatreColonel Trumper's Private WarThe Secret PartnerITV Television PlayhouseNever Back LosersPaul of TarsusThe Army GameLife in Emergency Ward 10Expresso BongoThe Salvage GangStrangers' MeetingBlack IcePotts and the Phantom PiperO.S.S.Potts, GangbusterPotts in ParoviaQuatermass II


 Deaths
James Ellis (died 2014 aged 82) - credited as Peter Warmsly in Battlefield

James Ellis was an actor and stage director with a career stretching over sixty year.

He played Peter Warmsly in the 1989 story Battlefield. 

Ellis was best know for playing Bert Lynch in Z Cars. Other roles included parts in  Randy Dandy, Billy, In Sickness and in Health, Ballykissangel, Playing the Field, One By One, the cult sitcom Nightingales, with Robert Lindsay and David Threlfall. 

In Antonia Bird's Priest (1994), from a screenplay byJimmy McGovern, he played Father Ellerton. Ellis has also contributed cameos to popular series such as Boys from the Blackstuff by Alan Bleasdale, Only Fools and Horses, The Bill, Casualty, Birds of a Feather, Lovejoy, Boon andCommon as Muck.

Ellis is also a writer of poems and prose and a translator. The BBC broadcast a selection of his adaptations from French in 2007.


Cheryl Molineaux (died 2012) - credited as Miss Rutherford in The Ambassadors of Death

Cheryl Molineaux played Miss Rutherford in the 1970 Doctor Who story The Ambassadors of Death.

She also worked on Z CarsCarry On DoctorCuckoo PatrolComedy PlayhouseAll Gas And GaitersThe Wednesday PlayNo Hiding PlaceTeletaleSilent PlaygroundMore Faces of JimDixon of Dock GreenThe SkewbaldPassionate SummerThe Story of Esther Costello, and Eight O'Clock Walk

In later life, she and husband John Varley went into the holiday accommodation business, running four seaside cottages at Abbotsbury in Dorset.

She died of lung cancer, also leaving two children and four grandchildren.



Tony Imi (died 2010 aged 82) - credited as Film Cameraman for The Faceless Ones

Tony Imi BSC  was a British motion picture and television cinematographer. 

He was born in London, England. Imi had worked continuously as a cinametographer since the late 1960s.

He was Film Cameraman for the Doctor Who story The Faceless Ones.

Also worked on A Brunette KissBridge Over BluePerfect LifeFour SeasonsTrappedStarting OverThe Shell SeekersCandles on Bay StreetThree - IIISchool for SeductionThe Blackwater LightshipLighthouse HillChaos and CadaversSilent CryVictoria & AlbertGoodbye Charlie BrightThe Testimony of Taliesin JonesRancid AluminiumLighthouseSplat!Aimée & JaguarOnly LoveDowntimeHer Desperate ChoiceThe AbductionDalvaThe Sunshine BoysThe Haunting of Helen WalkerScarlettShoppingFor the Love of My Child: The Anissa Ayala StoryMurder So SweetChild of RageAgainst Her Will: An Incident in BaltimoreCarolina SkeletonsOur SonsThe Last to GoDeadly IdentityCoins in the FountainWings of the ApacheThe Old Man and the SeaWiredOptionsBabycakesBusterAmerican RouletteEmpire StateQueenieThe Return of Sherlock HolmesOceans of FireThe Return of Sherlock HolmesThe Last Days of Frank and Jesse JamesEnemy MineReunion at FairboroughNot Quite ParadiseA Christmas CarolSakharovPope John Paul IISavage IslandsPrincess DaisyThe Life and Adventures of Nicholas NicklebyLittle Gloria... Happy at LastDreams Don't DieInside the Third ReichMy Body, My ChildNight CrossingFor Ladies OnlyA Tale of Two CitiesThe Sea WolvesDeath PenaltyThat's Carry OnSteiner - Das Eiserne Kreuz, 2. TeilNorth Sea HijackBrass TargetThe ProfessionalsInternational VelvetThe Slipper and the Rose: The Story of CinderellaThe Likely LadsEdward the SeventhThe FirefightersRobin Hood JuniorPercy's ProgressThe Zoo RobberyElephant BoyAnyone for Sex?I Am a DancerThe Trouble with 2BDulcimaThe Body, The Raging MoonUniversal SoldierJunket 89Inadmissible EvidenceReaching OutThe Wednesday PlaySchool for SeductionHouse of Mortal SinOlimpiada en MéxicoBBC Play of the MonthThe Wednesday PlayAdam Adamant Lives!The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling