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On This Day (USA) - 21 July



Rendition premiered on BBC One in 2011 at 9:02pm, watched by 5.75 million viewers.
Science fiction drama. As the Torchwood team is reunited, Jack realises he is the most vulnerable man on Earth - and a flight to the USA turns into a desperate battle for survival.


Tipping Point: Lucky Stars: 21 Jul 2013 (Colin Baker) premiered on ITV in 2013 at 7:00pm
This week, The X Factor favourite, Rylan Clark, comedian and impressionist, Debra Stephenson, and former Dr Who star, Colin Baker, will need quick wits and nerves of steel if they're to master the mechanical marvel.

 Birthdays
Zawe Ashton was 33 - 2 credits, including Journey Blue in Into the Dalek



Godfrey was 48 - credited as Self in The Science of Doctor Who(Factual)

Godfrey Godfrey, is an American comedian and actor who has appeared on BET, VH1, Comedy Central, and feature films, such as Soul Plane, Original Gangstas, Zoolander, and Johnson Family Vacation.  



Ross Kemp was 53 - credited as Grant Mitchell in Dimensions In Time(Misc)

Ross Kemp is best known for his role as Grant Mitchell in Eastenders. He has also presented a widely regarded documentary series Ross Kemp on Gangs.



Brian Ellis was 80 - 2 credits, including Brother in The Masque of Mandragora

Brian Ellis appeared in two Doctor Who stories. He first appeared as the Prisoner in The Sontaran Experiment and later played a Brother in The Masque of Mandragora.

Also appeared in Marked Personal, The ChallengersSpecial BranchZ Cars



Vilma Hollingbery was 85 - credited as Mrs Hardcourt in The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances

Vilma Hollingbery is a British actress. 

She has appeared in many TV programs and films since the 1960s, and is known for her appearances as Claudia Wren in Psychoville, and has also appeared in in A Touch of Frost, the 1980 film Babylon and The Bill, in which she has appeared six times as different characters.



John Woodvine was 88 - 2 credits, including Marshal in The Armageddon Factor

John Woodvine is an English stage and screen actor who has appeared in more than 70 theatre productions, as well as a similar number of television and film roles.

He played the Marshal in the 1979 Doctor Who story The Armageddon Factor

Woodvine also had a long career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, having appeared in 1976 opposite Ian McKellen and Judi Dench as Banquo in the acclaimed Trevor Nunn production of Macbeth, which was later recorded for television. He also appeared in the RSC's 1980 landmark production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, starring as the story's primary antagonist, Ralph Nickleby.

Woodvine frequently played police officers from early in his career, including in the British drama series Z Cars in the 1960s and Softly, Softly in the 1970s. 

Woodvine played Macduff in the 20 September 1970 Play of the Month television broadcast of Macbeth and Chief Superintendent Ross in Edge of Darkness, and appeared in several episodes of the 1985 television adaptation of The Tripods

His film roles include the 1981 John Landis film An American Werewolf in London.  He also appeared in the Oscar-nominated 1972 Richard Attenborough film Young Winston



Lorne Cossette (died 2001 aged 75) would have been 92 - credited as Maitland in The Sensorites

Played Captain Maitland in the 1964 story The Sensorites.


 Deaths
Deborah Watling (died 2017 aged 69) - 18 credits, including Victoria in The Evil of the Daleks

Deborah Watling  is a British actress best known for her role as Victoria Waterfield, a companion of the Second Doctor.

Watling was born at Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, the daughter of actors Jack Watling and Patricia Hicks. Her sister Dilys and her brother Giles are also actors. Beginning as a child actress, notably as the niece of Peter Brady in the 1958 series The Invisible Man, she later starred in Alice, Dennis Potter's version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, for the BBC's The Wednesday Play strand in 1965, a small role in That'll Be the Day and as Norma Baker in the ITV series Danger UXB in 1979.

Watling played Victoria in Doctor Who from 1967 to 1968, though, only one serial that she played in exists in its entirety, "The Tomb of the Cybermen". She also appeared in Dimensions in Time (1993) and Downtime (1995). Her father, Jack Watling, appeared in Doctor Who as Professor Travers in the serials The Abominable Snowmen and The Web of Fear as well as Downtime

She co-starred with Cliff Richard in the 1970s film Take Me High.

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Marc Boyle (died 1999 aged 53) - 7 credits, including Stunt Man in The Sea Devils

Stuntman who appeared on Doctor Who in the early seventies.



Kenneth Watson (died 1998 aged 66) - 2 credits, including Bill Duggan in The Wheel In Space

Kenneth Watson  played the movie version of Jack Craddock in Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. 

He also played Bill Duggan in the Doctor Who story The Wheel in Space. Watson was booked to play the farmworker in the Doctor Who story The Time Monster, but was replaced by George Lee.

Appeared in over 100 TV dramas including The BillWycliffeHigh RoadAirlineSinglesVery Like a WhaleGrandadThe ProfessionalsOut of the PastBuccaneerITV PlayhouseThe Enigma FilesA Question of GuiltJukes of PiccadillyCoronation StreetBloomersMurder at the WeddingHazellThe Fall and Rise of Reginald PerrinBernieThe Voyage of Charles DarwinThe SandbaggersThe Morecambe & Wise ShowThe SweeneyZ CarsWithin These WallsThe New AvengersHorse in the HouseThree Piece SuiteHeadmasterThe Phoenix and the CarpetThe King's DragonBlind Man's BluffSky PiratesGeorge & MildredCrown CourtEmmerdaleMan About the HouseCentre PlayVillage HallChurchill's PeopleAnd Mother Makes FiveCloud BurstFunny Ha-HaSpecial BranchDixon of Dock GreenThe Adventures of Black BeautyUpstairs, DownstairsSome Mothers Do 'Ave 'EmThe Onedin LineSpy TrapWhodunnit?Pardon My GenieThe BrothersThe ProtectorsNothing But the NightThe PathfindersHollyFollyfootNew Scotland YardBudgieClochemerleThe Shadow of the TowerSoftly Softly: Task ForceJusticeOut of the UnknownHadleighNearest and DearestITV Sunday Night TheatreThe Flaxton BoysTimeslipNo, That's Me Over Here!A Stranger on the HillsTake Three GirlsDad's ArmyRandall and Hopkirk (Deceased)Public EyeThe First LadyThe Gold RobbersCastors Away!The Revenue MenArmchair ThrillerDr. Finlay's CasebookKing of the RiverThe Heart of MidlothianOrlandoR3ITV Play of the WeekFirst Men in the MoonTaxi!Man of the WorldOut of This WorldGalileoDoctor FaustusMill of SecretsFormula for DangerThe Gentle FlameEmergency-Ward 10Kidnapped



Wolfe Morris (died 1996 aged 71) - credited as Padmasambhava in The Abominable Snowmen

Wolfe Morris was a British film and television actor. 

He played Padmasambhava in the Doctor Who serial The Abominable Snowmen.

He played character roles on stage, television and in feature films from the 1950s until the 1990s. He made his film debut in Ill Met by Moonlight. His grandparents were from Kiev and escaped the Russian pogroms, arriving in London in about 1890. The family moved to Portsmouth at the turn of the century. Morris was one of nine children born to Morry and Becky Morris. His younger brother, Aubrey Morris, is also an accomplished actor. His daughter Shona Morris became a stage actress.

In his career, spanning five decades, Morris appeared in almost 90 different films and TV shows, as well as appearing in numerous stage plays as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His best-known role on television was as Thomas Cromwell in The Six Wives of Henry VIII. In preparation for it, he visited a number of English castles to study the characters' portraits. In 1968, he played Gollum in the BBC Radio dramatisation of The Hobbit. In 1975 Morris appeared alongside his younger brother Aubrey in The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother.