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On This Day (USA) - 21 May

The Gunfighters: The O.K. Corral premiered on BBC One in 1966 at 5:51pm, watched by 5.70 million viewers.

Despite the Doctor's efforts, a final showdown between the Clantons, Holliday, Earp and Ringo seems inevitable.

The Empty Child premiered on BBC One in 2005 at 6:29pm, watched by 7.11 million viewers.

At the height of the Blitz, Rose meets the dashing Captain Jack Harkness.

Doctor Who Confidential is at 7.10pm on BBC3.

Special Effects premiered on BBC Three in 2005 at 7:10pm

This episode goes behind the scenes of The Empty Child

Gone are the days wobbly sets- for this 21st-century transformationI of the perennial sci-fi classic, CGI effects have given the Doctor some state-of-the-art aliens to battle.

The Rebel Flesh premiered on BBC One in 2011 at 6:45pm, watched by 7.35 million viewers.

Double Trouble premiered on BBC Three in 2011 at 7:30pm

This episode goes behind the scenes of The Rebel Flesh

Confidential follows the Doctor inside a mysterious medieval monastery to find out just what is going on with 'The Flesh'.

We discover the truth behind Rory's latest love interest and learn the tricks about filming with doubles.

We find out what it's like to be a guest star on Doctor Who through the eyes of actor Marshall Lancaster and there are interviews with Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Sarah Smart, Mark Bonnar and writer Matthew Graham.

Calvin Dean is 34 today - 2 credits, including Ha-Ha in Nightmare in Silver

Calvin Dean was born in Truro, Cornwall. Having been part of the National Youth Theatre between 2001-2005, his break-through came in The Duchess, and was critically acclaimed for his first lead role, as Darren Mullet in Tormented. He has also appeared in shows like Demons, Casualty, and Law & Order UK

Juliet Cowan is 45 today - 7 credits, including Chrissie Jackson in Invasion of the Bane(SJA)

Juliet Cowan is an English television, film and stage actress.

She guest-starred in over 20 episodes of The Bill as Julie Saunders, the mother of the boy who accused PC Tony Stamp of sexual assault. She also starred in "The Wench is Dead", the penultimate episode of the Inspector Morse series, playing Joanna Franks, a Victorian woman who is murdered on board a canal boat. She has played recurring characters Nicki inThis Life (1997), Carla in Series 7 of The Queen's Nose, air stewardess Polly Arnold in the now-defunct Channel 5 soap opera Family Affairs (2001), Tanya in Pulling (2003), and Chrissie Jackson in The Sarah Jane Adventures,  making her first appearance in the first episode "Invasion of the Bane" (2007).

She was also social worker Josie in two episodes of the Channel 4 series Shameless in 2009.

In 2006, Cowan appeared in a short film entitled Goodbye to the Normals. It was a promotional video for Robbie Williams, directed by Jim Field Smith and featuring the song "Burslem Normals".

Cowan was a finalist in the So You Think You're Funny competition at the 1999 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

On 5th March 2009, Cowan guest-starred in Episode 7, "JJ", of the third series of the teen drama Skins, playing the mother of the character JJ and returning in the sixth episode of the fourth series to reprise the role.

In 2010 she appeared in two episodes of PhoneShop as Lance's wife Shelley, as well as in a Christmas advert for Boots.

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Noel Fielding is 46 today - credited as Team Captain in Never Mind the Buzzcocks(Related)

 Noel Fielding is an English surrealist, comedian, actor, artist, DJ and musician. 

He is known for his role as Vince Noir in The Mighty Boosh, which he co-wrote with comedy partner Julian Barratt, and is a team captain on the music panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks. His solo comedy sketch show Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy began broadcasting in January 2012 on the UK's E4.

Trevor Cooper is 66 today - 9 credits, including Takis in Revelation of the Daleks

Trevor Cooper is an English actor.

He played Takis in the 1985 story Revelation of the Daleks. 

He also appeared in many Big Finish audio plays including playing Shanks in The Haunting of Thomas Brewster, Sir Ralph in The Doomwood Curse, Judah in The Beast of Orlok, Smithy in Castle of Fear and Captain Maddox in Army of Death. He has also appeared in the Kaldor City audio plays.

Cooper appeared in the films The Whistle Blower and The Ruby in the Smoke. He is also known for playing Colin Devis on the television series Star Cops. His other television roles include appearances in Outnumbered, Doctors, Kingdom, Trial & Retribution, The Bill, and Casualty. 

Jay Neill (died 2006 aged 74) would be 87 today - 5 credits, including Silvey in The Invisible Enemy

Jay Neill was an English variety performer and television actor who often appeared in comedic roles.

Born in London, Neill started work as a stage hand at the Chiswick Empire theatre before auditioning for a role within the Dior Dancers adagio act. The Dior Dancers went on to achieve considerable success on the international variety circuit in the 1950s appearing in Las Vegas, as well the Royal Command Performance.

After leaving the Dior Dancers, Neill moved onto a successful career as a television actor, appearing in television programmes such as Doctor WhoThe Onedin LineFawlty TowersSykesTerry and June and Upstairs Downstairs.

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

Peter Rutherford (died 1995 aged 58) - credited as Roth in The Sontaran Experiment