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On This Day (USA) - 6 February



The Romans: Inferno premiered on BBC One in 1965 at 5:40pm GMT, watched by 12.00 million viewers.

Inspired by the Doctor, Nero sets Rome ablaze. Ian must fight his way out of the arena and rescue Barbara. The Doctor and Vicki hurry to flee the city and escape to the TARDIS.



The Mind of Evil: Episode Two premiered on BBC One in 1971 at 5:14pm BST, watched by 8.80 million viewers.

A full scale riot takes place at the Prison and Jo is taken hostage. Meanwhile, at the World Peace conference, the Chinese delegate's aid prepares to kill the American delegate.



Meat premiered on BBC2 in 2008 at 9:00pm GMT, watched by 3.28 million viewers.
 Birthdays
Alison Haislip was 40 - 2 credits, including Self in The Women of Doctor Who(Factual)

Alison Fesq Haislip  is an American actress and former TV correspondent for Attack of the Show! on G4 and NBC's The Voice. 



Grainne Joughin was 40 - 3 credits, including Worker in The Long Game

Grainne Joughin was born on February 10, 1981 in Douglas, Isle of Man. She is known for her work on Risen (2010), The Lost (2006) and Gabriel & Me (2001).



Carmen Gomez was 72 - credited as Anita in The Two Doctors

Actress active from 1970-1997

Roles included parts in The Aphrodite Inheritance, Star Cops and A Dance to the Music of Time


 Deaths
Harry Fielder (died 2021 aged 80) - 13 credits, including Crew of Wheel in The Wheel In Space

Harry Fielder (sometimes credited as Harry Aitch Fielder) (born in Islington,London) is an English actor and supporting artist who has worked extensively in British films and television since the 1960s.

Despite being based entirely in Britain, Fielder has appeared in a large number of American films, due to filming taking place partly or entirely in Britain. His film credits include Star Wars: A New HopeMcVicarHighlander andOliver!.

Fielder has appeared in a wide range of TV shows including Doctor WhoBlake's 7,ShoestringThe SweeneyMinder and The Professionals.

Fielder co-presented CBTV, a Thames TVprogramme for younger viewers, in the 1980s where he played the Security Guard, Harry, who Jim Sweeney and Steve Steen would have to sneak past on the gates of Teddington Studios.

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



Dick Allen (died 2007 aged 63) - credited as Film Editor for Destiny of the Daleks

Patsy Smart (died 1996 aged 77) - credited as Ghoul in The Talons of Weng-Chiang

Patsy Smart was an English actress who is best remembered for her performance as Miss Roberts in the 1970s ITV television drama Upstairs, Downstairs.

She also appeared in: Danger ManDixon of Dock GreenZ-CarsThe PrisonerThe AvengersThe Sweeney,Blake's 7The Chinese DetectiveMinderRentaghostTerry and JuneFarrington of the F.O.CasualtyHallelujah!, and The Bill.

In her later roles, she was expert at playing dotty old ladies (her Mrs Sibley and Miss Dingle characters in Terry and June being examples) to perfection. Another example was as the wife of the gardener in the Miss Marple episode "The Moving Finger" which starred Joan Hickson.

Patsy Smart died aged 77 in Northwood, Middlesex in England of barbiturate poisoning.

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



Neil McCarthy (died 1985 aged 52) - 2 credits, including Barnham in The Mind of Evil

Neil McCarthy  was a British actor, agifted linguist and pianist.

He was educated at Stamford School and Trinity College Dublin and he trained as a teacher. He then appeared on stage at Oxford repertory theatre, at the Edinburgh Festival and in the West End of London.

McCarthy's film credits include memorable roles as a Welsh soldier in Zulu (1964), as Sergeant Jock McPherson in Where Eagles Dare (1968), as well as performances as the villain Calibos in Clash of the Titans and in Time Bandits (1981). His television credits include: Man of the World, Danger Man, The Avengers, The Saint, Z-Cars, Dixon of Dock Green, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), Catweazle, Softly, Softly: Taskforce, Department S, Who Pays the Ferryman?, Return of the Saint, Doctor Who (in the serials The Mind of Evil and The Power of Kroll), Enemy at the Door, Shogun, The Professionals, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, The Gentle Touch and Emmerdale Farm, and the television adaptation of the Lord Peter Wimsey novel, The Nine Tailors.

He died of motor neurone disease.