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On This Day (USA) - 16 June

The Green Death: Episode Five premiered on BBC One in 1973 at 5:52pm BST, watched by 8.30 million viewers.

Captain Mike Yates is taken over by the super computer, BOSS, and ordered to kill the Doctor. Cliff and Jo are trapped by the maggots as UNIT launch their attack.

Utopia premiered on BBC One in 2007 at 7:15pm BST, watched by 7.84 million viewers.

'Ello 'Ello 'Ello premiered on BBC Three in 2007 at 8:00pm BST
Fred Koehler will be 46 - 2 credits, including Ralph in The Middle Men(TW)

Frederick Koehler is an American actor best known for his role as Chip Lowell on Kate & Allie as well as Andrew Schillinger on the HBO drama Oz.

Simon Williams will be 75 - 16 credits, including Gilmore in Remembrance of the Daleks

Simon Williams is an English actor, best known for playing James Bellamy in the period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. 

Simon Williams was born in Windsor, Berkshire, in 1946.

Williams was educated at two independent schools: at Cumnor House School in the urban town of Croydon in South London, followed by Harrow School in Harrow on the Hill in the West London suburb of Harrow.

He first appeared on television in 1967 in Man in a Suitcase, and in 1969 played the lead role in Slim John. 

He got his big break in 1971 when he made his first appearance as James Bellamy in the Upstairs, Downstairs episode "Board Wages". Williams would go on to appear in 37 episodes until the penultimate episode "All the King's Horses" in 1975. 

Following this, he appeared in Wodehouse Playhouse, the films The Incredible Sarah, Jabberwocky and the TV series The Prisoner of Zenda. From 1979 to 1981, he played Laurence Lucas in Agony, a role he reprised in 1995 in Agony Again.

In 1981, he played Buddo in the TV series Kinvig. In 1985, Williams replaced Richard Heffer to play Dr. Charles Cartwright in the sitcom Don't Wait Up, a role Williams continued for three series until 1990. In the meantime, he had also appeared in Juliet Bravo, the Doctor Who serial "Remembrance of the Daleks" as Group Captain Gilmore, Minder, and the pilot of The Alleyn Mysteries, in which he played Roderick Alleyn. He also was a guest star on the TV series Cluedo where he played murder victim, Mr. Chapman.

Williams also played Captain Hastings in several BBC Radio 4 adaptations of Agatha Christie novels, starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

Simon Williams has appeared in episodes of Bergerac, Dangerfield, dinnerladies, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Dalziel and Pascoe, Bad Girls, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Starhunter 2300, Cutting It, Heartbeat, Family Affairs, Doctors, The Bill and Diamond Geezer 2. 

In 1992 Williams starred in the series The Mixer, his co-star was Jeremy Clyde of Chad & Jeremy fame. Williams has also had recurring roles as Gerald Trigg in Law and Disorder in 1994 and Sir Charles Merrick in Holby City from 2000 to 2003. In 2000, he appeared on BBC Radio's Just a Minute. 

In 2002 he appeared in the film The Gathering Storm, and has also appeared in the Doctor Who audio drama Nekromanteia. In 2008, he appeared in an episode of the BBC spy series Spooks as bank owner Sir Francis Denham. In 2009, Williams returned to the fictional world of Holby to make a one-off appearance in Casualty as Professor de Silva, the father of junior doctor Toby de Silva. In 2010, he appeared as Lord Godwyn in the television series Merlin in the episode "The Changeling".

In 2010, Williams contributed to the CD We Will Remember Them, published by The Royal British Legion, where he read three of the poems.

Williams has also written two novels, Talking Oscars and Kill the Lights, and has written several plays.In early November 2007, Simon Williams performed in Curtain up! Lights up! Cock up! at the Jermyn Street Theatre near Piccadilly Circus in London.

Williams has served the Actors' Charitable Trust and Denville Hall for more than 30 years, including 15 years as joint Chairman with Angela Thorne. He also donates his time and expertise to the Sir Terence Rattigan Charitable Trust, the King George V Fund for Actors and Actresses, and several other charities.

Williams made a guest appearance in the fourth season of the Canadian series Murdoch Mysteries, in 2011, called, "Upstairs, Downstairs", in honour of the actor's famous role.

Carole Ann Ford will be 81 - 47 credits, including Susan Foreman in An Unearthly Child

Carole Ann Ford is best known for her role as Susan Foreman, the granddaughter and first companion of the Doctor.

Her theatrical work includes many comedies, dramas and musicals such as The Jungle Book, Stranger in the House, Bakerloo to Paradise, The Owl and the Pussycat, The Rumpus, Pride and Prejudice, Inadmissible Evidence, Enrico, Expresso Bongo, Sleeping Beauty,You Never Can Tell, Ned Kelly, Mother, MacBett, The Boy Friend, Have You Seen Manchester, and Private Lives. 

Her films include Sarah (about the life of Sarah Bernhardt), Hiding Place, The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery, Mix Me a Person and the part of the blind French girl Bettina in the science fiction film The Day of the Triffids. She also worked as a glamour model in the late 1950s. In addition to Doctor Who, her television appearances include Suspense (in the play Man on a Bicycle), Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, Public Eye,Emergency Ward 10, Attorney General, Moonstrike, Compact, Probation Officer, and Dial M for Murder.

The actress is played by Claudia Grant in the 50th Anniversary drama An Adventure In Space And Time.

Editorial Note: a number of sites have erroneously listed Ford's birth date as 8th June, and not 16th June as verified by the actress herself.

Kenneth McMillan will be 82 - credited as Film Cameraman for Planet of Evil

Michael Kilgarriff will be 84 - 6 credits, including Cyber Controller in The Tomb of the Cybermen

Michael Kilgarriff is a British actor, born in Brighton

He played the Cyber Controller in the 1967 story Tomb of the Cybermen, reprising the role in the 1986 story Attack of the Cybermen.

At six feet seven inches (2.01 metres) tall, he is sought for certain roles, also appearing in Doctor Who as an Ogron (1973) and as the eponymous K1 Robot in the story Robot in 1974.

He also did voice work for the Jim Henson movie The Dark Crystal in 1982 as SkekUng, the Garthim master (Named "The General" in the movie), and played the part of the Green King in the 1970s serial The Moon Stallion.

Michael Kilgarriff is a music hall enthusiast, and wrote what is considered the definitive guide to music hall songs : Sing us one of the old songs - A guide to popular song from 1860 -1920 published by Oxford University press 1998. This work lists thousands of influential songs by singer, lyricist and composer.

He is also the author of a series of children's joke books.

Stephen Hubay (died 2004 aged 71) would be 89 - credited as Petrov in The War Games

Stephen Hubay played Petrov in the 1969 story The War Games

Damaris Hayman will be 92 - credited as Miss Hawthorne in The Dæmons

Damaris Hayman (born KensingtonLondonEngland) is an actress best known for character roles on television. She was educated at Cheltenham Ladies' College.

After repertory work in the theatre, Hayman made her film debut in The Belles of St Trinian's (1954) in an uncredited role. She featured in the Doctor Who serial The Dæmons as Miss Hawthorne, the self proclaimed White Witch of the satanic possessed village Devil's End. She was a close friend of actor and comedian Tony Hancock in the last year or so of his life.

She has also appeared in such comedies as Steptoe and SonOne Foot In The Grave and Sez Les, and the films Mutiny on the Buses (1972), Love Thy Neighbour (1973), Confessions of a Driving Instructor (1976) and The Missionary (1982).

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

Michael Summerton (died 2009 aged 65) - 2 credits, including Dalek in The Daleks

Actor who operated a Dalek in the first Dalek story in 1963

Eileen Way (died 1994 aged 82) - 3 credits, including Karela in The Creature from the Pit

Eileen Way was an English actress who appeared in many film and television roles in a career dating back to the 1930s.

As well as two appearances in the television version of Doctor Who where she was the first person to die in the first story An Unearthly Child, she also appeared in the 1966 film Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD. 

She appeared in the second series of Poldark (1977), the Russell T Davies children's drama series Century Falls and episodes of By the Sword Divided, Inspector Morse, Bergerac, and Ripping Yarns.

John Westbrook (died 1989 aged 66) - credited as The Megron in Exploration Earth(Misc)

John Westbrook was an actor, whose distinctive voice was in great demand for the radio plays and audio books - such works included Jesus in The Man Born To Be King, and Treebeard in the BBC Radio adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. He was also an established theatre performer, including Richard II, The Tempest, and The Merchant of Venice, and appeared in a number of television shows such as The First Churchills and in the film The Tomb of Ligea.