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On This Day (USA) - 21 June

The War Games: Episode Ten premiered on BBC One in 1969 at 5:14pm BST, watched by 5.00 million viewers.

The war games are over and after a sad farewell to Jamie and Zoe, the Doctor is put on trial by the Time Lords for breaking their ancient laws.

Turn Left premiered on BBC One in 2008 at 6:38pm BST, watched by 8.09 million viewers.

Here Come the Girls premiered on BBC Three in 2008 at 7:30pm BST
Will Thorp will be 44 - 3 credits, including Toby Zed in The Impossible Planet / The Satan Pit

Will Thorp (born in FromeSomerset) is an English actor.

Living in Frome as a youngster, Thorp attended St. Augustine's Catholic College in near-byTrowbridgeWiltshire. He studied at Bath College and joined Musical Youth Theatre Company at an early age. Thorp was also a member of the National Youth Theatre. In 2000 he graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Thorp's most famous role so far is the flirty paramedic Paul "Woody" Joyner in Casualty. He has also done theatre work: roles including Don John & Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing (2004), Teddy in Robbers and Sam (Sambo) in Fire Down Under! in 2002.

In 2005 he appeared on the third series of the BBC's successful show Strictly Come Dancing, reaching seventh place with his partner Hanna Haarala. He has appeared as Toby Zed in the 2006 series of Doctor Who in the episodes "The Impossible Planet" and "The Satan Pit". In 2007, he guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio play 100.

In mid 2006, Thorp played the leading role in a national UK tour of the play Strangers on a Train.

In 2008 he appeared in 'Most Sincerely, Hughie Green' a drama for the BBC. Later in 2008 Thorp played the leading role in David Hare's play The Blue Room which opened at the Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke.

He is a regular audiobook reader. He has narrated a series of Doctor Who novels; Forever AutumnSick BuildingPeacemaker and The Krillitane Storm, all produced by BBC Audiobooks. Other audiobooks read by Thorp include The Knife That Killed Me,Hyperpsychoreality SyndormeBaboonBuy-ologyThe Kill CallClickWho Runs Britain? and The Spook's Curse.

David Morrissey will be 57 - 4 credits, including Jackson Lake in The Next Doctor

David Morrissey is an English actor and film director. 

He played Jackson Lake in 2008 Christmas Special, The Next Doctor.

Morrissey grew up in the Kensington and Knotty Ash areas of Liverpool, and learned to act at the city'sEveryman Youth Theatre. At the age of 18, he was cast in the television series One Summer (1983), which won him recognition throughout the country. After making One Summer, Morrissey attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, then acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre for four years.

Throughout the 1990s, he often portrayed policemen and soldiers, though took other defining roles such as Bradley Headstone in Our Mutual Friend (1998) and Christopher Finzi in Hilary and Jackie (1998). More film parts followed, including roles in Some Voices (2000) and Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001), before he played the critically acclaimed roles of Stephen Collins in State of Play (2003) and Gordon Brown in The Deal (2003). The former earned him a Best Actor nomination at the British Academy Television Awards and the latter won him a Best Actor award from the Royal Television Society. His film parts have not been always acclaimed, particularly his leading roles in Basic Instinct 2 (2006) and The Reaping (2007). In the years following those films, he has had leading roles in Sense and Sensibility (2008), Red Riding (2009), Nowhere Boy (2009) and Centurion (2010), and produced and starred in the crime drama Thorne (2010). He returned to the stage in 2008 for a run of Neil LaBute's In a Dark Dark House and played the title role in the Liverpool Everyman's production of Macbeth in 2011. The following year, he signed on for the role of The Governor in the third season of the AMC television series The Walking Dead.

As a director, David Morrissey has helmed short films and the television dramas Sweet Revenge (2001) and Passer By (2004). His feature debut, Don't Worry About Me, premiered at the 2009London Film Festival and was broadcast on BBC television in March 2010. 

The British Film Institute describes Morrissey as being considered "one of the most versatile British actors of his generation", and he is noted for his meticulous preparation for and research into the roles he plays.

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Louis Febre will be 62 - credited as Additional Music by for The TV Movie

Louis Febre is a Mexican born composer, best known for his work on the television series Smallville. He also won an Emmy Award for his score to The Cape in 1997.

He wrote the music for the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie.

Born in the city of Saltillo, Mexico, Febre composed his first works for the piano at age 8 while studying piano at a private academy in Northern Mexico. In 1973, his family moved to Los Angeles where he continued his study of the piano under the tutelage of Robert Turner and Francoise Regnat.

Febre went on to formal composition study with Lorraine Kimball and Frank Campo. During this period, he wrote several chamber works and other large form compositions.

In 1992, Febre was employed by B-movie company PM Entertainment, where he discovered his true compositional passion: film scoring. In 1996, he met his mentor John Debney, a partnership that would produce successful collaborative efforts such as the movie Doctor Who in 1996 and led to LouisÂ’ first television series The Cape which would earn him an Emmy in 1997 for Best Dramatic Underscore.

Febre has enjoyed success with the movies Swimfan (2000), Tower of Terror (Disney) and a set of Scooby-Doo straight-to-video movies in 2001. He earned an Annie Award nomination for his score for Scooby-Doo And The Alien Invaders. That same year, he won a Pixie Award for the independent short film: Revenge of the Red Balloon. According to some critics, his score for Alien Trespass transcended the tepid reviews of the film itself. Variety (magazine) compared it to the classic sci-fi scores of noted composer Bernard Herrmann.

In 2001, Febre collaborated with Steve Jablonsky on the first season of the hit television series Desperate Housewives. As an additional orchestrator, he worked again with John Debney on Cats & DogsJimmy Neutron, the Disney film Chicken Little, Disney World Tokyo, and with Mark Snow on The X-Files (1998).

Febre is probably best known for his work on the hit television series Smallville. With the departure of Mark Snow from Smallville, Febre became the credited composer in season seven. His score reflected the maturation of the series' protagonist, Clark Kent: "as Clark grew emotionally and intellectually more complex, [he] found a need to comment musically on his growth, and as he drew closer to his Superman persona, it became obvious that a 'Superman' theme would be required."

Febre maintains a prominent presence in the Smallville fan community. He is a featured personality on fan sites where he blogs about his process for composing for the show, and several fan magazines have published interviews with him on the subject of score composition for Smallville.

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Stacey Tendeter (died 2008 aged 59) would be 72 - credited as Naia in Underworld

Stacey Tendeter was a British actress best known for her performance as Muriel in the 1971 film Two English Girls. Her other cinematic appearances include White Bird, Friend or Foe, and Terminal Game.

The majority of her work came in the 1970s on British television when she appeared on Elizabeth R, Dead of Night, The Pallisers, In This House of Brede, and Doctor Who in the story Underworld. She has since done mostly stage theatre, having performed in The Sentence, School For Sugar, and The Scandal.

After François Truffaut died in 1984, a director's cut of Two English Girls was released to great acclaim. In particular, the addition of several important scenes featuring Stacey was praised. This is the version currently available on DVD.

Stacey died from breast cancer, having suffered from the illness for many years and been unable to work in TV, film or theatre as a result. 

David Calderisi will be 81 - credited as Charlie in The Mind of Evil

David Calderisi played Charlie in the 1971 Doctor Who story The Mind of Evil.

Other works include Havana 57The FirmFlashpointShake Hands with the DevilSecret Files of the InquisitionMissingThe Dark HoursFinding John ChristmasThe AssociatesA Nero Wolfe MysteryThe 5th Quadrant , Soul FoodThe Royal Diaries: Cleopatra - Daughter of the NileEarth: Final ConflictRescuers: Stories of Courage: Two FamiliesSanctuarySilver SurferWitness to YesterdayShadow BuilderLa Femme NikitaThe Don's AnalystBalls UpCupid's ArrowUndue InfluenceTradersKung Fu: The Legend ContinuesDue SouthThe Michelle Apts.Harrison BergeronTekWarTommy BoyForever KnightSpenser: Pale Kings and PrincesStreet LegalMatrixTerranovaMillenniumWar of the WorldsNight HeatAdderly, Seeing ThingsThe Hearst and Davies AffairShellgameThe Cuckoo BirdBest RevengeSkullduggeryThe Littlest HoboHighpointTitansKing of KensingtonThe New AvengersThe ProtectorsThe Queen's TraitorThe BaronThe Man in Room 17The Big NoiseCount of Monte CristoHamlet at ElsinoreITV Play of the WeekThe SaintHarpers West OneSuspense

Julian Sherrier (died 2012 aged 83) would be 92 - credited as Zephon in The Daleks' Master Plan

Julian Sherrier played Zephon in the Doctor Who story The Daleks' Master Plan.

Also worked on Strong MedicineThe Onedin LineLillieEdward the SeventhAffairs of the HeartThe RegimentThe ProtectorsBarlowThe OrganizationThe TroubleshootersBig BrotherA Stranger on the HillsJourney to the UnknownThe SaintThe Revenue MenJourney to MidnightThe Deadly Affair. The BaronDanger ManZ CarsStopover Forever633 SquadronDrama 61-67Ghost SquadSierra NineNine Hours to RamaThe Road to Hong KongMaigretTwo Wives at One WeddingTop SecretThe Middle CourseInternational DetectivePaul of TarsusInterpol CallingThe Four Just MenA Mask for AlexisSaturday PlayhouseNo Time to DieOrdeal by FireDestination Downing StreetOverseas Press Club - Exclusive!Beyond MombasaThe ViseBBC Sunday-Night TheatreThe Devil's JestLaughing AnneA Place of Execution

William Simons (died 2019 aged 78) - credited as Mandrel in The Sun Makers

William Simons is a Welsh actor, born in Swansea.

He started acting as a child. But he is best known for his role as Yorkshireman PC Alf Ventress in Heartbeat, a part he played for its entire 18-year run.

Other roles included parts in Coronation StreetCrown CourtAuf Wiedersehen PetThe SweeneyCribbMinderDempsey & Makepeace, and the 1977 Doctor Who story The Sun Makers.

Ivor Salter (died 1991 aged 65) - 3 credits, including Odysseus in The Myth Makers

Ivor Salter was an English actor who appeared in character roles in numerous United Kingdom television productions and films from the early 1950s until the 1980s.

His television appearances included; Doctor Who (The Space Museum, The Myth Makers and Black Orchid)The SaintThe AvengersThe Double Deckers (as the policeman), Danger Manand Ghost Squad. Between 1978 and 1980 he appeared in the Midlands soap Crossroads as farmer Reg Cotteril.

Films included Be My Guest.

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