On This Day (USA) - 7 September

The Dominators: Episode 5 premiered on BBC One in 1968 at 5:14pm BST, watched by 5.90 million viewers.

The Doctor hatches a plan to intercept the Dominators' atomic seed pod as it is dropped into the planet's core. If he fails, the whole of Dulkis will be destroyed.

Time and the Rani: Part One premiered on BBC One in 1987 at 7:35pm BST, watched by 5.10 million viewers.

The Who Review premiered on BCB Radio in 1999 at 1:00pm BST
Featuring an interview with Big Finish about the Doctor Who audios, and a review of Doctor Who and The Curse Of Fatal Death.

Toby Jones will be 56 - 2 credits, including Dream Lord in Amy's Choice

Toby Jonesis an English actor.

After appearing in supporting roles in films between 1992 and 2005, Jones made his breakthrough as Truman Capote in the biopic Infamous (2006). Since then, his films have included The Mist (2007), W. (2008), Frost/Nixon (2008), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Berberian Sound Studio (2012), The Hunger Games (2012), and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

Jones has also provided the voice of Dobby in the Harry Potter films, appeared as the Dream Lord in the Doctor Who episode "Amy's Choice", and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Alfred Hitchcock in The Girl (2012).

Early life

Jones was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of actors Jennifer (née Heslewood) and Freddie Jones. He appeared alongside his father in the film Ladies in Lavender, and has two brothers: Rupert, a director, and Casper, also an actor. He attended Christ Church Cathedral School and Abingdon School in Oxfordshire in the 1980s. He studied drama at the University of Manchester from 1986 to 1989, and at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris from 1989 to 1991.

Film and television

Jones has appeared in more than 20 films since his first acting role in the 1992 film Orlando.

He voiced Dobby in the Harry Potter films. He played Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury HBO/Channel 4 production Elizabeth I. In 2006, he portrayed Truman Capote in the biopic Infamous. He appeared in the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist in 2007. In 2008, he portrayed Karl Rove in Oliver Stone's W and Hollywood agent Swifty Lazar in Frost/Nixon.

Jones appeared in the 2010 episode "Amy's Choice", of Doctor Who, as the Dream Lord, and in the Big Finish Productions series' Dark Eyes (audio drama) as Kotris. In 2011, he played the role of the British spy master Percy Alleline in the adaptation of John Le Carré's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Arnim Zola in Captain America: The First Avenger, a role which he reprised in the sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier three years later as well as in a cameo in the TV series Agent Carter the following year. In 2012, he had a leading role in the ITV mini-series Titanic, starred as one of the seven dwarves in Snow White and the Huntsman, played Dr. Paul Shackleton in Red Lights, and Max in Virginia.

He appears in the music video for Gomez's song "Whippin' Picadilly".

He played Neil Baldwin in the BBC drama Marvellous in 2014. Sam Wollaston, in The Guardian, praised Jones's "lovely, very human, performance". In 2014, he also appeared in the BBC Four television series Detectorists.

He plays Captain Mainwaring in the film Dad's Army, due for release in February 2016.


Jones voiced the title character of the 2005 BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Oblomov. He also read the 2009 Radio 4 adaptation of John Irving's "A Prayer for Owen Meany". Since 2013 Jones has been the voice of the lead character, Joey Oldman in the BBC Radio 4 series The Corrupted an adaptation of the G. F. Newman novel Crime and Punishment. On 2 December 2012 he played Napoleon Bonaparte in Anthony Burgess's Napoleon Rising on Radio 3.


In 2001, he starred in the London West End comedy The Play What I Wrote, directed by Kenneth Branagh. His comic turn as Arthur earned him the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and when the play moved to Broadway in 2003.

In 2009, he returned to the stage in Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at the National Theatre, Parlour Song at the Almeida Theatre, and The First Domino at Brighton Festival Fringe. In 2011, he played JMW Turner in The Painter at the Arcola Theatre.

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Christopher Villiers will be 62 - 3 credits, including Hugh in The King's Demons

Christopher Villiers is an English actor, screenwriter and producer.

Villiers was born in London, the son of Wing commander David Hugh Villiers (1921–1962) by his second wife, Elizabeth Barbara (née Hobbins). He is a descendant of the Right Reverend Henry Villiers, Bishop of Durham from 1860-61, brother of George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon, and Charles Pelham Villiers. He is the brother of Cat Villiers, a film producer, and Jay Villiers, also an actor. He was educated at Stowe School.

Villiers may be best-known for his former role on Emmerdale, in which he played Grayson Sinclair. He played Captain Nigel Croker in Mile High (2004-05) and appeared in such films as The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982), Top Secret! (1984), and First Knight (1995). In 2003 he co-wrote (with actor/playwright/producer Richard Everett) and co-produced (again, with Everett) the critically well-received British feature film, Two Men Went to War.

In 1983, he starred in Sweet Sixteen with Penelope Keith and in 1998 he had a minor part in Sliding Doors. In 1996 he had a significant role in Sharpe's Siege. He has also appeared in an episode of Adventure Inc. when filming transferred to the UK for four episodes. He is also a script writer. In 2009 he was seen in the five part drama series Collision for ITV.

In 1995, Villiers co-founded 2020 Casting, Ltd., one of the largest film background (extras) agencies in the country. Company credits include: Gladiator, Bridget Jones's Diary, Shakespeare in Love, Star Wars, United 93. He appeared in two episodes of Midsomer Murders ("The Killings at Badger's Drift" and "Death's Shadow"). In 2007, he guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio drama Absolution (having previously appeared in the TV two-part serial The King's Demons, back in 1983). In 2013 he appeared in the Father Brown episode "The Blue Cross" as Justin De Vey. He appeared in By Any Means. In 2014, Villiers returned to Doctor Who when he guest starred as Professor Moorhouse in the story Mummy on the Orient Express.

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Rona Munro will be 63 - 2 credits, including Writer for Survival

Rona Munro is a Scottish writer. She has written plays for theatre, radio, and television; was the author of the screenplay of Ken Loach's Ladybird, Ladybird and co-author of Aim�e & Jaguar by German director Max F�rberb�ck.

She wrote the 1989 Doctor Who story Survival, which has the distinction of being the final serial broadcast during the original 1963-89 run of the series. She also novelised her script for the Target range.

Her most recent credits include the theatre play Iron which has received many productions worldwide. Other theatre works include plays for the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, ('Strawberries in January' translation) Manchester Royal Exchange, ('Mary Barton'), Plymouth Drum Theatre and Paines Plough, ('Long Time Dead') and the Royal Shakespeare Company, ('The Indian Boy')

Munro has also contributed seven dramas to Radio 4's Stanley Baxter Playhouse: First Impressions, Wheeling Them In, The King's Kilt, Pasta Alfreddo at Cafe Alessandro, The Man in the Garden, The Porter's Story and The German Pilot.

In 2006 the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith presented Munro's adaptation of Richard Adams' classic book, Watership Down. Her early television work includes episodes of the drama series Casualty (BBC) and, more recently, a BBC film Rehab. directed by Antonia Bird.

Rona Munro currently lives and works in London. Her new play, "The Last Witch", was performed at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival, directed by Dominic Hill, and in 2011 by Dumbarton People's Theatre.

Reginald Tsiboe will be 67 - credited as Lou in Planet of the Dead

Reggie Tsiboe was born  in Kumasi (Ghana) was one of the lead singers of the disco group Boney M. between 1982-1986 and later between 1989-1990.

He played Lou in the 2009 Doctor Who story Planet of the Dead.

Tsiboe appeared on the last 3 Boney M. albums: Ten Thousand Lightyears (1984), Kalimba de Luna - 16 Happy Songs (1984) and Eye Dance (1985) and also recorded Christmas songs with the group, which were internationally released only after the split of the band on the new Boney M. Christmas album, The 20 Greatest Christmas Songs in 1986. Reggie sang the main vocals on a number of Boney M. songs, such as: Kalimba de LunaHappy SongGoing Back WestMy Chérie AmourYoung, Free and SingleDreadlock Holiday and Barbarella Fortuneteller.

Before he joined the group he was a movie star in Ghana. One of the movies that gained him popularity was the film "Love Brewed in African Pot." Following his Boney M period he returned to acting.

T P McKenna (died 2011 aged 81) would be 93 - credited as The Captain in The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

T P McKenna as an Irish actor who worked on stage, in film and television in Ireland and the UK from the 1950s.

McKenna was born in Mullagh, County Cavan. During the 1960s and 1970s he appeared regularly in popular television dramas, including The Avengers (1964, 1965, 1968), Danger Man (1965),The Saint (1966, 1968), Adam Adamant Lives! (1967), Jason King (1972), The Sweeney (1975), Blake's 7 (1978), Minder (1984) and in the Doctor Who serial The Greatest Show in the Galaxy.

He played Richmond in the Thames Television series Callan (1972) and made ten appearances in Crown Court (1974–1982), mainly as barrister Patrick Canty, while also appearing in the popular ATV anthology drama series Love Story (1965-1968). He also featured prominently in other television dramas including The Duchess of Malfi (1972), The Changeling (1974), Holocaust (1978), The Manions of America (1981), To The Lighthouse (1982), Bleak House (1985), Strong Medicine (1986), Jack the Ripper (1988),Shoot to Kill (1990), Scarlet and Black (1993) and the final episode of Inspector Morse (2000).

He had prominent film roles in Ulysses (1967), Sam Peckinpah's film Straw Dogs (1971) where he appeared alongside Dustin Hoffman and A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man (1977). Other film credis include The Charge of the Light Brigade (1967), Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), Perfect Friday (1970), Villain (1971), All Creatures Great and Small (1975), Mehmed My Hawk (1988), Pascali's Island (1988), The American (1998), Monarch (2000) and The Libertine (2004).

He narrated the Emmy-winning documentary Is There One Who Understands Me (RTE, 1982).

On stage he appeared with leading theatre companies, including the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre Company. He was a member of the Abbey Theatre company from 1953 to 1962 performing in over seventy roles. In 1967 he was made an honorary life member of the company along with Cyril Cusack, Siobhan McKenna and Jack McGowran.

He joined Stuart Burge's company at the Nottingham Playhouse in 1968 playing Trigorin in The Seagull and Sir Joseph Surface in Sheridan's School For Scandal, both directed by Jonathan Miller. In 1969 he created the role of Fitzpatrick in David Storey's 'The Contractor' directed by Lindsay Anderson at the Royal Court Theatre, London. The production later transferred to the Fortune Theatre and ran for over a year. In 1973 to took on the role of Andrew Wyke opposite his friend Donally Donnelly in the Irish premiere of Peter Shaffer's 'Sleuth'. The production played to acclaim in both Dublin and Cork and it broke the box office record for the Olympia Theatre.

Later that year he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and took over the role of Roberts Hands in James Joyce's only play, 'Exiles' directed by Harold Pinter. In the same season he also appeared in a rare staging of Jean Genet's 'The Balcony' directed by Terry Hands.

He returned to the RSC in 1976 for Shaw's 'The Devil's Disciple' directed by Jack Gold in a production to mark the American bicentennial celebrations as the revolutionary pastor Revd. Anderson.

In the late 1980s and 1990s he returned to the Dublin stage when he was invited by director Michael Colgan to join the Gate Theatre on a number of occasions including admired productions of Uncle VanyaThe Cherry Orchard and No Mans Land. It was there he created the role of Dr. Rice in Brian Friel's drama, Molly Sweeney, and again at London's Almeida Theatre. Other Friel productions he appeared in were The Communication Cord (Hampstead Theatre, 1984) and The Aristocrats (2004) at the RNT in his final stage appearance.

He directed on occasion, and had productions of J. M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World (Nottingham Playhouse, 1968), Thomas Kilroy's The Death and Resurrection of Mr. Roche (Abbey Theatre, 1973) and Seán O'Casey'sThe Shadow of A Gunman (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 1980) to his credit. McKenna took the role of Phonsie Doherty in Christopher FitzSimon's Radio 4 comedy series, Ballylennon, and later appeared opposite David Threlfall in the radio drama Baldi.

He died at the Royal Free Hospital in London and is laid to rest alongside his wife, May, at Teampall Cheallaigh by the shores of Mullagh Lake in County Cavan.

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Ewen Solon (died 1985 aged 67) would be 105 - 2 credits, including Chal in The Savages

Ewen Solon was a New Zealand-born actor, who worked extensively in both the United Kingdom and Australia.

He had two roles in Doctor Who in the 1960's and 70's

Film credits include: The Dam Busters, Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue, 1984, Robbery Under Arms, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Stranglers of Bombay, The Terror of the Tongs, The Curse of the Werewolf, The Yangtse Incident, The Message and The Spaceman and King Arthur.

Television appearances include: The Four Just Men, Maigret, Man of the World. Danger Man, Dixon of Dock Green, The Troubleshooters, Redcap, The Revenue Men, Bellbird, Virgin of the Secret Service, Journey to the Unknown, Matlock Police, Spyforce, Division 4 and Into the Labyrinth.

Alex MacIntosh (died 1997 aged 71) - credited as Television Reporter in Day of the Daleks

Alex Macintosh was a BBC presenter and continuity announcer from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. He was also the voice artist heard during the first British-broadcast advertisement, for Gibbs SR Toothpaste on ITV, 22 September 1955.

Macintosh was an ABC TV "in-vision" announcer from 1955 to 1961, which led to him becoming a presenter on other BBC programmes. He contributed to a number of diverse programmes, including a spell as a regional presenter on Come Dancing (between 1957 and 1966; and again 1968-1972). In 1962, he guest-starred in an episode of Brian Rix's Dial RIX as a host of "Come Prancing."

In addition to BBC work, Macintosh's voice was heard on the very first advert for Gibbs SR Toothpaste, that was shown at 8.12pm on the opening night of ITV on 22 September 1955."

In 1961, he presented the London area news magazine Town and Around, and was a "relief" news reader in March 1961. Macintosh also took many supporting roles in a variety of TV programmes, often as a TV reporter, interviewer or newsreader, in which guise he appeared in episodes of R3 (1965) and The Troubleshooters (1969).

After a considerable stint with the BBC, Macintosh worked for an Australian TV company in Sydney, before retiring to Norfolk where he pursued an interest in portrait painting.[2]

Godfrey Quigley (died 1994 aged 71) - credited as Dortmun in Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.(Aaru)

Godfrey Quigley was an Irish stage, film and television actor.

Quigley was born in Jerusalem where his father served as an officer in the British Army. The family returned to Ireland in the 1930s and, following service in World War II, Quigley began his training as an actor at the Abbey School of Acting

In the 1950s, Quigley co-founded the Globe Theatre Company, which had its base in Dun Laoghaire. The company closed in 1960. During the same period he produced the popular radiosoap operaThe Kennedys of Castleross.

In 1949, Quigley made his first film appearance in the film Saints and Sinners. He appeared in two Stanley Kubrick films; first as the moral prison chaplain in the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange, later as Captain Grogan in the 1975 film Barry Lyndon. On British television, amongst many smaller appearances, he was a has-been gangster in Big Breadwinner Hog (1969).

Quigley's theatre roles include the Irishman in Tom Murphy's The Gigli Concert, for which he won the Harvey's Best Actor award in 1984.

Godfrey Quigley died in Dublin of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 71.

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