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On This Day (USA) - 15 October



The Tenth Planet: Episode 2 premiered on BBC One in 1966 at 5:50pm BST, watched by 6.40 million viewers.

Earth's energy is being drained away by the new planet, Mondas, and faces destruction. Cyberman invade the base and threaten to convert the humans into creatures like themselves.


The Invisible Enemy: Part Three premiered on BBC One in 1977 at 6:13pm BST, watched by 7.50 million viewers.

Warriors of Kudlak: Part One premiered on CBBC in 2007 at 5:30pm BST

Children's drama from the makers of Doctor Who. Luke and Clyde enter Combat 3000 - a game designed to train warriors - run by the sinister Kudlak.


Prisoner of the Judoon: Episode One premiered on BBC One in 2009 at 4:35pm BST, watched by 0.73 million viewers.

 Birthdays
Ncuti Gatwa was 30 - 11 credits, including The Doctor in Christmas 2023
Ncuti Gatwa is a Rwandan-born Scottish actor who will play the role of the Fourteenth Doctor
 
Gatwa was born in Nyarugenge, Kigali, Rwanda, the son of a journalist with a PhD in theology.
 
During the Rwandan genocide in 1994, the family fled to the United Kingdom and settled in Scotland, living in Edinburgh and Dunfermline. Gatwa attended Boroughmuir High School and Dunfermline High School before moving to Glasgow to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating with a BA in Acting in 2013.
 
After graduating, Gatwa worked with on the Dundee Repertory Theatre acting graduation scheme based in Dundee, Scotland where he performed in several productions including David Greig's Victoria. He had a brief role in the 2014 sitcom Bob Servant which was also set and filmed in Dundee.
 
In 2015, he appeared in a supporting role in the miniseries Stonemouth, an adaptation of the 2012 novel of the same name. That same year, he performed in the Kneehigh Theatres production of 946, which was adapted from Michael Morpurgo's The Amazing Story of Adolphus. Gatwa played Demetrius in the 2016 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Shakespeare's Globe directed by Emma Rice.
 
In May 2018, Gatwa was cast in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education as Eric Effiong. The show was released in 2019. He has earned numerous accolades for the role, which include winning a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in Television in 2020, and earning three BAFTA Television Award nominations for Best Male Comedy Performance, one in 2020, 2021 and 2022 consecutively.
 
On 8 May 2022, it was announced that Gatwa had been cast in Doctor Who as the fourteenth Doctor

Akin Gazi was 41 - credited as Carter in The Doctor's Daughter

Actor who appeared in the 2008 story The Doctor's Daughter.



 Deaths
Richard Mathews (died 1992 aged 77) - credited as Rassilon in The Five Doctors

Richard Mathews played Rassilon in the 1983 Doctor Who story The Five Doctors.

Other credits include Harnessing PeacocksLadykillersThe Walls of JerichoSquare Mile of MurderBeryl's LotChildren of the StonesChurchill's PeopleCrown CourtZ CarsDixon of Dock GreenW. Somerset MaughamCallanMr. RoseR3Emergency-Ward 10