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On This Day (USA) - 22 October

The Tenth Planet: Episode 3 premiered on BBC One in 1966 at 5:54pm BST, watched by 7.60 million viewers.

Determined to stop the Cybermen and the energy drain, General Cutler prepares to launch the deadly Z-bomb. Ben and Polly desperately try to stop the launch as the countdown begins.

The Invisible Enemy: Part Four premiered on BBC One in 1977 at 6:12pm BST, watched by 8.30 million viewers.

Everything Changes premiered on BBC Three in 2006 at 9:00pm BST, watched by 2.52 million viewers.

1/13. New Doctor Who spin-off series following the adventures of a team of renegade investigators using alien technology to solve crimes. John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Indira Varma star.

Day One premiered on BBC Three in 2006 at 9:52pm BST, watched by 2.50 million viewers.

The team attempts to stop the advance of a sex-addicted alien as it leaves a trail of gruesome deaths in its wake.

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

Children's drama series from the makers of Doctor Who, following the adventures of investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, a former companion to the Doctor. Luke and Clyde have been kidnapped - to be drafted as soldiers in an endless intergalactic war.

The Mad Woman in the Attic: Episode One premiered on BBC One in 2009 at 4:35pm BST, watched by 0.75 million viewers.

For Tonight We Might Die premiered on BBC Three in 2016 at 10:00am BST

The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo premiered on BBC Three in 2016 at 10:00am BST

Following the tragic events at the Prom, a devastated Ram isolates himself from the other three as he struggles with his new reality. Desperate to hold himself together on the football pitch, when he thinks he witnesses someone getting skinned alive he's convinced he's cracking up.

But when Tanya, Charlie and April are all confronted with the same thing: a horrific, monstrous, skin-peeling dragon, they know that they're under attack. The gang must pull together to fight against the monster, and try to keep Coal Hill safe.

Sir Derek Jacobi CBE will be 83 - 13 credits, including The Master in Only the Good(BF)

Sir Derek George Jacobi CBE is an English actor and stage director.

A "forceful, commanding stage presence", Jacobi has enjoyed a highly successful stage career, appearing in such stage productions as Hamlet, Uncle Vanya, and Oedipus the King. He has twice been awarded a Laurence Olivier Award, first for his performance of the eponymous hero in Cyrano de Bergerac in 1983 and the second for his Malvolio in Twelfth Night in 2009. He also received a Tony Award for his performance in Much Ado About Nothing in 1984 and a Primetime Emmy Award in 1988 for The Tenth Man. His stage work includes playing Octavius Caesar, Edward II, Richard III, and Thomas Becket.

In addition to being a founder member of the Royal National Theatre and winning several prestigious theatre awards, Jacobi has also enjoyed a successful television career, starring in the critically praised adaptation of Robert Graves's I, Claudius (1976), for which he won a BAFTA; in the titular role in the medieval drama series Cadfael (1994-1998), as Stanley Baldwin in The Gathering Storm (2002) and as Alan Buttershaw in Last Tango in Halifax (2012-present).

Though principally a stage actor, Jacobi has appeared in a number of films, such as The Day of the Jackal (1973), Henry V (1989), Dead Again (1991), Gladiator (2000), Gosford Park (2001), The King's Speech (2010) and My Week with Marilyn (2011). He holds a British knighthood and has been appointed a Knight 1st Class of the Order of the Dannebrog.

Early life

Jacobi, an only child, was born in Leytonstone, London, England, the son of Daisy Gertrude (née Masters), a secretary who worked in a drapery store in Leyton High Road, and Alfred George Jacobi, who ran a sweet shop and was a tobacconist in Chingford. His great-grandfather on his father's side had emigrated to England from Germany during the 19th century. His family was working class. Jacobi describes his childhood as happy. In his teens he went to the Leyton Sixth Form College and became an integral part of the drama club, The Players of Leyton.

While in the sixth-form, he starred in a production of Hamlet, which was taken to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and very well regarded. At 18 he won a scholarship to the University of Cambridge, where he read history at St John's College and earned his degree. Younger members of the university at the time included Sir Ian McKellen (who had a crush on him – "a passion that was undeclared and unrequited", as McKellen relates it) and Trevor Nunn. During his studies at Cambridge, Jacobi played many parts including Hamlet, which was taken on a tour to Switzerland, where he met Richard Burton. As a result of his performance of Edward II at Cambridge, Jacobi was invited to become a member of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre immediately upon his graduation in 1960.


Early work

Jacobi's talent was recognised by Laurence Olivier, who invited the young actor back to London to become one of the founding members of the new National Theatre, even though at the time Jacobi was relatively unknown. He played Laertes in the National Theatre's inaugural production of Hamlet opposite Peter O'Toole in 1963. Olivier cast him as Cassio in the successful National Theatre stage production of Othello, a role that Jacobi repeated in the 1965 film version. He played Andrei in the NT production and film of Three Sisters (1970), both featuring Olivier. On 27 July 1965, Jacobi played Brindsley Miller in the first production of Peter Shaffer's Black Comedy. It was presented by the National Theatre at Chichester and subsequently in London.

After eight years at the National Theatre, Jacobi left in 1971 to pursue different roles. In 1972, he starred in the BBC serial Man of Straw and adaptation of Heinrich Mann's book Der Untertan, directed by Herbert Wise. Most of his theatrical work in the 1970s was with the touring classical Prospect Theatre Company, with which he undertook many roles, including Ivanov, Pericles, Prince of Tyre and A Month in the Country opposite Dorothy Tutin (1976).

Jacobi was increasingly busy with stage and screen acting, but his big breakthrough came in 1976 when he played the title role in the BBC's series I, Claudius. He cemented his reputation with his performance as the stammering, twitching Emperor Claudius, winning much praise. In 1979, thanks to his international popularity, he took Hamlet on a theatrical world tour through England, Egypt, Greece, Sweden, Australia, Japan and China, playing Prince Hamlet. He was invited to perform the role at Kronborg Castle, Denmark, known as Elsinore Castle, the setting of the play. In 1978 he appeared in the BBC Television Shakespeare production of Richard II, with Sir John Gielgud and Dame Wendy Hiller.

Later career

In 1980, Jacobi took the leading role in the BBC's Hamlet, made his Broadway debut in The Suicide (a run shortened by Jacobi's return home to England due to the death of his mother), and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). From 1982 to 1985 he played four demanding roles simultaneously: Benedick in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, for which he won a Tony for its Broadway run (1984–1985); Prospero in The Tempest; Peer Gynt; and Cyrano de Bergerac which he brought to the US and played in repertory with Much Ado About Nothing on Broadway and in Washington DC (1984–1985). In 1986, he made his West End debut in Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitemore, starring in the role of Alan Turing, which was written with Jacobi specifically in mind. The play was taken to Broadway. In 1988 Jacobi alternated in West End the title roles of Shakespeare's Richard II and Richard III in repertoire.

He appeared in the television dramas Inside the Third Reich (1982), where he played Hitler; Mr Pye (1985); and Little Dorrit (1987), based on Charles Dickens's novel; The Tenth Man (1988) with Anthony Hopkins and Kristin Scott Thomas. In 1982, he lent his voice to the character of Nicodemus in the animated film, The Secret of NIMH. In 1990, he starred as Daedalus in episode 4 of Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths.

Jacobi continued to play Shakespeare roles, notably in Kenneth Branagh's 1989 film of Henry V (as the Chorus), and made his directing debut as Branagh's director for the 1988 Renaissance Theatre Company's touring production of Hamlet, which also played at Elsinore and as part of a Renaissance repertory season at the Phoenix Theatre in London. The 1990s saw Jacobi keeping on with repertoire stage work in Kean at the Old Vic, Becket in the West End (the Haymarket Theatre) and Macbeth at the RSC in both London and Stratford.In 1993 Jacobi voiced Mr Jeremy Fisher in The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends.

He was appointed the joint artistic director of the Chichester Festival Theatre, with the West End impresario Duncan Weldon in 1995 for a three-year tenure. As an actor at Chichester he also starred in four plays, including his first Uncle Vanya in 1996 (he played it again in 2000, bringing the Chekhov play to Broadway for a limited run). Jacobi's work during the 1990s included the 13-episode series TV adaptation of the novels by Ellis Peters, Cadfael (1994–1998) and a televised version of Breaking the Code (1996). Film appearances included performances in Kenneth Branagh's Dead Again (1991), Branagh's full-text rendition of Hamlet (1996) as King Claudius, John Maybury's Love is the Devil (1998), a portrait of painter Francis Bacon, as Senator Gracchus in Gladiator (2000) with Russell Crowe, and as "The Duke" opposite Christopher Eccleston and Eddie Izzard in a post-apocalyptic version of Thomas Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy (2002).

In 2001, Jacobi won an Emmy Award by mocking his Shakespearean background in the television sitcom Frasier episode "The Show Must Go Off", in which he played the world's worst Shakespearean actor: the hammy, loud, untalented Jackson Hedley. This was his first guest appearance on an American television programme.


Jacobi has narrated audio book versions of the Iliad, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis and two abridged versions of I, Claudius by Robert Graves. In 2001 he provided the voice of "Duke Theseus" in The Children's Midsummer Night's Dream film. In 2002, Jacobi toured Australia in The Hollow Crown with Sir Donald Sinden, Ian Richardson and Dame Diana Rigg. Jacobi also played the role of Senator Gracchus in Gladiator and starred in the 2002 miniseries The Jury. He is also the narrator for the BBC children's series In the Night Garden.

In 2003, he was involved with Scream of the Shalka, a webcast based on the science fiction series Doctor Who. He played the voice of the Doctor's nemesis The Master alongside Richard E. Grant as the Doctor. In the same year, he also appeared in Deadline, an audio drama also based on Doctor Who. Therein he played Martin Bannister, an ageing writer who makes up stories about "the Doctor", a character who travels in time and space, the premise being that the series had never made it on to television. Jacobi later followed this up with an appearance in the Doctor Who episode "Utopia" (June 2007); he appears as the kindly Professor Yana, who by the end of the episode is revealed to actually be the Master. Jacobi admitted to Doctor Who Confidential he had always wanted to be on the show: "One of my ambitions since the '60s has been to take part in a Doctor Who. The other one is Coronation Street. So I've cracked Doctor Who now. I'm still waiting for Corrie."

In 2004 Jacobi starred in Friedrich Schiller's Don Carlos at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, in an acclaimed production, which transferred to the Gielgud Theatre in London in January 2005. The London production of Don Carlos gathered rave reviews. Also in 2004, he starred as Lord Teddy Thursby in the first of the four-part BBC series The Long Firm, based on Jake Arnott's novel of the same name. In Nanny McPhee (2005), he played the role of the colourful Mr. Wheen, an undertaker. He played the role of Alexander Corvinus in the 2006 movie Underworld: Evolution.

In March 2006, BBC Two broadcast Pinochet in Suburbia, a docudrama about former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and the attempts to extradite him from Great Britain; Jacobi played the leading role. In September 2007, it was released in the U.S., retitled Pinochet's Last Stand. In 2006, he appeared in the children's movie Mist, the tale of a sheepdog puppy, he also narrated this movie. In July–August 2006, he played the eponymous role in A Voyage Round My Father at the Donmar Warehouse, a production which then transferred to the West End.

In February 2007, The Riddle, directed by Brendan Foley and starring Jacobi, Vinnie Jones, and Vanessa Redgrave, was screened at Berlin EFM. Jacobi plays twin roles: first a present-day London tramp and then the ghost of Charles Dickens. In March 2007, the BBC's children's programme In the Night Garden started its run of one hundred episodes, with Jacobi as the narrator. He played Nell's grandfather in ITV's Christmas 2007 adaptation of The Old Curiosity Shop, and returned to the stage to play Malvolio in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (2009) for the Donmar Warehouse at Wyndham's Theatre in London. The role won him the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor. He appears in five 2009 films: Morris: A Life with Bells On, Hippie Hippie Shake, Endgame, Adam Resurrected and Charles Dickens's England. In 2010 he returned to I, Claudius, as Augustus in a radio adaptation. In 2011, he was part of a medieval epic, Ironclad, which also starred James Purefoy and Paul Giamatti, as the ineffectual Reginald de Cornhill, castellan of Rochester castle.

Jacobi starred in Michael Grandage's production of King Lear (London, 2010), giving what The New Yorker called "one of the finest performances of his distinguished career". In May 2011 he reprised this role at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

In April 2012 he appeared in Titanic: Blood and Steel and in November 2012 he starred in the BBC series Last Tango in Halifax. In 2013 he starred in the second series of Last Tango and in 2014 the third series.

In 2013, Jacobi joined Ian McKellen in the ITV sitcom Vicious as Stuart Bixby, the partner to Freddie Thornhill, played by McKellen. On August 23, 2013; the show was renewed for a six-episode second season which is due to begin airing sometime in late 2014.

Shakespeare authorship involvement

Jacobi has been publicly involved in the Shakespeare authorship question. He supports the Oxfordian theory of Shakespeare authorship, according to which Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford wrote the works of Shakespeare. Jacobi has given an address to the Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre promoting de Vere as the Shakespeare author and wrote forewords to two books on the subject in 2004 and 2005.

In 2007, Jacobi and fellow Shakespearean actor and director Mark Rylance initiated a "Declaration of Reasonable Doubt" on the authorship of Shakespeare's work, to encourage new research into the question.

In 2011, Jacobi accepted a role in the film Anonymous, about the Oxfordian theory, starring Rhys Ifans and Vanessa Redgrave. In the film Jacobi narrates the Prologue and Epilogue, set in modern-day New York, while the film proper is set in Elizabethan England. Jacobi allows that making the film was "a very risky thing to do", and imagines that "the orthodox Stratfordians are going to be apoplectic with rage".

Personal life

Jacobi is openly gay. In March 2006, four months after civil partnerships were introduced in the United Kingdom, Jacobi registered his civil partnership with Richard Clifford. They live in Primrose Hill, north London.

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Peppi Borza (died 1989 aged 52) would be 85 - 2 credits, including First Vervoid in The Trial Of A Time Lord (Terror of the Vervoids)

Peppi Borza played a Vervoid in the Doctor Who television story Terror of the Vervoids.

James Grout (died 2012 aged 84) would be 94 - credited as Ian in Whatever Happened To... Susan Foreman?(Misc)

Tim Condren (died 2006 aged 79) would be 95 - 2 credits, including Guerrilla in Day of the Daleks

IMBb Filmography

Actor (30 titles)
1991Spender (TV series) 
Harry Jones
– Dance Girl Dance (1991) … Harry Jones
1991Lethal Impact (video) 
Johnny Roscoe
1985The Holcroft Covenant 
1985A View to a Kill 
Thug at Stacey's House (uncredited)
1984The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (TV series) 
– The Speckled Band (1984) … Thorne (as Timothy Condren)
1983The Old Men at the Zoo (TV series) 
SPG man
– The Year of the Yeti (1983) … SPG man
1982The Woman in White (TV mini-series) 
– Episode #1.4 (1982) … Gamekeeper (as Timothy Condren)
1981Strangers (TV series) 
1981Burning an Illusion 
Kerb Crawler
1978Fallen Hero (TV series) 
– Episode #1.4 (1978) … Wally
1977Treasure Island (TV mini-series) 
– Episode #1.4 (1977) … O'Brian
– Episode #1.3 (1977) … O'Brian
– Episode #1.2 (1977) … O'Brian
– Episode #1.1 (1977) … O'Brian
1976The New Avengers (TV series) 
– The Midas Touch (1976) … Boz
1976Death of an Informer (TV movie) 
The man with the gun
1975Play for Today (TV series) 
Harbour policeman
– The Dandelion Clock (1975) … Harbour policeman
1974Steptoe and Son (TV series) 
– The Seven Steptoerai (1974) (as Tim Condron)
1974Ooh... You Are Awful 
Chaffeur (uncredited)
1974Special Branch (TV series) 
Scrapyard Heavy
– Jailbait (1974) … Scrapyard Heavy (uncredited)
1973Arthur of the Britons (TV series) 
– The Prize (1973) … Hoxel
1972Colditz (TV series) 
German Motorcyclist
– Missing, Presumed Dead (1972) … German Motorcyclist
1965-1972Doctor Who (TV series) 
Guerilla / Saxon warrior
– Day of the Daleks: Part 1 (1972) … Guerilla
– Checkmate (1965) … Saxon warrior (uncredited)
1971The Expert (TV series) 
Coach driver
– Where Are You Going? (1971) … Coach driver
1970Codename (TV series) 
– A Walk with the Lions (1970) … Lormi
1969Moon Zero Two 
Yellow Killer (uncredited)
1967Adam Adamant Lives! (TV series) 
2nd Judo Man
– A Sinister Sort of Service (1967) … 2nd Judo Man (uncredited)
1966Carry on Cowboy 
Rider (uncredited)
1966The Plague of the Zombies 
A young blood (as Tim Condron)
1965Out of the Unknown (TV series) 
– Sucker Bait (1965) … Crewman

Stunts (30 titles)

1993In the Name of the Father (stunts) 
1990Just Ask for Diamond (stunt arranger) 
1990Hardware (stunt arranger - as Tim Condron) 
1988Bust (TV series) (stunt fighter - 1 episode) 
– Cleaning Up (1988) (stunt fighter)
1988Willow (stunts) 
1986Labyrinth (stunt double: Jareth) 
1985Death Wish 3 (stunts) 
1985A View to a Kill (stunts - uncredited) 
1985Brazil (stunts) 
1983Wagner (TV series) (stunts) 
1982A Kind of Loving (TV series) (fight arranger - 1 episode) 
– February - August 1963 (1982) (fight arranger - as Timothy Condren)
1981Strangers (TV series) (stand-in double: Willie - 1 episode) 
– Stand and Deliver (1981) (stand-in double: Willie)
1981For Your Eyes Only (additional stunts - uncredited) 
1980The Long Good Friday (stunts) 
1980Superman II (stunts - uncredited) 
1978Superman (stunts - uncredited) 
1978The Wild Geese (stunts - uncredited) 
1977Treasure Island (TV mini-series) (fight arranger) 
1977The Spy Who Loved Me (stunts - uncredited) 
1977Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (stunts - uncredited) 
1975Space: 1999 (TV series) (stunts) 
1969/IAlfred the Great (stunts - uncredited) 
1968Where Eagles Dare (stunts - uncredited) 
1967You Only Live Twice (stunts - uncredited) 
1967The Viking Queen (stunts - uncredited) 
1965Thunderball (stunts - uncredited) 
1965Doctor Who (TV series) (stunts - 1 episode) 
– The Meddling Monk (1965) (stunts - uncredited)

Richard Mayes (died 2006 aged 83) - credited as Chief Baxter in Fury From the Deep

Richard Mayes was an English stage and television actor. 

A well-known face on British television, he was primarily a theatrical actor. He appeared in many roles on stage and small screen, including roles in Doctor Who and as Jebediah Dingle in Emmerdale

Other roles include parts in CasualtyWaking the DeadDoctorsThe BillEmmerdaleAnother LifeThe Great IndoorsMiddleton's ChangelingHeartbeatScreen TwoVan der ValkDempsey and MakepeaceJuliet BravoTop Secret!GandhiEscapeSpy!TycoonWingsA Bunch of FivesThe CrezzOut of the PastThe Plane MakersEmergency-Ward 10Oliver TwistA for Andromeda

Jack Melford (died 1972 aged 73) - credited as Menelaus in The Myth Makers

Jack Melford was a British film and television actor.

He played Menelaus in the Doctor Who story The Myth Makers.

He was the brother of screenwriter and film director Austin Melford.

Also worked on Lust for a VampireA Home of Your OwnITV Play of the WeekWeavers GreenSoftly SoftlyThe Wednesday PlayWalk a TightropeZ CarsThorndykeEmergency-Ward 10Boyd Q.C.Night Train to ParisA Shot in the DarkNo Hiding PlaceDixon of Dock GreenThe Sentimental AgentJezebel ex UKThe Last Man OutRichard the LionheartSilent EvidenceSir Francis DrakeHotel IncidentWhat Every Woman WantsThe Edgar Wallace Mystery TheatreBilly Bunter of Greyfriars SchoolAlcoa Presents: One Step BeyondThe CheatersThe Fourth SquareThe Gentle TerrorFollow That ManCompelledThe ViseDanger ManThe Adventures of Robin HoodThe Four Just MenThe Army GameMan from InterpolBluebeards Ten HoneymoonsTransatlanticSentenced for LifeNight Train for InvernessFeet of ClayH.G.Wells' Invisible ManWeb of SuspicionDial 999Leave It to TodhunterFair GameTales from DickensThe End of the LineEducated EvansThe Adventures of Sir LancelotFabian of the YardThe LadykillersTons of MoneyFatal JourneyDear DottyBackgroundHeights of DangerUp for the CupWarning to WantonsNo Room at the InnWhen You Come HomeMy Brother JonathanCounterblastThe October ManThe Laughing LadyThe Rake's ProgressThey Met in the DarkCrook's TourSpare a CopperThe Briggs FamilyThe SpiderLove: In Twenty LessonsLuck of the DevilSomeone at the DoorMoney for JamMany Tanks Mr. AtkinsIt's in the AirYouth at the HelmHold My HandLet's Make a Night of ItScruffyComing of AgeToo Many HusbandsCommand PerformanceJump for GloryRadio LoverLuck of the TurfFind the LadyIf I Were RichBirds of a FeatherDepartment StoreLook Up and LaughHoneymoon for ThreeNight of the GarterThe Sport of Kings