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On This Day (USA) - 25 October



Pyramids of Mars: Part One premiered on BBC One in 1975 at 5:47pm, watched by 10.50 million viewers.

The TARDIS lands in 1911. In the grounds of the Old Priory, Egyptian mummies are walking and the Doctor and Sarah find that an ancient and powerful evil is menacing mankind.



Full Circle: Part One premiered on BBC One in 1980 at 5:40pm, watched by 5.90 million viewers.

The Trial Of A Time Lord (Mindwarp): Part Eight premiered on BBC One in 1986 at 5:47pm, watched by 5.00 million viewers.

The Curse of Fenric: Part One premiered on BBC One in 1989 at 7:34pm, watched by 4.30 million viewers.

TMi - Series 3 Episode 5 (featuring the SJA cast) premiered on BBC2 in 2008 at 9:00am

An action-packed morning of games, sketches and music with special guests, The Sarah Jane Adventures gang. Once again, the fate of the TMi-ers rests in the hands of Sam, Mark and Caroline as they compete in TMi's weekly challenge, Don't Let Me Down! Also featuring new Australian drama, Lockie Leonard.



Doctor Who Greatest Moments: Donna premiered on BBC Three in 2009 at 7:47pm, watched by 0.30 million viewers.
A temp from Chiswick-turned-saviour of the universe, Donna Noble saw it all - from Planet of the Ood to old Pompeii. David Tennant, Catherine Tate and other key cast share their favourite Donna delights and talk about the most memorable moments of her journey through time and space with the Doctor. Narrated by Jo Whiley.


Death of the Doctor: Episode One premiered on CBBC in 2010 at 5:17pm, watched by 0.92 million viewers.

Sarah Jane's Alien Files: Episode 3 premiered on CBBC in 2010 at 5:45pm
Sarah Jane Smith opens the Alien Files. Luke, back from university, has the lowdown on Mrs Wormwood, the Bane mother and the Sontarans.


In The Forest Of The Night premiered on BBC One in 2014 at 8:19pm, watched by 6.92 million viewers.

In an episode written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, the world awakes one morning to Mother Nature reclaiming the Earth with a blanket of woodland. Is this the final curtain for humanity?



Doctor Who Extra: In The Forest Of The Night premiered on BBC Red Button in 2014 at 10:00pm

In The Forest Of The Night premiered on BBC America in 2014 at 9:00pm, watched by 1.06 million viewers.

One morning in every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to face the most surprising invasion yet. Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth.


 Birthdays
Phil Daniels will be 61 - credited as Geoffrey Plum in The Gunpowder Plot(Games)

Played Geoffrey Plum in the online game The Gunpowder Plot



Simon Gipps-Kent (died 1987 aged 28) would be 61 - credited as Seth in The Horns of Nimon

Simon Gipps-Kent was a British actor,  noted for his numerous appearances as a child actor in the 1970s. He appeared in the 1979 Doctor Who story Horns of Nimon.

His television credits include: the 1973 BBC television adaptation of M.R. James' Lost Hearts; The Tomorrow People; Edward the Seventh (playing young Edward), a role he played again in the BBC's The Prince And The Pauper; Great Expectations ; To Serve Them All My Days; V for Victory, an episode of the 1978 TV series Enemy at the Door; A Traveller in Time and the Southern Television serials, Midnight is a Place and Noah's Castle. Gipps-Kent also had a speaking part in Quadrophenia.

For a time he also played Kenton Archer in the BBC radio serial The Archers. His last television role was in the pilot episode for the comedy series Blackadder in 1982. 

He died of a morphine overdose in 1987.



Peter Howell (died 2015 aged 95) would be 100 - credited as Investigator in The Mutants

A regular in 1950s television hospital drama series Emergency – Ward 10, Peter Howell made guest appearances in The Avengers, The Prisoner, and Doctor Who. He played the prison governor in the 1979 film Scum. He played Saruman in the 1981 BBC Radio production of The Lord of the Rings. He also featured in the Yes Minister "Equal Opportunities" (1982) as a committee member. In the long running Radio 4 drama The Archers he had a recurring role as Right Reverend Cyril Hood, Bishop of Felpersham.

Howell played the role of Sir William Lucas in the 1980 BBC Miniseries "Pride & Prejudice" by Jane Austen, a miniseries also featuring Elizabeth Garvie and David Rintoul.

Howell died on 20 April 2015 after a short illness, aged 95.

 

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 Deaths
Harry Brooks (died 2008 aged 72) - credited as Cyberman (Krang) in The Tenth Planet

Harry Brooks  played Talon and Krang in the Doctor Who story The Tenth Planet.

Also appeared in Hanover Street, Wings, Dial M for Murder, Going Dutch, ITV Sunday Night Theatre, Colditz, Jason King, Eyeless in Gaza, Underground, The Spies, Danger Man, Quatermass II 



Bernard Martin (died 1993 aged 66) - credited as Control Room Assistant in The Ambassadors of Death

Bernard Martin played a control room assistant in the 1970 Doctor Who story The Ambassadors of Death.

Also worked on The BillA Dorothy L. Sayers MysteryAuf Wiedersehen, PetWarshipA Little Bit of WisdomDixon of Dock GreenThe RegimentThe Big MBat Out of HellRichard the Lionheart



John Stratton (died 1991 aged 65) - credited as Shockeye in The Two Doctors

John Stratton  was a British actor, born in Clitheroe, Lancashire.

He is best remembered for his television credits, including: Quatermass and the PitDixon of Dock GreenThe AvengersIt's Dark OutsideThe Man in Room 17Public EyeMr. RoseZ-Cars,The TroubleshootersThe ExpertThe First LadyUFOHadleighSoftly, SoftlyThe PallisersFall of EaglesThe ProfessionalsDoctor Who (in the serial The Two Doctors), Juliet BravoLovejoyand Backs to the Land.

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