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On This Day (USA) - 5 October



The Mind Robber: Episode 4 premiered on BBC One in 1968 at 5:19pm, watched by 7.30 million viewers.

The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe are captured by the White Robots in the Citadel and are taken to meet the Master of the Land of Fiction who has a proposition for the Doctor.



Paradise Towers: Part One premiered on BBC One in 1987 at 7:34pm, watched by 4.50 million viewers.

Remembrance of the Daleks: Part One premiered on BBC One in 1988 at 7:34pm, watched by 5.50 million viewers.

Last of the Time Lords premiered on SyFy (East Coast Feed) in 2007 at 8:00pm
 Birthdays
Marshall Lancaster will be 45 - 2 credits, including Buzzer in The Rebel Flesh / The Almost People

Marshall Lancaster was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire.

He has appeared in many television dramas, including Coronation Street, Holby City, The Lakes and Family Affairs, but is probably best known for playing DC Chris Skelton in the BBC time-travel police dramas, Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes.

Lancaster is a former member of the Macclesfield-based theatre groups SCAMPS Youth Company, Paragon Youth Theatre and Macclesfield Amateur Dramatic Society. His sporting skills include football, snooker, athletics, and boxing. He also has a strong high baritone singing voice. Lancaster is notable for having one green and one blue eye, a condition known as heterochromia.

Until 23 August 2008 he starred in the York Theatre Royal's production of Mike Kenny's adaptation of The Railway Children alongside Colin Tarrant and Sarah Quintrell at the National Railway Museum.



Jenna Russell will be 52 - 2 credits, including Floor Manager in Bad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways

Jenna Russell is an English actress and singer. She has appeared on the stage in London in both musicals and dramas, as well as appearing with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She performed the role of Dot in Sunday in the Park with George in the West End and on Broadway, receiving the Tony Award nomination and the 2006 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role. She has also appeared in several television series, including Born and Bred.

Life and career

Russell was born in London, grew up in Dundee, and attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School.

In 1985, Jenna appeared as Matthew's girlfriend Christine in the ITV comedy Home to Roost.

Russell began her career as an understudy for Eponine and Fantine and later took over Fantine in Les Misérables and performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) for the first portion of her career. Plays there included The Beggar's Opera as Lucy Lockit in April 1992 and again in April 1993 at the Barbican Centre. She also appeared in the RSC production of Alan Ayckbourn's Wildest Dreams at the Barbican in December 1993.

From 1990 to 1992 she played one of the lead characters, Maggie Lomax, in primetime BBC TV comedy On the Up. She also sang the theme song to Red Dwarf, a recording that has been used for all ten of the show's seasons produced over the last 25 years.

She performed in three shows at The Bridewell Theatre: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever as Daisy (January 2000), Hello Again (March 2001) and a concert, The Cutting Edge in June 2000. Other stage work includes Tracey Lord in High Society at Sheffield Crucible, Young Sally in Follies at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 1987, Bertrande in Martin Guerre at the West End’s Prince Edward theatre (1998), Felicity in Landslide at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, and Three Sisters at the Royal Court.

She left the cast of Songs for a New World during rehearsal in order to play Deborah Gilder in the television series Born and Bred in 2002 through 2005.

In 2005 she appeared as the Floor Manager in the Doctor Who episodes "Bad Wolf" and "The Parting of the Ways". Also in 2005, she played the lead role of Sarah Brown in the West End production of Guys and Dolls opposite (at various times) Ewan McGregor, Nigel Harman, Sarah Lancashire, Jane Krakowski and Nigel Lindsay. She received a nomination for the 2006 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for this role. In 2006, she took over from Anna-Jane Casey as Dot / Marie in the London revival of Sunday in the Park with George, by Stephen Sondheim for which she won the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

She subsequently played Amy alongside Felicity Kendal in the West End revival of the play Amy's View in 2006. In 2008, Russell reprised her role as Dot in the Broadway transfer of Sunday in the Park with George. The production opened on February 21, 2008 and ran until June 29, 2008 at Studio 54. Russell won the Theatre World Award and received Drama Desk Award and Tony Award nominations for Best Actress in a Musical, losing to Patti LuPone.

In 2009 she appeared in the inaugural episode of the resurrected TV series Minder as Petra.

Russell has appeared in Into the Woods twice. For the Donmar Warehouse production in 1998, she played Cinderella. For the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in 2010, she plays the role of the Baker's Wife.

In August 2012, Russell took to the London stage again at the Soho Theatre in Soho Cinders. She then played the role of Mary in Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End, following a run at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

From February 2014 she appeared as Penelope Pennywise in the London production of Urinetown: The Musical at the St. James Theatre. She reprises the role for the West End production at the Apollo Theatre from September 2014.

Personal life

Russell is the partner of actor Raymond Coulthard, and they are the parents of a girl. Russell relates that she was in the early stages of her pregnancy when she appeared in Sunday on Broadway.

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



Phil Cornwell will be 62 - 3 credits, including Stallholder in The Fires of Pompeii

Phil Cornwell  is an English comedianactorimpressionist and writer. He is probably best known as being part of the Dead Ringerstelevision and radio series. Cornwell has co-written and performed principal roles in The Glam Metal Detectives and Stella Street.

Cornwell was born in Leigh-on-SeaEssex. He is popularily known for voicing Murdoc Niccals in the virtual band, Gorillaz. He provided the voices of Mick Jagger and David Bowie for the Steve Wright in the Afternoon show on BBC Radio 1 in the late eighties. These impersonations - augmented by many others, including the series narrator, Michael Caine - formed the backbone of the BBC TV series Stella Street, written and performed with John Sessions. He played the part of Harry Noakes, Captain of the cockleboat Renown in the TV mini-serieDunkirk.

He has appeared in several films made by The Comic Strip, including the role as Dave Spanker in Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown. He also played Dave Clifton, a local radio DJ on Radio Norwich - a fictional radio station in both series of I'm Alan Partridge.

He also voiced Sir Lancelot in the animated children's television series King Arthur's Disasters. He was the voice of Gilbert the Alien in the 1980s TV series Get Fresh, which later span off into Gilbert's Fridge, a series starring the character.[1]

Cornwell is married to Amy and has four children, Freddy, Leila, Stan and Molly-Rose. He is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur F.C.[2] and presents the weekly podcast The Spurs Show.

He played King Stupid in the CBBC series Stupid!, having replaced Marcus Brigstocke, because the latter was involved in Excuse My French on BBC2. Cornwell also appeared in the Doctor Who episode, "The Fires of Pompeii". In 2010 he presented/hosted the Friday night Euro Lottery draw show on BBC1. In 2011 he did several standup comedy gigs as character Switzerland McNaughtiehorse. He also runs a continuous podcast called 'The Spurs Show' with Mike Leigh.

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



Malcolm Lockyer (died 1976 aged 52) would be 96 - credited as Music Composed and Conducted for Dr Who and the Daleks(Aaru)

Malcolm Lockyer was a British film composer and conductor.

In his early years he developed an interest in dance and from here gathered an interest in music. At the age of nineteen he became a musician in the Royal Air Force and in 1944 joined the Buddy Featherstonhaugh Sextet. His biggest successes in composition were for the BBC series Friends and Neighbours in 1959 for which he wrote the theme. He wrote the scores for at least three films: Island of Terror (1966), Sandy the Seal (1969), and La Loba y La Paloma(1974). He also composed the music for the 1965 film Dr. Who and the Daleks, some arrangements from that film have since been released on a CD called The Eccentric Dr. Who.

One of the highlights of Lockyer's career was arranging and conducting the Bing Crosby album Holiday in Europe (1961), described as "one of the all-time Crosby classics" by the noted jazz critic Will Friedwald in his liner notes to the CD Bing Crosby: Legends of the 20th Century, which includes seven tracks from the album.

Lockyer conducted frequently throughout the 1960s. Among the many orchestras he led were those for: the BBC Radio Home Service's radio musical version of Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat (1962) and the films Our Man in Marrakesh (1966) and Deadlier than the Male (1967). From the early 1960s he was conductor of the BBC Revue Orchestra and subsequnetly the principal conductor of the new BBC Radio Orchestra and the BBC Big Band [1] when both ensembles were formed in 1967.

Lockyer was the musical director for the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest staged at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. Unusually however, as noted in John Kennedy O'Connor's The Eurovision Song Contest - The Official History, he did not conduct the home entry for the UK.[2] Lockyer had taken part in the very first UK selection process to find Britain's debut Eurovision entry in 1957. He performed the song "All", which won the contest. However, Patricia Bredin went on to perform the song at the final in Frankfurt.

Shortly before his death in 1976, he conducted The Million Airs Orchestra in 26 Glenn Miller tribute concerts.

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



Ronald Leigh-Hunt (died 2005 aged 84) would be 99 - 3 credits, including Radnor in The Seeds of Death

Ronald Leigh-Hunt was a British film and television actor.

He had two major roles in Doctor Who. In 1969 he played Radnor in the second Ice Warrior story The Seeds of Death. he returned to the series in 1975 to play Commander Stevenson in Revenge of the Cybermen

His father was a stockbroker and he attended the Italia Conti Academy. He began acting whilst serving in the army. Though never a major star, he appeared in over a hundred television and film productions over a forty year period, including as King Arthur in The Adventures of Sir Lancelot in the mid-1950s, and General Hospital in the early 1970s.

He appeared in Danger Man and starred as Colonel Buchan in the 1960s - 1970's children's TV seriesFreewheelers.

He appeared in a Series 2 episode of critically acclaimed TV series Minder entitled You Lose Some, You Win Some.

His film appearances included The League of Gentlemen (1960), Le Mans (1971) and The Omen (1976).

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



Eric Elliott (died 1981 aged 78) would be 117 - credited as Commander in The Ark

Actor who appeared in the 1966 story The Ark


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Trevor Martin (died 2017 aged 87) - 5 credits, including Second Time Lord in The War Games

Trevor Martin is a British actor.

He is best known for playing the Doctor on stage at the Adelphi TheatreLondon in Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday. In the 1974 play he essayed the role of an alternate Fourth Doctor, a role he reprised in a 2008 audio adaptation of the play from Big Finish Productions.

He had previously appeared in the show itself as a Time Lord in the 1969 serial The War Games opposite Second Doctor Patrick Troughton and later guested in the 1993 Doctor Who radio play The Paradise of Death alongside Third Doctor Jon Pertwee and the 2003 Doctor Whoaudio drama Flip-Flop alongside Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy.

His many television credits range from the 1960s to the present day and include Sherlock HolmesJackanoryVan der ValkZ CarsSpecial BranchThe Onedin LineCoronation StreetInspector Morse and The Bill.

Films include Othello (1965), Absolution (1978), Krull (1983), The House of Mirth (2000) and Babel (2006).

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



Jim Francis (died 2001 aged 47) - 3 credits, including Visual Effects Designer for The Caves of Androzani

Jim Francis was one of the visual effects designers on the Doctor Who story The Caves of Androzani. 

He was a major force in British television special effects during the 1980s and 1990s. He served as VED on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, most of Blake's 7 and the eighth season of Red Dwarf. He worked, or at least was credited, up to the year of his death.



Andrew Keir (died 1997 aged 71) - credited as Wyler in Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.(Aaru)

Andrew Keir  was a Scottish actor, who rose to prominence featuring in a number of films from Hammer Film Productions in the 1960s. He was also active in television, and particularly in the theatre, in a professional career that lasted from the 1940s to the 1990s. He is most remembered for starring as Professor Bernard Quatermass in Hammer's film version of Quatermass and the Pit (1967). He also originated the role of Thomas Cromwell in Robert Bolt's play A Man for All Seasons in 1960.

He played Wyler in feature film Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.. 



May Wardon (died 1978 aged 87) - credited as Old Sara in The Daleks' Master Plan

May Warden was born in Leeds, England.  

She was an actress, known for Der 90. Geburtstag oder Dinner for One, Billy Liar and Dinner for One

She was married to Silvester Stewart. 

She was one of the earliest born actors to appear in any episode of Doctor Who.