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On This Day (USA) - 6 October



City of Death: Part Two premiered on BBC One in 1979 at 6:17pm, watched by 14.10 million viewers.

Tooth and Claw premiered on SyFy (East Coast Feed) in 2006 at 8:00pm

The Day of the Clown: Episode One premiered on CBBC in 2008 at 5:15pm
 Birthdays
Tommy Campbell will be 41 - credited as Sergeant in The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon
Tommy Campbell is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer. He is a dual-citizen of Ireland and Canada and currently resides in London.

He has appeared in Crysis 2, (Video Game - voice) Matt Hatter Chronicles (Animated TV Series), Green Zone, The Philanthropist, The Dark Night, Scarlet (TV Series), Shameless. In 2004 and 2005 he was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for his global stand up work He is a member of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain.


Stanley Myers (died 1993 aged 63) would be 89 - credited as Conducted By for The Reign Of Terror

Stanley Myers was a prolific British film composer who scored over sixty films. He also wrote the guitar piece "Cavatina".

Myers was born in Birmingham, and as a teenager went to King Edward's School in Edgbaston, a suburb of Birmingham.

Myers wrote incidental music for television, for example a 1964 serial in the television series Doctor Who, the theme to All Gas and Gaiters and the theme for the BBC's Question Time.

He is known for composing music for cult films House of WhipcordFrightmare and House of Mortal Sin for filmmaker Peter Walker.

He is best known for "Cavatina" (1970), an evocative guitar piece that served as the signature theme for Michael Cimino's 1978 film The Deer Hunter, and for which Myers won the Ivor Novello Award. A somewhat different version of this work, performed by John Williams, had appeared in The Walking Stick. And yet another version had lyrics added. Cleo Laine and Iris Williams, in separate recordings as He Was Beautiful, helped to make "Cavatina" become even more popular.

During the 1980s, Myers worked frequently with director Stephen Frears. His score for Prick Up Your Ears (1987) won him a "Best Artistic Contribution" award at the Cannes Film Festival. He also scored several low budget features (Time TravelerBlind DateThe WindZero Boys) for director Nico Mastorakis, collaborating with Hans Zimmer. He won another Ivor Novello Award for his soundtrack to The Witches in 1991.

Myers died of cancer aged 63 in Kensington and Chelsea, London.

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


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Adrienne Hill (died 1997 aged 60) - 3 credits, including Katarina in The Myth Makers

Plymouth-born Adrienne Hill trained in acting at the Bristol Old Vic, then spent some time with the Old Vic Company in London, followed by eight years' work in repertory theatre. 

She was spotted by Doctor Who production assistant Viktors Ritelis while understudying for Maggie Smith in a play called "Mary, Mary", she was invited to audition for the role of Princess Joanna in "The Crusade." Although she did not win that part, director Douglas Camfield remembered her and cast her as Katarina. 

In the late sixties she had continued success, particularly in radio, and landed a regular role in the BBC's "Waggoner's Walk." She then moved abroad with her husband when his work took him first to Holland and later to the USA. In the late seventies, after her marriage broke up, she returned to England and studied for a degree. During the eighties she launched a new career as a drama teacher, while continuing to do occasional acting work.