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On This Day (USA) - 9 November



The Invasion: Episode Two premiered on BBC One in 1968 at 5:15pm, watched by 7.10 million viewers.

Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, now a UN Brigadier, confirms to the Doctor that there is something suspicious occurring at International Electromatics.

Zoe and Isobel's investigation places them in terrible danger, and Jamie tries to save them.



Delta and the Bannermen: Part Two premiered on BBC One in 1987 at 7:35pm, watched by 5.10 million viewers.

The Happiness Patrol: Part Two premiered on BBC One in 1988 at 7:35pm, watched by 4.60 million viewers.

The Graham Norton Show: Series 6 Episode 6 premiered on BBC One in 2009 at 10:35pm

The award-winning host continues his talk show, as top celebrity guests join in the fun with Graham and his irrepressible audience.

Actor David Tennant talks about his final appearance as Doctor Who, hilariously unpredictable star of Benidorm Johnny Vegas takes the comedy chair and singer Alison Moyet chats about 25 years of hits and sings All Cried Out.



Lost in Time: Episode Two premiered on CBBC in 2010 at 5:18pm, watched by 0.68 million viewers.
 Birthdays
Ian Hallard was 44 - 15 credits, including Alan-a-Dale in Robot Of Sherwood

Hallard has appeared in a number of roles in his career, including Where The Heart Is, Doctors, Hustle, and the Mark Gatiss shows Crooked House, Sherlock.

In 2008 Hallard and Gatiss became civil partners.



Eric Thompson (died 1982 aged 53) would have been 89 - credited as Gaston in The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve

Eric Thompson played Viscount Gaston de Leran in the 1966 Doctor Who story The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve. 

He was the husband of Phyllida Law and father of actress Emma Thompson. 

He isbest known known for re-writing and narrating The Magic Roundabout in the UK.

Other roles include Ego HugoThe Magic BallThe ChallengersCoronation StreetITV PlayhouseVolponeInheritanceITV Play of the WeekDixon of Dock GreenSerjeant Musgrave's DanceZ CarsThe VillainsITV Television PlayhouseBBC Sunday-Night PlayThe Eustace DiamondsBBC Sunday-Night TheatreThe Life and Death of Sir John FalstaffThe Lost KingThe Black Arrow


 Deaths
Ralph Michael (died 1994 aged 87) - credited as Balaton in The Pirate Planet

Ralph Michael was an English actor. He was born in LondonUnited Kingdom.

His film appearances include: A Night to RememberChildren of the DamnedKhartoumGrand PrixThe Assassination Bureau, and Empire of the Sun.

Television credits include: The Adventures of Robin HoodDixon of Dock GreenDanger ManKesslerThe Forsyte SagaMan in a SuitcaseThe AvengersColditzDoctor at LargePublic EyeSutherland's LawSoftly, SoftlyThe ProfessionalsRumpole of the BaileyDoctor Who (in the serial The Pirate Planet), BergeracMiss MarpleDempsey & MakepeaceRockliffe's BabiesHowards' WayA Bit of Fry & Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster.

In Dempsey & Makepeace, Ralph Michael played the part of Lord Winfield, Harriet Makepeace's father, in two episodes, "Armed and Extremely Dangerous" and "Cry God for Harry". They had previously been in the same cast in an episode of Blake's 7 entitled "Assassin".

He was married to the actress Joyce Heron.



Stanley Myers (died 1993 aged 63) - 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.

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