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On This Day (USA) - 1 November



Pyramids of Mars: Part Two premiered on BBC One in 1975 at 5:48pm, watched by 11.30 million viewers.

The Doctor, Sarah and Laurence Scarman are being hunted by Sutekh's robot mummies. The Doctor has a plan to disrupt Sutekh's control signal, but will it work?



Full Circle: Part Two premiered on BBC One in 1980 at 5:42pm, watched by 3.70 million viewers.

The Trial Of A Time Lord (Terror of the Vervoids): Part Nine premiered on BBC One in 1986 at 5:47pm, watched by 5.20 million viewers.

The Curse of Fenric: Part Two premiered on BBC One in 1989 at 7:34pm, watched by 4.00 million viewers.

The Empty Planet: Episode One premiered on CBBC in 2010 at 5:17pm, watched by 0.99 million viewers.

Sarah Jane's Alien Files: Episode 4 premiered on CBBC in 2010 at 5:45pm
Sarah Jane Smith opens the Alien Files. Sarah Jane has the lowdown on slithery Slitheen, their untrustworthy Blathereen cousins and their deadly gift of rakweed.


Dark Water premiered on BBC One in 2014 at 8:15pm, watched by 7.34 million viewers.

In the first of a two-part finale, plans have drawn up in the world of the Nethersphere. The mysterious Missy is about to finally meet the Time Lord and an impossible decision looms large.



Doctor Who Extra: Dark Water premiered on BBC Red Button in 2014 at 8:55pm

Dark Water premiered on BBC America in 2014 at 9:00pm, watched by 1.02 million viewers.

In the world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming. "Death is not an end" promises the sinister 3W but, as the Doctor and Clara discover, you might wish it was.


 Birthdays
Yvonne Antrobus will be 79 - credited as Dyoni in Dr Who and the Daleks(Aaru)

Yvonne Antrobus is a British novelist, abridger, radio dramatist, and actress.

She played Dyoni in the film Dr. Who and the Daleks, however was unavailable for post-synchronisation after the shooting. So, while she is seen on-screen as Dyoni, her voice is provided by another, unnamed actress.

She has made over 100 abridgments and dramatisations for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4 and for independent audio publishers, including Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre, The British Journalist by Andrew Marr and Days From A Different World by John Simpson. She was awarded the AbridgersÂ’ Silver Award by the Audio Book Association in 2003 for Churchill by Roy Jenkins. In 2009 BBC Radio 4 broadcast her series Diary of an On-Call Girl, based on the blogs and book by 'WPC Ellie Bloggs', the anonymous blogger who is also a serving British police officer.

Among Antrobus' television appearances are Dixon of Dock Green (1963), Redcap (1965), Emergency - Ward 10 (1967), The Benny Hill Show (1967), The First Churchills (1969), Z-Cars (1970), Steptoe and Son (1972), The Protectors (1973), Wessex Tales (1973), Within These Walls (1974), The Old Curiosity Shop (1975), Thomas & Sarah (1979), The Bill (1989), The Chief (1990), and On Dangerous Ground (1996).

Antrobus' other work includes appearances in London's West End (she was the winner of a London Theatre CriticsÂ’ Award for Best Supporting Actress) and in the films The Pleasure Girls (1965), Mr Quilp (1975)



Frances White will be 81 - credited as Cassandra in The Myth Makers

Frances White (born  Leeds) is a British actress, perhaps best known for her roles as Kate Hamilton in Crossroads and as Miss Flood in the BBC sitcom May to December.

She has also appeared in The Pumpkin EaterPress for TimeTrevor's World of Sport;DangerfieldA Very Peculiar Practice; as Cassandra, prophetess of Troy, in the Doctor Who story The Myth Makers; as Julia, daughter of Augustus, Emperor of Rome, in I, Claudius; and as Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, in Prince Regent. She plays Granny Pig on the children's animated series Peppa Pig.

She currently resides in a village just outside the Home Counties dormitory town of Berkhamsted, in the county of Hertfordshire.

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



Philip Bond (died 2017 aged 82) would be 85 - 2 credits, including Ganatus in The Daleks

Philip Bond was a British actor best known for playing Albert Frazer in 24 episodes of the 1970s BBC nautical drama The Onedin Line.

Born in Burton-on-Trent, Bond attended the University of Oxford and studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. In 1957 he played Sir John Marraby in the musical Zuleika, based on the novel Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm. His first television role was in the series ITV Television Playhouse (1958-1961). 

He went on to appear in, among others, The Saint (1963), Redcap (1965), No Hiding Place (1965), Armchair Theatre (1966), Man in a Suitcase (1967-8), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1968), The Champions (1968), The Avengers (1969), Doomwatch (1971), Jason King (1971), The Onedin Line (1971-2), Dial M for Murder (1974), Z-Cars (1969-1975), Warship (1974-6), Crown Court (1977), The Children of the New Forest (1977), The Sandbaggers (1980), Shoestring (1980), Only Fools and Horses (1985), Bergerac (1987), Lovejoy (1993), Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1994), The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001), Casualty (2007), and Midsomer Murders (2007).

Bond's film roles included Count Five and Die (1957), Orders to Kill (1958), Foxhole in Cairo (1960), I Want What I Want (1972), and Fever Pitch (1997). 

He was survived by his partner Elizabeth, children Matthew, Samantha and Abigail, and grandchildren Molly, Tom, Nancy, Bill and Ivan.



John Westbrook (died 1989 aged 66) would be 97 - credited as The Megron in Exploration Earth(Misc)

John Westbrook was an actor, whose distinctive voice was in great demand for the radio plays and audio books - such works included Jesus in The Man Born To Be King, and Treebeard in the BBC Radio adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. He was also an established theatre performer, including Richard II, The Tempest, and The Merchant of Venice, and appeared in a number of television shows such as The First Churchills and in the film The Tomb of Ligea.



Max Adrian (died 1973 aged 69) would be 116 - credited as King Priam in The Myth Makers

Max Adrian was an Irish stage, film and television actor and singer. He was a founding member of both the Royal Shakespeare Company and theNational Theatre.

In addition to his success as a character actor in classical drama, he was known for his work as a singer and comic actor in revue and musicals, and in one-man shows about George Bernard Shaw and Gilbert and Sullivan, and in cinema and television films, notably Ken Russell's Song of Summer. 

He also appeared in the Doctor Who story The Myth Makers as King Priam. 



Philip Ray (died 1978 aged 79) would be 121 - credited as Eldred in The Seeds of Death

Philip Ray was a British film and television actor. He was born in Streatham, London, and died in Kingston-Upon-Thames.

He played Eldred in the second Ice Warrior story The Seeds of Death


 Deaths
David Dodimead (died 1996 aged 77) - credited as Barclay in The Tenth Planet

David Dodimead  played Barclay in the Doctor Who story The Tenth Planet.

Born in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, he made his first stage appearance in Rochester. After service in the Second World War, he spent two years with Donald Wolfit's company, playing Shakespearean parts on tour, in London and on Broadway. In 1952 he played a season of Shakespeare at Stratford-on-Avon, then appeared in John Gielgud's season at the Lyric, Hammersmith, in London. He went to Africa with this company, and throughout his career especially enjoyed playing on tour. 

He worked in repertory at Hornchurch in Essex, then toured to Australia with the Old Vic Company, with whom he subsequently played two seasons in London. He also appeared at the Mermaid Theatre in London, at Regents Park Open Air Theatre and at the Young Vic. At Oxford Playhouse he was Prospero in The Tempest and at Nottingham Playhouse Gloucester in King Lear (with Michael Hordern). With the Birmingham Repertory Company, he visited over twenty countries playing Bernard Shaw in Dear Liar. He again worked with John Gielgud on television in Richard II and on film in Julius Caesar. He also featured on numerous audio recordings of Shakespeare

Biography from the TARDIS wiki article, licensed under CC-BY-SA   



Peter Childs (died 1989 aged 50) - credited as Jack Ward in The Mark of the Rani

Peter Childs was a British character actor who shot to fame playing Cockney Detective Sergeant Ronnie Rycott, nemesis of Arthur Daley in the top rated ITV series, Minder.

Childs was born at Eastbourne on 31 August 1939, and educated at the local grammar school before training to be an actor. He trained at the Birmingham Theatre School, toiling 10 years doing repertory work before breaking into television, playing a small role in the Anton Rodgers crime series, 'Zodiac'. Later Childs gained valuable experience working with the Manchester 59 company, appearing in Erb, a show which transferred to the West End. He also played a comical undertaker in Joe Orton's Loot to great effect.

A regular performer at the Theatre Royal in London's Stratford East, Childs gave an outstanding performance in Joan Littlewood's last performance there, So You Want to Be in Pictures. During this time he showed considerable gifts for comedy and improvisation. Childs also appeared in the Royal Court (and later in the West End) in David Storey's play The Changing Room, which was directed by Lindsay Anderson, who also cast him in the film, O Lucky Man.

On television, Child's familiar features were seen in The Sweeney, The Onedin Line, Rumpole of the Bailey, Bergerac, Juliet Bravo and Ever Decreasing Circles. He had also appeared in a host of other dramas including two separate appearances in Granada TV's popular soap opera, Coronation Street. Childs had made his name on television a number of years earlier, as Detective Ron Gash in the final series of Public Eye, transmitted in 1975. The following year he was cast as Det. Sgt Donald Grant in the final series of the long running BBC Police series, Softly, Softly: Taskforce. But it was the programme 'Minder' that made Childs a household name in Great Britain. In the hugely popular series, his character had a burning desire to see Arthur Daley, played by George Cole, behind bars.

His other movie appearances include Sweeney!, Ellis Island, If You Go Down in the Woods Today, An Officer and a Car Salesman and most memorably Minder on the Orient Express, where he reprised his role as Ronnie Rycott.

In his personal life Childs was a fervent fan of racecourses and greyhound stadiums.

He died of leukaemia in 1989 at the age of 50.

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