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On This Day (USA) - 18 November

The Ice Warriors: Two premiered on BBC One in 1967 at 5:24pm GMT, watched by 7.10 million viewers.

Varga, the Ice Warrior, has returned to life and has captured Victoria and takes her with him to the glacier where he intends to find his frozen comrades.

The Stones of Blood: Part Four premiered on BBC One in 1978 at 6:23pm GMT, watched by 7.60 million viewers.

Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide premiered on BBC Three in 2013 at 8:03pm GMT, watched by 0.78 million viewers.

Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman celebrate the 50th anniversary of the space-travelling Time Lord and take an in-depth look at of one of the most intriguing fictional characters of all time.

With the 50th anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor, about to hit our screens there's a look at all 11 incarnations of the Doctor and their most famous scenes and storylines, an exploration of the many sides to the Doctor and asking what is he really like. Plus, a look at The Doctor's many travelling companions and adversaries over the years and how they all contribute to creating the longest running sci-fi show of all time.

Featuring David Tennant, Paul McGann, Sylvester McCoy, Noel Clarke, Rick Edwards, Konnie Huq, McFly, Joel Dommett and many more, it's the best preparation possible for the 50th anniversary episode.

Kerblam! premiered on BBC One in 2018 at 6:30pm GMT, watched by 7.46 million viewers.

A mysterious message arrives in a package addressed to the Doctor, which sends the gang on an expedition to the home of the galaxy's biggest retailer.

Miranda Raison will be 41 - 25 credits, including Tallulah in Daleks in Manhattan / Evolution of the Daleks

Miranda Caroline Raison is an English actress.

Born in Burnham ThorpeNorfolk, her father Nick Raison is a jazz pianist and artist, while her mother Caroline read the news for Anglia Television. She has two brothers and two sisters: Ed (who is a member of the Lost Levels), Rosie, Sam and May. Her parents divorced when she was six years old, and her father remarried and lives in Suffolk. She attended Gresham's School, Felixstowe College and Stowe School.

Raison trained at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

She is best known for her role as Jo Portman in the BBC One television drama series Spooks in which she appeared between 2005 and 2010.

In 2005 she appeared in the four-part BBC Radio 4 comedy series Deep Trouble as Petty Officer Lucy Radcliffe.

In April 2007, she appeared in two episodes of Doctor WhoDaleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks. Her character Tallulah was a show girl, whose opening scene was on stage dancing and singing to a musical number´┐Żher father, Nick Raison, played the piano background as part of the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra. She was a guest on the second series of Totally Doctor Who in episode 4. She has also voice acted in two Big Finish Doctor Who Audios titled: "The Davros Mission" and "The Wreck of the Titan (audio drama)".

In 2007 she appeared in the Channel 4 series Comedy Showcase of six episodes of Plus One, alongside Duncan JamesRory Kinnear and Nigel Harman.

In 2010 she starred in the ITV1 comedy-drama Married Single Other. Raison played the title role in Anne Boleyn, a new play by Howard Brenton which premiered at Shakespeare's Globeon July 24, 2010, to much critical acclaim.

She returned to the BBC1 in Sugartown, a three part comedy/drama, aired on BBC1 in 2011, and again in crime comedy-drama Death in Paradise.

She returned to Shakespeare's Globe to re-appear in the title role of the award-winning Anne Boleyn by Howard Brenton (see above) through July and August 2011 following the sell-out performances of 2010. She played the role of Isolde in fourth series of the BBC drama Merlin, which began airing in October 2011. She appeared in episodes 12 and 13 "The Sword in the Stone" Part I and Part II.

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

Steven Moffat will be 60 - 173 credits, including Executive Producer for The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon

Steven Moffat is the current lead Writer and Executive Producer of Doctor Who.

Moffat was born in Paisley, Scotland, where he attended Camphill High School. He studied at the University of Glasgow, where he was involved with the student television station, GUST After gaining an MA degree in English from Glasgow, he worked as a teacher for three years at Cowdenknowes High School, Greenock.

Moffat's first television work was the teen drama series Press Gang starring Julia Sawalha and Dexter Fletcher, which ran for five series on ITV between 1989 and 1993, with Moffat writing all forty-three episodes. The programme won a BAFTA award in its second series. His first sitcom, Joking Apart, was inspired by the breakdown of his first marriage; conversely, his later sitcom Coupling was based upon the development of his relationship with television producer Sue Vertue. he also wrote Chalk, a sitcom set in a comprehensive school inspired by his own experience as an English teacher.

He wrote the Hartswood Films drama series Jekyll, a modern version of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, which aired on BBC One in June and July 2007. In 2008 he scripted the first The Adventures of Tintin film for director Steven Spielberg. He co-created Sherlock, an adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes detective stories.

Moffat has been a fan of Doctor Who since childhood. His first professional contribution to Doctor Who was a prose story, "Continuity Errors", which was published in the 1996 Virgin Books anthology Decalog 3: Consequences. In 1999 he scripted the parody Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death, which aired as part of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day charity telethon. In 2004 Moffat was signed to write for the revival of Doctor Who. His contribution for the 2005 series was the Hugo Award-winning two-part story The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances. He wrote an episode for each of the two following series of Doctor Who: The Girl in the Fireplace in the 2006 series and Blink in the 2007 series.

The BBC announced in May 2008 during Moffat's latest contribution, Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead, that he would be taking over from Russell T Davies as head writer and executive producer for the revived show's fifth series, to be broadcast in 2010. As executive producer and head writer, he was significantly involved in casting Matt Smith as the Eleventh and Peter Capaldi as the Tweflth Doctor.

At the same time as his involvement with Doctor Who, Moffat also co-devised a modern-day take on the stories of Sherlock Holmes alongside writer Mark Gatiss. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson, Sherlock has enjoyed three series and a Christmas Special, with a fourth series due to be filmed in 2016. The show has gone on to win several BAFTA awards, and has also received international acclaim in the Emmys.

On 22nd January 2016 the BBC announced that Moffat would be stepping down as the lead writer of Doctor Who after completion of the tenth series, which would be broadcast in 2017, with his successor to be Chris Chibnall.

Paul Jerricho will be 73 - 2 credits, including The Castellan in Arc of Infinity

Paul Jerricho is a British actor.

His best known roles include Robert Hastings during the final series of Howards' Way, violent P.E. teacher Mr. Hicks in Grange Hill and the Castellan in two Doctor Who stories, Arc of Infinity and The Five Doctors. Jerricho was also a regular in all three series of Triangle as Charles Woodhouse.

Other TV appearances include: Space: 1999, Secret Army, Enemy at the Door, The Bill, Doctors, Footballers' Wives, Holby City and EastEnders.

Ian McCulloch will be 82 - credited as Nilson in Warriors of the Deep

Ian McCulloch is a Scottish actor.

He is best known for his role as Greg Preston in Survivors. Though he debuted in the second episode, "Genesis", Greg would become the male lead for the first series, and got to show off his singing and guitar playing in several episodes. However, he was unhappy with the introduction of Denis Lill as Charles Vaughan, a male co-lead, during the second series. McCulloch wrote the seventh episode of the second series, "A Friend in Need", and was ostensibly written out at the end of that series. He would only appear twice in the third and final series, in the second episode "A Little Learning" and the tenth, "The Last Laugh". He wrote the scripts for both episodes.

He guest starred in the 1984 Doctor Who story Warriors of the Deep, and appeared in many popular television series in the 1970s, including Colditz (as the mysterious Larry Page in "Odd Man In", 1974) and Secret Army (1977). He can also be seen in the lead role of cult Lucio Fulci gorefest Zombi II (1979), released in the UK as Zombie Flesh Eaters. The UK release was delayed as part of the 1980s campaign against "Video Nasties" - McCulloch would only see it years later when recording a commentary for the Roan Group's Laserdisc release of Zombi 2 in 1998 and was shocked by the violence involved.

Mitzi McKenzie will be 87 - 2 credits, including Nancy in The Green Death

Mitzi McKenzie was born in Allahabad, India, and came to England in 1948 with her mother Beryl and sister Wendy, originally in Didcot. In 1956 she lived in Hampstead.She married Paul McDowell in 1958 but continued to use the name Mitzi Webster in her career (including her appearance in Colony In Space until she married Alan McKenzie in 1972 (and credited as such in The Green Death).

Also appeared in The Darling Buds of May , Nineteen Eighty-FourUpstairs, DownstairsBBC Play of the Month Anne of Green GablesBoy Meets GirlResurrection

Trevor Baxter (died 2017 aged 84) would be 89 - 22 credits, including Professor Litefoot in The Talons of Weng-Chiang

Trevor Baxter  is a British actor and playwright.

He is perhaps best remembered for his appearance in the 1977 serial The Talons of Weng-Chiang as Professor George Litefoot. He reprised his role of Professor Litefoot in an episode of audio series, Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles: The Mahogany Murderers. The following year he was Professor Litefoot again in, Jago & Litefoot.

His other credits include: Adam Adamant Lives!Z-CarsThrillerSpy TrapThe New AvengersThe Barchester Chronicles and Doctors.

Trevor Baxter has appeared on stage with the RSC and in the West End, also in the USA in David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre at Shakespeare Santa Cruz in 1986. He has appeared in many films includingCold Comfort FarmSky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and Parting Shots.

He has also written a number of plays including LiesThe Undertaking, and Office Games. His play "Ripping Them Off" was given its first performance at the Warehouse Theatre Croydon on 5 October 1990, directed by Ted Craig and designed by Michael Pavelka. The cast consisted of: Ian Targett [Graham], Angus Mackay [Revd. Parkinson], Caroline Blakiston [Grace], Annette Badland [Hilda], Frank Ellis [Julian], Ewart James Walters [Max], Anthony Woodruff [Pauken], Ian Burford [Inspector Sands], Richard Clifford [Jeff] and C.P. Grogan [Susanna].

In 2003 he adapted Oscar Wilde's novella The Picture of Dorian Gray for the stage, followed in March 2005 by a touring version of Wilde's short story, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, revived in January 2010 at theTheatre Royal Windsor, starring Lee Mead in the title role.

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

Alex MacIntosh (died 1997 aged 71) would be 96 - credited as Television Reporter in Day of the Daleks

Alex Macintosh was a BBC presenter and continuity announcer from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. He was also the voice artist heard during the first British-broadcast advertisement, for Gibbs SR Toothpaste on ITV, 22 September 1955.

Macintosh was an ABC TV "in-vision" announcer from 1955 to 1961, which led to him becoming a presenter on other BBC programmes. He contributed to a number of diverse programmes, including a spell as a regional presenter on Come Dancing (between 1957 and 1966; and again 1968-1972). In 1962, he guest-starred in an episode of Brian Rix's Dial RIX as a host of "Come Prancing."

In addition to BBC work, Macintosh's voice was heard on the very first advert for Gibbs SR Toothpaste, that was shown at 8.12pm on the opening night of ITV on 22 September 1955."

In 1961, he presented the London area news magazine Town and Around, and was a "relief" news reader in March 1961. Macintosh also took many supporting roles in a variety of TV programmes, often as a TV reporter, interviewer or newsreader, in which guise he appeared in episodes of R3 (1965) and The Troubleshooters (1969).

After a considerable stint with the BBC, Macintosh worked for an Australian TV company in Sydney, before retiring to Norfolk where he pursued an interest in portrait painting.[2]

Andrew Carr (died 1992) - credited as Senior Guard in Day of the Daleks

Andrew Carr played the Guard in the 1972 Doctor Who story Day of the Daleks.