Doctor Doctor Who Guide


On This Day (USA) - 26 November

The Power of the Daleks: Episode Four premiered on BBC One in 1966 at 5:49pm GMT, watched by 7.80 million viewers.

Lesterson is driven insane when he discovers that the Daleks are reproducing themselves, and are preparing to seize control of the colony.

The Sun Makers: Part One premiered on BBC One in 1977 at 6:07pm GMT, watched by 8.50 million viewers.

Dimensions In Time: Part One premiered on BBC One in 1993 at 8:08pm GMT, watched by 13.80 million viewers.

Noel Edmonds launches BBC l's3DTV week with a specialDoctor Who adventure - put on your 3-D glasses and enter Dimensions in Time, in which all the Doctors find themselves trapped in Albert Square with the EastEnders. The story concludes in Noel's House Party tomorrow.

Greeks Bearing Gifts premiered on BBC Three in 2006 at 10:01pm GMT, watched by 1.31 million viewers.

Toshiko is given an alien pendant that allows her to hear people's thoughts, but leads her to question her commitment to the team.

The Power of the Daleks: Episode Two (animation) premiered on BBC America in 2016 at 8:25pm EST, watched by 0.16 million viewers.

Posing as an official Examiner from Earth summoned to investigate a space capsule, the Doctor warns the scientist, Lesterson, of the dire consequences of reactivating the dormant Daleks.

Scott Adsit was 56 - 2 credits, including Self in The Science of Doctor Who(Factual)
Scott Adsit plays producer Pete Hornberger on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock.

Brian Hibbard (died 2012 aged 65) would have been 75 - credited as Keillor in Delta and the Bannermen

Brian Hibbard is a Welsh actor and singer, best remembered as the lead vocalist in the original Flying Pickets.

Hibbard was born in Ebbw Vale, and after various jobs including teacher, steel worker, barman and chimney sweep, he formed the Flying Pickets with a group of other actors who had practised a cappella singing while travelling by coach to their appearances. He made two concerts in Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre when touring with the Flying Pickets, and formed a picket line on Top of the Pops at the height of the miners' strike.

Following the group's success in the early 1980s, Hibbard went on to pursue a career as a television actor, appearing in Coronation Street as garage mechanic Doug Murray, in Emmerdale asBobby-John Downes, and as Johnny Mac in the Welsh-language soap Pobol y Cwm as well as the youth drama Pam Fi, Duw?. He was in the 1997 film Twin Town as the self-styled "Karaoke King" Dai. He has also appeared in the drama serial Making Out; in the Doctor Who story Delta and the Bannermen; in comedy The Armando Ianucci Shows; and in films such as Twin Townand Rancid Aluminium. Brian appeared in EastEnders between 4th - 8th July 2011 playing Henry Mason, a man who ran a children's home where Billy Mitchell and Julie Perkins were in care.

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

Nicolas Chagrin (died 2018 aged 72) would have been 76 - credited as Quillam in Vengeance on Varos

Nicolas Chagrin played Quillam in the 1985 story Vengeance on Varos.

He was the son of composer Francis Chagrin.

William Dysart (died 2002 aged 72) would have been 92 - 2 credits, including Reegan in The Ambassadors of Death

Michael Hawkins (died 2014 aged 85) would have been 93 - credited as General Williams in Frontier In Space

Michael Hawkins (born in BedfordshireEngland) is a British actor.

His credits include parts in The AvengersI, ClaudiusGeorge and MildredDoomwatch and the Doctor Who story Frontier in Space. He has not acted since 1979.

Noel Coleman (died 2007 aged 87) would have been 102 - credited as General Smythe in The War Games

Noel Coleman was an English actor who appeared in many television roles. 

He appeared in the 1969 Doctor Who serial The War Games as General Smythe and he appeared in Red Dwarf as the Cat Priest in the episode Waiting for God. Coleman played General Webb in the British Broadcasting Corporation's eight episode series, "The Last of the Mohicans" in 1971. Other television appearances included: Emergency Ward 10The Adventures of Robin HoodZ-CarsDixon of Dock GreenThe AvengersPlay for TodayDoctor at LargeThe Fenn Street GangSykesEmmerdale FarmThe Adventures of Black BeautyHappy Ever AfterThe Duchess of Duke StreetMind Your LanguageTerry and JuneThe New StatesmanChancer,Lovejoy and The Detectives.

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

Dave Prowse (died 2020 aged 85) - credited as Minotaur in The Time Monster

Dave Prowse played the Minotaur in the Doctor Who story The Time Monster. Outside of Doctor Who, the tall actor has a long resume of film and TV appearances, including playing no less than three different versions of Frankenstein's monster — two for Hammer films of the early 1970s, and once as a Boris Karloff-style monster in the 1967 spoof Casino Royale. His best-known roles, however, were as the body (but not the voice) of Darth Vader in the first three Star Wars films, and as the Green Cross Man in a number of British safety PSAs.

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

Gordon Reid (died 2003 aged 64) - credited as Phillips in Invasion of the Dinosaurs