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On This Day (USA) - 6 December



The Android Invasion: Part Three premiered on BBC One in 1975 at 5:46pm, watched by 12.10 million viewers.

The Kraals intend to invade Earth by stowing away aboard Crayford's rocket as it returns home. The Doctor learns Styggron's plan is to wipe out all life on the planet.



State of Decay: Part Three premiered on BBC One in 1980 at 5:40pm, watched by 4.40 million viewers.

The Trial Of A Time Lord (The Ultimate Foe): Part Fourteen premiered on BBC One in 1986 at 5:45pm, watched by 5.60 million viewers.

Survival: Part Three premiered on BBC One in 1989 at 7:35pm, watched by 5.00 million viewers.
 Birthdays
Danny Szam was 33 - credited as Surveillance Guy in The Gathering(TW)

Danny Szam played the Surveillance Guy in the Torchwood story The Gathering.



Ryan Carnes was 36 - credited as Laszlo in Daleks in Manhattan / Evolution of the Daleks

Ryan Carnes (born  in Pittsfield, Illinois) is an American actor. He attended Duke University where he was a member of DUMB, the Duke University Marching Band. He is currently working on a collaboration with other musicians and is an accomplished drummer of 15 years.

In 2003 Carnes was part of a national campaign for Nintendo which was both in print and commercial. Carnes first started acting in 2004 when he became the ninth actor to portrayLucas Jones on the ABC soap opera General Hospital from July 2004 until September 2005. After he left General Hospital, he was replaced by Ben Hogestyn. From 2004–06, he had a recurring role on Desperate Housewives as Justin, the love interest of Andrew Van de Kamp, played by Shawn Pyfrom. Carnes starred in the 2004 film Eating Out, and the 2006 movie Surf School. He also starred in the video for the song "Mistake" by Australian actress/singer Stephanie McIntosh.

Carnes appeared in two episodes of Doctor Who, "Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks" in which he played Laszlo, who was turned into a half-human, half-pig slave. 

In the 2008 horror movie Trailer Park of Terror, based on the Imperium comic series of the same name, Carnes plays an arrogant teenager called Alex. He also starred as the title character in theSyfy TV mini-series The Phantom, based on Lee Falk's superhero.

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Noel Clarke was 43 - 39 credits, including Mickey Smith in Rose

Noel Clarke is an English actor, director and screenwriter from London. He is best known for playing Wyman Norris in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Mickey Smith in Doctor Who.

Clarke appeared in and wrote the screenplay for Kidulthood and wrote, directed and starred in the sequel, Adulthood, which gained £1,209,319 from the opening weekend of its release. 

Clarke studied Media at the University of North London before going on to take acting classes at London's Actors Centre. 

One of his first TV roles was as Wyman Norris in the revived series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2002-2004).

 In 2005 he was cast as Mickey Smith, boyfriend of Rose Tyler, in the first two series of the revived Doctor Who. 

He reprised his role as Mickey in the episode "Journey's End" in 2008 and in 2010 in "The End of Time" Part 2.

He has also starred in the Doctor Who audio series Dalek Empire: The Fearless, which was released from September to December 2007.

Other TV work includes appearances in Casualty and Metrosexuality. 

He has also acted on the stage, and won the Laurence Olivier Award for "Most Promising Newcomer" in 2003 for his performance in the play Where Do We Live at the Royal Court Theatre. 

Clarke starred in the film Doghouse, directed by Jake West and produced by Carnaby Films International.

Clarke began his writing career in 2005 when he wrote the screenplay for the film Kidulthood which was released in 2006. He also directed and starred in the sequel, Adulthood, which was released in 2008. His other writing credits include "Combat" which is an episode of the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood, and West 10 LDN, a pilot for BBC Three which is about kids on a rough housing estate.

In 2008 he starred in the video for The Prodigy single "Invaders Must Die".

In 2009, Clarke was awarded a BAFTA award in the category of Orange Rising Star Award. As a result of the success of Kidulthood, Adulthood, and his BAFTA win, he was ranked at number 83 in the MediaGuardian 100, an annual ranking of media people in The Guardian.

He also played the role of A.J.,opposite Jim Sturgess, in Philip Ridley's cult fim, Heartless.



Lizo Mzimba was 50 - credited as Himself in Mona Lisa's Revenge(SJA)

Lizo Mzimba is the Entertainment Correspondent for BBC News.

He attended the independent Solihull School (during which time he was also leader of the Birmingham Schools' Symphony Orchestra) and The University of Birmingham. Whilst at Birmingham he was a prolific member of the student TV station, winning awards at NaSTA (National Student Television Association). By 1991 he was contributing to Sounds magazine.

Following this, Mzimba was one of the longest-serving presenters, a reporter and an assistant producer for CBBC's Newsround between 1998 and May 2008; second only to John Craven



Colin Salmon was 56 - 3 credits, including Doctor Moon in Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead

Colin Salmon is a British actor best known for playing the character Charles Robinson in three James Bond films.

Salmon was born in Bethnal GreenLondonEngland, the son of Sylvia Ivy Brudenell Salmon, a nurse. He grew up in Luton and attended Ramridge Primary School and Ashcroft High School

On leaving school, Salmon became the drummer in the punk rock band the Friction, which he formed along with three friends from Ashcroft High School. The band released a 7-inch EP, a live cassette, and a cassette-EP, and performed regularly around Luton in 1979 and 1980.

He is best known for his role as Charles Robinson, a character in the James Bond films Tomorrow Never DiesThe World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day.

He made his feature debut in 1992 as Sgt. Robert Oswald in the British mini-series Prime Suspect 2, which gave him much acclaim among British and American audiences. Salmon also played Note Makoti in The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and David Tyrel in the Sky One UK television series Hex. He appears as himself in the sixth episode of the BBC Three comedy, Little Miss Jocelyn.

In 2006 he appeared in eighth series of ITV drama Bad Girls as Senior Medical Officer Dr. Rowan Dunlop. He played Dr. Moon in two episodes ("Silence in the Library" and "Forest of the Dead") of the fourth series of the long running science fiction television series Doctor Who.[8] (Subsequently there were strong rumors that he would take on the coveted lead role of The Doctor in 2008 after David Tennant, but the role went to Matt Smith.[9]) He has also recorded the role of Kerr Avon in the new audio series of Blake's 7.

Salmon has worked twice with director Paul W. S. Anderson; appearing in the films Resident Evil and Alien vs. Predator, in both of which Salmon's character meets a grisly end (in fact, a very similar end in both; both characters are sliced into small, crisscrossed chunks). Salmon also played Oonu, squad leader of the Skybax in the 2002 mini-series Dinotopia. His other film credits include Captives (1994), Frantz Fanon:Black Skin White Mask (In this documentary directed by Isaac Julien Salmon plays the French psychiatrist, philosopher and revolutionary, Frantz Fanon) (1996), The Wisdom of Crocodiles (1998), Fanny and Elvis (1999) and My Kingdom (2001).

In 2007, Salmon appeared in the season finale of the ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl, playing a client of the protagonist, a call girl named Hannah Baxter.

In the 2008 film Clubbed, a film about night club bouncers in Coventry in the 1980s, Salmon plays one of the main characters, Louis. In the same year he appeared in The Bank Job as Hakim Jamal.

In 2009, Salmon appeared in the UK version of the popular American drama Law & Order, as barrister Doug Green in the episodes "Buried" and "Community Service".

He stars in the British thriller film Exam, directed by Stuart Hazeldine.



Robin Aspland was 57 - credited as The Lorells in Delta and the Bannermen

Robin Aspland portrayed a member of The Lorells in the 1987 Doctor Who serial Delta and the Bannermen.



Arabella Weir was 61 - 3 credits, including Billis in The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe
Arabella Weir is isis a British comedian, actress and writer.

She is best known for her roles in The Fast Show and for writing several books including the international best seller Does My Bum Look Big In This? She is a regular contributer to the BBC2 comedy series, Grumpy Old Women. She makes regular appearances in the BBC Radio 4 comedy series Smelling of Roses and "Down the Line". Weir played an alternate female version of the Doctor in the Big Finish play Exile. In the E4 teen drama/comedy Skins she appeared as as the mother of Michelle Richardson.


Declan Mulholland (died 1999 aged 66) would have been 86 - 2 credits, including Till in The Androids of Tara

Declan Mulholland was a Northern Irish character actor who appeared in dozens of television shows and films.

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, his first role was in the 1962 British film H.M.S. Defiant as Morrison. Mulholland acted as Jabba the Hutt in a deleted scene of the original Star Wars (1977). The scene was later placed back into the movie for the film's twentieth anniversary re-release in 1997 replacing Mulholland with a computerized Jabba. He had a substantial part in the 1975Amicus Productions film The Land That Time Forgot.

His many TV appearances included the Doctor Who stories The Sea Devils (1972) and The Androids of Tara (1978), The BillThe Onedin LineTo the Manor Born and Quatermass (TV serial).

Mulholland died of a brain tumor in June 1999.

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Nicholas Smith (died 2015 aged 81) - credited as Wells in The Dalek Invasion of Earth

Nicholas Smith was an English actor who is best known for playing the bald, jug-eared manager Mr. Rumbold in the BBC sitcom Are You Being Served?

His father was a chartered surveyor and he attended a preparatory school and St. John's School, Leatherhead. He learnt to play musical instruments, studied singing and trained as an actor at RADA. He then appeared in repertory theatres, on the West End stage, At the Bristol Old Vic and on Broadway.

His earliest TV roles were as a non-speaking extra in various ITV programmes. He got his first speaking role in 1964, in the BBC's Doctor Who serial The Dalek Invasion of Earth. Smith persuaded the serial's director Richard Martin to expand the role, so that his character, Wells, appeared in three of the serial's six episodes instead of only one or two as originally scripted.

This was followed by small roles in many other adventure series, such as The Saint, The Avengers, The Champions and Ace of Wands.

Are You Being Served? began in 1972, with Smith playing Mr. Cuthbert Rumbold, the manager of the menswear and ladieswear departments in a large fictional London store called Grace Brothers. He remained with the programme until its end in 1985, as well as appearing in the spin-off film in 1977, and the sitcom sequel Grace & Favour - known as "Are You Being Served? Again!" in the United States - in 1992 and 1993.

From September 1972, in contrast to his contemporaneous work in Are You Being Served?, he also had a semi-regular role as PC Yates in the series Z-Cars. His last appearance as Yates was in February 1975. He had a cameo in the film The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother as Sigerson Holmes' servant.

In 1979, he appeared in Worzel Gummidge as Mr Foster, the Headmaster of the school.

In 1986 he played Sir John Treymayne in the British tour of Me And My Girl , a role played in the West End by his Are You Being Served? co-star Frank Thornton.

He appeared in the TV mini-series Martin Chuzzlewit. In 2005 Nicholas Smith was also featured in a supporting role as Vicar Clement Hedges in the Academy Award-winning film, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. In 2008, he appeared as a vicar in Last of the Summer Wine.

In 2010, he appeared in children's TV programme M.I. High as Professor Quakermass.

Smith also wrote music and poetry. He was the father of actress Catherine Russell.

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