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On This Day (USA) - 23 December



The Enemy of the World: Episode 1 premiered on BBC One in 1967 at 5:25pm, watched by 6.80 million viewers.

Arriving on an Australian beach in the future, the Doctor is mistaken for political leader Salamander. It gives Giles Kent an idea about how to infiltrate a research centreĀ…



The Power of Kroll: Part One premiered on BBC One in 1978 at 6:17pm, watched by 6.50 million viewers.

Top Gear: 23 Dec 2007 (David Tennant) premiered on BBC2 in 2007 at 8:00pm

eremy, James and Richard take the new BMW M3, Mercedes C63 AMG and Audi RS4 to Spain. In a thorough test of performance, they find out which one has the best handling and which one makes you look like a hair gelled weasel. James tests the brand new Jaguar XF. Dr Who star David Tennant is the 'star in a reasonably priced car'. Plus, the boys make the ultimate Christmas present by turning a G-Wiz into a high performance radio controlled car.



The Graham Norton Show: Christmas Special (2011) premiered on BBC One in 2011 at 10:35pm
Graham Norton welcomes a glittering guest list to the Christmas special edition of the show: the Time Lord himself, Matt Smith, looking forward to the Doctor Who Christmas special; actress Gillian Anderson, who stars in the new adaptation of Great Expectations; top comic Russell Kane; Dragon lady Hilary Devey; the two number one reality stars on television, Harry Judd, winner of Strictly Come Dancing and Dougie Pointer, King of the Jungle from I'm A Celebrity. Plus there's a performance of the song everyone expects to be the Christmas number one: Wherever You Are sung by the Military Wives Choir, lead by choirmaster Gareth Malone.


Miscellaneous Radio Interviews: Richard Bacon: Orla Brady premiered on BBC Radio 5 live in 2013 at 3:00pm
Severe weather disrupts the Christmas getaway. Actress Orla Brady tells us what it was like to star in the Dr Who Christmas special. And there's our weekly science phone in, Bacon's Theory.

 Birthdays
Jessica Ashworth will be 32 - credited as Young Sarah Jane in Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?(SJA)

Jessica Ashworth  is a British actress.

She attended the Angels Theatre School in GodalmingSurrey. Her theatrical agency is Wings Agency. 

She portrayed Doctor Who companion Sarah Jane Smith as a child in The Sarah Jane Adventures. 

Ashworth has a recurring role in British sit-com Genie in the House. She also appears as Lucy Lefroy in the film Becoming Jane.



Matt Baker will be 42 - 3 credits, including Presenter in The One Show(Related)

Matthew James Baker is an English television presenter, best known for his television work with the BBC.

Baker has co-hosted children's show Blue Peter from 2000 to 2006, BBC One's Countryfile with Ellie Harrison and John Craven since 2009 and The One Show with Alex Jones four days a week from Monday to Thursday since 2011.

In Doctor Who he played himself in a Blue Peter feature on how to make a cake shaped like the Slitheen ship that had "crash landed" in the Thames earlier that day.

Biography from the wikipedia and TARDIS Data Core articles, licensed under CC-BY-SA



Trisha Goddard will be 62 - credited as Herself in Army of Ghosts / Doomsday

Trisha Goddard  is a British television presenter and actress best known for her morning talk show, Trisha Goddard, which is broadcast on a mid morning slot on Channel 5 in the UK. In Australia she is known as a long time presenter of Play School.



Chubby Oates (died 2006 aged 63) would be 77 - credited as Policeman in Planet of the Spiders

After leaving school he went to work as a reporter on the South London Observer where he shared an office with a young Kelvin Mackenzie, future editor of The Sun, teaching the budding journalist to type.

He was a longstanding member of The Actor's Church Union, based at the actor's church, St Paul's in Convent Garden, London. He also served on the union's committee.

In 1968 he co-wrote, with Chris Shaw, A Pictorial History of Female Impersonation. In pantomime, Oates was a well known pantomime dame and 'ugly sister'.

In the 1970s he appeared with Fiona Richmond in the long running Paul Raymond revue, Pajama Tops, at London's Whitehall Theatre.



George Gallaccio will be 81 - 13 credits, including Production Unit Manager for The Monster of Peladon

George Gallaccio is a British television producer, whose most prominent work was as producer of the BBC programme Miss Marple, based on the novels by Agatha Christie.

He began his career at the BBC in the early-1970s working as a production unit manager, essentially the budget manager of any given production. In this capacity he worked on several Doctor Who stories. 

In 1979 he was promoted to producer and oversaw the BBC Scotland supernatural drama series The Omega Factor, starring Louise Jameson, after which he was offered the producership of Doctor Who by BBC Drama's Head of Series & Serials Graeme MacDonald but turned the role down.

In the early-1980s he produced the popular BBC1 detective drama Bergerac, created by Robert Banks Stewart and also featuring Jameson as a girlfriend of the title character, before moving on to the Miss Marple adaptations.

In 1962 he married the actress Maureen Morris, and the following year she gave birth to a daughter, the artist Anya Gallaccio.



Maurice Denham OBE (died 2002 aged 92) would be 110 - 2 credits, including Edgeworth in The Twin Dilemma

Maurice Denham was an English character actor who appeared in over 100 television programmes and films throughout his long career.

He played Edgeworth in Colin Baker's first Doctor Who story, The Twin Dilemma.

Denham was born in Beckenham, Kent. He appeared in live television broadcasts as early as 1938, continuing to perform in that medium until 1997.

Denham initially made his name in radio comedy series such as ITMA and Much Binding in the Marsh, and later provided all the voices for the animated version of Animal Farm (1954). He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Blore in 1954's The Purple Plain. Other film credits include 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956), Night of the Demon (1957), Two-Way Stretch (1960), Sink the Bismarck! (1960), H.M.S. Defiant (1962), Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965), The Day of the Jackal (1973), Minder on the Orient Express (1985) and 84 Charing Cross Road (1987).

Among his television appearances were as the father in Talking to a Stranger (1966), The Lotus Eaters (1972-3), All Passion Spent with Dame Wendy Hiller (1986), Behaving Badly (1989), Inspector Morse(1991) and the Sherlock Holmes story The Last Vampyre (1993).

He appeared in the Doctor Who radio serial The Paradise of Death in 1993 alongside Jon Pertwee and played The Honourable Mr Justice Stephen Rawley in several episodes of the BBC prison comedy Porridge.