Wednesday, 21 December 2011

On this Day Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Today in the 'Whoniverse'

History of Doctor Who
1963 - "The Dead Planet" episode 1 of DW: The Daleks was first broadcast.
1968 - Episode 8 of DW: The Invasion was first broadcast.
1999 - Jack Le White, who went uncredited in DW: The Reign of Terror and The Daleks' Master Plan, died.
2010 - K9TV: The Bounty Hunter was first broadcast on Five in the UK.

Today in History

Historical Events
1163 - Hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods
1582 - Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583
1620 - 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11]
1762 - James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts
1835 - HMS Beagle sails into Bay of Islands (New Zealand)
1910 - Explosion in coal mine in Hulton England, 344 mine workers dies
1932 - Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, 1st joint movie (Flying Down to Rio)
1954 - Dr Sam Sheppard's wife Marilyn is murdered (he is accused of crime)
1966 - USSR launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum

Famous Birthdays
1117 - Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury
1937 - Jane Fonda, NYC, actress (Barbarella, Klute) (pictured)

Famous Deaths
1963 - Jack Hobbs, cricketer (61 Tests for England), dies

Todays UK TV and Radio

Doctor Who
On: Watch
Date: Wednesday 21st December 2011
Time: 08:00 to 09:00
Gridlock. Series 29, episode 3.
The Doctor and Martha travel to the New Earth of the far future, where a trap awaits them.
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 5 Star)
Starring: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman

Doctor Who
On: Watch
Date: Wednesday 21st December 2011
Time: 15:00 to 16:00
Gridlock. Series 29, episode 3.
The Doctor and Martha travel to the New Earth of the far future, where a trap awaits them.
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 5 Star)
Starring: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman

The Sarah Jane Adventures
On: CBBC
Date: Wednesday 21st December 2011
Time: 17:00 to 17:30
The Nightmare Man. Series 4, episode 1.
When Luke has his first nightmare, he's haunted by a dark figure from his dreams. A strange entity is reaching out to the world, with terrible consequences for the whole human race. Luke faces life-changing events, and Bannerman Road will never be the same again.
(Stereo, Repeat, Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 2010)
Director: Joss Agnew
Starring: Elisabeth Sladen, Tommy Knight, Daniel Anthony, Anjli Mohindra, Julian Bleach, Alexander Armstrong

Doctor Who
On: BBC Radio 4 Extra
Date: Wednesday 21st December 2011
Time: 18:00 to 18:30
Hornets' Nest.
A Sting in the Tale, part 2: The Time Lord concludes the tale of encountering the deadly insects in medieval England. Stars Tom Baker and Richard Franklin. Episode 8 of 10.

Doctor Who
On: BBC 3
Date: Wednesday 21st December 2011
Time: 19:00 to 20:15
The End of Time (Part 2 of 2). Special Episode 8.
The Doctor faces the end of his life, as the Master's victory unleashes the greatest terror of all.
(Stereo, Repeat, Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 5 Star)
Starring: David Tennant, John Simm, Bernard Cribbins, Timothy Dalton, Catherine Tate, Jacqueline King

Doctor Who
On: BBC Radio 4 Extra
Date: Thursday 22nd December 2011
Time: 00:00 to 00:30
Hornets' Nest.
A Sting in the Tale, part 2: The Time Lord concludes the tale of encountering the deadly insects in medieval England. Stars Tom Baker and Richard Franklin. Episode 8 of 10.

Torchwood: Children of Earth
On: Watch
Date: Thursday 22nd December 2011
Time: 00:00 to 01:15
Day Two. Episode 2.
Torchwood are forced underground. Only Lois can offer salvation, but her superiors are making plans for the mysterious Floor 13.
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Dolby Digital 5.1, Audio Described, 4 Star)
Starring: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Lloyd, Kai Owen, Peter Capaldi, Paul Copley

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