Monday, 16 January 2012

On this day Monday, January 16, 2012

Today in the 'Whoniverse'

Behind the scenes
1965 - "The Slave Traders" episode 1 of DW: The Romans was first broadcast.
1971 - DW: Terror of the Autons, Episode 3, was first broadcast.
1979 - Peter Butterworth, who played the Monk, dies from an apparent heart attack in Coventry.
2008 - Series 2 of Torchwood begins with Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.

Today in History

Historical Events
27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate.
1219 - Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed
1412 - The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy. (Pictured)
1759 - British Museum opens in London
1913 - British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland
1969 - Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
1976 - Peter Frampton released platinum live album "Frampton Comes Alive"
2003 - The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.

Famous Birthdays
1245 - Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)

Todays UK TV and Radio

Doctor Who
On: Watch
Date: Monday 16th January 2012
Time: 11:40 to 12:40
The Girl in the Fireplace. Series 28, episode 4.
The court at Versailles is under attack from clockwork killers.
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 5 Star)
Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Sophia Myles, Ben Turner, Noel Clarke

Doctor Who
On: Watch
Date: Monday 16th January 2012
Time: 16:40 to 17:40
The Girl in the Fireplace. Series 28, episode 4.
The court at Versailles is under attack from clockwork killers.
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 5 Star)
Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Sophia Myles, Ben Turner, Noel Clarke

Barry Letts - Who and Me
On: BBC Radio 4 Extra
Date: Monday 16th January 2012
Time: 18:30 to 19:00
Doctor Who's TV producer from 1969-74, Barry Letts recounts his early career through to his working life with Jon Pertwee. Episode 1 of 7.

Torchwood: Children of Earth
On: Watch
Date: Monday 16th January 2012
Time: 21:00 to 22:00
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, Dolby Digital 5.1, 4 Star)
Starring: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Lloyd, Kai Owen, Peter Capaldi, Paul Copley

Barry Letts - Who and Me
On: BBC Radio 4 Extra
Date: Tuesday 17th January 2012
Time: 00:30 to 01:00
Doctor Who's TV producer from 1969-74, Barry Letts recounts his early career through to his working life with Jon Pertwee. Episode 1 of 7.

Torchwood: Children of Earth
On: Watch
Date: Tuesday 17th January 2012
Time: 01:00 to 02:00
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, Dolby Digital 5.1, 4 Star)
Starring: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Lloyd, Kai Owen, Peter Capaldi, Paul Copley

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