Sunday, 18 March 2012

On this day Sunday, March 18, 2012

Today in the 'Whoniverse'

Behind the scenes
1964 - Courtney Pine born.
1967 - Episode 2 of DW: The Macra Terror was first broadcast.
1972 - Episode 4 of DW: The Sea Devils was first broadcast.
1980 - Sophia Myles born.
2006 - Michael Attwell died.
2007 - DW: The Web of Fear episode one repeated on BBC Four as part of London Underground night.

Today in History

Historical Events
37 - The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius' will and proclaims Caligula emperor.
1190 - Crusaders kill 57 Jews in Bury St Edmonds England
1325 - According to legend, Tenochtitlan is founded on this date. The event is depicted on the Mexican coat of arms.
1754 - Duke of Newcastle becomes English premier
1881 - Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth opens (Madison Square Garden)
1891 - Britain is linked to the continent by Telephone
1899 - Phoebe, a moon of Saturn is discovered by Pickering
1913 - King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.
1920 - Greece adopts the Gregorian calendar

Famous Birthdays
1496 - Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England and queen consort of Louis XII of France (d. 1533)
1869 - [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, British PM (C, 1937-40)
1877 - Edgar Cayce, American psychic (d. 1945)
1925 - Peter Graves, Minneapolis Mn, actor (James Phelps-Mission Impossible)
1949 - Alex "Hurricane" Higgins, Irish snooker player (2X world-champ)
1980 - Sophia Myles, English actress

Famous Deaths
978 - Edward, the Martyr, King of Anglo-Saxons (975-78)/st, murdered at 15
2009 - Natasha Richardson, English actress (b. 1963)

Todays UK TV and Radio

The Sarah Jane Adventures
On: CBBC
Date: Sunday 18th March 2012
Time: 11:00 to 11:30
Enemy of the Bane. Series 2, episode 6.
When former enemy Mrs Wormwood appears asking for help, Sarah Jane must turn to an old friend from her time with the Doctor, Sir Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart.
(Stereo, Repeat, Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 2008)
Director: Michael Kerrigan
Starring: Daniel Anthony, Elisabeth Sladen, Tommy Knight, Anjli Mohindra, Samantha Bond, Alexander Armstrong

The Sarah Jane Adventures
On: CBBC
Date: Sunday 18th March 2012
Time: 11:30 to 12:05
Enemy of the Bane. Series 2, episode 6.
The team discovers a traitor in their midst when Luke is kidnapped by Mrs Wormwood and Kaagh. Only the Brigadier can save the day, before a final showdown at an ancient stone circle ensues.
(Stereo, Repeat, Followed by Newsround, Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 2008)
Director: Michael Kerrigan
Starring: Daniel Anthony, Elisabeth Sladen, Tommy Knight, Anjli Mohindra, Samantha Bond, Alexander Armstrong

Torchwood
On: Watch
Date: Monday 19th March 2012
Time: 01:00 to 02:00
Day One. Series 1, episode 2.
Torchwood must stop a sex addicted alien as it leaves a trail of gruesome deaths in its wake.
(Widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1, Audio Described, 2006, 4 Star)
Director: Brian Kelly
Starring: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori, Gareth David-Lloyd, Kai Owen

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