Thursday, 5 April 2012

On this day Thursday, April 05, 2012

Today in the 'Whoniverse'

Events
1995 - Franis Cleary dies in his mother's arms. (MA: Who Killed Kennedy)

Behind the scenes
1916 - Peter Sargent was born. Was Film Cameraman for DW: The Power of the Daleks, The Curse of Peladon and The Sea Devils.
1946 - Jane Asher was born. Played Andrea Yates in Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? She also voiced Susan Foreman in Whatever Happened to Susan Foreman?
1969 - DW: The Space Pirates Episode 5 was first broadcast.
1975 - DW: Genesis of the Daleks Part Five was first broadcast.
1991 - Gerald Blake died. Directed DW: The Abominable Snowmen and DW: The Invasion of Time.
1999 - John Wiles died. Was producer of Doctor Who from The Myth Makers to The Ark.
2006 - Doctor Who Adventures was launched by BBC Magazines.
2007 - Robert Marsden died.
2008 - DW: Partners in Crime was first broadcast.

Today in History

Historical Events
1603 - New English king James I departs Edinburgh for London
1804 - High Possil Meteorite: The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil.
1806 - Isaac Quintard patents apple cider
1900 - Attempted assassination of Prince of Wales in Brussels, fails
1962 - NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m
1964 - 1st driverless trains run on London Underground
2063 - Earth's 1st contact by extra-terrisials (Vulcan) accord to Star Trek

Famous Birthdays
1472 - Bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510)
1827 - Joseph Lister, England, physician (founded aseptic surgery)
1900 - Spencer Tracy, Milwaukee, actor (Father's Little Dividend, Adam's Rib)
1908 - Bette Davis, Lowell Mass, famous eyes (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel)
1912 - John Le Mesurier, Bedford England, actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army)
1916 - Gregory Peck, La Jolla California, actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur)
1929 - Nigel Hawthorne, actor (Tartuffe, Pope John Paul II)
1933 - Frank Gorshin, Pittsburgh Pa, comedian/impersonator (Riddler-Batman)
1946 - Jane Asher, Paul McCartney's girlfriend/actress (Deep End)

Famous Deaths
2006 - Gene Pitney, American singer (b. 1941)
2008 - Charlton Heston, American Actor (b. 1923)

Todays UK TV and Radio

Doctor Who
On: Watch
Date: Thursday 5th April 2012
Time: 07:10 to 08:00
The Doctor's Daughter. Series 30, episode 6.
On the planet Messaline, in the midst of war, the Doctor meets the most important woman of his life.
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 5 Star)
Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate

Doctor Who
On: Watch
Date: Thursday 5th April 2012
Time: 08:00 to 09:00
The Unicorn and the Wasp. Series 30, episode 7.
David Tennant's Time Lord lands in 1926. Why did Agatha Christie disappear for ten days? Was it amnesia, a nervous breakdown, or a giant alien wasp!?
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 5 Star)
Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Fenella Woolgar, Felicity Kendal, Tom Goodman-Hill, Christopher Benjamin

The Sarah Jane Adventures
On: CBBC
Date: Thursday 5th April 2012
Time: 09:30 to 10:00 (30 minutes long)
The Vault of Secrets. Series 4, episode 2.
The battle for the Vault reaches a showdown - with planet Earth at stake.
(Stereo, Repeat, Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 2010)
Director: Joss Agnew
Starring: Elisabeth Sladen, Tommy Knight, Daniel Anthony, Anjli Mohindra, Mina Anwar, Julian Bleach.

Doctor Who
On: Watch
Date: Thursday 5th April 2012
Time: 17:00 to 18:00
The Doctor's Daughter. Series 30, episode 6.
On the planet Messaline, in the midst of war, the Doctor meets the most important woman of his life.
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 5 Star)
Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate

Doctor Who
On: Watch
Date: Thursday 5th April 2012
Time: 18:00 to 19:00
The Unicorn and the Wasp. Series 30, episode 7.
David Tennant's Time Lord lands in 1926. Why did Agatha Christie disappear for ten days? Was it amnesia, a nervous breakdown, or a giant alien wasp!?
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 5 Star)
Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Fenella Woolgar, Felicity Kendal, Tom Goodman-Hill, Christopher Benjamin

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