Saturday, 28 April 2012

Today in the 'Whoniverse' Saturday, April 28, 2012

Today in the 'Whoniverse'

Behind the scenes
1914 - Robert Lankesheer born, played the Chamberlain in the Doctor Who story The Crusade.
1921 - Nancie Jackson born, played Doris Squire in the Doctor Who story Doctor Who and the Silurians.
1942 - Ilona Rodgers was born. Played Carol Richmond in the Doctor Who serial The Sensorites.
1946 - Martin Fisk born, played Vargos in the Doctor Who story The Leisure Hive.
1973 - Episode 4 of DW: Planet of the Daleks was first broadcast.
1977 - Anthony Coburn died, wrote the script for An Unearthly Child (the first four-episode Doctor Who serial) and the unproduced The Masters of Luxor (which would have been the second serial of Doctor Who instead of The Daleks).
2007 - DW: Evolution of the Daleks was first broadcast.
2010 - BBCR: Exploration Earth was offered as part of a week-long giveaway by The Daily Telegraph.

Today in History

Historical Events
357 - Emperor Constantius II visits Rome
1376 - English parliament demands supervision on royal outlay
1686 - 1st volume of Isaac Newton's "Principia" published
1770 - Capt James Cook in Endeavor lands at Botany Bay in Australia
1789 - Fletcher Christian leads Mutiny on HMS Bounty & Capt William Bligh

Famous Birthdays
1442 - Edward IV, King of England (1461-70, 71-83)
1937 - Saddam Hussein, [At-Takriti], Al-Awja, president of Iraq (1979-2003)
1942 - Mike Brearley, cricketer (outstanding England captain 1977-81)
1948 - Terry Pratchett, English author
1960 - Ian Rankin, Scottish novelist

Famous Deaths
1498 - Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, English politician
1533 - Nicholas West, English bishop and diplomat (b. 1461)
1710 - Thomas Betterton, English actor
1945 - Benito Mussolini, Fascist leader (Italy), shot after trial at 61
1992 - Francis Bacon, Irish/British abstract painter, dies at 82

Todays UK TV and Radio

Doctor Who
On: BBC 3
Date: Saturday 28th April 2012
Time: 19:00 to 19:45
The Stolen Earth. Series 30, episode 12.
Earth's greatest heroes assemble to fight the New Dalek Empire. But a fearsome old enemy waits in the shadows.
(Stereo, Repeat, Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 5 Star)
Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Billie Piper, Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman, Elisabeth Sladen

Doctor Who Confidential
On: BBC 3
Date: Saturday 28th April 2012
Time: 19:45 to 20:00
Friends and Foe. Series 4, episode 12.
With The Doctor's oldest adversaries back and badder than ever, a look inside the dark and deadly world of the Daleks. From their creation 45 years ago to their latest incarnation, the lid is lifted on TV's most popular aliens. Learn what first inspired the iconic Dalek design, see how they are brought so terrifyingly to life, and discover just what Daleks get up to between takes when they're not conquering the universe. With exclusive interviews from David Tennant, Russell T Davies, director Graeme Harper, art director Ed Thomas and original Dalek designer Ray Cusick, Confidential gets the inside story on the grand designs that make this show look so good. Plus, as all the different Doctor Who worlds collide, the biggest ever collection of companions are quizzed on what it's been like teaming up to take on the evil exterminators.
(Stereo, Repeat, Widescreen, Subtitles, 2 Star)

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