Monday, 25 June 2012

Today in the 'Whoniverse' Monday, June 25, 2012

Today in the 'Whoniverse'


2010 - The Eleventh Doctor began his travels with Amy Pond. (DW: The Eleventh Hour, Flesh and Stone)

2010 - Amy Pond attempted to seduce the Doctor in his eleventh incarnation. (DW: Flesh and Stone)

Behind the scenes 

1966 - Episode 1 of DW: The War Machines was first broadcast.

Today in History

1533 The death, at the age of 37, of Mary Tudor, the younger sister of King Henry VIII and queen consort of France through her marriage to Louis XII. She was first buried at the abbey at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, but her body was moved to nearby St. Mary's Church, Bury St Edmunds, when the abbey was destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

1646 The surrender of Oxford to the Roundheads virtually signified the end of the English Civil War.

1797 During the battle off Santa Cruz in the Canary Islands Admiral Nelson was wounded in the right arm by grapeshot and had it amputated later that afternoon. This followed the loss of his sight in his right eye some three years earlier.

1870 The birth of Robert Erskine Childers, Irish author and nationalist who resigned as a clerk in the House of Commons to promote Irish Home Rule. He was elected as a Sinn Fein member to the Irish assembly and joined the IRA which eventually led to his arrest and execution for being in possession of unauthorized weapons.

1891 The first episode of an Arthur Conan Doyle novel involving the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes was printed in the Strand Magazine in London.

1900 Lord Louis Mountbatten of Burma was born. He was Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Navy in South East Asia during the Second World War, and later Viceroy of India during the transfer of power from Britain to India. Mountbatten was assassinated in 1979 by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), who planted a bomb in his fishing boat, the Shadow V, at Mullaghmore, County Sligo, in the Republic of Ireland.

1903 The birth of George Orwell, English novelist of 'Animal Farm' and '1984'.

1912 The Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith was bitterly attacked in the Commons for the 'torture' of force-feeding suffragettes in prison.

1953 John Christie was sentenced to hang for murdering his wife and then hiding her body under the floorboards of their Notting Hill home in London. Christie, 54, had admitted murder but pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. It took the jury an hour and 22 minutes to reject his defence and declare him guilty.

1967 400 million viewers in 26 nations watched the world’s first televised satellite hook up; the Beatles recording of 'All you need is love' at Abbey Road

1969 Wimbledon saw the longest men’s singles match ever when Charlie Passarell was beaten by Pancho Gonzalez 22-24, 1-6, 16-14, 6-3, 11-9.

2001 Race violence erupted in Burnley, Lancashire. White and Asian youths were involved in a series of overnight attacks on pubs, shops and restaurants. Many vehicles were also damaged or destroyed. 

2011 The Pirates of Penzance - 8,734 people in fancy dress assembled on Penzance promenade at 13:00 BST. The Guinness World Records later confirmed that Penzance now holds the title for the largest gathering of pirates in one place, officially breaking the previous record set by 6,166 pirates in Hastings in 2010.

Todays UK TV and Radio

Doctor Who
On: BBC Radio 4 Extra
Date: Monday 25th June 2012
Time: 18:00 to 18:30
Lucie is kidnapped and the Doctor is living on a watery world under threat. Stars Paul McGann, Sheridan Smith and Andrew Sachs. episode 1 of 2.

Torchwood: Miracle Day
On: Watch
Date: Monday 25th June 2012
Time: 22:00 to 23:00
Torchwood launch a raid on PhiCorp headquarters, and Jack must confront the mysterious Oswald Danes.
(Widescreen, Part 3 of 10, Subtitles, Dolby Digital 5.1, Audio Described, 2011, 4 Star)
Starring: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Bill Pullman, Arlene Tur

Doctor Who
On: BBC Radio 4 Extra
Date: Tuesday 26th June 2012
Time: 00:00 to 00:30
Lucie is kidnapped and the Doctor is living on a watery world under threat. Stars Paul McGann, Sheridan Smith and Andrew Sachs. episode 1 of 2.

Torchwood: Children of Earth
On: Watch
Date: Tuesday 26th June 2012
Time: 01:00 to 02:15 (1 hour and 15 minutes long)
Day One. Episode 1.
A normal day turns terrifying as every child in the world stops. A message is sent to the governments of Earth: 'We are coming'.
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Dolby Digital 5.1, 4 Star)
Starring: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Lloyd, Kai Owen, Peter Capaldi, Paul Copley

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