Sunday, 24 June 2012

Today in the 'Whoniverse' Sunday, June 24, 2012

Today in the 'Whoniverse'


Behind the scenes  

1910 - Rollo Gamble (Winstanley in DW: The Dæmons) was born.

1916 - Neil Wilson, who played Sam Seeley in DW: Spearhead from Space, was born in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England.

1944 - Julian Holloway, who played Sgt. Paterson in DW: Survival, was born in Watlington, Oxfordshire, England.

1947 - Brendan Price (Tomas in DW: The Face of Evil) was born.

1951 - Simon Rouse, who played Hindle in DW: Kinda, was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England.

1951 - David Rodigan, who played Broken Tooth in DW: The Mysterious Planet, was born.

1955 - Robert Goodman, who played a Mandrel in DW: Nightmare of Eden, was born in Northampton, England.
1967 - Episode 6 of DW: The Evil of the Daleks was first broadcast.

1972 - Episode 6 of DW: The Time Monster was first broadcast.

1985 - Valentine Dyall, who played the Black Guardian in several episodes of Doctor Who, died.

1998 - Ken Barker, who played a mutant in DW: Revelation of the Daleks, died.

2006 - DW: Fear Her was first broadcast.

Today in History


1314 Robert the Bruce defeated Edward II at Bannockburn and so completed his expulsion of the English from Scotland, although England did not recognize Scottish independence until 1328 with the signing of the Treaty of Edinburgh - Northampton.

1509 Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon were crowned King and Queen Consort of England by the Archbishop of Canterbury at a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey. The coronation was followed by a banquet in Westminster Hall.

1559 The Elizabethan Prayer Book was first used.

1717 The Grand Lodge of the English Freemasons was founded in London.

1825 W.H. Smith, English news agent and bookseller, was born.

1850 The birth of Horatio Herbert, Earl Kitchener, British field marshal, born in County Kerry. He achieved notable victories in foreign parts fighting for the Empire, and was Secretary of State for War at the outbreak of hostilities in 1914. He mounted a major recruitment campaign and appeared on posters to exhort, ‘Your country needs you!’

1878 Formation of the St. John Ambulance - originally called the St. John Ambulance Association.

1902 King Edward VII developed appendicitis, delaying his coronation until 9th August.

1921 The world's largest airship, the R-38, built in the U.K. for the U.S. Navy, made its maiden flight at Bedford.

1968 The country's rail network was thrown into disarray as the National Union of Railwaymen began its work-to-rule and ban on overtime.

1968 Start of the first Open Wimbledon lawn tennis championships - open to both professional and amateur players.

1974 The Labour Government admitted that Britain had exploded a nuclear device in the United States a few weeks previously. The announcement sparked a row amongst senior ministers about Britain's involvement in the arms race.

1981 The Humber Bridge was opened to traffic. It connected Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and would be the world's longest single-span suspension bridge for the next 17 years.

1986 Hard-line unionist leader the Reverend Ian Paisley warned that Northern Ireland was on the verge of civil war.

1993 Northern Ireland Minister Michael Mates resigned over his links with fugitive tycoon Asil Nadir, Chief Executive Officer of the Polly Peck company.

2005 The Glastonbury Festival eventually got under way after suffering serious disruption when storms tore across its site at Pilton, Somerset. Heavy rain flooded parts of the site, with dozens of tents lost under water, while lightning strikes affected the stages and knocked out power lines.

Todays UK TV and Radio


Doctor Who
On: Watch
Date: Sunday 24th June 2012
Time: 09:00 to 10:00
Human Nature. Series 29, episode 8.
England, 1913, and a schoolteacher called John Smith dreams of adventures in time and space. But, when lights in the sky herald the arrival of something strange and terrible, Smith's maid, Martha, has to convince him that he alone can save the world.
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 5 Star)
Starring: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman

Doctor Who
On: Watch
Date: Sunday 24th June 2012
Time: 10:00 to 11:00
The Family of Blood. Series 29, episode 9.
In 1913, war comes to England a year in advance, as a terrifying family hunt for the Doctor.
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 5 Star)
Starring: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman

The Sarah Jane Adventures
On: CBBC
Date: Sunday 24th June 2012
Time: 11:00 to 11:25
The Curse of Clyde Langer (Part 1 of 2). Series 5, episode 3.
The world has a brand new Public Enemy Number One - and his name is Clyde Langer.
(Stereo, Repeat, Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described)
Starring: Elisabeth Sladen, Daniel Anthony, Anjli Mohindra, Ace Bhatti, Sinead Michael, Alexander Armstrong

The Sarah Jane Adventures
On: CBBC
Date: Sunday 24th June 2012
Time: 11:25 to 12:00
The Curse of Clyde Langer (Part 1 of 2). Series 5, episode 3.
Clyde is living on the streets of London, lost and abandoned - and hiding from the Night Dragon.
(Stereo, Repeat, Followed by Newsround, Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described)
Starring: Elisabeth Sladen, Daniel Anthony, Anjli Mohindra, Ace Bhatti, Sinead Michael, Alexander Armstrong

Torchwood: Miracle Day
On: Watch
Date: Sunday 24th June 2012
Time: 23:00 to 00:10
The plot thickens in Russell T. Davies' science-fiction drama. 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

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