Today in the 'Whoniverse'
Behind the scenes
1930 - Gary Watson, who played Arthur Terrall in DW: The Evil of the Daleks, was born.
1943 - Peter Benson (Bor in DW: Terminus) was born.
1949 - Simon Callow, who played Charles Dickens twice on Doctor Who, was born.
1964 - "The Day of Darkness", Episode 4 of DW: The Aztecs, was first broadcast.
1970 - Episode 6 of DW: Inferno was first broadcast.
Today in History
1625 King Charles I of England married Henrietta Maria of France.
1665 The Great Plague began to take hold, as the official death toll reached 112.
1795 Dr. Thomas Arnold, English educationalist and reformer of the Public School system whilst he was headmaster of Rugby School, was born.
1842 Queen Victoria travelled by train for the first time, from Slough (near Windsor Castle) to Paddington, accompanied by Prince Albert. A special coach had been built earlier, but the Queen had been reluctant to try this new form of travel. On her first journey, the engine driver was assisted by the great civil engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
1910 Birth of Mary Whitehouse, English co-founder of the ‘Clean up TV campaign’ and Honorary General Secretary of the National Viewers’ and Listeners’ Association.
1917 The deadliest German air raid on London during World War I was carried out by Gotha G bombers and resulted in 162 deaths, including 46 children, with a further 432 people injured.
1930 Henry Seagrave, British racing driver died.
1931 Jesse Boot, (Boots - the chemist) English pharmacist, drug manufacturer, and philanthropist died.
1942 British forces lost 230 tanks in desert fighting.
1944 World War II: the first German V1 flying bomb, or 'doodlebug' landed in Britain - killing three people in a house in the coastal city of Southampton. Only four of the eleven bombs hit their targets.
1951 Queen Elizabeth II (then Princess Elizabeth) laid the foundation stone for what was to become the Royal National Theatre.
1970 'The Long and Winding Road' became the Beatles' last Number 1 single. The released version of the song was very successful, but the post-production modifications to the song by producer Phil Spector angered McCartney to the point that when he made his case in court for breaking up The Beatles as a legal entity, McCartney cited the treatment of 'The Long and Winding Road' as one of six reasons for doing so.
1974 Prince Charles made his maiden speech in House of Lords. It was the first such royal speech in 90 years.
1981 17 year-old Marcus Sarjeant was arrested for shooting a replica gun at the Queen as she rode past crowds in London during the Trooping the Colour ceremony. Sarjeant was prosecuted under the Treason Act 1842 and was sentenced to five years' imprisonment.
1996 French and British researchers injected material from cows suffering from BSE into the brains of macaque monkeys and found the same disease patterns as in patients suffering from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).
1987 Princess Anne was given the title Princess Royal.
Todays UK TV and Radio
Date: Thursday 14th June 2012
Time: 02:00 to 03:00
Reset. Series 2, episode 6.
Jack calls in Martha Jones to investigate some mysterious deaths. The trail leads to a medical testing centre.
(Widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1, 2008, 4 Star)
Director: Ashley Way
Starring: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Freema Agyeman, Naoko Mori, Gareth David-Lloyd