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i) births and deaths

23rd August 1991: death of Innes Lloyd, producer of Doctor Who from The Celestial Toymaker to The Enemy of the World, who overhauled the show by getting rid of all the regular cast including the star, thus ensuring its long-term survival.

ii) broadcast anniversaries

23rd August 1975: Tom Baker presents Disney Time as the Fourth Doctor. (If you don't know what this means, you really haven't missed anything worth explaining.)

23rd August 2002: Webcast of episode 4 of Real Time. Evelyn is faced with becoming a Cyberman; the Doctor confronts the bloke played by Yee Jee Tso and discovers why his acting is so bad why he is not completely human.

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wwhyte
Aug. 23rd, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
Innes Lloyd: hero or villain? Yes, the person who made Doctor Who able to go on and on, but also the person who pissed away two years making a show that didn't really have a point of view about anything, despite having the most versatile lead actor Classic Who would ever have.
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