9 October 2009: death of Barry Letts, producer of Who from Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970) to Robot (1974-75), director of Enemy of the World (1967-68) and The Android Invasion (1975), writer of The Dæmons (1972).
ii) broadcast and production anniversaries
9 October 1963: filming starts on the eventually broadcast version of the first ever episode, "An Unearthly Child".
9 October 1965: broadcast of Mission to the Unknown, the only episode of Who where no member of the regular cast appears; Marc Cory discovers the Daleks' plan and tries to send a message back to Earth before he is killed.
9 October 1976: broadcast of episode 2 of The Hand of Fear. Sarah is rescued from the nuclear reactor, but the mysterious stone hand has other people it can control...