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Whoniversaries 10 November

i) births and deaths

10 November 1989: death of Clyde Pollitt, who played a Time Lord (the Chancellor) in The War Games (1969) and The Three Doctors (1973).

10 November 1991: death of Tutte Lemkow, who played Kuiju in Marco Polo (1964), Ibrahim in The Crusade (1965), and Cyclops in The Myth Makers (1965).

ii) broadcast anniversaries

10 November 1979: broadcast of third episode of The Creature from the Pit. In a memorable scene, the Doctor talks to the Creature, and the egg device comes alive.

10 November 2008: broadcast of second episode of The Mark of the Berserker (SJA). Maria, in a welcome cameo, tells Luke, Clyde and Rani the secret of the pendant. Clyde retrieves it and tells his father to catch himself on.

iii) date specified in canon

10 November 1913: the Family of Blood arrives in England, as seen in Human Nature (2007).


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Nov. 10th, 2010 08:14 am (UTC)
There really aren't *that* many dates specified in canon, are there? Given that it's a 40 year old show.
Nov. 10th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
Indeed. I haven't kept track, but it's only a few each month - and as often as not they are historical events which feature in a story.
Nov. 11th, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
I think it's because when stories were set in the present day (or near future), they tended to be vague about the date so as to aid suspension of disbelief. While in stories set in the far future or past, a year was usually enough to give the viewers all the info necessary (and meant the writers didn't need to worry about when any specific noteworthy events happened that might affect the story, if that wasn't something they wanted to deal with).
Nov. 11th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
Clyde ... tells his father to catch himself on.

How very NornIrish of him! ;-)
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