1 December 1932: birth of Dennis Spooner, script editor / story editor of Doctor Who for first months of 1965 (from The Rescue to The Chase), also writer of The Reign of Terror (1964), The Romans (1965), The Time Meddler (1965), six of the twelve episodes of The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66) and the first episode of The Power of the Daleks (1966).
1 December 2008: death of James Bree, who played the Security Chief in The War Games (1969), Nefred the Decider in Full Circle (1980) and the Keeper of the Matrix in The Ultimate Foe (1986).
ii) broadcast anniversaries
1 December 1979: broadcast of second episode of Nightmare of Eden. More drugs, monsters, and strangely fused spaceships.
1 December 2008: broadcast of first episode of Enemy of the Bane (SJA). Mrs Wormwood returns, allied with both the Bane and the Sontarans; Sarah teams up with the Brigadier to break into UNIT.