2 March 1939: birth of Hugh Walters, who played William Shakespeare in The Chase (1965), Runcible in The Deadly Assassin (1976), and Vogel in Revelation of the Daleks (1985).
ii) broadcast anniversaries
2 March 1968: broadcast of fifth episode of The Web of Fear. The Great Intelligence reveals that it wants to drain the Doctor's brain of his knowledge. The Doctor and friends escape the Yeti, but the sinister fog starts to infiltrate their base.
2 March 1974: broadcast of second episode of Death to the Daleks. The Daleks cannot fire their weapons; the Exxilons capture everyone, but the Doctor and Sarah escape, and start wandering the tunnels.
2 March 1982: broadcast of second episode of Black Orchid. The long-lost elder brother turns out to be locked in the attic at Cranleigh; he has escaped, though, and falls to his death.
2 March 1983: broadcast of second episode of Enlightenment. The Eternals are racing for the prize of Enlightenment. They start reading Tegan's mind, and Turlough jumps overboard.
2 March 1984: broadcast of fourth episode of Planet of Fire; last appearance of both Gerald Flood as Kamelion and Mark Strickson as Turlough. Kamelion begs for destruction and gets it; the Master is apparently consumed by flames; and Turlough stays behind with his people.
2 March 1985: broadcast of third episode of The Two Doctors. Lots of nasty slaughter, but at the end the Sontarans and Androgums are dead and the Doctors and friends alive.
The fifth of seven dates in the year when six episodes of Old Who were broadcast.