30 March 2007: death of Dave Martin, who co-wrote The Claws of Axos (1971), The Mutants (1972), The Three Doctors (1973), The Sontaran Experiment (1975), The Hand of Fear (1976), The Invisible Enemy (1977), Underworld (1978) and The Armageddon Factor (1979) with Bob Baker and also wrote six spinoff novels.
ii) broadcast anniversaries
30 March 1968: broadcast of third episode of Fury from the Deep. Maggie and Robson have been taken over by the weed, and walk together into the sea.
30 March 1974: broadcast of second episode of The Monster of Peladon. The Doctor and Sarah are thrown into a pit to face the wrath of Aggedor.
30 March 1982: broadcast of fourth episode of Time-Flight, ending Season 19. The Doctor rescues the Concorde, bounces the Master to Xeriphas, and departs with Nyssa, leaving Tegan behind.
30 March 1984: broadcast of fourth episode of The Twin Dilemma, ending Season 21. The Doctor defeats Mestor and the Gastropods and Azmael is killed.
30 March 1985: broadcast of second episode of Revelation of the Daleks, ending Season 22. A different faction of Daleks arrives and captures Davros; Tranquil Repose is destroyed.