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Whoniversaries 3 April

i) births and deaths

3 April 1924: birth of Peter Hawkins, the original voice of the Daleks and Cybermen.

3 April 1929: birth of Michael Hayes, who directed The Androids of Tara (1978), The Armageddon Factor (1979), and City of Death (1979).

3 April 2008: death of Johnny Byrne, who wrote The Keeper of Traken (1981), Arc of Infinity (1983), and Warriors of the Deep (1984).

ii) broadcast anniversaries

3 April 1965: broadcast of "The Knight of Jaffa", second episode of the story we now call The Crusade. King Richard asks the Doctor and Vicki to join his court, and sends Ian to rescue Barbara, who meantime has been handed over to the evil El Akir.

3 April 1971: broadcast of fourth episode of The Claws of Axos. The Doctor sends Axos - and the Master? - into a perpetual timeloop, but is himself unable to leave Earth.

3 April 2010: broadcast of The Eleventh Hour, first story in Season Five of New Who; first full episode for Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor, first appearances of Karen Gillan as Amy Pond and Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams.

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alex_wilcock
Apr. 3rd, 2011 08:53 am (UTC)
I believe 3rd April 1977 was the broadcast of Whose Doctor Who, too (the day after the end of Talons) - the first major documentary on the series.
nwhyte
Apr. 3rd, 2011 09:48 am (UTC)
Indeed, you're right!
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