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Whoniversaries 8 June

i) births and deaths

8 June 1933: birth of Derek Newark, who played Za in An Unearthly Child (1963) and Greg Sutton Inferno (1970).

8 June 1940: birth of Carole Ann Ford, who played the Doctor's granddaughter Susan from 1963 to 1965 and returned for The Five Doctors in 1983 and more recent Big Finish audios.

8 June 1942: birth of of Peter Grimwade, director of Full Circle (1980), Logopolis (1981), Kinda (1982) and Earthshock (1982) and writer of Time-Flight (1982), Mawdryn Undead (1983) and Planet of Fire (1984).

8 June 1943: birth of Colin Baker, who played the Sixth Doctor from 1984 to 1986.

ii) broadcast anniversaries

8 June 1974: broadcast of sixth episode of Planet of the Spiders, ending Season 11; last regular appearance of Jon Pertwee as the Doctor and last appearance on TV of Richard Franklin as Mike Yates. The Doctor defeats the Great One, but is poisoned by radiation and regenerates.

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ceemage
Jun. 8th, 2011 06:53 am (UTC)
Um, I'm guessing Colin Baker's year of birth should be 1943, not 1843? Although, this being Doctor Who, you can never 100% rule out the possibility of it being a side effect of a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey, stuff.
nwhyte
Jun. 8th, 2011 07:30 am (UTC)
*Cough* only three more weeks of these to go...
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