December 12th, 2010


Whoniversaries 12 December: Sarah Sutton, Dalek Invasion of Earth #4, Walking to Babylon

births and deaths

12 December 1961: birth of Sarah Sutton, who played Nyssa, companion to the Fourth and fifth Doctors, in 1981-83.

ii) broadcast anniversaries

12 December 1964: broadcast of "The End of Tomorrow", fourth episode of the story we now know as The Dalek Invasion of Earth. Barbara and Jenny break out of London in the truck; Susan likes the idea of a fresh start; Ian is menaced by the Slyther.

iii) date specified in Who-linked fiction

12 December 1901: John Lafayette is transported to ancient Babylon, in Kate Orman's novel Walking to Babylon (1998) - yet another December date in one of her books. I can't remember if the date is also specified in the audio version, where he is played by Barnaby Edwards and the High Priestess by Elisabeth Sladen.

Gibbon Chapter XXXVI: The End of the Western Empire


December Books 5) Revenge of the Judoon, by Terrance Dicks

A BBC Quick Read book, which has the Tenth Doctor and Martha rescuing King Edward VII from kidnapping by the Judoon, who themselves are ensnared in someone else's evil plan. Does what it says on the tin, in standard Terrance Dicks mode, with random added Arthur Conan Doyle for extra colour.