September 9th, 2020


Whoniversaries 9 September: Janet Fielding, Tomb of the Cybermen #2, The Ribos Operation #2

i) births and deaths

9 September 1953: birth of Janet Fielding, who played Tegan Jovanka, companion to the Fourth and Fifth Doctors.

9 September 1960: birth of Hugh Grant who played the Twelfth Doctor in The Curse of Fatal Death (1999). (What do you mean, it's not canon?)

9 September 1968: birth of Julia Sawalha, who played Emma in The Curse of Fatal Death (1999). (Exactly.)

9 September 1987: death of John Flint, who played William des Preaux, a knight loyal to King Richard, in the story we now call The Crusade (First Doctor, 1965) and also Urquhart, the Concorde pilot in Time-Flight (Fifth Doctor, 1982).

ii) broadcast anniversaries

9 September 1967: broadcast of episode 2 of Tomb of the Cybermen. The expedition explores the vaults, and the Cybermen awake!

9 September 1978: broadcast of episode 2 of The Ribos Operation. The Doctor and Romana escape the shrivenzale, but are captured by the Graff Vynda-K, who orders their immediate execution.

9 September 2011: broadcast of The Dead Line, last episode (so far) of Torchwood. Lots of people die.

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