Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

Whoniversaries 2 October: Gabriel Woolf, Ian McNeice, Galaxy 4 #4, Hand of Fear #1

i) births and deaths

2 October 1932: birth of Gabriel Woolf, who played Sutekh in Pyramids of Mars (1975) and voiced the Beast in The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit (2006). He also voiced Rossiter in the Big Finish Sixth Doctor audios Arrangements for War (2004) and Thicker Than Water (2005). (We don't see his face, no no photos.)

2 October 1950: birth of Ian McNeice, who played Winston Churchill in several Eleventh Doctor stories between 2010 and 2011.

2 October 1972: birth of Graham Sleight. Happy birthday, mate!

ii) broadcast anniversaries

2 October 1965: broadcast of "The Exploding Planet", fourth episode of the story we now call Galaxy 4. The Doctor and friends manage to repair the Rills' spaceship and escape the Drahvins, who are left behind on the planet as it explodes.

2 October 1976: broadcast of first episode of The Hand of Fear. The Tardis lands in a quarry which is playing a quarry. Sarah and the Doctor are caught in an explosion and Sarah picks up this mysterious hand that starts to take over her mind...
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