Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

Whoniversaries 10 October

I seem to have skipped this date when I first did these posts in 2010. At that point there were no broadcast anniversaries (since then there have been two), but I'm surprised I missed a fairly significant birthday

i) births and deaths

10 October 1937: birth of Victor Pemberton, the first person to have both written a Doctor Who story and also acted in one. He was also script editor of the show in 1967. He wrote Fury from the Deep (Second Doctor, 1968) and Doctor Who and the Pescatons (Fourth Doctor audio, 1976), and appeared as the minor character Jules Faure, a crewman who gets converted into a Cyberman, in The Moonbase (Second Doctor, 1967).

ii) broadcast anniversaries

10 October 2011: broadcast of the first episode of The Curse of Clyde Langer, the best story of the final series of the Sarah Jane Adventures. Clyde gets, guess what, cursed; an ancient artifact seems to turn everyone against him.

10 October 2015: broadcast of Before the Flood. A twisted and vile survival plan is pieced together by an alien warlord called the Fisher King. The universe will feel the consequence. Can these events be stopped? Can the Doctor ensure the future's coming and do the impossible? And the Doctor can play a familiar tune.
Tags: doctor who, doctor who: anniversaries

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