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Whoniversaries 19 June

i) births and deaths

19 June 1916: birth of George Pravda, who played Denes in The Enemy of the World (Second Doctor, 1967-68), Jaeger in The Mutants (Third Doctor, 1972) and Castellan Spandrell in The Deadly Assassin (Fourth Doctor, 1976).

19 June 1997: death of Julia Smith, who directed The Smugglers (First Doctor, 1966) and The Underwater Menace (Second Doctor, 1967) and but is of course better known and the creator of EastEnders.

19 June 2017: death of Brian Cant, who I knew as one of the great BBC children's presenters of the 1970s but before then had appeared in The Daleks' Master Plan (First Doctor, 1965) as Kert Gantry and The Dominators (Second Doctor, 1968) as Tensa. Both characters are doomed. His son Richard Cant turns up in Blink (Tenth Doctor, 2007) as Kathy Nightingale's grandson Malcolm.

ii) broadcast anniversaries

19 June 1965: broadcast of "The Death of Doctor Who", fifth episode of the story we now call The Chase. The Daleks construct a double of the Doctor to try and infiltrate the Tardis crew. (This also features the fungoids, by far the worst monsters ever.)

19 June 1971: broadcast of fifth episode of The Dæmons, ending Season 8 of Old Who. Jo offers her life for the Doctor's confusing Azal to the point of self-destruction; and the Master is captured.

19 June 2010: broadcast of The Pandorica Opens. Echoes of recent adventures and of monsters recently encountered bring the Doctor and Amy, joined by River Song and a resurrected Rory, to the mysterious Pandorica.
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