Monday, 22 January 2018

Doctor Who On This Day #22


1940 - Actor John Vincent Hurt born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire
1965 - 100,000 BC, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on ABC; and The 
Daleks, Episode 7: The Rescue and The Edge of Destruction, Episode 1 
both repeated on TV1 (NZ)
1966 - The Daleks' Master Plan, Episode 11: The Abandoned Planet first 
screened on BBC1
1970 The Ice Warriors, Episode 2, The Web of FearEpisodes 1 and 5 
and Fury from the Deep, Episodes 5 and 6 all repeated on ABC
1971 - The Dominators, Episode 3, The Mind Robber, Episode 5 and The 
Invasion, Episode 3 all repeated on ABC
1972 - Day of the Daleks, Episode 4 first screened on BBC1
1973 The Seeds of Death, Episode 3 and The War Games, Episode 7 both 
repeated on ABC
1975 Planet of the Daleks, Episodes 1, 4 and 5 all repeated on ABC
1977 - The Face of Evil, Part 4 first screened on BBC1
1982 - The Brain of Morbius, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1983 - The Androids of Tara, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1984 - The Five Doctors repeated on ABC
1986 Underworld, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus; and Revelation of the 
Daleks, Part 1 (of 4) first screened on ABC
1987 The Web Planet, Episode 5: Invasion repeated on KQED Plus
1988 The Invisible Enemy, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1989 Snakedance Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1990 - The Ultimate Foe, Part 14 first screened on TV2 (NZ)
1991 - The Hand of Fear, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1992 - The Happiness Patrol, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1993 - Actor Tommy Knight born in Chatham, Kent; The Krotons, Episode 
4 repeated on UK Gold; and Genesis of the Daleks, Part 3 repeated on BBC2
1994 Terror of the Zygons Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1995 Revelation of the Daleks Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1996 The Mysterious Planet Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1997 The Claws of Axos, Episode 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 - The Gunfighters, Episode 1: A Holiday for the Doctor first screened 
on Space; and Logopolis, Part 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 - The Gunfighters, Episode 1: A Holiday for the Doctor repeated on 
Space
2000 - 100,000 BC Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Dominators
Episode 2 repeated on Space; Planet of the Spiders, Parts 1 to 3 all repeated 
on Iowa PTV; The Seeds of Doom, Parts 5 and 6 both repeated on BBC 
America; The Face of EvilPart 1 first screened on Prairie PTV; and 
Nightmare of Eden, Part repeated on BBC Prime
2001 The Edge of Destruction Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus; The Time 
Warrior, Part 3 repeated on Prime; The Ark in Space, Parts 1 and 2 both 
repeated on BBC America; and Planet of Evil, Part 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2002 The Hand of Fear, Part 2 repeated on BBC Kids (Can)
2003 - The Sontaran Experiment Omnibus repeated on BBC Kids (Can); 
and The Ghosts of N-Space, Episode 3 first broadcast on Radio 4 Extra
2004 The Gunfighters, Episode 3: Johnny Ringo repeated on ABC; and
 The Masque of MandragoraParts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC Kids (Can)
2005 Planet of Evil Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
2006 Timelash Omnibus and Boom Town both repeated on UK Gold
2007 Aliens of London repeated on People+ Arts (Spain); Dalek repeated 
on Prime; and The Christmas Invasion first screened on Yes Action
2008 The Idiot's Lantern repeated on NHK BS3; Fear Her repeated on 
UKTV (Aus); and Human Naturand The Family of Blood both first screened 
on France 4
2009 The Twin Dilemma, Part 4 and Attack of the Cybermen, Part 1 both 
first screened on MTV3 SciFi; and Turn Left and Doctor Who Confidential: 
Here Come the Girls both repeated on BBC3
2010 Aliens of London repeated on HRT2; World War Three repeated on 
Syfy (FRG); Dalek repeated on Syfy (Rus); The Girl in the Fireplace repeated
on BBC3; The Family of Blood repeated on Prime; and Blink repeated on 
Syfy (Spain)
2011 Rise of the Cybermen and Smith and Jones both repeated on AXN;
 Voyage of the Damned repeated on Syfy (Ben); The Next Doctor repeated 
on Syfy (Ben) and UKTV (Aus); and Amy's Choice repeated on Syfy (Spain)
2012 - Black Orchid and Earthshock Omnibuses both repeated on KBTC; 
The Mysterious Planet, Parts 3 and 4, Mindwarp Omnibus and Terror of the 
Vervoids, Parts 9 and 10 all repeated on MTV3 SciFi; The Hungry Earth and
Doctor Who Confidential: After Effects both repeated on MPTV; Cold Blood 
and Vincent and the Doctor both repeated on Fox (FRG); and Doctor Who 
Confidential Cutdown: The Valiant Quest repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2013 New Earth repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Idiot's Lantern repeated 
on Watch; and The Lazarus Experiment repeated on BBC America
2014 Pyramids of Mars, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); 
Snakedance, Parts 1 and 2 and The Doctor's Daughter all repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of Steel both repeated on TV3 (Spain); Army of Ghosts repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; 42
Human Nature, The Family of Blood, Blink and The Lodger all repeated on 
BBC America; Journey's End repeated on Watch; Victory of the Daleks 
repeated on DR3; The Time of Angels repeated on DR3 and Jeem TV (UK);
 Cold Blood repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Angels Take Manhattan and 
The Snowmen both repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD
2015 - The Time Warrior, Episodes 2 and 3 both repeated on Horror; The 
Face of Evil, Parts 1 and 2 both first screened on Retro TV; The Empty Child
 and Doctor Who Confidential: Special Effects both repeated on UNC-MX; The 
Parting of the Ways repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Sound of Drums and Last 
of the Time Lords both repeated on BBC America; Night Terrors repeated on Watch; Asylum of the Daleks repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia 
Pacific; The Bells of Saint John repeated on UKTV (NZ); Hide repeated on 
KCPT2; and The Name of the Doctor repeated on WTTW Prime
2016 - Carnival of Monsters, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on UNC-MX; 
Underworld, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Retro TV; The Invasion of Time
Part 3, The Almost People, Closing Time, The Wedding of River SongThe 
Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe and Asylum of the Daleks all repeated 
on Syfy (Aus); Frontios, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Horror; The Age of 
Steel, The Idiot's Lantern and The End of Time, Parts 1 and 2 all repeated on 
BBC America; The Impossible Planet repeated on France 4; Fear Her, Army 
of Ghosts and Doomsday all repeated on EBRU; The Time of Angels all Flesh 
and Stone both repeated on BBC Polska HD; Dinosaurs on a Spaceship 
repeated on TV Cultura and Syfy (Aus); The Day of the Doctor repeated on 
BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Time of the Doctor repeated on KLRU; 
Flatline repeated on KUAC; Mummy on the Orient Express repeated on FX (India); Under the Lake first screened on RAI4; and The Husbands of River 
Song first screened on DR3
2017 - The Edge of Destruction, Episode 2 and The Aztecs Omnibus both 
repeated on The Zone; Planet of Giants, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on 
Retro TV; Invasion of the Dinosaurs Omnibus repeated on MPTV; Revenge of 
the CybermenPart 3 repeated on KRWG and Omnibus repeated on KBTC;
 The Seeds of Doom, Parts 5 and 6 both repeated on WVPB; The Invisible Enemy Omnibus repeated on WXXI; Image of the Fendahl Omnibus repeated on WILL; The Invasion of Time Omnibus repeated on Iowa PTV; The Power 
of Kroll Omnibus repeated on KERA; City of Death Omnibus repeated on 
WFWA; The Horns of Nimon Omnibus repeated on Idaho PTV; Meglos 
Omnibus repeated on WSRE; Logopolis Omnibus repeated on WYCC;
Earthshock Omnibus repeated on KBTC; The End of the World repeated
on FX (India); The Family of Blood and Flesh and Stone both repeated on
Syfy (Aus); Planet of the Ood and The Sontaran Stratagem both repeated
on W; A Good Man Goes to War repeated on TLC TV; Journey to the Centre 
of the TARDIS and The Crimson Horror both repeated on Fox (FRG); The 
Witch's Familiar and Under the Lake both repeated on BBC Entertainment
Europe; and Behind the Lens: The Day of the Doctor repeated on BBC
Polska HD

2018 - The Mark of the Rani Omnibus repeated on PBS North; The Tw
Doctors, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on WETA-UK and Part 4 (of 6) repeated 
on Jones! too; Boom Town and Bad Wolf both repeated on RAI4; Love & Monsters repeated on Star World Premiere; Human Nature, The Family of 
Blood and Blink all repeated on BBC America; Partners in Crime repeated 
on ABC and ABC ME; The Eleventh Hour and The Zygon Inversion both 
repeated on Syfy (Latin America); The Rebel Flesh repeated on BBC Polska 
HD; A Good Man Goes to War repeated on Syfy (Aus); and Time Heist and
The Caretaker both repeated on Syfy (Brazil)

Doctor Who Vs. Agatha Christie's Poirot, Series 2

David Suchet reprised his iconic portrayal of 
Hercule Poirot, with Hugh Fraser (as Captain
 Hastings), Philip Jackson (Inspector Japp), 
and Pauline Moran (Miss Lemon) all returning 
for nine new period crime dramas, which first 
aired in the winter of 1990.
Four of the serials were based on short stories from Poirot's Early Cases (published by Collins
in 1974), another four derived from Poirot Investigates (1924), and the opening feature-
length mystery was based on Christie's seventh 
Poirot novel (1932).
Another repeat run of season two began on 
ITV Encore tonight, and featured thirty-two
Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

Peril At End House (UK TX: January 7 1990)
  • Jeremy Young (Croft) played Kal in 100,000 BC, and Gordon Lowery in Mission to the Unknown
  • Polly Walker (Magdala) voiced Narina for Big Finish's The Movellan Grave (2017)
  • Alison Sterling (Freddie) had an unspecified role in The Natural History of Fear, and voiced Tarrith Koth for The Twilight Kingdom (BF, both 2004)
  • Jenny Funnell (Andrews) voiced Veronica Buchman for Wirrn Isle (BF, 2012), and Reaver for The King of Sontar (2014)
  • Godfrey James (Inspector) was Tarn in Underworld
  • cinematographer Peter Bartlett was a camera operator on The Abominable Snowmen
  • Jamie Harcourt was also a camera operator on The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit
The Veiled Lady (UK TX: January 14)
  • Frances Barber (Millicent) was Madame Kovarian throughout the Series six story arc, then reprised for The Diary of River Song 2 (BF, 2018)
  • Lloyd McGuire (Guard) was Lugo in The Face of Evil, and voiced Lieutenant Tendexter for The Architects of History (BF, 2010)
The Lost Mine (UK TX: January 21)
  • Colin Stinton (Lester) was President Arthur Winters in The Sound of Drums
  • James Saxon (Dyer) was Oscar Botcherby in The Two Doctors
  • Vincent Wong (Chinaman) was Ho in The Talons of Weng-Chiang, the Chinese Delegate in Day of the Daleks, and a Captain in Enlightenment
  • Hi Ching (Feng) made his TV debut as an uncredited Gaztak in Meglos
  • Ozzie Yue (Manager) was a Foreman in The Angels Take Manhattan
  • Lee Richards (Policewoman) was the Buxom Romana in Destiny of the Daleks
The Cornish Mystery (UK TX: January 28)
  • Jerome Willis (Pengelley) was Stevens (pictured) in The Green Death
  • Derek Benfield (Adams) voiced Dr. John Hallam for Catch 1782 (BF, 2005)
  • Richard Braine (Assistant) voiced Percy Closed for The English Way of Death (BF, 2015)
The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim (UK TX: February 4)
  • Kenneth Colley (Davenheim) voiced Cristophe Zarodnix for Sisters of the Flame and Vengeance of Morbius (BF, both 2008)
  • Richard Beale (Merritt) voiced a Refusian in The Ark, and Broadcaster for The Macra Terror, then appeared as Bat Masterson in The Gunfighters, and as a Minister in The Green Death
Double Sin (UK TX: February 11)
  • Elspet Gray (Penn) was Chancellor Thalia in Arc of Infinity, and voiced Hera for Immortal Beloved (BF, 2007)
  • Gerard Horan (Flagg) was Mr. Clark and Father of Mine in Human Nature and The Family of Blood
  • Michael J Shannon (Baker Wood) voiced Prosecutor Uglosi for Nevermore (BF, 2010), and Dr. Hugo Macht for The Shield of Jotunn (BF, 2015)
The Adventure of the Cheap Flat (UK TX: February 18)
  • Samantha Bond (Stella) was Miss Wormwood in both The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane, and Enemy of the Bane, and voiced Mother Baroque for The Scapegoat (BF, 2009)
  • Big Finish actress Jemma Churchill (Elsie) voiced Lady Forleon for Creatures of Beauty (2003), Salfira Valtris and Dr. Maria Backhouse for Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories, Praska for Signs and Wonders (both 2014), Farla Janz and Inscape for The Genesis Chamber, and Captain Papas for The Sontarans (both 2016)
  • Peter Howell (Paul) was the Investigator in The Mutants
  • Nigel Whitmey (Valdarno) was Simmons in Dalek
The Kidnapped Prime Minister (UK TX: February 25)
  • Patrick Godfrey (Estair) was Tor in The Savages and Major Cosworth in The Mind of Evil
  • Timothy Block (Norman) was Tanner in Black Orchid
The Adventure of the Western Star (UK TX: March 4)
  • Struan Rodger (Van Braks) provided the voice of the Face of Boe in New Earth and Gridlock, and was Clayton in The Woman Who Lived
  • Ian Collier (Sergeant) was Stuart Hyde in The Time Monster, and Omega in Arc of Infinity and Omega (BF, 2003)
  • Bruce Montague (Hoffberg) voiced Elgin for The Genocide Machine (BF, 2000) and Grash for Sword of Orion (BF, 2001)

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Doctor Who On This Day #21


1966 - The Sensorites, Episode 2: The Unwilling WarriorsThe Rescue
Episode 2: Desperate Measures and The Romans, Episode 1: The Slave 
Traders all repeated on ABC
1967 - The Underwater Menace, Episode 2 first screened on BBC1
1970 The Ice WarriorsEpisode 1 and Fury from the Deep, Episodes 
3, and all repeated on ABC
1971 - The Dominators, Episode 2, The Mind Robber, Episode 4 and 
The Invasion, Episode 2 all repeated on ABC
1972 - The Invasion, Episode 5, The Seeds of Death, Episode 6 and The 
Space Pirates, Episodes 4 and 6 all repeated on ABC
1975 Frontier in Space, Episode 6 and Planet of the Daleks, Episodes 
3 and 4 all repeated on ABC
1978 - Writer Geoffrey Orme died in Britain, aged 73; and Underworld
Part 3 first screened on BBC1
1982 - The Android Invasion, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1983 - The Androids of Tara, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1984 - Arc of Infinity, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1986 Underworld, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus; and Timelash, Part 4
(of 4) first screened on ABC
1987 The Web Planet, Episode 4: Crater of Needles repeated on KQED 
Plus; and The Ark in Space, Part 4 repeated on TV1 (NZ)
1988 The Invisible Enemy, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1989 Colony in Space, Episode 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1990 Planet of the Spiders Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1992 - The Happiness Patrol, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1993 The Krotons, Episode 3 repeated on UK Gold
1994 The Robots of Death, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
1995 Planet of the Spiders, Episode 4 and Terminus Omnibus both 
repeated on KQED Plus
1996 Underworld Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1997 The Claws of Axos, Episode 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The 
Ghosts of N-Space, Episode 5 repeated on Radio 2
1998 - The Ark, Episode 4: The Bomb first screened on Space; and 
Logopolis, Part 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1999 - The Ark, Episode 4: The Bomb repeated on Space
2000 - The Daleks, Episode 3: The Escape repeated on UKTV (Aus); and 
The Dominators, Episode 1 repeated on Space
2001 The Time Warrior, Part 2 repeated on Prime; The Monster of Peladon 
Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The Sontaran Experiment, Part 1 repeated 
on WILL; The Hand of Fear, Part 2 repeated on KUED; Horror of Fang Rock,
 Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; The Invisible Enemy, Part 2 repeated 
on WCET and Part 3 repeated on WCET and Lakeshore PTV; The Invasion of 
Time, Part 2 repeated on Twin Cities PTV; The Stones of Blood, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on WQED; The Creature from the Pit, Parts 3 and 4 both 
repeated on Colorado PTV; Snakedance, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on 
MiND; Time and the Rani Omnibus repeated on MPT; and Delta and the 
Bannermen, Part 1 repeated on WUSF
2002 The Sea Devils, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on KQED Plus; 
and The Five Doctors repeated on UK Gold
2003 - The Ark in SpaceParts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC Kids (Can);
and The Ghosts of N-Space, Episode 2 repeated on Radio 4 Extra
2004 The Gunfighters, Episode 2: Don't Shoot the Pianist repeated on 
ABC; and The Masque of MandragoraParts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC 
Kids (Can)
2006 The Mark of the Rani Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; Rose repeated 
on People+ Arts and Yes Action; The Long Game first screened on één; and 
Boom Town repeated on Jimmy
2007 - Invasion of the Dinosaurs Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The Girl 
in the Fireplace first screened on Jimmy; and Immortal Beloved first 
broadcast on Radio 7
2009 The Twin Dilemma, Parts 2 and 3 both first screened on MTV3 SciFi;
and Midnight and Doctor Who Confidential: Look Who's Talking both 
repeated on BBC3
2010 The Unquiet Dead repeated on HRT2; Aliens of London repeated 
on Syfy (FRG); World War Three repeated on Syfy (Rus); School Reunion 
and Doctor Who Confidential: Friends Reunited both repeated on BBC3; 
and The Family of Blood repeated on Syfy (Spain)
2011 - Rose repeated on Syfy (FRG); Love & Monsters repeated on Space;
The Fires of Pompeii repeated on Syfy (Ben); The Sontaran Stratagem 
repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Flesh and Stone and Doctor Who Confidential: 
Blinded By The Light both repeated on BBC3
2012 The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor Omnibus repeated 
on Nickelodeon (Aus); and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: After Effects 
repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2013 The Age of Steel repeated on Watch; Evolution of the Daleks repeated 
on BBC America; Let's Kill Hitler repeated on WPT; and The Doctor, the Widow 
and the Wardrobe repeated on WTTW HD
2014 Pyramids of Mars, Parts 1 and 2 and Arc of Infinity, Parts 3 and 4 
all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Girl in the Fireplace repeated on TV3 
(Spain); The Satan Pit and Love & Monsters both repeated on France 4; 
Fear Her repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; BlinkThe Poison Sky and Hide all repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Stolen Earth repeated on Watch; The Eleventh Hour and The Beast Below both repeated on DR3; The 
Hungry Earth repeated on UKTV (Aus); Vincent and the Doctor repeated on 
BBC America; and Nightmare in Silver first screened on KBS2
2015 - The Green Death, Episode 6 and The Time Warrior, Episode 1 both 
repeated on Horror; The Deadly Assassin, Parts 3 and 4 both first screened 
on Retro TV; The Robots of Death, Part 2 and Bad Wolf both repeated on 
Syfy (Aus); Blink and Utopia both repeated on BBC America; Let's Kill Hitler
repeated on Watch; The Wedding of River Song repeated on KLRU; The 
Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Snowmen repeated on UKTV (NZ); and Cold War repeated on 
KCPT2
2016 Underworld, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Retro TV; The Invasion
 of Time, Part 3 and The Rebel Flesh both repeated on Syfy (Aus); 
Snakedance, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Horror; The Girl in the Fireplace and Rise of the Cybermen both repeated on BBC America; 
Midnight and Doctor Who Confidential: Look Who's Talking both repeated 
on UNC-MX; Victory of the Daleks and The Time of Angels both repeated on
BBC Polska HD; Asylum of the Daleks repeated on TV Cultura; The Name 
of the Doctor repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Kill the Moon
 repeated on FX (India); and Heaven Sent and Hell Bent both first screened 
on Fox (FRG)
2017 - The Sensorites, Episodes 5 and 6 and City of Death, Parts 2 and 3 all repeated on Retro TV; Rose and The End of the World both repeated on 
FX (India); The Sontaran Stratagem repeated on Syfy (Aus); Amy's Choice,
Vincent and the Doctor and The Lodger all repeated on BBC Polska HD; 
The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood both repeated on BBC Polska HD and Syfy
 (Latin America); The Impossible Astronaut repeated on France 4; Day of the 
MoonThe Curse of the Black Spot, The Doctor's Wife, The Rebel Flesh and
 The Almost People all repeated on France 4 and Syfy (Aus); The Magician's Apprentice and The Witch's Familiar both repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe; Under the Lake repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, BBC First (RSA) and Syfy (Brazil); and Before the Flood, The Girl Who Lived
The Woman Who Lived and The Zygon Invasion all repeated on Syfy
(Brazil)

2018 - The Hand of Fear Omnibus repeated on MPTV; The Deadly Assassin 
Omnibus repeated on WSRE; The Face of Evil Omnibus repeated on WSRE;
The Invisible EnemyPart 4 and Image of the FendahlPart 1 both repeated
on Retro TV; The Ribos Operation, Part 3 repeated on KPTS and Omnibus 
repeated on Retro TV; The Pirate Planet Omnibus repeated on KBTC; The 
Stones of Blood Omnibus repeated on Iowa PTV; The Armageddon Factor, 
Parts 3 to 6 all repeated on WFWA; City of Death Omnibus repeated on 
WILL and KBTC; Nightmare of Eden Omnibus repeated on KAKM; The TwDoctorsPart 3 (of 6) repeated on Jones! too; The Mysterious Planet 
Omnibus repeated on Idaho PTV; Voyage of the Damned repeated on ABC; 
The End of Time, Part 2 repeated on The Box; The Curse of the Black Spot, 
The Doctor's Wife and The Rebel Flesh all repeated on W; The Almost People 
repeated on W and Syfy (Aus); Nightmare in Silver and The Name of the Doctor both repeated on One ARD; The Zygon Invasion repeated on Syfy (Latin America); and The Pyramid at the End of the World first screened 
on RAI4