Thursday, 31 August 2017

Date With History: 1888

Prostitute Mary Ann Nichols (nee Walker, 
and known locally as Polly), aged 43, 
became the first canonical victim of the 
Victorian serial killer known as Jack the
Ripper.
She was murdered at around 3.40 am, 
on Friday August 31st, in Buck's Row
(now Durward Street), Whitechapel. 
Nichols was discovered by the carman,
Charles Cross, and she was buried at the
City of London cemetery on September
6th.
Cross (aka Lechmere) was recently
 proposed as a Ripper suspect by
Christier Holmgren.
The Assistant Commissioner of the 
Metropolitan Police (CID), James Monro 
resigned his post today, and ultimately 
replaced Sir Charles Warren following 
the later murder of Mary Kelly.
New Commissioner Robert Anderson 
assigned Donald Swanson to head the case. The Autumn of Terror had begun. 

Doctor Who On This Day #244


1932 - Actor Roy Castle born in Holmfirth, Yorkshire
1968 - The Dominators, Episode 4 first screened on BBC1
1969 The War Machines, Episodes 2 and 3 and The Tenth Planet, Episode 
1 repeated and The Power of the Dalek, Episode 1 first screened, all on 
TV1 (NZ)
1970 - The Web of Fear, Episode 1, Fury from the Deep, Episodes 2 and 
6 and The Wheel in Space, Episode 1 all repeated on ABC
1971 - The Mind Robber, Episodes 1 and 3 and The Invasion, Episode 2 all 
repeated on ABC
1972 The Invasion, Episode 4, The Seeds of Death, Episode 4 and Spearhead 
from Space, Episode 4 all repeated on ABC
1973 The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 5, The Curse of Peladon, Episode 
3 and The Mutants, Episodes 3 and 6 repeated and The Time Monster, Episode 
5 first screened, all on ABC
1978 - The Ark in Space, Part 3, Genesis of the Daleks, Part 5 and The Android Invasion, Parts 2 and 3 all repeated on ABC; and The Sun Makers, Part 4 
repeated on BBC1
1982 Terror of the Zygons, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Android 
Invasion, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on ABC
1983 - Planet of the Spiders, Parts 4 and 5 both repeated on ABC; The Ribos Operation, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus; and Black Orchid, Part 1 repeated
on BBC1
1984 The Horns of Nimon, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1985 Resurrection of the Daleks, Part 2 (of 4) repeated on KQED Plus
1986 - The Brain of Morbius Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1987 The Seeds of Doom, Part 3 first screened on Super Channel (UK)
1988 Planet of Fire, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1989 The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Part 6 repeated on KQED Plus; and Attack 
of the Cybermen, Part 3 (of 4) first screened on TV2 (NZ)
1990 - Inferno, Episode 6 repeated on KQED Plus
1991 - Writer Gerry Davis died in Venice, California, aged 61; The Silurians,
Episode 2 repeated on TV2 (NZ); and Mawdryn Undead, Part 3 repeated on 
KQED Plus
1993 The Ark in Space, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold; and The Brain of Morbius,
Part 2 repeated on ABC
1994 Warriors of the Deep, Part 3 repeated on UK Gold
1995 Planet of the Spiders, Part 6 repeated on UK Gold
1996 The Romans Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1997 Planet of the Spiders Omnibus repeated on UK Gold
1998 The Seeds of Death, Episode 2 repeated on Space; and Frontios 
Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1999 - The Ark, Episode 4: The Bomb repeated on Space; and Planet of the 
Spiders, Part 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2000 - The Krotons, Episode 2 repeated on Prime; The Curse of Peladon
Episode 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Pyramids of Mars, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC America
2001 The Horns of Nimon, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated  on NHPTV; and
Kinda, Part 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2002 Revenge of the Cybermen Omnibus and Terror of the Zygons, Part 1
 both repeated on BBC Kids (Canada); The Invisible Enemy Omnibus repeated 
on KERA; Meglos Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The Five Doctors, Parts 3 and
4 (of 4) both repeated on BBC Prime; and Attack of the Cybermen Omnibus
 repeated on Colorado PTV
2003 The Aztecs, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; Spearhead from 
Space, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on UK Gold; Revenge of the Cybermen
 Omnibus repeated on BBC Kids (Can); The Hand of Fear, Part 2 repeated on
WSKG; The Robots of Death, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Iowa PTV; The 
Leisure Hive, Part 1 repeated on WILL and Omnibus repeated on UK Gold;
 Castrovalva, Part 3 repeated on KUED; The Visitation, Parts 1 and 2 both
repeated on MiND; Mindwarp, Parts 5 and 6 both repeated on WCET; Dragon-
fire Omnibus repeated on MPT; and The Curse of Fenric, Parts 1 and 2 both
repeated on Colorado PTV
2004 The Time Warrior, Part 2 repeated on ABC
2005 The Visitation, Part 1 repeated on ABC
2006 The Impossible Planet first screened on Prime; and Doomsday 
repeated on BBC3
2007 - Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways both repeated on UK Gold;
Tooth and Claw first screened on TV3 (RI); and Smith and Jones and Doctor 
Who Confidential: Meet Martha Jones both repeated on BBC3
2008 Boom Town, Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways all repeated on 
Syfy (Russia); School Reunion repeated on WXXI; The Satan Pit and Doctor 
Who Confidential: Religion, Myths and Legends both first screened on UNC-TV;
Doomsday first screened on ProSieben; Human Nature first screened on Jimmy;
Silence in the Library first screened on Prime; and Forest of the Dead and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: River Runs Deep both first screened on ABC1
2009 - The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances both repeated on Syfy (FRG);
The Satan Pit and Love & Monsters both repeated on Syfy (Russia); and The Shakespeare Code and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Stage Fright both
repeated on ABC2
2010 Rose repeated on Syfy (FRG); 42 repeated on AXN SciFi (Pol); Human Nature repeated on UKTV (Aus) and AXN SciFi; The Stolen Earth first screened
on Space and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Alter Ego repeated on UKTV
(Aus)
2011 Terror of the Zygons, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); 
The Curse of Fenric, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi; The Girl in 
the Fireplace and Rise of the Cybermen both repeated on BBC America; The 
Impossible Planet and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Out of Time both
repeated on UKTV (Aus); Human Nature repeated on BBC America and Watch; and The Family of Blood repeated on Watch
2012 The Creature from the Pit, Episodes 6 and 7 both repeated on Radio 
4 Extra; Ghost Light, Part 3 and The Curse of Fenric, Part 1 both repeated on 
Syfy (Aus); The Shakespeare CodeDoctor Who Confidential Cutdown: The End 
of an Era and The Saxon Mystery all repeated on UKTV (Aus); Silence in the 
Library and Forest of the Dead both repeated on Watch; The Eleventh Hour
The Beast BelowVictory of the DaleksThe Time of AngelsFlesh and Stone
The Vampires of VeniceAmy's ChoiceThe Hungry EarthCold Blood and
Vincent and the Doctor all repeated on BBC America; The Doctor, the Widow 
and the Wardrobe repeated on BBC3; and Prequel: Pond Life, Part 5 released
online
2013 School ReunionThe Girl in the FireplaceRise of the Cybermen and
The Age of Steel all repeated on France 4; Flesh and Stone repeated on BBC
Entertainment Latin America; A Christmas Carol repeated on Watch; The 
Doctor's Wife and The Rebel Flesh both repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC 
Polska HD; The God Complex and Closing Time both repeated on BBC Enter-
tainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; The Bells of Saint John repeated 
on BBC3; The Crimson Horror first screened on DR3; Doctor Who Confidential: 
The Valiant Quest repeated on BBC Entertainment Middle East; Doctor Who Confidential: Blinded by the Light repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe; and 
Doctor Who Confidential: After Effects repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia 
Pacific
2014 Pyramids of Mars, Part 2 repeated on KPTS; Underworld, Parts 1 and 
2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Armageddon Factor, Parts 5 and 6 both 
repeated on KBTC; Aliens of London repeated on WILL; Tooth and Claw and 
School Reunion both repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Girl in the Fireplace and
Doctor Who Confidential: From Script to Screen both repeated on Iowa PTV;
The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit both repeated on KCPT; The Eleventh Hour repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America and WPT; Amy's Choice 
and The Hungry Earth both repeated on RAI4; The Lodger repeated on KLRU;
The Big Bang repeated on OETA; The Almost People repeated on BBC Enter-
tainment Asia Pacific and KCPT2; A Good Man Goes to WarLet's Kill Hitler,
Night Terrors and The Girl Who Waited all repeated on KCPT2; A Town Called Mercy repeated on France 4; The Power of Three and The Angels Take 
Manhattan both repeated on Syfy (Spain) and France 4; The Snowmen and
The Bells of Saint John both repeated on Syfy (Spain); The Rings of Akhaten 
repeated on MPB; Deep Breath first screened on Prime and repeated on BBC
Entertainment LA; Into the Dalek first screened on BBC America, BBC Polska,
BBC Entertainment AP, Space and YLE TV2 and repeated on BBC3; Earth Conquest repeated on BBC America; and Doctor Who Explained repeated on
BBC Polska
2015 The Awakening, Part 2, A Good Man Goes to War and Let's Kill Hitler 
all repeated on Syfy (Aus); Frontios, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Horror; 
The Girl in the Fireplace repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Fear Her
 repeated on Disney XD (US); Midnight and A Christmas Carol both repeated 
on Watch; The Stolen Earth and Journey's End both repeated on BBC America; 
The Curse of the Black Spot repeated on RAI4; The Doctor's Wife first screened 
on FX (India) and repeated on RAI4; The God Complex and Closing Time both
repeated on BBC Nordic HD; Deep Breath repeated on TV Cultura; Kill the Moon
 repeated on ABC2; In the Forest of the Night repeated on Prime; Best of the Doctor repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; and
Doctor Who Prom (2010) repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America HD
and BBC Brazil HD
2016 Terror of the Autons, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Retro TV;
World War Three repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Runaway Bride repeated on The
Zone; Midnight repeated on BBC America and Syfy (Aus); Turn Left repeated 
on BBC America; The Wedding of River SongThe Woman Who Lived and The Zygon Invasion all repeated on Syfy (Latin America); The Doctor, the Widow 
and the Wardrobe repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; The Crimson Horror repeated on Einsfestival; Nightmare in Silver repeated on Space; Time Heist repeated on BBC Nordic HD; In the Forest of the Night and Dark Water 
both repeated on DR3; and The Husbands of River Song repeated on BBC First 
(Ben)

2017 - The Three Doctors, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Retro TV; The
Deadly AssassinPart 2 repeated on Jones! too; Flesh and Stone repeated on 
Syfy (Aus); A Good Man Goes to WarLet's Kill Hitler, Night TerrorsThe Girl
 Who Waited, The God Complex and Closing Time all repeated on BBC America; 
and Face the Raven repeated on BBC First (Middle East)

Date With History: 1997

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.She died, aged 36, at 4 am on Sunday August 31st, as a result of injuries sustained in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris. Her partner, Dodi Fayed, and the driver, Henri Paul, also perished. Bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones was the only survivor.



Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Doctor Who On This Day #243


1965 - The Keys of Marinus, Episodes 2 and 5 both repeated and The 
Sensorites, Episode 4: A Race Against Death first screened, all on ABC
1968 The Romans, Episode 4: Inferno repeated on TV1 (NZ); The Tomb of
 the Cybermen, Episode 4 repeated and The Abominable Snowmen, Episodes
 1 to 4 repeated and Episode 5 first screened, all on ABC
1970 The Invasion, Episode 8 and The Krotons, Episode 1 both repeated
on ABC
1971 - Fury from the Deep, Episode 6, The Mind Robber, Episode 2 and The 
Invasion, Episode 1 all repeated on ABC; and The Wheel in Space, Episodes 
3 to 5 repeated and Episode 6 first screened, all on TV1 (NZ)
1972 The Invasion, Episode 3, The Seeds of Death, Episode 3 and Spearhead 
from Space, Episode 3 all repeated on ABC
1973 The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 4 repeated on ABC
1975 - Terror of the Zygons, Part 1 first screened on BBC1
1978 - The Ark in Space, Part 2, Genesis of the Daleks, Part 4 and The Android Invasion, Parts 1 and 2 all repeated on ABC
1979 - Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 2, 3 and 5 all repeated on ABC; and The 
Androids of Tara, Part 4 repeated on BBC1
1980 - The Leisure Hive, Part 1 first screened on BBC1
1982 The Android Invasion, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on ABC
1983 - Planet of the Spiders, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on ABC; and The 
Invasion of Time, Part 6 repeated on KQED Plus
1984 Nightmare of Eden, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1985 The Mind of Evil, Episodes 3 and 4 both first screened on TV2 (NZ); 
and Resurrection of the Daleks, Part 1 (of 4) repeated on KQED Plus
1986 - Attack of the Cybermen, Part 2 (of 4) repeated on KQED Plus
1987 - The Twin Dilemma Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1988 Planet of Fire, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1989 The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Part 5 repeated on KQED Plus
1990 - Inferno, Episode 5 repeated on KQED Plus
1991 - Mawdryn Undead, Part 2 repeated on KQED Plus
1993 The Ark in Space, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold; and The Brain of 
Morbius, Part 1 repeated on ABC
1994 Warriors of the Deep, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold
1995 Planet of the Spiders, Part 5 repeated on UK Gold
1996 The Rescue Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1997 The Talons of Weng-Chiang Omnibus repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 The Daleks, Episode 2: The Survivors repeated on MPT; The Dalek 
Invasion of the Earth, Episode 2: The Daleks repeated on Space; The Silurians
Omnibus repeated on WCET; Inferno Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The Time Monster, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on Colorado PTV; The Curse of Peladon, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on LPB; The Ark in Space, Part 1 repeated on 
BBC America and WQED; Terror of the Zygons Omnibus repeated on KSPS; 
Nightmare of Eden Omnibus repeated on WBTU; Four to Doomsday, Part 2 
repeated on WUSF; Resurrection of the Daleks, Part 3 (of 4) repeated on KRCB; and The Mysterious Planet, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on KBTC
1999 - The Ark, Episode 3: The Return repeated on Space; Planet of the 
Spiders, Part 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Pirate Planet Omnibus 
repeated on KQED Plus
2000 - The Krotons, Episode 1 repeated on Prime; The Curse of Peladon
Episode 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Pyramids of Mars, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC America
2001 Kinda, Part 3 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and The Awakening, Part
2 repeated on BBC Prime
2002 Terror of the Zygons, Part 1 repeated on BBC Kids (Can); The Caves
of Androzani, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on NHPTV; and Real Time, Episode
5 released online
2003 Spearhead from Space, Episodes 3 and 4 and The Horns of Nimon 
Omnibus all repeated on UK Gold; The Caves of Androzani Omnibus repeated
on KERA; and Full CircleParts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC Kids (Can)
2004 The Time Warrior, Part 1 repeated on ABC
2005 Kinda, Part 4 repeated on ABC
2006 Army of Ghosts repeated on BBC3
2007 The Doctor Dances and Boom Town both repeated on UK Gold;
and The Runaway Bride repeated on BBC3
2008 The Brain of Morbius, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi;
The Christmas Invasion first screened on HRT2; Human Nature and Doctor 
Who Confidential Cutdown: Alter Ego both repeated on UKTV (Aus); and 42 
repeated on Jimmy
2009 - New Earth repeated on WXXI; The Idiot's Lantern and The Impossible Planet both repeated on Syfy (Russia); The Stolen Earth repeated on Syfy (Ben); and Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD screened on TV4 (Swe)
2010 GridlockDaleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks all repeated on AXN SciFi (Pol); and The Lazarus Experiment repeated on UKTV (Aus) and
AXN SciFi
2011 - Terror of the Zygons, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus);
The Happiness Patrol, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on MTV3 SciFi; Tooth and 
Claw and School Reunion both repeated on BBC America; The Idiot's Lantern, 
The Poison Sky and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Call Me the Doctor all repeated on UKTV (Aus); The Lazarus Experiment repeated on Watch; 42 
repeated on BBC America and Watch; and Let's Kill Hitler repeated on Space
2012 Ghost Light, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Impossible PlanetThe Satan Pit and The Big Bang all repeated on BBC America; Smith and Jones and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Bad Blood both repeated on UKTV
(Aus); The Doctor's Daughter and The Unicorn and the Wasp both repeated on
Watch; and Prequel: Pond Life, Part 4 released online
2013 Army of Ghosts repeated on France 4; Voyage of the Damned repeated 
on ABC2; The Sontaran Stratagem repeated on RAI4; MidnightTurn LeftThe 
Stolen Earth and Journey's End all repeated on Watch; The Beast Below 
repeated on TV3 (Spain); The Time of Angels repeated on BBC Entertainment
Latin America; The Doctor's Wife repeated on BBC Nordic HD; The God Complex 
repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Angels Take Manhattan repeated on BBC3; 
The Rings of Akhaten repeated on Syfy (Ben); Doctor Who Confidential: Are 
We There Yet? repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe; Doctor Who Con-
fidential: Blinded by the Light repeated on BBC Entertainment Middle East; and Doctor Who Confidential: What Goes on Tour repeated on BBC Entertain-
ment Asia Pacific
2014 The Edge of Destruction, Episode 2 and The Keys of Marinus, Episodes
 1 to 3 repeated and The Web Planet, Episodes 5 and 6 both first screened, all 
on Retro TV; RoseThe End of the World and A Christmas Carol all repeated
on Syfy (Aus); The Doctor Dances repeated on UKTV (NZ); The Parting of the 
Ways repeated on TV3 (Spain); Human Nature and The Family of Blood both
repeated on Space; Flesh and Stone and The Vampires of Venice both repeated
 on RAI4; The Pandorica Opens repeated on Syfy (Aus) and RAI4; The Big Bang
repeated on Syfy (Aus) and OETA; The Curse of the Black Spot and The Doctor's 
Wife both repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; A Good Man Goes 
to War repeated on Jeem TV (Middle East); The Girl Who Waited repeated on
KCPT2; A Town Called Mercy repeated on Syfy (Spain) and Syfy (Portugal);
The Power of Three both repeated on Syfy (Portugal); The Angels Take Manhattan repeated on Syfy (Spain); The Time of the Doctor repeated on Fox (FRG); Deep Breath repeated on BBC America, BBC Polska, BBC Entertainment
 Asia Pacific, Fox and ABC2; Into the Dalek first screened on BBC1, ABC1 and Fox; Doctor Who Extra: Into the Dalek released on BBC iPlayer and the BBC
Red Button; The Ultimate Time Lord repeated on BBC America; and Doctor 
Who Confidential: Double Trouble and Take Two both repeated on BBC Enter-
tainment AP
2015 Frontier in Space Omnibus repeated on KERA; The Ark in Space,
Part 4 repeated on KRWG; The Deadly Assassin, Part 2 repeated on KPTS; 
Warriors of the Deep, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on KBTC and Syfy (Aus);
The Awakening, Part 1 and The Day of the Doctor both repeated on Syfy (Aus); 
The Unquiet DeadAliens of LondonWorld War Three and Dalek all repeated on KCPT2; School Reunion repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Daleks
 in Manhattan repeated on Disney XD (US); The Lazarus Experiment and Doctor 
Who Confidential: Monsters Inc. both repeated on UNC-TV; The Beast Below
 and Victory of the Daleks both repeated on France 4; The Vampires of Venice
 repeated on KLRU; Vincent and the DoctorThe Doctor's Wife and The Girl Who Waited repeated on BBC America; A Christmas Carol (Part 2 of 2) repeated and 
The Curse of the Black Spot first screened, both on FX (India); The Almost People
repeated on KCPT; A Good Man Goes to War and Night Terrors both repeated on
BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; Let's Kill Hitler repeated on BBC Nordic HD, 
BBC Polska HD, BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; The Rings 
of Akhaten repeated on MPTV; The Crimson Horror repeated on Iowa PTV; 
Nightmare in Silver repeated on WPT; The Name of the Doctor repeated on OETA
and WPT; In the Forest of the Night repeated on Space; and The Science of Doctor Who repeated on BBC Knowledge
2016 Inferno, Episodes 6 and 7 both repeated on Retro TV; Aliens of London
and In the Forest of the Night both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Doomsday repeated
on The Zone; Silence in the Library repeated on BBC America; Forest of the Dead repeated on BBC America and Syfy (Aus); The Girl Who Waited and Night Terrors both repeated on Syfy (Latin America); The Wedding of River Song 
repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Cold War repeated on Syfy (Brazil);
 Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS repeated on Einsfestival; The Crimson Horror repeated on Space; Listen repeated on BBC Polska HD; Mummy on the 
Orient Express and Flatline both repeated on DR3; The Girl Who Died and The 
Woman Who Lived both repeated on BBC First (Ben); and Doctor Who Explained 
repeated on AXN Mystery (Jap)

2017 - The Time Monster, Episodes 5 and 6 both repeated on Retro TV; 
The Deadly AssassinPart 1 repeated on Jones! too; The Time of Angels repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Impossible Astronaut, Day of the Moon, The 
Curse of the Black SpotThe Doctor's Wife, The Rebel Flesh and The Almost 
People all repeated on BBC America; ThZygon Invasion repeated on Syfy
 (Latin America); and Sleep No More repeated on BBC First (Middle East)

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Curse of the Crimson Altar

Shown again on the Horror channel last night, 
this British horror feature was a co-production 
from Tigon Films and American International Pictures, and was loosely based on the HP 
Lovecraft short story, The Dreams in the 
Witch House.
Scripted by Doctor Who writers Mervyn Haisman (1928-2010) and Henry Lincoln
 (born Henry Soskin in 1930), the story centred 
on the typically gothic tropes of black magic 
cults and human sacrifice.
Released in 1968, the film (titled The Crimson
 Cult in America) featured iconic genre actors Christopher Lee (1922-2015) and Boris Karloff (1887-1969) and nine other Doctor Who cast 
and crew connections:

  • Mark Eden (Manning) played the titular Venetian (pictured left) in Marco Polo, and Donald Baverstock in An Adventure in Space and Time
  • Michael Gough (Elder) was the titular villain in The Celestial Toymaker, and Councillor Hedin in Arc of Infinity
  • Virginia Wetherell (Eve) was Dyoni in The Daleks
  • Roger Avon (Sergeant) was Saphadin in The Crusade, and Daxtar in The Daleks' Master Plan: The Traitors
  • Ron Pember (Attendant) voiced Seedle for Slipback
  • Nicholas Head (Blacksmith) was a Thal in Dr. Who and the Daleks
  • Fred Wood (Acolyte) was a Running Man in Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD
  • Elizabeth Blattner was a make-up artist on 100,000 BC too, then the make-up supervisor on The Daleks
  • property master John Poyner was sound editor on the second Dalek film

Doctor Who On This Day #242


1964 - The Reign of Terror, Episode 4: The Tyrant of France first screened 
on BBC1
1969 The Evil of the Daleks, Episode 6, The Abominable Snowmen
Episode 2 and The Ice Warriors, Episode 1 all repeated on ABC
1971 - Fury from the Deep, Episode 3, Spearhead from Space, Episodes 1, 
2 and 4 repeated, The Silurians, Episodes 1 and 3 both repeated and Episode 
4 first screened, all on ABC
1972 The Invasion, Episode 2, The Seeds of Death, Episode 2 and Spearhead 
from Space, Episode 2 all repeated on ABC
1973 The Ambassadors of Death, Episode 3 repeated on ABC
1976 Robot, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1978 - The Ark in Space, Part 1, Genesis of the Daleks, Part 3, Planet of Evil
Part and The Android Invasion, Part 1 all repeated on ABC
1979 - Genesis of the Daleks, Parts 1, 2 and 4 all repeated on ABC
1981 The Ribos Operation, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1982 - Image of the Fendahl Omnibus repeated on KQED Plus
1983 - Planet of the Spiders, Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on ABC; and Time 
Flight, Part 3 first screened on TV1 (NZ)
1984 Nightmare of Eden, Part 3 repeated on KQED Plus
1985 Frontios, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1986 - Terror of the Zygons Omnibus and Attack of the Cybermen, Part 
1 (of 4) both repeated on KQED Plus
1987 - The Green Death, Episode 5 repeated on KQED Plus; and The Talons 
of Weng-Chiang, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on TV2 (NZ)
1989 The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Part 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1990 - Inferno, Episode 4 repeated on KQED Plus
1991 - Mawdryn Undead, Part 1 repeated on KQED Plus
1992 - The Sontaran Experiment, Part 1 and The Power of Kroll Omnibus 
both repeated on KQED Plus
1993 - Robot Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; and The Android Invasion
Part 4 repeated on ABC
1994 Warriors of the Deep, Part 1 repeated on UK Gold
1995 Planet of the Spiders, Part 4 repeated on UK Gold
1996 The Romans, Episode 4: Inferno repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1997 Robots of Death, Part 2 repeated on UK Gold; and Horror of Fang 
Rock, Part 1 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
1998 The Space Museum Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; The Krotons,
Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated  on NHPTV; The Seeds of Death, Episode
1 repeated on Space; The War Games, Episodes 8 and 9 both repeated on
Iowa PTV; The Mutants, Episodes 5 and 6 both repeated on Colorado PTV;
The Robots of Death, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on BBC Prime; and Destiny 
of the Daleks Omnibus repeated on WFWA
1999 The Ark, Episode 2: The Plague repeated on Space; Day of the Daleks, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on KBTC; Carnival of Monsters, Episodes 2 and
 3 both repeated on NHPTV; Planet of the Daleks, Episodes 3 and 4 (of 5) both repeated on WCET; Revenge of the Cybermen, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on Colorado PTV and Part 3 repeated on Twin Cities PTV; Terror of the Zygons, Part
 3 repeated on Lakeshore PTV; The Seeds of Doom, Part 4 repeated on WQED; 
The Masque of Mandragora Omnibus repeated on KRWG; The Hand of Fear,
Parts 2 and 3 both repeated on MiND; The Robots of Death, Part 2 repeated
on MPBN; The Invisible Enemy Omnibus repeated on KNME; The Creature 
from the Pit Omnibus repeated on UK Gold; Terminus Omnibus repeated on 
KSPS; and The Awakening, Part 1 repeated on WUSF
2000 The Mind Robber, Episode 5 repeated on Prime; Day of the Daleks,
Episode 4 repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Planet of Evil, Parts 3 and 4 both 
repeated on BBC America
2001 Kinda, Part 2 repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2002 The Android Invasion, Part 4 repeated on BBC Kids (Can); and
The Five Doctors, Part 4 (of 4) repeated on BBC Prime 
2003 The Android Invasion, Parts 1 and 2 and The Armageddon Factor 
Omnibus all repeated on UK Gold; and MeglosParts 3 and 4 both repeated
on BBC Kids (Can)
2004 The Mind of Evil, Episodes 1 and 2 both repeated on KBTC; The Seeds 
of Doom, Part 5 repeated on NHPTV; MeglosParts 1 and 2 both repeated on
Iowa PTV; Earthshock, Part 4 repeated on WILL; The King's Demons, Part 2
repeated on KUED; and Time and the Rani, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on 
MiND
2005 Kinda, Part 3 repeated on ABC
2006 The Doctor Dances first screened on DR1; and Fear Her repeated 
on BBC3
2007 Doomsday and Doctor Who Confidential: Finale both repeated on 
BBC3
2008 The Brain of Morbius, Parts 2 and 3 both first screened on MTV3 SciFi;  
The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances both repeated on Syfy (Russia); and
School Reunion both repeated on UK Gold
2009 Utopia and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: 'Ello 'Ello 'Ello both
repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Dr. Who and the Daleks screened on TV4
2010 Evolution of the Daleks42 and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: 
Space Craft all repeated on UKTV (Aus); and Planet of the Dead first 
screened on WXXI
2011 Revenge of the Cybermen, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); 
Silver Nemesis, Part 3 and The Happiness PatrolPart 1 both repeated on 
MTV3 SciFi; The Christmas InvasionNew Earth and The Lazarus Experiment 
all repeated on BBC America; and The Age of Steel and Doctor Who 
Confidential Cutdown: The End of an Era both repeated on UKTV (Aus)
2012 The Creature from the Pit, Part 3 repeated on Radio 4 Extra; Battle-
field, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); DalekThe Long Game and
Father's Day all repeated on BBC America; The Age of SteelThe Idiot's Lantern
 and The Pandorica Opens all repeated on BBC America; DoomsdayDoctor Who 
Confidential Cutdown: Alter Ego and Shadow Play all repeated on UKTV (Aus);
The Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky both repeated on Watch; The God Complex and Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown: Heartbreak Hotel both repeated
on ABC2; and Prequel: Pond Life, Part 3 released online
2013 Revenge of the Cybermen, Parts 3 and 4 both repeated on Syfy (Aus); 
Fear Her repeated on France 4; Last of the Time Lords repeated on ABC2; Planet 
of the Ood repeated on RAI4; Victory of the Daleks repeated on BBC Entertain-
ment Latin America; The Girl Who Waited repeated on Syfy (Portugal); Let's 
Kill Hitler repeated on WTTW Prime; The Bells of Saint John repeated on Syfy
(Ben); and Doctor Who Confidential: Are We There Yet? repeated on BBC 
Entertainment Middle East
2014 The Daleks, Episodes 5 and 6 both repeated on Horror; The Web Planet, Episodes 3 and 4 both first screened on Retro TV; Rose, Partners in Crime, The 
Fires of Pompeii, The Big Bang and A Christmas Carol all repeated on Syfy (Aus);
The Doctor Dances and Boom Town both repeated on BBC America; Bad Wolf
repeated on TV3 (Spain); Tooth and Claw and School Reunion both repeated on
UKTV (NZ); Blink repeated on YLE TV2; Flesh and Stone repeated on Watch;
The Lodger repeated on KLRU; The Pandorica Opens repeated on Syfy (Aus) and RAI4; The Curse of the Black Spot repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska
HD; The Almost People and Doctor Who Confidential: Take Two both repeated
on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Night Terrors repeated on KCPT2; Dinosaurs 
on a SpaceshipA Town Called Mercy and The Power of Three all repeated on
Syfy (Portugal); The Angels Take Manhattan repeated on BBC Entertainment
RSA and Syfy (Spain); and Deep Breath repeated on BBC3

2015 The Dominators, Episodes 1 and 2 and The Brain of Morbius Omnibus all repeated on Retro TV; The Claws of Axos, Episodes 3 and 4, Evolution of the Daleks and Doctor Who Confidential: Making Manhattan all repeated on UNC-MX;
The Runaway Bride, Smith and Jones and The Shakespeare Code all repeated 
on UKTV (Aus); Journey's End repeated on France 4; The Impossible Astronaut 
repeated and Day of the Moon first screened, both on FX (India); The Almost People repeated on UKTV (NZ); A Good Man Goes to War and Let's Kill Hitler 
both repeated on BBC Entertainment Europe, Romania and Middle East; The Girl
Who Waited, The God Complex and Closing Time all repeated on BBC Nordic HD
 and BBC Polska HD; A Town Called Mercy, The Power of ThreeThe Angels Take Manhattan and The Snowmen all repeated on Syfy (Aus); The Bells of Saint 
John repeated on Syfy (Aus), UKTV (NZ) and Jeem TV (ME); The Name of the Doctor repeated on OETA; and Flatline repeated on Karusel
2016 - The Mind of Evil, Episodes 4 to 6 all repeated on WETA-UK; The Unquiet 
Dead and Silence in the Library both repeated on Syfy (Aus); Army of Ghosts 
repeated on The Zone; The Doctor's Daughter and The Unicorn and the Wasp 
both repeated on BBC America; Let's Kill Hitler repeated on Syfy (Latin 
America); Closing Time repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; Journey 
to the Centre of the TARDIS repeated on Space; Robot of Sherwood repeated 
on BBC Polska HD; The Caretaker and Kill the Moon both repeated on DR3; 
and The Doctors Revisited: The Tenth Doctor repeated on Watch
2017 - The Time Monster, Episodes 3 and 4 both repeated on Retro TV; The 
Seeds of DoomPart 6 repeated on Jones! too; Forest of the DeadMidnight 
and Turn Left all repeated on One ARD; Victory of the Daleks repeated on Syfy 
(Aus); Cold Blood, Vincent and the Doctor, The Pandorica Opens, The Big Bang 
and A Christmas Carol all repeated on BBC America; The Lodger repeated on 
BBC America and Syfy (Brazil); ThZygon Inversion repeated on BBC First
 (Middle East); and Behind the Lens: The Time of the Doctor and Doctor Who 
Extra: Into the Dalek both repeated on BBC Polska HD