Happy Birthday Caroline
Caroline is known to many of us as Lisa Hallett, Ianto’s girlfriend who during the battle at Canary Wharf was partly upgraded into a Cyberwoman.
Did you know on this day in 1966, episode 3 Priest of Death from the serial The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve was broadcast? It was Season 3 and William Hartnell was the Doctor, Peter Purves and Jackie Lane were his companions. The Writers were John Lucarotti and Donald Tosh and Director was Paddy Russell.
In this story William Hartnell played two characters, the Doctor and the Abbot of Amboise.
Also on this day in 1972, Episode 4 The Curse of Peladon was broadcast, it was Season 9. Jon Pertwee was the Doctor with Katy Manning as his companion. It also featured Nicholas Courtney, John Levene and Richard Franklin. Writer was Brian Hayles and Director Lennie Mayne. David Troughton played Peladon.
The story tells of the ghost of Aggedor making threats against Peladon, in a bid to stop him joining the Galactic Federation.
In 1977, Episode 4 of The Robots of Death was broadcast. It was Season 14. The Doctor was Tom Baker and accompanying the Doctor was Louise Jameson as Leela. Writer was Chris Boucher and Director was Michael Briant.
On board the alien Sandminer, the creepy looking robot servants begin killing off the crew.
Just some of the people celebrating their birthday with you: Jeff Kinney 43, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid children’s book series, Nicolas Copernicus (1473-1543) He led the Copernicus Revolution after his theories that the Earth revolved around the Sun and not everything revolved around us. Jeff Daniels 59, Benicio Del Toro 47, Lee Marvin (1924 – 1987), Doug Aldrich 50 and Ray Winstone 57.
Picture and research sources
Mark Campbell Doctor Who Pocket Essential – Episode Guide