Friday, 28 February 2014

News Happy Birthday Nikki Amuka-Bird 27th February

Happy Birthday Nikki Amuka-Bird

Nikki played Beth Halloran in ‘Sleeper’ episode.

Happy Birthday Nikki

On this day in 2008 Episode 8 A Day in The Death was broadcast.  It was Season 2 of Torchwood.  It starred John Barrowman, Naoko Mori, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Lloyd, Burn Gorman and Martha Jones, featuring Richard Briers as Henry Parker and Christine Bottomley as Maggie Hopley.
Writer was Joseph Lidster, Director was Andy Goddard.

Up on the roof of a building a woman contemplates suicide, she has no reason to live, her husband of a few hours is dead, it’s been a year since their marriage and she’s still not coping.  Owen Harper, dead man walking, feels no pain, sets off no alarm sensors, isn’t affected by much but if he breaks he will remain broken. 

When an alien artefact is giving off a series of energy spikes at a reclusive mans property, Torchwood have to intervene, but who can they use.  Owen shares his day with Maggie but will she still want to jump when she discovers Owen is already dead?

In 1965 The Web Planet’s  3rd Episode Escape to Danger was broadcast.  It was Season 2 and starred William Hartnell as the Doctor with William Russell, Jacqueline Hill and Maureen O’Brien as his companions.  Writer was Bill Strutton and Director was Richard Martin.

The winged Menoptra are locked in battle with the ant like Zarbi on the planet Vortis.

In 1971 Episode 5 of The Mind of Evil was broadcast.  It was Season 8.  Jon Pertwee was the Doctor with Katy Manning, Nicholas Courtney, John Levene and Richard Franklin are his companions.  Roger Delgado appears in this story as The Master.

The Master plans on destroying peace talks by using the Thunderbolt Missile, containing a deadly nerve gas, by using prisoners from Stangmoor Prison.

Although no other Torchwood or Who cast or crew celebrate their birthday today that we’ve been able to locate, here are some other people celebrating today: Theo Stevenson 16 (played Horrid Henry, and Ethan in All Stars), John Steinbeck (1902-1968), Derren Brown 43, Timothy Spall 57

Picture and research source
Mark Campbell (2000) Doctor Who Pocket Essential

©BBC Doctor Who 1963
©BBC Torchwood 2006

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