Happy Birthday Gareth and Sarah
Did you know on this day in 1969, Episode 6 of Mighty Kublai Khan was broadcast. It was Season 1 and starred William Hartnell as the Doctor with Carole Ann Ford, William Russell and Jacqueline Hill his companions. In this story Mark Eden appeared as Marco Polo.
It was written by John Lucarotti and Directed by Waris Hussein.
The Doctor and his companions travel with Marco Polo on the journey to the Palace of Kublai Khan in Peking.
In 1970, Episode 2 of The Ambassadors of Death was broadcast. It was Season 7 and starred Jon Pertwee as the Doctor with Liz Shaw and Nicholas Courtney as his companions. Michael Wisher played Wakefield, John Levene played
The story was written by David Whitaker and Directed by Michael Ferguson.
‘The Doctor discovers that astronauts from a Mars probe have been replaced by aliens.’ *
Others celebrating their birthday today are: Vince Vaughn, Nick Frost, Lacey Turner, Chris Barrie
*Mark Campbell (2000) Doctor Who Pocket Essential Guide
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