Happy Birthday Emma,
Did you know that in 1973, Episode 1 of Planet of the Daleks was broadcast. It was Season 10 and Jon Pertwee was the Doctor with Katy Manning as Jo Grant, his companion.
Writer was Terry Nation and Director was David Maloney.
‘On Spiridon, a Thal commando team discover a vast Dalek army hidden under an ice volcano...’*
In 2007, The Shakespeare Code was broadcast. It was the 180th story of Doctor Who and starred David Tennant as the 10th incarnation of the Doctor with Freema Agyeman as Dr Martha Jones as his companion. Dean Lennox Kelly played William Shakespeare, Angela Pleasence appeared as Queen Elizabeth.
Writer Gareth Roberts and Director Charles Palmer.
The TARDIS crew arrive in London in 1599. The Doctor introduces Martha Jones to William Shakespeare, who is later manipulated by Lilith and the Carrionites who plan on bringing the entire coven back, releasing them from their world to devour this one.
Others celebrating their birthday today are: Russell Crowe, Jackie Chan, William Wordsworth (1770-1850), Andrew Sachs and Cornelia Frances to name but a few.
Have a wonderful day!
©BBC Doctor Who 1963
Mark Campbell (2000) Doctor Who Pocket Essential Guide*