Happy Birthday Russell and Jenna
Did you know, that on this day in 1968, episode 1 of The Wheel in Space was broadcast? It was Season 5 and starred Patrick Troughton as the Doctor with Jamie McCrimmon as his companion with Zoe Heriot.
Writer was David Whitaker from an idea by Kit Pedlar, Director was Tristan de Vere Cole.
When Cybermats infiltrate a space station it’s not long before the Cybermen follow suit.
In 1974 Episode 6 if The Monster of Peladon was broadcast. It was Season 11 and Jon Pertwee was the Doctor with Elisabeth Sladen as his companion with the UNIT crew headed up by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.
Writer was Brian Hayles and Director was Lennie Mayne.
Peladon is once again in peril this time with Aggedor’s vengeful spirit.
In 2013, the 236th story Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS was broadcast. Matt Smith was the Doctor with Jenna Coleman his companion.
The episode also features Sarah Louise Madison, Ruari Mears and Paul Kasey as time zombies.
Writer was Stephen Thompson and Director Mat King.
The Doctor teaches Clara to fly the TARDIS and disables its shields to enable the ‘basic mode’. However, the TARDIS is caught by the tractor beam of a space salvage ship which pulls it onboard. Damaging the TARDIS. The Doctor has to find Clara before the Time Zombies find them all.
Others celebrating their birthdays with you are:
Anna Chancellor, Mica Paris, Kevin McNally, Casey Kasem.
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Mark Campbell (2000) Doctor Who Pocket Essential Guide