Monday, 5 May 2014

News Happy Birthday Gwen Cooper

Happy Birthday Gwen Cooper

There is some discrepancy as to whether Gwen’s birthday is today 5th May or 16th August, but we can agree it’s 1978.

On this day in 1973, Episode 5 of Planet of the Daleks was broadcast.  It was Season 10 and starred Jon Pertwee as the Doctor with Jo Grant his companion.
Writer was Terry Nation and Director was David Maloney

A Thal Commando Team on Spiridon encounter a large Dalek Army beneath an ice volcano

In 2007, The Lazarus Experiment was broadcast.  It was the 183rd story of Who and starred David Tennant as the Doctor, with Freema Agyeman his companion.  It also featured Mark Gatiss as Lazarus.
Writer was Stephen Greenhorn and Director was Richard Clark.

The Doctor with Martha and her family attend a scientific event by Professor Lazarus, who shows the effects of genetic manipulation, with dire consequences.

Richard E. Grant celebrates a birthday today.  Richard played Doctor Who twice, once in Doctor Who and the Fatal Curse and once as the Tenth Doctor, referring to him as The Handsome Doctor.  He also provided the voice of the 9th Doctor in the BBC animated webcast Scream of the Shalka.
During the 11th incarnation of the Doctor, Richard played Dr. Walter Simeon, in The Snowmen.  In Bells of Saint John he played the Great Intelligence and reprised the role in The Name of the Doctor.

Others celebrating today are: Henry Cavill, John Rhys-Davies, Michael Palin, Lance Henriksen.

If you know of someone who would like a birthday mention, or if you would like a birthday mention for yourself, then email us at and let us know your day and month only, unless you’d like us to announce your age!

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