Thursday, 8 May 2014

News Happy Birthday Paul Kasey & Joshua Weevil

Happy Birthday Paul Kasey & Joshua Weevil

Paul has performed as creatures, aliens and time zombies in the Whoniverse as well as performing in human form! 

Joshua is our resident weevil and has been with us for 5 years. Rescued from a scientific building a good few years ago, we have no idea how old he really is but given his attitude to most things we’re estimating he probably is still just a teenager.   

Did you know on this day in 1965, Episode 3 of The Space Mission: The Search was broadcast.  It was Season 2 and starred William Hartnell as the Doctor, with companions, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill and Maureen O’Brien.  Jeremy Bulloch also appeared in this story. 
Writer was Glyn John and Director Mervyn Pinfield.

The TARDIS jumps a time track and arrives on Xeros*

In 1971 Episode 5 of Colony in Space was broadcast.  It was Season 8 and starred Jon Pertwee as the Doctor with Katy Manning as companion with Nicholas Courtney, John Levene and Richard Franklin as UNIT.
Roger Delgado also appeared in this story, with Helen Worth. 
Writer was Malcolm Hulke and Director was Michael Briant.

Colonists on a barren planet fight against a ruthless mining company*

In 2010, The Vampires of Venice was broadcast.  It was the 207th story of Who and starred Matt Smith as the Doctor with Amy Pond and Rory Williams as companions.
Writer was Toby Whithouse and Director Jonny Campbell.

The Doctor gatecrashes Rory’s stag do and takes him and Amy to Venice in the year 1580 for a romantic trip courtesy of the TARDIS.  But as always they soon find themselves in trouble, this time with a school full of vampires.

Others celebrating their birthday today are:  Stephen Amell, David Attenborough, David Keith, Jack Charlton, Enrique Iglesias.

©BBC Doctor Who 1963
Mark Campbell (2000) Doctor Who Pocket Essential Guide*

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