Saturday, 9 August 2014

News Happy Birthday John Bond-Winstone 'Doc'

Happy Birthday John Bond-Winstone

Happy Birthday Doc, you celebrate your birthday with two people from the world of Who. 

Daniella Danby-Ashe who played Mary in Greeks Bearing Gifts, and Alethea Charlton who was in episodes 2, 3 and 4 of An Unearthly Child in 1963 (9 Aug 1931 – 6 May 1976)

Did you know on this day in 2002, the second episode of Big Finish audio play Real Time was broadcast?  It starred Colin Baker as the Doctor with companion Evelyn Smythe played by Maggie Stables.  It was written and directed by Gary Russell and produced by James Goss and Jason Haigh-Ellery, and produced for BBC Worldwide by Jacqueline Rayner.

The story was originally a webcast for BBCi and was released on CD on 12th December 2002, but originally broadcast in 6 x 10 min episodes between August 2nd – September 6th, 2002.

The story began on the desert planet of Chronos in the 33rd Century.  Survey teams working for a university had vanished amongst the pyramids on the planet.  Amongst those who have disappeared, one is an expert on cybernetics.  It isn’t long before the Doctor and companion Evelyn learn the deadly truth, that the planet is being used as a base for....Cybermen!

Others celebrating with you on this day are: Sam Elliott, Gillian Anderson, Whitney Houston, Eric Bana, Kevin McKidd, Jean Piaget (scientist) and Curtis Blow to name but a few.

Have an awesome day John and hope you’ve a day off to enjoy it fully! 

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

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