Sunday, 14 September 2014

News Happy Birthday Justin Richards

Happy Birthday Justin Richards

Justin Richards is one of my favourite Who writers, whose books include The Deviant Strain featuring Captain Jack Harkness with the 9th Doctor and Rose.  Justin is also known for his works outside of Who such as The Wolfstone Curse and The Never War – The Suicide Exhibition.  Read the interview we had with him last year.

Happy Birthday Justin,

Did you know on this day in 1968 Episode 1 of The Mind Robber was broadcast?  It was Season 6 and starred Patrick Troughton as the Doctor with companions Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot.
Writers were Peter Ling and Derrick Sherwin and Director was David Maloney.

The TARDIS explodes, propelling her crew into a strange world peopled by fictional characters...*

In 1987, Episode 2 of Time and the Rani was broadcast.  It was Season 24, Andrew Cartmel was Script Editor, the Doctor was Sylvester McCoy and his companions were Melanie Bush and Ace 148.
Kate O’Mara also featured as The Rani with Donald Pickering as Beyus.

The Rani kidnaps the newly regenerated Doctor for his brainpower...*

Other birthdays today are: Andrew Lincoln, Sam Niell, Walter Koenig, Morten Harket, Amy Winehouse (1983-2011).

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

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