Whovian News and Extras for Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Another round-up of the latest news and tidbits from the world of Doctor Who....
'The Day Of The Doctor' - 50th Aniversary News
Those were the Days in the Whoniverse
- On 16 October 1829, the Seventh Doctor and Bernice Summerfield set sail on the Mermaid. (PROSE: Of the Mermaid and Jupiter)
On 16 October, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.1920 - Actor John Dearth was born.
1936 - Actor Peter Bowles was born.
1941 - Actor David Ashford was born.
1946 - Actor Tariq Yunus was born.
1947 - Actor Guy Siner was born.
1967 - Actor Davina McCall was born.
2009 - Actor Denys Hawthorne died.
On 17 October 1854, Hex arrived and helped clean the Scutari barracks and heal the sick within. The Sixth Doctor was recognised from the 25 September encounter with the Russians that he hadn't lived through yet, and was detained by them. The Doctor and Ace went back to 25 September, while Hex stayed behind for six weeks to meet his idol Florence Nightingale on 18 November. (AUDIO: The Angel of Scutari)
In 1814, the Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams visited London. Amy left the Doctor and Rory in a pub so that they could bond while she went sightseeing. Instead, they decided to use the TARDIS to skip ahead a few hours, while Amy encountered an agent of the Silence and became caught in the London Beer Flood.
During the same adventure, the Doctor and Rory visited London during the Blitz on this same day in 1940. While there, they saved Ian Fleming from a bomb and became the inspiration for James Bond. (COMIC: The Doctor and the Nurse)
On 17 October, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.1943 - Actor Gregory de Polnay was born.
1966 - Writer and actor Mark Gatiss was born.
1967 - Actor Kim Seung-jun was born.
1979 - Actor John Stuart died.
1983 - Actor Felicity Jones was born.
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