Saturday, 24 March 2012

On this day Saturday, March 24, 2012

Today in the 'Whoniverse'

Behind the scenes
1932 - Barry Wilsher was born.
1935 - Rodney Bennett was born.
1942 - Lynda Baron was born.
1942 - Stephen Yardley was born.
1957 - Christine Kavanagh was born.
1973 - Episode 5 of DW: Frontier in Space was first broadcast.
2004 - Richard Leech died.

Today in History

Historical Events
1603 - Scottish king James VI becomes King James I of England
1721 - Johann Sebastian Bach opens his Brandenburgse Concerts
1906 - "Census of the British Empire" shows England rules 1/5 of the world
1930 - Planet Pluto named

Famous Birthdays
1693 - John Harrison, British clockmaker (d. 1776)

Famous Deaths
1471 - Thomas Malory, author (Le Morte d'Arthur), dies at 55
1603 - Elizabeth I Tudor, [Maiden Queen], Queen of England and Ireland (1558-1603), dies at 69
1776 - John Harrison, English clockmaker (b. 1693)

Todays UK TV and Radio

Doctor Who at the Proms
On: Watch
Date: Saturday 24th March 2012
Time: 15:40 to 17:00
A treat for music lovers and sci-fi fans alike as Freema Agyeman hosts highlights from the first-ever Doctor Who Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, featuring music from the series.
(Widescreen)
Starring: David Tennant

Doctor Who
On: BBC 3
Date: Saturday 24th March 2012
Time: 19:00 to 19:50
The Fires of Pompeii. Series 30, episode 2.
Psychic powers and stone beasts run riot in old Pompeii, but can Donna dare the Doctor to change established history?
(Stereo, Repeat, Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 5 Star)
Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate

Doctor Who
On: Watch
Date: Sunday 25th March 2012
Time: 07:00 to 08:00
The Idiot's Lantern. Series 28, episode 7.
Our heroes visit 1953 for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Written by Mark 'League of Gentlemen' Gatiss.
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 2006, 5 Star)
Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Ron Cook, Maureen Lipman

Doctor Who
On: Watch
Date: Sunday 25th March 2012
Time: 08:00 to 09:00
Love and Monsters. Series 28, episode 10.
David Tennant's Doctor meets the revolting Abzorbaloff, played by comedian Peter Kay. An ordinary man called Elton becomes obsessed with the Doctor and Rose.
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 2006, 5 Star)
Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Marc Warren, Peter Kay

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