The Underwater Menace was published 30 years ago today
|The Underwater Menace was a novelisation based on the 1967 television serial The Underwater Menace.
Death to the Daleks was published 40 years ago today
|Death to the Daleks was a novelisation based on the 1974 television serial Death to the Daleks. It was reissued in 1991 with a different cover.
Actress Maureen O’Brien is 75 today, and Doctor Who and the Time Warrior was published 40 years ago
|Maureen O’Brien (born June 29, 1943) is an English actress and author best known for playing the role of Vicki in 38 episodes of the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who between January 2 and November 6, 1965, starring alongside the original Doctor, William Hartnell.
After leaving Doctor Who O’Brien found it difficult to find acting work on television, and worked as a supply teacher. Her next role was in the theatre, where she appeared in an Oxford Playhouse production of Volpone with Leo McKern and Leonard Rossiter.
She had a recurring role as Morgan in The Legend of King Arthur (1979) and another as unit general manager Elizabeth Straker in the second season of Casualty (1987).
O’Brien has also written seven detective novels includingClose-Up on Death (1989), Deadly Reflection (1993), Mask of Betrayal (1998), and Dead Innocent (1999), all featuring the character of Detective Inspector John Bright.
|Doctor Who and the Time Warrior was a novelisation based on the 1973 television serial The Time Warrior.
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Actress Lalla Ward is 67 today, and Jamie “regenerated” briefly 50 years ago
|Lalla Ward (born Sarah Jill Ward; June 28, 1951) is an English actress, best known for her role as Romana in the BBC television series Doctor Who.|
|Hamish Wilson (born December 13, 1942) is a Scottish actor from Glasgow. He is best known for briefly taking over the role of Jamie McCrimmon 50 years ago today during filming of episodes 2 & 3 of the 1968 Doctor Who serial “The Mind Robber” when series regular Frazer Hines was ill with chickenpox and unable to attend the recording. The change of actor was written into the script.
At the time of his Doctor Who appearance, Wilson was working in London for a furniture removal firm.
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In all good book shops, in 1977: Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius was a novelisation based on the 1976 television serial The Brain of Morbius.
Why do so many spaceships crashland on Karn, a bleak, lonely and seemingly deserted planet?
Are they doomed by the mysterious powers of the strange, black-robed Sisterhood, jealously guarding their secret of eternal life? Or does the mad Dr Solon, for some evil purpose of his own, need the bodies of the victims? And more especially, the body of DOCTOR WHO…
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