Whoniversaries 15 August: Reign of Terror #2, The Shadow of the Scourge

i) births and deaths

None that grabbed me.

ii) broadcast anniversary

15th August 1964: broadcast of "Guests of Madame Guillotine", the second episode of the story we now call The Reign of Terror. The Doctor narrowly escapes both the burning barn and a forced labour gang; Ian, Susan and Barbara are imprisoned in the Coniergerie, and, as the epsiode ends, Susan and Barbara are taken off for the chop…
iii) date specified in canon

15th August 2003: The Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice Summerfield visit the Pinehill Crest Hotel in Kent which is hosting three very different events: a cross-stitch convention, an experiment in time travel and… the summoning of the Scourge. (Big Finish audio play, The Shadow of the Scourge, October 2000.)

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  1. I don’t read a lot of fantasy myself (life’s too short to read everything, even if I could match your impressive pace), but the OH is reading Assassin’s Apprentice at the moment and enjoying it enough that I will recommend it on her behalf. She has a PhD in early modern history so I suspect that the sort of details that would mess with your WSOD would also trouble her.

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