Whoniversaries 21 October

i) births and deaths

21 October 2000: death of Alan Rowe who played Evans and the voice of Space Control in The Moonbase (1967), Edward of Wessex in The Time Warrior (1973-74), Skinsale in Horror of Fang Rock (1977) and Garif in Full Circle (1980).

21 October 2007: death of Peter Moffatt, who directed State of Decay (1980), The Visitation (1982), Mawdryn Undead (1983), The Five Doctors (1983), The Twin Dilemma (1984) and The Two Doctors (1985).

21 October 2009: death of Chris D’Oyly-John who worked in various production capacities on fifteen Classic Who stories from The Ark (1966) to The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1977).

ii) broadcast anniversaries

21 October 1967: broadcast of fourth episode of The Abominable Snowmen. Victoria is hypnotised by Padmasambhava; the monks evacuate; and the Intelligence grows in physical manifestation.

21 October 1978: broadcast of fourth episode of The Pirate Planet. Xanxia killes the Captain; the Mentiads destroy her and the bridge; and the Doctor and Romana convert the remains of the planet Calufrax into the second segment of the Key to Time.

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  1. I’m not sure how you’d do it tactfully, but if I were A (or B once I’d gotten over my grumpiness) I’d be grateful for the tip. I only found out that one of my referees (one I had to use) had moved on to a different institution when a friend told me. I don’t know how many times he hadn’t answered requests for references.

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