Whoniversaries 28 October: Ian Marter, Matt Smith, Abominable Snowmen #5, Stones of Blood #1

i) births and deaths

28 October 1944, 28 October 1986: birth and death of Ian Marter, who played companion Harry Sullivan in 1974-5, and also wrote nine Target novelisations.

28 October 1982: birth of Matt Smith, an actor who I am told appeared in some new New Who episodes earlier this year, though I can’t remember offhand what role he played. Oh yeah, he was on the Sarah Jane Adventures earlier this week too.

ii) broadcast anniversaries

28 October 1967: broadcast of fifth episode of The Abominable Snowmen. Victoria is hypnotised by Padmasambhava; the monks evacuate; and the Intelligence grows in physical manifestation. (Yeah, I posted this plot summary last week mistakenly for episode four.)

28 October 1978: broadcast of first episode of The Stones of Blood, the 100th story of Old Who. The Doctor and Romana find archaeologist Amelia Rumford and local druidic cultists all very interested in the Nine Sisters, a stone circle on Dartmoor.

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  1. Over here, it’s harder and harder to get references from workplaces; ours has a policy that, basically, all they can say is that yes, you did (or still do) work here. Nothing else, positive or negative.

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