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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: July 22nd

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July 22nd
Poor Bonnie Langford, she can no longer take the Who drought going on throughout July, and this day being her birthday and all that! Born this day in 1964, companion Mel Bush to the Sixth and Seventh Doctors, she's probably more famously known outside of the world of Doctor Who for her various musical roles in the West End and on Broadway, including shows such as Peter Pan, Cats, The Pirates of Penzance and Chicago.

You may have also seen Bonnie Langford more recently on EastEnders, as from 2015 to 2018, she portrayed the role of Carmel Kazemi for which she, quite bizarrely after a 40+ year career, received the 2016 British Soap Award for Best Newcomer!

Oh, and also born on this day, this time back in 1937, we have Adrienne Hill...


As Katarina, Hill enjoyed a brief but memorable stint as a companion to the First Doctor. Why was it brief you ask? Well, Katarina only appeared in five episodes over two serials: The Myth Makers and The Daleks' Master Plan. Why was it memorable you ask? Well, Katarina was the first companion to be killed in the series, that's why!

Even though there are no actual episodes of Doctor Who which have received the debut broadcast on July 22nd, we do have...


Related Programming
The third episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day, titled Dead of Night, received its premiere on U.S. cable channel Starz on this day in 2011 and watched by 1.02 million viewers.


Non-related Doctor Who
It's not in the slightest bit canon (but then it's hard to justify Torchwood: Miracle Day fitting within the show's canon either, but it's worth pointing out that on July 22nd 1966 the second Peter Cushing Dr Who movie, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D., received its premiere in London before generally release on August 5th that year.

Join us again tomorrow for another round-up of the episodes broadcast, the spin-offs, the special events, the birthday's celebrated and anything else of note that went down on this day in Doctor Who history.

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