Today in the 'Whoniverse'
1904 - Geoffrey Orme, who wrote DW: The Underwater Menace, was born.
1917 - Reed De Rouen was born.
1949 - Andrew Johns (Kravos in DW: Genesis of the Daleks) was born.
1967 - Episode 4 of DW: The Evil of the Daleks was first broadcast.
1972 - Episode 4 of DW: The Time Monster was first broadcast.
2006 - DW: The Satan Pit was first broadcast.
2008 - David Brierley (the second actor to voice K9) died.
2008 - Derek Murcott (Crito in DW: The Time Monster) died.
2009 - Tenniel Evans died.
Today in History
1688 The birth of James Francis Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender to the British throne and son of the deposed James II of England (James VII of Scotland).
1719 The Battle of Glen Shiel, in the West Highlands of Scotland took place 'On This Day' between British government troops and an alliance of Jacobites and Spaniards, resulting in a victory for the government forces. It was the last close engagement of British and foreign troops on mainland Great Britain.
1829 The Oxford team won the first-ever Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race.
1864 Cricket authorities in England legalised over-arm bowling.
1921 Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth was born; as Philippos Schleswig- Holstein Soenderburg-Glucksburg on the Greek island of Corfu.
1923 The birth of Robert Maxwell, Czechoslovakian-born British media proprietor and former Member of Parliament. His unexplained death (at sea, around the Canary Islands) revealed huge discrepancies in his companies' finances, including the Mirror Group pension fund, which Maxwell had fraudulently misappropriated.
1940 World War II: Italy officially declared war on Britain and France.
1942 World War II: The Czech village of Lidice was destroyed and every man in it killed in reprisal for the assassination of Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich. Women and children were deported.
1965 A de Havilland jet airliner made the first automatic landing, relying entirely on instruments, at Heathrow Airport.
1977 An elusive goldfish eating perch with a prodigious appetite was finally netted after two years on the rampage in a Kent pond. The fish, nicknamed Jaws, was caught by two Southern Water Board engineers equipped with a rowing boat, a fishing net and a 240v stun rod. Jaws was accused of eating 3,000 goldfish in a breeding lake near Canterbury.
1986 Patrick Joseph Magee was found guilty of planting the Brighton bomb which had killed five people two years previously.
1986 Bob Geldof, the Irish-born singer and charity fund raiser and US citizen John Paul Getty II, were both made honorary knights by Queen Elizabeth II.
1993 The death of Manchester born comedian Les Dawson. He is remembered for his deadpan style, grumpy on stage personality, and jokes about his mother-in-law and wife.
1989 After an era of 157 years, Britain's last lightship was towed away from its position north-west of the Channel Island of Guernsey.
1990 A British Airways pilot survived after being partly sucked out of the cockpit at 23,000 feet above London.
2000 London's new Millennium Bridge was closed for safety checks after large crowds caused it to sway violently.
Todays UK TV and Radio
Date: Sunday 10th June 2012
Time: 09:00 to 10:00
Evolution of the Daleks. Series 29, episode 5.
As a Dalek Empire rises in 1930s New York, the Doctor must enter an unholy alliance.
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 5 Star)
Starring: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman
Torchwood: Miracle Day
Date: Sunday 10th June 2012
Time: 23:00 to 00:15
One day people stop dying but instead everyone continues to age and get sick. CIA agent Rex Matheson has only one clue: 'Torchwood'.
(Part 1 of 10, Widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1, 2011, 4 Star)
Starring: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Bill Pullman, Arlene Tur
The Devil in Amber
On: BBC Radio 4 Extra
Date: Monday 11th June 2012
Time: 00:00 to 00:30
Time is running out for spy-hero Lucifer Box. Can he reach the evil Olympus Mons' lair in time to save the world? Read by the author. episode 5 of 5.