Today marks a bevy of birthdays in the Whoniverse, two onscreen, and two off.
Let’s start with the off-screen birthdays. First up, today marks what would have been the late great Douglas Adams’ 60th Birthday. Adams, of course is best known for THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, but he also wrote the episodes “City Of Death”, “The Pirate Planet”, and the never fully produced “Shada”, as well as serving as a script editor for the show.
Also celebrating today is Greame Harper who has been associated with Doctor Who in various capacities since the Pertwee years, but Harper is best known for his directing duties. He is responsible for “Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday”, “The Stolen Earth / Journey’s End” and “The Waters Of Mars” to name a few, as well as several episodes of the spinoff The Sarah Jane Adventures, but he is renowned for helming “The Caves Of Adrozoni”. Today Harper turns 67.
Our two on-screen birthday kids include John Barrowman, who plays everyone’s favorite rouge Captain Jack Harkness on both Doctor Who and Torchwood. He celebrates birthday number 45 today.
And last but certainly not least is the Doctor’s wife herself, River Song. Alex Kingston turns 49 today, though we don’t think she looks a day over 29.
Please join Traveling The Vortex in raising a glass to toast best wishes to all of them!