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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
15th August 1992 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
15th August 1973 David Storey's Cromwell, premieres in London
15th August 1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
15th August 1961 Matt Johnson, lead singer of The The, was born in London.
15th August 1950 Princess Anne, was born in St James Palace, London.
15th August 1946 Comedy actor and presenter Tony Robinson was born in Homerton, London.
15th August 1928 Born today: Nicolas Roeg, London England, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka)
15th August 1875 Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London.
15th August 1858 Childrens author Edith Nesbit was born in Kennington, London.
Jon Pertwee's House
This is where the third Doctor Who lived.
Location: 115 Castlenau, Barnes, SW13 9EL
Description: This grand Grade II listed house is where Jon Pertwee (19191996) lived through the 1970's and 1980's.
The celebrated actor was much loved for his breakthrough Doctor Who role as the third Doctor in the Tardis. He also endeared himself to a generation with his role in children's tv's favourite scarecrow Worzel Gummidge.
His early career started badly with his expulsion from RADA when Sir Kenneth Barnes telling him he would never make it as an actor owing to his lisp and his bad attitude.
Pertwee served in the Navy in World War II, distinguishing himself and seeing plenty of enemy action and surviving being shot in the knees.