On 10 October, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1923 - Actor Nicholas Parsons was born.
- 1931 - Writer and script editor Victor Pemberton was born.
- 1977 - Actor Angelo Muscat died.
- 1982 - Actor Laidlaw Dalling died.
- 1982 - Actor Dan Stevens was born.
- 1984 - Actor Alan Lake died.
- 1986 - Actor Lucy Griffiths was born.
- 2009 - Actor Stephen Gately died.