On 14 January, the following important behind-the-scenes events were known to have occurred:
- 2009 - Cast read-through for Planet of the Dead took place. David Tennant, as he did regularly during series 2 and 3 and less regularly during series 4, recorded the event for posterity for a series of video diaries dubbed "The Tennant Tapes" later posted to the BBC's website. Tennant introduced himself as Matt Smith at the read-through.
- 2013 - It was announced that the interactive video game Worlds in Time would be discontinued on 3 March. Monetary transactions within the game also ceased from 14 January onwards.
- 2015 - Daniel O'Hara confirmed filming Under the Lake and Before the Flood.