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On 17 June, the following important behind-the-scenes events were known to have occurred:
- 1969 - After being cast on 21 May, Jon Pertwee was introduced to the press as the Third Doctor in a special photo call at the BBC Pictorial Publicity building. He wore what he later described as his grandfather's old clothes: a velvet smoking jacket, a frilly shirt and an Inverness cape. While Pertwee would maintain that this total accident inspired Christine Rawlins to create his iconic costume, Rawlins herself said that she was already inspired to do the same thing from observing the title character of Adam Adament Lives!.
- 2013 - Cardiff exhibition Doctor Who Experience was shortlisted for the "Regional Tourism Award" in the Welsh National Tourism Awards, the winners to be announced on 21 November.