On 17 October, the following important behind-the-scenes events were known to have occurred:
- 2005 - Stuart Murphy, Controller of BBC Three, announced the commissioning of Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood to the press. (DWMSE 14) [additional sources needed]
- 2005 - Clearance issues caused rewrites known as "yellow rewrites" to alter Tooth and Claw playing Lene Lovich's "Lucky Number" in the TARDIS to Ian Dury and the Blockheads' "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick". (DWMSE 14)
- 2013 - Final recording session for Jago & Litefoot: Series Eight took place at The Moat Studios.