On 18 January, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1934 - Actor Giles Phibbs was born.
- 1939 - Actor Paul Grist was born.
- 1940 - Actor Tony Holland was born.
- 1941 - Script editor Christopher H. Bidmead was born.
- 1943 - Actor Paul Freeman was born.
- 1946 - Actor Andrew Tourell was born.
- 1977 - Actor Nancie Jackson died.
- 1982 - Actor Rik Makarem was born.
- 2009 - Actor Henry Stamper died.
- 2013 - Actor Reg Pritchard died.