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In 1965, a number of things set in or relevant to the Doctor Who universe were released or published.

  • 2 January - "The Powerful Enemy", the first episode of The Rescue, debuted on BBC1.
  • 2 January - Part eight of the TV Comic story The Klepton Parasites was first published.
  • 9 January - "Desperate Measures", the second and final episode of The Rescue, debuted on BBC1.
  • 9 January - Part nine of The Klepton Parasites was first published.
  • 16 January - "The Slave Traders", the first episode of The Romans, debuted on BBC1.
  • 16 January - The tenth and final part of TV Comic story The Klepton Parasites was released.
  • 23 January - "All Roads Lead to Rome" debuted on BBC1.
  • 23 January - Part one of TV Comic story The Therovian Quest was released.
  • 23 January - Genesis of Evil debuted in TV Century 21 #1, kicking off what was latterly called The Dalek Chronicles.
  • 30 January - "Conspiracy" debuted on BBC1.
  • 30 January - Part two of The Therovian Quest was released.
  • 30 January - Part two of Genesis of Evil was released.
  • 6 February - "Inferno", fourth and final episode of The Romans, debuted on BBC1.
  • 6 February - Part three of The Therovian Quest was released.
  • 6 February - The third and final part of the TV Century 21 comic story Genesis of Evil was first published.
  • 13 February - "The Web Planet", the first episode of the same title story, debuted on BBC1. Though it only got 53% in Audience Appreciation figures, this episode brought 13.5 million viewers, which as of Fall 2009 remains the highest single viewership of any Doctor Who episode ever.
  • 13 February - The third Radio Times Doctor Who cover featured the upcoming The Web Planet with a photo of the Zarbi and the Vortis landscape.
  • 13 February - Part four of The Therovian Quest was released.
  • 13 February - The first part of the TV Century 21 comic story Power Play was first published.
  • 20 February - "The Zarbi" debuted on BBC1.
  • 20 February - Part five of the TV Comic comic story The Therovian Quest was first published.
  • 20 February - The part two of the TV Century 21 comic story Power Play was first published.
  • 27 February - "Escape to Danger" debuted on BBC1.
  • 27 February - The sixth and final part of TV Comic story The Therovian Quest was released.
  • 27 February - The third part of the TV Century 21 comic story Power Play was first published.
  • March - The Earthlings released the single "Landing of the Daleks"/"March of the Robots" on Parlophone Records. The BBC banned the single due to the fact that "Landing of the Daleks" included a Morse code message – SOS, SOS, Daleks have landed – and it was felt the sound of the international distress signal S.O.S. might mislead shipping if radio operators should hear it. The record was reissued with the offending sound scrambled.
  • 6 March - "Crater of Needles" debuted on BBC1.
  • 6 March - Part one of TV Comic story The Hijackers of Thrax was released.
  • 6 March - The fouth part of the TV Century 21 comic story Power Play was first published.
  • 13 March - "Invasion" debuted on BBC1.
  • 13 March - Part two of TV Comic story The Hijackers of Thrax was released.
  • 13 March - The fifth part of the TV Century 21 comic story Power Play was first published.
  • 20 March - "The Center", the sixth and final episode of The Web Planet, and debuted on BBC1.
  • 20 March - The third and final part of TV Comic story The Hijackers of Thrax was released.
  • 20 March - The sixth part of the TV Century 21 comic story Power Play was first published.
  • 27 March - "The Lion", the first episode of The Crusade, debuted on BBC1.
  • 27 March - Part one of TV Comic story On the Web Planet was released.
  • 27 March - The seventh and final part of the TV Century 21 comic story Power Play was first published.
  • 3 April - "The Knight of Jaffa" debuted on BBC1.
  • 3 April - Part two of the TV Comic comic story On the Web Planet was first published.
  • 3 April - Part one of Duel of the Daleks was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 10 April - "The Wheel of Fortune" debuted on BBC1.
  • 10 April - Part three of the TV Comic comic story On the Web Planet was first published.
  • 10 April - Part two of Duel of the Daleks was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 17 April - "The Warlords", fourth and final episode of The Crusade, debuted on BBC1.
  • 17 April - Part four of the TV Comic comic story On the Web Planet was first published.
  • 17 April - Part three of Duel of the Daleks was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 24 April - "The Space Museum", first episode of the same title story, debuted on BBC1.
  • 24 April - Part five of the TV Comic comic story On the Web Planet was first published.
  • 24 April - Part four of Duel of the Daleks was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 1 May - "The Dimensions of Time" debuted on BBC1.
  • 1 May - The sixth and final part of TV Comic story On the Web Planet was released.
  • 1 May - Part five of Duel of the Daleks was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 8 May - "The Search" debuted on BBC1.
  • 8 May - Part one of TV Comic story The Gyros Injustice was released.
  • 8 May - Part six of Duel of the Daleks was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 15 May - "The Final Phase", fourth and final episode of The Space Museum debuted on BBC1.
  • 15 May - Part two of TV Comic story The Gyros Injustice was released.
  • 15 May - The seventh and final part of Duel of the Daleks was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 22 May - "The Executioners", first episode of The Chase debuted on BBC1.
  • 22 May - Part three of TV Comic story The Gyros Injustice was released.
  • 22 May - Part one of The Amaryll Challenge was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 29 May - "The Death of Time" debuted on BBC1.
  • 29 May - Part four of TV Comic story The Gyros Injustice was released.
  • 29 May - Part two of The Amaryll Challenge was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 5 June - "Flight Through Eternity" debuted on BBC1.
  • 5 June - Part five of TV Comic story The Gyros Injustice was released.
  • 5 June - Part three of The Amaryll Challenge was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 12 June - "Journey into Terror" debuted on BBC1.
  • 12 June - The sixth and final part of TV Comic story The Gyros Injustice was released.
  • 12 June - Part four of The Amaryll Challenge was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 17 June - The Dalek Painting Book was published by Souvenir Press and Panther Books. A massive 350,000 copies were printed.
  • 19 June - "The Death of Doctor Who" debuted on BBC1. This was the first use of the name "Doctor Who" in an episode title.
  • 19 June - Part one of TV Comic story Challenge of the Piper was released.
  • 19 June - Part five of The Amaryll Challenge was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 25 June - Dr. Who and the Daleks, a colour feature film loosely based upon The Daleks, was released, featuring the debut of Peter Cushing as Dr. Who.
  • 26 June - "The Planet of Decision", sixth and final episode of The Chase, debuted on BBC1, and saw the first appearance of Peter Purves as Steven Taylor. The episode also featured the departure of Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright.
  • 26 June - Part two of TV Comic story Challenge of the Piper was released.
  • 26 June - Part six of The Amaryll Challenge was first published in TV Century 21.
  • July - The pop single "Who's Who", performed by Roberta Tovey, was released on Polydor. Tovey was a star of the recently-released film Dr. Who and the Daleks.
  • July - Jack Dorsey and His Orchestra released the single "Dance of the Daleks" on Polydor.
  • 3 July - "The Watcher", first episode of The Time Meddler, debuted on BBC1.
  • 3 July - Part three of TV Comic story Challenge of the Piper was released.
  • 3 July - The seventh and final part of The Amaryll Challenge was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 10 July - "The Meddling Monk" debuted on BBC1.
  • 10 July - Part four of TV Comic story Challenge of the Piper was released.
  • 10 July - Part one of The Penta Ray Factor was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 17 July - "A Battle of Wits" debuted on BBC1.
  • 17 July - The fifth and final part of the TV Comic story Challenge of the Piper was released.
  • 17 July - Part two of The Penta Ray Factor was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 24 July - "Checkmate", the fourth and final episode of The Time Meddler and final episode of season 2, was first broadcast.
  • 24 July - Part one of TV Comic story Moon Landing was released.
  • 24 July - Part three of The Penta Ray Factor was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 31 July - Part two of TV Comic story Moon Landing was released.
  • 31 July - Part four of The Penta Ray Factor was first published in TV Century 21.
  • August - Paint and Draw the Film of Dr. Who and the Daleks was published by Souvenir Press. Again, some 350,000 copies were printed.
  • 7 August - The third and final part of the TV Comic story Moon Landing was released.
  • 7 August - Part five of The Penta Ray Factor was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 14 August - Part one of TV Comic story Time in Reverse was released.
  • 14 August - Part six of The Penta Ray Factor was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 21 August - Part two of TV Comic story Time in Reverse was released.
  • 21 August - Part seven of The Penta Ray Factor was first published in TV Century 21.
  • 28 August - The third and final part of the TV Comic story Time in Reverse was released.
  • 28 August - The eighth and final part of The Penta Ray Factor was first published in TV Century 21.
  • September - The first Doctor Who annual, Doctor Who Annual 1966, was published by World Distributors, Ltd.
  • 4 September - Part one of the TV Comic story Lizardworld was released.
  • 4 September - Part one of the TV Century 21 story Plague of Death was released.
  • 11 September - Season 3 commenced with the BBC1 debut of "Four Hundred Dawns", first episode of Galaxy 4.
  • 11 September - Part two of the TV Comic story Lizardworld was released.
  • 11 September - Part two of the TV Century 21 story Plague of Death was released.
  • 16 September - Doctor Who and the Zarbi was published by Frederick Muller.
  • 18 September - "Trap of Steel" debuted on BBC1.
  • 18 September - Part three of the TV Comic story Lizardworld was released.
  • 18 September - Part three of the TV Century 21 story Plague of Death was released.
  • 25 September - "Air Lock" debuted on BBC1.
  • 25 September - The fourt and final part of TV Comic story Lizardworld was released.
  • 25 September - Part four of the TV Century 21 story Plague of Death was released.
  • 2 October - "The Exploding Planet", fourth and final episode of Galaxy 4, debuted on BBC1.
  • 2 October - Part one of the TV Comic story The Ordeals of Demeter was released.
  • 2 October - Part five of the TV Century 21 story Plague of Death was released.
  • 4 October - Armada Books published the first paperback edition of the first Doctor Who novelisation, Dr. Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks.
  • 7 October - The Dalek Pocketbook and Space Travellers Guide was first published by Panther Books.
  • 9 October - The one-episode TV story Mission to the Unknown debuted on BBC1.
  • 9 October - Part two of the TV Comic story The Ordeals of Demeter was released.
  • 9 October - Part six of the TV Century 21 story Plague of Death was released.
  • 11 October - The Dalek annual The Dalek World was first published by Souvenir Press.
  • 16 October - "Temple of Secrets", first episode of The Myth Makers, debuted on BBC1. This was the first episode produced by John Wiles.
  • 16 October - Part three of the TV Comic story The Ordeals of Demeter was released.
  • 16 October - The seventh and final part of the TV Century 21 story Plague of Death was released.
  • 21 October - The Avengers episode "Death at Bargain Prices" was aired in the UK for the first time. This episode of the series created by Sydney Newman included a cameo appearance by several Daleks — in toy form in a department store.
  • 23 October - "Small Prophet, Quick Return" debuted on BBC1.
  • 23 October - The fourth and final part of the TV Comic story The Ordeals of Demeter was released.
  • 23 October - Part one of the TV Century 21 story The Menace of the Monstrons was released.
  • 30 October - "Death of a Spy" debuted on BBC1.
  • 30 October - Part one of the TV Comic story Enter: The Go-Ray was released.
  • 30 October - Part two of the TV Century 21 story The Menace of the Monstrons was released.
  • 6 November - "Horse of Destruction", fourth and final episode of The Myth Makers, debuted on BBC1.
  • 6 November - Part two of the TV Comic story Enter: The Go-Ray was released.
  • 6 November - Part three of the TV Century 21 story The Menace of the Monstrons was released.
  • 13 November - "The Nightmare Begins", first episode of The Daleks' Master Plan, debuted on BBC1. Nicholas Courtney made his first appearance on Doctor Who, playing Bret Vyon.
  • 13 November - Part three of the TV Comic story Enter: The Go-Ray was released.
  • 13 November - Part four of the TV Century 21 story The Menace of the Monstrons was released.
  • 20 November - "Day of Armageddon" debuted on BBC1.
  • 20 November - The fourth and final part of the TV Comic story Enter: The Go-Ray was released.
  • 20 November - Part five of the TV Century 21 story The Menace of the Monstrons was released.
  • 27 November - "Devil's Planet" debuted on BBC1.
  • 27 November - Part one of the TV Comic story Shark Bait was released.
  • 27 November - Part six of the TV Century 21 story The Menace of the Monstrons was released.
  • 4 December - "The Traitors" debuted on BBC1. Adrienne Hill made her final appearance as Katarina as her character became the first companion to be killed off. Jean Marsh, who previously appeared in The Crusade, made her debut as single-story companion Sara Kingdom.
  • 11 December - "Counter Plot" debuted on BBC1.
  • 18 December - "Coronas of the Sun" debuted on BBC1.
  • 18 December - Part four of TV Comic story Shark Bait was released.
  • 21 December - The stage play The Curse of the Daleks premiered at Wyndham's Theatre in London. The play ran into 1966.
  • 25 December - "The Feast of Steven" debuted on BBC1, the first Doctor Who episode to be broadcast on Christmas Day.
  • 25 December - Part one of TV Comic story A Christmas Story was released.

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