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This article about a year is currently under construction. It's likely to be a bit messy.
|Timeline for 1979|
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In 1979, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 2 January - Actor Suranne Jones was born.
- 16 January - Actor Peter Butterworth died.
- 21 January - Actor Kevin Wickenden was born.
- 2 March - Actor Jocelyn Jee Esien was born.
- 20 March - Actor Freema Agyeman was born.
- 9 April - Actor Ben Silverstone was born.
- 31 May - Cinematographer John Wilcox died.
- 6 July - Writer Malcolm Hulke died.
- 6 July - Actor Abdul Salis was born.
- 31 July - Actor Beatrix Lehmann died.
- 3 August - Actor Jason May was born.
- 8 August - Actor Rosanna Lavelle was born.
- 8 August - Actor Pooja Shah was born.
- 13 August - Foley editor Helen Dickson was born.
- 19 August - Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov was born.
- 22 August - Actor Megan Duffy was born.
- 2 September - Actor Derek Seaton died.
- 8 September - Actor Miles Jupp was born.
- 17 October - Actor John Stuart died.
- 6 October - Actor Lex Shrapnel was born.
- 30 October - Actor Graham Ashley died.
- 7 November - Totally Doctor Who presenter Barney Harwood was born.
- 19 November - Actor Katherine Kelly was born.