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|Timeline for 1987|
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1987 was a year in which a number of events important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs occurred.
- January - John Nathan-Turner attended a performance of The Pied Piper starring Sylvester McCoy. He subsequently offered McCoy the role of the Seventh Doctor.
- 4 April - Production began on Time and the Rani, the first story of the Sylvester McCoy era.
- 22 November - The Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion incident occurred when unidentified individuals briefly hijacked the broadcast signals of two television stations in Chicago. During the illegal interruptions a man dressed in a Max Headroom mask appeared on-screen and carried on for a brief time. The first interruption took place during a sports broadcast. The second, lasting a minute and a half, occurred during a local PBS station's broadcast of Horror of Fang Rock. The culprits were never caught. In the days following, Doctor Who got a bit of extra (albeit unwanted) publicity as the interrupted scene was rebroadcast on many American TV stations.