|Timeline for 1993|
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- Between 25 and 27 - The Seventh Doctor, Bernice Summerfield and Ace visited the Glastonbury Festival and met an older and wiser Danny Pain. (PROSE: No Future)
- 14 - A thirty-seven-year-old Ace and the Seventh Doctor met at a cafe in Sydney, Australia. (PROSE: Set Piece)
Unknown dates Edit
- The Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice visited Oxford. (PROSE: The Dimension Riders)
- Joel Mintz was transported to 1983 through a time rift created by Albinex. (PROSE: Return of the Living Dad)
- The Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan Jovanka went on holiday in Tasmania. They then left for Manchester. Tegan, who was from the year 1981, commented that the Cold War had ended by this time. (PROSE: Goth Opera)
- Joseph Serf graduated from Harvard University. (TV: The Man Who Never Was)
- Rani Chandra was born to Haresh and Gita Chandra. (TV: Lost in Time)
- Jonah Bevan was born to Nikki Bevan. (TV: Adrift)
- Ace's friend Julian Milton died. (PROSE: Love and War)
- Ace's father Harry McShane died of a heart attack. (AUDIO: The Rapture)
- The Tenth Doctor's companion Wolfgang Ryter was born in Austria. (COMIC: Flight of the Giurgeax)
- Sally Sparrow was born. (PROSE: What I Did on My Christmas Holidays by Sally Sparrow)
Behind the scenes Edit
- 03 - Actor Dennis Tate died in Los Angeles, California.
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine premiered. Actress Nana Visitor played Kira Nerys in the series.
- 21 - Actor David Blake Kelly died.
- 22 - Actor Tommy Knight was born in Chatham, Kent.
- 2 - Actor Ryan Watson was born.
- 5 - Stuntman Tip Tipping was killed in a parachuting accident while filming a segment of the BBC series 999.
- 15 - Actor Dallas Cavell died.
- 18 - PROSE: The Highest Science was first published.
- 18 - Actor Jacqueline Hill died from cancer.
- 18 - PROSE: The Pit was first published.
- 18 - Titan Books, under its Doctor Who: The Scripts line, published the script book for TV: The Power of the Daleks, predating the release of the novelisation later in the year.
- 15 - PROSE: Deceit was first published. Ace returned to the series with this novel.
- 15 - The Mark of Mandragora, a Virgin Publishing graphic novel collecting several story arcs from Doctor Who Magazine, was first published.
- 18 - Actor Alan Wells died.
- Writer William Emms died in Sussex, England.
- 02 - The Target Books line of Doctor Who novelisations marked its twentieth anniversary. Three final books were left to be published over the next year.
- 20 - PROSE: Lucifer Rising was first published.
- 07 - BBC Audio released an audio recording of TV: The Tomb of the Cybermen. Initially intended to be part of a "Missing Stories" series of releases, the packaging was modified when the story was recovered prior to the release of the cassette.
- 09 - Doctor Who Magazine published its two-hundredth issue.
- 11 - Actor Bernard Bresslaw died from a heart attack.
- 17 - PROSE: White Darkness was first published.
- 22 - Actor Victor Maddern died.
- PROSE: Doctor Who - The Power of the Daleks was first published. After a one-year hiatus, Virgin Publishing briefly revived the Target Books novelisation line with the first of three "deluxe" novelisations. These were longer works than the Target novelisations, with higher word count and greater complexity.
- Director Ron Jones died.
- 15 - PROSE: Shadowmind was first published.
- 22 - Actress Amber Beattie was born.
- 29 - Doctor Who: The Scripts release of TV: Ghost Light was first published. It was the last release in this series for a year.
- PROSE: Doctor Who - The Evil of the Daleks was first published, completing the adaptations of the Second Doctor era. This was the last novelisation of a televised story to be released under the Target Books banner (the final Target release was based upon a radio play).
- 02 - BBC Audio released an audio recording of TV: Fury from the Deep. It was the final release of this nature until 1999.
- 19 - PROSE: Birthright was published. In an experimental move, Birthright and the following novel, PROSE: Iceberg, were said to occur at the same time. Birthright was one of the earliest examples of a "Doctor lite" story (a format used for occasional episodes of the TV series beginning in 2006), with the Seventh Doctor absent for much of the book; Iceberg revealed his activities during this story.
- 20 - Actor Sydney Arnold died. He was the last surviving Doctor Who actor to have been born in the 19th century.
- 27 - AUDIO: The Paradise of Death Episode 1 was first broadcast on BBC Radio. This was the first made-for-radio Doctor Who adventure since AUDIO: Slipback in 1985. Jon Pertwee returned as the Third Doctor, along with Nicholas Courtney as the Brigadier and Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, all playing their roles for the first time since TV: The Five Doctors a decade earlier.
- Doctor Who Yearbook 1994 was published.
- Drabble Who was published. This was a charity publication featuring short pieces written by Doctor Who writers, cast, and fans.
- Evening's Empire, a Doctor Who Magazine comic strip arc that was abandoned in 1991 before it could be concluded, was published in graphic novel format as a special issue of Doctor Who Classic Comics.
- 03 - AUDIO: The Paradise of Death Episode 2 was first broadcast on BBC Radio.
- 10 - AUDIO: The Paradise of Death Episode 3 was first broadcast on BBC Radio.
- 12 - Actor Harold Innocent died.
- 16 - PROSE: Iceberg was first published, concluding the "duology" launched the previous month. David Banks became the second former Doctor Who actor (after Ian Marter) to write a Doctor Who novel.
- 16 - REF: Doctor Who: The Sixties was published in paperback.
- 17 - AUDIO: The Paradise of Death Episode 4 was first broadcast on BBC Radio.
- 20 - Actor Salvin Stewart died.
- 24 - AUDIO: The Paradise of Death Episode 5 was first broadcast on BBC Radio.
- REF: Doctor Who: Timeframe was first published.
- 21 - PROSE: Blood Heat was first published. This was the first of a five-part Alternate Universe arc.
- 25 - Actor Bernard Martin died.
- Actress Jocelyn Birdsall died.
- 5 - Actor Michael Bilton died in Berkhamsted, England.
- 18 - TV: The Dimension Riders was first published.
- 18 - REF: Doctor Who - The Handbook: The Sixth Doctor was first published.
- 20 - Doctor Who's thirtieth anniversary was marked with a cover appearance on the Radio Times. This was the show's first appearance on the cover in ten years and one of the few occasions in which a series not currently being broadcast received the cover treatment (although the cover promoted the upcoming Dimensions in Time).
- 23 - This date marked the thirtieth anniversary of the first broadcast of Doctor Who.
- 26 and 27 - A two-part special episode, NOTDWU: Dimensions in Time, was broadcast to mark the thirtieth anniversary of Doctor Who. Presented as part of the Children in Need campaign, the episodes were produced in 3-D and featured all surviving Doctor actors (plus representations of the two deceased Doctors) and many surviving companions, as well. The special marked the final on-screen appearance of Jon Pertwee as the Doctor, was the only Doctor Who story written by John Nathan-Turner and was also Turner's final involvement with the franchise. The special was produced in lieu of an abandoned movie project, The Dark Dimension. The special episodes featured a new, sped-up arrangement of the Doctor Who theme and used a variation of the opening credits sequence introduced in 1987, along with the series logo also from '87; it was the final on-screen use of both. Dimensions in Time is considered canonically questionable.
- 02 - PROSE: The Left-Handed Hummingbird was first published.
- 22 - Actor Henry McCarthy died.
- 29 - Actor Robert Lankesheer died.