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This article about a year is currently under construction. It's likely to be a bit messy.
|Timeline for 1993|
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In 1993, a number of things set in or relevant to the Doctor Who universe were released or published.
- 18 February - The Highest Science was first published.
- 18 March - The Pit was first published.
- 18 March - Titan Books, under its Doctor Who: The Scripts line, published the script book for The Power of the Daleks, predating the release of the novelisation later in the year.
- 15 April - Deceit was first published. Ace returned to the series with this novel.
- 15 April - The Mark of Mandragora, a Virgin Publishing graphic novel collecting several story arcs from Doctor Who Magazine, was first published.
- 2 May - 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 May - Lucifer Rising was first published.
- 7 June - BBC Audio released an audio recording of 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.
- 9 June - Doctor Who Magazine published its two-hundredth issue.
- 17 June - White Darkness was first published.
- 15 July - Shadowmind was first published.
- 15 July - Doctor Who - The Power of the Daleks was first published.
- 29 July - Doctor Who: The Scripts release of Ghost Light was first published. It was the last release in this series for a year.
- Doctor Who - The Evil of the Daleks was first published.
- 2 August - BBC Audio released an audio recording of Fury from the Deep. It was the final release of this nature until 1999.
- 19 August - Birthright was first published by Virgin Books.
- 27 August - 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 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.
- 3 September - AUDIO: The Paradise of Death Episode 2 was first broadcast on BBC Radio.
- 10 September - AUDIO: The Paradise of Death Episode 3 was first broadcast on BBC Radio.
- 16 September - 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 September - REF: Doctor Who: The Sixties was published in paperback.
- 17 September - AUDIO: The Paradise of Death Episode 4 was first broadcast on BBC Radio.
- 24 September - AUDIO: The Paradise of Death Episode 5 was first broadcast on BBC Radio.
- REF: Doctor Who: Timeframe was first published.
- 21 October - Blood Heat was first published. This was the first of a five-part Alternate Universe arc.
- 18 November - The Dimension Riders was first published.
- 18 November - REF: Doctor Who - The Handbook: The Sixth Doctor was first published.
- 20 November - 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.
- 26 November and 27 November - A two-part special episode, NOTVALID: Dimensions in Time, was broadcast to mark the thirtieth anniversary of Doctor Who. Presented as part of the Children in Need campaign, and a crossover between the Doctor Who and EastEnders universes, 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.
- The cast members of both Doctor Who and EastEnders, as well as the production crew, gave their services especially for Children in Need and waived their fees on conditions laid down at the time by Equity: Dimensions in Time would receive a once-only broadcast, and would not be exploited commercially in any way — which means the story will remain forever off-limits as far as a DVD release is concerned.