|Timeline for 1995|
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- 5 - After twenty-four years in a coma, former UNIT officer Francis Cleary died in his mother's arms at the age of 46. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)
- The Great Intelligence attempted to take control of the Earth via New World University and their computer systems. Its attempt ultimately failed when the computer systems holding its intelligence failed and its vessel; the reanimated body of Edward Travers was shot by Kate Lethbridge-Stewart. (HOMEVID: Downtime)
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Behind the scenes Edit
- 11 - Peter Pratt, who portrayed the Master in TV: The Deadly Assassin, died aged 71.
- 16 - Star Trek: Voyager debuted on UPN. Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, were the only Star Trek television series currently in production at the time of the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie.
- 19 - PROSE: Warlock was first published.
- 19 - PROSE: The Romance of Crime was first published.
- REF: The Doctors: 30 Years of Time Travel was first published.
- 16 - PROSE: Set Piece was first published. Ace left the Virgin New Adventures series a second time with this novel, this time for good, though she made cameo appearances later.
- 16 - PROSE: The Ghosts of N-Space was first published. This novelisation of the AUDIO: Ghosts of N-Space audio drama was the first novelisation of any Doctor Who story to not be released under the now-retired Target Books banner. Instead, it was published as part of the Virgin Missing Adventures line, making it the first Third Doctor book of that line (although not an original story). It was the last novelisation of a BBC-produced Doctor Who story to be published by Virgin Publishing and the last until BBC Books published PROSE: Doctor Who - The Novel of the Film in 1996. The radio play itself wasn't broadcast by BBC Radio until close to a year later.
- 22 - Nicholas Pennell (David Winton in TV: Colony in Space) died from cancer in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
- 6 - Alan Haywood, who played Hector in TV: The Myth Makers, died from a heart attack.
- 16 - PROSE: Infinite Requiem was first published.
- 16 - PROSE: Time of Your Life was first published. This Sixth Doctor novel introduced new companion Grant Markham. The Sixth Doctor was the only Doctor to receive a new, literary-only companion in the MA series.
- Jon Pertwee reprised the role of the Third Doctor for the final time, filming scenes for the unofficial fan film Devious.
- 20 - PROSE: Sanctuary was first published.
- 20 - PROSE: Dancing the Code was first published. It was the first original Third Doctor novel.
- 18 - PROSE: Human Nature was first published. This novel was later adapted for television by its author (Paul Cornell) for the third series of the revived Doctor Who in 2007 (see TV: Human Nature/The Family of Blood). This brought the novel's canonicity into question.
- 18 - PROSE: The Menagerie was first published. It was the first original Second Doctor novel.
- 18 - REF: The Discontinuity Guide was first published.
- 21 - Peter Rutherford (Roth in TV: The Sontaran Experiment) died.
- 12 - John Doye (an Interviewer in TV: The War Machines) died.
- 15 - PROSE: Original Sin was first published, introducing new literary companions Chris Cwej and Roz Forrester. Cwej was the first gay companion to be depicted in an official piece of Doctor Who fiction.
- 15 - PROSE: System Shock was first published.
- 12 - Gordon Flemyng, who directed the non-canonical Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D., died.
- 20 - PROSE: Sky Pirates! was first published.
- 20 - PROSE: The Sorcerer's Apprentice was first published.
- 20 - PROSE: Decalog 2: Lost Property was first published.
- 20 - Virgin Publishing released a paperback edition of REF: Doctor Who: A Celebration by Peter Haining, 12 years after the hardcover was first issued.
- 27 - The 1996 edition of the Doctor Who Yearbook was published by Marvel Comics (unlike previous editions, the title bore no date). This was the fifth and final Yearbook to be published by Marvel. The Annual concept was revived again a decade later.
- 2 - John Cross, who played a Council member in TV: The Dominators, died.
- 7 - Dursley McLinden, who played Mike Smith in TV: Remembrance of the Daleks, died.
- 10 - Donald Bisset, who played Colin McLaren in TV: The Highlanders, died in London.
- 17 - PROSE: Zamper was first published.
- 17 - PROSE: Invasion of the Cat-People was first published.
- 17 - Virgin Publishing issued a new paperback edition of REF: Doctor Who: The Time-Travellers' Guide.
- 17 - REF: Doctor Who: The Seventies was published in paperback.
- 18 - James Maxwell (Jackson in TV: Underworld) died.
- Alan Bromly (director of TV: The Time Warrior and TV: Nightmare of Eden) died.
- 12 - George Raistrick (a guard in TV: Day of the Daleks) died.
- 21 - PROSE: Toy Soldiers was first published.
- 21 - PROSE: Managra was first published.
- 1 - Russ Karel, an assistant floor manager for Doctor Who, died.
- 16 - REF: Doctor Who: Companions was first published.
- 19 - PROSE: Head Games was first published, featuring the return of Mel.
- 19 - PROSE: Millennial Rites was first published.
Late 1995 Edit
- Who fandom was taken by surprise with the announcement that the American network, Fox, was to co-produce with the BBC a made-for-television film reviving Doctor Who, as a possible "pilot" for a new series. The producers announced that Paul McGann was cast as the new Doctor, but Sylvester McCoy would also appear as the Seventh Doctor, making the film a continuation of the original series rather than a remake or reboot. TV: Doctor Who was scheduled to air in the spring of 1996. Filming was to take place in Vancouver, Canada, marking not only the first time a Doctor Who story had been filmed in North America, but also the first time a story had been completely mounted outside the United Kingdom (previously foreign location filming had been done, with studio filming still in Britain).
- 22 Pixar's Toy Story was released. It was later referenced in TV: The Man Who Never Was.
- 16 - PROSE: The Also People was first published.
- 16 - PROSE: The Empire of Glass was first published.
- 16 - REF: Blacklight was first published.
- 26 - "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming", an episode of the American animated series The Simpsons, was broadcast in the United States. This episode featured an animated caricature of Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor and was the first of several on-screen references to Doctor Who the series made over the next decade.
- 7 - PROSE: Shakedown was first published. Published under the Virgin New Adventures line, this book was a novelisation of the unofficial fan film HOMEVID: Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans and was the second of three post-Target Books novelisations to be published by Virgin Publishing. It was also the first time such a production had been adapted in this way. The middle of the novel adapted the film, with a framing story involving the Seventh Doctor and companions added.
- 7 - PROSE: Lords of the Storm was first published.
- 7 - REF: Doctor Who - The Handbook: The Fifth Doctor was first published.
- 11 - The Outpost Gallifrey website and Doctor Who Forum were launched by Shaun Lyon. With modifications and name changes along the way, they ran until 2009.
- 16 - Tony Then (Lee in TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang) died in Singapore.
- 27 - Laurence Belcher, who played the young Kazran Sardick in TV: A Christmas Carol, was born.
- 29 - Peter Hill (the manager in TV: Day of the Daleks) died.
- Panini Comics took over the publishing rights to Doctor Who Magazine from Marvel Comics UK.
- A "Special Edition" of TV: The Five Doctors was released by BBC Video, featuring updated special effects, reordered scenes, new musical scoring, and other new footage. The Special Edition was heavily criticised by some fans, as well as by John Nathan-Turner in Doctor Who Magazine.
- The novel The Bloody Red Baron by Kim Newman was first published. It was part of the Anno Dracula series, which included as a gimmick the cameo appearances of many varied characters from other novels as well as TV shows and movies. Making an appearance in this book was Lady Jennifer Buckingham from TV: The War Games.