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In 2011, the Eleventh Doctor was apparently killed. After learning about his fate, The Doctor began a farewell tour and spent 200 years wandering the universe, running from the event that was supposed to claim his life.
- Following their honeymoon and an adventure in which the TARDIS materialised inside itself, the Eleventh Doctor dropped off Amy Pond and Rory Williams in Leadworth. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut)
Early 2011 Edit
- Amy was abducted from Leadworth by Madame Kovarian and the Headless Monks so her child, Melody, could be used as a weapon against the Doctor. She was taken to Demon's Run in the 52nd century and replaced by a Ganger avatar of herself so no one suspected anything. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War)
- The Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory travelled to the apartment complex where the Tenza boy George lived, in response to his psychic distress call. The Doctor sorted out the problems causing George's fears to physically manifest and left him to grow up with his human parents. (TV: Night Terrors)
- Following an adventure on a prison ship that caged a Minotaur, the Eleventh Doctor parted from his companions, Amy Pond and Rory Williams, dropping them off at a new house with a new car. This presumably took place prior to April 18, meaning that two versions of the couple existed at the same time in different parts of Britain. (TV: The God Complex, TV: Closing Time)
- 18-21: At the conclusion of his "farewell tour", the Eleventh Doctor visited his friend Craig Owens in Colchester at his new house and met Craig's infant son Alfie. Noticing strange power fluctuations in the area, the Doctor stayed to investigate. With Craig and Alfie's help, he uncovered and foiled a plot by Cybermen in a crashed spaceship beneath a local store. By this time, Amy had become a model for a perfume called Petrichor. The Doctor went to meet his destiny with a Stetson and blue envelopes, provided by Craig. Three children (who, as adults, would provide testimony later viewed by River Song at Luna University in the 52nd century) witnessed his leaving. (TV: Closing Time)
- 22: An 1103 year-old version of the Eleventh Doctor recruited, using numbered, TARDIS blue envelopes, (1) a 909 year-old version of himself, (2) River Song, (3) Amy Pond and Rory Williams and (4) Canton Delaware. All except the younger Doctor arrived in Utah and met the Doctor. An earlier River Song appeared in an astronaut suit and seemed to kill the Doctor at 5:02pm MDT. In truth, she shot the Teselecta in the Doctor's form, with him safely inside. An alternate timeline briefly came into being when River exhausted the weaponry of the suit instead, but the timeline was restored when she shot the Teselecta. After supposedly cremating him, River, Amy and Rory went to a diner where they encountered the Doctor's younger self. They left in the Doctor's TARDIS for the Oval Office in 1969. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut, TV: The Wedding of River Song)
- After their daughter Melody was kidnapped on Demon's Run, Amy and Rory were returned to Leadworth by River Song. The two of them were left to await the Doctor's return. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)
- River Song, coming from the Crash of the Byzantium, appeared in the garden of Amy and Rory's new house and told them the truth about the Doctor's apparent death. Amy was aware of the aborted timeline created at 5:02pm MDT. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)
- A Fleshkind baby was left on Sarah Jane Smith's doorstep by the Shopkeeper. She was dubbed Sky. After Miss Myers' plan to use her as a weapon against the Metalkind was foiled, Sarah Jane adopted the now teenaged Sky. (TV: Sky)
- Clyde Langer fell victim to the curse of Hetocumtek. He later prevented Hetocumtek from escaping his prison. (TV: The Curse of Clyde Langer)
- 15th, Unknown month: At the launch of the SerfBoard, Joseph Serf suddenly discredited his own product. In reality, Serf had died years ago in a skiing accident and was just a simulation maintained by Skullion slaves as part of John Harrison's scheme. Luke and Sky took control of the fake Serf so he could denounce the SerfBoard. (TV: The Man Who Never Was)
- Doris Lethbridge-Stewart died in a boating accident. (PROSE: The Shadows of Avalon)
- A blood bank in Buenos Aires, Argentina was burned to the ground. A day later, a blood bank in Shanghai, China was burned to the ground. (TV: The Gathering)
- Four days after the destruction of the Shanghai blood bank, at 3:36am GMT (10:36pm EST), Miracle Day occurred. Physical death was negated. A sign of Miracle Day's effects appeared when Oswald Danes survived his execution. Rex Matheson and Esther Drummond investigated the word "Torchwood". Captain Jack Harkness had, by this time, returned to Earth. Rex arrived in Wales to extradite Gwen and Jack to America to question them about Torchwood. Jack discovered the Miracle had made him again mortal. (TV: The New World)
- A day after extradition began, en route to Washington Dulles International Airport, Jack Harkness survived an assassination attempt by a CIA agent. Rex Matheson and Esther Drummond, now framed as double agents of the Chinese government, escaped the CIA with the aid of Torchwood. (TV: Rendition)
- In Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, the new Torchwood looked into how PhiCorp related to the Miracle. Oswald Danes gained popularity and fame. (TV: Dead of Night, TV: Escape to LA)
- Various world governments implemented the categories of life. Gwen went to Cowbridge Overflow Camp to try to rescue her father, while Rex and Dr. Juarez went to San Pedro Overflow Camp. Here, Dr. Juarez was burnt inside a module. (TV: The Categories of Life)
- Jack learnt that PhiCorp was in the dark about the Miracle, but Stuart Owens told Jack his agents had traced the phrase "the Blessing". The nature of the overflow camps were revealed, but they were not shut down. (TV: The Middle Men)
- Gwen, her family held hostage, took Jack to Olivia Colasanto, who revealed Angelo Colasanto had waited a long time for Jack and knew all about the Miracle. Gwen's family were later released. (TV: Immortal Sins)
- In the Colasanto residence, Olivia told Jack of the Three Families. Angelo became the first recorded death after Miracle Day thanks to a null field generator. Gwen was deported to the United Kingdom and Esther and Jack escaped to UK after they rendered the generator useless for the CIA. The Earth's economy began to collapse. (TV: End of the Road, TV: The Gathering)
- Before 9 September - Jilly Kitzinger started working for the Three Families directly. Aided by Oswald Danes, the reunited Torchwood discovered more about the Blessing, tracing it to Buenos Aires and Shanghai. (TV: The Gathering)
- Before 9 September - Charlotte Wills was nearly exposed as a mole but slipped out of the CIA Watch office after bombing it, making Allen Shapiro and Noah Vickers Category 1. The Torchwood team reversed the effects of the Miracle by feeding the Blessing mortal blood from Jack Harkness and Rex Matheson (who had been transfused with Jack's blood). Esther Drummond was shot and killed, and Geraint Cooper and all other Category 1s finally passed away. Oswald detonated a bomb, killing himself and the Mother. (TV: The Blood Line)
- 9 - Kitzinger was recruited by the Families to work with them on "Plan B". Wills was exposed at Esther's funeral and shot Rex before being gunned down. Matheson discovered he was now immortal like Harkness. (TV: The Blood Line)
Early Autumn Edit
- After waiting "all summer" for the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory drove through a field and summoned the Eleventh Doctor by creating a crop circle-like message spelling out the word "Doctor". The Doctor stated he still hadn't found their daughter Melody. Shortly afterwards, Amy and Rory's friend Mels arrived to escape the police and force the Doctor to kill Hitler. With little choice, the Doctor complied with her demand to take them all to Berlin in the 1930s. The next day, a newspaper printed a story about the crop circle. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)
- 25 - Amy Pond and Rory Williams set a place for their son-in-law, the Doctor, at Christmas. He did not show up. (TV: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe)
Unknown dates Edit
- Chloe Webber's father was killed in a car accident. (TV: Fear Her)
- The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond landed in Manchester. They encountered the Alifabe. (COMIC: Sky Scraper)
- Henry van Statten's scientists discovered the cure for the common cold from alien bacteria found inside "the Russian crater". (TV: Dalek)
- While searching for the fourth segment of the Key to Time, the Fourth Doctor and Romana arrived in Norfolk. (AUDIO: Ferril's Folly)
Behind the scenes Edit
- The 2011 series of IDW Publishing's Doctor Who Ongoing comic book, featuring the adventures of the Eleventh Doctor, was first released.
- AUDIO: The Crimes of Thomas Brewster was released.
- AUDIO: Prisoner of the Sun was released.
- AUDIO: Peri and the Piscon Paradox was released.
- The second series of Jago and Litefoot was released.
- 10 - 11 - AUDIO: The Children of Seth was recorded.
- 10 - This date was the anniversary of the return of Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor in the Big Finish Productions audio drama series.
- 10 - TV: Meglos was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 11 - Production began on the Fourth Series of Torchwood in LA
- 15 - Susannah York, who voiced Registry and Our Mother in AUDIO: Valhalla, died
- 24 - TV: A Christmas Carol was released on Region 2 DVD. The set also contained Doctor Who at the Proms (2010).
- 31: TV - The Mutants was released on Region 2 DVD.
- AUDIO: The Feast of Axos was released.
- AUDIO: Lucie Miller was released. This was the first of a two-part story to be concluded with To the Death.
- AUDIO: The Perpetual Bond was released.
- 2 - Margaret John, who played Megan Jones in TV: Fury from the Deep and Grandma Connolly in TV: The Idiot's Lantern, died.
- 13 - T. P. McKenna, who played Captain Cook in TV: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, died.
- 14 - TV: The Ark was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 14 - AUDIO: Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes - Collection Two audio box set was released in the UK. This collection incorporates audio tracks for several William Hartnell missing stories: Mission to the Unknown, The Daleks' Master Plan, The Massacre, The Celestial Toymaker, and The Savages.
- 22 - Nicholas Courtney, who played Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, died.
- 28 - Short Trips: Volume 2 was released, again containing one story for each of the first eight Doctors.
- Short Trips: Volume 3 was released.
- AUDIO: Industrial Evolution was released.
- AUDIO: The Forbidden Time was released.
- AUDIO: To the Death was released. It was the sequel to last month's Lucie Miller, and the final episode of the fourth series of The New Eighth Doctor Adventures.
- 7 - TV: Kinda and Snakedance were released on Region 2 DVD in the Mara Tales box set.
- 17 - Michael Gough, the Celestial Toymaker in TV: The Celestial Toymaker and Hedin in Arc of Infinity, died.
- 18 - TV: Space and Time were first broadcast. These were two 2011 Comic Relief specials (comprising one story) written by Steven Moffat, and the first televised story to have no settings other than the TARDIS since TV: The Edge of Destruction (although technically Amy's Choice also took place entirely inside the ship).
- 28 - The second Revisitations DVD box set was released, comprising new editions of stories that were released early in the range and containing new special features. This release included Carnival of Monsters, Resurrection of the Daleks, and The Seeds of Death.
- AUDIO: Heroes of Sontar was released.
- AUDIO: Thin Ice was released.
- AUDIO: The Sentinels of the New Dawn was released.
- The Minister of Chance series began with MC: The Pointed Hand.
- 9 - Yolande Palfrey, Janet in TV: Terror of the Vervoids, died.
- 14 - Actor Trevor Bannister died.
- 18 - TV: Planet of the Spiders was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 19 - Elisabeth Sladen, who played companion Sarah Jane Smith, died.
- 23 - The Impossible Astronaut was first broadcast on BBC One, launching series six of Doctor Who. This was one of only three instances where a new series Doctor Who television story took place on the same day as its broadcast. The other two occurrences were: TV: The Big Bang (26 June 2010) and part one of The End of Time (25 December 2009).
- 30 - Day of the Moon was first broadcast on BBC1.
- AUDIO: Kiss of Death was released.
- AUDIO: Ferril's Folly was released.
- 7 - TV: The Curse of the Black Spot was first broadcast.
- 9 - TV: Spearhead from Space and Terror of the Autons were released on Region 2 DVD as part of the Mannequin Mania box set.
- 14 - TV: The Doctor's Wife was first broadcast.
- 16 - Derek Crewe, who played Synge in TV: The Sun Makers, died.
- 21 - TV: The Rebel Flesh was first broadcast.
- 21 - Bill Hunter, who played one of the Guardians in TV: The Ark, died.
- 28 - TV: The Almost People was first broadcast.
- 30 - TV: Frontios was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 31 - AUDIO: Crime of the Century was released.
- AUDIO: Rat Trap was released.
- AUDIO: Animal was released.
- AUDIO: The Cold Equations, the last of the range's fifth series, was released.
- The third series of Jago and Litefoot was released.
- 4 - TV: A Good Man Goes to War was broadcast. After this episode, Series 6 was scheduled to go on hiatus until later in the year, marking the longest mid-season hiatus in the series' history. This episode also included the first appearance of Vastra, Jenny Flint and Strax.
- 4 - Donald Hewlett, who played George Hardiman in TV: The Claws of Axos, died.
- 7 - The BBC announced that they had commissioned a 2011 Christmas special, as well as Series 7, with Matt Smith remaining in the role of the Eleventh Doctor. Piers Wenger, however, would step down as Executive Producer and leave the BBC altogether.
- 15 - The BBC, through BBC One controller Danny Cohen, confirmed that the recently commissioned Series 7 would air over two years - 2012 and 2013. The first five episodes aired in September 2012, with a 2012 Christmas special scheduled.
- 20 - TV: The Gunfighters and The Awakening were released on Region 2 DVD, compiled as the Earth Story box set. The release of The Awakening meant that the entire Fifth Doctor era was on DVD.
- Episode 3 of Galaxy 4 was recovered.
- AUDIO: Robophobia was released.
- AUDIO: Earth Aid was released.
- AUDIO: Tales from the Vault was released.
- 8 - The New World, the first episode of Series 4 of Torchwood (known as Miracle Day), was first broadcast in the US, on cable network Starz.
- 11 - Doctor Who - Series 6, Part 1 was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 14 - Torchwood: Miracle Day premiered in the UK, with the broadcast of the first episode, The New World.
- 14 - Robert Cartland, who played Malpha in TV: Mission to the Unknown, died.
- 15 - TV: Rendition was first broadcast in the US.
- 18 - TV: Paradise Towers was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 19 - Doctor Who - Series 6, Part 1 was released on Region 1 DVD.
- 21 - TV: Rendition was first broadcast in the UK.
- 22 - TV: Dead of Night was first broadcast in the US.
- 24 - Interviewed at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego, Karen Gillan confirmed she would return for an unstated number of episodes in series 7.
- 28 - TV: Dead of Night was first broadcast in the UK.
- 29 - TV: Escape to LA was first broadcast in the US.
- AUDIO: Recorded Time and Other Stories was released.
- AUDIO: The Rocket Men was released.
- 1 - TV: The Sun Makers was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 4 - TV: Escape to LA was first broadcast in the UK.
- 4 - AUDIO: Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes - Collection Three audio box set was released in the UK. This collection incorporates the audio tracks for several missing First Doctor and Second Doctor stories: The Smugglers, The Tenth Planet, The Power of the Daleks, The Highlanders, The Underwater Menace, and The Moonbase.
- 4 - Doctor Who - Series 6, Part 1 was released on Region 4 DVD.
- 5 - TV: The Categories of Life was first broadcast in the US.
- 11 - TV: The Categories of Life was first broadcast in the UK.
- 12 - TV: The Middle Men was first broadcast in the US.
- 18 - TV: The Middle Men was first broadcast in the UK.
- 19 - TV: Immortal Sins was first broadcast in the US.
- 25 - TV: Immortal Sins was first broadcast in the UK.
- 26 - TV: End of the Road was first broadcast in the US.
- 27 - TV: Let's Kill Hitler was first broadcast in the UK and US, beginning the second half of the sixth series.
- 31 - Short Trips: Volume 4 was released.
- AUDIO: The Doomsday Quatrain was released.
- AUDIO: House of Blue Fire was released.
- AUDIO: The Memory Cheats was released.
- 1 - TV: End of the Road was first broadcast in the UK.
- 2 - TV: The Gathering was first broadcast in the US.
- 3 - TV: Night Terrors was first broadcast.
- 8 - TV: The Gathering was first broadcast in the UK.
- 9 - TV: The Blood Line was first broadcast in the US, ending the show's fourth series.
- 10 - TV: The Girl Who Waited was first broadcast.
- 13 - TV: Day of the Daleks was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 15 - TV: The Blood Line was first broadcast in the UK.
- 17 - TV: The God Complex was first broadcast.
- 19 - The second episode of TV: The Underwater Menace was recoverd.
- 24 - TV: Closing Time was first broadcast.
- AUDIO: The Silver Turk was released.
- AUDIO: The Elite was released.
- AUDIO: The Many Deaths of Jo Grant was released.
- 1 - TV: The Wedding of River Song was first broadcast in the UK and US, bringing to a close the sixth series.
- 1 - A special episode of Doctor Who, Death is the Only Answer, was first broadcast. This was a three-minute 'mini episode' written by schoolchildren from Basingstoke who won a Doctor Who Confidential competition.
- 3 - TV: Colony in Space was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 3 - TV: Sky Part One was first broadcast. This opened the fifth series of The Sarah Jane Adventures, which was also the final series, due to the 2011 death of series star Elisabeth Sladen. Although originally conceived as twelve episodes (six serials), only the first six episodes were completed. It was the first appearance of Sinead Michael, who joined the cast as Sky.
- 4 - TV: Sky Part Two was first broadcast.
- 7 - George Baker (Login in TV: Full Circle) died.
- 10 - TV: The Curse of Clyde Langer Part One was first broadcast.
- 11 - TV: The Curse of Clyde Langer Part Two was first broadcast
- 17 - TV: The Man Who Never Was Part One was first broadcast
- 18 - TV: The Man Who Never Was Part Two aired, concluding the fifth and final series of The Sarah Jane Adventures.
- 22 - This was the fifth anniversary of the debut of Torchwood.
- 29 - Jimmy Savile, of Jim'll Fix It, died at the age of 84.
- 31 - Series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 31 - GAME: The Gunpowder Plot was released.
- AUDIO: The Witch from the Well was released.
- AUDIO: Hexagora was released.
- AUDIO: The First Wave was released.
- 14 - Torchwood: Miracle Day was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 18 - TV: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe was announced as the title for the year's Christmas special on Children in Need. The first footage was shown and Matt Smith revealed that he was selling his costume for Children in Need.
- 21 - TV: Series 6 was released on DVD.
- 11 - The BBC announced the discovery of two missing Doctor Who episodes: episode 3 of Galaxy 4 and episode 2 of The Underwater Menace.
- AUDIO: Army of Death was released.
- AUDIO: The Children of Seth was released.
- 25 - TV: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe was broadcast.
- 31 - AUDIO: Beyond the Ultimate Adventure was released.