On 29 December, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1909 - Film cameraman Brian Langley was born.
- 1921 - Actor Robert Cawdron was born.
- 1928 - Actor Bernard Cribbins was born.
- 1946 - Actor Colette Gleeson was born.
- 1947 - Actor Alan David was born.
- 1956 - Actor Bernard Padden was born.
- 1975 - Production assistant Paul Spragg was born.
- 1993 - Actor Robert Lankesheer died.
- 1995 - Actor Peter Hill died.
- 2003 - Actor Dinsdale Landen died.