On 29 December, the following important behind-the-scenes events were known to have occurred:
- 1995 - Writer Matthew Jacobs handed in his final script for the 1996 TV movie. The BBC liked his 14 November draft, but they passed it on to Craig Dickson anyway, who suggested the removal of the concept of the Millennium Star. Instead, the story now concentrated on the Master trying to take over the Doctor's body. Grace Wilson was also renamed Grace Holloway. Finally, with Paul McGann cast as the Eighth Doctor as well as every other character and job filled, it was time to begin production. Filming then began on 15 January.