On 29 January, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1929 - Actor Stephanie Bidmead was born.
- 1930 - Writer William Emms was born.
- 1933 - Actor Geoffrey Frederick, was born.
- 1934 - Actor Patrick O'Connell was born.
- 1943 - DJ Tony Blackburn was born.
- 1947 - Actor Ann Holloway was born.
- 1973 - Actor Henry Gilbert died.
- 1976 - Writer Mark Clapham was born.
- 2002 - Actor Stratford Johns died.
- 2004 - Film cameraman A. A. Englander died.
- 2010 - Film editor Adam Dawson died.
- 2013 - Actor Bernard Horsfall died.