On 29 October, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1927 - Actor Bernard Martin was born.
- 1935 - Actor Michael Jayston was born.
- 1937 - Actor Hugh Futcher was born.
- 1940 - Actor Angela Douglas was born.
- 1959 - Actor Stephen Marzella was born.
- 1959 - Director of photography Glen MacPherson was born.
- 1999 - Actor Cavan Kendall died.
- 2010 - Writer Mervyn Haisman died.
- 2011 - Television host Jimmy Savile died.
- 2015 - Actor Kenneth Gilbert died.