On 30 August, the following important behind-the-scenes events were known to have occurred:
- 1963 - Rex Tucker takes a long-planned holiday to Majorca. This ends his stint in the Doctor Who production office. According to some reckonings, he was actually the series first producer, having been hired before Verity Lambert. Still, he never saw an on-screen credit until he directed season 3's The Gunfighters. Had the programme's production dates not been pushed back several times, he would have been the director of either An Unearthly Child or The Daleks — both of which he did pre-production work on.