On 4 August, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1941 - Actor Martin Jarvis was born.
- 1941 - Actor John Atterbury was born.
- 1943 - Actor Georgina Hale was born.
- 1948 - Actor Ian Liston was born.
- 1949 - Assistant floor manager Russ Karel was born.
- 1968 - Actor Lee Mack was born.
- 1971 - Actor Fenella Woolgar was born.
- 1989 - Actor Maurice Colbourne died.
- 1997 - Film cameraman Dick Bush died.
- 2006 - Actor John Alderson died.