On 4 January, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1912 - Actor Jack Le White was born.
- 1930 - Actor Iain Cuthbertson was born.
- 1938 - Actor Jim Norton was born.
- 1947 - Actor Terry Molloy was born.
- 1958 - Musician Adrian Reid was born.
- 1970 - Writer Shayne Armstrong was born.
- 1983 - Actor Keneth Thornett died.
- 1985 - Actor Lenora Crichlow was born.
- 2012 - Actor Harry Fowler died.