On 5 January, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1925 - Actor Wolfe Morris was born.
- 1928 - Actor Denise Bryer was born.
- 1929 - Composer Norman Kay was born.
- 1931 - Actor John Line was born.
- 1935 - Actor David Ryall was born.
- 1967 - Actor Ross Mullan was born.
- 1969 - Writer Adrian Rigelsford was born.
- 1988 - Actor Mandip Gill was born.
- 2017 - Actor Peter Thomas died.
- 2018 - Stage director Mick Hughes died.