On 5 May, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1919 - Actor John Boyd-Brent was born.
- 1937 - Music arranger Delia Derbyshire was born.
- 1939 - Stunt arranger Terry Walsh was born.
- 1957 - Actor Richard E Grant was born.
- 1979 - Actor Claire Wyatt was born.
- 1991 - Actor Murphy Grumbar died.
- 1999 - Actor Tommy Wright died.
- 2007 - Actor Peter Pocock died.