On 8 January, the following important behind-the-scenes events were known to have occurred:
- 2009 - Word reached the Doctor Who production team that a transportation mishap had resulted in the London double-decker bus being shipped to Dubai for use in location filming for Planet of the Dead being heavily damaged. Russell T Davies convened an emergency meeting to discuss how to proceed; the damage was written into the script.
- 2010 - Recording for The Cradle of the Snake took place at The Moat Studios.
- 2013 - Recording for The Lady of Mercia took place at The Moat Studios.