In August 1819, the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa, and Tegan Jovanka visited Manchester. They were present for the Peterloo Massacre on 16 August of that year. The Doctor described the events as "the darkest day" in Manchester's history. (AUDIO: The Peterloo Massacre)
Behind the scenes Edit
- Producer Phil Collinson left Doctor Who in 2008 to become Head of Drama at BBC Manchester.
- A good many behind the scenes figures — like John Simm, Piers Wenger and Beth Willis — have ties to the Life on Mars franchise, which is set in Manchester, and may have partially inspired the character of D.I. Menzies. The surname of Simm's character in the franchise, Sam Tyler, was inspired by Rose Tyler - a companion of the Tenth Doctor.