Kinda was a 1982 Fifth Doctor story that was important to the development of the character of companion Tegan Jovanka. It established her as susceptible to the psychological horror of the Mara, a recurring villain that plagued her in several other stories. Behind the scenes, Kinda was interesting for its shifting fate amongst audience members. Doctor Who fans initially rejected the effort, ranking it low in the DWM 69 poll of viewer opinion of season 19. However, its appreciation by fans steadily rose over the years, and in 2009's DWM poll to rank the then-200 stories of Doctor Who, it ranked a respectable 69. Meanwhile, 21st century writers Steven Moffat and Rob Shearman have both sung its praises in various documentaries, and the British National Film Archive bought a copy in order to preserve it as example of Doctor Who at its finest.
Think Doctor Who is just for boys? Don't you believe it. Not only was the show's very first producer a woman, but it would never have come back without the fierce advocacy of Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner. Considering her importance to Doctor Who it's somewhat ironic that Tranter's only on-screen credits are for Torchwood: Miracle Day. But Gardner, her "partner in crime", is tied only with Russell T Davies as the most prolific producer in Doctor Who history.
However, several stories have clearly taken material from comic strips — often those in Doctor Who Magazine. The Shakespeare Code contains a good amount of material from A Groatsworth of Wit, and the notion of the Doctor absorbing the time vortex in order to spare a companion was explored in both The Parting of the Ways and The Flood.
Donald Baverstock was the BBC executive who set the the wheels in motion that eventually led to the creation of Doctor Who. Essentially the original commissioner of the programme, he hired Sydney Newman and later imposed a sense of financial responsibility upon producer Verity Lambert.But Baverstock wasn't the only BBC executive to have a profound impact on the development of Doctor Who. Make sure you read about Lorraine Heggessey, Mark Thompson, Danny Cohen, George Entwistle, Tony Hall, Shaun Sutton, Sydney Newman and others.
- 1963 - "The Forest of Fear" was first broadcast on BBC tv.
- 1964 - Part five of the comic story The Klepton Parasites was first published in the 678th issue of TV Comic.
- 1968 - Episode six of The Invasion was first broadcast on BBC1.
- 1968 - Part two of the TV Comic story Jungle of Doom was first published.
- 1974 - Part one of the TV Comic story The Wanderers was first published.
- 1987 - Part three of Dragonfire was first broadcast on BBC1.
- 1988 - Part three of Silver Nemesis was first broadcast on BBC1.
- 1994 - DWCC 27 was first published by Marvel Comics.
- 1995 - Shakedown was first published by Virgin Books.
- 1995 - The Fifth Doctor Handbook was first published by Doctor Who Books.
- 1996 - Part eight of the Radio Times comic story Ascendance was first published.
- 1999 - Episode one of Doctor Who and the Silurians was repeated on BBC Two.
- 2006 - DWM 377 was first released by Panini Comics.
- 2007 - Smith and Jones was repeated on BBC Three.
- 2014 - Toby Hadoke's Who's Round 86 was released online.
- 2015 - One Rule was released by Big Finish Productions.
- 2017 - Toby Hadoke's Who's Round 229 was released online.
- ... that Metal Mutt Productions, the main production company for K9, co-produced a behind-the-scenes documentary for the DVD release of series 1 with the help of students at the Queensland University of Technology?
- ... that the legendary Dalek killer, "the Bringer of Death" known as Kalendorf, in his retirement visited a museum dedicated to the Dalek War, where he met the Eighth Doctor prior to the Time Lord's conclusion of the Last Great Time War? (PROSE: Museum Peace)
- ... that the Battle of Monte Cassino ended only about a month before the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith arrived in World War II Italy? (COMIC: Treasure Trail)
- ... that Dragonfire establishes Ace to be 16 years old, a full decade younger than her actor, Sophie Aldred?
- 1916 - Actor Dennis Bowen was born.
- 1937 - Actor Kenneth Colley was born.
- 1946 - Actor Rosalind Ayres was born.
- 1947 - Actor Wendy Padbury was born.
- 1966 - Actor C Thomas Howell was born.
- 1995 - Actor Peter Forbes-Robertson died.
- 1998 - Actor Michael Craze died.
- 2006 - Stunt co-ordinator Peter Brayham died.
- 2005 - Rewrites for Army of Ghosts known as "blue revisions" and for Doomsday known as "yellow rewrites" covered the activation of the Genesis Ark, the Tenth Doctor's return from Pete's World through to the adjustment of Jake Simmonds' gun and the sequence with the Doctor and Rose Tyler cut off from one another in the two Torchwood Tower lever rooms after the gap between worlds was closed. (DWMSE 14)
- 2010 - Recording for The Rocket Men took place at The Moat Studios.