On 17 October, the following important behind-the-scenes events were known to have occurred:
- 2005 - Stuart Murphy, Controller of BBC Three, announced the commissioning of Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood to the press. (DWMSE 14)
- 2005 - Clearance issues caused rewrites known as "yellow rewrites" to alter Tooth and Claw playing Lene Lovich's "Lucky Number" in the TARDIS to Ian Dury and the Blockheads' "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick". (DWMSE 14)
- 2013 - Final recording session for Jago & Litefoot: Series Eight took place at The Moat Studios.
- 2013 - Big Finish announced that Nicola Walker will be reprising the role of Robophobia's Liv Chenka and promoted to the Eighth Doctor's companion.
- 2016 - Recording for The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 8: Volume 2 took place at Audio Sorcery.
- 2017 - Recording for The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles and The Third Doctor Adventures: Volume Four took place.
- 2018 - Recording for Year of the Drex Olympics and The Third Doctor Adventures: Volume Five took place at WiseBuddah.
- 2018 - Recording for Heritage 1 took place at The Soundhouse.
- 2018 - Recording for The Sixth Doctor and Peri: Volume One took place at the Moat Studios.