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|Timeline for 1966|
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1966 was a year in which a number of events important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs occurred.
- 15 March - Pat Dunlop leaves working on The War Machines after partly completing a script for the first episode,due to the script work clashing with pre-existing work he had ongoing on another TV show. Ian Stuart Black takes over the writing duties for this story.
- 25 March - "The Hall of Dolls" was recorded at Riverside Studios 1. (TCH 7)
- April - The Ocean Liner, The Clock and The Evil Eye are all rejected by Gerry Davis.
- In late April, the Doctor Who production office circulated a memo to writers outlining the proposed character of the Second Doctor, as well as suggestions on handling the first regeneration, which was initially compared to an LSD trip gone bad.
- 6 August - The BBC announced to the press that William Hartnell was to leave the role of the first Doctor. Patrick Troughton signed a contract to play the second Doctor for 22 episodes.
- 26 - 28 September - Model shots for The Power of the Daleks are filmed.
- 8 October - Episode 4 of The Tenth Planet was taped, with the first scenes filmed being the regeneration from William Hartnell to Patrick Troughton.
- 22 October - Episode 1 of The Power of the Daleks was taped; this was the first full episode featuring Patrick Troughton.
- 12 December - The BBC Audience Research Dept. filed an Audience Research Report on The Power of the Daleks Episode 3, reporting that satisfaction in the episode ranked at 44% with response to new Doctor Patrick Troughton being particularly mixed.
- 15 December - Patrick Troughton was interviewed in Radio Times.
- REF: Doctor Who The Handbook: The First Doctor
- "The New Dr. Who" at the BBC Archives "The Changing Face of Doctor Who" online exhibit
- REF: Who-ology: The Official Miscellany
- "Audience Research Report" at the BBC Archives "The Changing Face of Doctor Who" online exhibit