This article about a year is currently under construction. It's likely to be a bit messy.
|Timeline for 1978|
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In 1978, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 21 January - Writer Geoffrey Orme died.
- 25 January - Actor Fred Ferris died.
- 17 February - Actor Rory Kinnear was born.
- 9 March - Actor Katherine Parkinson was born.
- 13 March - Actor Joanna Page was born.
- 31 March - Actor Daniel Mays was born.
- 1 April - Actor JJ Feild was born.
- 14 April - Actor Michelle Duncan was born.
- May - Actor Barry Ashton died.
- 11 May - Actor Warren Brown was born.
- 11 May - Actor Philip Ray died.
- 17 June - Actor James Corden was born.
- 29 June - Actor Bart Allison died.
- 9 July - Actor Olivia Poulet was born.
- 10 July - Actor Bryan Dick was born.
- 14 July - Actor Jack Woolgar died.
- 26 July - Actor Kenneth Benda died.
- 26 July - Actor Eve Myles was born.
- 5 August - Script editor Brian Minchin was born.
- 9 August - Actor Daniela Denby-Ashe was born.
- 22 August - Actor James Corden was born.
- 27 August - Actor Suranne Jones was born.
- 3 October - Actor Christian Coulson was born.
- 4 October - Actor Catherine Fleming died.
- 5 October - Actor May Warden died.
- 7 October - Actor Tony Way was born.
- 30 October - Writer Brian Hayles died.
- 11 November - Actor Vivienne Bennett died.
- 23 November - Actor Kayvan Novak was born.
- 28 November - Actor André Morell died.
- 20 December - Writer Eddie Robson was born.
- Unknown - Actor Aubrey Danvers Walker died.