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1985 in

the DWU • production history • vital statistics • releases

Timeline for 1985
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1985 was a year in which a number of events important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs occurred.

  • 4 February - Studio production concluded on Revelation of the Daleks, concluding Doctor Who production for the season just prior to the announcement of 27 February, which appeared to make this the final production session ever. Production resumed more than a year later.
  • 27 February - The BBC announced it was suspending Doctor Who after the conclusion of the current season, effectively cancelling the series. Fan protest ultimately resulted in the series returning in 1986 after an eighteen-month hiatus.
  • 9 September - The BBC launched "Children's BBC", a dedicated block of programming aimed at children. Later rebranded CBBC, beginning in 2007 the block became the broadcast home for the spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures.
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