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== Events ==
 
== Events ==
 
* [[24 July]] - [[26 July]] - The [[Sixth Doctor]] met [[Melanie Bush]] for the first time. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Business Unusual]]'')
 
* [[24 July]] - [[26 July]] - The [[Sixth Doctor]] met [[Melanie Bush]] for the first time. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Business Unusual]]'')
 
 
* [[13 October]] - [[Raine Creevy]] met the [[Seventh Doctor]] for the first time. However, this was the not the Doctor's first encounter with Raine as he had delivered her in [[Moscow]] on [[7 November]] [[1967]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Crime of the Century (audio story)|Crime of the Century]]'', [[AUDIO]]: ''[[Thin Ice (audio story)|Thin Ice]]'')
 
* [[13 October]] - [[Raine Creevy]] met the [[Seventh Doctor]] for the first time. However, this was the not the Doctor's first encounter with Raine as he had delivered her in [[Moscow]] on [[7 November]] [[1967]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Crime of the Century (audio story)|Crime of the Century]]'', [[AUDIO]]: ''[[Thin Ice (audio story)|Thin Ice]]'')
 
 
* [[9 November]] - The numerous revolutions against the rule of the [[Russia|Soviet Union]] in the [[Eastern Bloc]] countries led to the fall of the [[Berlin Wall]] in [[Berlin|East Berlin]], [[Germany|East Germany]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Protect and Survive (audio story)|Protect and Survive]]'')
 
* [[9 November]] - The numerous revolutions against the rule of the [[Russia|Soviet Union]] in the [[Eastern Bloc]] countries led to the fall of the [[Berlin Wall]] in [[Berlin|East Berlin]], [[Germany|East Germany]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Protect and Survive (audio story)|Protect and Survive]]'')
 
* [[28 November]] - The country of [[Czechoslovakia]] got rid of its [[Communism|Communist]] government in what was known as the [[Velvet Revolution]]. ([[COMIC]]: ''[[The Broken Man (comic story)|The Broken Man]]'')
 
* [[28 November]] - The country of [[Czechoslovakia]] got rid of its [[Communism|Communist]] government in what was known as the [[Velvet Revolution]]. ([[COMIC]]: ''[[The Broken Man (comic story)|The Broken Man]]'')
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=== Alternative timeline ===
 
=== Alternative timeline ===
 
* [[November]] - In an [[Alternate timeline|alternative timeline]] created by the [[Great Old One|Elder Gods]] in the hope of destroying [[Earth]], the militant hardliner [[Vladimir Khrushgov]] became the [[General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union]] following the death of [[Konstantin Chernenko]] in [[1985]] rather than the considerably more moderate [[Mikhail Gorbachev]]. Significant international tensions began following the democratic uprisings in the Eastern Bloc countries. Khrushgov instructed the protestors to disperse and, when they refused to do so, he sent in the tanks. The [[Red Army]] fired on the protesters, even the children, resulting in a massacre. Following the massacre, there were protests on the Berlin Wall, which resulted in the Soviet Union entering West Berlin on the pretext of restoring order. This meant that the American airbases fell into the possession of the Soviet Union. In response, the [[United States of America|United States]] issued an ultimatum to the Soviets. The Western powers' satellites detected a Soviet army amassing on the border of West Germany, which was destroyed by an American tactical [[nuclear weapon]] on [[6 November]] of this year. Consequently, a [[nuclear war]] which came to be known as [[World War III]] broke out between the [[United States of America|United States]] and its allies including the [[United Kingdom]] on the one hand and the [[Russia|Soviet Union]] on the other hand on [[9 November]] of this year. Given that [[nuclear weapon]]s were used by both sides, hundreds of millions of people were killed in the conflict. This timeline was ultimately negated by the [[Seventh Doctor]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Protect and Survive (audio story)|Protect and Survive]]'')
 
* [[November]] - In an [[Alternate timeline|alternative timeline]] created by the [[Great Old One|Elder Gods]] in the hope of destroying [[Earth]], the militant hardliner [[Vladimir Khrushgov]] became the [[General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union]] following the death of [[Konstantin Chernenko]] in [[1985]] rather than the considerably more moderate [[Mikhail Gorbachev]]. Significant international tensions began following the democratic uprisings in the Eastern Bloc countries. Khrushgov instructed the protestors to disperse and, when they refused to do so, he sent in the tanks. The [[Red Army]] fired on the protesters, even the children, resulting in a massacre. Following the massacre, there were protests on the Berlin Wall, which resulted in the Soviet Union entering West Berlin on the pretext of restoring order. This meant that the American airbases fell into the possession of the Soviet Union. In response, the [[United States of America|United States]] issued an ultimatum to the Soviets. The Western powers' satellites detected a Soviet army amassing on the border of West Germany, which was destroyed by an American tactical [[nuclear weapon]] on [[6 November]] of this year. Consequently, a [[nuclear war]] which came to be known as [[World War III]] broke out between the [[United States of America|United States]] and its allies including the [[United Kingdom]] on the one hand and the [[Russia|Soviet Union]] on the other hand on [[9 November]] of this year. Given that [[nuclear weapon]]s were used by both sides, hundreds of millions of people were killed in the conflict. This timeline was ultimately negated by the [[Seventh Doctor]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Protect and Survive (audio story)|Protect and Survive]]'')
 
 
* [[4 January]] - [[TV]]: ''[[The Greatest Show in the Galaxy]]'' Part Four was first broadcast, concluding the twenty-fifth anniversary season.
 
* [[4 January]] - [[TV]]: ''[[The Greatest Show in the Galaxy]]'' Part Four was first broadcast, concluding the twenty-fifth anniversary season.
 
* [[19 January]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[Delta and the Bannermen (novelisation)|Doctor Who - Delta and the Bannermen]]'' was first published.
 
* [[19 January]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[Delta and the Bannermen (novelisation)|Doctor Who - Delta and the Bannermen]]'' was first published.
 
* 19 - [[REF]]: ''[[The Doctor Who File]]'' was published in paperback.
 
* 19 - [[REF]]: ''[[The Doctor Who File]]'' was published in paperback.
 
* [[28 January]] - Actress [[Lara Goodison]] was born.
 
* [[28 January]] - Actress [[Lara Goodison]] was born.
 
 
* [[5 February]] - Actor [[Emrys James]] died.
 
* [[5 February]] - Actor [[Emrys James]] died.
 
* [[8 February]] - Actor [[Cyril Luckham]] died.
 
* [[8 February]] - Actor [[Cyril Luckham]] died.
 
* [[16 February]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[The War Machines (novelisation)|Doctor Who - The War Machines]]'' was first published.
 
* [[16 February]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[The War Machines (novelisation)|Doctor Who - The War Machines]]'' was first published.
 
* [[18 February]] - Actor [[John Bailey]] died in [[London]].
 
* [[18 February]] - Actor [[John Bailey]] died in [[London]].
 
 
* Actor [[John Wyse]] died.
 
* Actor [[John Wyse]] died.
 
* [[1 March]] - Actor [[Geoffrey Morris]] died.
 
* [[1 March]] - Actor [[Geoffrey Morris]] died.
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* [[16 March]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[Dragonfire (novelisation)|Doctor Who - Dragonfire]]'' was first published.
 
* [[16 March]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[Dragonfire (novelisation)|Doctor Who - Dragonfire]]'' was first published.
 
* 16 - Two ''Doctor Who Classics'' reprint volumes were published: [[PROSE]]: ''[[Doctor Who and the Dæmons|The Dæmons]]''/''[[The Time Monster (novelisation)|The Time Monster]]'' and [[PROSE]]: ''[[The Mind of Evil (novelisation)|The Mind of Evil]]''/''[[Doctor Who and the Claws of Axos|The Claws of Axos]]''.
 
* 16 - Two ''Doctor Who Classics'' reprint volumes were published: [[PROSE]]: ''[[Doctor Who and the Dæmons|The Dæmons]]''/''[[The Time Monster (novelisation)|The Time Monster]]'' and [[PROSE]]: ''[[The Mind of Evil (novelisation)|The Mind of Evil]]''/''[[Doctor Who and the Claws of Axos|The Claws of Axos]]''.
 
 
* [[REF]]: ''[[The Time-Travellers' Guide|Doctor Who: The Time-Travellers' Guide]]'' was published in paperback.
 
* [[REF]]: ''[[The Time-Travellers' Guide|Doctor Who: The Time-Travellers' Guide]]'' was published in paperback.
 
* [[2 April]] - Actress [[Clare Thomas]] was born.
 
* [[2 April]] - Actress [[Clare Thomas]] was born.
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* [[20 April]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[Attack of the Cybermen (novelisation)|Doctor Who - Attack of the Cybermen]]'' was first published.
 
* [[20 April]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[Attack of the Cybermen (novelisation)|Doctor Who - Attack of the Cybermen]]'' was first published.
 
* [[25 April]] - Actor [[George Coulouris]] died in [[London]] from a heart attack after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.
 
* [[25 April]] - Actor [[George Coulouris]] died in [[London]] from a heart attack after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.
 
 
* [[3 May]] - Actor [[William Squire]] died.
 
* [[3 May]] - Actor [[William Squire]] died.
 
* [[18 May]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[The Nightmare Fair (novelisation)|Doctor Who - The Nightmare Fair]]'' was first published. This was the first of a new spin-off line by [[Target Books]] dubbed "The Missing Episodes". These were novels based upon the cancelled [[Season 23]], which was delayed a year due to the BBC-ordered hiatus and then replaced by what became [[TV]]: ''[[The Trial of a Time Lord]]''. Although based upon a teleplay, the fact it was never produced makes this, in effect, the first original-to-print ''Doctor Who'' novel in which the Doctor himself was the lead character.
 
* [[18 May]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[The Nightmare Fair (novelisation)|Doctor Who - The Nightmare Fair]]'' was first published. This was the first of a new spin-off line by [[Target Books]] dubbed "The Missing Episodes". These were novels based upon the cancelled [[Season 23]], which was delayed a year due to the BBC-ordered hiatus and then replaced by what became [[TV]]: ''[[The Trial of a Time Lord]]''. Although based upon a teleplay, the fact it was never produced makes this, in effect, the first original-to-print ''Doctor Who'' novel in which the Doctor himself was the lead character.
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* 20 - Actor [[Anton Diffring]] died.
 
* 20 - Actor [[Anton Diffring]] died.
 
* [[26 May]] - ''[[Voyager (1989 graphic novel)|Doctor Who: Voyager]]'' was published by [[Marvel Comics]].
 
* [[26 May]] - ''[[Voyager (1989 graphic novel)|Doctor Who: Voyager]]'' was published by [[Marvel Comics]].
 
 
* [[15 June]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[Mindwarp (novelisation)|Doctor Who - Mindwarp]]'' was first published. This was the fourth and final novelisation based upon segments of [[TV]]: ''[[The Trial of a Time Lord]]''. It was also the final [[Sixth Doctor]] story to be novelised; plans for a novelisation of [[TV]]: ''[[Revelation of the Daleks]]'' were made, but the book was never published and that story remains officially unnovelised.
 
* [[15 June]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[Mindwarp (novelisation)|Doctor Who - Mindwarp]]'' was first published. This was the fourth and final novelisation based upon segments of [[TV]]: ''[[The Trial of a Time Lord]]''. It was also the final [[Sixth Doctor]] story to be novelised; plans for a novelisation of [[TV]]: ''[[Revelation of the Daleks]]'' were made, but the book was never published and that story remains officially unnovelised.
 
 
* [[20 July]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[The Chase (novelisation)|Doctor Who - The Chase]]'' was first published. Written by [[John Peel]], ''The Chase'' was the first of a series of [[Dalek]] story novelisations by Peel commissioned after [[Target Books]] reached an agreement with [[Terry Nation]] to allow his remaining Dalek stories to be adapted as novels (before this, [[TV]]: ''[[The Chase]]'' and other Nation-penned Dalek episodes were expected to remain in limbo, novelisation-wise). Around the time of this book's release, it was announced that a similar agreement had been reached with [[Eric Saward]] regarding his two Dalek serials, but ultimately these two stories were never adapted.
 
* [[20 July]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[The Chase (novelisation)|Doctor Who - The Chase]]'' was first published. Written by [[John Peel]], ''The Chase'' was the first of a series of [[Dalek]] story novelisations by Peel commissioned after [[Target Books]] reached an agreement with [[Terry Nation]] to allow his remaining Dalek stories to be adapted as novels (before this, [[TV]]: ''[[The Chase]]'' and other Nation-penned Dalek episodes were expected to remain in limbo, novelisation-wise). Around the time of this book's release, it was announced that a similar agreement had been reached with [[Eric Saward]] regarding his two Dalek serials, but ultimately these two stories were never adapted.
 
 
* [[3 August]] - The final studio recording session for the [[1963]]-89 series of ''Doctor Who'' was undertaken as work was completed on [[TV]]: ''[[Ghost Light]]''. Discounting a voiceover session conducted in November, this marked the end of BBC production on the series until work on the revival commenced in [[2004]].
 
* [[3 August]] - The final studio recording session for the [[1963]]-89 series of ''Doctor Who'' was undertaken as work was completed on [[TV]]: ''[[Ghost Light]]''. Discounting a voiceover session conducted in November, this marked the end of BBC production on the series until work on the revival commenced in [[2004]].
 
* [[4 August]] - Actor [[Maurice Colbourne]] died.
 
* [[4 August]] - Actor [[Maurice Colbourne]] died.
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* [[25 August]] - Actor [[Keegan Joyce]] was born.
 
* [[25 August]] - Actor [[Keegan Joyce]] was born.
 
* [[29 August]] - The second volume of [[Doctor Who: The Scripts]] was published: [[TV]]: ''[[The Tomb of the Cybermen]]''.
 
* [[29 August]] - The second volume of [[Doctor Who: The Scripts]] was published: [[TV]]: ''[[The Tomb of the Cybermen]]''.
 
 
* [[6 September]] - [[TV]]: ''[[Battlefield]]'' Part One was first broadcast, launching [[Season 26]], the final season of the 1963-89 series. [[Nicholas Courtney]] returned for the first time since [[TV]]: ''[[The Five Doctors (TV story)|The Five Doctors]]'', and [[UNIT]] took an active role in a story for the first time since [[TV]]: ''[[The Android Invasion]]''. [[Jean Marsh]], who had played companion [[Sara Kingdom]], returned in a different role.
 
* [[6 September]] - [[TV]]: ''[[Battlefield]]'' Part One was first broadcast, launching [[Season 26]], the final season of the 1963-89 series. [[Nicholas Courtney]] returned for the first time since [[TV]]: ''[[The Five Doctors (TV story)|The Five Doctors]]'', and [[UNIT]] took an active role in a story for the first time since [[TV]]: ''[[The Android Invasion]]''. [[Jean Marsh]], who had played companion [[Sara Kingdom]], returned in a different role.
 
* [[13 September]] - [[TV]]: ''[[Battlefield]]'' Part Two was first broadcast.
 
* [[13 September]] - [[TV]]: ''[[Battlefield]]'' Part Two was first broadcast.
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* [[21 September]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[The Daleks' Master Plan Part 1: Mission to the Unknown|Doctor Who - Mission to the Unknown]]'' was first published. It was part one of a two-volume adaptation of [[TV]]: ''[[The Daleks' Master Plan]]'', the only two-part novelisation ever issued by Target.
 
* [[21 September]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[The Daleks' Master Plan Part 1: Mission to the Unknown|Doctor Who - Mission to the Unknown]]'' was first published. It was part one of a two-volume adaptation of [[TV]]: ''[[The Daleks' Master Plan]]'', the only two-part novelisation ever issued by Target.
 
* [[27 September]] - [[TV]]: ''[[Battlefield]]'' Part Four was first broadcast. It was the final appearance of [[Nicholas Courtney]] in a ''Doctor Who'' story, though he later appeared in the independent spin-off ''[[Downtime]]'', as well as [[TV]]: ''[[Enemy of the Bane]]''. It was the final appearance of [[UNIT]] until [[TV]]: ''[[Aliens of London]]''. It was also the final appearance of [[Bessie]] to date.
 
* [[27 September]] - [[TV]]: ''[[Battlefield]]'' Part Four was first broadcast. It was the final appearance of [[Nicholas Courtney]] in a ''Doctor Who'' story, though he later appeared in the independent spin-off ''[[Downtime]]'', as well as [[TV]]: ''[[Enemy of the Bane]]''. It was the final appearance of [[UNIT]] until [[TV]]: ''[[Aliens of London]]''. It was also the final appearance of [[Bessie]] to date.
 
 
* ''The Ultimate Interview: Colin Baker Talks with David Banks'' was first released on cassette by Silver Fist Productions.
 
* ''The Ultimate Interview: Colin Baker Talks with David Banks'' was first released on cassette by Silver Fist Productions.
 
* [[4 October]] - [[TV]]: ''[[Ghost Light]]'' Part One was first broadcast.
 
* [[4 October]] - [[TV]]: ''[[Ghost Light]]'' Part One was first broadcast.
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* [[19 October]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[The Daleks' Master Plan Part 2: The Mutation of Time|Doctor Who - The Mutation of Time]]'' was first published, concluding the adaptation of [[TV]]: ''[[The Daleks' Master Plan]]''.
 
* [[19 October]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[The Daleks' Master Plan Part 2: The Mutation of Time|Doctor Who - The Mutation of Time]]'' was first published, concluding the adaptation of [[TV]]: ''[[The Daleks' Master Plan]]''.
 
* [[25 October]] - [[TV]]: ''[[The Curse of Fenric]]'' Part One was first broadcast.
 
* [[25 October]] - [[TV]]: ''[[The Curse of Fenric]]'' Part One was first broadcast.
 
 
* [[1 November]] - [[TV]]: ''[[The Curse of Fenric]]'' Part Two was first broadcast.
 
* [[1 November]] - [[TV]]: ''[[The Curse of Fenric]]'' Part Two was first broadcast.
 
* 1 - Actor [[Peter Childs]] died.
 
* 1 - Actor [[Peter Childs]] died.
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* [[29 November]] - [[TV]]: ''[[Survival]]'' Part Two was first broadcast.
 
* [[29 November]] - [[TV]]: ''[[Survival]]'' Part Two was first broadcast.
 
* The [[Doctor Who: The Scripts]] release of [[TV]]: ''[[The Talons of Weng-Chiang]]'' was first published.
 
* The [[Doctor Who: The Scripts]] release of [[TV]]: ''[[The Talons of Weng-Chiang]]'' was first published.
 
 
* Actor [[James Hall]] died.
 
* Actor [[James Hall]] died.
 
* [[6 December]] - [[TV]]: ''[[Survival]]'' Part Three was first broadcast. The twenty-sixth season finale ultimately proved to be the final episode of the original series, and the last weekly episode to be broadcast until 2005. It was the final use of the [[Keff McCulloch]] theme music arrangement, while the current series logo continued to be used for merchandise and books until [[1996]] and it and a version of the [[1987]] opening credits sequence were used again in the [[1993]] special [[NOTDWU]]: ''[[Dimensions in Time]]''. It was the final twenty-five-minute episode produced (although ''[[The Sarah Jane Adventures]]'' revived the format in 2007). Although producer [[John Nathan-Turner]] later said he was aware the series was going off the air, and [[Sophie Aldred]], in the documentary ''[[Thirty Years in the TARDIS]]'' said she was told it was cancelled, the BBC did not make any cancellation announcement, and it was widely assumed, and hoped, by fans that a twenty-seventh season would air in 1990. It was the final regular-series appearance of [[Sophie Aldred]] and [[Anthony Ainley]] (though both reprised their characters in later productions).
 
* [[6 December]] - [[TV]]: ''[[Survival]]'' Part Three was first broadcast. The twenty-sixth season finale ultimately proved to be the final episode of the original series, and the last weekly episode to be broadcast until 2005. It was the final use of the [[Keff McCulloch]] theme music arrangement, while the current series logo continued to be used for merchandise and books until [[1996]] and it and a version of the [[1987]] opening credits sequence were used again in the [[1993]] special [[NOTDWU]]: ''[[Dimensions in Time]]''. It was the final twenty-five-minute episode produced (although ''[[The Sarah Jane Adventures]]'' revived the format in 2007). Although producer [[John Nathan-Turner]] later said he was aware the series was going off the air, and [[Sophie Aldred]], in the documentary ''[[Thirty Years in the TARDIS]]'' said she was told it was cancelled, the BBC did not make any cancellation announcement, and it was widely assumed, and hoped, by fans that a twenty-seventh season would air in 1990. It was the final regular-series appearance of [[Sophie Aldred]] and [[Anthony Ainley]] (though both reprised their characters in later productions).

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