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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.
 
* [[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.
 
* [[28 January]] - Actor [[Lara Goodison]] was born.
 
* [[5 February]] - Actor [[Emrys James]] died.
 
* [[8 February]] - Actor [[Cyril Luckham]] died.
 
* [[16 February]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[The War Machines (novelisation)|Doctor Who - The War Machines]]'' was first published.
 
* [[18 February]] - Actor [[John Bailey]] died.
 
* Actor [[John Wyse]] died.
 
* [[1 March]] - Actor [[Geoffrey Morris]] died.
 
* [[2 March]] - Actor [[John Bryans]] died.
 
* [[13 March]] - Actor [[Harry Melling]] was born.
 
* [[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]]''.
 
* [[REF]]: ''[[The Time-Travellers' Guide|Doctor Who: The Time-Travellers' Guide]]'' was published in paperback.
 
* [[2 April]] - Actor [[Clare Thomas]] was born.
 
* [[8 April]] - Actor [[Adam Kurakin]] died.
 
* [[12 April]] - Actor [[Gerald Flood]] died.
 
* [[20 April]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[Attack of the Cybermen (novelisation)|Doctor Who - Attack of the Cybermen]]'' was first published.
 
* [[25 April]] - Actor [[George Coulouris]] 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 - [[Target Books]] published two final ''Doctor Who Classics'' reprint volumes before abandoning the venture: [[PROSE]]: ''[[Doctor Who and the Face of Evil|The Face of Evil]]''/''[[Doctor Who and the Sunmakers|The Sunmakers]]'' and [[PROSE]]: ''[[Doctor Who and the Seeds of Doom|The Seeds of Doom]]''/''[[Doctor Who and the Deadly Assassin|The Deadly Assassin]]''.
 
* [[20 May]] - Actor [[Judith Byfield]] died.
 
* 20 - Actor [[Anton Diffring]] died.
 
* [[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.
 
* [[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]].
 
* [[4 August]] - Actor [[Maurice Colbourne]] died.
 
* [[17 August]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[The Ultimate Evil|Doctor Who - The Ultimate Evil]]'' was first published. It was the second release in the "Missing Episodes" line.
 
* [[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]]''.
 
* [[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.
 
* [[16 September]] - [[Sylvester McCoy]] appeared as the [[Seventh Doctor]] in a skit on ''The Noel Edmunds Saturday Roadshow''. [[David Banks]] also appeared as the [[Cyber-Leader (Mondas)|Cyber-Leader]] in what was his final television appearance to date as a Cyberman.
 
* [[20 September]] - [[TV]]: ''[[Battlefield]]'' Part Three was first broadcast. It was the first appearance of [[Bessie]] since [[TV]]: ''[[The Five Doctors (TV story)|The Five Doctors]]'' and since [[TV]]: ''[[Robot (TV story)|Robot]]'' in a regular episode.
 
* [[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.
 
* ''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.
 
* [[11 October]] - [[TV]]: ''[[Ghost Light]]'' Part Two was first broadcast.
 
* [[17 October]] - This date was the tenth anniversary of ''[[Doctor Who Magazine]]''.
 
* [[18 October]] - [[TV]]: ''[[Ghost Light]]'' Part Three was first broadcast.
 
* [[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.
 
* [[1 November]] - [[TV]]: ''[[The Curse of Fenric]]'' Part Two was first broadcast.
 
* 1 - Actor [[Peter Childs]] died.
 
* [[8 November]] - [[TV]]: ''[[The Curse of Fenric]]'' Part Three was first broadcast.
 
* [[10 November]] - Actor [[Clyde Pollitt]] died.
 
* [[15 November]] - [[TV]]: ''[[The Curse of Fenric]]'' Part Four was first broadcast.
 
* 15 - Actor [[Edward Underdown]] died.
 
* [[16 November]] - [[PROSE]]: ''[[Silver Nemesis (novelisation)|Doctor Who - Silver Nemesis]]'' was first published.
 
* [[22 November]] - [[TV]]: ''[[Survival]]'' Part One was first broadcast.
 
* [[23 November]] - [[Sylvester McCoy]] recorded the monologue that ended episode 3 of [[TV]]: ''[[Survival]]'' and, ultimately, the original 1963-89 ''Doctor Who'' series. This was a late addition to the serial by [[John Nathan-Turner]], who expected it to be the final episode. Ironically this was also the anniversary of the debut of ''Doctor Who'' in 1963. It was also one of the few times since the 1960s that a major element of a televised serial was produced while the serial in question had already begun airing.
 
* [[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.
 
* 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).
 
* [[12 December]] - Actor [[Howard Lang]] died.
 
* [[15 December]] - Actor [[Edward Underdown]] died.
 
* [[21 December]] - [[TV]]: ''[[The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (novelisation)|Doctor Who - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy]]'' was first published. The title of this release ended up being ironic, as it became the first [[Target Books]] novelisation to be published after the de facto end of the original 1963-89 series.
 
* 21 - Actor [[Edmund Warwick]] died.
 
* [[23 December]] - [[COMIC]]: [[Nineveh (comic story)|Nineveh]] was released.
 
* 23 - [[REF]]: ''[[The Doctor Who Programme Guide]]'', first published in two volumes in 1981, was reissued in a single-volume, expanded and revised edition. Author [[Jean-Marc Lofficier]] followed this release with several more reference volumes over the next decade.
 
* 23 - Actor [[Peter Bennett (actor)|Peter Bennett]] died.
 
* [[24 December]] - Actor [[Clive Cazes]] died.
 
* The [[Doctor Who: The Scripts]] release of [[TV]]: ''[[The Daleks]]'' was first published. The next release in this series did not occur until 1992.
 
* [[27 December]] - Actor [[Benjamin Smith]] was born.
 
 
=== Unknown dates ===
 
* Pioneer Books published the second edition of ''[[The Doctor and the Enterprise]]'' by [[Jean Airey]]. An unauthorised crossover between ''Doctor Who'', ''[[Star Trek]]'', and ''The Wizard of Oz'', the book had previously been published in a small-press edition in [[1982]]; this new version edited out most overt references to ''Star Trek'' character names.
 
* Actor [[Daniel Kaluuya]] was born.
 
* Actor [[Aaron Hanley]] was born.
 
* The first edition of the four-track EP, ''[[Doctor Who: Variations on a Theme]]'', was released in twelve-inch vinyl, standard CD, and as an unusual square-shaped CD. This release featured unique rearrangements of the [[Doctor Who theme|''Doctor Who'' theme]] by [[Mark Ayres]], [[Dominic Glynn]], and [[Keff McCulloch]] that had been created for various [[wikipedia:Doctor Who Appreciation Society|Doctor Who Appreciation Society]] conventions in the 1980s. One of these, the "Latin Version", was later adopted by [[BBC Video]] as the theme for its "Years" series of video retrospectives.
 
 
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