This article about a year is currently under construction. It's likely to be a bit messy.
|Timeline for 2003|
1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009
2003 was a year in which a number of events important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs occurred.
- Rights for Doctor Who reverted from BBC Films back to BBC Television wing.
- 17 and 19 January - Project: Lazarus was recorded at The Moat Studios.
- 22, 23 and 24 January - Doctor Who and the Pirates was recorded at The Moat Studios.
- 4 and 5 February - Omega was recorded at The Moat Studios
- 26 and 27 January - The Dark Flame was recorded at The Moat Studios.
- 27 and 28 January - Davros was recorded at The Moat Studios.
- 9 February - BBC Three was launched — something Doctor Who had predicted decades earlier. The channel would later broadcast the first series of Torchwood as well as Torchwood Declassified's entire run.
- 16 and 17 March - Flip-Flop was recorded at The Moat Studios.
- 22 and 24 March - Creatures of Beauty was recorded at The Moat Studios.
- November - BBC Wales announced that it would produce a new series of Doctor Who for broadcast in 2005, returning the series to weekly television after a sixteen-year hiatus. Named executive producer was Russell T Davies, best known as the creator of the controversial Queer as Folk series, but who also was a long-time fan of the franchise; he wrote a novel for the Virgin New Adventures book series, Damaged Goods. Julie Gardner was also named an executive producer on the series. Little was revealed about the proposed series at this point except that it would be a continuation of the 1963-89 series and not a remake. The immediate impact on Richard Grant's status as the recently unveiled "Ninth Doctor" was not known.