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2005 was a year in which a number of events important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs occurred.

January

  • 4, 5, 6 & 7 January - Filming on The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances at Cardiff Royal Infirmary.[1]
  • 9 January - Filming on The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances at Womanby Street.[1]
  • 10 January - Filming on The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances at Headlands School, St. Augustine's Road and Womanby Street.[1]
  • 11, 12, 13 & 14 January - Filming on The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances at Cardiff Royal Infirmary.[1]
  • 17 January - Filming on The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances at RAF St. Athan Aircraft Hangar.[1]
  • 18, 19 & 20 January - Filming on The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 19 January - Filming for Boom Town began at Bistro 10 and Mermaid Quay.[1]
  • 21 January - Filming on The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances at Vale of Glamorgan Railway.[1]
  • 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27 January - Filming on The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances at Vale of Glamorgan Railway.[1]
  • 26 January - The Big Finish audio story Three's a Crowd was recorded at the Moat Studios.
  • 28 January - Filming on The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances at Bargoed Street.[1]
  • 30 January - Big Finish's UNIT audio story The Longest Night was recorded at the Moat Studios.
  • 31 January - Filming on The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances at Unit Q2.[1]
  • January - The BBC was made aware that Christopher Eccleston was not taking part in a second series of Doctor Who. According to a 4 April press release, the BBC agreed not to announce this to the public. It was later revealed that Russell T Davies had hoped to keep the actor's departure secret until the regeneration in The Parting of the Ways was broadcast.

February

  • 1 & 2 February - Filming on Boom Town at Glamorgan House and Mermaid Quay.[1]
  • 3 February - Filming on Boom Town at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 4 February - Filming on Boom Town at Glamorgan House.[1]
  • 5 February - Filming on Boom Town at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 7 February - Filming on The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 8 February- Filming on The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances at Glamorgan House, and filming on Boom Town at Mermaid Quay.[1]
  • 8 & 9 February - Model filming for The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances recorded at Model Unit Stage.[1]
  • 9 February - Filming on The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 10 February - Filming on Boom Town at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 11 February - Filming on The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 14 February - Filming on Boom Town at Glamorgan House.[1]
  • 15 February - Filming on Boom Town at Cardiff Railway Station and Mermaid Quay.[1]
  • 16 February - The very first edit was made on this wiki, then known as "Tardis Index File", curiously three whole months after the wiki's founding.
  • 16 & 17 February - Filming for Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways began at Severn Square.[1] [Note: both days are correctly given their different days of the week but the Thursday is erroneously also marked as being the 16th in the DWM Special Edition.]
  • 18 February - Filming on Boom Town and Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 19 February - Filming on Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 21, 22, 23 & 24 February - Filming on Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 22 February - Big Finish's UNIT audio story The Wasting took place at the Moat Studios.
  • 25 February - Filming on The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances at Unit Q2. Filming for Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways also took place at NCLA, Clarence Place.[1]
  • 28 February - Filming on Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways at NCLA, Clarence Place.[1]
  • February - The story originally slotted for Doctor Who series 2, episodes 7 and 8, which would eventually become episodes 8 and 9, The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit, was allocated to Matt Jones.[2]

March

  • March - Promotion for the upcoming return of Doctor Who to television entered high gear.
  • 1 March - As early reviews of the new Doctor Who series began to appear, IGN Filmforce reported the American cable broadcaster Sci-Fi Channel, considered the most likely US broadcast home for the series, had chosen not to purchase it. Although there was talk of a related cable network, Universal HD, picking up the series, for the time being United States viewers would not be able to see the new series, with the exception of those close enough to Canada to receive the CBC broadcasts, which was now the North American premiere of the series.[3]
  • 1, 2, 3 & 4 March - Filming on Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 3 March - The Big Finish audio story Three's a Crowd was recorded at the Moat Studios.
  • 5 March - Filming on Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways at Enfys Television Studio.[1]
  • 7 March - Filming on Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways at Enfys Television Studio.[1]
  • 8 March - Big Finish Productions announced it had agreed to a deal with Paul Cornell allowing the company to continue its range of Bernice Summerfield books and audio CDs for the next few years.[4]
  • 8 March - Whilst at the press launch of Series 1, the Doctor Who production team ask Shaun Dingwall about returning for Series 2.[2]
  • 8 & 9 March - Filming on Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 9 March - BBC Radio 4's Today ran a feature on the new series.
  • 10 & 11 March - Filming on Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways at Louden Square.[1]
  • 12 March - Whether by coincidence or design (as the impending change of lead actor was already known behind the scenes), this week's cover of Radio Times featured yet-to-be-announced Tenth Doctor actor David Tennant in a very Doctor-like pose promoting the mini-series Casanova - right next to a headline promoting the return of Doctor Who. This was the first of many Radio Times covers for Tennant over the next few years.
  • 12 March - Filming on Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 14 March - Filming on Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 22 & 23 March - Model filming for Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways recorded at Model Unit Stage.[1]
  • 22 March - Big Finish's Bernice Summerfield audio story The Kingdom of the Blind was recorded.
  • 23 March - Billie Piper was interviewed on The Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1.
  • 25 March - Christopher Eccleston was interviewed on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.
  • 26 March - Radio Times featured Doctor Who on its cover. With the arrival of the new series, the Radio Times began featuring the series on a more frequent basis.
  • 30 March - The BBC announced production would proceed on a second series and a Christmas Special.
  • 30 March - A publicity branch of the BBC prematurely announced Christopher Eccleston would not return for a second series as the Ninth Doctor, citing his desire to not be typecast. This reason was denied immediately by Eccleston and the BBC ultimately retracted it. Eccleston later stated he left because he disliked the working environment. [5] In his 2008 book The Writer's Tale, Russell T Davies confirmed that Eccleston's departure was intended to be kept secret until the final moments of The Parting of the Ways.
  • 30 March - Big Finish's Bernice Summerfield audio story The Lost Museum was recorded.

April

May

June

July

August

  • 1 August - Filming for New Earth began at Mermaid Quay and Loudoun Square. Filming for The Christmas Invasion also continued at Loudoun Square.[2]
  • 2 August - Filming for The Christmas Invasion at Unit Q2 and HTV Studios.[2]
  • 3 & 4 August - Filming for The Christmas Invasion at HTV Studios.[2]
  • 8 August - Filming for The Christmas Invasion at Baltic House, the British Gas building on Churchill Way, and the Hayes.[2]
  • 9 August - Filming for The Christmas Invasion at Broadstairs Road and The Hayes.[2]
  • 10, 11, 12 & 13 August - Filming for The Christmas Invasion at Clearwell Caves.[2]
  • 15 August - Filming for The Christmas Invasion at Clearwell Caves and Bromley Road.[2]
  • 16 August - Filming for The Christmas Invasion at Barry Docks.[2]
  • 17 August - The winning entry of the Design a Monster competition was announced on Blue Peter as William Grantham's Abzorbaloff.[2]
  • 17, 18 & 19 August - Filming for The Christmas Invasion at Millennium Stadium.[2]
  • 22 August - Filming for New Earth and The Christmas Invasion at HTV Studios. This filming involved green screen work.[2]
  • 23 & 24 August - Filming for School Reunion began at Fitzalan High School.[2]
  • 25, 26 & 27 August - Filming for School Reunion at Duffryn High School.[2]
  • 29, 30 & 31 August - Filming for School Reunion at Duffryn High School.[2]
  • 31 August - Matthew Graham's pitch for a story revolving around either drawings or paintings, which eventually became Fear Her was commissioned, possibly for broadcast in 2006, but more likely at the time for 2007. [2]

September

  • 1 & 2 September - Filming for School Reunion at Duffryn High School.[2]
  • 5 September - Doctor Who Magazine attended the storyboard meeting for Tooth and Claw.[2]
  • 5 September - Filming for New Earth at the Millennium Centre.[2]
  • 6 September - Filming for School Reunion at Duffryn High School.[2]
  • 6 & 7 September - Model filming for The Christmas Invasion and New Earth took place at the BBC Model Unit.[2]
  • 7 September - Rewrites of School Reunion known as a "yellow script revision" covered a scene where K9 Mark III recognises the Tenth Doctor on reactivation.[2]
  • 7 September - Filming for School Reunion at Belle View Car Park and Da Vinci's Coffee Shop in Newport.[2]
  • 8 September - Filming for The Christmas Invasion and School Reunion at Unit Q2. Location filming for School Reunion also took place at Da Vinci's Coffee Shop.[2]
  • 8 September - Model filming for School Reunion took place at the BBC Model Unit.[2]
  • 9 September - Doctor Who Magazine attended a production meeting on Tooth and Claw.[2]
  • 9 & 10 September - Filming for New Earth at the Paper Mill.[2]
  • 12, 13 & 14 September - Filming for New Earth at the Unit Q2.[2]
  • 14 September - Rewrites for New Earth and Tooth and Claw known as "goldenrod script changes" for New Earth and "pink script revisions" for Tooth and Claw shortened Matron Casp and Sister Jatt's discussion of their experiments in Intensive Care and also covered the TARDIS' arrival in Scotland, the scenes from the arrival in Torchwood House through to the observatory scene, Queen Victoria meeting Sir Robert MacLeish, the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler on the stairs and the TARDIS leaving Scotland.[2]
  • 15 & 16 September - Filming for New Earth at Unit Q2.[2]
  • 19 September - Filming for New Earth at Tredagar House.[2]
  • 21 September - Filming for New Earth at Tredagar House.[2]
  • 22 September - Filming for The Christmas Invasion and New Earth at Unit Q2. Also filming for New Earth at Tredagar House.[2]
  • 26 September - Filming on Tooth & Claw began at Penllyn Castle. Filming for New Earth also continued at Worm's Head in Rhossill.[2]
  • 27 September - Filming for Tooth & Claw at Gelligaer Common.[2]
  • 28 September - Filming for Tooth & Claw at Craig-y-Nos.[2]
  • 29 & 30 September - Filming for Tooth & Claw at Headlands School.[2]

October

November

  • 1 November - Rewrites known as "pink script changes" for Attack of the Graske, then called Christmas Challenge, extended the segment linking the living room in the then-present day with Victorian era. Filming for Attack of the Graske also began at Beach Road in Penarth. [2]
  • 1 November - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel begins at Lambeth Pier, Battersea Power Station and MI5.[2]
  • 2 November - Filming for Army of Ghosts/Doomsday began at the Brandon Estate and Westminster Bridge.[2]
  • 2 November - Filming for Attack of the Graske at Enfys TV Studios.[2]
  • 3 November - The Children in Need Special was filmed at Upper Boat Studios. Filming for The Christmas Invasion and New Earth also took place at Unit Q2. Filming for Attack of the Graske took place at Enfys TV Studios and at Mount Stuart Square.[2]
  • 3 November - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at Tal-y-Garn Manor.[2]
  • 4 November - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at Southside Roath Dock and the surrounding roads.[2]
  • 7 November - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at Unit Q2.[2]
  • 8 November - Rewrites for The Christmas Invasion known as "salmon script revisions" were made. This changed Guinevere One's television coverage, Daniel Llewellyn arriving at the Tower of London and the A-positive people being returned to normal.[2]
  • 8 November - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at Riverfront Arts Centre.[2]
  • 9 November - Rewrites known as a "blue revision" or "blue rewrites" were made on Attack of the Graske, or Christmas Interactive Challenge: Attack of the Graske, and on Rise of the Cybermen / The Age of Steel. For Graske this mainly gave clearer instructions on how to play the hatchery segment of the interactive adventure to younger audiences, while the rewrites on Rise and Steel covered the scenes where Jackie complained about her birthday banner, the Tenth Doctor agreeing with Rose Tyler about meeting Pete Tyler, the two at the Tylers' mansion, the Doctor at the computer terminal, Pete asking about Torchwood, the arrival of the Cybermen, and Angela Price and the Doctor inside the tunnel filled with Cybermen.[2]
  • 9 November - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at Unit Q2.[2]
  • 10 November - Filming for The Christmas Invasion at BBC Broadcasting House.[2]
  • 10 November - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at Unit Q2.[2]
  • 11 November - Rewrites for The Age of Steel known as a "yellow rewrite" were made. These covered the establishment of the Cybus factory and the demise of the Cyber-Controller.[2]
  • 11 November - Filming for Attack of the Graske at Unit Q2.[2]
  • 11 November - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at Uskmouth Power Station.[2]
  • 14 November - Music written by Murray Gold for The Christmas Invasion, including an extended version of his first incarnation of the Doctor Who theme, was recorded in a six-hour session with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Ben Foster at Studio 1 of the BBC in Cardiff. [2]
  • 14 November - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at Veritair, Cardiff Heliport.[2]
  • 15 November - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at Unit 7 on Sanatorium Road, and Papermill Road.[2]
  • 16 November - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at Riverside Theatre in Newport.[2]
  • 16 November - Filming for Army of Ghosts/Doomsday at Tredegar House.[2]
  • 17 & 18 November - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at St. Nicholas' Church.[2]
  • 21 November - Filming for Army of Ghosts/Doomsday at St. Nicholas.[2]
  • 21, 22 & 23 November - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at St. Nicholas' Church.[2]
  • 24 November - Recording for the Sarah Jane Smith audio story Dreamland took place at The Moat Studios.
  • 24 November - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at Veritair and Coedarhydyglyn.[2]
  • 25 November - Rewrites for Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of Steel known as "green rewrites" were made. These covered the scene with the hypnotised Londoners, Rose Tyler mentioning the Cyberman head inside Henry van Statten's Vault, the Tenth Doctor confronting the converted John Lumic, and expanding on Angela Price's scene where she was killed.[2]
  • 25 & 26 November - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at Unit G12 in Trefforest.[2]
  • 28 November - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at Compton Street, Clarence Embankment and Hamadrayad Hospital.[2]
  • Late November - Fear Her, then on its fifth draft, was scheduled for the second half of series 2, having been pushed forward from its slot in series 3 after Stephen Fry's submission could not be amended for either series 2 or 3's production schedule due to Fry being "entrenched" in other projects at the time. [2]
  • October-November - Post production company The Mill worked on The Christmas Invasion.[2]
  • 28 November - A final edit of The Christmas Invasion was available for viewing.[2]
  • 29 & 30 November - Filming for Army of Ghosts/Doomsday at Unit Q2.[2]

December

  • 1 & 2 December - Filming for Army of Ghosts/Doomsday at Unit Q2.[2]
  • 2 December - During shooting of Doomsday, the Daleks and Cybermen were on set together for the first time.[2]
  • 5 December - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at Grangemoor Park, Clarence Embankment and Hamadrayad Hospital.[2]
  • 6 December - A tone meeting was held for Fear Her. Head writer and executive producer Russell T Davies saw the episode as "colourful" and wanted elements of "strangeness in suburbia". [2]
  • 6 December - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at Brackla Bunkers.[2]
  • 6 December - Filming for Army of Ghosts/Doomsday at Hoel Spencer in Brynceithyn.[2]
  • 7 December - Rewrites for Army of Ghosts known as "blue revisions" and for Doomsday known as "yellow rewrites" covered the activation of the Genesis Ark, the Tenth Doctor's return from Pete's World through to the adjustment of Jake Simmonds' gun and the sequence with the Doctor and Rose Tyler cut off from one another in the two Torchwood Tower lever rooms after the gap between worlds was closed. [2]
  • 7 December - Filming for Army of Ghosts/Doomsday at Brackla Bunkers.[2]
  • 8, 9 & 10 December - Filming for Army of Ghosts/Doomsday at Unit Q2.[2]
  • 12 December - A press release was issued for the interactive adventure Attack of the Graske. [2]
  • 12, 13, 14 & 15 December - Filming for Army of Ghosts/Doomsday at Unit Q2.[2]
  • 15 December - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at Unit Q2.[2]
  • 16 December - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel at Unit Q2 and Newport Docks.[2]

Footnotes

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  3. IGN: The Who Report: Did Sci Fi Pass on the Series?
  4. The Future is Bright for Benny. Big Finish. Big Finish Production (08.03.05). Archived from the original on 03 April 2005. “Big Finish is pleased to confirm that they have signed a new on-going contract with Paul Cornell that will enable the company to keep Benny's exploits alive and kicking for the next few years”
  5. http://www.bad-wolf.info/LNinterview01-a.htm
  6. Tennant to take over the Tardis on BBC News
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