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2006 was a year in which a number of events important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs occurred.

Unknown Dates

  • Early 2006 - According to his book, The Writer's Tale, Russell T Davies, David Tennant and others involved in Doctor Who, following production of Doomsday, agreed that after the fourth series the program would be rested for a year, except for the occasional special. This idea evolved into the 2009 Specials season and dovetailed with the eventual departures of Davies and Tennant from the series.
  • Early 2006 - The American network Sci-Fi Channel announced it had bought the rights to air the new version of Doctor Who. The first series aired beginning in March 2006, a year after their UK and Canadian broadcasts, and the network had the option of airing Series 2 as well.

January

February

March

  • First week of March - The dub of School Reunion was finished.[1]
  • 1 & 2 March - Filming for The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit at Wenvoe Quarry.[1]
  • 2 March - DWM 367 (cover dated 29 March) announced a series of short prequels for each episode of Doctor Who series 2. These were known as "Vortext" in DWM, but by the end of March, the name was changed to "Tardisodes".[1]
  • 2 March - Totally Doctor Who launched its recruitment for its "Companion Academy" competition, to win a Doctor Who set visit. Entrants had to be aged 7-12 and send in a 1 minute video of themselves explaining why they should be one of the eight cadets.[4]
  • 3 March - Filming for The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit at Wenvoe Quarry and HTV Studios.[1]
  • 6 March - Rewrites for Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of Steel covered a news studio scene in Steel and extended John Lumic's voiceover during the upgrade demonstration. [1]
  • 6 March - The shooting script for Tardisode 10 was prepared.[1]
  • 7 & 8 March - Filming for The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 8 March - The shooting script for Love & Monsters was issued.[1]
  • 8-9 March - An orchestral score composed by Murray Gold for The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit was recorded at Air Studios. [1]
  • 8 & 9 March - Filming for The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 9 March - Filming for Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel and Army of Ghosts/Doomsday at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 10 March - The age limit for Totally Doctor Who's "Companion Academy" competition was increased from 12 to 14, after the production team noticed that there were many 13 and 14-year-olds that had tried to apply.[5]
  • 10 March - Filming for The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit at Clearwell Caves.[1]
  • 11 March - The "Fan film" featurette for Totally Doctor Who episode 1 was recorded.[1]
  • 11 March - Filming for The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit at Wenvoe Quarry.[1]
  • 13 & 14 March - Filming for The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit at Enfys TV Studios.[1]
  • 15 March - The final edit and dub for Tooth and Claw was prepared.[1]
  • 15 & 16 March - Filming for The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 17 March - Rewrites known as "Yellow amendments" for The Impossible Planet and "Blue Amendments" for The Satan Pit were made. Most of Planet was subject to such amendments, with the only unchanged elements including the arrival of the TARDIS, the first appearance of the Ood, the Tenth Doctor realising Storage Six had vanished, Toby Zed seeing the strange marks on his face, and some of the 27 February revisions, while Pit's revisions covered Danny Bartock and Rose Tyler figuring out how to knock out the Ood.[1]
  • 17 March - Filming for The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit at Enfys TV Studios.[1]
  • 19 March - Rewrites for Love & Monsters known as "pink script amendments" were made. These covered Elton Pope explaining where he grew up on Stadium Terrace, Elton comforting Jackie Tyler and the Abzorbaloff's revelation and demise.[1]
  • 19 & 20 March - Filming for Love & Monsters began at the Pop Factory on Jenkins Street.[1]
  • 20 & 21 March - Filming for The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit at Johnsey Estates.[1]
  • 20 and 21 March - The Big Finish audio story The Reaping was recorded at the Moat Studios.
  • 21 March - Rewrites for The Satan Pit known as "yellow amendments" covered Danny Bartock talking about a virus that could defeat the Ood.[1]
  • 21 March - Filming for Love & Monsters at Llandaff Fields and Heol Pentwyn Road.[1]
  • 21 March - Deadline for entries to Totally Doctor Who's "Companion Academy" competition.[6]
  • 22 March - Barney Harwood recorded a location report from the set of Love & Monsters for Totally Doctor Who episode 11. [1]
  • 22 March - Filming for Love & Monsters at Cardiff Docks Cargo Road, King Edwards VII Avenue, Cardiff Fruit Market, Fredrick Street and The Hayes.[1]
  • 22, 23, 24 & 25 March - Filming for The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 23 March - Filming for Love & Monsters at St. Peters Social & Sports Club, Wash Inn in Splott and Maelfa Shopping Square.[1]
  • 24 March - Filming for Love & Monsters at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 26 March - Filming for Love & Monsters at Jacob's Antique Centre on West Canal Wharf.[1]
  • 27 March - Filming for Love & Monsters at Taff Street and Garth Street.[1]
  • 27 & 28 March - Filming for The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 27 and 27 March - The Big Finish audio stories The Nowhere Place and Year of the Pig were recorded at the Moat Studios.
  • 28 March - Barney Harwood recorded the "UFO hunters" featurette for Totally Doctor Who episode 9.[1]
  • 28 March - Filming for Love & Monsters at Newport Docks, Burnell Street, Taff Street, Garth Street and Jacob's Antique Centre.[1]
  • 29 March - Filming for The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit at Unit Q2.[1] As part of this day in the production block schedule, a scene in the Doctor's TARDIS was secretly shot, with Catherine Tate in a wedding dress. This scene would serve as the cliffhanger for Doomsday, leading into The Runaway Bride. (REF: About Time 8)
  • 29 March - Filming for Love & Monsters at Jacob's Antique Centre on West Canal Wharf.[1]
  • 29 March - The shooting scripts for Tardisode 12 and 13 were issued.[1]
  • 30 March - Filming for Love & Monsters at Jacob's Antique Centre on West Canal Wharf.[1]
  • 30 & 31 March - Filming for The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 31 March - Liz Barker & Barney Harwood recorded the Totally Doctor Who trailer for CBBC.[1]
  • 31 March - Filming for Army of Ghosts/Doomsday at Unit Q2.[1]
  • 31 March - Filming for Love & Monsters at Jacob's Antique Centre on West Canal Wharf.[1]
  • 31 March - Totally Doctor Who's "Companion Academy" is recorded on Stage A at Halliford Film Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex. [1]

April

May

June

July

August

  • August - Doctor Who won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, the first time the Doctor Who franchise won an international award of this magnitude. The award was presented for the Steven Moffat two-parter The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances. Two other episodes from the 2005 series were also nominated in this category: Father's Day and Dalek. The competition in the category also included "Pegasus", an episode of Battlestar Galactica; Jack-Jack Attack, an animated short spun-off from the film The Incredibles; Lucas Back in Anger, a short film; and, controversially, the opening segment of the previous year's Prix Victor Hugo Awards Ceremony. Moffat was nominated for his Doctor Who episodes for the next three consecutive years, winning the award in 2007 and 2008 and coming a close second place in 2009.
  • 1 August - Big Finish's I, Davros story Purity was recorded at the Moat Studios.
  • 2 August - Big Finish's I, Davros story Corruption was recorded at the Moat Studios.
  • 3 August - Big Finish's I, Davros audio story Guilt was recorded at the Moat Studios.
  • 21 August - BBC News revealed details of an unproduced Doctor Who spin-off. Entitled Rose Tyler: Earth Defence, the special would have followed Rose Tyler from the events of Doomsday. Russell T Davies, however, vetoed the idea.[7]
  • 24 August - The International Astronomical Union approved an official definition of the term "planet" which resulted in Pluto and several newly discovered Pluto-like worlds being disqualified from planetary status. The decision was immediately controversial, with attempts at overturning it expected in the future. The Doctor Who franchise, retroactively, had made its opinion known by establishing Pluto as a planet in The Sun Makers.

September

October

November

December

Footnotes

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