On 3 January, the following important behind-the-scenes events were known to have occurred:
- 1966 - Pre-filming for The Massacre began at Ealing Studios Stage 3. (TCH 7)
- 196 - Pre-filming for The Web of Fear concluded on Ealing Studios Stage 3. (TCH 11)
- 1969 - Episode one of The Seeds of Death was recorded at Lime Grove Studios D. (TCH 14)
- 2009 - Actor Matt Smith was announced as the Eleventh Doctor. This announcement was broadcast on BBC Three as Doctor Who Confidential episode The Eleventh Hour.