On 5 August, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born.
- 1933 - Actor Jeffry Wickham was born.
- 1935 - Actor Wanda Ventham was born.
- 1938 - Actor Tim Preece was born.
- 1942 - Actor Derek Keller was born.
- 1947 - Actor Jan Francis was born.
- 1948 - Actor Barbara Flynn was born.
- 1968 - Writer Matt Jones was born.
- 1973 - Actor Paul Kasey was born.
- 1978 - Script editor Brian Minchin was born.
- 1980 - Actor Sophie Winkleman was born.
- 1981 - Actor James Murray died.
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