A Life in the Day of a Doctor Who Production was one of the most ambitious parodical stories in Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett's The Doctor Who Fun Book: instead of taking place in the Doctor Who universe, it purported to offer a glimpse into the production of the (wholly fictional) Doctor Who Fortieth Anniversary Special of November 2003, culminating in an attached poster purported to be be the souvenir photograph taken of the entire Doctor Who cast during this future filming.
Of course, what Quinn and Howett did not know was that Doctor Who would be cancelled in 1989, meaning 2003 in the real world did not see the release of a conventional multi-Doctor 40th anniversary special on television, with the dubious exception of the fourth-wall breaking sketch Children in Need 2003. The big-budget extravaganza seen in the comic (which even featured "all six Doctors and all of the companions", despite a significant of those cast members already having died by 1987, not the least of whom William Hartnell) thus remained a figment of the writers' imagination.
- The Producer
- The Writer
- The Director
- Actors dressed as Cybermen
- Actors dressed as Ice Warriors
- Actor dressed as a Sontaran
- William Hartnell (dressed as the First Doctor)
- Patrick Troughton (dressed as the Second Doctor)
- Jon Pertwee (dressed as the Third Doctor)
- Cardboard cutout of the Fourth Doctor
- Peter Davison (dressed as the Fifth Doctor)
- Colin Baker (dressed as the Sixth Doctor)
- During the production meeting, all the Producer can think to request is a cheese and cucumber sandwich.
- The set designers build part of the set using LEGO bricks, though as a cost-saving measure, a part of a BBC News backdrop is used for the Draconian sausage factory corridor.
- One of Colin Baker's lines as the Sixth Doctor is "hello, mum".
- The Producer is a caricature of then-showrunner John Nathan-Turner, who was, of course, no longer the producer of Doctor Who by 2003 in real life (during which year Muirinn Lane Kelly filled the position if anyone did, though only arguably so).