Birmingham was a city in the Midlands of England. North of Birmingham was Manchester (TV: The Lie of the Land) and to the north-east was Nottingham. (TV: Army of Ghosts)

History[edit | edit source]

Prehistory[edit | edit source]

Birmingham's location. (TV: Army of Ghosts)

The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond visited the location of Birmingham during the Ice Age where they rescued a Neanderthal from a sabre-toothed tiger. (COMIC: Snow Globe)

19th century[edit | edit source]

The Ninth Doctor was displaced to Birmingham in 1894 during an encounter with the Bygone Horde in 2012. He would wait for 28 years until he encountered Rose, sent from 2012 to November 1922. (AUDIO: The Other Side)

In 1899, Mary Brown went to live with her relatives in Birmingham. (AUDIO: The Justice of Jalxar)

20th century[edit | edit source]

Joseph Roberts' sons lived in Birmingham. (AUDIO: An Ordinary Life)

Bernice Summerfield visited Birmingham with UNIT in 1997 after learning of a local refinery being used by the Ice Warriors to manufacture the Red Death. (PROSE: The Dying Days)

21st century[edit | edit source]

During the ghost shift craze of 2007, ghosts, actually Cybermen from Pete's World, were forecast as appearing in Birmingham. (TV: Army of Ghosts)

A crashed Terpsivore spaceship was buried under Birmingham before being repaired and leaving in 2009. (COMIC: Death Disco)

Harwood's Haulage, Rhys Williams' employer, (TV: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang) operated out of Birmingham, Sheffield, Ipswich, Carlisle and Cardiff — according to signage on their lorries and their website. (TV: Meat)

The Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler and Adam Mitchell ended up in Birmingham in 2012 after the TARDIS was struck by a temporal tsunami. (AUDIO: The Other Side)

In 2017, a comic convention was held in Birmingham which was attended by Val Kent and Sonny Robinson, the creators of Time Surgeon. The Twelfth Doctor kidnapped Kent and Robinson from the convention centre and took them on a series of adventures through time and space. (COMIC: Invasion of the Mindmorphs)

By 2069, cannabis cigarettes were legal and manufactured in Birmingham. (PROSE: Alien Bodies)

Later history[edit | edit source]

The Doctor once encountered a Stigorax in Birmingham in the 25th century. (TV: The Happiness Patrol)

References[edit | edit source]

George Litefoot owned an Oriental fowling piece that had actually been made in Birmingham. The Doctor saw this as a hallmark of quality manufacturing and used the duck gun to kill a giant rat in the London sewers. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang)

The Tenth Doctor offered June a lift back to Birmingham in the TARDIS after she missed her train. (PROSE: The Slitheen Excursion) According to the Eleventh Doctor, the collection plate of the Mandalax Tide was the size of Birmingham. (COMIC: Pay the Piper)

The Twelfth Doctor sent Nardole to Birmingham to get a packet of crisps while he left with Bill Potts. Nardole saw through the ruse. (TV: Oxygen)

Third Birmingham was an Earth colony active in the year 3012. (PROSE: Festival of Death)

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Several Doctor Who cast and crew members were born in Birmingham. These have included Annette Badland, Dave Martin and Samuel Anderson.

Cast members Mary Tamm and Peter Miles have previously worked with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

The studio filming for A Girl's Best Friend was unusually outside of London, at Birmingham's Pebble Mill Studios.

Location information

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Though it's possible that a real world location doesn't exist in the same geographic space in the Doctor Who universe, such cases are few and far between. Thus, the map at right is probably a good indicator of the DWU location of Birmingham.

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