The Industrial Revolution was a period in Earth history, or several, in which new mechanised manufacturing processes begin to achieve prominence.
One of the times during which the Rani was conducting her sleep chemical experiments was the Industrial Revolution. (TV: The Mark of the Rani)
The Tenth Doctor took Mai Kondo to 1814 to see the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution. (PROSE: The Frozen) According to the Third Doctor, the Dæmons had inspired the Industrial Revolution. (TV: The Dæmons)
In 1852, some saw the Industrial Revolution as having been an unfortunate development in the wrong direction. (AUDIO: The Enchantress of Numbers)
Miss Shah's Coal Hill history classroom bore a poster on the Industrial Revolution. (TV: The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo, Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart)
A Third Industrial Revolution was on its way by the time humans arrived on a colony planet. There, the Vardies were the worker bees, according to the Twelfth Doctor. (TV: Smile)