The Doctor Who Production Diary: 1990-1995

August 1990
31 John Nathan-Turner steps down as producer of Doctor Who when he resigns from the BBC; the Doctor Who production office is closed The Seventh Doctor

February 1993
18 Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright) dies Barbara
Wright

June 1993
10 “The Dark Dimension” is announced as a production by BBC Enterprises The Seventh Doctor

July 1993
9 “The Dark Dimension” is cancelled by the BBC The Seventh Doctor

September 1993
21 Recording for Dimensions In Time takes place at Fountain TV Studios in New Malden, Surrey Dimensions In Time
22 Recording for Dimensions In Time takes place at BBC Elstree Dimensions In Time
23 Recording for Dimensions In Time takes place at BBC Elstree Dimensions In Time
24 Location filming for Dimensions In Time takes place in London Dimensions In Time

November 1993
26 Debut broadcast of Dimensions In Time episode one on BBC1 Dimensions In Time
27 Debut broadcast of Dimensions In Time episode two on BBC1 Dimensions In Time

January 1994
13 Philip Segal engineers a deal involving the BBC, BBC Enterprises, Amblin Entertainment and Universal Television to co-produce Doctor Who The Eighth Doctor

March 1994
early
Mar
Jo Wright becomes executive producer of Doctor Who, representing the BBC The Eighth Doctor
21 A series bible for Doctor Who, prepared by Philip Segal and writer John Leekley and entitled The Chronicles Of Doctor Who?, is released The Eighth Doctor

April 1994
mid
Apr
A deal for two-hour Doctor Who pilot and six one-hour episodes appears to be reached with American network CBS The Eighth Doctor

May 1994
19 CBS decides to pass on Doctor Who The Eighth Doctor

June 1994
28 The FOX network orders a two-hour Doctor Who telefilm which might serve as a “backdoor pilot” for an ongoing series The Eighth Doctor

September 1994
12 Paul McGann auditions to play the Doctor in the Doctor Who telefilm The Eighth Doctor
26 Steven Spielberg asks Philip Segal to find a writer to replace John Leekley on the Doctor Who telefilm; Robert DeLaurentis joins the project within the next week The Eighth Doctor

February 1995
early
Feb
Robert DeLaurentis leaves the Doctor Who telefilm The Eighth Doctor

May 1995
5 Matthew Jacobs joins the Doctor Who telefilm as its new writer, and begins working on the storyline which will become Doctor Who (1996) Doctor Who (1996)

July 1995
21 Michael Wisher (the first actor to portray Davros) dies Davros

September 1995
early
Sep
Alex Beaton becomes executive producer of Doctor Who, representing Universal Television The Eighth Doctor

November 1995
27 An agreement to make the Doctor Who telefilm is reached between the BBC, BBC Worldwide, Universal Television and the FOX network, reopening the Doctor Who production office The Eighth Doctor

December 1995
late
Dec
Paul McGann agrees to play the Eighth Doctor in the Doctor Who telefilm, part of a five-year commitment to the programme The Eighth Doctor