The Doctor Who Production Diary: 2004

January
7 Russell T Davies begins writing Rose Rose

February
4 Mark Zuckerberg and others launch thefacebook.com, which is renamed Facebook a year later
5 Doctor Who Magazine reveals that Phil Collinson is the new producer of Doctor Who, having joined the programme in January The Ninth Doctor

March
20 The BBC announces that Christopher Eccleston will play the Ninth Doctor The Ninth Doctor

April

May
3 Anthony Ainley (the Master) dies The
Master
17 Massachusetts becomes the first state in the United States to allow same-sex marriage
24 The BBC announces that Billie Piper will play new companion Rose Tyler Rose Tyler

June

July
2 The BBC announces that they have been unable to come to terms with the estate of Terry Nation for the use of the Daleks in the revived Doctor Who series The Ninth Doctor
18 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Cardiff, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
19 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Cardiff, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
20 Location filming for Rose takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rose
21 Location filming for Rose takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rose
22 Location filming for Rose takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rose
25 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in London Aliens Of London / World War Three
26 Location filming for Rose takes place in London Rose
26 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in London Aliens Of London / World War Three
27 Location filming for Rose takes place in London Rose
27 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in London Aliens Of London / World War Three
28 The BBC confirms press reports that Noel Clarke will play a recurring role in Doctor Who as Mickey Smith Mickey Smith
28 Location filming for Rose takes place in London Rose
28 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in London Aliens Of London / World War Three
29 Location filming for Rose takes place in London Rose
28 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in London Aliens Of London / World War Three
30 Location filming for Rose takes place in London Rose
28 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in London Aliens Of London / World War Three

August
2 Camille Coduri's website announces that she will play a recurring role in Doctor Who as Jackie Tyler Jackie Tyler
2 Location filming for Rose takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rose
3 Location filming for Rose takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rose
3 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Cardiff, Wales and Newport, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
4 The BBC announces that John Barrowman has been cast in Doctor Who, with his role later revealed to be Captain Jack Harkness Jack Harkness
4 The BBC announces that a last-minute deal has been reached with the estate of Terry Nation for the use of the Daleks in the revived Doctor Who series The Ninth Doctor
4 Recording for Rose takes place at Unit Q2 Rose
4 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Hensol, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
5 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Hensol, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
6 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Hensol, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
8 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Hensol, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
9 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Hensol, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
10 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Hensol, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
11 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Hensol, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
12 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Hensol, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
13 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Hensol, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
16 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Hensol, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
17 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Hensol, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
18 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Hensol, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
19 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Hensol, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
20 Recording for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place at Unit Q2 Aliens Of London / World War Three
21 Recording for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place at BBC Broadcasting House in Cardiff, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
22 Location filming for Rose takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rose
23 Location filming for Rose takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rose
24 Location filming for Rose takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rose
25 Location filming for Rose takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rose
26 Recording for Rose takes place at Unit Q2, while location filming takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rose
26 Recording for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place at Unit Q2 Aliens Of London / World War Three
27 Recording for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place at Unit Q2 Aliens Of London / World War Three
28 Recording for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place at Unit Q2 Aliens Of London / World War Three
30 Recording for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place at Unit Q2 Aliens Of London / World War Three
31 Recording for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place at Unit Q2 Aliens Of London / World War Three

September
1 Chechen terrorists take more than 1,000 people hostage at a school in Beslan, Russia; almost four hundred people are killed when Russian forces storm the school two days later
1 Recording for Rose takes place at Unit Q2 Rose
1 Recording for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place at Unit Q2 Aliens Of London / World War Three
2 Recording for Rose takes place at Unit Q2 Rose
2 Recording for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place at Unit Q2 Aliens Of London / World War Three
3 Recording for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place at Unit Q2 Aliens Of London / World War Three
6 Recording for Rose takes place at Unit Q2 Rose
6 Recording for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place at Unit Q2 Aliens Of London / World War Three
7 Recording for The End Of The World takes place at Unit Q2 The End Of The World
8 Location filming for Rose takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rose
8 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Cardiff, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
9 Location filming for Rose takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rose
9 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Cardiff, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
10 Recording for Rose takes place at Unit Q2, while location filming takes place in Newport, Wales Rose
11 Recording for Rose takes place at Unit Q2, while location filming takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rose
11 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Cardiff, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
14 Filming for Rose takes place at the BBC Model Unit Stage Rose
14 Filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place at the BBC Model Unit Stage Aliens Of London / World War Three
15 Filming for Rose takes place at the BBC Model Unit Stage Rose
15 Filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place at the BBC Model Unit Stage Aliens Of London / World War Three
16 Filming for Rose takes place at the BBC Model Unit Stage Rose
16 Filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place at the BBC Model Unit Stage Aliens Of London / World War Three
19 Location filming for The Unquiet Dead takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Unquiet Dead
20 Location filming for The Unquiet Dead takes place in Swansea, Wales The Unquiet Dead
21 Location filming for The Unquiet Dead takes place in Monmouth, Wales The Unquiet Dead
22 Location filming for The Unquiet Dead takes place in Monmouth, Wales The Unquiet Dead
23 Recording for The End Of The World takes place at Unit Q2 The End Of The World
23 Recording for The Unquiet Dead takes place at Unit Q2 The Unquiet Dead
27 Location filming for The Unquiet Dead takes place in Penarth, Wales The Unquiet Dead
28 Location filming for The Unquiet Dead takes place in Penarth, Wales The Unquiet Dead
29 Location filming for The Unquiet Dead takes place in Penarth, Wales The Unquiet Dead
30 Location filming for The Unquiet Dead takes place in Penarth, Wales The Unquiet Dead

October
1 Location filming for The Unquiet Dead takes place in Penarth, Wales The Unquiet Dead
2 Location filming for The Unquiet Dead takes place in Penarth, Wales The Unquiet Dead
4 Recording for The End Of The World takes place at Unit Q2 The End Of The World
4 Recording for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in BBC Television Centre Studio 4 Aliens Of London / World War Three
5 Recording for The End Of The World takes place at Unit Q2 The End Of The World
6 Location filming for The End Of The World takes place in Cardiff, Wales The End Of The World
7 The BBC announces that Bruno Langley has been cast as Adam Mitchell Adam Mitchell
7 Location filming for The End Of The World takes place in Cardiff, Wales The End Of The World
8 Location filming for The End Of The World takes place in Cardiff, Wales The End Of The World
11 Location filming for The End Of The World takes place in Cardiff, Wales The End Of The World
12 Location filming for The End Of The World takes place in Cardiff, Wales The End Of The World
13 Location filming for The End Of The World takes place in Cardiff, Wales The End Of The World
14 Location filming for The End Of The World takes place in Cardiff, Wales The End Of The World
15 Recording for The End Of The World takes place at Unit Q2 The End Of The World
18 Location filming for Rose takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rose
18 Recording for The End Of The World takes place at Unit Q2 The End Of The World
19 Location filming for The Unquiet Dead takes place in Penarth, Wales The Unquiet Dead
20 Location filming for The End Of The World takes place in Penarth, Wales The End Of The World
20 Location filming for The Unquiet Dead takes place in Penarth, Wales The Unquiet Dead
22 Recording for The End Of The World takes place at Unit Q2 The End Of The World
22 Recording for The Unquiet Dead takes place at Unit Q2 The Unquiet Dead
25 Location filming for Dalek takes place in Cardiff, Wales Dalek
26 Location filming for Dalek takes place in Cardiff, Wales Dalek
27 Location filming for Dalek takes place in Cardiff, Wales Dalek
28 Location filming for Dalek takes place in Cardiff, Wales Dalek
29 Location filming for Dalek takes place in Cardiff, Wales Dalek
30 Location filming for Dalek takes place in Cardiff, Wales Dalek

November
1 Location filming for Dalek takes place in Cardiff, Wales Dalek
2 Location filming for Dalek takes place in Cardiff, Wales Dalek
3 Location filming for Dalek takes place in Cardiff, Wales Dalek
4 Recording for Dalek takes place at Unit Q2 Dalek
5 Recording for Dalek takes place at Unit Q2 Dalek
8 Recording for Dalek takes place at Unit Q2 Dalek
9 Location filming for The End Of The World takes place in Cardiff, Wales The End Of The World
9 Recording for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place at Unit Q2 Aliens Of London / World War Three
10 Recording for Rose takes place at HTV Wales Studios in Culverhouse Cross, Wales Rose
10 Recording for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place at HTV Wales Studios in Culverhouse Cross, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
11 Location filming for Father's Day takes place in Cardiff, Wales Father's Day
12 Location filming for Father's Day takes place in Cardiff, Wales Father's Day
13 Location filming for Father's Day takes place in Cardiff, Wales Father's Day
14 Location filming for Father's Day takes place in Cardiff, Wales Father's Day
15 Location filming for Father's Day takes place in Cardiff, Wales Father's Day
16 Location filming for Father's Day takes place in Cardiff, Wales Father's Day
17 Location filming for Father's Day takes place in Cardiff, Wales Father's Day
18 Location filming for Father's Day takes place in Cardiff, Wales Father's Day
19 Recording for Father's Day takes place at HTV Wales Studios in Culverhouse Cross, Wales Father's Day
22 Recording for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place at HTV Wales Studios in Culverhouse Cross, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
22 Recording for Father's Day takes place at HTV Wales Studios in Culverhouse Cross, Wales, while location filming takes place in Cardiff, Wales Father's Day
23 Recording for Dalek takes place at Unit Q2 Dalek
23 Recording for Father's Day takes place at Unit Q2 Father's Day
24 Location filming for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place in Cardiff, Wales Aliens Of London / World War Three
26 Recording for The End Of The World takes place at Unit Q2 The End Of The World
26 Recording for Aliens Of London / World War Three takes place at Unit Q2 Aliens Of London / World War Three
26 Recording for Dalek takes place at Unit Q2 Dalek
26 Recording for Father's Day takes place at Unit Q2, while location filming takes place in Cardiff, Wales Father's Day
30 Recording for The Long Game takes place at Unit Q2 The Long Game

December
1 Recording for The Long Game takes place at Unit Q2 The Long Game
2 Recording for The Long Game takes place at Unit Q2 The Long Game
3 Recording for The Long Game takes place at Unit Q2 The Long Game
6 Recording for The Long Game takes place at the Old British Telecom building in Cardiff, Wales The Long Game
7 Recording for The Long Game takes place at Unit Q2 The Long Game
8 Recording for The Long Game takes place at the Old British Telecom building in Cardiff, Wales The Long Game
9 Recording for The Long Game takes place at the Old British Telecom building in Cardiff, Wales The Long Game
10 Recording for The Long Game takes place at Unit Q2 The Long Game
11 Recording for The Long Game takes place at Unit Q2 The Long Game
12 Recording for The Long Game takes place at Unit Q2 The Long Game
13 Recording for The Long Game takes place at Unit Q2 The Long Game
14 Recording for The Long Game takes place at Unit Q2 The Long Game
15 Recording for The Long Game takes place at Unit Q2 The Long Game
17 Recording for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place at Unit Q2 The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
18 Recording for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place at Unit Q2 The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
26 More than 180,000 people are killed in Southeast Asia when a 9.3-magnitude earthquake creates a massive tsunami