The Doctor Who Production Diary: 2013

January

February
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Feb
Steven Moffat meets with Christopher Eccleston about the Doctor Who fiftieth-anniversary special, after which Eccleston decides not to appear as the Ninth Doctor The Day Of The Doctor
18 Recording for The Bells Of Saint John takes place at BBC Television Centre The Bells Of Saint John

March
13 The BBC announces that Caroline Skinner has left her position as executive producer of Doctor Who, and will be replaced on an interim basis by Faith Penhale, the Head of Drama for BBC Wales The Eleventh Doctor
26 Recording for The Name Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Name Of The Doctor
28 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
29 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
30 Debut broadcast of The Bells Of Saint John on BBC1 and BBC1 HD The Bells Of Saint John
30 Doctor Who Magazine reveals that David Tennant, Billie Piper and John Hurt will all appear in the Doctor Who fiftieth-anniversary special; Hurt's role is later revealed to be the War Doctor The Day Of The Doctor

April
1 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
2 Location filming for The Day Of The Doctor takes place in Tonna, Wales The Day Of The Doctor
3 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
4 Location filming for The Day Of The Doctor takes place in Bedlinog, Wales The Day Of The Doctor
5 Recording for The Name Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Name Of The Doctor
5 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
6 Debut broadcast of The Rings Of Akhaten on BBC1 and BBC1 HD The Rings Of Akhaten
6 Location filming for The Day Of The Doctor takes place in Barry, Wales The Day Of The Doctor
8 Location filming for The Day Of The Doctor takes place in London The Day Of The Doctor
9 Location filming for The Day Of The Doctor takes place in London The Day Of The Doctor
10 Location filming for The Day Of The Doctor takes place in Caerwent, Wales The Day Of The Doctor
11 Location filming for The Day Of The Doctor takes place in Caerwent, Wales The Day Of The Doctor
12 Location filming for The Day Of The Doctor takes place in Caerwent, Wales The Day Of The Doctor
13 Debut broadcast of Cold War on BBC1 and BBC1 HD Cold War
13 Filming for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
14 Filming for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
15 Location filming for The Day Of The Doctor takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Day Of The Doctor
16 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff, Wales and BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
17 Location filming for The Day Of The Doctor takes place in Chepstow, Wales The Day Of The Doctor
18 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
19 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
20 Debut broadcast of Hide on BBC1 and BBC1 HD Hide
20 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
20 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
22 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
23 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
24 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
25 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
26 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
27 Debut broadcast of Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS on BBC1 and BBC1 HD Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS
29 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
30 The BBC announces that Brian Minchin will be Caroline Skinner's permanent replacement as executive producer of Doctor Who The Eleventh Doctor
30 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor

May
1 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
2 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock, while location filming takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Day Of The Doctor
3 Location filming for The Day Of The Doctor takes place in Pontypool, Wales The Day Of The Doctor
4 Debut broadcast of The Crimson Horror on BBC1 and BBC1 HD The Crimson Horror
4 Location filming for The Day Of The Doctor takes place in Pontypool, Wales The Day Of The Doctor
11 Debut broadcast of Nightmare In Silver on BBC1 and BBC1 HD Nightmare In Silver
18 Debut broadcast of The Name Of The Doctor on BBC1 and BBC1 HD The Name Of The Doctor
19 The BBC confirms that Season Thirty-Four has been commissioned The Eleventh Doctor

June
1 The BBC announces that Matt Smith will leave Doctor Who following the 2013 Christmas special The Eleventh Doctor

July

August
4 During a special broadcast entitled Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor on BBC1, the BBC announces that Peter Capaldi has been cast as the Twelfth Doctor The Twelfth Doctor

September
8 Recording for The Time Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Time Of The Doctor
9 Recording for The Time Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Time Of The Doctor
10 Location filming for The Time Of The Doctor takes place in Gabalfa, Wales The Time Of The Doctor
11 Location filming for The Time Of The Doctor takes place in Powys, Wales The Time Of The Doctor
12 Location filming for The Time Of The Doctor takes place in Powys, Wales The Time Of The Doctor
15 Location filming for The Time Of The Doctor takes place in Powys, Wales The Time Of The Doctor
16 Location filming for The Time Of The Doctor takes place in Powys, Wales The Time Of The Doctor
17 Location filming for The Time Of The Doctor takes place in Pontypool, Wales The Time Of The Doctor
18 Location filming for The Time Of The Doctor takes place in Pontypool, Wales The Time Of The Doctor
19 Location filming for The Time Of The Doctor takes place in Colesford, Wales The Time Of The Doctor
23 Recording for The Time Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Time Of The Doctor
24 Recording for The Time Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Time Of The Doctor
25 Recording for The Time Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Time Of The Doctor
26 Recording for The Time Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Time Of The Doctor
27 Recording for The Time Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Time Of The Doctor
30 Recording for The Time Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Time Of The Doctor

October
1 Recording for The Time Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Time Of The Doctor
2 Recording for The Time Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Time Of The Doctor
3 Recording for The Day Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Day Of The Doctor
3 Recording for The Time Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Time Of The Doctor
4 Recording for The Time Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Time Of The Doctor
5 Recording for The Time Of The Doctor takes place at BBC Roath Lock The Time Of The Doctor
14 Filming for The Time Of The Doctor takes place at Halliford Film Studios in Shepperton, Middlesex The Time Of The Doctor
15 Filming for The Time Of The Doctor takes place at Halliford Film Studios in Shepperton, Middlesex The Time Of The Doctor
16 Filming for The Time Of The Doctor takes place at Halliford Film Studios in Shepperton, Middlesex The Time Of The Doctor

November
23 Debut broadcast of The Day Of The Doctor on BBC1 and BBC1 HD The Day Of The Doctor

December
25 Debut broadcast of The Time Of The Doctor on BBC1 and BBC1 HD The Time Of The Doctor