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Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Doctor Who Magazine 492 (Credit: Doctor Who Magazine)
Doctor Who Magazine 492 (Festival edition) (Credit: Doctor Who Magazine)
The latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine is published on Thursday, and looks ahead to the final four episodes of the current series of Doctor Who, Sleep No More, Face the Raven, Heaven Sent and Hell Bent, including interviews with the writers Mark Gatiss, Sarah Dolland and Steven Moffat, series finale director Rachel Talalay and the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi.

On the twelfth and final episode of the series, Peter observed:
The whole episode’s quite big. It’s huge, actually – but also there’s a sadness, a romance, and a tragedy to Episode 12. It’s just so romantic. It’s very effective. And I loved all the stuff on one particular set. I was very excited. It looks so modern – a Kubrick-y kind of vibe. It was very nice. We’re in a very interesting place, because we’re competing with bigger shows, frankly. Most American shows have four times the budget per episode that we have, but that’s what we’re up against. We’re competing with Game of Thrones… This is traditional for Doctor Who, but it goes to show what this amazing production team can achieve.

Also inside this issue:
  • INSIDE NUMBER 9: DWM reunites League of Gentlemen stars Mark Gatiss and Reece Shearsmith – writer and star respectively of Sleep No More – for an exclusive interview! Plus a chat with guest star Bethany Black.
  • BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL: Showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers’ questions, and reveals just who the Doctor is talking to when he’s looking directly at the camera...
  • IMMORTAL WORDS: Poll-winning writer Jamie Mathieson discusses his varied career, including his life as a stand-up comedian, and how his latest episode, The Girl Who Died, came to be.
  • HIGHWAY TO HELL: Writer Catherine Tregenna talks in-depth to DWM about how she came to write her recent Doctor Who episode, The Woman Who Lived.
  • BACK TO LIFE: Jacqueline Rayner explains why The Girl Who Died reminded her of the Moxx of Balhoon, her childhood and Dodo in Relative Dimensions.
  • TALES OF DARKNESS: The Doctor and Clara face terror in the cemetery in their latest terrifying comic strip adventure, The Highgate Horror, by Mark Wright, illustrated by David A Roach.
  • THE DWM REVIEW: DWM reviews The Girl Who Died, The Woman Who Lived, The Zygon Invasion and The Zygon Inversion. Plus, the latest DVDs, books and audios are put under the spotlight.
  • COMING SOON:All the latest and forthcoming Doctor Who CDs are previewed – including UNIT: Extinction and Jago & Litefoot & Strax!
PLUS! All the latest official news, competitions, ratings round-up, Wotcha! and The DWM Crossword.

An exclusive limited edition variant cover will be on sale at the Doctor Who Festival between Friday 13 and Sunday 15 November.