Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 594Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 17 August 2023 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 594 (Credit: Panini)

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, issue 594, is now available.

 

Highlights include:

  • Designated ’Driver – Michael van Kesteren, Doctor Who’s art director for props, and Barry Jones, prop maker, give DWM the lowdown on the Fourteenth Doctor’s brand-new sonic screwdriver.

  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies recalls his first ever encounter with the Doctor Who production team, way back in 1987.

  • The DWM 60th Anniversary Poll – the analysis of the results continues, with this issue looking at the rankings of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Doctor’s adventures.

  • Conjuring Patrick – family, friends, colleagues and admirers of Patrick Troughton turned out in force at the unveiling of a commemorative plaque to the Second Doctor actor.

  • Memory Worm – Andrew Smith, the writer of 1980’s Full Circle and many acclaimed Big Finish audios, puts his knowledge of his Doctor Who career to the test.

  • Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock files his latest report, direct from Doctor Who’s HQ.

  • All Decs on Hand – assistant set decorator Verity Scott and set decorator’s assistant Lois Drage describe working on the new series of Doctor Who.

  • Liberation of the Daleks Part Eleven – the adventures of the Fourteenth Doctor continue in the epic comic-strip adventure written by Alan Barnes and illustrated by Lee Sullivan.

  • 60 Objects, 60 Years – the latest instalment of the series that tells the story of one object from every year of Doctor Who’s history.

  • Sweet Dreams are Made of This – a comprehensive preview and disc-by-disc breakdown of the forthcoming Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 20 Blu-ray box set.

  • The Fact of Fiction unlocks the secrets of the Fifth Doctor story Arc of Infinity.

  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news.

  • Other Worlds – the essential guide to new stories in Doctor Who’s expanded universe.

  • Previews, reviews, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 594 is on sale Thursday 17 August from panini.co.uk and WH Smith priced £7.99 (UK).

Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £6.99.

 




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Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition 64Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 2 August 2023 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition 64 (Credit: Panini)

Action Figures 2005-2023

 

The latest Special Edition from Doctor Who Magazine celebrates the action figures and other articulated toys inspired by the 21st-century incarnation of the series. 

Packed with exclusive photography and behind-the-scenes details, this volume surveys collectables based on episodes featuring the Ninth through to the Fourteenth Doctors.

Some of the most popular Doctor Who toys ever produced are pictured alongside lesser-known items and rarities in this lavishly illustrated guide.

DWM Special Edition 64: Action Figures 2005-2023 is on sale from Thursday 3 August at WH Smith, selected supermarkets, and online from panini.co.uk priced £8.99. A digital edition is also available, priced £7.99 from pocketmags.com

 




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Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 592Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 22 June 2023 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine  Issue 592 (Credit: Panini)Doctor Who Magazine  Issue 592 - Supplement (Credit: Panini)

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 592 is now available. 

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • A 20-page supplement featuring Four Hours of Doom’s Day – a new comic-strip adventure including Autons, Cybermen and lots of surprises!

  • A giant double-sided poster.

  • Voice of Doom – Sooz Kempner, aka Doom the assassin, discusses playing the lead character in the new cross-media adventure Doom’s Day.

  • Day of Reckoning – the complete guide to Doom’s Day, with insights from the people who have created the stories.

  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies looks forwards to the new episodes of Doctor Who, and recalls the revived series’ launch back in 2005.

  • The Doctor’s Wife – actor and author Elizabeth Morton on being the wife of the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, and the mother-in-law of the Fourteenth, David Tennant!

  • Working Wonders – colleagues and family recall the pioneering visual effects created by the late Peter Day.

  • The DWM 60th Anniversary Poll – the analysis of the results continues, with this issue looking at the rankings of the Seventh and Ninth Doctor’s adventures.

  • Memory Worm – Dalek writer Robert Shearman puts his knowledge of his Doctor Who career to the test.

  • Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock files his latest report, direct from Doctor Who’s HQ.

  • Quick Draw – John Erasmus reveals what it’s like to work as a storyboard artist on the new series of Doctor Who.

  • Liberation of the Daleks Part Nine – the adventures of the Fourteenth Doctor continue in the epic comic-strip adventure written by Alan Barnes and illustrated by Lee Sullivan.

  • 60 Objects, 60 Years – the latest instalment of the series that tells the story of one object from every year of Doctor Who’s history.

  • The Fact of Fiction concludes it exploration of the Second Doctor’s encounter with the Cybermen aboard The Wheel in Space.

  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news, including cast announcements.

  • Other Worlds – the essential guide to new stories in Doctor Who’s expanded universe.

  • Previews, reviews, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 592 is on sale Thursday 22 June from panini.co.uk and WH Smith priced £10.99 (UK).

Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £9.99.

 




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Doctor Who: Chronicles: 1963-64Bookmark and Share

Sunday, 11 June 2023 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who: Chronicles: 1963-64 (Credit: Panini)

The latest issue of Doctor Who Chronicles has been published by Panini, covering the first season of the show. 

This lavish 116-page publication from the makers of Doctor Who Magazine looks at the stories, people, events, and news of this formative period – a time when William Hartnell played the Doctor, and the world was introduced to the Daleks, the TARDIS, and an incredible adventure in space and time. 

The bookazine covers all the stories from 1963-64: 100,000 BC (aka An Unearthly Child), The Mutants (aka The Daleks), Inside the Spaceship (aka The Edge of Destruction), Marco Polo, The Keys of Marinus, The Aztecs, The Sensorites, The Reign of Terror, Planet of Giants and The Dalek Invasion of Earth. It also includes exclusive articles and rare behind-the-scenes images.

Contents include articles on:

  • The year’s most significant events in the Doctor Who universe (both on and off screen)

  • Profiles of stars William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill and Carole Ann Ford

  • Doctor Who in the popular press

  • Special effects and production techniques

  • The very first items of Doctor Who merchandise

  • … and much more!

Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1963-64 is on sale now, RRP £11.99 from panini.co.uk and selected branches of WH Smith while stocks last. 

It’s also available digitally from pocketmags.com priced £10.99.

 




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Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 591Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 25 May 2023 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 591 (Credit: Panini)

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 591 is now available.

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • The Runaway Pride – showrunner Russell T Davies discusses the casting of Yasmin Finney as Rose, as DWM celebrates the most significant LGBTQ+ characters from the show’s history.

  • Professor XXX – in her first major interview with DWM for many years, Alex Kingston remembers her time as River Song, the Doctor’s wife.

  • Express Delivery – award-winning writer Jamie Mathieson looks back on his episodes: Mummy on the Orient Express, Flatline, The Girl Who Died and Oxygen.

  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies discusses the titles for the Fourteenth Doctor Specials. 

  • The DWM 60th Anniversary Poll – the analysis of the results continues, with this issue looking at the rankings of the Fifth and Sixth Doctor’s adventures.

  • Liberation of the Daleks Part Eight – the adventures of the Fourteenth Doctor continue in the epic comic-strip adventure written by Alan Barnes and illustrated by Lee Sullivan.

  • Memory Worm – a new series of articles begins, as actor Dan Starkey puts his knowledge of his Doctor Who roles to the test.

  • Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock files his latest report, direct from Doctor Who’s HQ.

  • Location, Location, Vocation – Alex Moore reveals what it’s like to work as an assistant location manager on the new series of Doctor Who.

  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news, including cast announcements.

  • 60 Objects, 60 Years – the latest instalment of the series that tells the story of one object from every year of Doctor Who’s history.

  • The Fact of Fiction explores the Second Doctor’s encounter with the Cybermen aboard The Wheel in Space.

  • Other Worlds – the essential guide to new stories in Doctor Who’s expanded universe.

  • Previews, reviews, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 591 is on sale Thursday 25 May from panini.co.uk and WH Smith priced £7.99 (UK). Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £6.99.

 




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Doctor Who Magazine Issue 590Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 27 April 2023 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 590 (Credit: Panini)

Issue 590 of Doctor Who Magazine has an exclusive interview with Doctor Who composer Murray Gold. 

People started saying, ‘We really need to speak to Murray,’ There was a director, Mark Tonderai [overseeing the 2023 Christmas Special]. I was like, ‘What can he possibly want?’ And then Ben [Chessell], who’s directing episode two… this was January 26th and he says, ‘I’m directing this episode and it seems to have a lot of music in it. Have you looked at it?’ Then another director. And another. Then it started to dawn on me: ‘There’s an awful lot of music in this series, isn’t there, Murray?’ I was speaking to myself now, not realising, of course, that my consciousness is just a fantasy. ‘And apparently Russell [T Davies] has entrusted all of it to me.’ And actually, that’s quite an honour. I love that man.”

Other highlights of the new issue include:

  • A giant-double sided poster.

  • A Big Finish download code for a complete audio adventure.

  • The DWM 60th Anniversary Poll – the analysis of the results continues, with this issue looking at the rankings of the Third and Fourth Doctor’s adventures.

  • Liberation of the Daleks Part Seven – the adventures of the Fourteenth Doctor continue in the epic comic-strip adventure written by Alan Barnes and illustrated by Lee Sullivan.

  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies on the casting of new Doctor Who cast member Jinkx Monsoon.

  • Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock files his latest report, direct from Doctor Who’s HQ.

  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news, including cast announcements.

  • Scarf Ace – acclaimed artist Dave Gibbons looks back at his work on the Doctor Who comic strip.

  • Secret Service – Jacqui Stonebridge, who was in charge of Doctor Who’s press and publicity at the time of its launch in 1963, recalls her work on the early days of the series.

  • The Running Man – Devante Fleming reveals what it’s like to work as a runner on Ncuti Gatwa’s forthcoming episodes.

  • Writer of the Lost Ark – the life and times of writer John Lucarotti, whose original version of 1975’s The Ark in Space in set for release on audio.

  • 60 Objects, 60 Years – the latest installment of the series that tells the story of one object from every year of Doctor Who’s history.

  • The Fact of Fiction travels back to the coronation of 1953 and uncovers the secrets of the Tenth Doctor adventure The Idiot’s Lantern.

  • Other Worlds – the essential guide to new stories in Doctor Who’s expanded universe.

  • Previews, reviews, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 590 is on sale Thursday 27 April from panini.co.uk and WH Smith priced £7.99 (UK). Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £6.99.

 




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Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 589Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 29 March 2023 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 589 (Credit: Panini)

In the latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine the programme's directors discuss the new TARDIS

The latest Doctor Who Magazine includes an exclusive interview with all three directors of the forthcoming 60th anniversary specials – Chanya Button, Tom Kingsley and Rachel Talalay. In this revealing feature, they discuss the new TARDIS set…

Chanya Button:

Oh my gosh, it’s enormous. I mean, it’s absolutely beautiful. It’s sort of church-like in scale, and yet it’s also this intimate space that takes you from one place to another – to even larger, wider worlds.

Tom Kingsley

So much detail and love and thought has gone into it. You can point the camera anywhere at it and it looks amazing.

Rachel Talalay

I was around for the four months watching it being built. My DP [director of photography] and I were having all these conversations about how to light the wall roundels, and things like that, but I just kept thinking, ‘It will never be ready in time…’ So the fact that, in the last couple of days of my contract, we finally got on there, was amazing.

Other highlights of the new issue include:

  • The DWM 60th Anniversary Poll – the analysis of the results begins, with this issue looking at the rankings of every story from the 1960s.

  • Liberation of the Daleks Part Six – the adventures of the Fourteenth Doctor continue in the epic comic-strip adventure written by Alan Barnes and illustrated by Lee Sullivan.

  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies on writing the next series, exciting nights out and the hunt for silver glitter body spray.

  • Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock files his latest report on the forthcoming episodes, direct from Doctor Who’s HQ.

  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news, including new cast announcements and executive producer Phil Collinson on Doctor Who’s involvement with Comic Relief 2023.

  • How Cleo Carried On – Cleo Sylvestre recalls the early years of her career, when she appeared in the 1965 story The Crusade.

  • Best Life – Moses Ogundeji reveals what it’s like to work as ‘best boy’ on the new series of Doctor Who.

  • Tea Time Terror – a look back at The Amazing World of Doctor Who, the 1976 book that’s about to gain a surprising new lease of life.

  • 60 Objects, 60 Years – from The Key to Time in 1978 to a Neo-Cyberman in 1982, the latest installment of this series tells the story of one object from every year of Doctor Who’s history.

  • The Fact of Fiction uncovers the secrets of the acclaimed Twelfth Doctor adventure Flatline.

  • Other Worlds – the essential guide to forthcoming stories in Doctor Who’s expanded universe.

  • Previews, reviews, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 589 is on sale Thursday 30 March from panini.co.uk and WH Smith priced £6.99 (UK). Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £5.99.





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Doctor Who Magazine Special 63: ShowrunnersBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 15 March 2023 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Special 63 (Credit: Panini)

The latest special from Doctor Who Magazine, looks at the men and women who have steered Doctor Who through its sixty-year history. 

Doctor Who’s journey was launched by producer Verity Lambert; the series, in turn, served as the springboard for her own remarkable career.

Since then many have accepted the unique challenge of steering one of the most demanding programmes on television.

The Special Edition of the magazine examines what each of these people brought to the role and gains exclusive new insights from their colleagues.

Highlights include exclusive interviews with Sheena Bucktowonsing, Shirley Cooklin, Janet Fielding, Julie Gardner, Frazer Hines, Waris Hussein, Matthew Jacobs, Louise Jameson, John Leeson, Katy Manning and Marcus Wilson.

DWM Special Edition 63: Showrunners is on sale from Thursday 16 March at WH Smith, selected supermarkets and online from panini.co.uk priced £8.99.

A digital edition is also available, priced £7.99 from pocketmags.com





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Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 588Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 2 March 2023 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 588 (Credit: Panini)

Issue 588 of Doctor Who Magazine takes us back to Bannerman Road and The Sarah Jane Adventures. 

The latest Magazine features a 28-page retrospective of every story in the much-loved spin-off from Doctor Who that ran from 2007-11 and starred Elisabeth Sladen.

Included are new interviews with stars Daniel Anthony, Tommy Knight and Anjli Mohindra, plus lead writer Phil Ford.

Other highlights of the new issue include:

 

  • Liberation of the Daleks Part Five – the adventures of the Fourteenth Doctor continue in the epic comic-strip adventure written by Alan Barnes and illustrated by Lee Sullivan.
  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies on the return of The Sarah Jane Adventures to iPlayer, and the changes that had to be made.
  • Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock files his latest report on the forthcoming episodes, direct from Doctor Who’s HQ.
  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news, including exclusives from Russell T Davies, executive producer Phil Collinson and two of Doctor Who’s new directors.
  • Visual Thinking – an interview with Siân Reynish, Doctor Who’s new VFX co-ordinator.
  • 60 Objects, 60 Years – from a giant maggot in 1973 to K9 in 1977, the latest instalment of this series tells the story of one object from every year of Doctor Who’s history.
  • The Fact of Fiction takes to the high seas as it looks back at the Eleventh Doctor adventure The Curse of the Black Spot.
  • Other Worlds – the essential guide to forthcoming stories in Doctor Who’s expanded universe.

·         Previews, reviews, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.

 

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 588 is on sale Thursday 2 March from panini.co.uk and WH Smith priced £6.99 (UK).

Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £5.99.





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Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 587Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 1 February 2023 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 587 (Credit: Panini)

Issue 587 of Doctor Who Magazine contains an exclusive interview with new executive producer Joel Collins

In the magazine, Collins reveals how his association with the series began in the1970s, through knowing acclaimed director Douglas Camfield and seeing the series being made

Douglas was, and still is, one of the biggest inspirations to me. There was something so brilliant about him. I can absolutely see now why I’m in this business. As a kid, you’re watching this show avidly on TV, and then suddenly you’re on set – touching everything, fiddling with everything, and going: ‘Oh my God, look at these miniatures and creatures and all this craziness…’ I was completely inspired by that.

 

Other highlights of the new issue include:

  • Liberation of the Daleks Part Four – the adventures of the Fourteenth Doctor continue in the epic comic-strip adventure written by Alan Barnes and illustrated by Lee Sullivan.
  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies on what you might have missed in the recent trailer for the 2023 Doctor Who Specials.
  • Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock files his latest report on the forthcoming episodes, direct from Doctor Who’s HQ.
  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news, including exclusives from producer Phil Collinson, guest star Jemma Redgrave and casting director Andy Pryor.
  • Close to the Edit – an interview with Rasheed Bello, Doctor Who’s new assistant script editor.
  • Tesh and Blood – a tribute to the late Chris Boucher, including contributions from producer Philip Hinchcliffe and actress Louise Jameson, who played Leela.
  • Sympathy for the Sea Devil – behind the scenes of Defenders of Earth, the trailer for the new Season 9 Blu-ray box set, with cast and crew including star Katy Manning.
  • 60 Objects, 60 Years – from the UNIT beret in 1968 to the Third Doctor’s sonic screwdriver in 1972, the latest installment of this series tells the story of one object from every year of Doctor Who’s history.
  • The Fact of Fiction – inside one of the Fourth Doctor’s greatest adventures, Chris Boucher’s The Robots of Death.
  • The Watchers: Sea Base 4B – fans recall studio visits to see Warriors of the Deep being recorded in 1983.
  • Coming Soon – an exclusive preview of the Season 9 Blu-ray box set, including a disc-by-disc breakdown of the contents.
  • Other Worlds – the essential guide to forthcoming stories in the expanded Doctor Who universe
  •  Previews, reviews, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, and more.

 

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 587 is on sale Thursday 2 February from panini.co.uk and WH Smith priced £6.99 (UK).

Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £5.99.





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