Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 562Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 3 March 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 562 (Credit: Panini)

Issue 562 of Doctor Who Magazine is out this week. 

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • Some of Doctor Who’s most renowned illustrators discuss their techniques: Chris Achilléos, Colin Howard, Martin Geraghty, Stuart Crouch, Anthony Dry and Anthony Lamb all speak exclusively to DWM.
  • Television producer John Lloyd discusses his never-realised 1979 four-parter The Doomsday Contract ahead of its Big Finish release.
  • Meet the collectors committed to acquiring the autographs of their favourite stars.
  • Behind-the-scenes insights into the interactive game The Lonely Assassins, including an interview with one of its stars, Ingrid Oliver.
  • New CG images recreate the sets from the lost episodes of 1967’s The Moonbase. Plus an analysis of the serial’s original studio floorplans and a tribute to its designer, Colin Shaw.
  • Doctor Who guest star Chris Noth talks about working with the Daleks, the art of villainy and why he’s flying the flag for the series in America.
  • Apocrypha investigates The Mystery of the Marie Celeste, a story from the 1970 Dr Who Annual.
  • Reviews of the new Target novelisations Dalek, The Crimson Horror and The Witchfinders.
  • The Fact of Fiction analyses 2012’s Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.
  • The final part of The White Dragon, a new comic-strip adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor
  •  New regular feature Sufficient Data crunches Doctor Who’s numbers.
  • Previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.

 

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 562 is on sale from Thursday 4 March £5.99 (UK)





Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1965Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 24 February 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1965 (Credit: Panini)

Doctor Who: Chronicles is a new series of bookazines from the makers of Doctor Who Magazine.

Examining the landmark years of the show’s history in unprecedented detail, the first issue looks at 1965, when the most popular episodes of Doctor Who attracted more than 13 million viewers and Dalekmania reached its peak with the release of the first feature film based on the series.

This 116-page bookazine features newly discovered images and all-new features, including a summary of the year’s most significant events in the Doctor Who universe (both on and off-screen); the rarest items of Dalek memorabilia; designs for Galaxy 4 toys that never went on sale; the untold story behind a Dalek-voiced TV commercial; how Doctor Who was reported in the popular press; insights into the BBC’s Audience Research Reports; a look at the first Doctor Who annual, a tribute to The Daleks comic-strip artist Richard Jennings; The Curse of the Daleks, the first theatre production based on the series; special effects and production techniques; overviews of The Rescue, The Romans, The Web Planet, The Crusade, The Space Museum, The Chase, The Time Meddler, Galaxy 4, Mission to the Unknown, The Myth Makers and The Daleks’ Master Plan – and much more.

Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1965 is on sale from 24 February, RRP just £9.99 from store.panini.co.uk and selected branches of WH Smith. It’s also available digitally from pocketmags.com priced £8.99.

 




Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 561Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 4 February 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 561 (Credit: Panini)

This month's Doctor Who Magazine looks at the Target range of Doctor Who novelisations and includes an exclusive free book for those buying the physical publication

 

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • Exclusive interviews with some of the authors of the upcoming Target novelisations: Robert Shearman (Dalek), Mark Gatiss (The Crimson Horror) and Joy Wilkinson (The Witchfinders).

  • A celebration of the classic Target books.

  • Target collectors discuss their hobby.

  • Inside the making of the trailer for the Season 24 Blu-ray box set, featuring contributions from Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford and writer/director Pete McTighe.

  • Patrick O’Kane discusses his portrayal of Ashad, the Lone Cyberman, in Series 12.

  • An interview with editor Rebecca Trotman, who won a BAFTA for her work on Ascension of the Cybermen.

  • Family, friends and colleagues pay tribute to acclaimed Doctor Who writer Philip Martin.

  • The evolution of the scripts that would eventually become Vengeance on Varos, Philip Martin’s first Doctor Who story. 

  • A Review of the Daleks! YouTube series. 

  • Public Image looks at the ratings for Revolution of the Daleks.

  • The Fact of Fiction analyses the 1978 serial Underworld.

  • The third part of The White Dragon, a new comic-strip adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor.

  • Previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, The Blogs of Doom and more.

  • PLUS a double-sided Target wallchart and a new and exclusive Target book! *

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 561 is on sale from Thursday 4 February

£9.99 (UK)

 




Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 560Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 7 January 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 560 (Credit: Panini)

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 560 is now on sale celebrating 50 years of the Master

Highlights of the issue include:

  • The results of the World Cup of the Master – a Twitter tournament to decide the renegade Time Lord’s greatest stories.

  • Current Master Sacha Dhawan answers questions from the TARDIS Tin.

  • On set with Russell T Davies and Phil Collinson as they recreate some classic 1980s Doctor Who for the new Channel 4 drama It’s a Sin.

  • Olly Alexander, who stars in It’s a Sin, tells DWM about working with the Daleks.

  • Interviews with three of the actors who appeared in Resurrection of the Daleks: John Adam-Baker, Sneh Gupta and Nigel Tisdall.

  • Patrick Mulkern accompanies Katy Manning and John Levene on a return visit to Aldbourne, nearly 50 years after the filming of The Dæmons.

  • A solution to the mystery surrounding the 1973 episode that marked Roger Delgado’s final appearance as the Master.

  • An exclusive preview of the Season 8 Blu-ray box set.

  • DWM’s review of the New Year’s Day Special, Revolution of the Daleks. 

  • The Fact of Fiction analyses the 1999 Comic Relief Special The Curse of Fatal Death.

  • The DWM Christmas Quiz answers.

  • The second part of The White Dragon, a new comic-strip adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor.

  • Previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, The Blogs of Doom and more.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 560 is on sale from Thursday 7 January

£5.99 (UK)

 




Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition The 2021 YearbookBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition The 2021 Yearbook (Credit: Panini)

The latest special edition from Doctor Who Magazine is the 2021 Yearbook

Packed with all-new content and previously unseen images, Doctor Who Magazine’s 2021 Yearbook is the essential guide to an extraordinary year.

Highlights include:

  • Exclusive interviews with Jodie Whittaker (the Doctor), John Barrowman (Captain Jack), Mandip Gill (Yaz) and Tosin Cole (Ryan); guest stars Laura Fraser (Kane in Orphan 55), Anjli Mohindra (Queen Skithra in Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror) and Warren Brown and Matthew McNulty (Jake and Adam in Praxeus); plus writers Ed Hime (Orphan 55) and Maxine Alderton (The Haunting of Villa Diodati).
  • Analyses of all the episodes from the 2020 series.
  • The inside story of the new YouTube serial Daleks!
  • Behind the scenes of the Radiophonic Workshop’s latest project.
  • Tributes to the Doctor Who luminaries who passed away during 2020.

… and much more!

 

DWM Special Edition 56: The 2021 Yearbook is on sale from Wednesday 16 December at WH Smith, selected supermarkets and online from store.panini.co.uk priced £6.99.

A digital edition is also available, priced £5.99 from pocketmags.com





Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 559Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 9 December 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 559 (Credit: Panini)

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 559 talks to Jodie Whittaker, John Barrowman and Chris Chibnal as the preview the New Year episode of Doctor Who, Revolution of the Daleks. 

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • An exclusive preview of the New Year’s Day Special, featuring contributions from Jodie Whittaker, John Barrowman, Chris Noth, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Chris Chibnall, director Lee Haven Jones and costume designer Ray Holman.
  • The latest from showrunner Chris Chibnall in his Production Notes.
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the trailer for the Season 8 Blu-ray box set, with writer and director Pete McTighe, Katy Manning and Stewart Bevan.
  • Christmas with the Doctor – a fresh look at stories that were broadcast during the festive period between 1963 and 1989.
  • What did missing 1965 episode The Feast of Steven actually look like? DWM’s CGI recreation offers some clues.
  • The strange story of the 1964 record I’m Gonna Spend My Christmas with a Dalek.
  • Interviews with the team behind the immersive theatre experience Time Fracture.
  • The final instalment of a two-part article exploring David Whitaker’s influence on the Daleks.
  • The Fact of Fiction analyses the 2014 Festive Special Last Christmas.
  • Apocrypha rediscovers the bizarre 1965 comic strip A Christmas Story.
  • The DWM Christmas Quiz!
  • The first part of The White Dragon, a new comic-strip adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor.
  • Previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, The Blogs of Doom and more.
  • PLUS a giant, double-sided poster!

 

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 559 is on sale from Thursday 10 December

£6.99 (UK)





Doctor Who Magazine Issue 558Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 12 November 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 558 (Credit: Panini)

Doctor Who Magazine is out this week and concentrates on Doctor Who collectables. 

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • An 18-page celebration of the show’s best-loved collectables, including Dalek Rolykins, Weetabix cards, Dapol action figures, Doctor Who Adventures toys, the Cyberman Voice Changer and much more.
  • An exclusive Series 13 update from showrunner Chris Chibnall in his Production Notes.
  • A look at how Doctor Who props and costumes have sold at auction – including some of the record prices and the bargains!
  • To mark 40 years of BBC Children in Need, the story of Doctor Who’s close relationship with the charity telethons.
  • The first instalment of a two-part article exploring David Whitaker’s influence on the Daleks in the 1960s.
  • An interview with actor Colin Spaull, who appeared in 1985’s Revelation of the Daleks and 2006’s Rise of the Cyberman/The Age of Steel.

·         The Fact of Fiction explores the 2008 story The Fires of Pompeii.

  • The final part of Time Lord Victorious: Monstrous Beauty, a new comic-strip adventure for the Ninth Doctor and Rose.

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Previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, The Blogs of Doom and more!

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 558 is on sale from Thursday 12 November

£5.99 (UK)





Doctor Who Magazine presents The DaleksBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 - Reported by Marcus
The Daleks (Credit: Panini)

First published in TV Century 21 from 1965 to 1967, The Daleks was devised by Terry Nation and largely written by Doctor Who’s first story editor David Whitaker.

 

For this collectors’ edition, all 104 instalments have been digitally restored – the vast majority from the original artwork.

 

The bookazine also includes new features about the writers, illustrators and publishers who created The Daleks, including a detailed interview with artist Ron Turner.

 

Editor Marcus Hearn says:

This is the fulfilment of a long-held ambition. I loved this strip as a child and now – having seen the stunning restoration by DWM art editor Peri Godbold and her team – I admire it even more. You can’t really say The Daleks has been restored to its former glory, because I think it now looks better than it’s ever looked before.

 

The Daleks is on sale at WH Smith, selected supermarkets from Wednesday 11 November priced £9.99 (UK).

 

It’s also available as a digital edition, priced £8.99, from pocketmags.com.





Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 557Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 15 October 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 557 (Credit: Panini)

The latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine included an exclusive preview of the new animated series Daleks!

 

Highlights include:

  • An exclusive look at the new animated YouTube series Daleks!, featuring interviews with the cast and crew members.
  • Voice artist Nicholas Briggs explains how he brought the Emperor Dalek to life.
  • Doctor Who’s 50 scariest moments, with comments from Maxine Alderton, Chris Chibnall, Frazer Hines, Steven Moffat and more.
  • Ray Holman’s guide to the creatures he designed and dressed for Series 12 – with never-before-seen sketches from the Doctor Who Costume Department.
  • The second part of Time Lord Victorious: Monstrous Beauty, a new comic-strip adventure for the Ninth Doctor and Rose.
  • A new regular feature on memorabilia looks at how to collect the Doctor Who Annual.
  • The Fact of Fiction continues its exploration of the 1964 story Marco Polo, plus interviews with Carole Ann Ford, Philip Voss and production assistant Penny Joy.
  • Apocrypha rediscovers the 1987 comic-strip The World Shapers
  • Reviews of new books The Monster Vault and The Knight, the Fool and the Dead.

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Also includes previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, The Blogs of Doom and more.

 

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 557 is on sale from Thursday 15 October £5.99 (UK)





Doctor Who Magazine Special EditionBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 30 September 2020 - Reported by Marcus
DWM Special 55 - Production Design (Credit: Panini)

The Doctor Who Magazine Special Editions return with a lavish new issue devoted to the series’ production design.

Production designers are some of the unsung heroes of Doctor Who, bringing outlandish script concepts to life and recreating historical settings for one of the BBC’s most demanding productions. Initially responsible for creating alien creatures as well as bizarre planets and other exotic destinations, designers have played a central role in the series’ production since it began in 1963.

This richly illustrated Special Edition examines the production designer's craft in unprecedented detail.

Exclusive interviews and rarely seen images provide a fascinating insight into the artistry behind a television legend.

Highlights include numerous rare images and exclusive interviews with the key players, including:

  • Jeremy Bear (The Mutants)
  • Nigel Curzon (Terror of the Zygons)
  • Arwel Wyn Jones (production designer on the 2018 series)
  • Michael Pickwoad (production designer on the 2010-17 series)
  • Jon Pusey (The Pirate Planet) Stephen Scott (Mawdryn Undead)
  • Dafydd Shurmer (production designer from the 2020 series)
  • Edward Thomas (production designer on the 2005-10 series) Tom Yardley-Jones (The Leisure Hive)

 Other highlights include:

  • Features on the design of Doctor Who in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and2010s
  • Bill Constable’s previously unpublished designs for the 1965 movie Dr. Who and the Daleks
  • Barry Newbery’s designs for The Aztecs
  • Recreating sets for The Evil of the Daleks with its designer, Chris Thompson

 

Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition 55: Production Design is sale at WH Smith, selected supermarkets and online from store.panini.co.uk from Wednesday 30 September 2020 priced £6.99.

It’s also available as a digital edition, priced £5.99, from pocketmags.com