Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 604Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 23 May 2024 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine:  Issue 604 (Credit: Panini)

Issue 604 of Doctor Who Magazine is published today

Inside this issue

  • Previews of the new episodes broadcast this month. Russell T Davies talks about 73 Yards and Dot and Bubble, we reveal a tantalising glimpse at the recording of Rogue, and whet your appetite for season finale The Legend of Ruby Sunday/Empire of Death.

  • Jonathan Groff talks about his role in Rogue and his first impressions of watching An Unearthly Child…

  • A day in the life of Wolf Studios… join DWM on the set of Space Babies…

  • Script to Screen on realising the Baby Station crew.

  • Behind the scenes on The Devil’s Chord – including contributions from actors who played the Beatles, Jinkx Monsoon, Russell T Davies, Murray Gold… plus Shirley Ballas and Johannes!

  • We catch up with recurring guest star Susan Twist.

  • Steven Moffat discusses some of the philosophical ideas at the heart of Boom…

  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies reports from New York as he publicises the return of Doctor Who in the US.

  • “Are You My Mummy?” Nineteen years on, Time-Space Visualiser looks back at the series’ first meme…

  • Loose Ends – this month we expand upon the Twelfth Doctor’s Regency adventures.

  • The Fact of Fiction – a scene-by-scene look back at First Doctor story The Rescue.

  • The first part of a brand-new comic strip featuring the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby.

PLUS!

  • Gallifrey Guardian – meet the new companion, played by Varada Sethu!

  • Reviewed: the animated Celestial Toymaker on DVD and Blu-ray, and all the latest audio releases.

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

  • Win Blu-rays and the latest audio releases!

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 604 is on sale Thursday 23 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 603Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 25 April 2024 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine  Issue 603 (Credit: Panini)

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine marks the return of Doctor Who to Television screens worldwide

Inside this issue

  • Previews of the new episodes broadcast this month. Russell T Davies talks Space Babies and The Devil’s Chord and we take a quick peek behind the scenes of Boom with writer Steven Moffat and exec producer Joel Collins.

  • Meet the Beatles: John, Paul, George and Ringo (alias Chris Mason, George Caple, Philip Davies and James Hoyles) and their producer George Martin (Ed White)…

  • …and to celebrate the Beatles appearance on opening night of the new season, we also look back at the relationship between the band and Doctor Who over the years…

  • Jinkx Monsoon discusses her role as the malevolent Maestro.

  • Can we get any answers from Anita Dobson about her character, the mysterious Mrs Flood? Worth a try!

We also speak to the equally intriguing Susan Twist about her roles in last year’s episodes and her involvement in the forthcoming season…

  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies considers the scheduling of the new episodes and welcomes new readers!

  • Script to screen: discover the intricacies involved in bringing ‘Jimbo’ – the robot from Wild Blue Yonder – into being.

  • A tribute to the work of the late Sid Sutton who, among many other career highlights, designed the Doctor Who titles in the 1980s.

  • We test the memory of Matthew Waterhouse, who played companion Adric.

  • Time-Space Visualiser – how second Doctor Patrick Troughton made a partial comeback in the late seventies…

  • Loose Ends – tying up some dangling threads from the 1960s

  • The Fact of Fiction – a scene-by-scene look back at an earlier opening night: 2007’s Smith and Jones.

  • The concluding part of Mancopolis – our comic strip featuring the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby.

PLUS!

  • An exclusive comic strip supplement featuring TIMESLIP – the memorable multi-Doctor comic strip by former DWM editor Paul Neary. This also includes an essay on the story by Gary Gillatt and a chat with Dez Skinn who came up with the original idea for the strip.

  • Two art cards to celebrate the new season!

AND ALL THE USUAL REGULAR FEATURES INCLUDING THE LATEST NEWS, REVIEWS AND COMPETITIONS!

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 603 is on sale Thursday 25 April  from panini.co.uk and WH Smith priced £9.99 (UK). 

Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £8.99.

 





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Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 602Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 28 March 2024 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine:  Issue 602 (Credit: Panini)

Issue 602 of Doctor Who Magazine is out today

Inside this issue!

  • In the run-up to the new series, Millie Gibson talks to DWM about playing companion Ruby Sunday – her most in-depth interview yet!

  • We examine a long-lost interview that First Doctor William Hartnell gave to the Scottish press – including some forthright opinions!

  • Davina McCall shares her love of Doctor Who and reflects on her role in last year’s Christmas Special. 

  • Script to screen: find out what processes went into bringing creepy puppet Stooky Bill and his family to life in The Giggle.

  • To tie-in with the release of Season 15 on Blu-ray, we present an interview with model-maker Bill Pearson.

  • We visit the set of Henry House – a new series starring many familiar faces....

  • A report from from LA super convention Gallifrey One!

  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies on celebrating milestones out of sequence!

  • Time-Space Visualiser – this month: the Trods! 

  • Who & Me – DWM contributor Beth Axford on how she became hooked on Doctor Who.

  • Loose Ends – exploring the mysteries of the Sixth Doctor!

  • The Fact of Fiction – a deep dive into the plot of Twelfth Doctor story The Woman Who Lived.

  • The adventures of the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby Sunday continue in the comic strip!

PLUS!

  • Gallifrey Guardian – packed with all the latest news about the upcoming series!

  • Reviewed – the new Season 15 Blu-ray Collection and all the latest audio releases.

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

  • Win Blu-rays and the latest audio releases!

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 602 is on sale Thursday 28 March 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 601Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 29 February 2024 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine:  Issue 601 (Credit: Panini)

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 601 is released today

 

Inside the issue

  • Costume designer Pam Downe discusses dressing the stylish new Doctor, as well as how she created looks for the Toymaker and the Goblin army.

  • Script to screen: An in-depth look at how the Goblin army developed, from the original concept to the finished product – blending masks and animatronics with digital effects.

  • A tribute to Michael Jayston who played the Doctor’s evil alter-ego the Valeyard.

  • Louise Jameson is among the interviewees in a special preview of the Season 15 Blu-ray collection.

  • Abdoul Ceesay – director’s assistant on Doctor Who – talks to DWM about his role and future aspirations!

  • Get cooking! A deep dive into the part food has played in the series over the years, with some recipes you can try at home!

  • A look at how other TV shows have found their way into episodes of Doctor Who.

  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies sings in praise of companions of yesteryear as he recalls a week making Tales of the TARDIS!

  • Time-Space Visualiser – learn how fandom went mad for the Sixth Doctor! Rightly so! 

  • The Fact of Fiction – we examine the closing episodes of 1973’s Planet of the Daleks.

  • The adventures of the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby Sunday continue in the comic strip!

PLUS!

  • Gallifrey Guardian – new cast and directors revealed and an update on the Christmas ratings.

  • Reviews – covering books, audio dramas and the Fugitive Doctor action figure!

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

  • Win Season 17 on Blu-ray, plus books and CDs!

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 601 is on sale Thursday 29 February  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: Chronicles 1971Bookmark and Share

Tuesday, 20 February 2024 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who: Chronicles 1971 (Credit: Panini)

The new 116-page bookazine from the makers of Doctor Who Magazine celebrates an unforgettable era in the show’s history.

 

The success of the first episodes starring Jon Pertwee saved the series from the threat of cancellation. A year later, the next phase of its reinvention introduced a new assistant for the Doctor and a debonair adversary to threaten him during his exile on Earth. The colourful formula for some of Doctor Who’s best-loved adventures was complete. 

This issue covers all the stories from 1971: Terror of the Autons, The Mind of Evil, The Claws of Axos, Colony in Space and The Dæmons. All-new content includes exclusive features, insightful commentary 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)

  • Stars Roger Delgado, Richard Franklin and Katy Manning

  • Writers Don Houghton, Bob Baker and Dave Martin

  • Doctor Who in the popular press

  • Special effects and production techniques

  • Classic Doctor Who comic strips and merchandise

  • … plus much more!

Doctor Who: Chronicles 1971 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 600Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 1 February 2024 - Reported by Marcus

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 600 (Credit: Panini)Doctor Who Magazine marks its 600th issue this month with a celebratory issue which includes a 16-page supplement, an exclusive art card, a specially commissioned diorama featuring figures from the recent series and a four-hour-long Sixth Doctor audio drama for every reader.Doctor Who Magazine Issue 600 (Credit: Panini)

The Magazine, which started as Doctor Who Weekly in 1979, has been covering the ups and downs of Doctor Who for over 40 years, ever since the era of the fourth Doctor.

Inside this issue

  • Millie Gibson checks in with DWM following the debut of companion Ruby Sunday in The Church on Ruby Road.

  • UNIT regulars Jemma Redgrave (Kate Lethbridge-Stewart), Alexander Devrient (Colonel Ibrahim) and Ruth Madeley (Shirley Anne Bingham) face questions from the TARDIS Tin.

  • Production designer Phil Sims takes us on a guided tour of UNIT’s central London HQ!

  • We talk to DWM writers about their experiences interviewing the stars of Doctor Who for early issues of the magazine.

  • International Who! A special report on how the series has become a hit in Spain!

  • Meet Christina Rotondo – the singer who gave voice to Janis Goblin!

  • We pay tribute to Richard Franklin who died on Christmas day – and examine the impact he had as UNIT officer Captain Mike Yates.

  • We talk to production runner Thani Subkhi about his vital work on the upcoming series.

  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies gives us an update on the progress being made on the next two series!

  • Time-Space Visualiser – discover the secret recipe for sky-high ratings!

  • The Fact of Fiction – we examine the opening episodes of 1973’s Planet of the Daleks.

  • The adventures of the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby Sunday continue in the comic strip!

PLUS!

  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news.

  • Reviews – covering books, audio dramas and games.

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

  • Win The Daleks in colour, Blu-ray box sets, books and audio dramas!

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 600 is on sale Thursday 1 February  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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DWM Special - The 2024 YearbookBookmark and Share

Thursday, 25 January 2024 - Reported by Marcus
DWM Special - The 2024 Yearbook (Credit: Panini)

The latest special from Doctor Who Magazine, the 2024 Yearbook is released today.

Included in the issue

  • A year in the life of the stars of Doctor Who.

  • A look back at the 2023 Specials.

  • The producer of Tales of the TARDIS discusses this nostalgic series.

  • A summary of various instalments of the Doom’s Day multi-media event!

  • Wrarth Warrior actor Robert Strange speaks to the magazine about his role in The Star Beast.

  • A special feature on Goblin celebrity Janis!

  • A report from the Doctor Who at 60 musical celebration at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre.

  • We talk to BBC Audio, Big Finish, Silva Screen and AUK Studios about the various audio offerings over the past year.

  • Doctor Who writers discuss the last 12 months of books and comics.

  • Follow the journey of young fan Piper as she is crowned The Ultimate Whovian by Blue Peter!

  • Alan Barnes and Lee Sullivan discuss their epic Fourteenth Doctor strip, Liberation of the Daleks.

  • We visit a new exhibition of Who props and memorabilia at Gunnersbury Park Museum.

  • A look at the new version of the Daleks… in colour!

  • Archivist Helen Randle on making the BBC’s vast catalogue of information available to the public.

  • A tribute to the Doctor Who luminaries who passed away in 2023.

  • Coming soon… A look ahead to 2024!

Doctor Who Magazine Yearbook 2024 is on sale Thursday 25 January from panini.co.uk and WH Smith priced £8.99 (UK). 

Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £7.99.

 




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Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 599Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 4 January 2024 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 599 (Credit: Panini)

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 599 is out today.

In this issue:

  • An exclusive double interview with Ncuti Gatwa and David Tennant – talking about bi-generation.

  • An access-all-areas look at the making of the Anniversary Specials finale The Giggle.

  • Production designer Phil Sims takes us on a guided tour of the new TARDIS.

  • Sonic disruptors! The making of the Fifteenth Doctor’s sonic screwdriver.

  • A profile of new companion Ruby Sunday.

  • Join Blue Peter competition winner Verity on a tour of Doctor Who’s Wolf Studios.

  • We talk to the people who worked on post-production on the latest episodes.

  • Script editor Scott Handcock relives the anniversary month in his Production Diary.

  • Crowd Sourcing – the concluding part of our feature on the life of extras on 60s Doctor Who.

  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies explains how the Gallifrey of the Fugutive Doctor was foreshadowed in 70s episode The Hand of Fear – now available on iPlayer.

  • Sophie Aldred – aka 80s companion Ace – remembers her time on the show.

  • The Fact of Fiction – we scrutinise Eleventh Doctor mid-series finale A Good Man Goes To War.

  • A brand-new comic strip featuring the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby Sunday!

PLUS!

  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news.

  • A new-look reviews section – covering radio, books, soundtracks, and audio dramas.

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

  • Win a copy of the Anniversary Specials Blu-ray, the new Target adaptations and the latest audio releases.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 599 is on sale Thursday 4 January 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 598Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 7 December 2023 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 598 (Credit: Panini)

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine introduces the readers to the fifteenth Doctor, Ncuti Gatwa.

The bumper edition includes a 32-page mini-mag of the original Star Beast comic strip and a double-sided poster.

The issue also includes a special offer to download a free audio drama featuring the Fifth and Seventh Doctors.

This issue’s features include:

  • An in-depth interview with new doctor Ncuti Gatwa.

  • Exclusive previews of new episodes The Giggle and The Church on Ruby Road with Russell T Davies.

  • Mum and grandma of new companion Ruby (alias Michelle Greenidge and Angela Wynter) on joining the show in this year’s Christmas Special.

  • The final interview with much-loved national treasure Bernard Cribbins.

  • The Diary of the Meep! A minute-by-minute account of the irrepressible Miriam Margolyes’ journey to becoming the Meep.

  • Further Than We’ve Ever Been Before – DWM’s Emily Cook on the set of Wild Blue Yonder to discover its VFX secrets.

  • A very special comic strip adventure featuring the Fourteenth Doctor and Donna…

  • 80s director Andrew Morgan remembering his time on Doctor Who.

  • A glimpse behind the scenes on 60s Doctor Who.

  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies is in the festive spirit, and even lets a few secrets about the next series slip.

  • Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock on how production on Doctor Who has reached its busiest point yet!

  • The Fact of Fiction – all you could ever want to know about the 2015 series finale Hell Bent.

  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news.

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

  • Reviews – The Underwater Menace animation, Frazer Hines’s Evil of the Daleks and action figures!

  • The fiendishly festive DWM Christmas quiz!

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 598 is on sale Thursday 7 December  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 Magazine: Issue 597Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 9 November 2023 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 597 (Credit: Panini)

Issue 597 of Doctor Who Magazine is out today.

Highlights include:

  • Previews of the new Doctor Who Specials The Star Beast and Wild Blue Yonder.

  • Tête-à-Tate – Catherine Tate is interviewed (with interruptions from David Tennant!)

  • A preview of The Daleks in colour.

  • Madness in the Air – an extensive set report from the recording of The Star Beast, with contributions from cast and crew.

  • 60th-Anniversary poll results – the top 10 revealed.

  • Neil Patrick Harris is the Toymaker – the man behind the returning villain.

  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies on the Great Seismic Shifts in Doctor Who.

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

  • Taster Before the Feast – a look forward to tales of Tales of the TARDIS.

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

  • The Fact of Fiction unlocks the secrets of the acclaimed Twelfth Doctor episode Heaven Sent.

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

  • 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 597 is on sale Thursday 9 November  from panini.co.uk and WH Smith priced £8.99 (UK). 

Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £7.99.





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