Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 554Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 554 (Credit: Panini)The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine mounts an in-depth investigation into the areas of the Doctor Who universe where our fragments of knowledge don’t quite add up, with sections devoted to the Doctor, the TARDIS, Gallifrey, the Daleks and the Cybermen.

Also in the magazine
  • Arthur Darvill, who played Rory, answers questions from the TARDIS Tin.
  • Hair and make-up designer Claire Pritchard discusses her work on Series 12.
  • The writers and artists behind Cutaway Comics explain how the imprint is expanding the worlds of Doctor Who.
  • An at-a-glance guide to the ‘Lockdown Season’ of Doctor Who, with contributions from Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat.
  • The Fact of Fiction explores the1968-69 serial The Krotons.
  • A look at the animated version of Shada released in 2003.
  • A review of Character Options’ latest range of action figures.
  • Big Finish previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, The Blogs of Doom and much more.


 Doctor Who Magazine Issue 554 is on sale from Thursday 23 July




Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 552Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 552 (Credit: Panini)Issue 552 of Doctor Who Magazine reveals the readers choices of the First Doctor's greatest adventures.

Thirty-two First Doctor stories battled for the top spot the Twitter contest. Which is the fans’ favourite?

Issue 552 also includes:
  • Series 11 writers Pete McTighe, Vinay Patel and Joy Wilkinson interview each other.
  • Mark Gatiss answers questions from the TARDIS tin.
  • Time and Space Visualiser presents a rare William Hartnell interview, conducted during rehearsals for The Sensoritesin 1964.
  • 50 brilliant things about Doctor Who – not including Doctor Who!
  • A tribute to Doctor Who writer Pip Baker.
  • A previously unpublished interview with Pip and Jane Baker.
  • The Fact of Fiction explores Parts Nine to Twelve of 1986’s The Trial of a Time Lord.
  • More of DWM’s recommended lockdown viewing, with a guide to stories available on DVD and streaming services.
  • A look at Race Against Time, a game book in the 1986 Make Your Own Adventure with Doctor Who series.
  • A review of The Maze of Doom, the latest Doctor Who book by David Solomons.
  • The final part of The Piggybackers, a new comic-strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends.
  • Big Finish previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, The Blogs of Doom and much more!
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 552 is on sale from Thursday 28th May.




Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 551Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 30 April 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 551 (Credit: Panini)Doctor Who Magazine Issue 551 features former Doctor Who showrunners Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat who interview each other.
Steven, you know full well we’re always winging it
Issue 551 also includes:
  • Extended Production Notes from current showrunner Chris Chibnall.
  • Composer Segun Akinola reveals his inspirations for the Series 12 soundtrack.
  • In the first virtual Out of the TARDIS, Neil Gaiman answers questions from the TARDIS tin.
  • The Fact of Fiction explores 1984 classic The Caves of Androzani.
  • A tribute to the late David Collings (Revenge of the Cybermen, The Robots of Death, Mawdryn Undead), including extracts from a previously unpublished interview.
  • How Doctor Who fans around the world are staying connected during the lockdown.
  • A lockdown viewing guide to Doctor Who stories that are available on DVD and streaming services.
  • A look at Birth of a Renegade, a short Doctor Who story from the Radio Times 20th Anniversary Special.
  • A review of the Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 14 Blu-ray box set.
  • Time and Space Visualiser presents a lockdown special, with contributions from former Doctors and companions.
  • Public Image presents a full round-up of how Series 12 performed in the ratings.
  • Part Three of The Piggybackers, a new comic-strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends.
  • Big Finish previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, The Blogs of Doom and much more!
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 551 is on sale from Thursday 30 April 2020 price £5.99 (UK)




Flash Sale On The New Issue Of Doctor Who MagazineBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: 550 (Credit: Panini)Issue 550 of Doctor Who Magazine is part of a bumper package that includes a poster magazine, a TARDIS control-room diorama, six 1970s-style collectors’ cards, a Talons of Weng-Chiang poster and a download code for a four-part Big Finish adventure starring Tom Baker and Louise Jameson.

The retail price for this unique issue is £9.99, but a new offer from publisher Panini includes the issue as part of a six-month subscription with large savings on cover prices. The offer includes issues with exclusive, subscriber-only covers, DWM Special Editions and free delivery, very important in these difficult times.

For a limited time only, you can receive a six-month subscription to Doctor Who Magazine and its Special Editions for just £32.50. If you take out a new subscription by 5.00pm ON TUESDAY 24 MARCH, you can receive issue 550 as part of this special offer.

Editor Marcus Hearn says
We all need our spirits lifting at the moment, and hopefully the extra-special issue 550 will help. Free delivery for subscribers is another bonus that will make things easier for a lot of our readers in these difficult times.
To take advantage of this limited-time offer, simply head to Panini Subscriptions. The 30% discount is open to UK direct debit subscribers only and is valid from 23 March to 23 April 2020. Minimum subscription term is one year. There are two payments of £32.50 during the first year of subscription. Subscriptions are charged at £37 per six months following the first year of subscription.

Issue 550 celebrates Doctor Who’s mid-70s classics. Highlights include:
  • Showrunner Chris Chibnall and former producer Philip Hinchcliffe – together at the Doctor Who studio!
  • Director Michael E Briant describes the making of his 1977 classic The Robots of Death.
  • Sadie Miller remembers her mother, Sarah Jane Smith actress Elisabeth Sladen.
  • The Doctor Who Magazine review of Series 12 – every episode from Spyfall to The Timeless Children!
  • A diary and scrapbook of 1976-77 – the extraordinary months that spanned the broadcast of Season 14.
  • A new presentation of Dr Who and the Hell Planet, a 1976 short story by Terrance Dicks.
  • A review of the new, animated version of The Faceless Ones.
  • How Robert Holmes reimagined the Time Lords for his 1976 story The Deadly Assassin.
  • The Fact of Fiction explores the 2006 story Tooth and Claw.
  • A look at Exploration Earth: The Time Machine, a 1976 schools programme starring Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen.
  • Updates on Doctor Who luminaries, past and present, with Time and Space Visualiser.
  • Public Image analyses the ratings for the final episodes of Series 12.
  • Part Two of The Piggybackers, a new comic-strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends.
  • Big Finish previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, The Blogs of Doom and much more!
PLUS:
  • 1977-style poster magazine
  • TARDIS control-room diorama
  • Talons of Weng-Chiang music-hall poster
  • Six collectors’ cards
  • Four-part Big Finish download
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 550 is on sale from Thursday 2 April 2020£9.99 (UK)




The Doctor Who Companion The Twelfth Doctor: Volume ThreeBookmark and Share

Saturday, 22 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
The Twelfth Doctor: Volume Three (Credit: Panini).
Doctor Who Magazine is continuing its in-depth chronicle of the show’s production with a 116-page volume dedicated to four memorable episodes of Series 8 and the subsequent festive special, all starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald:
  • Flatline
  • In the Forest of the Night
  • Dark Water/Death in Heaven
  • Last Christmas
Andrew Pixley’s unparalleled behind-the-scenes coverage – originally presented in the partwork Doctor Who: The Complete History and now revised and reproduced in magazine format for the first time – examines every aspect of the stories’ development, from scripting through to transmission and beyond.

Richly illustrated with rare images, this is the essential guide to the series that took Doctor Who in a remarkable new direction…

Available from WH Smith priced £9.99 and digitally from pocketmags.com priced £8.99.

Please note that this publication is not available as part of a subscription to Doctor Who Magazine




Doctor Who Magazine Issue 548Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 6 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 548 (Credit: Panini)Doctor Who Magazine Issue 548 (Credit: Panini)

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine has an exclusive, in-depth interview with Sacha Dhawan. Other highlights include:
  • A choice of collectable covers, one featuring Sacha Dhawan and one featuring Jodie Whittaker.
  • Exclusive previews of the final four episodes of Series 12.
  • The latest Production Notes from showrunner Chris Chibnall.
  • A report from the filming of Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror at the Nu Boyana Film Studios in Bulgaria.
  • An exclusive interview with Robert Glenister, who played Thomas Edison in Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror.
  • A tribute to the 1960s writer and story editor Donald Tosh.
  • Peter Purves shares his memories of Donald Tosh.
  • The director of Doctor Who and the Silurians, Timothy Combe, looks back on its production.
  • Remembering the late Doctor Who comic-strip artist Bill Mevin.
  • Updates on Doctor Who luminaries, past and present, with new feature Time and Space Visualiser.
  • Public Image looks at how Doctor Who is doing in the TV ratings.
  • The Fact of Fiction continues its epic exploration of The Daleks’ Master Plan.
  • The final part of Mistress of Chaos, a new comic-strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends.
  • Reviews of the Series 5 Blu-ray Steelbook and Sophie Aldred’s novel At Childhood’s End.
  • Big Finish previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, The Blogs of Doom and much more
On sale from Thursday 6 February 2020 £5.99 (UK)




Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 547Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 9 January 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 547 (Credit: Panini)The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, Number 547, is published today and includes an exclusive interview with Bradley Walsh, who plays Graham in the new series of Doctor Who.

Also in the magazine
  • The second part of an exclusive, in-depth interview with showrunner Chris Chibnall.
  • Interviews with the new writers of Series 12
  • Exclusive previews of the next four episodes.
  • The untold story of Denis Alan Print, the Doctor Who merchandise company co-owned by Tom Baker.
  • Doctor Who’s top ten Master reveals.
  • Behind the scenes at the OFFSTAGE Theatre Group, whose Doctor Who plays and comedy sketches were popular at conventions from 2003 to 2013.
  • The Fact of Fiction begins an epic exploration of The Daleks’ Master Plan.
  • Part Five of Mistress of Chaos, a new comic-strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends.
  • The answers to DWM’s Christmas Quiz.
  • Reviews of the Season 26 Blu-ray box set and the new vinyl edition of The Web Planet.
  • Big Finish previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, The Blogs of Doom and much more.


On sale from Thursday 9 January 2020£5.99 (UK)

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 547 (Credit: Panini)
DWM 547 is also available as a strictly limited Deluxe Edition, exclusive to WH Smith and store.panini.co.uk priced £9.99.

 In addition to the latest issue of DWM, the Deluxe Edition includes:
  • An exclusive 76-minute music CD, featuring 22 classic and rare tracks from 1963 to 1989.
  • A 32-page supplement, comprising classic comic-strip stories featuring the Master.
  • A giant double-sided poster.
  • A Series 12 art card.
  • Three Big Finish audio dramas to download.
  • Big Finish stickers.




Doctor Who Magazine Special 54Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 8 January 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Special 54 (Credit: Panini)The latest Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition is out now.

  Highlights include:


  • An in-depth interview with Doctor Who’s executive producer Matt Strevens.
  • Jodie Whittaker on her second year as the Doctor.
  • Mandip Gill, aka Yaz, answers questions from the TARDIS tin.
  • Shaun Dooley and Jodie Whittaker recall the making of the charity album Got it Covered.
  • Terrance Dicks’ widow, Elsa, and his former Target Books editor, Brenda Gardner, pay tribute to the much-loved writer.
  • Twenty years since its original broadcast, Steven Moffat remembers The Curse of Fatal Death.
  • Highlights of the Series 12 press day.
  • Inside the popular YouTube series Terry Nation Army.
  • Digital artist Sophie Cowdrey discusses her work.
  • The past, present and future of the Doctor Who Blu-ray collection.
  • Behind the scenes of the Doctor Who Figurine Collection.
  • The 20 landmark Doctor Who audio releases from Big Finish.
  • A look back at the 2019 production of Mission to the Unknown.
  • Reviews of the final two Doctor Who: Infinity games and the new independent drama Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor.
  • Tributes to Doctor Who luminaries who passed away in 2019. 


On sale from Thursday 2 January 2020 £6.99 (UK), $13.99 (US)




Doctor Who Magazine issue 546Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 12 December 2019 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 546 (Credit: Panini)The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine features exclusive previews of the new season, due to launch on New Year's Day.

Every issue of the festive Doctor Who Magazine includes:
  • A Giant Double-sided Poster
  • A Thirteenth Doctor Art Card
Other highlights include:
  • An exclusive, in-depth interview with showrunner Chris Chibnall, plus his latest Production Notes.
  • The directors of Series 12 speak exclusively to DWM.
  • Exclusive previews of the first new-series episodes: Spyfall Parts One and Two.
  • Tosin Cole (who plays Ryan Sinclair) answers questions from the TARDIS Tin.
  • An Advent in Space and Time: six decades of festive TV and radio highlights.
  • DWM revisits the Doctor Who pantomimes of the 1980s.
  • The final part of a candid interview with former script editor Andrew Cartmel.
  • Broadcaster Ian Collins recalls playing a Haemovore in 1989’s The Curse of Fenric.
  • An exclusive preview of the Season 26 Blu-ray box set.
  • The Fact of Fiction explores the 2012 Christmas Special The Snowmen.
  • DWM’s fiendishly tricky Christmas Quiz.
  • Part Four of Mistress of Chaos, a new comic-strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends.
  • Audio and book reviews, previews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!
On sale from Thursday 12 December 2019 £6.99 (UK)




Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 545Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 14 November 2019 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine 545 (Credit: Panini) In this month’s Doctor Whi Magazine, thirty-two Dalek stories battle for supremacy in the epic Twitter contest. Which is the fans’ favourite?  

Highlights of this issue include:  
  • A 16-page celebration of the Daleks, including the results of DWM’s online tournament.
  • An exclusive Series 12 update.
  • Writer and director Pete McTighe goes behind the scenes on The Promise, his new trailer for the Season 26 Blu-ray box set.
  • Sophie Aldred discusses her on-screen return as Ace.
  • Production designer Arwel Jones gives DWM a tour of the Thirteenth Doctor’s TARDIS.
  • The first part of an exclusive interview with former script editor Andrew Cartmel.
  • A preview of Tiny Rebel’s final Doctor Who: Infinity games.
  • The Fact of Fiction explores the 1973 story Carnival of Monsters.
  • The answers to last issue’s fiendishly difficult quiz about the first 40 years of DWM.
  • Part Three of Mistress of Chaos, a new comic-strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends.
  • The Blogs of Doom, audio and book reviews, previews, news, prize-winning competitions and much more.
  

On sale from Thursday 14 November 2019 £5.99 (UK)




Doctor Who Magazine Issue 544Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 17 October 2019 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine : Issue 544 (Credit: Panini)
Doctor Who Magazine celebrates its 40th anniversary in issue 544.

The celebratory issue comes with:

  • A 100 minute Doctor Who DVD including exclusive and previously unseen material.
  • A 32 Page Supliment featuring an index of DWM and its sister publications, from 1979 to the present day.
  • A download code for 11 complete hour-long audio adventures from Big Finish.
Other highlights of this issue include:
  • Exclusive interviews with showrunners Chris Chibnall, Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat.
  • Doctor Who Weekly’s founding editor Dez Skinn and its original features writer Jeremy Bentham reunite to discuss the magazine’s earliest days.
  • Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell pays tribute to his friend and mentor Terrance Dicks.
  • A previously unpublished interview with Terrance Dicks, in which he remembers his working life away from Doctor Who.
  • Highlights from the original, unpublished manuscript of The Eight Doctors, Terrance’s first commission for BBC Books’ range of original Doctor Who novels.
  • Professional Doctor Who fiction writers select highlights of Terrance’s Target novelisations and other books.
  • A look back at how readers’ views of Doctor Who episodes, as expressed in DWM’s Season Survey results, have evolved over the last four decades.
  • The Fact of Fiction explores the 1979 story The Creature from the Pit.
  • A fiendishly difficult quiz, all about the first 40 years of Doctor Who Magazine.
  • Part Two of Mistress of Chaos, a new comic-strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends.
  • Audio reviews, previews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more! 


On sale from Thursday 17 October 2019 £9.99 (UK)




The Doctor Who Companion - The Twelfth Doctor: Volume TwoBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - Reported by Marcus
The Doctor Who Companion The Twelfth Doctor: Volume Two (Credit: Panini)Doctor Who Magazine continues its in-depth chronicle of the show’s production with a 100-page volume dedicated to four memorable episodes of Series 8 starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald:


  • Time Heist 
  • The Caretaker
  • Kill the Moon
  • Mummy on the Orient Express 


 Andrew Pixley’s unparalleled behind-the-scenes coverage – originally presented in the partwork Doctor Who: The Complete History and now revised and reproduced in magazine format for the first time – examines every aspect of the stories’ development, from scripting through to transmission and beyond.

 Richly illustrated with rare images, this is the essential guide to the series that took Doctor Who in a remarkable new direction.

Available from WH Smith from Wednesday 16 October 2019 priced £7.99 and digitally from pocketmags.com priced £6.99.

Please note that this publication is not available as part of a subscription to Doctor Who Magazine.




Forty Years Of Doctor Who MagazineBookmark and Share

Friday, 11 October 2019 - Reported by Marcus
DWM 1 (Credit: DWM)Today marks the fortieth anniversary of the publication of the first edition of Doctor Who Magazine.

Doctor Who Magazine began life as Doctor Who Weekly, published for the first time on 11th October 1979, featuring the then-current Doctor, Tom Baker, on the front cover.

For the cost of just 12p, Doctor Who Weekly, published by Marvel, was the first officially approved publication, which was totally dedicated to serving fans of Doctor Who. It ran as a weekly until September 1980 when, with issue 45, the magazine moved to a monthly schedule and was renamed Doctor Who Monthly.

The name was changed to Doctor Who Magazine with issue 107 in December 1985. Now approaching issue 544, the magazine holds the Guinness World Record as the longest-running TV tie-in magazine.

Over the years the magazine has had twelve editors, the longest-serving being Tom Spilsbury who edited the Magazine from 2007-2017.

DWM is now published by Panini Comics, which purchased the title in 1995. The next edition, out next week, with be a special anniversary edition.




Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 543Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 543 (Credit: Panini)
This month's Doctor Who Magazine takes a new perspective on Doctor Who’s longest-serving producer John Nathan Turner.

Issue 543 of the magazine looks at the legaxy of the contriversal producer and includes previously unseen images from his own scrapbooks!

 Highlights of this issue include:

  • Former Doctor Who script editor Andrew Cartmel describes working with John Nathan-Turner.
  • Sophie Aldred explains how JNT changed her life.
  • Stephen Cranford on what it was like to know JNT as a friend.
  • Writer Philip Martin and actor Nabil Shaban reveal Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor.
  • Composer Richard Hartley on recreating his score for 1986’s ‘Mindwarp’.
  • An investigation into the deepest mysteries of regeneration.
  • Your at-a-glance guide to Doctor Who’s post-regeneration stories.
  • An interview with the creators of the new VR game The Edge of Time.
  • The Fact of Fiction explores the 2017 story Knock Knock.
  • DWM’s verdict on Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 23.
  • Part One of Mistress of Chaos, a new comic-strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends.
  • The Blogs of Doom, audio reviews, previews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more! 


On sale from Thursday 19 September 2019 £5.99 (UK)