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





Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 556Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 17 September 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 556 (Credit: Panini)

 

 

Issue 556 of Doctor Who Magazine heralds the start of Time Lord Victorious the Multi-format Doctor Who series launching this Autumn. 

 

Highlights of the new issue include

  • A bonus 20-page supplement featuring the first part of Time Lord Victorious: Monstrous Beauty, an exclusive new comic-strip adventure for the Ninth Doctor and Rose
  • A detailed guide to Time Lord Victorious and an interview with producer James Goss
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman answers questions from the TARDIS tin.
  • A celebration of Virgin Publishing’s New Adventures novels, including contributions from authors including Russell T Davies, Paul Cornell and Mark Gatiss.
  • The Fact of Fiction explores the 1964 story Marco Polo, plus interviews with Waris Hussein, Brian Hodgson and Derek Ware
  • The untold story behind a proposed season of Doctor Who repeats in the late 1970s
  • Apocrypha looks at Doctor Who Fights Masterplan “Q”
  • A review of the new animated version of Fury from the Deep.

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

  • A giant double-sided poster.
  • A diorama of the Ninth Doctor’s TARDIS control room.
  • A download code for a complete, six-part audio adventure from Big Finish.

 

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 556 is on sale from Thursday 17 September £9.99 (UK)





Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 555Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 - Reported by Marcus

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 555 (Credit: Panini)

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine goes back to the 1970's to investigate a TARDIS journey we never saw. 

 

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • The story behind a bizarre and long-lost adventure starring Tom Baker as the Doctor.
  • Derek Jacobi answers questions from the TARDIS Tin.
  • An exclusive preview of the new animated version of Fury from the Deep.
  • How Doctor Who was nearly cancelled in 1970… and how the show was saved.
  • How Doctor Who joined the satellite revolution on Super Channel and UK Gold.
  • The inside story of BSB’s Doctor Who Weekend – 30 years on.
  • The Controversial Continuity of Doctor Who companions, the Silurians, UNIT dating and time travel.
  • The Fact of Fiction explores the 2014 story Mummy on the Orient Express.
  • Apocrypha revisits Continuity Errors, Steven Moffat’s first professional Doctor Who story.
  • A review of The Power of the Daleks Special Edition.

 

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 555 is on sale from Thursday 20 August £5.99 (UK)





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)