As we approach the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who, revisit the story of Doctor Who, the occasional series written for the 50th Anniversary, explaining the origins of the programme.

Episode 5 - An Unearthly Series - The Origins of a TV Legend: First published 23 Nov 2012

Doctor Who Magazine Special 62: The 2023 YearbookBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Special 62:  The 2023 Yearbook (Credit: Panini)

This special issue of DWM celebrates the Thirteenth Doctor’s entire journey and looks back on an extraordinary 12 months.

The Thirteenth Doctor’s final adventures were among the most spectacular in the series’ history. This was a time of transformation in more ways than one – the return of some familiar faces and the announcement of Doctors Fourteen and Fifteen were just a few of the highlights.

And then, as outgoing showrunner Chris Chibnall handed over to Russell T Davies, production began on the episodes that will take the series into its 60th anniversary. 

Highlights include:

  • Exclusive interviews with Sophie Aldred (Ace), John Bishop (Dan), Sacha Dhawan (the Master), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Mandip Gill (Yaz) and Jodie Whittaker (the Doctor) on the making of the Centenary Special, The Power of the Doctor.
  • Ray Holman reveals the secrets of his costume designs for the returning Doctors and companions in The Power of the Doctor.
  • Analyses of every single Thirteenth Doctor story, from The Woman Who Fell to Earth to The Power of the Doctor.
  • A diary of the most significant events of 2022, both on screen and off.
  • Tributes to the Doctor Who luminaries who died during 2022.

DWM Special Edition 62: The 2023 Yearbook is on sale from Thursday 1 December at WH Smith, selected supermarkets and online from panini.co.uk priced £7.99.

A digital edition is also available, priced £6.99 from pocketmags.com

 




FILTER: - DWM - Thirteenth Doctor

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 584Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 9 November 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine  Issue 584 (Credit: Panini)

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine begins the story of the Fourteenth Doctor, David Tennant.

Although it will be a year until we see his TV adventures, the story continues in Doctor Who Magazine issue 584

A new comic-strip adventure, written by Alan Barnes and illustrated by Lee Sullivan, picks up directly where The Power of the Doctor left off.

Editor Marcus Hearn says

Russell T Davies, our new showrunner, has long admired the DWM strip. And that’s why he’s granted us the honour of telling the Fourteenth Doctor’s first story in an adventure that dovetails with the most recent episode. For the first time in our 43-year history, the strip is now in lockstep with the television series continuity.”

Russell T Davies says

From day one, I wanted to increase ties between the show and the magazine. I love it when we’re in sync! A lot of people will be thinking, David’s not the real Doctor, he’s a trick, an illusion, a flashback. But no. He’s real. And DWM can help us underline that.”

Other highlights of the new issue include:

  • Meet the New Team – the producers, directors and other crew members of Doctor Who tell us what they’re looking forward to in the 2023 Specials and beyond.
  • Letter from the Showrunner – in the first of his new regular columns, Russell T Davies reveals what brought him back to Doctor Who.
  • Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock provides exclusive updates about forthcoming episodes, direct from Doctor Who’s HQ.
  • Reach up for the Sunrise – David Tennant, Russell T Davies, former showrunner Chris Chibnall, directors Rachel Talalay and Jamie Magnus Stone, and CG artist Ben Pickles describe shooting The Power of the Doctor’s regeneration sequence.
  • The Strip of a Lifetime – Russell T Davies, Scott Handcock, Alan Barnes and Lee Sullivan on creating the Fourteenth Doctor’s first adventure.
  • The Watchers ­– fans who were lucky enough to be granted studio visits in the 1960s and early 70s recall the thrill of watching Doctor Who being made.
  • Hack to the Future – an interview with artist Robert Hack about the new illustrated version of David Whitaker’s seminal novel Doctor Who and the Daleks.
  • Collectivity: The TARDIS – meet the fans for whom collecting police-box merchandise has been a lifelong passion
  • Factory Records – the sets of 1966’s The Power of the Daleks are recreated, providing new insights into this mostly missing story.
  • The Fact of Fiction encounters Cybermen and Daleks as it looks back at 2006’s Army of Ghosts.
  • Other Worlds – an essential guide to forthcoming stories in the expanded Doctor Who universe.

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

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 584 is on sale Thursday 10 November from panini.co.uk and WH Smith priced £6.99 (UK).

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





FILTER: - DWM - Fourteenth Doctor

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 583Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 12 October 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 583 (Credit: Panini)

Issue 583 of Doctor Who Magazine contains an exclusive preview of the final story for the thirteenth Doctor, The Power of the Doctor

 

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • Jodie Whittaker (the Doctor), Mandip Gill (Yaz), John Bishop (Dan) and writer Chris Chibnall talk exclusively to DWM about The Power of the Doctor in the 19-page preview. 

  • Chris Chibnall signs off as showrunner in his final Production Notes.

  • More from Chris, as he braves questions randomly selected from the TARDIS tin.

  • A full preview and contents list of the forthcoming Blu-ray box set Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 2.

  • A previously unpublished interview with the late Colin Lavers reveals the stories behind the costumes he designed for 1983’s The King’s Demons and The Five Doctors.

  • The sets of 1965’s Galaxy 4 are recreated, providing new insights into this mostly missing story.

  • The Fact of Fiction travels deep inside the most incredible machine in the universe as it looks back at 2013’s Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS.

  • The final part of The Everlasting Summer, a new comic-strip adventure for the Doctor, Yaz and Dan.

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

PLUS!

  • Doctor Who: A BBC Production, a 28-page supplement tracing the behind-the-scenes history of the show and highlighting the BBC executives who have steered its course.

  • A diorama of the First Doctor’s TARDIS control room.

  • A huge double-sided poster with images from The Power of the Doctor.

  • A download code for a complete, 60-minute Doctor Who audio drama.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 583 is on sale Thursday 20 October from panini.co.uk and WH Smith priced £10.99 (UK). Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £9.99.

 




FILTER: - DWM - THirteenth Doctor

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 581Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 18 August 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 581 (Credit: Panini)

 

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine pays tribute to actor Bernard Cribbins with a special feature written by showrunner Russell T Davies. 

 

Highlights of the issue include:

  • Returning showrunner Russell T Davies writes about the late Bernard Cribbins, the much-loved actor who played Wilfred Mott in Doctor Who. Plus, tributes from John Barrowman, Phil Collinson, Julie Gardner, Jacqueline King, Matt Lucas, Euros Lyn, Douglas Mackinnon and James Strong.

  • An exclusive preview of the new animated version of 1967’s The Abominable Snowmen, will full details of the DVD/Blu-ray special features.

  • The life and career of the enigmatic Donald Cotton, the writer of The Myth Makers (1965) and The Gunfighters (1966), as remembered by his family and friends. Plus, previously unpublished extracts from Cotton’s handwritten notes reveal the earliest versions of his two Doctor Who adventures.

  • CG recreations of the sets from The Abominable Snowmen, revealing how Lime Grove Studio D was transformed into a Himalayan monastery.

  • Collectivity meets fans with a passion for collecting original scripts.

  • Gallifrey is invaded as The Fact of Fiction begins its in-depth exploration of 1977’s The Invasion of Time.

  • The results of the 2022 DWM survey are announced – what were your favourite Doctor Who episodes and merchandise?

  • Part Two of The Everlasting Summer, a brand-new comic-strip adventure for the Doctor, Yaz and Dan.

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

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 581 is on sale Thursday 18 August from panini.co.uk and WH Smith priced £6.99 (UK).

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

 




FILTER: - DWM

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 580Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 21 July 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: issue 580 (Credit: Panini)

Doctor Who Magazine, Issue 580 looks at the full story behind the two Doctor Who Movies. 

 

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • Sergei and Dmitri Subotsky reveal how their father, producer Milton Subotsky, tried to make a third Doctor Who film – Dr. Who’s Greatest Adventure. Plus, never-before-published details of exactly what was in the movie’s script.

  • Actor Jason Flemyng, the son of Gordon Flemyng, remembers his father and the 1960s Dalek movies he directed.

  • Doctor Who producer Nikki Wilson looks back at over a decade working on the series.

  • Composer Segun Akinola discusses the music of Flux and the Centenary Special – and looks to the future.

  • CG recreations of the flying saucer interior from Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D., revealing how the Shepperton Studios sets were assembled.

  • A celebration of Spare Parts, the seminal audio drama that depicted the origins of the Cybermen and inspired later TV episodes.

  • Collectivity meets fans with a love for merchandise based on the 60s Dalek movies.

  • The Everlasting Summer, a brand-new comic strip adventure for the Doctor, Yaz and Dan.

  • The Fact of Fiction uncovers the hidden secrets of 2015’s The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion.

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

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 580 is on sale Thursday 21 July from panini.co.uk and WH Smith priced £6.99 (UK).

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

 
 
 




FILTER: - DWM - Movies

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 579Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 23 June 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 579 (Credit: Panini)

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine tells the inside story of the return of David Tennant and Catherine Tate to Doctor Who

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • An exclusive from Russell T Davies, Doctor Who’s incoming showrunner, on the return of David Tennant and Catherine Tate to the series.

  • Newly released documents reveal the details behind the classification certificates of Doctor Who videos in the 1980s and 90s. 

  • Robert Sidaway, who played Avon in The Savages (1966) and Captain Jimmy Turner in The Invasion (1968), talks about his Doctor Who roles for the first time.

  • The friends, colleagues and admirers of Verity Lambert pay tribute to Doctor Who’s first producer.

  • Authors James Moran and Rona Munro discuss their forthcoming Target books, The Fires of Pompeii and The Eaters of Light.

  • Writer Juno Dawson and producer Ella Watts on the making of the acclaimed podcast series Doctor Who: Redacted.

  • Visual effects designer Paul Mann recalls the making of Timelash (1985) with the help of previously unseen photos from his collection.

  • Chris Cassell and Justin T Lee explain how the special effects of Timelash have been newly enhanced for the Season 22 Blu-ray box set.

  • Fear of the Future, a brand-new comic strip adventure for the Doctor, Yaz and Dan.

  • The Fact of Fiction uncovers the hidden secrets of 1985’s Vengeance on Varos.

  • Apocrypha revisits the seminal 1993 New Adventures novel Deceit.

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

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 579 is on sale now from panini.co.uk and WH Smith priced £6.99 (UK).

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

 




FILTER: - DWM - Tenth Doctor

Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1967Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 16 June 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1967 (Credit: Panini)

Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1967 is the fifth issue in a lavish series of bookazines from the makers of Doctor Who Magazine.

Having recently made his debut as the Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton really made the role his own in 1967. However, Doctor Who’s newfound stability was soon threatened by behind-the-scenes changes.

As Dalek creator Terry Nation withdrew the rights to use the programme’s most notorious villains, the search began to find new monsters that could fill the gap. This prompted an unforgettable run of stories, including The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Abominable Snowmen and The Ice Warriors.

In this 116-page bookazine, all-new features and rarely seen images tell the story of a year that produced some of Doctor Who’s best-loved episodes. 

Contents include articles on:

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

  • Doctor Who in the popular press

  • The Dr Who Annual 

  • Special effects and production techniques

  • Wall’s Dr Who Sky Ray cards and album

  • The Highlanders, The Underwater Menace, The Moonbase, The Macra Terror, The Faceless Ones, The Evil of the Daleks, The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Abominable Snowmen and The Ice Warriors

  • … and much more!

Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1967 is on sale from Thursday 16 June, RRP just £9.99 from panini.co.uk and selected branches of WH Smith while stocks last.

It’s also available digitally from pocketmags.com priced £8.99.

 




FILTER: - DWM - Second Doctor - Season 5

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 578Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 578 (Credit: Panini)

The latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine introduces the Fourteenth Doctor, Ncuti Gatwa

 

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • An exclusive from Russell T Davies, Doctor Who’s incoming showrunner, on the casting of Ncuti Gatwa.

  • The story of Ncuti Gatwa’s life and career to date.

  • A 1991 interview with Gordon Flemyng, director of the 1960s Dalek movies, published in full for the first time.

  • Jill Curzon, who played Louise in Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D., answers questions from the TARDIS tin.

  • Assistant director Anthony Waye recalls working on Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

  • Inside the 4K restoration process for the Dalek movies.

  • CGI recreations of the Dalek city from Dr. Who and the Daleks, revealing how the Shepperton Studios sets were put together.

  • Exclusive previews and disc breakdowns of the forthcoming Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 22 Blu-ray box set and the Blu-ray/UHD Blu-ray releases of the Dalek movies.

  • Ruth Madeley talks about playing Hebe Harrison, the new companion in the Sixth Doctor’s audio adventures.

  • The Fact of Fiction reveals the hidden secrets of Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

  • Dr. Who & The Mechonoids, a brand-new comic strip adventure for Dr Who and his granddaughter, Susan.

  • Apocrypha revisits Doomcloud, the first Doctor Who adventure that was told twice!

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

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 578 is on sale from panini.co.uk and WH Smith from Thursday 26 May priced £6.99 (UK).

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

 




FILTER: - DWM - Ncuti Gatwa

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 577Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 27 April 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 577 (Credit: Panini)

The latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine features an exclusive interview with outgoing show-runner Chris Chibnall. 

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • In his most extensive and revealing interview ever, Chris Chibnall looks back on his time as Doctor Who showrunner and shares detailed insights into the making of the series since 2017.

  • Director Paul Joyce provides a commentary on the stills that created fantasy backdrops to his 1981 story Warriors’ Gate.

  • How Doctor Who became part of Fortnite, the biggest video game in the world.

  • The team behind the forthcoming Doctor Who – Worlds of Wonder describe the new exhibition.

  • A look at how the Silurians and Sea Devils have evolved since their first appearances in the 1970s.

  • Collectivity meets Doctor Who’s branded-clothing collectors.

  • Apocrypha revisits World Game, a 2005 Second Doctor novel by Terrance Dicks.

  • The Fact of Fiction saddles up for A Town Called Mercy.

  • The fourth and final part of Hydra’s Gate, a new comic-strip story for the Doctor, Yaz and Dan.

  • Previews, reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, Sufficient Data and more!

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 577 is on sale from panini.co.uk and WH Smith from Thursday 28 April priced £6.99 (UK).

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





FILTER: - DWM - Chris Chibnall

DWM Special Edition - Action Figures: The Essential GuideBookmark and Share

Thursday, 21 April 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Special 60 Action Figures: The Essential Guide (Credit: Panini)

 

The latest special edition of Doctor Who Magazine is a lavishly illustrated guide to action figures and other articulated toys inspired by the original run of the series.

Packed with exclusive photography and behind-the-scenes details, this publication includes collectibles inspired by the first eight Doctors, their companions and adversaries.

From the earliest Dalek rarities in the1960s to the very latest gift sets, this is the story of a merchandising phenomenon.

Action Figures: The Essential Guide 1963-1996 is on sale from Thursday 21 April at WHSmith, selected supermarkets and online from panini.co.uk priced £7.99.

A digital edition is also available, priced £6.99 from pocketmags.com





FILTER: - DWM