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 3 - An Unearthly Series - The Origins of a TV Legend: First published 14 May 2012

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.

 




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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.





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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





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Doctor Who Magazine 567Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 31 March 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine 567 (Credit: Panini)Doctor Who Magazine 567 (Credit: Panini)

The latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine has an exclusive preview of the upcoming Doctor Who story, Legend of the Sea Devils

 

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • An exclusive 15-page preview of the Easter Special, Legend of the Sea Devils, featuring contributions from Chris Chibnall, Crystal Yu, Marlowe Chan-Reeves and Arthur Lee.

  • Exclusive interviews with Legend of the Sea Devils co-writer Ella Road and director Haolu Wang.

  • Ray Holman reveals his costume designs for the latest Special. 

  • Graeme Garden, Rufus Hound and Gemma Whelan share their experiences of playing the Meddling Monk.

  • Katy Manning pays tribute to her much-missed friend, Stewart Bevan.

  • Artist Jeff Cummins discusses his cover illustrations for Target Books and the New Adventures.

  • Previously unpublished photographs from the set of 1964’s The Keys of Marinus.

  • A look back on the life and work of the late Henry Lincoln, co-writer of The Abominable Snowmen, The Web of Fear and The Dominators.

  • Collectivity meets Doctor Who’s comic-book collectors.

  • The Fact of Fiction looks at 2017’s Smile.

  • The third 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!

PLUS!

  • Doctor Who Discovers Pirates, a previously unpublished entry in the 1970s’ Doctor Who Discovers book range, is presented in full for the first time ever as a 52-page supplement.

  • A download code for a complete full-cast audio adventure from Big Finish, starring Catherine Tate as Donna Noble.

  • A giant double-sided poster.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 576 is on sale from panini.co.uk and WH Smith from Thursday 31 March priced £9.99 (UK). Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £8.99.





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Doctor Who Magazine Issue 575Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 3 March 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 575 (Credit: Panini)

Issue 575 of Doctor Who Magazine celebrates 40 years of the Fifth Doctor

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • The results of DWM’s World Cup of the Fifth Doctor, which saw his 20 television stories pitted against each other in a series of polls on Twitter.

  • An exclusive look at the files of 1980s script editor Eric Saward, including new interviews with Eric and some of his prospective writers.

  • A previously unpublished interview with the late Spencer Chapman, in which he discusses his design work on the 1960s productions The Dalek Invasion of Earth and The Space Museum. 

  • The final instalment of a two-part interview with Doctor Who’s outgoing executive producer Matt Strevens.

  • A recreation of the sets from 1968’s The Wheel in Space, featuring new CGI models.

  • How to navigate the BBC’s growing online archive of Doctor Who content.

  • Collectivity explores the appeal of action figures.

  • Apocrypha revisits Catalogue of Events, a short story in Marvel Comics’ 1983 Doctor Who Summer Special.

  • The Fact of Fiction looks at 2009’s The Waters of Mars.

  • The second 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 575 is on sale from panini.co.uk and WH Smith from Thursday 3 March priced £6.99 (UK).

Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £4.99.





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Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 574Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 2 February 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 574 (Credit: Panini)

In this month's Doctor Who Magazine, Colin Baker, Bonnie Langford and Russell T Davies reveal the next chapter for the sixth Doctor

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • An exclusive preview of Mind of the Hodiac (Russell T Davies’ first Doctor Who script) ahead of its Big Finish release, with contributions from Colin Baker, Bonnie Langford, Russell, Scott Handcock and Emily Cook.

  • The first installment of a two-part interview with Doctor Who’s outgoing executive producer Matt Strevens.

  • Visual effects designer Ben Pickles describes his contributions to the Thirteenth Doctor’s era.

  • Zodiak VFX’s Tamsie Thomas and Myfanwy Harris talk about their award-winning work on Doctor Who.

  • A tribute to Doctor Who director Michael Ferguson, who passed away in October.

  • The inside story of how the BBC paved the way for Doctor Who’s long-awaited return in 2005.

  • Pianist Jess Jurkovic discusses his YouTube project ‘Dudley Simpson IS Doctor Who’.

  • Collectivity investigates the increasingly sophisticated world of trading cards.

  • Apocrypha revisits Invasion of the Daleks, a seminal comic strip from 1964’s The Dalek Book.

  • The Fact of Fiction looks at the 1965 story The Romans.

  • Public Image analyses the ratings for Eve of the Daleks.

  • The first 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 574 is on sale from panini.co.uk and WH Smith from Thursday 3 February priced £6.99 (UK). Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £4.99.

 




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Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 573Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 5 January 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine issue 573 (Credit: Panini)

This month's Doctor Who Magazine investigates how digital technology transformed Doctor Who.

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • DWM charts the history of digital effects in Doctor Who from the 1970s to the most recent episodes.
  • Dave Bannister and Andrew Robertson from VFX company DNEG describe their contributions to Flux.
  • Digital matte artist Jim McCarthy discusses his work on Doctor Who in the 1980s.
  • Interviews with the people who brought us some of the first Doctor Who computer games.
  • The second installment of a two-part feature in which Ray Holman explains the background to his costume designs for Series 13.
  • An interview with Frances White, who played Cassandra in 1965’s The Myth Makers.
  • Composer Segun Akinola discusses the musical juxtaposition of romance and Daleks in the New Year’s Day Special.
  • Tributes to renowned Target cover artist Chris Achilléos, who died on 6 December, and writer Bob Baker, who died away on 2 November.
  • The Fact of Fiction revisits 2010’s The Beast Below.
  • Public Image analyses the ratings for Flux.
  • The Doctor Who Magazine Christmas Quiz answers.
  • Previews, reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.

 

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 573 is on sale from panini.co.uk and WH Smith from Thursday 6 Januarypriced £5.99 (UK).

Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £4.99.





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Doctor Who Magazine - 2022 YearbookBookmark and Share

Friday, 31 December 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Special 59 The 2022 Yearbook (Credit: Panini)

The latest Doctor Who Magazine Special, the 2022 Yearbook is now on sale.

Series 13 of Doctor Who unfolded in a serialised format that took the programme back to its roots, while presenting the most spectacular visual effects in the show’s history.

Compiled with unparalleled access to the production of Flux, this Special Edition is packed full of all-new content, including exclusive contributions from the cast and crew members behind a landmark series of Doctor Who.

Highlights include:

  • Exclusive interviews with Segun Akinola (composer), Nadia Albina (Diane), Paul Broughton (Neville Lewis), Danny Marie Elias (prosthetics designer), Craige Els (Karvanista), Mandip Gill (Yaz), Sue Jenkins (Eileen Lewis), Steve Oram (Williamson), Craig Parkinson (the Grand Serpent), Sara Powell (Mary Seacole), Claire Pritchard-Jones (make-up designer), Jonathan Watson (Sontarans) and Jodie Whittaker (the Doctor).
  • An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the opening sequence of Flux including exclusive contributions from Jodie Whittaker, Chris Chibnall (showrunner) and Jamie Magnus Stone (director).
  • Analyses of every episode of Flux.
  • A diary of the most significant events of 2021, both on-screen and off.
  • Ten pages of tributes to the Doctor Who luminaries who passed away during 2021.

 

DWM Special Edition 59: The 2022 Yearbook is on sale from Thursday 30 December at WH Smith, selected supermarkets and online from panini.co.uk priced £6.99.

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





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Doctor Who Magazine Issue 572Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 8 December 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 572 (Credit: Panini)

Issue 572 of Doctor Who Magazine features an exclusive preview of this year's New Year Special., Eve of the Daleks. 

 

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • An exclusive preview of Eve of the Daleks, with contributions from Chris Chibnall, John Bishop, Mandip Gill and director Annetta Laufer.

  • Interviews with Series 13’s directors, Jamie Magnus Stone and Azhur Saleem.

  • An interview with Annabel Scholey, who played Claire in Flux. 

  • In the first installment of a two-part feature, costume designer Ray Holman discusses his creations for Series 13.

  • A behind-the-scenes look at what happened when a Doctor Who fan wrote to CBBC’s The Dengineers, to ask for his own TARDIS.

  • Collectivity meets fans whose passion for Doctor Who books and toys began with childhood Christmas presents.

  • The Fact of Fiction revisits the 2015 Christmas Special The Husbands of River Song.

  • It’s Behind You!, a brand-new comic strip adventure for the Doctor, Yaz and Dan.

  • Public Image analyses the ratings for Flux.

  • The Doctor Who Magazine Christmas Quiz.

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

PLUS: a giant double-sided poster!

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 572 is on sale from panini.co.uk and WH Smith from Thursday 9 December

priced £6.99 (UK). Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £5.99.

 




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Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 571Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 10 November 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 571 (Credit: Panini) Doctor Who Magazine Issue 571 (Credit: Panini)Doctor Who Magazine Issue 571 (Credit: Panini)

 

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 571 is out this week and comes with one of three covers. 

It includes the latest on Series 13 from the showrunner Chris Chibnall. 

Highlights include 

  • Three variant covers to collect – Swarm, Azure and Skaak
  • The latest Production Notes from showrunner Chris Chibnall.
  • An exclusive preview of the final episodes of Series 13, with contributions from Chris Chibnall, Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill and John Bishop.
  • Interviews with Sam Spruell and Rochenda Sandall, who play Flux supervillains Swarm and Azure.
  • Production designer Dafydd Shurmer discusses the sets he created for Series 13, with previously unseen concept art and other exclusive images
  • Writer and director Pete McTighe describes the making of the trailer for the new Season 17 Blu-ray box set.
  • A look back at The Five Faces of Doctor Who repeat season, on the 40th anniversary of its BBC2 screening.
  • The second installment of a two-part feature looking at Doctor Who’s most successful, and not so successful, relaunches 
  • The Fact of Fiction analyses the 1984 story Planet of Fire.
  • The second part of The Forest Bride, a brand-new comic strip adventure for the Doctor and Yaz.
  • Sufficient Data explores Doctor Who’s big ideas.
  • An exclusive preview of the Season 17 Blu-ray box set, complete with a disc-by-disc guide of special features
  •  Previews, reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.

 

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 571 is on sale from panini.co.uk and WH Smith from Thursday 11 November priced £5.99 (UK). Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £4.99.





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