Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition 57Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 29 April 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Special Edition S7 (Credit: Panini)

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 57 looks at writing for Doctor Who. 

How does an episode of Doctor Who evolve from an initial idea?

Since 1963 many producers and editors have applied their own philosophies and working methods to the pre-production of this complex series.

This Special Edition explains how a Doctor Who narrative is constructed and examines the careers of the show’s leading writers. Illustrated with previously unseen script pages from the BBC archive, alongside many other rare documents and photos.

Writing Doctor Who reveals the stories behind the storytellers.

Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition 57: Writing Doctor Who is on sale from panini.co.uk and WH Smith from Thursday 29 April priced £6.99 (UK).

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





Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 564Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 564 (Credit: Panini)

This month's issue of Doctor Who Magazine,  Issue 564, marks 25 years of the Eighth Doctor

Highlights of this anniversary issue include:

  • What the Eighth Doctor Did Next – a guide to the adventures that took place after the TV movie.

  • A revealing interview with the actor who was very nearly cast as the Eighth Doctor.

  • The second part of an exclusive interview with Christopher Eccleston.

  • Director Joe Ahearne recalls working with Christopher Eccleston on the 2005 series.

  • The life and career of Christopher Baker, who briefly appeared as the Doctor in The Brain of Morbius.

  • A rundown of surprising references to Doctor Who in American TV series and films.

  • Collectivity looks at the merchandise released to tie in with the 1996 TV movie.

  • Apocrypha remembers the 2005 novel The Monsters Inside.

  • The Fact of Fiction begins its analysis of 1970’s The Ambassadors of Death.

  • Millie McKenzie discusses her Doctor Who-inspired clay creations.

  • Sufficient Data crunches Doctor Who’s numbers.

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

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 564 is on sale from panini.co.uk and WH Smith from Thursday 29 April priced £5.99 (UK).

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

 




Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 563Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 1 April 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: issue 563 (Credit: Panini)

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine is now available. 

 

Highlights of the new issue include:

 

  • An exclusive in-depth interview with Christopher Eccleston – his first with DWM in 16 years!
  • Former showrunner Steven Moffat on writing for the Ninth Doctor.
  • A preview of Ravagers, the new box set of audio adventures starring Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor.
  • Jonathan Morris explores the gaps in our knowledge of the Ninth Doctor – where could new adventures take place in his timeline?
  • Collectivity celebrates the merchandise released in 2005 after Doctor Who’s revival.
  • DWM tracks down some of the real soldiers who formed part of UNIT in the 1960s and 70s.
  • Members of the Doctor Who Restoration Team reveal the secrets of making old episodes look better than ever for their release on Blu-ray.
  • Apocrypha remembers BBC Books’ 2005 novel The Monsters Inside.
  • The Fact of Fiction looks back at 2005’s Father’s Day.
  • Reviews of the Season 8 Blu-ray box set and the new Target novelisations
  • Sufficient Data crunches Doctor Who’s numbers.
  • Previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.

 

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 563 is on sale from store.panini.co.uk and WH Smith from Thursday 1 April, priced £5.99 (UK).

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





Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 562Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 3 March 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 562 (Credit: Panini)

Issue 562 of Doctor Who Magazine is out this week. 

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • Some of Doctor Who’s most renowned illustrators discuss their techniques: Chris Achilléos, Colin Howard, Martin Geraghty, Stuart Crouch, Anthony Dry and Anthony Lamb all speak exclusively to DWM.
  • Television producer John Lloyd discusses his never-realised 1979 four-parter The Doomsday Contract ahead of its Big Finish release.
  • Meet the collectors committed to acquiring the autographs of their favourite stars.
  • Behind-the-scenes insights into the interactive game The Lonely Assassins, including an interview with one of its stars, Ingrid Oliver.
  • New CG images recreate the sets from the lost episodes of 1967’s The Moonbase. Plus an analysis of the serial’s original studio floorplans and a tribute to its designer, Colin Shaw.
  • Doctor Who guest star Chris Noth talks about working with the Daleks, the art of villainy and why he’s flying the flag for the series in America.
  • Apocrypha investigates The Mystery of the Marie Celeste, a story from the 1970 Dr Who Annual.
  • Reviews of the new Target novelisations Dalek, The Crimson Horror and The Witchfinders.
  • The Fact of Fiction analyses 2012’s Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.
  • The final part of The White Dragon, a new comic-strip adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor
  •  New regular feature Sufficient Data crunches Doctor Who’s numbers.
  • Previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.

 

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 562 is on sale from Thursday 4 March £5.99 (UK)





Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1965Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 24 February 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1965 (Credit: Panini)

Doctor Who: Chronicles is a new series of bookazines from the makers of Doctor Who Magazine.

Examining the landmark years of the show’s history in unprecedented detail, the first issue looks at 1965, when the most popular episodes of Doctor Who attracted more than 13 million viewers and Dalekmania reached its peak with the release of the first feature film based on the series.

This 116-page bookazine features newly discovered images and all-new features, including a summary of the year’s most significant events in the Doctor Who universe (both on and off-screen); the rarest items of Dalek memorabilia; designs for Galaxy 4 toys that never went on sale; the untold story behind a Dalek-voiced TV commercial; how Doctor Who was reported in the popular press; insights into the BBC’s Audience Research Reports; a look at the first Doctor Who annual, a tribute to The Daleks comic-strip artist Richard Jennings; The Curse of the Daleks, the first theatre production based on the series; special effects and production techniques; overviews of The Rescue, The Romans, The Web Planet, The Crusade, The Space Museum, The Chase, The Time Meddler, Galaxy 4, Mission to the Unknown, The Myth Makers and The Daleks’ Master Plan – and much more.

Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1965 is on sale from 24 February, RRP just £9.99 from store.panini.co.uk and selected branches of WH Smith. It’s also available digitally from pocketmags.com priced £8.99.

 




Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 561Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 4 February 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 561 (Credit: Panini)

This month's Doctor Who Magazine looks at the Target range of Doctor Who novelisations and includes an exclusive free book for those buying the physical publication

 

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • Exclusive interviews with some of the authors of the upcoming Target novelisations: Robert Shearman (Dalek), Mark Gatiss (The Crimson Horror) and Joy Wilkinson (The Witchfinders).

  • A celebration of the classic Target books.

  • Target collectors discuss their hobby.

  • Inside the making of the trailer for the Season 24 Blu-ray box set, featuring contributions from Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford and writer/director Pete McTighe.

  • Patrick O’Kane discusses his portrayal of Ashad, the Lone Cyberman, in Series 12.

  • An interview with editor Rebecca Trotman, who won a BAFTA for her work on Ascension of the Cybermen.

  • Family, friends and colleagues pay tribute to acclaimed Doctor Who writer Philip Martin.

  • The evolution of the scripts that would eventually become Vengeance on Varos, Philip Martin’s first Doctor Who story. 

  • A Review of the Daleks! YouTube series. 

  • Public Image looks at the ratings for Revolution of the Daleks.

  • The Fact of Fiction analyses the 1978 serial Underworld.

  • The third part of The White Dragon, a new comic-strip adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor.

  • Previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, The Blogs of Doom and more.

  • PLUS a double-sided Target wallchart and a new and exclusive Target book! *

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 561 is on sale from Thursday 4 February

£9.99 (UK)

 




Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 560Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 7 January 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 560 (Credit: Panini)

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 560 is now on sale celebrating 50 years of the Master

Highlights of the issue include:

  • The results of the World Cup of the Master – a Twitter tournament to decide the renegade Time Lord’s greatest stories.

  • Current Master Sacha Dhawan answers questions from the TARDIS Tin.

  • On set with Russell T Davies and Phil Collinson as they recreate some classic 1980s Doctor Who for the new Channel 4 drama It’s a Sin.

  • Olly Alexander, who stars in It’s a Sin, tells DWM about working with the Daleks.

  • Interviews with three of the actors who appeared in Resurrection of the Daleks: John Adam-Baker, Sneh Gupta and Nigel Tisdall.

  • Patrick Mulkern accompanies Katy Manning and John Levene on a return visit to Aldbourne, nearly 50 years after the filming of The Dæmons.

  • A solution to the mystery surrounding the 1973 episode that marked Roger Delgado’s final appearance as the Master.

  • An exclusive preview of the Season 8 Blu-ray box set.

  • DWM’s review of the New Year’s Day Special, Revolution of the Daleks. 

  • The Fact of Fiction analyses the 1999 Comic Relief Special The Curse of Fatal Death.

  • The DWM Christmas Quiz answers.

  • The second part of The White Dragon, a new comic-strip adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor.

  • Previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, The Blogs of Doom and more.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 560 is on sale from Thursday 7 January

£5.99 (UK)

 




Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition The 2021 YearbookBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition The 2021 Yearbook (Credit: Panini)

The latest special edition from Doctor Who Magazine is the 2021 Yearbook

Packed with all-new content and previously unseen images, Doctor Who Magazine’s 2021 Yearbook is the essential guide to an extraordinary year.

Highlights include:

  • Exclusive interviews with Jodie Whittaker (the Doctor), John Barrowman (Captain Jack), Mandip Gill (Yaz) and Tosin Cole (Ryan); guest stars Laura Fraser (Kane in Orphan 55), Anjli Mohindra (Queen Skithra in Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror) and Warren Brown and Matthew McNulty (Jake and Adam in Praxeus); plus writers Ed Hime (Orphan 55) and Maxine Alderton (The Haunting of Villa Diodati).
  • Analyses of all the episodes from the 2020 series.
  • The inside story of the new YouTube serial Daleks!
  • Behind the scenes of the Radiophonic Workshop’s latest project.
  • Tributes to the Doctor Who luminaries who passed away during 2020.

… and much more!

 

DWM Special Edition 56: The 2021 Yearbook is on sale from Wednesday 16 December at WH Smith, selected supermarkets and online from store.panini.co.uk priced £6.99.

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





Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 559Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 9 December 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 559 (Credit: Panini)

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 559 talks to Jodie Whittaker, John Barrowman and Chris Chibnal as the preview the New Year episode of Doctor Who, Revolution of the Daleks. 

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • An exclusive preview of the New Year’s Day Special, featuring contributions from Jodie Whittaker, John Barrowman, Chris Noth, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Chris Chibnall, director Lee Haven Jones and costume designer Ray Holman.
  • The latest from showrunner Chris Chibnall in his Production Notes.
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the trailer for the Season 8 Blu-ray box set, with writer and director Pete McTighe, Katy Manning and Stewart Bevan.
  • Christmas with the Doctor – a fresh look at stories that were broadcast during the festive period between 1963 and 1989.
  • What did missing 1965 episode The Feast of Steven actually look like? DWM’s CGI recreation offers some clues.
  • The strange story of the 1964 record I’m Gonna Spend My Christmas with a Dalek.
  • Interviews with the team behind the immersive theatre experience Time Fracture.
  • The final instalment of a two-part article exploring David Whitaker’s influence on the Daleks.
  • The Fact of Fiction analyses the 2014 Festive Special Last Christmas.
  • Apocrypha rediscovers the bizarre 1965 comic strip A Christmas Story.
  • The DWM Christmas Quiz!
  • The first part of The White Dragon, a new comic-strip adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor.
  • Previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, The Blogs of Doom and more.
  • PLUS a giant, double-sided poster!

 

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 559 is on sale from Thursday 10 December

£6.99 (UK)





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)