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 7 - An Unearthly Series - The Origins of a TV Legend: First published 31 Jan 2013

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 586Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 4 January 2023 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine:  Issue 586 (Credit: Panini)

In the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine Millie Gibson talks about playing new companion Ruby Sunday.

In an exclusive interview, she talks about what it’s like acting alongside Fifteenth Doctor Ncuti Gatwa, and how she discovered she’d secured the role:

I went to get a spray tan for the NTAs [National Television Awards], and I was in the room waiting to dry off when I got this WhatsApp call, asking me to join the call with all my agents. I picked up the phone and they were like, ‘Are you good at keeping secrets?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ They said, ‘Are you really good at keeping secrets? Cos you’ve got it.

Other highlights of the new issue include:


  • From Cardiff with Love – in an another world exclusive, Doctor Who executive producers Phil Collinson, Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter are interviewed together for the first time and discuss the future of the series.
  • Liberation of the Daleks Part Three – the adventures of the Fourteenth Doctor continue in the epic comic-strip adventure written by Alan Barnes and illustrated by Lee Sullivan.
  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies reveals how and why he returned to Doctor Who.
  • Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock files his latest report on the making of forthcoming episodes, direct from Doctor Who’s HQ.
  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news, including an exclusive update from Phil Collinson.
  • 60 Objects, 60 Years – from Flambeaux in 1963 to Cybermats in 1967, the first part of this ongoing series tells the story of one object from every year of Doctor Who’s history.
  • No Time to Die – sets from The Daleks’ Master Plan are recreated in CGI, providing new insights into this mostly missing story.
  • The Fact of Fiction – travel back to a chilly London in the year 1814 and uncover secrets of the Twelfth Doctor story Thin Ice.
  • The Watchers ­– fans who were lucky enough to be granted studio visits in the 1980s recall the thrill of watching stories such as Frontios, The Happiness Patrol and Ghost Light being made.
  • Other Worlds – the essential guide to forthcoming stories in the expanded Doctor Who universe.
  • Previews, reviews, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, Public Image and more.


Doctor Who Magazine Issue 586 is on sale Thursday 5 January from and WH Smith priced £6.99 (UK).

Also available as a digital edition from priced £5.99.

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The Look of the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby SundayBookmark and Share

Saturday, 17 December 2022 - Reported by Marcus
The Doctor (NCUTI GATWA) (Credit: BBC/Bad Wolf)The Doctor (NCUTI GATWA), Ruby Sunday (MILLIE GIBSON) (Credit: BBC/Bad Wolf)

The BBC has released the first images of the Fifteenth Doctor and his companion Ruby Sunday in costume. 

The new Doctor, played by Ncuti Gatwa, will take control of the TARDIS next Christmas following three specials starring David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor. 

The pictures show Gatwa in his new outfit as The Doctor. He is currently filming series fourteen at the Bad Wolf studios in Wales. He is joined by new companion Ruby Sunday played by Millie Gibson.


A video has also been released on YouTube Shorts

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