Doctor Who Magazine 530Bookmark and Share

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine 530  (Credit: Panini) Doctor Who Magazine 530 features an exclusive interview with Jodie Whittaker, plus previews of her first two episodes.

DWM meets Whittaker on the set of the new series
I don’t ever forget what I’m a part of because Doctor Who’s been around much longer than I have, But every part of this experience is to make it my own.
Also in this issue...
  • CHRIS CHIBNALL
  • The latest update from Doctor Who’s showrunner.
  • WHO’S CREW
  • Meet the team responsible for bringing the new series to our screens.
  • MATT BERRY
  • He’s best known for his sitcom appearances, but Matt Berry is reinterpreting the Doctor Who theme for his new record.
  • TARDIS EVOLUTION
  • Secrets of the TARDIS control room revealed!
  • COSPLAY
  • A meticulous recreation of the torn coat worn by the Twelfth and Thirteenth Doctors in Twice Upon a Time and The Woman Who Fell to Earth.
  • THE SEVATEEM
  • An interview with Christian Erickson, whose new concept album is inspired by The Caves of Androzani.
  • THE CLOCKWISE WAR The Twelfth Doctor’s final DWM strip adventure comes to a shattering conclusion.
  • THE TIME TEAM
  • The Time Team watches four very different episodes in an effort to discover what the First Doctor was really like.
  • THE FACT OF FICTION
  • In-depth analysis of the 2006 Tenth Doctor story School Reunion.
PLUS... The Blogs of Doom, reviews, news and a huge prize-winning competition.

Doctor Who Magazine 530  (Credit: Panini)Deluxe Edition

A deluxe edition of this issue is also available, exclusive to WHSmith. As well as the regular edition, it includes:
  • SERIES 11 GUIDE featuring new interviews with Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill
  • DOCTOR WHO CD from Big Finish
  • FOUR DOUBLE-SIDED ART CARDS of the Doctor, Graham, Ryan and Yasmin
  • A MASSIVE, DOUBLE-SIDED POSTER featuring scenes from the new series
  • FOUR DOCTOR WHO DOWNLOADS from Big Finish and BBC Audio
Doctor Who Magazine 530 is on sale 20 September. Regular edition £5.99, deluxe edition £9.99.




Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 529Bookmark and Share

Sunday, 26 August 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 529 (Credit: Panini)Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 529 (Credit: Panini)This month's Doctor Who Magazine talks to Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole, who play companions Yasmin and Ryan in Series 11.

Also in this issue...
  • FREE POSTER
  • A double-sided poster featuring the Thirteenth Doctor, Graham, Ryan and Yasmin.
  • SERIES 11 NEWS
  • Interviews with the writers and directors of Series 11, with an introduction from showrunner Chris Chibnall.
  • ROY SCAMMELL
  • The film and TV stuntman discusses his unforgettable contributions to the series in the 1970s.
  • DON HARPER
  • The life and career of the composer whose score for The Invasion is about to be released.
  • LISA BOWERMAN
  • The actress who has played Bernice Summerfield for 20 years answers questions from the TARDIS tin.
  • ALAN BENNION
  • A tribute to the actor who played three Ice Warriors in 1960s and 70s Doctor Who.
  • TIME OF THE DALEKS
  • Inside Gale Force 9, the company behind the latest Doctor Who board game.
  • THE CLOCKWISE WAR
  • Part Six of this comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill.
  • THE TIME TEAM
  • The reviewers watch three pseudo-historical stories: The Time Warrior, The Talons of Weng-Chiang and Thin Ice.
  • THE FACT OF FICTION
  • In-depth analysis of the 2013 Eleventh Doctor story Hide.
  • COSPLAY
  • Australian comedian Rob Lloyd explains how he creates his Third Doctor look on a budget.
PLUS... The Blogs of Doom, previews, reviews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!

Doctor Who Magazine 529 is on sale now, price £5.99.




Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition: The World of Doctor WhoBookmark and Share

Saturday, 25 August 2018 - Reported by Marcus
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The latest DWM Special Edition explores the international appeal of Doctor Who and the way the show’s audience has evolved since the 1960s.

There have been Doctor Who fans for as long as there has been Doctor Who. And like the series itself, fandom has spent decades evolving into a global phenomenon, with enthusiasts in such far-flung territories as the United States, China and New Zealand.

If you’re new to Doctor Who, or curious about the way its viewers are inspired by the programme, then this unique guide will tell you everything you need to know about television’s most devoted fans.

Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition: The World of Doctor Who is on sale now price £5.99.




Doctor Who Magazine 528Bookmark and Share

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The next issue of Doctor Who Magazine is due in the shops on Thursday 26th July, and features an exclusive interview with new lead writer Chris Chibnall and the preparations that took place to reveal Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor to the world last year. Recalling his anxiety:

Doctor Who Magazine 528 (Credit: Doctor Who Magazine)In my mind I’m thinking: are we really doing this? A secret shoot, with only nine people involved? Will this work? Can we reveal the new Doctor this way? Are the BBC really going to put it out during the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final? Is it crazy? Will people even watch or notice? (Turns out, the answer to all those questions is yes).

Somewhere on a train, Jodie Whittaker is making her way towards us, having told people she’s off to make a low budget Scandinavian film this weekend.

Recce done, we hole up in a hotel. Some of us are checked in under fake names, I can’t work out whether that’s for security, or because we’re all enjoying the cloak and dagger. When I go to check in, I forget my fake name. I’m not very good at this.

The hotel is quiet. Great. As we walk across reception we notice lots of champagne glasses. The staff explain: preparations for the massive wedding reception that’s going to be happening tonight. Right. Uh-oh.

To get to the car tomorrow, Jodie will have to walk through this big reception, where the hungover wedding guests will be checking out in the morning. How do we get the new Doctor from her room to the car park, in the costume she’s wearing for the shoot, without anyone spotting? We’re just going to have to style it out.

Sunday morning. Jo Pearce (Social and Digital genius) has gone out early, done a dry run driving from the hotel to the location checking the route. And she comes back alarmed: there’s a Velothon on the route! Some of the roads are closed! Her brilliantly planned shortest possible route from hotel to location won’t work. What’s more, the car will be passing hundreds of cyclists. What if we have to stop at traffic lights? What if somebody looks in and sees the new Doctor? Hopefully Velothon cyclists will have other things to think about. We manage to smuggle the new Doctor into the back of Jo’s car. Hood up in the back, like she’s cosplaying The Matrix, sandwiched between two others.

The week rolls towards the Wimbledon final. Calls are made. Who needs to know the identity of the new Doctor before the rest of the world? Most importantly, Peter Capaldi. We set a time, I call him…

The full story revealing more details about the secrecy that went on, how the shoot happened and who else received those all-important calls is in the new issue.

Other highlights include:
  • A visit to the archive of Doctor Who writer and script editor Douglas Adams
  • Peter Purves answers questions from the TARDIS tin
  • The untold story of Sky Ray ice lollies and Doctor Who, with images of rare 1960s memorabilia
  • Behind the scenes on IDW’s distinctive range of American Doctor Who comics
  • Graphic designer Lee Binding reveals what went into the packaging for the Season 12 Blu-ray box set
  • The Time Team tackles three of Doctor Who’s most controversial episodes
  • The Fact of Fiction explores the 2017 story Empress of Mars
  • Seventh Doctor cosplay with Jamie Lenman
  • Part Five of The Clockwise War, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill
  • Previews, audio reviews, news, The Blogs of Doom, prize-winning competitions and much more!

As reported last week, subscribers to the magazine will receive an exclusive 'clear' cover version of the magazine.





Clear covers for DWM SubscribersBookmark and Share

Friday, 20 July 2018 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Doctor Who Magazine (Credit: DWM)Having experimented with covers without text back in 2016, Doctor Who Magazine have now announced that these variant covers will become a standard feature of subscribers' copies of the magazine as of the next edition, Issue 528.







The Essential Doctor Who: Adventures in the FutureBookmark and Share

Thursday, 28 June 2018 - Reported by Marcus
The Essential Doctor Who: Adventures in the Future (Credit: Panini)Panini’s series of Doctor Who bookazines continues with Adventures in the Future.

Doctor Who’s predictions of the future have depicted the destruction of planet Earth and the ultimate collapse of the universe. Alien superpowers have subjugated star systems and galactic empires have fallen, leaving only a few witnesses to the end of time itself.

This new publication sets the TARDIS co-ordinates for a journey into this dangerous realm, exploring landmark episodes and meeting the talents who brought them to the screen. Packed full of exclusive content, including new interviews and a wealth of previously unseen images, this is the essential guide to the series’ greatest futuristic adventures.

The Essential Doctor Who: Adventures in the Future is on sale now, price £9.99.




Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 527Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 28 June 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine 527  (Credit: Panini)The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine included new interviews with Wendy Padbury, Carole Ann Ford and Sophie Aldred.

Wendy Padbury, who played Second Doctor companion Zoe:
I’ve met two or three people who became astrophysicists because of Zoe, and that’s quite a thing.
Sophie Aldred, who played Seventh Doctor companion Ace:
When I think about being 24 and let loose on one of the most-loved programmes on TV... It gave me a lot of confidence.
Carole Ann Ford, who played the Doctor’s granddaughter Susan:
I really would like to meet Jodie Whittaker. What would I say to her? ‘Hello grandma!’
Also in this issue...
  • BACK TO SCHOOL
  • Class cast members reflect on the fate of the television series and reveal the next step for the show.
  • LONDON, 1965!
  • The story behind the Twitch viewing marathon, and the surprising effect one particular scene had on viewers.
  • BOX OF DELIGHTS
  • One man’s mission to save and restore the last remaining police boxes in Glasgow.
  • NEW DOCTORS
  • The third article in a series looking at ways new Doctors have been introduced to the public.
  • WHO, ME
  • Australian comedian Rob Lloyd, acclaimed for his one-man show Who, Me, talks to DWM on the eve of his UK tour.
  • THE MAN WHO SAVED THE DOCTOR
  • A tribute to the late Graham Strong, the fan whose 1960s soundtrack recordings have played a crucial role in reconstructing lost episodes.
  • THE TIME TEAM
  • The Time Team takes a trip to Gallifrey, watching three adventures set on the Doctor’s home planet.
  • THE FACT OF FICTION
  • This issue’s instalment explores the Eleventh Doctor story The Vampires of Venice.
  • COSPLAY
  • A step-by-step guide to making your own version of Captain Jack Harkness’ vortex manipulator.
  • THE CLOCKWISE WAR
  • The fourth part of a new comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill.
PLUS... Series 11 news, The Blogs of Doom, previews, DVD and audio reviews and prize-winning competitions.

Doctor Who Magazine 527 is on sale now, price £5.99.




Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 526Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine issue 526 (Credit: Panini)Tom Baker has been talking exclusively to Doctor Who Magazine in advance of the Blu-Ray release of his first season as The Doctor

In the interview, the actor reflects on the role that changed his life.
You know, Doctor Who is nothing to do with science fiction. It’s nothing to do with anything. It’s a bit like religion really, in that all you have to do is believe it. And I can believe any old nonsense.
Also in this issue 826
  • ROGER MURRAY-LEACH
  • An extensive interview with the production designer who achieved the impossible on Season 12 of Doctor Who.
  • THE HOLMES MASTER PLAN
  • How Season 12 script editor Robert Holmes created a storytelling formula that continues to influence the modern series.
  • KEVIN LINDSAY
  • The life and career of the Australian actor who played Styre in Season 12’s The Sontaran Experiment.
  • BREWING UP
  • The untold story of how Doctor Who led a marketing campaign for tea bags in 1976.
  • GEORGIA TENNANT
  • The actress talks about how her life has changed since she made her Doctor Who debut – and met her future husband – in 2008.
  • JESSICA MARTIN
  • Jessica talks about illustrating her character Mags (from The Greatest Show in the Galaxy) for a new Seventh Doctor comic.
  • NEW FACES
  • The second part of a series looking at how new Doctors have been introduced to the public.
  • THE TIME TEAM
  • It’s hankies at the ready as the Time Team watch tearjerking episodes from 1982, 2006 and 2010.
  • THE CLOCKWISE WAR
  • Part Three of a new comic strip adventure written by Scott Gray and illustrated by John Ross.
PLUS... The Blogs of Doom, previews, DVD and audio reviews, news, prize-winning competitions and much more.

Doctor Who Magazine 526 is on sale from Thursday 31 May, price £5.99.

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Doctor Who Magazine Issue 525Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 3 May 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 525 (Credit: Panini)Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 525 looks into those scenes from Doctor Who that are Missing in Action

Not everything that’s filmed and recorded for Doctor Who makes it to the screen. The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine reveals details of numerous scenes that have been cut, including major sequences that have been lost forever.

Also in this issue...
  • MICHELLE RYAN
  • An exclusive interview with Michelle about the return of glamorous cat burglar Lady Christina.
  • WILL OSWALD
  • Editor Will Oswald started working on Doctor Who in 2007 and has been responsible for many missing scenes, as well as initiating new material.
  • THE TIME TEAM
  • The Time Team has regenerated – just in time to revisit landmark episodes from the series’ history.
  • OUT OF THE TARDIS
  • Janet Fielding, who played air hostess Tegan, answers questions from the TARDIS tin.
  • THE DOCTOR’S SCARF
  • Musician and illustrator Jamie Lenman goes on a cosplay mission to recreate the most iconic item from the Doctor’s wardrobe.
  • NEW FACES
  • Behind the scenes at the launches of the Second, Third and Fourth Doctors.
  • THE FACT OF FICTION
  • Exploring the hidden depths of the 2009 Easter Special Planet of the Dead.
  • THE CLOCKWISE WAR
  • Part three of a new comic strip adventure written by Scott Gray and illustrated by John Ross.
  • PLUS...
  • The Blogs of Doom, news, previews, book and audio reviews, prize-winning competitions and much more
Doctor Who Magazine issue 525 is on sale from Thursday 3 May, price £5.99.
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Doctor Who - In the StudioBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who - In the Studio - Cover (Credit: Panini) The new Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition, on sale now, tells the story of the series’ sometimes difficult evolution from relatively primitive beginnings to the cutting edge of modern television production.

In the Studio is packed full of all-new features and previously unseen images, this is the ultimate guide to the studio recording and filming of Doctor Who.

In 1963 Sydney Newman and Donald Wilson devised an ambitious concept that would stretch the BBC’s technical resources to the limit. In its earliest days Doctor Who was jeopardised by a fierce dispute over facilities. The programme survived, but never stopped demanding the very best from its studios and dedicated crews.

Highlights include:
  • Sections on all of Doctor Who’s major studios: Lime Grove, Ealing, Riverside, Television Centre, Unit Q2, Upper Boat and Roath Lock
  • How the original TARDIS control room was recreated for Twice Upon a Time
  • A tribute to senior camera supervisor Alec Wheal
  • Exclusive interviews with second-unit director James DeHaviland and vintage camera expert Dicky Howett
  • A guide to Doctor Who’s rehearsal rooms
  • The story behind the black-and-white remake of 2006 episode Tooth and Claw
  • Rare images from the Visual Effects Department’s model stages
Editor Marcus Hearn says:
This DWM Special Edition tells the entire studio history of Doctor Who, from Lime Grove in 1963 through to Roath Lock in 2018. Andrew Pixley’s detailed research is the backbone of this issue, but there are fantastic articles and interviews by lots of other writers too, along with contributions from former producer Philip Hinchcliffe and showrunner Chris Chibnall. Longtime DWM collaborator Derek Handley helped to source some incredible images, while Peri Godbold and Mike Jones designed it all beautifully. Hopefully we’ve been able to contribute something really meaningful to our understanding of how Doctor Who is made.
Doctor Who: In the Studio is on sale now price £5.99.
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Doctor Who Magazine Issue 524Bookmark and Share

Sunday, 8 April 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 524 (Credit: Panini)Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat, Paul Cornell and Jenny T Colgan all discuss their new Target Books in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine

Steven Moffat tells DWM
I asked [Russell] why he was doing a novelisation, and he said, ‘Because when we’re very old, this will matter more to us than the show.’ Well, fair enough. But also, The Day of the Doctor was such a monster of a show to do, and almost certainly the biggest success I’ll ever have – so I wasn’t letting someone else do the final lap!
Also in this issue...
  • RUSSELL T DAVIES
  • The former showrunner returns to write this issue’s Production Notes column.
  • GALLIFREY ONE
  • Inside the Los Angeles convention that’s renowned as one of the greatest Doctor Who events in the world.
  • DOCTOR WHO INFINITY
  • An exclusive preview of the ambitious new game starring Michelle Gomez as Missy and Ingrid Oliver as Osgood.
  • OUT OF THE TARDIS
  • Impressionist and Doctor Who fan Jon Culshaw answers randomly selected questions from the TARDIS tin.
  • PETER MILES
  • The life and career of the actor who played Nyder in the classic 1975 story Genesis of the Daleks.
  • BBC RECORDS & TAPES
  • All the Doctor Who releases from the record company run by the BBC from the late 1960s to the early 1990s.
  • DOCTOR WHO LOGOS
  • The untold story behind the creation of Doctor Who’s 2010-17 logo.
  • KLAUS JOYNSON
  • The DJ and drummer is interviewed about his remarkable Doctor Who-themed album New Adventures in Time & Space.
  • COSPLAY
  • Christel Dee’s guide to cosplaying the Doctor’s distinctive orange spacesuit.
  • THE FACT OF FICTION
  • Exploring the hidden depths to the 2015 story Sleep No More.
  • THE CLOCKWISE WAR
  • Part one of a new comic strip adventure written by Scott Gray and illustrated by John Ross.
PLUS... News, previews, book and audio reviews, competitions, The Blogs of Doom and much more.

Doctor Who Magazine 524 is on sale now, price £5.99.

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Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 523Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 8 March 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine; Issue 523 (Credit: Panini)Doctor Who Magazine Issue 523 has an exclusive interview with new Doctor Who Executive Producer Matt Strevens

Strevens, who also produced the 2013 docu-drama An Adventure in Space and Time, is working alongside new Showrunner Chris Chibnall to bring the 2018 series of Doctor Who to our screens.
You get to ask for a new TARDIS and cast a new Doctor – the childhood me could never have imagined it.
Also in this issue...
  • CHRIS CHIBNALL
  • Doctor Who’s showrunner discusses the new logo and remembers his years as a teenage fan.
  • MICHELLE GOMEZ
  • Michelle reflects on her time playing Missy in this exclusive interview.
  • OUT OF THE TARDIS
  • Dan ‘Strax’ Starkey answers randomly selected questions from the TARDIS tin.
  • DAVID FISHER
  • A tribute to the late writer, whose stories include The Stones of Blood, The Leisure Hive and the original version of City of Death.
  • DOCTOR WHO LOGOS
  • New insights and previously unseen images from the designers who created one of Doctor Who’s best-known logos.
  • JACOB DUDMAN
  • An interview with the actor and YouTube star, acclaimed for his uncanny Doctor Who impressions.
  • DALEKS IN MILWAUKEE
  • The inside story of a unique record-breaking attempt.
  • RICHARD DeDOMENICI
  • How and why did this performance artist recreate the 1973 story Frontier in Space in its original location?
  • COSPLAY
  • Christel Dee’s guide to making your own Time Lord collar.
  • THE FACT OF FICTION
  • Exploring the 2011 story The Doctor’s Wife.
  • THE PHANTOM PIPER
  • The final instalment of this comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill, written by Scott Gray and illustrated by Martin Geraghty.
PLUS...

The Blogs of Doom, season survey results, previews, book and audio reviews, news, prize-winning competitions and much more!

Doctor Who Magazine issue 523 is on sale now, price £5.99.
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Also out this week

The Essential Doctor Who: Science and Technology (Credit: Panini)THE ESSENTIAL DOCTOR WHO: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Panini’s lavish series of Doctor Who bookazines continues with Science and Technology.

Ever since the TARDIS was first revealed in 1963, Doctor Who has presented a bewildering array of alien technology and gadgetry. Human scientific knowledge can do nothing to explain the mysteries of the astonishing devices and phenomena that the Doctor takes for granted.

This the first publication devoted to the incredible ideas that the series has made its own. Highlights include a comprehensive guide to the sonic screwdriver, the secrets of the Time Lords and the weaponry of the Doctor’s most dangerous enemies.

Editor Marcus Hearn says
There have been a number of books and other studies looking at how conventional physics relates to Doctor Who. With this bookazine we’ve tried to do something different – this issue celebrates six decades of pseudo-science. It’s packed full of the numerous gadgets, weapons, vehicles and other devices that have been specially created for the series. We’ve never done anything quite like it!
The Essential Doctor Who: Science and Technology is on sale now, price £9.99.




Doctor Who Magazine - Circulation FiguresBookmark and Share

Friday, 16 February 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine had an average certified circulation figure of 21,275 issues, between July and December 2017, according to figures released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

The figure is an increase of 4% on the figure for the first six months of the year, although the figure usually rises when the series in being broadcast.

Of the total 19,467 are printed copies, while 1,808 ore digital editions. An average of 7,482 subscribe to the magazine, while 13,706 copies are sold to those without a subscription. 75% of the copies are sold within the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.

In comparison SFX sells 18,716 copies while Radio Times sells 631,960 copies

The best selling edition of Doctor Who Magazine in 2017 was issue 515, the biggest seller since the Tom Baker Special in 2016

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Issue 508 - 21,724Issue 509 - 18,790Issue 510 - 19,442Issue 511 - 21,561Issue 512 - 20,048Issue 513 - 20,421Issue 514 - 21,438
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Issue 515 - 23,620Issue 516 - 22,021Issue 517 - 19,587Issue 518 - 20,690Issue 519 - 20,425Issue 520 - 22,972




Doctor Who Magazine 522Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 7 February 2018 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Doctor Who Magazine 522 (Credit: Panini)The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine is published this week, shedding new light on the Dalek craze of the 1960s as agent Beryl Vertue and writer Brad Ashton remember the roles they played. Beryl summarises:
The Daleks were really the beginning of the BBC handling merchandise. None of us really knew what we were doing, so one might say we invented it.

Also in this issue:
  • BERYL VERTUE: In the 1960s Beryl Vertue was Terry Nation’s agent – now she’s Steven Moffat’s mother-in-law! Beryl discusses an association with Doctor Who that began before the first episode was even transmitted.
  • BRAD ASHTON: The comedy writer recalls his friendship with Dalek creator Terry Nation and the role he played in The Dalek Outer Space Book.
  • TERRY NATION'S DALEK EMPIRE: How did the Daleks become so popular in 1964? And why did they suddenly disappear three years later?
  • WALKING DALEKS: The BBC’s archive gives up its Dalek secrets – including details of the prototype toys that were never manufactured.
  • PETER CAPALDI: Previously unpublished quotes from the last four years reveal a new side to the man who played the Twelfth Doctor.
  • SUSAN CALMAN: Comedian, Strictly Come Dancing favourite and now Doctor Who writer – Susan Calman discusses her love for the Time Lord in this exclusive interview.
  • EMMA FREUD: The organiser of Comic Relief’s ‘Breakfast with the Doctors’ event explains how she managed to unite seven Time Lords, two companions and a showrunner.
  • COSPLAY: In the first part of a new regular feature, Christel Dee presents a guide to recreating Ace’s jacket.
  • PUBLIC IMAGE: A detailed survey of Doctor Who’s television ratings during the Peter Capaldi years.
  • NEW EARTH: This issue’s Fact of Fiction explores the 2006 story featuring the Tenth Doctor and Rose.
  • THE PHANTOM PIPER: Part Four of The Phantom Piper, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Bill.
PLUS... The Blogs of Doom, previews, reviews, news, prize-winning competitions and your letters.

Doctor Who Magazine 522 is on sale from Thursday 8 February.

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