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Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 409

May 29, 2009

dwm409smallThe cover and information for Doctor Who Magazine 409 have now been released.
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In Doctor Who Magazine 409…

Unlucky Thirteen?
A Time Lord can only regenerate 12 times and then he must die… Or must he? Jonathan Morris investigates the truth behind the miracle of the Time Lord, and asks: could the Doctor survive beyond his Thirteenth Incarnation?
The End of Ten!
Euros Lyn, director of the forthcoming Torchwood: Children of Earth, as he oversees this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Specials, the final story for the Tenth Doctor!
Three’s a Crowd!
The Fact of Fiction takes an in-depth look back at the extraordinary adventure in which the Doctor met himself for the first time – 1972/73’s The Three Doctors!
David Bowie is (nearly) the Doctor!
What do Jonathan Creek, Ford Prefect and Richard O’Brien have in common? Find out, as Neil Harris considers 10 characters who are the Doctor all but name in You Are Not Alone!
The final end?
Russell T Davies reveals the behind-the-scenes changes as Doctor Who looks forward to the Eleventh Doctor’s first series in Production Notes.
Segonax’s got talent!
Roll up! Roll up! See how the Time Team react to the weird events in the Seventh Doctor adventure The Greatest Show in the Galaxy!
Hai!
The Watcher reverses the polarity, rolls up his frilly sleeves and tells you everything you need to know about the Doctor’s dashing and dynamic Third Incarnation in his latest essential guide!
60s chick!
Anneke Wills, who played companion Polly to the First and Second Doctors, chats candidly to DWM about outdoor baths, the swinging 60s… and meeting David Tennant on the Doctor Who set!
Ten in trouble!
Majenta has a shock in store for the Doctor in Part Two of new comic strip The Age of Ice, by Dan McDaid with art by Martin Geraghty.
Good dog!
It’s finally happening! DWM takes a first look at the new spin-off series featuring the Doctor’s second-best friend, K9!

Plus! All the latest news, previews, reviews, competitions and much, much more!

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 408

May 2, 2009

dwm408smallThe cover and information for Doctor Who Magazine 408 have now been released.
Panini have released these details.

The Doctor’s in the desert – in Doctor Who Magazine 408!

In Doctor Who Magazine 408, DWM recounts the tales of what happened when the Doctor Who team filmed in Dubai… and catches up David Tennant, as he looks forward to his final adventures the Doctor.
Does David reckon he’ll be sentimental on his last day as the Doctor? “I don’t know how I’ll feel when I get there,” he says. “It’ll probably be very scrutinised. I don’t know if the last day will be anything like the last in story terms. Usually you’re so out of sequence that your final scene is something very unimportant – walking down the street or opening a door – so time will tell. But it’s – what? – 12 weeks away, so I’ll cope. I’ll find ways of coping.”

Also in DWM 408:
GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS!
The First Doctor becomes invisible while his companions play some decidedly deadly games… Discover the truth behind the story that nearly featured the end of Doctor Who as we know it, as The Fact of Fiction scrutinises that most colourful of black & white stories, The Celestial Toymaker.
WHO IS DOCTOR TWO?
The Watcher proudly presents his essential guide to to the Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, and reveals whether or not this memorable incarnation really was a stove hat-wearing, recorder-playing, Chaplinesque cosmic hobo.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY?
The Doctor’s a Time Lord, everyone knows that… or is he? Find out as the Time Team watch sinister Cybermen, wicked witches and nasty Nazis battle it out in Doctor Who’s 25th anniversary tale, Silver Nemesis!
DANGER DOWN UNDER!
The Doctor and Majenta land in Australia and find themselves assisting UNIT in Part One of a brand new comic strip adventure, The Age of Ice, by Dan McDaid, with art by Martin Geraghty, David A Roach and James Offredi.
AND THE WINNER IS…
Find out what DWM readers voted the very best Doctor Who books, audios and DVDs as the results of the 2008 Merchandise Awards are finally revealed!
LIFE SAVER!
Discover how Russell T Davies saved the life of Script Editor Gary Russell (sort of!) in Production Notes!
DA-DA-DA-DUM, DA-DA-DA-DUM, DA-DA-DA-DUM, WOOOO-EEEEE-OOOOH!
Neil Harris recalls some of the many memorable melodies – and some of the weird and wacky noises – that have featured as Doctor Who incidental music over the decades in You Are Not Alone.
“DING-DING, BRING IT ON!”
Planet of the Dead’s Angela Whittaker, alias actress Victoria Alcock, chats to DWM about filming in Dubai, what happens when she drinks rosé and being the Eleventh Doctor’s companion (maybe!).
BENNY’S BACK!
Lisa Bowerman, star of the Seventh Doctor’s final adventure, Survival, talks to DWM about playing a Cheetah Person, the new series of Bernice Summerfield adventures, and her meeting with the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith!
NEXT STOP: MARS!
DWM examines the clues and tries to work out just what exactly we can can expect from the next Doctor Who Specials, The Waters of Mars.
PLUS!
All the latest news, reviews, previews, competitions and much, much more!

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 407

April 5, 2009

dwm407small2The cover and information for Doctor Who Magazine 407 have now been released.

Panini have released these details.
MEET THE LADY CHRISTINA DE SOUZA IN DWM 407!

In an exclusive interview with DWM, MICHELLE RYAN discusses playing the remarkable Lady Christina de Souza – the Doctor’s new companion in the forthcoming Easter Special, the 200th Doctor Who television adventure, Planet of the Dead…DWM asks whether there’s sexual tension between the Doctor and Christina. “Yeah,” Michelle grins, “and I think it’s a real meeting of minds. He’s bowled over by how sassy and witty she is, and how she’s completely not in awe of him. It’s only as time goes on that she’s thinking, there’s something special about you. You’re different to guys that I’ve met before…”

Also in DWM 407:

AMUSE-BOUCHE
It’s the end… but the moment is being prepared for! Head Writer Russell T Davies whets your appetites as he talks exclusively to DWM in Production Notes about what will be the Tenth Doctor’s final words…

STARTERS
In the first of a new series, the Watcher returns to present his essential guide to everything you need to know about the Doctor’s first incarnation.

MAIN COURSE
Feast your eyes on a full preview of Planet of the Dead, with never-before-published photos and exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, including director James Strong, producer Tracie Simpson… and the Doctor himself, David Tennant. PLUS! Guest star Daniel Kaluuya chats to DWM about buses, Beyoncé and not snogging Georgia Moffett in Who on Earth Is.

THE ENTIRE MENU!
What do you think is the greatest Doctor Who story of all time? Now’s your opportunity to tell us, as DWM proudly presents it’s biggest ever survey, featuring all 200 Doctor Who TV stories… and with the chance to win nearly £500 worth of DVDs!

STRANGE TASTE?
He hates the sonic screwdriver and doesn’t do technobabble! Writer Christopher H Bidmead talks frankly about working on Doctor Who in the 1980s… and reveals his controversial opinions about the series today.

WEDDING CAKE
Can the Doctor rescue Majenta from the wedding from hell? Find out in Part Two of Mortal Beloved, written by Dan McDaid, with art by Sean Longcroft.

SWEET
Join the Time Team as they meet the Kandyman and consider the curious confection that is the 1988 Seventh Doctor story The Happiness Patrol.

DELICIOUS
Sheridan Smith, who plays Eighth Doctor companion Lucie Miller in the Doctor Who audio adventures, braves questions from the TARDIS tin.

NUTS?
Neil Harris reveals why it’s impossible to come up with a Doctor Who-related April Fool these days…

… AND JUST A HINT OF ROSEMARY
The culinary herb is just one of the wonderful ingredients to be found in the Fifth Doctor’s terrifically tasty début adventure. Find out why as The Fact of Fiction goes back to 1982 and puts Castrovalva under the microscope.

PLUS! All the latest news, previews, reviews competitions and more. DWM 407 is in the shops now, for you to devour for just £3.99.

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 406

March 8, 2009

The cover and information for Doctor Who Magazine 404 have now been released.

Panini have released these details.
In this month’s issue of Doctor Who Magazine, David Tennant, talks about presenting this year’s Comic Relief. “I’m co-presenting this year’s TV extravaganza, on BBC One on Friday the 13th, which won’t be unlucky this year, I promise. Live telly is always exhilarating, but I’m sure this will be even more so, because I’m expected to be fronting it, well, the first hour or so, which does give me some more responsibility.”

Also in issue 406:
– The Daleks’ Master Plan.
Back in the 1960s, while the First and Second Doctors were on TV, the Daleks came very close to starring in their own big-budget, full colour film series, made for the USA. For the first time, DWM researcher Andrew Pixley reveals the full story behind the Doctor Who spin-off that never was.
– The Nightmare Begins.
A brand new comic strip adventure starts for the Tenth Doctor and Majenta, Mortal Beloved by Dan McDaid, with art by Sean Longcroft. Arriving at a bizarre party, terrible secrets from Majenta’s past begin to catch up with her.
– The Death of Doctor Who.
It the end, but the moment has been prepared for. The Fact of Fiction takes an in-depth look at the very last adventure to star Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, a story that redefined the concept of Time Lord regeneration, 1981’s Logopolis.
– Daleks in Manhattan.
Well the Sixth Doctor is. Colin Baker chats to DWM from the Big Apple.
– The Planet of Decision.
Head writer and executive producer Russell T Davies muses over whether Planet of the Dead will really be the 200th TV Doctor Who story, in Production Notes.
– Devil’s Planet.
Why on Earth does Neil Harris argue that the Fifth Doctor’s last adventure, 1984’s The Caves of Androzani, is the one Doctor Who story that should never have been told? Find out the surprising answer in You Are Not Alone.
– Day of Reckoning.
The Time Team cast their critical eyes upon the Seventh Doctor’s only TV encounter with the armoured mutants from the planet Skaro. Join them and discover what they think about the nostalgic 1988 adventure, Remembrance of the Daleks.
– The Dead Planet.
DWM speaks to acclaimed scriptwriter Gareth Roberts about his work on Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures and the forthcoming Doctor Who Easter Special, Planet of the Dead.
– The Daleks
Nicholas Pegg pays tribute to the greatest Dalek operator of them all, actor John Scott Martin.

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 405

February 5, 2009

The cover and information for Doctor Who Magazine 404 have now been released.

Panini have released these details.

The magazine, out on Thursday, contains the first magazine interview with Matt Smith, recently revealed as the Eleventh Doctor. It asks how he plans to go about playing a 950-year-old Time Lord?

“The script is where it starts, it’s always about the words, and luckily we’re in the hands of Steven Moffat, who has this show ingrained in his soul and searing through his blood. It’s really born into his whole fabric, and that’s the job for me over the next few months, to make this show part of my fibre. I think Steven is going to be the main creative source for me, and we’re going to discover it together, who the Doctor is in Steven’s mind and words, coupled with pockets of my personality, my history, my life, and the man and the human being that I am. I’ve got a meeting with Piers (Wenger, executive producer) next week to discuss that, but I think we’ll start rehearsing and, you know, just sit around Piers’ or Steven’s kitchen table, read the scripts together, talk about the part. We’ll talk about my intentions, their intentions, how we feel it can fly, and sing, and be as brilliant and as Doctor-y and as excellent as it can be.”

When asked what he might wear as the Doctor? “I’m a big fan of long coats and rather dashing scarves in everyday life, so who knows? For the audition, I rocked up in whatever, so I think they’re having to tone down what I wear in real life for the Doctor! I am a rather elaborate dresser. That’s what’s lovely, there are all these exciting things – what’s he going to wear, what’s he going to do in his first scene with his companion, which monsters will he meet, will he meet the Daleks? This show is so alive, it really is. I can’t ever quite forget that I’m the Doctor – which is weird, because it’s still so far away. But it’s always there in my subconscious, because it’s the Doctor! It’s like, there’s Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, and Doctor Who. It has resonance in our cultural fabric.”

Also in the magazine:
Showrunner-in-waiting Steven Moffat shares with DWM readers just what it’s like to cast a new Doctor Who in Production Notes.

Remember the Zygon gambit? The Yeti in the Underground? Or that, frankly, unmissable invasion by thousands of Daleks after Earth was transported billions of miles across space? DWM investigates why so many people in the Doctor Who universe, apparently, don’t!

Susie Liggat talks to DWM about her experiences as the producer of the UK’s best-loved drama series.

The Fact of Fiction revals some surprising secrets about 1975’s Planet of Evil.

Can the Doctor and Majenta prevent the Day of the Lokhus? And what will become of Maxwell Edison? Find out in the final part of DWM’s latest comic strip, The Stockbridge Child by Dan McDaid, with art by Martin Geraghty.

Neil Harris writes an open letter to Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith, full of helpful advice, in You Are Not Alone.

DWM turns the tables on the BBC’s “Doctor Who correspondent” and asks Who on Earth Is Lizo Mzimba?

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 405

February 5, 2009

The cover and information for Doctor Who Magazine 404 have now been released.

Panini have released these details.

The magazine, out on Thursday, contains the first magazine interview with Matt Smith, recently revealed as the Eleventh Doctor. It asks how he plans to go about playing a 950-year-old Time Lord?

“The script is where it starts, it’s always about the words, and luckily we’re in the hands of Steven Moffat, who has this show ingrained in his soul and searing through his blood. It’s really born into his whole fabric, and that’s the job for me over the next few months, to make this show part of my fibre. I think Steven is going to be the main creative source for me, and we’re going to discover it together, who the Doctor is in Steven’s mind and words, coupled with pockets of my personality, my history, my life, and the man and the human being that I am. I’ve got a meeting with Piers (Wenger, executive producer) next week to discuss that, but I think we’ll start rehearsing and, you know, just sit around Piers’ or Steven’s kitchen table, read the scripts together, talk about the part. We’ll talk about my intentions, their intentions, how we feel it can fly, and sing, and be as brilliant and as Doctor-y and as excellent as it can be.”

When asked what he might wear as the Doctor? “I’m a big fan of long coats and rather dashing scarves in everyday life, so who knows? For the audition, I rocked up in whatever, so I think they’re having to tone down what I wear in real life for the Doctor! I am a rather elaborate dresser. That’s what’s lovely, there are all these exciting things – what’s he going to wear, what’s he going to do in his first scene with his companion, which monsters will he meet, will he meet the Daleks? This show is so alive, it really is. I can’t ever quite forget that I’m the Doctor – which is weird, because it’s still so far away. But it’s always there in my subconscious, because it’s the Doctor! It’s like, there’s Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, and Doctor Who. It has resonance in our cultural fabric.”

Also in the magazine:
Showrunner-in-waiting Steven Moffat shares with DWM readers just what it’s like to cast a new Doctor Who in Production Notes.

Remember the Zygon gambit? The Yeti in the Underground? Or that, frankly, unmissable invasion by thousands of Daleks after Earth was transported billions of miles across space? DWM investigates why so many people in the Doctor Who universe, apparently, don’t!

Susie Liggat talks to DWM about her experiences as the producer of the UK’s best-loved drama series.

The Fact of Fiction revals some surprising secrets about 1975’s Planet of Evil.

Can the Doctor and Majenta prevent the Day of the Lokhus? And what will become of Maxwell Edison? Find out in the final part of DWM’s latest comic strip, The Stockbridge Child by Dan McDaid, with art by Martin Geraghty.

Neil Harris writes an open letter to Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith, full of helpful advice, in You Are Not Alone.

DWM turns the tables on the BBC’s “Doctor Who correspondent” and asks Who on Earth Is Lizo Mzimba?

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 404

January 8, 2009

The cover and information for Doctor Who Magazine 404 have now been released.

Panini have released these details.

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, out this week, features an interview with Dervla Kirwan, Miss Hartigan in The Next Doctor, who talks about playing the beautiful and ruthless ‘lady in red’.
So, about that frock then…? “In her very first scene, drab, matronly, grey dress, and then she sort of transforms into this vision of red!” laughs Dervla. “We don’t know how she did that really. We assume there’s some handy Cyberman with needlework skills and great make-up boxes!”

Also in DWM 404:
It may seem like a bleak midwinter with no full series of Doctor Who to look forward to this year. But fear not! DWM is on hand to provide the essential guide on How to Survive 2009
DWM joins the Doctor Who team as The Next Doctor is filmed and reports on the making of the show – featuring never-before-published photos and exclusive chats to the cast and crew, including David Tennant, David Morrissey, Velile Tshabalala, Edmund Kente and Russell T Davies!
It’s a snowy day in the Doctor’s favourite English village. But how does he come to find himself in the within the mind of Maxwell Edison? Find out in The Stockbridge Child Part Two by Dan McDaid, with art by Mike Collins.
The Time Team continue their quest to watch every single Doctor Who story, from the start. Will they give the Seventh Doctor and Mel a frosty reception when they travel to Iceworld in 1987’s Dragonfire?
What’s it like to visit the sets of Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures? Children in Need made it possible for a lucky few to get a guided tour – and DWM was there to help you share the experience
DWM talks to former companion Frazer Hines about lovely ladies, being telepathic and how his character, Jamie, could return to Doctor Who
The Fact of Fiction travels back to 1968 to a land Unicorns and Minotours to reveal the remarkable truths behind the Second Doctor story, The Mind Robber
DWM pops round to see old friends of the Doctor, the Brigadier and Sarah Jane, with a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the finale of The Sarah Jane Adventures, Enemy of the Bane.

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 403

December 12, 2008

The cover and information for Doctor Who Magazine 403 have now been released.

Panini have released these details.
The magazine features a preview of the christmas special, plus an interview with David Morrissey.

Was David surprised at the reaction to his casting? “I wasn’t expecting that level of interest, really, but it’s come thick and fast. I don’t think you can be aware of the world of Doctor Who until you’re in it, really, and I hadn’t been aware of what a huge show it is – not in the sense of people’s interest, how deep that goes. And I was quite surprised by the amounts of texts and emails I got from people asking me if I was the next Doctor.”

Also in DWM 403
An exclusive look at the forthcoming Christmas Special, featuring brand new photos and tasty tidbits from the cast and crew!
The Doctor takes Majenta to one of his favourite places in the universe in Part One of a brand new comic strip, The Stockbridge Child by Dan McDaid with art by Mike Collins.
Doctor Who’s executive producer Russell T Davies counts down to the big day and reveals some surprising secrets about next year’s Specials.
Russell Tovey, star of the 2007 Christmas Special, Voyage of Damned, on Kylie, internet forums, and being the next Doctor!
The mysterious Watcher returns to challenge and perplex with his ever-popular (and utterly fiendish) Christmas Quiz!
Neil Harris has a few unconventional suggestions to enhance your season viewing while waiting for The Next Doctor to come on TV in You Are Not Alone.
The Fact of Fiction looks back to when to the Cybermen first crashed their way into the Tenth Doctor’s world as it examines 2006’s Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel.
All the news that isn’t fit to print is in The Space-Time Telegraph.
The Time Team don their shades and head back to the rock and roll years, as they continue their quest by watching 1987’s Delta and the Bannermen.
Discover the winners of Doctor Who Magazine’s annual season poll. What was the best story? Who were the best guest stars? And just who did you decide made the Greatest Contribution to Doctor Who in 2008? All is finally revealed!
DWM takes a fond look back over the year that was and remembers some of the (frankly bonkers) events that made 2008 a year to remember.

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Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 402

November 24, 2008

The information and cover for Doctor Who Magazine issue 402 have now been released.

Panini have released these details:
The Brig is back! Actor Nicholas Courtney, who first appeared in Doctor Who in 1968, is returning as Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart in The Sarah Jane Adventures. DWM caught up with Nick and asked him about his latest call to action.

So, how does Lethbridge-Stewart pop up in Sarah Jane’s world again?
“Well, Sarah Jane needs some help, yes. She comes to see me, and when she tells me where she wants to go, my face falls. But we manage!” Nick laughs heartily. “We have a lovely moment. According to the producer, it works very well when Sarah comes into the room, and we’re meeting again. Lis has a line, ‘I’m going to see an old friend about this,’ and the next shot is her coming into my house”

Also in DWM 402
Major Revelations!
Phil Collinson, the man who oversaw the return of Doctor Who as its producer from 2004-2008, talks frankly to DWM in his first major interview since leaving the series.

Commander Kaagh!
Kaagh the Sontaran, aka actor Anthony O’Donnell and Mrs Wormwood, aka Samantha Bond, talk exclusively to DWM about the finale of The Sarah Jane Adventures Series Two!

Chief Caretaker!
Killer robots, girl gangs, murderous caretakers and cannibalistic old ladies – it’s all in a day’s work for the Time Team! Join them as they “build high for happiness” while watching the 1987 adventure, Paradise Towers.

Corporal Punishment!
It’s a jailhouse shock as all hell breaks loose in the space gulag! DWM’s latest comic strip, Thinktwice, reaches its surprising conclusion.

Private Thoughts!
Doctor Who’s Commander-in-Chief, Russell T Davies, confides in DWM readers about Red Bull, Primeval fans and competing against Julie Walters in Production Notes.

General Musings!
Neil Harris suggests the real reason behind the popularity of Lethbridge-Stewart in You are Not Alone.

Brigadier Bambera!
The Fact of Fiction examines 1989’s Battlefield and finds out just what happened when Lethbridge-Stewart met his successor, Brigadier Winifred Bambera.

Plus! All the very latest news, reviews, previews and competitions… and a FREE 16-page bonus magazine!

DWM 402, out now,across the UK

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Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 401 cover

October 12, 2008

The cover for Doctor Who Magazine issue 401 to be released this Thursday has now been released on the DWM facebook page. The magazine includes behind the scenes features on the making of davros and the Sarah Jane Adventures. The full cover can be seen here. Doctor Who Magazine is priced £3.99

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 400 info + cover

September 19, 2008

The information and cover for Doctor Who Magazine issue 399 have now been released.

Panini have released these details:

Doctor Who Magazine reaches its 400th issue today in style, with eight extra pages and an exclusive photoshoot with David Tennant.

“I bought the first issue, in 1979,” he tells DWM. “I just thought, at last! Why’s this not happened before now? I was delighted.”

Asked if he thinks the magazine could run for another 400 editions, Tennant replies: “You know, I’m tempted to say, ‘If the television series continues,’ but Doctor Who Magazine thrived when the series was nowhere to be seen, to be fair, so I can see no reason why it won’t run and run. But hopefully the series will be there with the magazine, side by side, all the way. That’s how it should be. Yeah, with me on the cover! Forever . . . “

Also in issue 400:

Executive producer Russell T Davies looks back over the past five years, in his most candid DWM interview ever
An exclusive competition where the prize is the chance to become a DWM reporter and go on the set of the TV series
Discover what dangers lie ahead for the Bannerman Road gang as DWM talks to writer Phil Ford and previews the new series of The Sarah Jane Adventures
Former editor Gary Gillatt takes an affectionate look at just what makes Doctor Who the best TV show ever
The Watcher casts a nostalgic eye over the past 400 issues as he charts the surprising, amusing and often bizarre history of Doctor Who Magazine
The Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, joins The Time Team to watch the end of the epic 1986 adventure The Trial of a Time Lord
It’s the start of a new era for the comic strip as the Doctor discovers a familiar face aboard a prison in space – Part One of Thinktwice is by Dan McDaid, with art by Martin Geraghty
A free, double-sided poster featuring an exclusive image of David Tennant on one side and every single cover of DWM on the other.

Full Cover Here

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 399 info + cover

August 21, 2008

The information and cover for Doctor Who Magazine issue 399 have now been released.

Panini have released these details:
Téte a Tate… in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine!

Catherine Tate, aka the unforgettable Donna Noble, talks exclusively in DWM 399…

“What’s weird is, I was going into an established, loved, successful show, so part of me was thinking, oh God, there’s a responsibility there to that,” Catherine tells DWM. “But you can’t go on set every day and think, I really hope I don’t ruin this for everyone else involved! You just have to realise, yeah, I’ve taken this job, and the people around me wanted me to do it. Once you get down to the nuts and bolts of making the show, it was absolutely – and I can say this for certain – one of the best experiences of my professional life. Absolutely brilliant. There was just no down point.”

ALSO THIS ISSUE:
She was the the original feisty redhead! Bonnie Langford, aka companion Melainie Bush, talks candidly about her turbulant time on Doctor Who in the 1980s
Manga Doctor Who? Miss Saigon? And the Doctor and Donna at extra-fast speed? Find out what it all means as Executive Producer Julie Gardner tells us what happened when she went to the USA with new showrunner Steven Moffat, in Production Notes.
There’s a multitude of adventures for the Doctor and Donna in a very special 10-page comic strip, The Time of My Life, written by Jonathan Morris with art by Rob Davis.
It’s a close shave for Peri, as The Time Team get their minds warped by The Trial of a Time Lord!
Pomp and circumstance… and Cybermen! DWM takes an exclusive look at August’s fantastic Doctor Who Prom and talks to composer Murray Gold and the people who made it happen.
Some of the Doctor’s most fondly remembered companions are back in an all-new series of audio adventures! DWM investigates the range and chats to the Doctor’s very first companion Susan, Carole Ann Ford.
An alien killer on a space bus? Tthe Doctor on a less-than-relaxing holiday? And bees that are far more intelligent than they appear? It can only be Delta and the Bannermen! Fact of Fiction examines one of the Seventh Doctor’s most extraordinary adventures. It’s tattyfilarious, missus!
Neil Harris discovers the possible future of Doctor Who in You Are Not Alone…
Plus all the very latest news, reviews, previews, competitions and much, much more!

all covers can be seen here
Doctor Who Magazine is on sale now and at a price of £3.99

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 399 cover

August 19, 2008

The cover for Doctor Who Magazine issue 399 to be released this Thursday has now been released on the DWM facebook page. The magazine includes interviews with Catherine Tate and Bonnie Langford. The full cover can be seen here. Doctor Who Magazine is priced £3.99

Doctor Who Magazine: S4 Companion information

August 14, 2008

Panini have released the information for today’s release of the DWM Special Series 4 Companion.

The information is as follows:

The Doctor Who Companion – Series Four
A Panini DWM Special

The Doctor Who Companion Series Four is the fourth of DWM’s in-depth Specials looking back over the latest season of adventures for our time-travelling hero. 2008 has been another astonishing year for David Tennant’s Doctor.

Together, the Doctor and Donna have travelled through time and space, from Adipose Industries to the eruption of Vesuvius in ancient Pompeii; they’ve liberated the Ood and solved a murder with Agatha Christie; they’ve foiled the Sontaran stratagem and encountered the Doctor’s daughter; and with a host of old friends they’ve prevented Davros and the Daleks from destroying reality itself! With such spectacular stories, it’s not surprising that this series proved to be the most popular in Doctor Who’s 45-year history, with more Top 10 placings in the ratings chart than ever before.

At 148 pages, this issue is the biggest DWM Special ever, and gives you a step-by-step guide to the making of all 13 episodes, as well as the 2007 Christmas Special Voyage of the Damned and the Children in Need scene featuring the Fifth Doctor, Time Crash. DWM has been given exclusive access to all the scripts and shooting schedules, to tell you what was shot when and where; what was left on the cutting-room floor and why; and even the truth behind a few of those rumours that hit the tabloids!

Packed with anecdotes and comments from the men and women who make the programme, script extracts, deleted scenes, and a full list of cast, crew, transmission times and ratings, with hundreds of beautiful and previously unseen photographs, this is the ultimate guide to Doctor Who 2008.

The magazine was released today at a price of £6.99

a full cover can be seen here.

Doctor Who Magazine: S4 Companion Cover

August 12, 2008

DWM have released the cover for the 4th series companion. Continuing in a line of specials the 4th series companion is a definitive guide to the fourth series of doctor who containing interviews and reviews as well as never before seen images from the episodes.

The magazine is released on 14th August priced £6.99
Click here to see the full cover.

Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 389 info + covers

July 24, 2008

The information and cover for Doctor Who Magazine issue 398 have now been released the magazine comes with 4 different cover to choose from.

Panini have released these details:

This months Doctor Who Magazine features Davros himself, actor Julian Bleach, talking exclusively about taking on the role of the Daleks’ creator.
Is the fact that other actors have played the part in the past a help or a hindrance? “That can make it harder to approach it afresh,” considers Julian, “but it’s more of a problem if you’re trying to find a new interpretation of the character. What I was trying to do with Davros was to recreate, and match as closely as possible, a previously established character.” So what’s Julian’s take on Davros? Twisted megalomaniac? Mad scientist? Misguided genius? “All of those things, but I’d say the character was very probably originally inspired by Hitler, and I found that to be quite a useful reference point, particularly in some of his more dogmatic speeches!”
It’s not just Davros who’s quizzed this issue, DWM features exclusive interviews with David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Freema Agyeman, Billie Piper, John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd, Eve Myles, Penelope Wilton, Jacqueline King, Bernard Cribbins, Noel Clarke, Camille Coduri, Adjoa Andoh, Elisabeth Sladen, Thomas Knight, John Leeson, Alexander Armstrong, Nicholas Briggs, Julian Bleach and Richard Dawkins. Find out which former companion had to have an injection to stop her vomiting. Discover whose bottom to hold onto in a crisis, and whose gave Catherine Tate a shock. Learn which actress is happy to “mug away in the background.” And establish who would win in a Dalek Crucible-based wind-breaking competition!

PLUS!
The Doctor and Donna’s battle with the Sycorax reaches its explosive climax in the final part of the latest full colour comic strip The Widow’s Curse.
Showrunner Russell T Davies reveals exclusively what won’t be in Series Five.
The chance to vote for your favourites in DWM’s annual Season Survey
The latest news on the forthcoming Doctor Who Specials and Series Two of The Sarah Jane Adventures.

AND… all the latest news, exclusive photos, reviews, previews, competitions and a choice of FOUR covers to collect!

all covers can be seen here
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Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 398 cover 1

July 19, 2008

The first collectors cover for DWM 398 has been released the covers will include hero’s from the last two episodes of series 4. Cover 1 of 4 includes The Doctor, Donna, Wilf and Sylvia. DWM 398 is released on Thursday 24th July priced £3.99, a press release detailing what will be in the magazine will be available next week.

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Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 398 cover 2

July 18, 2008

The second collectors cover for DWM 398 has been released the covers will include hero’s from the last two episodes of series 4. Cover 2 of 4 includes Sarah Jane, Luke and K-9. Another cover will be released tomorrow on the DWM’s facebook page, the cover will also be posted on here, when it is available.

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Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 398 cover 3

July 17, 2008

The third collectors cover for DWM 398 has been released the covers will include hero’s from the last two episodes of series 4. Cover 3 of 4 includes Captain Jack, Gwen, Ianto and Martha. Another cover will be released tomorrow on the DWM’s facebook page, the cover will also be posted on here, when it is available.

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  • Covers 3 and 4 can be seen side-by-side here
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Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 398 cover 4

July 17, 2008

The fourth collectors cover for DWM 398 has been released the covers will include hero’s from the last two episodes of series 4. Cover 4 of 4 includes The Doctor 2, Rose, Jackie and Mickey. Another cover will be released later today on the DWM’s facebook page, the cover will also be posted on here, when it is available.

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