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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 485

The covers and details of the next edition of Doctor Who magazine:

Issue 485 of Doctor Who magazine celebrates 10 years since Doctor Who returned to television with a special commemorative issue that comes with four different covers, each one featuring one of the twenty-first century Doctors - Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi!

Inside the issue, DWM looks back on the show’s success, with contributions from writers Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Robert Shearman, Paul Cornell, Toby Whithouse, Gareth Roberts, Chris Chibnall, Peter Harness and Jamie Mathieson, as well as from BBC head of Drama Commissioning Ben Stephenson, who gives his view on the future of Doctor Who


  • Russell T Davies, the writer of the landmark first episode, Rose, and many other episodes since, looks back on his first Doctor Who script, and shares brand new information about bringing the Doctor back to our screens.
  • DWM tracks down a guest star from each and every one of the ten Ninth Doctor adventures, including Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), Yasmin Bannerman (Jabe the Tree), Alan David (Gabriel Sneed), Alan Ruscoe (the Slitheen and other creatures), Barnaby Edwards (the Dalek), Bruno Langley (Adam Mitchell), Shaun Dingwall (Pete Tyler), Florence Hoath (Nancy), Annette Badland (Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer Day Slitheen) and Jo Joyner (Lynda ‘with a Y’ Moss).
  • Doctor Who's first director of the modern era, Keith Boak, is interviewed, looking back on the making of Rose, Aliens of London and World War Three.
  • Doctor Who's first ever director, Waris Hussein, concludes his look back over the epic lost adventure from 1964, Marco Polo.
  • DWM pays tribute to 1980s director Fiona Cumming, who passed away earlier in the year.
  • The Doctor and Clara visit Antarctica in part one of Blood and Ice, a brand-new comic strip written by Jacqueline Rayner and illustrated by Martin Geraghty.
  • Steven Moffat answer readers’ questions - and speculates about Osgood’s family connections!
  • Jacqueline Rayner reflects on what life would have been like if Doctor Who had never returned in Relative Dimensions.
  • The DWM Review assesses the very latest Doctor Who audio and book releases.
  • The Watcher reveals the connection between Doctor Who and Dr Carl Sagan, in the latest Wotcha!
  • The DWM Crossword, prize-winning competitions, official news and much more!

Issue 485 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from 2nd April at all good newsagents until 29th April priced £4.99 per copy.

Friday, 20 March 2015

The Essential Doctor Who - The Master

Panini, publishers of Doctor Who magazine, have released details of a new one-off edition magazine based on the Doctor's arch nemesis the Master, read on for further details:

Originally played by Roger Delgado when the character was introduced in 1971, the Master is an evil Time Lord who has changed his face numerous times over the subsequent decades. The character made a sensational return to Doctor Who in 2014, in the surprising form of actress Michelle Gomez.

The Essential Doctor Who: The Master is a lavish and comprehensive publication featuring details of all the Master episodes in the series’ 52-year history. This issue features new interviews with writers and actors, previously unseen photographs and a wealth of behind the scenes information. No fan will want to be without this essential guide to the Doctor’s arch nemesis!

The Essential Doctor Who - The Master is on sale from 25th March at all good newsagents priced £9.99 per copy.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Sonic Screwdriver Collection - Wave 4

Character Options have revealed their fourth wave of collectible Sonic Screwdriver toys, read on for further details:

The Doctor’s multipurpose tool is a Gallifreyan device, with numerous settings, easily controlled at the press of his thumb. The Doctor has had many sonic screwdrivers of different designs throughout his life and now you can choose from four previous iconic designs.

All feature realistic sound FX and requires 3 x L1154 batteries.

Fourth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver
River Song's Sonic Screwdriver (Red Setting)
Tenth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver
Eleventh Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver

The fourth wave of Sonic Screwdriver toys is on sale now at all good toy stores priced £9.99 each.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 484

The cover and details of this month's edition of Doctor Who magazine:

In an exclusive in-depth interview, Doctor Who‘s head writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, reflects on last year’s series and tells DWM how the Doctor might change in the next season…

"We’re not bringing him back exactly as we left him, at all," says Steven. "I think that was already evident at Christmas. He’s left some of the burden of being a superhero of the universe behind. So I’m pushing him - I’m writing quite funny this year - I’m pushing him the other way…"


  • Paul McGann, the Eighth Doctor, gives his opinion on Peter Capaldi’s incarnation, and how it’s changed how he thinks about the Doctor. Plus, an exclusive preview of the new Doctor Who audio series, Dark Eyes 4, including contributions from Alex Macqueen (the Master).
  • Bonnie Langford, who played Mel - companion to the Sixth and Seventh Doctors - in the 1980s, recalls her turbulent time on the show.
  • Doctor Who's very first director, Waris Hussein, continues his guide to the making of the classic 1964 adventure Marco Polo, with the help of unique documents unseen for more than 50 years.
  • Discover fascinating new facts about the 1972 Third Doctor adventure The Time Monster in The Fact of Fiction.
  • In a special feature, the Watcher solves the mystery of when the Doctor was first revealed not to be human.
  • There’s trouble in storage for Doctor and Clara in Space Invaders!, a brand-new comic strip written by Mark Wright and illustrated by Mike Collins.
  •  Steven Moffat answer readers’ questions - and speculates about the return of the CyberBrig!
  • The Time Team take a side-step to watch Peter Capaldi star in the dark Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood: Children of Earth.
  • Jacqueline Rayner reflects on fear and terror in Doctor Who in Relative Dimensions.
  • The DWM Review assesses the very latest Doctor Who audio and book releases.
  • The Watcher celebrates the man who played the First Doctor, William Hartnell, in the latest Wotcha!
  • The DWM Crossword, prize-winning competitions, official news and much more

Issue 484 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 1st April priced £4.99 per copy.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 362

The cover and detail of this month's edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

Win tickets to the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular with Doctor Who Adventures magazine!

Inside, there are 12 chances to win tickets to the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, which is coming to venues around the UK this May.

The magazine also looks back at the last ten years of Doctor Who. Check out the best scares and scenes since the series returned in 2005. The issue comes with a cool Doctor Who set, which includes stickers, a Tardis box, badges and key ring.

All this and loads more, including:

  • Find out how to claim a free book to celebrate World Book Day.
  • The Alien Babies get a fright!
  • There’s trouble for the Doctor and Clara in comic strip written by Simon Guerrier.
  • We continue with our the guide to the 2014 episodes of Doctor Who.
  • There are some brilliant behind-the-scenes secrets.
  • Find out what Y stands for in the Monster A-Z
  • Plus, cut out and keep some fact figures!

Issue 362 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 24th March priced £3.99 per copy.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Series 9 - Missy to Return!

The BBC have confirmed that Michelle Gomez is to return as Missy in the next series of Doctor Who in the two-part opening story, read on for further details:

Michelle Gomez arrives in Cardiff this week to re-join the Doctor Who cast and reclaim the role of Missy for series 9. She joins Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) for the opening episode of the series.

Speaking in Cardiff, Michelle Gomez said: "Things have been a little beige since I left Missy behind, so I'm delighted to be putting my Lippie back on. I'm positively dying to see the Doctor again!"

The second two-part adventure to be filmed, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, is written by the show’s lead writer Steven Moffat, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Hettie Macdonald (Blink, the Hugo Award-winning Doctor Who episode).

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, said: "Everybody hide - Michelle Gomez as Missy was an instant hit last year, so she’s straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener. But what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they’d expect."

Having filmed The Day of the Doctor in the series’ 50th anniversary special and Death in Heaven in series 8, Jemma Redgrave returns to the guest cast for series 9, alongside the Laurence Olivier Award nominee and film, television, radio and stage actress Kelly Hunter.

A familiar theatre and television actress and one of the UK’s most proficient performers, Clare Higgins also joins the guest cast for the opening of the series. Jaye Griffiths has been gracing our screens in some of the nation’s favourite TV programmes such as Silent Witness and Casualty and also takes up a guest role in the opening episode.

Other guest stars confirmed for the new series include Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Aaron Neil, India Ria Amarteifio, Joey Price, Dasharn Anderson, Harki Bhambra, Demi Papaminas.

Doctor Who returns this autumn to BBC One and BBC One HD.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Action Figures - Wave 4A

Character Options have revealed their fourth assortment of Doctor Who 3.75" action figures, read on for further details:

Once more Character Options is to delight fans of the Time Lord with its latest launch of Doctor Who action figures. Available late March and a great gift for fans of any age, Wave 4A of the Doctor Who 3.75" action figures are highly detailed, realistic and fully poseable! 

Included in the series are some iconic characters from the hit TV show making it easy to regenerate your collection of Doctors, companions and elusive enemies.

Skovox Blitzer
Cyberman (with Arm Gun)
The Foretold
Twelfth Doctor in Caretaker Coat (with Sonic Screwdriver & Backpack)

The wave is on sale from 22nd March at all good toy stores priced £6.99 each.