Doctor Who Magazine – issue  520 is out today. The issue includes interviews with Steven Moffat, Pearl Mackie and Mark Gatiss. It also includes a special preview of upcoming Christmas Special Twice Upon A Time. As well as all this you also get the DWM Christmas Quiz, and a FREE massive, double-sided poster/wallchart.

The hour-long special is written the last episode written by showrunner and lead writer Steven Moffat. It is directed by fan favourite Rachel Talalay, and executive produced by Brian Minchin. The guest stars include David Bradley as The First Doctor,  Mark Gatiss as The Captain and Nikki Amuka-Bird as the voice of the glass woman.  This will be the last episode for Peter Capaldi’s Doctor as he regenerates into the Thirteenth Doctor and hands over the keys to the TARDIS to Jodie Whittaker.

The issue also contains:

PEARL MACKIE

Pearl talks to DWM about saying goodbye to companion Bill Potts. 

Doctor Who Magazine - 520
Doctor Who Magazine – 520

MARK GATISS

An interview with Mark Gatiss, who plays the Captain in the 2017 Christmas Special

Doctor Who Magazine - 520
Doctor Who Magazine – 520

STEVEN MOFFAT

Doctor Who’s outgoing showrunner previews his final story, Twice Upon a Time.

EARL CAMERON

Actor Earl Cameron – 100 years old this year! – recalls playing astronaut Glyn Williams in the 1966 story The Tenth Planet.

PHILIP HINCHCLIFFE

The legendary Doctor Who producer explains how the series’ feature-length omnibus repeats were created in the 1970s.

PADDY RUSSELL

A tribute to the late Paddy Russell, Doctor Who’s first female director and one of British television’s pioneers.

INSIDE SHADA

The team behind the new version of Shada reveal how Douglas Adams’ ‘lost’ 1979 story was finally completed.

Doctor Who Magazine - 520
Doctor Who Magazine – 520

DANIEL HILL AND OLIVIA BAZALGETTE

Actor Daniel Hill and production assistant Olivia Bazalgette tell DWM how the filming of Shada marked the beginning of their long relationship.

 SHADA ON LOCATION

Memories of the making of Shada from special effects assistant Steve Cambden, along with rare and previously unseen images from the 1979 location shoot.

 THE FACT OF FICTION

This issue’s festive Fact of Fiction explores the 2011 Christmas Special The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe.

THE PHANTOM PIPER

Part Two of the Doctor and Bill’s latest comic strip adventure, written by Scott Gray and illustrated by Martin Geraghty.

PLUS…

The Blogs of Doom, previews, book and audio reviews, news, the DWM Christmas Quiz and prize-winning competitions!

Doctor Who Magazine - 520
Doctor Who Magazine – 520

Doctor Who Magazine 520 is on sale from Thursday 14 December, price £5.99.

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Susan Hewitt
Susan Hewitt is the Editor and Site Owner of Blogtor Who. She has loved all Doctor Who for over 5 decades now. Prisoner, Blake-7, Space-1999, Star Wars and Star Trek were also huge favourites. Her favourite Doctor is Tom Baker with Peter Capaldi following in a close second. However, David Tennant does rank as one of her favourite actors particular due to his brilliant work in theatre. She followed her heroes and became an Electrical Engineering in the semiconductor industry and worked for ATI, AMD and ARM. She currently works at Ryff as their Platform Architect when she isn't writing or editing Blogtor Who.

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