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 talks to DWM about saying goodbye to companion Bill Potts.
An interview with Mark Gatiss, who plays the Captain in the 2017 Christmas Special
Doctor Who’s outgoing showrunner previews his final story, Twice Upon a Time.
Actor Earl Cameron – 100 years old this year! – recalls playing astronaut Glyn Williams in the 1966 story The Tenth Planet.
The legendary Doctor Who producer explains how the series’ feature-length omnibus repeats were created in the 1970s.
A tribute to the late Paddy Russell, Doctor Who’s first female director and one of British television’s pioneers.
The team behind the new version of Shada reveal how Douglas Adams’ ‘lost’ 1979 story was finally completed.
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.
The Blogs of Doom, previews, book and audio reviews, news, the DWM Christmas Quiz and prize-winning competitions!
Doctor Who Magazine 520 is on sale from Thursday 14 December, price £5.99.