Details and cover art for tomorrow’s issue of Doctor Who Magazine have been released; click on the cover for a bigger version and check out the news below:
In the first part of a look back at how and why Doctor Who was recommissioned back in 2003, DWM talks to the people who ensured its successful comeback, including the then BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning Jane Tranter, BBC Wales’ Head of Drama Julie Gardner, and writer Russell T Davies.
“When Michael Grade arrived back at the BBC as Chairman, Mark Thompson was back as Director General,” Jane tells DWM. “Michael Grade [who had been BBC1 controller in the 1980s, and tried to cancel the show] didn’t like Doctor Who at all. Mark Thompson actually asked me if we could stop. I said, no, we couldn’t!”
Doctor Who’s showrunner and head writer STEVEN MOFFAT presents the three pieces that he wrote for the actors that have auditioned for the role of the Twelfth Doctor – and presents them exclusively for DWM readers!
TALKING TO A MAN ABOUT A DOG!
Prolific Doctor Who author BOB BAKER looks back on his career in an exclusive interview with DWM and speaks proudly of his most famous contribution to the Doctor Who universe: K9, the Doctor’s robotic dog.
As we await the announcement of the new star of Doctor Who, journalist Claire Budd and novelist Una McCormack go head-to-head to debate the burning question: IS IT TIME FOR THE DOCTOR TO BECOME A WOMAN?
AUTONS IN HIGH DEFINITION!
Jon Pertwee IS the Doctor, as former Doctor Who Script Editor ANDREW CARTMEL reviews the new Blu-ray release of the Third Doctor’s classic 1970 début adventure SPEARHEAD FROM SPACE.
PLUS! All the latest official news, TV and merchandise reviews, previews, competitions, a prize-winning crossword and much, much more!
Doctor Who Magazine 463 is on sale Thurs July 25, priced £4.75.
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