Doctor Who Magazine Issue 561 celebrates the history of Target Books and the release of seven new Target novelisations!


The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine marks the return of the Target range with a look back at novelisations past and present. There’s also a double-sided Target poster featuring the covers of every novelisation. And an exclusive Target book, Doctor Who and the Library of Time, gives a special preview of the upcoming releases, with extracts from each novel. (Book not available to digital subscribers.)


Inside the magazine itself, you can find

  • Exclusive interviews with some of the authors of the upcoming Target novelisations: Robert Shearman (Dalek), Mark Gatiss (The Crimson Horror) and Joy Wilkinson (The Witchfinders)
  • A celebration of the classic Target books
  • Target collectors discuss their hobby

Other highlights this issue include

  • 24 Carat – inside the making of the trailer for the Season 24 Blu-ray box set, featuring contributions from Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford and writer/director Pete McTighe
  • Patrick O’Kane  – the Ashad actor discusses his portrayal of the Lone Cyberman in Series 12
  • Rebecca Trotman – an interview with the editor who won a BAFTA for her work on Ascension of the Cybermen
  • Philip Martin – family, friends and colleagues pay tribute to acclaimed Doctor Who writer
  • Vengeance on Varos  – The evolution of the scripts that would eventually become Philip Martin’s first Doctor Who story
  • DALEKS! – A review of the Time Lord Victorious animated YouTube series
  • Public Image – a look at the ratings for Revolution of the Daleks.
  • The Fact of Fictionanalysis of the 1978 serial Underworld.
  • The White DragonThe third part of a new comic-strip adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor
  • The DWM Review, Gallifrey Guardian, Time and Space Visualiser, The Blogs of Doom, Previews, prize-winning competitions, and more


The new issue is on sale from Thursday 4 February, priced £9.99 (UK). Doctor Who Magazine 561 can be ordered from the Panini store. You can also buy the digital edition from Pocketmags or take out a subscription via the official site. You can also find it in WH Smith and all good newsagents.




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