Doctor Who Magazine 563 talks to the Ninth Doctor himself!

With the first volume of the Ninth Doctor Adventures arriving from Big Finish in May, it’s the perfect time to talk with the actor that brings him to life. Christopher Eccleston gives his first Doctor Who Magazine interview in sixteen years! That in-depth discussion is just part of this month’s celebration of the show’s first 21st Century Time Lord.


Christopher Eccleston as The Doctor (c) BBC
Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor back in 2005 (c) BBC

Other features looking at the Ninth Doctor’s era and legacy include:

  • Steven Moffat – The former showrunner and Empty Child scribe on writing for the Ninth Doctor
  • The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Ravagers – A preview of the new box set of audio adventures starring Christopher Eccleston
  • Inside No 9 – Jonathan Morris explores the gaps in our knowledge of the Ninth Doctor – where could new adventures take place in his timeline?
  • Collectivity – A celebration at the merchandise released in 2005 after the show’s revival
  • ApocryphaBBC Books’ 2005 novel The Monsters Inside, one of the first to feature the new Doctor and Rose
  • The Fact of Fiction – A deeper look at the Ninth Doctor episode Father’s Day
Doctor Who - Series 8 - The Collection Third Doctor Jon Pertwee Jo Grant UNIT Master Autons Daemons Dæmons Mind of Evil Claws of Axos Terror of the Autons Colony in Space Blu-ray (c) BBC Studios Lee Binding
The contents of the Doctor Who – Series 8 – The Collection box set. Packaging art by Lee Binding.

Other highlights of the new issue include:

  • UNIT – DWM tracks down some of the real soldiers who formed part of UNIT in the 1960s and 70s
  • Restoration Team – Members of the team reveal the secrets of making old episodes look better than ever for their release on Blu-ray
  • The DWM Review –  Including reviews of the Season 8 Blu-ray box set and the new Target novelisations
  • Sufficient Data – Crunches more of the show’s numbers.
  • PlusPreviews, Gallifrey Guardian, Time and Space Visualiser, prize-winning competitions, and more..


Doctor Who Magazine 563 Cover (c) Panini
Doctor Who Magazine 563 Cover (c) Panini

Doctor Who Magazine 563

The new issue is on sale from Thursday the 1st of April, priced £9.99 (UK). Doctor Who Magazine 563 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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