Doctor Who Magazine Issue 564 marks a quarter century of Paul McGann as the Doctor!

This month’s Doctor Who Magazine goes back in time to 1996. The final series of Doctor Who’s original run was seven years in the past, and it would be another seven years until the 2003 announcement that the show was being revived. But at that midpoint, Paul McGann became the Doctor for one night only. Except, his incarnation of the Doctor is still going strong twenty-five years later…

This issue includes

  • What the Eighth Doctor Did Next – a guide to the adventures that took place after the TV movie.
  • The Almost Doctor – A revealing interview with the actor who was very nearly cast as the TV Movie’s lead
  • America and the Doctor – A rundown of surprising references to the show in American TV series and films such as Seinfield
  • Collectivity  – a look at the merchandise released to tie in with the 1996 TV movie
  • Apocrypha – Dreadnought, the Eighth Doctor’s comic strip debut


Christopher Eccleston in Bad Wolf (c) BBC Studios Doctor Who Ninth Doctor
Joe Ahearne discusses directing Christopher Eccleston in Series One (c) BBC Studios

Elsewhere in DWM 564, coverage of the Christopher Eccleston’s time in the TARDIS and his upcoming return continues. And DWM takes a look at some classic 1970s stories.

Highlights include:

  • Christopher Eccleston – the second part of an exclusive interview with the Ninth Doctor actor
  • Joe Ahearne – the director recalls working with Christopher Eccleston on five episodes of the 2005 series
  • Christopher Baker – The life and career of the production assistant who briefly appeared as a pre-Hartnell incarnation in The Brain of Morbius and The Timeless Children
  • The Fact of Fiction – the first part of DWM’s analysis of the 1970 serial The Ambassadors of Death
  • Millie McKenzie – the artist discusses her Doctor Who inspired clay creations
  • Sufficient Data – more humorous crunching of the Whoniverse’s numbers.
  • Previews, The DWM Review, Gallifrey Guardian, prize-winning competitions, the DWM poll, Time and Space Visualiser and more.


Doctor Who Magazine issue 564 (c) Panini Paul McGann Eighth Doctor
DWM issue 564 (c) Panini

Doctor Who Magazine 564

The new issue is on sale from Thursday the 29th of April, priced £5.99 (UK). DWM 564 can be ordered from the Panini store. You can also buy the digital edition from Pocketmags (£4.99) 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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