Celebrate four decades of a whole new type of Doctor with Doctor Who Magazine 575

It’s forty years since Peter Davison became Doctor Who’s first ever ‘young Doctor.’ The actor established the breathless enthusiasm and sense of an old soul trapped in a young man’s body, that would go on to inform this century’s Tenth and Eleventh Doctors. To celebrate, DWM’s cover features this month look at the very best of the Fifth Doctor era, chats to script editor Eric Saward about the Fifth Doctor adventures we never got to see, and takes a nostalgic look back at DWM itself in 1983.


Celebrating the Davison Era

The World Cup of the Fifth Doctor – fans from across the Twitterverse argue for which is the best Peter Davison story of them all

The Trials of a Script Editor – Eric Saward (script editor, 1982-1986) looks over the scripts that weren’t made

Apocrypha – Catalogue of Events, the comic strip framing sequence for the DWM 1983 Summer Special


Executive producer Matt Strevens with his stars Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill on their last day of filming (c) BBC Studios

Also this month

Matt Strevens – the second part of DWM’s in depth interview with Doctor Who’s outgoing executive producer

Hydra’s Gate Part 2 – the latest comic strip adventure for the Doctor, Yaz, and Dan continues!

Spencer Chapman – the classic set designer and his work on 1964’s The Dalek Invasion of Earth

The Wheel in Space – another of DWM’s evocative CG recreations of the original sets from the studio floor plans

The Fact of Fiction – The Waters of Mars, a deep dive below the surface of the 2009 special that saw the beginning of the end for David Tennant’s Time Lord

Collectivity – the world of figurines

Radio Control – highlighting some rare radio moments

Plus, Gallifrey Guardian, Galaxy Forum, the DWM Review, and more!




Doctor Who Magazine 575 (c) Panini Fifth Doctor Peter Davison
DWM 575 (c) Panini

Doctor Who Magazine 575

The new issue is on sale from Thursday the 3rd of March, priced £6.99 (UK). DWM 575 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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