Doctor Who is back on TV! DWM previews the upcoming 60th Anniversary specials

It’s almost time! This month sees the return of Doctor Who as the 60th Anniversary celebrations near their climax. And Doctor Who Magazine is ready with previews of the first two specials. There’s also coverage of the new colourized Daleks feature length edit and the Tales of the TARDIS.

Coverage of the 60th Anniversary includes

  • Preview: The Star BeastWhy does the Doctor have this face? What’s in Donna Noble’s shed? And what will happen when the two old friends meet again?
  • Preview: Wild Blue YonderBrace yourself for one of the show’s most mysterious episodes ever!
  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies on the Great Seismic Shifts in Doctor Who.
  • Catherine Tate – The actor talks to DWM about Donna Noble’s unfinished business
  • The Star Beast set report – an extensive set report from the recording of The Star Beast, with contributions from cast and crew.
  • Neil Patrick Harris is the Toymaker – the return of one of the Doctor’s oldest and most powerful enemies
  • The Daleks… in Colour! – the original Dalek serial returns in a whole new form on the 23rd of November and DWM has all the details
  • Tales of the TARDISclassic Doctors and companions return for new Whoniverse minisodes
  • Liberation of the Daleks Part 14 – the climax of the Fourteenth Doctor’s first adventure is finally here!
  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news about the special… and beyond!
  • 60th Anniversary Posters! – Two giant posters for your wall!


One of the posters with Doctor Who Magazine 597 (c) BBC Studios Doctor Who 60th David Tennant Catherine Tate Yasmin Finney Toymaker Neil Patrick Harris Meep Star Beast Giggle
One of the posters with Doctor Who Magazine 597 (c) BBC Studios

Also this issue:

  • 60th Anniversary Poll Results – Which story will be named the greatest of all time?
  • 60 Objects, 60 Years –  DWM’s run through the items that have defined six decades of Who reaches 2018-2022
  • Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock files his latest report on the making of Ncuti Gatwa’s second series, direct from Doctor Who’s HQ
  • The Fact of Fiction – A deeper look at Peter Capaldi’s one hander tour de force: Heaven Sent
  • Other Worlds – the essential guide to new stories in Doctor Who’s expanded universe.
  • Plus – reviews, reviews, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.


Doctor Who Magazine 597 (c) Panini Doctor Who 60th Star Beast Giggle Toymaker Meep Neil Patrick Harris
Doctor Who Magazine 597 (c) Panini

Doctor Who Magazine 597

DWM Issue 597 is on sale Thursday the 9th of November from the online Panini store, WH Smith and other retailers priced £7.99 (UK). Also available as a digital edition from Pocketmags. You can also save with a subscription, as well as receiving exclusive, text-free covers.


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