Doctor Who Magazine 605 is out now and talks to the stars of season finale Empire of Death


The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, issue 605, looks at this month’s new episodes. There are interviews with the casts of Empire of Death, Rogue and 73 Yards. Plus there’s also coverage of the new Target Books novelisations of this season and The Fact of Fiction looks at one of the most loved stories of the Eleventh Doctor Era


Will Ruby Sunday (MILLIE GIBSON) uncover the secret of her birth? BBC STUDIOS 2023,James Pardon Legend of Ruby Sunday Empire of Death Ruby stands in the Time Window chamber, her hand pressed against the cracked glass.
Will Ruby Sunday (MILLIE GIBSON) uncover the secret of her birth? BBC STUDIOS 2023,James Pardon

Meet the citizens of the Empire of Death

  • Previews – details of both the thrilling season finale, Empire of Death, and the new Tales of the TARDIS episode, Pyramids of Mars – a new presentation of a seventies classic!
  • The Changing Face of Susan Twist – as the mystery behind her character is resolved, she reflects on her role in the latest season…
  • The men from UNIT – Lenny Rush (Morris Gibbons) and Alexander Devrient (Colonel Ibrahim) share their experiences of working on the season finale.


The Chuldur Duchess (INDIRA VARMA) in Rogue ,BBC STUDIOS,James Pardon. The owl like Chuldur gestures dramatically in a grand Regency era dress
“C’est moi!” The Chuldur Duchess (INDIRA VARMA) in Rogue ,BBC STUDIOS,James Pardon

The cosmic joyride through coverage of the 2024 season continues!

  • Indira Varma – on playing the Duchess of Pemberton as well as a bird-like alien Chuldur.
  • Access All Areas: Rogue –  Join the cast and crew on a night shoot in south Wales, including more from Jonathan Groff about playing the eponymous bounty hunter.
  • Access All Areas: 73 Yards –  Join Millie Gibson on location and get up-close to the mysterious woman who stalked Ruby over the decades.
  • Strictly confidential! – Shirley Ballas and Johannes Radebe share their delight in being invited to dance in The Devil’s Chord.
  • Bang on Target! – The authors of the new novelisations discuss how they adapted some of the latest episodes for print.
  • Russell T Davies – The showrunner on watching (or trying to watch!) recent episode Boom with his family.
  • Meet the crew – an interview with one of the tireless creatives working behind the scenes.
  • The Hans of Fear Part Two – The latest installment of the DWM comic strip featuring the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby meeting Hans Christian Andersen!


Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) -Doctor Who - Vincent and the Doctor (c) BBC
Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) -Doctor Who – Vincent and the Doctor (c) BBC

Also this issue!

  • Loose Endstravel to ancient Egypt and imagines scenes that happened off screen.
  • The Fact of Fiction – a scene-by-scene look back at Eleventh Doctor story Vincent and the Doctor.
  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest news, including details of a wide range of books soon to hit the shelves!
  • Reviews –  reviews of all the latest audio releases, novels, and roleplaying game resources
  • Other Worlds – the essential guide to new stories in Doctor Who’s expanded universe.
  • Competitions – win Blu-rays, books and audio releases!



Doctor Who Magazine 605 (c) Panini. Empire of Death.  The Doctor, dressed like a 1950s biker, looks sombre as sand swirls all around him
Doctor Who Magazine 605 (c) Panini

Doctor Who Magazine 605

DWM Issue 605 is on sale Thursday the 20th of June 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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