The latest Special Edition of Doctor Who Magazine is now available and explores all things production.

Each Month Doctor Who Magazine delivers articles, interviews, comics and more. Every few months they also prepare a special edition which explores a theme of our favourite fandom. This month they explore “In The Studio”.

Whether you’re a fan of classic Doctor Who, New Who, or both, this magazine has a whopping amount of information. The program hasn’t always had the biggest budget but it’s always had people who cared for it. If you’re interested in how the show has been produced through the years, then look no further.

Editor Marcus Hearn discusses a bit of what readers can expect: “This DWM Special Edition tells the entire studio history of Doctor Who, from Lime Grove in 1963 through to Roath Lock in 2018. Andrew Pixley’s detailed research is the backbone of this issue, but there are fantastic articles and interviews by lots of other writers too, along with contributions from former producer Philip Hinchcliffe and showrunner Chris Chibnall. Longtime DWM collaborator Derek Handley helped to source some incredible images, while Peri Godbold and Mike Jones designed it all beautifully. Hopefully we’ve been able to contribute something really meaningful to our understanding of how Doctor Who is made.”

Doctor Who Magazine In the Studio Lime Grove
Doctor Who Magazine In the Studio Lime Grove

In the Studio

The Special Edition is titled ‘In The Studio’ and spans the course of the programs long history. From Lime Grove to Roath Lock all of the major studios will have a dedicated piece. Of course there’s much more than that, including a tribute to Alec Wheal, a senior camera supervisor.

There’s a segment on how the ‘Twice Upon a Time’ original TARDIS control room was created as well was a guide to Doctor Who’s rehearsal rooms. There are exclusive interviews with James DeHaviland, a second-unit director and with vintage camera expert Dicky Howett.

DWM In the Studio
DWM In the Studio

Doctor Who: In the Studio will also feature, The story behind the black-and-white remake of 2006 episode Tooth and Claw and will include rare images from the Visual Effects Department’s model stages.

Clearly there’s an expanse of information and in-depth peaks at how our favourite program comes to life. All this for only £5.99. Available now at WH Smith and other good shops.


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