Doctor Who Magazine marks five decades of Tom Baker’s iconic Time Lord with a new Special Edition – on sale now!

June marks the 50th anniversary of the Tom Baker’s first appearance of possibly the most iconic Time Lord of all. Doctor Who Magazine is celebrating with an 84-page Special Edition, packed with all-new features, interviews, infographics and also new fiction!

“Tom Baker made such an extraordinary impact that, to some people, he will always be the Doctor,” says editor Marcus Hearn.

In our latest Special Edition we’ve interviewed many of the actors who appeared alongside him, including Hilary Ryan, who’s never spoken about Doctor Who before. As well as casting new light on some of the series’ best-loved episodes, we’ve also added an exclusive adventure to the Fourth Doctor’s journey with a new short story by Christopher H Bidmead. There’s something here for everyone who loves the Fourth Doctor!”

Highlights of the new DWM Special Edition include:

  • Louise Jameson and Matthew Waterhouse – a joint interview with the actors who played Leela and Adric as they remember their TARDIS travels
  • Gareth Armstrong, Janet Ellis, Hilary Ryan and Guy Siner – interviews with guest stars from The Masque of Mandragora, The Horns of Nimon, The Invasion of Time and Genesis of the Daleks
  • June Hudson – the iconic costume designer recently seen in The Devil’s Chord is reunited with the famous burgundy coat she designed for Tom Baker’s Time Lord, courtesy of the collector who now owns it.
  • Dave Gibbons – the legendary comic artist looks back on the seminal artwork he created for the golden age of DWM comics.
  • The Fourth Doctor timeline – the Fourth Doctor’s television journey from 1974 to 1981, as well as details of his off-screen adventures from other media
  • The Fourth Doctor’s costumes (and pockets) – Light-hearted guides to both Tom Baker’s numerous costumes and everything that came out of his pockets
  • 20 moments that define the Fourth Doctor – including classic scenes from The Ark in Space, The Deadly Assassin, City of Death and more.
  • New Fiction – a new story by Christopher H Bidmead, who wrote the Tom Baker’s final television story, Logopolis.


Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition: 50 Years of the Fourth Doctor (c) Panini Tom Baker
DWM Special Edition: 50 Years of the Fourth Doctor (c) Panini

Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition: 50 Years of the Fourth Doctor

DWM Special Edition: 50 Years of the Fourth Doctor is on sale now, available from the online Panini store, WH Smith and other retailers priced £9.99 (UK). Also available as a digital edition from Pocketmags (£8.99). You can also save with a subscription.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.