Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition 63 Showrunners looks at the history of the most powerful job in Who

Doctor Who’s 60-year journey was launched by producer Verity Lambert; the series, in turn, served as the springboard for her own remarkable career. Since then, a further 12 producers have accepted the unique challenge of steering one of the most demanding programmes on television.

The latest Special Edition of Doctor Who Magazine examines what each of these people brought to the role and gains exclusive new insights from their colleagues. Highlights include exclusive interviews with some of the people best placed to know these showrunners made the show their own. Whether executive producers and directors behind the cameras or the actors that performed in front of them, they have a unique view into the methods of those who took on one of the biggest jobs in television – running Doctor Who.


DWM Special Edition: Showrunners interviews the people who were there, including:

  • Julie Gardener (executive producer for Russell T Davies)
  • Marcus Wilson (producer for Steven Moffat)
  • Matthew Jacobs (who worked on the 1996 TV Movie as writer and producer with Philip Segal)
  • Waris Hussein (director for Verity Lambert)
  • Sheena Bucktowonsing (Script and Continuity under Chris Chibnall)
  • Frazer Hines (who played Jamie for four producers – John Innes, Peter Bryant, Derrick Sherwin, and John Nathan-Turner)
  • Katy Manning (Jo in the Barry Letts era)
  • Louise Jameson (Leela in the Philip Hinchcliffe and Graham Williams eras)
  • Janet Fielding (Tegan in the John Nathan-Turner era)


Doctor Who: Special Edition 63 - Showrunners (c) Panini Magazines Verity Lambert
Doctor Who: Special Edition 63 – Showrunners (c) Panini Magazines

Doctor Who Magazine: Special Edition – Showrunners

Out now, Doctor Who Magazine Special 63: Showrunners is on sale until November at WH Smith, selected supermarkets and online from the Panini online store priced £7.99. A digital edition is also available, priced £6.99 from Pocketmags. You can also save by taking out a subscription at the official site.


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