Go behind the scenes of the climactic episodes of Doctor Who Series Eight with Doctor Who Magazine’s The Twelfth Doctor Companion Volume Three

Doctor Who Magazine continues its in-depth chronicle of the show’s production with a  new 116-page volume – The Twelfth Doctor Companion Volume Three. This entry in the Companion series is dedicated to the four memorable episodes that brought us Series 8 to its thrilling end, and also casts an eye over the subsequent festive special, Last Christmas. All starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald:

Discover the production secrets of the following episodes


Separated from the Doctor, Clara discovers a new menace from another dimension. But how do you hide when even the walls are no protection? With people to save and the Doctor trapped, Clara goes against an enemy that exists beyond human perception.

In the Forest of the Night

One morning in every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to face the most surprising invasion yet. Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth. It doesn’t take the Doctor long to discover that the final days of humanity have arrived.

Dark Water/Death in Heaven

In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Missy (Michelle Gomez) is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming… ‘Death is not an end’, promises the sinister organisation known only as 3W – but, as the Doctor and Clara discover, they might wish it was.

Last Christmas

The Doctor and Clara face their last Christmas. Trapped on an Arctic base, under attack from terrifying creatures, who are you going to call? Santa Claus (Nick Frost)!


The definitive archive of the Twelfth Doctor era

Andrew Pixley’s unparalleled behind-the-scenes coverage – originally presented in the partwork Doctor Who: The Complete History and now revised and reproduced in magazine format for the first time – examines every aspect of the stories’ development, from scripting through to transmission and beyond.

Richly illustrated with rare images, this is the essential guide to the series that took the show in a remarkable new direction…


Available from WH Smith from Wednesday 19 February priced £9.99 and digitally from pocketmags.com priced £8.99.

Please note that this publication is not available as part of a subscription to DWM


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