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Thursday, 27 April 2023 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 590 (Credit: Panini)

Issue 590 of Doctor Who Magazine has an exclusive interview with Doctor Who composer Murray Gold. 

People started saying, ‘We really need to speak to Murray,’ There was a director, Mark Tonderai [overseeing the 2023 Christmas Special]. I was like, ‘What can he possibly want?’ And then Ben [Chessell], who’s directing episode two… this was January 26th and he says, ‘I’m directing this episode and it seems to have a lot of music in it. Have you looked at it?’ Then another director. And another. Then it started to dawn on me: ‘There’s an awful lot of music in this series, isn’t there, Murray?’ I was speaking to myself now, not realising, of course, that my consciousness is just a fantasy. ‘And apparently Russell [T Davies] has entrusted all of it to me.’ And actually, that’s quite an honour. I love that man.”

Other highlights of the new issue include:

  • A giant-double sided poster.

  • A Big Finish download code for a complete audio adventure.

  • The DWM 60th Anniversary Poll – the analysis of the results continues, with this issue looking at the rankings of the Third and Fourth Doctor’s adventures.

  • Liberation of the Daleks Part Seven – the adventures of the Fourteenth Doctor continue in the epic comic-strip adventure written by Alan Barnes and illustrated by Lee Sullivan.

  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies on the casting of new Doctor Who cast member Jinkx Monsoon.

  • Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock files his latest report, direct from Doctor Who’s HQ.

  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news, including cast announcements.

  • Scarf Ace – acclaimed artist Dave Gibbons looks back at his work on the Doctor Who comic strip.

  • Secret Service – Jacqui Stonebridge, who was in charge of Doctor Who’s press and publicity at the time of its launch in 1963, recalls her work on the early days of the series.

  • The Running Man – Devante Fleming reveals what it’s like to work as a runner on Ncuti Gatwa’s forthcoming episodes.

  • Writer of the Lost Ark – the life and times of writer John Lucarotti, whose original version of 1975’s The Ark in Space in set for release on audio.

  • 60 Objects, 60 Years – the latest installment of the series that tells the story of one object from every year of Doctor Who’s history.

  • The Fact of Fiction travels back to the coronation of 1953 and uncovers the secrets of the Tenth Doctor adventure The Idiot’s Lantern.

  • Other Worlds – the essential guide to new stories in Doctor Who’s expanded universe.

  • Previews, reviews, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 590 is on sale Thursday 27 April from and WH Smith priced £7.99 (UK). Also available as a digital edition from priced £6.99.