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Thursday, 25 April 2024 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine  Issue 603 (Credit: Panini)

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine marks the return of Doctor Who to Television screens worldwide

Inside this issue

  • Previews of the new episodes broadcast this month. Russell T Davies talks Space Babies and The Devil’s Chord and we take a quick peek behind the scenes of Boom with writer Steven Moffat and exec producer Joel Collins.

  • Meet the Beatles: John, Paul, George and Ringo (alias Chris Mason, George Caple, Philip Davies and James Hoyles) and their producer George Martin (Ed White)…

  • …and to celebrate the Beatles appearance on opening night of the new season, we also look back at the relationship between the band and Doctor Who over the years…

  • Jinkx Monsoon discusses her role as the malevolent Maestro.

  • Can we get any answers from Anita Dobson about her character, the mysterious Mrs Flood? Worth a try!

We also speak to the equally intriguing Susan Twist about her roles in last year’s episodes and her involvement in the forthcoming season…

  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies considers the scheduling of the new episodes and welcomes new readers!

  • Script to screen: discover the intricacies involved in bringing ‘Jimbo’ – the robot from Wild Blue Yonder – into being.

  • A tribute to the work of the late Sid Sutton who, among many other career highlights, designed the Doctor Who titles in the 1980s.

  • We test the memory of Matthew Waterhouse, who played companion Adric.

  • Time-Space Visualiser – how second Doctor Patrick Troughton made a partial comeback in the late seventies…

  • Loose Ends – tying up some dangling threads from the 1960s

  • The Fact of Fiction – a scene-by-scene look back at an earlier opening night: 2007’s Smith and Jones.

  • The concluding part of Mancopolis – our comic strip featuring the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby.

PLUS!

  • An exclusive comic strip supplement featuring TIMESLIP – the memorable multi-Doctor comic strip by former DWM editor Paul Neary. This also includes an essay on the story by Gary Gillatt and a chat with Dez Skinn who came up with the original idea for the strip.

  • Two art cards to celebrate the new season!

AND ALL THE USUAL REGULAR FEATURES INCLUDING THE LATEST NEWS, REVIEWS AND COMPETITIONS!

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 603 is on sale Thursday 25 April  from panini.co.uk and WH Smith priced £9.99 (UK). 

Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £8.99.