The Name of the Doctor, BBC One & BBC One HD, Saturday, 7:00pm
DOCTOR WHO SHOWRUNNER STEVEN MOFFAT REVEALS SECRETS ABOUT THE EXPLOSIVE SERIES FINALE, THE NAME OF THE DOCTOR
EXCLUSIVELY IN DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 460:
“We’ve only just finished shooting the actual completed ending – it’s ridiculously secret – but it’s quite a thing, hopefully,” says Steven, about The Name of the Doctor. “There’s often an element of throwing in some lovely names, and then figuring it out later, but I’ve always had a sort of plan for the Doctor and Trenzalore. Things will be resolved. Things I’ve left hanging in plain sight – and sometimes not in plain sight – will be tied up…”
ALSO THIS ISSUE:
NEW EPISODE PREVIEWS!
DWM previews the final three episodes of the latest series – The Crimson Horror, Nightmare in Silver and The Name of the Doctor – and talks exclusively to writers MARK GATISS and NEIL GAIMAN, and returning guest stars NEVE MCINTOSH (Vastra), CATRIN STEWART (Jenny) and DAN STARKEY (Strax).
OLD FRIENDS AND ENEMIES
The Doctor reflects on the many battles he has had throughout his lives, and must travel to the past to save the future of the Earth… Don’t miss the penultimate chapter of our comic strip epic, HUNTERS OF THE BURNING STONE, written by SCOTT GRAY, with art from MARTIN GERAGHTY, DAVID A ROACH and JAMES OFFREDI.
FAREWELL TO THE CREATOR
DWM takes a look at the life and career of the late RAYMOND P CUSICK, and pays tribute to the man who designed the Daleks back in 1963.
100, NOT OUT!
Gaffer MARK HUTCHINGS is the only person to have worked on every single episode of Doctor Who since its return to production in 2004. With more than 100 episodes under his belt, Mark shares his memories of working with three Doctors over nine years…
Doctor Who’s commander-in-chief STEVEN MOFFAT responds to readers’ queries – and reveals not only how the Statue of Liberty made it to Winter Quay without being seen, but also how what changes he would have made if he’d script-edited the very first episode, An Unearthly Child…
MARTHA NOT ARTHUR
It’s 2007 – the Tenth Doctor is joined in the TARDIS by Martha Jones and together they confront the Macra, the Daleks and the Master! DWM’s journey through five decades of Doctor Who continues with Series 29 in COUNTDOWN TO 50!
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE!
The Fourth Doctor and Leela find themselves on a remote island defending a lighthouse from attack by an alien Rutan in HORROR OF FANG ROCK. THE FACT OF FICTION takes a long, hard look at the four-part adventure from 1977, and reveals a wealth of fascinating new facts about the story.
THE TIME TEAM travel across the Pond to 1930s America where Chris, Emma, Michael and Will discover that the Daleks are responsible for the construction of the Empire State Building in the two-part adventure, Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks.
Writer, passionate fan and mother of twins JACQUELINE RAYNER reveals that when it comes to choosing favourite moments and episodes, everyone in her family has their own personal choices in her latest candid column, RELATIVE DIMENSIONS.
The Watcher reveals how Margaret Thatcher had a lasting influence on Doctor Who in A History of Doctor Who in 100 Objects; challenges readers with The Six Faces of Delusion, champions another Supporting Artist of the Month and provides deliciously culinary theme to Ristorante Italiano Top Ten. All this and more in this issue’s WOTCHA!
PLUS! All the latest official news, TV and merchandise reviews, previews, competitions, a prize-winning crossword and much, much more!
Discover the Doctor’s greatest secret with Doctor Who Magazine 460 on sale now, priced £4.75.
Thanks to Tom Spilsbury
Philip Jessett was a keen Doctor Who fan throughout his life and for a number of years helped to run the Cardiff DWAS local group. Philip sadly died of Leukaemia not too long ago and his family has bequeathed his Doctor Who collection to the Doctor Who Appreciation Society.
By agreement with Phllip’s mother Paula, the items in the collection are now available to bid on via our eBay site. 100% of each item’s sale price will be donated (via eBay’s charity partner Missionfish) to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
A full list of items can be found on the DWAS’s ebay auction page
Thanks to Paul Winter/Doctor Who Appreciation Society
The port of Alexandria, 5th Century AD.
The Doctor, Ian, Susan and Barbara have taken a break from their travels, and are enjoying a few weeks in the sunshine – and the chance to appreciate the magnificent Library of Alexandria.
Ian also takes the chance to enjoy friendship with the philosopher Hypatia – but things here will not last forever.
The time travellers know that the library will soon be lost to history.
What they are about to discover is the terrifying reason why…
The Companion Chronicles: The Library of Alexandria by Simon Guerrier starring William Russell as Ian Chesterton with Susan Franklyn as Hypatia is released later this month and is available to pre-order HERE.
You can read our webchat with Simon Guerrier
Thanks to Big Finish.
There’s sssssomething very sssssspecial in the new isssssue of DWM!
The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine hits shops today (Thursday 4 April), and features full previews of next few episodes to hit your screens over the next few weeks – and writer MARK GATISS tells DWM how excited he was to bring back one of Doctor’s Who’s iconic monsters in Cold War:
“The Ice Warriors are back where they belong and I’m absolutely thrilled! Whilst absolutely respecting the source, the source has huge gaps in which you can invent. I was talking to a couple of members of the crew, and they had no idea the Ice Warriors were an old monster. It’s very powerful. You don’t need to know they first appeared in the 60s.
“I thought, ‘Why don’t we put the Ice Warriors on a sub?’” Mark continues. “And suddenly it all clicked! The submarine set is amazing. Fantastic! The moment it’s all lit and full of steam, it’s incredibly believable.”
Also in this issue:
HIDE AND SEEK
JESSICA RAINE, soon to be seen as Doctor Who’s original producer Verity Lambert in An Adventure in Space and Time and star of Call the Midwife, reveals all about guest-starring in the forthcoming episode Hide – and how she believes in ghosts!
WHERE THERE’S A WILLS
ANNEKE WILLS looks back on her time as glam-girl Polly, companion to the First and Second Doctors – and how thrilling it was to be present at the first-ever regeneration.
THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES
As the Ice Warriors return to menace the Eleventh Doctor, DWM winds back the clock to 1967 and the Doctor’s first encounter with the Lords of the red planet. Discover a wealth of fascinating facts about what happened to the Second Doctor, Jamie and Victoria when they fought Varga on Britannicus Base as THE ICE WARRIORS is thawed out in The Fact of Fiction.
MAN AT THE TOP
Doctor Who lead writer and executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT answers more of your questions – including what Blink and his his other stories were originally called…
The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones get stuck in traffic when they travel into the future for a visit to New Earth. THE TIME TEAM get caught in the Gridlock, but what will Will, Emma, Chris and Michael make of it all?
The Doctor faces his past in more ways than one as the Hunters are revealed to be the unearthly Tribe of Gum! The Doctor, Ian and Barbara attempt to unravel the mystery in Part Four of our epic comic strip, HUNTERS OF THE BURNING STONE, written by SCOTT GREY and illustrated by MARTIN GERAGHTY.
It’s 2006 and Doctor Who has become the most talked about show on TV! DAVID TENNANT is the new Doctor, BILLIE PIPER plays Rose – and the sky’s the limit on the trip of the a lifetime. DWM’s trip through five decades of adventure reaches Series 28 in COUNTDOWN TO 50!
What do you do when your children swap Time Lords for another interest? JACQUELINE RAYNER soothes the fevered brow of Doctor Who-loving parents everywhere in RELATIVE DIMENSIONS.
CAUGHT IN A VACCUUM
The Watcher ponders the triangular nature of one of Doctor Who’s greatest design innovations in A History of Doctor Who in 100 Objects, jumps to the left for a Rocky Horror-themed Six Faces of Delusion and dazzles with more entries from the Stockbridge English Dictionary. Its WOTCHA!
All the latest offical news, reviews and previews from the worlds of Doctor Who, prize-winning competitions and crossword, and, much, much more.
Don’t missss Doctor Who Magazine 459 – out now, price £4.75.
Thanks to Tom Spilsbury
Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition: The Missing Episodes – The First Doctor
Sadly, 106 Doctor Who episodes from the 1960s aren’t currently held in the BBC’s Archives. The original videotapes were erased, and although film recordings for many early episodes were retained, others seem lost forever.
Fortunately for fans, some of these missing episodes survive in telesnap form – these are photographic images that were taken of television screens as the stories were originally broadcast. This 100-page Special from Doctor Who Magazine presents all of the lost episodes from the First Doctor’s era that still exist in telesnap form, featuring the stories MARCO POLO, THE CRUSADE, THE SAVAGES, THE SMUGGLERS and THE TENTH PLANET.
There’s also a fascinating feature on the man who took these telesnaps, JOHN CURA – and a look at how and why these classic pieces of television were lost from the archives.
Fill the gap in your collection, with Doctor Who Magazine: The Missing Episodes – The First Doctor! It’s out now, price £5.99.
Thanks to Tom Spilsbury
Entertainment Weekly celebrates the imminent return of Doctor Who by offering a choice of two collectible covers.
This issue also features an interview with Steven Moffat and another with Matt Smith.
For more on Doctor Who, pick up this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, available from Friday, March 22.