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What makes filming Doctor Who different?

In their very special 600th issue, Doctor Who Magazine talks to Millie Gibson about all things Ruby Sunday and filming with monsters! Find out more in an exclusive extract below.

The latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine (DWM) is on sale from Thursday 1st February. It is available to order as a subscription, either physical or digital, here.

Millie Gibson

Millie Gibson on filming for Doctor Who:

“What’s so great about Doctor Who is when we are acting against monsters. Nine times out of ten they make the monsters, so we have something to act off which is so, so helpful. But there is an episode in season one of my and Ncuti’s era, where we are literally crying hysterically to a tennis ball and it was just, like, the weirdest thing ever. You kind of have to cut out from reality to get into that mindset. I’m really excited for the rest of the episodes to come out and for people to see it all unfold.”

Read all this and more in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine.

DWM 600

This celebratory issue also includes a 16-page supplement, an exclusive art card, a specially commissioned diorama featuring figures from the recent series and a four-hour long Sixth Doctor audio drama for every reader.

Inside the mag:

  • Millie Gibson checks in with DWM following the debut of companion Ruby Sunday in The Church on Ruby Road
  • UNIT regulars Jemma Redgrave (Kate Lethbridge-Stewart), Alexander Devrient (Colonel Ibrahim) and Ruth Madeley (Shirley Anne Bingham) face questions from the TARDIS Tin.
  • Production designer Phil Sims takes us on a guided tour of UNIT’s central London HQ!
  • We talk to DWM writers about their experiences interviewing the stars of Doctor Who for early issues of the magazine.
  • International Who! A special report on how the series has become a hit in Spain!
  • Meet Christina Rotondo – the singer who gave voice to Janis Goblin!
  • We pay tribute to Richard Franklin who died on Christmas day – and examine the impact he had as UNIT officer Captain Mike Yates.
  • We talk to production runner Thani Subkhi about his vital work on the upcoming series.
  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies gives us an update on the progress being made on the next two series!
  • Time-Space Visualiser – discover the secret recipe for sky-high ratings!
  • The Fact of Fiction – we examine the opening episodes of 1973’s Planet of the Daleks.
  • The adventures of the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby Sunday continue in the comic strip!
  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news.
  • Reviews – covering books, audio dramas and games.
  • Other Worlds – the essential guide to new stories in Doctor Who’s expanded universe.
  • Win The Daleks in colour, Blu-ray box sets, books and audio dramas!

The latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine (DWM) is on sale from Thursday 1st February. It is available to order as a subscription, either physical or digital, here.

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