Doctor Who

Doctor Who Magazine issue 552

In the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine Series 11 writers Pete McTighe, Vinay Patel and Joy Wilkinson interview each other, discussing joining Team TARDIS, meeting several Doctors, and much more!

Doctor Who Magazine Issue #552 is on sale from Thursday 27th May 2020. It is available to order as a subscription, either physical or digital, here.

We have an exclusive extract below from writer Pete McTighe (Kerblam! and Praxeus)...

"Chris [Chibnall] arranged for a few Doctor Who legends to chat to us and we spent some great afternoons grilling people. Apart from David [Tennant], there was Russell T Davies (he loved dinging that bell that we had on the table: “Silence, McTighe!”), the lovely Ray Holman, James Strong and Andy Pryor. We all wanted to know Andy’s stories about casting the Doctors. He told us how Chris Eccleston had brought his nasal hair-trimmer along to the audition to use as his sonic screwdriver prop, and then left it behind! Russell texted Chris Eccleston to tell him and he’d replied, “Keep it – maybe give it a wash.”

Oh, and Jodie [Whittaker] popped in! Long before she was cast, just to say hi and see what we were doing."

You can read the full story in the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine (#552).

Doctor Who Magazine issue 552

Issue 552 also includes:

  • Thirty-two First Doctor stories battled for the top spot in our epic Twitter contest. Which is the fans’ favourite?
  • Mark Gatiss answers questions from the TARDIS tin.
  • The Time and Space Visualiser presents a rare William Hartnell interview, conducted during rehearsals for The Sensorites in 1964.
  • A tribute to Doctor Who writer Pip Baker, plus a previously unpublished interview with Pip and Jane Baker.
  • More of DWM’s recommended lockdown viewing, with a guide to stories available on DVD and streaming services.
  • A look at Race Against Time, a game book in the 1986 Make Your Own Adventure with Doctor Who series.
  • A review of The Maze of Doom, the latest Doctor Who book by David Solomons.
  • The final part of The Piggybackers, a new comic-strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends.
  • Big Finish previews and reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, The Blogs of Doom and much more!

Doctor Who Magazine Issue #552 is on sale from Thursday 27th May 2020. It is available to order as a subscription, either physical or digital, here.