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The Thirteenth Doctor and Yaz are set to welcome a new face to the TARDIS later this year as actor and comedian John Bishop joins the cast as ‘Dan’.

Doctor Who Magazine caught up with John Bishop for the latest issue, where he discusses growing up with Doctor Who, shooting the new series, and answers questions from the TARDIS Tin. Read an exclusive extract of the interview below!

Doctor Who Magazine Issue #569 is on sale from Thursday 16th September 2021. It is available to order as a subscription, either physical or digital, here.

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John Bishop shares his earliest memories of watching Doctor Who...

When you’re a kid, I guess it depends on what Doctor you see the most when you’re growing up. Jon Pertwee was my first incarnation of the Doctor and so was my introduction to Doctor Who. And then I stayed with it during the Tom Baker phase. That was when I watched the show the most. I remember that transition from Jon Pertwee to Tom Baker. I remember watching that regeneration episode. I didn’t believe he could do it! I’m just wondering what year that would have been and how old I was... It would have been 1974. Yeah, there you go, perfect time! I was eight years old – a great age to see this incredible transformation and then also to see the differences between the two Doctors, in their character and look. But I got it. I remember understanding that it was the same person.

Read the full interview in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine.

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Issue #569 also includes:

  • The second and final part of Black Power, a brand new adventure written by Joy Wilkinson.
  • New insights into the Second Doctor’s missing episodes from fans who remember watching them.
  • A detailed look at Doctor Who’s ‘orphaned’ episodes.
  • How did 1972’s The Sea Devils threaten the entire series’ future? The untold story is revealed.
  • Meet the team behind the new Doctor Who Atlas.
  • How the alien world of 1967’s The Macra Terror was created by Doctor Who production team, including new CGI models by Gavin Rymill.
  • Previews, reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time Space Visualiser and more.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue #569 is on sale from Thursday 16th September 2021. It is available to order as a subscription, either physical or digital, here.