I sometimes lie awake at night, marvelling at what a fantastic past couple of years it’s been as a Doctor Who fan, and those fantastic people at Doctor Who Magazine have really pulled a blinder with this one!
No sooner has the show become a fond recent memory than we are given inside access to the making of the Ninth Doctor’s adventures! The publications release has been announced on the Official Doctor Who site, who have this to say:
A peep inside Doctor Who Magazine’s guide.
If you’ve been wondering how BBC Wales made this year’s incredibly successful show, then some of your queries may be answered by Doctor Who Magazine’s season one special.
DWM have wheeled out their resident expert Andrew Pixley and unleashed him on season one of the new show.
He’s had a lot of help and information from the BBC Wales production team, access to thousands of behind-the-scenes photos, plus one or two hints from executive producer Russell T Davies.
Also presented – in full, and for the first time in public – the original ‘pitch’ document for the series from Autumn 2003… complete with annotated notes from Russell himself, to explain how the series evolved over the months that followed. Find out who Judy, Jax and Mobbsy are, and why the TARDIS nearly visited Pompeii!
We’ve also received official summary information from Tom Spilsbury at DWM:
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE SPECIAL EDITION
THE DOCTOR WHO COMPANION Â SERIES ONE
Discover everything you need to know about Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor Who – in the new DWM Special Edition!
In this special 100-page issue, we take a look at all 13 episodes of Series One, with a synopsis of each episode and a special ‘making-of’ Fact File compiled by DWM’s resident expert Andrew Pixley, with unprecedented help and information from the BBC Wales production team.
Meanwhile, Doctor Who’s executive producer Russell T Davies presents – in full, and for the first time in public – the original ‘pitch’ document that he made to the BBC in the Autumn of 2003… complete with annotated notes from Russell himself, to explain how the series evolved over the months that followed. Find out who Judy, Jax and Mobbsy are, and why the TARDIS nearly visited Pompeii!
On top of all this, we take a special look at the art department in The Art of Doctor Who, with exclusive behind the scenes photographs, and design drawings showing how the Slitheen, Cassandra and the Emperor Dalek were brought to life – not to mention the TARDIS interior!
Plus: Gareth Roberts puts the Ninth Doctor under the microscope in a special edition of ‘Guess Who?’, and we chat to top modelmaker Mike Tucker to find out how he destroyed Downing Street and Big Ben, and created a new race of Daleks…
Packed with exclusive never-before-seen photos, The Doctor Who Companion – Series One is published by Panini Comics on Thursday 7 July, priced Â£5.99.