Doctor Who Magazine 381

Doctor Who Magazine #381 is set to hit the stands this Thursday, and thanks to the magazine’s Deputy Editor Tom Spilsbury you can find out what’s inside below…

Doesn’t it seem like an unbearable wait until Episode 2 of the new series on Saturday? So help fill the gap with the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine!

This issue, DWM goes behind the scenes on Smith and Jones, and learns The Freema Agyeman Mnemonic System For Remembering All Ten Doctors:

“It’s ‘Hurry To Pub, Because Da Beermats Make Me Excellent Tablecloths’,”

Freema explains. “The first letter of each word reminds you of each Doctor’s surname. I was undecided between Tablecloths and Trophies ­ but David’s a trophy, obviously. “Å’Da’ is pushing it, surely,” frowns David Tennant ­ possibly embittered by the implication that Freema needs to be reminded of his surname. He turns to Third Assistant Director Sarah Davies. Doctor Who Magazine 381 preview image“Can you remember them all, Sarah?” “No,” she admits. “Beyond Eccleston, I get stuck.” “That’s rubbish,” he says. “We may have to lose you.”

There’s more on the making of Episode 1 in an exclusive fact-pact 11-page feature, featuring brand new photographs, fascinating interviews and intriguing design drawings.

Plus, also this issue, Martha Jones makes her comic strip début in the first part of The Woman Who Sold the World; writer Chris Chibnall reveals a few secrets about his new episode, the enigmatically-titled 42; Jackie actress Camille Coduri is grilled by the terrors of the TARDIS tin; The Fact of Fiction looks back at 1972’s The Curse of Peladon; and there are all-new Exclusive previews of new episodes The Shakespeare Code, Gridlock, Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks!

Meanwhile, Russell T Davies finds himself talks celebrities in Production Notes; the new DVD release of Survival is previewed; Sorvad returns to host a very strange edition of Matrix Data Bank; there’s a look at the three new Doctor Who novels from BBC Books; the Time Team watch Terminus and Enlightenment; plus all the latest news, views and merchandise reviews.

Make sure you grab your copy – it’s the perfect medicine for your Doctor Who withdrawal symptoms!

DWM 381 is on sale from Thursday 5 April priced £3.99.

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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