Doctor Who Magazine have sent us the details of their latest issue…

There’s a FREE double sided giant A1 poster in the next issue of DWM [click here to view] – will the Doctor and Martha or the deadly Daleks be adorning your wall? This issue it’s a behind-the-scenes bonanza, too, so fasten your seatbelts…


First up we’re off to the Globe Theatre and a meeting with Shakespeare, as we fall under the spell of the Carronites. We speak to writer Gareth Roberts, star Dean Lennox Kelly and even 1965’s Bard, Hugh Walters – plus find out 14 facts you never knew you didn’t know about The Shakespeare Code. But all that’s nothing to the thrills and spills of the David vs Freema Shakespeare Quotes Quiz…

Doctor Who Magazine 382“Um, is that from A Midsummer Night’s Dream?” asks Freema, plaintively. “I’m not even going to pretend that I know. My God, I’m awful. I bet David got them all right. Maybe it rhymes? Um – ‘By the pricking of my thumbs / I’ll end up smacking those big bums.’ Ha ha! I’ve really shamed myself, haven’t I? It’s unfair, ‘cos David’s done loads of Shakespeare. I hope my old English teacher doesn’t read this…”


Next up a trip to the year Five Billion-and-Fifty-Three – and make it snappy! Haha! Do you see what we did there? We poke about under the bonnets of New New York’s automobiles, talk to cast and crew, stroke some kittens and find out why and how the Macra returned to celebrate their big four-oh…

“If you had to make a poll of monsters least likely to make a reappearance,” grins David Tennant, “the Macra would probably be fairly near the top! So it’s kind of cool, isn’t it? If you’re gonna do giant crabs, there’s no point them being anything other than Macra, seeing as they already exist. It’s one of the joys of being involved with a series which has got all this history for free. You can just sprinkle in all these nuggets of recognition for those who’ll get them.”


Back by popular demand after his revealing Satan Pit diaries last year, director James Strong opens up his frank and funny Daleks in Manhattan journal to DWM readers in the first of a major two-part feature – a day-by-day, blow-by-blow account of the making of an ambitious Doctor Who story. With Daleks. And Stateside filming. And pigs. How can you resist?!


Writer Paul Cornell tells us all about writing the Doctor’s Human Nature in the penultimate Script Doctors!

Exclusive previews of The Lazarus Experiment, 42, Human Nature and The Family of Blood – plus brand new photos from these new stories!

Part Two of our fabulous new comic strip The Woman Who Sold the World – and the Doctor’s been put on hold!

The Time Team celebrate reaching 600 episodes with The King’s Demons and The Five Doctors!

More from showrunner Russell T Davies in Production Notes, where he’s suffering from a bit of Quantum trouble. Poor lamb.

Not forgetting the best news coverage around, a quite incredible encounter between screen legends in Matrix Data Bank On Tour, a preview of Robot on DVD, a tribute to writer Dave Martin, a ratings roundup in Public Image, and full reviews of Episodes 1 and 2!

That’s DWM 382, on sale at all good newsagents, comic shops and Tesco stores from 3 May, priced £3.99. So don’t miss it or the Macra may give you a nasty nip!

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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