Doctor Who Magazine 383

Tom Spilsbury of DWM has sent us details of the next edition of every Doctor Who fan’s favourite read.


Discover who will be penning the Doctor’s adventures in 2008, as the Doctor Who production team at BBC Wales reveals all to DWM…

Also this issue; find out why the Doctor is to undergo his biggest challenge yet in the next Doctor Who story to hit your screens…

Doctor Who Magazine 383“Playing the same character every week in a long-running series is great, and very inspiring and exciting,² David Tennant tells DWM, ³but it¹s such an unexpected bonus to be asked to portray a whole new character, halfway through the shoot, which by definition must be unlike the character you¹re playing every other day.”

So who, exactly, is this John Smith character?

“He looks like the Doctor and doesn¹t sound much like him, but he must be a different man,” says David cryptically. “Well, he must be a man, rather than a Time Lord…²

DWM goes behind the scenes on the thrilling new episodes Human Nature and The Family of Blood, also catching up with guest star Jessica Hynes, writer Paul Cornell, and showrunner Russell T Davies about this very different – and even more terrifying than usual! – Doctor Who adventure…

Plus: DWM spends an age with Professor Lazarus himself, alias actor Mark Gatiss, as he performs The Lazarus Experiment; writer Steven Moffat explains why you should be keeping your eyes wide open for his spine-chilling new episode Blink; director James Strong recounts the second part of his blow-by-blow account of bringing the deadly Daleks to Manhattan; and make sure you pack your sunscreen for a trip to the SS Pentallian and 42 fantastic facts about 42!

Meanwhile, find out FIRST about the secret plans for the end of the current series, with previews of the final four fantastic episodes – Blink, Utopia, The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords; Part 3 of the thrilling new comic strip adventure The Woman Who Sold the World; while Russell T Davies is flying the flag (for Who) in another unmissable Production Notes…

Packed with all your other favourite regular features, DWM 383 is on sale from Thursday 31 May priced £3.99 at all good newsagents. So don’t you dare blink, or you could end up missing it!

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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