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Published on April 2nd, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who Magazine 407


Meet the Lady Christina de Souza in DWM 407!

In an exclusive interview with DWM, Michelle Ryan talks about playing the remarkable Lady Christina de Souza – the Doctor’s new companion in the forthcoming Easter Special, the 200th Doctor Who television adventure, Planet of the Dead…

DWM asks whether there’s sexual tension between the Doctor and Christina. “Yeah,” Michelle grins, “and I think it’s a real meeting of minds. He’s bowled over by how sassy and witty she is, and how she’s completely not in awe of him. It’s only as time goes on that she’s thinking, ‘There’s something special about you. You’re different to guys that I’ve met before…’”

Also in DWM 407:

AMUSE-BOUCHE
It’s the end… but the moment is being prepared for! Head Writer Russell T Davies whets your appetite as he talks exclusively to DWM in Production Notes about what will be the Tenth Doctor’s final words…

STARTERS
In the first of a new series, the Watcher returns to present his essential guide to everything you need to know about the Doctor’s first incarnation!

MAIN COURSE
Feast your eyes on a full preview of Planet of the Dead, with never-before-published photos and exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, including director James Strong, producer Tracie Simpson… and the Doctor himself, David Tennant! PLUS! Guest star Daniel Kaluuya chats to DWM about buses, Beyoncé and not snogging Georgia Moffett in Who on Earth Is!

THE ENTIRE MENU!
What do you think is the greatest Doctor Who story of all time? Now’s your opportunity to tell us, as DWM proudly presents it’s biggest ever survey, featuring all 200 Doctor Who TV stories… and with the chance to win nearly £500 worth of DVDs!

STRANGE TASTE?
He hates the sonic screwdriver, and doesn’t do technobabble! Writer Christopher H Bidmead talks frankly about working on Doctor Who in the 1980s… and reveals his controversial opinions about the series today.

WEDDING CAKE
Can the Doctor rescue Majenta from the wedding from hell? Find out in Part Two of Mortal Beloved, written by Dan McDaid with art by Sean Longcroft.

SWEET
Join the Time Team as they meet the Kandyman and consider the curious confection that is the 1988 Seventh Doctor Story, The Happiness Patrol!

DELICIOUS!
Stunning Sheridan Smith, who plays the Eighth Doctor’s companion Lucie Miller in the Doctor Who Audio Adventures, braves questions from the TARDIS tin!

NUTS?
Neil Harris reveals why it’s simply impossible these days to come up with a Doctor Who-related April Fool…

… AND JUST A HINT OF ROSEMARY!
The culinary herb is just one of the wonderful ingredients to be found in the Fifth Doctor’s terrifically tasty début adventure. Find out why The Fact of Fiction goes back to 1982 and puts Castrovalva under the microscope.

PLUS! All the latest news, previews, reviews competitions and more!

DWM 407 is in the shops from 2 April for you to devour, for just £3.99!

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About the Author

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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