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Published on April 3rd, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

DWM Wins World Record

As revealed by GallifreyNewsBase, Doctor Who Magazine has been awarded the title of “Longest Running Magazine Based on a Television Series” by the Guinness Book of Records.

This is of course highly superb news, not just for the fact that the magazine has earned some much deserved recognition for its longevity (a testament to its undoubted quality) as it enters its 31st year but also for everyone who has been involved with the magazine from the legendary Dez Skinn who setup Doctor Who Weekly back in 1979 to the current steady reign of Tom Spilsbury.

Lest we forget, Doctor Who Magazine kept the Doctor Who beacon burning during the 1989-2003 period when there was no news of any new series. While the 1996 episode starring Paul McGann was originally expected to launch a new series this sadly was not to be, yet DWM remained positive, and continued for a further 8 years to provide a remarkable amount of material based on the activities of fandom and the original run of the series.

It is not a leap of faith to suggest that without Doctor Who Magazine, our favourite series would be very different today, if it had even come back at all.

Congratulations to everyone involved!
Doctor Who Magazine 420

And don’t forget – issue 420 is out now with a choice of covers!

(Via GallifreyNewsBase)

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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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