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Doctor Who Magazine 425

Be in Seventh Heaven – with Doctor Who Magazine 425!

In his most candid interview to date, lavishly illustrated with never-before-seen photos, SYLVESTER McCOY talks at length to DWM about his long career, on being the Seventh Doctor – and what he thinks about Doctor Who today…

“I’m delighted that they’ve done such a good job in bringing it back. I’m so proud to have that connection with this very successful programme. It wasn’t allowed to be successful when I was doing it. At the time, I didn’t know why. It was only afterwards that I realised I wasn’t given a fair crack of the whip. I wish I had been…”

Doctor Who Magazine issue 425 cover - click for hires!Also this issue:

Time travel – what are the rules? And can those rules be broken? In an in-depth feature, DWM examines the knotty problems of paradoxes and time loops, and explores the incredible phenomenon of timey-wimeyness throughout the history of Doctor Who!

It’s the music event of the year! DWM dons its dinner jacket and journeys to the Royal Albert Hall to talk exclusively to the people responsible for the Doctor Who Prom, including composer MURRAY GOLD, conductor BEN FOSTER and executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT. Packed with behind-the-scenes photos from the Prom, this is the definitive account of the making of the show!

The Doctor and Amy take a trip to Tokyo and discover that too much TV can be really, really bad for kids, in the first episode of a brand new comic strip adventure by Jonathan Morris and Martin Geraghty – THE GOLDEN ONES!

What have a Roman mosaic, a painting by Toulouse Lautrec and a long, floppy scarf got in common? They all feature in the brand new audio series starring TOM BAKER as the Fourth Doctor, Demon Quest! DWM catches up with the legendary Tom, co-stars RICHARD FRANKLIN and SUSAN JAMESON, writer PAUL MAGRS and many more in an exclusive report from the recording of the adventures!

William Shakespeare – the most talented dramatist in history or a letch with bad breath? Find out the truth (according to Doctor Who!) behind the man and his works, as The Fact of Fiction extracts every nuance of meaning from the literary triumph that is the 2007 Tenth Doctor adventure, THE SHAKESPEARE CODE!

Doctor Who’s head writer, STEVEN MOFFAT, reveals all about being shy, being recognised, and the Eleventh Doctor’s most recent adventure – defusing a bomb at the Proms! – in Production Notes.

catches up with Hex, the hunky nurse who accompanies the Seventh Doctor and Ace on their audio adventures, aka actor PHILIP OLIVIER, who reveals his experiences of attending conventions, being recognised in the street and what he really thinks about Doctor Who fans…

Plus! All the latest official news, Previews, Reviews, Competitions and much, much more!

Treat yourself an unparalleled dose of culture with Doctor Who Magazine 425 – out Thursday 19 August from all good newsagents and supermarkets!

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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