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Published on December 16th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who Magazine 429

Matt Smith speaks exclusively about a Christmas Carol in Doctor Who Magazine 429!

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine features a preview of the brand new 2010 Christmas Special, A Christmas Carol, and talks exclusively to writer STEVEN MOFFAT, director TOBY HAYNES – and the Doctor himself, MATT SMITH!

In addition to the image on the right, you can view the cover in hi-res – choose from bagged or bagless!

How did Matt find working with the Special’s guest star, Michael Gambon? “Michael is a naughty man, a naughty actor,” Matt laughs. “He’s hugely interesting, everyone on set could have listened to his stories all day! And then the cameras start rolling and he’s just captivating…”


To many, he will always be the Doctor! The legendary TOM BAKER doesn’t hold back as he tells DWM what it was really like being the Fourth Doctor – and his true feelings about the others who have starred in the role he made his own.

The irrepressible KATY MANNING, last seen as Jo Jones (née Grant) in The Sarah Jane Adventures story Death of the Doctor, gives her most revealing interview ever! Discover what happened to the kookiest companion of them all, after she left the Doctor in The Green Death – and just what Katy herself did next…

Ameila Pond and her young chum Rory discover a wondrous bookshop – one that’s bigger on the inside than than the outside and can take them to undreamed worlds of adventure! Take a magical trip with THE PROFESSOR, THE QUEEN AND THE BOOKSHOP, a brand new comic strip story for Christmas, by Jonathan Morris with art by Rob Davis.

When do kittens, plot arcs and multi-coloured Cybermen (with noses) have in common? Find out, as showrunner STEVEN MOFFAT lets slips secrets about the 2011 series in Production Notes!

She played the Doctor’s granddaughter, and appeared in the very first episode of Doctor Who in 1963 – and now she’s back! CAROLE ANN FORD, who plays Susan Foreman, talks exclusively to DWM about her latest adventures on audio.

Bull-headed monsters, OTT Villains and the Fourth Doctor at his silliest! Yes, it’s time at last for The Fact of Fiction to scrutinise the infamous story that took Doctor Who into the 1980s – THE HORNS OF NIMON!

Put down that mince pie and get ready for the ultimate Doctor Who challenge, as the Watcher proudly presents his fiendishly difficult Christmas Quiz – tough enough to tax even the most dedicated fan! How will YOU fare… ?

takes a look back at one of the most unforgettable years in Doctor Who’s history – this one! Relieve all the highlights of 2010 – the year that saw the début of the Eleventh Doctor’s and Amy – in DWM’s annual review of the year.

All the news unfit to print! It can only be the annual outing for the SPACE-TIME TELEGRAPH, escaping again for one issue only – don’t miss it!

By popular demand – a set of three collectible art cards featuring exclusive DWM cover images!

All the forthcoming CDs and DVDs previewed; all the latest CD and DVD releases reviewed; the DWM survey for 2010; all the latest OFFICIAL news; TEN terrific prize-winning competitions, including the chance to win a Wii console; and much, much more!

Treat yourself this Christmas to the bumper-sized, 84-page DWM 429, out in shops 16 December, price £4.99!


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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+.

4 Responses to Doctor Who Magazine 429

  1. Paul Cavanagh says:

    Is it just me, or does anybody else find that the word ‘kooky’ grates awfully? Can’t we say ditzy or eccentric or, well, just anything but kooky? Where did the word come from anyway? I don’t remember ever reading it before around the turn of the Century. Sorry Christian, no offence meant, it’s just a bugbear. Otherwise, great summary. Hope I get the chance to pick up my copy before Christmas!

  2. Paul Cavanagh says:

    I’ve just looked kooky up, it’s been around since 1959!

    • Ahhh, well to be honest we cheat with the DWM news. As the team there always cook up such a great press release it always seems a shame to waste it, so pretty much anything that isn’t linking to images of the cover hails directly from Tom and his team…

      …who I believe are a little kooky themselves!

  3. Carn says:

    They’re creepy and they’re kooky,
    mysterious and spooky…

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