Published on December 16th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley
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 â€“ and the Doctor himself, MATT SMITH!
How did Matt find working with the Specialâ€™s guest star, Michael Gambon? â€œMichael is a naughty man, a naughty actor,â€ Matt laughs. â€œHeâ€™s hugely interesting, everyone on set could have listened to his stories all day! And then the cameras start rolling and heâ€™s just captivating…â€
ALSO THIS ISSUE:
THE UNIVERSE ACCORDING TO TOM!
To many, he will always be the Doctor! The legendary TOM BAKER doesnâ€™t hold back as he tells DWM what it was really like being the Fourth Doctor â€“ 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 (nÃ©e 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 â€“ and just what Katy herself did next…
IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER
Ameila Pond and her young chum Rory discover a wondrous bookshop â€“ one thatâ€™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.
THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE?
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 Doctorâ€™s granddaughter, and appeared in the very first episode of Doctor Who in 1963 â€“ and now sheâ€™s back! CAROLE ANN FORD, who plays Susan Foreman, talks exclusively to DWM about her latest adventures on audio.
A LOAD OF OLD BULL?
Bull-headed monsters, OTT Villains and the Fourth Doctor at his silliest! Yes, itâ€™s time at last for The Fact of Fiction to scrutinise the infamous story that took Doctor Who into the 1980s â€“ THE HORNS OF NIMON!
THE MIND ROBBER!
Put down that mince pie and get ready for the ultimate Doctor Who challenge, as the Watcher proudly presents his fiendishly difficult Christmas Quiz â€“ tough enough to tax even the most dedicated fan! How will YOU fare… ?
THAT WAS THE YEAR THAT WAS!
DWM takes a look back at one of the most unforgettable years in Doctor Whoâ€™s history â€“ this one! Relieve all the highlights of 2010 â€“ the year that saw the dÃ©but of the Eleventh Doctorâ€™s and Amy â€“ in DWMâ€™s annual review of the year.
NEWS OF THE WORLD!
All the news unfit to print! It can only be the annual outing for the SPACE-TIME TELEGRAPH, escaping again for one issue only â€“ donâ€™t miss it!
By popular demand â€“ 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!