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Published on October 19th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

DWM’s Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen

Doctor Who Magazine celebrates the life of Elisabeth Sladen in a special 100-page issue, packed with rare and never-before-published photos, dedicated to the actress who played the best-loved companion of them all – Sarah Jane Smith. Among those paying tribute are Doctors Tom Baker, David Tennant and Matt Smith.

Tom describes Lis’ death in April as “a terrible blow,” and remembers being overwhelmed by the public reaction.

“Such an out- pouring of grief, the spon- taneous grief of people, the extra- vagance of people saying how great and wonderful she was, sprang out of that shock that we’ve lost part of a culture generated by a programme that goes back… well, she was with me in 1974, and she only died this year. She was a piece of television, wasn’t she? A piece of people’s lives, their childhoods…”

ALSO THIS ISSUE:

REMEMBERING ELISABETH SLADEN
Family, friends and colleagues, including Brian and Sadie Miller, Katy Manning, John Barrowman, Louise Jameson, Sophie Aldred, Richard Franklin, John Levene, Philip Hinchliffe, Terrance Dicks, Christopher Barry, Graeme Harper and many more, share their personal memories of Lis.

THE DOCTOR’S BEST FRIEND
DWM takes an in-depth look at the life and times of Elisabeth Sladen, from her childhood in Liverpool, through to her starring roles in Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

THE FINAL INTERVIEW
DWM presents Elisabeth Sladen’s final magazine interview, originally conducted for Radio Times in 2010, and published here exclusively in full for the first time.

INTRODUCING MISS SMITH
It was the series that saw the first appearance of Sarah Jane Smith – and the departure of the Third Doctor. DWM looks at a year of Daleks, Ice Warriors and Sontarans as COUNDOWN TO 50 reaches 1973/4’s Series Eleven!

THE LAST ADVENTURES
DWM catches up with PHIL FORD, the Head Writer of The Sarah Jane Adventures, and stars Daniel Anthony, Anjli Mohindra and Sinead Michael, about working with Lis and making the final series of the top-rated CBBC spin-off from Doctor Who.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Doctor Who’s showrunner Steven Moffat has some confidential thoughts to share exclusively with DWM readers in the 100th edition of Production Notes!

WORLD’S END!
The Doctor, Amy and Alan Turing are on a mission to stop Chiyoko – and save the human race – in Episode 3 of the latest comic strip, The Child of Time by Jonathan Morris with art by Martin Geraghty.

GAME ON!
The Doctor on Big Brother. Rose on The Weakest Link. And Captain Jack with the makeover from hell! DWM’s TIME TEAM – Emma, Chris, Will and Michael – travels to the year 200,100 and watches the penultimate Ninth Doctor story, Bad Wolf as their mission to watch every episode in order continues!

WOTCHA, SARAH JANE!
The Watcher uncovers a feast of fantastic facts about everyone’s favourite investigative journalist, in WOTCHA!

PLUS!
All the latest official news, reviews of TV and merchandise reviews, previews, competitions, a prize-winning crossword and much, much more!

Remember Elisabeth Sladen with Doctor Who Magazine 440, out Thursday 20 October, 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+.




3 Responses to DWM’s Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen

  1. Alex says:

    Looks like a classy job as always from DWM. And an example of taking the time to do it right (the fact it comes out a few days after the final SJA is quite fitting). Too bad here in Canada we’ll have to wait a month to see it, but I think it’ll be worth the wait.

  2. Leo says:

    Beautiful cover and words from Tom.Liz as always looks radiant. Still can’t believe it.


    • I’m reading this at the moment – there’s an interview with Lis’ husband and daughter, Brian Miller and Sadie Miller. There is a moment in the last column which is cruelly poignant. I shed a few tears over that.

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